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  • Volleyball: Hawks stars shine when needed

    BYRON – Ahead by only a point late in Game 3 of its 2A Byron Regional title game against underdog Byron, the No. 1 seed Oregon volleyball team despera ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Comets embrace underdog role in upset of Storm

    MANLIUS – After a certain newspaper that shall remain nameless printed its volleyball regional preview capsules in last weekend's edition, the Newman ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Duchesses put past behind them at Winnebago

    WINNEBAGO – Kacey Koch was barely in grade school when her mother, Jenny (Koch) Kirchner, coached the Dixon Duchesses to its most recent regional voll ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Volleyball: Warriors knock LP in regional final

    STERLING – A few months ago, Macie Good thought she'd be a spectator for volleyball by the time regionals came around.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • The Eagles to land again in Sterling

    Some odd circumstances has put Newman in a potentially precarious position as it prepares for what it hopes will be another long playoff run.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 1:27 am
  • Warriors hoping to get their kicks in opener

    One thing in Sterling's favor heading into its Class 5A first-round game at Burlington Central will be having a full complement of players.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 1:25 am
  • Dixon zeroed in on physical Rockets squad

    Playoff fever has hit Dixon hard, and it will be up to the Dukes to come up with the remedy. As excited as the community is, the Dixon football playe ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 1:25 am
  • HSFB: Oregon hoping to run with home draw

    The Oregon football team is on a roll, and the Hawks hope to continue its recent successful run, with some power running.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 1:24 am
  • HSFB: Panthers take run game on the road

    The Erie-Prophetstown football team and St. Joseph-Ogden had similar fates during last season's playoffs.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 1:24 am
  • Polo players, community fired up for playoffs

    The Marcos have been the toast of the town of Polo for the past 9 weeks. Their berth in the Class 1A football playoffs hasn't quelled the excitement a ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 1:23 am
  • Clippers hoping for Three Rivers magic in opener

    Amboy will have history on its side when it takes on Eastland-Pearl City in a Class 2A first-round playoff game on Saturday in Lanark.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 1:23 am
  • Football: Steamers aren't scared of a little adversity

    Fulton coach Patrick Lower expects there will be a moment during Saturday’s first-round playoff game against Forreston, when things won’t be going the ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 1:23 am
  • Change coming as IHSA celebrates 40 years of playoffs

    The IHSA playoffs kickoff this weekend for the 40th time, and there are plenty of local stories with plenty of intrigue. This section celebrates those ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Scroggins fits in with Comets’ D

    Quick now – a shiny new dime for those of you who can name the Newman football team's leading tackler this season.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Sterling sophomore steps up

    Turner Morse had to grow up in a hurry as a Sterling football player.A sophomore, Morse was slated t ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:21 am
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