Today's News

  • Vandals have resolve tested at rainy Pana Open

    PANA – Coach Jane Bell said the Vandalia boys track team had a test in determination on Saturday at the Pana Open, as cold temperatures, wind and rain made for a miserable morning and eventually postponed the finals of the meet until Monday.

    “This is about resolve,” Bell said. “This isn’t about times.”

    The conditions could be a positive, however, Bell said, because if the conditions are poor at the conference meet or the sectional meet in a few weeks, having the experience of battling through them would be beneficial.

  • Lady Eagles lose Myers; hit well to beat Ramsey

    ST. ELMO – The Lady Eagles carried a no-hitter through five innings to help earn a 3-0 win, but once the severity of an injury to senior pitcher Morgan Myers was realized, the joy of the win was diminished.

    Myers started against Ramsey last Wednesday, but she was pulled in the fourth inning, because she had jammed her right pinky finger while diving back to third base on a pickoff attempt in the third inning.

  • St. Elmo beats Brownstown

    ST. ELMO – A late surge gave St. Elmo  a 10-3 win against Brownstown last Wednesday.

    Junior Ben Sperry hit a home run to spark a seven-run sixth inning for the Eagles, which broke a 3-3 tie.

    He also picked up the win in relief of senior Kase Stolte, tossing 2 2/3 innings and striking out four.

    Sophomore Connor Beasley was the biggest producer, however, hitting two home runs to drive in three runs.

  • Area High School Sports Roundup (April 21)

    South Central's Cain paces area players in Kaskaskia College All-Star Game

    South Central senior Taylor Cain scored six points to lead the four area seniors who played in Kaskaskia College's District All-Star Game on Sunday.

    Cain made one 3-pointer and was 3-for-4 from the free-throw line.

    Vandalia's Marty Johnson was next in line with five points, netting a 3-pointer and a two-point basket during the game.

    South Central's Andrew Snow had four points, with one two-point bucket in the second and fourth quarters.

  • Track construction begins
  • Vandalia Vertical places at tourney
  • Vandalia Junior High track results (April 21)

    Thursday, April 14
    at Greenville
    Eighth-grade boys
    First-place finishers
    •Ryan Bayles, 100-meter dash
    •Bayles, 200-meter dash
    •Bayles, long jump
    •Luke Hollinshead, discus
    •Robby Lott, high jump (tie)
    •Ben Strobel, 1600-meter run
    •Bayles, C. Sarchet, Lott and Kinney, 4X100-meter relay
    Second-place finishers
    •L. Hollinshead, shot put
    •Lucian Kinney, 100-meter dash
    •Strobel, 800-meter run
    Third-place finishers
    •Kinney, shot put
    •Cameron Sarchet, 200-meter dash
    Fourth-place finishers
    •Collin Nestleroad, 400-meter dash
    •Austin Robson, discus
    •Strobel, long jump

  • Fayette County Speedway Results from April 17

    UMP DIRTcar Modified - 32 cars
    Heat 1
    1. 21S Denny Schwartz
    2. 98C Cole Hussong
    3. 42 Steve Lach
    4. 32K Chris Wilson
    Heat 2
    1. 22S Chad Kinder
    2. 4J Scott Weber
    3. 05 Dave Wietholder
    4. Bud 1 Larry Anderson
    Heat 3
    1. 49 Craig Kern
    2. 24H Mike Harrison
    3. 9 Terry James
    4. 19 Jimmy Cummins
    Heat 4
    1. 20 Cody Clark
    2. G1 Gabe Menser
    3. 25X Brett Korves
    4. 44 Jim Werner Jr
    1. 21S Denny Schwartz
    2. 4J Scott Weber
    3. 22S Chad Kinder
    4. 49 Craig Kern
    Consi 1
    1. 28 Michael Bolyard
    2. 1A Aaron Draege
    3. 70 Brian Bielong
    4. 1 Tim Hancock
    5. E55 Chad Sellers

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visitors
    Keri, Elijah and Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., spent Friday and Saturday nights with her parents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, April 21
    • The annual Fayette County School Children Art Show will be held April 21-25. It is sponsored by Artworks Gallery and will be held in the exhibit area above the Fayette County Museum at 301 W. Main St., Vandalia. Hours are 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. on most Sundays.