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Community Sports

  • Sports Briefs (April 24)
    FCH 5K run is on June 21 Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital will be hosting a 5K fun run/walk on June 21. The event will begin and end at the southwest parking lot of the hospital. The race will start at 9 a.m., with registration opening at 8:15 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, and all registrants who are signed up before May 31 will be guaranteed a race T-shirt.
  • Rain doesn't slow up national relay stage
    A national relay raising money for One Run For Boston passed through Fayette County last Thursday night, despite cold and rainy conditions. Rick Myers, a Vandalia resident and marathon enthusiast, was joined for Stage 214 by Matt Roberts of Vandalia and Scott Ealy of Effingham for an 11-mile run beginning at 11:10 p.m. at Bluff Equipment in Bluff City. The run continued to the intersection of U.S. Route 40 and Interstate Drive in St. Elmo, with the trio arriving slightly ahead of schedule at 1:12 a.m.
  • Sports Briefs (April 10)
    The Family YMCA of Fayette County will once again be hosting a local level competition in Major League Baseball’s national Pitch, Hit and Run and contest. The free skills competition will be held at the YMCA’s soccer fields on April 26 at 1:30 p.m., with registration to begin at 1 p.m. Boys and girls will be divided into age groups (7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14) for the competition in the first of four levels of the contest.
  • Sports Briefs (April 3)
    C-Bar Rodeo holding Capitol show Farina-based C-Bar Rodeo Co. is hosting the second annual Clash at the Capitol rodeo at the coliseum on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield on April 11 and 12. Featured at the event is championship bull riding and barrel racing, with the event to begin at 7 p.m. each night. Trick and roman rider Dusti Lynn Crain, a St. Peter native who performs at the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will be participating at the Springfield event.
  • National relay to pass through area
    A local marathon enthusiast is in charge of a local stage of the charitable One Run for Boston cross-country relay. Rick Myers, who ran 13 marathons last year, is the lead runner of Stage 214 of the relay that will begin at 11:10 p.m. on April 3 at Bluff Equipment in Bluff City and continue on U.S. Route 40 for 11 miles to Interstate Drive in St. Elmo. From there, Charles Rubright will take over as the lead runner for the next 13 miles, ending at Putnam Trucking in Funkhouser.
  • PHOTOS: Stars at Vandalia Bowl
      Recent accomplishments at Vandalia Bowl.
  • Family YMCA becomes a SilverSneakers facility to assist elderly
    The Family YMCA of Fayette County recently became a SilverSneakers facility. The SilverSneakers Fitness Program helps older adults take control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. For more information about the program, visit www.silversneakers.com or contact the YMCA at 283-1258.
  • PHOTO: YMCA Challenge winner
    Jenny Lester was the grand prize winner of the YMCA's recent 31-Day Fitness Challenge. Each day, competitors were given a challenge that had to be completed, with those completing all 31 being entered into a grand prize drawing for a $30 Subway gift card.
  • PHOTOS: VPAC dancers perform well
    Dancers with the Vandalia Performing Arts Center recently competed in Collinsville. The mini dance team placed first in jazz for 6-year-olds and second overall for in the 8-and-under division. The senior dance team of Reyna Arenas, Haley Bigelow, Kacey Elam, Audrey Myers and Mindy Ritchey placed first in the teen lyrical dance and sixth overall. Kyleigh Roman placed first in the 7- and 8-year-old division of acrobatics and gymnastics. Makenzie Emerick and Reagan Smith took first place in duet for 8-and-under.
  • PHOTO: Locals inducted with KC team
    Kaskaskia College recently inducted the 1981-82 Kaskaskia College Blue Devils baseball team into its athletic Hall of Fame.