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  • Early success could propel Steamers back to playoffs

    The recent history of Fulton football has seen the Steamers often hovering somewhere near .500. Fulton followed up records of 4-5 and 5-4 in 2012 and ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

    The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will be holding a kids fishing day for those ages 5-12, from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 10 ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Size doesn’t matter to Stuepfert, Clippers’ O-line

    AMBOY – Much like the many fish he’s reeled in this summer, George Stuepfert is always up for a good battle against a larger opponent. The LaMoille H ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 2:20 pm
  • Powers seeking starting spot in Augustana defensive backfield

    Pretty soon in his young life, Tyson Powers will be hitting the job market, as he’s set to earn an accounting degree from Augustana College in Rock Is ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Links With Locals: Good times at Reuter Open

    This was undoubtedly the most civil gathering of Amboy Clippers fans in a long, long time.Of course, ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Full roster means better preparation for Mustangs

    MORRISON – Two stacks of eight black trash bins sat along the edge of Morrison’s practice field behind the football stadium. The team must have brough ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    West Carroll has hire a new volleyball coach and a new girls basketball coach. Nia Diercks will coach the volleyball team. Paul Waitkoss will head t ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • High school football: Practice begins for 2016 season

    Newman assistant football coach Brandon Kreczmer stood atop a small hill behind the high school, encouraging football players as they climbed up and b ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Erie native notches hole-in-one; Sunset’s Aken wins medalist

    AMBOY – By the time the sun sunk behind the trees, Jordan Wolf had shrugged his shoulders more times than he could count.
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Heaton loves playing golf, maintaining course

    Leo Heaton has been playing in the Rock River Classic for years. Even he doesn’t know how many.“Prob ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Outdoor adventures: A new way to look at possums

    One of the great things about life, regardless of your age, is the fact that we can constantly learn. I don't know about you, but learning new stuff i ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Gary truly was Rocket superfan

    Even if you didn’t know Gary Martin, chances are you met him at some point.Been to a Rock Falls spor ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, August 5, 2016

    The Music in Motion 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Westwood Fitness and Sports Center in Sterling. Registration is $25 day of the race, with proc ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • Health of the brain is no game

    Blue squares, red circles and black rectangles were displayed on a computer screen. X’s and O’s, mashed into what looked like a giant tic-tac-toe boar ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Made in the shade

    There was a beautiful sight at Shady Oaks Country Club late Tuesday afternoon, and it had nothing to do with a well-struck shot.
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 10:28 pm
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    Reader Poll

    The high school football season begins Aug. 26. Do you plan to attend any games?
    Yes, I’m a big fan and will attend most of my team’s games
    Yes, I’ll attend maybe half of the games
    Yes, I’ll go to at least one game
    No, but I’ll follow high school football in the media
    No, not interested