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  • High School Football: Rockets ready for top-ranked Lutheran

    A best-selling author couldn't have penned a better day Wednesday – bright blue skies, big golden sun, all offset by leaves of orange, yellow and brow ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Coomes looks to have an impact in postseason races

    Quincy Coomes is back doing what he loves, and he couldn’t be happier.His left foot feels just like ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Volleyball: Little mistakes add up

    STERLING – After a loss at LaSalle-Peru earlier in the season, the Sterling Golden Warrior volleyball team learned that they needed to get better agai ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Crusaders quiet fans at Tabor

    ROCK FALLS – Tabor Gym wasn’t rocking, and that was a bad thing for the Rock Falls Rockets. Slow sta ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Cross country: Regional preview capsules

    Class 1A Rock Falls RegionalWhen: 10 a.m. SaturdayWhere: 510 E. 11th, Centennial Park in Rock FallsT ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Local duos knocked out at state

    Three local doubles teams took to the tennis courts in the Chicago suburbs Thursday in the IHSA State Tournament, but all three were eliminated on Day ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Todhunter finds niche on Newman’s linebacking corps

    For Regan Todhunter, earning a starting role on Newman's defense was just another hurdle he needed to clear.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Byron will challenge Dixon in many ways

    If Dixon football coach Dave Smith had it his way, the Dukes would face Byron in Week 9 each year.“I ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Playoff primer for Warriors

    Relief might be too strong a word, but coach Jon Schlemmer and the Sterling Golden Warriors football team are sure glad that win No. 6 came last week ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • High school football: EPC, Forreston meet for NUIC Northwest title

    It will be a classic battle of undefeated, state-ranked teams when Forreston travels to Lanark on Friday to take on Eastland-Pearl City.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • High school football: Week 9 preview capsules

    Sterling at SycamoreWhen: 7:15 FridayWhere: 427 Spartan Trail, SycamoreRadio: 94.3 FMAP rank: Sterli ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Skyhawks win conference crown

    Jordan Giddings had 13 kills, while Kristyn Kasner, Kiarra Harris and Shiela Browning had six each to lead the Sauk Valley Community College volleybal ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • SportShorts for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

    COLLEGE FOOTBALLBothe on Hall of Fame ballotFormer Augustana College All-American John Bothe is on t ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Warriors sending pair of teams to state tournament

    One Sterling doubles team has been a well-oiled machine for 4 years.The other required a bit of tink ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Boys soccer: Warriors beat Dukes at regional

    FREEPORT – Markel Kinnaman’s first goal was bound to come. All he had to do was use his head.With a ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:01 am

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