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  • Locals chasing professional dreams

    Tyler Loos took another step toward possibly becoming a professional football player Friday during NIU's pro-day workout.
    March 7, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Spring brings with it the three F’s: flatheads, fungus, and fires

    Ican hardly believe it, but it looks like we have finally made it.The weather is turning in our favo ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Sportshorts for Saturday, March. 7, 2015

    AFC's Allison and Madeline Prestegaard were both named to the NUIC East girls basketball all-conference first team.
    March 6, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Boys basketball: Focused Dukes looking for second straight regional title

    The hype surrounding the Dixon boys basketball program has reached an all-time high the past few weeks … and for good reason. The Dukes are 28-1, cla ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • SVM 2X4: Last 4 local 3A regional title games

    March 7, 2014Dixon 55, Mendota 44• The resurrection of the Dixon basketball program became official ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Battle-tested Newark too much for Raiders

    SOMONAUK – In terms of postseason experience, there was no comparison between the AFC and Newark boys basketball teams.
    March 5, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Sportshorts for Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Four Oregon fall sports teams qualified for the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award. The award is given to teams that maintain a grade points average ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Boys basketball: Bureau Valley builds big deficit, lose to Winnebago

    FARMINGTON – By the time the Bureau Valley boys basketball team figured out it could play with Winnebago, it was too late.
    March 4, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Boys basketball: Putting 'D' in Dukes

    STERLING – With three, perhaps four, players that are capable of scoring in double figures, the Dixon Dukes are rewriting history books with its offen ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Boys basketball: Strong second half sends Geneseo past Sterling

    STERLING – Sterling's game plan was simple: blanket Geneseo star center Drew Himmelman with at least two defenders every possession, and make the othe ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Boys basketball: Dukes are toast of the town

    STERLING – With such a breakout season the Dixon Dukes are having, many younger kids in the community are starting to take notice of their basketball ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Sportshorts for Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Dixon junior Tyler Smith will be among the Class 3A competitors in the Three-Point Showdown held in conjunction with the girls state basketball tourna ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Boys basketball: Alleman downs Rock Falls in regional quarterfinal

    STERLING – The Alleman boys basketball team hadn't expereinced a win in 65 days, a streak that lived in parts of 4 months.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Friday filled with memories

    Friday was a day about numbers, and those numbers added up to something that might not be matched in the Sauk Valley anytime soon.
    March 2, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Sportshorts for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Corrie Reiley of Prophetstown and Kaitlyn Liebing of Amboy were named players of the year in the Three Rivers Conference, with Reiley in the West Divi ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:52 pm
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