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  • Cubs, Sox start hot with MLB’s best records

    CHICAGO – Robin Ventura remembers the excitement in New York when the Mets and Yankees faced off in the World Series, and he can imagine what it would ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Softball roundup: Rock Falls beats Winnebago with big inning

    The Rock Falls softball team overcame an early defecit and came back to beat Winnebago 14-6 in a Big Northern West game in Rock Falls.
    April 29, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Volleyball: Bureau Valley hires DeMay as head volleyball coach

    The open Bureau Valley volleyball coaching position didn’t stay vacant for long.Caitlyn DeMay on Tue ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Mystery illness not slowing down Marcos’ Grobe

    Brooks Grobe was like a souped-up race car running on fumes this past Friday at the Rocket Invitational track meet in Rock Falls.
    April 27, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • NFL: Top three things Bears must address in draft

    The day after last season ended, Bears general manager Ryan Pace stamped a hopeful epilogue onto a season that produced only six wins and failed to el ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, April 28, 2016

    The Coloma Township Park District will be holding their 18th annual Pitch, Hit & Run competition on Saturday, May 7. It begins at 1:30 p.m. in Walling ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • NFL: Goff, Wentz at ease on eve of NFL draft

    CHICAGO – Jared Goff lobbed a few balls to a couple of lucky kids and practiced his coverage skills. Carson Wentz grinned as he sent a line of boys an ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • NASCAR: Stewart focuses on 'fun' after NASCAR fine, policy change

    INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Stewart kept his thoughts to himself after NASCAR beefed up the penalties for using fewer than five lug nuts on each wheel during ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • White-hot Sox sweep Blue Jays

    Dioner Navarro hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning, and the Chicago WhiteSox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Wednesday in Toronto for ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Aggressive offense, stifling defense lead Dixon to shutout of Stillman Valley

    DIXON – Ellie Provo stood with her arms folded across her chest for long stretches of Monday’s match against Stillman Valley. Other times her hands we ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Duchesses can’t overcome Oregon’s big fourth inning

    DIXON – A nine-run fourth inning helped Oregon break open its BNC West game Tuesday as the Hawks pulled away for a 17-7 win over the Dixon Duchesses a ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Rock Falls beats Stillman in 7th inning

    ROCK FALLS — Natalie Soltow made dents of all kinds Tuesday in Rock Falls’s softball game against Stillman Valley. Trailing by 2 with a runner on bas ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Warriors blank Cavs

    A run in the fourth and another in the seventh were all Sterling needed to beat LaSalle-Peru 2-0 on Tuesday in Peru. The Golden Warriors got on the b ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Newman seniors Rhett Scroggins and Logan Whitman will sign letters of intent Thursday afternoon to play football at the collegiate level.
    April 26, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Softball roundup: Sterling tops Erie-Prophetstown

    Abri Hale clubbed a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, to lift Sterling to an 8-6 victory against Erie-Prophetstown in a nonconference game Tu ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:53 am
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