Today's News

  • Carlinville tops VCHS in soccer

    The Vandals soccer team lost to Carlinville, 10-0, last Wednesday at Carlinville.
    Daniel Durbin-Flack had 17 saves in goal for Vandalia.

  • Lady Cougars pick up 2 wins

    South Central defeated Neoga in two games last Thursday, 26-24, 25-17.
    South Central – Potter 14 points, 3 aces, kill, 4 digs; Smith point 10 kills, 5 digs; Magnus 4 points, ace, 7 assists, 3 kills, dig; Kollman 6 points, ace, 3 kills, dig; Lutz 2 points, ace, 6 assists, 2 kills; Landreth point, 2 kills, stuff; Wright 2 digs; Hilmes 2 digs.
    The JV Lady Cougars lost, 14-25, 16-25, and the freshmen won, 25-16, 25-21.
    Last Tuesday, South Central defeated Sandoval, 25-9, 25-10.

  • VCHS tennis defeated 9-0

    The Lady Vandals tennis squad was blanked by Marquette Catholic last Thursday, 9-0.
    Singles – Wendle (M) defeated Hudson (V) 8-0; Hoefert (M) defeated Beckman (V) 8-1; Berkenbile (M) defeated Hedgpeth (V) 8-1; Ventimiglia (M) defeated Johnson (V) 8-2; Thies (M) defeated Ward (V) 8-1; Schultz (M) defeated Velaquez (V) 8-0.
    Doubles – Hoefert/Berkenbile (M) defeated Hedgpeth/Hudson (V) 8-3; Thies/Schultz (M) defeated Beckman/Ward 8-1; Hunter/Brown (M) defeated Smith/Johnson (V) 8-3.


  • South Central wins NTC Tourney consy

    South Central scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to edge Brownstown/St. Elmo, 3-2, in the consolation championship game of the National Trail Conference Tournament last Friday.
    Aaron Patten was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Cougars offensively, and Logan Lotz picked up the win, striking out seven, walking one and allowing two runs on four hits.
    Bryton Pruett took the loss for the Bombers, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out three and walking one.

  • Lady Vandals pick up three wins

    “That’s the team that I’ve been waiting to see, a team that brought it together,” Vandalia volleyball coach Katie Myers said after the two-game win against Effingham St. Anthony on Tuesday.

  • Carlinville 64, Vandalia 28-Game Stats

    First Quarter
    Carlinville, 6:09 – 5-yard run, Jarret Easterday; 2-point conversion, Kyle Dixon pass to Ethan Wallace  (C 8-0).
    Vandalia, 4:55 – 95-yard pass, Matthew Wells; Cameron Withers kick (C 8-7).
    Carlinville, 1:59 – 2-yard run, Colton DeLong; Matt Schmidt kick (C 15-7).
    Second Quarter
    Vandalia, 10:59 – 19-yard run, Trevor Smalls; kick failed (C 15-13).
    Carlinville, 2:59 – 6-yard run, Jarret Easterday; Matt Schmidt kick  (C 22-13). 

  • On to State

    Vandalia’s Chase Laack advanced to the state high school golf tournament this weekend by finishing in a tie for sixth-place at the IHSA Sectional on Monday.

  • Vandals fall to No. 2 Carlinville

    The Vandals found out on Friday night why Carlinville is the No. 2 team in the state’s Class 3A football rankings.

  • Banks of the Okaw

    No photo this week.
    Last week's photo: Robin (Conder) Richardson, Chris Conder, Elizabeth (Conder) Rentfrow and Angela (Conder) Wilkerson.
    Identifying them were: Ruth Ann Garrison, Juanita Workman, Sandy Guffey and Misty Gathe.
    This week’s Scrambler: ahtw pasepnh ewnh eht uefrut sah moce nda noeg?
    Can you unscramble it? If so, call The Leader-Union, 283-3374, by 5 p.m. next Monday.
    Last week's Scrambler: The only difference between a rut and a grave is the dimensions.

  • Add to your shopping cart

    When you do your grocery shopping for the next week, we encourage you to pick up a few extra items, food stuffs that would help feed some of our community's children on weekends.
    Since it's inception at the start of this school year, Nourishing Greatness, an arm of the Vandalia ONE initiatve, has quickly grown to the level that it's providing weekend meals for children who might otherwise not get good meals.