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  • Softball: Gould, Stroup go deep as Sterling beats Dixon in regional semifinal

    ROCHELLE – Sterling freshman Gretchen Gould is new to the varsity home run experience. Senior teammate Erin Stroup isn’t. But both left their marks ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Senior pitcher shuts down Tigers in sectional semifinal

    DAVIS JUNCTION – Lauren Pannier was nearly untouchable. In six innings of work in a 2A Stillman Valley Sectional semifinal, the Fillies pitcher struc ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Sauk Valley Community College golfer Jarred Hippen carded a 2-under-par 70 in the first round of the NJCAA Division II National golf tournament that s ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Penguins force Game 7; Thunder roll

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed home for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.Sidney Crosby had ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Williams cruises in French opener

    PARIS – Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • 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
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