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Today's Sports

  • Vandals have resolve tested at...

    PANA – Coach Jane Bell said the Vandalia boys track team had a test in determination on Saturday at the Pana Open, as cold temperatures, wind and rain made for a miserable morning and eventually postponed the finals of the meet until Monday.

    “This is about resolve,” Bell said. “This isn’t about times.”

    The conditions could be a positive, however, Bell said, because if the conditions are poor at the conference meet or the sectional meet in a few weeks, having the experience of battling through them would be beneficial.

  • Lady Eagles lose Myers; hit well...

    ST. ELMO – The Lady Eagles carried a no-hitter through five innings to help earn a 3-0 win, but once the severity of an injury to senior pitcher Morgan Myers was realized, the joy of the win was diminished.

    Myers started against Ramsey last Wednesday, but she was pulled in the fourth inning, because she had jammed her right pinky finger while diving back to third base on a pickoff attempt in the third inning.

  • St. Elmo beats Brownstown

    ST. ELMO – A late surge gave St. Elmo  a 10-3 win against Brownstown last Wednesday.

    Junior Ben Sperry hit a home run to spark a seven-run sixth inning for the Eagles, which broke a 3-3 tie.

    He also picked up the win in relief of senior Kase Stolte, tossing 2 2/3 innings and striking out four.

    Sophomore Connor Beasley was the biggest producer, however, hitting two home runs to drive in three runs.

  • Area High School Sports Roundup...

    South Central's Cain paces area players in Kaskaskia College All-Star Game

    South Central senior Taylor Cain scored six points to lead the four area seniors who played in Kaskaskia College's District All-Star Game on Sunday.

    Cain made one 3-pointer and was 3-for-4 from the free-throw line.

    Vandalia's Marty Johnson was next in line with five points, netting a 3-pointer and a two-point basket during the game.

    South Central's Andrew Snow had four points, with one two-point bucket in the second and fourth quarters.

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  • Vandalia Junior High track...

    Thursday, April 14
    at Greenville
    Eighth-grade boys
    First-place finishers
    •Ryan Bayles, 100-meter dash
    •Bayles, 200-meter dash
    •Bayles, long jump
    •Luke Hollinshead, discus
    •Robby Lott, high jump (tie)
    •Ben Strobel, 1600-meter run
    •Bayles, C. Sarchet, Lott and Kinney, 4X100-meter relay
    Second-place finishers
    •L. Hollinshead, shot put
    •Lucian Kinney, 100-meter dash
    •Strobel, 800-meter run
    Third-place finishers
    •Kinney, shot put
    •Cameron Sarchet, 200-meter dash
    Fourth-place finishers
    •Collin Nestleroad, 400-meter dash
    •Austin Robson, discus
    •Strobel, long jump

  • Fayette County Speedway Results...

    UMP DIRTcar Modified - 32 cars
    Heat 1
    1. 21S Denny Schwartz
    2. 98C Cole Hussong
    3. 42 Steve Lach
    4. 32K Chris Wilson
    Heat 2
    1. 22S Chad Kinder
    2. 4J Scott Weber
    3. 05 Dave Wietholder
    4. Bud 1 Larry Anderson
    Heat 3
    1. 49 Craig Kern
    2. 24H Mike Harrison
    3. 9 Terry James
    4. 19 Jimmy Cummins
    Heat 4
    1. 20 Cody Clark
    2. G1 Gabe Menser
    3. 25X Brett Korves
    4. 44 Jim Werner Jr
    Dash
    1. 21S Denny Schwartz
    2. 4J Scott Weber
    3. 22S Chad Kinder
    4. 49 Craig Kern
    Consi 1
    1. 28 Michael Bolyard
    2. 1A Aaron Draege
    3. 70 Brian Bielong
    4. 1 Tim Hancock
    5. E55 Chad Sellers

  • Vandalia Freight inducted to ASA...

    When Rich Well and several others secured sponsorship for their fast-pitch softball team from Guaranteed Air Freight in 1994, they never dreamed a day like Saturday would be possible.

    But in just its fourth year of existence, Vandalia Freight found itself playing in the Amateur Softball Association national tournament.

    And in 11 of the next 12 years, the club returned, eventually winning national titles in 2005 and 2007.

  • Senior Spotlight: Grove Glover

    Imagine for a moment that it’s regional tournament time.

    There are two outs in the top of the seventh inning with a runner on second base, and the Vandal baseball team is nursing a one-run lead.

    If that runner scores, the Vandals are one step closer to elimination.

    Senior third baseman Matt Grove watches intently as the batter hits a sharp grounder his way and prepares to make the play.