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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Vandals cruise past EA-Wood River

     

    Playing in an oil refinery town that prides itself on its blue-collar image, the visiting Vandals were the team that put forth a hard-hat, lunch pail effort Friday in a 54-40 victory at East Alton-Wood River.

  • VCHS finishes 5th at CM...

    Jake Etcheson won a championship in the 160-pound division, and Alex Foster came up just short of a title in the 140-pound division, but it wasn’t enough to propel the Vandalia wrestling team to yet another first-place finish at the Bethalto Civic Memorial Invitational Saturday.

  • Vandals finish strong at St....

     Embedded in a deceptively lopsided 63-39 loss to the host team Friday at the St. Anthony Thanksgiving Tournament was something the Vandalia boys basketball team desperately needed after a pair of discouraging defeats to start the season.

    Progress.