Today's Sports

  • Wollerman Honored for Milestone

    Vandalia senior Haley Wollerman was honored prior to last Thursday's game for becoming the 11th girl in school history to score 1,000 career points.
    The daughter of Julie and Lynn Wollerman is seen above with girls basketball coach Michelle McNary.

  • Sports Briefs

    Vandals fall to Marquette; to honor seniors on Friday
    The Vandalia boys basketball team trailed by one at halftime against Marquette Catholic on Saturday, but the Explorers had a strong second half to take the win, 62-46.
    Senior Dathan Berning led the Vandals with 16 points, and junior Leyton Godoyo had 11, including three 3-pointers.
    The Vandals trailed 21-20 at halftime, but Marquette outscored Vandalia, 21-12, in the third period to take control.

  • Lady Vandals win final home game...

    In their final regular-season game, the Lady Vandals came together.

  • Senior Spotlight: Hannah Edwards

    Hannah Edwards likes a challenge.

  • Two Vandalia football players...

    Two of the most important players on Vandalia’s football team this past season will continue their careers in college.

    Fullback Levi Ulmer and linebacker Blake Mills last Thursday each signed a letter of intent to play college football.
    Ulmer will attend Ripon College in Ripon, Wis., and Mills will attend McKendree University in Lebanon.

  • Vandal wrestlers pick up their...

    TOLEDO – It wasn’t even close.

  • Lady Vandals advance in regional...

    TEUTOPOLIS - Senior Haley Wollerman and junior Amber Bruno combined to score 49 points on Monday night during Vandalia's 65-32 win against Casey-Westfield in the first round of the Teutopolis regional tournament.

    Both players, along with sophomore Morgan Cripe, also advanced to the next round of the 3-point shootout, which will start at about 5:23 p.m. on Tuesday. At 6 p.m., the No. 4 Lady Vandals will battle top-seeded Marshall

  • Girls basketball teams begin...

    The Illinois High School Association girls basketball playoffs begin on Monday.

    Vandalia, a fourth seed, will open play at the Teutopolis regional at 6 p.m., with a game against No. 5 Casey-Westfield. The winner will meet top-seeded Marshall on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

    Meanwhile, at North Clay, (4) Brownstown and (5) South Central will battle at 6 p.m. The winner of that game will meet top-seeded Red Hill on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

    Last Friday, Brownstown beat South Central, 46-31.

  • Vandal wrestlers win 18th...

    TOLEDO - On the strength of six first-place finishes, the Vandalia wrestling team won the Cumberland Regional Tournament, tallying a team score of 202 while securing its 18th straight team title.

    Freshmen Ryne Lipsey (106) and Dalton Blankenship (132); sophomore C.J. Runkel (138); and seniors Daniel Edwards (152), Dayin Godberson (182) and Levi Ulmer (195) each took first-place honors.

    Junior Seth Purcell (145) and senior Anthony Fladeland (285) placed second, while junior Tyler Dagen (126) took third.

  • Senior Spotlight: Harley Tompkins

    MULBERRY GROVE – When she isn’t feeling so good about pushing herself while training or at practice, senior Harley Tompkins just reminds herself of one thing.

    This spring will be the last chance to make the state tournament.

    That inner drive has helped the Mulberry Grove softball standout train for the upcoming season as hard as anyone, and it also helped land her a spot on Parkland College’s squad in the springs of 2013 and 2014.

    Fortunately for her, when she begins playing there, the winning has a good chance to continue.