Today's Sports

  • Field of Dreams gets logo,...

    Tuesday night the Field of Dreams committee held a brief meeting to discuss which area businesses it would approach for donations and sponsorships.

    VCHS softball coach Brian Buscher handed out forms to give to businesses, detailing outfield wall signs that businesses can purchase at the cost of $300 a year and $200 for each additional year.

    The signs will measure 4 feet by 4 feet and sponsors have the option of where they would like their sign to be placed at.

  • Senior digs more than volleyball

    Vandalia Community High School senior, Katie Vieregge looks like any other high school student walking the halls at VCHS. Waving to teachers, stopping and talking to friends, she moves through the halls just like everybody else. You wouldn’t know to look at her that she’s probably one of the most involved students at VCHS. She is a two-sport athlete who participates in numerous other school groups, such as student council, and who is also involved in her church and the community.

  • Field of Dreams committee ready...

    The Vandalia Field of Dreams committee is less than a week from finally getting out into the community to seek donations and sponsorships to help pay back the more than $30,000 it  has spent over the last three months.


    On Tuesday, the committee will briefly meet to pick up brochures and informational sheets to take with them when they go to perspective donors and sponsors.


  • Patoka volleyball falls in...

    When the season started, Patoka head coach Nicki Brubaker didn't think that her Lady Warriors would be in a sectional final come the first week of November. But Patoka was able to overcome adversity throughout the season, win its regional tournament and first-round sectional game against Campbell Hill.

    However, Patoka‘s postseason run came to an end Thursday night in Lebanon in front of a crowd of close to 1,000.

    "I think the fan support was amazing from Patoka. I think pretty much everybody in Patoka was here," Brubaker said.

  • Patoka falls in sectional...

    Patoka‘s post season run came to an end Thursday night in Lebanon. The Lady Warrior’s volleyball team fell in the Lebanon Sectional final to Bunker Hill, 18-25, 13-25.

    Early in game one, it looked as if Bunker Hill would run away with the championship, leading 14-4. A 12-3 run by Patoka cut the game to just one, at 17-16, putting the Lady Warriors right back in contention. With Patoka hot on its tail, Bunker Hill went on a 8-2 run to close out the game.

  • Going for the green

    Blake Swofford in no “weekend hacker;” in fact he’s far from it. At the age of 14, he’s become a better golfer than most CEO’s and dentists could ever dream to be.

    While the hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball, most people consider golf to be the hardest sport to become good at. It’s not hard for Swofford, though. The Vandalia High School freshman said that the game just came naturally to him.

  • South Central wins regional,...

    South Central had been the school getting revenge lately, knocking off Dieteirich and St. Elmo, who had beaten them earlier in the season. But Tuesday the Lady Cougars were the victims of revenge.

    Earlier in the season, South Central had beaten Cumberland, but it wouldn't happen a second time.

    On Tuesday, Lady Pirates controlled game one, winning by seven, 18-25. With the end of the season looming, the Lady Cougars battled through game two, trying to force a decisive third game. In the end, they would come up short, losing 24-26.

  • Staunton bounces Vandals from...

    After easily winning the opening round of regional play over Gillespie on Thursday, the Vandalia Lady Vandals volleyball squad dropped a hard-fought contest to Staunton in Saturday’s regional finals at Southwestern High School in Piasa.

    The loss eliminates the Lady Vandals from postseason competition, ending their season at 20-11. That marks the third consecutive 20-win season for the team.

    After Saturday’s three-game contest, Coach Allison Brown termed the effort “the best any Vandal volleyball team has ever played in the regional.”

  • Vandalia finishes season on a...

    Going into Friday’s game, Vandalia already knew it would be its final game of the season. The overtime loss to Pana on Oct. 16 had sealed the Vandals' fate and made it impossible for them to qualify for the playoffs. On Friday, Vandalia fought for nothing more than another win; they would be denied by Greenville, 26-7.

  • St. Elmo defeats Patoka to win...

    Just a week after placing third at the NTC tournament, St. Elmo won the EIC tournament on their home court at St. Elmo High School.

    The Eagles dispatched Patoka, 25-18, 25-22, in the championship game Friday night. Fayette County schools swept the top four stops, with St. Elmo and Patoka in first and second, respectively, Brownstown beat Ramsey, 25-12, 25-18, to win third place and put Ramsey in fourth.