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Gordon, Well inducted into VCHS HOF

  Richie Well and Curtis Gordon were inducted into the Vandalia Community High School Athletic Hall of Fame prior to Friday’s home varsity football game. RICHIE WELL Richie Well, a 2017 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, was a standout three-sport athlete participating in football, basketball and baseball. In football, Richie was a two-year starter…

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Vandals slip by Carlinville to go to 2-0

  The first two times that Vandalia crossed the goal line, Carlinville responded with touchdowns. But, after the Vandals’ third score, the Cavaliers’ attempt to tie the game was snuffed out. Carlinville was driving deep inside Vandalia territory with less than a minute left in the game, but a sack and forced fumble secured the…

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Lady Vandals take seventh place at Altamont

Vandalia defeated Greeville to take seventh place at the Altamont Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Vandals opened the tournament with a loss to Cumberland, 10-21, 15-21; then defeated Cerro Gordo, 21-18, 21-12. Then, it tied Nokomis, 21-18, 8-21, then moved to the seventh-place game with a loss to Heritage in game one of bracket play,…

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Vandals roll over state-ranked Pana in opener

It didn’t take long for the Vandalia Vandals to prove that preseason football rankings are pretty much meaningless.   After stopping Pana’s long opening drive inside the Vandalia 10-yard line, the Vandals controlled the Panthers the rest of the game in recording a 34-10 win. Pana was ranked fourth in the Associated Press in the…

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Well signs to play baseball at KC

  More than six months before his final season with the Vandalia Vandals baseball team, Reid Well has decided where to continue is career after high school. Well last week signed a National Junior College Athletic Association letter of intent to play baseball at Kaskaskia College. The son of Rich and Kim Well, he was…

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Ledbetter Throws First Pitch at Busch Stadium

About 5 1/2 months after he was miraculously kept alive after sustaining gunshot wounds while on duty as a St. Louis Municipal Police Department officer, Colin Ledbetter was honored by the St. Louis Cardinals and American Red Cross. Ledbetter throws out the first pitch prior to a Cardinals game on June 13 while his partner,…

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Well gets postseason honor

VCHS alum Richie Well was recently recognized for this successful season with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars. Well, a 2017 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region second team for the Midwest Region. The all-region teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association, with the…

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Regional Champs

  Well tosses another complete game gem as Vandals win school’s 1st regional baseball title By RICH BAUER Correspondent Though it hovered around the .500 mark through much of the regular season, this year’s edition of the Vandalia Vandals baseball accomplished something that none of its predecessors had. The Vandals shut out Salem, 2-0, on…

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Medals From State

These four wrestlers brought home medals from the 2022 Midget State Tournament: Jaxton Carroll, state champ at 115 pounds; Riley Hinton, fifth place at 74 pounds; Mikey Braun, fifth place at 90 pounds; and Jaren Rebbe, sixth place at 90 pounds. Submitted Photo

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SC’s Aidan Dodson gets all-state mention

South Central guard Aidan Dodson has received all-state honors. Dodson, a junior, was among the players given honorable mention on the Associated Press All-State Team for Class 1A. Dodson finished the season averaging 15.7 points per game and three points per game. Dodson shot 58 percent in two-point range and made 43 percent of this…

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