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  • Sprinters ready to compete in practice

    Lauren Moeller was out in front. Kerry Mullen was swimming near her teammate’s left hip. What a sight that was for Sterling.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Local roundup: Fulton volleyball takes down West Carroll

    The Fulton volleyball team cruised to a straight-set, nonconference win over West Carroll on Monday in Fulton.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Football: By the Numbers for Week 1

    The 127th season of high school football in Illinois kicked off Friday night, and local teams went 11-4 to start this season. It’s a far cry from last ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Ivarson improving thanks to mental toughness techniques

    Before every point, Anna Ivarson will switch her tennis racket from her right hand to her left. The Sterling senior will hold her head up, trying to ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Rockets break seal in victory

    Rock Falls coaches preached last week about wanting their players to "break the seal" for this season, and the Rockets did just that. With a fresh se ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Long delay can’t stop Comets’ momentum

    STERLING – After the Newman Comets wrestled the momentum away from Rockridge, they weren’t about to let a little 21-hour, 24-minute break slow them do ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Warriors fourth at Metea Valley

    The Sterling volleyball team finished fourth in the Metea Valley Invitational, falling to Providence in the third-place match 25-18, 25-14.
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • SportShorts for Monday, August 29, 2016

    BASEBALLJunis earns another no-decisionRock Falls native Jake Junis made his fourth start for Triple ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Wilcox throws 5 TD passes to 5 different Dukes in victory

    DIXON - Entering his first varsity game as quarterback, Dixon junior Noah Wilcox planned to live by a simple mantra: “Get the ball to the athletes.”
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Forreston runs offense to near perfection to beat AFC

    FRANKLIN CENTER – The inherent deception of the double-wing offense can often make it tricky for spectators to identify which player is carrying the f ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Sterling blows out Sycamore in season opener

    STERLING – For a full quarter, Friday’s matchup between Sterling and Sycamore looked like it would live up to its billing as a tight game between two ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Football: Rock Falls streak comes to an end

    ROCKFORD — Finally, the 25-game streak of futility came to an end at Royal Lion Stadium in Rockford Friday night, as the Rock Falls Rockets defeated t ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Football: Milledgeville cruises to win over Durand

    Milledgeville cruised to a 50-0 win over Durand to open the season at Floyd Daub Field. Jeremy Bibler rushed nine times for 101 yards, including a 58- ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Football: Good luck catching up to Sterling's running backs

    So fresh, and so clean. That’s how all three of Sterling’s running backs felt after Friday’s season- ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • SportShorts for Saturday, August 27, 2016

    The Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix will see karts race on the streets of Rock Island Sept. 3-4. Practice and heat races will be Saturday with the final ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:48 pm
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