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Today's News

  • Big Bass Tournament (Sept. 18)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held an Open Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Sept. 18. The winners are pictured; from left to right: Arnie Rexroads and Travis Gould, first place with 13.57 pounds; Matt Kircher and Robert Lindley, second place with 10.84 pounds; and Mike Grejtak and Lonnie Gerdes, third place with 3.81 pounds. The big bass winner was Lindley, with a 4-pound catch.

  • Fayette County Speedway to host special show

    The Fayette County Speedway is hosting a multi-day show from Oct. 15-17. Event times and details about the races are listed below.

    Friday, October 15:        
    *Practice Night, 6 - 9 p.m.      
    *Friday pit pass $15 (for all ages)
    Saturday, October 16:     
    *Street Stock & Hornet: Qualifying and Heats    
    *Full Modified show       

  • South Central wins Volley for the Cure match

    South Central beat Sandoval in three sets (16-25, 25-9, 25-9) during its Volley for the Cure match on Tuesday.

    The Cougars improved to 19-5 (7-1 MTC) this season.

    Sarah Kramer led the South Central with 16 points and 14 assists.

    Emily Atwood had 13 kills, 10 points and two service aces. Katie Crain had 15 points and four service aces, and Kinzie Nelson had nine points and five service aces.

    South Central's JV team won, 25-12, 25-11. The JV team is 10-1 this season.

  • South Central falls short in MTC title game

    Friday, Oct. 1
    MTC Finals
    North Clay 11
    South Central 7

    Second-seeded South Central held an early lead in the championship game of the Midland Trail Conference Tournament on Friday, but top-seeded North Clay scored a combined nine runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings to put away the Cougars, 11-7.

    Derek Hermeier pitched a complete game for South Central, striking out nine batters. Only six of the 11 runs he allowed were earned, due in large part to South Central's seven errors.

  • Several programs are upcoming at the Family YMCA

    Ladies church volleyball to begin

    The Family YMCA of Vandalia is hosting a Ladies Church Volleyball League that will begin on Oct. 22.

    Games will be played on Friday nights until Dec. 24, and the cost for a team is $100.

    For more information, contact the YMCA at 283-1258.

    Deadline approaching for flag football

    The registration deadline for the YMCA's adult flag football league is Oct. 15.

  • Eighth-grade VYO squad wins

    Eighth-grader Kyle Adermann (left) gets an angle on the Hillsboro quarterback during a VYO game on Saturday. The eighth-graders won the game, 8-6.

  • Seventh-graders take Old Capitol Classic

    The Vandalia seventh-grade girls basketball team won the Old Capitol Classic after defeating Greenville 34-29 in the championship game at Vandalia on Sept. 25. Pictured in front row from left to right are: Becky Scrimpsher, Adrianna Cox, Emily Hedgpeth, Haley Bigelow and Jalea Pasley. In back are: Makayla Tinker, Shelby Wheatley, Spencer Craig, Madelyn Hosick, Karlie Bright, Leah Francis and coach Dana Kirk.

  • Hickerson peaking for Vandals

    In what coach Kevin Schroeder called “gut-wrenching” time, junior Abby Hickerson missed three returns in a row during doubles play against Shelbyville on Tuesday.

    With the Vandals needing to win all three of its doubles games to win the match, allowing Shelbyville to tie up that game at 8-8 did not help Schroeder’s already twisted stomach.

  • Vandals celebrate senior soccer players

    Even though the game was canceled because no referees showed up at Vandalia High School on Tuesday night, the soccer team still celebrated senior night.

    After recognizing its seven seniors, the team played a scrimmage.

    Coach Walt Kinney spoke about each of the seniors after the ceremony.

  • Vandalia downs Argenta for third in Pana Tournament

    PANA – Coach Allison Smith was rooting for Argenta-Oreana to beat Windsor and, therefore, advance to the Pana Tournament championship game.

    With her team playing the loser of that match, it wasn’t that Smith has a vendetta against Windsor or thought her team would have an easier time beating them; she just wanted a second chance.

    The only reason Vandalia wasn’t playing in that match was because Windsor defeated the Vandals in the first game of match play at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.