CLINTON – The Clinton High School baseball team returned to action after a seven-day break Monday night at the Durgin Complex, where the River Kings dropped a pair of close contests to conference foe Burlington.

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CAMANCHE – After suffering its first loss of the season Monday, the Camanche softball team returned to familiar territory with a pair of victories over Davenport Central Wednesday night.

Former Central DeWitt baseball standout TJ Sikkema was drafted by the New York Yankees organization as the 38th selection of the 2019 MLB first-year player draft Monday night.


MOLINE, Ill. - It may not have ended how they wanted, but the Clinton girls’ tennis season was certainly a successful one.

FULTON – The Three Rivers Athletic Conference has released league honors, and members of both the Fulton baseball and softball teams were well-represented.

CAMANCHE – Chase Grim remembers doctors revealing the grave implications of an MRI test. Twice. He will not soon forget physical therapy, where he completed a series of sweat-inducing workouts. Twice.


FULTON, Ill. – It was a happy day on Saturday, with the town of Fulton welcoming home a whole group of state medalists back to town.

The Fulton track and field teams have something unique. They have a jumping-specific coach in Lee Salazar, and the benefits of that are showing.

DUBUQUE - In a tournament that was postponed due to weather, the Camanche boys tennis team fell just short of continuing a try for state at Dubuque Wahlert on Friday afternoon.


Camanche sophomore Emy Seeser has been efficient all year in her prime event, the long jump. She's been hitting 16 feet meet after meet, consistently placing and winning the event.

DAVENPORT – In the first doubleheader of the 2019 season the Clinton LumberKings walked away with a split - falling in game one 1-6 and taking game two 3-1. The LumberKings (12-10) win in game two was their first over the River Bandits (12-10) in Quad Cities since 2017.


CLINTON–The Camanche varsity team won another invitational on Saturday, and the Clinton River Kings continued prepping for their conference tournament during their home invitational. 

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – Thirteen young athletes from Great River Gymnastics traveled to Bourbonnais, Ill. for the Illinois State Gymnastics Championships, and they finished about as well as they could. 

DES MOINES, Iowa - The 2019 Drake Relays kicked off officially earlier this week, and the Clinton Herald is following local athletes competing at the prestigious Iowa track and field meet. 

CLINTON - The Clinton pitching staff put up a phenomenal performance despite less than ideal weather, but the offense wasn't there to support them on Wednesday afternoon. The LumberKings dropped their second of the series 2-0 in the series finale, losing the series 2-1.

CAMANCHE– It really was a beautiful day on Saturday. It's a good thing it was with all the tennis that was played. 

Prince of Peace senior Patrick Mulholland joined a slew of other local athletes in making his next step in his athletic career, signing a letter of intent to join the Wartburg Knights on the football field next year. 


FULTON, Ill. – The 73rd Annual Craig Faulkner Relays may not be traditional compared to a regular track meet, but it still provides great local competition for the beginning of the outdoor season.


CLINTON— The Clinton LumberKings welcomed the Quad Cities River Bandits to town Monday night. After exchanging leads three times and heading to extra innings, the LumberKings found themselves in the loss column 6-5.


CLINTON - Freshman Brody Manemann battled in an overtime win on Tuesday afternoon in windy conditions to give the River Kings a win on the tennis courts in their first meet of the year against Bettendorf. The Kings' ultimately fell 1-8, but saw some highlights.


On the first day of competition for girls soccer in Iowa, the River Queens had a tough local opponent in Central DeWitt. Not to mention it was a bitterly cold night with heavy wind coming from what seemed like all directions. 

CLINTON — The River Cities Tennis and Pickleball Association hosted yet another successful pickleball tournament on Sunday, aiding the growing sport and getting some athletes active despite brisk temperatures.

CLINTON — With the weather gradually shifting from tumultuous snow storms to steady rain, spring athletic programs around the area have quietly commenced preparations for the upcoming season.

This Week's Circulars



Esther Phialmlee, 78, of Savanna, IL, died Thursday, June 13, 2019. A graveside service will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11 am at Savanna Township Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Animal Care organizations.

Andrea Marie Blohm age 79 of Clinton, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at her home following a 10 month battle with cancer. Arrangements are pending at the Pape Funeral Home.

Larry W. Emmert, 79 of Clinton passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Eagle Point Health Care Center - Clinton. Snell-Zornig Funeral Home is assisting the family, full obituary will be in Wednesday's newspaper.