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Roundup: Seneca’s Callahan awarded Rivett Scholarship

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:31 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:46 p.m. CST
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Conlan Callahan (right) is awarded a scholarship check at the Matt Rivett Memorial Golf Outing by event organizer Russ Battersby. The event is named for a former Seneca golfer who was killed in an auto accident in 1999.

DWIGHT – The 16th annual Matt Rivett Memorial Golf Outing was June 21 at the Dwight Country Club, with all proceeds from the event going to an educational scholarship based on character and leadership. The recipient must be a Seneca High School senior and member of the Seneca High School golf team.

This year’s recipient is Conlan Callahan. He was recently presented a check for $1,500 by Russ Battersby, a former FIghting Irish golf coach and Rivett Memorial Outing organizer. Callahan is planning on attending Lincoln College in the fall.

The scholarship is named after Matt Rivett, who was an SHS golfer who died in an automobile accident Jan 22, 1999.


Minooka’s Perinar selected: USA Volleyball has chosen the 12 players that will compete in El Salvador from Monday to Aug. 3 at the NORCECA Men’s U21 Continental Championship. Among them will be recent Minooka graduate Mitch Perinar, an outside hitter who will play at Lewis this coming fall. He is a newcomer to the team and will be playing for his future coach, Lewis coach Dan Friend. Other teams scheduled to compete at the 2014 U21 NORCECA Championships are Barbados, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and St. Lucia. The U.S. is scheduled to share a pool with Cuba, Mexico and Nicaragua. The United States is the defending champion of the event, which was last held in 2012.


Rowdie Katz: Tryouts for the Rowdie Katz 14U, 16U and 18U teams will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday at Roth Field. Interested players can go to rowdiekatz.com for information.


In the July 23 story about the Channahon 9U Mustang baseball team, pitcher Nick Andreano was mistakenly referred to as Mike. The Morris Daily Herald regrets the error. The Channahon team begins play in the World Series in Walnut, California at 2 p.m. today with a game against Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.

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