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  • Baseball: Sterling's Pepper, coach of year, hoping to change mentality at Sterling

    When Nick Pepper took over the Sterling baseball team, they won eight games. The next year, things got worse. They won just five.
    June 24, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Baseball: Rock Falls' Pillars is SVM's player of year

    Logan Pillars was in unfamiliar territory. He had trouble picking up the slider.Pillars, the Rock Fa ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • SportShorts for Saturday, June 25, 2016

    LOCAL GOLFKemps record holes-in-oneThe father-son duo of Dave and Clayton Kemp of Eldena each recent ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Another wild weather week

    Another week of heat, rain and nasty storms. I hope you all made it through unscathed and without having to file an insurance claim.
    June 24, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Benefits of running are many

    There are a variety of things that people think when they hear the words “I am a runner” from someone in conversation.
    June 24, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Swimming: Sterling's Yemm swimming in Olympic Trials

    Steve Yemm hopped in the pool with no expectations. He hopped out less than a minute later with an Olympic Trials cut.
    June 23, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Football: SVM takes a look at 2016 football schedules

    The IHSA released football schedules for the 2016 season on Thursday.As with every season, some game ...
    June 23, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • SportsShorts for Friday, June 24, 2016

    The wingdam at the Prophetstown State Park will host the Farmer’s Rock Throwing Classic. Throwers will test their skills at kerplunking, targeting and ...
    June 23, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Oregon in final stages of adding girls soccer

    Oregon girls soccer is not far from hitting the field. “We are all systems go for next March at this point,” Oregon athletic director Mike Lawton sai ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Golf: Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce holds 50th golf playday

    It was only appropriate the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce had its 50th annual golf playday on a chamber of commerce weather day.
    June 22, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Former assistant coach takes reins as new head of Eastland athletic department

    Eastland’s new athletic director is settling in. Scott Hartman is making the leap from being an assistant coach with the Cougars’ boys basketball and ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • USGA messes up the Open

    I love watching the United States Open. I enjoy watching golf on television in general, but I love watching the U.S. Open because the tournament is u ...
    June 20, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • SportsShorts for Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Rod Anderson hit a hole-in-one at the 177-yard 11th at Emerald Hill on Sunday, hitting with a 7-iron. The shot was witnessed by Ken Morgan, Rick Ander ...
    June 20, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Commentary: Woody was surely one of the good guys

    Ididn’t know Woody Bramm that well, but I knew him well enough to know I’ll miss him the next time I get over to a Morrison football game.
    June 20, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, June 20, 2016

    LOCAL GOLFSterling man fires ace in IowaTim Pashon of Sterling shot a hole-in-one at Highland Golf C ...
    June 20, 2016 - 12:05 am
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