Community Sports

  • Sports Briefs (April 24)
    FCH 5K run is on June 21 Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital will be hosting a 5K fun run/walk on June 21. The event will begin and end at the southwest parking lot of the hospital. The race will start at 9 a.m., with registration opening at 8:15 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, and all registrants who are signed up before May 31 will be guaranteed a race T-shirt.
  • PHOTOS: Stars at Vandalia Bowl
      Recent accomplishments at Vandalia Bowl.
  • Family YMCA becomes a SilverSneakers facility to assist elderly
    The Family YMCA of Fayette County recently became a SilverSneakers facility. The SilverSneakers Fitness Program helps older adults take control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. For more information about the program, visit www.silversneakers.com or contact the YMCA at 283-1258.
  • PHOTOS: VPAC dancers perform well
    Dancers with the Vandalia Performing Arts Center recently competed in Collinsville. The mini dance team placed first in jazz for 6-year-olds and second overall for in the 8-and-under division. The senior dance team of Reyna Arenas, Haley Bigelow, Kacey Elam, Audrey Myers and Mindy Ritchey placed first in the teen lyrical dance and sixth overall. Kyleigh Roman placed first in the 7- and 8-year-old division of acrobatics and gymnastics. Makenzie Emerick and Reagan Smith took first place in duet for 8-and-under.
  • PHOTO: Locals inducted with KC team
    Kaskaskia College recently inducted the 1981-82 Kaskaskia College Blue Devils baseball team into its athletic Hall of Fame.
  • PHOTO: Four Vandalians advance in Knights competition
    Several shooters from Vandalia were among those who qualified for the sectional level of the Knights of Columbus free-throw shootout, which will be held in Breese on Saturday. Those from Vandalia qualifying were: Bryce Dunn, Jacob Truitt, Scott Shulman and Allie Willenborg.
  • Two YMCA youth programs open for registration
    Registration for the YMCA's youth spring soccer league is open through Feb. 18. Youth who are 4-year-olds-eighth grade may register for the league, which will begin in the middle of March. Registration cost is $25 for members, and $50 for nonmembers. A late fee of $20 will be charged to those who register between Feb. 19-24. There will be four skills clinics held prior to the start of the league.
  • VFOD slo-pitch coaches meeting is on Thursday
    The Vandalia Field of Dreams committee will hold a coaches meeting for the men’s slo-pitch league on Thursday at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Parkview Free Methodist church at 1507 W. Jefferson St. Six teams are scheduled to take part in the league, but it is hoped that eight teams will participate. Anyone interested in starting a team should attend the meeting. Registration cost for a team will be $250.
  • PHOTO: Ameren Donates to YMCA
    The Family YMCA of Fayette County recently received a $2,000 donation from Ameren to its Strong Kids Campaign. The campaign is used to help those with financial hardships enjoy the YMCA facility and money is also used for scholarships. In 2013, the YMCA gave out $16,844 in Strong Kids scholarships, while bringing in $13,967. The campaign budget for 2014 is $15,000. Anyone wishing to donate to the fund should contact the YMCA at 283-1258. Donations are accepted all year.
  • Baseball clinics coming to KC
    The Kaskaskia College baseball program will host two clinics on Saturday, Jan. 18, for players in grades 5-8. The clinics will be conducted by KC coaches and players, along with former players who have been drafted and Bryan Eversgerd, the Class AAA pitching coach for the St. Louis Cardinals organization. A pitching clinic will be held from 9-10:30 a.m., and will feature former Blue Devils  Jay Voss (St. Louis Cardinals) and Nick Gardewine (Texas Rangers).   A hitting clinic will be held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.