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 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...

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    April 28, 2021

Fourth Quarter Woes Continue

In a game where the offense rolled up 32 points, it was the Forreston Cardinals defense that helped give their team a win 32-14 against the EPC Wildcatz in Lanark. But the game had a very different...

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    April 21, 2021

Bulldogs Still Unblemished

The Aquin Bulldogs seem determined to make their last season of 11-man football a memorable one and the latest example of that mindset was a 41-8 thrashing of the Forreston Cardinals Saturday night....

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    April 14, 2021

Bulldogs Claim Sloppy Victory

The Aquin Bulldogs earned their fourth consecutive victory by defeating East Dubuque 40-12 in a game that was every bit as sloppy for them as their field was in Freeport. Untimely penalties, dropped and off-target passes plagued the Bulldogs all...

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    April 7, 2021

Bulldogs Still Unblemished

The Aquin Bulldogs stayed undefeated on the season at 3-0 but they had to work hard for it on a trip Saturday to Milledgeville. While the final score showed 40-14, the game was much tighter than that...

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    March 31, 2021

Bulldog Blow Out

The scoreboard at Freeport High School must hate to see the Aquin Bulldogs pay a visit because that means it's in for a long day of work. In the last two games the Bulldogs have had to play across...

 

Bulldogs Continue Playoff Run

In order to go 11-0 teams have to get a few breaks and the Aquin Bulldogs needed every one they got Saturday to earn a playoff win 27-18 in Stockton. It was by no means a beauty contest for Aquin...

 

Aquin Blows Off Steam In Win Over Fulton

It seems weird to score 55 points and yet never feel that comfortable that would be enough for a win. That's the situation the Aquin Bulldogs found themselves in Saturday as they rolled up 55 points, but the Fulton Steamers kept coming back and...

 

Aquin Finishes Perfect Season

It took a little while, a gritty effort and a little luck at times but the Aquin Bulldogs capped off an eventful senior night with a 28-8 win against the West Carroll Thunder Friday night in...

 

Welcome To The Big Boy Club

For the first time in 5 years, the Aquin Bulldogs walked off the field Friday night as conference champions. They also are 8-0 for the first time since 2012 as they defeated the reigning state...

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    October 9, 2019

Bulldogs Step Up To Pass EPC Test

It's probably safe to say the Aquin Bulldogs took the field Friday night in Pearl City with something to prove both to the NUIC community and even to themselves. Coming into the contest with a 5-0 record usually doesn't allow for doubt, but the...

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    October 2, 2019

Bulldogs Stay Undefeated

Homecoming week brings enough distractions on its own, but then Friday's weather really upended the routine at Aquin as the Bulldogs (5-0) had to wait to Saturday to take the field against the Amboy Clippers. The results were apparent early, but the...

 

Aquin Gets Defensive To Keep Win Streak Alive

Forgive the Aquin Bulldogs if they seemed a little unsettled early in their game Friday, but they found themselves in an unfamiliar place. Like they have the past three weeks, the Bulldogs threw an...

 

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