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Today's Sports

  • Lady Vandals lose fourth straight

    The VCHS softball team had its best offensive showing of the spring Monday at Litchfield.

    Unfortunately, the host Purple Panthers did as well.

    After being shut out over the first three innings, Litchfield exploded during the second half of the game, putting up crooked numbers in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings in a 13-7 come-from-behind victory over the Lady Vandals.

  • Litchfield stuns Vandals in...

    Baseball, quite simply, can be the most baffling of the "big three" team sports.

    It can also be the cruelest.

    Flush with confidence and five days removed from its first win over Greenville in as many years, the Vandals looked almost certain to extend their winning streak to four games late in Monday's contest against visiting Litchfield.

    A scintillating four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth had staked the Vandals to a 4-1 lead - a margin that seemed safe, considering ace Dallas Gray was buckling knees and hurling a four-hitter.

  • Vandals bounce back with win...

    Mitch Whightsil and Dallas Gray both homered, helping the Vandalia baseball team bounce back from Monday's tough loss to Litchfield with a resounding 9-1 win over SCC-East rival Pana at home Tuesday.

    Gray's round-tripper was his fourth so far this spring, and the senior finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

    Whightsil was also 2-for-3, driving in four runs.

    Brenden Wasmuth picked up the victory, allowing just one earned run on one hit and four walks in five innings.

    More details on the game will be available in The Leader-Union's May 1 sports section.

  • Local scoreboard/schedule

    Monday, April 21

    High School Baseball

    Patoka at Brownstown, rained out

    Noble 6, St. Elmo 1

    Litchfield 5, Vandalia 4

    T-Town 14, South Central 3

    Ramsey 5, Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick 4

    High School Softball

    Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick 9,

    St. Elmo 0

    BC/C-H 1, St. Elmo 0

    Litchfield 13, Vandalia 7

    Junior High Track

    Vandalia at T-Town/Charleston, RNA

    Tuesday, April 22

    High School Baseball

    Vandalia 9, Pana 1

    Sandoval 10, Mulberry Grove 0

  • Local scoreboard/schedule

    Thursday, April 17

    High School Baseball

    St. Elmo 9, Sandoval 5

    Vandalia 20, Ramsey 1

    Odin 20, Mulberry Grove 6

    South Central 8, Nokomis 3

    High School Softball

    St. Anthony 8, St. Elmo 0

    St. Anthony 5, St. Elmo 1

    South Central 10, Sandoval 0

    Friday, April 18

    High School Baseball

    Cisne 3, St. Elmo 2

    Vandalia at Hillsboro, rained out

    Brownstown 13, Mulberry Grove 0

    High School Softball

    St. Elmo 9, South Central 3

    Hillsboro 6, Vandalia 5

  • Vandals place 4th at Cumberland...

    Led by first-place finishes by Drew Bell and Drew Stewart, the VCHS boys track team put together one of its best performances of the season Tuesday, placing fourth out of eight teams at the Cumberland Invitational.

    Senior Josh Goen added a fine all-around performance in a number of events, helping the Vandals score 66 points, as they finished behind meet champion St. Anthony (110), Casey-Westfield (81) and Paris (76) and ahead of Arcola (62), Fairfield (60), Altamont (59) and Cumberland (44).

  • Warriors rally for 4th straight...

    The Patoka baseball team has proven it can blow opponents out.

    But on Tuesday, the Warriors showed they can win the tight ones as well.

    After cruising to victory in their previous three games via the 10-run mercy rule, the Warriors pulled out a thriller against St. Elmo, as Cody Wimberly's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh gave Patoka a 4-3 victory.

    Wimberly's big hit came moments after Luke Murfin worked a bases-loaded walk on the eighth delivery he saw against reliever Colton Booher, forcing in the game-tying run.

  • Aggressive play helps Vandals...

    One team was coming off its sixth setback in seven games, the latter being a 10-run spanking Saturday at East Alton-Wood River.

    The other team entered the game riding a seven-game unbeaten streak, outscoring its opponents 72-18 during that span.

    Those facts considered, the momentum was clearly in South Central's favor Monday as it hosted Vandalia.

    But you would have never guessed it by what transpired at Lions Field, as Vandalia pulled off a 13-6 upset of the Cougars.

  • Local scoreboard/schedule

    Wednesday, April 9

    High School Baseball

    South Central 12, Louisville-NC 1 (5 innings)

    Mt. Olive 10, Mulberry Grove 0

    Patoka 12, Odin 2

    High School Softball

    Vandalia 3, Flora 1

    Flora 10, South Central 0

    St. Elmo 6, Ramsey 0

    Mulberry Grove def. Sandoval (SNA)

    Thursday, April 10

    High School Baseball

    Vandalia at Shelbyville, ppd.

    Odin at Patoka, ppd.

    CTH Lutheran at Brownstown, ppd.

    St. Elmo at Ramsey, ppd.

    Altamont at Mulberry Grove, ppd.

  • Banal earns all-conference...

    Next year, it will be time for an encore.

    Vandalia grad Meredith Banal earned postseason honors for her play on the basketball court this year.

    Banal, a junior guard for Greenville College, was recently named to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's first team. Banal scored a team-high 13.9 points per game and grabbed 3.3 rebounds per game in SLIAC action. In addition to her 223 points and 53 rebounds, she also had 43 steals and 20 assists.