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  • Sophomore starting to hit his stride with Dukes

    For Josh Dallas, a perfect storm of maturity, opportunity, and confidence has resulted in a spring full of surprises, and he’s now evolving as one of ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Donations to Guatemalan orphanage dear to Dixon’s heart

    DIXON – Soccer has been a staple of Lauren Chacon’s life for as long as she can remember. The Dixon junior’s love for it has led to many competitive ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • SportShorts for Monday, May 2, 2016

    BASEBALLHawks outslug Lena-WinslowCole Burke’s fourth hit Saturday proved to be the game-winner, as ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Warrior boys win 1st Night Relays title since 2007

    STERLING – Sterling Chevrolet Field at Roscoe Eades Stadium briefly turned into a mosh pit late Friday night. There was a tight race for the boys tea ...
    April 30, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Polo-Forreston takes first-ever Carlson title

    OREGON – Polo’s Don Reece has been coaching high school sports since 1989, but has never experienced anything close to what transpired at the Art Carl ...
    April 30, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Sterling, Rock Island girls share Night Relays victory

    STERLING – Ashleigh Tira had a moment of fear and regret wash over her when she saw the head of Geneseo’s Reece Bodeen pop into view.
    April 30, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Newman makes most of chances to beat Orion

    STERLING – Little things mean a lot, especially in softball. Friday afternoon in Sterling, they made all the difference between a Newman win and an Or ...
    April 30, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Outdoors: Mushroom boom still to come

    I just cannot say it enough but man is it cool outside the confinement of walls and roofs. Each week a new memory and if I had my way it would be ever ...
    April 30, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Duchesses pick up BNC victory

    Riley Sullivan pitched a no-hitter in the conclusion of a game which had been postponed last week as West Carroll beat Galena 10-0 in the first game o ...
    April 30, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Cardinals win with just 1 hit

    Despite Dakota’s Hunter Knox striking out 17 and throwing a one-hitter, Forreston-Polo was still able to push a run across in the top of the eighth in ...
    April 30, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Warriors finally capitalize on chances

    STERLING – The Golden Warriors kept getting men on base Thursday, but for four innings they consistently left them there. But after stranding eight m ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Senior’s two homers carry Sterling

    STERLING – The Sterling softball fans who dodged the rain by watching the Golden Warriors key NIB-12 West game against LaSalle-Peru from their cars ha ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Freshman leads Dixon past rival Sterling

    STERLING – The first several minutes of Thursday’s soccer match between the Dixon Duchesses and Sterling Golden Warriors was a bit of a feeling-out pr ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Baseball roundup: McFadden get it done on mound in Rock Falls' win

    James McFadden struck out eight and pitched a complete game in Rock Falls’ 4-3 BNC West win at home over Winnebago on Thursday.
    April 29, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Track and Field: Top teams converging on Oregon

    Outside of the 1A state meet, the most competitive track and field meet for small schools in Illinois might be the Art Carlson Hawk Classic at Oregon ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:23 am
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