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  • Boys CC: Sterling, Dixon boys move on to sectional

    BELVIDERE – It would have taken a combination of hamstring pulls, ankle twists and snake bites to keep the Sterling and Dixon boys cross country teams ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • Girls CC: Sterling, Dixon move on to sectional

    BELVIDERE – Survive and advance is the name of the game this time of the year in girls cross country, and Sterling and Dixon played that game well on ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 7:49 pm
  • HSFB: Heeren shouldered responsibility even through injury

    LANARK – With starting quarterback Deven Heeren under center and running back Donny Groezinger in the backfield, everything was right for the Eastland ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:03 am
  • Fulton snaps playoff drought by edging Bureau Valley

    FULTON – With 32.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the seasons for the Fulton and Bureau Valley football teams hung in the balance.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:03 am
  • HSFB: Wildcatz drop top-ranked Forreston

    LANARK – The Eastland-Pearl City football team took the field as a thick cloud of smoke hovered over the painted grass, trapped inside the high hills ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:02 am
  • High school football: Spartans slip past Golden Warriors

    SYCAMORE – Entering its final game of the season against Sterling, the Sycamore football team’s streak of five straight playoff appearances was on the ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:03 am
  • High school football: Rockets downed in finale

    ROCK FALLS – Rockford Lutheran did its thing in a 63-14 win against Rock Falls at Hinders Field.Luth ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:00 am
  • Tears of joy

    STILLMAN VALLEY – Oregon lineman Frank Lung couldn't hold back the tears after the Hawks' 14-7 win over Stillman Valley, a win that qualified his team ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:59 am
  • Football: Newman scores on every possession to beat Amboy

    STERLING – There was very little the Amboy Clippers could do to slow down the Newman Comets on Friday night at Roscoe Eades Stadium. The Comets finis ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:02 am
  • High School Football: Dixon finishes season with statement

    BYRON – The Dixon football team wanted to make a statement prior to entering the state playoffs for the first time in 8 years.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:57 am
  • Panthers secure berth

    Dylan Binion ran for three touchdowns, Phillip Coers threw for two more scores, and the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers secured a playoff berth with a 41-2 ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 1:02 am
  • BV claims crown with run through TRAC East

    It's been nearly a decade, but the Bureau Valley Storm volleyball team has reached the pinnacle of the Three Rivers Conference once more. The signs o ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Boys soccers: Warriors get revenge on Pretzels

    FREEPORT – A year ago, the Sterling Golden Warriors boys soccer team met Freeport in a regional championship game in Rochelle.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Lots of decisions to be made

    Acouple weeks ago, I sent out a tweet in the midst of a high school football Friday that the MLB playoff game going on needed to speed up. 
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Sterling resident Boostrom remembers days playing softball

    One definition that Webster’s dictionary gives for the word great is, “With exceptional talents, or having
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:06 pm

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