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Today's Sports

  • Lady Vandals comlete first...

    The Vandalia High School varsity girls basketball team was undefeated at the Lady Vandal Shootout last Wednesday.

    The Lady Vandals beat Altamont, Shelbyville and Cumberland during the event. Also at the shootout, the Vandalia JV team lost to Altamont and Central A&M. The Lady Vandals will host their final shootout this summer on June 29.

  • Bushue having strong season for...

    South Central High School graduate Tanner Bushue is having a strong season for the Lexington Legends, a single A affiliate of the Houston Astros, but he is currently on the seven-day disabled list.

    Through Saturday, Bushue had started 11 games and compiled a 6-2 record.

    Bushue also had a brief stint on disabled list in the middle of May, but prior to that, he was dominant, winning five of his first six starts.

    On June 5, his second start back from the DL, Bushue had one of his finest outings of the season.

  • Racing Briefs (June 16)

    Fayette County Speedway's June 17 show

    Fayette County Speedway will honor pit passes and tickets from last Friday's rained out races at this Friday's events.

    This Friday's show will feature UMP DIRTcar sanctioned Crate Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hornets. Also racing will be the two-person Team Cars.

    The Team Car and Hornet divisions will also run their rained out May 27 features on Friday.

    Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing will begin immediately following hot laps.

    Protzs in top 10 in points at Dragway

  • Men's slo-pitch results and...

    Game 1
    Keck's Marsh 12
    Boley Mobile Homes 9
    Keck's: Osborne, 2 2B; Sutton, 2B; Lotz, 3B
    Boley: Hobbie, 3B; Gray, 3B

    Game 2
    Boley 6
    Keck's 5
    Boley: Gray, 2 3B
    Keck's: Osbourne, 2B; Lotz 2B

    Game 3
    KMO's 16
    Ugly Koyote 5
    KMO's: Wodtke, HR; Schnarre, 3B; Hanks, 2B
    Koyote: J. Spicer, grand slam; P. Spicer, HR

    Game 4
    Koyote 14
    KMO's 12
    Koyote: Eddy, HR; Beard, 2B
    KMO's: Wodtke, 2B

    This week's games
    Wednesday, June 15
    Montgomery Plumbing vs. Ugly Koyote at 6:30 p.m.
    Oldsmith Farms vs. Buckstop Archery at 8:30 p.m.

    Standings
    •Buckstop, 4-0
    •Boley, 3-3

  • Kaskaskia College offers sports...

    KC to hold summer volleyball camps

    The Kaskaskia College volleyball program will host two volleyball camps this summer in June for area youth. Both camps will be from June 21-22.

    The first camp is held for students in grades K-5 and will be held from 10 a.m.-noon. The second camp is for students in grades 6–8 and will be held from 1-3 p.m.

    The registration fee for each camp is $25 and includes a T-shirt).

    The camp will be instructed by Blue Angels volleyball coach Kim Rahar and current KC volleyball players.

  • AAU State Tumbling Meet

    Several local girls participated in the AAU state tumbling competition on May 21.

  • Senior (Citizen) Spotlight: Mike...

    Mike Travelstead has always cared.

    The recently retired Vandalia English teacher and girls track coach cared for his “A” students just as much as he did for his average students, and he cared for his state-caliber track stars just as much as he did for the girls who just wanted to set a personal-best time, even if that meant finishing in last place.

  • Vandalia Sr. Legion team splits...

    There is something about teams that Luke Hohlt coaches that gets players motivated to score runs in the seventh inning.

    Many times during the high school season, the Vandalia Vandals would score in the late innings, and Vandalia's Sr. Legion team did the same during its first game of the season, a 9-7 loss to Carlyle last Wednesday.

    Post 95 trailed 9-5 entering the bottom of the seventh, but the first five batters reached base, Caleb Randle scored on a passed ball and Dathan Berning got an RBI by driving home Ian Murrell on a fielder's choice.

  • Meyer's grand slam sets...

    A grand slam from Shawn Meyer in the first inning set the tone for South Central, as its Jr. Legion team defeated Vandalia, 10-6, after a steady barrage of base runners on Monday.

    Three of the first four Post 519 batters reached base to set up Meyer’s home run, and at least one runner would reach in five of the next six innings, with South Central scoring in four of them.

    “They are kind of a rare group,” said coach Curt Jones. “They have a lot of fun, but are also serious about this thing.”

  • Boys basketball teams open...

    Vandalia and Brownstown High Schools opened their summer boys basketball seasons at the Vandal Shootout.
    Both teams played four games on Monday, with each earning one win.

    In Vandalia's first game against Carlyle, it held an early lead, but a barrage of 3-pointers from the Indians in the second half propelled them ahead. They would win, 52-42.

    Vandalia would fall in the second game, losing to Columbia, 46-27.

    In the afternoon, the Vandals would lose a lopsided game to Trico, and defeat Flora, which was not playing with stars Paul Knapp and Nick Painter.