Community Sports Briefs (March 3)

Jr. Club wrestlers succeed at regionals, to battle in Vandalia for sectionals

Saturday, Feb. 26
at Herrin South Regional
Bantam Division

Bantam B2 – Logan Nance's place is 3rd
Bantam B11 – Markus Isaiah's place is 1st
Bantam B13 – Riely Ward's place is 4th
Intermediate Division
9- and 10-year-olds

Intermediate 49 – Jarek Wehrle's place is 1st
Intermediate 62 – Dehaven Burgess's place is 4th
Intermediate 70 – Tanner Swain's place is 1st
Intermediate 74 – Jarrett Paslay's place is 1st
Intermediate 89 – Kyle Phillips's place is 3rd
Intermediate 95 – Garret Stewart's place is 1st
Intermediate 138 – Anthony Enlow's place is 1st
Intermediate 138 – Allysin Ward's place is 4th
Novice Division
11- and 12-year-olds

Novice 79 – Chaston Womack's place is 1st
Novice 89 – James Crawford's place is 4th
Novice 89 – Cody Phillips's place is 3rd
Novice 115 – Kolten Kaiser's place is 4th
Novice 130 – Bobby Bradley's place is 1st
Senior Division
13 and 14-year-olds

Senior 130 – Dalton Blankenship's place is 3rd
Senior 138 – Jacob Stewart's place is 1st
Senior 138 – Dylan Reeter's place is 4th
Senior 156 – Blake Cripe's place is 1st

All 17 wrestlers have advanced to the IKWF South Sectional at Vandalia High School on Saturday at 9 a.m.

As a team, the Vandal intermediate wrestlers won a championship with 122 points.

Former Mulberry Grove star honored by Kaskaskia College

Former Mulberry Grove High School and St. Louis Cardinals minor league baseball player Mike Pittman was inducted into the Kaskaskia College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Pittman was a standout at KC, with an 11-5 record and a 3.98 earned run average. He had 112 strikeouts in 126.2 innings pitched, while allowing the opposition to hit just .200 off of him.

He was signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 1979, and he played in St. Louis' farm system until 1984.

After retiring from baseball, Pittman pursued a career in government, and he worked in the Illinois state government for 12 years.

Pittman is the founder of the independent Capital City Courier newspaper, and he hosts the Voice America radio show. He is also the recipient of numerous community awards and honors in Springfield.

YMCA selling grand raffle tickets

The Family YMCA in Vandalia has begun selling tickets for its grand raffle.

A total of 225 tickets, costing $100 each, will be sold, and the winner will receive $10,000.

Anyone who buys a ticket will receive dinner for two at the Moose Lodge on March 26, with a theme of county fair.
At the event, there will be a live auction and games with prizes.

For tickets or if you have an item you wish to be auctioned off, contact John Ashdown at the YMCA at 283-1258.

YMCA develops improved website

The Family YMCA in Vandalia has a new and improved website at

Josh Henry, of UpperLimits Design, developed the new site, which has frequent updates on YMCA activities.

All sign-up sheets are posted on the website.

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