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  • Boys basketball: Dukes hold on for win at Byron

    BYRON – At 18-1, just getting a win sometimes isn’t quite enough for the Dixon boys’ basketball team.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • AFC hits seven 3s; Oregon, Fulton, Polo win

    AFC knocked off NUIC East foe Aquin 74-68, to hand the Bulldogs their first conrerence loss.The Raid ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Macciomei makes things tough on Sandoval, Warriors

    STERLING – Friday's Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover between Sterling and Yorkville at Musgrove Fieldhouse featured a bout between a pair of quick, ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Mistakes part of most games

    Following Thursday’s girls basketball game at Morrison, I was approached by a fan about doing a story on how bad officiating is in high school girls b ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • High School Extra: Meet Bureau Valley's Darcy Kepner

    What do you like about basketball?I just like the feel you get every night on the court when you ste ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • AFC scores early, often in NUIC East win at home

    ASHTON – When their first four shots fell from the field Friday night, the AFC Raiders knew it was going to be a good game. When his team fell behind ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Show time for outdoorsmen

    Well, it’s that time of year again, folks. We find ourselves in that dead zone between deer season and open-water fishing season. But fear not, everyo ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Girls basketball: Erie's defense stifles Fillies

    MORRISON – Julie Schroeder brought with her a lot of lessons from coaching stints at Burlington Central and Sterling to her new gig at Erie this seaso ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Boys bowling: Sikkema hopes success lures more Steamers to alley

    Seth Sikkema is just 15 years old, but when you talk bowling with the Fulton High School freshman, he sure comes across as a lot older.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Boys bowling: Stevenson Sectional capsule

    Stevenson SectionalWhen: 9:15 a.m. SaturdayWhere: Lakeside Lanes, MundeleinLocal team: Dixon (Lucas ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Cougars make comeback

    The Eastland Cougars pulled out a close win Thursdya night, downing rival Pearl City 60-56 in overtime in Lanark.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Panthers cruise in wrestling triangular

    The Erie-Prophetstown Panthers won twice Thursday at a Three Rivers triangular in Amboy, downing the host Clippers 62-9, and the St. Bede Bruins 70-12 ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Girls basketball roundup: Prophets pull away at home

    The Prophetstown Prophets remained undefeated in Three Rivers West play, pulling away from Rockridge for a 55-42 victory Thursday night at home.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Boys basketball: Senior sets new all-time scoring record at Dixon

    When most people think about players who hold all-time school scoring records, an image of a flashy, high-flying sharpshooter instantly pops into thei ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 1:29 am
  • Girls basketball: Bureau Valley rebounds past Newman

    STERLING – Heaven Bennett, all 6 feet of her, is not afraid to admit that sometimes Bureau Valley gets antsy when finding open looks.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 1:29 am
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