Today's Sports

  • Beasley dazzles for Post 95 in...

    VANDALIA – A year off doesn’t seem to have hindered Connor Beasley’s ability to be an ace pitcher.

    In his first competitive start since he pitched a couple of spot starts for Post 95 last June, Beasley pitched eight strong innings for Vandalia’s Sr. Legion squad on Monday, leading Post 95 to a 5-4 win against New Baden.

  • Three seniors earn All-SCC honors

    Three Vandalia seniors were named all-conference by softball and baseball coaches in the South Central Conference.

    Megan Godoyo earned two all-conference selections, including one spot on the first team.

    Godoyo was named the first-team designated hitter/utility player after leading Vandalia’s offense in South Central Conference play this season, and also earned third-team pitching honors.

    Offensively, she hit .360 in the conference season, smacking one home run, two triples and two doubles, while driving home seven runs and scoring four times.

  • Vandalia, Patoka and Ramsey to...

    The first of four Vandal Shootouts will be held next Monday and Tuesday, and will feature three teams from the area.

    Vandalia, Patoka and Ramsey will be in the 10-team field, and the shootout begins at 9 a.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

    Other teams in the field are: Nashville, Heritage/Villa Grove, Edwards County, Breese Central, Mt. Carmel, Seneca and Decatur LSA.

    Games will be played at Vandalia Community High School, Vandalia Junior High School and Vandalia Elementary School.

  • Lady Vandals to open summer...

    The Vandalia High School summer softball team will begin play next Tuesday with an alumni doubleheader.

    The Lady Vandals will meet former Vandalia players at 6 p.m. in the first of five matchups.

    Open fields will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. on July 8, 10, 15 and 17. Any player ages 8-18 is welcome to attend.
    The full schedule for the summer follows.

  • PHOTO: Vandalia Baseball Awards

    The Vandalia baseball team held its awards banquet last Friday, and coach Luke Hohlt handed out several awards.

  • Jr. Legion squad no-hit in...

    VANDALIA – Post 95 was no-hit by Carlyle’s Collin Szczeblewski in its season-opening Jr. Legion game last Friday, and a 10-run fifth inning for Post 404 propelled Carlyle to an easy win.

    Eight errors by Vandalia spoiled a solid start, which saw only one Carlyle batter reach base in the first two innings of a 14-0 loss.

    Jake Stewart, Cole Horner and Austin Hoehn were hit by pitches in the first three innings, and Hoehn also drew a walk.

    Vandalia (0-1), however, never hit a ball out of the infield and struck out six times in the loss.

  • Two from Vandalia and two from...

    Two men from Vandalia and two from Ramsey will be among the fighters participating in the Butler Brawl II mixed martial arts show at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 20.

    Vandalia’s Trevor Pyle and Jake Weischedel, and Ramsey’s James Harris and Gage Marston will represent the area at the event, which will feature 15 bouts during the Montgomery County Fair.

    The event begins at 7:30 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.

  • Kaskaskia College offering...


    The Kaskaskia College soccer program will hold several camps this summer.

    The first camp is a co-ed camp for students in grades K-4.  The camp will be held on June 9-10 from 9-11 a.m.
    Another co-ed camp will be held for students in grades 5-8 on June 11-12 from 9-11 a.m.

    A girl’s high school camp will be held on June 11-12 from 5-7 p.m.

    A high school boys camp will be held on June 16-17 from 5-7 p.m.

  • Fayette County Speedway (May 30)

    FRIDAY, MAY 30
    HEAT 1
    2. 87Z ZEB MOAKE
    4. 01 JOSH JAMES
    HEAT 2
    2. N59 CHAD EVANS
    3. 25C CRAIG KERN
    4. 29 JOSH TOMLIN
    3. N59 CHAD EVANS
    4. 25C CRAIG KERN
    2. 25C CRAIG KERN
    3. N59 CHAD EVANS
    4. 29 JOSH TOMLIN
    6. 87Z ZEB MOAKE