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Today's Sports

  • Tanner Bushue drafted 69th...

    Throughout the high school baseball season, scouts flocked to Kinmundy and rumors began to fly about right-handed pitching sensation, Tanner Bushue of South Central High School.

    As the season went on, Bushue’s draft stock rose and many foresaw Bushue being drafted in the first three rounds of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Tuesday night, Bushue was drafted 69th overall by the Houston Astros in the second round.

  • Legion baseball takes the field

    Just like last season, Legion baseball's Post 95 biggest asset will be its pitching. In the first eight games this season, they’ve won just two games but have gotten at least four quality starts from their pitching staff

    The starts have lain by the wayside, though, as the offense is struggling to score runs. Four of the team's six losses are by two runs or less.

  • Track star signs with Greenville

    Paige Dodson, 2009 graduate of Vandalia High School, has announced her intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Greenville College. Dodson, the daughter of Andrew and Michelle Vaughan, will compete in track for the Panthers while pursuing a degree in pre-nursing.

    Dodson had an accomplished career earning several athletic honors competing in track, volleyball and basketball during her four years at VHS. She was a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that won back-to-back state championships.

  • Greenville Running Club

    Greenville Running Club

    For any athlete in grades K-12 in the Greenville area.

    Sign up and first practice is Wed, June 10 at the Greenville College track. Practices are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. through July 24 at the Greenville High School track after the first week when it will be at the college track.

    Athletes will compete in their age group competing in USTF and AAU events. Cost is $60 which will pay for entry fees and other expenses.  

  • Bell places 6th at state; first...

    For the first time since 1933, a male Vandalia Community High School runner has placed in the Class A State Track and Field Meet. Over the years, several Vandals have placed in field events, and the girls 4 by 400-meter relay team won state titles last year and this year.

  • South Central falls in Super...

    The Cougars' run to state came to a halt Monday night as South Central fell to Marissa High School in the Supersectional in Marion.

    “We always wanted to play in June,” South Central coach Kurt Jones said. “Of course, June is usually the state finals.”

    South Central’s ace, Tanner Bushue, got the call on just two days' rest, and he was not himself.

    Jones did not make his final decision to start Bushue until Monday. His fastball reached 90 only a few times, and his curve ball was not sharp.

     

  • The Freight is back for one last...

    The Freight is back for one final go-round.

    The two-time ASA National Champion Vandalia Guaranteed Air Freight fastpitch softball team is returning for is its final season.

    Just two seasons removed from its last national championship, in 2007, the Freight will play its final season this summer.

  • Bell and Holloway advance to...

    Three Vandalia High School track and field athletes and one St. Elmo High School athlete competed in the preliminary round of the Class A State Meet on Thursday at Charleston, with two advancing to the finals on Saturday.

  • Repeat!

    It was, as they say, déjà vu all over again.

    The defending state champion Vandalia Community High School girls 4-by-400-meter relay team was in the runner-up position to Eureka after Thursday’s preliminary heats. Just like last year.

    They drew the same lane assignment in the finals – lane 8, next to the outside. Just like last year.

    And they ran an electrifying race – leading virtually pole to pole in the four-lap race. Just like last year.

  • T-Town blanks Vandals 13-0

    Three days after winning the first game of its regional tournament, Vandalia exited the tourney in the semifinal round against Teutopolis.

    Teutopolis, the No. 1 seed in the region, showed its depth and talent in the 13-0 win.

    “They [Teutopolis] know how to play game,” Coach Luke Hohlt said, “We just have to come out and be ready from the get go, and a few at-bats here and there may have changed the outcome of this game. We had some chances there, could have made the pitcher work a little harder, but that’s a learning experience.”