Despite Young Team, Thunder Grapplers Earn Wins

Despite being a young team with only one senior in the mix, Woodstock North’s wrestlers have celebrated some big accomplishments this season. “We have a solid core group of guys,” said Thunder head coach Tim Creighton. “… We are experiencing...
Dancers Delight Residents at Valley Hi

Dancers Delight Residents at Valley Hi

When the former owner of Woodstock Ballet Studio decided to let go of her dance school, she couldn’t step away entirely from sharing her love of dance. Kim McLaughlin, who ran Woodstock Ballet Studio for 18 years, now dedicates her time and talents each week to...
Boys Bowling Qualifies for Sectionals

Boys Bowling Qualifies for Sectionals

For the first time in its eight-year history, the Woodstock boys co-op bowling team qualified for sectionals, finishing fourth out of 11 teams at regionals Jan. 14 to progress in the postseason. The team jockeyed from third to fifth place over the course of the...

North Boys Hoops Squad Falls to Marengo

Woodstock North’s varsity boys basketball team was looking for its first Kishwaukee River Conference win of the season Jan. 6. The prospects seemed pretty good as the Thunder made some adjustments and scored the last basket just before the half to lead by one at the...
Thunder Win Crosstown Game

Thunder Win Crosstown Game

The crosstown matchup between the Woodstock and Woodstock North girls basketball teams was a night of fan-demonium, all in a positive way. Student sections for both teams raised the roof in the James Shipley Gymnasium at WHS Dec. 13, but Thunder fans went home the...

12 is Magic Number for WNHS Boys

“All 12” is Woodstock North varsity boys basketball team chant – signifying camaraderie of all 12 players on and off the court.  “This is a great group of hard working kids, and their time and effort is starting to show,” said head coach Steve Ryan.  On Dec. 7, the...

Injuries Impact WHS Basketball

The Woodstock High School boys basketball team dropped a pair of home games last week, losing to Badger High School and Richmond-Burton. In the 58-50 loss to nonconference Badger Dec. 6, 6-foot-3-inch senior Blake Brainard helped lead the Blue Streaks. Brainard racked...

Girls Hoops Teams Begin New Season

Girls basketball is underway for local high schools. The Woodstock North High School Thunder started the season with two losses in the Harvest Christian Academy varsity girls tournament, which kicked off Nov. 15. Despite the 50-33 loss to host Harvest Christian and a...

Woodstock Bowling Underway With Split Record

The Woodstock boys varsity co-op bowling team began the regular season with a record of 3-3 after taking eighth-place in the season-opening Sycamore Invite earlier this month. Woodstock High School junior Eddie Zurawski placed seventh overall in the 12-team...
Navy Life Influences Thunder Hoops Coach

Navy Life Influences Thunder Hoops Coach

A local coach credits his years in the military with teaching him the keys to leading a team. Steve Ryan, who is entering his seventh season as Woodstock North High School’s head varsity basketball coach, is a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Gulf War.  “The Navy...

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