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Today's News

  • T-Town bests Vandalia in District semifinals

    TEUTOPOLIS – Tyson Spencer hurled a complete game, but Post 95’s offense was unable to produce enough rallies to get by Teutopolis in last Friday’s District Tournament semifinals.

    Vandalia had 11 base runners, but seven of them were stranded in scoring position, and the team had just two hits with runners in scoring position during the 6-2 loss.

  • Jr. Legion starts District play on Friday

    After finishing the regular season with a 17-11 record, Vandalia's Jr. Legion squad enters this week's District Tournament with intentions  of winning it.

    Post 95 will begin play at Evergreen Hollow Park in Effingham on Friday.

    As the No. 2 seed, Vandalia will play at either 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. that night.

    As a final tune up for the tournament, Post 95 played an exhibition doubleheader against the ECI LIberty traveling team on Tuesday, winning 7-4 and 12-10.

  • Lady Vandals unable to get by Effingham

    VANDALIA – The Lady Vandals were stifled on offense and allowed one big inning to Effingham on Tuesday night, creating a lopsided 7-1 loss.

    Rising senior Megan Godoyo pitched out a jam in the first, allowing just one of the three base runners to score, and she breezed through the second with a pair of strikeouts.

    In the third, however, Effingham was able to break open the game, scoring five times.

    After an two walks and an RBI double with no outs, three passed balls, an infield single and a hit batter helped produce the other four runs.

  • Post 95 tops Bluford in finale

    VANDALIA – Five straight free passes and three RBI singles gave Post 95 a seven-run eighth inning to pull away from Bluford last Thursday night in the Sr. Legion regular-season finale.

    Coming a day before the start of the District Tournament, all players batted and free substitution was used during the nine-inning 14-6 win for Post 95.

    The game was tight throughout the first seven innings, with the teams trading several leads, and Vandalia ahead, 7-6, going to the eighth.

  • PHOTOS: Soccer camp

    James McNicholas of Liverpool, England, is in Vandalia this week for a soccer camp with the high school team.

    McNicholas is with Challenger Sports, which has run a soccer camp for the Vandals in each of the past several years.

    In the photo at right, Dalton Nichols passes the ball during a drill on Monday. Below, Julie Brown handles the ball during Monday morning's session.

  • PHOTOS: Softball splits with Greenville

    The Vandalia softball team continued its summer schedule last Thursday with a doubleheader against Greenville.

    Behind the pitching of Megan Godoyo, the Lady Vandals came away with an 8-2 win in game one, but Vandalia lost, 11-3, in game two.

    The Lady Vandals will continue summer play through the end of July.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (July 18)

    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.

  • Fayette County Speedway Results (July 12)

    FRIDAY, JULY 12
    UMP MODIFIED
    HEAT 1
    1.            4L        TIM LEWIS JR      
    2.            5       ROB TIMMONS                  

  • Meeting on rail crossings issue is July 29

    Vandalia officials will discuss a proposal to replace railroad crossing signals with stop signs at a committee meeting in two weeks.

    Also at the meeting, city officials will accept comments from the public about that proposal.

    The Vandalia City Council’s streets and public safety committees will hold that meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 29.

    Being proposed are the replacement of crossing signals with stop signs at:

    • Fillmore Street

  • Post 95 eliminated from District Tournament

    TEUTOPOLIS — Post 95 nearly made a ninth-inning comeback against Salem on Sunday, but would fall a run short to be eliminated from the Sr. Legion District Tournament.

    Vandalia scored twice in the top of the ninth, but stranded two runners in scoring position to give Salem the 5-4 victory.

    In the Post 95's first game of the double-elimination tournament, it lost to Teutopolis, 6-2, on Friday night.

    Vandalia closes the summer with a 14-16 record.