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  • YMCA girls basketball camp starts this month

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA, in partnership with the City of Red Oak Park and Tree Board, will be offering a 3rd–9th grade girls basketball ‘FUN’damentals camp Saturday mornings, from April 26-May 24. The camp will take place in the YMCA’s gym.

    This five-week camp is designed to review the basic fundamentals with 5th-9th grade girls. 

  • Stanton’s Hallquist receives distinguished service award

    Stanton resident Kevin Hallquist received the Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Football Coaches Association (IFCA).

    Hallquist, a long time volunteer for the athletic program at Stanton, was presented his award Friday night by the University of Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz.

  • YMCA spring tennis lessons start soon

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be offering its next session of Youth and Adult Group tennis lessons beginning the week of April 14. These group lessons will be taught by local instructor Rudy Kinard and will last five weeks. 

    Mr. Kinard has an extensive background in teaching tennis to all age groups.  He has taught in Atlanta. at several country clubs and also served as Head Pro at the St. Marlo Country Club for fourteen years. He has been giving private lessons in the Red Oak area the past 16 years.

  • Fifth annual TRYathlon event planned for April 19

     RED OAK — The Red Oak Kiwanis Club will be hosting the fifth annual Red Oak TRYathlon April 19  at 9 a.m.

    Registration will begin an hour before as forms are available at mcymca.com or can be picked up at the Montgomery County Family YMCA, located at 101 E. Cherry St. in Red Oak.

  • YMCA tennis lessons start up soon

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be offering its next session of Youth and Adult Group tennis lessons beginning the week of March 3. These group lessons will be taught by local tennis instructor Rudy Kinard and will last five weeks.

    Kinard has an extensive background in teaching tennis to all age groups.  He has taught at several country clubs in Atlanta and also served as Head Pro at the St. Marlo Country Club for 14 years. He has been giving private lessons in the Red Oak area the past 16 years.

  • Walker, Birt advance to Elks free throw state finals

     RED OAK — Sophie Walker, a sixth grader, and Isaac Birt, a seventh grader at Red Oak Middle School, will be competing at the state finals in the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw contest in Des Moines Feb. 22.

    They are one of six girls and six boys in Iowa who have advanced in the 12-13 age category.

  • TRI-STAR contest set for this month

    The Red Oak Optimist Club will be having their annual TRI-STAR Basketball Skills Contest on Wednesday, Jan. 15. 

    This contest is open to any boy or girl, 8 – 13 years of age and will take place at the Montgomery County Family YMCA.

     This years contest will take place between 4–5 p.m. in the YMCA’s gym. 

  • YMCA setting up for winter men’s volleyball league

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be organizing the 2014 men’s volleyball league that will take place on Monday nights in the YMCA gymnasium.  

    All league action will take place Monday evenings in the YMCA gymnasium beginning with the first league game tentatively set for Monday, Jan. 14, with the season ending in March.

    The league is open to any interested male player out of high school and older.  

  • Winter League Tennis set for the Montgomery County YMCA

    Registration is underway for the Montgomery County Family YMCA’s Winter Tennis Leagues.  Leagues are available for Men’s & Women’s Singles play and Men’s Doubles play.

    Winter League Session I will run for eight weeks, Jan. 6-Feb. 27, 2014 with a registration deadline of  Jan. 3, 2014. 

    Winter League Session II will run for the eight weeks, March 3-April 24 with a registration deadline of Feb. 28, 2014.

  • YMCA holds annual Turkey Trot event

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA held its 19th annual Thanksgiving “Turkey Trot” run last Thursday

    The overall winners were; 

    2-Mile Male – Brandon Bergren, Red Oak; 13:30

    2-Mile Female – Samantha Osterholm, Little Rock, Ark.; 14:21

    5-Mile Male – Colton Blay, Burlington Junction, Mo.; 29:17