Local Sports

  • Montgomery, Mekeel reap honors at banquet

    The northwest corner of Illinois has become famous for its excellence at the individual and dual team state wrestling tournaments.
    April 19, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Quite a duo saying goodbye

    This coming fall, I'll be well into my 23rd year as a member of the Sauk Valley Media sports staff. I imagine in many ways it will be like the previo ...
    April 19, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • High School Extra: Q&A with Erin Ansusinha

    How long have you played soccer? I played travel soccer when I was younger, and I played club this past fall, but I moved here in fifth grade and sto ...
    April 19, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Take me out to the ballgame?

    Sunday was a beautiful day in Cincinnati. A warm breeze blew from the south, the sun was out, and there was no hint that 2 days later, the ground woul ...
    April 19, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Mushrooms on the menu soon

    So let's take a quick trip back in time at the week that was … First there's Saturday, and I'm in boat with my lovely little daughter Taya, and we ar ...
    April 19, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Skyhawks split twinbill

    Natalie Brown homered, doubled, and drove in three runs to lead the Sauk Valley Community College softball team to a 9-3 victory over the College of D ...
    April 19, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Girls soccer: Freshman leads Dixon past Warrior defense

    STERLING – Dixon forward Lauren Chacon didn’t know it, but people were talking behind her back. The ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Softball: Hawks handle rival Tigers on road

    Sommer Rhea homered and drove in two runs, and Abby Baker scattered 10 hits as the Oregon Hawks beat the rival Byron Tigers 7-2 in a Big Northern West ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Baseball: Warriors earn split at home

    The Sterling Golden Warriors (3-7, 2-2) split a doubleheader with LaSalle-Peru on Thursday, bouncing back after a 12-0 loss in the opener at Gartner P ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Sauk swept at home

    The Sauk Valley Skyhawks dropped both games at home against Elgin, by tallies of 10-1 and 14-2 in a doubleheader Thursday. Nathan Sharpshair picked up ...
    April 18, 2014 - 1:14 am
  • 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
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