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Today's Sports

  • Atwood All-Stars win two of...

    The Atwood All-Stars won two of three games against the Murray All-Stars on Monday night during the Vandalia Field of Dreams men’s slo-pitch softball All-Star Game, and Roger Craig Welding earned the regular-season championship last Wednesday.

    Murray took the first All-Star Game, 5-2, while Atwood took 4-3 wins in games two and three. Game three went eight innings.

    Roger Craig Welding picked up the tournament title on tie-breaking criteria after BCH Detailing won two games on Wednesday to finish with a 13-7 record.

  • Registration open for YMCA youth...

    Registration is open for a pair of youth sports programs at the Family YMCA of Fayette County.

    FLAG FOOTBALL

    Children in grades 2-4 may register for the flag football program at the YMCA, with games beginning in September.

    The registration deadline is Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. There is no late registration.

    Registration cost is $35 for members and $70 for non-members. Payment is due at the time of registration.

    Included are a uniform T-shirt and a mouthpiece, which is required to be worn during all games.

  • Fayette County Speedway (Aug. 1)

    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1. 25C CRAIG KERN
    2. 2M MICHAEL MEYER
    3. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    4. 27 LENNY GARSON
    HEAT 2
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. N59 CHAD EVANS
    3. BUD1   LARRY ANDERSON
    4. 128 ZACH SCHANTZ
    DASH
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 25C CRAIG KERN
    3. N59 CHAD EVANS
    4. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    FEATURE
    1. 24H MIKE HARRISON
    2. 25C CRAIG KERN
    3. BUD1  LARRY ANDERSON
    4. 52 BILLY KNEBEL JR
    5. 128 ZACH SCHANTZ

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete...

    Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

  • PHOTOS: Local youngsters attend...

    Kaskaskia College recently held several youth sport camps, and several area youngsters attended.

  • Hood stays positive even when he...

    ROBINSON – Clinton Hood didn’t fit into the offensive game plan for Post 95 during the Sr. Legion District Tournament.

    So, he trotted out to the first-base coaching box most innings to help guide his teammates once they reached base.

    He didn’t fit into the starting pitching plans, either.

    So, he waited patiently until called upon as a reliever in the championship game, tossing three innings of one-hit baseball.

  • Controversial ejection mars Sr....

    A controversial decision by the director of the Fifth Division Sr. Legion Tournament marred what became the final game of the finest Legion season ever played in Vandalia.

    Pitcher Jacob Behrends was ejected from last Wednesday’s game by tournament director Bob Oster, and Post 95 was unable to recover in a 6-2 loss to Herrin that ended its season.

    Herrin’s Nathaneal Higgins got caught in a rundown between third and home, and collided with Behrends as he approached the plate in the fifth inning.

  • HARNER: First year as a parent...

    It’ll go fast, they said.

    Enjoy her while she’s young, they said.

    They’re only little once, they said.

    Turns out, they were right.

    Every last one of them.

    Last Friday, my daughter, Miranda, celebrated her first birthday by pulverizing a delicious cake, and while it seems like just weeks ago that she was a fragile 5-pounder, the truth is, she is now a jabbering 1-year-old, who

    I’m sure will start running around the house any day now.

  • Grobie Flooring takes 2nd at ASA...

    A fast-pitch softball team from Altamont which features several players from Fayette County placed second last weekend at the Amateur Softball Association wooden bat state tournament in Casey.

    Grobie Flooring lost its first two games last Saturday, but reeled off four straight wins on Sunday in the consolation bracket to reach the championship game.

    There, Grobie lost to the Belleville Stallions, 4-0. Belleville was undefeated in the event.

  • One deer hunting season...

    Deer hunting in Fayette County has been affected by recent changes approved by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

    Fayette County was one of 20 counties removed from the late-winter antlerless hunting season in changes to the 2014-15 deer hunting season announced last Tuesday by IDNR Director Marc Miller. Bond and Clinton counties were also removed from the list.

    Additional changes also came in the number of firearm permits available in some counties. Fayette County’s permit numbers were not affected.