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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • The Next Level: Graduated...

    Jessica Earnest • Senior • Vanderbilt University

  • Sports Briefs (Aug. 9)

    First Vandalia tennis practice is Aug. 14

    The Vandalia High School girls tennis team will hold its first two practices on Aug. 14-15 at the high school tennis courts, from 8-11 a.m.

    All athletes must have a physical on file to participate.

    Questions should be directed to coach Kevin Schroeder at 283-0212.

    First SC volleyball practice is Aug. 13

    The South Central High School volleyball team will hold its first practice on Monday, Aug. 13, from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch...

    Monday, Aug. 6
    Game 1
    Riedle Law Firm 7
    Copper Penny 5
    Riedle: Marcus Smalls, 3 hits.
    CP: Joe Eddy, 2B.
    Game 2
    Riedle 9
    Copper Penny 8
    Riedle: Marcus Smalls, HR; Kyle Hawkins, 3B, 2B, GW hit.
    CP: Joe Eddy, 2B.
    Game 3
    Keck's Marsh 10
    Montgomery Plumbing 2
    Keck's: Jon Lotz, HR; Dustin Murray, 2B.
    Game 4
    Keck's Marsh 13
    Montgomery Plumbing 2
    Keck's: Jon Lotz, HR, 2B; Andy Hipsher, 3B.

  • PHOTOS: Dee Dee Hartz Memorial...

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County held the Dee Dee Hartz Memorial 5K run on Saturday morning, with all of the proceeds benefitting the DeeDee Hartz Memorial Scholarship.

  • Austin places 5th at Jr. Olympics

    Quenten Austin, a 2012 Vandalia Community High School graduate, placed fifth in the decathlon at the AAU Jr. Olympics in Humble, Tex., a suburb of Houston, this past weekend.

    Austin, who plans to compete in the event starting next spring at Carthage College, finished with 5,787 points and finished no worse than 17th out of 38 in any of the 10 parts of the event in the young 17-18 age division.

    Wolf Mahler of Temple, Tex., was the overall winner, with 7.274 points.

  • Post 95's season ends in...

    After being thrown into the mix against the toughest Jr. Legion teams in the region, it wasn’t a huge shock that Vandalia lost both of its games in the division tournament, but an upset win or two wouldn’t have been that surprising either.

    Granted an automatic berth to the tournament because it was hosted in Vandalia, Post 95 had trouble finding an offensive rhythm, falling to Belleville, 11-1, on Saturday and to Altamont, 8-3, on Sunday.

  • Montgomery picks Fontbonne

    Trevor Montgomery, a 2012 Vandalia Community High School graduate, on Wednesday signed his admissions letter to Fontbonne University, where he plans to play baseball.

    He is the second player from his class to sign with an NCAA Division III school in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, joining Dathan Berning, who recently signed with Greenville College.

  • The Freight takes 3rd in state...

    The Freight of Vandalia came out of retirement and showed little rust in placing third at the Illinois Amateur Softball Association wooden bat state fast-pitch softball tournament this past weekend.

    Vandalia opened the tournament, which was held in Casey, last Friday night, with a loss to eventual runners-up, the Belleville Stallions.

    But from there, the Freight went on a streak none of them likely imagined.

    In the first game on Saturday morning, Vandalia beat Altamont, advancing to a game at 3 p.m.

  • Registration open for fall...

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County has opened registration for several fall youth sports.

    For full information or to register for any of the following programs, visit http://fayetteymca.com/wp/?p=2389.

    Flag football

    Children in grades 2-4 may sign up for the YMCA's flag football program, with the first games to be played on or after Sept. 13.