Community Sports

  • Journey of Hope Push America team pedals through Vandalia
    A Journey of Hope Push America team pedaled through Vandalia this week and was hosted for the night at the Fayette County Family YMCA. Journey of Hope riders bicycle about 75 miles a day during a cross-country trek that supports people with disabilities.
  • Altamont fast-pitch softball team wins tournament
    A fast-pitch softball team featuring several local players won the Teutopolis Invitational on July 16. Altamont Home Center was 4-1 in the tournament, winning the championship game against Teutopolis KC's, 10-0.  Anthony Grobengieser was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, after hitting two home runs and having several other hits, and Jarred Simmons was named the Most Valuable Pitcher, after going 3-1 and pitching the championship game.
  • Revival Run top finishers
    Proceeds from the 4-mile run benefitted the Liberty Christian Youth Group.
  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Results from July 19-21
    Tuesday, July 19 Game 1 Montgomery Plumbing 11 Goldsmith Farms 2 •Cole Rhodes had two triples, Tyler Montgomery had one triple and Dave Milam had a double for Montgomery, while Reid McKinley tripled for Goldsmith. Game 2 Montgomery 11 Goldsmith 5 •Rhodes, Milam and Dathan Berning each doubled for Montgomry, and McKinley and Cody Allen doubled for Goldsmith.
  • YMCA instructor earns black-belt promotion
    If interested in Derrick Jones' YMCA classes, contact either 292-9029 or 283-1258.
  • 19-year-old Jr. Legion coach happy to be part of team's tourney run
    SALEM – TK Kinkead isn’t sure if he will coach the Vandalia Jr. Legion team next summer. The 19-year-old Collinsville resident and former Vandalia player said that being a college student and driving to games only to have them rained out, at times, made coaching difficult this season. But after guiding Post 95 through an improbable run to the semifinals of the District Tournament this past weekend, he may just get the coaching itch next June.
  • Post it up: The tourney was memorable
    SALEM – It was an unexpected ride for the Vandalia Jr. Legion squad, but it was one the players will always remember. Seeded last among East Division teams after winning just six regular-season games, Post 95 upset Salem and South Central in dramatic fashion last Thursday and Friday, before being relegated to the loser’s bracket after losing a lead to Teutopolis in the semifinals of the District Tournament on Saturday.
  • Post 95 just misses shot at district title
    SALEM – With one more out, Vandalia was going to be relegated to the loser’s bracket. But Johnnie Clift had another idea. His three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning put Vandalia ahead, 10-8, during the semifinal game of the Jr. Legion District Tournament on Saturday night. But with the help of a couple controversial umpiring decisions and a handful of Vandalia errors, top-seeded Teutopolis stormed back in the bottom half to win, 11-10.
  • Vandalia outlasts South Central in 11-inning game
    SALEM – The suicide squeeze is one of the most exciting plays in baseball. It's also one of the most dangerous. Nonetheless, Vandalia coach TK Kinkead drew up the play for Nick Metzger as the clock approached 11 p.m. last Friday night in the second-round of the Jr. Legion District Tournament. Metzger squared, placed a perfect bunt and Leyton Godoyo scored to give Post 95 a slim 4-3 lead in the 11th inning against South Central.
  • Post 95 upsets Salem in opener
    SALEM – The hearts of the players on Vandalia’s Jr. Legion team and its fans collectively dropped as a flaring, would-be game-tying blooper began to drop into right field last Thursday. Well, everyone’s except Matt Campbell’s. His sliding catch for the second out in the bottom of the seventh inning saved a run and pumped life back into Vandalia’s squad after a leadoff triple gave Salem some momentum before Post 95 closed out a 2-1 victory in the first-round of the District Tournament.