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  • Sycamore holds on despite late Rock Falls charge

    SYCAMORE – The fourth quarter wasn't pretty for the Sycamore girls basketball team. However, the Spartans built their fortune in the first three quar ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

    Two area girls basketball teams are ranked in the AP preseason basketball poll. In Class 1A, AFC is No. 3 and received one first-place vote. Eastland ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Newman hits late free throws to beat Prophets

    PROPHETSTOWN — Newman senior Mady Ferris couldn’t get a good look at the hoop during Monday’s Three Rivers East game at Prophetstown.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • GBK: Clippers' D shuts down Cardinals

    AMBOY – For 3 days, Erie coach Julie Schroeder drilled her team about what to expect from a smothering Amboy defense.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Local roundup: Quick start helps AFC tame Wolves

    Bureau Valley junior Christen Hurley wanted to show her former coach just how well her guidance has paid off, and by pouring in 28 points against Prin ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Rocket senior Ager has state title on his mind

    Qualifying for the state wrestling tournament would be a crowning achievement for some, especially when it concludes with a medal around one's neck. ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Oregon girls edge past Dixon to win own invite

    DIXON – Don’t be fooled. Plum Hollow Lanes is the home of the Dixon bowling teams, but the Oregon Hawks rented it out for their annual Hawks Invitatio ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Rock Falls controls second quarter to beat Dukes

    DIXON – Nothing seemed to go wrong in the second quarter for Rock Falls on Saturday. The 3-pointers were falling, the drives to the basket yielded th ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Both teams go 3-0 at Dixon Duals

    DIXON – Elias Edmondson has the look of a wrestler who had been receiving a vast amount of punishment, but instead, he was the one dishing it out.
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Cougars win in own shootout

    Ethan Christians and Brighton Haverland each scored 19 points to lead the Eastland boys basketball team to a 57-45 victory against Westminster Christi ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Clippers cruise vs. Comets

    Delaney Wilhelm stuffed the stat sheet with 27 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals as the Amboy girls basketball team rolled to a 61-42 ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, December 5, 2016

    VOLLEYBALLSauk duo earns All-American honorsSauk Valley Community College placed a pair of volleybal ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Clements opens Eastland career with return to Redbird Arena

    It’s not easy to step into the shoes of the only coach a program has ever known, especially when that coach has led a team to 941 wins and three state ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Martin leaves large imprint at Sterling

    Crystal Rodriguez has a picture of her daughter, Kaylee Martin, that tells the story of Martin’s prolific 4-year journey through the Sterling volleyba ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Rock Falls’ late 3s sink Dixon in OT at Lancaster

    DIXON – Rock Falls was quiet from 3-point range for the first 32 minutes of Friday night’s girls basketball game against Dixon. For the first 2 minut ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:05 am
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