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  • Roby loves being a Cornhusker

    Isaiah Roby has always been his own biggest critic. His desire to be the best – basketball player, teammate, person – has always driven him to believe ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • Sterling, Dixon look to keep energy going

    STERLING — Usually when hosting a large tournament such as this weekend’s 2A individual wrestling sectional at Musgrove Fieldhouse, the Sterling wrest ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Morrison’s Eads cruises into semifinals

    BYRON – Joe Eads was handsomely paid for less than a minute's work on Friday at the Class 1A Byron Wrestling Sectional. The Morrison senior needed th ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Local teams looking to put it all together at 3A regional

    Every team wants to peak at the right time, and play their best when the season turns into the postseason. That seems to be the formula for the three ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Dukes win wild one on road

    Dixon survived a pair of Genoa-Kingston shots in the lane in the final seconds to beat the Cogs 62-60 in a BNC game in Genoa on Friday. The Dukes fel ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • Wolf Pack tracks, brings in coyotes

    Man, has it been a busy couple of weeks for this old catfisherman. So it was pretty cool when my wife, Michelle, stepped up and gave you her view on ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • SportShorts for Saturday, February 11, 2016

    Pairings are out for the Class 1A and Class 2A regional tournaments. 2A: Newman is the top seed at the Morrison Regional, and awaits the winner of th ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Amboy starts strong, but can’t fend off Annawan in title tilt

    ANNAWAN – Amboy got off to the start it needed to hang with Annawan in the championship game of the Class 1A Annawan Regional. The finish, not so muc ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • Raiders guards lead way to regional title

    SHABBONA – Emily Shrimplin and Lexi Meurer have been instrumental in delivering plenty of assists down low for the AFC Raiders to point-racking posts ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • Fillies can’t capitalize on chances in OT loss

    FULTON – The Morrison girls basketball team had several chances to win its first regional title in a decade. The Fillies got off to a quick start and ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • Le-Win takes advantage of Polo errors

    POLO – Focus, focus, focus. That was the message that Polo coach Matt Messer and his players shared after a disappointing 56-53 loss to Lena-Winslow.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:34 am
  • Cougars take regional title

    The Eastland Cougars pulled away late in a tight game Thursday, defeating East Dubuque 60-45 to win the Class 1A Erie Regional championship. Leading ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:33 am
  • Clippers cruise into regional final

    The Amboy Clippers cruised into tonight’s championship of the Class 1A Annawan Regional with a 65-39 victory over Ottawa Marquette in Wednesday’s firs ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • Morrison makes most of rebounding edge

    FULTON – When two teams meet four times in a season, a glaring edge in a certain stat category can make all the difference. That was the case when Mo ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • Tangling with Sterling’s Garcia is a tall order

    Turner Garcia has the look of an athlete who should be wearing short pants, running up and down the hardwood this winter at Musgrove Fieldhouse. Afte ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:00 am
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