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  • Newman rains 3s on Mustangs in regional semi

    MORRISON – When the Newman boys basketball team dials long distance and the call is answered, opponents are generally in trouble. Those are the cards ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Cougars hold off Wolves to clinch title-game berth

    LANARK — The regional finals are not held until Friday, but Wednesday night’s 1A Eastland Regional game between Eastland and Pearl City had that champ ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • ’Bago end Steamers’ season

    MORRISON – Normally Fulton has a size advantage with junior posts Tyler Bruggenwirth and Nate Wierema controlling the low blocks. Normally the Steamer ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Indian Creek turns up D down stretch to beat AFC

    SHABBONA – AFC senior Stephen Brooke's half-court heave soared through the air before bouncing off the rim at the final buzzer. With that, the Indian ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Gophers golden vs. Terps

    Maryland’s student section went quickly from standing and waving to silence when Gophers guard Akeem Springs opened the second half with back-to-back ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Dukes finish with loss

    The Dixon Dukes dropped their regular-season finale Wednesday night on the road, falling to the Rochelle Hubs 72-47.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Popular driver says he’d retire if he wins the Cup title

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career. NASCAR's most po ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Best much tougher to determine

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games. Who's the toughest to beat? World ranking ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Meeting of the managers

    When Cactus League managers convened for a media session recently, Joe Maddon sat at a table about 50 feet from Rick Renteria, the World Series champi ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:44 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

    Rock Falls and Dixon landed three players each on the Big Northern All-Conference list, while Oregon's Bailey Montavon was the lone representative for ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:43 pm
  • Change greeted with mixed reactions

    Last May in Kauffman Stadium, White Sox reliever Tommy Kahnle came into a game in the ninth inning and threw a wild pitch on an intentional walk befor ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:43 pm
  • Aggressive Sterling defense leads to offense and the NIB 12 West championship

    STERLING – All season long, Sterling coach Ryan Vasquez has been trying to get his Golden Warriors to play with the same high energy for an entire gam ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Rock Falls struggles in sectional semi loss

    MAPLE PARK — Not many basketball games are won when less than one out of five shots make it through the hoop.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:28 am
  • Rockets roll to dual team state meet

    EDGINGTON – The Rock Falls wrestling team rode a perfect storm to a place it has been on the doorstep of 3 of the last 4 years. The Rockets combined ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Dukes make some history

    ROCHELLE – In the annals of Dixon wrestling, one can point to a number of highlights, such as the Clyde Ruffin/Jim Witzleb era of the early 1970s, the ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:23 am
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