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Today's Sports

  • Coach seeks old track and field...

    The Vandalia High School Sports Boosters have agreed to purchase a new record board for the track team, and coach Jane Bell is seeking any old school records.
    Records from the old board, as well as other boys track archives from before 1990, have been misplaced.
    Bell said she is interested in finding the pole vault record and sprinter and sprint relay teams records from the 1970s and 80s.

  • Patoka gets scare from Brownstown

    PATOKA – The newest member of the Patoka High School volleyball family saw a victory at her first match.
    Coach Nicki Brubaker’s baby daughter, Lauren, had never watched her mom’s team compete before, and while Lauren is unable to walk or talk yet, she will probably find herself in the gym for many more matches.
    “She’s my good luck charm,” Brubaker said.
    The charm worked, as the Warriors defeated Brownstown High School in three sets (25-14, 21-25, 25-15) last Thursday in Patoka’s home opener.

  • Cavaliers spoil Vandals opener

    Carlinville spoiled Vandalia’s volleyball home opener, downing the Vandals, 25-23, 25-21.
    In the second set, Vandalia had two big leads – 17-9 and 21-15 – erased by a persistent Cavalier squad.
    Coach Allison Smith said those leads were squandered because the team was not playing with sound fundamentals.
    “We just couldn’t pass the ball,” she said. “We have to be able to do the little things. We have to be able to pass and we have to be able to do that every night to be effective.”

  • Vandals perform well at Altamont

    ALTAMONT – An inspiring comeback by the Vandalia High School volleyball team fell just short against Cumberland in the third-place game of the Altamont Tournament on Saturday.
    Having already lost the first set to the Pirates 25-10, the Vandals appeared headed for a dismal finish, but fantastic serving from Austyn Krueger put life back into the team, even though Vandalia ultimately dropped the set, 25-22.

  • Fast backs help Carlinville top...

    Carlinville came to Vandalia ready to run last Friday night and did just that, piling up four touchdowns on the ground by halftime en route to a 41-7 win.
    The Cavaliers (2-0) showed their commitment to the run on their first possession, gaining 51 yards on six rushes, including a 14-yard scamper by sophomore Brendan Stewart for a touchdown.
    Three Carlinville players – Stewart, senior Bobby Simmons and sophomore Cory Farneti – each carried the ball twice for the Cavaliers, their speed and pre-snap movement the key to their success.

  • South Central volleyball match...

    The South Central High School volleyball team will play tonight's match against the Clay City/Noble co-op at Noble instead of Clay City as the original schedule indicated.

    The freshmen/sophomore game will start at 5:15 p.m. with the JV and varsity games to follow.

  • Vandalia falls to Carlinville 41...

    The Vandalia High School football team fell to Carlinville High School 41-7 Friday night. The Vandals' lone score came on a a 13-yard sweep play by Nate Henna with 11:52 left in the game.

    A full recap will appear in Thursday's edition of The Leader-Union.

  • South Central/Webber Township...

    Yesterday, South Central High School and Webber Township High School scheduled a doubleheader for this evening, but due to some transportation difficulties, the teams will now play a single game at 7 p.m. as originally scheduled.

  • Vandalia/Effingham soccer match...

    The Vandalia High School soccer match scheduled against Effingham this afternoon has been cancelled due to inclement field conditions. This match will not be rescheduled.

  • Brownstown/South Central...

    Tonight's high school baseball game between Brownstown and South Central has been cancelled due to poor field conditions at Kinmundy Lions Field.

    South Central will host a doubleheader with Webber Township High School on Friday, starting at 5 p.m. Originally, the two teams were set for a single game at 7 p.m.