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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Vandalia baseball awards

    Vandalia High School baseball coach Luke Hohlt handed out several awards during the team's awards banquet last Friday night.

  • Mahon has allowed no earned runs in five innings with Gateway Grizzlies

    St. Elmo High School graduate Logan Mahon has pitched well in three appearances out of the bullpen for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League.

    The Grizzlies are based in Sauget.

    Mahon pitched two innings against Joliet during an 8-4 win on May 20. He allowed two hits and a walk.

    Two days later, he struck out two batters in one inning of work during a 1-0 loss at Washington.

    He also walked one batter.

    Last Thursday, Mahon took the loss after pitching one inning of a 4-3 loss to Washington.

  • Sport Fishing and Conservation Club hosting free kids fishing tournament

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club is hosting a free kids fishing tournament on Saturday, June 9.

    Kids are to meet at the Lions Club pavilion and will be fishing off of the bank. The tournament will run from 10 a.m.-noon.

    Prizes will be given to those who catch the most bluegill or crappie during the tournament, and fishermen should bring a bucket to put the fish in.

    Fisherman can use any type of bait and any type of fishing pole.

    Age groups will be 5-10 and 11-15.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament – May 12

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, May 12.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results – May 18

    Friday, May 18
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1.            41M       Brent Mullins
    2.            N59        Chad Evans
    3.            28        Michael Bolyard

  • Mulberry Grove's run ends at super-sectional

    CARBONDALE — The Lady Aces ran into a fundamentally sound Goreville team at Monday's super-sectional, falling 14-0.

    Mulberry Grove got a leadoff single from Kayla Zimmerman, but that would be the team's only hit of the game.

    The Lady Aces had a 23-5 record on the season.

  • John P. Provinzano, 60, Highland

    John Pietro Provinzano, 60, of Highland, formerly of Vandalia, departed this life on May 26, 2012, at 1:37 a.m., at his home, surrounded by loved ones.

    Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland, with Deacon Ron Hesson of St. Paul’s Parish officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mattoon. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday, both at the funeral home. Memorials: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

  • Austin takes sixth at state finals

    Vandalia senior Quenten Austin placed sixth in the state finals of the 110-meter hurdles on Saturday. He tied his school record with a time of 0:15.39.

  • Lady Aces win sectional title

    WOODLAWN - Mulberry Grove fended off a late comeback attempt by Woodlawn to win Saturday's sectional title game, 8-5.

    With the win, the Lady Aces advance to Monday's super-sectional game in Carbondale. Mulberry Grove will face Goreville at noon on the campus of Southern Illinois University.

  • Austin makes state finals in 110-meter hurdles

    CHARLESTON — Vandalia senior Quenten Austin qualified for the state track finals in the 110-meter hurdles after placing fifth in the prelims on Thursday.

    Austin, who was seeded 10th, finished the race in a school record 0:15.39; the winner in the prelims ran a 0:14.54. State finals are on Saturday, with running events beginning at 10 a.m. at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

    Austin placed 11th in the 300-meter hurdles, just missing the cutoff for the finals.