Today's News

  • Prep roundup (April 26)

    Lady Eagles win EIC slugfest with Beecher City

    The Lady Eagles won a wild one in Beecher City last Thursday.

    St. Elmo scored seven runs in the top of the seventh, only to have Beecher City rally back in the bottom of the frame to tie the game 12.

    But the Lady Eagles would add three runs in the eighth to come away with a 15-12 victory, their second Egyptian-Illini Conference win of the season.

  • Vandal notes: Team gets respect from SCC rival

    When Greenville’s A.J. Childerson toed the rubber for last Wednesday’s game in Vandalia, the home team players and coaches knew it would be a challenge to get going offensively.

    The Vandals never could get Childerson figured out during a 6-0 loss, but the fact that Greenville coaches respected the Vandals enough to throw their ace, even though Vandalia had lost five in a row, should tell Vandals players something about their talent.

  • Jr. High track athletes break more records

    More school records fell as the Vandalia Junior High track teams had two meets in the past week.

    Emma Meyer improved her own record in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 13.2 seconds. The seventh-grade 4X100-meter relay team of Meyer, Madeline Cade, Anna Miller and Jensen Hollinshead, also bettered its record, with a time of 56.4 seconds.

    For the boys, Curtis Gordon broke his own record in the 110-meter hurdles, with a time of 17.8 seconds.

    All three of those records were set last Thursday at Greenville.

  • Graumenz signs to wrestle for Neosho County CC

    Kyle Graumenz, a senior at Triad High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to wrestle for Neosho County Community College in Chaunte, Kan.

    The grandson of Devon and Patty Graumenz of Shobonier placed fourth at 138 pounds in the Class 2A individual state tournament this past February. He was the state runner-up as a sophomore in the 119-pound bracket.

    He qualified for the Illinois High School Association state tournament all four years of his high school career.

  • Haller honored by state Representative Tom Cross

    Fayette County resident Bill Haller was recently honored by state representative Tom Cross (R-Oswego) for a lifetime of acheivements.

    Haller, a former Major League Baseball umpire, was the focus of House Resolution 942, which was passed last week to honor his storied career in baseball and the military.

  • Jackson to host boys basketball camp

    Vandalia High School boys basketball coach Kevin Jackson will be holding a basketball camp for boys in grades K-7 from May 29-June 1.

    The camp will teach the fundamentals of basketball, including shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and man-to-man defense.

    Individual offensive moves and team play will also be included.

    Grades K-3 will participate from 8:30-9:45 a.m., and grades 4-7 will go from 10-11:45 a.m.

    Registration for grades K-3 is $25, and for grades 4-7, it is $35.

  • Fayette County Speedway results – April 15

    Sunday, April 15
    HEAT 1
    1.            41M       BRENT MULLINS              
    2.            2M         MICHAEL MEYER
    3.            9J            TERRY JAMES    

  • Vandalia baseball takes 12-inning loss; Saturday game canceled

    Saturday's Vandalia baseball game against Centralia (varsity and JV) has been canceled. The cancellation comes one day after the Vandals lost 7-6 at Hillsboro in 12 innings.

  • Vandalia softball moved to Hillsboro

    Today's Lady Vandals softball game has been moved from Vandalia to Hillsboro. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

  • Fayette County Speedway postpones Friday's race until Sunday afternoon

    Fayette County Speedway has postponed Friday night's races to Sunday afternoon. The gates will open at 2 p.m., with the racing to start at 4 p.m.