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  • HSFB: Heeren shouldered responsibility even through injury

    LANARK – With starting quarterback Deven Heeren under center and running back Donny Groezinger in the backfield, everything was right for the Eastland ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:03 am
  • Fulton snaps playoff drought by edging Bureau Valley

    FULTON – With 32.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the seasons for the Fulton and Bureau Valley football teams hung in the balance.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:03 am
  • HSFB: Wildcatz drop top-ranked Forreston

    LANARK – The Eastland-Pearl City football team took the field as a thick cloud of smoke hovered over the painted grass, trapped inside the high hills ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:02 am
  • High school football: Spartans slip past Golden Warriors

    SYCAMORE – Entering its final game of the season against Sterling, the Sycamore football team’s streak of five straight playoff appearances was on the ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:03 am
  • High school football: Rockets downed in finale

    ROCK FALLS – Rockford Lutheran did its thing in a 63-14 win against Rock Falls at Hinders Field.Luth ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:00 am
  • Tears of joy

    STILLMAN VALLEY – Oregon lineman Frank Lung couldn't hold back the tears after the Hawks' 14-7 win over Stillman Valley, a win that qualified his team ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:59 am
  • Football: Newman scores on every possession to beat Amboy

    STERLING – There was very little the Amboy Clippers could do to slow down the Newman Comets on Friday night at Roscoe Eades Stadium. The Comets finis ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:02 am
  • High School Football: Dixon finishes season with statement

    BYRON – The Dixon football team wanted to make a statement prior to entering the state playoffs for the first time in 8 years.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:57 am
  • Panthers secure berth

    Dylan Binion ran for three touchdowns, Phillip Coers threw for two more scores, and the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers secured a playoff berth with a 41-2 ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:02 am
  • BV claims crown with run through TRAC East

    It's been nearly a decade, but the Bureau Valley Storm volleyball team has reached the pinnacle of the Three Rivers Conference once more. The signs o ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Boys soccers: Warriors get revenge on Pretzels

    FREEPORT – A year ago, the Sterling Golden Warriors boys soccer team met Freeport in a regional championship game in Rochelle.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Lots of decisions to be made

    Acouple weeks ago, I sent out a tweet in the midst of a high school football Friday that the MLB playoff game going on needed to speed up. 
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Sterling resident Boostrom remembers days playing softball

    One definition that Webster’s dictionary gives for the word great is, “With exceptional talents, or having
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Volleyball: 2014 Regional preview capsules

    3A SterlingWhen: Monday, Tuesday, ThursdayTeams: No. 1 LaSalle-Peru, No. 2 Sterling, No. 3 Rock Fall ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • The ups and downs of a week outdoors

    This past week was an awesome, awesome week for me. I spent more time on the Rock River. I bought my wife Shell a new bow, and I spent my first hours ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:58 pm

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