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South Central opens strong in baseball, going 3-0 on young season

South Central baseball began where it left off in the spring, with a winning streak as the season opened last Tuesday, Aug. 18. They are now 3-0 on the season. Vs. Neoga Both teams were strong on the mound Tuesday, Aug. 24 but South Central defeated Neoga 3-1, allowing just four hits. The good guys got things started…

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Girls tennis fall in season opener, to face Greenville on Thursday

The Lady Vandals hosted the Roxana Shells for their home opener Monday, but lost the meet 2-7.   Victoria Smith picked up the Vandals singles victory at the #4 spot with an impressive 6-0, 6-2 victory.  In doubles, Angelica Ferranto teamed with Victoria for an 8-5 win at # 2  doubles.  The Vandals host a reduced…

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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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