Today's Sports

  • Several events are upcoming at...


    The Family YMCA of Fayette County will hold its first session of the Summer Leisure Series next week.

    The program is designed to introduce lesser-played sports to youth ages 10-14, and will be held for one week in each June, July and August.

    Among the sports to be instructed are: ultimate Frisbee, bocce ball, badminton, sand volleyball, soccer, flag football, table tennis, dodge ball and relay races/obstacle courses.

    Prior knowledge of the sports is not a requirement.

  • 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.

  • Brownstown VFW Post 9770 raffles...

    Brownstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9770 held its Grand Raffle on Saturday, and included were 10 baseballs autographed by Major League Baseball Hall of Famers.

    Winners of those balls were:

  • Slideways RC (June 7)

    Winged Warrior 120
    Saturday, June 7
    Mod Sprints
    1. Rob Gwinn
    2. Wolfman Rob
    3. Gary Brannon
    4. Don Lookis
    5. Matt Fromme
    6. Rick Putnam
    7. Jon Schmidt
    8. Jim Shrock

    Outlaw Modified
    1. Stacy Stewart
    2. Josh Lofland
    3. Dru Bennett
    4. Rick Putnam
    5. Mark Bennett
    6. Cole Rhodes
    7. Tim Wallace
    8. Steve Quartermouse

  • Kaskaskia College offering...


    The Kaskaskia College soccer program will hold a high school boys camp next Monday and Tuesday from 5-7 p.m.

    The cost to attend the camp is $30, and includes a T-shirt.

    The camp will be instructed by KC coach Joe Basch and current KC athletes. 

    All players should meet at the KC soccer field on the first day, and bring a water bottle and shin guards.

    Pre‑registration is recommended. For a registration form or for more information, contact Basch at 545-3175 or email jbasch@kaskaskia.edu.


  • Meyer improves from 30th to 11th...

    CHARLESTON – Vandalia sophomore Ethan Meyer went into last Thursday’s state preliminaries hoping to break the school’s triple jump record.

    Coach Jim Dierkes hoped Meyer would add enough length to his 30th-ranked sectional jump to make the state finals.

    As it happened, both of them got their wish.

  • Vonderheide, WSS again top SC...

    South Central had beaten Windsor/Stew-Stras three times during the year prior to meeting the Blue Devils in last Saturday’s sectional title game.

    But a healthy and effective Christian Vonderheide proved to be a big difference-maker.

    Vonderheide struck out eight and allowed four hits for WSS and also had two hits, three runs and an RBI as the Blue Devils knocked off South Central, 5-0, in the championship game of the Class 1A North Clay Sectional.

  • Patoka's track qualifiers...

    CHARLESTON – Patoka/South Central sophomore Chase Riley improved on his seed by eight places at last Thursday’s state track meet, despite running a slower time than he did at sectionals in the 200-meter dash.

    Riley ran a 23.27 – a 10th of a second slower than he ran when he finished second at the Newton Sectional – but that was good for 14th overall at the Illinois High School Association Class 1A state preliminaries at O’Brien Stadium on the Campus of Eastern Illinois University.

  • 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.