Today's News

  • Lady Vandals pick up three-set win at Hillsboro for 12th victory of season

    The Lady Vandals needed all three sets, but behind strong play from junior Ally Sasse were able to hang on for the 25-16, 22-25, 25-20 victory.

    Sasse had a career-high 14 kills in Tuesday's match at Hillsboro, and senior Megan Godoyo and junior Kadi Metzger each added seven.

    Vandalia's serving was also strong, with Godoyo, Metzger and junior Mercedes Reynolds each recording three aces.

    The Lady Vandals (12-6) will head to Litchfield on Thursday, travel to the Highland Tournament on Friday and Saturday, and travel to St. Anthony next Tuesday.

  • PHOTOS: Small school volleyball action

    South Central and Patoka volleyball photos from Tuesday night.

  • The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (Oct. 10)

    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.

    Spencer Patton • Pitcher • Caneros de Los Mochis

    •Patton, a South Central graduate, will be pitching in the Caribbean Winter League. He will pitch for the Caneros de Los Mochis of the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico League. The Kansas City Royals prospect begins his season with the team on Saturday.

  • PHOTO: A Perfect Season

    The Vandalia Youth Organization sixth-grade football team finished a perfect season, with a 36-6 win at Litchfield on Saturday, to win the South Central Conference.

    The sixth-graders are 16-1 in their VYO careers.

    The fifth-graders beat Litchfield, 48-6; the seventh-graders won, 44-0; and the eighth-graders won, 36-6.

    All three of those teams finished the season at 7-2.

  • Slideways RC (Sept. 28)

    Saturday, Sept. 28
    Kidz Modz
    1. Zach Leigh (1z)
    2. Jarrett Pasley (8P)
    3. Lucas McElroy (22L)
    4. Blane Pruett (33P)
    5. Dawson Barker (99B)
    6. Jason Struble (4)
    7. Chaz Smail (24)
    8. Eric Holaday (2)
    9. Cody Stewart (14s)
    Adult Stock
    1. Jerod Ramsey (14R)
    2. Craig Farmer (48)
    3. Mike Pasley (8P)
    4. John Brackenbush (28)
    5. Rusty Pratt (94)
    6. D.J. Holliday (42)
    7. Jeb Smail (24)
    8. Dru Bennett (13)
    Outlaw Modified

  • Racing Briefs (Oct. 10)

    Big fields expected for special weekend show at Fayette County Speedway

    The Fayette County Speedway will be hosting a special show this Friday and Saturday.

    In an effort to draw racers from a large segment of the state, the Sportmod/B-Mod Division on Saturday will have a $2,000 payout to the winner. The special event is sponsored by Pro-1 Gaming, and there is a $150 prize to start the feature race.

    Racers who have at least five races on any track will be eligible to enter for the big prize.

  • Sports Briefs (Oct. 10)

    Sponsors sought for boy's basketball November Mouse Races fundraiser

    The Vandalia High School boys basketball program is seeking several sponsors for its Mouse Races fundrasier, which will be held on Nov. 15.

    Sponsors are needed for each of the 60 mice which will participate in the races, each of the 10 races and each of the six racing lanes.

    Naming a mouse costs $15, naming a lane costs $50 and naming a race costs $100.

  • Sports Roundup – Oct. 8, 2013

    South Central defeated Brownstown/St. Elmo, 6-3, in the first round of the National Trail Conference baseball tournament. The Cougars now face Windsor/Stew-Stras and BSE now travels to Dieterich. Both of those games will be on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

    The Vandalia tennis team was an 8-1 winner against East Alton-Wood River.

    The South Central volleyball team beat Beecher City, 25-20, 25-18.

  • Judge rules for city, against Mabrys

    A judge has ruled in favor of the city of Vandalia in the case involving the operation of a restaurant on Vandalia Lake.

    Judge James Roberts filed on Friday his order, in which he states, “The sole issue for determination by this court as to the motion to dismiss (the city’s complaint for declaratory judgment) is whether (the) plaintiff (city of Vandalia) has established a basis for an extension of its extraterritorial jurisdiction to permit the court to even consider those evidentiary issues and plaintiff’s request for relief.

  • Weekend sports roundup – Oct. 7

    The Vandalia football team fell, 56-28, at Hillsboro on Friday night.

    Also on Friday, South Central's volleyball team beat Windsor, 25-21, 25-22, and St. Elmo's baseball team lost to Odin, 6-2.

    Last Thursday, Patoka defeated Ramsey, 25-17, 25-16, in volleyball action.