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  • AFC gives host Cardinals’ offense fits

    FORRESTON – When considering how good the AFC Raiders are, much thought is given to twin-tower sisters Jaynee and Madeline Prestegaard and their insid ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Warriors jump out early to beat Hubs

    STERLING – The first five weight classes called to the mat resulted in a forfeit win for Sterling, three Sterling wrestlers recording pins, and a Ster ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Cougars claim road win

    Brighton Haverland's 16 points paced the Eastland Cougars in a 46-43 NUIC West win in Galena on Thursday night. Ethan Christians added 11 points for ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Girls roundup: Duchesses rally for win

    The Dixon girls basketball team picked up a 49-41 road win over BNC rival North Boone on Thursday. The Duchesses trailed 30-27 heading into the fourt ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Carlson eyeing big things ahead this season, and in the future

    Caleb Carlson sees the big picture. The Dixon junior swimmer has his sights set on some lofty goals this season in the pool, but he’s also looking dow ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Dixon boys bowlers top Hubs

    Jarod White rolled games of 219, 200 and 184 to lead the Dixon boys bowling team to a 3,390-2,746 victory against Rochelle on Wednesday at T-Byrd Lane ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Newman defense ratchets up intensity vs. Mustangs

    STERLING – In the second quarter, the Newman defense turned up the pressure.Morrison found passing l ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Dixon strings wins together to win at Tabor; Rockets blank Marcos

    ROCK FALLS – The Dixon Dukes are quickly finding out that simply doing their job really works out. Whether its getting the first takedown, or saving ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Missiles build big enough margin to hold off Marcos

    POLO – The Milledgeville Missiles dominated the first 6 minutes of Tuesday’s game against rival Polo, then the Marcos mounted a comeback to lead at ha ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Warriors top Pioneers

    The Sterling Golden Warriors got three 3-pointers in the first quarter and 18 points in the game from Myles Williams in a 51-35 win over Alleman in Ro ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Duchesses knock off ’Bago

    Isabelle Shiaras paced a balanced attack with 16 points to lead the Dixon girls basketball team to a 53-38 road win against Winnebago on Tuesday night ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Sycamore holds on despite late Rock Falls charge

    SYCAMORE – The fourth quarter wasn't pretty for the Sycamore girls basketball team. However, the Spartans built their fortune in the first three quar ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

    Two area girls basketball teams are ranked in the AP preseason basketball poll. In Class 1A, AFC is No. 3 and received one first-place vote. Eastland ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Newman hits late free throws to beat Prophets

    PROPHETSTOWN — Newman senior Mady Ferris couldn’t get a good look at the hoop during Monday’s Three Rivers East game at Prophetstown.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • GBK: Clippers' D shuts down Cardinals

    AMBOY – For 3 days, Erie coach Julie Schroeder drilled her team about what to expect from a smothering Amboy defense.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:17 am
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