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  • Sterling can’t string together hits in 2-0 sectional semi loss

    BELVIDERE – Emily Kisch just wanted to make contact to extend the inning, but what she did was send Burlington Central to the Class 3A Belvidere North ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Baseball: Fulton bats come alive in five-inning rout of Illinois Lutheran

    LISLE – The waters started out a little rough for the Fulton baseball team on Tuesday afternoon at Benedictine University. But eventually, it turned o ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Shouldering painful load

    LISLE – Michael Dixon's training table will be stocked with a few extra items this week – ice and Ibuprofen.
    June 3, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Last minute script change

    BELVIDERE – The script seemed borrowed from other great Sterling softball postseason moments of the past.
    June 3, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Hoiberg is the anti-Thibodeau

    CHICAGO – Somewhere between a sweet story about the birth of his twin sons in Chicago and a wry claim that his Ames, Iowa, high school team was better ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Warriors will rely on versatility, depth to defend LeBron

    OAKLAND, Calif. – LeBron James believes there is nobody in the world that can stop him. He is too strong, too fast, too skilled.
    June 3, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Sportshorts for Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Morrison junior catcher Justin Jensen was named Three Rivers West MVP for the second year a row. Mustangs coach Ben Sondgeroth was named coach of the ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Blackhawks core seven critical to success in the Stanley Cup Final

    TAMPA, Fla. – Patrick Kane didn’t quite know how to swallow his first taste of Chicago.He was drivin ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Federer loses to pal Wawrinka in Paris

    PARIS – Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precisio ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • MLB roundup: Cardinals trump Brewers; White Sox, Cubs lose on road

    Lance Lynn allowed five hits while pitching into the eighth inning and Mark Reynolds had an RBI single in the second to lead St. Louis to a 1-0 win ov ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Soccer: Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal

    GENEVA – Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but nev ...
    June 3, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • 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
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