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Former Blue Streak Makes NFL Roster

When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the Green Bay Packers Dec. 3 at Lambeau Field for a regular-season matchup, the game was anything but ordinary for Mike Liedtke. The 25-year-old […]

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Teams Take the Court for ’17 Hoops Season

All three girls basketball teams have at least five games under their belt this season, each starting out with Thanksgiving weekend tournaments. Marian Central Catholic and Woodstock North high schools […]

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Wrestlers Prep for the New Season

Wrestlers throughout the area have been hard at work getting ready for the winter 2017-18 season. Meets will begin this week for wrestlers from Marian Central Catholic High School, Woodstock […]

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Boys Basketball Begins with Hoops for Healing

Marian Central Catholic High School, Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School boys basketball teams will kick off their seasons in a tournament that has encourage sportsmanship and supports […]

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Streaks Football Coach Thompson Steps Down

WHS begins search for new head coach After three years of heading up the Woodstock High School varsity football team, Tommy Thompson announced his resignation as head coach of the […]

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Losses End Volleyball Season for All

All three area volleyball teams faced season-ending losses this past week in their respective IHSA regional playoff matches. At the IHSA Class 3A Woodstock High School Regional, the Woodstock North […]

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Late Rally Not Enough as Streaks Lose Sectional

If the first 74 minutes of the boys soccer sectional game between Woodstock and Lakes high schools were uncharacteristically poor for WHS, the last six were vintage Blue Streaks. For […]

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Skyhawks Stop the Streaks

The Woodstock Blue Streaks were defeated 42-20 by the Johnsburg Skyhawks Oct. 6 in Johnsburg The loss was the Streaks third, dropping them to 4-3, and 2-2 in the Kishwaukee […]

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