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Bureau Valley Hires Brad Bickett as Their New Athletic Director

Bureau Valley CUSD #340 hired Brad Bickett as their new Athletic Director and Dean of Students. Bickett recently stepped down after eight years as head boys basketball coach at Rock Falls High School. Bickett has been a teacher at Bureau Valley for 25 years and admits that its a tough challenge to teach in one…read more »


IHSA Set to Cancel its Spring Sports Tournaments, Summer Contact Days on Hold

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on Tuesday afternoon that the 2020 spring sports state tournaments has been cancelled. This includes baseball, softball, boys and girls track, girls soccer, boys tennis and bass fishing. The IHSA issued a press release on Tuesday and Executive Director Craig Anderson said, “We support the decision by Governor…read more »

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AFC and Milledgeville High School Set to Join 8-Man Football in Fall of 2021

Two more schools from the Northwest Upstate Illini will be joining 8-Man football starting in the fall of 2021. Both Ashton-Franklin Center and Milledgeville High School announced that this fall will be their final year playing 11 man football. AFC and Milledgeville will be joining Amboy, who announced last week that they will be perusing…read more »


Students Won’t Return to Classrooms, IHSA Will Make a Decision on Tuesday

On Friday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced that schools in Illinois would remained closed for the rest of the school year. Students will continue to learn online, but won’t return to the classroom for the reminder of the school year. The IHSA released the follow statement shortly after the Governors annoucement on Friday. “The IHSA…read more »

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Oregon High School Participating in the Be The Light Movement

The Oregon High School athletic department along with many of its fellow schools in the Big Northern Conference will be participating in the nationwide #BeTheLight movement this Friday evening, April 17. At exactly 8:20 PM (20:20 military time), the stadium lights of Landers-Loomis Field (as well as other fields in the Big Northern) will be turned on…read more »

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