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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 pulls away from Stockton to claim sectional title  Freeport Journal-Standard

LANARK — Erin Henze put up a shot that was nearly as close to half-court as it was to the 3-point line and found nothing but net as the halftime buzzer sounded ...



Strong start propels Eastland past Aquin, into sectional final  Freeport Journal-Standard

LANARK — Eastland held a 16-point lead over Aquin before the first quarter of Monday's sectional semifinal was over — a disparity far from what anyone ...



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, ...



Honor Rolls for Saturday, June 9, 2018  SaukValley.com

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



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 ...



Former Eastland 3-sport star continues success at alma mater  SaukValley.com

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 ...



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.



Cougars' power surge continues in Lanark  SaukValley.com

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 ...



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.



High school graduation ceremonies begin this week  SaukValley.com

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



Fourth annual Jingle Fest was held in Lanark  Prairie Advocate

LANARK – The fourth annual Jingle Fest, through the Transformers Team ... United for Change was held Nov. 24 throughout Lanark.



Eastland High School Class of 2017 commencement set for May 21  Freeport Journal-Standard

The Eastland High School Class of 2017 commencement will take place at 1 p.m. May 21 in the big gym of Eastland Junior-Senior High School, 500 School ...



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 ...



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

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



Eastland holiday basketball tournament set for Dec. 26-29 - Sports  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.



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.



Memorial Day events scheduled in the Sauk Valley  SaukValley.com

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



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 ...



Byron rolls into 3A state championship game - Sports  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; ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Lanark man, 25, dies in head-on crash in Wisconsin  SaukValley.com

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.



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 ...



Sports Highlights for Wednesday, July 19, 2017  Prairie Advocate

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



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 ...



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 ...



Family has been anchor to Cougars' success  Saukvalley

There's a reason the Eastland baseball team keeps on truckin' to successful seasons. In part, it's because there's been no shortage of Truckenmillers suiting up ...



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  SaukValley.com

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 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 ...



Graduation ceremonies throughout the Sauk Valley  SaukValley.com

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



Football: Wildcatz turning to 7-on-7 at junior high level  SaukValley.com

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



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

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



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

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 ...



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 ...



Coming home to family, friends, economic development  Prairie Advocate

LANARK — In his book entitled “You Can't Go Home Again,” American novelist Thomas Wolfe wrote, “Some things will never change. Some things will always ...



Dinner bell! Eastland students seek donations to help fight hunger  SaukValley.com

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



Andrew Chesney to run for state representative  Freeport Journal-Standard

FREEPORT — Alderman-at-large Andrew Chesney will run for a seat in the Illinois General Assembly, he said today in a news release.He is running for the 89th ...



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, ...



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 ...



Sarah Rose Johnson  The Ogle County Life

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



Softball: A coach who needs no intro  SaukValley.com

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



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 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 ...



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.



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, ...



Memorial Day programs scheduled  SaukValley.com

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



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

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 ...



Shannon Homecoming celebration set for Sept. 3-5  Freeport Journal-Standard

SHANNON — The Shannon Homecoming celebration will be held Sept. 3-5 in downtown Shannon.Sept. 3 events will include a car, truck and tractor show from ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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