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  • Missiles build big enough margin to hold off Marcos

    POLO – The Milledgeville Missiles dominated the first 6 minutes of Tuesday’s game against rival Polo, then the Marcos mounted a comeback to lead at ha ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Warriors top Pioneers

    The Sterling Golden Warriors got three 3-pointers in the first quarter and 18 points in the game from Myles Williams in a 51-35 win over Alleman in Ro ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Duchesses knock off ’Bago

    Isabelle Shiaras paced a balanced attack with 16 points to lead the Dixon girls basketball team to a 53-38 road win against Winnebago on Tuesday night ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Sycamore holds on despite late Rock Falls charge

    SYCAMORE – The fourth quarter wasn't pretty for the Sycamore girls basketball team. However, the Spartans built their fortune in the first three quar ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

    Two area girls basketball teams are ranked in the AP preseason basketball poll. In Class 1A, AFC is No. 3 and received one first-place vote. Eastland ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Chicago sends ace to Boston for four prospects

    The White Sox rebuilding project began with a blast to its rotation, as they sent ace left-hander Chris Sale to the Red Sox for a package of four top ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Illinois survives Jaguars

    CHAMPAIGN – Malcolm Hill made sure Illinois didn't repeat past mistakes in the final minutes of the team's 85-77 win over IUPUI on Tuesday night.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Roundup: Pistons beat Bulls 102-91 for fourth win in 5 games

    In the long run, Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson are going to be the most important players on the Detroit roster.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Newman hits late free throws to beat Prophets

    PROPHETSTOWN — Newman senior Mady Ferris couldn’t get a good look at the hoop during Monday’s Three Rivers East game at Prophetstown.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • GBK: Clippers' D shuts down Cardinals

    AMBOY – For 3 days, Erie coach Julie Schroeder drilled her team about what to expect from a smothering Amboy defense.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Local roundup: Quick start helps AFC tame Wolves

    Bureau Valley junior Christen Hurley wanted to show her former coach just how well her guidance has paid off, and by pouring in 28 points against Prin ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Bears gain confidence from rare win with a young lineup

    LAKE FOREST – Even if the Chicago Bears' future at quarterback is murky, their vision of the future at numerous other spots looks more clear.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

    WRESTLINGOregon hosting 20th anniversary reunionThe Oregon wrestling team will recognize the 20th an ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Blazers beat Bulls for 3rd straight win

    CHICAGO – Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers learned from last month's blowout loss to Chicago.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Rocket senior Ager has state title on his mind

    Qualifying for the state wrestling tournament would be a crowning achievement for some, especially when it concludes with a medal around one's neck. ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:16 am
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