Derek Bayne joined 13 WREX as the sports director in December of 2011. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved back to Illinois after working several years in North Carolina. For any sports story ideas or tips, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After a wild finish a few weeks ago, Stillman Valley and Lutheran provided more drama Tuesday night, with the Lady Cardinals winning 50-47 to stay tied atop the Big Northern Conference standings.
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday offers the chance for tournaments, giving teams one last chance to test themselves out of conference before the final push toward the postseason.
Forward Lukas Reichel netted a goal and an assist for the Rockford IceHogs in his return from the Chicago Blackhawks and forward Michael Teply added two assists, but the Chicago Wolves used a four-goal second period to propel them to a 5-3 win at BMO Harris Bank Center Monday afternoon.
Forward Dylan McLaughlin registered a goal and two assists for three points to help the Rockford IceHogs defeat the Cleveland Monsters, 5-2, to open a season-long, six-game homestand.
In a hard-fought NUIC wrestling meet, the Lena-Winslow/Stockton co-op beat Dakota, 33-28, in a packed gym full of wrestling fans.