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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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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 »

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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 »

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