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  • Lahey, Drengenberg lead Dixon to 2nd straight BNC West title

    BYRON – Brandon Woodward spent the past 2 weeks crunching numbers and trying to look into the future. The Dixon girls track and field coach wondered ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Yanes lifts Rockets over Duchesses at plate, in circle

    ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Rockets softball team didn’t exactly capitalize on every scoring opportunity during Thursday’s Big Northern West home game ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Dixon wins four of five matches in straight sets against Sterling

    DIXON – The Dukes won four matches in straight sets to beat Sterling on their way to a 4-1 win Thursday at the Emma Hubbs Tennis Courts, but one of th ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, May 6, 2016

    After the Sterling boys track team was initially awarded a win in the Sterling Night Relays last week, a video review showed that in the team mile rac ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Sterling’s adjustments pay off in win over Rochelle

    STERLING — Twelve days and three games seemed like an eternity for Natalie Herrera and Zoe Ward. The Sterling Golden Warriors soccer forwards caught ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Warriors roll to win in Rochelle

    Erin Stroup went 3-for-3 and hit her 12th home run, and Lexy Staples and Jayme Eilers combined to strike out 10 in a one-hitter as the Sterling Golden ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Boys roundup: Sterling baseball wins wild one

    The Sterling baseball team pulled out a wild win at Gartner Park, winning 15-14 over Sycamore on Thursday.
    May 6, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Hippen goes low for SVCC

    Paced by Jarred Hippen's even-par 71, the Sauk Valley Community College golf team finished second in an Arrowhead Conference match on Wednesday at Byr ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday May 5, 2016

    Eastland Zach Randecker will continue his baseball career at Rockford University. Randecker was second-team all-NUIC last season and is now in his fou ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Sterling sophomore soaring to new lengths in long jump

    While wandering around Sterling’s turf football field in search of track & field athlete Erin Long during Tuesday’s dual meet against Sycamore, I cros ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • ‘Heart of the order’ lifts Rockets past Stillman

    ROCK FALLS — The Rock Falls baseball team likes to joke that the bottom of the batting lineup is “the heart of the order.”
    May 4, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Boys roundup: Morrison handles Milledgeville in noconference action

    Morrison got off to a hot start and never trailed in a 15-4 nonconference win over Milledgeville in Morrison.
    May 4, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Pirates put up fight late, but Warriors pull out victory

    STERLING – There’s just something about the matchup with the No. 3-ranked Sterling Golden Warriors softball team that the Ottawa Pirates seem to like. ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Chacon, Provo increase season goal, assist marks

    DIXON – Years from now, when the tale is told and re-told of Lauren Chacon’s goal that broke her own single-season scoring record, it may grow into a ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Dukes let one get away against Lutheran

    DIXON – Baseball can be a game of inches, and Ryan Long now knows that all too well.The Dixon Dukes’ ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:19 am
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