School Sports

  • JV football tops Southwestern

    Ryan Ambuehl runs past a Southwestern defender during Vandalia's 28-26 win Monday afternoon. The JV football team is now 6-1 on the season and will host Pana for its final game next Monday at 6 p.m.

  • Vandalia eighth-grade basketball scores (Oct. 7-12)

    Tuesday, Oct. 12
    at Pana
    Panthers 37
    Vandals 2

    Scoring – Mercedes Reynolds, 2 points.
    Team Record – 0-7

    Thursday, Oct. 7
    at Effingham Sacred Heart
    ESH 33
    Vandals 26

    Scoring – Reynolds, 21 points; Kate Evans, 3 points; Haley Cannon, 1 point; Elizabeth Miller, 1 point.

  • Vandalia seventh-grade basketball scores (Oct. 5-12)

    Tuesday, Oct. 12
    at Pana
    Vandals 32
    Panthers 22

    Scoring – Madelyn Hosick, 13 points; Karlie Bright, 11 points; Makayla Tinker, 6 points; Leah Francis, 2 points.
    Team Record – 8-0

    Thursday, Oct. 7
    at Effingham Sacred Heart
    Vandals 49
    ESH 2

    Scoring – Bright, 20 points; Hosick, 12 points; Francis, 6 points; Tinker, 6 points; Haley Bigelow, 3 points; Jalea Paslay, 2 points.
    Team Record – 7-0

  • Local volleyball results (Oct. 5-8)

    Thursday, Oct. 7
    vs. Teutopolis

    Set 1: THS 25, BHS 11
    Set 2: THS 25, BHS 21
    Kills – Morgan Stinebring, 6; Tara Johnson, 3; Bethany Oberlink, 3; Katy Satterthwaite, 3.
    Service Aces – Michaela Walk, 2.
    Digs – Johnson, 6; Brittany Kistler, 6.
    Record – 3-17 (0-10 NTC).

  • Vandal soccer loses at regionals

    Tuesday, Oct. 12
    at Mt. Carmel Regional
    Mt. Carmel 7
    Vandalia 0

    The Vandalia High School soccer team concluded its season on Tuesday, falling, 7-0, to Mt. Carmel in regional action.

    Senior Austa Keppler had nine saves during his final game in goal for the Vandals.

    Six other seniors played their final match for Vandalia, which recorded its lone win of the season against Christ Our Rock Lutheran on Sept. 16.

  • This week's local schedule (Oct. 13-18)

    Wednesday, Oct. 13
    Mulberry Grove at CORL, 6:15 p.m.

    Thursday Oct. 14
    Vandalia at Taylorville, 6 p.m.
    Ramsey at Centralia, 6:15 p.m.
    MTC Volleyball Tournament

    Friday, Oct. 15
    Vandalia at Pana, 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 16
    Sectional at Effingham

    Monday, Oct. 17
    EIC Volleyball Tournament

  • Vandal tennis team set for sectional

    The Vandalia High School tennis team played three matches last week in final preparation for its sectional at Effingham this Friday and Saturday. Match times were not determined by press time.

    The Vandals finished the regular season with 5-11 record.

  • Vandalia volleyball squad visits FCH

  • Vandals still in contention for football playoffs

    The Vandalia football team still has an opportunity to qualify for the playoffs.

    But it will not be an easy task for the Vandals (4-3) to end the season as one of the top 256 programs in Illinois, as the team will face Pana (6-1) on the road on Friday and host Greenville (6-1) in the season finale next week.

    Coach John Stout does believe that his team has the resilience to play competitive football in those games.

  • Guerrero helping lead Rockford

    The Rockford College volleyball team started the year taking quite a few lumps.

    Now, in Northern Athletics Conference action, they are giving the lumps. The Lady Regents have won their last three NAC matchups, beating Milwaukee School of Engineering (3-1), Lakeland College (3-2) and Aurora University (3-1).