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 By Dan Stevens    Sports    August 5, 2020 

We Just Want To Play

Their season may have been wiped out by the pandemic, but the Warren/Stockton Warhawks are trying to do everything they ca to pick up some games during the summer season. But it hasn't been easy....

 

Norman Legacy Continues

Nobody will ever be able to forget the incredible accomplishments made by Pete Norman over his 15 year career as head Men's Basketball Coach for Highland College. Now, years after he took the Cougars...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    August 5, 2020 

IHSA Delays Seasons

The official word came down last week, with the good news being that all High School Sports are scheduled to take place ... but the bad news is that we will have to wait a long time for some of them....

 

Hitting The National Stage

Competing for your local school is one thing, but just like volleyball, basketball and other sports, there is also the opportunity to compete at the club level in softball. Most people are familiar...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 29, 2020

Powerful Future Awaits

Elaina Martin of Warren is only going to be a sophomore this coming year, but she already made a name for herself athletically by seeing plenty of varsity action as a freshman for the Warriors. Last...

 

Warhawks Claim A Sweep

On Tuesday, July 21, the Warren-Stockton Warhawk high school baseball team honored their senior players and started their summer season by hosting the Orangeville Broncos for a doubleheader. In the first game, Josh Reynolds started the scoring for...

 

Bulldogs Name Weik

Aquin Administration is pleased to announce the hiring of Matt Weik as Aquin's new Head Coach of Boys Basketball. Coach Weik served as the Boys Varsity Assistant Coach under Dr. Martin last year and...

 

Jim Shaw Classic Cancelled

It's with deep regret that today the Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame Committee announces the official cancellation of the "Jim Shaw All-Star Basketball Games". The longstanding event is support...

 

Colby Run Going Virtual

The Colby Smith Memorial 4 Mile Classic has gone VIRTUAL in 2020! The 13th Annual Colby Run will be held any place, at any time. Plan your route and run or walk four miles for Colby during Colby Run...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 22, 2020

Buske's Untold Story

Covering local athletes and celebrating their exploits is always rewarding, but quite often we never learn the story behind the athlete, or what they went through or had to overcome in their lives to...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 15, 2020

Switching Seasons Is Not A Good Option

The rumors were flying recently when the IHSA suddenly changed their policy regarding the Phase 4 opening requirements, and when the Governor of Michigan openly suggested it – the idea gained some...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 15, 2020

Something Worth Watching

The Pandemic had placed everything on hold, and many people were actually trying to remember the last local high school sporting event they had seen. But last Wednesday night in Freeport, the...

 

Monroe Clinic's 15th Annual Golf Outing

Monroe Clinic & Hospital Foundation will hold its 15th Annual Golf Outing & Dinner in a modified format this year, as the health and safety of all the participants is paramount. The 18-hole scramble golf event with virtual auction will be held on...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 8, 2020

The Doctor Is Out ... For Now

The press release came last week – after six years at the helm of the Aquin Boys' Basketball program, Dr. Keith Martin was stepping down. So last week, I sat down with him – not to drum up any dir...

 

HCC Athletes Receive Arrowhead Conference Academic Excellence Awards

Thirty-one Highland Community College student-athletes were named to the 2019-2020 Arrowhead Academic All-Conference Team. Academic Excellence selections must have completed at least 12 credit hours p...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 8, 2020

Finally, A Ball Game!

Sunday night up in Argyle, the Orangeville Broncos took out some frustrations on their hosts as they blew past Argyle in a 12-3 drubbing to open up their summer schedule ... well kinda. You see, the I...

 

Martin Steps Down

Aquin's Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Keith Martin has resigned after 6 years with the program, including the past 5 years as the Head Coach of the Bulldogs. Martin finishes his time at Aquin with a...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    July 1, 2020

Let There Be Volleyball!

Believe it or not, we might begin to see High School summer sports soon as the Lena-Winslow Volleyball League is prepared to begin competition next week. At least, that is the plan ... "This is ALL...

 

Freeport Softball League Schedule

Although it is still only tentative at this point because the IHSA must give its’ approval for any summer league play to take place, the Freeport High School Summer League has established their schedule for July. (All games are played at Read Park...

 

Bulldogs Join Broncos

Due to a number of NUIC football teams making the shift to 8-man football for the 2021 season, the NUIC conference needed a commitment from the remaining 11-man schools for 2021/2022 seasons. With...

 

Aquin Names Blasing VB Coach

Aquin administration is pleased to announce the hiring of Korissa Blasing as Aquin's new head volleyball coach. Coach Blasing comes to us with experience from coaching Pearl City's junior high team...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 17, 2020

Bronco Changing Of The Guard

Typically, the average fan has very little contact with, or pays little attention to a school's Athletic Director – unless of course they want to post complaints about a coach. But for the media,...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Sports    June 17, 2020

Football Changes Coming

The IHSA has only allowed small groups of athletes to do basic fitness exercises with coaches, so organized football practices are still a long way off. But that doesn't mean there haven't been some m...

 

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,...

 

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