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  • State cross country: Fast starts burn local girls

    PEORIA – As the only two runners competing in the Class 1A State Final Meet within 20 miles from Dixon, Amboy's Megan Grady and Newman's Tegan McKenna ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Cross country: Rock Falls' running mates

    PEORIA – His freshman season came and went, as Seth Williams waited about a year before his best challenger, around his age, arrived on the Rock Falls ...
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 1:46 am
  • Steamers struggle to score final points of tight games in loss to Orion

    MANLIUS – The Fulton Steamers team scrapped, clawed and fought their way through two hard-fought sets of supersectional volleyball on Saturday night, ...
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 4:50 pm
  • Football: Thornton leads even on bad day

    STERLING – Senior Sterling Thornton would probably be the first to admit there have been plenty of perks to being quarterback for the Sterling Golden ...
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 1:46 am
  • Fitting finish for Comets’ Rude

    It’s almost too bad Newman’s game against mighty Bishop McNamara didn’t end with 4 minutes, 52 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Football: Rebels knock out defending 1A champs

    FORRESTON – Stark County might have graduated an all-state quarterback in Joe Charvay, but have a more than suitable replacement in John Groter.
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Speed finds way to beat size

    WARREN – Jake Sigafus tugged at a loose piece of athletic tape dangling from his right wrist. The Warren senior lineman yanked harder, but the sweat-c ...
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Another Hammelman on board

    It’s a sight Sauk Valley women’s basketball fans have gotten used to – a Hammelman diving after a loose ball.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Sauk Valley’s Lee returns to action after brain surgery

    There was seemingly nothing out of the ordinary this past Monday in the Sauk Valley Community College gym.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Eastland within one win of state tournament berth

    After Tuesday night’s Class 1A Polo Sectional semifinal win over Stockton in straight sets, Eastland senior libero Mackenzie “Bubby” Doubler was her u ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Volleyball: Fulton to face unbeaten Orion in 2A Supersectional

    Delaney Reed's timing at the net couldn't have been better, even though she had the worst timing a couple weeks ago.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Missiles take step forward

    Even as its season came to a close on Tuesday, the Milledgeville volleyball team was already marveling at what it had accomplished in 2015.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Hope a good part of sports

    Kaylee Martin dropped to her knees after Rashel Robinson’s bump dropped behind the defense of LaSalle-Peru during Thursday’s 3A Sycamore Supersectiona ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Cool breeze to heat up hunting

    As I write this masterpiece, I am sitting on my couch waiting for the cool front to roll in.I’m wait ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Volleyball: Gibson serves up win for Cavaliers

    SYCAMORE – One of the main talking points in the locker room for Sterling heading into Thursday’s sectional championship match against LaSalle-Peru wa ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:08 am
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