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Today's Sports

  • Lady Vandals drop back-to-back...

    After winning back-to-back games for the first time all season, the Lady Vandals basketball team fell into an all-too-familiar pattern, as they lost back-to-back games in the last week.

    On Monday night, Vandalia faced Litchfield for the second time this season, and the results of the rematch weren't much better than the 73-44 drumming that the Lady Vandals got back in December.

    Vandalia was outscored 37-9 in the second and third quarters to fall out of contention and lost 60-29.

  • St. Elmo avenges last week'...

    St. Elmo was able to get a little sweet revenge on Monday night in the first round of the NTC tournament. Last Tuesday, the Eagles lost a close game to Windsor, 71-67, but Monday night, it was St. Elmo that came out on top, as they beat the Blue Devils, 64-48.

    St. Elmo was led by Zeke Asher’s 25 points. The senior drained four threes in the victory.

    The rematch was close in the first two quarters, as the Eagles and Blue Devils went into the locker room knotted up at 24-24.

  • The drought is over

    Entering Thursday  night's game, the Lady Vandals sat at 1-17, as the basketball season headed into the final weeks before the regional. Vandalia needed to make a run soon, and it took the first step toward that with back-to-back wins at the Sandoval Invitational  

    Following a 32-point loss to Cowden-Herrick to open the tournament, Vandalia beat Webber Township, 54-35, and Wayne City, 47-41, to get its first wins since a season-opening victory against Roxana.

  • Vandals knock off Greenville...

    It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Vandalia boys basketball team. In the Vandals' last six games, they’ve gone 1-5, with all five losses coming by six or less points. Despite the run of close losses, Vandalia was still sitting pretty in the South Central Conference at 4-0.

    Needless to say, Friday’s game against Greenville would be a big win, not just for the rivalry and conference standings, but because Vandalia need a win, badly.

  • Wrestling gathers momentum with...

    Vandalia’s wrestling squad has been somewhat of a gathering storm in recent weeks, as the end of the season creeps nearer, as coach Jason Clay works to get all of the weight classes settled out.

    The Vandals hosted a quad that included Monticello, Murphysboro and Alton on Saturday morning.

    "It was a good day," Clay said. "The kids really wrestled tough. I saw a lot of things we've been working on in practice, which is really encouraging."

    Vandalia 59

    Murphysboro 21

  • Vandals outlasted by Altamont...

    Playing on the road at Altamont on Tuesday, the Vandalia boys basketball team was trying to avenge a 66-61 overtime loss to the Indians in the Vandalia Holiday Tournament.

    And after playing a back-and-forth game for most of the contest, it came down to a last-second shot for the Vandals. Trailing by three with just seconds remaining in regulation, the Vandals were looking to get the ball to their leading scorer, Marty Johnson.

  • Wrestlers on a roll, taking down...

    It's been a busy week of highs and lows for the Vandalia wrestling squad. It looks as if the worst is over, as it picked up two big conference wins and had a great showing at the prestigious Princeton Invitational on Saturday.

    Vandalia was carried by the strength of its middle weights on Tuesday night against East Alton Wood River. Trevor Pyle, John Vosholler, Trevor Alstat and Zack Jackson all won their matches over the Oilers, solidifying the 48-27 victory.

    Jacob Whalen (215) and Marcus Mosley (285) also picked up hard-fought wins.

  • Cougars come from behind for win...

    Going into the season, one of the South Central girls basketball team’s goals was a 20-win season. With six regular season games remaining and a record of 15-3, there’s a good chance the Lady Cougars will reach their goal before the regional tournament.

    South Central picked up its 15th victory on Monday night at North Clay, downing the Cardinals 58-48 in a dramatic come-from-behind win.

    Trailing by five entering the final period, South Central knocked down 11 of 14 free-throw attempts, outscoring North Clay 19-4 in the fourth quarter.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Tonight's...

    Vandalia vs. Carlinville has been canceled.

    Brownstown at Cowden-Herrick has been canceled.

    South Central at Webber has been canceled and moved to Monday, Jan 11.

    Ramsey at Mulberry Grove has been canceled.

    St. Elmo vs. Stew-Stras has been canceled and moved to Saturday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m.

     

     

     

  • Flora wins seventh holiday...

    After some upsets on day one and thrilling games throughout the tournament, the final day of the 38th annual Vandalia Holiday Tournament was far from sensational. The closest game was a 70-61 win by Pana over Altamont, and only two lower seeds beat higher seeds (No. 5 Greenville over No. 3 Wesclin and No. 9 Shelbyville over No. 8 Central A&M).

    The finale and title game Wednesday night was a blowout of No. 2 Stew-Stras at the hands of No. 1 Flora. The Wolves were led by sophomore Paul Knapp, who scored 28 and was named tournament MVP.