Sports Shorts


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.

Lady Bruins fundraiser

LASALLE — The St. Bede Academy softball program will host a fish fry fundraiser from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the LaSalle VFW. Tickets are $8 each. The menu will be fried fish, fries and coleslaw. Carry-outs will be available. Beverages and desserts will be available for purchase. There will also be a bake sale, raffles and prizes.

IV Warriors tryouts

SPRING VALLEY — The Illinois Valley Warriors girls basketball team will have tryouts for the upcoming travel season Sunday, March 4, at JFK School in Spring Valley.

Tryouts for the high school team will be from 1-3 p.m. Season cost is $650.

Tryouts for the current eighth graders will be from 3-5 p.m. Season cost is $450.

For more information, contact Pat Cinotte a 815-228-6164.

Curling Club open house

TRIUMPH — The Waltham Curling Club in Triumph is offering numerous curling opportunities for the public and media in coordination with the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

There will be two open house sessions. The first from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, will be a free session open to all individuals age 8 and above. This session will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The club will attempt to get all attendees some amount of instruction and ice-time. The amount of ice-time will be subject to the number of people attending.

There will also be an open house event from 9 a.m. from 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, with pre-registration available. Cost is $5 for a 45-minute reserved session. Each session is limited to 24 individuals. Registration will be available at www.walthamcurling.org. Advance registration and payment will be required. Guests will receive instruction and the opportunity to play.

Additional activities may also be scheduled as specific Olympic curling event and TV schedules are released.

For more information, contact Tara Keeling or Steve Parke at 309-212-5869 or email at info@walthamcurling.org.

Princeton Shootout

PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigers Athletic Boosters will be hosting the 25th annual Princeton Boys Shootout Feb. 24-25 at Princeton High School and Logan Junior High School.

Thirty-two teams from Bureau County, Quad Cities and the Peoria areas will be represented. Teams will compete in the Grades 7-8 brackets Saturday and in the Grades 5-6 brackets Sunday.

Tournament games will be scheduled between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during both days. In addition, a 3-Point Shot and a Hot-Shot competition will also be held.

There will be one gate fee for all locations each day. Tournament T-shirts can be purchased at all admission gates. For more information, call or text: 815-876-7021 or 815-791-2394.

Hall baseball camp

SPRING VALLEY — The Hall High School baseball program will be hosting its area youth camp, Sunday, Feb. 25. The first session for 8-10 year olds will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Ages 11-14 will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Forms are available by clicking on the athletics tabat Hallhighschool.org. For more information, contact coach Tom Keegan at tkeegan@hallhighschool502.com.

PC baseball camp

GRANVILLE — The 2018 Putnam County Baseball Skills Camp will be from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 25, for ages 8 year old through eighth grade. Fee is $60 per camper, $50 for each additional camper in the same house. Current coaches and players will be joined by former PC Panther and ISU Redbird player Jake Sale. For more information, call the school at 815-882-2800.

IVCC softball clinic

OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College softball team will host the 19th annual IVCC Eagles Softball Clinic Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18, in IVCC’s 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 will meet from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and participants in grades 5-8 will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday, grades 2-4 will meet 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and grades 5-8 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost of the clinic is $30 per player and includes five hours of instruction and a clinic T-shirt. If a player can only come one day, the cost is $20.

All players should bring a glove and tennis shoes (no spikes or cleats allowed). If a player has her own bat, she is allowed to bring it. Please make sure all items have the player’s name on them for identification purposes.

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

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.

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 is $30 for the first child in family and $25 for each additional family member. After this date, the fee is $35. Send checks made payable to SBA Baseball, att: Bill Booker, 24 W US Highway, Peru, IL. 61354.

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.

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 volleyballone@comcast.net for information. Club will not interfere with school activities and will avoid any conflicts with student school participation.

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