The Fayette County Family YMCA is hosting a double-elimination sand volleyball tournament on Sept. 24-25.
The registration fee is $90 per team. A maximum of eight people high school-age or older can be on a team, but only six individuals will receive a T-shirt. At least two women must on the court at all times.
Those younger than 18 will need a parent's signature to play, and all players must sign a waiver.
The minimum number of players on the court is four, and the maximum is six.
A Journey of Hope Push America team pedaled through Vandalia this week and was hosted for the night at the Fayette County Family YMCA.
Journey of Hope riders bicycle about 75 miles a day during a cross-country trek that supports people with disabilities.
A fast-pitch softball team featuring several local players won the Teutopolis Invitational on July 16. Altamont Home Center was 4-1 in the tournament, winning the championship game against Teutopolis KC's, 10-0.
Anthony Grobengieser was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, after hitting two home runs and having several other hits, and Jarred Simmons was named the Most Valuable Pitcher, after going 3-1 and pitching the championship game.
Tuesday, July 19
Montgomery Plumbing 11
Goldsmith Farms 2
•Cole Rhodes had two triples, Tyler Montgomery had one triple and Dave Milam had a double for Montgomery, while Reid McKinley tripled for Goldsmith.
•Rhodes, Milam and Dathan Berning each doubled for Montgomry, and McKinley and Cody Allen doubled for Goldsmith.
SALEM – TK Kinkead isn’t sure if he will coach the Vandalia Jr. Legion team next summer.
The 19-year-old Collinsville resident and former Vandalia player said that being a college student and driving to games only to have them rained out, at times, made coaching difficult this season. But after guiding Post 95 through an improbable run to the semifinals of the District Tournament this past weekend, he may just get the coaching itch next June.
SALEM – It was an unexpected ride for the Vandalia Jr. Legion squad, but it was one the players will always remember.
Seeded last among East Division teams after winning just six regular-season games, Post 95 upset Salem and South Central in dramatic fashion last Thursday and Friday, before being relegated to the loser’s bracket after losing a lead to Teutopolis in the semifinals of the District Tournament on Saturday.
SALEM – With one more out, Vandalia was going to be relegated to the loser’s bracket.
But Johnnie Clift had another idea.
His three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning put Vandalia ahead, 10-8, during the semifinal game of the Jr. Legion District Tournament on Saturday night. But with the help of a couple controversial umpiring decisions and a handful of Vandalia errors, top-seeded Teutopolis stormed back in the bottom half to win, 11-10.
SALEM – The suicide squeeze is one of the most exciting plays in baseball.
It's also one of the most dangerous.
Nonetheless, Vandalia coach TK Kinkead drew up the play for Nick Metzger as the clock approached 11 p.m. last Friday night in the second-round of the Jr. Legion District Tournament.
Metzger squared, placed a perfect bunt and Leyton Godoyo scored to give Post 95 a slim 4-3 lead in the 11th inning against South Central.