Today's Sports

  • Kaskaskia College offers sports...

    KC to hold summer volleyball camps

    The Kaskaskia College volleyball program will host two volleyball camps this summer in June for area youth. Both camps will be from June 21-22.

    The first camp is held for students in grades K-5 and will be held from 10 a.m.-noon. The second camp is for students in grades 6–8 and will be held from 1-3 p.m.

    The registration fee for each camp is $25 and includes a T-shirt).

    The camp will be instructed by Blue Angels volleyball coach Kim Rahar and current KC volleyball players.

  • AAU State Tumbling Meet

    Several local girls participated in the AAU state tumbling competition on May 21.

  • Senior (Citizen) Spotlight: Mike...

    Mike Travelstead has always cared.

    The recently retired Vandalia English teacher and girls track coach cared for his “A” students just as much as he did for his average students, and he cared for his state-caliber track stars just as much as he did for the girls who just wanted to set a personal-best time, even if that meant finishing in last place.

  • Vandalia Sr. Legion team splits...

    There is something about teams that Luke Hohlt coaches that gets players motivated to score runs in the seventh inning.

    Many times during the high school season, the Vandalia Vandals would score in the late innings, and Vandalia's Sr. Legion team did the same during its first game of the season, a 9-7 loss to Carlyle last Wednesday.

    Post 95 trailed 9-5 entering the bottom of the seventh, but the first five batters reached base, Caleb Randle scored on a passed ball and Dathan Berning got an RBI by driving home Ian Murrell on a fielder's choice.

  • Meyer's grand slam sets...

    A grand slam from Shawn Meyer in the first inning set the tone for South Central, as its Jr. Legion team defeated Vandalia, 10-6, after a steady barrage of base runners on Monday.

    Three of the first four Post 519 batters reached base to set up Meyer’s home run, and at least one runner would reach in five of the next six innings, with South Central scoring in four of them.

    “They are kind of a rare group,” said coach Curt Jones. “They have a lot of fun, but are also serious about this thing.”

  • Boys basketball teams open...

    Vandalia and Brownstown High Schools opened their summer boys basketball seasons at the Vandal Shootout.
    Both teams played four games on Monday, with each earning one win.

    In Vandalia's first game against Carlyle, it held an early lead, but a barrage of 3-pointers from the Indians in the second half propelled them ahead. They would win, 52-42.

    Vandalia would fall in the second game, losing to Columbia, 46-27.

    In the afternoon, the Vandals would lose a lopsided game to Trico, and defeat Flora, which was not playing with stars Paul Knapp and Nick Painter.

  • Speed Racer

    Darren Kingston, of Vandalia, was racing at Fayette County Speedway last Friday, as part of the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series. Kingston did not make the feature race,

  • Local youngsters take part in...

    Several area youngsters took part in sports camps last week, and they are pictured.

  • Sports Briefs (June 9)

    Several Vandalia players named All-SCC for spring season

    Five softball players and two baseball players from Vandalia were named all-conference by the South Central Conference.

    They join senior Daniel Bell and junior Quenten Austin, who received All-SCC honors by winning races at the boys conference track meet, as Vandalia athletes to be honored in the spring.

    Freshman Megan Godoyo was named to the softball team twice, as a first-team pitcher and as a second-team designated hitter.

  • Fayette County Speedway results...

    Lucas Oil POWRi
    National Midget Series
    Heat 1
    1 11C Chet Gehrke
    2 05 Brad Loyet
    3 15H Scott Hatton
    4 21 Chris Bell
    5 19 John Campbell
    6 81 Chad Shields
    7 94 Darren Kingston
    8 96 Kyle Steffens
    9 12J Jay Mounce
    Heat 2
    1 401K Daniel Adler
    2 11A Andrew Felker
    3 37 Seth Motsinger
    4 13 Matt Smith
    5 39 Jake Blackhurst
    6 86C Dave Camfield Jr
    7 82 Eric Johnson
    8 40 Ted Kirkpatrick
    9 5 Danny Frye DNS
    Heat 3
    1 11 Brett Anderson
    2 25M Derrick Myers
    3 7 Austin Brown
    4 2A Travis Berryhill
    5 35R Derek Rossio
    6 57 Daniel Robinson
    7 20 Cody Weisensel
    8 41 Brandon Waelti