Today's Sports

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  • Vandalia Junior High track...

    Thursday, April 14
    at Greenville
    Eighth-grade boys
    First-place finishers
    •Ryan Bayles, 100-meter dash
    •Bayles, 200-meter dash
    •Bayles, long jump
    •Luke Hollinshead, discus
    •Robby Lott, high jump (tie)
    •Ben Strobel, 1600-meter run
    •Bayles, C. Sarchet, Lott and Kinney, 4X100-meter relay
    Second-place finishers
    •L. Hollinshead, shot put
    •Lucian Kinney, 100-meter dash
    •Strobel, 800-meter run
    Third-place finishers
    •Kinney, shot put
    •Cameron Sarchet, 200-meter dash
    Fourth-place finishers
    •Collin Nestleroad, 400-meter dash
    •Austin Robson, discus
    •Strobel, long jump

  • Fayette County Speedway Results...

    UMP DIRTcar Modified - 32 cars
    Heat 1
    1. 21S Denny Schwartz
    2. 98C Cole Hussong
    3. 42 Steve Lach
    4. 32K Chris Wilson
    Heat 2
    1. 22S Chad Kinder
    2. 4J Scott Weber
    3. 05 Dave Wietholder
    4. Bud 1 Larry Anderson
    Heat 3
    1. 49 Craig Kern
    2. 24H Mike Harrison
    3. 9 Terry James
    4. 19 Jimmy Cummins
    Heat 4
    1. 20 Cody Clark
    2. G1 Gabe Menser
    3. 25X Brett Korves
    4. 44 Jim Werner Jr
    1. 21S Denny Schwartz
    2. 4J Scott Weber
    3. 22S Chad Kinder
    4. 49 Craig Kern
    Consi 1
    1. 28 Michael Bolyard
    2. 1A Aaron Draege
    3. 70 Brian Bielong
    4. 1 Tim Hancock
    5. E55 Chad Sellers

  • Vandalia Freight inducted to ASA...

    When Rich Well and several others secured sponsorship for their fast-pitch softball team from Guaranteed Air Freight in 1994, they never dreamed a day like Saturday would be possible.

    But in just its fourth year of existence, Vandalia Freight found itself playing in the Amateur Softball Association national tournament.

    And in 11 of the next 12 years, the club returned, eventually winning national titles in 2005 and 2007.

  • Senior Spotlight: Grove Glover

    Imagine for a moment that it’s regional tournament time.

    There are two outs in the top of the seventh inning with a runner on second base, and the Vandal baseball team is nursing a one-run lead.

    If that runner scores, the Vandals are one step closer to elimination.

    Senior third baseman Matt Grove watches intently as the batter hits a sharp grounder his way and prepares to make the play.

  • Victory better than no-hitter...

    Vandalia’s Megan Godoyo did not deny that she is happy that she threw a no-hitter at St. Elmo last Tuesday, but she made it very clear that helping the team get a victory was more important.

    “It’s always more important to me to get a win than it is how good I pitched,” the freshman said. “Yeah, it was good (to throw a no-hitter), but at least we got a win.”

  • The College Report: Earnest...

    By the time most of you read this, Vanderbilt could be the NCAA Division I women's bowling champions once again.

    But, they also could be driving back from Taylor, Mich., with no hardware.

    "We are not even thinking about Saturday yet," said Jessica Earnest, a Vandalia grad and Vanderbilt sophomore. "We just want to get through Thursday and Friday. After that, we can think about winning the title."

  • Strong play lifts Rams to first...

    RAMSEY – Despite having just nine players available, the Ramsey bats came alive for 13 runs to back up freshman Tyler Knisley’s one-hitter during a shutout win against Christ Our Rock Lutheran last Thursday.

    The Rams, which lost seven seniors to graduation last spring, did not win a game in the fall, but coach Mark Rinehart stayed upbeat and was thrilled to see his players get in the win column.

  • Ramsey's seniors help Rams...

    RAMSEY – A trio of seniors anchor Ramsey’s baseball team, and all three of them played important roles in allowing the Rams to beat Christ Our Rock last Thursday.

    Andrew Cunningham and Luke Webb combined to drive in six runs, and shortstop Jordan Johnson scored twice and had a hand in eight outs on defense during Ramsey’s 13-0 victory, its first win since last spring.