• Loves Park indoor sports center hosts a national wrestling event | Positive Local News
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    Loves Park indoor sports center hosts a national wrestling event | Positive Local News

      ROCKFORD (WREX) — The Rockford Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is thrilled to announce the region’s winning bid to host the 2022-23 USA Wrestling 16U National Dual Championships. In partnership with USA Wrestling, the national governing body of wrestling in the United States, and the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation (IKWF), The event will take place at the Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Loves Park, this marks the first-time that USA Wrestling will host a national event in the Rockford region. This event will take place this week, June 7-11, 2022 and again in 2023. The event will feature competition in the two Olympic styles of wrestling, freestyle and…

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  • BOB MAINDELLE: Positive news for Belton and Stillhouse Hollow lakes | Outdoor Sports
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    BOB MAINDELLE: Positive news for Belton and Stillhouse Hollow lakes | Outdoor Sports

    Take your pick: record fuel prices, rising inflation, the war in Ukraine, Supreme Court staff shenanigans, political division, etc. — there seems to be no end to negative news. Need a little positivity in your life? Look no further than our two local reservoirs for some good news. STILLHOUSE HOLLOW LAKE Let us begin at Stillhouse Hollow Lake. Stillhouse, when full, covers approximately 6,429 acres, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Of all of the reservoirs in the Texas Hill Country, Stillhouse stands alone in the abundance of hydrilla growth found there. Although hydrilla is an invasive species, it does provide useful vegetative habitat for cover-loving species like…

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