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Today's Sports

  • Buddy Bass Tournament – May 12

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, May 12.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results...

    Friday, May 18
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1.            41M       Brent Mullins
    2.            N59        Chad Evans
    3.            28        Michael Bolyard

  • Mulberry Grove's run ends...

    CARBONDALE — The Lady Aces ran into a fundamentally sound Goreville team at Monday's super-sectional, falling 14-0.

    Mulberry Grove got a leadoff single from Kayla Zimmerman, but that would be the team's only hit of the game.

    The Lady Aces had a 23-5 record on the season.

  • Austin takes sixth at state...

    Vandalia senior Quenten Austin placed sixth in the state finals of the 110-meter hurdles on Saturday. He tied his school record with a time of 0:15.39.

  • Lady Aces win sectional title

    WOODLAWN - Mulberry Grove fended off a late comeback attempt by Woodlawn to win Saturday's sectional title game, 8-5.

    With the win, the Lady Aces advance to Monday's super-sectional game in Carbondale. Mulberry Grove will face Goreville at noon on the campus of Southern Illinois University.

  • Austin makes state finals in 110...

    CHARLESTON — Vandalia senior Quenten Austin qualified for the state track finals in the 110-meter hurdles after placing fifth in the prelims on Thursday.

    Austin, who was seeded 10th, finished the race in a school record 0:15.39; the winner in the prelims ran a 0:14.54. State finals are on Saturday, with running events beginning at 10 a.m. at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

    Austin placed 11th in the 300-meter hurdles, just missing the cutoff for the finals.

  • South Central scatters hits to...

    EFFINGHAM - South Central scattered 13 hits to all parts of the field and got a strong pitching performance from senior Colby Bushue to beat Windsor, 11-2, in the sectional semifinals on Wednesday, giving the Cougars a spot in Saturday's 10 a.m. sectional championship game against St. Anthony.

    The title game will be played at Evergreen Hollow Park in Effingham. Earlier in the spring, South Central lost to St. Anthony, 6-5.

  • Blankenship tosses no-hitter to...

    Mulberry Grove senior Megan Blankenship threw a no-hitter against Altamont in the semifinals of the Woodlawn Sectional to give the Lady Aces a 7-1 victory and a spot in Saturday's 11 a.m. sectional final.

    Blankenship was not overpowering, striking out just two, but Altamont was only able to bring across an unearned run in the seventh inning.

    Senior Harley Tompkins led the Lady Aces, with a double, triple, two RBI and two runs.

    The Lady Aces will face Woodlawn the finals.

  • Gordon is state champ

    Vandalia seventh-grader Curtis Gordon on Saturday became the junior high’s first state champion in more than 30 years by winning the pole vault.

    His vault of 10 feet was three inches short of his personal best, but it was still good enough to beat out two contenders by three inches.

    “My hard work paid off through the year,” Gordon said on Monday. “There were a lot of good competitors at the meet, but I guess I had the best day.”

  • Three Vandals set school records...

    Three Vandalia High School boys track athletes qualified for the state meet, and each of them set one school record in the process.

    Senior Quenten Austin headlines the group – which includes juniors Ryan Ambuehl and Wade Cowger – after winning the sectional championship in both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles.

    “These guys set goals and worked for the goals, and it’s a privilege to be part of that,” said coach Jane Bell. “Coaches put together the workouts, but the athletes have to do them.”