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...
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...
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...
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...
Thunder lose to Falcons 28-20

Thunder lose to Falcons 28-20

Team rallies, falls in season-opener Woodstock North football rallied after a tough start, but ended with a 28-20 loss Aug. 25 in the Thunder’s season-opener at home. The Falcons of Westosha Central, Wis., scored first on a 27-yard touchdown run with 5:23 left in the...
WNHS Honors Rick With Memorial

WNHS Honors Rick With Memorial

Steve Rick made impressions on everyone who knew him, so it’s fitting that his memorial also is an impression of sorts. Rick, who joined Woodstock North High School in 2014 as assistant principal, died of cancer in February at the age of 39. A memorial in his honor...

North Falls to Olympians in First Round

The Woodstock North Thunder finished their 2016 season at 6-4 after a 28-0 loss in the first round of the IHSA Class 5A playoffs Friday night. The home game against the Rich Central Olympians of south suburban Olympia Fields was the last game for the Thunder’s seniors...

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