Community Sports

  • PHOTOS: Kids at Play
    Youth baseball and softball games are happening all over the area.
  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Results (June 3 and 10)
    Monday, June 10 Game 1 Riedle Law Firm 15 Stout Adjustment 3 •For Riedle: Tim Schukar, 3 2B; Dallas Gray, 2 2B. •For Stout: Reid McKinley, 2B. Game 2 Riedle 11 Stout 2 •For Riedle: Dallas Gray, 3B; Chris Matthews, 2B. •For Stout: Kyle Campbell, 3B; Eli Keppler, 2B. Game 3 BCH Auto Detail 23 Montgomery Plumbing 8 •For BCH: Kyle Aukamp, 3B, 2B; Justin Atwood, 2B. •For Montgomery: Jon Hawthorne, 3B. Game 4 BCH 7
  • PHOTOS: Dancers Perform at Regional Competitions
    Several members of Beautiful Chaos Dance Center recently competed at a pair of regional competitions. At the Midwest Cheer and Dance Championships in St. Louis, the senior dance team place first, and the junior dance team placed second with hip-hop routines. At the Showstoppers Regional Competition in St. Charles, Mo., the senior dance team placed first in hip-hop and jazz, and second in lyrical. The junior dance team placed first in hip-hop and jazz, and second in lyrical.
  • Vandalia native to be a charity runner in the Chicago Marathon in October
    A Vandalia native will run her first-ever marathon in October as a charity runner. Stacy White has nearly reached her goal of raising $750 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and earning a spot in the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 13. The Foundation helps children who are diagnosed with cancer, and is named for Alexandria Scott, a 4-year-old who was diagnosed with cancer when she was 1.
  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Results (May 20)
    Monday, May 20 Game 1 Riedle Law Office 9 Montgomery Plumbing 2 •For Riedle: Brian Stout, 2 2B; Dallas Gray, 3B; Chris Matthews, 2B. Game 2 Riedle 13 Montgomery 1 •For Riedle: Matt Riedle, 3 2B; Gray, HR; Matthews, 2B, 3B. Game 3 BCH Auto Detail 7 Liberty Trading 6 •For BCH: Justin Atwood, 2B; Shane Depew, 2B; Jordan Harmon, 2B. •Game ended on back-to-back sac flies in the bottom of the seventh after Harmon’s double. Game 4 BCH 7
  • PHOTO: Bowling champs
    The Purple Strikers were the champions of the Tuesday night women's league at Vandalia Bowl for the 2012-13 season.
  • PHOTO: YMCA hosts Martial Arts Tournament
    The spring martial arts grappling tournament was recently held at the Family YMCA of Fayette County.
  • PHOTOS: State champion tumblers
    Four area tumblers were recently named state champions at Highland High School, with all of them plus several other members of the Triple A Tumbling team qualifying for the national tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this June.
  • Bell completes triathlon
    Vandalia graduate Drew Bell last Friday completed an Olympic-length triathlon at the Collegiate National Championships in Tempe, Ariz. Competing with a club team from the University of Illinois, Bell completed the event – which combines a 1,500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run – in 2:10:47 to finish 239th overall and 224th among men. There were 1,001 overall athletes and 595 men in the field.
  • Community sports briefs (April 18)
    Deadline for YMCA summer baseball and softball is this Saturday night; umpires also sought for YMCA leagues The deadline to register for the YMCA’s summer youth softball and baseball programs is on Saturday at 9 p.m. Several different leagues are available. Boys and girls •T-Ball, 5-and-under •Colt, 7-and-under Baseball •Pinto, 8-and-under •Mustang, 10-and-under •Bronco, 12-and-under •Pony, 14-and-under