Princeton Tigers Basketball Begins New Era With Win

November 23rd, 2015

m_fredericksThe Princeton Tigers varsity boys basketball team earned a win in the debut of new head coach Michael Fredericks.  The Tigers won their opener at the 10 & 32 Orion Tip-Off Classic on Monday evening, outlasting the Erie Cardinals by a score of 52 to 40.  The Tigers look to go 2-0 on the young season when they play Fulton tonight in Orion.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00.  Airtime on WZOE-AM and is 6:45 with Paul Bomleny and Norm Vandermoon.

Football Seasons End for Princeton and Hall in State Quarterfinals

November 14th, 2015

The last 2 remaining local teams in the IHSA Football Playoffs have had their seasons come to an end with losses on Saturday.  The Princeton Tigers finish 11-1 after falling at home to Elmhurst IC Catholic 37 to 12 in a Class 3A Quarterfinal matchup.  The Hall Red Devils end their season with a 9 and 3 record after losing at home to Annawan-Wethersfield 30 to 21.

At Princeton
Class 3A Quaterfinal
(3) IC Catholic 37 – (2) Princeton 12

At Spring Valley
Class 2A Quarterfinal
(2) Annawan-Wethersfield 30 – (6) Hall 21

UPDATED – Round 2 – Area High School Football Playoffs (11/6-11/7)

November 7th, 2015

Area High School Football Playoffs
Round 2 (11/6-11/7)
Princeton 43 – Chicago Raby 8  (Jacob Smith rushed for 3 touchdowns and made 2 interceptions on defense as the Tigers rallied from an early 8-0 deficit to go to 11-0)

Elmhurst IC Catholic 48 – Elmwood-Brimfield 7 (Princeton will host IC Catholic in Round 3 – Date and Time TBA)
Hall 43 – Bismarck-Henning 25
Kankakee McNamara 34 – Sterling Newman 14
Washington 12 – Sterling 7
Geneseo 35 – Manteno 7

Tigers Roll To Opening Round Playoff Victory

October 30th, 2015

The Princeton Tigers are moving on to the 2nd round of the IHSA Class 3A football playoffs.  The Tigers first football playoff game since 2003 was a 41-7 win over Mid-County on Friday night at Bryant Field.  The Tigers pounced on the Cougars for a 34-0 halftime lead and after going up 41-0 with 8 minutes left in the third quarter, the continuous clock went into effect.  Princeton rolled up more than 550 yards of total offense with Jacob Smith leading the way rushing for 200 yards and 4 touchdowns.  With the win, the Tigers go to 10-0 and will host their 5th straight game when they welcome Chicago Raby to Bryant Field next weekend.  The date and time for that matchup is yet to be determined.  Raby advanced with a 30-0 win over Chicago Clark.  All Princeton Tigers playoff games are aired on WZOE-AM 1490 and streamed worldwide at

Area High School Football Playoffs – Round 1

October 30th, 2015

Area High School Football Playoffs
Round 1 (10/31-11/1)

Princeton 41 – Mid-County 7
Chicago Raby 30 – Chicago Clark 0

*Princeton hosts Chicago Ruby next weekend.  Date and time to be determined.

1:00 – Monmouth (United) (6-3) at Hall (7-2)
1:00 – Alden-Hebron (5-4) at Ottawa Marquette (9-0)
1:00 – Wheaton Academy (6-3) at Geneseo (8-1)
1:00 – Sterling (7-2) at Metamora (7-2)
2:00 – Farmington (5-4) at Sterling (Newman Central Catholic) (8-1)
2:00 – Rockford Christian Life (5-4) at Annawan-Wethersfield (8-1)

Princeton To Host ROWVA In Week 1 of Football Playoffs

October 25th, 2015

logoThe IHSA football playoff pairings have been announced.  The Princeton Tigers, unbeaten in the regular season at 9-0, received the #2 seed in Class 3A and will host #15 seed ROWVA in the first round.  The exact day and time for the matchup has yet to be announced.  The Hall Red Devils went 7-2 during the regular season and was given the #6 seed in Class 2A and will host #11 seed Monmouth United in the first round.  The Bureau Valley Storm, with a 5-4 regular season record, did not make the playoffs.


Princeton Tigers Finish School’s First-Ever 9-0 Regular Season

October 23rd, 2015

The Princeton Tigers jumped out to a 28-0 first quarter lead and never looked back in a 55-0 win over Sherrard in Week 9 of the high school football season at Princeton High School’s Bryant Field. With the win, the Tigers complete their first-ever 9-0 regular season in school history. The #5 ranked Tigers got rushing touchdowns from Jacob Smith, Jake Reinhardt, Austin Rossler, Brett Emmerson and Eric Bibula in the win. The Tigers also got a touchdown pass from Jake Reinhardt to Jack Bays and from Garrett Allen to Blake Janssen.  Bays added a 74 yard punt return for a score as well.  Next up, the Tigers look to continue their winning ways as the playoffs will begin next weekend.  The Tigers will host their first round matchup.  The IHSA will announce the playoff pairings Saturday night with dates and times to be announced on Monday.  All Princeton Tigers playoff games will be aired on WZOE-AM 1490 and streamed worldwide at

High School Football – Week 9 (10-23-15)

October 23rd, 2015

High School Football – Week 9 (10-23-15)

Princeton 55 – Sherrard 0 (Soph: PHS 7-6)
(Tigers finish their first 9-0 perfect regular season in school history)
Bureau Valley 44 – Morrison 22
(Storm finish regular season at 5-4 and are on the playoff “bubble”)

Hall 27 – Erie-Prophetstown 26 (Red Devils make playoffs at 7-2)
Newman 30 – St. Bede 27 (No playoffs for Bruins who finish 4-5)
Fulton 49 – Amboy-LaMoille 0
Orion 21 – Riverdale7
Rockridge 41 – Kewanee 7
Morris 40 – LaSalle-Peru 0
Yorkville 34 – Ottawa 7
Marquette 28 – Chicago Hope 26
Winnebago 46 – Mendota 25

*First-round playoff pairings will be announced Saturday night by the IHSA

Princeton Tigers Football Team Stays Unbeaten – First Time Ever 8-0

October 16th, 2015

The Princeton Tigers stretched a 13-8 halftime lead to a 17 point third quarter bulge and took a 39-22 win over Erie-Prophetstown in Week 8 of the high school football season at Princeton High School’s Bryant Field.  With the win, the Tigers are off to their first 8-0 start in school history.  The #5 ranked Tigers got three rushing touchdowns from Jacob Smith and two touchdown passes from Jake Reinhardt in the win.  Next up, the Tigers look to complete a perfect 9-0 regular season when they host winless Sherrard on Friday night at Bryant Field.  Airtime 7:20 pm on WZOE-AM 1490 and streaming worldwide at

High School Football – Week 8 (10/16/15)

October 16th, 2015


Princeton 39 – Erie-Prophetstown 22 (Soph: E-P 18-17)
Bureau Valley 55 – Riverdale 0
Newman 22 – Hall 21
Orion 47 – St. Bede 20
Kewanee 48 – Sherrard 6
Morrison 40 – Amboy-LaMoille 33
Rockridge 48 – Fulton 28
Kaneland 31 – LaSalle-Peru 12
Oregon 27 – Mendota 20