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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Post 95 late rally falls short

    The Senior Legion team couldn't beat an early deficit or holes in its roster to top Centralia on Tuesday. Post 95 fell 8-6.

    "The guys we had battled," coach Steve Hosick said.

    A couple of missing players on Tuesday night forced Hosick to put some players out of position on defense and put Andy Hosick, who has a fractured left wrist, on the mound.

  • Post 95 blasts three home runs...

    The Senior Legion had a busy week, playing seven games in as many days, winning three games and picking up a sweep of a talented Lawrence County team on Saturday. Post 95 is 10-8 this summer.

    Granite City 11

    Vandalia 1

    Vandalia lost to Granite City, 11-1, on Monday night. Trevor Montgomery, who has made few spot starts with the Senior Legion team, went 2-for-3 from the designated hitter spot. Cody Wimberly went 2-for-2 with a walk. Vandalia had six hits.

  • Sr. Legion outlasts Taylorville...

    Post 95 rolled to its sixth win of the season last Wednesday, defeating Taylorville, 10-8. The Senior Legion team demonstrated on Wednesday that it can score runs at an impressive clip, and despite giving up eight runs, the pitching was strong, for the most part.

    "The offense looked pretty good. We started to finally get most of our kids here," coach Mark Lewis said. "We looked pretty solid tonight

  • Legion season kicks off, Post 95...

    Slowly, but surely, the Senior Legion team is coming together this summer.

    Eight games into the season, the Post 95 squad has a record of 5-3, with most of its wins coming with depleted squad.

    Patoka High School's deep run into postseason play delayed the arrival of Luke Murfin and Zach Thompson, who will both be key additions on the mound and at the plate. Add in that a couple of the big bats from Vandalia's high school team aren't playing this summer, and the Senior Legion outlook started to look bleak.

  • YMCA construction entering final...

    Seven months ago, a group of representatives from the city of Vandalia gathered in an empty field off of Rock Island Avenue with shovels in hand for a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Family YMCA of Fayette County building.

    In just over six weeks, the $1.25-million complex will open, as Fulk Construction puts finishing touches on the Y's new home.

    From the outside, the structure looks just about complete, the inside is busy with workers hanging lights, and installing heating and air-conditioning ducts.

  • Kramer places fourth at state in...

    Michael Kramer had a pretty good month of May.

    Playing in several postseason baseball games for Brownstown High School, graduating from BHS, and qualifying for state in the high jump with the Brownstown-St. Elmo co-op track and field team were all memorable moments for Kramer over the past 30 days.

    They were also stepping stones on his way to the awards podium in Charleston where he received the fourth-place medal in the high jump at the IHSA State Finals.

  • Patoka falls in super-sectional...

    It’s been a wild couple of weeks for the Patoka High School baseball team, and Monday night’s super sectional game against Goreville was no different. For one, it started at 6 p.m. on Monday and ended shortly after noon on Tuesday. Goreville and Patoka combined for 33 runs and 25 hits, but it was Goreville who came away with the win in the slugfest, 20-13.

    "We fought – that's all you can ask for. We didn't quit," Patoka head coach Joe Eddy said.

  • Patoka to face South Central in...

    Patoka will play South Central on Saturday in the Albion Sectional championship at 1 p.m.

    The winner plays in the Marion Supersectional on Monday at 6 p.m.

    On Wednesday, Patoka defeated Dieterich 3-0 and South Central defeated Albion 7-4.

    South Central beat Patoka 9-7 earlier this season.