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...
Streaks Football Coach Thompson Steps Down

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 Blue Streaks. Thompson cited a desire to spend more time with his family as the reason...
Hurricanes’ Ride Ends with Loss to Sterling

Hurricanes’ Ride Ends with Loss to Sterling

The Marian Central Catholic High School football team lost 22-10 to Sterling High School Nov. 11 in an IHSA Class 5A quarterfinal match-up. A strong defensive effort by the Hurricanes (7-5) kept the Sterling Golden Warriors (12-0) at bay in the first half, but 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...
Hurricanes Gain Momentum With Playoff Win

Hurricanes Gain Momentum With Playoff Win

The Marian Central Catholic High School football team defeated 9-0 Antioch High School 31-9 Oct. 27 to advance to the second round of the IHSA Class 5A playoffs. The Hurricane defense came out in full force, setting Marian up for two scoring opportunities off Antioch...
’Canes Win, Advance to 5A Playoffs

’Canes Win, Advance to 5A Playoffs

The Marian Central Catholic High School boys football team qualified for the IHSA Class 5A state playoffs this past weekend with a 44-21 victory over the Saint Patrick High School Shamrocks. Senior quarterback and running back Gavin Scott led the Hurricanes with two...
Thunder Shut out Streaks

Thunder Shut out Streaks

North loses quarterback Mergl to serious injury “I’m heartbroken,” said Woodstock North High School head football coach Jeff Schroeder after his team’s 21-0 victory over the Woodstock Blue Streaks Oct. 13 at Larry Dale Field. The Thunder claimed the First National...
’Canes Top Dons, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

’Canes Top Dons, Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

Facing a strong team that had only one loss on the season, Marian Central, the obvious underdog, needed a win to have a shot at postseason play. The Hurricanes delivered a thrilling victory in the final seconds of the game, defeating Niles Notre Dame 14-7 at George...
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 Stop the Streaks

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 River Conference. Head coach Tommy Thompson said the team’s biggest challenge going into the...

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