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Today's Sports

  • Eighth-graders earn share of Mid...

    With a win against Pana St. Pat's last Thursday, the Vandalia Junior High eighth-grade basketball team closed a highly successful regular season.

    The 33-27 win gave the Jr. Lady Vandals a record of 19-1, and they secured a share of the Jr. Mid-State Conference championship with Hillsboro.

    Vandalia split the season series with Hillsboro, winning the first game, 29-21, and losing the second, 25-23.

  • YMCA karate room nearly complete

    The Fayette County Family YMCA has nearly completed construction of a new room that will primarily be used for its karate program.

    In addition, the number of participants in the Y's fall and winter programs have been very strong, according to Program Director Amber Daulbaugh.

    "The Dojo" was put into use earlier this month, and it serves as the training room for the approximately 20 youth who are currently enrolled in the karate program.

    The only aspect of the room left to complete is installing a punching bag.

  • Basketball scores (Nov. 24)

    Brownstown Girls
    Thursday, Nov. 17
    vs. Shelbyville
    Shelbyville 47
    Brownstown 31
    SHS: 10-17-4-16—47
    BHS:  6-8-7-10—31
    Points: Molly Hill, 9; Savannah Feezel, 7; Megan Maxey, 7; Danie Austin, 4; Bethany Oberlink, 4.
    Rebounds: Feezel, 5; Oberlink, 5; Austin, 3; Hill, 3; Maxey, 1.
    Steals: Maxey, 5; Feezel, 3; Austin, 2; Oberlink, 2; Hill, 1.
    Record: 1-1

    South Central Girls
    Thursday, Nov. 17
    vs. North Clay

  • Lady Vandals Play at U of I

    Vandalia High School senior Haley Wollerman (left) and junior Austyn Krueger recently were selected to play in an All-American game as part of a USA Amateur Athletic Association team at the University of Illinois.

  • Seventh-Graders End Season at...

    The Jr. Lady Vandals' season ended on Saturday at the regional tournament in Greenville. Third-seeded Vandalia fell to No. 2 Pana, 33-24.

  • Classic Bass Tournament (Oct. 21)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held its Classic  Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, Oct. 21. A total of 19 boats took part in the two-day event. The club will begin its 2012 schedule on April 14. The winners of the classic are pictured above.

  • Senior Spotlight: Levi Ulmer

    There are just some arguments that a senior in high school won’t win.

    That’s a tough concept to handle for senior Levi Ulmer, a standout Vandalia football player and wrestler, because he hopes to be a lawyer some day.

    But even when that day comes, Ulmer still might not be able to defeat his most formidable foe.

    “Against my mom,” Ulmer said of the last argument he lost. “It was if she should get a Mini Cooper or a Challenger. She won, and got the Mini Cooper.”

  • South Central's Neilson...

    FARINA – When Kinzie Neilson attended a camp at Lincoln Land Community College prior to her senior year, LLCC coach Jim Dietz had a few suggestions for her arm swing.

    When he scouted Neilson at this season’s regional tournament, he was very pleased to see that she had taken his suggestions seriously.

  • The College Report: IC makes the...

    Illinois College is in uncharted territory.

    Never before has the Illinois College football team qualified for the NCAA Division III Playoffs. That all changed on Sunday evening.

    After posting a 9-1 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the Midwest Conference, the IC Blueboys got the call. They were the final team that did. They will travel to play Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Saturday at 11 a.m.

  • The College Report: IC makes the...

    Illinois College is in uncharted territory.

    Never before has the Illinois College football team qualified for the NCAA Division III Playoffs. That all changed on Sunday evening.

    After posting a 9-1 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the Midwest Conference, the IC Blueboys got the call. They were the final team that did. They will travel to play Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Saturday at 11 a.m.