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  • Tears of joy

    STILLMAN VALLEY – Oregon lineman Frank Lung couldn't hold back the tears after the Hawks' 14-7 win over Stillman Valley, a win that qualified his team ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:00 am
  • Football: Newman scores on every possession to beat Amboy

    STERLING – There was very little the Amboy Clippers could do to slow down the Newman Comets on Friday night at Roscoe Eades Stadium. The Comets finis ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:05 am
  • High School Football: Dixon finishes season with statement

    BYRON – The Dixon football team wanted to make a statement prior to entering the state playoffs for the first time in 8 years.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:57 am
  • Panthers secure berth

    Dylan Binion ran for three touchdowns, Phillip Coers threw for two more scores, and the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers secured a playoff berth with a 41-2 ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:05 am
  • MLB: Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

    SAN FRANCISCO – Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • BV claims crown with run through TRAC East

    It's been nearly a decade, but the Bureau Valley Storm volleyball team has reached the pinnacle of the Three Rivers Conference once more. The signs o ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Boys soccers: Warriors get revenge on Pretzels

    FREEPORT – A year ago, the Sterling Golden Warriors boys soccer team met Freeport in a regional championship game in Rochelle.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • College football: Huskies ready for lowly EMU

    DeKALB – Eastern Michigan has been a barren, black hole in the Mid-American Conference for a long time.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • NFL: Bears hope for more road success in game vs. Pats

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It's been a rough stretch for the Chicago Bears with three losses in four games, and a loud, emotional locker room after the lates ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Lots of decisions to be made

    Acouple weeks ago, I sent out a tweet in the midst of a high school football Friday that the MLB playoff game going on needed to speed up. 
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Sterling resident Boostrom remembers days playing softball

    One definition that Webster’s dictionary gives for the word great is, “With exceptional talents, or having
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Sports Shorts for Oct. 25

    NFLBriggs, Bostic out for Sunday’s gameThe Chicago Bears are planning to be without linebackers Lanc ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Packers hoping to deal Saints rare home defeat

    NEW ORLEANS – One of Aaron Rodgers' vivid memories of his first season as an NFL starter involves a nationally televised, prime-time contest in the Su ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Buckeyes not worried about noise in Happy Valley

    In order for Penn State to pull an upset against No. 13 Ohio State on Saturday night, coach James Franklin feels the Nittany Lions' 12th man must get ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Shakeups already at halfway mark

    If you die-hard Blitz fans will remember, about a month ago, I made the first predictions of the college football season. As hard as it may be to bel ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm

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