The upcoming volleyball season brings with it many questions for a lot of teams in the area, with lots of last year’s star players having graduated all around the Sauk Valley. Here are some storylines to watch this fall.

Monday, Aug. 8 has been circled on the calendar for football players and coaches alike across the state of Illinois. It’s the first day of the fall practices and Bureau County teams will be getting ready for some football.

Rock Falls native Jakob Junis had mixed results in his last two outings for the San Francisco Giants, suffering a loss to the Dodgers on Thursday night after a strong start against the Cubs last Saturday.