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VJHS wrestlers bring home medals

Four Vandalia Junior High School wrestlers came home with medals from the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation. Also, Layla McFarland earned a medal at the Illinois Girls Folkstyle State Championships • Dillon Hinton placed second in the Senior 126 pounds division. • Dominic Swyers placed third in the Novice 216 pounds division. • Max Philpot placed…

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Cougars fall short in sectional semis

Rich Bauer, Interim Editor “We were just one possession short.” South Central’s postseason ended last Wednesday with a three-point loss to Macon Meridian. Brandt Hiestand’s three-pointer at the buzzer brought the Cougars within three of the Hawks, but South Central was out of time. The Cougars were up by one, 12-11, after one quarter, and…

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All-Conference Teams

Eqyptian Illini Boys The Egyptian Illini Conference Boys Basketball All-Conference Team consists mainly of local players. Jadon Robertson of Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City was named the conference MVP. Joining Robertson on the first team were: Drew Belcher, Patoka/Odin Caleb Campbell, St. Elmo/Brownstown Sebastian Herrera, Martinsville Brady Maxey, SEB Named to the second team were: Gavyn Smith, SEB…

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Three area players are NTC All-Stars

Two South Central players and one from St. Elmo/Brownstown were named to the National Trail Conference All-Star Team. Keenin Willshire and Spencer Johannes from South Central are among the team members. Others are: • Noah Klimpel of Altamont. • Jason Robertson of Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City. • Bryce Budde and Andrew Lidy of Dieterich. • Paci McClure…

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Seven VJHS wrestlers headed to state

Sectional Results Dayton Patterson 1st Riley Hinton 1st Kaden Daugherty DNP Jaren Rebbe 2nd Michael Braun 2nd Chandler Rickett DNP Jaxton Carroll 1st Aaron Lash 2nd Benton Hickerson 3rd *Aiden Evans 3rd Nicholas Jackson DNP *Cole Yarbrough 1st Brody Matthews DNP Zayden Doehring DNP Baylen Kopp DNP *Dominic Swyers 1st *Max Philpot 1st *Eli Mabry…

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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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