Community Sports

  • PHOTO: Roger Clark Welding wins slo-pitch title
    Members of Roger Clark Welding pose with their championship trophy last week after winning the Vandalia Field of Dreams men's slo-pitch softball championship tournament. The team was incorrectly identified as Roger Craig Welding in the league's official scores and standings throughout the year. We apologize for the error. The team is also sponsored by Dairy Queen and Union Local 993.
  • PHOTOS: Triple A Tumblers Go To Nationals
    Members of Triple A Tumbling recently competed in a national event in Louisville, Ky.
  • VFOD men's slo-pitch softball (July 31)
    The Vandalia Field of Dreams men's slo-pitch softball league will conclude its regular season on Wednesday before hosting an All-Star Game on Aug. 4 and a championship tournament on Aug. 11-12. With two wins on Wednesday, BCH Detailing would tie Roger Craig Welding for the regular-season championship, but if Patoka Fire Dept. beats BCH in one of the two games, RCW will be the outright champion.
  • VFOD men's slo-pitch softball (June 23)
    Monday, June 23 Patoka Fire Dept. 9, BCH Auto Detailing 8 BCH 7, Patoka 5 Roger Craig Welding 15, Montgomery 13
  • PHOTO: Tumblers are state champions
    Ryenne Edwards (left) and Lauren Kaiser recently won state championships for Triple A Tumbling.    
  • Two from Vandalia and two from Ramsey to represent area at MMA fights
    Two men from Vandalia and two from Ramsey will be among the fighters participating in the Butler Brawl II mixed martial arts show at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 20. Vandalia’s Trevor Pyle and Jake Weischedel, and Ramsey’s James Harris and Gage Marston will represent the area at the event, which will feature 15 bouts during the Montgomery County Fair. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • VFOD men's slo-pitch softball (June 5)
    Monday, June 2 •Montgomery 11, BCH Detailing 5 •BCH 11, Montgomery 6 •Copper Penny 11, Patoka Fire Dept. 3 •Copper Penny 9, Patoka 6 Standings •BCH, 5-3 •Copper Penny, 4-2 •Roger Craig Welding, 3-3 •Patoka Fire Dept., 2-4 •Montgomery, 2-4 Monday, May 26 •Roger Craig 15, BCH 12 •Roger Craig 17, BCH 11 •Copper Penny 13, Montgomery 10 •Copper Penny 10, Montgomery 1 Standings
  • VFOD men's slo-pitch (May 22)
    The Vandalia Field of Dreams men’s slo-pitch softball league is two weeks into the season. Monday, May 19 BCH Detailing 13, Patoka Fire Dept. 3 BCH 15, Patoka 14 Montgomery Electric 13, Roger Craig Welding 12 Roger Craig 10, Montgomery 9 Standings •BCH, 4-0 •Patoka, 2-2 •Montgomery, 1-1 •Roger Craig, 1-3 •Copper Penny, 0-2
  • PHOTO: Tumbling Meet
    Members of the Triple A tumbling team recently participated in a meet in Effingham. Individual high score for the meet went to Emily Manley and Lauren Kaiser, who both earned perfect 10s. Highest All-Around score went to Emily Manley, 41.90. The tumblers are coached by Larry and Anita Merriman, Deb Richardson and Ashley Sebright.
  • PHOTO: Pepsi State Qualifier
    Vandalia's Sophia Richardson recently qualified for the Pepsi state bowling tournament by finishing third in the 15U division at Bowlmor Laketown Lanes in Springfield. The tournament will take place next Wednesday at Landmark Lanes in Peoria. Also bowling at the qualifier from Vandalia Bowl were: Kennedy Fiscus, Emma Warner, Mattie Howard, Karsyn Garrison, Joey Giller, James Seely, James Taylor, Dylan Garrett, Brendon Howard and Ty Wright.