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  • NBA: Butler lifts Bulls to 104-103 victory over Celtics

    CHICAGO – Jimmy Butler and Isaiah Thomas should have plenty to talk about when they see each other in New Orleans this weekend.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • 13 area wrestlers advance to quarterfinals with prelim wins

    Area wrestlers fared very well on the opening day of the IHSA state wrestling meet Thursday, as 13 of the 17 local qualifiers in Class 1A moved into t ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Duchesses aiming for Day 2 at state

    All year long, Dixon girls bowling coach Larry LaCoursiere was looking for the one day when all five of his bowlers would be on their game at the same ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Heinitz earns unlikely return trip to state

    Tony Heinitz’s path to the Class 1A state wrestling tournament is surely a unique one. Sure, the Fulton junior had to win a few pressure-packed bouts ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Golden Warriors hope fine-tuning is key to sectional success, possible state berth

    STERLING – The Sterling swimming team is tapering with sectionals right around the corner. With the Golden Warriors cutting down on the yardage, they ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

    NFLBears re-sign Eric KushThe Chicago Bears have signed offensive lineman Eric Kush to a 2-year cont ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:45 pm
  • 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
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