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  • Baseball: Warhawks pitcher ends Forreston-Polo's season

    MANLIUS — Three days after the Forreston School Board chose to end the co-op between Forreston and Polo in baseball, the Forreston-Polo baseball team ...
    May 22, 2016 - 7:19 pm
  • Steamers knock off Tigers in title game

    The Fulton Steamers have faced an uphill battle all season long. They were taking the step up to 2A, and were seeded fourth in the sub-sectional. They ...
    May 22, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Sterling’s Nitz claims sectional title in singles

    Sterling senior Jack Nitz won the singles title at the Rock Island Sectional tennis tournament on Saturday. In the semifinals, he rolled to a 6-2, 6- ...
    May 22, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • Softball: Fillies fend off Hall rallies

    MANLIUS — Morrison got off to a quick start, then held off a pair of rallies to beat Hall 11-8 in the final of the 2A Bureau Valley Regional on Saturd ...
    May 22, 2016 - 8:40 pm
  • Timely hits send Newman to 2nd straight title

    STERLING – When it comes to the postseason, the Newman softball team just seems to be able to crank things up a notch when it counts the most. Timely ...
    May 22, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Freshman scores both runs in Amboy victory

    AMBOY – Shannon Lytle can be forgiven if she was a little antsy. She is only a freshman, after all.B ...
    May 22, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Milledgeville beats Newman for title

    ASHTON – About the only place Blayne Kappes didn’t execute was in the postgame Gatorade cooler dump. The Milledgeville freshman pitcher, giddy in the ...
    May 22, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Schwarz makes finals again; Busch, Cobert, Sterling advance

    CHARLESTON – This time around, it was going to be different. That’s what Dixon thrower Tayla Schwarz told herself. In her second state meet in as man ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • 22 local athletes earn state berths

    MANLIUS – Newman defended its sectional crown, but not by much. The Comets edged out Fulton by two points Friday to claim the Class 1A Bureau Valley S ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Rocket senior looking ahead to future challenges

    CHARLESTON – Michaela Busch cleared hurdles with ease, and the high jump bar without a problem. The only time she stumbled on Friday was when she trie ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Girls track & field: McPherson ran her race, and then some

    CHARLESTON – Much of athletics is a mental game. I’ve spoken with dozens of athletes this week, and each one has a different tactic on how to handle ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Sterling’s Nitz earns state berth

    Jack Nitz cruised through a pair of matches to open play Friday at the Rock Island Sectional tennis meet, earning a berth in next week’s state tournam ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Hawks, Marcos both send strong contingents to state meet

    OREGON – After competing against each other in six major meets this spring, the battle for track and field supremacy between Oregon and Polo-Forreston ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Dukes’ relays blaze to wins, leading way to runner-up finish

    HANOVER – It was almost as though the Dixon sprint relay teams were running downhill in mountainous northwest Illinois. The Dukes blazed their way to ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Dixon falls in regional championship on fluky goal

    STERLING – In a balanced match between two evenly matched teams, things were bound to go down to the wire – and be decided on which team caught a brea ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:02 am
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