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  • Experience could help Rockets reverse recent trends

    ROCK FALLS – September 6, 2013. That was the last time Rock Falls won a varsity football game. Twenty-five straight losses later, the Rockets didn’t ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Dukes lineman loves working out in weight room

    Everybody’s got a happy place. Perhaps it’s some faraway beach once visited on vacation, a restaurant just down the road that serves your favorite vi ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Outdoors: Cat Matt has busy week

    Well, here we go again.It’s Thursday evening and we got another humdinger of a rain headed our way. ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • SportShorts for Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016

    Bureau Valley will host it's annual Meet the Storm night for fall sports at 6 p.m. on Friday at the high school.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Team-building ushers in Clements era

    LANARK – Sometimes a big part of preseason practices involve making banners and going on scavenger hunts.
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Early success could propel Steamers back to playoffs

    The recent history of Fulton football has seen the Steamers often hovering somewhere near .500. Fulton followed up records of 4-5 and 5-4 in 2012 and ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

    The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will be holding a kids fishing day for those ages 5-12, from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 10 ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Size doesn’t matter to Stuepfert, Clippers’ O-line

    AMBOY – Much like the many fish he’s reeled in this summer, George Stuepfert is always up for a good battle against a larger opponent. The LaMoille H ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 2:20 pm
  • Powers seeking starting spot in Augustana defensive backfield

    Pretty soon in his young life, Tyson Powers will be hitting the job market, as he’s set to earn an accounting degree from Augustana College in Rock Is ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Links With Locals: Good times at Reuter Open

    This was undoubtedly the most civil gathering of Amboy Clippers fans in a long, long time.Of course, ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Full roster means better preparation for Mustangs

    MORRISON – Two stacks of eight black trash bins sat along the edge of Morrison’s practice field behind the football stadium. The team must have brough ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    West Carroll has hire a new volleyball coach and a new girls basketball coach. Nia Diercks will coach the volleyball team. Paul Waitkoss will head t ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • High school football: Practice begins for 2016 season

    Newman assistant football coach Brandon Kreczmer stood atop a small hill behind the high school, encouraging football players as they climbed up and b ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Erie native notches hole-in-one; Sunset’s Aken wins medalist

    AMBOY – By the time the sun sunk behind the trees, Jordan Wolf had shrugged his shoulders more times than he could count.
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Heaton loves playing golf, maintaining course

    Leo Heaton has been playing in the Rock River Classic for years. Even he doesn’t know how many.“Prob ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 11:17 pm
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