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Today's News

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (May 3)

    Many athletes that spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes with recent results.

    Tanner Bushue • Pitcher • Lexington Legends

  • Prep roundup (May 3)

    Lady Cougars take 3rd in shortened tourney

    The South Central softball team won two of three games in a rain-shortened tournament at Robinson last Saturday.

    The Lady Cougars then won a coin toss to take third place.

    South Central had advanced to the third-place game after defeating Neoga and Hutsonville, and losing to Robinson, but that game against Red Hill was called off after just a third of an inning.

    In game one, senior Alexis Phillips had four singles and two RBI to lead South Central to a 7-5 win.

  • VJHS track and field results

    EIGHTH-GRADE BOYS
    Monday, April 30
    at Litchfield
    First-place finishers
    •Marcus Durbin, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash
    •Ethan Meyer, shot put
    •Shane Murray, pole vault
    •Tucker Willms, discus
    •4X200-meter relay (Grant Wells, Eli Bowen, Enrique Jenner and Bobby Bradley)
    Second-place finishers
    •Bowen, long jump
    •Bradley, 400-meter dash, shot put
    •Jenner, high jump
    •Murray, 800-meter run, 1,600-meter run

  • Fayette County Speedway results – April 22

    Sunday, April 22
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1.            56           Jake Draege
    2.            808         Kelby Simmons
    3.            32Z         Nate Zimmer

  • Boys and girls basketball, and volleyball youth camps being hosted at VCHS

    A basketball camp for girls curently in grades K-7 will be held at VCHS from May 21-24.

    The camp will teach the fundamentals of girls basketball, and will be led by VCHS coach Michelle McNary.

    The camp will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. each day, and the registration cost is $30 for individuals and $25 for each additional child within the same family.

    Early registration is appreciated.

    For more information, contact McNary at 267-7047.

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  • YMCA holds healthy lifestyle challenge

    The Fayette County Family YMCA recently held a heathy lifestyle challenge. The challenge awarded points to members for drinking enough water, choosing healthier foods, coming to the YMCA for workouts or classes, and for weekly weigh-ins.

  • Season-opening bass tournament

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held its season-opening bass tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, April 14.

  • Vandalia softball game canceled

    The makeup softball game between Vandalia and East Alton-Wood River for Tuesday has been postponed. A make-up is to be announced for the game that was originally scheduled for April 13.

  • Mayor receives word that Graham plant is closing

    10 a.m. Tuesday: Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman told The Leader-Union this morning that he has received word that Graham Packaging plans to close its Vandalia plant this summer.

    Gottman said he has seen a copy of a letter given to employees that explain the plans to close the plant, and that he has been working through the morning to set up a meeting with Graham officials.

    Gottman plans to make an announcement on those plans early this afternoon.

  • South Central baseball, softball games canceled

    South Central has canceled home baseball and softball games for Tuesday afternoon.