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  • Boys basketball: Raiders ride hot shooting to title

    HINCKLEY – Joe Piekarz said he knew streaky-shooting Ashton-Franklin Center was going to go through some hot stretches.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:10 am
  • Illini going cold during stretch run toward tourney

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois is fighting for a shot at the NCAA tournament ... but is missing the scoring that kept the team afloat in January. With leading ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Boys basketball: Marcos fall in fourth meeting with Cards

    ERIE – Both the Forreston and Polo boys basketball teams are familiar with each other. Not just beca ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:09 am
  • Sterling sunk by Kaneland’s strong start in season finale

    MAPLE PARK – Finishing the season strong is what Kaneland coach Brian Johnson hoped his team would do Friday night. And the Kaneland Knights did just ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • SportShorts for Saturday, February 28, 2015

    PREP FOOTBALLEastland’s Heeren signs with CarrollDeven Heeren, quarterback on the Eastland-Pearl Cit ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Close encounter of the whitetail deer kind

    To this day as I sit writing this piece, I am taken back to the hills of Fenton, Illinois in my pre-teen years.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Kvapil’s ride stolen before he can qualify for Atlanta race

    HAMPTON, Ga. – When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. "They said there was trouble with the ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Lightning snap skid with lopsided shutout of Chicago

    TAMPA, Fla. – Ben Bishop made 28 saves for his second shutout, Steven Stamkos scored two goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawk ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Thibs in trouble after injury

    When doctors removed the meniscus from Derrick Rose’s right knee Friday, did they replace it with extra job security for Tom Thibodeau? Or is that sti ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Injury minor for Wainwright

    JUPITER, Fla. – Adam Wainwright won’t pitch in exhibition games until mid-March because of his abdominal strain, a delay that could prevent the St. Lo ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Cubs, Sox have tough calls to make on Bryant, Rodon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Top prospects Kris Bryant and Carlos Rodon are in the same boat, on opposite sides of the valley.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Short-handed Chicago too much for T’wolves

    CHICAGO – Derrick Rose had knee surgery Friday morning. Pau Gasol was sidelined by an illness, and Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle in the first qua ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • McIlroy suffers unkindest cut

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Rory Mc-Ilroy’s first PGA Tour event in 5 months lasted only 2 days.His r ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Campbell leads Sterling quartet to suburbs

    At this time last week, Lucas Campbell didn't feel so great. His shoulder was bothering him, and he felt exhausted.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:05 am
  • Prophets to see very familiar style of play from Raiders

    Shelby Adams briefly tapped into the abstract and existential before Wednesday’s Prophetstown’s girls basketball practice.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:22 am
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