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  • Rocks’ catcher drives in five to beat Golden Warriors

    STERLING – Seth Albright saw a lot of pitches.The Rock Island starting pitcher needed 96 pitches to ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Alvarado finds niche with SVCC tennis program

    Something as simple as a change in parking lots made all the difference in the sporting world for Julius Alvarado.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    Dixon senior Laron Carr will continue his basketball career as a member of the Sauk Valley Skyhawks next season. He made that announcement on Monday, ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Girls local roundup: Staples, Fritz lead Sterling to win

    Lexy Staples did just about everything for the Sterling softball team in its 13-2 run-rule road win over nonconference opponent Freeport on Monday.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Boys local roundup: Rockets hold off Pretzels

    The Rock Falls Rockets scored five runs in the top half of the seventh to take the lead for good in an 11-8 road win on Monday in Freeport.
    March 30, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Local roundup: Locals fare well at Top Times meet

    The Sauk Valley was well-represented at the Indoor Top Times Championships this weekend at the Shirk Center in Bloomington, as local athletes brought ...
    March 30, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Girls track & field: Rock Falls adds weights to workouts

    Tuesday's and Thursday's haven't been the same for the Rock Falls girls track and field team this season. And after the early returns, it may never be ...
    March 28, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Boys track & field: Loss of Gieson won't deflate Dukes' hopes

    JD Gieson wasn't channeling Derrick Rose when talking about his rehab from a knee injury Thursday, but the Dixon junior was able to make a pretty clea ...
    March 28, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • College baseball: Sauk looking to bounce back after tough season

    There were times last season when Mario Pacheco would go through his windup, push off the pitching rubber, and let fly a fastball that would be clocke ...
    March 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Good to expand sports experiences

    Isaiah Roby sticks out in a crowd. That's just a fact of life for someone already 6-foot, 8-inches tall as a junior in high school.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • High School Extra: Meet Newman's Jenna Stevens

    What do you enjoy about softball?Softball has been my favorite sport since I was little. I’ve always ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Boys track: 2015 preview capsules for NIB-12 West and BNC West

    Dixon DukesCoach: Bruce Luther (5th season)2014 posteason: Placed 8th in 2A at state meet, and 4th a ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • 2015 girls track & field capsules

    Dixon DuchessesCoach: Brandon Woodward (3rd season)2014 postseason: Finished seventh out of 14 teams ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Shout out to all my readers

    I'd like to take some time this week to send some shout outs to some of you who, for your own set of reasons, seem to enjoy my articles.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Girls soccer: Sterling falls in season opener to tough Alleman team

    STERLING – The Alleman girls soccer team scored goals in bunches last season, and continued that trend on Thursday against Sterling in a 6-0 win over ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:09 am
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