Category Archives: Sports

Congratulations to Area Sports Teams!

The Freeport Girls’ Swim Team won the Sectional Meet at Byron for the second year in a row – next stop State Meet at New Trier High School in Winnetka, November 22 & 23

Semifinal Boys’ Football Games, all on November 23:
Class 1A – Chicago Leo at Lena-Winslow 2:00 pm

Class 4A – Rockford Lutheran at Geneseo 1:00 pm

Class 6A – Batavia at Rockford Boylan 1:00 pm

If your team keeps winning, then plan on the championship games at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb:
Friday November 29:
Class 1A 10:00 am November 29
Class 4A 7:00 pm November 29
Class 6A 1:00 pm November 30

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Packer Fans Don’t Care – They Want to Watch the Bears Play Today (Sunday Nov 10)!

Packers (Philadelphia) and Bears (Detroit) play today on Fox at 12:00 pm. Of course, if you Packer fans have Comcast, no game for you! Remember, as of October 16, the Madison station which showed Packer games was deleted from the Comcast channel line up in Freeport! The City of Freeport receives $375,000 in cable television taxes from Comcast.

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It’s The Second Week of Boys High School Football Playoffs With Many Area Teams Advancing!

Here are the games with area teams:

Class 1A
Stockton at Galena, Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:00 pm
Freeport Aquin at Lena-Winslow, Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:00 pm

Class 2A
Pearl City-Eastland at Sterling Newman Central Catholic, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2:00 pm

Class 3A
Kankakee McNamara at Winnebago, Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:30 pm
Oregon at Aurora Christian, Saturday, Nov. 9, 6:00 p.m.

Class 4A
Rockford Lutheran at Rochelle, Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:00 pm

Class 6A
Rockford Boylan at Cary Grove, Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:00 pm

Class 7A
Rockton Hononegah at Lake Zurich, Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:00 pm

If your teams keep winning, then plan on the championship games at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb:
Class 1A, 2A, 3A & 4A: Friday, November 29, 2013
Class 5A, 6A, 7A & 8A: Saturday, November 30, 2013

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It’s Boys High School Football Playoff Time – Congratulations to Area Teams in the Playoffs!

Here are some games this weekend with area teams:

Class 1A
Freeport Aquin (6-3) at Rockford Christian Life (8-1), Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:00 pm
Hebron (6-3) at Stockton (9-0), Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:00 pm
Galena (7-2) at East Dubuque (7-2), Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:00 pm
Lena-Winslow (6-3) at Forreston (7-2) Saturday, Nov. 2, 4:00 pm

Class 2A
Chicago Lutheran North (5-4) at Pearl City-Eastland (9-0), Saturday, Nov. 2, 1:00 pm

Class 3A
Oregon (5-4) at Wilmington (8-1), Saturday, Nov. 2, 6:00 pm
Peru St. Bede (5-4) at Winnebago (9-0), Friday, Nov. 1, 7:00 pm

Class 6A

Belvidere North (5-4) at Rockford Boylan (9-0), Saturday., Nov. 2, 1:00 pm
Cary (6-3) at Rockford Guilford (7-2), Saturday., Nov. 2, 1:00 pm

Class 7A
Highland Park (7-2) at Rockton Hononegah (7-2), Saturday, Nov. 2, 2:00 pm

If your teams keep winning, then plan on the championship games at Huskie Stadium shown in DeKalb:

Class 1A, 2A, 3A & 4A Championship Games, Friday, November 29, 2013
Class 5A, 6A, 7A & 8A Championship Games, Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Freeport City Council Meeting Tonight, October 21

6:00 pm at City Council Chambers at 524 West Stephenson Street, 3rd Floor
If you have Comcast Cable, go to channel 17 to watch live.
See complete agenda at http://www.ci.freeport.il.us/citygovernment/Agendas/A20131021.pdf

Some items of interest at meeting:

Bambi’s Ordinance
1st Reading of Ordinance permitting bow hunting of deer on Freeport Country Club property from October 22, 2013 through January 14, 2014 on recommendation of Illinois Department of Natural Resources to control deer population. The Administration requests suspension of rules for passage at meeting. Deer have taken over south Freeport and have done tens of thousands of dollars in damage to yards in the area. Hopefully, bow hunters can fill the food pantries in Freeport with venison!

New Internet Café
1st Reading of Ordinance of for variance allowing sale of alchoholic beverages at 1005 W. Galena Ave, Suite B. Sounds like an interesting business. Internet Café with video gambling!

For more information on business go to http://www.tenpennies.co/about.html

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You Can Really Tell It’s Fall with the Cool Weather – Perfect for Week 7 of High School Football – Only 2 Conference Games Remaining for Most Teams – Here’s a List of Some Area High School Games for Friday, October 18:

Auburn (2-5) at Freeport (1-6) – 7:15 pm
Aquin (5-2) at Lena-Winslow (4-3) – 7:15 pm
Ashton-Franklin Center (Ashton) (1-6) at Warren (1-6) – 7:00 pm
Cross Roads Christian (3-3) (Big Rock) at Forreston (6-1) – 7:00 pm
Durand (0-7) at Dakota (2-5) – 7:30 pm
Galena (5-2) at West Carroll (Savana) (2-5) – 7:30 pm
Polo (3-4) at River Ridge (Hanover) (4-3) – 7:00 pm
South Beloit (2-5) at Pearl City-Eastland * (7-0) 7:30 pm
Stockton* (7-0) at Orangeville (2-5) – 7:30 pm

*Conference Leader

Football Forecast for Friday, October 18 – Dress for cool weather! Temperture in the upper 40’s at game time and falling during the game.

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