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Today's Sports

  • BREAKING NEWS: Vandals win frosh...

    With 85 points, Vandalia won the frosh/soph South Central Conference title.

    The Vandals had first-place finishes in the high jump, 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles by Quenten Austen and a first-place finish and new school record in the 4x100-meter relay.

    The conference championship was held in Litchfield on Saturday.

  • SCC likely to re-align

    Rumors were flying at theVandalia Sports Booster Club meeting on Saturday that the South Central Conference will re-align again.

    Speculation is that Gillespie High School and Staunton will once again join the ranks, along with Nokomis. Roxana, East Alton-Wood River and Alton Marquette would depart the SCC.

    An official announcement is expected next Wednesday, but things could change.

    Vandalia's athletic director-in-waiting, Kevin Jackson, did not want to speak before anything was finalized, as "there are still some things that could go haywire."

  • Vandals blanked by Comets 10-0...

    For only the second time all season, the Vandalia baseball team was short-gamed, falling to Greenville 10-0 in five innings on Monday.

    There wasn’t much good to say about Monday’s loss to the Comets. Trevor Montgomery was roughed up on the mound, lasting only 2 1/3 innings on the hill, giving up eight runs (six earned) on five hits. Montgomery struggled with control, as he hit four batters and walked two.

  • One-derful week for Vandals on...

    The Vandalia boys track and field team won its second straight meet on Thursday, scoring 89 points to defeat Greenville (59) and Pana (34).

     

    Vandalia had 11 first-place finishes, sweeping the relays and the hurdles and taking the top three spots in the shot put.  

     

  • Vandalia has record-breaking week

    Prior to the start of the season, Vandalia High School boys track and field coach Jane Bell asked athletic director Mike Butler to schedule the Vandals a meet against a school east of Vandalia.

    Bell wanted the team to get some regular-season experience against some of the competition it would face in the sectional in May.

    If Tuesday night's meet at Flora is any indication of how the final weeks of the season will go, then Bell and the Vandals have a lot to look forward to.

    Vandalia won the Flora meet, edging the host 92-82 also defeating Odin and Wayne City.

  • Lady Vandals losing streak hits...

    For the fifth straight game, the Lady Vandals have failed to score more than two runs, as they lost to Hillsboro 12-1 on Tuesday. Their losing streak hit four games, and they dropped to 3-14 on the season.

    While Vandalia was able to pick up a 2-0 victory against EA-Wood River last week, the Lady Vandals and Coach Brian Buscher know that if they are going to win, they need to pick up the offense heading into the last few weeks of the season.

  • Vandals unprepared for Hillsboro...

    Before Vandalia could really settle in on Tuesday night, Hillsboro had already hit them up for a couple runs. It ended up giving the Vandals one of their worst losses of the season, 14-3, second only to a 17-1 defeat at Effingham.

    "It didn't take long for it to get out of hand," Vandalia coach Luke Hohlt said. "When you're not ready to play from the first pitch, then you might as well forget about it. Hillsboro came ready to play today, ready to get themselves a conference win, and we did not."

  • South Central slips past...

    The Vandalia High School baseball team faced its final county foe on Monday, traveling to Kinmundy to play South Central. The Vandals went 4-2 against the other five schools this season. South Central, whose record is almost the exact opposite of Vandalia’s at 13-4, was on its heels all night, but came away with the 5-4 win after coming from behind twice.

    “It was a good one for the fans to watch, not a good one if you’re sitting where I am,” Vandalia coach Luke Hohlt said.

  • Vandalia falls to Mulberry Grove

    After snapping a five-game losing streak, the Vandalia High School softball team dropped its 11th game of the year, falling to Mulberry Grove, 4-0.

    "We're hoping our defense can play a little better than what it did. We're not playing bad, we just have to keep improving defensively," Vandalia coach Brian Buscher said.

  • Vandals see tough competition at...

    The Vandalia High School boys track and field team traveled east on Tuesday to complete in the Pirate Invitational at Cumberland. Of the 11 teams competing, Vandalia placed seventh, with 44 points.

    Vandalia had one first-place finish. Will Cowger took top honors in the shot put with a heave of 48 feet, 3 inches. The throw was a personal and school best for this season.

    Quenten Austin placed second in the 300-meter hurdles. He recorded a time of 42.74 seconds, a season-best for him.