South Central Volleyball
The South Central high school volleyball team hosted Cisne in the IHSA 1A regional finals this past Thursday night. The top seeded Lady Cougars fell to the Cisne, 22-25, 27-25, 18-25, bringing an end to their season.
Leading the South Central scorers was Emily Chapman, with a team-high six kills, 12 assists, two stuffs and four digs. Other contributors were Kendall Burleyson, with three aces, five kills and 11 assists; Serena Germany, with six kills; Abbey Garrett, with five kills and one stuff; Deidra Schaal. with five kills and six digs; Hannah Rubin, with one kill, three digs and two aces; and Kacie Crain, with one ace and four digs.
With the loss, South Central finishes the season with an impressive 26-8 record. Highlights during the season included a first-place finish at the Vandalia-Tournament, as well as a fourth-place finish in the National Trail Conference tournament.
Seventh-Grade Boys Basketball
The seventh-grade Vandals defeated Taylorville, 40-34, at the Pana tournament this Saturday to kick off the regular season.
Markus Isaiah led all scorers with 16 points. Other contributors were Drew Thompson, with 12 points; Michael Bowles, with four points; and Cody Stewart, with four points.
The Vandals improved to 2-0 with a 41-34 win over Hillsboro at the Pana tournament Monday night.
Thompson led the way with a team-high 11 points. Other scorers were Isaiah, nine; Hayden Marquardt, five; Cole Tarkington, five; Stewart, four; Case Goldsmith, three; and Holden Wilkerson, three.
Eighth-Grade Boys Basketball
The eighth-grade Vandals defeated Mattoon, 56-6, Monday night behind a strong team effort.
Leading all scorers was Gaven Davis with 12 points. Other contributors were Thomas Ritchey, with eight points and three assists; Connor Satterthwaite, with six points, one assist and one rebound; Mason Ess, with four points; Robby Durbin, with four points and three rebounds; Cameron Stanley, with four points and three rebounds; Matthew Wells, with four points; Cameron Withers, with four points; and Thomas Largent, with two points and a team-high five rebounds.
The Vandals took first place at the ALIS tournament Tuesday night, defeating ALIS 47-29.
Garrett Austin had a team-high 18 points. Other contributors were Ritchey, with 10 points; Wells, with eight points; Nic Lutz, with five points; Stanley, with four points; and Largent, with two points.
Seventh-Grade Girls Basketball
The seventh-grade Lady Vandals extended their winning streak to three games with a 16-11 win over Litchfield Tuesday night.
Morgan Lidy and Bailey Stewart were the leading scorers, with six and five, respectively.
The Lady Vandals are now 8-7 on the season and will look to continue their winning this Thursday night at Greenville. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Eighth-Grade Girls Basketball
The eighth-grade Lady Vandals improved to 9-6 with a 32-15 win over Litchfield Tuesday night.
Megan Kern finished the game with a team-high 12 points. Other contributors were Alisha Swain, with 11 points; Amelia Smith with four points; and Lanee McNary with five points.
VCHS Boys Basketball
The annual Mouse Races to benefit the VCHS boys baskettball program will be held this Saturday at 6 p.m at the Vandalia Junior High School.
Tickets $15 for adults and kids 18 and under will be admitted free of charge.
The funds being raised will be used to offset travel expenses for the team.
Tickets will inlcude a meal of pork burgers, chips and cookies, sponsored by the Vandal Sports Boosters. Drinks will also be available for purchase.
Those interested in buying tickets can contact Joe Schaal at 550-0893 or Brian Buscher at 292-6640.