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  • Sterling’s Jack Nitz ready to take on state challenge

    Jack Nitz can’t remember the last time he spent an entire day on the couch. It’s just not how Sterling’s top tennis player wants to spend his time.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • MLB: Hammel stars on mound, plate in Cubs' rout of Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS – Jason Hammel had a lot to do with the early six-run cushion.The pitcher went above and b ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Canadian driver has no memory of horrific 2015 crash

    NEW YORK – In his return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May, James Hinchcliffe didn't find himself reliving the terror and agony of the crash the ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • AFC hitters struggle in sectional loss

    PECATONICA – As the Ashton-Franklin Center Raiders softball moved further into history, they ran into Bailey Baldauf’s buzzsaw.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • MLB: Sale struggles as White Sox lose to Indians

    CHICAGO – Chris Sale’s assessment was brutally honest.“We didn’t lose. I lost,” he said.Sale was kno ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • White’s health a key to Bears’ success

    Kevin White had to hit several milestones in his rehab to get to the point of being 100 percent.Now ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Boys basketball: Dixon close to hiring boys basketball coach

    Dixon may have found the man to replace Jason Mead as the head of the Dukes boys basketball program.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Grichuk’s HR sinks Cubs

    Randal Grichuck hit a tie-breaking solo homer in the ninth to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night in St. L ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Baseball: Dixon can't keep up with Rochelle in regional quarterfinal loss

    ROCHELLE – Dixon pitcher Ryan Long said he was giving the Rochelle batters too many pitches to hit.A ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Softball: Rock Falls pitcher has gone from mentee to mentor

    The first game Peyton Yanes pitched this spring, she allowed a home run.The Rock Falls freshman admi ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • should be Bulls’ priority

    The Bulls can talk about finding value in any draft. They can have a strong plan to spend their roughly $23 million of salary-cap space in free agency ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Report: NFL tried to influence study on brain injuries

    WASHINGTON — National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, acco ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • SportsShorts for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Amboy will host a girls basketball camp starting today at Amboy Junior High School and running through June 3.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Eastland senior shuts down Indian Creek in relief, then notches winning hit

    LANARK – Zach Randecker has proven himself as the ace of the Eastland baseball team throughout the season. On Saturday, he not only showed why he's t ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Dixon’s Schwarz wins title – but in discus, not shot

    CHARLESTON – When Tayla Schwarz would dream of winning state, she was always standing on the highest step of the podium with a shot put medal around h ...
    May 22, 2016 - 2:22 am
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