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  • Big inning sends Newman past Missiles

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Newman pitcher Quincy Coomes' left foot kept disappearing into a hole. The junior's landing foot was swallowed up by a large divot on ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Comets outlast Missiles in 11 innings at Millwheel

    MILLEDGEVILLE – It took 11 innings to find a winner in a potential regional preview matchup between Newman and Milledgeville on Wednesday at Millwheel ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Hawks come up short at home

    Dylan Garbutt scored on an error in the top of the seventh for the game’s only run, leading the Byron Tigers to a 1-0 Big Northern West road win over ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • SportShorts for Thursday, April 17, 2014

    RUNNINGNewman to host 5K fundraiserNewman High School will hold a 5K run at 9 a.m. Saturday, to rais ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    GOLFBilyeu earns CCAC honorFulton native and Olivet Nazarene junior Lydia Bilyeu was named the Chica ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Steamers take first title at own meet in 17 years

    FULTON – Fulton thrower Austin Regenwether had a few extra eyes watching him Tuesday during the 68th annual Fulton Relays. For the first time this se ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Fillies’ Rice throws no-no against Boilermakers

    MORRISON – The only drama at the end of Tuesday's softball game between Kewanee and Morrison was whether Fillies' freshman Lauren Rice would toss a pe ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Game to benefit Wounded Warriors

    When Morrison visits Fulton for a baseball doubleheader on Monday, a bigger purpose will be served than trying to inch up the Three Rivers North stand ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Girls roundup: Duchesses get first NIB-12 win

    The Dixon Duchesses scored early and often Tuesday, taking a four-goal lead less than 20 minutes into their NIB-12 West game against Streator and roll ...
    April 16, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Dukes beaten by Maple Leafs

    The Dixon boys baseball team mustered just four hits in an 8-1 loss to Geneseo on Tuesday in a NIB-12 West loss on the road.
    April 16, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Kaleel leads way in circle, at plate for Skyhawks

    Look no further for the key to the Sauk Valley Community College softball team than the player they call "Ki."
    April 15, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    CORRECTIONIn a story in the weekend edition, Rock Falls senior Baylie Janssen’s father was misidenti ...
    April 15, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Hot bats lead to Comet sweep

    STERLING – Hot hitting propelled the Newman Comets to a Saturday doubleheader sweep of the Dixon Duchesses in Stelring The Comets won the first game 1 ...
    April 13, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Dukes get it done in the end

    OREGON – What the Gebhardt-Worley Invitational lacked in outstanding performances, it made up for in a heated competition between Dixon and Erie-Proph ...
    April 13, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • E-P can’t make up missing points

    OREGON – Freeport defeated Erie-Prophetstown 178-145 to take first place in the 38th Annual Gebhardt-Worley Invitational. That result could have been ...
    April 13, 2014 - 8:46 pm
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