Wrestling teams finish strong

Ryon Martinho (top left) pinned his opponent in 48 seconds. Mike Miller (top right) pinned his opponent in 51 seconds. IVHS senior wrestlers (bottom) Sarah White, Ebyn Lindsey, Ryon Martinho, Riley Denlinger, Jahsiah Demuth and Colton Medina with their families. (Photos by Lindsay Martinho for the Illinois Valley News) Dusty[Read More…]

Cougars basketball on guard against the Irish

No. 35 Brantly Arroyo grabs the rebound while No. 0 Timothy Wood and No.15 Jackson Tincher look on. The JV boys basketball team won at home Saturday, Jan. 21. beating the Waldport Irish 54-42. (Photo by Lindsay Martinho for the Illinois Valley News) Illinois Valley High School basketball teams faced[Read More…]

I.V. wrestlers gearing up for State

Dusty Fiske – IVN Contributing Writer Kiara Miller wrestles her Phoenix Pirates opponent Wednesday, Jan. 18. while her family cheers her on. (Photo by Lindsay Martinho for the Illinois Valley News) The Illinois Valley High School boys wrestling team improved their dual record to 10-1 last Wednesday with a 72-6[Read More…]

Oregon, North Carolina in Holiday Bowl

Oregon (9-3, Pac-12) vs. North Carolina (9-4, ACC) Dec. 28, 8 p.m. ETLOCATION: San DiegoTOP PLAYERSOregon: QB Bo Nix, 3,388 yards, 27 touchdowns, six interceptions.North Carolina: QB Drake Maye, 4,115 yards, 35 TDs, seven interceptions.NOTABLEOregon: The No. 15 Ducks lost two of their last three games, including 38-34 to rival[Read More…]

Beavers, Gators in Las Vegas Bowl

Florida (6-6, Southeastern) vs. Oregon State (9-3, Pac-12), Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. ETLOCATION: Las VegasTOP PLAYERSFlorida: QB Anthony Richardson, 2,549 yards passing, 17 TD passes.Oregon State: WR Tre’Shaun Harrison, 52 catches, 604 yards, 4 TDs.NOTABLEFlorida: The Gators managed to get bowl-eligible despite losing to Vanderbilt and Florida State to end[Read More…]

Bale salvages 1-1 draw for Wales against US in World Cup

Ronald BlumAP Sports Writer AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — A young United States team was nearing victory in its World Cup return. Then Walker Zimmerman needlessly plowed into Gareth Bale.Bale converted the resulting penalty kick in the 82nd minute, giving Wales a 1-1 draw Monday night that left the Americans[Read More…]

AP top 25 reality checks: ND is back; Who else can return?

Ralph D. RussoAP College Football Writer No. 20 Notre Dame is back in The Associated Press college football poll after struggling early this season.Meanwhile, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest became the latest teams from the preseason AP Top 25 to slide out as eight ranked teams lost this past weekend.Heading[Read More…]