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  • SportShorts for Monday, November 21, 2016

    Three area football players were named to the Illinois Football Coaches Association All-State teams. In Class 2A, Eastland-Pearl City quarterback and ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • AFC pulls away from host Fillies to win at Morrison

    MORRISON – The AFC girls basketball team has some high hopes and aspirations this season, and that journey began in fine fashion with a title at the M ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • Newman to replace McCarty as a team

    No Noah, no problem. Gone from this year’s Newman boys basketball team – and hooping it up at Northern Illinois – is Noah McCarty, the school’s all-t ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Experience, depth will be key for Sterling

    With plenty of depth and experience returning from a year ago, the Sterling boys basketball team is going big-game hunting in 2016-17. A team that ha ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Free throws help Rock Falls vs. Dixon pressure

    DIXON – It’s hard to win basketball games when the shots don’t fall. However, for Rock Falls on Frid ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Stillman’s surge in second & third quarters sinks Newman

    STERLING – A strong push in the second and third quarters lifted the Stillman Valley girls basketball team to its second win in the Sauk Valley Shooto ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 7:53 pm
  • Shotgun season is here at last

    To a hunter, there is one night that beats all others. No, it's not the night before bow season, or the night before the first bird season. Heck, it ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Sterling senior heads to finals with top dive score

    Before each dive Friday at first day of the IHSA State Meet, Sterling senior Kallie Zuidema could be found in a blue and gold poncho, back along the d ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Local roundup: Sauk will play for fifth national tournament

    Bailey O’Brien finished with 25 kills and 25 digs to lead the Sauk Valley Community College volleyball team to a 23-25, 25-13, 27-25, 25-19 win agains ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Girls basketball: Hawks win on late bucket

    OREGON – Prophets-town survived missing its first ten shots of the game to take a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter against Oregon.
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • SportShorts for Saturday, November 19, 2016

    Three area players were named to the All-Big Northern Conference first-team. Dixon senior outside hitter Jessa Long, Oregon junior outside hitter Gyl ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • 3 sophomores a key to Dukes’ success

    There is a clean slate when it comes to the Dixon boys basketball team, in more ways than one. The program is now under the guidance of first-year he ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • Rockets prepare Harris to run point

    ROCK FALLS – Coming off a season where he averaged 8.2 points and 2.4 assists per game, Dylan Leaf will be handed the keys to the Rock Falls offense a ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Pecatonica

    Prophetstown was edged out by Pecatonica in a 32-31 loss Thursday at the Oregon Tournament.The Proph ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, November 18, 2016

    Eastland seniors Makenzie Fink and Ashley Beyers were both first-team all-conference volleyball picks in the NUIC West Division.
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:00 am
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