Today's Sports

  • Fayette County Speedway Results...

    Friday, July 27
    HEAT 1
    1.     Bud 1     Larry Anderson
    2.     5              Rob Timmons
    3.     70           Brian Bielong
    4.     32Z         Nate Zimmer
    HEAT 2

  • Season in review: Post 95 Sr....

    The Vandalia Sr. Legion squad had a memorable season, finishing 18-11 and reaching the first championship game in the double-elimination district tournament.

    A player-by-player synopsis of the season follows.

  • PHOTOS: Field of Dreams camp

    The Vandalia Field of Dreams committee held a pitcher/catcher camp last week.

  • PHOTOS: Alums Beat the Lady...

    The Vandalia High School alumni softball team recently played its second exhibition doubleheader against the high school team, sweeping the Lady Vandals for the second time.

  • Sports Briefs (July 26)

    Jr. Legion division tourney this weekend

    The Jr. Legion division tournament will be played at Vandalia High School this weekend.

    Post 95 received an automatic bid the tournament, and will play Belleville at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The winner of that game advances to play on Sunday at 6:30 p.m., while the loser will play at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

    The double-elimination tournament runs through Monday, with the possibility of continuing on Tuesday.

    VCHS grad accepts head coaching job

  • Senior Spotlight: Dathan Berning

    The major highlights of Dathan Berning’s final season as a Vandalia High School athlete came during the basketball season, but that didn’t stop the 2012 graduate from pursuing a college opportunity in a different sport.

    Vandalia’s boys basketball most valuable player this past season, Berning probably could have tried to show off his skills to earn a spot on a small school’s team, but he instead decided to continue focusing on baseball, and that landed him a spot at Greenville College.

  • For the veterans

    Two local veterans were honored prior to Vandalia’s opening game in the Sr. Legion district tournament, and the players furthered honored those men throughout the tournament, by playing with a competitive spirit.

    Dwight Hagy and Floyd Meseke, both World War II veterans, were honored in a short ceremony on Saturday night before Post 95 defeated Salem, 9-6, with players from each team shaking hands with and thanking the veterans before taking the field.

  • Post 95 battles in four district...

    Hard-fought battles against Effingham and Salem in the district tournament brought the Vandalia Sr. Legion season to a close this past weekend, with Post 95 getting eliminated by Effingham on Monday.

    Post 95 finished the year with an 18-11 record, which included a season-high winning streak of five games and a stretch with nine wins in 11 games from June 13-28.

    Players from 10 high schools made up the team, and they meshed quickly, making the season both enjoyable and successful.

  • Swofford named alternate for...

    Rising Vandalia senior Blake Swofford is an alternate for a national golf tournament after last Thursday placing fourth at the Trusted Choice Big “I” Junior Classic state tournament.

    Swofford placed fourth in the state tournament at Lick Creek Golf Course in Pekin, shooting a two-day, 36-hole total of 148 and defeating Zach Burry in a playoff.

    The top three in the tournament qualified for the national tournament, which will be held at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin from Aug. 7-10.

  • Journey of Hope riders pass...

    A team of bicyclists participating in the Journey of Hope cross-country ride stopped in Vandalia on Tuesday.

    Push America’s Journey of Hope, a 4,000-mile bike ride from Seattle to Washington, D.C, that raises money for organizations that help people with disabilities, made a stop at FAYCO Enterprises on Tuesday afternoon and stayed overnight at the Fayette County Family YMCA.

    The trip began in Seattle on May 29, and the riders should arrive in Washington on Aug. 5 to conclude the 25th annual Journey of Hope ride.