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  • Saying thanks, goodbye

    The other day Kathleen Schultz, an editor at Sauk Valley Media, and I played a game of remember that reporter.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Girls basketball: Jitter bug squashed

    STERLING – As the final preseason practice came to a close, Bailey Bickett walked out with the feeling that game No. 1 was going to be a great one.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

    Sterling seniors Cariel Beasley and Sterling Thornton were named the defensive and offensive MVPs of the Northern Illinois Big 12 West Division, it wa ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • High school football: By the numbers

    The end of the local high school football season is a premature one.Polo was the last area team stan ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Shiaras paces Dixon in win

    Isabelle Shiaras opened her season with a double-double for Dixon, who opened play in the Sauk Valley Shootout with a 39-30 win at Sherrard after trai ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Sportshorts for Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

    COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRYSkyhawks 33rd at National MeetThe Sauk Valley women’s cross country team placed ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Volleyball: Former state champ players help these Cougars as coaches

    NORMAL – Heather Larak remembers the scene vividly. So does her older sister, Ashley.The Eastland Co ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Pierce goes out where she belongs – on top

    NORMAL – Kristy Pierce, if you’re reading this, you might want to stop right now. And if you do go on, please don’t get angry. This column had to be w ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • HSFB: Stark County ends Polo's dream season

    WYOMING – Through 11 games, Polo’s offense had been an irresistible force and its defense had been an immovable object.
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • Football: Opportunity knocked out

    WYOMING – Opportunity came knocking for the Polo football team the entire third quarter of Saturday’s Class 1A playoff game against Stark County.
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • Girls swimming: Two Sterling, four Dixon swimmers move on to state

    BYRON – By the time the girls swimming season began, Byron co-op coach Julia Rudzinski had already made up her mind about who would be anchoring the T ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Volleyball: Eastland wins third state championship

    NORMAL – It was a title at least 6 years in the making. Saturday at Redbird Arena, the Eastland vol ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Volleyball: Eastland wins state championship in impressive fashion

    NORMAL – Coming into Saturday’s Class 1A state championship volleyball match, the Eastland Cougars hadn’t lost a set in the entire postseason, and had ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Cougars spread wealth in 1A state semifinal rout of Wethersfield

    NORMAL – The Eastland Cougars looked a little tight to start Friday morning’s Class 1A state semifinal against Wethersfield.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Goofy one way to Normal

    NORMAL – For the longest time, I kind of thought there was really only one way to win a state volleyball title.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:22 pm
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