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Today's Sports

  • SEBJH at .500 after BCCH...

    The St. Elmo/Brownstown junior high softball team was only able to get in two of its three games at last Saturday’s Beecher City Tournament, and finished with a 1-1 record.

    SEB defeated Mulberry Grove, 6-1, in the first game, but lost to Windsor/Stew-Stras, 16-0.

    The Jr. Lady Eagles were to meet Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick, but rain washed out the contest.

    Against Mulberry Grove, SEB got three runs in the fourth and fifth innings to earn the victory, the second of the season for Natalie Oberlink.

  • PHOTO: Roger Clark Welding wins...

    Members of Roger Clark Welding pose with their championship trophy last week after winning the Vandalia Field of Dreams men's slo-pitch softball championship tournament.

    The team was incorrectly identified as Roger Craig Welding in the league's official scores and standings throughout the year. We apologize for the error.

    The team is also sponsored by Dairy Queen and Union Local 993.

  • Fayette County Speedway (Aug. 15)

    FRIDAY, AUG. 15
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1. 41G MATT GOULDEN
    2. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    3. 6 TROY CARTER
    4. 101 JOHN RIPPERDA
    HEAT 2
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 25C CRAIG KERN
    3. 128 ZACH SCHANTZ
    4. BUD 1 LARRY ANDERSON
    DASH
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 25C CRAIG KERN
    3. 41G MATT GOULDEN
    4. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    FEATURE
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 41G MATT GOULDEN
    3. 25C CRAIG KERN
    4. BUD 1 LARRY ANDERSON
    5. N59 CHAD EVANS

  • Five to be inducted to VCHS...

    VANDALIA – After a year with no inductees in 2013, Vandalia Community High School will induct four members and one team to its Athletic Hall of Fame prior to the Sept. 26 homecoming football game against Litchfield.

    Individuals to be enshrined are: Dennis Whitten, Mike Hayner, Gary Plum and Jeff Mefford.

    In addition, the 2008-09 girls basketball team will be inducted.

    2008-09 GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • PHOTOS: Vandal football camp...

    A new season of Vandalia Community High School football officially got under way on Monday, with the first practice.

    The Vandals have nearly 70 players spread across the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen teams this fall, and hope to improve on last year's 1-8 record and contend for the postseason.

    Vandalia's first game is at home on Aug. 29 against Gillespie.

    Official practices for Vandalia's other fall teams began on Wednesday.

  • HARNER: New season brings hope...

    Though there weren’t any dominating teams in Vandalia during the fall season last year, the amount of breakout performers was hard to ignore.

    Each of the five fall sports offered at Vandalia Community High School saw at least one player exceed expectations, and each of those athletes return to his of her respective sport this season, so we get to see their continued improvement as well as look for new surprises.

  • Golfers to open season at EAWR

    The Vandalia golf team will once again open its season at the Hickory Stick Invitational in East Alton-Wood River.

    The Vandals will travel to EAWR on Monday at 10 a.m. for the 18-hole tournament.

    Last season, Vandalia placed seventh, shooting a 373 and finishing 38 strokes off of the lead.

    Senior Zach Schaal shot a round of 88 to lead the Vandals last year, and sophomore Richie Well followed with a 90 at Belk Park Golf Course. Senior Jake Bowen shot a 101.

    As sophomores, Schaal shot an 89 and Bowen shot a 98.

  • Blythe defends Saluki tennis...

    Vandalia Community High School junior Hannah Blythe successfully defended her title in the Girls 16 Division of the annual Saluki Adult/Junior Open in Carbondale.

    Blythe knocked off Reagan Ridgway, 6-4, 6-4, in the semifinals, before defeating Sofia DiBiase, 6-0, 6-0, in the finals.

    It was Blythe's second tournament championship of the summer.

    She also earned the title at the Frog Island Junior Open in Flora.

    Her father, Bill, also participated in the Saluki Open, finishing second in the Men's 45 Division.

  • PHOTO: Mulberry Grove Shooting...

    Mulberry Grove Shooting Aces won Championship Squad/Sub-Jr. Class A team championship in the Grand National Singles Championship at the World Shooting Recreational Complex in Sparta on Aug. 5.

  • SEB wins high-scoring affair in...

    The St. Elmo/Brownstown junior high softball team showed off its offensive abilities on Monday, knocking off Ramsey, 12-7, in the season-opener.

    Katelyn Maxey had three hits, three runs and an RBI to pace the Jr. Lady Eagles (1-0), and Audrey Reynolds had two singles and two runs.

    Payton Hoopingarner added a single, two RBI and two runs.

    Ramsey took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but SEB stormed back for two runs in the bottom of the frame and one in the bottom of the second.