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Today's Sports

  • Ducks Unlimited returning to...

    Ducks Unlimited volunteers from across the Southern Region are hosting a D.U. Waterfowl Hunters Party on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the American Legion Hall in Vandalia.
    For those unfamiliar with Waterfowl Hunters Parties (WHP’s), it is as simple as it sounds. Duck and goose hunters from around the area get together at a very informal gathering with food, drink and a lot of raffles to help raise money for Ducks Unlimited and their passionate cause of waterfowl and wetland conservation.

  • VYO Football Notebook Week 1

    In the first week of the VYO season, Vandalia was able to sweep Litchfield across the board, picking up a season opening win for all four teams.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results...

    Fayette County Speedway will feature a Regular Night of racing on Friday.
    The night's events will feature UMP DIRTcar sanctioned Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets. Also racing are the two-person Team Cars. The Team Car feature event from Aug. 13 will be run on Friday.
    There will also be a Powder Puff event at the end of the evening.

    UMP DIRTcar Modified Division
    17 cars

    Heat 1
    1. 41M Brent Mullins
    2. 32K Chris Wilson
    3. 11M Michael Rauch
    4. 28 Michael Bolyard

    Heat 2

  • Youth Bass Tournament
  • Aug. 7 Open Bass Tournament...
  • Simmons named SC basketball coach

    At last week's South Central School District Board meeting, along-time assistant coach and athletic director at South Central High School, Rick Simmons, was named head coach of the high school boys basketball team.
    Simmons being named the new head coach came as very little of a surprise to most in the area. The only shocking thing for most is that Simmons was not named the coach last season following the retirement of Gary Shirley.

  • Jackson's first weeks on...

    For the past few weeks, Kevin Jackson has been arriving at Vandalia Community High School at 6 a.m. He lets himself in and heads for his office, a 10-foot-by-10-foot room not far from the gymnasium.
    In one corner of his office, he has his desk with a computer; in the other corner, a two-drawer file cabinet.  Behind his desk on a bulletin board are the schedules for the five fall sports in which VCHS participates.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results...

    Friday night will be a regular night of racing featuring UMP DIRTcar sanctioned Modifieds, Street Stocks and Hornets. Also racing are the two-man team cars.
    Attention Hornets: Fayette County Speedway is considering a race run in reverse gear that will pay $100 to win. This race won't be mandatory, only for those interested.
    Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps at 7 p.m., racing immediately following hot laps.

    UMP DIRTcar Modified Division
    15 cars

    Heat 1
    1. 98C Cole Hussong
    2. 01 Jeremy Nichols

  • Vandalia softball places second...

    This summer, the Vandalia Community High School softball team participated in a Decatur summer league.  The Lady Vandals played in their end-of-season tournament in Decatur, on July 24 and 25,  finishing in second place. 
    In game one, they lost to the Crush, 13-1.  Megan Godoyo hit a triple to drive in the Vandals' lone run of the game.

  • In good hands

    Injuries can occur at any moment in sports, whether it's the big play that wins a game or a simple drill the first day of practice.
    In the past, Vandalia Community High School's on-site medical staff has been somewhat limited. There's always an ambulance and EMT staff at football games, but for every day at practice or at volleyball or tennis matches, the only medical staff is the coach or maybe a parent helping out.