Today's News

  • Vandalia, Ramsey split doubleheader

    The joke during the first game of a doubleheader against Ramsey last Thursday was that Brandy Protz was never coming to Taylor Well’s house again.

    Because Ramsey had just seven players for the game, the two Vandalia sophomores found themselves on opposite teams, as Protz and Caitlin Alverson played for Ramsey to give them a full roster.

    The joking came because Protz put out Well twice, but by the end of the game, Well was ahead, as she earned the game-tying RBI during the Lady Vandals’ 9-7 win.

  • Jr. Legion squad loses, gets rained out

    The Vandalia Jr. Legion team struggled against Altamont in the first game of a doubleheader last Thursday, falling 10-0 in five innings.

    Post 95 surrendered six runs in the first inning, and Altamont added four more in the third by stringing together several hits, including back-to-back RBI doubles.

    Meanwhile, Vandalia threatened just once. Connor Beasley hit a double to left-center field in the fourth inning and later advanced to third on a single. Vandalia, however, would leave the bases loaded in the inning.

  • Vandalia, St. Elmo play in shootout

    The Vandalia and St. Elmo High School boys basketball teams played in the third Vandal Shootout on Monday and Tuesday.

    Both teams were 4-2 in pool play and won their first-round tournament games.

    In the tournament, St. Elmo defeated Chrisman, 24-16, and Vandalia beat DuQuoin, 31-23.

    Marshall was the tournament champion having defeated Mascoutah in the final tournament game.

    The final Vandal Shootout is on Thursday and Friday. Both Vandalia and St. Elmo will partake in the event, which is hosting 18 teams.

  • South Central places second in state bass fishing tournament

    The South Central High School bass fishing team placed second at the Illinois High School Association state tournament on Saturday at Carlyle Lake.

    South Central caught seven fish for a total of 12 pounds, 13 ounces during the two-day event. Canton High School won the event, with 14 pounds, 6 ounces worth of fish.

    In fifth place after catching five fish weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces on Friday, South Central only caught two fish on the second day.

  • Racing Briefs (June 23)

    County speedway to host Thurs. show

    Racing at Fayette County Speedway was rained out for the second straight week last Friday, but the track is hosting a special show on Thursday.

    Gates will open for the UMP Summer Nationals DIRTcar Hell Tour this Thursday at 3 p.m., with the racing hot laps to begin at 7 p.m.

    Qualifying for late models will begin at 7:30 p.m., and racing will follow immediately.

    Double track points will be awarded during the night.

  • All-Star Cheerleader

    Cheerleader gets awarded.

  • Vandalia men's slo-pitch softball results

    Teams in the Vandalia men's slo-pitch league played four games last Wednesday.

    Game 1
    Ugly Koyote 4
    Motgomery Plumbing 2
    •Preson Spicer had a game-winning three-run triple for Ugly Koyote, and Curtis Brubaker had a triple for Montgomery.

    Game 2
    Ugly Koyote 12
    Montgomery 4
    •T. Payne, S. Murray (2) and M. Podergois each had doubles for Ugly Koyote.

  • Dorothy M. Dolly, 84, Vandalia

    Dorothy M. Dolly, 84, of Vandalia, died on Friday, June 17, 2011, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.

    Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Burial was in McInturff Cemetery in Hagarstown. Visitation was held one hour before services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: McInturff Cemetery or Long Term Care activity fund.

  • IHSA changes don't affect Fayette County schools

    The Illinois High School Association made two sweeping changes to its by-laws last Thursday, but neither of them affect any Fayette County high schools.

    Because of a discrepancy in the number of schools in each of the four classes in recent years, the IHSA adjusted the enrollment figures for each class, but all seven area high schools’ enrollments leave them in the same classes as before.

    In addition, no school is close to moving up or down a class.

  • Archery club moves range; shoot is Saturday

    The South Central Archery Club has moved its 3D archery range to the circle drive at Stephen A. Forbes State Park, and its next shoot is this Saturday.
    Registration times for the first shoot at the new location are unchanged, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Cash prizes will be given to the top shooters in each of five classes.