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  • Ceruzzi leads Sterling to second-place finish

    STERLING – Nick Ceruzzi enjoyed a nice mix of familiarity with his home course and a short game that has the Sterling golfer brimming with confidence. ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Water Warriors 3rd at Freeport

    The Sterling girls swimming team picked up five wins in the 11-team Freeport invitational on Saturday in Freeport.
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 6:39 pm
  • Prophets, Comets go 2-3 at Fassett

    The Prophetstown boys golf team had two of the top five duos and finished second in the 11-team Lorrin Fassett Invitational on Saturday at Deer Valley ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 6:32 pm
  • Byron scores on six straight drives to beat Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS — Byron’s sweep caused all kinds of problems for Rock Falls early in the game Friday and runs up the middle caused all kinds of problems la ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Rockets see positives vs. Byron

    It was an optimistic Rock Falls team that walked off the field following Friday’s 42-13 loss to Byron.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Sterling rolls past Geneseo in one-sided rivalry romp

    GENESEO – There was only one machine operating at peak efficiency on Friday night, and it wasn't the Green Machine. Sterling turned in a performance ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Resilient Dixon pulls away late to beat Woodstock

    DIXON – Of all the impressive details in Dixon’s eyebrow-raising 18-7 victory over Woodstock – including perhaps the team’s best defensive effort all ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Mustangs buck Rams

    The Morrison Mustangs fell behind early, but seized control in the second quarter and didn't let up in a 47-35 win at Bud Cole Field.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Comets come together, roll past Panthers

    ERIE – Good things happen on offense when backs and linemen work together well, and the Newman Comets showed the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers just how w ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • ’Bago bounces back in second half to beat Oregon

    OREGON – Desperate for a win, Oregon looked like it was on its way to one against Winnebago.The Hawk ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Dixon finding rhythm

    The Dixon Duchesses have plenty of new faces on the volleyball team this season, and that means some growing pains early in the season. But the Duche ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:42 pm
  • Dukes, Duchesses run at MSU’s Spartan Classic

    Logging miles is key in cross country, and the Dixon cross country teams logged plenty of them last Friday.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:43 pm
  • Crediting the critters

    You know, sometimes a guy just has to tip his hat to his quarry.Oh sure, I have spent many a frustra ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:42 pm
  • SportShorts for Saturday, September, 24, 2016

    Joe Meade has been named the coach of the West Carroll girls basketball team. Meade was hired by the district in July as a social studies teacher. He ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 7:41 pm
  • Newman D hopes to keep string of shutouts going

    Pitching back-to-back shutouts was something that Newman hasn’t done in 5 years. Even after doing so the last 2 weeks, that doesn’t mean the Comets w ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 11:56 pm
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