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  • Giedd snapped ACL, but is back popping opponents

    There was a time when Chase Giedd wasn't able to chase around opposing quarterbacks and running backs and he has the scars to prove it.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Football: By The Numbers from Week 13

    For the third time since 2005, the Northwest Upstate Illini Conference has two football teams playing in state championship games.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Boys roundup: LeBlanc scores 18 in season opener for Dixon

    Kyle LeBlanc scored 18 points for the Dixon basketball team to led all scorers in a 68-32 season-opening win over Sherrard at the Orion Tournament.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Trojans knock off Prophets, Hawks en route to Oregon title

    The Mendota Trojans used a second-quarter blitz Saturday to cruise to the Oregon Tournament title, downing the host Hawks 58-35 in the title tilt at t ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Wildcatz headed to state for first time after beating Fieldcrest

    LANARK – Black Friday will turn into black-and-blue Friday for the Eastland-Pearl City football team.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:19 am
  • Heart is the only thing left unbroken

    LANARK – There are warning labels on just about everything. Some warn folks not to swim in ponds, some let you know your coffee is hot. Others warn ab ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Forreston finally finds its way to championship game

    FORRESTON – In a 28-20 semifinal win over Galena on Saturday in the 1A semifinals, Forreston had to overcome more than untimely penalties, poor field ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • Storm come up short of Princeton title

    The Bureau Valley Storm couldn't hold on to a halftime lead Saturday, falling 38-29 to Putnam County in the title game at the Princeton tournament.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 7:26 pm
  • Dominant era highlighted by 1984 title

    Amboy will forever be known as a high school football town, and that reputation was forged over 8 mostly magical years, from 1979-1986.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Boys basketball: Rockets hoping to utilize speed this season

    Rock Falls guard Tanner Dean didn't play as much as he would have liked last season. The Rockets had five seniors and several playmakers that pushed D ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • SVM Retrospective: Game by game look of 1984 Amboy Clippers

    Sept. 7, 1984Amboy 37, Hall 8• The championship campaign started with a safety by defensive tackle S ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Sterling’s hustle, passing, defense key to success this season

    As practice was winding down Thursday night at Musgrove Fieldhouse, Sterling boys basketball coach coach Jim Preston put 4 minutes on the clock and th ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Amboy champs in 1984? You bet!

    Brad Goy had 1,000 reasons to want the 1984 Amboy High School football team to win a state championship.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Girls basketball: Dixon builds early lead, holds off Rock Falls

    DIXON – Dixon coach Luke Ravlin has been waiting for his Duchesses to put together two good halves of basketball. He got his wish Friday night at Lanc ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Too cold for this guy’s comfort

    It's official: I am sick of the cold weather already. I have not looked at any official statistics or anything, but this has to be one of the coldest ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:53 pm

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