North Coach’s Quirky Routines Reflect Life Lessons

North Coach’s Quirky Routines Reflect Life Lessons

With the weather getting colder, it might be a good thing that the football season is over because even in the most frigid weather, Woodstock North High School’s head varsity football coach Jeff Schroeder wears shorts. Born in Orland Park, he grew up in a blue collar...
Boys Running Group Takes off at Mary Endres

Boys Running Group Takes off at Mary Endres

A boys running program at Mary Endres Elementary School is teaching kids about more than athleticism and fitness — it’s promoting teamwork, confidence and more. Let Me Run is in its third season at MEES, with 21 fourth- and fifth-grade boys taking part in the...
Playoff Shutout Ends Thunder’s Season

Playoff Shutout Ends Thunder’s Season

The odds were drastically stacked against Woodstock North High School going into the first round playoff game against the Lemont Indians, but giving up is not found anywhere in the North football playbook. Ultimately, the Thunder lost to the Indians in a 50-0 shutout...
North Scores a ‘W’ Against Rockets

North Scores a ‘W’ Against Rockets

Woodstock North High School bounced back from recent losses with a 17-7 victory over the Burlington-Central Rockets Oct. 6 in Hampshire. The Thunder are 4-1 in the Kishwaukee River Conference. Rain and wind throughout the evening was a factor in the game, often...
Skyhawks Attack Thunder for a Loss

Skyhawks Attack Thunder for a Loss

Woodstock North High School’s attempt to put a stop to the undefeated Johnsburg Skyhawks – currently in first place in the Kishwaukee River Conference – was unsuccessful, ending in a 41-7 loss. What the team lacked in touchdowns, it made up for with Thunder homecoming...
Thunder Top Marengo at Home

Thunder Top Marengo at Home

Woodstock North football is on a roll, winning its second Kishwaukee River Conference game of the season, 41-21, Sept. 16 at home against the Marengo Indians. North finished the week 2-0 in the conference and split 2-2 in overall standings. North scored on an...
Thunder Win First Conference Game of Season

Thunder Win First Conference Game of Season

Woodstock North Thunder head coach Jeff Schroeder said his team is much better prepared this year than last, even though their current record of 1-2 does not show it. “At this time last year, we were 3-0 but played lesser competition,” said Schroeder. “Playing a...
St. Mary Football Adds Indoor Program

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...
Marian Central Wins Girls Soccer Regional

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 regional...

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