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Local briefs: Lake Andrea to host swim championships

Local briefs: Lake Andrea to host swim championships


Lake Andrea to host swim championships

The Pleasant Prairie RecPlex and the Pleasant Prairie Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the first-even UANA Pan American Junior National Open Water Championships from Friday through Sunday at Lake Andrea.

The event features approximately 65 athletes between the ages of 14-20 from the United States, Canada, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Honduras.

Attending the event are three U.S. Olympic athletes, Josh Davis, Jason Lezak and Andrew Gemmell. Rising swim stars between the ages of 7-18 can register to attend the Mutual of Omaha BreakOut swim clinic hosted by Davis and Lezak on Friday. Space is limited.

Spectators are welcome to attend the open water swim championships, and there is no admission fee.

Carthage football plans partnership

The Carthage football team is partnering with Story of the Season to showcase the upcoming 2019 season.

Story of the Season collects all video highlights, articles, interviews, photos, behind the scenes videos and fan-submitted content and publishes a digital newsletter that recaps the entire week.

A weekly subscription and permanent yearbook carries a one-time fee of $49.99, and proceeds go to the football program.

Fans can also be a part of the story by uploading and sharing videos and photos of games and practices, which will be added to the digital yearbook.

To subscribe to Story of the Season, visit and click on the link provided.

Bradford volleyball tryouts moved

Tryouts for this year’s Bradford girls volleyball teams will be held at Bullen Middle School because of construction at the high school.

All grades will meet Monday from 10 a.m. to noon, and at that time, players will be assigned to additional tryout times — Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and/or Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.

Paperwork must be turned into the Bradford Athletics Office, currently located in the school library, before a player can tryout. Paperwork is available in the Athletics Office.

For more information, contact Bradford varsity coach Kyle Yackley at

Two golf tourneys on tap this weekend

The 21st annual Senior Men’s County Open tees off this morning at the Spring Valley Country Club.

Action in the 36-hole, five-flight event, concludes Friday.

Tee times begin at 9:30 a.m. both days.

The Women’s City Open begins Saturday and ends Sunday at Washington Park Municipal Golf Course.

The 36-hole event is both a competitive tournament and a fundraiser for the local KAFASI organization.


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