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  • Rockets rally to victory after Hawks streak to lead

    OREGON – In a 33-21 win over Oregon, Rock Falls proved it is a different team and a different program than in previous decades.
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Sterling offense beats to faster drum than Cavs can handle

    STERLING – The only group of Sterling High Schoolers that kept better tempo than the football team was the band, and even that might be a stretch.
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Discharged Storm

    MANLIUS — The visiting team found the Achilles heel of the Bureau Valley Storm for the second straight week in Three Rivers play as Orion ran all over ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Football: Wildcatz not satisfied with blowout victory over Marcos

    POLO - Following his team’s 39-6 victory at Polo, Eastland-Pearl City coach Randy Asche rhetorically wondered “you know a lot of times, when you win b ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Comets pull away

    After a scoreless first quarter, the Comets got second-quarter touchdowns from Eli Leffelman, Luke Olson and Cade Gorzny in a 28-0 win at Kewanee on F ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Fumble, long TD place Panthers in second-half hole

    ERIE – After a stalemate ensued in the second quarter, Erie-Prophetstown and Ottawa Marquette entered the third quarter with momentum hanging in limbo ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Football: Dixon can't overcome mistakes in loss to Rockford Lutheran

    ROCKFORD — The Rockford Lutheran monkey is still on the Dixon Dukes’ backs after a 38-21 loss to the Crusaders.
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Panthers’ search for game turns up past foe

    The Erie-Prophetstown football team nearly had a night off. The players could have had a practice. The coaches could have been out scouting some othe ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 8:24 pm
  • Chicago wins division after Cards lose late

    CHICAGO – David Ross was on his way home when the Chicago Cubs clinched the NL Central, so he ducked into a bar on Sheffield Avenue for a drink. Ross, ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 8:23 pm
  • Sands fitting in just fine at RF

    Seeing a freshman playing varsity volleyball at Rock Falls is nothing new. Coach Sheila Mammosser has never had any qualms with bringing up ninth grad ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 8:23 pm
  • College football: Looking back on a memorable tie

    In 1966, college football teams kicked off after Labor Day and ended before Thanksgiving. African-Americans were still a year away from playing in the ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 8:21 pm
  • NASCAR: Penalties beefed up to stop blatant cheating in Chase

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.– NASCAR's playoffs are set to begin with a new set of rules that gives the sanctioning body the power to issue far stiffer penalties – ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • College football: No. 13 Iowa faces FCS power North Dakota St

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – No. 13 Iowa's only game against an FCS opponent just might be its toughest non-conference challenge of the season.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • College football: Western Michigan heads to Illinois as a favorite

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – If Illinois needed any reason to not look past its Mid-American Conference opponent on Saturday, the odds makers provided it. Weste ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • Kindness (and tool kit) of strangers

    Ya know there is only one thing in my book that is better than arriving at your vacation destination. That would be getting home when said vacation is ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 8:19 pm
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