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  • HSFB: Stark County ends Polo's dream season

    WYOMING – Through 11 games, Polo’s offense had been an irresistible force and its defense had been an immovable object.
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • Football: Opportunity knocked out

    WYOMING – Opportunity came knocking for the Polo football team the entire third quarter of Saturday’s Class 1A playoff game against Stark County.
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • Girls swimming: Two Sterling, four Dixon swimmers move on to state

    BYRON – By the time the girls swimming season began, Byron co-op coach Julia Rudzinski had already made up her mind about who would be anchoring the T ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Volleyball: Eastland wins third state championship

    NORMAL – It was a title at least 6 years in the making. Saturday at Redbird Arena, the Eastland vol ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Volleyball: Eastland wins state championship in impressive fashion

    NORMAL – Coming into Saturday’s Class 1A state championship volleyball match, the Eastland Cougars hadn’t lost a set in the entire postseason, and had ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Cougars spread wealth in 1A state semifinal rout of Wethersfield

    NORMAL – The Eastland Cougars looked a little tight to start Friday morning’s Class 1A state semifinal against Wethersfield.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Goofy one way to Normal

    NORMAL – For the longest time, I kind of thought there was really only one way to win a state volleyball title.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Volleyball: State title match between mirror images

    NORMAL – There are several similarities between the Eastland and Cissna Park volleyball teams: both have balanced attacks, both run a 5-1 offense, and ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Girls basketball: Sterling looks to be team-oriented without Sandoval

    Sterling senior Katelyn Everett was elected as a team captain for the upcoming girls basketball season. An overwhelming team vote made the decision ea ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Girls basketball: Rock Falls short on size, big on fundamentals

    It's easy to pick out Rock Falls girls basketball players Liz Lego and Alex Romo among their teammates.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Sportshorts for Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

    VOLLEYBALLKoning, Waite named to NUIC teamAFC’s Cassidy Koning and Milledgeville’s Rebecca Waite wer ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Winds drive Catmatt to store

    Well, holy winds everybody, I hope you have all managed to round up your garbage cans, trampolines and lawn ornaments. 
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Football: Polo gets another crack at Stark County

    After the Polo football team shut out Warren on Nov. 7 in the second round, Warriors lineman Jake Sigafus said he and his teammates were confused as t ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Girls basketball: Comets ready for challenge of replacing strong senior class

    When Brandon Kreczmer took over the Newman girls basketball program last season, he had a strong core of senior leaders who helped him with the transi ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Provos part of Duchesses foundation for new season

    If the Dixon girls basketball team is to improve on last year’s 11-win season, it will likely need its sister act to be clicking on all cylinders.
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:32 pm
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