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Team RLC MarketPlace placed first in the B Flight last year during the Golf Outing with a score of 60. They are, FROM LEFT, Corey Phillips, Casey Rhine, Nathan Wheeler, Blake McKinney, Dave Stukenburg, and Steve Poffinbarger. (ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)


WHITTINGTON, Ill. (July 26, 2016) – Golfers will soon “swing fore success” at the 36th Annual Rend Lake College Foundation Golf Outing, to raise funds for RLC students. The scramble will begin with an 11 a.m. lunch on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Rend Lake Golf Course in Whittington, followed by a noon shotgun start.

Six-person teams will play 18 holes to raise money specifically for the RLC Warrior and Lady Warrior golf teams and RLCF scholarships. Every year, the event helps the golf teams fund travel expenses, competitions, uniforms, and other team costs.

“I am really looking forward to a great day on the golf course,” said Kay Zibby-Damron, RLC Foundation CEO. “We have a dynamic committee that is working hard to ensure our sponsors and golfers have a fantastic experience. We have several sponsorship levels and great promotional opportunities for local businesses. As we continue to weather the state budget issues, the support from the golf tournament will help us ensure our golf teams and our students have the resources they need to be successful.”    

The entry fee for the outing is $125 per person, $50 of which is tax deductible. The entry fee covers green fees, riding carts, refreshments on the course, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin contests for men and women, lunch, prizes and hors d’oeuvres after golf. The event will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and golfers can register as an individual or as a part of a six-player team. The deadline to register is Sept. 8.

Individuals and businesses can also participate with a number of sponsorships, including major sponsors, 19th hole sponsors, or a tee sign on a hole. All sponsors will be recognized at the outing.

This year’s event sponsors are the RLC Marketplace and RLC Golf Outlet. For more information, contact Elizabeth Oliver at the RLCF at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1324 or olivere@rlc.edu.


Team members pictured above are, front row, left to right: Marley Grady, Danna Sodsaikitch, Tess Timmons, Rylee Edson, Ali Kessler and Cayla Krueger. Second row left to right: Destiny Moore, Lilly Francois, Kenadi Schwartz, Kylie Eversgerd, Makenna Smith, Tori Neudecker, and Nevaeh Woods.


The Centralia SuperSonics 12U travelling softball team concluded its 2016 season Saturday, July 16, 2016, with a doubleheader sweep of the Fairfield Force at Central City’s Mike Fontaine Fields. 

The Sonics finished the season 30-17- 3. 

Highlights of the season include winning an ASA Northern Qualifier in Red Bud, Illinois Father’s Day weekend and winning both the regular season and league tournament championships of the Southern Illinois Softball League. 

The Sonics finished 9-1 overall in their league. 

The Sonics were coached by Keith Kessler, Tony Timmons, and Randy Krueger.


FORSYTH - Salem Post 128 junior legion dropped their State Tournament opener to Danville Gold 7-6 yesterday in Forsyth.  

Salem took an early 3-0 lead as Trevor Banning lead off the second inning with a double and worked his way home.  Banning also added a two run single in the third to give Salem a short lived 3-0 lead.  

Danville would answer with 5 runs of their own in the bottom of the third and eventually took a 7-3 lead.  

Salem cut its deficit to 7-4 on an RBI double from Max Phillips in the fifth but ended the frame stranding two runners.  

A Nick Hess walk and Justin Schuette single led to two runs in the seventh to cut the deficit to 7-6 but a strike out with the tying run at second base ended the game.    

Salem returns to action in the double elimination tournament with a 1:30 elimination game.  


     CHICAGO (AP) - Chris Sale returned from his jersey-trashing suspension and threw six effective innings, but John Lackey outpitched him and Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs to save the Cubs' 3-1 victory over the White Sox in Chicago's rivalry series Thursday night. 
     Sale (14-4) was greeted with smiles and hugs from his teammates following a five-day ban for tearing up 1976-style uniforms he didn't want to wear before his previous scheduled start. He had command issues, but worked out of trouble while allowing two runs and six hits. 
     Lackey (8-7) allowed one run in six innings for his first win since June 8. Chapman, in his second appearance since being acquired from the Yankees, struck out two and consistently hit 102 mph in his first save for his new team. 
     Kris Bryant, who homered against Sale in the All-Star Game, hit an RBI double off the center field wall in the first inning.


     MIAMI (AP) - Aledmys Diaz homered, doubled and drove in three runs against childhood pal Jose Fernandez, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 Thursday. 
     Fernandez gave up five runs in five innings and fell to 26-2 at Marlins Park. 
     Miami's Dee Gordon, the 2015 NL batting and stolen bases champion, returned from an 80-game suspension for failing a drug test and went 0 for 4. Ichiro Suzuki doubled as a pinch hitter in the seventh for Miami and needs two hits for 3,000. 
     Diaz and Matt Holliday homered in the third inning against Fernandez (12-5), who had never previously given up more than one homer in a home game. His only other loss at Marlins Park came on opening day this year against Detroit. 
     Michael Wacha (6-7) allowed three runs in six innings, and three relievers completed an eight-hitter. Seung Hwan Oh pitched around a one-out single in the ninth for his seventh save.





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