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Football pairings for post season play to be announced Saturday night

The road to the IHSA Football Playoffs is always a test of stamina over the course of the nine-week regular-season, but high school football fans in Illinois have never endured a wait like this. On Saturday, Oct. 23, the IHSA Playoff Pairing Television Show will reveal the 2021 football playoff field during a live telecast…

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Vandals play Friday for possible piece of conference title

With the guarantee of post-season play, the Vandals will face Greenville in their final game of the season on Friday night, Oct. 22. The Vandalia Vandals have clinched a playoff berth, and at 7-1, is looking to improve to 8-1 to try to secure a home game in the first round with a victory over…

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Vandalia golf brings home state championship Saturday

The Vandalia Boy’s Golf Team finished off the 2021 golf season by winning the Class 1A State Championship at Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington on Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9.  Chase Laack sank the winning four-foot putt on the final hole to defeat North Shore Country Day by one stroke.  Vandalia won…

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Vandals seek magical sixth win Friday at Homecoming game

With a record of 1-4, the Staunton Bulldogs were not going to be a pushover, and the Vandals saw that in the first half of the game Friday night, played on the road. The Vandals ended up scoring thrice in the second half, taking the contest 34-20. The Bulldogs got on the board late in…

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Vandal golf team off to state this weekend

The Vandalia Boy’s Golf Team qualified for the State Finals in Bloomington this weekend by finishing in third place at the McLeansboro sectional.  Oblong was the sectional champion with a 320.  St. Anthony and Vandalia finished tied with a 321 but St. Anthony was awarded second and Vandalia 3rd by the tiebreaker.  Chase Laack was…

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