Today's News

  • Godoyo shines in return to Lady Vandals

    VANDALIA – It was a long time coming.

    Junior Megan Godoyo made her first appearance for the Lady Vandals since she was a freshman last Wednesday and immediately showed why she has been missed so much the past two seasons.

    Pitching at about 80 percent of her full strength, Godoyo struck out six over five innings of work to put Vandalia in position to take a 2-1 South Central Conference win from Hillsboro.

  • Beasley's record spring continues with 31st win in no-hitter

    The record-setting spring continued for St. Elmo senior Connor Beasley.

    Pitching in the second game of a doubleheader last Wednesday, Beasley pitched a no-hitter, striking out 19 batters to tie his own school record in a 1-0 win for the Eagles. He had previously struck out 19 batters on April 8.

    With the win, Beasley set the school record for career wins with 31. Logan Mahon had previously held that record.

    Ramsey's Waylon Davis was the tough-luck loser in the game, allowing just two hits and one walk over his six innings of work.

  • IHSA regional softball, baseball starts Monday

    The Illinois High School Association baseball and softball regional tournaments begin on Monday.

    All games that are played on Monday will be played at the higher-seeded team's school. There is no play-in game at the St. Elmo softball regional.

    Games scheduled for any day later in the week will be played at the regional host's school.

  • Hawkins helps SIUE reach NCBA World Series

    Vandalia graduate Kyle Hawkins pitched a complete game in the quarterfinals of the District VI Tournament to help Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville’s club baseball team reach the World Series.
    The No. 2 Cougars beat third-seeded Ohio State, 2-1, in that game – with Hawkins striking out four and allowing no earned runs – and went on to beat No. 1 Southeast Missouri St., 3-0, in the semifinals and Ohio State in Columbus in the championship game of the double-elimination tournament.

  • PHOTOS: YMCA hosts MLB Hit, Pitch and Run competition

    The YMCA held a regional competition in Major League Baseball's national Hit, Pitch and Run contest.

    Twelve boys and six girls took part in the event last Wednesday, with six boys and six girls advancing to the sectional competition.

    That will be held in Vandalia on May 19, and the YMCA needs volunteers to help make the event a success.

    Those interested in volunteering should call the YMCA at 283-1258. Registration for the participants begins at 3:30 p.m.

  • Area Prep Roundup (May 11)

    A pair of tournaments featuring local teams will take place on Saturday.

    In Greenville, the Ish Smith Classic will feature the Vandalia baseball team with two games at Greenville College’s Robert E. Smith Field.

    The Vandals will face Pinckneyville at 10:30 a.m., and then take on Red Bud at about 12:30 p.m.

    In St. Elmo, the Egyptian-Illini Conference softball tournament will be running all day.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (May 9)

    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: Rams get game in on Monday

    Ramsey was the only team in Fayette County to get in a game on Monday, losing to Windsor, 9-3.

    Freshman Brady Reiss pitched five innings of relief, allowing just one run on six hits.

    Junior Tylor Knisley went 4-for-4 at the plate and scored twice.

    Senior Ryan Black added an RBI double, and Carter Hunt was 1-for-3 in the game.

    The Rams would beat Christ Our Rock Lutheran, 2-1, on Tuesday, with Tristan Wesselman delivering a two-run double in the  sixth inning.

  • Vandalia baseball, softball senior days to be on Wednesday

    Vandalia's baseball and softball teams will celebrate their seniors prior to Wednesday's games against Southwestern.

    The senior presentations will begin 5-10 minutes before the 4:30 p.m. start time of each game.

  • Sports cancellations: May 6, 2013

    The Vandalia baseball game vs. Carlyle has been canceled for Monday. There will be no makeup date.

    The St. Elmo baseball game vs. Nokomis has been canceled for Monday.

    The Brownstown baseball game vs. Mulberry Grove has been canceled for Monday.

    The Patoka baseball game vs. Odin has been canceled for Monday.