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Today's Sports

  • Shirley gets win No. 500

     For the 500th time in 26 years, a Gary Shirley-coached team emerged victorious when the final buzzer sounded Saturday night in the South Central Cougars' 49-39 win over Beecher City in third-place game at the 49th Annual St. Elmo Holiday Tournament.

    It is a milestone that few coaches manage to reach. But Shirley was quick to note that such feats aren't achieved in team sports without a lot of help - both on and off the court.

  • Tonight's VCHS boys...

    Due to the latest round of icy weather, tonight's VCHS boys basketball home opener against Hillsboro has been cancelled. The game was originally postponed back on Dec. 16 due to freezing rain.

    The Vandals (4-5) will now make their home debut Friday at 8 p.m. against Stewardson-Strasburg at the 37th Annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament.

  • Lady Vandals improve to 8-0

    Fittingly, on a night in which a team-first player, senior Laura Hobbie, was recognized for reaching a career scoring milestone, the Vandalia girls basketball squad demonstrated how it has used outstanding teamwork to ascend to the ranks of the top-10 Class 2A teams in the state.

  • VCHS girls game at Pana postponed

    Tonight's much-anticipated VCHS girls basketball game at Pana has been postponed due to icy conditions. The game has been rescheduled for Jan. 22 at Pana.

    The VCHS boys will make up Tuesday's iced-out home opener against Hillsboro on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at VCHS.

    Thursday's slate at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament will be played as scheduled.

  • Lady Vandals stave off Hillsboro

    The key to running an effective motion offense is no secret - you've got to stay in motion.

    The Vandalia girls basketball team struggled in that area Thursday at Hillsboro, and the results were not pretty, as the Lady Vandals settled for a number of contested jumpers and shot just 34 percent from the floor.

  • Greenville rallies past Vandals...

    For 27 minutes, the Vandalia boys basketball team did everything it needed to do to pull off an upset of its biggest rival on the road.

    But then, everything that could go wrong for the Vandals did go wrong over the final five fateful minutes.

    Now, Jan. 16 cannot come soon enough.

  • Tuesday's VCHS boys...

    Today's Vandalia boys basketball home-opener against Hillsboro has been postponed due to inclement weather.

  • Youngsters help Vandals move to...

     Two weeks into the 2008-09 season, the Vandalia wrestling team finds itself in the exact same position it was in a year ago - undefeated.

    But in sharp contrast to last season, when seven senior starters led a veteran team to a fast start, underclassmen have played a huge role in the Vandals' perfect start this time around.

  • Wednesday's St. Elmo...

    Wednesday's games at the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament WILL be played. 

    The slate is as follows:

    Game 1 – Altamont (1) vs. Ramsey (8), 5:30 p.m.

  • Lady Vandals crush Greenville,...

     

    Two days removed from its only close game of the season – a down-to-the-wire 42-37 win at Piasa-Southwestern Saturday – the Vandalia girls basketball team wasted little time making sure there would be no such drama Monday in its South Central Conference East Division opener against Greenville.