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Heritage Days 2015

Heritage Days 2015

Go Kart Results:   A great day for go kart racing on the 1/14th mile  tri-oval in Belvidere as part of their Heritage Days festival . Hundreds of people watched on and enjoyed the bumper to bumper competition.   The feature winners:    Kid kart 6-8 years old:  #70  Ellie […]

 
 

Storm washes out Raptors bid for first GFL victory

Storm washes out Raptors bid for first GFL victory

    By Bob Balgemann Reporter LOVES PARK – The Rock River Raptors semi-professional football team looked sharp Saturday night as it battled Waukesha to a 14-14 tie at halftime. But then a hovering thunderstorm rolled in during intermission, bringing with it a 30-minute delay in the resumption of play. […]

 
 

Basketball camp scholarship available to deserving basketball lover

BOONE COUNTY – Run, dribble, lay-up, shoot, swish, and the crowd goes wild. A basketball player’s dream is to be one of the best. To feel that orange basketball slide from their fingers as it soars to the net is a feeling like no other. The satisfying swish that follows […]

 
 

Bucs surge then stumble in week three of NIC-10 play

By Bob Kopp BDR Bucs Sports Correspondent BELVIDERE – Completing the third week of conference action at 6-3 and still in the hunt for the NIC-10 title and a deep run in the post-season, the Bucs began the week by overpowering Auburn (9-0), getting past Jefferson (5-4), and stumbling against […]

 
 

Viking Play Day set for June 12 at Beaver Creek

CAPRON – The North Boone football and basketball programs will host the Viking Play Day Golf Outing, four-man scramble, on Friday, June 12 at the Beaver Creek Golf Course in Capron. Registration will be at noon, with tee-off at 1 p.m. Cost is $90 for a single golfer, $360 for […]

 
 

Bucs salt Pretzels

By Bob Kopp Special Correspondent BELVIDERE – With the braintrust of parochial powerhouse Rockford Lutheran watching in the middle of the stands just behind the scorer’s table, the Bucs ended resurgent and relentless Freeport’s post-season hopes with a convincing victory in a game much closer than the final score 61-49 to set […]

 
 

Senior Tyler Lass likes Senior Nights

Senior Tyler Lass likes Senior Nights

By Bob Kopp Special Correspondent MACHESNEY PARK – Scoring 18 points against Hononegah as the Bucs hosted the Indians on Belvidere’s Senior Night on February 20 to lead a dramatic 44-43 season series sweep of the Indians, he led all scorers again with 18 points on Friday’s Senior Night at Harlem as the […]

 
 

Thunder 7th in bowling Briggs finishes with 2 state wrestling titles in 4 years

Thunder 7th in bowling Briggs finishes with 2 state wrestling titles in 4 years

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BOONE COUNTY – Boone County high schools were well represented last weekend at state bowling and wrestling competitions in Champaign and in nearby Cherry Valley. North Boone senior Brandon Briggs finished his high school wrestling career with two state championships and two second-place finishes at the […]

 
 

3 wrestlers qualify Belvidere North wins girls bowling sectional to reach state

3 wrestlers qualify Belvidere North wins girls bowling sectional to reach state

By Bob Balgemann Reporter BELVIDERE – The Year of Thunder is continuing, what with the Belvidere North girls bowling team easily winning the Guilford sectional tournament Saturday, to reach the state finals for the first time since opening its doors in 2007. Senior Emily Ashens was the individual champion with […]

 
 

Hauser signs with Tennessee – Martin

Hauser signs with Tennessee – Martin

BELVIDERE – Two years ago, Belvidere standout outfielder and pitcher, Troy Vandenbroek received a baseball scholarship to Eastern Illinois University.  Two years later, Belvidere High School’s senior pitcher, Tyler Lass, signed his National Letter of Intent to play at Northwestern University in the Big Ten. Josh Hauser is now among […]