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  • Boys basketball: Dukes handle Cardinals' pressure

    DIXON – The Dixon Dukes may have come into Tuesday's Big Northern West tilt undefeated against a Stillman Valley team looking for its first conference ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Boys basketball: Marcos start fast, but Bulldogs finish strong

    FORRESTON – The Marcos had a picture perfect start in their matchup against Aquin in the Forreston Holiday Tournament Tuesday night. Unfortunately for ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Who’s to blame for this mess?

    The Bears didn’t quit Monday night against the New Orleans Saints.To quit, they would have had to sh ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Local roundup: Blair shoots Rockets past Riverdale

    Chelsi Blair made five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Rock Falls girls basketball team in a 71-36 home win over Riverdale.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • MLB: White Sox spending spree done with eye toward sustained success

    The question on everyone’s minds while watching the White Sox spend so freely this offseason is this: Why is chairman Jerry Reinsdorf suddenly busting ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Sportshorts for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    The Duis Center will host an indoor fitness triathlon on Saturday, Jan. 17 starting at 8 a.m. Individuals or teams of four will compete in 20 minutes ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Bowl practices like “stealing time”

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey likens pre-bowl practices to “stealing time.”This se ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Wild finish goes Blackhawks’ way in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Patrick Kane scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 3:28 left, and the Chicago Blackhawks bounced back to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 on ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Boys basketball: Comets pull away in third quarter

    FORRESTON – Joseph Gennaro scored off an assist from Jordan Harris with just under 4 minutes left in the third quarter of Monday's Forreston tournamen ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • NFL: Saints grabs South lead by beating Bears

    CHICAGO – Drew Brees and the Saints found a cure for their problems – playing the Bears. Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns, and New Orle ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Girls basketball: Duchesses find positives in loss

    DIXON – The Mendota Trojans didn't need a horse to claim victory Monday in a 43-13 Big Northern West game against the Dixon Duchesses. Mendota used a ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Raiders remain undefeated

    Allison Prestegaard tossed in a career-high 29 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked four shots to lead AFC to a 64-36 victory against Hinckley-Big ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Lester hoping to usher in new era of success

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester says he believes in the Chicago Cubs’ plan and is ready to try to help bring them their first championship since 1908.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Prophets pull one out

    Prophetstown hit some big shots down the stretch to pull out a 60-58 overtime victory against ROWVA on Monday at the Monmouth United Tournament.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    MLBCubs take chance on MotteThe Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent reli ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:17 am
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