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  • Comets, Mustangs score quickly, then bats go quiet

    MORRISON – Newman scored five runs in the second inning, and relief pitcher Travis Williams made sure that was enough as the Comets came away with a 7 ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Clipper senior shines at Hinders

    ROCK FALLS – Erica Zimmerlein was a bit under the weather, but her performance at the Rock Falls Invitational was over the moon. The Amboy-LaMoille s ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Newman chips away, but Morrison hangs on

    MORRISON – It took just two pitches and one vicious swing of the bat for Lauren Pannier to provide some much-needed comfort. The Morrison senior earn ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Boys track: Marcos' depth leads to Rock Falls title

    ROCK FALLS – At crunch time, the Polo-Forreston boys track team needed some greenhorns to come through, and they did with flying colors. Tied with Ro ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • SportShorts for Saturday, April 23, 2016

    BASKETBALLEastland’s Janssen to attend AugustanaCougars post player Blake Janssen will play basketba ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Warriors pull away from DeKalb

    Lexy Staples and Jayme Eilers combined on a one-hit shutout Friday as the Sterling Golden Warriors beat DeKalb 7-0 in a NIB-12 crossover game in Sterl ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Rain helps refresh outdoors

    Well, most people would probably call a guy like me crazy for getting so excited over a dang fungus, but they just don’t understand. To those who know ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Kane comes up clutch again

    After 83 exhilarating minutes of hockey, and Thursday night becoming Friday morning, the Blackhawks beat the Blues 4-3 in double-overtime at the Scott ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Another no-no, same Jake

    It's only a matter of time before someone invents a Jake app that sends out no-hit notifications on your smartphone every time Jake Arrieta bids for a ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Panthers run away in Erie

    Dylan Binion earned two first-place finishes, a second and a third to help Erie-Prophetstown boys track & field team to a win at the six-team Ed Schmi ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Barry Bonds makes first trip back to San Francisco as the Marlins hitting instructor

    SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds strolled into the indoor batting cage to join his hitters at work and immediately shut the door. No distractions.
    April 23, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • MLB: Rizzo homers again, Lester tough as Cubs beat Reds 8-1

    Jon Lester had a no-hitter in the back of his mind. He wound up giving up five hits, but gave the Chicago Cubs what they needed most.
    April 23, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Cubs ace dominant in Cincinnati

    CINCINNATI – Jake Arrieta's first no-hitter set him apart. Pitching another one in the span of only 11 regular-season starts has put the Chicago Cubs ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Rockets get it done on mound, at plate in Oregon

    OREGON – With his gear bag slung over his left shoulder and his hat pulled down tight, Quinton Matznick looked ready for another game.
    April 22, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Kaneland keeps Sterling guessing in NIB-12 crossover win on road

    STERLING – Shots were finding the net for the Sterling girls soccer team during Tuesday’s big home win over LaSalle-Peru, while raindrops made a coupl ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:11 am
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