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  • Newman rains 3s on Mustangs in regional semi

    MORRISON – When the Newman boys basketball team dials long distance and the call is answered, opponents are generally in trouble. Those are the cards ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • Cougars hold off Wolves to clinch title-game berth

    LANARK — The regional finals are not held until Friday, but Wednesday night’s 1A Eastland Regional game between Eastland and Pearl City had that champ ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • ’Bago end Steamers’ season

    MORRISON – Normally Fulton has a size advantage with junior posts Tyler Bruggenwirth and Nate Wierema controlling the low blocks. Normally the Steamer ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Indian Creek turns up D down stretch to beat AFC

    SHABBONA – AFC senior Stephen Brooke's half-court heave soared through the air before bouncing off the rim at the final buzzer. With that, the Indian ...
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Dukes finish with loss

    The Dixon Dukes dropped their regular-season finale Wednesday night on the road, falling to the Rochelle Hubs 72-47.
    NEW: Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • SportShorts for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

    Rock Falls and Dixon landed three players each on the Big Northern All-Conference list, while Oregon's Bailey Montavon was the lone representative for ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:43 pm
  • Aggressive Sterling defense leads to offense and the NIB 12 West championship

    STERLING – All season long, Sterling coach Ryan Vasquez has been trying to get his Golden Warriors to play with the same high energy for an entire gam ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Rock Falls struggles in sectional semi loss

    MAPLE PARK — Not many basketball games are won when less than one out of five shots make it through the hoop.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:28 am
  • Rockets roll to dual team state meet

    EDGINGTON – The Rock Falls wrestling team rode a perfect storm to a place it has been on the doorstep of 3 of the last 4 years. The Rockets combined ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Dukes make some history

    ROCHELLE – In the annals of Dixon wrestling, one can point to a number of highlights, such as the Clyde Ruffin/Jim Witzleb era of the early 1970s, the ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Kelwyn Kovars

    ROCKFORD – Kelwyn Kotel Kovars, 66, passed from this earth Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in Rockford, after a lengthy illness.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Ruth J. Blazier

    WALNUT – Ruth Jean Blazier, 98, of Walnut, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Heritage Health in Walnut, after suffering a stroke.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Linda D. Chriest

    STERLING – Linda D. Chriest, 70, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at Regency Health Care Center in Sterling. 
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Joseph D. Henderson

    STERLING – Joseph David Henderson, 85, of Sterling, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at CGH Medical Center, of septic pneumonia.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Phyllis J. Bryson

    POLO – Phyllis JoAnn Bryson, 80, of Polo, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.She was born March 20, 1 ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Wayne Boom Jr.

    MADSION, Wisconsin – Wayne Boom Jr., 38, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison.  
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Rita J. Fischbach

    COMPTON – Rita L. Fischbach, 79, of Compton, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. 
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Wilma G. Staley

    DIXON – Wilma G. Staley, 81, of Dixon, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Dixon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Dixon. She worked at BorgWarner bef ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Merle P. Wiltfang

    OREGON – Merle P. Wiltfang, 85, lifelong Oregon resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • Augustine M. ‘Gus’ Hill

    NAPERVILLE – Augustine M. “Gus” Hill, 34, of Naperville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in Warrenville, Illinois, as the result of a pedestrian a ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:00 pm


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