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Today's Sports

  • Patton back in the majors

    The South Central High School graduate who made his major league debut last fall has returned to the majors.

    The Texas Rangers on Monday called up Spencer Patton from its Class AAA affiliate, Round Rock, as it sent down Roman Mendez.
    Patton, a right-hand reliever, has had a strong season at Round Rock, having an ERA of just .096 after giving up just one earned run in eight appearances.
    In those eight appearances, Patton has struck out 14 batters while walking four and giving up eight hits. Opponents’ batting average against him was .216.

  • Two more girls track records fall

    Two more school records were set as the Lady Vandals finished fourth at the South Central Conference track meet in Roxana on Tuesday.
    Emma Meyer set a new mark in the triple jump, at 33 feet 4½ inches, and Anna Miller set the school record in the 300-meter hurdles at 48.93 seconds.
    Meyer recorded three firsts for the Lady Vandals, taking the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.99 seconds and winning the pole vault with a 10-foot vault.

  • Bombers record two victories...

    Landon Feezel tossed a three-hitter as Brownstown/St. Elmo defeated Beecher City/Cowden Herrick, 12-2, on Tuesday.

  • Greenville blanks Lady Vandals...

    Greenville held Vandalia to just one hit in a five-inning contest on Monday.

  • Fourth at State Free Style

    Baelynd Brown, left, and Tanner Swain both earned fourth-place finishes at the Free Style State Championships at the University of Illinois Armory in Champaign over the weekend.

    Brown had a 1-2 record in the Intermediate 60 class, and Swain was 2-3 in the Schoolboy 120 class.

  • Bowling at State Tournament

    The five local bowlers pictured above will compete in the Illinois Pepsi State Championships May 11-12 in Addison.

    More than $80,000 in college scholarships will be awarded at that event. Pictured above, from left to right, are Sophia Richardson, Aurora Richardson, Kobi Stokes (front), Kyle Miller and Madison Ferguson.

  • Deadline for YMCA baseball...

    This Friday is the last day to sign up youths for summer leagues held by the Family YMCA of Fayette County.
    The coed T-ball league is for boys and girls ages 4-5.
    The pinto league is for boys and girls ages 8 and under. Coaches pitch in pinto league
    The cost for both leagues is $25 for Y members and $50 for non-members. A late fee of $20 is charged for registrations after this Friday.
    A coaches meeting will be held this Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    The coed summer ball program is for boys and girls ages 9-14.

  • Emma Meyer sets new 100-meter...

    The Vandalia girls track team totaled 18 points to place ninth at the 11-team Mattoon Invitational on Monday.
    The top finish for Vandalia was in the 100-meter dash, where Emma Meyer placed third with a time of 13.34 second.
    Meyer also finished fourth in the pole vault, at 10 feet, 6 inches, and fifth in the triple jump, 32 feet, 3.5 inches.
    Anna Miller was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 52.5 seconds.

  • Mulberry Grove tops Lady Vandals...

    Mulberry Grove scored used 11 hits and four Vandalia errors to defeat the Lady Vandals, 11-1, on Tuesday.
    Mulberry Grove scored once in the first inning, twice in both the  second and third innings, then capped its scoring with six runs in the fourth.
    The Lady Vandals were held to a double by Kelsey Swain and singles by Lindsey Dagen and Madison Click.
    Swain took the loss, allowing 11 hits and four walks while striking out one.
    Staunton 19, Vandalia 1

  • South Central edges Vandals in...

    In a game in which the lead changed hands several times, South Central edged Vandalia on Monday when the Cougars’ Trent Geiler drove home the tie-breaking run in the bottom half of the seventh inning.
    In a game full of offense, Dylan Smith led South Central with a 4-for-4 performance that included a two-run homer in the home half of the sixth inning.
    Vandalia scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take an 11-8 lead, but South Central countered with three runs to take the win.