Community Sports

  • Freight Back in Action
    Members of the Guaranteed Air Freight fast-pitch softball team on Saturday won an exhibition game, 13-3, at the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame in Casey, defeating a 23-and-under team from Rockford. 
  • Sports Briefs (July 7)
    Alumni softball game is Thursday The Vandalia alumni softball game will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. The game will be played on the Vandalia high school softball field. Vandalia's high school team will play its final home game of the summer season on Thursday, July 21, against Greenville. Next Thursday, the Lady Vandals play at Greenville, and they will play in the Decatur League Tournament from July 20-23. Lake Land College to host b-ball camps
  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch Softball Results from June 29
    Game 1 KMO’s 15 Boley Mobile Homes 0 •Wyatt Schnaite and James Giles homered, and Jake Brimberry had a triple for KMO’s. Game 2 Boley 1 KMO’s 0 •With two outs in the second inning, Buddy Carroll tripled and Joe Elliott drove him home with a single to score the game’s lone run. That was the first 1-0 game in the history of the league that wasn’t a forfeit.
  • Local man makes Hole-in-One
    Shane Henson of Vandalia recorded a hole-in-one on the par three hole No. 8 at the Ramsey Lake Golf Course last Tuesday during a league match. Henson, 40, who has played golf for 28 years, said he didn’t actually see the ball go in the hole, but some of his friends began celebrating after it rolled in. He is dedicating the shot to his late father, who taught him how to golf.
  • Field of Dreams to sell brick pavers
    The Vandalia Field of Dreams Committee determined the price for engraved brick pavers and kicked around several ideas for their layout at its monthly meeting on Monday. A 4-inchX8-inch paver, which can have up to three lines of text, can be purchased for $40, and an 8-inchX8-inch paver, which can have up to seven lines of text, can be purchased for $80.
  • All-Star Cheerleader
    Cheerleader gets awarded.
  • Vandalia men's slo-pitch softball results
    Teams in the Vandalia men's slo-pitch league played four games last Wednesday. Game 1 Ugly Koyote 4 Motgomery Plumbing 2 •Preson Spicer had a game-winning three-run triple for Ugly Koyote, and Curtis Brubaker had a triple for Montgomery. Game 2 Ugly Koyote 12 Montgomery 4 •T. Payne, S. Murray (2) and M. Podergois each had doubles for Ugly Koyote.
  • Vandalia Sr. Legion takes down T-Town
    A consistent offensive outpouring complemented a shut-out pitching performance from Derek Harmeier, as the Vandalia Sr. Legion team defeated Teutopolis, 9-0, last Wednesday. Post 95 scored two runs in each of the first four innings and sent at least five hitters to the plate in every inning, while Teutopolis struggled against Harmeier, who did not allow a runner to advance farther than second base. “That was what I’ve been looking for,” said coach Luke Hohlt. “Obviously, we had good pitching, and we took care of him by giving him run support.”
  • Bushue having strong season for Lexington Legends
    South Central High School graduate Tanner Bushue is having a strong season for the Lexington Legends, a single A affiliate of the Houston Astros, but he is currently on the seven-day disabled list. Through Saturday, Bushue had started 11 games and compiled a 6-2 record. Bushue also had a brief stint on disabled list in the middle of May, but prior to that, he was dominant, winning five of his first six starts. On June 5, his second start back from the DL, Bushue had one of his finest outings of the season.
  • Men's slo-pitch results and standings through June 8
    Game 1 Keck's Marsh 12 Boley Mobile Homes 9 Keck's: Osborne, 2 2B; Sutton, 2B; Lotz, 3B Boley: Hobbie, 3B; Gray, 3B Game 2 Boley 6 Keck's 5 Boley: Gray, 2 3B Keck's: Osbourne, 2B; Lotz 2B Game 3 KMO's 16 Ugly Koyote 5 KMO's: Wodtke, HR; Schnarre, 3B; Hanks, 2B Koyote: J. Spicer, grand slam; P. Spicer, HR Game 4 Koyote 14 KMO's 12 Koyote: Eddy, HR; Beard, 2B KMO's: Wodtke, 2B This week's games Wednesday, June 15 Montgomery Plumbing vs. Ugly Koyote at 6:30 p.m. Oldsmith Farms vs. Buckstop Archery at 8:30 p.m. Standings •Buckstop, 4-0 •Boley, 3-3