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BLOOMINGTON — Becca Clanton’s first five swings didn’t find anything but air.
Her last swing connected and sent the ball well over the fence in left centerfield, vaulting the Fisher Bunnies to the IHSA Class 1A super-sectional championship with a 9-7 victory against Amboy at Illinois Wesleyan University.
My cousin and his longtime fiancé are getting hitched this weekend out in Beantown.
I was supposed to be there, but plans change — and I could not be happier they did.
See, I made a promise, and I’m not one to go back on my word.
FISHER — The Fisher Fair is once again hosting its annual 5K run/walk.
The race begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Fisher Fairgrounds. Registration is from 6:30-7:30 a.m.
The race begins at the fairgrounds and is run on village streets within residential areas of Fisher.
An entry fee ($22 with T-shirt or $12 without) is required to participate in the race.
RANTOUL — The Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County and the Rantoul Rotary Club have set dates for their respective golf outings.
CSC will hold its annual charity outing Friday, July 15, at Brookhill Golf Course with a shotgun start at noon.
ARMSTRONG — Coaches and players from the boys and girls Armstrong-Potomac basketball teams will hold a youth basketball camp for boys and girls July 11-15 at Armstrong Township High School.
Those who wish to participate must be in first through eighth grade by the start of the 2016-17 school year.
GIFFORD/ARMSTRONG — Volleyball camps for grade school students are set for later this month.
Camp for fifth- to eighth-graders will be held June 13-15 at Gifford Grade School and June 27-29 at Armstrong Township High School. Sessions run from 9:30 a.m.-noon.
There is a fee to attend the camps. Campers will receive a T-shirt.
FISHER — Ken Ingold usually spends his Memorial Day weekend playing a round of golf or two.
His Fisher softball players usually make the rounds of graduation parties in the close-knit community of 1,959 residents.
LeROY — A little more than 40 feet separated the Fisher softball team from its first-ever sectional championship.
CHARLESTON — When Friday’s IHSA track and field state preliminaries came around at O’Brien Field in Charleston, the high of just making it there had worn off for Rantoul’s Eduardo Lopez, Garet Kinnett, Raul Castillo and Cristian Villanueva.
Their focus was on getting to Saturday’s finals and leaving with medals around their necks.
CHAMPAIGN — Brad Graybill could do little more than shake his head and smile.
The Rantoul senior took off his helmet and batting gloves as he headed off the field after making the final out of Thursday’s 8-0 loss in the IHSA Class 3A regional baseball tournament semifinal at McKinley Field in Champaign — an out that probably should have been an extra-base hit.