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Amboy Clippers

Amboy High School to Pursue Playing 8 Man Football in 2021

The Amboy Clippers will pursue playing 8-Man football starting in the fall of 2021. The Illinois 8-Man Football Association says that 23 teams will be playing 8-Man football in the Fall of 2020. That number is up from 16 teams that played in the 8-Man Association last fall. The Amboy Board of Education officially said…read more »

Brenna Melvin

Dixon’s Brenna Melvin Commits to Play College Volleyball at NIU

Dixon High School Senior Brenna Melvin will continue her volleyball career at Northern Illinois University. Melvin has a verbal commitment to play college volleyball with the Huskies beginning this fall. Melvin says it really is a dream come true for her to be able to play volleyball at the next level, “It’s one of the…read more »


Former Dixon High School Golf Coach, Pat Lessner Passes Away

Pat Lessner, a former Dixon High School Golf Coach and School Teacher, passed away last week at the age of 72. Lessner coached golf at Dixon High School from 1979 until his retirement in 2014. He took the 2009 boys team to the state meet where the Dukes finished in 7th place. Lessner had been…read more »

Reagan Run 2019

The 2020 Reagan 5K Run Has Been Cancelled, Will Return in 2021

The 2020 Reagan 5K Run, to be held in Dixon, has been cancelled because of Covid-19. In a press release, the Reagan 5K Committee says they have been weighing the situation and after careful consideration, have decided to postpone this year’s 5K to be held on Saturday July 4th. The Committee says it will start…read more »

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IHSA Releases a FAQ Regarding its Spring Sports Season

The IHSA has said that it remains optimistic that it will still be able to conduct a State Tournament this year in spring sports. On Wednesday, the IHSA released on its website a FAQ: SPRING RESUMPTION DATE Q: Are schools ok to resume practice/games on May 1? A: May 1 is the target date, however,…read more »

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