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  • Sterling rallies in final 4 minutes to top Newman at Tabor Gym

    ROCK FALLS – After three mostly sloppy quarters of basketball, the Newman girls basketball team led Sterling by four points as the two teams had combi ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Bothe steps down at Oregon

    John Bothe will continue to be around school athletics in Oregon, but it won't be in the capacity he has become most known for.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Dukes run and gun their way past St. Bede

    OREGON – There was a new look to the Dixon boys basketball team in its season opener against St. Bede, but the result was the same as in the recent pa ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 9:54 am
  • Senior becomes first Sterling diver to medal, placing third at state

    EVANSTON – Sterling diving coach Mary Sue LeMay always believed that Kallie Zuidema could place among the state's best, but she didn't want to put too ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Forreston crushes Marquette to advance to state title game

    OTTAWA – After squeaking past three NUIC playoff foes en route to the 1A semifinals, Ottawa Marquette ran into the undisputed kingpin of the league Sa ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Roundup: Wilhelm breaks school record in Amboy win

    Delaney Wilhelm broke Amboy’s school scoring record and the Clippers went on to beat Genoa-Kingston 50-48 in overtime to claim fifth-place in the Oreg ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, November 21, 2016

    Three area football players were named to the Illinois Football Coaches Association All-State teams. In Class 2A, Eastland-Pearl City quarterback and ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • AFC pulls away from host Fillies to win at Morrison

    MORRISON – The AFC girls basketball team has some high hopes and aspirations this season, and that journey began in fine fashion with a title at the M ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • Newman to replace McCarty as a team

    No Noah, no problem. Gone from this year’s Newman boys basketball team – and hooping it up at Northern Illinois – is Noah McCarty, the school’s all-t ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Experience, depth will be key for Sterling

    With plenty of depth and experience returning from a year ago, the Sterling boys basketball team is going big-game hunting in 2016-17. A team that ha ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Free throws help Rock Falls vs. Dixon pressure

    DIXON – It’s hard to win basketball games when the shots don’t fall. However, for Rock Falls on Frid ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Stillman’s surge in second & third quarters sinks Newman

    STERLING – A strong push in the second and third quarters lifted the Stillman Valley girls basketball team to its second win in the Sauk Valley Shooto ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 7:53 pm
  • Shotgun season is here at last

    To a hunter, there is one night that beats all others. No, it's not the night before bow season, or the night before the first bird season. Heck, it ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Sterling senior heads to finals with top dive score

    Before each dive Friday at first day of the IHSA State Meet, Sterling senior Kallie Zuidema could be found in a blue and gold poncho, back along the d ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Local roundup: Sauk will play for fifth national tournament

    Bailey O’Brien finished with 25 kills and 25 digs to lead the Sauk Valley Community College volleyball team to a 23-25, 25-13, 27-25, 25-19 win agains ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
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