School Sports

  • On the slate (Sept. 27-Oct. 3)

    •Friday vs. Hillsboro, 7 p.m.
    •Thursday at Greenville, 5 p.m.
    •Tuesday vs. Hillsboro, 5 p.m.
    •Thursday at Raymond, 4 p.m.
    •Tuesday at IHSA Regional, TBA
    •Thursday vs. Marquette, 4:30 p.m.
    •Monday at EAWR, 4:30 p.m.
    •Tuesday vs. Shelbyville, 4 p.m.
    •Thursday at Staunton, 5:30 p.m.
    •Tuesday vs. L-wood, 4:15 p.m.
    JV Football

  • Kyle Hawkins to return to town

    Kyle Hawkins, a 2010 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, will be playing in a doubleheader at VCHS with his college club baseball team on Oct. 7.

    The Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville club team will battle McKendree University in an exhibition doubleheader at the high school at 4 p.m. that day.

    Hawkins will start one of the two games for SIUE.

    Last spring, Hawkins was 10-1 for SIUE, with an earned-run average below 2.00, helping SIUE to a 14-2 record.

    The team missed the club World Series by one game.

  • PHOTO: A Vandal among us

    Seth Marler, a senior at Vandalia Community High School, dressed up as a Vandal during spirit week, and served a mascot during last Friday's game against Litchfield.

  • St. Elmo takes third-place in EIC Tournament

    VANDALIA – In a quick game that lasted less than 90 minutes last Thursday, St. Elmo beat Brownstown for third place in the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament at Vandalia High School.

    The top-seeded Eagles were coming off of a tough eight-inning loss to No. 4 Beecher City in the semifinals, and coach Ryan Beccue was glad his team came away with the 4-1 victory.

  • Mulberry Grove takes fifth at Egyptian-Illini Confernce Tournament

    VANDALIA – The fifth-place game of the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament started with a no-hitter and ended with a slew of runs.

    Mulberry Grove senior Nate Ketchem carried a no-hitter through the first four innings of last Wednesday’s game against Ramsey, but the teams combined for 15 hits and 15 runs in the final three innings of a 10-8 Aces win, their third of the season.

    “Nate was going after guys,” said Mulberry Grove coach Chad Nelson. “He would get ahead, and then go off-speed late in the counts.”

  • PHOTO: Patoka Jr. High team wins regional title

    The Patoka Jr. High baseball team recently won a regional championship, the second title in school history.

    Mark Herrin pitched a complete game, striking out 16 and allowing just three hits in the 7-0 victory against Rome, to move the Mohawks to 16-2 for the season.

    The next game is on Saturday at Coulterville at 3:30 p.m. against either Century or New Simpson Hill.

  • PHOTO: St. Peter volleyball

    The St. Peter Lady Saints volleyball team placed fourth at the Holly Reeb Tournament in Belleville on Sept. 14-15.

  • Vandalia gets big homecoming victory, despite fumbles

    VANDALIA - Despite losing seven fumbles during the game, Vandalia came away with a 47-6 win against Litchfield for homecoming by scoring a touchdown on its other seven drives.

    Ryan Ambuehl scored four times during the game, rushing for three touchdowns and catching a 24-yard pass from Tim Ritchey, who later threw another 24-yard touchdown pass to Luke Smith.

    Alex Newsom added a pair of rushing touchdowns, including a 49-yard run on Vandalia's first play from scrimmage.

    The Vandal defense played well, recording 13 tackles for loss.

  • Patoka wins EIC Tournament; St. Elmo is third

    VANDALIA — Patoka beat Beecher City, 7-2, Thursday night to win the Egyptian-Illini Conference Tournament.

    Clinton Hood picked up the win for the second-seeded Warriors, keeping the No. 4 Eagles at bay all game.

    In the third-place game, St. Elmo beat Brownstown, 4-1.

    Connor Beasley picked up the win and had two RBI for the top-seeded Eagles.

  • Lady Vandals suffer first loss of season at Pana

    PANA — A subpar attack against a very disciplined Pana volleyball team led to Vandalia's first loss of the season Thursday night.

    The Lady Vandals made too many errors in a 25-10, 25-19 loss, said coach Allison Smith.

    Senior Sierah Ruffner had six kills, and senior Shelby Foster had three service aces to lead the Lady Vandals (15-1) in the nonconference game. The conference date is in Vandalia on Oct. 18.

    The next game is on Monday at Taylorville.