Today's News

  • Hawkins leads SIUE to title

    Vandalia graduate Kyle Hawkins pitched the conference championship-clinching game for the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville club baseball team on Saturday.

    On a rainy afternoon, Hawkins helped the Cougars win the District VI North Conference title with an 8-6 win against the University of Illinois, last season’s World Series runner-up.

    The regular season ended with SIUE at 13-3 and 11-1 in conference play.

  • PHOTOS: Homers for Health

    The Vandalia fifth- and sixth-grade student councils hosted a local competition in the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center’s Homers for Health home run derby.

    All entrants hit whiffle balls off of a tee, and received up to four points, depending on how far their hit traveled.

    The boys and girls winners in each grade division advance to the championship round in Forest Park on May 10, and will also get to meet St. Louis Cardinals players David Freese, Matt Holliday and Allen Craig.

    All proceeds go to the hospital.

  • The Next Level: Graduated athlete roundup (May 2)

    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.

  • Area Prep Roundup (May 2)

    Tuesday, April 30
    Windsor/Stew-Stras 8
    South Central 1
    S: 0-1-0-0-0-0-0—1-7-2
    W: 0-1-4-0-0-3-X—8-6-1
    WP: White; 7 IP, 4 K
    LP: Peters (0-2); 2 IP, 2 K
    Cougars: Schwarm, 2-for-3, HR, RBI; Diss, 2-for-3; Bray, 1-for-3; Hoffmann, 1-for-3; Powless, 1-for-3.
    Record: 5-13
    Saturday, April 27
    at Centralia Tournament
    Centralia 7
    South Central 0
    S: 0-0-0-0-0-0-0—0-5-2
    C: 3-2-0-1-1-0-X—7-8-1

  • PHOTOS: Track seniors

    The Vandalia track teams last Thursday honored their senior members.

  • Maxey named KC's volleyball MVP

    St. Elmo graduate Brooke Maxey was recently named the Most Valuable Player of Kaskaskia College's volleyball team. She also earned the team's Defense Award.

    She is pictured above with other award winners from last Tuesday's banquet.

  • PHOTOS: JV Corner (May 2)

    Vandalia's JV teams have been in action in the past week.

  • Sports schedule changes: April 29, 2013

    The Patoka baseball game against Altamont for Monday has been moved from Patoka to Altamont.

  • Sports cancellations: April 29, 2013

    The St. Elmo baseball game scheduled for Monday against Beecher City has been canceled.

  • Diekemper Donates To NF

    Megan Diekemper of Diekemper Photography, right, presents a check for $720 to Jordan Walk, to be donated to Neurofibromatosis research.

    Jordan suffers from the disease, and Diekemper Photography has donated the session fees from its annual Tutus and Ties children's special to fight the disease. Also pictured are Jordan's mother, Amanda, and her younger sister, Bella.