Community Sports

  • The Freight to play in state tourney
    The Freight will again come out of retirement to play in the state wooden bat fast-pitch softball tournament. The two-time national champion squad will play this weekend in Casey during the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame weekend. Vandalia will play the Pinckneyville Falcons in the first game of the tournament at 7 p.m. on Friday. There is a three-game guarantee in the three-day tournament.
  • PHOTOS: Dee Dee Hartz Memorial Run
    The Family YMCA of Fayette County held the second annual Dee Dee Hartz Memorial Run on Saturday. Overall results in the 5K were:
  • PHOTO: Curll helps fast-pitch team win state title
    Vandalia's Jeremy Curll helped the East Central Illinois Knights to the state championship in fast-pitch softball.
  • PHOTO: Altamont Fast-Pitch Champs
    The Altamont fast-pitch softball league champions were Grobie Flooring. The team includes several players from Fayette County.
  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Softball (July 22-23)
    Tuesday, July 23 Game 1 Montgomery Plumbing 9 Liberty Trading 6 •For MP: Jon Hawthorne, 3B; Michael Wells, 2B. Game 2 Liberty 9 Montgomery 5 •For Liberty: Kevin Knisley, 4 hits. •For Montgomery: Trevor Montgomery, 3B. Game 3 BCH Auto Detail 1 Stout Adjustment 0 Game 4 BCH 1 Stout 0 Standings •BCH, 19-1 •Thomas Farms, 14-6 •Liberty, 8-12 •Stout, 5-15 •Montgomery, 4-16
  • Fast-pitch softball tryouts in O'Fallon are on Aug. 3-4
    The Tomahawks fast-pitch softball organization will hold tryouts for its 10U-16U age groups on Aug. 3-4 at Field 6 in O'Fallon City Park. That is the high school's varsity field. Information about specific tryout times can be found online at http://www.eteamz.com/TomahawksHome, or by calling Wayne Bendall at 407-5061 or by emailing tomahawkscoachb@aol.com.
  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Softball (July 1-18)
    Thursday, July 18 Game 1 Montgomery Plumbing 12 Liberty Trading 5 •For Montgomery: Jon Hawthorne, 3 3B. •For Liberty: Jon Lotz, 3 2B. Game 2 Montgomery 9 Liberty 8 •For Montgomery: Trevor Montgomery, HR. •For Liberty: Jon Lotz, HR. Game 3 BCH Auto Detail 28 Stout Adjustment 5 •For BCH: Justin Atwood, 3B; Greg Mitchell, 3B. •For Stout: Reid McKinley, 3B. Game 4 BCH 19 Stout 4
  • PHOTO: Wrestling raffle winner
    The Vandalia High School wrestling program recently raffled a custom-made Vandals deck cooler, and Sean Newcomb was the winner.
  • PHOTO: ECI beats Jr. Legion
    East-Central Illinois Liberty, a traveling team coached by Vandalia's Rich Well and Nick Casey, defeated the Vandalia Jr. Legion squad, 14-3, last Tuesday at Vandalia Mutual Field.
  • Quite the racquet
    VANDALIA – After purchasing his spot in the first racquetball game at the Family YMCA of Fayette County, Jim Pryor made sure that he got his money’s worth. The YMCA board member defeated First National Bank President Ernie Chappel on Monday night in the inaugural game on the recently-completed racquetball court at the YMCA. “It’s exciting,” said YMCA Executive Director John Ashdown. “We are basically finished with what we started and promised to the public when we started (our new facility).”