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  • Simpson, Comets too much for Marcos in regional opener

    ERIE – Kelsey Simpson did her usual number, and when a few of her Newman teammates joined in the fun, it proved to be a winning combination.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Girls basketball: Oregon opens up lead, hangs on to beat Prophetstown

    OREGON – Though they are not even in the same conference, Oregon and Prophetstown ended up playing each other three times in this season. And at their ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Local roundup: for Feb. 9

    Fulton scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from West Carroll for a 51-36 win Monday in the opening round of the Regional tournament in ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Dixon, Oregon advance to very familiar sectional site

    The Dixon and Oregon girls bowlers are hoping that the third time is a charm. These two teams will compete for the third week in a row at Plum Hollow ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:45 pm
  • Sterling wins 2A regional title; Dixon third

    PEORIA – Ivan Mendoza had trouble imagining how his Saturday could have began any worse. The ending, however, couldn’t have been much better for the S ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 6:45 pm
  • Rockets rise up to win regional championship

    SENECA – Toward the end of the Class 1A Seneca Wrestling Regional, the majority of the crowd was headed for the exits before the 285-pounders even str ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • Dukes do it from downtown

    DIXON – The second-quarter conversation between senior shooting guard Riley Mehrens and Dixon head coach Jason Mead – as relayed by Mehrens – was shor ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 6:07 pm
  • Mustangs tie for 2nd; Panthers 5th

    SHERRARD – Going into the final round of Saturday’s Class 1A Sherrard Regional, the Morrison Mustangs stood poised to make history.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • Polo’s Cain needs just 24 seconds to earn regional title

    POLO – In a battle for the wrestling team title at the Class 1A Polo Regional, Dakota and Byron gave performances worthy of a dual meet state finals c ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • Golden Warriors roll past Rochelle

    The Sterling Golden Warriors bounced back nicely from Friday's close loss to league-leading LaSalle-Peru, rolling past the Rochelle Hubs 67-47 in a NI ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • Warriors can’t hang on against league-leading Cavs

    STERLING – Sterling basketball coach Ryan Vasquez sent his starting point guard, Juan-Antonio Gomez, a picture of a quote earlier in the week.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Newman rallies in third quarter to beat Princeton

    STERLING — Down by seven at one point in the third quarter, Newman came storming back to claim a 53-46 win over Princeton on Friday. Princeton’s Colby ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • Amboy not letting injuries slow it down

    The season started out on a sour note for the Amboy girls basketball team, as the Clippers learned they would be without the services of junior forwar ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • GBK: Duchesses throw scare into Tigers, can't pull out BNC West win

    DIXON – Bottled up for a good chunk of the night against a swarming Byron defense, Dixon found the range enough to throw quite a scare into one of the ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Still time for coyote hunt

    Good night, what a week. It was Sunday when I was first contacted and made aware of the error I had made.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:55 pm
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