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  • Rock Falls’ late 3s sink Dixon in OT at Lancaster

    DIXON – Rock Falls was quiet from 3-point range for the first 32 minutes of Friday night’s girls basketball game against Dixon. For the first 2 minut ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • College football: No. 13 WMU holds on, beats Ohio 29-23 in MAC title game

    DETROIT – Robert Spillane intercepted a pass with 51 seconds remaining, and No. 13 Western Michigan remained undefeated, holding off Ohio 29-23 on Fri ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Sterling girls fall on road

    The Sterling Golden Warriors went on the road Friday night and dropped a NIB-12 crossover contest against Morris, 73-54. Josi Borum was the lone Gold ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • NBA: Butler, Wade lead Bulls to 111-105 win over Cavaliers

    CHICAGO – Jimmy Butler scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade had 24 and the Chicago Bulls beat LeBron James and the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers 111-105 on Fr ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Boat hits the streets in P’town

    I took a day out of the field this past week to decorate the boat up and pull her through the streets of Prophetstown.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Wisconsin, Penn St. trying not to focus on playoff implications

    INDIANAPOLIS– Paul Chryst and James Franklin left the outside world behind Friday. As college football pundits debated whether two Big Ten teams shou ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Happy, healthy Stewart leaving NASCAR so he can race more

    LAS VEGAS – Tony Stewart sat in a casino ballroom wearing a coat and tie he no doubt wanted to rip off and brushed off a question about whether he was ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Defense sparks rallies to lift Newman past Princeton

    STERLING – There were runs to put Newman briefly in the lead on Thursday, then there was the run in the fourth quarter to put the Comets in front for ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Dixon, Sterling rack up the strikes in first dual of season

    DIXON – Only 1 week removed from Thanksgiving, the Dixon Duchesses still have turkeys on their mind.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Warriors win on road

    After falling behind 12-0 to start a NIB-12 crossover match on the road, the Sterling Golden Warriors rattled off four pins and received a forfeit in ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Girls basketball: Wilhelm leads Clippers past Broncos

    Delaney Wilhelm stuffed the stat sheet to lead the Amboy Clippers to a 54-29 victory over Orangeville in an NUIC East road game Thursday night. Wilhe ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

    Not only did Tiger Woods return to golf Thursday, he returned to being Tiger for a while. Hardly looking like a player who had not competed in 466 da ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • NFL: Cowboys hold on against Vikings for 11th straight win

    MINNEAPOLIS – Dez Bryant caught four passes for 84 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Dallas Cowboys win their 11th s ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • NHL: Hossa's 12th goal gives Blackhawks 4-3 OT win over Devils

    CHICAGO – Marian Hossa scored his team-leading 12th goal through a screen at 1:31 of overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Wade a breath of fresh air

    Providing everything but dental X-rays, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, D.D.S., announced at the team shootaround Wednesday at the Advocate Center that Dwya ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:02 am
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