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  • BBK: Marcos hang on to beat Aquin

    POLO – If Polo was going to remain a factor in the NUIC East boys basketball race, it needed to hold serve against Aquin.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Boys basketball: Rockets pick up first BNC West win

    OREGON – In a 53-39 win over Oregon, there was little question among the Rock Falls coaches and players on what made the difference in getting their f ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Cougars rip into Hawks in Lanark

    The Eastland Cougars outscored the Oregon Hawks 14-4 in the second quarter to take control in a 65-35 win in Lanark. 
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Warriors cool off Boilermakers

    The Sterling Golden Warriors took control in the second quarter in a 67-58 win at Kewanee on Tuesday.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Rocket wrestling wins two

    The Rock Falls Rockets improved to 17-5 on the season with a sweep at Tabor Gym on Tuesday, beating Alleman 54-21 and Mercer County 60-18.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Girls basketball: Warriors close out win over Pirates

    STERLING – The halftime buzzer sounded Monday night, and Sterling coach Ryan Vasquez took a moment to talk to one of referees about the final sequence ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Storm’s streak stopped

    Bureau Valley’s undefeated run came to and end Saturday at the hands of Donovan Oliver and the Kewanee Boilermakers in a 67-65 battle in the Storm Ce ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Local roundup: Sterling diver sets new school record; no bowlers advance to state

    After securing the boys six-dive Sterling High School record earlier in the week, senior Cade Coursey did it again – this time it was the school's 11- ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Boys basketball: Dukes hold on for win at Byron

    BYRON – At 18-1, just getting a win sometimes isn’t quite enough for the Dixon boys’ basketball team.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • AFC hits seven 3s; Oregon, Fulton, Polo win

    AFC knocked off NUIC East foe Aquin 74-68, to hand the Bulldogs their first conrerence loss.The Raid ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Macciomei makes things tough on Sandoval, Warriors

    STERLING – Friday's Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover between Sterling and Yorkville at Musgrove Fieldhouse featured a bout between a pair of quick, ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Mistakes part of most games

    Following Thursday’s girls basketball game at Morrison, I was approached by a fan about doing a story on how bad officiating is in high school girls b ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • High School Extra: Meet Bureau Valley's Darcy Kepner

    What do you like about basketball?I just like the feel you get every night on the court when you ste ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • AFC scores early, often in NUIC East win at home

    ASHTON – When their first four shots fell from the field Friday night, the AFC Raiders knew it was going to be a good game. When his team fell behind ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Show time for outdoorsmen

    Well, it’s that time of year again, folks. We find ourselves in that dead zone between deer season and open-water fishing season. But fear not, everyo ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:04 am
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