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Today's Sports

  • Atwood is MVP of men's slo-...

    The Vandalia men’s slo-pitch softball league will be holding the finals of its annual double-elimination league championship tournament on Thursday, starting at 6:30 p.m.

    Seeding for that tournament, which started on Monday, was determined in a single-elimination tournament that was held last Thursday, and Buckstop Archery, the regular-season champs, earned the No. 1 seed.

    One day before, the league handed out individual awards, with Justin Atwood bringing home most valuable player honors.

    Other award winners included:

  • St. Elmo Jr. High Softball (Aug...

    The St. Elmo Junior High softball team is 2-4 through the first six games of the season.

    Box scores for those games follow:

    Tuesday, Aug. 14
    Mulberry Grove 15
    St. Elmo 3
    SE:   2-0-1-0—3-3-4
    MG: 5-4-2-4—15-8-2
    LP: Hoopingarner
    Lady Eagles: Parkison, 1-for-2, run, RBI; Viramontes, 1-for-2, run; Brown, 1-for-2, run; Moss, RBI; Hoopingarner, BB; Da. Shelton, BB.

  • Riedle Law Office wins St. Paul...

    The St. Paul summer basketball league recently held its championship tournament, with Riedle Law Office winning the title.

    Riedle won the best-of-three championship series against the Pink Panthers, winning game one, 49-45, and game two, 58-52.

    The tournament started with play-in games for seeds 3-6.

    Joe’s Pizza defeated the Opfer Clan, and China Gate defeated Team Bushue. China Gate went on to defeat Joe’s Pizza, 68-46, while the Opfer Clan beat Team Bushue.

  • Charity Bass Tournament (June 23)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Charity Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, June 23.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (July 7)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, July 7.

  • PHOTOS: First Annual St. Elmo...

    The St. Elmo Tourism Committee held its first annual kickball tournament in Deken Park on Saturday morning, with three teams competing.

  • PHOTO: National champion tumbler

    Vandalia resident Kassidy VanUytven, 8, recently won a gold medal in tumbling at the AAU Jr. Olympics in Houston, Texas. She is the daughter of Keith and Kayla VanUytven.

  • Von Behren hired by Maryville...

    A Vandalia Community High School graduate has been hired as the head baseball coach at Maryville University, a Division II school in St. Louis.

    Seth Von Behren is the ninth coach in Maryville’s history, and the Saints will be the fourth team he has coached for at the collegiate level.

  • Leiken wins SIGA player's...

    Rising Vandalia senior RaeChelle Leiken won the player's championship and the points championship on the Southern Illinois Golf Association's Jr. Tour.

    With a 72, Leiken won the SIGA JGT Vogler Ford-Linoln-Mazda Player's Championship by seven strokes in the 16-18-year-old girls division at Franklin County Country Club on Monday.

    It was Leiken's 10th victory of the summer in 12 events, giving her a wide margin in the points championship, which she won, 160.25-139.

  • PHOTOS: Cardinals Motorcycle...

    Hobi Timmons of Germantown and his award-winning customized St. Louis Cardinals Harley Davidson motorcycle made a stop in Vandalia last Thursday, when Timmons was visiting the Krueger family.

    Timmons' motorcycle has twice been driven on the field at Busch Stadium and has placed in motorcycle shows in several states.

    The bike includes hand-painted details, such as a photo of Busch Stadium and baseball cards of 13 Cardinal legends, and a seat modeled after a baseball glove.