Seven area baseball players were named to the All-Tomahawk Conference first team.

They are Noal Jeckel and Charlie Hodges from Delavan, Taylor Bruninga, Drew Davis and Braden Cox from Illini Bluffs and Brenden Schumm and Jake Weyrich from Midwest Central.

Second-team selections include Chase Birkey and Justin Sieh from Delavan, Cam Scott and Drew Hooper from Illini Bluffs and Jake Uselton and Kobe Watts from Midwest Central.

Making the honorable mention list were Delavan’s Bryce McMullin, Illini Bluffs’ Braden Bruninga and Midwest Central’s Cole Bikia, Nathan Wagle and Sam Weimer.

Area softball players making first team All-Tomahawk Conference were Delavan’s Kaitlyn Powell and Skylar Hungerford, Illini Bluffs’ Hanna Hicks and Katie David and Midwest Central’s Alison Trettin and Brianna Turner.

Delavan’s Katlyn Arrenholz and Tessa Carr, Illini Bluffs’ Makayla Ellison and Kourtney Graham and Midwest Central’s Sydney Duncan, Emily Terrill and Maddie Singley made second team.

Delavan’s Jordan Harper and Midwest Central’s Alexis Lee were honorable mention.

Athens, Hartsburg-Emden and Mt. Pulaski also are in the conference.

Clubs for the club

It’s golf outing season, and here’s one that benefits one of Pekin’s most popular organizations.

The Boys & Girls Club of Pekin’s 27th annual outing will be held June 19 at Sunset Hills Golf Course in Pekin.

Entry fee of $120 includes golf, a cart, lunch and dinner. Registration and lunch will be at 11 a.m., golf will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start, and dinner and the awards presentation will be at 6:30 p.m.

Teams will play a four-person scramble in an 18-hole round.

Signup deadline is June 10. To register, contact Angie Flannigan at 267-2108.

Dash at Dusk

UnityPoint Health-Pekin (that’s what Pekin Hospital is called now after affiliating in January with UnityPoint Health) will hold its fifth annual Dash at Dusk 5K and Kids Fun Run on July 21.

The event is a fundraiser for the hospital’s annual mission trip to provide medical assistance to an underserved country. Hospital staff will be going to Liberia this year.

The hospital’s campus at 600 S. 13th St. serves as the headquarters for Dash at Dusk, which includes a 5K run, 1-mile walk, fun run for kids and a family-friendly party afterwards.

Start time is 6:30 p.m. That’s why the event is called Dash at Dusk.

Entry fees are $30 for the 5K run and 1-mile walk and $15 for the kids fun run, with all proceeds benefitting the mission trip.

There were 338 participants a year ago in the Dash at Dusk and more than $9,000 was raised.

To register and for more information, visit or call 353-0559.

Ace for an ‘Old Pal’

Eric Nieukirk shot a hole-in-one Tuesday at Pekin Country Club during Men’s “Old Pal” League competition.

The ace came on the 143-yard, par-3 eighth hole. Nieukirk used an 8-iron.

Steve Stein can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @SpartanSteve.