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  • Saying thanks, goodbye

    The other day Kathleen Schultz, an editor at Sauk Valley Media, and I played a game of remember that reporter.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Girls basketball: Jitter bug squashed

    STERLING – As the final preseason practice came to a close, Bailey Bickett walked out with the feeling that game No. 1 was going to be a great one.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

    Sterling seniors Cariel Beasley and Sterling Thornton were named the defensive and offensive MVPs of the Northern Illinois Big 12 West Division, it wa ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • NFL: Cutler's decision-making helps Bears

    Jay Cutler's passer rating of 151.0 in Sunday's 37-13 win over the Rams was the best of his career. His postgame assessment, however, didn't quite mes ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Rain-shortened race quintessential NASCAR

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In this topsy-turvy second season of NASCAR's new championship format, it was only fitting that the race to set the final four ended ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • High school football: By the numbers

    The end of the local high school football season is a premature one.Polo was the last area team stan ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • oad woes have been baffling

    The Blackhawks certainly know how to win on the road.They have clinched two Stanley Cups away from h ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Cubs’ slugger is unanimous choice of NL’s top rookie

    Kris Bryant’s record-setting season was validated Monday night when the Chicago Cubs’ third baseman was named unanimously as the National League Rooki ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Men's basketball: Virginia upset by George Washington

    Patricio Garino and Tyler Cavanaugh each scored 18 points as George Washington stunned No. 6 Virginia 73-68 on Monday night in Washington, D.C.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Shiaras paces Dixon in win

    Isabelle Shiaras opened her season with a double-double for Dixon, who opened play in the Sauk Valley Shootout with a 39-30 win at Sherrard after trai ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Bulls’ D rises up in win vs. Pacers

    CHICAGO – With the final seconds ticking away, they stared each other down one last time, Paul George with the ball, and Jimmy Butler right in front o ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Texans stop Bengals’ undefeated season

    CINCINNATI – It figures that T.J. Yates and the Texans would be the ones to finally knock off the Bengals.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Sportshorts for Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

    COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRYSkyhawks 33rd at National MeetThe Sauk Valley women’s cross country team placed ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • NHL: Kane has goal, assist as Blackhawks beat Flames

    CHICAGO – Patrick Kane scored and had an assist in Chicago’s quick three-goal outburst in the second period, and the Blackhawks beat the Calgary Flame ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • NFL: Long plays by Miller, Langford help Bears past Rams

    ST. LOUIS – Zach Miller used the video board in the north end zone to chart a path through the St. Louis Rams defense. It was especially helpful when ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 11:35 pm
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