Community Sports

  • VYO sweeps Pana
    The Vandalia VYO football teams all won on Saturday.
  • Tumblers Perform Nationally
    Several area tumblers from Triple AAA Tumbling recently competed at the National Tumbling Championships in Charleston, W. Va.
  • Temperance Lodge hosting first annual golf tournament
    Temperance Lodge No. 16 is hosting its inaugural golf tournament on Saturday at Indian Springs Golf Course. The outing will include many different activities and prizes. The four-person scramble is open to men and women, and teams will compete for trophies and monetary prizes for first, second and third places. In addition, there will be four hole-in-one contests, closest-to-the-hole contest, longest putt and longest drive. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle will also take place during the event.
  • Running for the Score
    The VYO football teams won four games against EAWR on Saturday. Scores can be found in the prep scores and schedules or on Page 3B of the print edition.
  • Season-ending slo-pitch tourney won by Buckstop
    Buckstop Archery’s Justin Atwood last Thursday was named the Most Valuable Player of the Vandalia men’s slo-pitch league’s season-ending double-elimination tournament. Atwood allowed one earned run in four games during the tournament to help Buckstop take the title. Buckstop was also the regular-season champions and Atwood the regular-season MVP. All-Tournament Team P – Justin Atwood, Buckstop C – Justin Durbin, Buckstop 1B – Jon Keck, Keck’s 2B – Drew Jones, K-Moe’s 3B – Tony Alstat, K-Moe’s SS – Josh Atwood, Buckstop OF – Brent Bayles, Buckstop OF – Jon Lotz, Keck’s
  • K-Moe's upsets Buckstop, wins slo-pitch tournament
    K-Moe's upset Buckstop Archery, 10-9, last Thursday in the championship semifinals of the Vandalia men's slo-pitch single elimination tournament, and then went on to beat Ugly Koyote, 17-5, to take the title. Jeremy Logue in the seventh inning hit a two-run homer to break an 8-8 tie against Buckstop, and K-Moe's would retire the final batter with the winning run on base. Against Ugly Koyote, Logue's bases-loaded triple gave K-Moe's a 10-run lead in the sixth inning to end the game. Logue was named tournament MVP.
  • VYO football holds season-opener
    Vandalia went 2-2 against Carlinville on Saturday.
  • YMCA to offer exercise programs
    The YMCA will offer several fitness programs in September. Every Monday and Wednesday starting Sept. 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the YMCA will offer aerobics with Lynn Ferguson. Every Tuesday starting Sept. 6, the YMCA will offer two bootcamps:  “Wild Bootcamp” from  5-6 p.m. and “Mild Bootcamp”  from 6-7 p.m, with Haron Denton On every Tuesday and Thursday starting Sept. 8, Zumba will be offered from 9-10 a.m. with Alison Durbin. Contact the YMCA at 283-1258 with questions or to register.
  • Field of Dreams reaches agreement with Park District
    The Vandalia Field of Dreams committee and the Vandalia Park District last Thursday came to an agreement on renovating the backstop at the high school softball field, and made concrete agreements on several other issues at the park district meeting. Despite claims from the park district board that the chain-link fence backstop is “in too good of shape” to tear down, the Field of Dreams committee gained permission to remove the fencing to build a brick backstop, and the park board also gave a $3,000 contribution to the project.
  • Atwood named MVP, Buckstop champs of slo-pitch league
    Pitcher Justin Atwood was named the Most Valuable Player of the Vandalia’s men’s slo-pitch softball league after he helped Buckstop Archery to a 23-1 record and the league title. Six other Buckstop players were also awarded. The league wrapped up its regular season on Tuesday, and began a single-elimination tournament on Wednesday. The finishing order of that tourney will determine the seeding of the end-of-season double elimination tournament that begins next Tuesday.