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Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 1:28 a.m. CDT

Youth football

Registration deadline is May 15 for the fall 2014 season of the Pride of Iowa youth tackle football league for Creston/O-M youths who will be in grades 4-6 next fall.

Registration fee is $75. Checks are payable to Creston Youth Football and can be sent to John Shiltz, 315 S. Walnut Street, Creston, IA 50801.

Games will be held on Saturdays starting at 10:30 a.m. with the final game starting at about 8 p.m.

Practices will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., subject to change by coaches.

Shiltz can be contacted at 641-344-1216 or by email at

Shooting academy

MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr Community Schools is presenting Doug Diers and his “Shoot It Academy” this summer.

Shooters will participate in a five-phase shooting program starting with basic fundamentals advancing in skill each week.

Cost is $79 for five 90-minute sessions at Mount Ayr High School June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2.

Based on grades in the fall of 2014, the schedule is boys and girls grades 4-7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and grades 8-12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Registrations can be made online at or contact coach Bret Ruggles at Mount Ayr Community High School at 641-464-0510.

Girls meet

The Creston girls track team will participate tonight in the Bedford Coed Relays at 5 p.m. The meet was not originally on Creston’s schedule.

At Creston’s home soccer match today vs. Riverside, the varsity match will be played first at 5 p.m.

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