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  • Vits finds happiness during Hubbs Classic

    Erin Vits was talking tennis strategy. She spoke about possible strategies to employ on the courts with her new doubles partner this fall. For the pas ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Representatives of the Monroe Clinic will hold pre-concussion ImPact testing at West Carroll High School 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3. Athletes can sign up i ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Dixon native working with Raiders in camp

    Benny Boyd wants to coach in the NFL someday, and he’s in the process of getting a little taste of it. Boyd, a 1996 Dixon High School graduate and cu ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, July 25, 2016

    YOUTH SPORTSFootball starts next week in Rock FallsRock Falls Youth Football & Cheer will begin prac ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Rock River monsters abound

    Think I'm gonna have to go ahead and deem this the year of the channel cat. While I haven't seen any titan-sized channels, I have laid eyes on an awf ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • New rules aimed at keeping pitchers healthy

    High school baseball games like the one Fulton and Morrison engaged in back on May 18 will soon be a thing of the past. The Steamers edged the Mustan ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • SportShorts for Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Sterling High School will host its annual volleyball camp on Monday through Thursday at Musgrove Fieldhouse.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Sterling fares well at Midwest Nationals

    If Andrew Garcia was looking for a little boost as he heads off to the world of college wrestling, he found it.
    July 21, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, July 22, 2016

    Illinois Gold fast-pitch softball is holding tryouts starting Aug. 6. There are teams in 10-and-under, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age divisions. Tryouts wi ...
    July 21, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • ulton grad to compete in CrossFit Games

    Ben Kuebel turned what started out as a few workouts each week, into enjoying some sun and the Pacific Ocean.
    July 20, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • An ideal summer gig

    For 3 days a week, maybe 20 hours total, Jeff Sands mans the pro shop at Rock River Golf and Pool in his hometown of Rock Falls.
    July 20, 2016 - 9:45 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, July 21, 2016

    The Stateline Generals travel baseball team will host tryouts beginning next week for the 2017 season. Tryouts for the 10-and-under team will be July ...
    July 20, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • Team enjoys a banner summer

    Kenny Koerner has a practical reason to keep tabs on the local high school baseball scene.After all, ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Soccer: Hermeyer heading to NIU

    Kylee Hermeyer went to a soccer camp at Northern Illinois last week and decided to stay. The midfielder, who will be a junior at Dixon in the fall, ga ...
    July 18, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Timber Creek enjoys split squad

    Some clubs had to scramble to field a team for the 94th men’s Lincoln Highway Tournament. Timber Creek had no trouble fielding two.
    July 18, 2016 - 12:15 am
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