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Today's Sports

  • SEB wins high-scoring affair in...

    The St. Elmo/Brownstown junior high softball team showed off its offensive abilities on Monday, knocking off Ramsey, 12-7, in the season-opener.

    Katelyn Maxey had three hits, three runs and an RBI to pace the Jr. Lady Eagles (1-0), and Audrey Reynolds had two singles and two runs.

    Payton Hoopingarner added a single, two RBI and two runs.

    Ramsey took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but SEB stormed back for two runs in the bottom of the frame and one in the bottom of the second.

  • VFOD men's slo-pitch...

    Top-seeded Roger Craig Welding won the inaugural double-elimination championship tournament of the Vandalia Field of Dreams men’s slo-pitch softball league.

    Second-seeded BCH Auto Detailing beat RCW, 9-8, in the championship game, but because that was RCW’s first loss of the tournament, the two teams matched up again, with RCW earning a 14-2 victory.

  • Fayette County Speedway (Aug. 8)

    UMP MODIFIED DIVISION
    Pos.     Car No.     Driver                       Points
    1     25C     CRAIG KERN         1050
    2     N59     CHAD EVANS         799
    3     BUD 1     LARRY ANDERSON     719

  • Two locals hope second season of...

    Two local players who exclusively played junior varsity baseball during their first year of college are both hopeful that their sophomore seasons will bring more playing time.

    South Central High School graduate Austin Schwarm and Patoka High School graduate Quinn Wadkins both said they have reason to believe they can compete for varsity roster spots at their respective colleges this coming academic year.

  • Miller Field pavilion latest...

    VANDALIA – The Family YMCA of Fayette County has made another improvement to its facility, and yet another will be installed at the end of the month.

    Builders from Pine Ridge Homes recently completed a pavilion that is situated on the west side of the area between the four playing fields on Miller Field, and on Aug. 22, the Dee Dee Hartz Memorial Playground is scheduled to be installed.

  • HARNER: Weekend statue ceremony...

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Some 20 years ago, Jim Thome purchased a Jeep from the dealership where my dad was employed as a mechanic.

    To a 6-year-old, the future Cleveland Indians standout was a monster of a man, a gentle giant towering over me as he signed the back of my baseball card in Shelby, Ohio, instantly becoming my favorite player.

    Last Saturday night, Thome again became a giant of a man, only this time, he was encased in bronze.

  • Atwood All-Stars win two of...

    The Atwood All-Stars won two of three games against the Murray All-Stars on Monday night during the Vandalia Field of Dreams men’s slo-pitch softball All-Star Game, and Roger Craig Welding earned the regular-season championship last Wednesday.

    Murray took the first All-Star Game, 5-2, while Atwood took 4-3 wins in games two and three. Game three went eight innings.

    Roger Craig Welding picked up the tournament title on tie-breaking criteria after BCH Detailing won two games on Wednesday to finish with a 13-7 record.

  • Registration open for YMCA youth...

    Registration is open for a pair of youth sports programs at the Family YMCA of Fayette County.

    FLAG FOOTBALL

    Children in grades 2-4 may register for the flag football program at the YMCA, with games beginning in September.

    The registration deadline is Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. There is no late registration.

    Registration cost is $35 for members and $70 for non-members. Payment is due at the time of registration.

    Included are a uniform T-shirt and a mouthpiece, which is required to be worn during all games.

  • Fayette County Speedway (Aug. 1)

    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1. 25C CRAIG KERN
    2. 2M MICHAEL MEYER
    3. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    4. 27 LENNY GARSON
    HEAT 2
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. N59 CHAD EVANS
    3. BUD1   LARRY ANDERSON
    4. 128 ZACH SCHANTZ
    DASH
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 25C CRAIG KERN
    3. N59 CHAD EVANS
    4. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    FEATURE
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 25C CRAIG KERN
    3. BUD1  LARRY ANDERSON
    4. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    5. 128 ZACH SCHANTZ

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete...

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.