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
  • YMCA to offer new ball program in 2015
    VANDALIA – Traditional baseball and softball leagues for ages 9-14 will no longer be organized at the Family YMCA of Fayette County starting next summer, and another organization in Vandalia may offer a way to help continue the development of traveling teams. Starting next June, the YMCA will offer a five-week co-ed ball program for kids ages 9-14, which will better teach fundamentals, as well as expose youth to a broader spectrum of sports.
  • VFOD men's slo-pitch softball (Aug. 11-12)
    Top-seeded Roger Craig Welding won the inaugural double-elimination championship tournament of the Vandalia Field of Dreams men’s slo-pitch softball league. Second-seeded BCH Auto Detailing beat RCW, 9-8, in the championship game, but because that was RCW’s first loss of the tournament, the two teams matched up again, with RCW earning a 14-2 victory.
  • HARNER: Weekend statue ceremony brings childhood nostalgia
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Some 20 years ago, Jim Thome purchased a Jeep from the dealership where my dad was employed as a mechanic. To a 6-year-old, the future Cleveland Indians standout was a monster of a man, a gentle giant towering over me as he signed the back of my baseball card in Shelby, Ohio, instantly becoming my favorite player. Last Saturday night, Thome again became a giant of a man, only this time, he was encased in bronze.