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  • Dixon family hasn’t missed Reagan Run in 14 years

    Deb Drengenberg has run in every Reagan Run since 2002, when the family moved to town. Her three kids have run the race for as long they can remember. ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Dixon native enjoys rookie season in Cyprus

    Matt Ross had always dreamed of winning a championship trophy on the basketball court. Turns out he had to go all the way to Europe to realize his goa ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, July 3, 2015

    Sterling's Lexy Staples and Erin Stroup were recently selected as co-MVPs of the Northern Illinois Big 12 West.
    July 2, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Wrestling: Mena part of wrestling hall of fame class

    Daryl Dieterle witnessed something few, if any, other people have seen. He saw Mike Mena cry on a wrestling mat, and they weren't tears of joy.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Of miracles and men

    You've heard of the "Miracle on Ice," about the United States ice hockey team's win against the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Boys basketball: Newman's McCarty has five college basketball offers

    The first one came about a week after Noah McCarty finished his junior year at Newman. Then four mor ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Wrestling: Long-time assistant takes over Newman wrestling program

    Rich Montgomery started a trend when he decided to return to the sideline and guide the Rock Falls football team this season.
    June 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Football: Wildcatz to be tested on road right off the bat

    Coming off a dream season, Eastland-Pearl City football coach Randy Asche isn't all that comfortable with how this season's schedule stacks up for the ...
    June 29, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • By the numbers: NUIC Northwest

    The NUIC Northwest will have two new coaches in West Carroll's Matt Leitzen and South Beloit's Jason Ware.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Alternating currents

    In the always balanced NUIC Upstate, this year's schedules will match the parity usually displayed on the field. For nearly every team in the division ...
    June 28, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Football: NUIC Upstate by the numbers

    In a year of schedule reshuffling, which usually creates different crossover opponents, Polo will have no new foes on its schedule from last year.
    June 28, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Hard work, tenacity pay dividends for Prophets’ Reiley

    Anybody who attended an Erie-Prophetstown cross country or track meet, or a Prophetstown girls basketball game this past season saw first-hand what a ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Running improves quality of life

    Whether you're a runner or not, we all know the basic health benefits of incorporating running into your routine. Exercise is medicine that leads to i ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Keeping the fun in sports

    SAN DIEGO – Ted Giannoulas was working part-time at a radio station while making his way through journalism school 41 years ago when he first put on a ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • LaSalle Lake ripe for fishing

    This week, I made my annual trip to LaSalle Lake in Seneca with my good friend Luke Steen.The giant ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:27 pm
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