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  • Wrestling: Rodriguez nabs first title at Dejarnatt

    STERLING – Sterling senior Andrew Rodriguez had yet to win a tournament in his high school career – until Saturday.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Boys roundup: Rocket wrestlers second at Port Byron

    Paced by individual champs Riley Dowd, Rollie Elder and Niles Ager, the Rock Falls wrestling team finished second at the 12-team Jim Boyd Invitational ...
    Dec. 11, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Girls roundup: Oregon bowlers win at LaSalle-Peru

    The Oregon girls bowling team won the LaSalle-Peru Cavalier Classic, rolling away with 5,500 pins. Mendota was in second place with 5,003.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Boys basketball: Rock Falls tops Princeton for Bickett's 400th win

    ROCK FALLS — For all of the recent struggles that the Rock Falls boys basketball program has had in the past few years, could their 85-65 win Saturday ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Girls basketball: Rockets have little trouble with Tigers

    ROCK FALLS — Princeton had trouble finding any opening in the Rock Falls girls basketball team's man-to-man defense.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • Sterling routs Morris

    Dimitric Young paced a balanced attack with 11 points to lead the Sterling boys basketball team to a 57-36 road win against the Morris Redskins on Fri ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Cox puts together a season like no other at Dixon

    Sometimes it seems like everyone wants to be Arthur Cox. Dixon football coach Dave Smith has seen it in practice. Another running back will take a ha ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Schlemmer leads Warriors on memorable journey

    There was evidence of Jon Schlemmer’s influence on the Sterling football program a mere 2 days after a crushing defeat.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Cubs address bullpen depth

    Much of the Cubs' heavy lifting was completed during their free agent frenzy last December, but team officials continue fine-tuning their roster as th ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Ex-Cub Fowler signs lucrative deal with Cards

    The reality of watching Dexter Fowler in an opposing uniform will come soon enough for the Cubs. They will face Fowler on April 2 in the season-opene ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Taking deer hunters to task

    Folks, I am back, and boy has the Internet been ablaze with issues this week. So much so that this week, I came upon a rant so well-put, in my opinio ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • gets Lions through highs and lows

    DETROIT – Jim Caldwell, an even-keeled, well-read coach, has helped the Detroit Lions bounce back within games this season and from a slow start this ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Raanta, Rangers earn shutout win in overtime

    CHICAGO – Nick Holden scored 55 seconds into overtime, Antti Raanta made 26 saves against his former team and the New York Rangers beat the Chicago Bl ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Michigan’s Peppers shocked to be Heisman Trophy finalist

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Jabrill Peppers pressed a phone against his right cheek, head bowed, and swayed from side to side.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • AFC gives host Cardinals’ offense fits

    FORRESTON – When considering how good the AFC Raiders are, much thought is given to twin-tower sisters Jaynee and Madeline Prestegaard and their insid ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:17 am
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