• 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.

  • Elliott’s Caleb Dial Run to take place Aug. 23

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be staging the 15th Annual Caleb Dial Memorial 5K Run and 2 Mile Run-Walk at 7:30 a.m. in Elliott, Saturday, Aug. 23.  

    The sponsors of this event are Elliott Businessmen and Betterment Association, Elliott Fall Festival Committee, Houghton State Bank, Candice & Eric Dial, Griswold Cooperative Telephone Co., Miller Farm Supply, United Group Insurance of Griswold, Connie’s Beauty Shop and Ebert Corner Tree Farm and Red Oak Glass and Awning.

  • Kiwanis Closed Junior Tennis Tournament Results

    The 31st Annual Kiwanis Junior Closed Tennis Tournament was held on Saturday, July 19 as the final event of the YMCA’s 2014 summer youth tennis program. Participants took part in singles and doubles competition. 

    The winners are listed in the photo above.

  • YMCA volleyball camp starts soon

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA, in cooperation with the City of Red Oak Park and Tree Board, will be offering its annual Girls Summer Volleyball camp that will consist of a skills portion and mini tournament play. 

    This camp has been designed for elementary aged students with a focus on development of fundamentals. 

  • Sign-ups begin for Tigers Football Camp

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA and the City of Red Oak Park and Tree Board are sponsoring the 2014 Tiger Football Camp. 

    The camp is open to all interested students that are entering third through 12th grade this upcoming school year. 

    The Tiger Football Camp will be under the direction of Red Oak High School Varsity Football Coach Barry Bower and his assistants. 

  • YMCA set for volleyball camp later this month

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be hosting the Jessica Phillips-Rinehart Summer Volleyball Camp that has been designed to teach and review skills for girls entering 3rd-8th grade this fall. 

    The camp will be held at the YMCA gymnasium, under the direction of Jessica Phillips-Rinehart, a former Red Oak High School standout. 

    Jessica completed her first year as head coach at Ankeny Centennial High School leading them to a state semi-final appearance.