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  • Sportshorts for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    WOMEN’S BASKETBALLP’town’s Kramer picks AugustanaProphetstown senior Clare Kramer has committed to p ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Shot put blends strength, technique into one

    The shot put ring can be intimidating. The circle is unforgiving. To have a successful throw, just about every part of the body needs to be firing at ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Pirates slug their way past Warriors

    STERLING – Tommy Miller has no illusions about being a power hitter, but on Monday afternoon, he was swinging like a slender Babe Ruth. The Ottawa ju ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Vasquez to coach the boys

    The search for Sterling’s new boys basketball coach didn’t take very long, nor did athletic director Greg King have to look very far.
    April 21, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Comets cruise past Storm

    Landon Vesley doubled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Newman baseball team to a 10-3 victory against Bureau Valley on Monday in Sterling. Tre ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:24 am
  • Doege, Clippers down Kewanee

    Karlee Doege tossed a one-hitter, and also drove in eight runs to lead the Amboy Clippers to an 18-0, five-inning home victory Monday over Kewanee.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    GIRLS BASKETBALLMike Cooper steps down at OttawaAfter more than two decades as the Ottawa girls head ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Baseball: Comets swept Dukes at home

    DIXON – Needing a series of big pitches to work his way out of a messy situation late in a close game Saturday at Dixon, Sterling Newman’s Trevor Boli ...
    April 20, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Boys track: Dukes still strong with little recovery time

    ROCHELLE – For the past few years, it has been either Dixon or Harlem winning the Hub Relays. This year was no different, as Harlem took the title bac ...
    April 20, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Softball roundup: Staples tosses no-hitter in Sterling's two-win day

    Rochelle couldn't touch Sterling pitcher Lexy Staples during the Golden Warriors 13-0, five-inning win over the Hubs on Saturday at Rochelle.
    April 19, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Local roundup: Sterling boys track takes second at Freeport

    The Sterling boys track team won 10 events on its way to a second-place finish at the nine-team Freeport Invitational on Saturday.
    April 19, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Fulton wins slugfest with Rockridge

    It was a high-scoring affair for the Fulton and Rockridge baseball teams, with the Steamers hanging on for a 15-13 home Three Rivers West win.
    April 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Softball: Panthers hang on for sweep of Clippers

    PROPHETSTOWN – For 12 innings, Erie-Prophetstown played textbook softball on Saturday against Three Rivers crossover opponent Amboy.
    April 19, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Track & field: Triple jump a 'weird' event that takes a special breed

    After watching the triple jump for years as a Sterling assistant track coach – as well as the guy who runs the event in pretty much every meet the Gol ...
    April 18, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Mustangs not inspired by nice weather in rout

    MORRISON – It was a beautiful day for baseball Friday, but not so much for the Morrison Mustangs.Aft ...
    April 18, 2015 - 12:10 am
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