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  • Prophets convert Oregon turnovers into points

    POLO – Prophetstown weathered an early storm of energy from Oregon, and cruised to a 62-41 victory in the final match-up of the round-robin Polo Holid ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Marcos down Wolves

    Polo was down big, but rallied for a 50-42 victory against Pearl City in a consolation bracket game on Wednesday at the Forreston tournament.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Boys basketball: Dukes handle Cardinals' pressure

    DIXON – The Dixon Dukes may have come into Tuesday's Big Northern West tilt undefeated against a Stillman Valley team looking for its first conference ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Boys basketball: Marcos start fast, but Bulldogs finish strong

    FORRESTON – The Marcos had a picture perfect start in their matchup against Aquin in the Forreston Holiday Tournament Tuesday night. Unfortunately for ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Local roundup: Blair shoots Rockets past Riverdale

    Chelsi Blair made five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Rock Falls girls basketball team in a 71-36 home win over Riverdale.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Sportshorts for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    The Duis Center will host an indoor fitness triathlon on Saturday, Jan. 17 starting at 8 a.m. Individuals or teams of four will compete in 20 minutes ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Boys basketball: Comets pull away in third quarter

    FORRESTON – Joseph Gennaro scored off an assist from Jordan Harris with just under 4 minutes left in the third quarter of Monday's Forreston tournamen ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Girls basketball: Duchesses find positives in loss

    DIXON – The Mendota Trojans didn't need a horse to claim victory Monday in a 43-13 Big Northern West game against the Dixon Duchesses. Mendota used a ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Prophets pull one out

    Prophetstown hit some big shots down the stretch to pull out a 60-58 overtime victory against ROWVA on Monday at the Monmouth United Tournament.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Dixon wins behind Jarrett’s 24 points, Roby’s triple-double

    Cal Jarrett led Dixon on offense and defense Saturday in a road Big Northern crossover over Genoa-Kingston 62-38 in Genoa.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Bureau Valley, AFC both win nonconference contests at home

    Rashel Robinson poured in 16 points to lead Sterling to a 43-35 road win over Rochelle in a NIB-12 West game.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Panthers third in Port Byron; Marcos cruise in Ashton

    Paced by 132-pound champion Hunter Webb, the Newman wrestling team finished fourth in the 21-team Reaper Classic on Saturday in Plano.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Volleyball: Dykeman had to learn before he could teach sport

    The Sterling volleyball team had just lost the first game against Limestone in the 3A Chillicothe semifinal. Limestone won 25-20 after scoring a strin ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Volleyball: Martin matures into leader for Warriors

    Throughout every volleyball season, there are defining moments for every SVM Player of the Year. Usually, they involve a thundering spike, or a diving ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Volleyball: 2014 All-Area Team

    First teamJay BorumSterling junior outside hitter•286 kills, 269 digs•70 aces (led area)•NIB-12 W ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:18 am
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