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Tigers Alumni game

PRINCETON — The fifth annual Princeton Tigers Alumni Basketball Game will be Saturday, April 21, starting at 2 p.m. at Prouty Gym.

All former Malden, Princeton and Tiskilwa players/alumni are welcome to play. Format will depend upon number of players and ages. Cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt with a jersey number.

To sign up, send a check made payable to PHS Basketball to Princeton High School in care of head coach Michael Fredericks, 103 S Euclid Ave., Princeton, IL 61356.

Team Marathon

MCNABB — The Starved Rock Runners 26.2by5 Team Marathon is set for Saturday, March 17, at Putnam County Junior High School in McNabb. There are a variety of competitions including:

Teams consisting of five members (mixed or single gender), each running one leg of 5.24 miles. Cost is $90 if postmarked by March 16.

Couple - Two member male and female. Each person runs one 5.24 leg. Age is determined by youngest member. Cost is 40 if postmarked by March 16.

Solo - single person event running one 5.24 leg. Cost is $20 if postmarked by March 16.

All 18 and under teams are free.

For more information, contact Bob Rehn.

Lori’s Walleye 5K Run

SPRING VALLEY — This year’s Lori’s Walleye 5K Run will be Saturday, March 24, starting at 9 a.m. at Hall High School.

Cost is $25 if postmarked by March 18 and $30 through and including race day.

Checks payable to the Spring Valley Walleye Club, may be sent to Walleye Run, 407W. Dakota St., Spring Valley, IL. 61362.

Race day registration and package pick up is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Hall High School.

Metro Center events

PRINCETON — The following events are coming up at the Bureau County Metro Center:

Registration for the second season for the Youth Basketball League is now open. 

Pickleball has moved inside the BCMC on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Adult volleyball, swim lessons and Nerf Nights are underway.

For more information, call the Metro Center at 815-872-0840.

St. Bede Bruins to

host Spring Training

PERU — The St. Bede Academy baseball program will present the Spring Training Baseball Clinic March 3 and March 10-11 for boys ages 6-14. SBA head coach Bill Booker and his staff along with Bruins players will offer instruction on the fundamentals of the game, including hitting, fielding, pitching, catching and throwing. Weather permitting, some drills may at the academy field.

Session I will be for ages 6-8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 3. 

Session II will be for ages 9-11 from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 10. 

Session III will be for ages 12-14 from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. 

Early registration postmarked by Feb. 25 was $30 for the first child in family and $25 for each additional family member. Now that it’s after Feb. 25 date, the fee is $35. Send checks made payable to SBA Baseball, att: Bill Booker, 24 W US Highway, Peru, IL. 61354.

Diggersz volleyball

SPRING VALLEY — Diggersz Volleyball, a Spring Valley-based club, is looking for 14U players (seventh-eighth grade) interested in playing the upcoming club season. The club is low cost (under $500) for the entire season. There will be five tournaments scheduled on Sundays with one practice a week with other nights of practice dedicated to specific talents.

No tryout will be held. Call 815-878-5681 or email for information. Club will not interfere with school activities and will avoid any conflicts with student school participation.

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