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  • Local football players touched by young patient

    Nick Williams, Owen McConnell and Austin Regenwether are sure to come away with some great memories as players in the 40th Illinois High School Shrine ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Hungry for golf

    Salley Wessels uttered something that makes perfect sense to me late Wednesday afternoon.While sitti ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Engelkens returns to coach Missiles

    It's been 5 years, but Kirk Engelkens is finally back where he feels he belongs: in a Milledgeville Missiles uniform. The former Missile standout, wh ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • 2014 School Profile – Polo Marcis

    2014-15 enrollment: 216 2013-14 enrollment: 201 Difference: +15Boys sports: Basketball, cross countr ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Thursday, July 10, 2014

    RUNNINGRegistration open for Harvest HammerRegistrations are being taken for the 27th annual Harvest ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • 2014 School Profile for the Oregon Hawks

    2014-15 enrollment: 467 2013-14 enrollment: 492 Difference: -25Boys sports: Baseball, basketball, bo ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • New home for Rockets, new teammates for Warriors

    Sterling girls swimming coach Jamie Rodriguez remembers being impressed by several Rock Falls swimmers when the Rockets helped form the Morrison co-op ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Football: NUIC Northwest by the numbers

    9That's how many state championship teams have come from NUIC Northwest members. Lena-Winslow won it ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Football: Wildcatz, Thunder looking at tough stretches in 2014

    When talking to NUIC Northwest coaches Randy Asche and Mike Bicklser, the term "gauntlet" came up in conversations with both about this upcoming seaso ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Brittny Olson, a junior at North Central College in Naperville double majoring in accounting and mathematics, was one of 54 athletes to earn selection ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • 2014-15 School Sports Proflie: Newman Comets

    2014-15 enrollment: 240/396 2013-14 enrollment: 228/376.20 Difference: +12Boys sports: Baseball, bas ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Reagan Run: Belvidere's Paul Zeman captures fourth title

    DIXON – When Paul Zeman ran underneath the purple arch that marked the finish line of Dixon's Reagan Run 5K, he didn't slow down much.
    July 6, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Reagan Run: Dixon's Schwarz wins female division

    DIXON – Wearing a green top and bright yellow shorts, Dixon resident Brittany Schwarz was the first female to cross the finish line during Saturday's ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Sportshorts for Monday, July 7, 2014

    Kim Stoker, of Dixon, made hole-in-one on his birthday on Saturday at Lost Nation Golf Club. Stocker used a 7-iron on the 147-yard, par-3, No. 12 hole ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Boys prep sports: Newman standout goes from silence to stardom

    It's the middle of the week, and Jake Snow is in the middle of the longest interview of his life – 22 minutes, 24 seconds, to be exact. It's a cool an ...
    July 4, 2014 - 11:16 pm
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