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Final Athletic Handbook Meeting; Practice to Start

The final Athletic Handbook meeting for Pana High School and Pana Junior High School students who plan to participate in sports during the 2015-16 school year will be Sunday, Aug. 9, at 5:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Panthers Den of Pana High School. A student and parent(s)/guardian need to attend just one meeting.

Any IHSA or IESA sports participant must have a handbook meeting, physical, medical treatment form and insurance waiver signed before they can practice.

Practice–

High school football practice starts Monday, Aug. 10. The other high school fall sports – volleyball, boys soccer and boys and girls golf – start practice on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Junior high School girls basketball practice begins  Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Softball Report for Pana 12U

Last Thursday, in Pana 12U softball action, Brunner Auto Supply took on the Hawks and had to hold  on to win a close one, 15-14.

Brunners came out swinging following a Brayer Denton walk. She scored on a steal of home. Madison Cherry hit a triple and drove in Kady Perry, then Cherry stole home to make it 3-0. Kylie Hendrickson, Shelby Edwards and Jadyn Bearup would draw walks. Hendrickson and Edwards each stole home and Ryleigh Koons and Haley Whitlatch had singles and drove in a couple more runs. Lexi Nicol would hit a single, driving in Koons, to make it 7-0.

In the 2nd, the Hawks added 3 runs to narrow the gap but Hendrickson closed out the inning with her 6th strikeout. In their half of the inning, Brunners added to their total with Denton drawing another walk and stealing home again. Perry singled and Hendrickson tripled to bring in Perry. Hendrickson scored on Edwards’ single and would steal home to go up 11-3.

Brunners added another 4 runs as Lexi Sisk, Whitlatch, Kirsten Cravens and Nicol scored on a double by Denton and a single by Cherry.

In the 4th inning with a 15-3 lead, Brunners had some costly errors but Madison Cherry was able to get 2 strikeouts to finish the inning and to stop an 11-run rally as Brunners held on for their third win.

On Friday, Brunners met Pizza Man in Kitchell Park. In a matchup of the undefeated, Pizza Man was able to pull away with a 8-2 win.

Kiley Laddage started for Pizza Man. Brunners had runners on second and third with one out,  but Laddage struck out the next 2 batters and leave the runners stranded.

Madison Cherry started for Brunners. Pizza Man went  on top with Amanda Hunter scoring after drawing a walk and Carsen Sims and Jillian Hamilton added 2 more runs on Laddage’s single.

Brunners got a run with Lexi Sisk scoring, making it a 3-1 game.

In the next inning, Pizza Man loaded the bases with 2 outs, but Cherry pitched out of the jam with a strike out.

With 2 outs in the third, Brayer Denton was walked and later stole home to make it a 3-2 game.

Pizza Man added 5 runs with Leonna Smith, Rachel Holthaus, Ellie Kuhn and Kiley Laddage making it around the bases.

In the final inning, Carsen Sims was on the hill for Pizza Man. Hendrickson reached for Brunners on a walk but would be stranded on third to seal the win for Pizza Man.

Peoples Bank traveled to Forest Park to take on the Shelbyville Hawks. Behind good defense and pitching by Alivia Reed, Peoples Bank was able to get their bats going for a 19-7 win, their second victory in a row.

10U Girls Softball Teams Play Exciting Games

For the first matchup Monday, June 8, Koonce Insurance hosted Ramsey in a thrilling matchup and came away with a 13-10 win.

The other game was another good game with Williams & Yakel getting a walk-off win, 9-8, against Rack Attack.

Morrell Auto went to Forest Park at Shelbyville to take on the Rockets and won, 14-10. Anna Beyers came out and pitched 2 great innings with 5 strikeouts.

‘Little Man’s’ Football Camp, June 15-18

The Pana High School football coaching staff and players will conduct a football skills camp for all incoming fifth through eighth grade students starting Monday, June 15, through Thursday, June 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon each day.  The camp will be held at Brummett Field at the Pana High School.

There is no cost for the camp.  Players should wear their football cleats if they have them, but they are not required.

Any questions about the camp can be directed to Al Stupek, (217) 562-3961 (work), (217) 246-3928 (cell) or (217) 562-3828 (home).

2015 Pana Soccer Registration

Registration is now open for the 2015 Pana Soccer League season. All children, kindergarten through eighth grade in the 2015-2016 school year, are welcome to play.

Register at www.panasoccer.com before June 15, and PSL will waive the $2 service charge for credit/debit cards. Children are welcome to sign up for the fall recreational soccer program, camp and competitive traveling teams. Three on three tournament forms are also available online.

Online registration is encouraged and preferred.  For those unable to register online, registration will be held at the Tanner Park Pavilion Monday through Thursday, June 1-4 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday, June 20-21 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Children must be registered with the Pana Soccer League before July 31 in order to be placed on a team.  Children who register after July 31 will be placed on a waiting list and placed on teams if/as positions become available.  For more information, log on to www.panasoccer.com or call 562-4073.

Deadline Mar. 14 For PYBSO Registration

Deadline for registering for the Pana Youth Baseball/Softball 2015 season is Saturday, Mar. 14. After this date, teams and T-shirts cannot be guaranteed.

Registration, at the Pana Fire Department, will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 7 and Saturday, Mar. 14, and from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 11.

Registration can also be done online at http:/www.pybso.com or print registration form and mail with payment to P.O. Box 81, Pana, IL 62557.

Forms can be picked up at the elementary schools, Sacred Heart and First Baptist Christian Academy.

The following leagues are offered:

•T-Ball, 5-6 boys and girls. (Must be 5 yrs. old by Apr. 30); fee $20.

•T-Shirt, 7-8 boys or girls leagues (must be 7 by Apr. 30); fee $30.

•Boys baseball: 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 (Apr. 30 age cut-off); fee $40.

•Girls softball: 10U, 12U, 15U (Aug. 1 age cut-off); fee $40.

Offered are discounts of $10 for 2, $20 for 3 and $30 for 4.

For information contact Glenn Caulk, 820-1008; Nick Kroenlein, 413-9975; or Tim Christer, 827-5703.

Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest

Pana Elks Club will be hosting the Hoop Shoot free throw contest on Sunday, Dec. 7, in the Pana High School gym. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., with the shoot starting at 2:00.

The shoot is open to all boys and girls, ages 8-13 as of Apr. 1, 2015. It is free to all participants and provides youth an opportunity to compete, connect and succeed.

The Hoop Shoot free-throw contest is the largest, non-commercial, co-educational sports program in America and is sponsored by the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. More than 3 million kids ages 8 to 13 participate each year.

Winners advance through local, district, state, regional and national levels. The finals for the national title will be held in Springfield, Massachusetts. The program builds character while promoting integrity, hard work, quality family time and good sportsmanship.

Winners: Six – one boy and one girl in each of the three age categories: 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Bring a copy of your birth certificate (not necessary to participate but necessary to go on if you win).

For information contact Pete Luzader, 217-820-9244 or go to http://elks.org/hoopshoot.

Elks Soccer Shoot

Pana Elks Lodge Soccer Shoot will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at Tanner Field.

Age groups are: Under 7, 8-9 years old, 10-11 years old and 12-13 years old. Age is determined by age on Aug. 1, 2014. Competition is open to both boys and girls.

First and second place winners will receive trophies. Balls will be furnished. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Pana Junior Football League Season Starts

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THE 2014 PANA Junior Football League got its season underway at Brummett Field with four games Saturday, Aug. 9.

Games between Pana and East Alton-Wood River were played at the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade level. No results were available at presstime today, Monday, Aug. 11.

In sixth grade action, Matt Lamb, number 27, tries to stiff-arm and would be EA-WR tackler while quarterback Lane Funneman, number 5, trails the play.

(Tom Latonis Photo)

2014 Pana Soccer Registration

Registration is now open for the 2014 Pana Soccer League season.  All children, Kindergarten through 8th grade in the 2014-2015 school year, are welcome to play.

Register at www.panasoccer.com before June 15, and PSL will waive the $2 service charge. Children are welcome to sign up for the fall recreational soccer program, camp and competitive traveling teams.   3-versus-3 tournament forms are also available online.

Online registration is encouraged and preferred.  For those unable to register online, registration will be held at the Tanner Park Pavilion today, Monday, June 2, through Thursday, June 5, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Children must be registered with the Pana Soccer League before July 31 in order to be placed on a team.  Children who register after July 31 will go on a waiting list and placed on teams if/as positions become available.

For more information, log on to www.panasoccer.com, visit Pana Soccer League on Facebook, or call 562-4073.