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  • Boys basketball: Dixon rallies from 21-6 deficit to upend Tigers at Lancaster

    DIXON – For the first eight minutes of Friday night’s matchup Big Northern matchup between Dixon and Byron, it looked as though the Tigers would run a ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Rockets fall to Indians at Tabor

    ROCK FALLS — For one half on Friday night at Tabor Gym, the Rock Falls Rockets and Winnebago Indians hit every shot in sight, playing through 10 ties ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:20 am
  • Boys basketball: Bulldogs spoil Missiles' party

    MILLEDGEVILLE — The final home game of the season is usually a special night for the Milledgeville Missiles.
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Six locals win first-round wrestleback bouts to keep hopes alive

    CHAMPAIGN – Six area wrestlers kept their hopes alive for hardware by winning first-round wrestlebacks on Friday morning. In Class 2A, Sterling 160-p ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Newman grad gets Hall call

    CHAMPAIGN – The State Farm Center is where the best of the best wrestlers in Illinois are seeking state championships this weekend. It’s also where t ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • Boys basketball: Milledgeville hopes to keep successful season going in regionals

    The Milledgeville Missiles know they can strong together some wins. Their 11-game streak this season is proof of that. Now the Missiles want to add a ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • Enjoying a nice, warm February

    Sometimes I really do believe in global warming. Right now just happens to be one of those times.It ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Rockets crank up D to claim title

    STERLING – Genoa-Kingston’s 1-2 shooting punch of Julie Galauner and Taylor Gilbert gave the Cogs an early boost from 3-point range, scoring a combine ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • Cougars battle back, but fall to Galena in sectional championship

    PEARL CITY – As Galena inched closer to back-to-back sectional titles Thursday night in Pearl City, there wasn’t a soul in the gym that thought Eastla ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Annawan’s pressure too much for Raiders

    SERENA – The AFC Raiders know that every team they face in the postseason is going to bring their best effort. The effort that the Annawan Bravettes ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:08 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

    MEN’S BASKETBALLSkyhawks rally past KishwaukeeAfter playing catch-up for most of the game, the Sauk ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • 13 area wrestlers advance to quarterfinals with prelim wins

    Area wrestlers fared very well on the opening day of the IHSA state wrestling meet Thursday, as 13 of the 17 local qualifiers in Class 1A moved into t ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Duchesses aiming for Day 2 at state

    All year long, Dixon girls bowling coach Larry LaCoursiere was looking for the one day when all five of his bowlers would be on their game at the same ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Golden Warriors hope fine-tuning is key to sectional success, possible state berth

    STERLING – The Sterling swimming team is tapering with sectionals right around the corner. With the Golden Warriors cutting down on the yardage, they ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • AFC handles Aurora Christian press in win

    SERENA – The farther a team plays into the postseason, the more the pressure mounts. The AFC Raiders are handling that pressure well – and the reward ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:21 am
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