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  • Soccer: Diaz expanding his role for Warriors

    Statistically speaking, Tony Diaz isn’t half the player he was a year ago.Realistically speaking, th ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • High school football: By the numbers for Week 8

    As the sun will soon set on the 2014 regular season, local football teams will be doing all they can to either get ready for the playoffs or get final ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Soccer: 2A Freeport Regional capsule

    Class 2A Freeport RegionalTeams: No. 1 Sterling, No. 2 Freeport, No. 3 Rochelle, No 4 DixonToday’s g ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • AFC volleyballers roll over Forreston

    Cassidy Koning had nine kills and five blocks to lead the AFC volleyball team to a 26-24, 25-17 victory against visiting Forreston on Monday night.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Dixon 3rd at first BNC Meet

    WINNEBAGO – At its first-ever foray into the Big Northern cross country meet, Dixon earned third place and had four girls earn all-conference honors. ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Sterling senior closes career tied for 59th at state meet

    NORMAL – Sterling golf coach C.J. Wade has seen his players' talent and hard work pay off every year in his young coaching career. Every single year h ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • Comet senior commits to WIU, harasses Tigers

    STERLING – There are few things in life Newman senior Jacob Barnes enjoys more than sending quarterbacks running for their lives.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Dixon, Rock Falls bring competition to Big Northern Meet

    WINNEBAGO – At the Big Northern Conference cross country meet, Rock Falls' Brayden Hamblen felt the best he had all year. In nearly perfect running co ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Local roundup: Sterling's Allie Shank, Grace Steinke sectional champs

    Sterling girls tennis' top doubles pair of Allie Shank and Grace Steinke took down Newman's Chantel Ordean and Anne Vits, 6-2, 6-2, at the Belvidere N ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Sterling second at NIB-12 Meet

    ROCHELLE – In the preceding girls race at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Meet on Saturday at Rochelle High School, Yorkville made its presenc ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Sterling’s Sanchez zooms on flatlands

    ROCHELLE – Saturday's Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference meet provided an opportunity for runners to preview the flat terrain of the state final cour ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • Dixon Reagan girls take home state title

    Police cars and firetrucks drove through Dixon Saturday afternoon with horns blaring and lights flashing. But the only emergency was to celebrate the ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Locals get sneak peek at state site

    Newman runner Bryson Reyes finished sixth among 314 runners at the 44-team Patriot Invite on Saturday at Detweiller Park in Peoria, site of next month ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Golf roundup: Strong showing for Workman at state golf tournament

    Morrison sophomore Jaeden Workman was the top local finisher at this weekend's girls golf Class A state tournament at Red Tail Run Golf Course in Deca ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Football: Dukes roar back from early deficit to beat Rockets

    DIXON – The quick start belonged to the Rock Falls Rockets. The rest of the game was all Dixon Dukes. After falling behind on Senior Night at A.C. Bo ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:30 am

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