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School Sports

  • Lady Vandals hosting shootout next Tuesday

    The Vandalia High School girls basketball team will be hosting its only summer shootout next Tuesday.

    Participating teams in the 12-game shootout are Vandalia, Mt. Olive, Olney, Shelbyville, two teams from Central A&M and two teams from Newton.

    The Lady Vandals will play at 12:15 p.m. in the elementary school gym, facing Central A&M’s No. 2 team.

  • Two kids camps in Vandalia next week

    Jr. Vandal football camp is next week

    The Jr. Vandal football camp will be held from June 17-21.

    Students entering grades 2-6 may register for the camp, which will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. at Mark Greer Field.

    There will be no contact hits at the camp.

    The registration cost is $35.

    For more information, contact high school football coach John Stout at jstout@vandals.k12.il.us, or call the school at 283-5155.

    Jr. Lady Vandal volleyball camp starts next week

  • A class of their own

    The group of senior athletes who graduated from Vandalia Community High School at the end of the May left behind a year’s worth of successes that they will never forget. Just over 40 percent of the senior class played at least one sport, 22 percent of the 99 graduates were two-sport athletes, and five seniors – Wade Cowger, Abby Dugan, Leyton Godoyo, Michael Wells and Morgan Whightsil – played sports year-round for the Vandals.

  • Jr. Legion squad gets first victory

    VANDALIA – In the season’s first two doubleheaders, Vandalia’s Jr. Legion squad had been close to winning the opening game each night.

    On Tuesday, Post 95 was clearly tired of coming up short.

    Vandalia plated five runs in the bottom of the first inning against Carlyle and pitched out of several jams to take a 5-2 victory for its first win of the summer.

  • Rain cuts short Post 95's opener

    VANDALIA – Summer baseball returned to Vandalia last Thursday, but the summer weather was lagging a few innings behind.

    Vandalia’s Sr. Legion team had its season-opener cut short after a line of storms rolled into the area after the top of the seventh inning, giving Centralia a 6-1 victory in non-district action.

    Post 95 (0-1) had just three hits – including two infield singles – and only hit two balls in the air against Centralia’s Kyle Davis, who showed exceptional control in striking out eight.

  • Alumni sweep Lady Vandals in softball

    VANDALIA – The alumni put on an offensive show in sweeping a doubleheader on Tuesday against the current Lady Vandals.

    Vandalia’s former players pounded out 31 runs in the two games – 13-5 and 18-3 victories.

    Audra Donaldson had five hits on the night, including a pair of doubles, and Shelby Cearlock totaled four hits – with two doubles and a triple – and four runs.

    In game one, the alums scored in all five innings, doing the most damage in the third and fourth innings with four runs in each.

  • Patoka, Vandalia in first shootout

    A pair of local teams will take part in the first summer shootout in Vandalia.

    Next Monday and Tuesday, Vandalia and Patoka will both be in action at the various schools in the Vandalia district, with each team starting play at 9 a.m. on Monday.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia baseball awards

    The Vandalia High School baseball team held its awards banquet last Friday, and coach Luke Hohlt handed out several awards.

  • Jr. Vandal football camp is June 17-21

    The Jr. Vandal football camp will be held from June 17-21.

    Students entering grades 2-6 may register for the camp, which will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. at Mark Greer Field.

    There will be no contact hits at the camp.

    The registration cost is $35.

    For more information, contact high school football coach John Stout at jstout@vandals.k12.il.us, or call the school at 283-5155.

  • Officials don't allow Ambuehl to run in state finals

    The Vandalia boys track season ended with a tough break at Saturday’s state finals.

    Coming into the 110-meter hurdle finals as the No. 4 seed, senior Ryan Ambuehl did not make it to the check-in tent in time to run in the finals, even though he reported before the race actually began.