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 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 1, 2023 

Classic Cat Fight

It was Eastland at Lena-Winslow – that's all anybody needed to know. It didn't matter what the records were, or who was hot or cold, this was classic Cougars against the Panthers – the kind of...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 1, 2023 

Purple Vengeance

The Orangeville Broncos may have been leading the NUIC North, but they had fallen to Aquin at home in their first meeting. So, the rematch Tuesday night in Freeport meant a lot if the Broncos really...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 1, 2023 

Reed Rescues Route 78 Rivalry

Stockton's Dustin Oppold had just nailed two free throws to put the Blackhawks up by three with only 31.1 seconds to play in the game as Warren called time out. "We wanted to get something moving...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    February 1, 2023 

Broshous Trial Update

The Pre-Trial hearing was scheduled for January 26th at 9:00 am, but when the case was called, State’s Attorney, Carl Larson, said that he had received a call from the defense attorney, Craig...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 1, 2023 

Search For Top Seedings

With the Regional seeds expected to be voted on soon by coaches throughout the region, every team sitting at or near the top of their respective conference is battling to add to their resume – with...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    February 1, 2023 

Point To Ponder

Friends might give you a good zinger every once in a while, and children can dish up some god ones, (although we’ll never openly admit it) but when it comes to drilling a dagger straight into your h...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 1, 2023 

Girls Basketball Power Rankings

1. Galena 25 – 1 Pirates look like the lock as the top seed in the Sectional, but must fight complacency to stay on top. 2. Orangeville 22 - 3 Another impressive week for the Broncos. But they...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 1, 2023 

Boys Basketball Power Rankings

1. Fulton 18 – 6 Fulton is a tenuous top team. Living too much by the three, and when they go cold ... bad things happen. 2. Scales Mound 21 - 4 Hornets are still one of our favorites. Tough losses...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 1, 2023 

Timing Is Everything

There's an old saying in sports, "It's not who you play, it's when you play them." On paper, it should have been a major contest between the Lena-Winslow Panthers and Warren Warriors Monday night in L...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 25, 2023

Speaking Through Their Souls

The Lena-Winslow Lady Panthers got a big win over Aquin Wednesday night, and a major factor in the victory was the new implementation of a lob pass that was made by Alyssa Daughenbaugh into Grace...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    January 25, 2023

Keeping Our Options Open

Last Thursday's meeting of the Stephenson County Board took on some major issues head on, but the underlying message anybody who has followed the board over the years walked away with was ... this boa...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 25, 2023

Tip The Cap To Pec

The last time the Lena-Winslow Panthers had played against the Pecatonica Indians at the Forreston Tournament, it ended in a one point game. But Saturday in Pecatonica, in their first conference...

 

Point To Ponder

I wanted to do something nice for my wife while she was up in northern Wisconsin playing grandma to the twerpers. Now, again, in an effort to prepare for the eventual move, my wife was very excited...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 25, 2023

In Charlie We Trust

The Scales Mound Hornets held a slim three point lead over the powerful Pecatonica Indians with two minutes left in their third place contest at the MLK Tournament. Desperate to get the ball, but...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 25, 2023

A Connection On The Court

Last season, during their run to the State finals, the Scales Mound Hornets traveled to DeKalb for the Super Sectional. And after winning their game to punch the ticket to the State finals, they made...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 18, 2023

Kade Zone Carries Dakota

The non-conference battle in Dakota between the Indians and Warren Warriors was very much in doubt early in the third quarter as a well executed alley-oop to Reed McNutt was followed by a Brady...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 18, 2023

Title Worthy Tilt

The gym was packed at River Ridge High School as everyone wanted to see the highly anticipated game between the top team in the state – the undefeated Galena Pirates – and the one team many...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 18, 2023

Fulton Figures It Out

Although the Fulton Steamers were loaded with some top talent, the early part of the season was a struggle – leaving them stuck with a 6-6 record – and causing a lot of basketball fans to wonder,...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 18, 2023

Esser Present Problem

One of the factors in Lena-Winslow's loss to Pecatonica in Girls Basketball was that starting point guard, and leading scorer – Tiana Esser – went down with an ankle injury and the jury is still...

 

Point To Ponder

Ok, first things first. Mark your calendars for Saturday night, January 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Cannova’s in Freeport – upstairs. That is where we will be holding my 60th birthday party...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    January 18, 2023

Broshous Trial Update

We’ve received a ton of phone calls and texts looking for an update on what was taking place in regard to the trial of Stephanie Broshous 47 of Stockton after we said we were going to the first...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 11, 2023

Turning Over Another Win

It's really not too hard to figure out how the Scales Mound Hornets have been so successful this season in spite of graduating all five starters from last season's third place in state team....

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 11, 2023

New Warriors Keep On Winning

It's been a long time since the Warren Lady Warriors were a force on the basketball court. And while they still may not be among the area elite, they have reached the level of being "dangerous" ...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 11, 2023

Pressure Cooked

The River Ridge Wildcats are known for their full court pressure defense, but it's not like some high-pressure teams we've seen in the past. "Some teams press and don't care if they give up a layup...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 11, 2023

Battle Was A Blow Out

It was supposed to be an epic showdown – the top two teams in the North, who went into overtime in their first meeting this season, squaring off in their first conference battle. Two television...

 

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