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CHAMPAIGN – The Paxton Swedes went into extra innings in each of their two games in Sunday’s Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader against the Champaign Dream.
Each time, the Swedes could not pull through as the Dream won 4-3 in 12 innings in game one and 6-5 in nine innings in game two.
BUCKLEY – Midway through game two of his Buckley Dutchmasters’ Eastern Illinois Baseball League doubleheader against Gifford-Flatville Giflats, player/coach Brock Niebuhr had a message for his team as it battled through the near-100 degree heat.
RANTOUL – A sense of déjà vu would have been understandable.
BUCKLEY – Before Saturday’s Buckley 5K, Robert Pool had already reached his big goal.
“My goal was to run until I was 80,” Pool said. “I ran past 80 now, but it's a slow run.”
BUCKLEY – Christine Sprehe visited Buckley for a family reunion that would be held on Saturday at Buckley Lake.
Before then, she decided to go on a run, as the town of Buckley hosted a 5K on Saturday morning.
RANTOUL – The Paxton Aquatic Wildcats will swim in the Central Illinois Swim Conference Meet at 9 a.m. Sautrday, July 30, in Rantoul.
In the girls’ ages 9-10 division, Bailey Bruns will swim along with her cousin Addison Seggebruch from Cissna Park.
For the Ford County Record
BAYLES LAKE — Cody Bauman of Paxton won the Lakeview Country Club men’s club championship held July 16-17.
The 19-year-old birdied three of the final six holes to storm past first-round leader and two-time defending champion Mark Prina.