Today's Sports

  • Vandals fall in overtime...

    The Vandals had their work cut out for them on Friday as they fought to remain eligible for postseason play, facing a 5-2 Pana squad that had already shut out three of their opponents.

    But they jumped out to a 7-0 lead and held that lead at halftime, thanks to tough defensive play and a strong running game.

    And despite the loss of running back Drew Stewart due to a sprained wrist, the Vandals stuck with the playoff-bound Panthers score for score throughout four quarters.

  • Vandals beat Taylorville on...

    After digging themselves a 12-3 deficit early in game one, the Vandalia volleyball team stormed back to win that game, 27-25, and then cruised to a 25-15 victory in game two to record a victory over Taylorville on senior night last Thursday.


  • Lady Cougars win MTC Tournament

    After winning the Midland Trail Conference out right with a 10-0 record, it seemed only natural that South Central run the table in the MTC Tournament.


    The Lady Cougars encountered little resistance as they continued to dominate the conference like they did all season. In the opening round last Thursday, they downed Webber Township, 25-13, 25-16. Later in the evening they toppled Wayne City, 25-17, 25-13. And they finished the night with a victory over Noble, 25-19, 25-18.


  • Not Enough: The Vandals'...

    As the Vandals walked off the field Friday night, they had little to show for the last two hours they had spent in the cold and rain. The scoreboard read Southwestern–20, Vandalia–6, but the scoreboard didn’t show the six turnovers by Vandalia and only one significant drive.

    “We didn’t play well,” coach John Stout said. “We didn’t play real well. We turned the ball over, and couldn’t get anything going.”

  • Field of Dreams continues...

    Over the last month, the Field of Dream project has taken three steps forward and one step back. While they received a sizable donation in the form of dirt, erosion problems on the high school baseball field have the committee members scratching their heads.

  • Bunker and Vandalia spoil...

    For the Hillsboro Hilltoppers' class of 2010, their senior night will be one to forget, as Cory Bunker and Vandalia’s run game racked up more than 400 yards and five scores on the ground en route to a 35-21 victory.

  • Volley for the Cure

    Vandalia and Greenville high school's volleyball programs hosted the second annual Volley for the Cure, Thursday night.

    All night long, the programs worked to raise funds for the Bond and Fayette County Relays for Life. All the proceeds from the night were split in half and given to each counties relay.

    While Vandalia won a thrilling match on the court, the real win came for breast cancer as the night brought in $5,500—meeting the goal of $5,000 dollars and far exceeding last year's total of $3,000.

  • Bombers win seventh consecutive...

    Brownstown High School has one of the hottest volleyball teams in the area. On Tuesday night, they defeated Neoga in three games, to win their seventh straight match.

    The Bombers won the first game 25-22, but dropped the second 20-25, forcing a decisive this game that put their win streak in jeopardy. Brownstown was able to pull off a 25-19 win in game three to win the match.

    Shelby Pryor had 18 kills and 16 digs. Amy Fulk was hot on her tail with 17 kills and 16 digs. Fulk also had three blocks. Brittany White also had 16 digs

  • Cougars win 11th straight MTC...

    For the 11th straight year, the South Central baseball team finishes the fall season atop the Midland Trail Conference. The Cougars defeated North Clay, 6-2, Monday night.

    South Central led the whole game, putting up two runs in the first inning.

    Derek Harmeier kept North Clay off the board through the first three innings, before giving up two runs in the fourth to make it a 3-2 game. Harmeier shut out North Clay in the final three innings while the offense scored three more runs.

    Harmeier struck out 12 and gave up just two hits.

  • Big third quarter keeps Vandals...

    As the Vandalia High School football team rode into Litchfield on Friday afternoon, the Vandals were greeted with sign along the streets and in front lawns reading “Go Panthers” and “Beat the Vandals.” Once inside Litchfield’s stadium, the crowd was just as enthusiastic. The stands were packed and fans lined the outside of the fence, standing on cars to watch the game. The Panthers were celebrating homecoming on Friday, and the Vandals gave Litchfield a scare on one of its biggest home games of the year.