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  • Softball: Mistakes hurt Newman in loss to rival Rock Falls

    ROCK FALLS – Extra outs cause extra stress, and the Newman Comets felt that firsthand Wednesday against the Rock Falls Rockets. The Comets committed ...
    May 12, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Dixon’s Jarrett finding his way in Bearcats’ bullpen

    Mixing a Division I sport with a full academic load in a city about 20 times the size you grew up in can be a bit overwhelming, but Cal Jarrett seems ...
    May 12, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Warriors clinch conference crown

    Jayme Eilers tossed 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, and clubbed a three-run homer in the fifth inning to lift the Sterling softball team to a 6-1 v ...
    May 12, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Sport Shorts for Thursday, May 12, 2016

    CROSS COUNTRYTrio of Rockets headed to SaukRock Falls High School seniors Makaley Velazquez, Breu Kn ...
    May 12, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Sterling rallies past Rochelle just before storm rolls in

    STERLING – Weather put a stop to things early, but Sterling got the runs it needed in time to beat Rochelle 7-5 in five innings Tuesday at Gartner Par ...
    May 11, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Dixon rolls past Newman in friendly dual

    DIXON – Jason Rugh picked a good time to start emphasizing the aim of his tennis shots.The Dixon sop ...
    May 11, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    YOUTH SPORTSMorrison to hold 8U tournamentMorrison will be hosting an 8U coach pitch tournament on J ...
    May 11, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Pioneer passing sinks Duchesses

    DIXON – There was a hint of postseason in the air when Alleman visited Dixon in a showdown of area girls soccer powers on Tuesday afternoon.
    May 11, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Warriors hold off Pirates at home

    STERLING – The Golden Warriors were overdue, and Julia Diaz was just the player to deliver Tuesday afternoon against Ottawa.
    May 11, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Yanes leads Rock Falls over Byron

    Payton Yanes got it done at the plate and in the circle, leading Rock Falls to a 2-0 win over visiting Byron.
    May 10, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Polo picks assistant coach Jeff Bumsted to

    Polo High School officials did not have to look far and wide to find its new varsity football coach.
    May 10, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Softball: Staples, Gould lead Sterling past Rockridge

    STERLING – Lexy Staples changed speeds so well on Monday against Rockridge that the Sterling softball program will soon have to think about changing i ...
    May 10, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Howell, Panthers blank Cougars

    Brandon Howell tossed a 3-hitter to lead the Erie-Prophetstown baseball team to a 3-0 victory over Eastland on Monday in Lanark.
    May 9, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Softball: Rockets' No. 8 hitter sparks offense in win

    ROCK FALLS – Hitting out of the No. 8 spot, Miranda Long came up big for the Rockets in a 7-1 win over Oregon on Monday.
    May 9, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Tennis: Sterling boys tennis too much for Newman

    STERLING – With the postseason right around the corner, first-year Sterling boys tennis coach Dan Young is looking for consistent play out of his team ...
    May 9, 2016 - 11:55 pm
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