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  • Hoosiers’ NCAA Tournament hopes dim with each loss

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Coach Tom Crean got right to the point after Indiana's latest loss. The defense must be more consistent, the shooting must improve ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • Men's basketball: After pivotal week, Northwestern and Illinois headed in opposite directions

    When Illinois upset Northwestern last Tuesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena, their head coaches left the gym confronting contrasting realities.
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • SportShorts for Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

    BASKETBALLFab Melo found dead at Brazil homeFormer Syracuse University and Boston Celtics center Fab ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Cubs, Sox have new buzzwords

    As he stood outside the White House last month speaking to reporters gathered for the Cubs' championship celebration, Joe Maddon launched into his spr ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • ’Cats upset Badgers; Illini, Hawkeyes fall

    Bryant McIntosh scored 25 points, and defensive-minded Northwestern beat No. 7 Wisconsin 66-59 on Sunday in Madison, securing an important win for the ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Senior one of two Rockets, six locals to claim sectional crowns

    BYRON – In the boiling cauldron that was the Class 1A Byron Wrestling Sectional on Saturday night, Niles Ager was pretty much expressionless.
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 7:07 pm
  • Dixon bowlers earn trip to state

    The Dixon girls bowling team is heading back to state after a fourth-place finish in the LaSalle-Peru Sectional on Saturday.
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:27 pm
  • Dixon’s Wolber & Quintana, Sterling’s Edmondson punch tickets

    STERLING – The only match that featured Sauk Valley wrestlers squaring off against each other came with a berth at state on the line Saturday at the C ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 7:19 pm
  • Roby loves being a Cornhusker

    Isaiah Roby has always been his own biggest critic. His desire to be the best – basketball player, teammate, person – has always driven him to believe ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • Sterling, Dixon look to keep energy going

    STERLING — Usually when hosting a large tournament such as this weekend’s 2A individual wrestling sectional at Musgrove Fieldhouse, the Sterling wrest ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Morrison’s Eads cruises into semifinals

    BYRON – Joe Eads was handsomely paid for less than a minute's work on Friday at the Class 1A Byron Wrestling Sectional. The Morrison senior needed th ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Local teams looking to put it all together at 3A regional

    Every team wants to peak at the right time, and play their best when the season turns into the postseason. That seems to be the formula for the three ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Dukes win wild one on road

    Dixon survived a pair of Genoa-Kingston shots in the lane in the final seconds to beat the Cogs 62-60 in a BNC game in Genoa on Friday. The Dukes fel ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Wolf Pack tracks, brings in coyotes

    Man, has it been a busy couple of weeks for this old catfisherman. So it was pretty cool when my wife, Michelle, stepped up and gave you her view on ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • SportShorts for Saturday, February 11, 2016

    Pairings are out for the Class 1A and Class 2A regional tournaments. 2A: Newman is the top seed at the Morrison Regional, and awaits the winner of th ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:04 am
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