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Community Sports

  • Field of Dreams to sell brick pavers
    The Vandalia Field of Dreams Committee determined the price for engraved brick pavers and kicked around several ideas for their layout at its monthly meeting on Monday. A 4-inchX8-inch paver, which can have up to three lines of text, can be purchased for $40, and an 8-inchX8-inch paver, which can have up to seven lines of text, can be purchased for $80.
  • All-Star Cheerleader
    Cheerleader gets awarded.
  • Vandalia men's slo-pitch softball results
    Teams in the Vandalia men's slo-pitch league played four games last Wednesday. Game 1 Ugly Koyote 4 Motgomery Plumbing 2 •Preson Spicer had a game-winning three-run triple for Ugly Koyote, and Curtis Brubaker had a triple for Montgomery. Game 2 Ugly Koyote 12 Montgomery 4 •T. Payne, S. Murray (2) and M. Podergois each had doubles for Ugly Koyote.
  • Vandalia Sr. Legion takes down T-Town
    A consistent offensive outpouring complemented a shut-out pitching performance from Derek Harmeier, as the Vandalia Sr. Legion team defeated Teutopolis, 9-0, last Wednesday. Post 95 scored two runs in each of the first four innings and sent at least five hitters to the plate in every inning, while Teutopolis struggled against Harmeier, who did not allow a runner to advance farther than second base. “That was what I’ve been looking for,” said coach Luke Hohlt. “Obviously, we had good pitching, and we took care of him by giving him run support.”
  • Bushue having strong season for Lexington Legends
    South Central High School graduate Tanner Bushue is having a strong season for the Lexington Legends, a single A affiliate of the Houston Astros, but he is currently on the seven-day disabled list. Through Saturday, Bushue had started 11 games and compiled a 6-2 record. Bushue also had a brief stint on disabled list in the middle of May, but prior to that, he was dominant, winning five of his first six starts. On June 5, his second start back from the DL, Bushue had one of his finest outings of the season.
  • Men's slo-pitch results and standings through June 8
    Game 1 Keck's Marsh 12 Boley Mobile Homes 9 Keck's: Osborne, 2 2B; Sutton, 2B; Lotz, 3B Boley: Hobbie, 3B; Gray, 3B Game 2 Boley 6 Keck's 5 Boley: Gray, 2 3B Keck's: Osbourne, 2B; Lotz 2B Game 3 KMO's 16 Ugly Koyote 5 KMO's: Wodtke, HR; Schnarre, 3B; Hanks, 2B Koyote: J. Spicer, grand slam; P. Spicer, HR Game 4 Koyote 14 KMO's 12 Koyote: Eddy, HR; Beard, 2B KMO's: Wodtke, 2B This week's games Wednesday, June 15 Montgomery Plumbing vs. Ugly Koyote at 6:30 p.m. Oldsmith Farms vs. Buckstop Archery at 8:30 p.m. Standings •Buckstop, 4-0 •Boley, 3-3
  • Kaskaskia College offers sports camps
    KC to hold summer volleyball camps The Kaskaskia College volleyball program will host two volleyball camps this summer in June for area youth. Both camps will be from June 21-22. The first camp is held for students in grades K-5 and will be held from 10 a.m.-noon. The second camp is for students in grades 6–8 and will be held from 1-3 p.m. The registration fee for each camp is $25 and includes a T-shirt). The camp will be instructed by Blue Angels volleyball coach Kim Rahar and current KC volleyball players.
  • AAU State Tumbling Meet
    Several local girls participated in the AAU state tumbling competition on May 21.
  • Community Sports Briefs (June 2)
    Special show coming to Fayette County Speedway on Friday A special show will take place at Fayette County Speedway on Friday, and the special show from last Friday, which was postponed due to rain, will be made up at a later date this summer. This Friday, the POWRi Midgets and 600cc Mini Sprints will be featured at the speedway. Regular racing of modifieds, street stocks, hornets and team cars will also take place.
  • Community Sports Briefs (May 26)
    Sprint cars to race in Brownstown A special show on Friday at the Fayette County Speedway will feature the Monster Energy Sprint Car Series 410 winged sprints. Additional classes running are: Crate Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets and Team Cars. The gates open at 5 p.m., the draw closes at 7 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and the racing immediately follows hot laps.