Today's News

  • Buscher brings experience to Vandals

    The new boys basketball coach at Vandalia High School brings a wealth of experience and familiarity to the position.

    Brian Buscher was the starting point guard for the Vandals his sophomore through senior seasons, and he has been an assistant coach with the team for the past 14 seasons.

    And ever since his playing days, he has had a strong desire to win, which is a key ingredient for someone taking over one of the highest profile coaching positions in town.

  • Ramsey falls in regional championship game

    ALTAMONT – The Lady Rams had six extra-base hits, but struggled at the plate with runners in scoring position on Saturday during a 10-3 loss to Altamont in the championship game of the Altamont Regional.

    Seven Ramsey runners were left on second or third, and the Lady Rams were just 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position.

    Senior Stevie Coates had a pair of triples, but a total of five strikeouts followed her hits to leave her stranded at third base both times.

  • Season ends too early for St. Elmo senior class

    ASSUMPTION – The season ended prematurely for St. Elmo last Thursday in the semifinals of the regional tournament, halting the careers of four extremely talented seniors.

    Ben Sperry, Blaine Scholes, Willie Magnus and Woodsen Savage all have started for four years for the Eagles, and an 11-1 loss to Windsor that snapped a 14-game winning streak was not the finish anyone had in mind.

  • South Central Lady Cougars fall by one run, 6-5, to Odin in regional tournament

    The South Central High School softball team surrendered two runs in the seventh inning of a 6-5 loss to Odin last Wednesday in the Odin Regional.

    A victory would have secured the Lady Cougars a spot in the regional championship game.

    Senior Alexis Phillips led the offense in the game, hitting a triple and driving home a pair of runs in her final high school game.

    Senior Celeste Fox had a single and an RBI.

    Kellie Crain had a pair of singles, and Oceana Whitt and Macie Cain each had one single.

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia boys and girls track awards

    Vandalia High School girls track coach Gena Nance and boys track coach Jane Bell handed out several awards during the teams' awards banquet on Monday night.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia softball awards

    Vandalia High School softball coach Brian Buscher handed out several awards during the team's awards banquet last Thursday night.

  • Vandalia's Men's Slo-Pitch (May 21)

    Monday, May 21
    Game 1
    Buckstop Archery 13
    Montgomery Plumbing 1
    Buckstop: Jordan Harmon, HR; Justin Atwood, 2B; Greg Mitchell, 2B.
    Mont.: Jon Hawthorne, 2B.

    Game 2
    Buckstop 17
    Montgomery 2
    Buckstop: Jordan Harmon, HR; Justin Atwood 3 2B; Kenny Koenig, 3 2B; Matt Blankenship, 2B,
    Mont.: Jon Hawthorne, 2B.

  • South Central athletes teaming with Engel Bros. for test drives

    South Central High School athletes and FBLA members will be working at the Ford "Drive One 4 UR School Event" on Saturday at Engel Bros. Ford in Farina from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Drivers who are 18 years and older with a valid driver's license are encouraged to attend the event and test drive a vehicle.

    SCHS will receive $20 for each test drive, up to $6,000.

    Only one driver per address is permitted.

  • Kaskaskia College offering sports camps

    KC offering girls soccer and basketball camps in June

    The Kaskaskia College Blue Angel soccer and basketball programs will host summer camps the week of June 18-22.  

    The camps are for girls entering kindergarten through sixth grades. The soccer camp will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, and the basketball camp will be held from 1-4 p.m.  

    Students can register for one of the camps for $60, or can register for both for $100. All participants will receive a T-shirt.

    It is suggested that students in both camps bring lunch.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament – May 5

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, May 5.