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Community Sports

  • Vandalia Dance Teams
  • Community Sports Briefs (April 7)
    Bushue to open season with Lexington on Thursday Houston Astros prospect and South Central High School graduate Tanner Bushue will open the 2011 season with the Class A Lexington Legends on Thursday. Lexington opens the season with eight straight home games, the first four against Charleston and the last four against Hagarstown. Bryce Harper, the No. 1 overall pick in last season's Major League draft, plays for Hagarstown. In 25 starts, Bushue was 7-8 with a 4.11 earned run average for the Legends last season.
  • Local bowling team wins tourney
  • Community Sports Briefs (March 31)
    Pro wrestling show coming to Vandalia Moose Lodge Pro Wrestling Prestige is presenting a show at the Moose Lodge in Vandalia on Saturday, April 9, that will feature local professionals, including Vandalia native D.A. Morrison, and others who are known nationally. The doors open for the show at 1:30 p.m., with the main show beginning at 2 p.m., and tickets are currently on sale at the Moose Lodge at 328 S. Third St. Adult tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, and children’s tickets are $5.
  • Community sports photos (March 31)
  • Enlow wins state title
    Vandalia Jr. club wrestler Anthony Enlow won the midget 130-pound division at the Illinois Kids Wrestling Foundation's Midget State Tournament this past weekend. Enlow (42-6) pinned his opponent in 44 seconds to win the state title. The 8-year-old also won a 9- and 10-year-old division at the Bantam State Tournament earlier this year. Because of his stellar performances, Enlow has been invited to join the King Select Wrestling Club from Belleville. That club is ranked No. 3 in the nation, and will be wrestling at nationals in Tennessee in April.
  • Three Vandalia Jr. club wrestlers medal at state
  • Cub Scouts Honored
  • Three Jr. Vandals advance to IKWF state tourney
    Three Vandalia Jr. Club wrestlers advanced to this weekend's Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation novice and senior  state tournament at the Rockford MetroCentre in Rockford. Bobby Bradley (novice 130), and Dalton Blankenship (senior 130) both placed third, and Blake Cripe (senior 156) placed first at the Vandalia sectional on Saturday to advance. Fourteen other Jr. Club wrestlers participated at the sectional.
  • Community Sports Briefs
    St. Elmo Hero wins 24th, then scratched St. Elmo Hero, the harness racing horse named after a late St. Elmo man, earned his 24th straight win at Balmoral Park near Chicago to tie the record for most consecutive wins to start a career. The horse was scheduled to race at the Cam Fella Stakes in Canada last weekend, but he was scratched because he is sick. The stakes would have been the richest prize of his career had he won. NWTF holding banquet on Saturday