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  • Sterling battles back, but loses to Belvidere North

    DIXON – When the Sterling girls basketball team fell behind in their Dixon Holiday Classic opener Tuesday morning, it refused to get down. Instead, t ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Newman falls to defending 2A champ Byron in Dixon opener

    DIXON – The challenge was a tough one for the Newman Comets in their 9 a.m. basketball game Tuesday in the opening round of the Dixon Christmas Classi ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Duchesses can’t get offense on track in loss to Titans

    DIXON – The shots did not fall for either Dixon or Boylan early in the Dixon Holiday Classic first-round matchup between the two teams on Tuesday. Bo ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Rockets handle EPG

    Abbee Sigel scored 15 points to lead the Rock Falls Rockets to a 53-29 win over El Paso-Gridley in their opener at the State Farm Classic on Tuesday a ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Winfield leads Rockets

    Garret Winfield paced a balanced attack with 19 points as Rock Falls began play in the State Farm Classic with a 63-56 victory against Piasa Southwest ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Strong start sends AFC to lopsided victory

    AMBOY – After 3 days off, the AFC Raiders were a bit worried they’d be a little rusty for Monday’s Amboy Holiday Tournament opener against Ottawa Marq ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Amboy rolls past Indian Creek

    AMBOY – It didn’t take long for the Clippers to take the fight out of the Timberwolves.Amboy scored ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Basketball: Fulton's fantastic four lead Steamers past Amboy

    It’s rare when a high school team has four players score in double figures. Cole McClary (11), Cody Sanderson (14), Tyler Bruggenwirth (22) and Kyle S ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Marcos storm back for win

    Trailing by double-digits at halftime, the Polo boys basketball team came back to beat Galena 67-62 in the Eastland Holiday Tournament on Monday in La ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Thom Sigel’s coaching influence found all over area

    There’s no doubt that Thom Sigel has left a legacy at Rock Falls High School. Perhaps similar legacies will be left at basketball programs at other s ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Amboy’s Joe Jahn earns IBCA honor as ‘Friend of the Game’

    Joe Jahn has the best seat in house for Amboy boys and girls basketball games, and he gets paid a few bucks on top of that – and now, he’s reaping yet ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Rockets top Warriors in arch rivals’ finale

    STERLING – Competition at the Sterling Shootout is scheduled the way it is for the Sterling girls basketball team on purpose, with tough 4A teams comi ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • SportShorts for Saturday, December 24, 2016

    GIRLS BASKETBALLSterling falls to Richwoods at ShootoutThe Golden Warriors stayed competitive with t ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Hunters going after coyotes

    Well, here it is Thursday again, and another week of outdoor activities is in the books.There has be ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Dixon gets hot from 3-point range in win at home

    DIXON – Beau Bailey had the hot hand for the Dixon Dukes in the first quarter of their non-conference game against Orion on Thursday at Lancaster Gym. ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:52 pm
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