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Boys Basketball Standings

North Pecatonica 5 – 0 18 – 6 Aquin 4 – 1 11 – 7 Lena-Winslow 3 – 1 9 – 8 Orangeville 3 – 2 6 – 6 Durand 2 – 4 10 – 12 Dakota 1 – 4 4 – 7 Pearl City 0 – 6 1 – 13 South...

 

Girls Basketball Standings

North Orangeville 7 – 1 23 – 4 Lena-Winslow 7 – 1 15 – 9 Pecatonica 6 – 3 16 – 7 Aquin 4 – 3 13 – 9 Dakota 1 – 7 4 – 20 Pearl City 1 – 5 6 – 15 Durand 0 – 6 3 – 11 South...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 26, 2022 

Witness To The Execution

As good as the Scales Mound Hornets are, there was still a major hurdle they had not cleared ... ever. Never in their varsity careers had any of the starting five seniors ever beaten East Dubuque,...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 26, 2022 

Rethink The Rankings

The Eastland Cougars took on the Galena Pirates in the third place game of the Pecatonica MLK Tournament, but based on what we had seen out of the Pirates and Cougars ... we honestly thought it would...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 26, 2022 

Kalli Humphrey Kills It

Several times throughout the season, members of the Lena-Winslow Lady Panthers, would ask if I thought they could win a certain game, and my answer was always the same. "When you guys are hitting...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 26, 2022 

Panthers Win A Looney One

Strange things can happen in sports – any sport – but it might be several years before anybody sees anything as crazy as what took place in Lena-Winslow's 55-53 victory over Aquin in Lena...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 26, 2022 

Wiegel Gets A Warning

Anybody, and everybody, who knows RR/SM Girls Basketball coach David Wiegel would be the first to tell you ... he is a really nice guy. You could tease him, joke around, and never worry about...

 

Pantherhawk Update

Lena-Winslow/Stockton 61.0 Clinton 11.0 220: Henry Engel (LWS) over Mike Rausenberger (C) (Fall 2:13) 285: Tanner Kempel (LWS) win by forfeit 106: Double Forfeit 113: Drew Steiner (C) win by forfeit...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 26, 2022 

As One Goes Down, Another Returns

Most people know that the Scales Mound Hornets are a really strong basketball team and ranked #2 in the state in 1A. But few people outside of the small town of Scales Mound realize how truly impressi...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 26, 2022 

Overcoming Covid Restrictions

The Orangeville Lady Broncos were faced with a bit of a dilemma. Their JV team had been exposed to covid when they played RR/SM, and several of those players also suit up for varsity. But due to...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 26, 2022 

Stockton Gives Warren A Dustin

Throughout the first half of Wednesday night's conference battle in Stockton, the Blackhawks and Warren Warriors traded leads, fouls, turnovers and momentum, but nobody could take control of the game...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 26, 2022 

The Regionals Came Early

Ask any basketball coach familiar with IHSA post season play, and they will admit that the post season games tend to be much more physical than the regular season because the officials want to "let...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 19, 2022

Panther's Killer B's

Lena-Winslow knew that their contest at home Monday night against Forreston would not see the Cardinals at full strength. Stuck in the midst of a rebuilding year to begin with, Forreston was further...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 19, 2022

Power In The Paint

Most students aren't old enough to remember this, but it wasn't that long ago when there was no three point line in High School basketball. Every basket was worth two points – no matter how far...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 19, 2022

Here Come The Cougars

Let's be honest, at the beginning of the Girls' Basketball season almost everyone had written off the Eastland Cougars as far as being considered a post season threat. After losing their star talent...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 19, 2022

Volleyball All Star Invitations Send Out

Invitations for the very first Northwest Illinois Volleyball All Star Game which is scheduled for June 8th of this year, were sent out over the last two weeks. Only seniors who will be graduating...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 19, 2022

Pec MLK Tourney Boasts A Loaded Field

Pecatonica High School had no way of knowing last summer when tournament invitations went out that they would be so lucky, but the High School Boys' Basketball teams that participated in their annual...

 

Pantherhawks Top Dakota

Halfway through their annual showdown with rival Dakota, the Pantherhawks were on the wrong end of a 18-9 team score. But then everything began to turn as Jared Dvorak got the party started with a har...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 19, 2022

Fast Track To Success

Rhett Barkau was not in the best of moods at the Virginia International Raceway last summer when his car wrecked midway through the race, but that mood quickly changed when he got some exciting news....

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 12, 2022

Confidence Is Key

Before their non-conference pre-Christmas battle in Lena, some un-named Panthers asked the question, "Do you think we can stay close to them (RR/SM)?" But when asked about their pre-game concerns,...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 12, 2022

Teaching Opportunity

The Pearl City Lady Wolves were never challenged by South Beloit in their non-conference basketball game Monday night in Pearl City. In fact, if they had wanted to, the Wolves could have dropped...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 12, 2022

Pantherhawks Claim Abe's Rumble Crown

The Lena-Winslow/Stockton Pantherhawks always compete in the huge holiday wrestling tournament – Abe's Rumble. And even though it is a challenging 64 team field they have to square off against, the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 12, 2022

Was It Really That Close?

When people see that Scales Mound only beat Galena Thursday night by five points on their home floor in a 67-62 contest, they might have some doubts as to whether the Hornets were over-rated, or...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    January 12, 2022

Pretty Damn Good

The Orangeville Broncos were sitting pretty with a record of 13-3, but Friday night they had to make a trip that – for them – typically came up empty. The Broncos paid a visit to Freeport to take...

 

Clutch Performances

The Warren Lady Warriors came into their Pearl City Tournament battle against East Dubuque with a couple of decided disadvantages. To begin with, Warren hadn't beaten East Dubuque in several years, bu...

 

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