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  • Wilcox throws 5 TD passes to 5 different Dukes in victory

    DIXON - Entering his first varsity game as quarterback, Dixon junior Noah Wilcox planned to live by a simple mantra: “Get the ball to the athletes.”
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Forreston runs offense to near perfection to beat AFC

    FRANKLIN CENTER – The inherent deception of the double-wing offense can often make it tricky for spectators to identify which player is carrying the f ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Sterling blows out Sycamore in season opener

    STERLING – For a full quarter, Friday’s matchup between Sterling and Sycamore looked like it would live up to its billing as a tight game between two ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Football: Rock Falls streak comes to an end

    ROCKFORD — Finally, the 25-game streak of futility came to an end at Royal Lion Stadium in Rockford Friday night, as the Rock Falls Rockets defeated t ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Football: Milledgeville cruises to win over Durand

    Milledgeville cruised to a 50-0 win over Durand to open the season at Floyd Daub Field. Jeremy Bibler rushed nine times for 101 yards, including a 58- ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Football: Good luck catching up to Sterling's running backs

    So fresh, and so clean. That’s how all three of Sterling’s running backs felt after Friday’s season- ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Bowman excited to fill in for Earnhardt again

    BROOKLYN, Mich. – Alex Bowman should have plenty of fans this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in his return to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • Reed builds 2-shot lead at Bethpage

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects of winning.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • SportShorts for Saturday, August 27, 2016

    The Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix will see karts race on the streets of Rock Island Sept. 3-4. Practice and heat races will be Saturday with the final ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • After 1-year hiatus, Comets looking for regional title

    The Newman Comets have a couple of motivating factors in their favor this volleyball season. After winning back-to-back regional championships in 201 ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:26 pm
  • Dodging raindrops to catch a fish

    I think at this point folks the biggest thing we can be grateful for is that all this rain is not snow.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:25 pm
  • Clippers bummed they won’t run for conference title this season

    In the season-opening girls tennis match at Sterling, Newman’s Erin Vits had to face Sterling southpaw Katelyn Grell in singles play, then turn around ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:24 pm
  • Third game not quite as big to Fox

    LAKE FOREST – It is hard to know when and exactly why the third exhibition games of the four-game NFL preseason became the “All-Important Third Presea ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:23 pm
  • Smith embracing transition from pro to college

    CHAMPAIGN – Since he was hired at Illinois in March, football coach Lovie Smith's calendar has been full.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • Missiles feel fallen teammate with them

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Well before Milledgeville opened its volleyball season against Scales Mound on Thursday, a sea of orange filled the bleachers. This wa ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:25 am
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