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Today's Sports

  • PHOTO: 23-point deer harvested

    Rex Rosenberger of Ramsey recently harvested a 23-point deer in northern Fayette County. He said he has seen the deer the past three years, but had never been close enough to kill it. The deer measured 234.5 inches.

  • Smith named state football...

    Vandalia resident Jay Smith will be officiating at the state football finals in Champaign.

    He will either work the Class 4A title game Friday night or the class 5A title game Saturday morning.

    He also worked the state finals in 2005.

    In addition, a Vandalia officiating crew of Dave Givens, Mike Critcheloe, Jerry Schukar, Larry Rebbe and Paul Yagow officiated two rounds of games in this season's playoffs.

  • Re-aligned SCC changes winter...

    The revamped South Central Conference debuts this school year, and prior to each season, The Leader-Union will be asking Vandalia’s coaches how they think the changes will affect their team.

    A list of all of the changes follows.

    1)    Gillespie and Staunton have replaced East Alton-Wood River and Marquette Catholic.
    2)    There will no longer be divisional play in any sport, with all teams that used to have divisions to play one game that counts in the conference standings.

  • South Central coaches excited...

    FARINA – South Central High School has joined the National Trail Conference this season, coming into the NTC at the same time Teutopolis is leaving.

    South Central has previously been in the Midland Trail Conference for many years.

    Prior to each sports season, The Leader-Union will be asking South Central’s coaches how they think the conference switch will affect their team.

    Boys basketball

    Though South Central is new to the NTC, the boys basketball team has played many of the conference’s teams in the past.

  • Field of Dreams works to nail...

    The Vandalia Field of Dreams committee took care of some offseason business at Tuesday’s meeting, and also took a big step toward straightening out its future financial success.

    A motion was carried to use the current money saved in the bank for operating expenses, while using any additional revenue that comes in by the middle of summer to be put toward making a loan payment.

  • Lady Cougars drop first NTC game

    The Lady Cougars lost their first-ever National Trail Conference game on Monday in a 50-14 win for conference favorite Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City.

    Senior Macie Cain had a team-high six points for South Central (0-1, 0-1 NTC), while freshman Lauren Lotz had five rebounds.

    Jenna Rose, a sophomore, added four points, and senior Taylor Keen and Lotz each had two points.

  • Vandals open season at South...

    The Vandals will open the 2012-13 basketball season against a county rival next Tuesday.

    South Central will host the Vandals in both teams’ season-opener and coach Brian Buscher’s debut as Vandalia head coach.

    For the Cougars, senior Fischer Tharp will be looking to score his 1,000th career point. He needs 20 points in the game, and in last season’s matchup, he was able to score 18 in a 53-36 Vandalia victory.

  • Lady Vandals begin season Monday...

    The Lady Vandals have added a third tournament to their regular-season schedule, and that is where they will open the 2012-13 season.

    On Monday, Vandalia will play its first game in the Litchfield Thanksgiving Tournament, taking on Nokomis at about 7:45 p.m. That game will begin after the conclusion of the 6 p.m. game.

    The tournament runs through next Saturday, and the Lady Vandals play four games.

  • Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Tourney...

    The Mulberry Grove/Ramsey Super Turkey Tournament opens early next week at both high schools.

    The tournament runs through next Saturday, with the finals being held at Ramsey, starting at 2 p.m.

    The championship game will start at about 8 p.m.

    At Ramsey on Monday, Christ Our Rock Lutheran will take on Patoka at 6:15 p.m., and Ramsey will face Cowden-Herrick at 7:45 p.m.

    At Mulberry Grove on Tuesday, Odin will battle Brownstown at 6:15 p.m., and Sandoval will take on Mulberry Grove at 7:15 p.m.

  • Variety of YMCA programs are...

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County are several programs currently open for registration.

    For more information about any of the following programs, contact Program Director Amber Daulbaugh at 283-1258 or adaulbaugh@fayetteymca.com.

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    The YMCA will be hosting a Parents' Night Out program for children ages 5-12 on Saturday, Dec. 1.
    Registration cost is $10 and $5 for siblings, and will begin at 5:15. Parents may pre-regsiter at the YMCA.