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  • Girls basketball: AFC downs Aquin, grab share of NUIC East lead

    ASHTON - The AFC girls basketball team knew that Aquin was a much better team than it showed in the first half Saturday.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Junior leads Duchesses to 7th at own invite

    DIXON – Margaret Thomas wanted no part of head games on Saturday at the 38th Dixon Bowling Invitational, and the Dixon junior rode that mindset to suc ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Roundup: Comets can't close out Bruins

    The Newman Comets rallied to force overtime, but were outscored by St. Bede 11-8 in the extra period in a 52-49 Three Rivers East loss in Peru.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • MLB: Prescott had a special bond with Banks

    For Sterling resident Jim Prescott, Ernie Banks was much more than a slugging infielder who socked 512 home runs over 19 seasons, all with the Chicago ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • High School Extra: Meet Morrison's Austin Keller

    What do you like about wrestling?It’s a hard sport. You got to go out there and do what you got to d ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Boys basketball: Dukes notch 20th win – again – with rout of Rockets

    DIXON – The Dixon boys basketball team accomplished something Friday night that has never before been done in the program's nearly 100-year history.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Boys basketball: Sterling handles Geneseo, gets back on track

    STERLING – Sterling Thornton was having fun again.Every so often, the Sterling junior forward’s blue ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Bingo, Banks and beyond

    When I think of the No. 14, the first memory that tickles into my brian is my Uncle Richard's bingo card at the Carroll County Fair from 20-plus years ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Raiders avenge earlier loss to Marcos

    POLO – It’s alarming how much a basketball team can grow in 17 days. Less than 3 weeks after an embarrassing loss Jan. 13 to arch-rival Polo in a con ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Leafs use prep time to prepare plan for Warriors

    STERLING – In a week that Sterling girls basketball coach Ryan Vasquez compared to "an NBA schedule," the Golden Warriors closed out a three-game week ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • McCarty leads Comets to road win

    Noah McCarty tossed in 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Newman to a 60-53 victory against St. Bede on Friday night in Peru. Also for the Com ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Sportshorts for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

    Rock Falls resident Steve Valadez will be inducted into the Union University Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 13 in Jackson, Tenn.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Deer herds on the decline

    First off, let me start by correcting an error I made last week.Nothing major, I suppose, but I did ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Golf: Woods posts 82, highest score of his pro career

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Tiger Woods never shot a score this high in his 1,267 official rounds as a pro.H ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Djokovic beats defending champ Wawrinka to reach final

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Novak Djokovic did enough to beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka in a semifinal match that lacked the intensity of their rece ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:57 pm
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