Bump, set, spike

The Mexico Area Family YMCA, 1127 Adams St., 65265, is offering a girls instructional volleyball league for individuals in third through sixth grade. Practice starts the week of Aug. 26, the focus will be to teach the fundamentals of the game and contests will take place Sundays nights for six weeks starting in Sept. and running into Oct. Cost is $30 for members, $4o for non-members and there is a $10 late fee for those applying after Aug. 18. Details: 573-581-1540 or www.mexicoymca.org.


Reminder to all Trojans

Community R-6 High School sports practices start on Aug. 12. For softball that means from 3:50 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. Cross country reports at 6 a.m. Athletes must have insurance paperwork filled out and on file prior to that. Details: http://cr6trojanathletics.weebly.com


Chester Boore Middle School

Fall sports practices for seventh and eighth grade students start on Aug. 19 for volleyball, softball and football from 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Cross country begins Aug. 21 from 3:30-5 p.m. and there will be a fall sports parents meeting on Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. There will also be more information available during the initial days of school. Details: 573-682-2617.


The best of the best

Winners from the Anchor City Triathlon on Aug. 3 sponsored sponsored by Centralia Parks and Recreation included Dan Scholenberger in the male over 60 division, in the age 40-59 category the victors were Mark Wilson and Keri Jones and in the ages 39-21 division earning the top spots were Danielle Thurer and George Szabo.

Also winning the ages 20-8 section were Oliver Koenig for the men and earning the women's gold was Madeline Nostock and the overall winners were Nancy Yeager and Dan Wilkes. Details: 573-682-2196 or centraliamo.org.


Lots of exciting stuff happening

A North Callaway Booster Club meeting will be taking place Aug. 14 in the high school cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. Details: ncboosterclub@nc.k12.mo.us


Pow-wow with Indian parents

On Aug. 12 at Van-Far High School at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria there will be a parents meeting for anyone who has an athlete competing in the fall semester in junior high or high school. Details:

573-594-3054 or www.vf.k12.mo.us


Att. all MOCO Middle and High School Families

The Montgomery County Wildcats Football program is asking all junior high and high school families be present on Aug. 11 in the high school gym when the club will be handing out gold cars, sharing team apparel store information and getting team concession stands nights organized. Contact coach Klekamp for details.


Helmets, cleats and water needed

This weeks practices for Montgomery County Wildcats Youth Football for fifth and sixth graders will be on Thursday from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. and on Wed. and Thur. for third and fourth graders at the same time. The older group also practiced on Tues. Details:



To benefit the United Way

Cole County is hosting a Day at the Ballpark with the Springfield Cardinals on Aug. 10 at Hammons Field, 65802, from 6:10 p.m.- 9:10 p.m. Cost is $60 per person, which includes a game ticket, tailagte and a chartered bur, or, for $20 an individual can purchase just the ticket and the tailgate is free. Details: 417-863-2143, www.springfieldcardinals.com or 417-863-0395.