Area Roundup: Bill Ray Memorial golf outing Sept. 29 at Woodruff
From Submitted Reports September 18, 2012 10:44PM
Updated: October 20, 2012 6:12AM
The ninth annual Forest Park Community Center golf outing, the Bill Ray Memorial, is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Woodruff and will feature some of the area’s outstanding current and former coaches.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. and is a nine-hole scramble. Proceeds benefit the Forest Park Community Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of local underserved children and adults.
Coaching legends schedule to play or appear at the event include Matt Senffner (Providence), Wayne King (Joliet Junior College), Dennis Schley (Romeoville) and Dale O’Connell (Joliet Township).
The outing honors the memory of the late Bill Ray, an avid supporter of the Forest Park Community Center and neighborhoods throughout Joliet.
Jim McFarland and Mike O’Connell are co-chairmen.
The entry feel is $45 and hole sponsorships for businesses are $75. Babe’s Hot Dogs will provide lunch. Individual players are welcome. For reservations, hole sponsorships and information, call (815) 260-6011.
Butler junior middle hitter Claire Randich (Joliet Catholic) was selected to the all-tournament team at the recent Butler Classic. She was the Bulldogs’ leading blocker in the tournament with 1.82 per set, averaged 2.18 kills per set and had a team-best .273 hitting percentage.
Overall for Butler (10-4), Randich entered the week with 95 kills, 59 total blocks, 32 digs and a .253 hitting percentage.
Tyler Boggetto pitched six inning and went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs as St. Paul the Apostle defeated Holy Family 10-3 to capture the IESA Class 1A regional championship. Nick Trevino chipped in two doubles for St. Paul’s, which meets Grant Park at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lou Vonn Field for the sectional title and a berth in the state finals Sept. 28 and 29 in East Peoria.
In 3A, Minooka (14-5) beat Channahon 1-0 for a regional title and will entertain Prairie Central (15-2) at 11 a.m. Saturday. Troy, a 4-3 regional winner over Homer, will host Bolingbrook Jane Addams at 1 p.m. Saturday. Jane Addams (12-3) beat Lisle 8-3 for that regional crown.
The Joliet area also has a representative in the 2A sectionals as Morris Saratoga beat South Wilmington 7-2 in the regional and will play at 11 a.m. Saturday in Beecher.
Homer (15-0) and Morris Shabbona (13-0) will participate in the quarterfinals of the Class AA state softball tournament Friday at Champions Field in Normal.
Homer will take on Downs Tri-Valley (20-4) at 2 p.m. while Shabbona tests East Peoria Central (21-0) at 4 p.m.