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  • HS football: Week 5 by the numbers

    After five weeks of football, local teams are starting to get a feel for what they need to do in order to get a conference championship, or a playoff ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Lesniewski strong at home

    Chelsea Lesniewski finished with a team-high eight kills as she led Fulton to a 25-19, 25-16 Three Rivers West win at home.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Hogue, Smith lead way for Mustangs

    Morrison golfers Noah Hogue and Brock Smith each carded a 41, leading the Mustangs to a win at Timber Creek Monday afternoon.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

    HIGH SCHOOL SPORTSIHSA will not attend education hearingThe Illinois High School Association announc ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Hurley fights through for ninth

    STERLING – If not for a couple of wayward swings, Ryan Hurley could have been battling for medalist honors at the 43rd annual Sterling Invitational go ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Newman’s big plays too much for Steamers at Roscoe Eades

    STERLING – Quick-strike scoring drives are becoming habit-forming for the Newman Comets. A week after the Comets had seven scoring drives of five pla ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 1:34 am
  • Football: Golden Warriors ride big second half to victory

    LASALLE – Sterling spent the first half of Friday's game against LaSalle-Peru giving the Cavaliers some hope.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 1:35 am
  • Football: Wildcatz know the score

    PEARL CITY – As the clock wound down to the 4-minute mark in the first quarter of Friday night’s marquee matchup between two state-ranked arch rivals, ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 1:35 am
  • Football: Warriors take, then shake Cavaliers best shot

    Something was in the air Friday night at Howard Fellows Stadium.What had been a desultory season thu ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 1:35 am
  • ’Bago answers Rockets’ second-half run

    WINNEBAGO – As Nathan Alldritt's cleats spewed grass in his wake, the Rock Falls coaches and players could only watch with their hands on their heads ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 1:32 am
  • Aquin’s Chang throws for 478 yards against Marcos

    POLO – Aquin senior Dominic DeMichele might have played his last high school football game, but his teammates sent him out in grand style with a 63-40 ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 1:33 am
  • Panthers pull away from pesky Storm

    Dylan Binion ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns to help the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers pull away in a tight game at the break to beat the Bureau ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 1:31 am
  • Clippers pitch shutout

    The Amboy Clippers scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to pull away from Morrison for a 21-0 win Friday at Bud Cole Field. 
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 1:30 am
  • Longtime AFC volleyball coach wins 500th match

    Few milestones have passed with less fanfare than AFC volleyball coach Jan Cupp's 500th victory last Saturday afternoon. And the 28-year veteran coac ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • The next face we’ll see

    I was 12 years old and heartbroken when Ryne Sandberg came on the radio and announced his retirement from baseball during the 1994 season.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:21 pm

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