Community Sports

  • Brownstown VFW Post 9770 raffles off 10 baseballs signed by Hall of Famers
    Brownstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9770 held its Grand Raffle on Saturday, and included were 10 baseballs autographed by Major League Baseball Hall of Famers. Winners of those balls were:
  • Kaskaskia College offering several sports camps
    SOCCER The Kaskaskia College soccer program will hold a high school boys camp next Monday and Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. The cost to attend the camp is $30, and includes a T-shirt. The camp will be instructed by KC coach Joe Basch and current KC athletes.  All players should meet at the KC soccer field on the first day, and bring a water bottle and shin guards. Pre‑registration is recommended. For a registration form or for more information, contact Basch at 545-3175 or email jbasch@kaskaskia.edu. BOYS BASKETBALL
  • Two from Vandalia and two from Ramsey to represent area at MMA fights
    Two men from Vandalia and two from Ramsey will be among the fighters participating in the Butler Brawl II mixed martial arts show at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 20. Vandalia’s Trevor Pyle and Jake Weischedel, and Ramsey’s James Harris and Gage Marston will represent the area at the event, which will feature 15 bouts during the Montgomery County Fair. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • VFOD men's slo-pitch softball (June 5)
    Monday, June 2 •Montgomery 11, BCH Detailing 5 •BCH 11, Montgomery 6 •Copper Penny 11, Patoka Fire Dept. 3 •Copper Penny 9, Patoka 6 Standings •BCH, 5-3 •Copper Penny, 4-2 •Roger Craig Welding, 3-3 •Patoka Fire Dept., 2-4 •Montgomery, 2-4 Monday, May 26 •Roger Craig 15, BCH 12 •Roger Craig 17, BCH 11 •Copper Penny 13, Montgomery 10 •Copper Penny 10, Montgomery 1 Standings
  • PHOTO: Tumbling Meet
    Members of the Triple A tumbling team recently participated in a meet in Effingham. Individual high score for the meet went to Emily Manley and Lauren Kaiser, who both earned perfect 10s. Highest All-Around score went to Emily Manley, 41.90. The tumblers are coached by Larry and Anita Merriman, Deb Richardson and Ashley Sebright.
  • VFOD men's slo-pitch (May 22)
    The Vandalia Field of Dreams men’s slo-pitch softball league is two weeks into the season. Monday, May 19 BCH Detailing 13, Patoka Fire Dept. 3 BCH 15, Patoka 14 Montgomery Electric 13, Roger Craig Welding 12 Roger Craig 10, Montgomery 9 Standings •BCH, 4-0 •Patoka, 2-2 •Montgomery, 1-1 •Roger Craig, 1-3 •Copper Penny, 0-2
  • Vandalia grad inducted at Greenville College
    Donna (Lay) Collins, a Vandalia graduate, was recently inducted into the Greenville College Athletic Hall of Fame. A three-sport athlete at Greenville College, Collins earned 12 letters in her four-year career while leading her teams in volleyball, women’s basketball and softball to winning seasons every year. In volleyball, Collins earned numerous all-conference and all-district awards, and in basketball, she was the team’s leading free-throw shooter each season.
  • PHOTO: Pepsi State Qualifier
    Vandalia's Sophia Richardson recently qualified for the Pepsi state bowling tournament by finishing third in the 15U division at Bowlmor Laketown Lanes in Springfield. The tournament will take place next Wednesday at Landmark Lanes in Peoria. Also bowling at the qualifier from Vandalia Bowl were: Kennedy Fiscus, Emma Warner, Mattie Howard, Karsyn Garrison, Joey Giller, James Seely, James Taylor, Dylan Garrett, Brendon Howard and Ty Wright.
  • PHOTOS: Well, Casey inducted to state ASA Hall of Fame
    Two of the best players from the two-time national champion Vandalia Freight fast-pitch softball team were recently inducted into the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame. Nick Casey and Rich Well gave their induction speeches at a ceremony on April 12 in Decatur. Casey holds team records in home runs (144), triples (45), walks (286) and slugging percentage (.684), playing in 567 games. He also held a 74-59 record as a pitcher, and drove home 560 runs, while scoring 481 times.
  • PHOTO: YMCA program concludes at VES
    More than 100 students at Vandalia Elementary School participated in the Family YMCA of Fayette County's 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Go! program, which encourages students to make healthy food choices and exercise.