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 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 13, 2019 

Bigger Than The Game

Lena-Winslow's running clock win over the Orangeville Broncos in the second round of the IHSA Class 1A Playoffs was not the main story in Orangeville last Saturday. The Broncos were. You see, Panther...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Opinion    November 13, 2019 

Point To Ponder

Okay, I need your help. This is actually a serious request - and not just column material, so bare with me as I get to the point. Each week we do a section in the front called the Court Report. In...

 

A Seussified Classic

Let's talk about theater and other fine art, Let's talk classic novels, but where do I start? The Panther production for some it showed wit But some others did not like it, not one little bit. So...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 13, 2019 

All Area Volleyball Team

For the first time in a long time, we didn't have to cover the Volleyball Sectional. And while that did give us a chance to get some other work done, it would have been more fun following an area...

 

Legally Excellent

Let's cut to the chase shall we – Freeport has a cast again! I've been seeing Freeport musicals for over 16 years, and with no disrespect intended to anyone, the last few years the program had been...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 6, 2019

Another Panther Pounding

A strong argument could be made that the Class 1A playoff game between Lena-Winslow and Aurora Christian was determined by the coin flip. Aided with the wind at their back in the first quarter, the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 6, 2019

Big Game Pressure

As each match in the post season takes place, the pressure continues to mount as more and more is on the line. On Halloween in East Dubuque, the Lena-Winslow Panthers were once again haunted by the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 6, 2019

Planned Perfectly

Most sports fans know about a football game plan, and many understand what is involved in a basketball game plan, but volleyball? Having gone to three games in both of their meetings with the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 6, 2019

Winning Ugly Is Still Winning

The Aquin Bulldogs made nine unforced errors and three service errors in game two against the Orangeville Broncos in the Dakota Regional quarterfinals, but in spite of the mistakes pulled off a...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 6, 2019

You Gotta Be Ready To Go

"It's the Regionals, you've got to be ready to go," said Scales Mound Hornet head coach Nicole Busch. "Tonight we weren't." Scales Mound didn't really show up until midway through game two as they...

 

Point To Ponder

Some of you may find this hard to believe, but I've never been a role model when it comes to fashion. Recognizing one's limitations is a good thing, and trust me - in the world of fashionable...

 

EPC Chateau La Laughs

EPC Theater co-op Director, Jamie Graf had a problem – seven legitimate stars were returning to the most loaded theater program in the region, and that didn't include the up and coming stars who...

 

Wildcat "Dinner" Too Dated

Let me open up with what I think is the biggest thing I noticed in the River Ridge production of "The Man Who Came To Dinner." The Wildcat stage has jumped leaps and bounds on the technical end. Major...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 30, 2019

Be Careful What You Wish For

When it became apparent that the Du/Pec Rivermen would have a solid football team this season – there was reason for excitement. Unfortunately, for a fan base that had never seen a contender yet...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 30, 2019

Football Playoff Predictions

The regular season has come to a close, and the playoffs now begin. But how does the opposition stack up to our area teams? Well, let's take a look. Forreston (7-2) at Ottawa Marquette (7-2) In years...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 30, 2019

Volleyball Regional Predictions

We've worked our way through the conference schedules with Lena-Winslow running the table while Dakota and Durand played catch-up to Forreston, but now that the post season has arrived who do we...

 

Time To Get Loud

On the opening night of the volleyball season, the Lena-Winslow Panther students all filed into Aquin dressed in their best "redneck" outfits, and thoroughly out cheered, out-screamed, and...

 

The Curtain Is Going Up

Football teams are preparing for the playoffs, and Volleyball Regionals began this week, but the other big extracurricular events are also about to open the curtain on another season of theatrical fun...

 

Point To Ponder

What has happened to Halloween? I’m sorry but the kids today are stupid – as well as spoiled. I mean, here you have the perfect opportunity to load up on candy for the next four months and yet I...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    October 30, 2019

Emotional Honors

Non-Profit Groups and organizations weren't the only ones who flocked to the Eagles Club last Thursday for the annual Fall Grant Reception of the Freeport Community Foundation. FCF has made a...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 23, 2019

Regional Preview

Following the Orangeville vs Aquin battle that went into three games Wednesday night, the Stockton Blackhawks continued to follow the theme that no matter how good a team is – they had better show u...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 23, 2019

'Arndt' They Glad She's A Bulldog

Aquin freshman, Lucy Arndt, is one of those budding young stars that has burst on to this year's volleyball scene as a player opponents will need to contend with in the future. But following her 13...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 23, 2019

Senior Send Off

"Gabi? Do you want to serve match point," Panther head coach Sue Amendt asked senior Gabi Brinkmeier. "Who Me?" gasped Brinkmeier. "I was so scared," she admitted. "I just tried to focus on making...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 23, 2019

Bulldozed

There was a lot of excitement as the third ranked River Ridge Wildcats and their speed paid a visit to the second ranked Polo Marcos and their power option Friday night. And while both teams will be...

 
 By Dan Stevens    News    October 23, 2019

The Fate Of Freeport

Most people may not know about it, or realize the impact, but the clock is ticking regarding the future of the City of Freeport. You see, currently Freeport enjoys the benefits of Home Rule. They can...

 

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