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Today's Sports

  • PHOTO: Molly McDowell camp

    There were 33 area girls present for last Wednesday's session of the Molly McDowell basketball camp. McDowell, a Nokomis High School graduate who played professionally in Holland, held a four-day camp for players last week. McDowell is second from the left in the back row.

     

     

  • PHOTO: FCH Friends and Families...

    A youngster sprints out to an early lead as participants take off in last Saturday's 5K run sponsored by the Friends and Families of Fayette County Hospital, a non-profit organization which has purchased more than $1.5 million of medical equipment for FCH since 1988.

     

     

  • The Next Level: Graduated...

    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.

  • VFOD men's slo-pitch...

    Monday, June 23

    Patoka Fire Dept. 9, BCH Auto Detailing 8

    BCH 7, Patoka 5

    Roger Craig Welding 15, Montgomery 13

  • PHOTO: Tumblers are state...

    Ryenne Edwards (left) and Lauren Kaiser recently won state championships for Triple A Tumbling.

     

     

  • Ledbetter signs with Greenville...

    Colin Ledbetter, a 2014 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play men's soccer at Greenville College, becoming just the second player in Vandalia soccer history to play in college.

  • Post 95 goes 2-2 at Greenville...

    GREENVILLE – Post 95’s hopes of winning the Greenville College Sr. Legion Tournament were quickly dashed when eventual second-place finisher Florissant (Mo.) won the opening game 10-2.

    But after winning the next two games with strong efforts from the pitcher’s mound, Vandalia was hoping to salvage a 3-1 finish by beating New Baden for a second time this season.

    Post 95, however, had just two hits on offense, and its pitchers struggled to keep New Baden runners off base in an 8-0 loss on Saturday afternoon at Greenville High School.

  • Lady Vandals 2nd in summer...

    VANDALIA – Vandalia continued its summer volleyball schedule with a second-place finish to Effingham in its own tournament on Monday.

    The Lady Vandals defeated Olney in the semifinals of the playoff bracket, but lost a close match to Effingham in the title game to earn its second second-place finish of the summer. The team will play in seven tournaments during the summer.

    Vandalia held several leads against Effingham, but the Lady Hearts picked up five kills in the final 10 points to earn a 19-17 set win.

  • Girls take third in lone home...

    VANDALIA – Rising sophomore Emma Meyer scored 13 points, and the Lady Vandals held Altamont scoreless for the first 12:16 on their way to a 30-18 win in the third-place game of Tuesday afternoon’s Lady Vandal Shootout.

    Rising junior Karlie Bright made three straight layups as part of a 14-0 run to start the game, which featured two 16-minute halves, before Altamont made a pair of free throws with 3:44 left on the clock.

    Those shots sparked a 6-0 run for the Lady Indians, who kept Vandalia off of the board for the final 5:14 of the first half.

  • Vandals again finish tournament...

    VANDALIA – Though their overall record was worse, the Vandals still made the quarterfinals of the tournament in the second Vandal Shootout of the summer.

    Vandalia went 1-1 in tournament play last Friday for the second straight shootout, but went 2-6 overall, a drop from the 3-5 mark in the summer-opening event.

    In the tournament’s opening round, the Vandals knocked off Wayne City, 29-23.