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BV JFL update

MANLIUS — Bureau Valley Junior Football League will run a four day football camp July 29 through Aug. 1 from 5-7 p.m. at the JFL field in Manlius. You may sign up the first day of camp and there is no charge for camp.

JFL registration and equipment handout will be the last evening of camp. The cost for JFL is $40 per player. All checks should be made out to Bureau Valley JFL and payment is due at registration. All players must have a physical to practice. Physical forms can be turned in at registration.

All parents or guardians must sign a waiver form at registration showing proof
of insurance.

The first day of practice will be Monday, Aug. 4 with a tentative time of 4-6 p.m. More information will be available at registration.

Practices will generally run 4-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday with games on either Saturday or Sunday.

Check out the Bureau Valley JFL Facebook page for updates and information. For more information, call Doug Koch, JFL president, at 815-719-5882, or Ken Mead, JFL board member and head coach, at 309-525-3080

Logan softball meeting

PRINCETON — There will be a parents/players meeting for all seventh- and eighth-grade girls attending Princeton Logan Junior High School and Malden interested in playing softball at 6 p.m. July 22 at Logan. For more information, call Kevin Bauer at 815-341-5511.

JFL Camp

PRINCETON — The Princeton Junior Football League camp will be held July 21-25 at the Princeton High School practice fields. The fifth- and sixth-grade camp will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and the seventh- and eighth-grade camp will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Camp forms can be picked up at the high school or at

Blaze tryouts

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Blaze ASA Softball Team is holding tryouts on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Princeton High School Softball Field located at 123 N. Homer Street, Princeton. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 3.

Tryouts for 13-and-under and 14-and-under will be at 9 a.m., 12-and-under and 10-and-under will be at 11 a.m. and 16-and-under will be at 1 p.m.

For more information, call Bob James at 815-866-3679, Kevin Bauer at 815-341-5511 or Jason Krich at 815-719-0365.

Tiger Classic

PRINCETON — The Tiger Golf Classic, sponsored by the Princeton High School Booster Club will be held Aug. 16 at Chapel Hill Golf Course. Contact Mike Taylor at 815-878-3833 to sign up.

Summer training

PRINCETON — The Princeton High School cross country team will be meeting on the following dates and times during the month of July at the front of the high school. This is open to any incoming or current PHS boy or girl interested in cross country or running in general.

Monday, July 21 - 7 p.m.; Wednesday, July 23 - 9 a.m.; Friday, July 25 - 7 p.m.; Tuesday, July 29 - 9 a.m.; Thursday, July 31 - 7 p.m.

PC Softball Camp

GRANVILLE — The Putnam County Lady Puma All Skills Softball Camp will be held July 21-24 at Putnam County Junior High in McNabb for girls entering Grades 4-9. The camp will stress fundamentals and techniques and for all facets of the game, with a separate session for pitching.

Cost of the camp is $40 and open to all students in the Illinois Valley. For more information, call coach Chris Walker at 815-452-2965.

BV Color Races

MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley Booster Club 5K Color Race/Walk will be Aug. 2 at Bureau Valley High School in Manlius at 8 a.m. with a kids (ages 13 and under) color run immediately following the color run.

Participants may register at or by sending in the registration form. The 5K entry fee $30. The kids’ color run (ages 13 and under) is $20.

Runners can start picking up their race numbers starting a 6:30 a.m. on the day of the race. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and a race packet.

Send entry forms to: Bureau Valley Booster Club, P.O. Box 387, Manlius, IL 61338. For more information, call 815-445-4711.

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