Seven Jr. Vandals earned regional championships on Saturday at the South Regional in Herrin, with five of them advancing to this weekend’s sectional.
In the Novice Division for 11- and 12-year-olds, champions were: Jarek Wehrle (62), Tanner Swain (89) and Garret Stewart (130).
In the Senior Division for 13- and 14-year-olds, champions were: Jarrett Pasley (89) and Shane White (166).
All five of them will compete at this Saturday’s South Sectional at Highland High School. The event begins at 9 a.m.
Any of them who finish in the top three at the sectional will advance to the state tournament in Rockford.
Regional champions in the Bantam Division for 6-8-year-olds were Owen Miller (48-53) and Baeylnd Brown (46).
Other participating for Vandalia were:
•Logan Nance, second
•Max Philpot, second
•Eric McKinney, third
•Kyle Miller, second
•Dawson McKinney, fourth
•Dustin Lott, third
•Luke Francis, fourth
•Trevor Philpot, third