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  • AFC scores early, often in NUIC East win at home

    ASHTON – When their first four shots fell from the field Friday night, the AFC Raiders knew it was going to be a good game. When his team fell behind ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Show time for outdoorsmen

    Well, it’s that time of year again, folks. We find ourselves in that dead zone between deer season and open-water fishing season. But fear not, everyo ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Girls basketball: Erie's defense stifles Fillies

    MORRISON – Julie Schroeder brought with her a lot of lessons from coaching stints at Burlington Central and Sterling to her new gig at Erie this seaso ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Boys bowling: Sikkema hopes success lures more Steamers to alley

    Seth Sikkema is just 15 years old, but when you talk bowling with the Fulton High School freshman, he sure comes across as a lot older.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Boys bowling: Stevenson Sectional capsule

    Stevenson SectionalWhen: 9:15 a.m. SaturdayWhere: Lakeside Lanes, MundeleinLocal team: Dixon (Lucas ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Cougars make comeback

    The Eastland Cougars pulled out a close win Thursdya night, downing rival Pearl City 60-56 in overtime in Lanark.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Panthers cruise in wrestling triangular

    The Erie-Prophetstown Panthers won twice Thursday at a Three Rivers triangular in Amboy, downing the host Clippers 62-9, and the St. Bede Bruins 70-12 ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Girls basketball roundup: Prophets pull away at home

    The Prophetstown Prophets remained undefeated in Three Rivers West play, pulling away from Rockridge for a 55-42 victory Thursday night at home.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Boys basketball: Senior sets new all-time scoring record at Dixon

    When most people think about players who hold all-time school scoring records, an image of a flashy, high-flying sharpshooter instantly pops into thei ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 1:29 am
  • Girls basketball: Bureau Valley rebounds past Newman

    STERLING – Heaven Bennett, all 6 feet of her, is not afraid to admit that sometimes Bureau Valley gets antsy when finding open looks.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 1:29 am
  • Rock Falls puts up tough fight against Warriors

    STERLING – Rock Falls was doubled up on the scoreboard, but the Rockets seemed to be having twice as much fun in the aftermath of Wednesday's wrestlin ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • SportShorts for Thursday, January 22, 2015

    The Prophetstown girls basketball team stayed in the No. 1 spot in the AP Class 1A poll for the third straight week, garnering 128 points and 11 of th ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 1:24 am
  • Patterson, Cavanaugh pace Polo

    Wyatt Patterson and Brad Cavanaugh vaulted the Polo boys basketball team to a home win Wednesday night in Polo.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 1:24 am
  • Boys swimming: Coursey sets Sterling dive record in win over Byron

    STERLING – Twelve days ago, Sterling senior Cade Coursey came oh so close to setting a new school record in 1-meter diving. Needless to say, there was ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Girls basketball: Home sweet home for Rockets

    ROCK FALLS – Perhaps it was the familiar confines of Tabor Gym.Having fallen to the Dixon Duchesses ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:23 am
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