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  • They hustled, hit, and never quit

    Sun City Softball had its own World Series and the Mustangs waved the “W.”

  • Swinging for the gold

    Glenn Groebli announced that once again “We have brought home the gold.”

    Groebli, a team member for 16-inch softball and manager of the 70-plus division confirmed that, “We have dominated the race for the gold on the 6 County Senior Olympics in softball for the last 5 out 6 years.”

  • The Home Advantage

    On Sunday Afternoon, September 24, the Chicago Bears took on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Alex and Rita Schank brought the full home entertainment experience outside, with a television set situated in their backyard and Stadium Seating for their neighbors.

    “The admission price of appetizers or dessert is well worth it,” said Kathy Martelli, neighbor.

  • The Stingrays earn 63 total swim medals in 2017

    For the past six years, The Stingrays Swim Club has consistently been walking away with top club honors for medals garnered in the Illinois Six County Senior Swim Meet held more recently at Addison, IL. This year’s July 20 meet, with its usual 7 event format, proved that the Stings continue to be up for the challenge!

  • It’s all in the cards

    Interested in playing American Mahjongg? Well, Holly Ravitz President and Carole Lange Vice President are ready to welcome you as an experienced or beginner player in Sun City’s Mahjongg Club.

  • If you build it, they will come

    Glenn Groebli has been involved with senior softball for 20 years, playing with the “Chicago Geezers 75s,’ a USA National traveling tournament league. “It’s good to be active as you grow older. You have to find your hobby – your sport” Groebli advised. “And what’s really nice is the camaraderie.”

    Groebli, president of the Sun City Softball Club decided to honor the many veterans in their softball club and bring the community to Eakin Field.

  • Spring means Sun City Softball

    Now is the time to put away the snow blower, clean up the lawnmower, and most importantly, get the bat bag out from storage and get ready to play Sun City Softball.

  • To the L-E-T-T-E-R

    The fun and friendly competition of Del Webb Sun City’s Spelling Bee concluded with three spellers reigning victorious at the end of the night: Bill Clanton took first place, Linda Rogers took second, and Fred Kimmel came in third.

  • The bridge of life

    Helen Hays likes to tell people her birthday is “Christmas in July,” better known as July 25. This year, Hays turns 99; she’ll celebrate with a family gathering, but she knows she’ll have a little celebration with her friends from her Bridge Club, too.

  • Grandson takes 4th in Iron Man

    Grant Fritz (19), son of Sun City resident Gary Fritz of Neighborhood 35, competed in a Iron Man 70.3 competition on June 19 in Syracuse New York.

  • Softball season approaches with a twist

    All right, Sun Citians, enough of this “winter ain’t leaving yet” stuff. The Sun City Softball Club opens its 2016 season on May 14. For Sun City, that means the first “official” day of spring. The softballers say so.

  • Stingrays Participate In Masters Swimming Competition

    U.S. Masters recently wrapped up the 2016 season with the Illinois State Championships. As a tune up to the championships, Stingrays Mark Schark and Len Lencioni swam in the Naperville Redhawks Sweet 16 in March.

  • Pickleball and Tennis Clubs score court agreement

    Sun City’s Pickleball Club has solved its short-term goal of more time on the Tall Oaks tennis court. Now, it is turning its attention to solving its long-range goal: building its own courts at another location in Sun City.

  • Can Cap’s magic still inspire the diamond?

    Hey Cub fans, “next year” is almost here. After last year, is this the “next year” to end all the previous “next years?” Or is this NEXT YEAR, meaning…THE YEAR? Well, forget all this “high expectations” stuff. I’d like to go back about 140 years, to a time when the most dominant and influential player in baseball was a Cub.

  • Angler of the year

    Kenn Ellis (left), was awarded “THE 2015 ANGLER OF THE YEAR” Certificate by Robert Ward (right), president of the Sun City Anglers Fishing Club. This is the highest and most coveted honor that the club bestows every year. At the Anglers holiday party, which was attended by 92 men and women held at the Pincrest […]

  • Strike of genius

    This one, Sun City residents, is for all of you facing serious health issues that are forcing you to make major lifestyle or leisure time activity changes.

  • Huntley High School Raiders make football history

    Every so often, Sun Citians, Huntley High School comes along to entertain us with another sports story. This year, it’s Red Raider football.

  • Every Cub has his day

    How ’bout them Cubs!! Here comes a hungry bunch of young guns turning the National League upside down, and transforming themselves from a forgotten bunch in the post-season to an emotional team that amazingly just refuses to lose.

  • Flood diamond

    There have been many memorable seasons in Sun City softball, but the recently completed 2015 one soared over the top.

  • Strong Suit

    A master lives within Sun City. While many tend to ace hobbies that include car repair, gardening, or even writing, Dave Germaine has approached a different field – bridge.

  • Bocce rolls to an exciting season close

    The Sun City Bocce ball Club, which is the largest club in sport in Sun City Retirement Community, concluded it’s 2015 season with 18 league winners entering a single elimination tournament to determine the champion for the year.

  • Garappolo makes the most of his moment

    Jimmy Garappolo appears to be a young guy who knows the difference between things he can control and those he can’t.

  • The Boys of Summer return to the Senior Olympics

    On the morning of July 8, the Sun City Clippers (age group 70+) and Sun City Bushwhacker’s (age group 60+) left the friendly confines of Eakin Field to once again compete in the Six County Senior Olympics softball tournament held each year in Elk Grove. Both teams were sponsor by Chris’ Lawn Care Service. The 70s were managed by Glenn Groebli and the 60s were managed by Gary Krewer

  • JP Morgan, a tycoon on the court

    JP Morgan says pickleball is ping-pong on steroids. That’s Sun City’s JP Morgan, not the 19th century tycoon.

  • Another Stingray Swim Club Summer Olympics Swim Meet Team Victory

    Sun City swimmers picked up 30 medals, 20 of them gold, at the annual Six County Senior Olympics Swim Meet at the Addison Park District Pool on July 23.

  • The Boys of Summer are back

    The silence is gone. The sounds echoing from Eakin Field are the same sounds we have heard in the past at the local softball fields in and around the Chicagoland area. Those youngsters of the past are now grown men who have contributed to the growth of the country and who most have served our country in the Armed Forces.

  • Raining pizza on south-suburban swim meet

    On Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10 Stingray Swim Club members attended their second and final summer swim meet. This outdoor aquatic event was held at Homewood-Flossmoor’s Lion’s Club Pool.

  • A Stingray of importance to the swim club

    Mark Schark is a Stingray Swim Club member who has successfully coached the club at swim clinics this past Spring and Summer. April 23, Mark donated his time to run a Freestyle Stroke Clinic.

  • A League of Their Own

    What do professional baseball and farmer’s markets have in common? Maybe farming breeds fitness? Maybe farms offer space to build baseball diamonds? Don’t we all know of famous players, past and present, who grew up pitching baseballs through tires tied to trees on the back forty? Maybe young, talented athletes ought to have grandparents who live in Sun City.

  • 15 Years of Bocce

    The Sun City bocce club is celebrating 15 years of bocce playing in Huntley.