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Spring training

PERU — The St. Bede Bruins will host its annual Spring Training Baseball Clinic in March.

There will be three sessions: Session I will be Saturday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to noon for ages 6-8; session II will be Saturday, March 14, from 8:30 a.m. to noon for ages 9-11; and session III will be Sunday, March 15, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 12-14.

Instructors will be St. Bede coaches and players.

Early registration postmarked by Feb. 28 is $30 for the first child, $25 for each additional sibling. Costs increase to $35 per child after that date.

Checks may be sent to St. Bede Academy Baseball, attn: Coach Bill Booker, 24 W. U.S. Highway 6, Peru, IL 61354.

For more information, contact Booker at bbooks26@yahoo.com.

IVCC softball clinic

OGLESBY — The 21st annual IVCC Eagles Softball Clinic will be Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, in the school gym.

Coaches and current players will offer softball instruction in hitting, bunting, fielding, throwing, base running and communication.

There will be two sessions each day. On Saturday, participants in grades 2-4 meet from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Grades 5-8 meet 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday, grades 2-4 meet 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with grades 5-8 meeting 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Cost is $40 per player and includes five hours of instruction and a T-shirt. If a player can come only one day, cost is $25.

To register, contact softball coach Cory Tomasson at 815-224-0471 or the athletic department at 815-224-0472.

Lori’s Walleye 5K

SPRING VALLEY — The 34th annual Lori’s Walleye 5K Run will take place Saturday, March 6, at Hall High School.

Registration is $35 through race day. Registration and payment may be sent to Walleye Run, 407 W. Dakota St., Spring Valley, IL 61342. Online registration is available at https://raceroster.com/events/2020/28769/34th-annual-loris-walleye-run.

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