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  • Sterling to take on Carmel, with state berth at stake

    It took a few extra days, but the Sterling softball team finally found out who its next foe will be on the postseason tournament trail.
    June 6, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • And then there was one

    ’Tis the season for the end of the season … actually, the end of all seasons for the 2015-16 school year.
    June 6, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, June 6, 2016

    BASEBALLGoreville wins 1A state titleAfter falling behind by seven runs, Goreville rallied with a 14 ...
    June 6, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • New rivalry blooming

    GENOA – When talking about the familiar softball adversaries of the Sterling Golden Warriors throughout its history, teams such as Geneseo, Moline and ...
    June 4, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Escamilla’s hit lifts Warriors

    GENOA – One swing of the bat was all Sterling needed to keep its softball season alive and well. Hannah Escamilla's two-run triple in the bottom of t ...
    June 4, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • SportShorts for Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Timber Creek Golf Club is hosting a clinic for young golfers who will be in grades 9-12 next year. The clinic will run from 9- 11 a.m. next Monday thr ...
    June 3, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Fun Run is still making kids smile

    Runners in the Midwest recognize this time of year with enthusiasm, as the weather is finally warmer, our days are longer, and we are able to enjoy th ...
    June 3, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Work takes away a day on the Rock

    It's Thursday night and I sit at home on the eve of the first Cabela's Super Event in Dixon that I am not able to participate in. Man, am I gonna go c ...
    June 3, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Rock Falls sees early lead disappear in semifinal loss

    ROCHELLE – If you’d have told Rock Falls baseball coach Donnie Chappell that his Rockets would score five runs in the first inning of Thursday’s Class ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Staples, Eilers lead Sterling to shutout win

    GENOA – Jayme Eilers had never been to a sectional final in a Sterling uniform. Growing up having watched the successful Sterling softball teams of ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Spring is time for Rock Falls to shine

    ROCHELLE – I had a feeling that the Rock Falls baseball team was going to win. It didn’t matter the ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Familiar face now awaits Warriors

    GENOA – Originally scheduled to be played Saturday, the championship game of the 3A Genoa-Kingston Sectional will be played at 4:30 p.m. today due to ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Pitching-rich Rockets ready for sectional semifinal

    James McFadden’s dominance has stemmed from the confidence he carries with him on the mound. But after being hit hard in the first game of the season, ...
    June 1, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Gould good as gold since her promotion

    Gretchen Gould was right where she wanted to be – and perhaps, more importantly, right where she belonged – on a rainy Tuesday afternoon.
    May 31, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Fillies can’t keep up with Stillman’s steals

    DAVIS JUNCTION – Stillman Valley showed its hand. Turns out it was full of cards that Morrison had not seen before. The Fillies had no answer for an ...
    May 31, 2016 - 7:01 am
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