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Today's Sports

  • South Central ousted by Altamont...

    SALEM – South Central had trouble hitting the ball against Altamont on Saturday, scoring just once as it bowed out of the Jr. Legion District Tournament with a 6-1 loss.

    Post 519 had seven hits – four singles and three doubles – but it only had three multi-hit innings, stringing together doubles from Larry Schoreck and Seven Wright in the sixth to get on the board.

    South Central had also struggled to hit during an 11-inning game against Vandalia the night before in the winner’s bracket quarterfinal.

  • Field of Dreams discusses...

    Field maintenance was the primary topic of discussion at Tuesday night's Field of Dreams meeting.

    No specific deadlines or motions were made involving maintenance, but the committee discussed a number of areas to be improved.

    At the high school baseball diamond, committee members have found that there is grass growing on the outer edge of the infield and that there are too many weeds growing in the outfield warning track. In addition, weeds are growing on the side tracks down the right- and left-field lines.

  • Fayette County Speedway results...

    Modified Division - 21 cars
    Heat 1        
    1    98C      Cole Hussong
    2    4L    Tim Lewis Jr.
    3    49    Craig Kern
    4    G1    Gabe Menser
    Heat 2        
    1    20    Cody Clark
    2    28     Michael Bolyard

  • Softball team gets third

    A Vandalia YMCA 12U softball team placed third in a tournament in Nokomis on Sunday.

    The girls played three games, beating the Hillsboro Bruins, losing to the Hillsboro Jaguars and beating Nokomis in the third-place game.

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch...

    Game 1
    Buckstop Archery 11
    Montgomery Plumbing 1
    •Andy Hipsher had a triple, and Curtis Ireland, Kenny Koenig and Justin Atwood all doubled for Buckstop, while Dave Milam had two hits for Montgomery.

  • Free kids' fishing...

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club is sponsoring a free children's fishing tournament on Sunday from 10 a.m.-noon.

    The event will take place at the city town branch, which is west of Vandalia Community High School on Fillmore Street.

    Children should furnish their own pole, but the club will provide bait.

    A wiener roast and drinks will be available in the pavilion.

    The club is not responsible for any accidents.

    For more information, contact John Blythe at 283-2475.
     

  • Buddy Bass Tournament (June 25)

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held a Buddy Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, June 25.

  • Coast to Coast baseball coming...

    Coast to Coast Baseball will be holding two tryouts and hitting camps in Illinois.

    Players accepted to the program from the tryout can either represent the United States in competition in Puerto Rico, or work with college coaches and professional scouts at Major League Baseball spring training sites in Florida or Arizona.

    The first event will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, at Avanti's Dome in Pekin. The second is on Monday, Aug. 8, at Rend Lake College in Ina.

    The tryout begins at 10 a.m., and the hitting camp begins at 2 p.m. for both sites.

  • Vandalia eliminated from...

    SALEM - Vandalia was eliminated from the District Tournament Sunday morning after a 9-6 loss to Effingham.

    There will be a full report on that game and all of Post 95's tourney games in the July 21 edition of The Leader-Union, and a large tournament photo gallery will be available by the end of the day on Thursday at www.leaderunion.com.

  • Vandalia out of winner's...

    SALEM - Vandalia's Jr. Legion team was knocked out of the winner's bracket, and South Central was eliminated from the District Tournament on Saturday.

    Vandalia appeared on its way to an upset of top-seeded Teutopolis to get a trip to the district title game, but Post 95, the No. 6 seed, squandered a 7-1 lead and a pair of controversial umpiring calls extended the bottom of the seventh inning long enough for T-Town to come away with an 11-10 win.