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  • Comets finally click for Senior Night victory

    STERLING – It seemed to take awhile for the Newman volleyball team to find its footing Tuesday on Senior Night against the Hall Red Devils. But when ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:52 am
  • Mental toughness is key for Sterling’s Ceruzzi

    There are few outward reasons why Nick Ceruzzi has been playing some solid golf this season. He’s sporting a new Taylor Made driver that he likes, an ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Boys, Girls state golf capsules

    Class 1A BoysWhere: Prairie Vista Golf Course, BloomingtonWhen: Friday and SaturdayLocal golfer: Ant ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Hawks roll in regional opener

    The Oregon boys soccer team had little difficulty in its first postseason game on Tuesday as it rolled to a 6-2 win against Kirkland Hiawatha in a sem ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Hamblen joining close-knit Illini

    At the Class 1A state cross country meet the past 3 years, Brayden Hamblen of Rock Falls found himself racing against Jon Davis of Fithian Oakwood.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Oregon can’t overcome miscues, Weaver in loss

    OREGON – It was only appropriate that the longest rally of the night Tuesday between Oregon and Stillman Valley ended on a kill by the Cardinals' Macy ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:52 am
  • Warriors handle Leafs

    Kaylee Martin put down 16 kills and had eight digs to lead Sterling to a 25-17, 25-19 victory at Geneseo on Tuesday night.
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Sport Shorts for Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    The Sauk Valley Community College men's basketball team is in need of an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season. Those interested may contact head coa ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • Mendoza survives playoff to earn state berth

    WEST DUNDEE – Anthony Mendoza ended his day with an uppercut fist pump that would have made Tiger Wo ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • Ruckman, Ceruzzi advance

    MOUNT PROSPECT – The course for Monday's 2A St. Viator Sectional boys golf tournament at Old Orchard Country Club was narrow but not too long, demandi ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Football: Local teams have eye on playoffs

    Five local football teams will make the playoffs this season, even in possible 5-win situations. Six more are on the bubble, and four others will be e ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Hamblen takes duel with Chada

    AMBOY – With two-time defending champ Tanner Chada of Hinckley-Big Rock and undefeated Brayden Hamblen in the field, the Amboy Cross Country Invitatio ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 10:15 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

    Dixon picked up a 3-2 win over Kaneland on Senior Night Monday when Alejandro Aburto converted a penalty kick with 28 seconds left. The Dukes drew the ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Duke pride not hurt by loss

    Dixon coach Dave Smith didn’t keep his players huddled for long after Friday’s 14-6 loss to undefeated Genoa-Kingston. His message was pretty simple ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Falcons win NICC title

    The Faith Christian Falcons volleyball team won the NICC Tournament title Saturday in Fulton, easily winning both their semifinal match against Tri-St ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 6:30 pm
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