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  • After 1-year hiatus, Comets looking for regional title

    The Newman Comets have a couple of motivating factors in their favor this volleyball season. After winning back-to-back regional championships in 201 ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:26 pm
  • Dodging raindrops to catch a fish

    I think at this point folks the biggest thing we can be grateful for is that all this rain is not snow.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:25 pm
  • Clippers bummed they won’t run for conference title this season

    In the season-opening girls tennis match at Sterling, Newman’s Erin Vits had to face Sterling southpaw Katelyn Grell in singles play, then turn around ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:24 pm
  • Missiles feel fallen teammate with them

    MILLEDGEVILLE – Well before Milledgeville opened its volleyball season against Scales Mound on Thursday, a sea of orange filled the bleachers. This wa ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Sterling rallies in both sets vs. Newman

    STERLING — Kaylee Martin was worried about making it to the Sterling Golden Warriors’ season-opener against Newman on Thursday. Martin hurt her tail ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Local roundup: Polo golfers edge Aquin

    Polo edged Aquin by two strokes, 175-177, as the Marcos’ Christopher Rademacher took medalist honors with a 39, beating Aquin’s Javier Jazo by one str ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Newman expects balanced Rockridge attack

    The Newman football team is tired of hitting their own teammates in practice and ready to get out on the field for Week 1.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Duchesses win on road

    The Dixon Duchesses opened their season with a road win on Thursday night, defeating Rochelle 25-11, 25-22. Jessa Long had six kills and two aces, Ab ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Reagan suited up for Dixon Union long before sitting in Oval Office

    Not many people have the opportunity to play high school football within a football pass away from their back doorstep.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Area coaches like format the way it is

    When the final horn sounded on a cool night at Hinders Field on October 24, 2009 after a 24-15 win over Rockridge, the Rock Falls Rockets put together ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Conference alignment a messy issue on several fronts, but change is slow in coming

    Everywhere you look, sports teams are grouped together. Sports leagues are almost always broken into conferences and divisions. Most professional spor ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Do benefits – like teamwork, fun & glory – outweigh safety concerns in football?

    The memory is a lasting one. For the fan, coach, or bystander, watching as a player is carted off the playing surface can be a tough experience. Watch ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Football demands 365-day commitment, but coaches have different intensity levels

    Adam Hart was relieved when the grind of preseason football practice rolled around on Aug. 8, as it allowed the Ashton-Franklin Center junior running ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:15 pm
  • Dukes eyeing history, & it starts Friday

    Dixon’s quest for a third consecutive playoff berth – a first in program history – begins Friday night with a home game against Mendota. Sixth-year h ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Football: Preview capsules for Week 1 games

    Sycamore at SterlingWhen: 7:15 FridayWhere: Roscoe Eades Stadium, 1608 Fourth Ave.Radio: 94.3 FMAP r ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:03 pm
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