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  • Comets avenge 2013 opening-game loss to Rockridge

    EDGINGTON – The one thorn in Newman's side a year ago was a loss to Rockridge. Consider that thorn removed.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:47 am
  • Wakeup call – just in time

    EDGINGTON – For 24 minutes of football, myself and a couple of colleagues were shaking our heads in the press box.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:45 am
  • After long delay, Dukes take control for dominant home win

    DIXON – After waiting for nearly 2 hours, the Dixon Dukes were chomping at the bit to get onto A.C. Bowers Field on Friday night. They wasted no time ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:46 am
  • Big plays costly for Warriors

    METAMORA – All 22 helmets on the field looked to the sky as they watched the ball soar toward its target. It was a lob pass that had a hump like a ca ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:42 am
  • Sterling keeps Metamora in check for first half

    Well before fans, coaches, and officials whipped out their phones and became weather experts, Sterling's defense looked like experts on the field. Th ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:41 am
  • High school football: Same old Hawks

    OREGON – Execution and ball control was the difference in Oregon’s 13-7 victory over Johnsburg on Friday at Lander-Loomis Field.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:42 am
  • Football Roundup: E-P posts decisive win at Kewanee

    Phillip Coers, Dylan Binion, and Jack Bauer combined for six rushing touchdowns in guiding the Panthers to a 45-19 Three Rivers Conference crossover w ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:39 am
  • High School Football: Devils quiet Storm

    SPRING VALLEY – Hall Red Devils head Coach Randy Tieman knew he’d have to rely heavily on his defense to contain Bureau Valleys shifty quarterback Par ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:40 am
  • Football: Rockets fall in sloppy conditions on the road

    HARVARD – After a 3½-hour weather delay, the Rock Falls Rockets (0-1) lost to the Harvard Hornets (1-0) 41-0. The delay did not allow for a full game ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:38 am
  • Volleyball: Long, Martin looking forward to leadership roles in Year 2

    If Hollywood wanted to remake the Odd Couple, and were choosing volleyball players from the Sauk Valley area, there would be few duos who would fit th ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:35 am
  • High School Extra: Meet Rock Falls' Makaley Velazquez

    How excited are you for this coming season?I’m really excited. We don’t really have our top seven, w ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 7:06 pm
  • Helping hands appreciated

    Thursday, we released our 56-page football preview section, and this year our theme was all about service.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 7:06 pm
  • First time’s the charm

    Another week has come and gone here in the Rock River Valley, but it brought with it promising signs of a great month of fishing to come. I saw a cou ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • 2014 volleyball preseason preview capsules

    Amboy ClippersCoach: Nichole Stenzel (2nd season)2013: 11-18-1 (1-13 TRAC North)Postseason: Lost in ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • Rock Falls looking to snap 10-year Week 1 losing streak

    Week 1 is often the toughest game to prepare for, even with an extra week or two to do so. There is no film of the current team to break down and anal ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 4:25 pm
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