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 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 27, 2021 

Return Of The Squeak

We got word only two hours before it took place, but it immediately changed plans for the evening – the Lena-Winslow Panther Boys Basketball team was going to hold a scrimmage that people could view...

 

LumberKings Join Prospect League

The LumberKings announced today that they will be joining the Prospect League (PL) – a 16-team Collegiate Wood Bat league with teams spread across the Midwest from eastern Missouri to western...

 

Cross Country Ski Trail Opens

Now that the first snow of the season has arrived, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) invites the public to it's Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary for cross-country skiing on several miles of...

 

LumberKings Left Out

Major League Baseball (MLB) and the 30 MLB teams respectively announced today the list of 120 Minor League Baseball (MiLB) teams chosen to become full-season affiliates of the 30 MLB clubs. The list...

 

Fury Girls U19 Hockey

While the format of Fury Hockey looks a bit different this season, the Fury are ready to play! With the WIAA season on hold, the Fury looked Monroe Youth Hockey Association and formed the U19 team....

 

Colehour Crushes Powerlifting Records

Eastland High School student-athlete Cadin Colehour continues his quest to re-write the records for the Amateur World Powerlifting Congress (AWPC) and the Amateur American Powerlifting Federation...

 

So Who's In?

As of press time, Village Voices knew of two schools in our region that had already committed to playing High School Basketball in November – defying the Governor's edict, while following the IHSA...

 

A Perfect Fit

Tiana Timpe is well known by Basketball fans throughout our region, and last week the Stockton senior star took the next step by accepting a full ride scholarship to play for Division One Central Mich...

 

You Can Still See Area Sports

By now, everyone knows how the chances of seeing basketball in December appear to be slim to none. But at some point, the games will be played – everyone is still in agreement on that. We just...

 

Did The IHSA Stand Up ... Or Duck?

When the announcement first came out – that the IHSA was going to go ahead and allow schools to play basketball in violation of the Governor's order, it seemed to open the door for local schools to...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 4, 2020

To Play Or Not To Play

On Tuesday of last week, without any prior notice being given to the IHSA, Governor Pritzker announced that he was changing the status of Boys and Girls Basketball – classifying them now as High...

 

Sharp Shooting Blackhawks

On Saturday, October 10th, Stockton FFA members Case Harmston (son of Greg & Peggy Harmston) and Zane Preston (son of Bryon & Sherri Preston) traveled to Chadwick where they competed in the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 28, 2020

Lady Cougars Qualify For Sectional

A strong argument could be made that having to repeatedly compete on such a grueling course as the one at Lake Carroll paid big dividends as the Lady Cougars of Eastland qualified for the IHSA...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 21, 2020

Tie Goes To Sixth

In golf, if the team score is tied after the first four lowest scores are all added together, they move on to the fifth golfer from each team to see who shot lower in order to determine a team...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 21, 2020

Strong Showing

Northwest Illinois was well represented in the IHSA Golf Sectional held at Peru St. Bede last week. Having to take on the top competition from the Regionals that fed into the Sectional tournament was...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 21, 2020

Solid Finish For Edler

Sarah Edler of the Lena-Winslow/Pearl City Girls Golf Co-op was the lone athlete from our region to advance on to the IHSA 1A Girls Golf Sectional held last week. And while Boylan Catholic of...

 

Hole In One

Brad Miller drilled a hole in one at the Big Cup event held at Woodbine Bend. Miller nailed his ace on the #2 hole from 133 yards away. The shot was witnessed by Jose Valladeras, Troy Mullholland and Peter Boden....

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 14, 2020

No Pain, Big Gain

The first time Aquin's Gwen Stovall squared off against the hills of Lake Carroll in a Cross Country competition this Fall, she wasn't even the first runner from Aquin to cross the finish line ...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 14, 2020

Edler Advances Alone

While the NUIC Boys were basically all placed into a Regional together and allowed to duke it out, for the girls – because there were so few full teams – they were shipped off to Byron where they...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 14, 2020

Anderson Tops Regional Field

All season long Village Voices had been tracking the scores of the region's top High School golfers, and those who followed it noticed how hot Eastland's Andy Anderson got at the end of the season...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 7, 2020

The Hills Continue To Win

It may only be their first season hosting Cross Country meets, but the hills of Lake Carroll have already earned a reputation for the challenge they present to area runners. More local schools...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 7, 2020

Pirates Sweep To Girls Crown

The Galena Lady Pirates blew past the competition at the NUIC Girls Tournament held at Lake Carroll last week as they finished an impressive 25 strokes ahead of second place Polo. In golf, a team must...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 7, 2020

Dakota Domination

The biggest drama regarding the NUIC Boys Conference Tournament was whether or not the Dakota Indians would be allowed to participate. After having their school shut down due to Covid issues, the...

 

Area Golf Standings

Boys NUIC Golf Standings Dakota 11 – 0 Eastland 10 – 2 Stockton 8 – 2 Galena 7 – 2 E. Dubuque 6 – 3 Aquin 7 – 4 Amboy 6 – 4 RR/SM 6 – 7 Du/Pec 4 – 8 Forreston 2 – 9 LW/PC 1 – 8...

 

Area Golf Scores

Boys Stockton 193 Mitchel Coffey – 46, Jared Dvorak – 47, Austin Chumbler – 48, Trace Williamson – 52 = 193 RR/SM 203 Thomas Hereau – 45, Maddux Knauer – 51, Kari Conklin – 53, Tomy...

 

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