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  • Basketball: Younger leaders stepping up for Dixon

    DIXON — For the sophomore-heavy Dixon Dukes, three members of the Class of ’19 have stood out.Eight ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • Football: Schneiderman takes over Oregon football

    The similarities between the former and new coach are noticeable right away. Both grew up in the local rural area (Amboy and German Valley) and learne ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • Joe Schmitt named new BV coach

    MANLIUS — Joe Schmitt always thought highly of Bureau Valley Storm football, growing up down the road and coaching nearby. Now he's going to be runnin ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

    COLLEGE BASKETBALLPairings set for Region IV tourneyThe Sauk Valley Community College men’s basketba ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • Skyhawks split season finales

    The Sauk Valley Skyhawks couldn’t keep up with Kennedy-King down the stretch, losing 76-71 in their regular-season finale Saturday in Dixon.
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • Carlson takes fourth in both IM and breaststroke

    WINNETKA – Caleb Carlson made a return trip to the IHSA state swimming and diving championships, and came back with a pair of fourth-place medals. At ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 8:28 pm
  • AFC junior showing improvement for Byron co-op

    WINNETKA – Amid the swarms of swimmers from New Trier, Hinsdale Central, Naperville Central and Evanston at the IHSA state meet on Saturday, was a swi ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 7:38 pm
  • Comets’ comeback falls short in final

    MORRISON — Standing closer to the scorer’s table than he was to the 3-point arc, Newman’s Eli Leffelman banked in a 3-pointer as time expired in the 2 ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • Missiles come up short vs. Warriors

    STOCKTON – To rehash a saying made popular by the Chicago Cubs, the Milledgeville boys basketball will have to wait 'til next year to get that elusive ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • Carlson qualifies for 2 event finals

    Dixon junior Caleb Carlson is back in the finals of the state meet for the second straight season, as he qualified for the championship heats in the 2 ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Cougars’ comeback falls 1 point short

    LANARK – To say the Eastland Cougars fought until the very end of a basketball game is a cliché, but also literal, truthful – and not surprising one b ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • Outdoor adventures: Get out and enjoy the weather

    Ladies and gentlemen, there is but one thought floating through my head at the present time. That is ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:26 pm
  • Ottens & Schave lead Missiles into regional title game

    STOCKTON – Everybody in the area knows that juniors Cade Schave and Kyle Ottens are the go-to guys for Milledgeville. But even though it's common know ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, February 24, 2017

    AFC sophomore Jaynee Prestegaard was a second-team Class 1A all-state selection by the Associated Press, announced Thursday. Fulton senior Jordan Pri ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Newman rains 3s on Mustangs in regional semi

    MORRISON – When the Newman boys basketball team dials long distance and the call is answered, opponents are generally in trouble. Those are the cards ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:22 am
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