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  • YMCA youth and tennis lessons scheduled to start next week

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be offering a mini-session of Youth & Adult Group tennis lessons during the last week of November and the first three weeks of December. 

    These group lessons will be taught by local instructor Rudy Kinard and will last three weeks. 

    Kinard has an extensive background in teaching tennis to all age groups.  

  • Basketball clinics continue at YMCA

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA, in cooperation with Red Oak girls varsity Basketball coach, Dan Martinez, hosted a 3rd–6th Grade Girls Basketball Clinic Saturday.

  • Member free tennis starts soon at YMCA

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA will once again be offering “Member Free Tennis” on Sunday afternoons beginning Sunday, Nov. 16.

    Two tennis courts will be set aside each Sunday afternoon from 4–6 p.m. to allow Y members the opportunity to play tennis at no charge. Members may only reserve court time for half an hour at the front desk on Sunday afternoons. YMCA members may have a non-member play with them but the non-member will have to pay a small fee to participate.   

  • YMCA begins registration for youth wrestling season

     Registration for the 2014-15 youth wrestling season is under way for interested area youth in preschool through 6th grades. 

    There is no cost to participate and the program is open to members and non-members of the YMCA, courtesy of the Jordan Vannausdle Athletic Association. 

  • YMCA basketball programs starting soon

     The youth basketball programs will be starting at the Montgomery County Family YMCA over the next couple of weeks.

    The 3rd-6th grade YMCA basketball program will be starting soon.

    The early bird registration deadline is Nov. 2. There will be a discount on the fees. 

    The regular registration deadline is Nov. 9 and a coaches/volunteer meeting will be Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

  • YMCA 3rd-8th grade girls basketball camp starts soon

    RED OAK — The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be hosting a 3rd-8th grade girls’ basketball camp next week.

    The camp will run Oct. 28-30 from 4-6 p.m. at the Inman Primary School Gymnasium

    Red Oak varsity girls’ basketball coach Dan Martinez will lead the camp and be assisted by various staff members of the program.

    The registration fee is $15 per person.

  • YMCA Turkey Trot set for November

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA, Hy-Vee, Fareway, Red Oak Glass Inc., Red Oak KFC/Taco Bell and All American Turf Beauty are teaming up to offer the 20th annual Thanksgiving Day “Turkey Trot” Thursday morning, Nov. 27.

    The event is open to all ages as there are seven different age divisions of each gender in the two-mile and five-mile runs. 

  • YMCA Heritage Club dinner set for Oct. 6

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA is hosting its annual Heritage Club Dinner at the Red Coach Inn and Restaurant on Monday, Oct. 6.  

    Vern Olson will be providing music for the evening. There will also be some YMCA tributes as well as the 2014 Inductees to the Montgomery County Family YMCA’s “Heritage Club Endowment Hall of Fame.”

    The evening social time starts at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.  

  • Area winners at Caleb Dial event

     ELLIOTT — The 15th annual “Caleb Dial” run on Saturday during the Elliott Fall Festival featured several age division winners in both the 5K and the 2-mile divisions, both female and male.

    The 5K winners include Payton Rush of Griswold, who won in the girls 11-19 division when she finished with a time of 24:42.

  • Red Oak grad pursuing combat sports career

     When Austin Streicher started working out at the Premier Combat Center in Omaha before his junior year of high school, he needed to earn the respect of his experienced and seasoned training partners. 

    It was never easy. Jokes and hazing were standard. He was needled with comments his good looks were better suited for Hollister or modeling for Abercrombie and Fitch than fighting.