The IHSA state golf tournaments are set for this weekend in central Illinois, so players and teams hope to qualify for those tournaments during Monday’s Sectionals around the state.
The Genoa-Kingston football team has been a steady contender near the top of the Big Northern Conference in recent years, and show no signs of slowing down in 2019.
Barbs football is entering a new era, two-fold: a new head coach and a new conference in 2019.
The Marcos are leaving the NUIC in 2019 and joining a growing conference of eight-man football teams in Illinois.
Two Forest City private schools will join forces for another year of eight-man football.
After first and second round playoff exits to start Joe Free’s tenure at Dakota, the Indians broke through to reach the quarterfinals in 2018.
A former member of the NUIC will continue to play football, but will do so by joining forces with a team right over the border in Wisconsin.
Boylan went 8-1 in the NIC-10 and made a run to the state quarterfinals in the playoffs last year.
Aquin missed out on the playoffs last year, going 4-5 for the team’s first sub-.500 record in a dozen years.
The Freeport football team fell just short of the playoffs last year, finishing 4-5, with a couple of close losses that could have gone the other way.
Rochelle enters a new conference this year, but the Hubs have that same old smash-mouth mentality.