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  • Sterling’s Nitz earns state berth

    Jack Nitz cruised through a pair of matches to open play Friday at the Rock Island Sectional tennis meet, earning a berth in next week’s state tournam ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Hawks, Marcos both send strong contingents to state meet

    OREGON – After competing against each other in six major meets this spring, the battle for track and field supremacy between Oregon and Polo-Forreston ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Dukes’ relays blaze to wins, leading way to runner-up finish

    HANOVER – It was almost as though the Dixon sprint relay teams were running downhill in mountainous northwest Illinois. The Dukes blazed their way to ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Dixon falls in regional championship on fluky goal

    STERLING – In a balanced match between two evenly matched teams, things were bound to go down to the wire – and be decided on which team caught a brea ...
    May 21, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Outdoor adventures: A trip full of firsts on the Rock

    What a week it has been around here. Cold days and cold nights, and then some cold nights and some warm days and, well, more typically atypical weathe ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Missiles sophomore puts on a show in sprints

    CHARLESTON – Rebecca Waite has been here before, so she wasn’t nervous. She just wanted to win. The Milledgeville-Eastland sophomore did just that, a ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Philosophies differ on who decides pitches

    At just about every area baseball game, catchers will look into the dugout to find a coach signaling what pitch to call.
    May 20, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • Softball: Defense boosts Newman in win

    STERLING – Newman chipped away early, getting a run here and a run there, then broke it open with three insurance runs in the sixth to beat Princeton ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Locals fill many of state track niches

    The Sauk Valley area had competitors in 11 of 18 events at the Class 1A girls state track & field meet in Charleston on the campus of Eastern Illinois ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Warriors cap off regular season with win

    Sterling came away with a 7-1 win at United Township on Thursday to finish the regular season 17-17, a 12-win improvement from 2015. The Warriors brok ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Forreston to go it alone

    FORRESTON – Because of limited opportunities for playing time, the baseball and softball co-ops between Forreston and Polo will cease to exist. At Wed ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Dixon senior loves challenge of narrower court in singles play

    Angles, slopes and curves are nothing new to Michael Gale. When the Dixon High School senior isn’t hitting balls on the tennis court, he may be takin ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Young guns will be fun to watch

    The tape measure will be one of the most important tools to keep in the local track & field tool box.
    May 20, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Missiles outduel host Raiders

    ASHTON – Contact was hard to come by for both Milledgeville and AFC during Thursday's 1A AFC Regional semifinal nightcap. Missiles pitcher Cade Scha ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Fulton, Ballard outlast Mustangs, Brackemyer

    FULTON – A classic arms race between Fulton's Devon Ballard and Morrison's Joey Brackemyer was decided by one seemingly routine ground ball. It prove ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:27 am
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