Community Sports

  • Swain is Jr. Wrestling state champ
    Vandalia's Tanner Swain won a state championship in the Midget 79A division at the Illinois Midget State Championships this past weekend. In the championship match, Swain defeated Brant Demoss, 2-0.
  • Youth YMCA dancers perform
    Two youth dance classes at the Fayette County Family YMCA recently performed during the YMCA basketball league.
  • PHOTOS: YMCA basketball
    Photos from one of Saturday's games in the YMCA basketball league.
  • No IKWF state qualifiers for Vandalia; two younger wrestlers win at sectionals
    Vandalia resident Anthony Enlow won the intermediate 138-pound division at the Highland Sectional. He wrestles for the King Select Wrestling Club and plans to wrestle in next weekend's midget state meet in Danville. Vandalia Jr. Club wrestler Tanner Swain won the intermediate 79-pound division at Highland, and at the intermediate 55-pound division, Kyle Miller placed second and Jarek Wehrle placed third. Markus Isaiah also wrestled.
  • Eight Jr. Vandal grapplers advance to IKWF sectional
    Eight Jr. Vandals qualified for this weekend’s Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation sectional tournament in Highland. All of the wrestlers who placed at least fourth in their age group (9 and older) at the Herrin Regional last Saturday qualified. Six wrestlers younger than 9 also placed in the top two for Vandalia.
  • PHOTO: Enlow wins at Indy Nationals
    Vandalia resident Anthony Enlow, 9, placed first at the Indy Nationals in Indianapolis on Sunday. Enlow is wrestling with the King Select Wrestling Club.
  • Volleyball Club Wins Tourney
    The Vandalia Vertical 15's volleyball club went undefeated to place first in its division at a 16's tournament in Champaign in January.
  • Field of Dreams committee holds first meeting of year
    The Vandalia Field of Dreams committee discussed many areas of business last Thursday at its first meeting of the year. •Work on the softball field renovation is mostly complete, but there are still two big sections that need to be finished. Neither of the storage garages on the sides of the dugouts have doors installed, and the committee wants that work done before the season to help ease with organization.
  • Registration begins for spring programs at Family YMCA
    The Fayette County Family YMCA has several upcoming events and sports leagues. For more information regarding any of the following programs or to register, contact the YMCA at 283-1258. •Registration for the spring soccer season has begun, with the deadline to register being Saturday, Feb. 25. The cost is $25 for YMCA members, and $50 for nonmembers, and each player will receive a T-shirt that will serve as their uniform. A late registration fee of $20 will be charged for anyone who registers between Feb. 25 and Feb. 28.
  • Sports Briefs (Jan. 19)
    St. Elmo holding Wall of Fame inductions on Friday St. Elmo High School will hold Wall of Fame inductions on Friday between the varsity and JV boys basketball games. Four individuals – Bob Olson, Bruce Williams, Dan Denton and Fred Moss – and one team – the 1944-45 boys basketball team – will be inducted. The school would like any team members, family, friends and fans to attend the induction ceremony. The Eagles play Mulberry Grove that night, with the JV contest slated to begin at 6:15.