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Today's Sports

  • Beating the heat by staying...

    Tennis lessons - With the high temperatures and humidity, many are staying in the cool air-conditioning of their homes and hoping the heat wave moves through the area as soon as possible.

  • Liberty Christian Revival Run
  • Buddy Bass Tournament Winners
  • Slow-Pitch Softball Results

    League standings (final)
    Buckstop Archery, 15-3
    Keck’s Marsh, 10-8
    Boley Homes, 8-10
    Montgomery Plumbing, 3-15

    Results from July 21
    Buckstop Archery 12
    Montgomery Plumbing 5
    Buckstop: Caleb Miller, double

    Buckstop Archery 10
    Montgomery Plumbing 5
    Buckstop: Caleb Miller, double
    Montgomery: Shawn Lotz, double
    Keck’s Marsh 13
    Boley Homes 6
    Keck: Jon Lotz, home run, double

    Keck’s Marsh 8
    Boley Homes 6

  • Fayette County Speedway Results

    FRIDAY, JULY 23
    UMP DIRTcar Modified Division – 19 cars
    Heat 1           
    1.     N59     Chad Evans
    2.     11     Kelly Devall
    3.     1     Larry Anderson
    4.     42     Steve Lach
    Heat 2           
    1.     11M     Michael Rauch
    2.     49     Craig Kern

  • Family YMCA dedicates building...

    More than 40 people participated in four running/walking events Saturday morning – the first events to be held at the new facility of the Family YMCA of Fayette County.
    Among the events that were contested were the 10K run (men and women), 5K run (men and women), two-mile walk and a one-mile run.
    In the 10K, Erin Schaub of Brownstown defeated all runners, finishing in 42:10. Runner-up on the women’s side was Allison Mueller of Neoga. For the men, Roger Hill was first in 51:27 and Rick Myers was second in 55:39.

  • Post 95 ousted from district...

    Regardless of the outcome of Post 95's run in the district tournament, there was an indication that this year's postseason madness would leave a bad taste in the mouth of Vandalia fans.

    At the completion of the regular season, Post 95 thought it had a record of 7-3, with the most wins in the district, but would place second, as T-Town posted a higher winning percentage with a record of 6-2, and Salem would place third at 6-3.

  • Senior Legion sweeps Effingham,...

    After a doubleheader at Effingham was canceled last Wednesday, the twin bill was moved to Tuesday at Vandalia, in what would be an important night for the Post 95 Senior Legion team as it heads into the district tournament this weekend.

    With a sweep of Effingham, Vandalia could find itself as the No. 1 seed going into the tournament.

    Vandalia was able to hold up its end of the bargain, downing Effingham twice behind solid pitching from Caleb Randle, Kyle Hawkins and Andy Hosick.

  • YMCA gets hardwood

    Another detail was added to the YMCA's new complex in the past few weeks – hardwood basketball floors in the gymnasium.

    The floors have been installed and lined for three basketball courts and three volleyball courts. It needs only be covered with three coats of sealant, and it will be complete.

  • Vandalia coaching legend dead at...

    Since football was reinstated at Vandalia High School in 1950, the Vandals have had 12 winning seasons. Of those 12, one season jumps out more than the others – the 1963 season, in which the Vandals went 9-0.

    On June 17, Don Schnake, 82, the architect of the Vandalia's lone perfect season, died following a short battle with lung cancer.

    Schnake spent eight years on the sidelines as head coach of the VCHS football team, compiling a record of 29-34. He had two winning seasons during his tenure, the perfect season of 1963 and an 8-1 mark in 1964.