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Today's Sports

  • Two athletes honored for...

    Two area collegiate players were recently honored for athletic or academic achievements.

    Spencer Patton, a South Central graduate and former Southern Illinois University pitcher, was named the American Baseball Coaches Association’s NCAA Division I Rawlings Gold Glove winner.

    He was the only Division I pitcher given the award, and earned the honor after committing no errors in 27 chances this past season at SIU.

    Patton recently began his professional career with the Idaho Falls Chukars, a rookie-league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.

  • Lady Vandal Shootout

    During the shootout last Wednesday, which was the final home shootout for either gender this summer, the Lady Vandals found success, as they prepare for a breakout year.

  • Sports Briefs (July 7)

    Alumni softball game is Thursday

    The Vandalia alumni softball game will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m.

    The game will be played on the Vandalia high school softball field.

    Vandalia's high school team will play its final home game of the summer season on Thursday, July 21, against Greenville. Next Thursday, the Lady Vandals play at Greenville, and they will play in the Decatur League Tournament from July 20-23.

    Lake Land College to host b-ball camps

  • Kids Fishing Tournament

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Kids Fishing Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, June 11.

    Forty kids took part in the tournament and combined to catch  481 fish. The winners are pictured.

  • Open Fishing Tournament

    Open Fishing Tournament results.

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch...

    Game 1
    KMO’s 15
    Boley Mobile Homes 0
    •Wyatt Schnaite and James Giles homered, and Jake Brimberry had a triple for KMO’s.

    Game 2
    Boley 1
    KMO’s 0
    •With two outs in the second inning, Buddy Carroll tripled and Joe Elliott drove him home with a single to score the game’s lone run. That was the first 1-0 game in the history of the league that wasn’t a forfeit.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results...

    Modified Division - 27 cars
    Heat 1        
    1.    49    Craig Kern
    2.    28      Michael Bolyard
    3.    G1    Gabe Menser
    4.    11    Kelly Devall
    Heat 2        
    1.    98C    Cole Hussong
    2.    42    Steve Lach

  • Senior Legion Hurler

    Kyle Hawkins of Vandalia's Senior Legion squad delivers a pitch in last Thursday's home contest.

  • Freight comes out of retirement...

    About 2½ months after being inducted into the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame, the Guaranteed Air Freight fast-pitch softball team is being honored again.

  • Harmeier Signs with KC

    Derek Harmeier, a 2001 graduate of South Central High School, last week signed a letter of intent to pitch for the Kaskaskia College Blue Devils. Harmeier recorded eight wins in his senior season at South Central, had an earned-run average of 1.46 and struck out 96 batters in 62 innings. In the photo, Harmeier is flanked by his parents, Dan and Kari Harmeier. In back are South Central baseball coach Curt Jones and KC baseball coach Mitch Koester.