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  • Staples, Eilers lead Sterling to shutout win

    GENOA – Jayme Eilers had never been to a sectional final in a Sterling uniform. Growing up having watched the successful Sterling softball teams of ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Spring is time for Rock Falls to shine

    ROCHELLE – I had a feeling that the Rock Falls baseball team was going to win. It didn’t matter the ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Familiar face now awaits Warriors

    GENOA – Originally scheduled to be played Saturday, the championship game of the 3A Genoa-Kingston Sectional will be played at 4:30 p.m. today due to ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Pitching-rich Rockets ready for sectional semifinal

    James McFadden’s dominance has stemmed from the confidence he carries with him on the mound. But after being hit hard in the first game of the season, ...
    June 1, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Gould good as gold since her promotion

    Gretchen Gould was right where she wanted to be – and perhaps, more importantly, right where she belonged – on a rainy Tuesday afternoon.
    May 31, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Fillies can’t keep up with Stillman’s steals

    DAVIS JUNCTION – Stillman Valley showed its hand. Turns out it was full of cards that Morrison had not seen before. The Fillies had no answer for an ...
    May 31, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • Defense big as Sterling nips Rock Falls

    ROCHELLE – Coming into the Class 3A Rochelle Regional softball championship Saturday afternoon, both the Sterling Golden Warriors and Rock Falls Rocke ...
    May 31, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • Clanton’s late home run stuns error-prone Amboy

    BLOOMINGTON – Shaky Amboy defense allowed Fisher to hang around longer than perhaps it should have Monday in the Class 1A Illinois Wesleyan Supersecti ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Clippers give Fisher too many chances

    BLOOMINGTON – They found their limit. The Clippers just couldn’t take on any more water. Self-inflicted losses are often the toughest to accept. Mond ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Sauk Valley C.C.’s Jarred Hippen earned second-team All-American honors at the NJCAA Division II golf championships, which concluded Friday. Hippen f ...
    May 30, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Hawks fly to third place in 1,600 relay

    CHARLESTON – Caleb Mennen made things interesting in the final Class 1A event at the boys state track and field finals on Saturday at O'Brien Stadium ...
    May 29, 2016 - 1:59 am
  • Binion leads E-P to 8th place in 2A

    CHARLESTON – What could have been a disaster for Erie-Prophetstown senior Dylan Binion turned into one shining moment. Binion nearly jumped the gun, ...
    May 29, 2016 - 1:50 am
  • Dropped baton near finish costs Fulton in 400 relay

    CHARLESTON – For 398 meters, all was well for the Fulton 400 relay team of Rodney Gossard, Tyler Paulline, Nathan McLuckie and Trey Simmons.
    May 29, 2016 - 1:48 am
  • Sterling’s Sullivan honored

    CHARLESTON – Mike Sullivan is a man who likes to be in the background at a track meet, but he stepped into the spotlight for a bit on Saturday.
    May 29, 2016 - 1:44 am
  • Big innings lead Rockets to victory over Freeport

    STERLING – Cooper Kilberg sparked a big inning with a leadoff double. Then he sparked another big inning with another leadoff double. He even had an ...
    May 30, 2016 - 6:46 pm
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