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 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Panthers Claim Cat Fight

They may no longer be in the same conference, but when the Eastland Cougars and Lena-Winslow Panthers lock up on the basketball court, it is still bound to be a battle. Monday night in Lanark, the...

 
 By Todd Nielsen    Sports    February 19, 2020 

'D' Is The Key

River Ridge/Scales Mound held Pecatonica without a field goal for nearly the first 12 minutes of their Regional matchup. The Wildcats were turning the ball over too much, limiting their shots on offense. They shot well in the first quarter, but had...

 
 By Todd Nielsen    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Warren Gives East Dubuque A Scare

There probably wasn't anybody not associated with the Warren girls basketball team that would have given them any shot to upset East Dubuque in the first round of the River Ridge Regionals. And while Warren couldn't quite pull it off, they sure had...

 

Girls Post Season Results

Amboy Regional Quarterfinal AFC 55 Kirkland Hiawatha 30 Forreston 85 Christian Life 11 Semifinals Amboy 62 AFC 30 Fulton 48 Forreston 37 OT Championship Amboy 41 Fulton 30 Eastland Regional...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Two Paths Lead To Same Result

Both Stockton and Lena-Winslow advanced to the Regional semifinals Tuesday night by 20 point margins, but the manner in which they did it was far from similar. Stockton gave up the first basket to Sou...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Set Up For A Showdown

Both the Aquin Bulldogs and Stockton Blackhawks were able to advance into the Class 1A Regional Championship, but the Bulldogs had a much easier road. In the opening game between Aquin and Durand,...

 
 By Todd Nielsen    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Layup Line For The Cougars

It was always a rarity to see a high school team score 100 points. The institution of the running clock has made it a much more difficult feat. The Eastland girls basketball team was on pace to reach...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Warriors Rise With Riedl

With just over two minutes gone in the first quarter, the Warren Warriors were suddenly faced with a problem – sophomore post, Braydn Bohnsack – had just picked up his second foul and had to head...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 19, 2020 

The Pressure To Perform

It would be impossible to celebrate the championship won by the Stockton Blackhawks without having your heart bleed for the Aquin Lady Bulldogs. In what was one of the most competitive back and forth...

 
 By Todd Nielsen    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Four Peat

It took just 92 seconds for the Eastland Cougars to jump out to an 11-0 lead against Polo in the Regional championship game. It would be a precursor of things to come as the Cougars delivered a...

 

Next Stop State

The Lena-Winslow Pantherhawks sent nine wrestlers to the Oregon 1A Sectional, and eight of them finished in fourth place or better. The top four automatically advance to the State competition, and And...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Killer Confidence

Erin Henze was having a terrible game. Beyond terrible. By halftime of the Sectional semifinals against Stockton, Henze had zero points, but three turnovers and two fouls, and Stockton was in front...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Coatney's Clutch

With 1:25 to play in the Sectional finals between Eastland and Amboy, the Cougars were on the wrong end of a 56-52 score. But the game was far from over. Lydia Coatney drove into the lane, stopped...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 19, 2020 

Bulldogs Hold On

Coach Dr. Martin knew his team was in desperate need of a win. Not just any win, a quality win over a strong opponent. "You work so hard, but if you don't see a reward from that, losing can become a...

 

A Change In Titles

After falling at home in a close game to the Galena Pirates earlier in the season, the Stockton Blackhawks had the tall task of trying to claim a victory on the Pirate's home floor if they wanted a...

 

Pec Lights Up Aquin

In their previous two meetings, the Pecatonica Indians had topped Aquin by making drives to the basket and attacking the inside, so the Bulldogs were prepared for that to happen. What they didn't see...

 

Ormiston Officially A Hawkeye

Sean Ormiston had quite a high school career wearing the black and gold of the Lena-Winslow Panthers. Now, he's taken the first step in his college career, opting for the black and gold of the...

 

Emotional Send Off

When the final horn had sounded, and both Aquin and Lena-Winslow were going through the traditional handshake line following the game, nobody was talking about the score. The move on everyone's mind,...

 

Dakota's Turn To Vie For State

The Lena-Winslow/Stockton Pantherhawks gave it quite a battle, but in the end Dakota was able to edge past them for first place as a team. The final team standings of the Polo Regional were: 1st...

 

Girls Post Season Predictions

The Regular season has come to a close, and two of the three conferences in our region had co-champions as the race came down to the wire. But who do we think is going to be hot at the right time to...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 5, 2020

An Unfair Fight

Over the summer, there was a lot of excitement over what kind of game fans would see when Lena-Winslow, and the Mapes sisters, squared off against the Stockton Blackhawks – their former team. But...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 5, 2020

The Mouse That Roared

The program officially lists Andy Wurster as being 5'8" tall. We think it's lying. But the one thing that nobody can deny is how hard and fast the senior guard works for the River Ridge Wildcats. "I k...

 

The Great Talent Divide

The gap in talent has never been wider than it is right now amongst the girls basketball teams in the NUIC. There are quite a few great to very good teams and quite a few teams experiencing lows with...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 5, 2020

A Dakota Dismantling

After winning the jump ball to open the game, the Lena-Winslow Panthers came down and worked their offense for a good twenty seconds before Sean Ormiston pulled up and hit a 15 foot jumper for the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    February 5, 2020

Now It Gets Serious

The Wrestling post season gets underway this coming weekend where the teams from our region will be making the trip to Polo for the Class 1A Regional. And to say that a lot will be on the line would b...

 

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