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Today's Sports

  • Vandals place 4th at Cumberland...

    Led by first-place finishes by Drew Bell and Drew Stewart, the VCHS boys track team put together one of its best performances of the season Tuesday, placing fourth out of eight teams at the Cumberland Invitational.

    Senior Josh Goen added a fine all-around performance in a number of events, helping the Vandals score 66 points, as they finished behind meet champion St. Anthony (110), Casey-Westfield (81) and Paris (76) and ahead of Arcola (62), Fairfield (60), Altamont (59) and Cumberland (44).

  • Warriors rally for 4th straight...

    The Patoka baseball team has proven it can blow opponents out.

    But on Tuesday, the Warriors showed they can win the tight ones as well.

    After cruising to victory in their previous three games via the 10-run mercy rule, the Warriors pulled out a thriller against St. Elmo, as Cody Wimberly's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh gave Patoka a 4-3 victory.

    Wimberly's big hit came moments after Luke Murfin worked a bases-loaded walk on the eighth delivery he saw against reliever Colton Booher, forcing in the game-tying run.

  • Aggressive play helps Vandals...

    One team was coming off its sixth setback in seven games, the latter being a 10-run spanking Saturday at East Alton-Wood River.

    The other team entered the game riding a seven-game unbeaten streak, outscoring its opponents 72-18 during that span.

    Those facts considered, the momentum was clearly in South Central's favor Monday as it hosted Vandalia.

    But you would have never guessed it by what transpired at Lions Field, as Vandalia pulled off a 13-6 upset of the Cougars.

  • Local scoreboard/schedule

    Wednesday, April 9

    High School Baseball

    South Central 12, Louisville-NC 1 (5 innings)

    Mt. Olive 10, Mulberry Grove 0

    Patoka 12, Odin 2

    High School Softball

    Vandalia 3, Flora 1

    Flora 10, South Central 0

    St. Elmo 6, Ramsey 0

    Mulberry Grove def. Sandoval (SNA)

    Thursday, April 10

    High School Baseball

    Vandalia at Shelbyville, ppd.

    Odin at Patoka, ppd.

    CTH Lutheran at Brownstown, ppd.

    St. Elmo at Ramsey, ppd.

    Altamont at Mulberry Grove, ppd.

  • Banal earns all-conference...

    Next year, it will be time for an encore.

    Vandalia grad Meredith Banal earned postseason honors for her play on the basketball court this year.

    Banal, a junior guard for Greenville College, was recently named to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's first team. Banal scored a team-high 13.9 points per game and grabbed 3.3 rebounds per game in SLIAC action. In addition to her 223 points and 53 rebounds, she also had 43 steals and 20 assists.

  • Brewer signs with Greenville...

    Mulberry Grove softball coach John Barnes likens the scene to what used to happen when Mark McGwire or Barry Bonds came to the plate.

    "People stop what they're doing to see what she's going to do," said Barnes of the MGHS senior slugger Rachel Brewer's at-bats. "She's a show stopper."

    Oftentimes you don't even have to watch Brewer hit to appreciate her ability to pulverize a softball - you can just listen.

  • Vandals drop fifth straight

    Things simply have not been going the VCHS baseball team's way over the last five games.

    That was never more evident than in the third inning of Tuesday's contest at Altamont.

    With runners on first and second and two out, the Vandals appeared to have emerged from a serious threat unscathed, as first basemen Jared Herker scooped a low throw from shortstop Dallas Gray to record the final out of the inning.

    The base umpire didn't agree, however, ruling that Herker had not secured the ball, allowing the run to score and extending the inning.

  • Lady Vandals on a roll

    Not known as a flamethrower by any means, VCHS senior Emily Shields' game plan is to throw strikes and let her defense do its thing behind her.

    It's a philosophy that helped Shields toss a shutout against Lincolnwood Saturday, and lead the Lady Vandals to their fourth win in five games with a 3-1 victory over Altamont Tuesday.

    Shields followed that same game plan Monday at South Central.

    The results, however, would never give the indication that Shields was pitching to contact.

  • VCHS baseball traveling to...

    The VCHS baseball team will travel to Centralia today (April 7) for a game not originally on its schedule. The teams have decided to play due to both teams having an open date. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.

    The VCHS softball team will also be in action today against South Central at St. Peter in a makeup of a game that was rained out.

  • Time changes for Saturday's...

    The start time for the VCHS baseball team's first game at Freeburg Saturday has been moved up from 11 a.m. to noon.

    Saturday's VCHS softball team home game against Raymond-Lincolnwood has been changed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will be played at the Freight's field.