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  • Meyer stays strong through back-to-back brackets

    DIXON – Avery Meyer drank a lot of Gatorade Tuesday.By the time the sun was on its decent in the sky ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Softball: Sterling girls win state title

    The Sterling 9-10 Softball All-Star team finished off a memorable postseason run in style on Tuesday night.
    July 30, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Emma Hubbs Classic: Nitz cruises to 18U win

    Jack Nitz pulled away and won by a large margin in a highly competitive 18-and-under boys singles division to close out play Tuesday evening during th ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Sportshorts for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    WOMEN’S GOLFSchuldt in fourth at Women’s OpenSterling High School and University of Illinois graduat ...
    July 30, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Tennis: 24th annual Emma Hubbs Classic underway

    DIXON – Emma Hubbs looked out on the blue tennis courts at Page Park during the 24th annual Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic and smiled. She was right where ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Youth soccer: Partnership with Rockford Raptors to help local players

    In soccer, like most sports, being able to anticipate the next step can be the difference between a win or loss.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Emma Hubbs Classic: Bratts take 18-U mixed doubles bracket

    Sam Bratt and Alane Bratt won a tightly contested 18-under mixed doubles division to wrap up play on the first day of the 24th Emma Hubbs Classic on M ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • 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
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