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  • Newman pummels L-E at home

    STERLING – Too often this season, the Newman baseball coaches have watched Comet hitters wait for the perfect pitch to hit. It’s a mentality that’s le ...
    UPDATED: April 23, 2017 - 10:37 pm
  • Baseball: Rockets salvage split against Golden Warriors

    STERLING – There was no stopping the Sterling baseball team in the first game of a doubleheader against crosstown rival Rock Falls on Saturday at Gart ...
    April 22, 2017 - 8:31 pm
  • Burgess’ big hit lifts Dukes

    For the second game in a row, the Dukes won via walk-off. This time it was Brock Burgess delivering the winner for Dixon (12-4). Burgess had a team-h ...
    April 23, 2017 - 8:40 pm
  • Warriors rout Foxes on road

    The Sterling softball team stayed hot with a 14-0 drubbing of Yorkville. Nine Sterling hitters had at least one RBI. Cheyenne Harrington led the offe ...
    April 23, 2017 - 9:02 pm
  • Cardinals continue winning ways; Rockets, Comets finish 2-3

    ROCK FALLS – Every year, local teams flock to the Rock Falls Invitational to see where their teams are at about a month away from sectionals. Ahead of ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Storm rack up another outdoor victory; Missiles 2nd, Clippers 3rd

    ROCK FALLS – This latest test for the Bureau Valley girls track team was likely its toughest, but it passed with flying colors. The Storm maintained ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Forreston gets bats going to for victory in Oregon

    OREGON – It was a team with 15 wins going against one with 15 losses. As expected, Forreston had its way with Oregon in an 11-2 win to improve to 16-2 ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • tops Stillman

    Grace Gould went 4-for-4 in the Sterling softball team picked up a 4-1 win at Stillman Valley. Gretchen Gould, Jordan Thormeyer, Maddie Corwell and Em ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • Horford, Thomas lead way as Celtics bounce back in Chicago

    CHICAGO – The Boston Celtics got pep talks from a past champion as well as their current superstar. Then, they put a charge in a series that was slipp ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • Despite one event win, Oregon amasses plenty of points at Landers-Loomis Field

    OREGON – It only won one event, but the Oregon girls track team piled up enough second places to finish third in the team standings of its own Landers ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Hawks fall short

    OREGON – Trailing Forreston by one in the bottom of the seventh inning, things couldn’t have set up better for the Oregon softball team.
    April 22, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • It’s time to check for ticks

    Hello all, I am back again, and through all the warnings I have given, I feel this week it's time to really address the issue of ticks. Two things ha ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • Boys roundup: Sterling takes 2nd at Metamora

    The Sterling Golden Warriors placed second at the seven-team Metamora ABC meet on Friday, taking second place behind the host Redbirds in each of the ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • SportShorts for Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Amboy senior Jordan Hochstatter will continue his basketball career at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. He averaged 21 points and 5 rebounds per g ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • Hawks must take long look

    Recovery from Chicago sports shock this severe can take years, if ever. Just ask the Cubs of 2003 or 2008, or the 2000 White Sox. Or the 1986 Bears a ...
    April 22, 2017 - 12:39 am
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