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  • Softball: Sterling 9-10 All-Stars ready for state tournament

    Some coaches start practice with warmups. Other hit full gear with sprints. Some might jump right into drills.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    LOCAL GOLFPlayday Aug. 8 at SunsetThe Mount Morris Senior Center is hosting its 11th annual playday ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Bertrand signs contract to play basketball in Luxembourg

    Joseph Bertrand didn't quite end his basketball career at Illinois the way he wanted to, but his post-Fighting Illini career is looking up.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    The Sterling Steam 12U softball tryouts will be at 10 am. on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Westwood's Softball Diamond 1. To be eligible, a player must be 11 or ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Men's Lincoln Highway: Andrew Blackburn medals, Timber Creek steals team title

    SHABBONA – Moms can play a large role in anyone's life, and for Andrew Blackburn it is no different.
    July 20, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Football: Newman grad Brady helps out kid in need

    Tucker Brady didn't know it at the time, but the 6 weeks he spent rehabbing from a fractured jaw allowed him and Chryshaun Farran to cross paths.
    July 19, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Football: Dixon alumni holds off Sterling

    DIXON – On a night of fancy passes and bone-crunching hits, a simple run up the middle was the razor-thin margin between the Dixon and Sterling alumni ...
    July 19, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • MLB’s manufactured moments

    Adam Wainwright got in trouble for admitting that he gave people what they wanted.The Cardinals pitc ...
    July 19, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Sportshorts for Saturday, July 19, 2014

    COLLEGE BASKETBALLDixon’s Roby gets second offerDixon junior forward Isaiah Roby got his second Divi ...
    July 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • CatMatt: Bow technology has greatly improved

    Hope you're enjoying Saturday so far. I know I am.I'm on the river, fishing our annual co-ed event w ...
    July 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Football: Morrison grad Vos earns collegiate award

    Josh Vos hasn't had much contact with his football coaches at Luther College in Iowa during the summer months, so he had to learn of the good football ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Friday, July 18, 2014

    LOCAL BASEBALLDixon pitcher Jarrett earns honorDixon senior pitcher Cal Jarrett was named to the All ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Emerald Hill’s Kunde is ready for the Lincoln Highway

    With more an more attention being paid to specilaized training for sports, offseason work and individual coaching sessions, Josh Kunde is rare in the ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Men's Lincoln Highway Tournament fast approaching

    Way back in 2000, I was covering the Men's Lincoln Highway golf tournament, at Clinton Country Club, I believe.
    July 16, 2014 - 10:59 pm

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