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 Sports    June 3, 2020 

First Ace

Last Friday, Gael Brewbaker made the first Hole-In-One of the season out at Woodbine Bend. Considering that the flags have to stay inside the pins now, this is not an easy task to accomplish....

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    May 27, 2020

Coaching Carousel Continues

One of the worst kept secrets in the region was confirmed last week as the Stockton School Board voted to hire Matt Leitzen as the new head football coach for the Blackhawks this upcoming season,...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    May 20, 2020

Looking Back - Wolves Advance On Bronte Bash(es)

The Aquin Bulldogs, who were making sure that everyone was able to get into the game, never expected to contend with the Pearl City Wolves, so being able to go a full seven innings against the top see...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    May 20, 2020

Looking Back - Panther Small Ball Swats Hornets

Coming into Friday night's championship game of the Galena Class 1A softball regional between the top seeded Hornets of SM/RR and Lena-Winslow, everyone knew that runs would be at a premium. With two...

 

NHSSCA Names Dertz Athlete Of The Year

The NHSSCA is proud to announce the 2020 High School All-American Athletes. This award is given annually to a High School Athlete who has demonstrated outstanding achievement on and off the field in regards to strength and conditioning, athletic...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    May 13, 2020

Looking Back - First Year A Fun One For Bulldogs

Thirty or so years ago the Aquin bulldogs used to have a girl's softball team. But that was thirty years ago. This season marks the return of that program, and with first year coach Rose Mary (Romy)...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    May 13, 2020

Cory Called It

At the NHS Induction ceremony last week, Seth Cory asked whether or not the paper would be covering the Panther's big game with Eastland later in the week. "We're going to win," he said with...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    May 6, 2020

Looking Back - One Big Step Closer

The Eastland Cougars took one huge step closer to the conference title as they were able to rally back and edge past Lena-Winslow 6-5 last week. With the only undefeated conference record on the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    May 6, 2020

It's A Start

Some good news came last week for those looking to play golf in Illinois: facilities were allowed to open for business on May 1. However, there is a lengthy list of restrictions that comes with the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 22, 2020

Looking Back: Defensive Double Header

Yes, it was a major showdown between two conference contenders, but how many times do both games of a double header turn out to be exciting? Eastland paid a visit to Scales Mound last week, and in...

 

Chang's Career Comes To A Close

The North Central College men's basketball team finished the 2019-2020 season as the No. 6-ranked NCAA Division III team in the nation, according to the final Top 25 Poll released by D3hoops.com, and...

 

Cardinals Name Groom Boys Basketball Coach

On Wednesday, April 15, Forreston formally approved the hiring of Mr. Jake Groom for their Head Boys' Basketball Coach opening after the resignation of Justin Schiltz. The Cardinal alum was the...

 

Highland Leadership Golf Outing Rescheduled

The Highland Community College Foundation has rescheduled the annual Leadership Golf Outing to Friday, September 11, 2020. The event has always been held the first Monday in June, but was moved for the health and safety of the participants. "This...

 

Schaber Steps Down

East Dubuque Varsity Girls Basketball coach, Scott Schaber, resigned his position last week. He is stepping down after three years with the program in order to follow his son’s athletic careers as they enter High School. Schaber had previously coac...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 15, 2020

Looking Back

Readers suggested we resume our "Looking Back" feature to help fill the void left by a lack of local sports, so ... Broncos Finally Earn One The curse of being a really strong team in any sport is...

 

Krogman Honored For Three Point Prowess

Although the Illinois High School Association's March Madness is now over and state champions have been recognized in all four classes for girls, the awards are still coming. COUNTRY Financial is...

 

Kramer Takes Over As Aquin AD

After five years as Aquin's Athletic Director, Mr. Berin Jackson resigned his position effective, Friday, May 1, 2020. "In my 5 years as the Aquin Athletic Director, we have accomplished many great...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 15, 2020

Best Of All Time

Never in our wildest dreams did we think we would see the massive response to our online survey for the Best of All Time athletes in our region. In just two weeks, we got 1279 people voting on the...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    April 1, 2020
Best Of All Time Questionnaire

Best Of All Time

Okay, so there may not be any High School sports going on right now, but that doesn't mean we can't argue about our favorite sideline obsession. So, who do you think was the best athlete at...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 25, 2020

Snyder Stepping Down

As if the Stockton Blackhawks needed something else to deal with over the summer, now they will also be needing to find a new football coach. Head coach Jesse Snyder resigned his position last week in...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 18, 2020

Voices All Area Boys Team

Kudos go out to the Dakota Indians and the amazing season they had, which may have ended in the Sectional final, but they were still the last area team standing and earned that privilege. And while In...

 

NUIC All Conference Boys Teams

NUIC North * = Unanimous Selection First Team *Evan Flynn – Dakota *Sean Ormiston – Lena-Winslow *Zach Baker – Orangeville *Ben Hunziker – Aquin Josh Clark – Dakota Isaiah Bruce – Lena-Winslow Second Team Austin Carlson – Pecatonica...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 11, 2020

Heroic Effort

The Indian Creek Timberwolves came into the Sectional undefeated and ranked #1 in the State in Class 1A, so it was understandable that they might not be too worried about taking on a Panther team...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    March 11, 2020

Voices All Area Girls Team

It was an amazing season in Girl's Basketball this year, and nobody is more excited to congratulate the Eastland Cougars on reaching the pinnacle that for so long seemed unreachable – State Champion...

 

NUIC Girl's All Conference

NUIC North First Team (* = Unanimous Selection) *Abby Barr, Sr – Aquin *Addie DeMichele, Jr – Aquin *Tabytha Toelke, Jr – Dakota *Laura Rankin, Sr – Dakota Sara Stedor, Jr – Durand Alyssa Ostendorf, Sr – Orangeville Second Team Maddie...

 

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