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  • Girls basketball: Senior guard helps send Prophetstown back to state tournament

    OGLESBY – Coming off a sectional championship win where they wished they were far more efficient on offense, the Prophetstown Prophets were back to th ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Prophets never bury the lead

    OGLESBY – Anyone who paid close attention to the 2014 girls 2A state tournament realized that it seemed likely that the Prophetstown Prophets were des ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Bravettes get physical

    OGLESBY – The Annawan Bravettes had the goal of knocking off the No. 1 ranked Prophetstown Prophets in Monday's 1A Illinois Valley Community College S ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Boys basketball: Hot start leads to Steamer win

    FULTON – Many high school athletes and coaches in sports know that it is hard to defeat a team three times in one season.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • MBK: Dollmeyer emerging as force for Skyhawks

    AJ Dollmeyer isn’t one to seek out the spotlight.The soft-spoken freshman from Polo is drawing atten ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Cougars slip past Missiles

    Brighton Haverland tossed in 17 points to lead Eastland to a 53-47 victory against Milledgeville on Monday night at the Class 1A Erie Regional.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Boys swimming: Three relays, two individuals head to state

    BYRON – The Sterling boys swimming team had a secret that it kept from the rest of the swimming world.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • State wrestling: Shoup bounces back from first loss to nab hardware

    CHAMPAIGN – Austin Shoup had visions of being an undefeated state wrestling champion.The Erie senior ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • State Wrestling: Cole reaches goals, reaps hardware despite injury

    CHAMPAIGN – At the very least, Jared Cole wanted to win one match at the Class 1A state wrestling tournament, to get to 100 for his 3-year career.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • State wrestling: Mekeels become first father-son ref combo at state tournament

    CHAMPAIGN – Don Mekeel of Sterling and Ryan Mekeel of Chicago became the first father-son duo to work the individual state tournament as mat officials ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Girls basketball: Prophets ready for tall task in Annawan

    Finding a seat in the Prophetstown gym on Dec. 10 was like trying to find a dry spot in the ocean. I ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • How to save wrestling?

    It would be easy to look around the State Farm Center on Friday and think the sport of wrestling is in a healthy state.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Crandall outlasts opponent at 285

    CHAMPAIGN – Matthew Crandall endured 8½ minutes of wrestling before having a match snatched away from him on Thursday at the IHSA State Wrestling Tour ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • S: Shoup's championship quest ends in stunning fashion

    CHAMPAIGN – Austin Shoup was on the verge of making history in his only season as an Erie-Prophetstown wrestler.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Trojans knock out Warriors for second year in a row

    STREATOR – When Sterling and Mendota fought for a regional championship in 2014, the Golden Warriors couldn’t muster much against a tall Trojan team.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:35 am
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