Community Sports

  • Post 95 victorious in season-opener
    Derek Harmeier showed his signature control from the mound and Post 95’s offense scattered 13 hits to secure a 4-1 win in Tuesday’s Sr. Legion season-opener. Harmeier, a 2011 South Central graduate who pitches for Kaskaskia College, threw seven innings against Carlyle, striking out six, while walking three and allowing just five hits. Three times he stranded two runners on base.
  • New dance studio opening Thursday
    A Vandalia woman will hold a grand opening and registration day for a new dance studio in town on Thursday. Kelly Emerick, who has been involved with dancing for more than a decade, will open the doors to the Vandalia Performing Arts Center on Thursday at 11 a.m., and the center’s summer schedule will run Mondays-Saturdays from June 4-July 28.
  • Mahon has allowed no earned runs in five innings with Gateway Grizzlies
    St. Elmo High School graduate Logan Mahon has pitched well in three appearances out of the bullpen for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League. The Grizzlies are based in Sauget. Mahon pitched two innings against Joliet during an 8-4 win on May 20. He allowed two hits and a walk. Two days later, he struck out two batters in one inning of work during a 1-0 loss at Washington. He also walked one batter. Last Thursday, Mahon took the loss after pitching one inning of a 4-3 loss to Washington.
  • Vandalia's Men's Slo-Pitch (May 21)
    Monday, May 21 Game 1 Buckstop Archery 13 Montgomery Plumbing 1 Buckstop: Jordan Harmon, HR; Justin Atwood, 2B; Greg Mitchell, 2B. Mont.: Jon Hawthorne, 2B. Game 2 Buckstop 17 Montgomery 2 Buckstop: Jordan Harmon, HR; Justin Atwood 3 2B; Kenny Koenig, 3 2B; Matt Blankenship, 2B, Mont.: Jon Hawthorne, 2B.
  • Kaskaskia College offering sports camps
    KC offering girls soccer and basketball camps in June The Kaskaskia College Blue Angel soccer and basketball programs will host summer camps the week of June 18-22.   The camps are for girls entering kindergarten through sixth grades. The soccer camp will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, and the basketball camp will be held from 1-4 p.m.   Students can register for one of the camps for $60, or can register for both for $100. All participants will receive a T-shirt. It is suggested that students in both camps bring lunch.
  • VCHS to hold meeting about drug testing
    A informational meeting will be held on May 31 at Vandalia Community High School regarding the drug testing policy for those in extracurricular activities, which will go into effect for the 2012-13 school year. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school gym.
  • Vandalia honored for Volley for the Cure fundraising
    The American Cancer Society recently released the 12 Illinois schools that raised the most money at their Volley for the Cure volleyball games this past fall. Vandalia was ranked third, with a total donation of $6,848. Ziegler-Royalton was first in the state, with $16,500.
  • Vandalia men’s slo-pitch softball league will begin play on Monday
    The Vandalia men’s slo-pitch softball league will begin play on Monday. The five-team league will play four games on Mondays from May 21-Aug. 12 and Thursdays from July 19-Aug. 16. Wednesdays, June 27, July 11, and Aug. 1, 8 and 15 will be used as rain dates. Teams in the league are: •Buckstop Archery •Montgomery Plumbing •Keck’s Marsh •Riedle Law Office Cyclones •Copper Penny
  • Earnest reflects on Queens
    The odds were stacked against Vandalia native Josie Earnest once the seeding was finalized for last week’s United States Bowling Congress Queens Tournament. Facing Hall of Famers and collegiate All-Americans, Earnest had an uphill climb in the tournament, but she overcame almost every one of the challenges to make the television finals and place fifth.
  • YMCA holds healthy lifestyle challenge
    The Fayette County Family YMCA recently held a heathy lifestyle challenge. The challenge awarded points to members for drinking enough water, choosing healthier foods, coming to the YMCA for workouts or classes, and for weekly weigh-ins.