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  • Senior pitcher shuts down Tigers in sectional semifinal

    DAVIS JUNCTION – Lauren Pannier was nearly untouchable. In six innings of work in a 2A Stillman Valley Sectional semifinal, the Fillies pitcher struc ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Sauk Valley Community College golfer Jarred Hippen carded a 2-under-par 70 in the first round of the NJCAA Division II National golf tournament that s ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Sterling’s Jack Nitz ready to take on state challenge

    Jack Nitz can’t remember the last time he spent an entire day on the couch. It’s just not how Sterling’s top tennis player wants to spend his time.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • AFC hitters struggle in sectional loss

    PECATONICA – As the Ashton-Franklin Center Raiders softball moved further into history, they ran into Bailey Baldauf’s buzzsaw.
    May 25, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Boys basketball: Dixon close to hiring boys basketball coach

    Dixon may have found the man to replace Jason Mead as the head of the Dukes boys basketball program.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Baseball: Dixon can't keep up with Rochelle in regional quarterfinal loss

    ROCHELLE – Dixon pitcher Ryan Long said he was giving the Rochelle batters too many pitches to hit.A ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Softball: Rock Falls pitcher has gone from mentee to mentor

    The first game Peyton Yanes pitched this spring, she allowed a home run.The Rock Falls freshman admi ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • SportsShorts for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Amboy will host a girls basketball camp starting today at Amboy Junior High School and running through June 3.
    May 23, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • Eastland senior shuts down Indian Creek in relief, then notches winning hit

    LANARK – Zach Randecker has proven himself as the ace of the Eastland baseball team throughout the season. On Saturday, he not only showed why he's t ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Dixon’s Schwarz wins title – but in discus, not shot

    CHARLESTON – When Tayla Schwarz would dream of winning state, she was always standing on the highest step of the podium with a shot put medal around h ...
    May 22, 2016 - 2:22 am
  • All they needed was a chance

    CHARLESTON – They sat patiently for about an hour on Saturday under a large white tent.Sterling’s 40 ...
    May 22, 2016 - 2:20 am
  • Lindeman relaxes after turning focus inward

    CHARLESTON – Chloe Lindeman had eight competitors ahead of her. Only one was safe. The Fulton freshman came all the way back from being seeded ninth t ...
    May 22, 2016 - 1:18 am
  • Baseball: Warhawks pitcher ends Forreston-Polo's season

    MANLIUS — Three days after the Forreston School Board chose to end the co-op between Forreston and Polo in baseball, the Forreston-Polo baseball team ...
    May 22, 2016 - 7:19 pm
  • Steamers knock off Tigers in title game

    The Fulton Steamers have faced an uphill battle all season long. They were taking the step up to 2A, and were seeded fourth in the sub-sectional. They ...
    May 22, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Sterling’s Nitz claims sectional title in singles

    Sterling senior Jack Nitz won the singles title at the Rock Island Sectional tennis tournament on Saturday. In the semifinals, he rolled to a 6-2, 6- ...
    May 22, 2016 - 9:57 pm
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