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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: VYO football vs. Staunton

    The VYO football teams took to Mark Greer Field on Saturday against Staunton.

    In week one at Carlinville, the fifth-graders were the only team to win, taking their game, 12-8. Otherwise, the sixth-graders lost, 24-6; the seventh-graders lost, 28-22; and the eighth-graders lost, 44-34.

    This Saturday, the Jr. Vandals travel to East Alton-Wood River.

  • PHOTOS: JV Corner (Aug. 30)

    Some of this past week's Vandalia JV action included a home tennis match on Thursday and a home volleyball match on Tuesday.

    On Monday, the JV football team lost at Greenville, 44-34.

  • Rams take third in own tourney

    RAMSEY – The Rams played catch-up all game, but when the time limit was reached, they were on top in the third-place game of the Ramsey Tournament, earning a 7-6 win.

    Ramsey scored four times in the third, capped by a two-run double from senior Austin Cunningham to tie the game at six, and senior Ryan Black added an RBI double in the fourth to take the team’s first lead of the game and secure the win.

    Junior Tylor Knisley pitched a perfect fifth inning to earn the victory, with the game ending early on the tournament’s 1:45 time limit rule

  • Well, Casey seeking 50 players to start fast-pitch softball league in Vandalia

    Former Vandalia Freight players Rich Well and Nick Casey are seeking 50 players seventh-grade age and older to join a fall men's fast-pitch softball league in Vandalia.

    The registration cost is $20 per player, and wooden bats will be provided. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 5.

    Teams will be picked by four team captains on Sept. 5, and players will notified shortly after.

    Games will begin on Sunday, Sept. 9 and be played every Sunday until Oct. 14. Game times will be 2 and 4 p.m. at Ruemellin Field.

  • Brownstown Sports Boosters hosting third annual fish fry on Sept. 14

    The Brownstown Sports Boosters are hosting their third annual fish fry on Sept. 14 at Brownstown Elementary School.

    The all-you-can eat event will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. The cost is $8.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids 12-and-under and $8.50 for carryout.

    Food served at the event will include catfish curls, walleye, popcorn shrimp, chicken strips, potato salad, cole slaw, applesauce, baked beans, steak fries, desserts and drinks.

    Tickets are available from any Bomber athlete, or at the door. A 50/50 raffle will be held during the event.

  • Greenville College hosting softball clinics

    The Greenville College softball coaching staff will soon be hosting five softball camps.

    On Saturday, Sept. 8, there will be a defense and hitting clinic for ages 8-12, with the defensive session from 9 a.m-noon, and the hitting session from 1-4 p.m. Each session is $35, or $60 for both.

    An identical camp will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 15, but for ages 13-18.

    On Saturday, Sept. 22, a pitching clinic will be held for all ages from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost is $35.

  • This week's schedule (Aug. 30)

    VANDALIA
    Football
    Friday, vs. Carlinville, 7 p.m.
    Volleyball
    Thursday at Roxana, 5 p.m.
    Saturday at Altamont Tourney, TBA
    Tuesday vs. Carlinville, 5 p.m.
    Golf
    Tuesday at Effingham, 4 p.m.
    Wednesday vs. CORL/Litch., 4 p.m.
    Soccer
    Thursday vs. Effingham, 4:15 p.m.
    Monday vs. Centralia, 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday vs. CORL, 4:30 p.m.
    JV Football
    Monday at Carinville, 6 p.m.
    Freshmen Football
    Thursday at Carlinville, 6 p.m.
    VYO Football

  • Frogtown News

    Anniversary
    Myron and Della Pontious celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Old Capitol View Restaurant in Vandalia on Saturday.
    Those people attending were from Wisconsin, St. Louis, Mo., Columbia, Ill., Effingham, Teutopolis and St. Peter.
    Airlifted to St. John’s
    Helen Limes, mother of Belinda Harpster, both of St. Peter, was airlifted to St. John’s hospital in Springfield on Thursday night. She returned home on Monday.
    Weekend Visitors

  • Corrections (Aug. 30)

    The following players were incorrectly identified in last week’s Fall Sports Preview: Tristan Hull of Patoka's baseball team and Steven Schienschang. of Mulberry Grove's baseball team.

    Also in that section, Brownstown sophomore Katie Kroll was listed as a freshman.

    In last week’s sports section, a computer glitch caused a photo of Noah Powless to be replaced by that of Sevan Wright.

    We apologize for the errors.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Katy Scheduled for Elective Surgery
    Katy, the newest little doggie face on the Homestead, is now 19 weeks old and will soon have her doggie elective (?) surgery.
    The decision has also been made that she is ready to attend obedience classes. It isn’t that she is bad-tempered or mean in any way. On the other hand, she is overwhelmingly affectionate.
    She loves to play and wants everyone to play with her, all of the time.
    She is also proving to be a good watchdog and alerts us when anything moves in the edge of our yard in the woods.