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  • Football: Trick play keys Tigers' lopsided victory

    BYRON – In a 51-16 win over Chicago Harper on Saturday in the 3A playoffs, Byron got one slight scare.
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:28 am
  • Football: Newman cashes in on Oregon miscues

    STERLING – In a clash between ball-control offenses, the mistakes usually end up making all the difference. The Newman Comets took advantage of two f ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:29 am
  • Dukes' problems many in loss to Manteno

    MANTENO – Leaky defense, sputtering offense and ball security had not been major issues for the Dixon football team in what had been a resurgent 2014 ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:28 am
  • Football: Marian hits ground running in third quarter against Sterling

    STERLING – Brandon Dennis watched a shadow to avoid a tackle on a long touchdown run. He and his fellow Sterling seniors hope that their examples wil ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:28 am
  • Schaney runs over defender for go-ahead score in Lanark

    LANARK – Eric Schaney lowered his shoulder and, like a pickup truck hitting a safety cone, flattened a Hall defender before sprinting past a half-doze ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:29 am
  • HS football: Polo season ends at hands of Stark County

    WYOMING – There was no hiding from the Stark County football team.The top-ranked Rebels sliced up th ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:20 am
  • Football: Cardinals find afterburners against Hope

    FORRESTON – Before kickoff of Saturday's 1A second round playoff game between Forreston and Chicago Hope, a Russian MIG, complete with afterburners, t ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:21 am
  • Football: 2004 Comets defined by team unity

    In the long, storied tradition of Newman Comet football, there are a handful of teams that stand out above the rest.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Big bucks to be bagged

    Well, you throw in all these factors and you just knew things were going to start poppin’.What am I ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Women's basketball: Skyhawks prepare for strong season

    Sauk Valley Community College women's basketball coach Jed Johnson was out-of-state Friday, scouting teams and players the Skyhawks will encounter on ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Football preview: Marcos prepared for Rebels' blitz

    In the history of the state football playoffs, only twice had Polo Marco teams made the quarterfinal round.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Football: Comets' final game of 2004 seemed by far the quickest

    You hear stories all the time from people in especially memorable or adrenaline-filled moments talking about time slowing down and details becoming et ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • History will be made Saturday

    The first state event I covered for Sauk Valley Media in the fall of 2004 was the state cross country meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria. 
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • High school football: Game by game look at 2004 Newman Comets

    Aug. 27, 2004Newman 28, St. Bede 7• The Comets trailed 7-0 after the first quarter in the season-ope ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Buckeyes realize MSU provides rare opportunity

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – They feign indifference, and say that they don’t care.Still, make no mistake about ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:24 pm
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