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  • Cougars cruising

    Makenzie Fink had 14 kills and two digs to lead Eastland to a 25-22, 25-20 victory against Galena on Monday night in Lanark.
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Rockets boys golf wins at home

    Nolan Moeller paced a balanced lineup with a 40 to lead the Rock Falls boys golf team to a 165-169 victory against Rockford Lutheran on Monday at Rock ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Girls cross country: McPherson leads locals at Rock River Run

    STERLING – Maggie McPherson likes the Rock River Run. Especially when there is plenty of competition from the NIB-12 conference and potential sectiona ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Cross country: Hamblen, Williams test themselves against 2A's best

    STERLING — With perennial 2A power Belvidere North coming to Hoover Park for the Rock River Run, this was a chance for the a couple of the top 1A runn ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Local roundup: Byron co-op swimming third at Freeport

    Byron co-op won the 200-yard freestyle and the 200 free relay to finish third at the Freeport invitational on Saturday with 229 points. Harlem won wit ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Dukes crank up running game against Trojans

    While Dixon has adopted a spread offense the past few years to take advantage of all the speed and athleticism on the perimeter, it was the ground gam ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Vesley tucks it under for win, for history

    STERLING – Landon Vesley rolled to the left toward the home sideline as seconds slipped into history.
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 8:08 am
  • Commentary: Times change in high school football

    Mike Papoccia started Thursday’s football practice probably the same way he has 1,000 times before by walking among his players as they went through s ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Football: Marcos pull away from Warren

    POLO — With a handful of tall, burly linemen, Warren isn’t exactly the type of a team by whom you would want to get punched in the mouth.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Football: Rockets fall to Indians at Hinders

    ROCK FALLS – On a night when everything needed to go right for Rock Falls, hardly anything could go right.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Football: Sullivan, Dixon outrun Mendota for homecoming victory

    DIXON – As the wide receiver closest to the Dixon sideline, Kandras Martin heard coach Dave Smith yell “CHECK!” early in the fourth quarter Friday nig ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Thornton hits milestone as Warriors crush LaSalle-Peru

    STERLING – The only question seemed to be which LaSalle-Peru defender, Kayne Jenkins or Jake Doyle, was going to register a sack. One small problem – ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Tigers never give up

    PRINCETON — It looked like it was all over Friday night, the Princeton Tigers’ win streak coming to an end at four.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Bureau Valley’s big plays sink Clippers in Manlius

    MANLIUS – Will Konneck and Drake Davis traded big plays as the Storm breezed to a 54-30 Three Rivers Conference win over Amboy.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • High school football roundup: Morrison beats Riverdale for first win of season

    The wait for win No. 1 is over for the Morrison football as it beat Riverdale 22-7 in a Three Rivers Rock game in Port Byron.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:12 am
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