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Today's Sports

  • Local Bowlers Travel to the Big...

    A group of bowlers from the Vandalia area traveled to Syracuse, N.Y., to participate in the National Women's Bowling Tournament on June 15-16. While there, they traveled to New York City, and while in the Big Apple, the women made an appearance on NBC's Today Show; the women are shown above with Today Show co-host Matt Laur. The local bowlers, from left to right, are Dottie Kious, Eleanor McNutt, Judy Wasmuth, Debbie Lovelle, Fran Cole, Vicky Guthrie, Dee Filer, Bobbi Borbely and Bobby McCall.

  • Fayette County Speedway-June 24

    Late Model Division – 49 cars
    Qualifying Group 1     
    1 B5  Brandon Sheppard
    2 C9  Steve Casobolt
    3 7B  Mark Burgtorf
    4 81C Kevin Cole
    5 6K  Michael Kloos
    6 78   Chad Zobrist
    7 1M  Jim Moon
    8 12   Doug Drown
    9 74   Russ Adams
    10 12S Rick Standridge
    11 3 Steve Lampley
    12 16 Dewayne Kiefer
    Qualifying Group 2     
    1 25 Jason Fege
    2 7R Kent Robinson

  • Flora wins fourth Vandal...

    Flora won the championship of the fourth Vandal Shootout tournament last week.
    Flora, which defeated Red Bud in semifinal play, won the championship by defeating Harrisburg, which advanced by beating Pinckneyville in the other semifinal contest.
    In the opening round of the tournament, Vandalia defeated Central A&M. Other winners were Illini Central (over Cumberland), Harrisburg (over Edwards County), Flora (over Eldorado) and Putnam County (over St. Elmo).

  • Flora wins fourth Vandal...

    Flora won the championship of the fourth Vandal Shootout tournament last week.
    Flora, which defeated Red Bud in semifinal play, won the championship by defeating Harrisburg, which advanced by beating Pinckneyville in the other semifinal contest.
    In the opening round of the tournament, Vandalia defeated Central A&M. Other winners were Illini Central (over Cumberland), Harrisburg (over Edwards County), Flora (over Eldorado) and Putnam County (over St. Elmo).

  • Five area softball players named...

    Five area players were named to the Illinois Coaches Association Class 1A All-State team.
    St. Elmo senior Brooke Maxey, and Mulberry Grove sophomore Becca Oldham and junior Harley Tompkins were named to the second team.
    In addition, Mulberry Grove senior Zoe Zinkgraf and freshman Kate Jolliff were named to the third team.
    Maxey was the co-MVP of the Egyptian-Illini Conference and an all-National Trail Conference first-team selection this past season and will be attending Kaskaskia College next fall to play volleyball.

  • Godoyo tosses perfect game

    Megan Godoyo pitched a perfect game to give Vandalia a split in a doubleheader last Thursday evening in Ramsey. In the first photo, Morgan Whightsil gets ready to attempt a bunt in the win; on the next pitch, Whightsil delivered an RBI double to centerfield. In the second photo, Godoyo throws a pitch during her perfect game.

  • VCHS Hall of Fame inductees...

    The 2011 inductees into the Vandalia Community High School Hall of Fame were announced this week.

    Joining the Hall of Fame are:

    • Rachel Bell-2005 graduate

    • Josie Earnest-2005 graduate

    • Dana Kirk-2005 graduate

    • Gretchen (Schneider) Bland-1998 graduate

  • Local man makes Hole-in-One

    Shane Henson of Vandalia recorded a hole-in-one on the par three hole No. 8 at the Ramsey Lake Golf Course last Tuesday during a league match.

    Henson, 40, who has played golf for 28 years, said he didn’t actually see the ball go in the hole, but some of his friends began celebrating after it rolled in.

    He is dedicating the shot to his late father, who taught him how to golf.

  • Field of Dreams to sell brick...

    The Vandalia Field of Dreams Committee determined the price for engraved brick pavers and kicked around several ideas for their layout at its monthly meeting on Monday.

    A 4-inchX8-inch paver, which can have up to three lines of text, can be purchased for $40, and an 8-inchX8-inch paver, which can have up to seven lines of text, can be purchased for $80.

  • Donors needed for track equipment

    A fundraising campaign to help purchase equipment for the new all-weather track at Vandalia Community High School has been launched by boys track coach Jane Bell.

    All donations are tax-deductible through the Vandalia Schools Foundation, and donors will be recognized on a board at the facility.

    Donation levels on that board are: platinum ($10,000), gold ($5,000), silver ($3,000) and bronze ($1,000).

    Items needed for the track include: