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  • Sauk Valley prepares to face strong shooting of NDSCS

    DIXON – Not wanting to rest on the laurels of winning its first Region IV championship since 2014, the Sauk Valley women’s basketball team has been ba ...
    March 10, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Prepare for a wet spring

    Talk about coming in like a lion, holy cow.March lived up to the legend, for sure and in a real big ...
    March 10, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Rock Falls senior Logan Pillars and Dixon sophomore Beau Bailey were each named to the first team all-Big Northern Conference squad. The Rockets' Garr ...
    March 10, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Trophy visit definitely worth the wait

    I can remember standing in line for things growing up, usually on our annual road-trip family vacations – and usually with much whining by yours truly ...
    March 10, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, March 10, 2017

    Three local athletes took part in the Class 2A 3-point shootout Thursday at Carver Arena in Peoria, though none made it past the first round.
    March 9, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • Seniors leave winning legacy

    Logan Pillars called it. Despite coming into the season with little success the past few years, the Rock Falls senior forward told coach Brad Bickett ...
    March 8, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Rockets can’t catch up to Bloomington

    PEORIA – Right from the tip, the Bloomington Purple Raiders looked to put the exclamation point on their 3A Bradley University Sectional semifinal gam ...
    March 8, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Milledgeville’s Kyle Ottens, Amboy’s Jordan Hochstatter and Polo’s Justin Young were unanimous selections to the All-NUIC East first team. Juniors Ca ...
    March 8, 2017 - 10:04 pm
  • Stingy D sinks Sterling

    PEORIA – Whether it was shaky offense, facing great defense, or some combination of both, the result was the same for Sterling – an unceremonious end ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:23 pm
  • Rock Falls studying hard for challenge of size, athleticism of No. 4 Bloomington

    ROCK FALLS – With the biggest game the Rock Falls boys basketball program has played in years on the horizon, the Rockets are keeping calm. With a re ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • Good memories will last a lifteime

    The tears shed by the Sterling players, coaches and fans Tuesday night at Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria were due to the rawness of emotion felt after ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, March 8, 2016

    Dixon senior Blain Masterson announced that he will continue his track and cross country career at Wisconsin-Parkside. Masterson finished 127th at th ...
    March 7, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Skyhawks rout Kennedy-King for third time to earn finals berth

    FREEPORT – That old adage about it being difficult to beat a team three times in the same season didn’t apply to the Sauk Valley Community College wom ...
    March 5, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • SportShorts for Monday, March 6, 2017

    INDOOR TRACKDixon, Sterling fare well at openerLed by double-winners in the sprints, the Dixon and S ...
    March 5, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • Willman, Williams lead Warriors to regional title

    PEORIA – Sterling point guard Myles Williams and center Tyler Willman couldn’t be any more different in their styles of play on the basketball court. ...
    March 4, 2017 - 12:31 am
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