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  • Raiders roll on road

    The AFC girls basketball team closed out the regular season perfect in NUIC East play, defeating Pecatonica 47-32 on the road Friday night. The Raide ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Sterling handles L-P, takes lead in NIB-12 West

    STERLING – Standing on the hardwood at Musgrove Fieldhouse, Jay Borum talked about having a chance to achieve something she hadn't done over her 4 yea ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Skyhawks give coach great gift

    DIXON — The Sauk Valley men’s basketball team pulled away in the second half to beat Highland 77-67 on Thursday. Sauk Valley (20-5, 7-2 Arrowhead) led ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Oregon gets big win at ’Bago

    WINNEBAGO – After losing to Winnebago for 12 straight years, including twice this season, and being greeted by a thundering dunk from Brandon Suggs to ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, February 5, 2016

    The Coloma Township Parks District will offer a Karate class for students age 8-10. The class will be 1-2 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 13 at the Merrill Sch ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Raiders win wild one on road

    The AFC Raiders kept pace at the top of the NUIC East race, beating the Milledgeville Missiles 76-70 after a wild fourth quarter between the two rival ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Balanced Comets cruise

    Thirteen different Comets scored Thursday night in Newman’s 66-34 nonconference victory over West Carroll in Savanna.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Panthers’ top-notch wrestler is also rodeo ace

    For Erie-Prophetstown wrestler Garrett Passmore, knocking heads with some other 160-pound grappler is mere child’s play.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Alleman comes back in 4th quarter to beat Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – When the Alleman Pioneers come to Tabor Gym, they have always seemed to give the Rock Falls Rockets all they could handle throughout the ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Cougars clobber East Dubuque

    The Eastland girls basketball team hit 11 3-pointers and led from start to finish Wednesday in a 67-39 victory over East Dubuque in an NUIC West conte ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Dixon LB rewards school’s loyalty

    This past summer, Connor Sperling had several schools interested in him coming to play college football for them. But after a foot injury in the first ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Dixon controls second half in BNC West road win

    OREGON – The first half of the Oregon-Dixon girls basketball game couldn’t have gone any better for the Hawks. Playing in front of a large home crowd ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • GBK: Rockets step up late to beat Winnebago

    ROCK FALLS – Adjustment was the theme of the day for the Rock Falls and Winnebago girls basketball teams for their Big Northern West matchup Tuesday n ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • E-P senior will be preferred walk-on

    When Jack Heflin was called up to the Erie-Prophetstown varsity football team as a sophomore in the fall of 2013, he was a scrawny lineman going up ag ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Dixon builds lead, holds off Indians

    WINNEBAGO – The man-to-man defense has given the Winnebago Indians four state tournament berths, including a pair of runner-up finishes, over the past ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:11 am
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