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  • Football: Binion runs big for E-P in win over Bureau Valley

    MANLIUS – Dylan Binion and the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers have a lot of experience coming back this year and in their season opener on Friday night th ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Football: Princeton opens season with shutout win

    PORT BYRON – Jacob Reinhardt's night started with an interception. It ended without another incompletion and three scores to boot.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Football: Hall turns out the lights on Fulton

    By Ty Reynoldstreynolds@saukvalley.com800-798-4085, ext. 5554@STyReynoldsFULTON – The Steamers’ fina ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Football: Hawks can't fly with Skyhawks

    JOHNSBURG – As successful as last season was for Johnsburg, there was one regular-season blemish – a 13-7 opening-night loss to the Oregon Hawks.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Football roundup: Milledgeville cruises in Week 1 win

    Milledgeville got off to a strong start against Durand and kept the pedal down in a 24-7 NUIC Upstate road win.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Football: Comets seize control in second half at Rockridge

    EDGINGTON – What could have been a rude way to begin a season turned into a Rude awakening.Senior ru ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • We need games like these

    ROCK FALLS – SVM photographer Philip Marruffo sent a text message to Patrick Mason about 6 p.m. on Friday night that the parking lot at the Rock Falls ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Football: Le-Win knocks off defending champs

    LENA – One year removed from winning the 2A state championship, the Eastland-Pearl City Wildcatz looked little like defending champions in a 46-8 loss ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • New Cards, same result

    FORRESTON – With most of its 1A state championship team having graduated, Forreston’s 33-13 NUIC crossover win Friday over Ashton-Franklin Center demo ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Volleyball: Local teams have taken turns with postseason success

    There's been a theme for the Sauk Valley area volleyball teams out of the Big Northern Conference the few seasons: somebody is going to win at regiona ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • Long likes position switch

    Since starting her freshman year on the Dixon varsity volleyball team, Jessa Long has gotten used to wearing a different colored jersey than her teamm ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • 2015 NUIC volleyball preview capsules

    AFC RaidersCoach: Jan Cupp (29th season)2014: Lost to Keith Country Day, 25-14, 25-20, in 1A section ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • 2015 NIB-12 & Big Northern volleyball capsules

    Sterling Golden WarriorsCoach: Dale Dykeman (4th season)2014: 28-11Postseason: Lost to Joliet Cathol ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • Memories of an epic hunt

    I received a picture the other day via email that really took me back a long ways. The picture in question is not very high quality. In fact, it is a ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • High school extra: Newman senior Ethan Nash

    Honestly, I like the social aspect of it. It's not necessarily the going out and running type of thing, it's more of getting to hang out with my frien ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:41 pm
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