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Cool and clutch Colts: Academy stymies Jonesville for second time this year

A younger, smaller Hills­dale Academy team used dis­cipline and determination to knock off a more aggressive, but somewhat wayward Jonesville squad for the sec­ond time this season, proving that athleticism alone only goes so far. In a game that was played in the middle third of the field for a good portion of it, both … Continue reading

HDN High School Game of the Week: Jonesville Comets at Reading Rangers

GAME TIME 7 p.m.  LOCATION Reading High School football field  RADIO WCSR 92.1 FM / 1340 AM  TICKETS $5 JONESVILLE (2-2)On offense: This unit has started to turn into exactly what head coach Joshua Lindeman had envisioned. It’s all runs all the time, minus a few play-action calls. Last week the Comets went wild, running for 456 yards on … Continue reading

A Reunion of Sorts

In this photo Lucas Westblade, Joe McAvoy, and Morgan Mc­Cririe met while competing in the Illinois Intercollegiate Cross Country meet in Nor­mal, Ill. on Sept. 18. Lucas was a 2007 graduate of Will Carleton Academy and runs for Augustana Col­lege in Rock Island, Illinois. He is the son of Don and Joni Westblade of Hillsdale. … Continue reading

For bragging rights: Comets, Rangers tussle is more than just another game

The Jonesville, Reading football rivalry isn’t exactly  the kind where you would expect Comet and Ranger players to meet for a quick cone at the Quincy Dairy Queen sometime this week, just to wish their fellow friends good luck. Instead it’s the kind of rivalry that can define a season in 48 minutes, and it’s … Continue reading

Getting primed for Big Eight battle: What to expect on the field when the Rangers host the Comets Friday

While the hoopla and excitement for Friday’s can’t-miss Big Eight showdown is hitting a crest, all the coaches and players really want is another mark in the win column come Saturday morning. While Jonesville and Reading run different offenses and one has a battle-tested veteran at the helm and the other a rookie head coach, … Continue reading