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  • R&R A-OK for Sterling’s Blackburn

    STERLING – Reid Blackburn used an alternative, and most would say fun, training method on his way to winning the high jump with a personal best at the ...
    March 26, 2017 - 6:00 pm
  • Rockets, Duchesses, Warriors go 1-2-3 at Westwood

    STERLING – The last indoor track meet of the year for three local schools wasn’t so much about trying to break any records, but building momentum for ...
    March 26, 2017 - 6:10 pm
  • Pair of locals win 1,600s

    Rock Falls senior Brayden Hamblen had a mixed bag of a day at the 2A portion of the Illinois Top Times meet on Saturday. Hamblen was in line to win th ...
    March 26, 2017 - 7:25 pm
  • Vasquez embraces challenges as Golden Warriors’ coach

    On a regular day between the months of November and March, Ryan Vasquez’s job entails understanding two things that very few people can wrap their min ...
    March 25, 2017 - 12:29 am
  • Pillars makes most of senior season with Rockets

    There was some good karma around the Rock Falls boys basketball team this season, and a good example of that happened just after Christmas at the Stat ...
    March 25, 2017 - 12:29 am
  • Softball: Fillies pitcher dominates first game back in Morrison

    MORRISON – Lauren Rice is right where she wants to be.The Morrison Fillies senior took a sabbatical ...
    March 25, 2017 - 12:28 am
  • Girls roundup: AFC cruises past Hiawatha

    The AFC Raiders scored in every inning to beat Hiawatha 15-5 in five innings Friday in Kirkland.Addi ...
    March 25, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Meinsma pitches Mustangs past Hall

    Allan Meinsma threw just 67 pitches in a complete-game one-hitter Friday at the Morrison Sports Complex, as the Mustangs defeated Hall 9-0 in a Three ...
    March 25, 2017 - 12:20 am
  • Fish to be found in deep water

    This past weekend, some 17 boats and 40 fishermen and women took to the Rock River for the opening event of the Monsters on the Rock tournament series ...
    March 25, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • SportShorts for Saturday, March 25, 2017

    GOLFDominance, survival at Match PlayDustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson showed the simple side to the ...
    March 25, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • Rock Falls’ late offensive onslaught sinks Duchesses

    DIXON – Both the Rock Falls Rockets and the Dixon Duchesses started Thursday’s softball game with aggressive attitudes. The Rockets maintained theirs ...
    March 24, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • Newcomers, veterans team up for Hawks’ first soccer season

    In the fall of 2015, Katelin Pudlas was a freshman with the Oregon boys soccer program, Hannah Donaldson was a freshman with the Hawks volleyball team ...
    March 24, 2017 - 12:40 am
  • Pioneers get best of Warriors at Roscoe Eades

    STERLING – Keying in on someone sometimes isn’t the entire game plan. As both Sterling and Alleman engaged in a midfield tussle during Tuesday’s nonc ...
    March 24, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • Newman can’t get on track in loss to Red Devils

    STERLING – Hall’s Brant Vanaman hit a solo home run, snuck a double down the left-field line, and singled as the Red Devils beat Newman 8-0 on Thursda ...
    March 24, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Boys Roundup: Rock Falls hitters struggle in loss

    Freeport starter Ben Swords stifled the Rocket bats, striking out 15 of his recorded 17 outs and allowing just two hits in a 2-0 Pretzels' win in six ...
    March 24, 2017 - 12:39 am
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