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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Dee Dee Hartz Memorial Run

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County held the Dee Dee Hartz Memorial 5K run on Saturday morning, with all of the proceeds benefitting the DeeDee Hartz Memorial Scholarship.

  • Austin places 5th at Jr. Olympics

    Quenten Austin, a 2012 Vandalia Community High School graduate, placed fifth in the decathlon at the AAU Jr. Olympics in Humble, Tex., a suburb of Houston, this past weekend.

    Austin, who plans to compete in the event starting next spring at Carthage College, finished with 5,787 points and finished no worse than 17th out of 38 in any of the 10 parts of the event in the young 17-18 age division.

    Wolf Mahler of Temple, Tex., was the overall winner, with 7.274 points.

  • Post 95's season ends in division tourney

    After being thrown into the mix against the toughest Jr. Legion teams in the region, it wasn’t a huge shock that Vandalia lost both of its games in the division tournament, but an upset win or two wouldn’t have been that surprising either.

    Granted an automatic berth to the tournament because it was hosted in Vandalia, Post 95 had trouble finding an offensive rhythm, falling to Belleville, 11-1, on Saturday and to Altamont, 8-3, on Sunday.

  • Montgomery picks Fontbonne

    Trevor Montgomery, a 2012 Vandalia Community High School graduate, on Wednesday signed his admissions letter to Fontbonne University, where he plans to play baseball.

    He is the second player from his class to sign with an NCAA Division III school in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, joining Dathan Berning, who recently signed with Greenville College.

  • The Freight takes 3rd in state tourney

    The Freight of Vandalia came out of retirement and showed little rust in placing third at the Illinois Amateur Softball Association wooden bat state fast-pitch softball tournament this past weekend.

    Vandalia opened the tournament, which was held in Casey, last Friday night, with a loss to eventual runners-up, the Belleville Stallions.

    But from there, the Freight went on a streak none of them likely imagined.

    In the first game on Saturday morning, Vandalia beat Altamont, advancing to a game at 3 p.m.

  • Registration open for fall sports at the YMCA

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County has opened registration for several fall youth sports.

    For full information or to register for any of the following programs, visit http://fayetteymca.com/wp/?p=2389.

    Flag football

    Children in grades 2-4 may sign up for the YMCA's flag football program, with the first games to be played on or after Sept. 13.

  • PHOTOS: Golf-Athon

    The Vandalia High School golf team took to the course on Monday for its annual Golf-Athon, a fundraiser which helps the golfers get money for their uniforms. At the end of the season, the Vandals then get to keep the polo shirts. The golf season opens on Aug. 13 at East Alton-Wood River.

  • Sports Briefs (Aug. 2)

    '92 Vandal football team to be honored

    Vandalia Community High School will honor its 1992 football team prior to this season's first home game on Aug. 24.

    All team members, managers and cheerleaders are invited to attend the pregame ceremony, which will be followed by Vandalia vs. Gillespie at 7 p.m.

    For those wishing to attend, contact coach John Stout for more information at jstout@vandals.k12.il.us.

  • PHOTOS: KC sports camps

    Kaskaskia College recently held two sports camps at its main campus.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia Mutual Field Now Official

    Vandalia Mutual Insurance agreed to sponsor the Vandalia High School baseball diamond for the next 10 years. The company's sponsorship sign was recently installed above the scoreboard in right field.