Community Sports

  • St. Elmo native appointed as new GM of Joliet Slammers
  • Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny to hold luncheon
    St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny will be the guest speaker at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ “Champions’ Luncheon” next Tuesday in Effingham. The luncheon at the Thelma Keller Convention Center is at noon; doors open at 11:15. A sponsors’ reception is being held from 10:45-11:15 a.m. Tickets are $50 each and are available by contacting Luke Hohlt, the area FCA representative, at 292-5649, on by email at lhohlt@fca.org  
  • Triple A Tumblers
  • Junior Vandal Wrestlers
    The Junior Vandals Wrestling Club competed at meets in Fairbury and Jerseyville on Jan. 1 and 3, respectively. At Fairbury, Anthony Enlow and Eric McKinney placed first at the 13-14 and nine-10 division, respectively. Jerseyville 6-under: Cazdyn Brown placed first, while Drew Jones and Corbin Meyers finished second. Aiden Evans and Lane Cearlock also finished third.
  • Kaskaskia College to host winter cheerleading clinic
    The Kaskaskia College Cheerleaders will be hosting a winter cheerleading Clinic for area students on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m.-noon.  All participants can also have lunch with the cheerleaders and will also be asked to return to the KC gym to perform at halftime of the women’s or men’s basketball game that afternoon. The camp is for any boy or girl in pre-K through eighth grade.  Price to attend is $35 per person (includes T-shirt and lunch). Deadline to register and be guaranteed a T-shirt is Jan. 20.
  • Junior Vandals compete at Edwardsville and Highland
    The Junior Vandal Wrestling Club competed in two tournaments on Dec. 19-20. Edwardsville Dec. 19 Six-and-under: Cole Yarbrough and Brody Matthews placed first, while Aiden Evans and Drew Jones placed second and third, respectively. Kaden McFarland, Keagan Timmons and Michael Braun also finished fourth. Seven-eight: Wyatt Dothager placed first, while Dillon Hinton and Parker Ray finished second. Harrison Larimer finished fourth. 11-12: Jacob Schaal finished fifth.
  • Triple A Tumbling meet held at Salem
  • Perfect Game
  • Former Vandal wrestler continues career at Augustana College
      Vandalia graduate, Jake Stewart, competed at the 52nd annual North Central College Invitational in Naperville on Saturday. The Augustana freshman earned a first-round win over Milikin's Dwight Brown by 9-5 decision. He followed with a loss via fall to Riley Lefever of Wabash College. In the third round, he fell to North Central's Tanner VanDalsen in a 3-2 decision.
  • Junior Vandal Wrestlers begin action
    The Junior Vandal Wrestling Club began action last weekend with a tournament at Bethalto last Sunday. Six junior vandals placed first in the Bethalto Tournament. Cazdyn Brown, Brody Matthews and Cole Yarbrough in the 6-and under division, Dillon Hinton and Parker ray in the 7- and 8-year-old division, and Anthony Enlow in the 13- and 14-year-old division. In other results for the 6-and under division, Dominic Swyers placed second, Braxton Dunn and Drew Jones placed third, and Lane Cearlock, Kaden McFarland and Keagan Timmons placed fourth.