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  • Freshman class coming through for Comets

    Newman softball coach JD Waldschmidt often points out to the rookies on his roster that at this point in the season, he no longer considers them fresh ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Top of lineup lifts F-P

    DIXON – Brody Grobe set the table, and his Forreston-Polo teammates did a good job of clearing it off.
    May 16, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Comets sweep in Dixon

    DIXON – The Newman hitters got rolling right away, and the Duchesses only got the bats going when it was too little, too late Saturday, as the Comets ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Nitz wins another conference singles crown

    ROCHELLE – Jack Nitz knows that the game of tennis has more mental skill than one may think. Case in point was Saturday at the Northern Illinois Big ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Longball lifts Warriors

    The Sterling softball team needed a pair of late home runs to capture the IC Catholic tournament title on Saturday in Elmhurst.
    May 15, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Sterling finishes sixth at NIB-12 Conference Meet

    STERLING – Jacob Gebhardt didn’t wait long before prying himself from the pack.The Sterling sophomor ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Dixon, Sterling to meet again in regional semifinal

    After a few weeks of speculation about another possible showdown on the soccer pitch, a rematch between the Dixon Duchesses and Sterling Golden Warrio ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Monsters of the Rock hits Big Muddy

    This week, the Monsters of the Rock takes a trip west to the mighty – and currently muddy – Mississippi River in Fulton. I planned this little curveba ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Hawks’ Skoumal earns first individual state berth

    Mackenzie Skoumal will be the lone Oregon representative at next week’s Class 1A girls state track & field meet, qualifying in a pair of sprints Frida ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Rocket senior joined at state by strong local contingent

    ROCHELLE – The sectional meet always got in the way of Michaela Busch's plans of qualifying for state, as it does for so many.
    May 13, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Speedsters Zimmerlein, Waite lead locals to Charleston

    MANLIUS – Amboy’s Erika Zimmerlein and Milledgeville’s Rebecca Waite love running side-by-side in the short sprints.
    May 13, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Rock Falls takes BNC West title with shutout victory

    ROCK FALLS – The Rockets claimed the BNC West title with a 9-0 win over Dixon on Thursday. “It was something that we talked about from Day One,” juni ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Dixon, Oregon, Rock Falls go 1-2-3 at A.C. Bowers

    DIXON – Coaches from Dixon, Oregon and Rock Falls all had good reason to smile Thursday night as they left A.C. Bowers Field at the conclusion of the ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Prophetstown grad Shaner happy to find right fit at DHS

    The lure to return closer to home was too much for Jared Shaner to resist. The people he’s met since then made his decision pretty easy. The Prophets ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • SportsShorts for Friday, May 13, 2016

    The Heartland Marathon Series will make stops in Fulton June 8 and Clinton, Iowa June 9. It is the second time the series has run in Fulton and third ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:34 am
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