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The Vandalia High School wrestling team recently traveled to the Iron Sharpens Iron Camp in DeWitt, Iowa. The Vandals placed fifth among more than 30 teams in the camp's dual team tournament.
Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.
The women's bowling team sponsored by H&R Block of Vandalia was the handicap team winner of the Illinois Women's Bowling Association State Championships.
Monday, June 30
BCH Detailing 15, Roger Craig Welding 12
BCH 4, RCW 3
Montgomery 9, Copper Penny 8
Copper Penny 13, Montgomery 9
•Copper Penny, 5-7
Vandalia will travel to its second tournament of the summer this week, the annual Mattoon Firecracker Classic.
Post 95 will have at least four games in the 29th annual Sr. Legion event, and play began on Wednesday and continues through Saturday. Pool play will conclude on Friday.
VANDALIA – For the third time this summer, Vandalia made the quarterfinals of the tournament in a Vandal Shootout.
A late comeback try against Olney came five points short on Tuesday afternoon, as the Tigers squeaked out a 31-26 victory.
The final Vandal Shootout of the summer will be held on Thursday and Friday at the four schools in the Vandalia district.
Vandalia will have both its varsity and junior varsity teams in the shootout, and St. Elmo/Brownstown will also make its second appearance.
VANDALIA – Vandalia’s Jr. Legion squad doesn’t have a roster filled with big-name players from the area, but Steve Dangbar has the team playing well, despite a losing record.
Post 95 played another close game last Friday, taking a 4-2 loss to Altamont in District action.
The Vandalia alumni softball team swept the high school team in Tuesday's doubleheader, winning 17-1 and 5-0.
FRIDAY, JUNE 20
1. BUD 1 LARRY ANDERSON
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