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  • Fillies can’t keep up with Stillman’s steals

    DAVIS JUNCTION – Stillman Valley showed its hand. Turns out it was full of cards that Morrison had not seen before. The Fillies had no answer for an ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Defense big as Sterling nips Rock Falls

    ROCHELLE – Coming into the Class 3A Rochelle Regional softball championship Saturday afternoon, both the Sterling Golden Warriors and Rock Falls Rocke ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Clanton’s late home run stuns error-prone Amboy

    BLOOMINGTON – Shaky Amboy defense allowed Fisher to hang around longer than perhaps it should have Monday in the Class 1A Illinois Wesleyan Supersecti ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Clippers give Fisher too many chances

    BLOOMINGTON – They found their limit. The Clippers just couldn’t take on any more water. Self-inflicted losses are often the toughest to accept. Mond ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Sauk Valley C.C.’s Jarred Hippen earned second-team All-American honors at the NJCAA Division II golf championships, which concluded Friday. Hippen f ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Hawks fly to third place in 1,600 relay

    CHARLESTON – Caleb Mennen made things interesting in the final Class 1A event at the boys state track and field finals on Saturday at O'Brien Stadium ...
    May 29, 2016 - 1:59 am
  • Binion leads E-P to 8th place in 2A

    CHARLESTON – What could have been a disaster for Erie-Prophetstown senior Dylan Binion turned into one shining moment. Binion nearly jumped the gun, ...
    May 29, 2016 - 1:50 am
  • Dropped baton near finish costs Fulton in 400 relay

    CHARLESTON – For 398 meters, all was well for the Fulton 400 relay team of Rodney Gossard, Tyler Paulline, Nathan McLuckie and Trey Simmons.
    May 29, 2016 - 1:48 am
  • Sterling’s Sullivan honored

    CHARLESTON – Mike Sullivan is a man who likes to be in the background at a track meet, but he stepped into the spotlight for a bit on Saturday.
    May 29, 2016 - 1:44 am
  • Big innings lead Rockets to victory over Freeport

    STERLING – Cooper Kilberg sparked a big inning with a leadoff double. Then he sparked another big inning with another leadoff double. He even had an ...
    May 30, 2016 - 6:46 pm
  • Clippers figure out Krantz as Doege rolls

    SERENA – Twenty-eight wins in 30 games, a runner-up state finish from last year, and a college-bound pitcher with wicked spins – all from the Somonauk ...
    May 30, 2016 - 6:46 pm
  • This time, EP’s Binion rolls into finals in 110 highs

    CHARLESTON – A year ago, Erie-Prophetstown's Dylan Binion sneaked into a berth in the 110-meter high hurdle finals due to the disqualification of a fe ...
    May 28, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Heflin making most of lone spring in track

    CHARLESTON – In a way, Jack Heflin is like a 6-foot-4, 265-pound baby that was dropped on the doorstep of Erie-Prophetstown head coach Jon Schlagheck. ...
    May 28, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • How about a switcheroo?

    CHARLESTON – Some city parks in Charleston got some extra use on Friday. So did the local movie theater, and the row of fast-food joints on the main ...
    May 28, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Running: Eating more carbs vital for new runners

    Whether it is your first time running a 5K or you are training for a bigger competition like a marathon, nutrition is a great tool to use to help you ...
    May 28, 2016 - 12:12 am
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