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Today's News

  • Fayette County Speedway Results from Sept. 17

    UMP DIRTcar Modified Division - 14 cars
    Heat 1            
    1.    G1    Gabe Menser
    2.    84    Tyler Diebert
    3.    1A    Aaron Draege
    4.    21    Khris Fohne
    Heat 2            
    1.    93V    Mike Vanpreter
    2.    25    Brent Keyes

  • This week's local sports schedule (Sept. 23-29)

    Thursday Sept. 23
    BASEBALL
    South Central vs. Negoa, 4:15 p.m.
    EIC Tournament Third-Place, 4 p.m. in Vandalia
    EIC Tournament Title Game, 7 p.m. in Vandalia

    VOLLEYBALL
    Vandalia at Pana, 6 p.m.
    Brownstown at Altamont, 6:15 p.m.
    Ramsey vs. Sandoval, 6:15 p.m.
    St. Elmo at Negoa, 6:15 p.m.
    South Central vs. North Clay, 6:15 p.m.

    SOCCER
    Vandalia vs. Altamont, 4:15 p.m.

  • Vandalia golf team splits week's matches

    Tuesday, Sept. 21
    at Shelbyville

    Vandalia - 165
    Taylorville - 172
    Shelbyville - 183
    Individual scores – Blake Swofford, 36; Wes Lindsey, 40; Derrick Herker, 43; Josh Lawson. 46; Zach Reiss, 52; Zack Jackson, 61

    Monday, Sept. 20
    at Hillsboro

    Hillsboro - 149
    Marquette - 158
    Vandalia - 170
    Individual scores – Swofford, 37; Herker, 40; Lawson, 45; Reiss, 48; Lindsey, 49; Jackson, 49

  • Vandalia soccer team picks up first win

    The Vandalia soccer team picked up its first victory of the season last Thursday, defeating Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 4-0.

    Lucas McDowell, Matt Grove, Matt Hubbart and Steven Daley all scored goals for the Vandals, with McDowell also picking up two assists.

    Vandalia and Centralia played to a 2-2 draw earlier this season.

    On Tuesday, the Vandals were defeated by Gillespie, 3-1.

    Hubbart scored the Vandals' lone goal in the game. He was assisted by McDowell.

    Patrick Bauer had nine saves in the match.
     

  • Local volleyball results (Sept. 14-21)

    Brownstown

    Tuesday, Sept. 21
    vs. Beecher City
    Brownstown lost to Beecher City in three sets (22-25, 25-18, 25-21) on Tuesday night.

    Katy Satterthwaite led the Bombers with six kills and three service aces. Morgan Stinebring added five kills, two service aces and two blocks of her own. Brittany Kistler had eight digs.

  • Jackson warns of company selling athletic advertising to area businesses

    Vandalia Athletic Director Kevin Jackson said an unauthorized company is attempting to sell advertising to local businesses regarding athletics.

    The company is based in Texas and is called Impression Scoreboard. Jackson is urging local businesses to disregard the company.

    Authorized advertisers for athletics are the Sports Boosters and the Illinois Program and Calendar Co. from Decatur.

  • VYO goes 2-2 on Saturday

    Fifth-grade quarterback Markus Zimmerman (right) celebrates with teammate Garett McNary after he rushed more than 70 yards for the Vandals' only touchdown. Vandalia lost to Southwestern 14-6.

    Vandalia's sixth-grade team beat Southwestern 32-0, the seventh-grade team beat Southwestern 30-12 and the eighth-grade team lost 30-6.

  • Mulberry Grove JH loses regional final

    The Mulberry Grove Junior High softball team fell short in the regional championship game at Mt. Olive last Wednesday, losing to Nokomis, 7-2.

    Three Mulberry Grove players – Peyton Randolph, April Stitch and Kayla Zimmerman –went 2-for-4 in the game with Randolph stroking two doubles and driving in both of the Aces’ runs in the third inning.

    Nokomis already had a 6-0 lead by that time, adding their final run in the fifth.

    Kylea Vohlken suffered the loss for Mulberry Grove. She finished the season with a 7-4 record.

  • Merrill stops in Vandalia on coast to coast bike ride

  • Mulberry Grove still looking for a victory

    MULBERRY GROVE – When Ramsey’s Jessica Carroll took over the serve with her team leading 14-10 in the first set, the coaches, players and fans reacted as if it was just another serve.

    When her service ended with Ramsey leading 21-10, it appeared Mulberry Grove was going to drop a lopsided decision.

    But coach Natalie Lappe called her second timeout of the set and reminded her team of a simple fact.