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  • Rock Falls refuses to quit in finale

    ROCK FALLS – In a season of ups and downs for the Rock Falls volleyball team, the six Rockets seniors wanted to end their regular-season homestand on ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Comets, Bruins square off for TRAC division crown

    Mike Papoccia has been a part of some very memorable games during his 37 seasons as Newman’s football coach. He thinks tonight’s game against Peru St. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Local roundup: Area tennis players knocked out on Day 1

    Two area singles players and a doubles team all went 1-2 on the first day of the IHSA state tennis tournament.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

    The Reagan Middle School girls took second in the IESA Class 2A state cross country meet. Paige Stees led the Royals with a third-place finish in 11: ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

    Newman Central Catholic High School will host an open house from 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 6. Prospective students will get a chance to meet with faculty, coa ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Sterling has hands full on road in DeKalb

    The playoffs don’t start until next week, but the Sterling Golden Warriors are already in postseason mode as they prepare for Friday’s Week 9 showdown ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Rock Falls looking to silence Thunder

    The playoff hopes have been dashed in Rock Falls, and the Rockets know a winning record is not a possibility for 2016.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Cox enjoying heavy workload

    Dave Smith has many difficult decisions to make each week when he prepares the Dixon football team for that week’s game.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Vits returns to state with new partner

    For Erin Vits, the 2016 tennis season began as a great unknown.She could play singles, though her pr ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Oregon’s attack grounded in sectional loss to St. Edward

    GENOA — The Elgin St. Edward Green Wave rode high against the Oregon Hawks during a 1A Genoa-Kingston Sectional semifinal. So high, in fact, their d ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Gallardo’s surge lifts Warriors

    STERLING – It did not take long for the Miguel Gallardo onslaught to begin. The Golden Warriors junior forward had a hat trick less than 3 minutes in ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 7:51 am
  • Rock Falls still not satisfied after beating ’Bago

    ROCK FALLS – During a hard-fought Big Northern match between Rock Falls and Winnebago, Rockets coach Sheila Mammosser came away disappointed with her ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 7:52 am
  • Second-half penalty kick sinks Dixon in regional

    STERLING – Dixon held off a slew of Crystal Lake Central chances, and even held the lead for most of the first half, but a goal off a free kick late i ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 7:51 am
  • Hawks squeeze out win

    Bailey Nelson put down 13 kills to lead Oregon to a 25-22, 25-23 victory over Byron on Tuesday in the Blackhawk Center. Also for the Hawks (16-12, 5- ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 9:16 am
  • Sterling celebrates seniors, league title with victory

    STERLING – With the NIB-12 West title already in hand, and the always emotional Senior Night on the minds of the Sterling Golden Warriors, Thursday ni ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 7:52 am
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