LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. — Lawrenceville's Jayley Akers and Red Hill's Allie Johnson were named to the all-Little Illini Conference softball team recently.

Other first-team picks were Kaitlyn Mathews, Kaley Moore, Aubrey Sanders and Carlei Sapp of league champion Paris; Laney Gowin, Emma Mason, Claire Maulding and Kennedy Repp, Casey; Kelsi Geltz, Josie Grunloh and Kenzi Smith, Newton; Hailey Dean and Jaedyn Johnson, Robinson; Krysten Darrough and Gracey Himelick, Flora; and Macy Clark, Marshall.

The league selected 18 players for the first team, and nine each for the second team and honorable mention.

Second-team picks from Lawrence County were Red Hill's Cat Bowersock and Grace Hahn, and Lawrenceville's Abby Gartner, while Lawrenceville's Katelyn Higginbotham and Red Hill's Syndi Harper were among the honorable mention list.

Paris posted an 8-0 conference mark, followed by Casey and Newton at 6-2, Robinson 4-4, Lawrenceville, Marshall and Olney 3-5, Red Hill 2-6 and Flora 1-7.

Junior golf league opens at High Pointe

BICKNELL — The Vincennes Junior Golf League had 11 age division winners in its opening tournament of the season Tuesday at High Pointe.

Parker Steininger was the Boys 14-and-up winner with a 41, one stroke better than Luke Williams' round of 42. Wesley Murawski was third with a 48.

Lily Waggoner claimed the Girls 15-and-up with a 45. Maddi Halter was second with a 48 and Selena Dellinger third at 53.

Cadence Mills was the Girls 14 champion with a 65. Alicia McGuire was second at 70 and Bethany Williams third at 71.

Zach Bottoms defeated Will Brooks in a playoff after each shot 53 in the Boys 12-13. Drake Bellessa took third at 56.

Maddi Becher was the Girls 12 winner with a 50. Jax Steininger was the runner-up at 54.

Dusty Taylor claimed the Boys 10-11 with a 37. Carson Dreiman shot 47 for second and Brady Bellessa was third at 51.

Gunner Alvis took the Boys 9, shooting 39. Carson McCormick was second at 43 and Carter Johnson third at 45.

Addyson Marchino was the Girls 8 winner, firing a 38.

William Holka was best in Boys 7-8 with a 37, one stroke better than Gavin Catt's runner-up tally of 38. Austin Laue and Nolan Letts tied for third at 43.

Austin Pinkstaff took the Boys 4-6, shooting 17. Brandon Lockhart was runner-up at 22 and Mason Potter third at 27.

Jordyn Dreiman was best in the Girls 6-and-under, scoring a 37. Maely Quick took second with a 40.

The Girls 13-and-up and Boys 12-and-up played nine holes from the red tees. The Girls 12 and the Boys 10-11 played nine holes with a maximum 200-yard distance. Boys and girls from 7-9 played six holes from a maximum distance of 150 yards, and boys and girls 4-6 played four holes from 100 yards.

The next tournament is 9:30 a.m. June 24 at the Lawrence County Country Club in Lawrenceville, Ill.

VU basketball has offensive skills camp

Vincennes University is having an offensive skills camp on June 24-26.

The camp is for boys and girls in grades three through 10. The fee is $110, which includes lunch on June 25-26 and a T-shirt.

For more information, call VU assistant coach Brian Davis at 812-890-5299 or email him at

Rivet girls hoops camp is July 15-18

Rivet girls basketball coach Rick Marshall is hosting his girls youth basketball camp at Highland Woods Community Center on July 15-18.

The cost is $40 per participant, and limited spots are available for each grade. Sixth through eighth graders meet go from 8 to 9:30 a.m.; third through fifth grades, 9:30-11 a.m.; and Kindergarten through second grade, 11 a.m. to noon. The entry form deadline is July 1.

All campers receive a camp T-shirt as well as being taught improvement techniques in dribbling, passing and shooting. Other members of the Rivet coaching staff will be on site.

For more information, contact Marshall at 812-890-0833 or; or Doug Halter at 812-890-3061 or

Old Oaken 5K run slated for June 22

Registration is ongoing for the Old Oaken Days 5K run on June 22.

The 5K begins at 8 a.m. from the Oaktown Family Dentistry, and the course consists of completely paved town and country roads, running through residential and rural areas. The cost is $20 if pre-registered and $25 on race day. Participants that register by Saturday also receive a race T-shirt. Checks should be made payable to Greater Oaktown Organization for Development (or G.O.O.D.).

For more information, contact Bob Hunt at 812-328-2210 or, or Renee Goodwin at

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