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  • Warriors sticking to what has worked

    STERLING – Basketball is really a chain reaction of the phases that comprise the game when broken down. If a team defends well, then they can rebound. ...
    March 2, 2017 - 9:46 pm
  • Young Dukes avenge LP losses

    Anyone who has followed the Dixon boys basketball program over the past year has felt a variety of emotions, ranging from ecstasy to agony, from uncer ...
    March 1, 2017 - 11:23 pm
  • Dukes rally past Cavaliers & into title game

    ROCK FALLS – Dixon did something Wednesday night it couldn’t do in three tries a year ago – defeat LaSalle-Peru with something significant on the line ...
    March 1, 2017 - 11:23 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Three-sport Eastland star Brighton Haverland signed Wednesday to continue his football career at North Central University in Naperville.
    March 1, 2017 - 10:06 pm
  • Hot shooting, strong passing leads Rockets to win

    ROCK FALLS – For a stretch in the second quarter Tuesday night, everything was falling for Rock Falls. Back-to-back Logan Pillars 3-pointers were fol ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:53 pm
  • Warriors’ pressure wears down Redbirds

    PEORIA – Peoria Notre Dame’s gym is nicknamed “The Kitchen,” because when there is a full house in attendance, it gets toasty in there. There was les ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • Warriors hope to keep making trek

    PEORIA – The road to Peoria for large-school boys basketball has opened. Luckily for Sterling, their boys basketball team has already taken that road ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:53 pm
  • Column: Rockets utilize options on D

    ROCK FALLS – Sure, Logan Pillars was deadly whenever and wherever he touched the ball Tuesday night against IVC, and Michael Berentes and Dylan Leaf k ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Basketball: Younger leaders stepping up for Dixon

    DIXON – For the sophomore-heavy Dixon Dukes, three members of the Class of ’19 have stood out. Eigh ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:37 am
  • Football: Schneiderman takes over Oregon football

    The similarities between the former and new coach are noticeable right away. Both grew up in the local rural area (Amboy and German Valley) and learne ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • Joe Schmitt named new BV coach

    MANLIUS – Joe Schmitt always thought highly of Bureau Valley Storm football, growing up down the road and coaching nearby. Now he's going to be runnin ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Sport Shorts for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

    COLLEGE BASKETBALLPairings set for Region IV tourneyThe Sauk Valley Community College men’s basketba ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • Skyhawks split season finales

    The Sauk Valley Skyhawks couldn’t keep up with Kennedy-King down the stretch, losing 76-71 in their regular-season finale Saturday in Dixon.
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • Carlson takes fourth in both IM and breaststroke

    WINNETKA – Caleb Carlson made a return trip to the IHSA state swimming and diving championships, and came back with a pair of fourth-place medals. At ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 8:28 pm
  • AFC junior showing improvement for Byron co-op

    WINNETKA – Amid the swarms of swimmers from New Trier, Hinsdale Central, Naperville Central and Evanston at the IHSA state meet on Saturday, was a swi ...
    Feb. 26, 2017 - 7:38 pm
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