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  • Ex-Prophets Reiley, Kramer key for Vikings

    Corrie Reiley and Clare Kramer won a lot of basketball games at Prophetstown, and they’re keeping up their winning ways at Augustana College.
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 10:19 pm
  • Football: Tigers, Tide get set for title game rematch

    Get ready for a blockbuster sequel.It’s Alabama vs. Clemson, The Rematch.The top-ranked Crimson Tide ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • College football: USC wins shootout at Rose Bowl

    Matt Boermeester kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and No. 9 Southern California rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter for ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • College basketball: Hill paces Illini to win over OSU

    Malcolm Hill was placed into a familiar position at the end of Illinois' 75-70 win over Ohio State on Sunday night in Champaign.
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • Bulls guard drops in 52, stings Hornets

    CHICAGO – Jimmy Butler scored 52 points and outdueled Kemba Walker, carrying the Chicago Bulls in a 118-111 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Mond ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 10:17 pm
  • Packers complete late-season surge; Redskins out

    LANDOVER, Md. – There they were on a late November afternoon, seemingly headed in opposite directions: Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers were 4- ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 9:50 pm
  • NHL: Blues beat Blackhawks 4-1 in Busch Stadium Winter Classic

    ST. LOUIS – Vladimir Tarasenko looked quite comfortable at Busch Stadium. It turns out his wicked wrist shot works outside, too.
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 9:48 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017

    The AFC wrestling team ventured to Kewanee on Saturday and lost to the Bailermakers 52-12, to Farmington 36-12 and to Putnam County/Hall 60-12. Brendy ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 9:21 pm
  • Top 10 SVM Sports Stories of 2016

    Even before she got to Dixon High School, Tayla Schwarz was already the stuff of legends. After winning titles at the IESA state meet for Reagan Middl ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • In a year full of great feats, here’s what stood out to us

    This past calendar year has been a veritable treasure trove of memorable moments supplied by our local athletes. While there are far too many amazing ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Alleman defense pressures Newman in tourney title game

    STERLING – The Newman Comets, the area’s final unbeaten boys basketball team heading into Christmas, won’t be headed into 2017 with a perfect slate. ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Oregon no match for Ridgewood

    The Oregon Hawks ran into an offensive buzz saw Wednesday night in a 64-39 loss to Ridgewood in their final contest of the Newman Christmas Classic. ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • No more curse for Cubs

    CHICAGO – Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy. The ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Warriors take tourney title at Taylorville

    The Sterling Golden Warriors trailed at halftime and at the end of three quarters, but rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Mt. Zion 62-59 on Friday, ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • ’Noles hold off Wolverines

    Deondre Francois threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Nyquan Murray with 36 seconds remaining, and No. 10 Florida State beat No. 6 Michigan 33-32 in a wi ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:59 pm
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