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 By Dan Stevens    News    April 14, 2021 

The Votes Are In

The voters may not have been asked to decide on a lot of offices or issues, but they still made it clear what they wanted in the contests that did need to be determined last Tuesday in the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    April 14, 2021 

Downtown Scare

Businesses in downtown Lena were locked down and ordered to evacuate, while the School District was put on a soft lockdown after an armed man was reported to have entered Citizens State Bank Friday...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 14, 2021 

Overcoming An Absence

Tuesday afternoon, Tabytha Toelke of Dakota was told that she would have to leave school and quarantine because a student near her in a class had tested positive for Covid. So her volleyball team had...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 14, 2021 

Twist Of Fate

The Scales Mound Hornets were playing one of their better matches of the year against the Eastland Cougars – trailing by only two at 14-12 in the first game when freshmen sensation, Anniston Werner...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 14, 2021 

Mentor Still The Master

There have been some impressive Volleyball coaches in our region with a lot of years dedicated to their programs. But when it comes to kids who played for a program that returned to become a varsity h...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 14, 2021 

Dakota Cancels Football

The word spread faster than a Covid outbreak, but was no less disheartening – Dakota High School was canceling the rest of their football season. The official word was shared on the school’s...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 14, 2021 

Butterfingers Beats Penalties

If you were a football coach, which would be worse – getting penalties on your team, or having your team fumble the ball? That question got played out in stark contrast Friday night in Lanark as...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 14, 2021 

Rivermen Love The Water

With a steady rain falling throughout the day, the expectation was that it would make the field wet, muddy, and in doing so benefit the Orangeville Bronco running game that would simply "out-muscle"...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    April 14, 2021 

Point To Ponder

I can’t begin to count how many times I used to look at my wife or friend of mine in a room and ask, “When did we get old?” It is a question that countless people across several generations have...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 7, 2021

Too Much Outside

Both Dakota and Eastland came into their non-conference battle Monday night with only one loss ... to the exact same Rock Falls 2A team – so bragging rights for best 1A school in the region was on t...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 7, 2021

Hornet Youth Movement Tops Cats

The Scales Mound Hornet starting lineup Tuesday at River Ridge featured two freshmen, two sophomores and only two upper classmen. But you never would have known it from the way they played the game....

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 7, 2021

How Sweep It Is

The Warren Lady Warriors have beaten Stockton in volleyball before, but you would have to go back a long way to find out when was the last time the Warriors swept the Blackhawks in their season series...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 7, 2021

One Bright Future

The story was supposed to be about Pearl City. After smashing the Lena-Winslow Panthers Tuesday night in Pearl City, the Wolves were expected to handle them again to record the first time ever – in...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Point To Ponder

Most of you know that I often listen to the SCORE when driving in my car, and the other day Dan Bernstein was on a rant about how stupid people who do special “reveal parties” were. Now, a...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 7, 2021

Half A Champion

At some point this season, the Orangeville Broncos are going to put together two complete halves of football. And God help their opponent when they do. After sputtering and shooting themselves in the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 31, 2021

Flipping The Script

The undefeated Warren Warriors paid a visit to the winless Orangeville Broncos Monday night, but once the match began you would have sworn that the roles had been reversed. Orangeville came out...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 31, 2021

Dakota Dominance

With all due respect to Galena, who we have yet to see in person, the Dakota Indians proved without a doubt that they are the top team in the region with a dominant 25-12, 25-10 sweep over the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 31, 2021

'Lartz' Of Good Serves

In game one of their inter-conference battle with the Stockton Blackhawks Thursday night, the Pearl City Wolves did not have an advantage in errors – both teams made the exact same amount. And...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 31, 2021

Big Play Wildcatz Top Clippers

At halftime of their conference battle with the Amboy Clippers in Freeport Friday night, the EPC Wildcatz – and their fans – were not happy campers. After two quarters of play, the Clippers had...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 31, 2021

Both Sides Won

The Lena-Winslow Panthers were coming off of their first loss in more than a year – yes it was to a 3A power, but it was still a loss – and they were having to play without their top running back...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Point To Ponder

“Daniel Lewis Stevens you should be smacked!” I would typically get that greeting on the phone about once a month or so. “You do not run “bear” naked. You run “bare” naked. I swear you m...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 24, 2021

Bulldogs Roar Out Of The Gate

Three Bulldog Volleyball starters – Addie DeMichele, Maddie Hildebrand and Ashley Lamm – had only put down the basketballs on Saturday, and the first time they were swinging a volleyball was in...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 24, 2021

First Game Jitters

The Eastland Cougars played host to the Orangeville Broncos Wednesday night in a non-conference battle. On paper, Eastland was expected to win, but somebody forgot to tell Orangeville that as they...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 24, 2021

Giving One Away

Unlike any other sport, in volleyball you can earn points by executing well offensively, or you can also give your opponent points by making mistakes. In Thursday's conference battle between Warren...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 24, 2021

You Gotta Have A Go To

In any volleyball match, when your opponent is beginning to make a rally, or you need to get a critical point, the better teams all have a "go to" hitter who they will deliberately try to set up for t...

 

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