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Community Sports

  • VFOD men's slo-pitch softball (June 30)
    Monday, June 30 BCH Detailing 15, Roger Craig Welding 12 BCH 4, RCW 3 Montgomery 9, Copper Penny 8 Copper Penny 13, Montgomery 9 Standings •BCH, 10-4 •RCW, 9-5 •Montgomery, 5-7 •Copper Penny, 5-7 •Patoka, 3-9
  • PHOTO: FCH Friends and Families 5K
    A youngster sprints out to an early lead as participants take off in last Saturday's 5K run sponsored by the Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital, a non-profit organization which has purchased more than $1.5 million of medical equipment for FCH since 1988.    
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Several events are upcoming at the Family YMCA of Fayette County
    SUMMER LEISURE SERIES The Family YMCA of Fayette County will hold its first session of the Summer Leisure Series next week. The program is designed to introduce lesser-played sports to youth ages 10-14, and will be held for one week in each June, July and August. Among the sports to be instructed are: ultimate Frisbee, bocce ball, badminton, sand volleyball, soccer, flag football, table tennis, dodge ball and relay races/obstacle courses. Prior knowledge of the sports is not a requirement.
  • 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:
  • 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
  • Vandalia grad inducted at Greenville College
    Donna (Lay) Collins, a Vandalia graduate, was recently inducted into the Greenville College Athletic Hall of Fame. A three-sport athlete at Greenville College, Collins earned 12 letters in her four-year career while leading her teams in volleyball, women’s basketball and softball to winning seasons every year. In volleyball, Collins earned numerous all-conference and all-district awards, and in basketball, she was the team’s leading free-throw shooter each season.
  • PHOTOS: Well, Casey inducted to state ASA Hall of Fame
    Two of the best players from the two-time national champion Vandalia Freight fast-pitch softball team were recently inducted into the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame. Nick Casey and Rich Well gave their induction speeches at a ceremony on April 12 in Decatur. Casey holds team records in home runs (144), triples (45), walks (286) and slugging percentage (.684), playing in 567 games. He also held a 74-59 record as a pitcher, and drove home 560 runs, while scoring 481 times.
  • PHOTO: YMCA program concludes at VES
    More than 100 students at Vandalia Elementary School participated in the Family YMCA of Fayette County's 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Go! program, which encourages students to make healthy food choices and exercise.