Today's Sports

  • Schroeder hands out tennis awards

    The Vandalia High School tennis team held its award banquet last Tuesday. Award winners were, from left to right: senior Natasha Opfer, Most Valuable Player, Singles Award and Leadership Award; junior Abby Hickerson, Doubles Award; junior Callie George, Doubles Award; and senior Micah Dugan, Leadership Award. The remaining players received junior varsity awards or varsity letters.

  • Three schools defeated in first-...

    Ramsey Rams
    Seventh-seeded Ramsey was eliminated from the Strasburg Regional Volleyball Tournament by No. 2 Neoga last Thursday, 25-21, 25-23.
    Kills – Darien Carter, 3; Jessica Carroll, 1; Morgan Miller, 1; Morgan Kelly, 1; Jenna Hunt, 1.
    Service Aces – Carter, 5; M. Miller, 3.
    Blocks – Carter, 1; M. Miller, 1; Kelly, 1; Hunt, 1.
    Assists – Cecelia Miller, 5; Carter, 2.
    Points – Carter, 12; M. Miller, 5.
    Record – 11-17

  • Stout presents Vandal football...

    The Vandalia High School football team held its award banquet on Tuesday. Varsity award winners (first picture) were, in front from left to right: Marcus Mosely, Hayner Award and Second-Team All-Conference; Daniel Edwards, Most Improved; Levi Ulmer, Mr. Intensity and Second-Team All-Conference; and Justin Rubin, Rookie of the Year. In back are: Bryan Hosick, Second-Team All-Conference; Blake Mills, Mr. Intensity; Marty Johnson, Hayner Award; Daniel Bell, Hayner Award and First-Team All-Conference; and Quenten Austin, Rookie of the Year.

  • Patoka overmatched in regional...

    RAYMOND – The Patoka High School volleyball team was outmatched by Raymond-Lincolnwood in the Raymond Regional Tournament finals on Saturday.

    The top-seeded Lancers – led by eight hard-hitting seniors – dismantled the No. 3 Warriors in two sets (25-15, 25-17) to notch their 31st win of the season.

    “It chalks up to the fact that they hit the ball hard, and we couldn’t get our passes,” said coach Nicki Brubaker. “We had a hard time getting the digs up for the setters.”

  • Vandals ousted by Staunton in...

    The Vandalia High School volleyball team had a premature end to a successful season last Thursday after it was knocked out of its own regional tournament in the first round.

    Hungry for a win after Pana spoiled its senior night a week earlier, the second-seeded Vandals won a fiercely contested first set, 25-22,  against No. 3 Staunton before falling to the Bulldogs, 25-20 and 25-17, in the final two sets.

  • Tough Raymond squad snaps St....

    ST. ELMO – St. Elmo High School’s volleyball team had been on a torrid pace since finishing fifth at the National Trail Conference Tournament three weeks ago.

    Coming into their Class 1A Sectional first-round match on Tuesday, the Eagles had lost only one set since the NTC, while being crowned both the Egyptian-Illini Conference and regional champions.

    But the team’s streak came to end against Raymond-Lincolnwood after the Eagles’ strength was challenged early and often by the 32-5 Lancers, who defeated St. Elmo, 25-18, 25-23.

  • Cougars fight to finish in tight...

    ST. ELMO – For the second straight season, Cumberland eliminated South Central from the sectional tournament, defeating the Cougars in three sets, 17-25, 28-26, 22-25 on Tuesday.

    In a fierce back-and-forth battle, coach Mary Brimberry said her team never gave up during the Class 1A Sectional, which especially showed in the second set after the Cougars erased a six-point deficit to take the set.

    “I told the girls, ‘We can be sad that the season is over, but we can’t be sad with how we played,’” Brimberry said.

  • VCHS gets funds for all-weather...

    Vandalia Community High School Superintendent Rich Well said construction of an all-weather track will begin “as soon as possible” after city council members, on Monday, approved using Tax Increment Financing money to help fund the project.

    Having already secured funds from four other entities, receiving $65,000 in TIF money per year for the next five years allows the district to finance the $500,000 project that will allow VCHS to host home track meets and benefit all its athletes and students, as well as the community.

  • Patoka, St. Elmo and South...

    The Patoka, St. Elmo and South Central High School volleyball teams will all be playing for regional championships on Saturday.

    Patoka, the No. 3 seed in the Raymond Regional, will face No. 1 Raymond-Lincolnwood at Raymond-Lincolnwood High School at 2 p.m. The Warriors defeated No. 6 Mt. Olive and No. 2 Morrisonville to advance on Thursday.

    St. Elmo, the No. 1 seed in the Strasburg Regional, will face No. 2 Neoga at Stewardson-Strasburg High School at 5 p.m. The Eagles defeated No. 8 Brownstown and No. 5 Stew-Stras to advance on Wednesday.

  • Demo derby coming to Fayette...

    The Fayette County Speedway will host a Halloween-themed demolition derby this Saturday.

    The gates will open for the event at noon with the derby starting at 5 p.m. For participants, the car inspection will run from 1-3 p.m.

    A kids' costume contest will follow the derby. Prizes and candy will be handed out.

    Participant Admission
    Car Entry Fee/Driver Pit Pass: $35
    Passenger Pit Pass: $25    
    Crew/Spectator Pit Pass: $20