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Today's News

  • School record falls at last regular-season meet

    Another Vandalia boys track record fell, as the 4X200-meter relay team set a new mark at Hillsboro last Thursday.

    Senior Quenten Austin, junior Wade Cowger, sophomore Colton Woolsey and junior Ryan Ambuehl teamed up to place second in the race in 1:37.84, beating the previous record, which was set in 2009, by 1.5 seconds.

    Austin and Ambuehl now are part of all four relay records at VCHS.

    Ambuehl, Austin and Codie Jackson also had individual first-place finishes to help the Vandals place second out of three teams.

  • St. Elmo stretches winning streak to 14 games

    The area’s top two baseball teams battled on Monday in the final regular-season game of the season, and St. Elmo pushed its winning streak to 14 games with a 10-6 victory at South Central.

    St. Elmo (20-6) rides the momentum of the streak into the regional tournament, where the Eagles are a No. 2 seed and play on Thursday at Central A&M in Mowequa.

    The turnaround began on April 3, when St. Elmo was nursing a 6-6 record, but since then, the Eagles have scored at least 10 runs nine times, including the past four games.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia baseball senior day

    The Vandalia High School baseball team celebrated its seniors before last Friday's loss to Marquette Catholic.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia softball senior day

    The Vandalia High School softball team celebrated its seniors before last Wednesday's loss to Southwestern.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (May 17)

    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.

    Jessica Earnest • Bowler • Team USA

  • VCHS HOF nomination period is open

    Nominations for this year’s Vandalia Community High School Athletic Hall of Fame are due by May 31.

    Forms should be sent to Kevin Jackson, VCHS Athletic Director, 1109 N. 8th St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471. Forms are available at the high school office and may also be dropped off there.

    In order to be nominated, the following conditions must be met: the candidate must be a graduate of VCHS, a distinguished varsity team, a former coach or a supportive fan.

  • VCHS to hold meeting about drug testing

    A informational meeting will be held on May 31 at Vandalia Community High School regarding the drug testing policy for those in extracurricular activities, which will go into effect for the 2012-13 school year.

    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school gym.

  • Vandalia honored for Volley for the Cure fundraising

    The American Cancer Society recently released the 12 Illinois schools that raised the most money at their Volley for the Cure volleyball games this past fall.

    Vandalia was ranked third, with a total donation of $6,848.

    Ziegler-Royalton was first in the state, with $16,500.

  • Vandalia men’s slo-pitch softball league will begin play on Monday

    The Vandalia men’s slo-pitch softball league will begin play on Monday.

    The five-team league will play four games on Mondays from May 21-Aug. 12 and Thursdays from July 19-Aug. 16. Wednesdays, June 27, July 11, and Aug. 1, 8 and 15 will be used as rain dates.

    Teams in the league are:
    •Buckstop Archery
    •Montgomery Plumbing
    •Keck’s Marsh
    •Riedle Law Office Cyclones
    •Copper Penny

  • Births

    Parker Steven Daniels
    Jaclyn and Mitch Daniels of rural Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 1:07 p.m. on April 17, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.