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Community Sports

  • Sports Briefs (Nov. 17)
    Club volleyball tryout is on Sunday Club volleyball tryouts for girls ages 15-17 will be held at the Vandalia Community High School gym on Sunday at 2 p.m. The tryout is being run by Carla Huhn. Hunting season begins on Friday The first firearm deer hunting season is this Friday through Sunday. Times for hunting are 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. The second firearm season and the first muzzleloader season will be held from Dec. 1-4.
  • Vandalia resident set to line judge at state
    An official from Vandalia will be a line judge at the state volleyball tournament next Friday and Saturday. Ruth Holliday, who has been an Illinois High School Association volleyball official for 33 years, for the first time in her career was selected to take part in the state tournament in Normal. “It’s an honor and a thrill,” Holliday said. “It’s the first time I have gone this far.” In other postseason action this fall, she will also officiate at a super-sectional match.
  • Mills finds calling in minors
    When attending a minor league baseball game, a decent amount of the entertainment value doesn’t even come from the players on the field. At Kane County Cougars games, it’s a St. Elmo graduate who helps ensure that fans get their money’s worth when the team isn't on the field. Heather Mills, the salutatorian of the 2005 class, is now employed in the team’s promotions department after a few years in the ticket department.
  • Sports Briefs (Oct. 27)
    Jr. Pro basketball camp starts Oct. 29 The Vandalia Jr. Pro boys basketball camp will begin on Oct. 29 and conclude on Nov. 12 during Red/White night. Boys in grades K-6 may register for the camp, which will emphasize individual attention to develop skills. Teaching kids to enjoy the game is one of the primary objectives of the camp.
  • Comminuty feature photos (Oct. 27)
    Three community sports photos from this week.
  • Sports Briefs (Oct. 20)
    Jr. Pro basketball camp starts Oct. 29 The Vandalia Jr. Pro boys basketball camp will begin on Oct. 29 and conclude on Nov. 12 during Red/White night. Boys in grades K-6 may register for the camp, which will emphasize individual attention to develop skills. Teaching kids to enjoy the game is one of the primary objectives of the camp.
  • Sports Briefs (Oct. 13)
    Knights of Columbus 5K is on Saturday The Knights of Columbus are hosting a 5K run/walk on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Mother of Dolors Parish Center in Vandalia. All proceeds from the event will benefit Cardinal Glennon Hospital and the Knights of Columbus. Registration is under way, and all runners who pre-register are guaranteed a T-shirt.  Registration on race day begins at 7:30 a.m., but those who register on Saturday cannot be assured a T-shirt.
  • Those who knew him say Martie deserves induction
    Some who played with or against Ramsey native Brian Martie say there is no question he deserves induction into the National Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame.
  • Family YMCA holds Board of Directors session at KC
    On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus hosted the Fayette County Family YMCA Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session. 
  • PHOTO: Safe-T/Health Expo Winners
    The Kids Safe-T/Health Expo, sponsored by Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care, State Farm Insurance, Fayette County Interagency Council (FCIC) and the Safe Kids Coalition, was held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Kaskaskia College. More than 500 people attended the event. State Farm Insurance gave away two bicycles and 13 bicycle helmets to promote bicycle safety at the event.