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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 ...

Eastland High School announces honor rolls  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, ...

Kempel, Smargiassi twins key parts of unbeaten E-PC's success Oct 10 at 9:20 PM  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 ...

Eastland FFA members compete at state contests  Prairie Advocate

LANARK – Eastland High School FFA members competed Dec. 8 in the state agronomy and dairy foods Career Development Events at the University of Illinois.

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 ...

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 ...

NISHOF, Jim Shaw All-Star basketball game set for Friday  Prairie Advocate

LANARK – The 21st annual Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame & Jim Shaw All-Star Basketball Games will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Eastland High School.

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

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

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 ...

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:

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 ...

Football: Wildcatz find new head coach  Prairie Advocate

Eastland-Pearl City has found its new football coach, and it's a name familiar to the NUIC. Jared McNutt, football coach and athletic director at Warren High ...

Eastland holiday basketball tournament set for Dec. 26-29  Rockford Register Star

LANARK — A holiday basketball tournament will be held from Dec. 26-29 at Eastland High School, 500 School Drive, Lanark.Games will begin at 9 a.m. Dec.

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.

Former Eastland 3-sport star continues success at alma mater

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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.

Powerlifting’s rising star: Eastland’s Eli Dertz sets world records  Freeport Journal-Standard

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 ...

Memorial Day events scheduled in the Sauk Valley

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

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.

Byron rolls into 3A state championship game  Rockford Register Star

HERSCHER — Ricky Messling carries it for 5; Isaac Stickler for 7; Drake Snodgrass for 8.And they were just getting warmed up.Stickler for 13; Messling for 14; ...

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: Eastland wins third state championship

NORMAL – It was a title at least 6 years in the making.

Sports Highlights for Wednesday, July 19, 2017  Prairie Advocate

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

Sports Highlights for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017  Prairie Advocate

Varsity volleyball schedule. THURSDAY. West Carroll at Pearl City. Eastland at Stockton. Orion at Morrison. Le-Win at River Ridge. Forreston at Pecatonica.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Eastland's success reflects Dunlap's work ethic  Saukvalley

Hard work is something that every coach asks of their players. What really earns the respect of those players is a coach who practices what he preaches.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Graduation ceremonies throughout the Sauk Valley

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

Sarah R. Johnson  Prairie Advocate

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Welcome home: Shannon celebrates Homecoming  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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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.

'Hometown Headliners' Q&A: LeAndra Hartman of Whiteside Area Career Center

LeAndra “Le” Hartman, 61, of Sterling, facilitates the Whiteside Area Career Center's wildly popular CEO class, now in its fifth year. CEO stands for creating ...

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 ...

'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 ...

Memorial Day programs scheduled

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

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