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  • Comets’ comeback falls short in final

    MORRISON — Standing closer to the scorer’s table than he was to the 3-point arc, Newman’s Eli Leffelman banked in a 3-pointer as time expired in the 2 ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • Missiles come up short vs. Warriors

    STOCKTON – To rehash a saying made popular by the Chicago Cubs, the Milledgeville boys basketball will have to wait 'til next year to get that elusive ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • Carlson qualifies for 2 event finals

    Dixon junior Caleb Carlson is back in the finals of the state meet for the second straight season, as he qualified for the championship heats in the 2 ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Cougars’ comeback falls 1 point short

    LANARK – To say the Eastland Cougars fought until the very end of a basketball game is a cliché, but also literal, truthful – and not surprising one b ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • Outdoor adventures: Get out and enjoy the weather

    Ladies and gentlemen, there is but one thought floating through my head at the present time. That is ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 10:26 pm
  • Ottens & Schave lead Missiles into regional title game

    STOCKTON – Everybody in the area knows that juniors Cade Schave and Kyle Ottens are the go-to guys for Milledgeville. But even though it's common know ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, February 24, 2017

    AFC sophomore Jaynee Prestegaard was a second-team Class 1A all-state selection by the Associated Press, announced Thursday. Fulton senior Jordan Pri ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Newman rains 3s on Mustangs in regional semi

    MORRISON – When the Newman boys basketball team dials long distance and the call is answered, opponents are generally in trouble. Those are the cards ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Cougars hold off Wolves to clinch title-game berth

    LANARK — The regional finals are not held until Friday, but Wednesday night’s 1A Eastland Regional game between Eastland and Pearl City had that champ ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • ’Bago end Steamers’ season

    MORRISON – Normally Fulton has a size advantage with junior posts Tyler Bruggenwirth and Nate Wierema controlling the low blocks. Normally the Steamer ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Indian Creek turns up D down stretch to beat AFC

    SHABBONA – AFC senior Stephen Brooke's half-court heave soared through the air before bouncing off the rim at the final buzzer. With that, the Indian ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Dukes finish with loss

    The Dixon Dukes dropped their regular-season finale Wednesday night on the road, falling to the Rochelle Hubs 72-47.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • SportShorts for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

    Rock Falls and Dixon landed three players each on the Big Northern All-Conference list, while Oregon's Bailey Montavon was the lone representative for ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:43 pm
  • Aggressive Sterling defense leads to offense and the NIB 12 West championship

    STERLING – All season long, Sterling coach Ryan Vasquez has been trying to get his Golden Warriors to play with the same high energy for an entire gam ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Rock Falls struggles in sectional semi loss

    MAPLE PARK — Not many basketball games are won when less than one out of five shots make it through the hoop.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:28 am
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