Local Sports

  • S: Shoup's championship quest ends in stunning fashion

    CHAMPAIGN – Austin Shoup was on the verge of making history in his only season as an Erie-Prophetstown wrestler.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Trojans knock out Warriors for second year in a row

    STREATOR – When Sterling and Mendota fought for a regional championship in 2014, the Golden Warriors couldn’t muster much against a tall Trojan team.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Boys basketball: Newman players filling roles to make team successful

    It's almost been like two seasons this winter for the Newman boys basketball team. And after the Comets found their stride around Christmastime, they' ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Boys basketball: SVM scouts 1A/2A regionals

    2A FultonWhen: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, FridayTeams: No. 1 Bureau Valley (24-3), No. 2 Newman (17 ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Dixon closes game with big run to tie record for wins

    DIXON – As Laron Carr lofted the pass, every eye in Lancaster Gym was on the ball. The crowd knew what was coming, but it seemed like a longshot that ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Boys swimming sectional capsules

    Byron SectionalWhen: Saturday – Diving 9 a.m.; Swimming 1 p.m.Teams: Belvidere North co-op; Byron co ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Boys swimming: Byron co-op headlines Saturday's sectional meet

    When the technical swim suits come out of the box and the tags come off for the first time, it's a sign that championship meet season is on the horizo ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Local roundup: Oregon's Scheidecker 97th after first day of state bowling

    Oregon's Ali Scheidecker completed her first series at the girls state bowling tournament at Cherry Bowl Lanes in Rockford.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Girls basketball: Experience pays off down stretch in Prophetstown's sectional final win

    PECATONICA – Before Thursday night’s sectional championship game, Prophetstown coach Don Robinson shared the story about a Vietnam War POW and the man ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:37 am
  • Girls bowling: Scheidecker comfortable on state lanes

    Ali Scheidecker and coach Alan Nordman made a visit to Cherry Bowl Lanes in Rockford on Tuesday for a practice round before the state bowling tourname ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Girls basketball: Annawan upends Clippers to set up rematch

    ROANOKE – Annawan girls basketball coach Jason Burkiewicz had Dec. 10, 2014 on his mind. Even more than 2 months removed, Burkiewicz was still bothere ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • State wrestling: :Three locals win first-round bouts

    Three local wrestlers won first-round bouts Thursday at the state wrestling meet at State Farm Center in Champaign. Eleven other locals will have to w ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Skyhawks sweep Sandburg

    The Sauk Valley women's basketball team picked up a 62-56 road win Thursday over Carl Sandburg in Galesburg. Jordan Giddings scored 24 points, includi ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Sterling weathers late storm

    STREATOR – The Sterling and Rock Falls girls basketball teams had to fight through frigid temperatures Wednesday before their showdown in a semifinal ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:43 am
  • Duchesses fall in regional semi

    ROCHELLE – Just a few minutes after she lay on the court, screaming in pain with an aggravation to a previous shoulder injury, Dixon senior Carly Hart ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:40 am
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