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  • Sterling senior shines with fresh eyes watching

    STERLING – Gabby Sandoval had a little extra something to play for with one of her good friends sitting in the bleachers at Musgrove Fieldhouse on Tue ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Sterling falls to St. Charles East in quarterfinals

    The Sterling boys basketball team ran into a hot-shooting St. Charles East team Tuesday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the 37th annual Chuck Dayton ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • College football: Sterling native ready for first – and last – bowl game

    Tyler Loos has been looking forward to this moment for the last half-decade. He's not sure he wants it to end. The Sterling native will finally suit ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Boys basketball: Sterling hangs on late in opening-round win over Winnebago

    DeKALB – Sterling boys basketball coach Jim Preston wasn't sure what he was going to get out of Ethan Sanford when the junior trotted onto the floor i ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Wrestling: E-P takes third at own tournament

    ERIE – Erie-Prophetstown wrestler Josh Wheeler could only shake his head after one of the most exciting bouts at the Panther Holiday tournament at Eri ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Dixon girls back on track

    The Dixon girls basketball team improved to .500 in Big Northern West play, going on the road to defeat Winnebago 50-45 on Saturday night.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 6:51 pm
  • Dukes, Duchesses roll to second

    The Dixon boys bowling team placed second at the Big Northern Conference Tournament on Saturday at Forest Hills in Rockford, amassing a total pinfall ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Football: Newman's Rude eats, plays right

    It's a Tuesday after school and Newman junior Brady Rude is hanging from a bar in the school's weight room. He is in the middle of a set of pullups.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Football: Asche puts his stamp on EPC program

    It's unlikely anyone ever called Randy Asche a "superstar" during his 20 years as a dairy farmer outside Pearl City from 1991-2010.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Boys basketball: Dixon adjusts to Rock Falls defense, pulls away in second half

    ROCK FALLS – There are nights where the shots aren't falling, and good teams have to find a way to fight through it and put points on the scoreboard. ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Girls basketball: Montini rolls past Warriors

    STERLING – Each year come mid-December, the Sterling Shootout has proven to be a tough challenge for the Sterling girls basketball team.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Football: 2014 SVM All-Area teams

    First teamDallas ApplemanAmboy jr. FB/LB• TRAC North first team• 415 rushing yards, 5 TDs• 77 tackle ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Local roundup: McCarty scores nearly half of Newman's points in win

    The Newman boys basketball team took third place at the Forreston tournament Friday night, with a 65-54 win over Aquin in the third-place game.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Brand new destination for my bucket list

    Growing up in the outdoors, we all have had hopes and dreams of things and places we'd like to do and visit. Me, I've always wanted to chase Wels catf ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Girls basketball: Byron edges Prophetstown in Polo tournament title game

    POLO – Ellie Lehne and the rest of the Byron girls basketball team tried hard to push Prophetstown out of their minds throughout a week filled with ga ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:29 am

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