Today's Sports

  • Graumenz signs to wrestle for...

    Kyle Graumenz, a senior at Triad High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to wrestle for Neosho County Community College in Chaunte, Kan.

    The grandson of Devon and Patty Graumenz of Shobonier placed fourth at 138 pounds in the Class 2A individual state tournament this past February. He was the state runner-up as a sophomore in the 119-pound bracket.

    He qualified for the Illinois High School Association state tournament all four years of his high school career.

  • Haller honored by state...

    Fayette County resident Bill Haller was recently honored by state representative Tom Cross (R-Oswego) for a lifetime of acheivements.

    Haller, a former Major League Baseball umpire, was the focus of House Resolution 942, which was passed last week to honor his storied career in baseball and the military.

  • Jackson to host boys basketball...

    Vandalia High School boys basketball coach Kevin Jackson will be holding a basketball camp for boys in grades K-7 from May 29-June 1.

    The camp will teach the fundamentals of basketball, including shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and man-to-man defense.

    Individual offensive moves and team play will also be included.

    Grades K-3 will participate from 8:30-9:45 a.m., and grades 4-7 will go from 10-11:45 a.m.

    Registration for grades K-3 is $25, and for grades 4-7, it is $35.

  • Fayette County Speedway results...

    Sunday, April 15
    HEAT 1
    1.            41M       BRENT MULLINS              
    2.            2M         MICHAEL MEYER
    3.            9J            TERRY JAMES    

  • Vandalia baseball takes 12-...

    Saturday's Vandalia baseball game against Centralia (varsity and JV) has been canceled. The cancellation comes one day after the Vandals lost 7-6 at Hillsboro in 12 innings.

  • Vandalia softball moved to...

    Today's Lady Vandals softball game has been moved from Vandalia to Hillsboro. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

  • Fayette County Speedway...

    Fayette County Speedway has postponed Friday night's races to Sunday afternoon. The gates will open at 2 p.m., with the racing to start at 4 p.m.

  • A stripe for Ethan

    MULBERRY GROVE – Wearing an Aces baseball cap emblazoned with a black stripe to honor his older brother’s memory, sophomore Dalton Crisman sat mostly quiet in the dugout prior to last Thursday’s game.

    It was his first game back with the team since the death of his brother, Ethan, who died last Tuesday, and he was itching to get back to his starting post in left field.

    But before he could do that, teammates, coaches, opponents and fans all stood for a moment of silence to honor Ethan’s memory.

  • South Central tops Vandalia with...

    South Central has lived on the edge all season.

    Trailing 5-3 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, the Cougars exploded for eight runs to secure an 11-5 victory on Monday, their sixth comeback win in 13 games.

    “That’s the way it’s gone so far, but that’s something hard to do every game,” said coach Curt Jones. “I sure hope they don’t plan on doing that the rest of the season.”

    It’s a nerve-racking way to win, but the Cougars have seemed to always get the job done this spring.

  • Baseball notes: County rivals...

    Vandalia coach Luke Hohlt and South Central coach Curt Jones both had positive things to say about their opponents after Monday’s game.

    Jones, a veteran coach who has seen Vandalia play for many years and coached Hohlt during summer baseball years ago, said he could “by far” see drastic improvement in the Vandals’ approach.

    “When I was watching them take infield, I said, ‘This is a pretty good looking group,’” Jones said. “Luke is obviously doing a great job with them.