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  • Boys basketball: Bureau Valley builds big deficit, lose to Winnebago

    FARMINGTON – By the time the Bureau Valley boys basketball team figured out it could play with Winnebago, it was too late.
    March 4, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Boys basketball: Putting 'D' in Dukes

    STERLING – With three, perhaps four, players that are capable of scoring in double figures, the Dixon Dukes are rewriting history books with its offen ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Boys basketball: Strong second half sends Geneseo past Sterling

    STERLING – Sterling's game plan was simple: blanket Geneseo star center Drew Himmelman with at least two defenders every possession, and make the othe ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Boys basketball: Dukes are toast of the town

    STERLING – With such a breakout season the Dixon Dukes are having, many younger kids in the community are starting to take notice of their basketball ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Sportshorts for Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Dixon junior Tyler Smith will be among the Class 3A competitors in the Three-Point Showdown held in conjunction with the girls state basketball tourna ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Boys basketball: Alleman downs Rock Falls in regional quarterfinal

    STERLING – The Alleman boys basketball team hadn't expereinced a win in 65 days, a streak that lived in parts of 4 months.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Friday filled with memories

    Friday was a day about numbers, and those numbers added up to something that might not be matched in the Sauk Valley anytime soon.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Corrie Reiley of Prophetstown and Kaitlyn Liebing of Amboy were named players of the year in the Three Rivers Conference, with Reiley in the West Divi ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Girls basketball: Prophetstown hounds Iroquois West in third-place game

    NORMAL – From the first time she stepped on the basketball court as a varsity player, Corrie Reiley knew exactly what her role was for the Prophetstow ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Girls basketball: Prophetstown shakes off semifinal loss, takes third place in 1A

    NORMAL – As the Prophetstown girls basketball team suffered through the sting of Friday's Class 1A state semifinal loss, slowly there appeared a glimm ...
    March 2, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Prophet seniors deserved ‘W’

    NORMAL – Don Robinson looked to his right, then to his left. All he saw were seniors. He had yet to be asked a question at Saturday's postgame press ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • SVM scouts boys regionals and sectional

    3A Sterling RegionalWhen: Today, Tuesday, FridayWhere: Musgrove Fieldhouse, SterlingTeams: No. 1 Dix ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Sportshorts for Monday, March 2, 2015

    Cornell freshman Karlie Mellott continued her hot start to the softball season and had a strong showing at the plate over the weekend for the Big Red.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

    NORMAL – Don Robinson stood against the walls in the catacombs of Redbird Arena on Friday afternoon in his Proph-etstown lettterman jacket with the gl ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:18 am
  • State basketball: Raiders beat Prophets at their own game

    NORMAL – The ball ended up in Clare Kramer’s hands, and probably for the first time in her career, the orange orb was completely useless. 
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:19 am
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