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  • Sterling swimmer & diver have different level of state experience

    STERLING – Freshman Lauren Moeller is heading to state for the first time. Senior Kallie Zuidema has been there before.
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Girls basketball: Rockets hold off Stillman Valley

    Rock Falls pulled out a 56-54 win at Stillman Valley on Wednesday in the Sauk Valley Shootout. The Rockets held Stillman Valley’s Macy Weaver – an Ar ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, November 17, 2016

    VOLLEYBALLDixon native wins character awardSt. Louis College of Pharmacy volleyball captain Amy Rote ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Sterling’s Rivera makes the most of his time at ISU

    NORMAL – This was one test Alejandro Rivera was sure to ace. Rivera, a Sterling native and a senior linebacker for the Illinois State University foot ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Skyhawks take train to West Virginia

    As a season to remember winds down for the Sauk Valley volleyball team, the Skyhawks are making some final lasting memories on the trip to the NJCAA D ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Saad leads Cards past Polo

    Jenna Saad’s six 3-pointers and 20 points helped Erie cruise past Polo 72-31 on Tuesday in the Morrison Tournament. Whitney Bramm scored 21 points an ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Hoefler’s debut spells win for

    ROCK FALLS — Taylor Hoefler’s full-time varsity debut couldn’t be brought down, even after the event program misspelled her last name.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Weaver, Cardinals too much for Warriors

    STERLING – Stillman Valley did the bulk of its shopping at Macy’s, and that was some serious trouble for Sterling.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Local roundup: First quarter leads AFC over Galva

    AFC opened its season and the Morrison Tournament with a 65-40 win over Galva on Monday.The Raiders ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Football: And then there were none

    The local football season has come to a close. Fulton, Newman, and Sterling — the three remaining quarterfinal teams — all lost. It’s the second yea ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

    Newman players claimed 10 spots on the first-team all-conference squad in the Three Rivers Conference Mississippi Division.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Locals swim to state

    Gretchen Bushman is headed to the state swimming meet in two events, after winning an individual event and being part of a winning relay Saturday at t ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Cyclones rally past Eastland to win 1A state title

    NORMAL – Eastland’s quest for a repeat state championship and a fourth title in 9 years seemed to be on track. The Cougars won a tight first set, jum ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Veteran coach wins first state title with 869th victory, in rookie Clements’ 41st match

    NORMAL – West Prairie volleyball coach Teri Paul sat down in the center of the table in the media room at Redbird Arena with tears in her eyes and a s ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Watch out when sitting courtside

    NORMAL – Sometimes this job can be dangerous. The assembled sporting press covering the IHSA state volleyball finals is seated across from the scorer ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 5:01 pm
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