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  • Cougars battle back, but fall to Galena in sectional championship

    PEARL CITY – As Galena inched closer to back-to-back sectional titles Thursday night in Pearl City, there wasn’t a soul in the gym that thought Eastla ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Annawan’s pressure too much for Raiders

    SERENA – The AFC Raiders know that every team they face in the postseason is going to bring their best effort. The effort that the Annawan Bravettes ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:08 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

    MEN’S BASKETBALLSkyhawks rally past KishwaukeeAfter playing catch-up for most of the game, the Sauk ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • 13 area wrestlers advance to quarterfinals with prelim wins

    Area wrestlers fared very well on the opening day of the IHSA state wrestling meet Thursday, as 13 of the 17 local qualifiers in Class 1A moved into t ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Duchesses aiming for Day 2 at state

    All year long, Dixon girls bowling coach Larry LaCoursiere was looking for the one day when all five of his bowlers would be on their game at the same ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Golden Warriors hope fine-tuning is key to sectional success, possible state berth

    STERLING – The Sterling swimming team is tapering with sectionals right around the corner. With the Golden Warriors cutting down on the yardage, they ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • AFC handles Aurora Christian press in win

    SERENA – The farther a team plays into the postseason, the more the pressure mounts. The AFC Raiders are handling that pressure well – and the reward ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Rock Falls able to shut down Duchesses

    STERLING – A run early in the third quarter brought Dixon within four points of Rock Falls in their semifinal of the 3A Sterling Regional on Tuesday a ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Warriors rally late, but fall to Cogs

    STERLING – What looked to be a laugher for the Genoa-Kingston girls basketball team was on the verge of becoming something not too funny at all. The ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Lutheran pulls away after Dixon gets down early

    DIXON – The Rockford Lutheran Crusaders dominated on both ends of the court Tuesday night at Lancaster Gym, using big runs in the second and third qua ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:20 am
  • Warriors outlast Leafs on road

    The Sterling Golden Warriors pulled out a nip-and-tuck game in overtime Tuesday night on the road, downing the Geneseo Maple Leafs 57-54 after the tea ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:45 am
  • Rockets hit 3s early, rely on defense late to beat Cogs

    ROCK FALLS – In the words of Dylan Leaf, he couldn’t make anything in pregame warmups. The good thing for Leaf and Rock Falls is that those shots did ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:26 am
  • Girls basketball: Third quarter lifts Eastland in win

    PEARL CITY — Eastland picked the right time to fix a nagging, season-long problem. In the Cougars’ 1A Pearl City Sectional semifinal game with Pecat ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2016

    Augustana College senior Jacob Johnston of Erie has helped the Vikings to at least a share of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin title.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • Senior one of two Rockets, six locals to claim sectional crowns

    BYRON – In the boiling cauldron that was the Class 1A Byron Wrestling Sectional on Saturday night, Niles Ager was pretty much expressionless.
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 7:07 pm
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