It was another successful day on the mat for the Northern Illinois region at the individual wrestling state championships in Champaign.
The Harlem girls bowling team’s pursuit of a three-peat fell just short at the state series this weekend at Cherry Bowl as the Lady Huskies finished as the runner-up.
The high school boys bowling season is off and rolling with local teams and individual athletes making plans for next week’s sectional round.
The 13 WREX premiere of Friday Night Nets canvassed the courts for local action on the hardwood.
Harlem won the NIC-10 dance competition Thursday night, edging 2nd place Freeport by a little more than half a point.
Hononegah’s Jordan King broke Brea Edwards’ all-time NIC-10 scoring record, hitting a free throw in the third quarter to break the record, but Boylan knocked off Hononegah, 66-59, to claim sole possession of first place in the NIC-10.
In a matchup of two of the top wrestling programs in the state, the Lena-Winslow/Stockton co-op knocked off Dakota, 46-20.
Harlem returned to center stage, winning the NIC-10 conference dance championship for the 2nd time in three years, edging out defending champion Freeport by a little more than half a point.
The Rockford IceHogs are inviting fans to a special book signing with Chicago Blackhawks chairman, Rocky Wirtz, and Hall of Fame goaltender, Tony Esposito, for the team’s home game on Friday, Feb. 1 against the Chicago Wolves (7 p.m.) at the BMO Harris Bank Center.
In a heated battle for first place in the NIC-10 boys basketball standings, East got a huge night from junior Sincere Parker to beat Harlem, 72-48, and claim a two game lead over the Huskies in the conference.
Lena-Winslow/Stockton co-op wrestler Ian Kuehl is our new Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rock Valley College.
Vangio has been with the Bears since 2015.