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  • Softball: Comets earn first state softball berth

    DEKALB – Rhyanna Hadden will never have a sweeter snow cone in her entire life.She and her Newman so ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Baseball: Rock Falls bats get hot in regional final rout of Rochelle

    FREEPORT – Early on, you could almost hear the thoughts of the Rock Falls Rockets as they gave away a few runs to the Rochelle Hubs in the first two i ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Patience pays off for Warriors

    STERLING – Monday’s regional championship was a lesson in patience for the Sterling softball team.Th ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Royal Lions get hit, keep coming

    BYRON – Rockford Christian's David Prisby took his fifth-inning at-bat a little further off the plate that normal. He was thinking about his previous ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Softball: Fillies battle, but fall to Cardinals

    MORRISON – Brooke Stralow's plan was to keep getting the bat on the ball, and eventually the ball would go forward.
    June 2, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Softball: Newman's numbers game

    DEKALB – The Newman softball team's drive for five is now complete. What's next? The joy of six? Seventh heaven?
    June 2, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Baseball: Fulton wins first sectional championship in program history

    The Fulton Steamers had their sectional championship delayed until Monday because of the rain on Saturday. Head coach Kyle Miller had a few important ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Stanley Cup finals to feature speed, skill from both squads

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — While the Blackhawks were locked in their battles with the Ducks, coach Joel Quenneville still made some time for a little relaxatio ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Cubs’ Hammel handcuffs Marlins

    Jason Hammel was coming out of the clubhouse shower when he happened to cross paths with manager Joe Maddon, who gave him a smack on the chest for a j ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Bulls set to name former player Hoiberg as coach

    CHICAGO – The Mayor is moving to Chicago.The Bulls plan to introduce Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg as th ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    Ryne Roper hit a two-run double and top-seeded Illinois defeated Wright State 8-4 Monday to advance to the Super Regionals.
    June 2, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Only rains stops Steamers from rolling on

    FREEPORT – A consistent rain Saturday postponed the 1A Aquin Sectional championship game between the Fulton Steamers and the River Ridge-Scales Mound ...
    May 31, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Comets club Durand to claim sectional title

    LENA – Some top-notch hitting from the top of the lineup left the Newman softball team feeling on top of the world.
    May 31, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Softball: So far, no one better than these Comets

    From his coaching box, a damp chalk rectangle near first base, Newman softball coach JD Waldschmidt spewed words of confidence toward the Comets batte ...
    May 31, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Boys state track: As usual, weather plays part in state finals

    CHARLESTON – There's always one thing you can count on at the boys state track & field meet: the weather.
    May 30, 2015 - 11:49 pm
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