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  • Rockets roll to dual team state meet

    EDGINGTON – The Rock Falls wrestling team rode a perfect storm to a place it has been on the doorstep of 3 of the last 4 years. The Rockets combined ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Dukes make some history

    ROCHELLE – In the annals of Dixon wrestling, one can point to a number of highlights, such as the Clyde Ruffin/Jim Witzleb era of the early 1970s, the ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Aquin clamps down to end Polo’s regional run

    LANARK – Polo coach Matt Messer has seen the Aquin Bulldogs enough over his 11 years coaching the Marcos to know that their NUIC East rivals can fill ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Schave leads Missiles

    Cade Schave scored 29 points as Milledgeville topped Scales Mound 57-38 on Tuesday in the quarterfinal of the 1A Stockton Regional.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:27 am
  • Boys basketball: Polo backcourt trio comes through in win

    LANARK – Once postseason play rolls around, some young players get skittish with the ball in their hands. They don’t want to take shots they normally ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:30 am
  • withstand 3-point barrage from Prophets’ Behrens

    MORRISON – Fulton had a foolproof plan to seal a win against Prophetstown – keep the ball away from Owen Behrens at crunch time.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • rally falls short in loss to Pearl City

    LANARK – Erie coach Ryan Winckler has been preaching to his team come playoff time about finishing strong. 
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Morrison holds off W. Carroll in regional opener

    MORRISON — The Morrison Mustangs led wire-to-wire in the 2A Morrison Regional quarterfinal on Monday, but the lead never reached double digits and the ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Hawks push past

    ROCKFORD – Make it two in a row for the Oregon boys basketball team. After struggling to only four wins leading up to its regular season finale agains ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • Local Roundup:

    Jordan Hochstatter scored 29 points and Justin Hart added 20 as Amboy beat Leland-Earlville 57-41 in the quarterfinal of the 1A Indian Creek Regional.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

    The West Carroll school district will have a spring sports meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Athletes, parents and coaches invol ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

    GIRLS BOWLINGKaltenbrun 54th at state tournamentOregon junior Caitlyn Kaltenbrun finished 54th at th ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Morrison senior Eads rides favorite move to state title

    CHAMPAIGN – Did you hear the one about the Mustang who is a one-trick pony and won a state wrestling championship? That’s what happened for Morrison ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 6:29 pm
  • Fulton’s Tyler Fleetwood tames Villarreal for 2nd title

    CHAMPAIGN – For people who put much stock in rankings, Tyler Fleetwood’s latest state championship was an upset. The Fulton junior had been No. 2 in ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 6:31 pm
  • Taylor Fleetwood’s run ends as runner-up

    CHAMPAIGN – Taylor Fleetwood had an amazing journey to reach the 285-pound championship bout at the Class 1A state wrestling tournament. Waiting for ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 6:46 pm
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