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  • Wrestling: E-P takes third at own tournament

    ERIE – Erie-Prophetstown wrestler Josh Wheeler could only shake his head after one of the most exciting bouts at the Panther Holiday tournament at Eri ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Basketball roundup: Duchesses down Winnebago in BNC play

    The Dixon girls basketball team improved to .500 in Big Northern West play, going on the road to defeat Winnebago 50-45 on Saturday night.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Local roundup: Dukes, Duchesses second at BNC bowling tournament

    The Dixon boys bowling team placed second at the Big Northern Conference Tournament on Saturday at Forest Hills in Rockford, amassing a total pinfall ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Football: Newman's Rude eats, plays right

    It's a Tuesday after school and Newman junior Brady Rude is hanging from a bar in the school's weight room. He is in the middle of a set of pullups.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Football: Asche puts his stamp on EPC program

    It's unlikely anyone ever called Randy Asche a "superstar" during his 20 years as a dairy farmer outside Pearl City from 1991-2010.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Boys basketball: Dixon adjusts to Rock Falls defense, pulls away in second half

    ROCK FALLS – There are nights where the shots aren't falling, and good teams have to find a way to fight through it and put points on the scoreboard. ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Girls basketball: Montini rolls past Warriors

    STERLING – Each year come mid-December, the Sterling Shootout has proven to be a tough challenge for the Sterling girls basketball team.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Football: 2014 SVM All-Area teams

    First teamDallas ApplemanAmboy jr. FB/LB• TRAC North first team• 415 rushing yards, 5 TDs• 77 tackle ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Local roundup: McCarty scores nearly half of Newman's points in win

    The Newman boys basketball team took third place at the Forreston tournament Friday night, with a 65-54 win over Aquin in the third-place game.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Brand new destination for my bucket list

    Growing up in the outdoors, we all have had hopes and dreams of things and places we'd like to do and visit. Me, I've always wanted to chase Wels catf ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Girls basketball: Byron edges Prophetstown in Polo tournament title game

    POLO – Ellie Lehne and the rest of the Byron girls basketball team tried hard to push Prophetstown out of their minds throughout a week filled with ga ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Lack of patience costs Newman in Forreston semifinal

    FORRESTON – The Newman Comets are used to applying pressure and forcing their opponents into mistakes, which they then turn into points on the other e ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Having a plan is a good start

    A few short months ago, it didn't seem possible that the Rock Falls football program would be in better shape than the Chicago Bears.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Hawks fly past Cards

    The Oregon Hawks used a balanced attack to win the third-place game at the Polo tournament on Thursday, downing Forreston 67-41.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Dukes pin down Cardinals

    The Dixon Dukes dual with Big Northern West rival Stillman Valley started at 160 pounds on Thursday at the Pit. The Dukes won the first eight matches ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:26 am
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