The St. Paul summer basketball league recently held its championship tournament, with Riedle Law Office winning the title.
Riedle won the best-of-three championship series against the Pink Panthers, winning game one, 49-45, and game two, 58-52.
The tournament started with play-in games for seeds 3-6.
Joe’s Pizza defeated the Opfer Clan, and China Gate defeated Team Bushue. China Gate went on to defeat Joe’s Pizza, 68-46, while the Opfer Clan beat Team Bushue.
Rising Vandalia senior RaeChelle Leiken won the player's championship and the points championship on the Southern Illinois Golf Association's Jr. Tour.
With a 72, Leiken won the SIGA JGT Vogler Ford-Linoln-Mazda Player's Championship by seven strokes in the 16-18-year-old girls division at Franklin County Country Club on Monday.
It was Leiken's 10th victory of the summer in 12 events, giving her a wide margin in the points championship, which she won, 160.25-139.
Hobi Timmons of Germantown and his award-winning customized St. Louis Cardinals Harley Davidson motorcycle made a stop in Vandalia last Thursday, when Timmons was visiting the Krueger family.
Timmons' motorcycle has twice been driven on the field at Busch Stadium and has placed in motorcycle shows in several states.
The bike includes hand-painted details, such as a photo of Busch Stadium and baseball cards of 13 Cardinal legends, and a seat modeled after a baseball glove.
After being thrown into the mix against the toughest Jr. Legion teams in the region, it wasn’t a huge shock that Vandalia lost both of its games in the division tournament, but an upset win or two wouldn’t have been that surprising either.
Granted an automatic berth to the tournament because it was hosted in Vandalia, Post 95 had trouble finding an offensive rhythm, falling to Belleville, 11-1, on Saturday and to Altamont, 8-3, on Sunday.
The Freight of Vandalia came out of retirement and showed little rust in placing third at the Illinois Amateur Softball Association wooden bat state fast-pitch softball tournament this past weekend.
Vandalia opened the tournament, which was held in Casey, last Friday night, with a loss to eventual runners-up, the Belleville Stallions.
But from there, the Freight went on a streak none of them likely imagined.
In the first game on Saturday morning, Vandalia beat Altamont, advancing to a game at 3 p.m.
The Family YMCA of Fayette County has opened registration for several fall youth sports.
For full information or to register for any of the following programs, visit http://fayetteymca.com/wp/?p=2389.
Children in grades 2-4 may sign up for the YMCA's flag football program, with the first games to be played on or after Sept. 13.