Today's Sports

  • Diss fires two-hitter as Cougars...

    KINMUNDY – South Central senior Dan Diss tossed a two-hitter, as the Cougars dispatched National Trail Conference foe St. Elmo, 10-0, in five innings on Tuesday.

    Five Cougars had a multi-hit game to back up Diss (3-0), who struck out six.

    South Central (8-1, 5-0 NTC) scored in all but one inning, and St. Elmo's Levi Maxey (0-1) took the loss after striking out two in 3 2/3 innings.

  • PHOTOS: JV Corner (Sept. 6)

    JV photos from the past week.

    In addition, Vandalia's JV football team lost at Carlinville, 36-8, on Monday.

  • Two Guys & Two Gals golf...

    The St. Elmo Golf Club is hosting its Two Guys & Two Gals tournament this Saturday and Sunday.

    The four-person scramble will have shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day. Limited space is still available.

    The entry fee is $200 per team and includes green fees, Saturday lunch and a free practice round.

    For more information, call 829-3390 or visit www.stelmogolfclub.com/events.html.

  • PHOTO: Women Out Walking

    The Fayette County Health Department recently held a Women Out Walking program to encourage women to regularly walk. The winners in the program were members of Team 7, which was led by Elise Sarchet. Team members averaged 22,020 steps per person per day during the program's 12 weeks.

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (July 21)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, July 21.

  • Protz finding success in...

    Vandalia resident Randy Protz is currently in second place in the points standings for the Super Pro Division at Coles County Dragway.

    At the end of August, Protz qualified for the 2012 Coles County bracket finals team. His daughter, Brandy, also qualified in the High School division.

  • On the slate (Sept. 6-11)

    Friday at Staunton, 7 p.m.
    Thursday at Southwestern, 5 p.m.
    Thursday at Greenville, 5 p.m.
    Monday at Belk Park, 4:15 p.m.
    Thursday vs. Hillsboro, 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday at Highland Tourney, 9 a.m.
    Tuesday vs. Effingham, 4:15 p.m.
    Monday vs. Litchfield, 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday vs. Hillsboro, 4:30 p.m.
    JV Football
    Monday vs. Staunton, 6 p.m.
    Freshmen Football
    Thursday vs. Gillespie, 6 p.m.

  • Vandalia High School golf event...

    Wednesday's golf event between Vandalia, Litchfield and Christ Our Rock Lutheran high schools scheduled at Vandalia Country Club has been canceled due to the weather. No makeup date has been set at this time.

  • Lady Vandals win Altamont...

    ALTAMONT - The Lady Vandals continued their hot start to the season, winning the Altamont Tournament on Saturday to move their season record to 6-0.

    Vandalia eeked into the title game, getting by South Central, 26-28, 25-19, 17-15, in the final game of pool play. The Lady Cougars went on to beat Greenville in three sets to place third.

    In the championship game, Vandalia battled Cumberland, winning 25-9, 24-26, 15-12. Senior RaeChelle Leiken secured 12 kills in the title match.

  • Vandalia falls in rain-delayed...

    Steady rains marred the second half of one of the biggest games on Vandalia's football schedule, as Carlinville's dominating rushing attack was too much for the Vandals to handle in a 32-14 loss on Friday.

    Brendan Stewart rushed for more than 200 yards and had touchdowns of 77 and 65 yards for Carlinville (2-0).

    Vandalia's scores came on a 2-yard run by Luke Smith in the first quarter and a 10-yard pass from Tim Ritchey to Ryan Ambuehl in the third quarter.

    Vandalia (1-1) travels to Staunton (2-0) next Friday.