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Football Playoff Pairings

Class 1A First Round Kewanee-Wethersfield 52 Lewistown 0 Forreston 42 Ottawa Marquette 7 Morrison 58 Cambridge-Ridgewood 6 Kirkland Hiawatha 44 Abingdon-Avon 6 Lena-Winslow 46 Aurora Christian 8 Orangeville 32 Chicago Hope 0 Aquin 55 Fulton 38 Stockt...

 
 By Todd Nielsen    Sports    November 13, 2019 

Into The Semifinals

The River Ridge Wildcats played without a couple of their key players in their second round I8FA matchup with Danville Schlarman. No Joseph Diaz. No Jacob Sollars. No problem for the Wildcats as they...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 13, 2019 

Bigger Than The Game

Lena-Winslow's running clock win over the Orangeville Broncos in the second round of the IHSA Class 1A Playoffs was not the main story in Orangeville last Saturday. The Broncos were. You see, Panther...

 
 By Todd McKenna    Sports    November 13, 2019 

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...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 13, 2019 

All Area Volleyball Team

For the first time in a long time, we didn't have to cover the Volleyball Sectional. And while that did give us a chance to get some other work done, it would have been more fun following an area...

 

Cougars Set Power Lifting Records

Eastland High School powerlifters Cadin Colehour, Eli Dertz, Kaylee Hammer, and Paul Sturtevant traveled to St. Charles, Illinois the weekend of October 26th-27th to compete in the WPC Can-Am...

 

Becke Named Highland Women's Basketball Coach

Highland Community College has hired Blake Becke of Pearl City as the Head Women's Basketball coach for the 2020-21 basketball season. "We have a commitment from a local basketball coach who will...

 

Making School History

River Ridge thoroughly dominated the North Fulton Wildcats on the field, taking a 34-0 lead at halftime, scored on their first drive of the second half to enact the running clock and won 48-0. In...

 

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...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 6, 2019

Another Panther Pounding

A strong argument could be made that the Class 1A playoff game between Lena-Winslow and Aurora Christian was determined by the coin flip. Aided with the wind at their back in the first quarter, the...

 

Eastland Falls Short

The Eastland Cougars knew coming into the Regional championship game versus Sterling Newman that they'd have to play one of their better games to come away with a victory. They had faced Newman near...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 6, 2019

Big Game Pressure

As each match in the post season takes place, the pressure continues to mount as more and more is on the line. On Halloween in East Dubuque, the Lena-Winslow Panthers were once again haunted by the...

 

The Mental Game

While the importance in having talent cannot be overstated for a team in any sport, having the mental strength to face adversity, which is sure to come at some point, is equally important. That was...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 6, 2019

Planned Perfectly

Most sports fans know about a football game plan, and many understand what is involved in a basketball game plan, but volleyball? Having gone to three games in both of their meetings with the...

 

Focus On Our Side Of The Net

Morrison entered their Regional match with the Eastland Cougars with just one win on their resume and seeded 14th out of 15 teams in their Sub-Sectional. There shouldn't have been a lot for the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 6, 2019

Winning Ugly Is Still Winning

The Aquin Bulldogs made nine unforced errors and three service errors in game two against the Orangeville Broncos in the Dakota Regional quarterfinals, but in spite of the mistakes pulled off a...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    November 6, 2019

You Gotta Be Ready To Go

"It's the Regionals, you've got to be ready to go," said Scales Mound Hornet head coach Nicole Busch. "Tonight we weren't." Scales Mound didn't really show up until midway through game two as they...

 

Volleyball Post Season Results

Earlville Regional Monday Fulton 25, 25 Kirkland Hiawatha 5, 6 Amboy 22, 27, 25 Indian Creek 25, 25, 20 Tuesday Forreston 25, 25 Alden-Hebron 8, 6 Earlville 25, 25 Leland 11, 13 Wednesday Fulton 25, 25 Amboy 19, 15 Forreston 25, 25 Earlville 16, 12...

 

Final Football Standings

NUIC North Lena-Winslow 6 – 0 9 – 0 Orangeville 4 – 2 6 – 3 Stockton 4 – 2 6 – 3 Pec/Durand 3 – 3 6 – 3 Dakota 3 – 3 4 – 5 Galena 1 – 5 2 – 7 East Dubuque 0 – 6 2 – 7 NUIC South Aquin 6 – 0 9 – 0 Forreston 5 – 1 7...

 

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...

 

Finishing Strong

The Stockton Blackhawks knew their final regular season game was important in terms of seeding, but for their opponent, the Dakota Indians, it was a do-or-die game. The Indians sat at 4-4, needing...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 30, 2019

Be Careful What You Wish For

When it became apparent that the Du/Pec Rivermen would have a solid football team this season – there was reason for excitement. Unfortunately, for a fan base that had never seen a contender yet...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 30, 2019

Football Playoff Predictions

The regular season has come to a close, and the playoffs now begin. But how does the opposition stack up to our area teams? Well, let's take a look. Forreston (7-2) at Ottawa Marquette (7-2) In years...

 

Wisconsin Football Playoffs

Wisconsin State Football Playoffs Division 7 Round One Blackhawk/Warren 55 Cashton 8 Ithaca 46 Wauzeka-Steuben 6 River Ridge 47 De Soto 0 Potosi/Cassville 42 Highland 6 Hilbert 49 Rosholt 34 Catholic Central 10 Randolph 7 (OT) Reedsville 31...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    October 30, 2019

Volleyball Regional Predictions

We've worked our way through the conference schedules with Lena-Winslow running the table while Dakota and Durand played catch-up to Forreston, but now that the post season has arrived who do we...

 

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