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Today's Sports

  • Swofford wins summer tournament

    Rising Vandalia senior Blake Swofford recently won a junior tournament at the Roland Varkau Golf Course in Okawville.

    He placed first in the 16-18-year-old boys division by shooting a 70, winning the tournament by seven strokes.

    He is playing on the Jr. Tour of the Southern Illinois Golf Association, and will contend for the tour championship.

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch...

    Monday, June 18
    Game 1
    Montgomery Plumbing 14
    Keck's Marsh 11
    Mont.: Josh Plum, 2B; Tyler Montgomery, 2B
    Keck's: Garrett Keck, 2 3B; Hans Christian, 2 2B.
    Game 2
    Keck's 10
    Montgomery 5
    Keck's: Garrett Keck, 3 hits; Jon Keck, 3 hits.
    Mont.: Tyler Montgomery, 3B; Josh Plum, 2B.
    Game 3
    Riedle Law Firm 13
    Copper Penny 10
    Riedle: Dallas Gray, 2B; Marcus Smalls, 2B; Brian Stout, 2B.
    CP: Chris Matthews, HR; Joe Eddy, 2B; Matt Thompson, 2B.
    Game 4

  • Open Bass Tournament (May 19)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held an Open Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, May 19.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results...

    Friday, June 8
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1.            1A           Aaron Draege   
    2.            28        Michael Bolyard
    3.            98C         Cole Hussong

  • Buscher pleased with Vandals...

    Getting his first look at his team in action, first-year Vandalia boys basketball coach Brian Buscher was left satisfied.

    The Vandals went 4-4 in the first summer shootout, making the tournament quarterfinals after winning a first-round game, 28-22, against Putnam County on Tuesday.

    Though the team lost to eventual champion Princeton, Ind., 29-24, in the quarterfinals, wins earlier in the day against Benton and West Frankfort evened the Vandals’ overall shootout record.

  • Jr. Legion falls in DH against...

    Vandalia Jr. Legion coach TK Kinkead is hopeful that at least one of his hitters will get hot soon.

    Post 95 has had trouble getting into a groove on offense, and Kinkead said that if one player gets going, the rest of the team may follow. Then, nights like Tuesday against Teutopolis might not end in 11-4 and 8-3 losses.

    “That’s the natural thing with a summer team of guys who know each other,” he said. “It would be huge, but right now, we aren’t getting the consistent play from anyone.”

  • Sr. Legion squad cools after...

    NEW BADEN – After starting the season by scattering 32 hits in three games, the Vandalia Sr. Legion offense has quieted down, scratching out just 15 hits in three losses at the New Baden Wooden Bat Classic.

    In the final two games of the event on Saturday, Post 95 (3-4) fell to Salem, 3-2, in 10 innings and was shut out by Imperial, Mo., 2-0.

    “Everybody is pressing,” said coach Andy Rincker. “We have some guys gone, and people are trying to do too much, so we’re struggling a little bit.”

  • Ulmer, Hosick selected for All-...

    Two 2012 graduates of Vandalia Community High School have been selected to play in a football all-star game this weekend.

    Levi Ulmer and Bryan Hosick will represent the South at the 24th annual West Central Illinois All-Star Game on Saturday at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield.

    The game features 108 seniors from this past school year, and 34 high schools are represented, including 16 players from the South Central Conference.

  • YMCA offering four sports...

    The Fayette County Family YMCA is offering four youth sports programs on Wednesdays and Saturdays this July.
    Sports offered for children in grades K-8 are: dodgeball, kickball, flag football and sand volleyball.

    Registration is $20 for members and $40 for non-members, and includes a free T-shirt.

    For those interested in participating on individual days, the registration cost is $10 per day, but no T-shirt is included.

  • PHOTO: Vandal volleyball camp

    A youth volleyball camp was hosted last week at VCHS.