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7/31/2013 11:08:00 AM
Community Sports Notes: L-P holding athletic meeting

NT Sports Staff

La Salle-Peru High School is holding a mandatory athletic code meeting for all fall athletes and parents/guardians at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 in the auditorium.

Physicals/ImPACT tests for L-P athletes
Physicals for La Salle-Peru athletes will be from 7-9 a.m. Aug. 12 at City Center Physical Rehab in Peru.

All sophomores, juniors and seniors must renew athletic physicals for the 2013-14 school year. Freshmen must get a medical examination, including immunizations, in order to register.

ImPACT concussion baseline testing is 1-3 p.m. Aug. 13 in the L-P computer labs.

All freshmen must complete the baseline testing in order to participate in athletics. The test is required every two years.

Mendota sports meetings
Organizational meetings and first practices have been set for Mendota fall sports.
Students planning on playing football can get the practice schedule on the Mendota High School website under athletics. Equipment has been distributed.

There will be an informational meeting for volleyball players at 6 p.m. Aug. 13. Tryouts will take place Aug. 14-16. For more information, call coach John Holzman at (815) 910-3069.

The first golf practice is at 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at Mendota Golf Club. The second practice is 5 p.m. Aug. 15 and the third practice is at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16. For more information, call coach Brian Blumhorst at (815) 303-3179.

An informational meeting for girls tennis is set for 3 p.m. Monday at the tennis courts. The first practice is at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14. For more information, call coach Tom Corrigan at (815) 539-7354.

Cross country will have a brief meeting at 4 p.m. Aug. 14 followed by a full practice. For more information, contact coach Kevin Wohrley at, or at (815) 538-2389.

The boys soccer team will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the stadium. The first practice is 3:45-6 p.m. Aug. 14 on the grass field. For more information, contact coach Chawn Huffaker at (815) 830-0143.

Illinois Valley Women’s Open sign-up
The Illinois Valley Women’s Open is Aug. 11 at Edgewood Park Golf Club in McNabb.

The fee is $65, which includes tournament greens fees, cart fee, food, awards and prizes.

A free practice round (cart not included) is available Aug. 5, Aug. 7, Aug. 9 and Aug. 10. Call for tee times.

Make checks payable to Edgewood Park Golf Club.

Mail form and fee to Edgewood Park Golf Club, c/o Kay Marincic, P.O. Box 104, 3269 Illinois Hwy. 89, McNabb, IL, 61335.

The registration deadline is Aug. 1.

L-P girls soccer car wash
The La Salle-Peru girls soccer program is holding a car wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at HyVee. The cost is $5 per car.

Mendota Eclipse tryouts
Tryouts for the Mendota Eclipse travel softball team are Aug. 3 at Mendota Lake field.

The 10-and-under and 14U teams will try out from 8-10 a.m., while the 12U and 16U teams will have tryouts from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call Allison Buettner at (815) 910-6612.

YMCA basketball camp
The Illinois Valley YMCA is offering a basketball camp for boys and girls in grades 5-8 from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 5-6.

The camp is taught by La Salle-Peru girls basketball coach Hollis Vickery along with L-P assistants and players.

The fee is $25. Players must register at the YMCA at 300 Walnut Dr. in Peru.

For more information, call Mike Wallaert at (815) 223-7904.

Starved Rock Bandits tryouts
The Starved Rock Bandits will hold tryouts Aug. 11 on the west diamond at Veterans Park in Peru.

Tryouts for the 10-and-under team are from 1-2:30 p.m., and tryouts for the 11U and 12U teams are from 3-4:30 p.m.

For more information, call Mike Schmidt for 10U at (815) 488-4960, Herb Klein for 11U at (815) 252-7744 and Scott Shirley for 12U at (815) 481-2329.

Wenona Chamber of Commerce Mr. C’s 5K
The Wenona Chamber of Commerce Mr. C’s 5K Run for your Life is Aug. 9 at Wenona Park.

Check-in is from 5-6:30 p.m. and the race begins at 7 p.m.

The entry fee is $13. The first 170 entrants are guaranteed a T-shirt.

Mendota Community Hospital Cornapalooza 10K
The Mendota Community Hospital Cornapalooza 10K is Aug. 10 at Lake Mendota (1901 Tom Merwin Dr.).

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m.

Entry fee is $20 before Aug. 3 and $25 after Aug. 3.

Register online at

For more information, contact JoEllyn Gahan at (815) 539-7461, ext. 3209, or at

Sweet Corn Festival Tennis Tournament
The Mendota Sweet Corn Festival Tennis Tournament is Aug. 9-11 at Mendota High School.

The junior events — boys and girls 13-and-under singles, 17U singles and 17U doubles — will be Aug. 9, while the adult doubles and mixed doubles are Aug. 10 and the adult singles matches are Aug. 11.

Entry forms may be picked up at the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce or Sports-N-Stuff in Mendota, by visiting or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 620, Mendota IL, 61342.

The entry deadline is 4 p.m. Aug. 7. Players registered by Aug. 1 will receive a T-shirt.

For more information, call (815) 539-6507.

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