Vandalia’s sixth-grade basketball team won the Hillsboro Hoopfest sixth-grade tournament this past weekend, defeating Gillespie, Hillsboro, Edwardsville, Taylorville and Edwardsville. In front, from left to right, are Preston Nestrick, Chase McNary, Aiden Politte, Cayden Hipsher, Tristan McNutt and Garrett Meyers. In back are Matthew Hagy,, Reid Well, Brayden Biggs, Dalton White, Devon Peebles and Christian Duplayee. Coaches are Rich Well and Jason Hagy.
The fifth-grade Vandalia team also took first place at the Hillsboro Hoopfest. They defeated Gillespie, Edwardsville and Nokomis, lost to Edwardsville and then beat Edwardsville in the IF game. In front, from left, are Andrew Kelly, Lendon Isaiah and Kanon Wollerman. In back are Aiden Cody, Connor McCall, Tanner Robbins and Carson Lotz. Fifth-grade coaches are Clint Robbins and Marc Kelly.