Eastland went on a run in the third quarter en route to a 48-38 win over Polo on Friday, Feb. 23, to win the 1A Forreston Regional championship. Eastland moves on to the Hanover (River Ridge) sectional on Monday, Feb. 27 where they will face South Beloit in a 7 p.m. game.
Princeton defeated Morrison 57-55 in the Class 2A Regional Final on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 at Erie-Prophetstown High School. The Tigers will play Rockford Christian in the Sectional semifinal game on Tuesday in Mendota.
Fulton Unity Christian eighth-grader Jake Bailey beat out 29 other spellers from Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties to take the crown and earn a place to compete in the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.