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High Schools Kick off Fall Sports Season

As school resumes this week, so does a new year of high school sports. Marian Central Catholic High School, Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School kick off the fall 2017 sport season with girls tennis, swimming, volleyball and golf, and boys soccer,...

Streaks XC Meet to Include Dedication

The Woodstock High School Blue Streaks cross-country team will kick off its competitive season and honor the legacy of alumni who have excelled in the sport with the annual Blue/White/Silver run at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Emricson Park. Alumni, former coaches,...

Teen Qualifies for Wakeboarding Championship

Woodstock teenager Isaac Herrera – an experienced snowboarder who enjoys the long Midwest winters – saw an alternative for the offseason when a wakeboarding facility opened in Crystal Lake last year. Just one year later, Herrera has qualified for the cable...

Students Explore the Equine World

Summer is time for sports camps. While some kids attend basketball, soccer or running camp, young equestrians go to horse camp.  Four little girls, decked out in breeches and helmets with notebooks in hand, peered over the arena wall at Bull Valley Equestrian...

MC Volleyball Has New Head Coach

Marian Central Catholic High School’s successful volleyball program has a new head coach. Patty Brummond was recently hired to head up the team, which won the IHSA state championship in 2015 and took second in the state last year.  Brummond, who has coached...

Erwin Retires After Three-Decade Coaching Career

Thirty-three years ago, when he was settling into his first year of teaching, Woodstock High School math teacher Steve Erwin did not expect the mid-year favor asked by Athletic Director Jim Shipley. Girls track and field head coach Dave Lichtenheld was retiring, so...

St. Mary Football Adds Indoor Program

St. Mary’s youth football program is celebrating after its indoor flag football teams won their championships last month. The program’s 8-year-old, 10-year-old and 12-year-old flag football teams each won first-place medals in their age brackets at the MAC Athletic...

D-200 Hires New WHS Athletic Director

A new athletic director will join the staff at Woodstock High School after the Woodstock School District 200 Board of Education approved the hire June 13. Chris Kirkpatrick, currently the athletic director at LaSalle-Peru Township High School, will replace outgoing AD...

Marian Central Hires New Boys Soccer Coach

Marian Central Catholic High School has announced that assistant boys soccer coach Arthur Dixon will take over for outgoing head coach Jim Colvin this fall.  Dixon has spent the last two years at Marian assistant coaching on varsity in addition to coaching at the...

Avalanche Baseball Hosts Summer Slam

The Woodstock Avalanche welcomed summer by hosting a 97-game baseball tournament June 9 to 11 – the hottest weekend so far this summer. Temperatures topped 90 degrees.  “On a hot, dry, windy weekend we had 52 teams play 97 games in two days. In...

40th Woodstock Challenge to Embrace the ’70s

For the past 40 years, the Woodstock Challenge has provided race opportunities for runners of all abilities through Emricson Park and the surrounding area. This year’s race, scheduled to take off at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 17, will continue the tradition and celebrate...

Maidment Earns Second All-State Medal in High Jump

For a fan of the Woodstock High School Blue Streaks track team to find an athlete who earned two field event medals before Saturday, May 27, 2017, you would have to go back to the 1930s. With his second high jump state medal in as many years, WHS senior Will Maidment...

Wrestling Clinic Held in Honor of Fallen Marine

Wrestlers and coaches came together at Woodstock High School to participate in a wrestling clinic honoring a fallen war veteran who loved the sport. Before Major Doug Zembiec was serving his country as a U.S. Marine, he was an unstoppable force on the wrestling mat....

Runners, Jumpers Advance to State

The boy’s track and field sectionals took place May 20 at Rust-Oleum field, Vernon Hills High School, despite rain, cold temperatures and high winds. The conditions resulted in very few personal best times and distances but the three Woodstock-area schools still...

Marian Central Wins Girls Soccer Regional

Back-to-back shutout performances from the Marian Central varsity girls soccer team gave them the title in the Class 2A Belvidere North Regional last week.The Lady ’Canes defeated Belvidere 4-0 May 17 and top-seeded Belvidere North 3-0 May 19 to be crowned...

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