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  • Lester hoping to usher in new era of success

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester says he believes in the Chicago Cubs’ plan and is ready to try to help bring them their first championship since 1908.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Prophets pull one out

    Prophetstown hit some big shots down the stretch to pull out a 60-58 overtime victory against ROWVA on Monday at the Monmouth United Tournament.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    MLBCubs take chance on MotteThe Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent reli ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • NBA: Bulls fall to Hawks

    ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks have shown they can beat up on the NBA's weaker teams. This time, they took down one with a more impressive resume.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Telegraph Girl athlete of the week: December 16, 2014 – Abi Scheidecker, Oregon

    Oregon sophomore rolled a 707 series in the Hawks win over Rockford Christian on Tuesday at Cherry Bowl Lanes in Rockford. She had games of 259, 255 a ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • SVM Boy athlete of week: Dec. 16, 2014 – Hunter Webb, Newman

    Newman junior won the 132-pound bracket at the Reaper Classic on Saturday in Plano. Webb went 4-0, and he won the championship bout by pin in 5 minute ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Gazette Girls Athlete of the Week: December, 16 2014 – Lexis Macomber, Eastland

    Eastland senior had 26 points Wednesday in the Cougars' 58-52 road win over East Dubuque. She also had 19 points in 53-50 win over Newman on Dec. 8 in ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Golden Warriors win first DeJarnatt tournament title since 2008

    STERLING – Canaan Gillihan was a question mark heading into the 37th Carson DeJarnatt Wrestling Tournament held Saturday at Musgrove Fieldhouse.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Tough weeks for both Bears, Saints

    LAKE FOREST – If the New Orleans Saints are looking for comfort, they can take some in this: Their week was almost smooth compared to their opponent's ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Dixon wins behind Jarrett’s 24 points, Roby’s triple-double

    Cal Jarrett led Dixon on offense and defense Saturday in a road Big Northern crossover over Genoa-Kingston 62-38 in Genoa.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Hawaii native Mariota wins top trophy going away

    NEW YORK – Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Bureau Valley, AFC both win nonconference contests at home

    Rashel Robinson poured in 16 points to lead Sterling to a 43-35 road win over Rochelle in a NIB-12 West game.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Panthers third in Port Byron; Marcos cruise in Ashton

    Paced by 132-pound champion Hunter Webb, the Newman wrestling team finished fourth in the 21-team Reaper Classic on Saturday in Plano.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Packers can’t come up with big plays on the road

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson and the Green Bay Packers may have watched home-field advantage in the playoffs slip through their fi ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • SportShorts for Monday, December 15, 2014

    COLLEGE BASKETBALLIllini lose to Ducks at United CenterRayvonte Rice scored a game-high 29 points, b ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:41 pm
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