Winter sports lessons
SPRING VALLEY — Echo Bluff Park will be offering adventures for winter sports enthusiasts.
There will be six weeks of hockey lessons on Friday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 17. All players must turn in a waiver and wear a helmet and must be confident on skates. There is limited equipment available. Open hockey skating will be held from 9:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Cost is $75.
Ice skating lessons will be held on Sundays beginning Jan. 26. Fee is $25 per month for group lessons. Private lessons are available.
Registration for both events will be held between 2-4 p.m. today, Saturday. Echo Bluff is located off Route 29 between Spring Valley and DePue. For more information, call Jan martin at 815-447-2115 or Tory Turpen at 815-712-5626.
PERU — The Illinois Valley YMCA will sponsor an indoor soccer league on Sunday afternoons from Jan. 26 to March 2. There will be age divisions for U8, U10, U12, U14 and high school.
Cost is $275 for U8, U10, U12 teams and $300 for the U14 and high school teams. Teams must have a volunteer parent coach. Maximum 10 players to a roster.
Registration deadline is Jan. 20. For more information, call Rachel Moore at 815-223-7904, ext 44 or email email@example.com.
LASALLE — Princeton Logan will take the top seed into the Starved Rock Conference eighth-grade boys basketball tournament which starts Saturday at LaSalle Lincoln. The Lions will draw the winner of Saturday’s game between No. 4 Spring Valley JFK and No. 5 Streator on Tuesday.
Ottawa is the No. 1 seed for the seventh-grade tournament. No. 3 JFK meets No. 6 LaSalle at 10:15 a.m. while No. 7 Logan plays N. 2 Mendota at 3:15 p.m.
Finals will be Thursday.
MANLIUS — The Bureau County Track and Cross Country Coaches Clinic will be held Feb. 8 at Bureau Valley High School.
Clinic cost is $70 if mailed by Jan. 29 or $95 if mailed later or at the door. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with the first clinic beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.bureauvalleytrack.net or contact Donner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERU — The Senior League Regional tournament committee is holding a fundraiser for the annual event hosted by District 20 Little League in Peru. This 50/50 ticket sales event will run from Dec. 18, 2013 to Aug. 6, 2014, the date of the tournament’s championship game. The winner does not have to be present to claim the money. The cost of tickets will be 1 for $1 and 6 for $5.
If interested in assisting to defray the expenses of the tournament, send payment along with your name and address to Max Lauritzen, 813 North Euclid Ave., Princeton, IL 61356. Checks should be made payable to Senior Baseball Regional Tournament. Your tickets will be mailed back to you for your receipt. The tickets are not numbered, so make sure your information is legible.
Periodic updates for total raised will be posted on the tournament website, www.crsbbtourney.com.