Today's Sports

  • PHOTO: ECI Liberty Take Second...

    The East-Central Illinois Liberty recently placed second at the Central Illinois Rampage Memorial Day 13U Tournament at Rochester.

    In game one, ECI beat Jacksonville, 5-4, with Andrew Herpstreith picking up the win. In game two, ECI lost to Springfield, 6-5, with Alec Schroeder taking the loss. In game three, ECI beat Pawnee, 8-3, with Adam Miller earning the win. In the championship semifinals, ECI beat Central Illinois, 9-5, with Richie Well notching the win, and in the title game, ECI lost to the Jacksonville Lightning, 17-7, with Well taking the loss.

  • Protz Wins at Coles County...

    Vandalia Community High School principal Randy Protz won the 2012 Coles County Dragway NHRA King of the Track trophy after winning the event on Sunday.

    He placed first in super pro (6.077 seconds) to qualify for the King of the Track competition, which he won in 7.095 seconds. In that race, his reaction time to the green light was just .502 seconds.

    Also on Sunday, Protz's daughter, Brandy, who will be a junior at VCHS next school year, won the Jr. Dragster race in 7.937 seconds.

  • PHOTOS: Boys and girls...

    Youth basketball camps were recently at Vandalia.

  • Fayette County Speedway – May 25

    HEAT 1
    1.        28  MICHAEL BOLYARD
    2.        81           PAUL BAILEY
    3.        N59        CHAD EVANS
    4.        1A      AARON DRAEGE
    HEAT 2

  • Vandalia Men's Slo-Pitch...

    Monday, June 4
    Game 1
    Montgomery Plumbing 3
    Riedle Law Office 1
    Mont.: Tyler Montgomery, started GW triple play.
    Riedle: Dallas Gray, 3B.
    Game 2
    Montgomery 10
    Riedle 8
    Mont.: Nick Metzger, 2B.
    Riedle: Dallas Gray, 3B.
    Game 3
    Buckstop 17
    Copper Penny 3
    Buckstop: Justin Atwood, 2B; Jordan Harmon, 2B; Shane Depew, 2B.
    CP: Derek Back, HR.
    Game 4
    Buckstop 17
    Copper Penny 3
    Buckstop: Shane Depew, 2B; Jordan Harmon, 2B.

  • Austin takes 6th at state in 110...

    CHARLESTON – A school record and a spot on the medal stand made Vandalia senior Quenten Austin’s final high school track meet a memorable one.

    Austin broke the school record in the 110-meter hurdles (0:15.38) during last Thursday’s state preliminaries, and he went on to match his time to finish sixth in Saturday’s finals to receive his first state medal in three tries.

    Taking his place on the medal stand, Austin said, was everything he imagined and more.

  • Making school history: Mulberry...

    CARBONDALE – Two days after making school history, the Mulberry Grove softball team was shut out for the first time on the season at Monday’s Carbondale Super-Sectional, falling 14-0 to a very talented Goreville squad.

    The Lady Aces (23-5) came into the game aware that the Lady Blackcats had a lineup full of disciplined hitters and a tough pitcher, but Goreville was simply overwhelming.

  • Post 95 victorious in season-...

    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.

  • Bushue leads Cougars to...

    EFFINGHAM – Senior Colby Bushue made sure that if South Central was going to lose in the sectional semifinals last Wednesday, it wasn’t going to be because he didn’t give his best effort.

    After allowing hits to the first two Windsor batters to spot the Blue Devils an early 1-0 lead, Bushue struck out the next five batters, started a two-run rally with a leadoff single in the bottom of the first and then drove home two more runs with a single in the second inning as the Cougars cruised to an 11-2 victory.