Hononegah Indians ready for post-season push

By Chris Johnson REPORTER When the IHSA Class 4A State Boys’ Basketball Playoffs began on Monday, Feb. 27, the Hononegah Indians didn’t have to worry about suiting up. Their opening round match didn’t tip-off until night two. They did have to enter the post-season having to remember “one that got […]


Vikings sail to end of season

By Chris Johnson REPORTER The winter sports season has come to a close at North Boone High School. The 54-29 loss on Monday, Feb. 21 to 10-seed Oregon in the opening round of the Class 2A Rockford Christian Regional sealed the deal for the Vikings. North Boone worked through a […]


Lady Blue Thunder advance silenced

Lady Blue Thunder advance silenced

By Chris Johnson REPORTER The playoffs will continue without the Belvidere North Lady Blue Thunder after the Lady E-Rabs dropped North 62-54 in the Harlem Regional Semi-Final on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The winter sports season is now closed at Belvidere North. In the Lady Blue Thunder season finale, East’s Madilyn […]


Belvidere North’s Jenna Lutzow named to state all-academic team

Belvidere North’s Jenna Lutzow named to state all-academic team

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Belvidere North High School senior Jenna Lutzow and 25 other student-athletes from around the state have been referred to as “the embodiment of what it means to take advantage of the entire high school experience,” by Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Executive Director Craig Anderson. That […]


Belvidere North’s Tyler Demo finishes third in state wrestling

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER It’s axiomatic that wrestlers don’t have to be a champion to leave a tournament without losing their final match. Going home a winner applies to first place, of course, but also includes third place and fifth place. Belvidere North senior Tyler Demo found himself in one […]


Bucs sweep East for season series

By Bob Kopp BDR SPORTS CORRESPONDENT Eleven days after spoiling Senior Night at East with a hard fought 56-52 win, the Bucs won again 65-55 and swept the season series. The game was closer than the final score in a fiercely contested rematch with the superior officiating of crew chief […]


Belvidere pulls off upset in opening round

By Chris Johnson REPORTER The Belvidere Lady Bucs did what they had to do on opening night of the IHSA Class 3A Girls’ Basketball Playoffs. They upset their first round opponent and moved on to face the top-seed in the Rockford Lutheran Class 3A Regional. The Lady Bucs defeated the […]


Belvidere North boys’ hit court

By Chris Johnson REPORTER The Blue Thunder boys’ basketball team bounces into the 2016 Class 4A State Playoffs beginning Monday, Feb. 27. The regular season is over. The Monday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., post-season tip-off at Jefferson High School features seven-seed Belvidere North taking on nine-seed Hampshire. Based on seeds, […]


Beautiful weather doesn’t deter youth bowlers from alley

By Kathryn Menue EDITOR Despite having a gorgeous four-day weekend to enjoy outside in Belvidere, youth bowlers still dedicated their time to their craft by bowling on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 20 at Concordia Lanes, located at 1205 Logan Ave. in Belvidere for the Junior Bowling League. Perhaps […]


Machesney Park’s Denny wins WIAC individual title at UW-Whitewater

Machesney Park’s Denny wins WIAC individual title at UW-Whitewater

Zac Denny, a native of Machesney Park, Ill., and member of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling team, was one of three Warhawks to win individual conference titles at the 2017 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship on Friday in Platteville, Wis. The Warhawks totaled 108 points to post their eighth straight […]