Today's Sports

  • Speed Racer

    Darren Kingston, of Vandalia, was racing at Fayette County Speedway last Friday, as part of the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series. Kingston did not make the feature race,

  • Local youngsters take part in...

    Several area youngsters took part in sports camps last week, and they are pictured.

  • Sports Briefs (June 9)

    Several Vandalia players named All-SCC for spring season

    Five softball players and two baseball players from Vandalia were named all-conference by the South Central Conference.

    They join senior Daniel Bell and junior Quenten Austin, who received All-SCC honors by winning races at the boys conference track meet, as Vandalia athletes to be honored in the spring.

    Freshman Megan Godoyo was named to the softball team twice, as a first-team pitcher and as a second-team designated hitter.

  • Fayette County Speedway results...

    Lucas Oil POWRi
    National Midget Series
    Heat 1
    1 11C Chet Gehrke
    2 05 Brad Loyet
    3 15H Scott Hatton
    4 21 Chris Bell
    5 19 John Campbell
    6 81 Chad Shields
    7 94 Darren Kingston
    8 96 Kyle Steffens
    9 12J Jay Mounce
    Heat 2
    1 401K Daniel Adler
    2 11A Andrew Felker
    3 37 Seth Motsinger
    4 13 Matt Smith
    5 39 Jake Blackhurst
    6 86C Dave Camfield Jr
    7 82 Eric Johnson
    8 40 Ted Kirkpatrick
    9 5 Danny Frye DNS
    Heat 3
    1 11 Brett Anderson
    2 25M Derrick Myers
    3 7 Austin Brown
    4 2A Travis Berryhill
    5 35R Derek Rossio
    6 57 Daniel Robinson
    7 20 Cody Weisensel
    8 41 Brandon Waelti

  • Former St. Elmo pitcher drafted...

    Former St. Elmo High School pitcher Logan Mahon was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday night.

    "They called me (Tuesday) morning, and I talked to the area scout (for the Rockies)," Mahon told the Southeast Missourian. "He told me they were going to draft me before the 30th round, but I was really unsure.

    "I was hoping it would be (Tuesday). Then when they called and said they had taken me in the 22nd round, I was ecstatic."

  • Former South Central pitcher...

    Former South Central High School pitcher Spencer Patton was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 24th round (726th overall) of the Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday night.

    "I could not be happier," Patton said. "I was willing to play for anyone that was willing to give me the chance to play.

    "I like the way (the Royals) handle their minor leagues," he said. "They bring in raw talent and build their players."

  • Senior Spotlight: Audra Donaldson

    Two surgeries early in her high school career were not enough to make Audra Donaldson quit playing softball.

    A condition in the recently-graduated Vandalia athlete’s feet left her with tendons that were too short, and she first had surgery to correct them after her freshman year.

    That surgery, which included cutting out the tendons, stretching them out and replacing them, did not fix the problem, and Donaldson was back under the knife after her sophomore year.

  • Lady Aces lose sectional title...

    LEBANON – Mulberry Grove softball coach John Barnes spilled plenty of appreciation for his nine-person team after the Lady Aces lost to Calhoun, 5-4, on Monday.

    “This was the hardest year of coaching,” Barnes said. “I had nine kids, who could take advantage of their coach anytime they wanted, as far as, ‘I don’t have to listen or do what you say, because you barely have enough (players).’

    “That didn’t happen, and that’s the type of kids we have.”

  • Austin, Bell fail to make finals...

    Through rainy conditions, the Illinois High School Association state meet went on as scheduled, with preliminaries last Thursday.

    Two Vandalia athletes – senior Daniel Bell and junior Quenten Austin – battled through those conditions, and while neither made the finals, both bettered their qualifying marks.

    “I think the goal was for them to run a personal best, and their personal best would re-set the school record,” said coach Jane Bell. “It was a little disappointing that the weather prevented them from doing that.

  • College Report: Mahon named all-...

    No team is complete without a relief pitcher.

    Not even for the Ohio Valley all-conference team. When selecting a relief pitcher, St. Elmo grad and Southeast Missouri State  senior Logan Mahon was definitely going to be discussed and be in the mix. Mahon was named to the OVC's second team.

    In league action, there was almost none better. Mahon got the proper setup, and he earned six saves in OVC games. His six saves were  the best in conference.