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Today's Sports

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete...

    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.

  • PHOTOS: Local youngsters attend...

    Kaskaskia College recently held several youth sport camps, and several area youngsters attended.

  • Hood stays positive even when he...

    ROBINSON – Clinton Hood didn’t fit into the offensive game plan for Post 95 during the Sr. Legion District Tournament.

    So, he trotted out to the first-base coaching box most innings to help guide his teammates once they reached base.

    He didn’t fit into the starting pitching plans, either.

    So, he waited patiently until called upon as a reliever in the championship game, tossing three innings of one-hit baseball.

  • Controversial ejection mars Sr....

    A controversial decision by the director of the Fifth Division Sr. Legion Tournament marred what became the final game of the finest Legion season ever played in Vandalia.

    Pitcher Jacob Behrends was ejected from last Wednesday’s game by tournament director Bob Oster, and Post 95 was unable to recover in a 6-2 loss to Herrin that ended its season.

    Herrin’s Nathaneal Higgins got caught in a rundown between third and home, and collided with Behrends as he approached the plate in the fifth inning.

  • HARNER: First year as a parent...

    It’ll go fast, they said.

    Enjoy her while she’s young, they said.

    They’re only little once, they said.

    Turns out, they were right.

    Every last one of them.

    Last Friday, my daughter, Miranda, celebrated her first birthday by pulverizing a delicious cake, and while it seems like just weeks ago that she was a fragile 5-pounder, the truth is, she is now a jabbering 1-year-old, who

    I’m sure will start running around the house any day now.

  • Grobie Flooring takes 2nd at ASA...

    A fast-pitch softball team from Altamont which features several players from Fayette County placed second last weekend at the Amateur Softball Association wooden bat state tournament in Casey.

    Grobie Flooring lost its first two games last Saturday, but reeled off four straight wins on Sunday in the consolation bracket to reach the championship game.

    There, Grobie lost to the Belleville Stallions, 4-0. Belleville was undefeated in the event.

  • One deer hunting season...

    Deer hunting in Fayette County has been affected by recent changes approved by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

    Fayette County was one of 20 counties removed from the late-winter antlerless hunting season in changes to the 2014-15 deer hunting season announced last Tuesday by IDNR Director Marc Miller. Bond and Clinton counties were also removed from the list.

    Additional changes also came in the number of firearm permits available in some counties. Fayette County’s permit numbers were not affected.

  • Third annual Hartz Memorial run/...

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County held the third annual Dee Dee Hartz Memorial 5K run/walk last Saturday, with proceeds from the race benefitting the Dee Dee Hartz Memorial Scholarship.

    Kevin Childers won the 5K in 30:17, and Sheba Shimoji was the fastest in the 10K, finishing in 49:28.

    10K results
    •Sheba Shimoji, 49:28
    •Roger Hill, 56:05
    •Melanie Bowles, 57:34
    •Beth Hoffmann, 1:20:44

  • YMCA holding public meeting on...

    A public meeting will be held at the Family YMCA of Fayette County on Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. to discuss the future of the baseball programs offered by the YMCA.

    In June 2015, the YMCA will shift to a new co-ed ball program for youth aged 9-14.

    Children will be broken up into two or three groups, and the program will be held every day of the week for five weeks from noon-1:30 p.m.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete...

    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.