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  • Pitching woes cost Rockets vs. Trojans

    ROCK FALLS – Fresh off a 10-0 loss in six innings at Mendota on Monday, Rock Falls knew something needed to change. Logan Pillars had pitched well, bu ...
    March 22, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Dukes stay perfect with win

    Andrew Long struck out 13 on the mound and drove in four runs to lead the Dixon Dukes to a 10-3 road win over Rockford Lutheran on Tuesday. Long star ...
    March 22, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Meurer shuts down Durand

    Laci Meurer tossed a four-hitter and struck out 12 batters to lead the AFC softball team to a 7-2 win at Durand on Tuesday.
    March 22, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Fulton’s Tyler Paulline will play college football at Loras College. He reeled in 24 catches for 336 yards and three touchdowns last season.
    March 22, 2017 - 9:53 am
  • Blackhawks, Bulls both beaten in overtime

    Daniel Sedin scored a power-play goal 2:12 into overtime and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Blackhawks 5-4 on Tuesday night in Chicago to end a six-ga ...
    March 22, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • ndless optimism among teams left in the Sweet 16

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin's win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:38 pm
  • Wagner stands tall for Wolverines

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Ask Moe Wagner who he looked up to when he was younger, and suddenly the Michigan big man's fiery demeanor makes a little more sens ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:37 pm
  • Baseball: Missiles confident success continues on the diamond

    MILLEDGEVILLE – For years, the Milledgeville Missiles’ football, boys basketball and baseball teams were a bottom feeder of the NUIC East. Those days ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Burgess’s walk-off sends Dukes to second straight win

    DIXON — Two games, two thrillers, and now two wins for the Dixon baseball team.Dixon’s come-from-beh ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Softball: Rock Falls puts up 19 hits, does not strike out once in win

    GENOA – Rock Falls hitters jumped all over Genoa-Kingston in the season opener, racking up 19 hits and not striking out once in an 11-4 win.
    March 21, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Resistration for Little League baseball and softball will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Self Help Enterprises in Sterling, just n ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Local Roundup: Duchesses win in extras

    Hall scored two runs in the fifth to rally past Newman in Spring Valley.Newman had taken a 2-0 lead ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • NIT Roundup: Illini roll to quarters

    Tracy Abrams scored 18 points, Leron Black had a double-double and Illinois pulled away midway through the second half to beat Boise State 71-56 on Mo ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:20 am
  • Blackhawks’ Schmaltz works to raise his faceoff game

    Blackhawks rookie Nick Schmaltz has had to add to his game since moving from wing to center the second line of Artemi Panarin and Patrick Kane.
    March 21, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • First-year Oklahoma State coach leaves for Illinois 1 day after NCAA tourney loss

    CHAMPAIGN – A year ago, Brad Underwood’s Stephen F. Austin squad lost to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament, and he took the job at Oklahoma State the ...
    March 19, 2017 - 10:00 pm
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