Today's News

  • Soccer team gets first goal in loss

    The Vandalia soccer team scored its first goal of the season on Tuesday, but the Vandals weren’t able to come away with the win as Christ Our Rock Lutheran won, 3-1.

    “We did some things right, but we did a lot of things wrong,” said coach Walt Kinney. “Right after they scored that first goal in the first five minutes, we deflated and played that way for the next 15 minutes.”

    Senior Sawyer Dickenson connected on the goal, with an assist from Jussi Craycroft.

  • Lady Cougars place third at Altamont Tournament

    ALTAMONT – South Central’s volleyball team put a devastating loss behind and then made a frantic comeback to take third-place at Saturday’s Altamont Tournament.

    After falling to Vandalia, 28-26, 19-25, 15-17, in the final game of pool play, the Lady Cougars had to deal with another South Central Conference team in Greenville.

    After losing the first set, 20-25, South Central dominated in set two, winning, 25-13, and then came out on top in a back-and-forth third set, 17-15.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (Sept. 6)

    Many athletes that spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

    Tanner Bushue • Pitcher • Greeneville Astros

  • Prep Roundup (Sept. 6)

    St. Elmo places third at Mattoon Invitational

    The Lady Eagles posted a 3-2 record and defeated Heyworth in straight sets to place third at Saturday’s Mattoon Invitational.

    Senior Perry Manley was named to the All-Tournament team after posting 75 assists, five kills and two service aces.

    St. Elmo opened the tourney with a 17-25, 25-18, 10-15 loss to Heyworth, before defeating Warrensburg-Latham, 25-20, 25-21, and Taylorville, 20-25, 25-11, 15-3.

  • Vandal Leaders (Sept. 6)

    The stat leaders of Vandalia's fall sports teams are all listed below. Statistics are calculated using stats taken in-person when possible. For other games, coaches reports are used.

  • Vandalia golfers struggle in loss at Effingham CC

    The Vandalia golf team fell to Effingham on Tuesday, 154-191.

    Senior Blake Swofford led the Vandals (4-4) at Effingham Country Club, shooting a 41 to finish in a tie for fourth.

    Sophomore Zach Schaal shot a 47 for Vandalia's second-best score, but all six of Effingham's golfers had 44 or lower.

    Senior Leyton Godoyo (51), senior Zach Jackson (52), sophomore Jake Bowen (58) and sophomore Adam Palmer (65) rounded out Vandalia's participants.

  • Lady Eagles topple Lady Cougars

    FARINA – Perry Manley and Savannah Feezel have things figured out.

    The senior duo from St. Elmo led the Lady Eagles to a 17-25, 25-17, 25-15 win against National Trail Conference rival South Central last Thursday, with Manley assisting Feezel on 13 kills during the game, including the back-breaking points in the third set,

    “Savannah had some great kills tonight,” said St. Elmo coach Elise Asher. “It was fabulous.”

  • Diss fires two-hitter as Cougars beat Eagles

    KINMUNDY – South Central senior Dan Diss tossed a two-hitter, as the Cougars dispatched National Trail Conference foe St. Elmo, 10-0, in five innings on Tuesday.

    Five Cougars had a multi-hit game to back up Diss (3-0), who struck out six.

    South Central (8-1, 5-0 NTC) scored in all but one inning, and St. Elmo's Levi Maxey (0-1) took the loss after striking out two in 3 2/3 innings.

  • PHOTOS: JV Corner (Sept. 6)

    JV photos from the past week.

    In addition, Vandalia's JV football team lost at Carlinville, 36-8, on Monday.

  • Two Guys & Two Gals golf tourney coming to St. Elmo

    The St. Elmo Golf Club is hosting its Two Guys & Two Gals tournament this Saturday and Sunday.

    The four-person scramble will have shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day. Limited space is still available.

    The entry fee is $200 per team and includes green fees, Saturday lunch and a free practice round.

    For more information, call 829-3390 or visit www.stelmogolfclub.com/events.html.