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  • Boys roundup: Dukes bowl to second at Freeport Regional

    The Dixon Dukes bowling team placed second Saturday at the 11-team Freeport Regional, earning a trip to next weekend’s Stevenson Sectional in Lincolns ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Girls roundup: Prophets stay undefeated in TRAC West

    The Prophetstown Prophets won the battle of Three Rivers West unbeatens Saturday, beating Sherrard 53-45 in a makeup game from Jan. 5 at Prophetstown.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Sauk edges Kennedy King by one point

    The Sauk Valley Skyhawks used a strong second half to pull out an overtime win in Chicago, beating Region IV foe Kennedy King 76-75.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 7:26 pm
  • Boys basketball: Sterling, Dixon set to clash in tide-changing MLK tournament

    When talking about Martin Luther King basketball tournaments, Jason Mead remembers one horror story from early in his coaching career.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Boilermakers’ Goforth hits shot to stun Comets

    STERLING – Cody Goforth was the smallest man on the floor, but he came up with the biggest play.Gofo ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Boys basketball: Sitzmore hits game-winner for Mustangs

    PROPHETSTOWN – Morrison senior Mason Sitzmore, just like anyone who has ever worked with the orange orb before, has had the dream of the last-second o ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Locals shine at community colleges

    Jordan Giddings' second-to-last shot Thursday night was a fadeaway 3-pointer off a pass from Kiarra Harris.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • High school extra: Meet Milledgeville's Jade Graff

    I like how much work you have to put into getting a win. It's not like in volleyball, you put in a lot of work, but in basketball, it takes a lot more ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Local roundup: Abi, Ali Scheidecker lead Oregon bowling to win

    Ali Scheidecker helped the Oregon girls bowling team to 3,359-2,651 win over Lutheran Friday evening at Town & Country Lanes in Mt. Morris.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Forreston fends off Polo

    FORRESTON – It’s been nearly 2 months since Forreston won a 1A state title in football, but some of the ingredients to that success remain for the Car ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Girls basketball: Dixon battles as Byron pulls away for BNC West win

    DIXON – An early deficit can often cause teams to hang their heads and start thinking about the next game. The Dixon Duchesses were having none of tha ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Warriors hold off Cavs

    The Sterling Golden Warriors girls basketball team had a big second quarter, and they used that to fend off LaSalle-Peru for a 41-37 win Thursday at M ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Hawks, Steamers wrestle to 2 wins each

    The Oregon Hawks wrestling team won a pair of meets at the Blackhawk Center on Thursday, beating Big Northern West rival Stillman Valley 57-21, and fo ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Veteran leadership keys Bureau Valley’s perfect start

    Most teams would be over the moon with an 18-0 start. The Bureau Valley Storm aren’t most teams.It’s ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:14 am
  • E-P’s Binion, Shoup eyeing fantastic finishes to season

    Dylan Binion and Austin Shoup have yet to suffer their first defeats on a wrestling mat this season.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 12:20 am
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