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  • 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
  • SportShorts for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

    Dixon’s Blain Masterson took 85th in the elite division of the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. on Friday. He finished in 17:07.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 8:18 pm
  • Montero’s walk-off homer in 10th sinks Brewers

    CHICAGO – Miguel Montero and the Chicago Cubs were going to celebrate no matter what happened in Friday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. One swe ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 8:24 pm
  • Chicago gets first look at Wentz when Eagles visit

    LAKE FOREST – Carson Wentz turned heads in his NFL debut. Now, all eyes will be on him. Wentz looks to build on a promising start to his career when ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:40 pm
  • Packers fitting first visitor as Vikings unveil new stadium

    MINNEAPOLIS – Following a decade-plus of lobbying and 2½ years of construction, the Minnesota Vikings have arrived at the grand opening of their new s ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:40 pm
  • Warriors bookend halftime with goals to take control

    STERLING – Goals just before and just after halftime helped Sterling pull away from Geneseo and claim a 5-0 win Thursday at Roscoe Eades Stadium. Thr ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Warriors’ surges too much for Geneseo

    STERLING – There’s a little something Sterling’s Josi Borum does to the ball as she serves. A little pressure on one side, then some pressure on anoth ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:32 am
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