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Today's Sports

  • South Central falls short in MTC...

    Friday, Oct. 1
    MTC Finals
    North Clay 11
    South Central 7

    Second-seeded South Central held an early lead in the championship game of the Midland Trail Conference Tournament on Friday, but top-seeded North Clay scored a combined nine runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings to put away the Cougars, 11-7.

    Derek Hermeier pitched a complete game for South Central, striking out nine batters. Only six of the 11 runs he allowed were earned, due in large part to South Central's seven errors.

  • Several programs are upcoming at...

    Ladies church volleyball to begin

    The Family YMCA of Vandalia is hosting a Ladies Church Volleyball League that will begin on Oct. 22.

    Games will be played on Friday nights until Dec. 24, and the cost for a team is $100.

    For more information, contact the YMCA at 283-1258.

    Deadline approaching for flag football

    The registration deadline for the YMCA's adult flag football league is Oct. 15.

  • Eighth-grade VYO squad wins

    Eighth-grader Kyle Adermann (left) gets an angle on the Hillsboro quarterback during a VYO game on Saturday. The eighth-graders won the game, 8-6.

  • Seventh-graders take Old Capitol...

    The Vandalia seventh-grade girls basketball team won the Old Capitol Classic after defeating Greenville 34-29 in the championship game at Vandalia on Sept. 25. Pictured in front row from left to right are: Becky Scrimpsher, Adrianna Cox, Emily Hedgpeth, Haley Bigelow and Jalea Pasley. In back are: Makayla Tinker, Shelby Wheatley, Spencer Craig, Madelyn Hosick, Karlie Bright, Leah Francis and coach Dana Kirk.

  • Hickerson peaking for Vandals

    In what coach Kevin Schroeder called “gut-wrenching” time, junior Abby Hickerson missed three returns in a row during doubles play against Shelbyville on Tuesday.

    With the Vandals needing to win all three of its doubles games to win the match, allowing Shelbyville to tie up that game at 8-8 did not help Schroeder’s already twisted stomach.

  • Vandals celebrate senior soccer...

    Even though the game was canceled because no referees showed up at Vandalia High School on Tuesday night, the soccer team still celebrated senior night.

    After recognizing its seven seniors, the team played a scrimmage.

    Coach Walt Kinney spoke about each of the seniors after the ceremony.

  • Vandalia downs Argenta for third...

    PANA – Coach Allison Smith was rooting for Argenta-Oreana to beat Windsor and, therefore, advance to the Pana Tournament championship game.

    With her team playing the loser of that match, it wasn’t that Smith has a vendetta against Windsor or thought her team would have an easier time beating them; she just wanted a second chance.

    The only reason Vandalia wasn’t playing in that match was because Windsor defeated the Vandals in the first game of match play at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

  • Vandalia tops Greenville in...

    GREENVILLE – The team having already allowed Greenville to erase a 7-1 deficit in the first set of last Thursday’s Volley for a Cure match, Haley Wollerman decided the Vandals were not going to drop that set.

    With Vandalia trailing 22-18, Wollerman leaped up and swatted down a Greenville attack, ending a long Comet possession.

    She then proceeded to fire five service aces and assist a Taylor Parrish kill to lead the Vandals to a 25-22 set win.

  • Vandals dominate Hillsboro in...

    Without two key special teams plays to start the second half, the Vandals would have had a much harder time recovering from a controversial official’s decision at the end of the first half during Friday night’s 48-19 Vandalia win.

    With about five minutes left, Hillsboro punter Luke Cerutti mishandled the snap and two flags were thrown – one against Hillsboro for illegal motion before the play and one against Vandalia for a late hit out of bounds after the play was whistled dead.

  • Vandals score 34 unanswered in...

    The Vandals scored 34 unanswered points in the second half against Hillsboro to win 48-19 on Friday night.

    Trailing 19-14 at the half, the Vandals used three different players and several strong special teams plays to mount their comeback.

    Levi Ulmer led the Vandals offensively with 172 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He also recovered a fumble.

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