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  • Tournament time on the Rock

    Ah that old excited fluttery feeling in my belly is back. As I take in some March Madness on the old boob tube, all I can really think about is tourna ...
    March 17, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Deep, experienced Comets looking for state run

    STERLING – Coming off another successful season, the Newman softball team isn’t the type to get complacent. A fourth-place finish in Class 1A 2 years ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Yanes adjusting to life with Comets after transfer from Rock Falls

    STERLING – The Newman Comets softball team already had their sights set on playing during the first weekend in June at the state tournament before a n ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:26 am
  • Kelsey takes over Cougar program built by her mom

    There will be a familiar face on the sideline coaching the Eastland volleyball team next fall. She’s got a really familiar name, too. A Pierce will o ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, March 17, 2017

    Five West Carroll wrestlers were named to the NUIC all-conference team. Anyone who qualified for the state meet is automatically all-conference, putt ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Dixon’s Long to play at Marshall

    Dixon senior Jessa Long will continue her volleyball career at Marshall University. Long made her verbal commitment last week following an official v ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • New coach, players ready to take over for Morrison

    Michael Budka may be new to the Morrison baseball team this year, but the program is not new to him.
    March 15, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Newman senior Eli Leffelman was the lone local player to be named a unanimous all-conference player by Three Rivers coaches, while Fulton junior Tyler ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Small group of Rockets comes in hungry for success

    ROCK FALLS — The numbers are down this year for the Rock Falls softball team. Rock Falls lost two seniors from last year’s team to graduation and los ...
    March 15, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Eastland senior forward Brighton Haverland was a unanimous selection for the first team of the NUIC West all-conference team. Teammate Ethan Christian ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Sterling aiming for program record

    STERLING – To many people's surprise last season, the Sterling baseball team came from way out of left field.
    March 14, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, March 13, 2017

    TRACK & FIELDFormer Dukes shine in D-III meetFormer Dixon track athletes Kylian Lally and Alex LaMen ...
    March 12, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • Skyhawks come up short in bid for nationals

    DIXON – On a nice roll heading into Saturday’s District B championship game, the Sauk Valley women’s basketball team was certainly prepared to face a ...
    March 12, 2017 - 6:54 pm
  • Opportunity slips away from Sauk

    This could have been such a party. A plucky Sauk Valley Community College women’s basketball team with a record just above .500, taking their best sh ...
    March 12, 2017 - 6:55 pm
  • Mekeels make IHSA history as wrestling officials

    No matter the sport, officials prefer to go unnoticed. Unfortunately for them, often times they are only noticed when they make a questionable or inco ...
    March 10, 2017 - 11:14 pm
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