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Today's Sports

  • PHOTOS: McDowell camp returns

    For the second straight summer, Molly McDowell, a Nokomis High School graduate who has played professional basketball in Holland, instructed a camp for Vandalia's high school team.

  • Greenville Tournament next up...

    Post 95 will play two home games as part of this weekend’s Greenville College Sr. Legion Tournament.

    Three tournament games will be played at Vandalia Mutual Field on Friday night, with Post 95 meeting Florissant at 4 p.m. and Shelby County at 8 p.m. In between will be Collinsville and Effingham at 6 p.m.

    On Saturday, Vandalia will play Bluford at 2 p.m. at Robert E. Smith Field on the campus of Greenville College and then take on New Baden at 5 p.m. at Greenville High School. Vandalia beat New Baden, 5-4, earlier this month.

  • Vandalia Jr. Legion squad gets...

    Vandalia’s Jr. Legion squad picked up a pair of wins over this past weekend, splitting two doubleheaders.

    Post 95 fought through the rain to pick up a 6-5 win against Dieterich last Saturday, but dropped the second game, 11-1.

    Vandalia then played a doubleheader at Jerseyville on Sunday, falling to Quincy, 11-0, in game one, but beating Jerseyville, 4-1, in game two.

    Post 95 travels to Teutopolis on Thursday and Carlyle on Friday before hosting Centralia next Tuesday. All dates are 6 p.m. doubleheaders.

  • Vandals go 1-1 in shootout...

    VANDALIA – Six Vandals got into the scoring column in the team’s first tournament game in Tuesday’s summer-opening Vandal Shootout, but Vandalia would run into a tough Breese Central team in the second round to end its shootout with an 3-5 overall record.

    Rising senior Collin Nestleroad led the Vandals with nine points in a 25-19 win against Decatur Lutheran School Association in a running clock, 20-minute game.

  • Second shootout is Thursday,...

    The largest of the four Vandal Shootouts will be held on Thursday and Friday at all four schools in the Vandalia district.

    Vandalia will have its varsity and junior varsity squads in the field, along with 14 other schools for a shootout beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday.

    Other teams in the field are: Greenville, Litchfield, Cowden-Herick, Carlyle, Flora, Benton, Cumberland, Murphysboro, West Frankfort, Tri-County, Fairfield, Wayne City, Christopher and Arcola.

  • Lady Vandal Shootout will be...

    The Lady Vandals will host a summer shootout next Tuesday at Vandalia Junior High School and Vandalia Elementary School.

    Vandalia will be one of six teams beginning pool play at noon. Place games will follow at 2:15 p.m.

    Other teams in the field are: Altamont, Shelbyville, Flora, Newton and Olney.

    Pool Play
    at VES (Pool A)
    •12 p.m.: Shelbyville vs. Altamont
    •12:45 p.m.: Altamont vs. Olney
    •1:30 p.m.: Shelbyville vs. Olney

  • Track provides several grooves...

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    For the past couple weeks, I haven't written anything up, because there just wasn't much to write about, with the same drivers running up front and many of the same results at Fayette County Speedway.

    It’s up to the racers to change all that and there have been some drivers diligently working to find just a little more speed, and on Friday night, that work started to show in week nine action.

    On another great night of racing, there was a breakthrough for one of the track’s most popular drivers.

  • Several events are upcoming at...

    SUMMER LEISURE SERIES

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County will hold its first session of the Summer Leisure Series next week.

    The program is designed to introduce lesser-played sports to youth ages 10-14, and will be held for one week in each June, July and August.

    Among the sports to be instructed are: ultimate Frisbee, bocce ball, badminton, sand volleyball, soccer, flag football, table tennis, dodge ball and relay races/obstacle courses.

    Prior knowledge of the sports is not a requirement.

  • 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.

  • Brownstown VFW Post 9770 raffles...

    Brownstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9770 held its Grand Raffle on Saturday, and included were 10 baseballs autographed by Major League Baseball Hall of Famers.

    Winners of those balls were: