Spring season in swing but delayed

By Chris Johnson REPORTER The calendar shows the spring sports season has begun and the winter activities can be put to rest for student-athletes at Belvidere North High School. The IHSA hopes to see smooth transitions from sports season to the next. Post-season participation and weather often play a role […]


Two new bowlers join high scorers list

By Kathryn Menue EDITOR Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, Concordia Lanes, located at 1205 Logan Ave. in Belvidere, has conducted their yearly Junior Bowling League for area students looking to improve their alley game. Twice a week, Concordia conducts the youth bowling league on Saturdays and on Mondays after school. […]


Bucs make history with Pearson

By Bob Kopp BDR SPORTS CORRESPONDENT When Head Coach Aaron Pearson arrived at Belvidere High School a decade ago, he promised to make Bucs basketball as renowned as its legendary football tradition. With top assistant Nate Lister at his side throughout his tenure, Pearson has delivered and continues to add […]


Olivia Lewis breaking records for Harlem’s indoor track team

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Sophomore Olivia Lewis can’t seem to get out of her own way when it comes to the triple jump event in Harlem girls track and field. During the recent Huntley Invite, she twice broke a Harlem school record she owned in that indoor field event. She […]


Hononegah School District tries for new version of bond referendum

Hononegah School District tries for new version of bond referendum

By Jean Seegers REPORTER Students and teachers know to look both ways when approaching some of the hallway intersections at Hononegah High School. They just might collide with members of the girls and boys track and cross country teams, or spill-over from the athletic workout room where physical education classes […]


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 […]


Bucs sail past Vikings to regionals

By Bob Kopp BDR SPORTS CORRESPONDENT It was déjà vu all over again as Belvidere swept its season series with Guilford in a 54-41 preface to post-season action. Like the Bucs dominating 86-58 win back on Dec. 14 in Rockford, the game wasn’t remotely as close as the final score […]


Fourteen youth bowlers top high scores chart

By Kathryn Menue EDITOR Returning colder temperatures on Saturday, Feb. 25 reminded the community that winter is still upon us. Since winter is still here, so are winter sports. One such winter sport is bowling. On Saturday, local youth bowlers gathered at Concordia Lanes, located at 1205 Logan Ave. in […]


Harlem to have senior-laden girls varsity basketball team

By Bob Balgemann REPORTER Coaches who have been around for a while always find themselves facing different challenges as new seasons approach. Bethany Meyer will be returning for her third year as head coach of the girls varsity basketball team at Harlem High School. Her first two seasons were successful, […]


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 […]