Today's Sports

  • Second shootout is Thursday,...

    The largest of the four Vandal Shootouts will be held on Thursday and Friday at all four schools in the Vandalia district.

    Vandalia will have its varsity and junior varsity squads in the field, along with 14 other schools for a shootout beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday.

    Other teams in the field are: Greenville, Litchfield, Cowden-Herick, Carlyle, Flora, Benton, Cumberland, Murphysboro, West Frankfort, Tri-County, Fairfield, Wayne City, Christopher and Arcola.

  • Lady Vandal Shootout will be...

    The Lady Vandals will host a summer shootout next Tuesday at Vandalia Junior High School and Vandalia Elementary School.

    Vandalia will be one of six teams beginning pool play at noon. Place games will follow at 2:15 p.m.

    Other teams in the field are: Altamont, Shelbyville, Flora, Newton and Olney.

    Pool Play
    at VES (Pool A)
    •12 p.m.: Shelbyville vs. Altamont
    •12:45 p.m.: Altamont vs. Olney
    •1:30 p.m.: Shelbyville vs. Olney

  • Track provides several grooves...

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    For the past couple weeks, I haven't written anything up, because there just wasn't much to write about, with the same drivers running up front and many of the same results at Fayette County Speedway.

    It’s up to the racers to change all that and there have been some drivers diligently working to find just a little more speed, and on Friday night, that work started to show in week nine action.

    On another great night of racing, there was a breakthrough for one of the track’s most popular drivers.

  • 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.