School Sports

Wehrle is state champion in wrestling

Vandalia Commnity High School graduate Jarek Wehrle can add one more feather into the cap of his high school career – state champion in wrestling. Wehrle won the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association state wrestling tournament, with the finals being held last week in Springfield. Wehrle (43-4) won the championship with a victory over…

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Vandalia grapplers advance to state tourney

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ILLINOIS WRESTLING COACHES AND OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION The Vandalia wrestling team earned top honors at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association sectional meet in Lawrenceville, earning 151.5 points, with the closest team being 106.5 points. Vandalia is ranked fourth in the IWCOA rankings. In the championship matches, Jarek Wehrle won 1-0…

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South Central Cougars – State Champions!

It was a post-season where the sectional and super-sectional games seemed much more difficult than the state finals for the South Central Cougars. The Cougars brought home the only state championship for the school in history. South Central defeated Glen Carbon’s Father McGivney in the championship game of Illinois High School Association’s Class 1A baseball…

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Vandalia represented well on all-conference ball team selections

All conference team selection for softball and baseball were recently announced for the South Central Conference. Gracie Philpot, Vandalia sophomore, was unanimously named to the first team in the outfield. On the second team, Morgan Lidy was named as pitcher; Megan Lupton as infield, and Lexi Wehrle in outfield. For the third team, Bailey Stewart…

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Girls do well, two boys head to state track

The Vandalia girls represented the community well at the girls state track meet held last week at Eastern Illinois University at Charleston. Junior Riely Ward was 14th Place in the  Shot Put with a throw of 35’6”. She did not place in the discus. Sophomore   Addie   McWhorter   of    Brownstown-St. Elmo   …

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South Central headed to first state semifinal baseball appearance

The South Central Cougars have chosen the most difficult paths to reach their first ever IHSA baseball state finals in Normal, as the sectional and supersectional games were barn burners. Supersectional In the supersectional, the Cougars faced off against Gorville. South Central was a number two ranked team, and Gorville was number one. It took…

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Vandals destroy competition on the mat

The Wrestling Vandals undefeated streak as a team continues as they dispatch many opponents over the past week. Due to the number of matches this week, free falls are not listed. Vs. Centralia The Vandals swept Centralia in all matches Tuesday night here, as only five matches took place. Those winning their matches for the…

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