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  • Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

    NORMAL – Don Robinson stood against the walls in the catacombs of Redbird Arena on Friday afternoon in his Proph-etstown lettterman jacket with the gl ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:18 am
  • State basketball: Raiders beat Prophets at their own game

    NORMAL – The ball ended up in Clare Kramer’s hands, and probably for the first time in her career, the orange orb was completely useless. 
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:19 am
  • Hardin Calhoun sets state rebounding record

    NORMAL – Rebounds were an issue for Proph-etstown in the first 1A semifinal Friday at Redbird Arena. ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:16 am
  • Boys swimming: Locals done after Friday preliminary swims

    WINNETKA – Caleb Carlson was eating a fistful of orange slices and laughing with a friend poolside at New Trier High School during a short break in th ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:14 am
  • Boys basketball: Dukes win BNC West title

    DIXON - It was supposed to be a bumper-to-bumper thrill ride for the conference championship. It ended up being Dixon’s victory lap for a nearly-spotl ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • State swimming: Sterling swims, experiences state as team

    WINNETKA – Hairless humans were getting massages and the smell of IcyHot hung in the air, stinging the nostrils of those brave enough to take a deep b ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:13 am
  • Bureau Valley wins first regional title since 2005

    FULTON – For safety reasons, storming the court after big basketball wins has come under national scrutiny of late.
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:12 am
  • Boys basketball: Raiders ride hot shooting to title

    HINCKLEY – Joe Piekarz said he knew streaky-shooting Ashton-Franklin Center was going to go through some hot stretches.
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:10 am
  • Boys basketball: Marcos fall in fourth meeting with Cards

    ERIE – Both the Forreston and Polo boys basketball teams are familiar with each other. Not just beca ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:09 am
  • Sterling sunk by Kaneland’s strong start in season finale

    MAPLE PARK – Finishing the season strong is what Kaneland coach Brian Johnson hoped his team would do Friday night. And the Kaneland Knights did just ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • SportShorts for Saturday, February 28, 2015

    PREP FOOTBALLEastland’s Heeren signs with CarrollDeven Heeren, quarterback on the Eastland-Pearl Cit ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Close encounter of the whitetail deer kind

    To this day as I sit writing this piece, I am taken back to the hills of Fenton, Illinois in my pre-teen years.
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Campbell leads Sterling quartet to suburbs

    At this time last week, Lucas Campbell didn't feel so great. His shoulder was bothering him, and he felt exhausted.
    UPDATED: Feb. 28, 2015 - 1:05 am
  • Prophets to see very familiar style of play from Raiders

    Shelby Adams briefly tapped into the abstract and existential before Wednesday’s Prophetstown’s girls basketball practice.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Dixon ready to host Lutheran for all the BNC West marbles

    The Dixon Dukes have only one thing on their minds tonight at Lancaster Gymnasium … win the Big Northern West championship.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:22 am
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