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Today's Sports

  • Strong play lifts Rams to first...

    RAMSEY – Despite having just nine players available, the Ramsey bats came alive for 13 runs to back up freshman Tyler Knisley’s one-hitter during a shutout win against Christ Our Rock Lutheran last Thursday.

    The Rams, which lost seven seniors to graduation last spring, did not win a game in the fall, but coach Mark Rinehart stayed upbeat and was thrilled to see his players get in the win column.

  • Ramsey's seniors help Rams...

    RAMSEY – A trio of seniors anchor Ramsey’s baseball team, and all three of them played important roles in allowing the Rams to beat Christ Our Rock last Thursday.

    Andrew Cunningham and Luke Webb combined to drive in six runs, and shortstop Jordan Johnson scored twice and had a hand in eight outs on defense during Ramsey’s 13-0 victory, its first win since last spring.

  • Strong finishes please track...

    HILLSBORO – Both Vandalia High School track coaches were pleased with several finishes from a meet at Hillsboro on Tuesday.

    Freshman Kelsey Rubin was in the 1600-meter run for the first time of her career, and veteran coach Mike Travelstead said she easily exceeded his expectations.

    “There’s a fear factor there. What if I start out too fast?” Travelstead said. “She said, ‘What’s a good time?’ And I said, ‘If you run a 7:20, that’ll be pretty good.’

  • Lady Vandals handle Pana for SCC...

    The Lady Vandals sent nine hitters to the plate in the first inning against Pana to score four runs.

    That would have been enough to beat Pana during the 5-2 win last Friday, but senior Whitney Newsom hit a towering home run to center in the fifth to give Vandalia some extra security in its second South Central Conference win of the season.

  • Vandalia baseball team has rough...

    The Vandals had a tough slate of games this past week, going 0-3 and having two games washed out by rain on Saturday.

    This week, Vandalia will host Shelbyville on Thursday and South Central on Monday. The Vandals travel to Greenville on Wednesday.

    All games will start at 4:30 p.m.

    Vandalia vs. Altamont
    Altamont defeated Vandalia, 19-8, on Tuesday.

    The Vandals led 5-3 after two innings, but the Indians piled on 10 runs in the final two innings to win.

  • Area High School Sports Roundup...

    Marty Johnson among four area players selected for KC District All-Star Game

    Vandalia senior Marty Johnson is one of four area seniors selected to play in Sunday's Kaskaskia College District All-Star Game.

    Patoka's Sawyer Potter, and South Central's Andrew Snow and Taylor Cain were also selected.

    Mulberry Grove's Harley Steed and Allen Tompkins were invited, but are unable to attend.

    Admission to the 3 p.m. game is $3 for adults and $1 for students.

  • Vandalia Junior High track...

    Thursday, April 7
    at St. Anthony
    Seventh-grade boys

    First-place finishers
    •Marcus Durbin, 100-meter dash
    •Curtis Gordon, 110-meter hurdles
    •Kasey Jones, 800-meter run
    •Jones, discus
    •Ethan Meyer, shot put
    •Logan Sullens, 200-meter dash
    Second-place finishers
    •Gordon, pole vault
    •Enrique Jenner, 800-meter run
    •Sullens, 100-meter dash
    •Wells, long jump

  • Community Sports Briefs (April...

    YMCA holding Healthy Kids Day event

    The Family YMCA is hosting a free event in conjunction with the national YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Saturday.

    The event will take place from 1-3 p.m., with activities such as tug-o-war, dodge ball, kick ball and a fun relay.

    The day is designed to help parents and children understand the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results...

    UMP DIRTcar Modified - 19 cars
    Heat 1        
    1.    4J    Scott Weber
    2.    3F    Rob Fuqua
    3.    N59    Chad Evans
    4.    20    Cody Clark
    Heat 2        
    1.    808    Kelby Simmons
    2.    B1    Larry Anderson
    3.    1A    Aaron Draege

  • State Champion Tumbler

    Trista Kinkel won the championship in the sub-novice 9-year-old division at the USTA state meet in Decatur last Sunday. She advanced to the national meet in Charleston, W.V., in June. She is the daughter of Tammy and Jeff Kinkel of Pocahontas, and the granddaughter of Catherine Haynes of Vandalia.