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Today's Sports

  • Superstitions in focus for...

    By Kristopher Blankenship

    The 10th week of racing at Fayette County Speedway came on a beautiful June day last Friday night, with cool weather, green grass, a prepared race track and plenty of race cars.

    By all accounts, the perfect night for racing.

    Except, of course, that it was Friday the 13th and everyone knew to expect a big full moon rising from over the backstretch wall.

    Superstition is in the heart of all racers.

  • Girls basketball golf outing is...

    The Vandalia Community High School girls basketball team will hold a golf outing this Friday at Vandalia Country Club.

    For the morning session, sign-up will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., and for the afternoon session, sign-up will begin at 12:30 p.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

    Cost is $50 per person, or $200 for a team. Registration cost includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart and lunch.

    All proceeds will benefit the Lady Vandals.

    For more information, contact Ronnie at 335-6317 or Michelle at 267-7047.

  • 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: Youth sports camps

    Pictured are youth who recently attended two youth camps offered at Vandalia High School.

  • PHOTO: Girls track awards

    Award winners for the Vandalia High School girls track team are pictured.

  • PHOTO: Tumblers qualify for...

    Advancing to a national tumbling meet recently were 23 Triple A tumblers, who train in Vandalia, who finished in the top 10 at the state meet.

    Girls who advanced to the meet, which began on Monday in Louisville, Ky., are: Addie Sasse, Payton White, Peyton Dothager, Karlee VanUytven, Haylee Hediger, Lexie Kruep, Isabel Warner, Kaylee Rosenkoetter, Lauren Kaiser, Elly Hall, Emma Kershaw, Emily Manley, Hannah Warner, Ryenne Edwards, Ashton Smith, Isabelle Daiber, Alyssa Challans, Kassidy VanUytven, Gracye Davis, Ellika Whiteman, Anna Kramer, Lauren Hagy and Aurora Richardson.

  • VFOD men's slo-pitch...

    Monday, June 16
    Roger Craig Welding 22, Montgomery 3
    RCW 10, Montgomery 7
    Standings
    •Roger Craig, 7-3
    •BCH Detailing, 5-3
    •Copper Penny, 4-4
    •Montgomery, 4-4
    •Patoka Fire Dept., 2-8

  • 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.