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Today's Sports

  • Local Scoreboard/schedule

    Saturday, May 3

    High School Baseball

    Vandalia 4, Red Bud 2

    Red Bud 6, Vandalia 3

    South Central 11, Carmi-White County 9

    South Central 28, Carmi-White County 12

    Brownstown 7, Ramsey 0

    High School Softball

    South Central at Benton Tournament, SNA

    EIC Tournament

    Championship – Mulberry Grove vs. Odin, SNA

    Third-place Game – Beecher City 11, St. Elmo 8

    Semifinal 2 – Mulberry Grove 14, St. Elmo 6

    Monday, May 5

    High School Baseball

  • Bombers' pitching...

    Bombers lefty Wes Kistler was outstanding for the second game in a row, allowing just one unearned run on four hits in six innings, but Beecher City's Tyler McKay was even better, as the Eagles edged the Brownstown baseball team Tuesday, 1-0.

    McKay allowed just two hits - singles by Levi Tackett and Cody Robbins - in a complete-game effort, as he struck out 15 and walked four.

  • Casey resigns as Ramsey...

    Nick Casey is a man accustomed to wearing many hats.

    Husband. Father. Principal. Athletic director.

    And - as if that weren't enough - he's spent the past 12 winters coaching the boys basketball team at his alma mater, Ramsey High School.

    But with a growing family, Casey has concluded that there are simply not enough hours in the day to continue multi-tasking at the same pace.

    Therefore, the man who led the Rams to their first regional title since 1942 has decided to step down as head basketball coach.

  • Vandal baseball wins 3 of 4...

    When the VCHS baseball team plays sound defense, it has shown the ability to be a championship-caliber club.

    That was evident last week in three straight conference victories, as the Vandals positioned themselves nicely for an SCC-East title run coming down the home stretch of the league slate, thanks in large part to solid glovework.

    But when the Vandals struggle defensively, things have tended to get out of hand in a hurry.

    Such was a case against Greenville Monday in a deceiving 10-3 setback.

  • Baseball/Softball Postseason...

    BASEBALL

    Hillsboro Class 2A Regional

    At Hillsboro Sports Complex

    Industrial Park Dr.

    Hillsboro, IL

    All games at regional site unless otherwise indicated.

    Tuesday, May 13

    Game 1 - (8) Carlinville at (6) Litchfield, 4:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 14

    Game 2 - (1) Piasa (Southwestern) vs. Winner Game 1, 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, May 15

    Game 3 - (3) Hillsboro vs. (5) Vandalia, 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, May 17

    Game 4 - Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3, 11 a.m.

  • VCHS grad Smith saves best for...

    During his coaching career, Blackburn College Coach Kirk Chandler has seen a few players that can hit from anywhere on the floor.

    Vandalia grad Ryan Smith happens to be one of them. With good size, both in height (6-foot-5) and weight (215 pounds), Smith could more than hold his own on the inside. He also had the tools to hit from beyond the arc.

  • Lady Vandals lose fourth straight

    The VCHS softball team had its best offensive showing of the spring Monday at Litchfield.

    Unfortunately, the host Purple Panthers did as well.

    After being shut out over the first three innings, Litchfield exploded during the second half of the game, putting up crooked numbers in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings in a 13-7 come-from-behind victory over the Lady Vandals.

  • Litchfield stuns Vandals in...

    Baseball, quite simply, can be the most baffling of the "big three" team sports.

    It can also be the cruelest.

    Flush with confidence and five days removed from its first win over Greenville in as many years, the Vandals looked almost certain to extend their winning streak to four games late in Monday's contest against visiting Litchfield.

    A scintillating four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth had staked the Vandals to a 4-1 lead - a margin that seemed safe, considering ace Dallas Gray was buckling knees and hurling a four-hitter.

  • Vandals bounce back with win...

    Mitch Whightsil and Dallas Gray both homered, helping the Vandalia baseball team bounce back from Monday's tough loss to Litchfield with a resounding 9-1 win over SCC-East rival Pana at home Tuesday.

    Gray's round-tripper was his fourth so far this spring, and the senior finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

    Whightsil was also 2-for-3, driving in four runs.

    Brenden Wasmuth picked up the victory, allowing just one earned run on one hit and four walks in five innings.

    More details on the game will be available in The Leader-Union's May 1 sports section.

  • Local scoreboard/schedule

    Monday, April 21

    High School Baseball

    Patoka at Brownstown, rained out

    Noble 6, St. Elmo 1

    Litchfield 5, Vandalia 4

    T-Town 14, South Central 3

    Ramsey 5, Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick 4

    High School Softball

    Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick 9,

    St. Elmo 0

    BC/C-H 1, St. Elmo 0

    Litchfield 13, Vandalia 7

    Junior High Track

    Vandalia at T-Town/Charleston, RNA

    Tuesday, April 22

    High School Baseball

    Vandalia 9, Pana 1

    Sandoval 10, Mulberry Grove 0