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  • Girls basketball: Prophets eight seniors searching for elusive title

    Since third grade, the eight girls of the Class of 2015 on the Prophetstown basketball team have done pretty much everything together.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Local roundup: AFC basketball moves on to regional final

    The AFC boys basketball team advanced to the Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional final with a 63-53 win over Somonauk in a semifinal Wednesday.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Sportshorts for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

    AFC's Bret Gittleson and Allison Prestegaard, and Eastland's Lexis Macomber have been selected to play in the Rising Stars All-Star Classic basketball ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Boys basketball: BV rides hot start to victory over Fulton

    FULTON – Bureau Valley boys basketball coach Jason Marquis was worried during Tuesday's bus ride to Fulton that his team would be a little jittery in ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Boys basketball: Prophets finish job against Erie

    ERIE – Squaring off for the third time, the Prophetstown Prophets and Erie Cardinals – with best friends going against each other – looked to keep its ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Wrestling; Rockets grounded by Eagles at team sectional

    POLO – There was good news and bad news for the Rock Falls wrestling team Tuesday night at the Class 1A Polo Dual Team Sectional.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Marcos seal deal with surge surrounding halftime

    ERIE – In the first 2 minutes of the third quarter of the 1A Erie Regional contest between Polo and Annawan, the Marcos scored four straight baskets o ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Dukes set program win record

    The Dixon Dukes boys basketball set a program record with its 26th win of the season after beating Rochelle 65-44 Tuesday on the road.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Girls basketball: Senior guard helps send Prophetstown back to state tournament

    OGLESBY – Coming off a sectional championship win where they wished they were far more efficient on offense, the Prophetstown Prophets were back to th ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Prophets never bury the lead

    OGLESBY – Anyone who paid close attention to the 2014 girls 2A state tournament realized that it seemed likely that the Prophetstown Prophets were des ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Bravettes get physical

    OGLESBY – The Annawan Bravettes had the goal of knocking off the No. 1 ranked Prophetstown Prophets in Monday's 1A Illinois Valley Community College S ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Boys basketball: Hot start leads to Steamer win

    FULTON – Many high school athletes and coaches in sports know that it is hard to defeat a team three times in one season.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • MBK: Dollmeyer emerging as force for Skyhawks

    AJ Dollmeyer isn’t one to seek out the spotlight.The soft-spoken freshman from Polo is drawing atten ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Cougars slip past Missiles

    Brighton Haverland tossed in 17 points to lead Eastland to a 53-47 victory against Milledgeville on Monday night at the Class 1A Erie Regional.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Boys swimming: Three relays, two individuals head to state

    BYRON – The Sterling boys swimming team had a secret that it kept from the rest of the swimming world.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 12:22 am
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