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  • Writer takes a stab at horseshoe pitching

    Goals for my first-ever horseshoe pitching competition were modest, to say the least. 1. Do not maim any of the regular pitchers with a wayward shoe.
    July 25, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Nordmans finish fifth at national parent-teen tournament

    It took them three tries, but the Nordman family found a bowling duo that worked.Last weekend, Sandy ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Sports version of police beat

    The sports news feed read like the police blotter on Thursday.Headline No. 1: Ray Rice gets suspende ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Sportshorts for Saturday, July 26, 2014

    George Acker, a 1946 Dixon High School graduate who died in 2011, will have center court at Stow Stadium on the campus Kalamazoo College named after h ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Now back to the catfish grind

    Well, the co-ed catfishing tournament has come and gone, and we had our best attendance ever. We had great weather, and very good fishing to boot. Lot ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Sterling Elite takes team title at summer tournament

    For all the success they had individually, the Sterling Elite wrestlers were happier with the team title they claimed at the Midwest Nationals earlier ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, July 25, 2014

    BASKETBALLDixon’s Cox honored by NJCAADixon native Catie Cox recently received the NJCAA’s Exemplary ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Rock Falls native happy with how third professional season is going

    No-hitters are rare in professional baseball, no matter the level. What's even rarer is a pitcher not getting the chance to finish it off. But on May ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Golf: Sondgeroth smashes it on the links

    Looking for a golfer to fill out a foursome for a scramble?Ben Sondgeroth just might be your man.The ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, July 24, 2014

    PREP FOOTBALLOregon to play alumni gameThe Oregon Hawks will travel to Winnebago High School on Aug. ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Softball: Sterling 9-10 All-Stars ready for state tournament

    Some coaches start practice with warmups. Other hit full gear with sprints. Some might jump right into drills.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    LOCAL GOLFPlayday Aug. 8 at SunsetThe Mount Morris Senior Center is hosting its 11th annual playday ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Bertrand signs contract to play basketball in Luxembourg

    Joseph Bertrand didn't quite end his basketball career at Illinois the way he wanted to, but his post-Fighting Illini career is looking up.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    The Sterling Steam 12U softball tryouts will be at 10 am. on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Westwood's Softball Diamond 1. To be eligible, a player must be 11 or ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Men's Lincoln Highway: Andrew Blackburn medals, Timber Creek steals team title

    SHABBONA – Moms can play a large role in anyone's life, and for Andrew Blackburn it is no different.
    July 20, 2014 - 11:43 pm
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