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Kyle Bielfeldt is officially the new Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley varsity girls’ basketball coach after the school board approved his appointment at its regular meeting last Thursday.
Bielfeldt had previously served as an assistant coach in the GCMS program. He takes over for Nick Elder, who had been at the helm for two seasons before resigning in May to take an educational administrative position in Champaign.
GCMS went 19-10 last season. Bielfeldt will inherit a team that should return three or so regular contributors from last season’s team.
Chamber golf outing coming Sept. 6
The Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf scramble will be held Thursday, Sept. 6 at Lakeview Country Club outside Loda.
Lunch starts at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start following at noon. Awards and a happy hour follow the outing.
The theme of the event is Caddyshack, with the best attire — Caddyshack or otherwise — winning a prize. Other prizes will be for a hole-in-one, longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin and closest to the line.
The deadline for submitting registration is Sept. 1. You can mail registration forms to PACC, P.O. Box 75, Paxton, IL.
For more information, contact the Chamber at 379-4655.
Soccer sign-up underway
Sign-up is underway for youth soccer at the Paxton Park District. Paxton will once again play in collaboration with FCYSC in Gibson City. Registration forms are due in by Tuesday. Forms can be picked up at the park district or printed at www.paxtonparkdistrict.com.
Call the park district at 379-4203 for more information.
Basketball tournament coming to Roberts Gym
Imagiknation Entertainment is presenting a “Kings of the Kourt” five-on-five basketball tournament on Saturday and Sunday at the Roberts Gym.
The double elimination tournament runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. the first day and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. the second day. Registration is due Thursday. Each team must be present by 9 a.m. the first day of competition. Payment is allowed on site.
There will be food, raffles, refreshments and a $1,000 grand prize and plaques awarded to the champions.
Call Luis at 815-250-2030 for more information, including the cost.
FCA Golf Scramble set for Monday
This year’s Greg Arends Memorial FCA Golf Scramble will take place Monday at Railside Golf Club in Gibson City.
Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start to follow at 12:30 p.m. A cookout will be held at 5:30 p.m.
For more information and entry fees, call 217-249-2401 or go to www.arendsfcamemorial.org.
Loda mud volleyball tournament taking sign-ups
LODA — Anyone interested in having a mud volleyball team in a tournament that will be part of the annual Loda Good Ole Days celebration in July is asked to contact Richard or Sandy Coffey at 778-4650 or 417-6292.
The Good Ole Days celebration is Friday-Sunday in Loda. Volleyball starts at noon on Saturday.