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  • Dixon soccer switching to 4-4-2 diamond midfield

    The Dukes have left behind the 4-3-3 they played in the first season under coach Josh Brigl, opting to play a variation of a 4-4-2 with a diamond midf ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Sterling golfers down Cardinals

    Ryan Blackburn and Nate Olson each carded 1-over-par 37s as the Sterling boys golf team defeated Stillman Valley 159-201 on Monday at Emerald Hill.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • College football: Florida's Jim McElwain enjoying 'the chaos' of coaching

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Coach Jim McElwain insists he enjoys a little chaos. If that's the case, then he really must be relishing his time at Florida.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • The simple fix for golf in the Olympics may not be so simple

    RIO DE JANEIRO – For all the praise of golf's return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better. The easy fix is to intro ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • IndyCar: Will Power wins IndyCar race at Pocono; closes points gap

    LONG POND, Pa. – Will Power chalked up his latest milestone to experience. There's nothing like it with a championship on the line.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

    Shady Oaks Country Club near Amboy will hold its annual Top Gun Scramble on Sunday, Oct. 2, starting at 9 a.m.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Jeffery’s improvement a key for Bears’ offense

    The Bears practiced at Halas Hall on Sunday and took Monday off before diving into a regular season-like routine for their third exhibition game.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

    Cole Ruckman and Jackson Jeffery combined to shoot a 71 to take top honors in the Rockford Jefferson Invitational on Saturday at Atwood Golf Course in ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Olympics: Samba, reflections and pride in final Rio party

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Shaking to samba and expressing a sense of longing with uniquely Brazilian words, Olympians and fans said goodbye to the Rio Games wi ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Olympics: US romps to men's basketball gold, beats Serbia 96-66

    RIO DE JANEIRO – The trip wasn’t always easy, though they arrived at their expected destination.The ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Olympics: Shields becomes 1st American boxer with 2 Olympic golds

    Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket. She reached in her pocket, pulled out her first g ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Ellerbrock set to lead Prophets

    PROPHETSTOWN — The file cabinets in Roger Ellerbrock’s special education classroom are a bit fuller than they were last school year.
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Passmore, Wetzell no stranger to new responsibilities

    No Dylan Binion? No problem.No Phillip Coers? No problem.But when both Binion, a 2-year 1,000-yard r ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Girls golf: Workman fits in well with Morrison golf team

    Fall is fast approaching, so it’s time for Jaeden Workman to start chasing around a smaller white ball.
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Prophet Hills defends Rock River title

    AMBOY – Prophet Hills didn’t have a weak link in its chain, and that did the trick at the Women’s Rock River Classic golf tournament.
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:44 pm
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