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  • Brothers best role models

    CHARLESTON – For three Bureau Valley sophomores, the surroundings at the Class 1A boys state track & field meet sure looked familiar.
    May 29, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Stephens hopes to set trend for Raiders

    Even though Riley Stephens' experience at the Class 1A boys state track meet didn't last past Thursday's prelims, it's still the biggest moment in AFC ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Baseball: McFadden feels good, makes Dukes feel bad

    FREEPORT– To hear James McFadden tell it, as soon as the sun rose in the morning, there was no longer any doubt that the top-seeded Rock Falls basebal ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Softball: Miller's relief work keys Newman win

    LENA – Harry Houdini would have been proud of some of the jams Newman pitcher Sam Miller extricated herself out of Wednesday night at the Class 1A Len ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Rosengren seeking sound strategy for spot on relay

    Drew Rosengren is now an official Newman High School graduate, but he's still in the process of learning.
    May 28, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Softball: Stroup's 3-run blast lift Sterling past Rochelle

    STERLING – Help scoring runs isn't something the Sterling softball team really needs. Yet Rochelle couldn't stop itself from lending a hand during W ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Boys track & field: Panthers accept 2A challenge

    The Erie-Prophetstown Panthers have been in the hunt for the Class 1A boys state track title in each of the last 2 years.
    May 28, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • SVM scouts 2015 boys state track & field meet

    Scouting IHSA Boys Track 2015Class 1ALong jump (32 entries)1. Kevin King, Kankakee McNamara jr.  22- ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Softball: Clippers lack clutch hitting in sectional loss

    PRINCEVILLE – You want to win deep in the softball postseason and be worthy of championships? You have to do three things: play errorless defense, get ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Sportshorts for Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Dixon boys basketball will host a summer camp for boys in third through eighth grades from 10 a.m. to noon on June 3-5 at Dixon High School.
    May 28, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Softball: Morrison bats come alive, Rice shuts down Winnebago

    MORRISON – Lauren Pannier wasn’t sure what type of pitch she saw, but she sure hit it a long way.The ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Practice injury has Sterling’s Nitz on crutches

    Jack Nitz’s goal since the end of last tennis season was to advance to the state tennis tournament. 
    May 27, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Baseball: Mighell hits game-winner in 12th for Dukes

    DIXON – Cody Mighell had never been to the 12th inning in any high school baseball game. But there w ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Softball: Duchesses miss opportunities to score

    DIXON – Perhaps in the near future, this is the type of game the Dixon softball team will win.But in ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Three locals win IESA track titles

    Area athletes Nicquelette Fazekas, Kyle Kruthoff, and Saige Barnett each won titles at the Illinois Elementary School Assocation state track meet that ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:15 am
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