Today's Sports

  • Cougars edge Altamont in season...

    South Central held a 7-2 lead going into the seventh inning, then held on to edge Altamont, 7-6, in high school baseball on Tuesday at Altamont.
    Noah Powless got the win for South Central in the Cougars' opener, giving up four runs and four hits while striking out two over the final three innings. He pitched in relief of Dylen Peters, who allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four.

  • Lady Vandals have six firsts in...

    Two members of the Vandalia girls track team won two events and were part of a relay team that recorded another first in a four-team meet at Hillsboro on Tuesday.
    Emma Meyer won the pole vault at 10 feet and the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.9 seconds, and Anna Miller placed first in the 100-meter hurdles at 19.2 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles at 52.16 seconds.
    Meyer and Miller also joined Madison Klanke and Jalea Paslay in the 4x100 relay to take first with a time of 53.3 seconds.

  • Lady Vandals hold on to defeat...

    Vandalia 6, South Central 5
    The Lady Vandals scored five runs in the fourth inning, then held off a late South Central charge to record their first win of the season on Monday.

  • State Placers

    Owen Miller and Eric McKinney each placed eighth in their weight division at the 2015 IKWF Midget Championships held March 21-22 in Danville.

    Miller took eighth in the 66-pound division, and McKinney competed in the 70-pound division. Baelynd Brown also represented Vandalia at the championships, which featured more than 600 wrestlers in weight divisions ranging from 49 pounds to 165 pounds.

  • Greenville hands Vandals their...

    Greenville 7, Vandalia 1
    Greenville scored six times in the seventh inning to hand Vandalia its first loss of the season.

  • Two VCHS thinclads do well at...

    Two Vandalia Community High School track athletes performed well at a non-scoring meeting on March 7.
    At the SIU Carbondale Invite, Curtis Gordon won the pole vault competition with a 13 feet, 6 inches performance, and also placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.97 seconds.
    Ethan Meyer placed seventh in the triple jump, resetting his school-record leap at 42 feet, 2½ inches.

  • Hall of Famer

    Nancy Meyer of Mapleton, a native of Vandalia, was one of five softball coaches inducted into the Illinois Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Sunday, Feb. 22.

  • Sixth-Graders Third at Carlyle
  • State Placers
  • Junior Wrestlers Advance to State

    The five Vandalia Junior Wrestling participants shown above have advanced to state competition by virtue of their performances at sectional competitions.