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  • Top 10 SVM Sports Stories of 2016

    Even before she got to Dixon High School, Tayla Schwarz was already the stuff of legends. After winning titles at the IESA state meet for Reagan Middl ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • In a year full of great feats, here’s what stood out to us

    This past calendar year has been a veritable treasure trove of memorable moments supplied by our local athletes. While there are far too many amazing ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Alleman defense pressures Newman in tourney title game

    STERLING – The Newman Comets, the area’s final unbeaten boys basketball team heading into Christmas, won’t be headed into 2017 with a perfect slate. ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Oregon no match for Ridgewood

    The Oregon Hawks ran into an offensive buzz saw Wednesday night in a 64-39 loss to Ridgewood in their final contest of the Newman Christmas Classic. ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Warriors take tourney title at Taylorville

    The Sterling Golden Warriors trailed at halftime and at the end of three quarters, but rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Mt. Zion 62-59 on Friday, ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Eastland’s effort doesn’t match Byron

    LANARK – Before the tip-off, Ethan Christians had a weird feeling about Eastland’s holiday tournament championship game against Byron. The junior for ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Polo survives series of runs by Steamers for 3rd

    LANARK – Once the Polo boys basketball team took the lead with 3 minutes left in the first quarter of the Eastland Holiday Tournament third-place game ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Clippers hand AFC its first loss

    AMBOY – If revenge is a dish best served cold, the Amboy Clippers weren't having any of it. The Clippers were anything but cold Thursday night agains ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Boylan’s D quiets Byron in Dixon finale

    DIXON – After a late third-quarter rally, it looked as if the Byron girls basketball team was ready to roar past Boylan in the Dixon Holiday Classic c ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Young leads Golden Warriors

    Sterling dug itself a 23-5 deficit after the first quarter, only to come back and earn a 69-63 victory against Rantoul on Thursday at the Taylorville ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 9:43 am
  • Girls roundup. Rockets fall in State Farm semifinals

    The Rock Falls Rockets were outscored in three of the four quarters of their semifinal game at the State Farm Classic in a 46-37 loss to Camp Point Ce ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Sterling makes plays down the stretch to beat Newman

    DIXON – The first time the Sterling and Newman girls basketball teams played, the Golden Warriors mounted a fourth-quarter comeback to steal away a wi ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • Cougars D stifles Steamers in win

    Every year, the Eastland Cougars and Fulton Steamers get together at least once in a non-conference game during the conference portion of their respec ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • Newman rains in 3s to knock off Oregon

    STERLING – Newman and Oregon both came away with something they were looking for Wednesday night at the Newman Christmas Classic. The Comets remained ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • Rockets move on to semis

    Abbee Sigel poured in 24 points to lead Rock Falls to a 67-64 victory against Elmhust IC Catholic on Wednesday in a quarterfinal round game at the Sta ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 11:07 am
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