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A Zeal For Victory

Facing its toughest opponent yet in the playoffs, the Lena-Winslow Panthers figured they would be in for an all-day battle in their quarterfinal matchup with NUIC conference foe Fulton welcoming them...

 

Better Years Ahead

Friday night's game - and the season for that matter - didn't end the way the Aquin Bulldogs wanted but they walked off Conley Field following their 66-22 loss to Polo knowing there were some...

 

Bulldogs Get 'Clipped'

On the first chilly night of the football season, the Aquin Bulldogs were hoping to give a cold reception to the Amboy Clippers as they made the trip to Freeport Friday night. Unfortunately, the Clippers got off the bus hot and it showed as the game...

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    October 5, 2022

Broncos Claim The Win

The Orangeville Broncos made sure they got homecoming week off to a good start with a convincing 76-38 thumping of Rockford Christian Life and in the process earned their first win of the season. The Broncos offensive line opened massive holes for...

 

A Not So Pleasant Reunion

It's been 17 years since the last time the Aquin Bulldogs faced off against a team from Cambridge and that game resulted in a state championship trophy coming home to Freeport for the Bulldogs. Those two schools clashed again Friday night although...

 

Wildcat 'Winter' Holds Off Aquin

The calendar and weather may indicate it's still summer, but at River Ridge High School fans were glad it was Winter time. Despite entering the game winless so far this season, the Wildcats found out...

 

Bulldogs Claim First Win

Two teams searching for their first win on the season collided in Freeport Friday night with both thinking they had a good shot of leaving with the victory. Both Aquin and Orangeville knew they were more evenly matched than the teams they've played s...

 

Aquin Can't Handle Speeding Missiles

Any team on Milledgeville's schedule this season better get fitted for some track shoes and load up on the cardio in practice. The Missiles field a deep arsenal of speedsters this season and so far...

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    August 31, 2022

Bulldogs, Oh, So Close

If the rest of the season is going to be like this, Aquin Bulldogs fans better buckle their seatbelts because it could be a wild ride. In only the first game, there was a season's worth of dramatic twists and turns at Conley Field in Freeport as the...

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    August 10, 2022

Colby Smith Memorial Run Returns

After 14 years, an August tradition for runners in Freeport looked like it was on its last legs and would run off into the sunset. But some of the participants in past years said not so fast and...

 
 By Todd McKenna    News    August 3, 2022

Officers In Short Supply

Doing more - or at least maintaining the same level - with less, is the everyday challenge for the leaders at the Freeport Police Department and other smaller area departments as well. The staff of...

 
 By Todd McKenna    News    July 6, 2022

The Votes Are In

Voters in Lena and the Orangeville School Districts resoundingly approved referendums in the June 28 primary election while candidates in other races were victorious and advance to the General...

 
 By Todd McKenna    News    April 6, 2022

Primary Field Trimmed

After starting out stuffed with drama in the initial filing period, the Primary Election on June 28 in Stephenson County lost a little bit of its anticipation this past week. That's because some...

 
 By Todd McKenna    News    March 23, 2022

Legitimate Primary Election In June

Primary election season in Stephenson County usually is just a formality and more often than not lacking in any excitement or drama as candidates go through the motions to get to the main event in...

 

Cougars Hold Court

Embracing the underdog role and on their home court, the Eastland Lady Cougars roared into the regional championship game after an impressive 50-39 win over Morrison Tuesday night in Lanark. Eastland showed no fear of the favorite Fillies and their...

 

Blackhawks Come Up Big

She's far from the tallest player on her team, but Kassadie Sullivan sure came up big for Stockton Friday night as she helped win a regional championship for the Lady Blackhawks. Sullivan nailed some clutch 3-point shots while cousins Brynn and Kenze...

 

Broncos Are State Bound

For the first time in more than three decades, Orangeville Broncos fans will get to cheer for their team in a state championship football game. It's been 32 years since the Orangeville Broncos...

 

Aquin Haunted By Plays Not Made

In football the plays that are made show up on the scoreboard as points, but often it's the plays that aren't made that make the difference in winning or losing the game. That was definitely the case...

 

Big Second Half Carries Missiles

The Aquin Bulldogs and Milledgeville Missiles met in a clash of Top 5 teams Friday night and it was the Missiles who eventually emerged the winner of this battle 48-28 in Freeport. The two teams both had the offenses humming in the first half as...

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    October 6, 2021

Homecoming Pride Falls Just Short

The saying is football is a game of inches and never was it more true than in Pearl City Friday night in a thriller of a game that needed two overtimes to decide a winner. In the end, another EPC Wildcatz game was decided on the final play of the...

 

Return To Dominance

The Aquin Bulldogs responded to their first loss in a long time with a strong effort Saturday as they defeated the visiting West Central Heat 42-0 in Freeport. The Bulldogs scored on their first six possessions on offense to put the game away early a...

 

Panther 'D' Still Dominates

The Lena-Winslow Panthers shrugged off a sluggish start Friday night and eventually found their groove as they racked up a 52-0 win against the East Dubuque Warriors in Lena. In a sign of things to come for the visiting Warriors, their opening drive...

 

The Difference A Year Makes

Simply put it was ugly and there is no way around describing the game any other way as River Ridge traveled to Milledgeville Friday night only to suffer through a nightmare of a trip. The team that ran the table only four months ago in eight-man foot...

 

Fantastic Finish

For those fans patient enough to wait until the end, they were treated to a thriller of a finish in Stockton Friday night as the Blackhawks hung on to defeat the EPC Wildcatz 18-13. Fans who got...

 

Aquin Rolling Eight Man

So far it's business as usual for the Aquin Bulldogs despite playing in a completely new league and a different set of rules. Aquin improved to 2-0 on the season Saturday as they defeated the Milford/Cissna Park Bearcats 44-14 in the Bulldogs home op...

 

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