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Today's Sports

  • Bell's FG gives Vandals win...

    In a game in which Vandalia and East Alton-Wood River evenly exchanged touchdowns, it was two field goal attempts that made the difference.
    The first attempt, made by the Oilers’ Devin Spurlock from about 36 yards out, bounced off of the bottom crossbar of the goal post, hit the left crossbar and fell straight down in front of the post.
    The second, by Vandalia’s Daniel Bell from 26 yards out, sailed through the center of the crossbars with about 4 seconds left in the game to give the Vandals a 24-21 win.

  • Bell FG lifts Vandals to win in...

    Daniel Bell's field goal with four seconds left lifted Vandalia over East Alton-Wood River in the Vandals' opener on Friday night.

    But the 24-21 victory wouldn't be secured until an EAWR receiver who caught a hail mary pass was stopped just feet from the goal line.

    For the complete story, see Thursday's issue of The Leader-Union.

  • Come-from-behind win gives...

    Patoka overcame a five-run deficit to top Brownstown and win the championship at the Ramsey Tournament on Thursday.

    Down 5-0 after three innings, the Warriors scored twice in the fourth inning and four times in the fifth to record a 6-5 win.

    In the other tournament contest, Mulberry Grove and Ramsey played to a 6-6 tie.

    For more, see next Thursday's issue of The Leader-Union.

  • Area Baseball Roundup

    Patoka 4
    MG 2

    All of Patoka’s runs were unearned in its4-2 win over Mulberry Grove on Monday at the Ramsey Tournament.
    Johnnie Clift reached base on errors twice, and both times he scored. Quinn Wadkins had two singles and two RBIs.
    Zach Thompson and Mark Rodgers scored the other Patoka runs.
    Thompson gave up just two hits and recorded eight strikeouts in picking up the win.
    Heilig took the loss for the Aces, giving up just three hits.

    Brownstown 14
    Ramsey 3

  • St. Elmo falls despite some good...

    Even though Tom Fedrigon saw his squad lose to Odin last Thursday, the St. Elmo softball coach took some positive things from it.
    St. Elmo lost to Odin, 10-5, even though the Lady Eagles outhit Odin, 10-9.
    Odin jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings and added two runs in the fourth, but St. Elmo responded with two runs of its own in the bottom of the third.
    Odin put the game away with three runs in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh. St. Elmo scored one run in each of the last three innings.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament Winners

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing & Conservation Club held a buddy bass toiurnament on Satuday at Vandalia Lake. The winners, from left to right, were: first, Tom Lindley and Scott Wisnasky, 9.25 pounds; second, Mike Lindley and Steve Booth, 6.86 pounds; and third, Owen Karnes Jr. and John Blythe, 3.96 pounds.  Robert Lindley, right, was the big bass winner, with a catch of 3.01 pounds.

  • Tennis squad opens with win

    Vandalia’s tennis squad opened the season on Monday with a 5-4 win over Roxana.
    Natasha Opfer, Lauren Wasmuth and Callie George posted singles wins, and the doubles teams of Opfer-Wasmuth and Cassie Goodin-Micah Dugan won in doubles.
    Results
    No. 1 singles-Opfer over L. Becker, 10-4.
    No. 2 singles-Wasmuth over K. Stanley, 10-6.
    No. 3 singles-Goodin lost to J. Masinelli, 0-10.
    No. 4 singles-Dugan lost to J. Pratt, 3-10.
    No. 5 singles-George over L. Cox, 10-7.
    No. 6 singles-Abby Hickerson lost to S. Kamp, 1-10.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results

    Kelly’s Performance Diesel is sponsoring the Friday night events at Fayette County Speedway.
    For UMP DIRTcar Modifieds, $750 to win, $100 to start.
    Also racing are UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned street stocks and hornets, and team cars.
    There will also be another powder puff event.
    For hornets, there is a $100 bonus to the driver who beats Rob Shaw; Shaw must finish the race.

    UMP DIRTcar Modified
    20 cars

    Heat 1
    41M Brent Mullins
    2. M41 Steve Maisel
    3. 89 Norm Wood

  • Three VYO teams stay undefeated

    Fifth Grade
    Vandalia 14
    Greenville 12 OT

    Sixth Grade
    Vandalia 36
    Greenville 16

    Seventh Grade

    Vandalia 44
    Greenville 20

    Eighth Grade

    Greenville 28
    Vandalia 22

  • Men's slo pitch softball...

    End of season
    double elimination
    tournament results

    Buck Stop Archery 23
    Montgomery Plumbing 1
    Buck Stop: Shane Depew, double, triple; Grant Fulk, double; Justin Atwood, double.

    Boley Mobile Homes 12
    Keck's Marsh 0
    Boley: Brendan Wasmuth, double; Nolan Osborne, three hits.

    Buck Stop Archey 15
    Boley Mobile Homes 12
    Buck Stop: Shane Depew, two home runs.
    Boley: Brendan Wasmuth, double; Mark Lewis, double.

    Keck's Marsh 12