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  • Comets overcome errors to outlast St. Bede in 3

    STERLING – Madalyn Wilson set the tone for the Newman volleyball on Tuesday night. Her cousin, Lauren Wilson, picked up the mantle at a couple of key ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:31 pm
  • Sauk perfect in Arrowhead

    Sauk Valley dominated Illinois Valley in a straight-set, 25-14, 25-6, 25-15 home win on Tuesday in Arrowhead Conference play.
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

    Salley Wessels of Mount Morris carded an 83 and is in a 5-way tie for seventh place after the first round of the Illinois State Senior Women's Champio ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Football: Sterling stellar on offense, defense

    Despite a great 2-week start to the season, local teams dipped to 8-7 in Week 3. Four losses came in games pitting locals against each other.
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Volleyball: Dixon rallies to beat host Morrison

    MORRISON – The second set started just fine for the Morrison volleyball team. The Fillies opened with a kill after winning the first set, and looked p ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Boys soccer: Dukes overwhelmed by Vikings

    DIXON – A busy week got off to a rough start for the Dixon boys soccer team on Monday afternoon.The ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Kolling leads Prophets

    Hannah Kolling carded a 6-over-par 41 to lead the Prophetstown girls golf team to a triangular win on Monday at Deer Valley golf course.
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Newman takes advantage of Morrison mistakes

    STERLING – Everything went wrong in the final minute of the second quarter for Morrison, and Newman made the most of the Mustangs’ mistakes, turning a ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Comets in control of field position

    For Newman and Morrison, field position played a major role on Saturday. Newman's average starting field position in the 40-0 win over the Mustangs wa ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Hamblen cruises to victory at Detweiller

    Brayden Hamblen continued his strong early-season performances by taking top honors in the First to the Finish Invitational on Saturday at Detweiller ...
    Sept. 11, 2016 - 7:48 pm
  • Newton leads Erie to title

    Paced by co-medalist Madison Newton, the Erie girls golf team earned top honors at the Stillman Valley Invitational on Saturday at PrairieView Golf Co ...
    Sept. 11, 2016 - 6:24 pm
  • Polo stopped

    POLO – After losing to Polo six of the last seven times and having a running clock put on them last year, Stockton got sweet revenge against the Marco ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Tale of two halves

    MANLIUS – Two halves of football couldn’t have been any different as the Bureau Valley Storm suffered a 32-20 loss at the hands of the visiting Rockri ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Steamers pull out ‘W’

    Cole McClary's 28-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter lifted Fulton to a 24-21 victory over visiting Orion on Friday night.
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Sterling offense finds rhythm to beat Pioneers

    STERLING — Sterling’s offense struggled on its first two drives, then found the end zone with the next five, beating Alleman 49-7 on Friday at Roscoe ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:05 am
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