The Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club opened its 2010-11 season with tournaments on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, Dec. 4
at Edwardsville Beginners Tournament
First place: Conner Ray
First place: Luke Thompson
Second place: Easton Maroom
Second place: Bryant Willms
7- and 8-year-olds
Third place: Gavin Mouser
13- and 14-year-olds
Third place: Kolton Etcheson
There were 1,264 deer killed in Fayette County during the first season, according to totals released by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Seventy-two fewer deer were killed in the county from Nov. 19-21 than were killed during the first season last year.
Statewide, 68,037 deer were killed, an increase of 1,911 from last year.
Pike County, located in west-central Illinois, recorded the highest total for the first season, with 1,957.
The second season is this Thursday through Sunday.
The Vandalia Jr. Wrestling Club will begin registration and practices on Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Vandalia High School Wrestling Room.
For more information, contact Jerry Stewart at 618-580-3475 or Johnny Swain at 618-339-0154.
The Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources recently held a membership drive. Winners were: Roger Withers (pictured), 36-gun safe with mystery gun; Jeff Cearlock, Stoeger model 835; Cindy Smith, Tarus 357 magnum; Bob Trexler, H&R slugger 12-gauge; Dillard Smith, .22 Cricket; Richard Schuesteer, H&R 20-gauge; and Don Klingston, .22 semi-automatic.
Vandalia High School athletic director and boys basketball coach Kevin Jackson has announced the dates for the Jr. Pro basketball program.
Boys in grades K-6 are eligible to participate in the program, which will meet on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9-10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 6-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9-10:30 a.m.; and at the Red/White game on Nov. 13. Registration is $25 for an individual and $40 for two or more children from the same household. Forms can be picked up at the high school office.
J.K. Barnes, grandson of John and Dorothy Barnes of Patoka, and Jennie Alice and the late Joe Harner of Brownstown, received the Mountain Mike McKay Rookie of the Year Award from the city of Solana Beach, Calif., after finishing his first year as an ocean beach lifeguard. He also served as president of a lifeguard association this summer.
Jeff Stone piles up bricks for the new backstop at the Vandalia High School baseball diamond. The work is being done as part of the Field of Dreams committee's second phase of improvements to ball fields in the city. The committee has three more phases it hopes to complete in the next five years and is always accepting donations, which can be made by dropping off a check payable to Vandalia Field of Dreams at Lincoln Land Credit Union or by sending a check to P.O. Box 242 in Vandalia.
Ladies church volleyball to begin
The Family YMCA of Vandalia is hosting a Ladies Church Volleyball League that will begin on Oct. 22.
Games will be played on Friday nights until Dec. 24, and the cost for a team is $100.
For more information, contact the YMCA at 283-1258.
Deadline approaching for flag football
The registration deadline for the YMCA's adult flag football league is Oct. 15.