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BV sports


MANLIUS — A sports physical clinic will be held at Bureau Valley High School Tuesday, May 23 for all Bureau Valley incoming seventh, eighth, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Incoming fifth grade boys participating in JFL may also attend this clinic. Area doctors are providing the community service for any Bureau Valley student who needs the required sports physical. This clinic does not include incoming sixth grade students or incoming freshman students as they need a complete school physical.

Clinic times are as follows: seniors at 5 p.m., juniors at 5:15 p.m., sophomores at 5:30 p.m., eighth-graders at 5:45 p.m., seventh-graders at 6 p.m. and fifth-graders at 6:15 p.m.

Students need to sign up and pick up a sports physical form from the school office. They must bring the completed form, including a parent’s signature and $10 the night of the clinic, or bring a parent with them. Sports physical forms can also be found on the school website.

IHSA and IESA rules do not recognize or accept physicals from chiropractors. Contact the central office at 815-445-3101 for more information.

Hall volleyball info

SPRING VALLEY — The Hall Volleyball Camp will run July 10-13 with high schoolers meeting from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and junior highers from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Camp is open to any appropriate age student from any school. It is not restricted to Hall athletes only. Cost is $35, which includes shirt and instruction.

There will be open gyms for all high school Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and summer league will be Thursdays. Weightlifting is by appointment only.

For more information, contact coach Demi Salazar at 815-878-5681 or by e-mail at

Chapel Hill Ladies

PRINCETON — The Chapel Hill Ladies golf league will hold an opening scramble and dinner Tuesday, May 9. Sign-up will be 5 p.m. with the scramble to begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will follow.

There will be a short meeting following the dinner to discuss the new leagues forming at Chapel Hill. The leagues are open to all area women golfers. For more information, contact Kathy Lanham at 815-699-2206 (daytime) or 815-699-7032 (evenings).

PHS boys

basketball camp

PRINCETON — The 2017 Princeton High School Girls Basketball Camp will be June 5-8 at Prouty Gym for boys entering Grades 3-12. Camp forms are available at PHS and online at Camp fees are $50. All registration forms are due May 24. For more information, contact coach Michael Fredericks at 815-875-3308 or

PHS girls

basketball camp

PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Girls Basketball Camp will be May 30 through June 2 at Prouty Gym, open for girls entering Grades 3-12. Camp forms are available at PHS and online at Camp fees are $50 per athlete or $40 per athlete with two or more from same family. All registration must be received by May 11 to guarantee a T-shirt and basketball. For more information, contact coach Tiffany Gonigam at 815-440-8583 or

PHS volleyball camp

PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Volleyball Camp will run June 12-15 at Prouty Gym, open for girls entering Grades 3-12. Camp forms are available at PHS and online at Camp fees are $65 per athlete or $50 per athlete with two or more from same family. All registration must be received by May 26 to secure a spot and T-shirt. For more information, contact coach Andy Puck at 815-878-1418 or

IVCC camp

OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College men’s basketball team will host its annual basketball camp June 26-29. Camp for fifth grades 3-5 will meet 10 a.m. to noon; sixth through eighth graders meet 1-3 p.m.

Preregistration is required and will be limited to the first 100 registrants. Registration is strongly encouraged by June 22. Cost of the camp is $50 per player and includes a camp T-shirt. Campers should bring their own basketball.

To register, contact coach Chris Herman at 815-224-0593 or the athletic department at 815-224-0472.

St. Bede Family Run/Walk

PERU — The St. Bede Bruins 3-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk will be Saturday, June 3, starting at 6 p.m. at St. Bede Academy.

The course is on the St. Bede campus and is cross country style. The race is No. 6 on the 2017 Starved Rock Runners Race Circuit.

The cost is $25 for pre-registered participants if postmarked by May 30 and $30 day of the race. Registration may be done online a Check-in and packet pick-up will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the park shelter.

For information, contact Dennis Summers at 815-257-3311 or
St. Margaret’s 10K

Z Tour registration

PRINCETON — Registration for the 2017 Z Tour Bike Ride to be held in Princeton on Saturday, July 15, is now open. Riders can save by registering prior to June 16 and join more than 700 cyclists who will enjoy some of the best paved, low-traffic roads that North Central Illinois has to offer.

Cyclists in the Z Tour Bike Ride enjoy well-marked routes, outstanding support at the themed rest stops, Peru Bike Works mechanics and a post-ride meal. Additionally, organizers are planning for local band favorite, 212, to entertain from noon to 3 p.m. at Zearing Park on ride day.

One of the best features of the Z Tour Bike Ride is that there is something for every level of cyclist. Participants can choose from routes of 10, 30, 50, 65 (new), and 100 miles (new).
To register online, visit Detailed information about the Z Tour Bike Ride can be found on the website, or at our Z Tour Bike Ride Facebook page. For specific questions, send an email to

Proceeds generated from the ride benefit the Zearing Child Enrichment Center, a not-for-profit early childhood education center serving the Princeton area for 44 years.

Thank Dank 5K

MENDOTA — The Thank Dank 5K will be Sunday, May 7, at Lake Kakusha in Mendota.
Entry fee is $20 in advance, $25 on race day. Registration/check-in will be from 8-9:45 a.m. with the race starting at 10 a.m. Preregistered participants may pick up their race-day materials between 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at First United Church, 100 Sixth St., Mendota.

Checks made payable to the James Dankenbring Scholarship Fund may be sent to 726 N. 38th Road, Mendota, IL 61342.

Rear in Gear 5K

LADD — The Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, May 27, in Ladd.
Registration will start at 7 a.m. with the 5K run set for 9 a.m. an the 5K Walk to follow at 9:02 a.m.

Funds raised will be granted by the Colon Cancer Coalition to build colon cancer screening, awareness and patient support programs in the Ladd area.

For information, contact Rachel Lee at

Celebrate LaSalle 5K

LASALLE — The Celebrate LaSalle 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, May 23.
Check-in begins at 6 p.m. at LaSalle City Hall, 745 Second St., LaSalle, with the race to follow at 7 p.m.

Entry fee is $25 if postmarked by June 16 and $30 after. Children 13 and under are $15 if postmarked by June 16, $20 after. Checks made payable to LPAC may be sent to the City of LaSalle, 745 Second St., LaSalle, IL 61301, Attention: Jenn Summer.

For information, call Jennifer at 815-223-4586, ext. 5030.

Wrestlers to benefit tornado relief

STREATOR— A pro wrestling show to benefit United Way tornado relief for Ottawa and Naplate will be June 3 at the Streator YMCA. Proceeds will benefit United Way Of Eastern LaSalle County in their efforts to help tornado victims recover and rebuild.

The situation is especially personal for one of the wrestlers, who will be involved in this event. Tyler Marschang, known in the ring as Tyler Bodine, a board member at the YMCA and a wrestler for the RWF, tells about his very personal connection to this disaster.
“The two men who were tragically killed were members of my fiance, Lynn’s family. She would appreciate your support as would I,” he said.

Tickets for the event, which include an appearance by Streator favorite and WWE Hall Of Fame member Cowboy Bob Orton, are moving fast. A limited number of $9 second row tickets are still remaining. General admission is $8, seniors 60 and over, kids under 12 and active military are $5 with a family 4-pack available for $25.

Tickets may be bought at Trainor Floor Covering in Streator and Cam’s Scottish Pub in Streator as well as online at

DU Banquet moved to September

PRINCETON — Bureau County Pheasants Forever has changed its annual banquet date to Sept. 14 at the Bureau County Metro Center. Those who would like to renew their membership prior to the banquet can contact Scott Wright by calling 815-303-7825 or one of our committee members.

Liberty Run 5K

Run/Walk. The Liberty Run 5K Run/Walk will take place on July 3 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Morris.

Beginning at Liberty and Jefferson streets, the course will take you through nostalgic downtown Morris, area parks, neighborhoods and returns downtown on Liberty Street. The course is completely paved, primarily flat, with some slight hills for a fast and enjoyable race. This event is a chip timed race on a certified course and honors, supports and recognizes military personnel

The cost is $25 for pre-registered participants (by June 30) and $35 for those who register the day of the race. Registration for those 14 and under is reduced to $18 for those preregistered.

To register or download an application, visit For additional information about the run/walk, to request application, or to volunteer, call 815-941-0245.

4-H Shooting Sports

MONTICELLO — Nothing is hotter than Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports. By summer, more than 1,000 volunteer instructors will have been certified for the program in nine years. The next opportunity to become trained is May 5-7.

Volunteers are required to complete the entire weekend training, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday until 2 p.m. Sunday. The training is held at 4-H Memorial Camp near Monticello. Certification in the following disciplines will be offered: archery, rifle, shotgun, pistol, and hunting and outdoor. They will also offer certification in the shooting sports coordinator role.

The cost is $125 per instructor, however with a commitment of volunteering for a minimum of two years, this cost will be covered by the local 4-H Shooting Sports program.

Interested volunteers must work through their local Extension office to conduct background and reference checks. No adults can attend without the approval of the local county Extension staff. If you are interested in volunteering with the Bureau County 4-H Shooting Sports team of instructors and youth eager to learn, contact program coordinator Sue Brooker with the University of Illinois Extension by calling 815-875-2878 or by email to

To learn more online about Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports, visit If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, call 815-875-2878.
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