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Today's News

  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: These three children were born and raised in Vandalia.

  • YMCA holding youth, adult Jiu-Jitsu classes

    Pedigo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    The instructor, Chad Hawkins, has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) under Heath Pedigo.
    He is a seven-time IBJJF world champion, five-time IBJJF Masters Pan American champion, 15-time IBJJF Chicago champion, Abu Dhabi Pro trial champion and Shoyoroll-sponsored athlete.
    Hawkins has competed in more than 300 competition matches and has only lost once in his weight class/age group.

  • St. Elmo/Brownstown softball
  • YMCA holding tennis clinics

    The Family YMCA of Fayette County is offering a youth tennis program designed to provide youth a fun and interactive experience learning the game of tennis.

  • Cougars top WSS, take second at Centralia

    Hunter Brandt went 4-for-4 with four runs batted in to lead South Central to an 8-2 win against Windsor/Stew-Stras on Tuesday at Lions Park in Kinmundy.
    South Central led 1-0 after one inning and tagged on five runs in the fourth inning to seal the win.
    Brandt also got the win for the Cougars, striking out 12 and walking just one in a complete-game performance.

  • Vandals top Shells, lose to SCC champ

    After trailing 4-3 after two innings, Vandalia scored four runs in the next three innings to defeat Roxana, 7-5, in a road game on Tuesday.
    Garett McNary was 2-for-3 with three RBI’s and two runs scored, and Nathan Casey and Caleb Slater each added two hits to the Vandals’ offensive attack.
    Garett Austin got the win, allowing five runs and six hits, striking out four and walking one in six innings of work.
    Matthew Wells struck out three in the final inning to record a save.

  • Steele first in pole vault at SCC meet

    Zane Steele again took first place in the pole vault and Dylan Garrett set a new school record in the 200-meter dash as the Vandalia track teams competed in the South Central Conference meet on Tuesday at Litchfield.

  • BSE tops CHBC, falls to WSS

    Bryton Pruett and Caleb Atwood each went 3-for-5 and Nate Philpot gave up just two hits over five innings as Brownstown/St. Elmo defeated Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City, 10-4, on Tuesday.

  • Lady Cougars pick up three wins in past week

    South Central fought off a seventh-inning comeback in defeating Altamont, 11-7, on Monday in the National Trail Conference Tournament in Effingham.
    Both teams scored three runs in the first inning, then South Central scored two runs in the third, five more in the sixth and one in the seventh.
    With a 5-3 lead in the top of the sixth, the Lady Cougars sent 10 batters to the plate, scoring five runs on four singles, with a bases-loaded double by Kayli Swift scoring three of those runs.

  • JH Track

    April 26
    At Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City vs. Stew-Stras, Sigel and Effingham St. Anthony
    7th Grade Girls-Second Place
    • 1st place – Osborne-100m; Lidy, Bowles, Davis, Dagen-4x200 relay; Steinkamp, Kirby, Murray, Eckhardt- 4x400 relay; and Bowles-shot put.
    • 2nd place – Ferguson, Eckhardt, Mouser, Womack-4x100; Womack-pole vault; and Rees-discus.
    • 3rd place – Rush-100m; Eckhardt-400m; Kaiser-800m; Rees-shot put; Protz-discus; and Payne-pole vault.
    • 4th place – Osborne-200m.