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  • SportShorts for Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

    Bureau Valley’s Week 5 game at North Crawford High School of Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been cancelled and will ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Local roundup: Ahlers' second-place finish paces Comets

    The Newman boys cross country team took second at the Byron Forest Preserve Wednesday with Chris Ahlers second individually in a time of 15:08.42.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

    Sauk Valley Community College sophomore Tressa Schuler was named NJCAA Division II player of the week. Schuler posted 4.42 kills per set, and had a .4 ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Football: Rock Falls defense prepares for Byron rushing attack

    While Rock Falls has been putting up impressive offensive numbers, with the passing game of quarterback Logan Pillars already staring down the 1,000-y ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • Cards place 2nd at Three Rivers tourney

    SHERRARD – Sera Bebon witnessed a magical shot, but she and her Erie teammates weren’t quite able to produce some magic themselves at the Three Rivers ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Warriors will face Leafs in battle of unbeatens

    There’s a little extra pep in the step of Sterling football players, and there’s an easy explanation why.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Decision-making will be important

    The drill is called PUP, and it’s one of the most important sessions of practice that Dixon will go through this week.
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Football: Week 5 preview capsules

    Sterling (4-0) at Geneseo (4-0)When: 7:15 FridayWhere: Darnall H.S., 700 N. State St.Radio: 94.3 FMA ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Dixon scores early, often in rout of Winnebago

    DIXON – The Dixon soccer team scored five goals in a 5-minute stretch of the first half Tuesday, cruising to a 10-0 win over Winnebago at Sauk Valley ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Volleyball: Dixon beats Rockford Christian despite inconsistent play

    DIXON – It wasn’t exactly what coach Bunyan Cocar was looking for from his Dixon Duchesses volleyball team Tuesday night, but a win’s a win. The Duch ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Good things happen as RF empties bench

    ROCK FALLS – Any volleyball coach would love to have a match where every one of their players make it on the court. That’s been the case for Rock Fal ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Steamers stop Erie in three

    The Fulton Steamers bounced back after dropping the second set and beat the Erie Cardinals 25-13, 20-25, 25-18 on Tuesday in Three Rivers West play.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Boys roundup: Comet golfers win two

    Cael Sanders and KC Knack each had 40s as Newman (167) topped Orion (172) and Morrison (184) on Tuesday at Cross Creek in Morrison.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Girls roundup: Warriors win quad at Ottawa

    Maggie McPherson finished second with a time of 20 minutes, 15 seconds as the Sterling cross country team (32) topped Ottawa (39), LaSalle-Peru (56) a ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

    The Sterling Golden Warriors remained No. 2 in Class 5A, while three local teams are in the top 10 in 2A in the latest Associated Press polls, release ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:55 pm
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