Community Sports

  • 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.
  • Kaskaskia College offering several sports camps
    SOCCER The Kaskaskia College soccer program will hold a high school boys camp next Monday and Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. The cost to attend the camp is $30, and includes a T-shirt. The camp will be instructed by KC coach Joe Basch and current KC athletes.  All players should meet at the KC soccer field on the first day, and bring a water bottle and shin guards. Pre‑registration is recommended. For a registration form or for more information, contact Basch at 545-3175 or email jbasch@kaskaskia.edu. BOYS BASKETBALL
  • Brownstown VFW Post 9770 raffles off 10 baseballs signed by Hall of Famers
    Brownstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9770 held its Grand Raffle on Saturday, and included were 10 baseballs autographed by Major League Baseball Hall of Famers. Winners of those balls were:
  • VFOD men's slo-pitch softball (June 19)
    Monday, June 16 Roger Craig Welding 22, Montgomery 3 RCW 10, Montgomery 7 Standings •Roger Craig, 7-3 •BCH Detailing, 5-3 •Copper Penny, 4-4 •Montgomery, 4-4 •Patoka Fire Dept., 2-8
  • PHOTO: Tumblers qualify for nationals
    Advancing to a national tumbling meet recently were 23 Triple A tumblers, who train in Vandalia, who finished in the top 10 at the state meet. Girls who advanced to the meet, which began on Monday in Louisville, Ky., are: Addie Sasse, Payton White, Peyton Dothager, Karlee VanUytven, Haylee Hediger, Lexie Kruep, Isabel Warner, Kaylee Rosenkoetter, Lauren Kaiser, Elly Hall, Emma Kershaw, Emily Manley, Hannah Warner, Ryenne Edwards, Ashton Smith, Isabelle Daiber, Alyssa Challans, Kassidy VanUytven, Gracye Davis, Ellika Whiteman, Anna Kramer, Lauren Hagy and Aurora Richardson.
  • PHOTO: Local Bowlers Win State Championship
    The women's bowling team sponsored by H&R Block of Vandalia was the handicap team winner of the Illinois Women's Bowling Association State Championships.