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 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 28, 2021 

Familiar Faces In New Places

Every season there are coaching changes, that's nothing new. But the point of interest this year is how many former star players we all watched play on the court, will now be leading a team from the...

 

Cougar Athletes Earn Academic All-American Status

Based on academic excellence, 17 Highland Community College student-athletes are honored as NJCAA All-Academic Team recipients. For student-athletes to qualify for this prestigious academic award, the individual must have completed a minimum of 24...

 

Highland Cougar Athletes Make Arrowhead Conference Academic Excellence Status

Based on academic excellence, 36 Highland Community College student-athletes are honored as Arrowhead Conference Academic Excellence Award recipients for the 2020-21 academic year. Award recipients must earn a minimum 3.0-grade point average and...

 

Colby Smith Memorial 4 Mile Classic Run

The 2021 Colby Smith Memorial 4 Mile Classic will have both in person and virtual options. The 14th and Final Annual Colby Run will be held Saturday, August 28th. Virtual Colby Run Week will be...

 

Three Named To All State Baseball

Three NUIC seniors have received all-state recognition by the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA). Matthew Riedl of Warren/Stockton, Ty Stykel of Freeport Aquin and Drew...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 7, 2021

Voices All Area Softball

It was an action packed and competitive season in which four teams – all in the same conference – ended up claiming the four respective Regional titles. We've never seen that before in any sport,...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 7, 2021

Voices All Area Baseball Team

Trying to put together an All Area team in baseball is never easy for a couple of reasons – the first one being, most schools place their best athletes at the same position – shortstop and/or...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 30, 2021

New Year, New NUIC

With the pandemic shortened season behind us, everyone is looking forward to what we view as a 'normal' school year with conference races in every sport, and post season regionals and playoffs to get...

 

Lena-Winslow Summer Volleyball League Schedule

July 8 5:00 pm Lena-Winslow vs Pearl City Durand vs Warren Aquin vs Stockton – JH Gym 6:00 pm Warren vs Eastland Pearl City vs Freeport Dakota vs Aquin – JH Gym 7:00 pm Eastland vs River Ridge Orangeville vs Lena-Winslow Stockton vs Durand ...

 

Forreston Names New Head Football Coach

On Wednesday, June 23rd Forrestville Valley C.U.S.D. #221 formally approved the hiring of Keynon Janicke for their Head Football Coach after the stepping down of former head coach and AP/AD Kyle Zick. Coach Zick will remain on staff as an assistant...

 

All Conference Baseball

NUIC North MVP – Ty Stykel, Sr - Aquin First Team (* = Unanimous Selection) Pitchers Hayden Roth, Sr – Orangeville Nathan Brinkmeier, So – Pearl City Catchers *Max Amendt, Sr – Lena-Winslow *Cade Janecke, Sr – Orangeville Infield *Ty Stykel...

 

All Conference Softball

All conference selections took on a whole new dimension this year – especially in the NUIC North. The reason? Well, when all four Regional champions all came out of the same conference … you were loaded with talent. Such was the case as Dakota,...

 

All State Softball

The Coaches have released their All State Softball selections, and our region was well represented in 1A. Area athletes who received the honor were: First Team C - Jenna Damon, Durand P/OF – Kara Erdmann, Forreston IF – Tessa Janecke,...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 23, 2021

Third Time's Charm

For the third time in a row, the Orangeville Broncos had made it to the Class 1A Super Sectional, but for the first time in their history, they finally advanced on to the State final four with a...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 23, 2021

Bronco Knock Out

When you think of playing softball, the one thing that almost never enters into anyone's mind is that it might be a game of attrition ... but Wednesday afternoon in the IHSA Class 1A third place...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 23, 2021

"Brodogs"? ... Bad Dawg!

I had heard some rumblings, but wasn’t quite sure what people were talking about, and with the team in the midst of the first run to state in program history, I didn’t pay much attention to it....

 

Boys State Track Area Results

100 Jordan Neuschwander, Forreston – 9th Caleb Morris, Dakota – 14th 400 Brock Soltow, Forreston – 26th 800 Ethan Cain, Forreston – 24th 1600 Carson Jones, Forreston – 30th 3200 Briar Nevills, West Carroll – 15th Brock Loftus, Amboy ...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 16, 2021

Post Season Results

Baseball Post Season Tournament June 2nd AFC 9 Polo 8 Lena-Winslow 15 South Beloit 0 Galena 3 RR/SM 1 Morrison 8 Kirkland-Hiawatha 3 June 3rd East Dubuque 5 Pearl City 1 June 4th Forreston 20 AFC 9 Ea...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 16, 2021

Three In A Row

It had been a chant the Orangeville Broncos used throughout the post season as the goal was simple – for the third time, advance on to the Super Sectional. And while Pearl City made a huge hurdle to...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 16, 2021

Ty As They Might

Ever since the pitch count rule came into effect several years ago, the biggest factor that can determine the outcome of any High School baseball game is – who is on the mound. Every team tries to...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 16, 2021

Post Pour Output

Fans had to wait a while longer than expected to see the Orangeville Lady Broncos take on Dakota in the Regional final at Orangeville last Tuesday. When the game opened, Dakota drew first blood as...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 16, 2021

One Fateful Swing

Warren/Stockton senior Matthew Riedl, and Orangeville's Cade Janecke have been friends for several years. With both of them being exceptional baseball players, they have played together and against ea...

 

Next Stop State

The Boys Track Sectionals were held last Friday in Winnebago, but unlike previous years where the IHSA had set cut off marks that determined whether or not an athlete qualified for State, the 2021 results did not include that in the posting. The...

 

Krogman Caps Career

The true joy of being a local newspaper that covers area sports, is seeing athletes come in as wide-eyed freshman, and develop over the course of their four years into super star athletes. While many...

 

Track Leaderboard

Trying to give numbers from every meet would require far too much space, So we bring you the Leaderboard. The leaderboard lists the best times/distances recorded at area track meets that were...

 

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