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  • Johnson scores 38 as Winthrop upsets Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Keon Johnson scored 38 points and Winthrop upset Illinois 84-80 in overtime on Monday night.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • NHL: Hawks blanked

    EDMONTON, Alberta – This time there was no comeback.Two nights after erasing a three-goal deficit ag ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Senior becomes first Sterling diver to medal, placing third at state

    EVANSTON – Sterling diving coach Mary Sue LeMay always believed that Kallie Zuidema could place among the state's best, but she didn't want to put too ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Forreston crushes Marquette to advance to state title game

    OTTAWA – After squeaking past three NUIC playoff foes en route to the 1A semifinals, Ottawa Marquette ran into the undisputed kingpin of the league Sa ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Roundup: Wilhelm breaks school record in Amboy win

    Delaney Wilhelm broke Amboy’s school scoring record and the Clippers went on to beat Genoa-Kingston 50-48 in overtime to claim fifth-place in the Oreg ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • NFL: Chicago Bears lose another, and the injuries keep mounting

    Jay Cutler described the Bears’ injury epidemic as “crazy.”It got worse Sunday.Chicago lost 22-16 to ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson seizes record-tying 7th NASCAR championship

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson had the commemorative helmet and a photographer chronicling his every move. He had even planned to run a symbolic sev ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, November 21, 2016

    Three area football players were named to the Illinois Football Coaches Association All-State teams. In Class 2A, Eastland-Pearl City quarterback and ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • AFC pulls away from host Fillies to win at Morrison

    MORRISON – The AFC girls basketball team has some high hopes and aspirations this season, and that journey began in fine fashion with a title at the M ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • Newman to replace McCarty as a team

    No Noah, no problem. Gone from this year’s Newman boys basketball team – and hooping it up at Northern Illinois – is Noah McCarty, the school’s all-t ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Experience, depth will be key for Sterling

    With plenty of depth and experience returning from a year ago, the Sterling boys basketball team is going big-game hunting in 2016-17. A team that ha ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Free throws help Rock Falls vs. Dixon pressure

    DIXON – It’s hard to win basketball games when the shots don’t fall. However, for Rock Falls on Frid ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Stillman’s surge in second & third quarters sinks Newman

    STERLING – A strong push in the second and third quarters lifted the Stillman Valley girls basketball team to its second win in the Sauk Valley Shooto ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 7:53 pm
  • Shotgun season is here at last

    To a hunter, there is one night that beats all others. No, it's not the night before bow season, or the night before the first bird season. Heck, it ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Sterling senior heads to finals with top dive score

    Before each dive Friday at first day of the IHSA State Meet, Sterling senior Kallie Zuidema could be found in a blue and gold poncho, back along the d ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
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