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Tanglers advance
Twelve wrestlers from Tiger Town Tanglers advanced to sectionals wrestling out of the Chillicothe Regional, including regional champions Peyton Hammerich and Alex Peck  and runners-up Joseph Peacock, Brody Spencer, Matthew Harris and Mason Goodrum. Also advancing were third-place finishers Augie Christianse and Braden Boyles, fourth-place finishers Kody Mongan and Charlie Korey, fifth place Luke Peacock and sixth place Gio Romagoli. The Bantam Division finishers who do not advance include first-place finishers Ace Christiansen, Nathaniel Irizarry and Andrew Peacock, second-place Mikey Kurth, Gavin Lanham, Tristian Lasson and Robert Nelson.
PHS awards night
PRINCETON — The PHS girls basketball awards night will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria. All student-athletes and parent-guardians are invited.
SVWC meeting
SPRING VALLEY — the first meeting of the season for the Spring Valley Walleye Club will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Spring Valley Boat Club. The Master’s Walleye Tournament will be held March 23-24.
IVVP tryouts
Tryouts for the Illinois Valley Volley Power volleyball club will be held Friday for 11U and 12U and March 10 for 13U and 14U at lllinois Valley Community College. There is a $35 nonrefundable tryout fee. You must also have a current USA Volleyball membership to try out. If you have any questions or are unable to attend the informational meeting, please call Julie Sherbeyn at 815-303-3006 or Erick Zimbelman at 815-326-5882.
MBA Fish Fry
MANLIUS — The annual Manlius Baseball Association fish fry and league sign up will be held March 8 at the Manlius Sportsmen’s Club, serving from 5-7 p.m. Volunteers are needed as well. The MBA holds this fundraiser to allow the kids to play for free.
Girls Shootout
PRINCETON — There are openings for grades 5 and 7 in the Girls Got Game Shootout, sponsored by the Princeton Athletic Booster Club on March 16-17. For more information, contact PHS tournament director Kevin Hieronymus at
LL Road Show
PERU — Illinois District 20 will host a Little League Road Show and Umpire Clinic at 9 a.m. March 9 at the Illinois Valley YMCA. The presenters for this training session will be from Williamsport, PA and Indianapolis. This program is for league presidents and all other board members.  The Umpire Clinic will start at 9 a.m. at Hall High School.  There is a $20 fee per attendee which includes materials, breakfast and lunch.
For more information, contact Max Lauritzen at 815-879-6331.

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