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Today's Sports

  • Brownstown Baseball Awards

    Brownstown High School baseball coach Ken Milano handed out awards after the Bombers were ousted from the regional tournament last Wednesday, and the winners are pictured.

  • High School Sports Briefs (May...

    Coach Brown to hold volleyball camp at VCHS

    Vandalia High School volleyball coach Allison Brown will hold a volleyball camp at the high school for children who were in grades K-8 during the 2010-11 school year.

    The camps will run from Tuesday, May 31-Friday, June 3, with grades K-4 from 4-5:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 from 5:30-7 p.m.

    The cost is $30 per individual, and $25 each for households with more than one child.

    Registration forms are available at the school and individuals can also sign up on the first day of camp.

  • Junior High State Track Results

    Vandalia Boys
    at IESA Class AA State

    Seventh-grade
    •Ethan Meyer, 200-meter dash, 31st (0:26.21)
    Eighth-grade
    •Ben Strobel, 1,600-meter run, 16th (5:03.4)
    •Luke Hollinshead, shot put, 26th (39 feet, 9 1/2 inches)
    •Ryan Bayles, long jump, 31st (17 feet, 8 3/4 inches)

  • Community Sports Briefs (May 26)

    Sprint cars to race in Brownstown

    A special show on Friday at the Fayette County Speedway will feature the Monster Energy Sprint Car Series 410 winged sprints.

    Additional classes running are: Crate Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Hornets and Team Cars.

    The gates open at 5 p.m., the draw closes at 7 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and the racing immediately follows hot laps.

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-pitch...

    Wednesday, May 18
    Game 1
    Buckstop Archery 19
    Keck's Marsh 5
    •Blankenship, Hipsher and Ju. Atwood, Buckstop, HR; Laack, Keck's, HR and 2B

    Game 2
    Buckstop 11
    Keck's 4
    •Ray, Keck's, HR

    Game 3
    Boley Mobile Home 16
    Oldsmith Farms 0
    •Smalls, Boley, HR; Thiele, Boley, 2B

    Game 4
    Boley 15
    Oldsmith 3
    •Smalls, Boley, HR; Gray, Boley, HR and 2B; Thompson, Oldsmith, 2B

  • Fayette County Speedway Results...

    Crate Late Model - 8 cars
    Heat 1        
    1    55    Daniel Heck
    2    59R    Aaron Heck
    3    6    Troy English
    4    59    Danny Jolly
    Feature        
    1    59R    Aaron Heck
    2    55    Daniel Heck
    3    6    Troy English

  • Open Bass Tournament

    The Vandalia Sport Fishing and Conservation Club held an Open Bass Tournament on Vandalia Lake on Saturday, May 7.

  • Austin, Bell advance to state...

    NEWTON — Two members of the Vandalia High School boys track team qualified for the state track meet on Friday night at the Newton sectional meet.

    Junior Quenten Austin qualified by winning the 300-meter hurdles and placing second in the discus.

    Senior Daniel Bell qualified after winning discus and placing second in the 800-meter run.

    As a team, the Vandals placed third despite using only a handful of athletes.

  • Hill sisters ousted in prelims

    Both Abby and Molly Hill of St. Elmo High School were eliminated from the state meet during the preliminaries of the discus throw.

    Molly, who was one of just two freshman in discus, had a throw of 97 feet, 4 inches.

    Abby, a senior, threw 88 feet, 11 inches.

    The shortest distance that qualified for the finals was 116 feet, 1 inch, which is better than both Hills' personal-best.

  • Three area teams to play for...

    Three area teams will play for regional championships on Saturday morning.

    The second-seeded South Central High School baseball team will face top-seeded North Clay at 11 a.m. in Kinmundy. The Cougars advanced after defeating St. Elmo in a 1-0 pitcher's duel on Wednesday.

    The difference-maker was a solo home run by Larry Schoreck.

    Senior Derek Harmeier will start for the Cougars, as they look to win their sixth straight regional title. North Clay had a slow start against Brownstown in the semifinals before prevailing 14-4 on Wednesday.