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Illinois Tourism visits Vandalia, Mary Truitt honored


The House of Representatives room was full with visitors from around the state on Tuesday afternoon, as the Illinois Office of Tourism made a stop at the Vandalia Statehouse. The stop is part of their five day, 17 stop “Road Show” to celebrate the 3rd consecuritve year of record breaking travel industry numbers in the state. Jen Hoelzle, the Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism,

Deceased Gunman from Tuesday Morning Standoff in Rural Pana Identified


A standoff in rural Pana Tuesday morning ended with the suspect being fatally wounded and a Pana police officer injured with a gunshot wound – in an incident that started in Fayette County late Monday night with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responding to a report of shots fired in Ramsey. Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp says the Christian County Sheriff’s Office

Quinn Launches New Comeback Ad


(Springfield, IL) -- Governor Quinn is hitting the television airwaves with a new, positive campaign ad called "Comeback." The ad touts Quinn's efforts to lead the state out of tough economic times, even when he had to do it alone.

But Quinn's move to block lawmakers' pay was deemed unconstitutional and a judge ordered the state to pay up. Quinn also touts improved job
LOCAL SPORTS

Post 95 Eliminated from Tournament


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion baseball has been eliminated from the 5th division tournament after falling to Herrin 6-2 on Wednesday afternoon. Post 95 got out to a 2-0 first inning lead before Herrin tied the game in the 5th inning. Herrin scored twice in the 5th and another two in the 7th to put the game away. Post 95 is now 32-10.
 

Senior Legion falls in first game of division tournament


The Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion team faces elimination today in the 5th division Senior Legion tournament. Post 95 lost in their first game of the tournament Tuesday afternoon, falling to Fairview Heights-Swansea, 20 to 3. Post 95 Senior Legion is now 32-9 on the season and they will play at 1:30 pm today with Jacob Behrends expected to get the start today.

Post 95 Senior Legion wins District Tournament, on to Division tourney


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion continues on with their season.  On Friday night, Post 95 defeated Olney, 13 to 3, to win their District tournament.  Post 95 is now 30-8 on the season.  They move on to the 5th division Senior Legion Tournament in New Baden, where they will play on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 pm, when they will take on the winner of a game on Monday between Murphysboro

Post 95 Senior Legion wins, play for District title tonight


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion baseball was a winner at Robinson on Thursday evening, defeating Olney, 14 to 2.  Post 95 is now 29-8 on the season.  They will play Olney again tonight at Robinson, with tonight's game deciding the District Championship.

Eventful day for South Central HS grad Spencer Patton


It was a very busy day for South Central High School graduate Spencer Patton on Wednesday.  For starters, Patton was a member of the Triple A All Star team and appeared in last night's game and struck out the only hitter he faced.  The interesting thing is it he did it wearing an Omaha Storm Chasers jersey for the final time.  Earlier Wednesday, Patton was traded from the

Post 95 Senior legion gets 2 wins at District tournament


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion picked up two wins on Wednesday night. In game one at the district tournament on Wednesday at Robinson, Post 95 Senior Legion defeated Robinson, 13 to 6. Connor Beasley was 3 for 4 with a home run in the game. In the second game, Post 95 got an 8 to 4 win over T-Town. Jacob Behrends got the win on the mound and Noah Powless and Connor Beasley both homered in the

Lady Vandals summer softball gets first win of summer


Game 1:

Alumni 14

Lady Vandals 4

Lady Vandals were down 3-2 after 1 inning and 6-4 after 3 innings before giving up 8 runs in the final inning

Lady Vandals:

Karlie Bright 1-3, R

Lindsey Dagen 1-2, R

Molly Kern 1-1, 2B, RBI

Game 2:

Alumni 6

Lady Vandals 7​
 


 

The Lady Vandals walked off with a 4 run 5th inning (the final inning) to earn their

Post 95 SR Legion falls in first game of District Tourney, back in action Tuesda


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion will look to try and stay alive in their district tournament on Tuesday.  After being rained out on Saturday, Post 95 lost on Sunday night to T-Town, 6 to 4.  Post 95 is now 26-8 on the season.  They will need a win on Tuesday, when they play at Robinson at 4 pm.

Post 95 Senior Legion begins play in District Tournament Saturday


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion is the top seed for the District tournament this weekend in Robinson.  Post 95 is the top seed, followed by Effingham, Olney, T-Town and Robinson.  Post 95 will play on Saturday in the tournament.  Post 95 Senior Legion is 26-7 overall on the season, coming off winning the Robinson Tournament this past weekend.

Post 95 SR Legion wins Robinson Tournament


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion won the Robinson Tournament.  In the semi-finals, Post 95 rallied late and defeated T-Town, 5 to 4, winning on a walk off RBI hit by Connor Beasley.  In the championship game, Connor Beasley threw a shutout as they defeated Tennessee, 4 to 0, to win the title.  Post 95 Senior Legion is now 26-7 on the season.

Post 95 Sr Legion goes 4-0 in pool play at Robinson Tourney, continues today


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion picked up two more wins on Friday at the Robinson Tournament.  Post 95 defeated Tennessee, 7 to 6, in a wild first game on Friday.  And, then beat Greene County, Indiana, 11 to 1, in their second game of the day.  Post 95 went 4-0 in pool play in the tourney.  They are the top seed heading into the final day today, and will play in the

Post 95 Sr Legion opens Robinson Tournament with 2 wins


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion baseball started off the Robinson Tournament with two wins on Thursday night.  Post 95 got an 18 to 2 win over T-Town and then defeated Robinson, 8 to 4, in the second game.  Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion is now 22-7 on the season and they will continue play in the Robinson Tournament today.

Post 95 Senior Legion falls in semis of Mattoon Firecracker Tournament


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion lost on Saturday in the semifinals of the Mattoon Firecracker Tournament, falling to Mattoon, 4 to 0.  Post 95 is now 18-7 on the season.  They will host Salem in a doubleheader tomorrow evening beginning at 6 pm at Vandalia Mutual Field.

Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion into semi-finals at Mattoon Firecracker tournamen


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion is into the semi-finals today of the Mattoon Firecracker Tournament.  By going 2-1 in pool play, Post 95 won their pool and will play in the semi-finals today at 2 pm (most likely versus Mattoon).  With a win, Post 95 would move on to the championship game, where they would play the winner of the other semi-final game between T-Town and Danville.  As

Post 95 Sr Legion 2-1 so far in Firecracker Tournament


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion is 2-1 so far in the Mattoon Firecracker Tournament.  Post 95 started the tourney off on Wednesday with a 4 to 0 win over Macon County, with Matt Tomazzoli picking up the win.  In games on Thursday, Post 95 lost to Effingham 7 to 3 with Clinton Hood taking the loss but then picked up an 8 to 1 win over Louisville with Jacob Behrends getting the win.

4th and final Vandals summer shootout underway this morning


The fourth and final Vandals summer shootout gets underway this morning. 14 teams are in town for this shootout. St. Elmo-Brownstown and Hillsboro are in this shootout, along with Putnam County out of northern Illinois, Harrisburg from Southern Illinois and Princetion, Indiana. The shootout will run throughout the day today, with games mostly at the high school, junior high and elementary school

Dwight wins 3rd Vandals summer shootout


Dwight defeated St. Joe-Ogden in the championship game of the 3rd Vandals summer shootout Tuesday afternoon.  The final four of the tournament was Dwight, St. Joe-Ogden, Benton and Olney.  For the tournament, the Vandals went 3-5.  St. Elmo-Brownstown ended up 1-6 in the tournament.  The fourth and final summer shootout gets underway Thursday morning.   

Post 95 Sr Legion sweeps doubleheader at home


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion improved to 16-4 on the season, as they swept a doubleheader from Bluford at home last night. In game one, Post 95 picked up a 4 to 3 win. Noah Powless had two hits and drove in a run in the game. Jacob Behrends came on in relief of Connor Beasley to pick up the win and picked off the potential tying run at second base to end the game. In game two, Post 95 picked up

Legion baseball tonight on WKRV


We will have baseball action tonight on WKRV, as the Post 95 Senior Legion will host Bluford.  There will be doubleheader, with the first game getting underway tonight at 6 pm.  And, we'll have both games on tonight on 107.1 FM WKRV and available at www.vandaliaradio.com

Third Summer Shootout gets underway this morning


The third Vandals summer shootout gets underway this morning in all 4 Vandalia school district gymnasiums. There are 15 teams in town for this third shootout. As for local schools, St. Elmo-Brownstown and Altamont are in the third shootout. Some of the other schools include Riverton, Paris, St. Joe-Ogden, Benton, Mascoutah and Olney. This third shootout goes on today and tomorrow with the

Vandalia summer softball falls in DH to Wood River


Game 1: 4 innings

Wood River 11

Vandalia 1

 

Kati Ladner 2-2 (only hits in the game), Lindsey Dagen BB, R

Molly Kern: 3 IP, 8 ER, 4 hits, 4 BB, 3 HBP, 2 K

 

 

 

Game 2: 7 innings

Wood River 13

Vandalia 0

 

Lindsey Dagen and Makela Ruot each had a hit (only 2 hits in the game)

Emalee Hall: 5 IP, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 hits, 3 BB, 6 HBP, 3

Post 95 Senior Legion takes DH at home versus Effingham


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion baseball picks up two more wins on Thursday evening. Post 95's Senior Legion team picked up a 4 to 3 win in game one, and got a walk off, 7 to 6 extra inning win in game two. Post 95 is now 14-4 on the season. They will host Robinson for a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 2 pm. Meanwhile, Post 95 Senior Legion will be hosting Bluford on Monday evening

Post 95 Senior Legion splits DH with Shelby County


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion team split a doubleheader at home last night with Shelby County.  Post 95 lost game one, 5 to 2, and won the second game, 11 to 2.  Post 95 Senior Legion is 12-4 overall on the season.  They are scheduled to host Effingham in a doubleheader tonight.

Post 95 Senior Legion sweeps DH from T-Town


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion baseball continues to roll as they take a doubleheader at T-Town on Tuesday night. Post 95 Sr Legion took game one, 3 to 1.  Jacob Behrends got the win on the mound.  In game two, Post 95 picked up an 8 to 7 win in 8 innings. Brock Trexler got the win.  Post 95 Senior Legion is now 11-3 overall on the season and 4-1 in district play.  They

Vandalia summer softball team plays VCHS alumni


As they get ready for their summer schedule, the Vandalia summer softball team played the alumni in a doubleheader.  The alumni were winners in both games, 11 to 3 in both games.  As for the summer softball players, Lindsay Dagen had a hit and scored two runs in the first game and had a hit and scored a run in the second game.  The summer softball team is made up of high

Fairfield wins second Vandals Summer Shootout


Fairfield defeated Flora in the championship game Friday afternoon of the Vandals Summer Shootout, which was the second of the four total shootouts.  For the young Vandals, they went 2-6 overall in the second shootout, which included 14 teams from around the state.  This week will be off from the shootouts, with the 3rd shootout getting underway a week from today.

Post 95 Senior Legion goes 2-2 in Greenville Tournament


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion baseball goes 2-2 over the weekend in the Greenville Tournament.  On Friday, Post 95 got two homes games for the tourney as they lost to Florissant, 10 to 2, and then defeated Shelby County, 9 to 1.  On Saturday, Post 95 defeated Bluford, 7 to 1, in their first game of the day but lost to New Baden, 8 to 0.  Post 95 Senior Legion is now 9-3 on the

Post 95 Sr Legion goes 1-1 in start of Greenville Tourney


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion started off 1-1 in the Greenville Tournament.  In games actually played on Friday night at Vandalia Mutual Field, Post 95 lost to Florissant, 10 to 2 and then defeated Shelby County, 9 to 1.  Overall, Post 95 Senior Legion is 8-2 on the season.  They will continue with play today at Greenville in the Greenville tournament, as they will play

Second Vandals summer shootout underway this morning


The second Vandalia Summer Shootout is underway this morning, with games during the day today at all 4 Vandalia School District gymnasiums.  The Vandals will play at VCHS gymnasium, taking on Carlyle, Cumberland and Benton in their first three games of the day today.  There are a total of 16 teams in this second shootout, which will run throughout the day today and tomorrow with the

Vandalia Post 95 Junior legion goes 2-2 over the weekend


Vandalia Post 95 Junior Legion went 2-2 in action over the weekend.  The Junior Legion split a doubleheader on Saturday versus Dieterich, winning game one 6 to 5 and falling in game two, 11 to 1.  In the win, Zach Schaal went the final two innings in relief and picked up the win.  Ryne Dangbar had 3 RBI in the win. 

On Sunday, Post 95 Jr Legion lost to Quincy, 11 to 0 but

First Vandalia summer shootout underway this morning


The first of four Vandals summer shootouts gets underway this morning Vandalia High School, Junior and Elementary School gyms.  The Vandals today will play Nashville at 9 am, Patoka at 10:30, Villa Grove at 12 pm and Edwards County at 2 pm.  The Vandals will have games with Ramsey and Seneca tomorrow before tournament play gets underway at 11 am tomorrow.  The second shootout will

HS baseball and softball championships-Altamont wins 1A softball title


Class 1A softball state championship in East Peoria

Altamont 2, Trico 1 -Altamont wins state championship

Class 2A softball championship

Rock Island Alleman 9, T-Town 3

Class 1A state baseball championship in Peoria

Illinois Lutheran 12, Weber Township 2, 6 innings

Class 2A baseball championship

Pleasant Plains 7, Byron 1 in 5 innings
 

Post 95 Senior Legion goes 2-1 over weekend


Vandalia Post 95 Senior Legion suffered their first loss of the season this weekend, but did continue to play well overall. On Saturday, Post 95 got an 11 to 1 win over Albion. Dylen Peters got the win on the mound while Noah Powless was 2 for 4 in the win. On Sunday, Post 95 suffered their first loss, falling 2 to 1 in their first game of the day to Effingham. But, Post 95 Senior Legion

Post 95 Jr Legion goes 1-1 versus Odin


Vandalia Post 95 Junior Legion went 1-1 in action Thursday versus Odin.  Post 95 fell in game one, 5 to 4.  Jake Stewart pitched all 7 innings but took the loss.  Noah Murray was 3 for 4. 

In game two, Post 95 Junior Legion picked up a 12 to 9 win.  Cody Phillips had 3 RBI in the victory.
 

Altamont To Play for IHSA 1A Softball Championship


The Altamont Lady Indians softball team will be playing for a State Championship after beating Sciota West Prairie 3-1 in the IHSA 1A state tournament semifinals in East Peoria this morning. Senior pitcher Deidre Ledbetter kept the West Prairie hitters at bay allowing just 5 hits and recording 15 strikeouts in the game. The Indians got their offense started early with back-to-back home runs from

Vandals start summer basketball schedule Saturday


The school year just got over this week, but the summer basketball season kicks into high gear. The Vandals will head to the Monmouth summer shootout tomorrow, with several games on the dockets. After a day off on Sunday, the Vandals will then begin play in their first of four summer shootouts in Vandalia on Monday, with the first shootout on Monday and Tuesday and the second shootout running

Post 95 Senior Legion gets win


Post 95 Senior Legion is off to a strong start for the season.  St. Elmo High School grad Connor Beasley gave Post 95 8 strong inning and Jaco Behrends finished things off in the 9th inning, as Post 95 Senior Legion gets a 5 to 4 win last night in their home opener at Vandalia Mutual Field.  The Post 95 Senior Legion is now 3-0 on the season.

Post 95 Sr Legion will play New Baden at home tonight


Post 95 Sr Legion will play New Baden at home tonight at 6 pm.  It will be a 9 inning game.

Senior Legion baseball opens with two wins on Sunday, game cancelled for today


Post 95 Senior Legion baseball started their season off with two wins on Sunday.  Post 95's Senior Legion team took a doubleheader from Jerseyville, winning 8 to 0 in game one and 9 to 4 in game two. 

Post 95 Senior Legion was scheduled to play T-Town today, but that game has been cancelled as T-Town is still playing high school baseball and plays in the super-sectional

South Central baseball falls in sectional championship


South Central's baseball season came to a close--in the same spot as last year in the post-season and against the same team.  South Central lost today to Windsor/Stew-Stras, 5 to 0, in the North Clay Sectional Championship.  South Central ends their season with a record of 13-16.  South Central made it to the sectional championship last year, as well, also falling to

Vandals Curtis Gordon takes 6th in pole vault


Vandals Freshman Curtis Gordon took 6th in the finals of the Class 1A State Track meet in pole vault.  Curtis took 6th, vaulting exactly 14 feet.  Carlinville Senior Jack Denby took the pole vault state championship at 16'3".

Vandals Ethan Meyer takes 11th in triple jump


Vandals Sophomore Ethan Meyer takes 11th in the Class 1A state finals in the triple jump.  Ethan took 11th with a distance of 41'9.25".

Curtis Gordon, Ethan Meyer in track state finals today


Vandals Freshman Curtis Gordon and Sophomore Ethan Meyer will be competing in the Class 1A State Finals in Track and Field today in Charleston.  For Curtis Gordon, he was tied for the top pole vault spot in preliminaries at 13'6" and his 14'6" in sectionals was among the top vaults coming into the state meet.  Curtis will go at 10 am this morning in the state

South Central baseball in sectional championship today


For the second year in a row, South Central baseball has advanced to the sectional championship and will take on the same opponent as last year.  South Central and Windsor/Stew-Stras will play today in the North Clay Sectional championship game at 1 pm.  The winner moves on to the Super-Sectional on Monday afternoon at Rent One Park in Marion, taking on the winner of the Cobden

Vandals Meyer, Gordon both moving on to state track finals


Vandalia sophomore Ethan Meyer and freshman Curtis Gordon will be moving on to the IHSA 1A State Track Finals on Saturday. Meyer placed 12th in the Triple Jump in Thursday's preliminaries. Meyer bested his seeded jump as his farthest jump today was 41’ 8.25”. Vandals freshman Curtis Gordon is also moving on to the state finals in the pole vault, as he vaulted at 13'6”

Meyer Moving On To State Finals


Vandalia sophomore Ethan Meyer will be moving on to the IHSA 1A State Track Finals on Saturday after placing 12th in the Triple Jump in today’s preliminaries. Meyer bested his seeded jump as his farthest jump today was 41’ 8.25”. The 4x200 relay team for Patoka placed 7th in their heat with a time 1:34.78, failing to qualify for Finals.
 
Lightning in the

Boys state track meet gets underway today




Six members of area track teams will be competing in the IHSA Boy’s State Track Meet today at Eastern Illinois University. Vandalia will have two athletes competing. Freshman Curtis Gordon enters today’s preliminary round as the fourth highest seeded pole vaulter after qualifying for the meet with a vault of 14’ 6" at the Newton Sectional. Gordon will be joined by

South Central baseball wins, moves on to sectional championship


South Central baseball is back in the sectional championship for the second straight year.  Tyler Ross went the distance on the mound, Dylan Smith had two hits including a two run homer and Kyle Bray added two hits, as South Central defeated Dieterich, 6 to 4, in the North Clay sectional semi-finals on Wednesday.  With the win, South Central is now 13-15 on the season and they move on

South Central baseball in sectionals today


South Central baseball continues their post-season run today, as they will take on Dieterich in the sectional semi-finals at North Clay.  South Central is 12-15 on the season, and they won the regional championship in Altamont on Saturday, when they defeated North Clay 3 to 1 in 8 innings.  The winner of this afternoon's game moves on to the sectional championship on Saturday.

Pro Wire Athlete of the Week


Our Pro Wire Athletes of the Week for the week of May 24th are Curtis Gordon and Ethan Meyer of Vandalia High School.  Curtis Gordon finished second in pole vault to move on to the State Tournament and Ethan Meyer finished second in the triple jump to advance to the State Tournament as well. 

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Vandals have two advance to state in boys track, Patoka with two events advancin


The Vandals will be represented at next week's State Boys Track and Field meet.  Vandals Freshman Curtis Gordon has advanced to state in the Pole Vault, as he finished second clearing 14'6".  Vandals Sophomore Ethan Meyer has advanced to state in triple jump, taking 2nd in the event.  The Vandals took 8th as a team. 

The Patoka Warriors advanced to the state

South Central gets win, moves to regional championship


The South Central Cougars survived a seventh inning rally by Altamont, to pick up a 9 to 8 win in the Altamont Regional semi-finals on Thursday.  Dylan Smith was 2 for 4 with a solo home run, Kyle Bray had a 2 run homer and was on base four times for South Central, as they picked up the victory and improved to 11-15 on the season.  Altamont rallied for two runs in the 7th inning, but

Vandalia High School girls 4x100 relay at state


Girls State Track and Field results from prelims-no one advances to finals




The high school girls track season has come to a close for area athletes after the preliminaries of the IHSA Class A Girls State Track Meet this afternoon at Eastern Illinois University. The Vandalia girls 4x100 relay team of Anna Miller, Madison Klanke, Jalea Paslay and Emma Meyer finished in 13th place with a new school record time of :51.35. Vandalia’s Meyer finished tied for 17th in

State Track and Field update-Field events


BSE Senior Molly Hill had a discus throw of 103'9", which was 6th in her flight

VCHS Freshman Emma Meyer got to 9'6" in the pole vault
 

Girls track update from state meet


VCHS' Jalea Paslay ran a 1:01.73 in the 400 at the state meet--that is a personal best time.

VCHS girls update from state track meet


At the state tournament-

The VCHS girls 4x100 relay team ran at a time of :51.35 seconds today, taking 4th in their heat.  It is not known yet at this time if they will advance on with that time.  But, that time did set a new school record.

Emma Meyer ran the 100 in :13.01--her time will probably not be able to advance to finals
 

High School girls at state track meet starting today


Four members of the Lady Vandals track team and one member of the Brownstown-St. Elmo girls track team will compete in the preliminaries of the IHSA Class A State Track Meet today at Eastern Illinois University's O'Brien Stadium in Charleston. Field events will get underway at 10am with Vandalia's Emma Meyer competing in the pole vault at that time and Brownstown-St. Elmo's Molly

BSE baseball season ends in regional semis, South Central baseball plays today


The Brownstown-St. Elmo baseball season came to an end on Wednesday, as they lost to North Clay, 3 to 2 in 8 innings.  North Clay scored on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 8th inning.  Jacob Behrends, who came in to relieve Levi Maxey in the 7th, took the loss.  BSE had scored in the 7th inning to tie the game.  Levi Maxey was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI, while

Police escort today for VCHS girls track athletes heading to state


VCHS girls track coach Gena Nance says there will be a police escort today at 3 pm for the girls track team members that are heading to the state track meet, which gets underway tomorrow.  Emma Meyer qualified for state in the 100, 200 and pole vault, Jalea Paslay qualified in the 400 and 800 and the 4x100 relay team of Meyer, Paslay, Anna Miller and Madison Klanke also qualified for

VJHS Sectional results, state tournament this weekend


Boys Sectional Results

8th Grade:

2nd Place: Dylan Garrett Hurdles
Marcus Zimmerman 100 (State Qualifier)
Dylan Garrett, James Taylor, Devin Smith, Marcus Zimmerman 4X100

5th Place: Devin Smith 400

6th Place: Nathan Casey, Ethan Ferguson, Scott Shulman, Jake Truitt 4X200
Nathan Schaub, Ethan Ferguson, Garrett McNary, Devin Smith 4X400


7th Grade:

1st Place: Devon Little

SEB, South Central softball fall in regionals


The season came to a close for St. Elmo-Brownstown softball on Tuesday, as they lost in the regional semi-finals to Stew-Stras/Windsor, 6 to 1.  SEB softball finishes their season with a record of 15-16.  Their season did include winning the regular season title in the Egyptian-Illini Conference.

South Central softball season came to a close on Tuesday, as they lost in the regional

Vandals fall in final game of season


In a make up game needed to help decide the South Central Conference championship, the Vandals lost at Roxana on Tuesday, 11 to in 5 innings.  Jake Stewart took the loss on the mound.  Carson Smith, Matt Beck and Collin Ledbetter had the only hits for the Vandals, who finish their season with a record of 8-18.

Vandals fall to Pana in regionals, BSE advances


Vandals baseball lost to Pana in regional play on Monday, falling 8 to 2.  Zach Schaal went the distance on the mound, allowing 8 unearned runs to take the loss as the Vandals made 7 errors.  Colin Ledbetter had two hits for the Vandals, who fall to 8-17 on the season.  The Vandals will finish their season today, as they will play a makeup conference game at Roxana.

Jacob

Vandalia softball season comes to close, fall in regionals


The Lady Vandals softball season came to a close on Monday afternoon, as they lost to Trenton Wesclin in regional play, 4 to 1.  Taylor Well was 2 for 3 in the game with an RBI.  The Lady Vandals end their season with a record of 8-23.

Pro Wire Athlete of the Week


Our Pro Wire Athletes of the Week for the week of May 17th are Emma Meyer and Jalea Paslay.  At the sectional meet on Thursday at Staunton, Emma qualified for state three individuals events-the 100 (taking 1st), 200 (taking 2nd) and pole vault (taking 2nd place) and as part of the 4x100 relay team (taking first place).  Jalea won sectional championships in both the 400 and 800,

Vandals fall to Piasa SW, BSE & South Central get wins


The Vandals lost at Piasa Southwestern, 10 to 0, in 5 innings on Friday afternoon.  Jake Stewart allowed 10 runs, 5 earned, in 4.2 innings to take the loss.  The Vandals had just two hits on the day-one by Richie Well and one by Jake Bowen.  The Vandals fall to 8-14 on the season.  They will play at the Ish Smith Classic in Greenville today. 

Malachi Maxey hit a walk

Lady Vandals fall to Piasa, SEB gets win


The Lady Vandals lost at Piasa Southwestern, 18 to 1, on Friday afternoon.  Piasa SW scored 10 runs in the first inning to take control of the game.  Taylor Well had two hits for the Lady Vandals, who fall to 8-22 on the season.  They will play at the Tri-Cities tournament today.

St. Elmo-Brownstown got a 10 to 6 win over Mulberry Grove in a game that was called after 5 innings

VCHS girls track qualifies for state in six events


Sectionals at Staunton 5/15

 

1st Place:

 

100: Emma Meyer 13.42 **State Qualifier**

400: Jalea Paslay 1:02.55 **State Qualifier**

800: Jalea Paslay 2:24.35 **State Qualifier**

4x100: Anna Miller, Madison Klanke, Jalea Paslay, Emma Meyer 52.58**State Qualifier**

 

2nd Place:

200: Emma Meyer 27.83 **State Qualifier**

Pole Vault: Emma Meyer

VCHS boys track results at South Central Conference meet


Overall Scores: 
Pana    116
Pisa    86.33
Staunton    85.33
Greenville    54
Roxana    51
Carlinville    46.33
Litchfield    41
Vandalia    32
Hillsboro    25
Gillespie    21

2nd:
    Curtis Gordon-Pole Vault:

VJHS boys track results from conference meet


5-13 Track Results

7th Grade Team

First – Pana

Second – Vandalia

Third – Greenville

Fourth – Hillsboro

Fifth – Litchfield

Individual Results

Firsts

200 High Jump – Trevor Smalls (5’6" – New School and Conference Record)

Hurdles 800 – Devon Little

400 – Blake Barth

Seconds

Pole Vault –

VJHS girls track results from conference meet


8th Grade Girls Conference Meet Results

Team Results

Vandalia – 4th Place (only a 7 points difference between 2nd place and 4th place)

1st Place

Tarkington – 100

Marquardt - 1600

2nd Place

Tarkington – 200

Elam – 800

Marquardt - Discus

3rd Place

Garrison – 400, high jump

4x100 – Garrison, Marquardt, Elam, Tarkington

4th

SEB softball wins


St. Elmo-Brownstown picked up an NTC win on Tuesday afternoon.  SEB got an 8 to 3 win over Strew-Stras/Windsor.  With the win, SEB improved to 14-14 on the season and they are now 5-2 in NTC play.  SEB softball will be back in action on Thursday when they will take on Marshall.

Vandals baseball no hit in loss to Carlyle, BSE wins


The Vandals were no hit in a 10 to 0, 5 inning loss to Carlyle on Monday.  Jake Stewart went 4.2 innings allowing 10 runs but only 2 were earned.  The Vandals are 8-13 on the season.  They are off until Thursday when they will travel to Roxana.

Brownstown-St. Elmo got a 14 to 9 win over Mulberry Grove on Monday.  Noah Flowers went five innings to pick up the win.  Levi

Megan Godoyo throws no hitter on Senior Day, Lady Vandals split DH-other scores


Megan Godoyo struck out 15 on her way to a no hitter on Senior Day, as the Lady Vandals took the first game of a doubleheader from Ramsey, 9 to 2.  Sarah Bigelow had 3 hits and 2 RBI, Kylie Sellers had 3 hits and scored two runs, and Megan Godoyo had two hits and two RBI for the Lady Vandals in the win.  In game two, Ramsey got an 11 to 4, to split the double headers.  The Lady

VCHS boys Fr-Soph at Conf meet


Fresh/Soph Boys placed 6th in conference.  Overall Scores:
Pana    132 pts
Carlinville    114 pts
Staunton    57 pts
Litchfield    51 pts
Hillsboro    50 pts
Vandalia    45 pts
Roxana    42 pts
Piasa    30 pts
Greenville    22

VCHS girls with strong showing at Fr-Soph Conf meet on Saturday


1st Place:

800: Jalea Paslay 2:24.12 ** New School Record** **New Fresh/Soph Conference Meet Record**

4x100: Anna Miller, Madison Klanke, Jalea Paslay, Emma Meyer 52.93 **New Meet Record**

Long Jump: Emma Meyer 15’6"

2nd Place:

100H: Anna Miller 18.0

300H: Anna Miller 49.51 **New School Record**

Pole Vault: Emma Meyer 9’6"

3rd Place:

400: Madison

Lady Vandals softball to host Ramsey today, moving Senior Day to today


The softball game between Vandalia and Ramsey has been moved up from tomorrow to today.  So, this afternoon will now be Senior Day for the Lady Vandals before their game with Ramsey.  The Lady Vandals will honor Seniors Megan Godoyo, Taylor Well, Brandy Protz and Kylie Sellers.

Lady Vandals split two games on Saturday


Game one-Vandalia 4, Carlyle 3 in 8 innings-Lady Vandals scored two runs in the bottom of the 8th inning and a sac bunt by Lindsey Dagen, followed by two fielder's choice plays without an out to load the bases.  Megan Godoyo then singled to tie the game and Taylor Well drew a walk to the walk off win. 

Lady Vandals lost to T-Town, 15 to 3 in the second game.  The Lady

Mulberry Grove defeats SEB to take EIC softball tournament


Mulberry Grove defeated St. Elmo-Brownstown 9 to 0 in the Egyptian Illini Tournament championship on Saturday.  For SEB, they are now 13-13 on the season.  They are set to play the 3rd place game of the NTC tournament at home today versus Effingham St. Anthony.  Also, the E-I All Conference team was named on Saturday, as well.

 
Egyptian Illini Conference

All-

Pro Wire Athlete of the Week


Our Pro Wire Athletes of the Week for the week of May 10th are Emma Meyer and Zach Schaal of Vandalia High School.  On Tuesday at the South Central Conference girls track meet, the Vandals freshman Meyer won the conference championship in the 100 and 200 runs.  On Monday versus Greenville, Zach threw all 7 innings, allowing just one run on 5 hits and struck out 9 in the Vandals

Vandals baseball falls to Litchfield


The Vandals lost to Litchfield, 20 to 3, in South Central Conference action on Friday.  The Vandals fall to 8-12 on the season.  They will play at Carlyle on Monday.

Lady Vandals fall in softball action, SEB falls in NTC tournament


The Lady Vandals lost to Ltichfield in softball action on Friday, 7 to 1.  The Lady Vandals had just 5 hits in the game, with Brandy Protz going 1 for 3 with the lone RBI.  The Lady Vandals fall to 6-19 on the season.  They will be at home for round robin action today, as they will play Carlyle at noon and T-Town at 3 pm.

St. Elmo-Brownstown softball lost in the semi-finals of

VCHS boys track results


Greenville:  71 pts
Mater Dei:  56 pts
Vandalia:    45 pts
CORLH:       8 pts

1st:  4x100 (46.58)--Gordon, Smith, Woolsey, Meyer.   
        Woolsey--Shot:  44'7"
        Woolsey--Long Jump:  18'6"
 

Vandals splits baseball DH with Hillsboro, South Central falls in wild one


The Vandals split a doubleheader with Hillsboro at home on Wednesday, falling 2 to 1 in 8 innings in game one and taking game 2, 8 to 7 in 8 innings.  In the first game, Jake Stewart pitched well but took the loss in going 7.1 innings and striking out 7.  Matt Beck had 3 hits and a run scored for the Vandals.  In game two, the Vandals scored the walk off run in the bottom of the

Lady Vandals split DH, other softball scores


The Lady Vandals split a doubleheader with Hillsboro at home on Wednesday, winning game one 9 to 3 and falling in game 2, 14 to 4.  In game one, Kylie Sellers and Taylor Well each had two hits and Karlie Bright drove in two runs, as the Lady Vandals jumped out to an early lead with four runs in the first and four more in the 3rd.  In game two, Megan Godoyo had 3 hits and Sara Bigelow

VJHS Boys Track results


7th Grade Team



Vandalia


Patoka



1st place

Hurdles, 800, – Devon Little New School Record Hurdles 17.3

100, High Jump, 200 – Trevor Smalls

1600 – Kaelyb Worker

Shot Put Disc – Garrett Austin

400 Blake Barth

Long Jump – Thomas Ritchey

4X100 – Trevor Smalls, Zane Steele, Blake Barth, Devon Little

4X200 – Bryce

VJHS Girls Track results


8th Grade Girls Track Results vs. Patoka 5/6

Vandalia – 1st Place

Patoka – 2nd Place


 

1st Place

Tarkington – 100, 200

Marquardt – 1600, 400, discus

Elam - 800

4x200 – Marquardt, Garrison, Elam, Tarkington

4x400 – Cannon, Garrison, Thierry, Mather


 

2nd Place

Richardson – hurdles, high jump

Garrison

Emma Meyer wins two events for VCHS girls at SCC meet


1st place:
100: Emma Meyer 13.28
200: Emma Meyer 27.89

2nd place:
4x100: Anna Miller, Madeline Cade, Jalea Paslay, Emma Meyer 52.75

3rd place:
800: Jalea Paslay 2:32
Pole Vault: Emma Meyer 10'0"

4th place:
100H: Anna Miller 17.76
300H: Anna Miller 50.29 **New School Record**
200: Anna Miller 29.52
High Jump: Johanna Walton 4'10"

5th place:


6th

South Central, BSE baseball both win


South Central 12, Windsor Stew-Stras 9 in 10 innings
W-Noah Powless in 1.2 innings of relief
Powless hit walk off Grand Slam in bottom of the 10th
Dylan Smith was 3 for 6, hit a Grand Slam to tie in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game
South Central is 8-13 on the season, will play Salem today

Brownstown-St. Elmo 9, BCCH 0
W-Noah Flowers
Jacob Behrends was 2 for 2 with 2 RBI
Landon

Vandals get win over Greenville, BSE falls in baseball action


Zach Schaal went the distance, allowing just one run and 5 hits, walking none and striking out nine, as the Vandals picked up a 4 to 1 over the Greenville Comets on Monday.  The Vandals scored all four of their runs in the 2nd inning.  Collin Nestleroad was 2 for 4 with an RBI, as the Vandals improved to 7-10 on the season. 

 
~~AT  Bob Page Field in Brownstown 

Lady Vandals fall to Greenville in close one


Lady Vandals softball scored two runs in the 7th inning, but their rally fell short, as they fall to Greenville, 11 to 9, in softball action on Monday.  Kylie Sellers and Karlie Bright each had 2 hits in the game for the Lady Vandals, who fall to 5-17 on the season.  They will play a doubleheader with Hillsboro at home on Wednesday.

Pro Wire Athlete of the Week


Our Pro Wire Athlete of the Week for the week of May 3rd is Curtis Gordon of Vandalia High School.  Curtis has taken first in multiple events in track this year, including the 110 hurdles and several times in pole vault.  And, on April 25th, Curtis Gordon set a new school record in the pole vault at 14'7". 

Our Athlete of the Week is brought to you each week by Pro

Vandals baseball falls to Gillespie


Gillespie scored multiple runs in every inning, on their way to a 15 to 0 win over the Vandals on Friday in baseball action.  Jake Bowen started for the Vandals, going the first 3.1 innings and allowed 8 earned runs and 10 hits in taking the loss on the mound.  The Vandals had just one hit on the day, by Matt Beck who was 1 for 2 on the day.  the Vandals fall to 6-10 on the

Lady Vandals fall to Gillespie in softball action


Gillespie scored in each of the first 5 innings, on their way to an 11 to 2 win over the Lady Vandals on Friday in softball action.  The Lady Vandals had just three hits in the game.  Taylor Well was 1 for 3 with both RBI in the game, and Karlie Bright and Megan Godoyo had the only other hits.  The Lady Vandals fall to 5-16 on the season.  They will play at Greenville on

VCHS girls track results from Cumberland meet


1st place:

Jalea Paslay 2:31

 

3rd place:

100: Emma Meyer 13.28

300H: Anna Miller 52.06

Pole Vault: Emma Meyer 9'6"

 

4th place:

4x100: Anna Miller, Madeline Cade, Jalea Paslay, Emma Meyer 53.84

100H: Anna Miller 17.66

200: Emma Meyer 27.53

High Jump: Johanna Walton 4'10"

 

Overall, 5th out of 11 teams.

Vandals baseball gets win, ends losing streak


The Vandals were 6 to 2 winners at Pana on Thursday, ending their 7 game losing streak.  Jake Stewart went the distance on the mound, allowing just one earned run and 5 hits and struck out 10.  Carson Smith had 3 hits, Richie Well had two RBI, Collin Nestleroad added two hits, a runs scored and an RBI, and Adam Palmer added two hits and a run scored.  The Vandals improved to 6-9 on

Lady Vandals softball falls to Pana


Pana softball scored 3 runs in the first inning and 4 more in the second, on their way to a 9 to 5 win over the Lady Vandals on Wednesday.  The Lady Vandals had just 4 hits on the day.  Kelsey Swain was 1 for 2 with a run scored and an RBI, Madison Click scored two runs and Karlie Bright had a hit and an RBI.  The Lady Vandals are now 5-15 on the season.

Vandals baseball falls, BSE baseball gets win


Vandals baseball falls at Carlinville, 5 to 4, in South Central Conference action.  Carlinville scored a run in the bottom of the 7th inning to get the win.  Zach Schaal went the distance on the mound for the Vandals, striking out 7 and taking the loss.  Richie Well was 3 for 4 at the plate and Carson Smith was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI.  Colin Ledbetter was 2 for 3 at the plate and

Vandalia softball falls in SCC action, SEB wins EIC title


Carlinville scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, to come from behind and defeat the Lady Vandals, 5 to 4, in South Central Conference softball action.  The Lady Vandals held a 4 to 3 lead heading into the bottom of the 7th.  Megan Godoyo was 2 for 3 on the day with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.  The Lady Vandals fall to 5-14 on the season and 1-3 in South Central Conference
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