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  • SportShorts for Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

    The West Carroll School District will hold the Spooktacular 5k run, 1-mile walk on Oct. 29. The run will start and end at the middle school, beginnin ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Wildcatz, Cardinals to battle for NUIC Northwest supremacy

    “It’s Sunday and I’m already nervous,” said EPC coach Randy Asche last weekend in anticipation of Friday’s game with Forreston.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Dukes, Rockets preparing to face similar offensive attacks

    The Rock Falls defense gets to prepare for its Friday test against Dixon quarterback Noah Wilcox by facing Logan Pillars in practice. Over in Dixon, ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Football: Graham, Olson filling gap in Newman D

    Sophomores sometimes get thrown to the wolves when it comes to playing varsity football. For Newman sophs Chase Graham and Luke Olson, however, it’s ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Sterling not looking past Ottawa with title in sights

    There are big things looming ahead of the Sterling Golden Warriors, even after impressive back-to-back wins against the best the NIB-12 West has to of ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Rockets rally with late surge for win at Tabor

    ROCK FALLS – As Rock Falls faced its biggest deficit during its Big Northern volleyball match against Rockford Lutheran on Tuesday, much confidence in ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:52 am
  • Comets finally click for Senior Night victory

    STERLING – It seemed to take awhile for the Newman volleyball team to find its footing Tuesday on Senior Night against the Hall Red Devils. But when ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:52 am
  • Mental toughness is key for Sterling’s Ceruzzi

    There are few outward reasons why Nick Ceruzzi has been playing some solid golf this season. He’s sporting a new Taylor Made driver that he likes, an ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Boys, Girls state golf capsules

    Class 1A BoysWhere: Prairie Vista Golf Course, BloomingtonWhen: Friday and SaturdayLocal golfer: Ant ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Hawks roll in regional opener

    The Oregon boys soccer team had little difficulty in its first postseason game on Tuesday as it rolled to a 6-2 win against Kirkland Hiawatha in a sem ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Hamblen joining close-knit Illini

    At the Class 1A state cross country meet the past 3 years, Brayden Hamblen of Rock Falls found himself racing against Jon Davis of Fithian Oakwood.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Oregon can’t overcome miscues, Weaver in loss

    OREGON – It was only appropriate that the longest rally of the night Tuesday between Oregon and Stillman Valley ended on a kill by the Cardinals' Macy ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:52 am
  • Warriors handle Leafs

    Kaylee Martin put down 16 kills and had eight digs to lead Sterling to a 25-17, 25-19 victory at Geneseo on Tuesday night.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Sport Shorts for Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    The Sauk Valley Community College men's basketball team is in need of an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season. Those interested may contact head coa ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Mendoza survives playoff to earn state berth

    WEST DUNDEE – Anthony Mendoza ended his day with an uppercut fist pump that would have made Tiger Wo ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:27 am
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