Today's Sports

  • First-ever catch

    Vandalia resident Jacob Daniels, 8, harvested his first turkey on April 1 during the Illinois youth turkey hunting season. The tom turkey weighed 21 pounds, with an 11-inch beard and 3/4-inch spurs. Daniels went on the hunt with his father and uncle.

  • St. Elmo softball game canceled

    Today's St. Elmo softball game against St. Anthony has been canceled. It will played on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.

  • South Central softball game...

    Today's South Central softball game against Woodlawn has been canceled.

  • Vandals to play at home

    Today's Vandals baseball game originally scheduled at South Central has been moved to Vandalia.

  • St. Elmo baseball game canceled

    Today's St. Elmo baseball game at Cisne has been canceled.

  • Vandalia softball canceled

    Today's Vandalia softball game at East Alton-Wood River has been canceled due to rain.

  • Vandals baseball game canceled

    Today's Vandalia baseball game against East Alton-Wood River has been canceled due to rain.

  • Senior Spotlight: Brandon Budds

    MULBERRY GROVE – There’s a stark contrast between Brandon Budds the ballplayer and the Brandon Budds that rides the bus to and from games.

    The Patoka senior is one of the leading players and jokesters on the teams, slinging Will Ferrell one-liners on the way to games, but slinging words of advice inside the fences.

    “Usually our funniness stays on the bus,” he said. “We’ll joke on the ride here, but once we are on the field, there‘s no more joking.”

  • Murrell's gem leads to SCC...

    Senior Ian Murrell remained perfect after tossing a complete-game, two-hit shutout against Pana last Friday.

    The win, which also included 13 strikeouts, was his fifth of the season.

    “We got what we needed from our pitcher today,” said coach Luke Hohlt. “He was ahead of all the hitters, changed speeds well and had a lot of confidence.”

    Just three batters got three balls in the count, and only two of them got ahead with a 2-1 count. Among them, only one got a hit.

  • Vandals drop doubleheader to...

    Vandalia squandered opportunities to win both games of a doubleheader against Okawville on Saturday, leaving the team at what may become an early-season crossroads.

    After starting 6-3, the two losses came from a team that has struggled for many years, and if the Vandals don’t learn from their mistakes, the season could go in the wrong direction.

    “We will come away from this day learning some things,” said coach Luke Hohlt. “We’ll have to be tough mentally.