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4/23/2014 11:09:00 AM
Community sports notes: L-P playing host to Special Olympics Bocce Competition

NT Staff

The ninth annual Special Olympics District Bocce Competition will be held at Howard Fellows Stadium at La Salle-Peru High School on Saturday.

The opening ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and will culminate with the lighting of the Flame of Hope.

Over 200 athletes from participating agencies such as Dimmick School, Horizon House, Ottawa Eagles, Ottawa Friendship and Special Connections will begin the bocce competition at 9:30 a.m. and will play until 5 p.m.

The athletes will participate in different events, including singles, doubles, team and unified doubles and team competition.

There is no entry fee and the public is welcomed to attend.

For any additional information contact the Special Olympics Starved Rock Area at (815) 220-8128.

Flag football league looking for players, coaches
The Illinois Valley YMCA’s Youth NFL Flag Football League set to kick off May 3 is still offering registration for players until Friday.

Boys and girls from ages 5-14 may join the league and entry fee  is $45 for YMCA members and $55 for non-members.

The league will be played on Saturday’s at Baker’s Lake in Peru and will not have practices throughout the week.

The YMCA needs volunteer coaches and asks anyone interested in playing or coaching to call the YMCA at (815) 223-7904.

Roster forms available for Oglesby softball
The Oglesby Men’s 14” Softball League has officially opened registration for the summer league.

Roster forms can be printed from the league’s webpage - - under recreation and culture or they can be picked up at the Oglesby City Clerk’s Office.

The team entry fee of $350 and rosters must be brought to the first meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at Oglesby City Hall.

For additional information, call Bob Ghighi at (815) 883-8121,

Fishing for beginners
Children 6-years old and older are welcomed to pick up a pole and learn to fish at the 16 th Annual Kid’s Fishing Expo from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at Baker’s Lake in Peru.

There will be “How to” clinics every 15 minutes to help inexperienced fisherman cast, tie a knot, bait a hook, tie a fly, identify your catch and clean a fish.

The free event will also feature fishing and casting games with prizes, live fish displays and food and drink.

A limited number of fishing poles will be available for use.

The Pouncing Panthers 4H Club will hold the games, the Peru Police Department will provide safety information and Boy Scouts have the opportunity to earn their fishing merit badge.

For additional information, call Tom Wall at (815) 223-3671 or check out

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