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Today's News

  • 12U AAU tryout coming to Vandalia, Ramsey

    A tryout for the 2011 12U Liberty AAU League will be held at the Vandalia High School JV field from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday.

    A second tryout will be held at Ramsey High School at 2 p.m. on Oct. 24.

    Players should bring their own equipment to ensure they have the proper size, and tennis shoes in case the tryout is moved indoors.

    For more information, contact Matt Cloe at 217-821-4561.

  • Vandalia golf results (Sept. 22-27)

    Monday, Sept. 27
    SCC Meet at The Rail

    Vandalia finished sixth with a score of 348.

    Individual scores – Blake Swofford, 76; Wes Lindsey, 87; Zach Reiss, 92; Derrick Herker, 93; Zack Jackson, 94; Josh Lawson, 99.

    Wednesday Sept. 22
    at Ramsey

    Vandalia - 150

    Individual scores – Swofford, 35; Herker, 36; Lindsey, 39; Lawson, 40; Jackson, 43; Reiss, 45.

  • Patoka state qualifiers honored

    Signs were put up by IDOT along U.S. Route 51 in Patoka to recognize Brandi and Taylor Isaak, who both placed at the 2010 SIJHSA state meet. Brandi (left) placed second in the state in the 100-meter hurdles, and Taylor placed second in the 100-meter dash.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (Sept. 11)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Sept. 11. The winners are pictured; from left to right: Scott Wisnasky and Tom Lindley, first place with 9.77 pounds; Travis Gould, second place with 7.61 pounds; and Mike Lindley and Steve Booth, third place with 3.81 pounds. The big bass winner was Gould with a 4.81-pound catch.

  • YMCA hosting charity Free-Throw-Athon

    The YMCA is hosting its first annual Free-Throw-Athon from 9 p.m. on Oct. 15 to 5 a.m. on Oct. 17.

    During each hour of the event, teams of 10 people representing organizations will shoot 100 free throws each to earn money for both the YMCA and their organization (the money will split 50/50).

    Individual organizations must solicit pledges before the event. After the event, the YMCA will contact those who pledged money, and participating organizations will receive their check soon after.

  • YMCA sponsoring baseball academy

    Registration is open for a six-week spring training baseball program, sponsored by the YMCA.

    The program will run from Jan. 9 to Feb. 13.

    Players in grades 1-12 are eligible for the program, which will be directed by former Vandalia High School baseball coach Tim Summers in conjunction with the U.S. Baseball Academy.

    Sessions will be offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching.

    Registration is $99 for six weeks. For more information, visit www.usbaseballacademy.com or call 866-622-4487.

  • Area baseball results (Sept. 21-27)

    South Central

    Monday, Sept. 27
    vs. Noble

    The South Central High School baseball team defeated Noble 11-1 during the opening round of the Midland Trail Conference Tournament on Monday.

    Luke Krajefska picked up the win for the Cougars. Cole Armstrong and Rudy Hablewitz each had two hits and three RBIs.

    Friday, Sept. 23
    vs. Noble

    South Central defeated Noble 14-5 on Friday.

  • Area volleyball results (Sept. 21-27)

    Brownstown

    Monday, Sept. 27
    vs. Odin

    Brownstown defeated Odin in three sets (21-25, 25-17, 25-11) on Monday.

    Morgan Stinebring had nine kills for the Bombers, and Michaela Walk added three service aces.

    Thursday, Sept. 23
    at Altamont

    Brownstown lost to Altamont in straight sets (25-18, 25-17) last Thursday.

    Stinebring had four kills and three service aces for the Bombers.

    Ramsey

  • Vandalia soccer results (Sept. 22-28)

    Tuesday, Sept. 28
    vs. Greenville

    The Vandalia High School soccer team lost to Greenville 7-0 on Tuesday. Goalies Austa Keppler and Lucas McDowell had nine saves in goal.

    The JV team was defeated, 4-0.

    Monday, Sept. 27
    vs. Carlyle

    Vandalia lost 8-2 to Altamont on Monday. Matt Grove scored both goals for the Vandals. Sawyer Dickenson assisted one of Grove's goals.

    Patrick Bauer and McDowell combined for six saves in goal.

  • Vandalia tennis results (Sept. 25-28)

    Tuesday, Sept. 28
    vs. Centralia
    Centralia 9
    Vandalia 0