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Short-handed Eastland girls show strength in win over East Dubuque  Rockford Register Star

LANARK — A lot of girls basketball teams can win games when everyone is healthy, but some of the best can do it even when they're not at full strength.No.

Eastland High School hires new head basketball coach  Freeport Journal-Standard

LANARK — Eastland High School recently hired Tyler Zumdahl as its new boys basketball head coach.The hiring of Zumdahl was approved by the board of ...

Family funeral business keeps on growing.

MOUNT CARROLL – If you were trying to keep up with the Joneses these days, you'd be pretty busy. The family behind Law-Jones Funeral Homes and ...

Leading the way

Eastland, Sterling, Oregon lead local schools in media academics ranking, but are those rankings indicative of actual school success?

Eastland High School announces honor rolls - News  Freeport Journal-Standard

LANARK — Eastland High School announced its first-semester and second-quarter honor rolls.First-semester 4.0 honor students are seniors Brady Balk, ...

Memorial Day observances  Prairie Advocate

Area Memorial Day observations, all on Monday unless otherwise noted, include:

Kempel, Smargiassi twins key parts of unbeaten E-PC's success  Rockford Register Star

LANARK — Jared McNutt knew he was inheriting an experienced football team in his first year as the head coach at Eastland-Pearl City. But he didn't know ...

89th District candidates stump at Eastland High School  Freeport Journal-Standard

LANARK — No campaign stop is too small for the candidates for the 89th District state representative seat.Both came to Eastland High School this week to speak ...

Former Eastland 3-sport star continues success at alma mater

Nicole Brinker makes her way from her classroom at Eastland High School to the cafeteria. Along the way, various students, each addressing her as “Brinker,” as ...

Class 2A/1A baseball regional capsules | Baseball  Quad-Cities Online

When and where: Today through Saturday at Howes Park, Annawan. Area teams: Alleman, Annawan-Wethersfield, Kewanee. FYI: Second-seeded Alleman ...

Graduation times and dates for 2019

Amboy High School: 2 p.m. May 26, 11 E. Hawley St. Ashton-Franklin Center High School: 10 a.m. May 25, 611 Western Ave., Ashton. Bureau Valley High ...

Honor Rolls for Saturday, June 9, 2018

Seniors: Brady Balk, Kenady Drake, Connor Erbsen, Cecilia Guerrero, Drake Heeren, Katie Krogman, Leah Kuper, Jared Wilczynski. Juniors: Erica Dambman ...

Witt capped sectional title with memorable bucket

A raucous home crowd packed the Eastland High School gym 7 days ago to watch the girls basketball team take down defending Class 1A runner-up and NUIC ...

Sports Hall of Fame inducts new members  Prairie Advocate

SAVANNA – Sports memories both on and off of the playing surface were shared Sunday night at Manny's Pizza in Savanna, as the Northwest Illinois Sports ...

Cougars' power surge continues in Lanark

Scattered around the gym at Eastland High School are stations where hitters can hone their craft: a tee where a hitter can hit into a net, a red bag hanging from a ...

Photos: Pantagraph sports photos of the year | Sports  The Pantagraph

The Pantagraph's top sports photos took in a variety across 2018.

High school graduation ceremonies begin this week

High school graduations begin this week all across the Sauk Valley. The following ceremonies will be in the schools' gym unless otherwise indicated:

Boys holiday tournament at Eastland  Carroll County Mirror-Democrat

LANARK—Eastland High School is hosting a holiday boys basketball tournament Dec. 26-29, with 10 area schools participating.

Riverton Shootout: Lanark Eastland’s Shaner sinks Lutheran with late 3  The State Journal-Register

RIVERTON — Lanark Eastland High School boys basketball coach Tony Dunlap wondered if he should have called a timeout with 2.9 seconds left Saturday ...

Lanark man, 25, dies in head-on crash in Wisconsin

LANARK – A 25-year-old Lanark man was killed Tuesday morning in a head-on collision with a semitrailer near Cuba City, Wisconsin, where he worked.

Football: Wildcatz turning to 7-on-7 at junior high level  Prairie Advocate

LANARK – Saturdays this fall will look a bit different for Eastland-Pearl City junior high football players. Instead of putting on full pads and gearing up for a game ...

Volleyball team wins tournament at Eastland  Ogle County News

It did not take long for Oregon to knock off Stockton in the championship game of the Linda Ludwig Memorial Volleyball Tournament at Eastland High School on ...

Prep volleyball: Eastland team has new coach with a familiar name  Freeport Journal-Standard

To say the Eastland High School girls volleyball program has experienced a lot of change over the past two years would be an understatement.At the end of the ...

Memorial Day events scheduled in the Sauk Valley

Area Memorial Day observations, all on Monday unless otherwise noted.

Eastland benefits from FHN sports physicals  Prairie Advocate

Eastland High School students recently had their sports physicals performed at FHN Family Healthcare Center – Lanark, raising $1040 for the Eastland School ...

Graduation ceremonies throughout the Sauk Valley

Area high school graduation ceremonies, all in the high school gym or auditorium, unless otherwise noted:

Shannon Homecoming one of Illinois' oldest festivals  Prairie Advocate

SHANNON — Downtown Shannon on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3 through 5, is the site for one of Illinois' oldest annual hometown festivals. Starting in 1919 to ...

Gazette team filled with scoring threats, happy to share

The players on the Gazette girls roster for tonight's SVM All-Star Classic at Sauk Valley Community College know that any one of them can go off for a big night.

Softball: A coach who needs no intro

Prior to the Eastland softball team's game against Milledgeville on Tuesday afternoon, Cougars coach Keali Engelkens played master of ceremonies.

Powerlifting's rising star: Eastland's Eli Dertz sets world records  Rockford Register Star

LANARK — Elijah Dertz took up weightlifting as a means to an end. Now, it's turned into a way of life.“It's kind of become my thing now,” said Dertz, who plays ...

Eastland FFA wins mechanics sectional  Prairie Advocate

SAVANNA – Eastland High School FFA won the Section 1 Ag Mechanics competition April 16 at West Carroll High School.

'Please give me strength' – Young husband out of hospital, 4-year-old recovering from brain injuries

ROCKFORD – The young father who survived the crash that took his pregnant wife and unborn son is out of the hospital, but their 4-year-old daughter remains in ...

Sarah R. Johnson

POLO – With great sadness, the family of Sarah Rose “Smiley” Johnson announce her passing, along with her son, Oliver Daniel Michael Johnson.

Area servant leaders look to change the world by touching the world  Prairie Advocate

FREEPORT – Hundreds of area students gathered Saturday in the Highland Community College Student Conference Center for their regular monthly Servant ...

Sports Highlights for Wednesday, July 19, 2017  Prairie Advocate

20th Annual NISHOF/Jim Shaw All-Star Basketball Classic.

Trade secrets revealed: Meet the CEO class, and their business plans

STERLING – It was 7:55 a.m. when the Whiteside Area Career Center CEO students were meeting to iron out the details of the businesses they created for the ...

West Carroll FFA agronomy team wins Section 1 contest  Prairie Advocate

SAVANNA – The West Carroll FFA Varsity Agronomy team of Natalie O'Connor, Jacob Casey, Natalie Shaw, Emily Suiter and Elizabeth Rath won the Section 1 ...

West Carroll FFA wins dodgeball tourney  Prairie Advocate

West Carroll FFA Dodgeball Team 1 placed first Oct. 18 at the Section 1 tournament at Eastland High School in Lanark. Members are (front row, from left) Ethan ...

Dinner bell! Eastland students seek donations to help fight hunger

FFA program takes on $12000 initiative to pack 50000 meals.

Eastland freshman powers way to world records in weightlifting competiton  Prairie Advocate

Eastland High School freshman Elijah Dertz deadlifts 440 pounds – an Amateur American Powerlifting Federation world record for his division and weight class, ...

Mock accident hits home with its safe driving message  Prairie Advocate

LANARK — Stacy Kalina is a nurse, and has seen her share of accident victims. She was one of the organizers of Friday's mock accident at Eastland High ...

Sports highlights for Wednesday, March 15  Prairie Advocate

Varsity baseball preview (continued). Pearl City Wolves. Head coach Darrell Pauley and assistants Dylan Stichter, Tim Pauley, Ryne Plager, John Schroeder ...

Freeport alderman looks to land Stewart's 89th District seat  Prairie Advocate

FREEPORT – A city alderman is running for the state's 89th District seat following the incumbent's recent decision to pursue another office.

Memorial Day programs scheduled

Memorial Day observations are planned across the Sauk Valley. All events are Monday unless otherwise indicated:

Eastland's Conner Erbsen advances to FFA national contest  Prairie Advocate

CENTRALIA — Eastland FFA member Connor Erbsen won the State FFA Dairy Cattle Handlers Activity on Friday April 8, at Kaskaskia College in Centralia.

Career center's achievers honored  Saukvalley

STERLING – The following students were named December Students of the Month for outstanding effort and performance at Whiteside Area Career Center.

Sports highlights  Prairie Advocate

Midwest Timberwolves tourney results. July 23. 9U Midwest Tiberwolves 6, Sauk Valley 0. 8U Midwest Timberwolves 15, Sauk Valley 6. 9U Sauk Valley 10U 10, ...

Area Illinois State Scholars announced  Prairie Advocate

LANARK – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has announced the names of the 2016-17 Illinois State Scholars. This year's honorees join the ranks of ...

Carroll County Farm Bureau At a Glance: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018  Prairie Advocate

Registration is now available for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR), effective Jan 5. The fees, normally due Jan. 1 each year, had been delayed until this ...

Sports highlights for Wednesday, March 8  Prairie Advocate

Class 3A Boys Basketball Regional Results. PEORIA NOTRE DAME REGIONAL. Feb. 27. Metamora 49, Peoria Notre Dame 39. Peoria Richwoods 60, Dunlap ...

Comets, Storm must deal with foes' length

After battling to the bitter end of the regular season, the two teams who shared the Three River East title will play for sectional titles tonight. Newman will battle ...

Patriotic festival starts Saturday in Shannon  Prairie Advocate

SHANNON – A festival begun to honor soldiers returning from World War I will kick off for this year on Saturday.

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