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  • SportShorts for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

    HIGH SCHOOLRaiders stay ranked in Class 1AThe AFC girls basketball team remained the lone local team ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:33 am
  • Fulton sweeps at home

    The Fulton wrestling team picked up a pair of home wins on Wednesday, 36-30 against Rockridge and 38-27 against Riverdale.
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:34 am
  • Dixon D dominant in victory

    DIXON – The Dixon Duchesses were effective on the offensive end Tuesday night against Mendota, shooting 55 percent (17-for-31) in their 49-26 win. Ev ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:43 am
  • Hot shooting, strong rebounding send Rock Falls to win

    ROCK FALLS – When the Rockets are in rhythm, they can fill it up. When they’re in the rhythm and play as unselfishly as they did Tuesday night, watch ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Comets’ 3-point shooting sinks Tigers

    STERLING – For most of the first quarter and into the second, the shots just kept falling for Newman.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:22 pm
  • Hubs pull away in Sterling

    Gretchen Gould tossed in 18 points for Sterling a 56-48 loss to Rochelle on Tuesday at Musgrove Fieldhouse. The Golden Warriors and Hubs were tied at ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Boys Roundup: Young scores 29 to pace Polo

    Justin Young poured in 29 points to lead Polo to an 83-68 vcotry against Oregon on Tuesday night at the Blackhawk Center.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • Dukes third at S. Beloit

    The Dixon boys basketball team finished third in the South Beloit MLK Tournament after its 55-43 victory against Dakota on Monday afternoon.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:34 pm
  • AFC takes early lead, holds off late Amboy run

    ASHTON – AFC led wire-to-wire, though at times the lead was whittled down to a few points. The Raiders answered every Amboy run and held off the fina ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:34 pm
  • Dixon withstands good effort from Hawks

    OREGON – Oregon gave Dixon its best shot in a girls basketball game Saturday night at the Blackhawk Center. Unfortunately for the Hawks, that shot di ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Comets get past Messmer

    Cade Gorzny went 8-for-9 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and scored a game-high 19 points as Newman held off Messmer (Wis.) 75-67 in a ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 9:46 pm
  • Bay leads Duchesses in Morris

    Katlyn Bay had a total pinfall of 1,203 to lead the Dixon bwling team to fifth place in the 20-team Morris Invitational held Saturday at Echo lanes.
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 7:57 pm
  • Sterling catches fire in win to open MLK tourney

    STERLING – The ball never touched the court, as Alek Duran hit Nyrel Sullivan with a kick-out pass, and Sullivan whipped it quickly to Sean Gingrich, ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 9:37 pm
  • Full steam ahead to sectional for Fulton

    DIXON – Fulton isn’t a school known for its bowling program. In fact, the sport isn’t funded by the school, which technically makes it a club. Regardl ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 6:28 pm
  • Cardinals D corrals Mustangs

    MORRISON – In a statistical anomaly, the Morrison Mustangs and Erie Cardinals finished with 19 field goals on 44 attempts (43 percent) from the field ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:13 am
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