Basketball Season Ends For Area Teams

Basketball Season Ends For Area Teams

Woodstock’s high schools closed their seasons with losses at their respective regionals the week of Feb. 27. Woodstock defeated Woodstock North 56-44 in the first round of the IHSA Class 3A Regional Feb. 27 hosted at Richmond-Burton. Matt Shook led the Blue...

WNHS, WHS Boys Begin Regionals This Week

Woodstock and Woodstock North were due to face each other in the first round of boys basketball regionals this week. In the run-up to the postseason, the Thunder lost their final home game — by tradition, Senior Night — falling to the Johnsburg Skyhawks in...
WHS beats WNHS on senior night

WHS beats WNHS on senior night

The Woodstock High School varsity boys basketball team secured a 52-47 win over crosstown rival Woodstock North High School to cap the Blue Streaks’ senior night in celebration Feb 17.  WHS seniors Mikey Gardner, Dylan Grisolia, Drew Kohley, Justin Leith,...
Boys Hoops Teams Prep for Postseason Play

Boys Hoops Teams Prep for Postseason Play

Boys basketball postseason madness is right around the corner, and area teams expect to challenge the competition.  The Woodstock Blue Streaks (9-15 overall; 4-4 Kishwaukee River Conference) improved their record with a 76-41 win over Harvard Feb. 2. ...
WHS defeats Thunder in crosstown clash

WHS defeats Thunder in crosstown clash

The Woodstock High School Blue Streaks struck down the Woodstock North Thunder 60-49 on the Thunder’s home court Jan. 24.  Fans from both schools packed the student sections of the stands. The Blue Streaks cheering section was appropriately a sea of blue,...

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...

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...

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...
Woodstock Teams Play in Hoops for Healing

Woodstock Teams Play in Hoops for Healing

The annual Woodstock Hoops for Healing basketball tournament took place Nov. 21 to 23. All three Woodstock boys high school basketball teams kicked off their 2016 seasons with the tournament in a show of sportsmanship and support for cancer awareness. ...
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. ...

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