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  • Long powers Warriors to win

    Shannon Long continued her strong performance at the plate this spring, hitting for the cycle in a 12-6 win against Alleman at the Pioneers’ Athletic ...
    April 14, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • SportShorts for Thursday, April 14, 2016

    RUNNINGRunning on Faith 5K is SaturdayThe Newman track and cross country teams will be hosting the R ...
    April 14, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Rockets hand Crusaders 1st loss

    ROCK FALLS – In a key Big Northern West game against Rockford Lutheran on Tuesday, Rock Falls senior pitcher James McFadden hoped that all of his pitc ...
    April 13, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    Dixon senior Phoenix Smith signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to play college volleyball at Judson University.
    April 13, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Dixon keeps possession to continue strong start

    DIXON – The Duchesses soccer team continued its run of form on Tuesday in an 8-0 win over Genoa-Kingston. For Dixon (6-0, 4-0 Big Northern), it was t ...
    April 13, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Rock Falls ekes out BNC West win in Dixon

    DIXON – Taylor Hoefler spent a lot of time over the offseason watching herself swing a bat.The Rock ...
    April 13, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Baseball roundup: Sterling falls to Geneseo

    Kris Lahman tossed a 6-hitter to lead Dixon to a 6-2 road victory against Big Northern West oppenent Winnebago on Tuesday.
    April 13, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Rock Falls, Oregon beat Byron in BNC track triangular

    ROCK FALLS – For Oregon and Rock Falls, Tuesday’s triangular meet with Byron served as little more than a warm-up for what lay ahead.
    April 13, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Storm surge to win at own invite

    Lexie Jacobs won both throws to lead the Bureau Valley girls track team to top honors in its own six-team invitational on Tuesday.
    April 13, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Softball roundup: Forreston-Polo squeaks past AFC for road win

    The Forreston-Polo softball team piled on seven runs early on, then had to withstand a valiant AFC comeback attempt for an NUIC East win on Tuesday in ...
    April 12, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Baseball: Morse, Springman continue to hit in Sterling's loss to Geneseo

    STERLING – Turner Morse has always been able to give himself a slight edge against pitchers when he steps into the batters box.
    April 11, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Baseball: Newman can't handle potent St. Bede attack

    STERLING – St. Bede’s Bruins always had something brewin’ on offense, and that meant big trouble for the Newman baseball team. St. Bede rapped out 16 ...
    April 12, 2016 - 8:57 am
  • Sikkema’s homer powers Fulton past E-P

    Seth Sikkema’s home run helped Fulton beat Erie-Prophetstown 4-2 on Monday. Devon Ballard also had a pair of hits for the Steamers.
    April 11, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Rockets say no-no to Crusaders

    Natalie Soltow and Payton Yanes combined for a no-hitter as Rock Falls beat Rockford Lutheran 16-0 in five innings on Monday in Rock Falls.
    April 12, 2016 - 9:41 am
  • Fulton finds a way past Dixon

    DIXON – Saturday afternoon’s nonconference baseball game between Dixon and Fulton had fewer innings than originally planned, but there was no shortage ...
    April 10, 2016 - 10:39 pm
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