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  • AFC handles Aurora Christian press in win

    SERENA – The farther a team plays into the postseason, the more the pressure mounts. The AFC Raiders are handling that pressure well – and the reward ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Rock Falls able to shut down Duchesses

    STERLING – A run early in the third quarter brought Dixon within four points of Rock Falls in their semifinal of the 3A Sterling Regional on Tuesday a ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Warriors rally late, but fall to Cogs

    STERLING – What looked to be a laugher for the Genoa-Kingston girls basketball team was on the verge of becoming something not too funny at all. The ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Lutheran pulls away after Dixon gets down early

    DIXON – The Rockford Lutheran Crusaders dominated on both ends of the court Tuesday night at Lancaster Gym, using big runs in the second and third qua ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:20 am
  • Warriors outlast Leafs on road

    The Sterling Golden Warriors pulled out a nip-and-tuck game in overtime Tuesday night on the road, downing the Geneseo Maple Leafs 57-54 after the tea ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Rockets hit 3s early, rely on defense late to beat Cogs

    ROCK FALLS – In the words of Dylan Leaf, he couldn’t make anything in pregame warmups. The good thing for Leaf and Rock Falls is that those shots did ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:26 am
  • Roby helps spark Huskers at home

    Nebraska freshman and Dixon native Isaiah Roby brought some flair in the middle of the second half with back-to-back dunks to give Nebraska a 63-47 le ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:11 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

    Dixon forward Lauren Chacon will be continuing her soccer career at the collegiate level at Division II Lewis University in Romeoville. Chacon was a u ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:11 am
  • NBA: Bulls beat Raptors for 11th straight time

    CHICAGO – Doug McDermott scored 20 points, All-Star Jimmy Butler had 19 points and 12 assists in his return to the lineup, and the Chicago Bulls conti ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:11 am
  • MLB: Spring training doesn't have to be so long

    Spring training traditionally has been a slow, six- or seven-week crawl to opening day, with pitchers and hitters alike taking plenty of time to accli ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Girls basketball: Third quarter lifts Eastland in win

    PEARL CITY — Eastland picked the right time to fix a nagging, season-long problem. In the Cougars’ 1A Pearl City Sectional semifinal game with Pecat ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Golden Warriors hang on, beat Pretzels

    STERLING – First, the Sterling girls basketball team got a fresh start with hosting its own Class 3A regional.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2016

    Augustana College senior Jacob Johnston of Erie has helped the Vikings to at least a share of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin title.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • 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
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