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  • Ferguson, Rivera thriving in summer tournaments

    The Emma Hubbs Tennis Classic is the third tournament this summer that Jonathan Rivera and Daniel Ferguson have played in together. It’s also the thir ...
    July 29, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • SportShorts for Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Joe Jahn of Amboy scored his first career hole-in-one on Friday at the 135-yard 15th hole at Shady Oaks Country Club. He used a 6-iron for the shot th ...
    July 29, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Another inspiring fishing trip

    I’m not gonna fib about the fact that the money I make guiding is pretty cool. I mean, getting paid to do what you love is a super deal.
    July 29, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Californian finally makes it back for tournament

    With players from all over the area hitting the tennis courts for the Emma Hubbs Tournament this week, one player had a much longer trip.
    July 28, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • SportShorts for Friday, July 29, 2016

    Rock Falls is selling all-season sport passes for the 2016-17 school year. Passes are $35 except for senior citizens living in Rock Falls who will pa ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 9:06 am
  • Tablante kids racking up victories, seconds

    DIXON — The tennis battles waged on the Tablante driveway are paying off. The three children of Antonio Tablante and Kate Gillespie of Sterling — An ...
    July 28, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Golf: Links With Locals

    If any kind of scrum would have broken out Wednesday afternoon at Timber Creek in Dixon, I would have been in good hands. I had Joe Roth in my corner ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Spirit of tennis guru Hubbs abounds at tournament

    DIXON – Emma Hubbs' presence was unmistakeable at the tennis courts on the west end of Dixon on Tuesday afternoon.
    July 26, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Illinois Gold took second place in the Midwest Nationals in Dallas. In the 76-team 18-and-under division, Illinois Gold breezed through its bracket be ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Vits finds happiness during Hubbs Classic

    Erin Vits was talking tennis strategy. She spoke about possible strategies to employ on the courts with her new doubles partner this fall. For the pas ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • SportShorts for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Representatives of the Monroe Clinic will hold pre-concussion ImPact testing at West Carroll High School 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3. Athletes can sign up i ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Dixon native working with Raiders in camp

    Benny Boyd wants to coach in the NFL someday, and he’s in the process of getting a little taste of it. Boyd, a 1996 Dixon High School graduate and cu ...
    July 26, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, July 25, 2016

    YOUTH SPORTSFootball starts next week in Rock FallsRock Falls Youth Football & Cheer will begin prac ...
    July 24, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Rock River monsters abound

    Think I'm gonna have to go ahead and deem this the year of the channel cat. While I haven't seen any titan-sized channels, I have laid eyes on an awf ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • New rules aimed at keeping pitchers healthy

    High school baseball games like the one Fulton and Morrison engaged in back on May 18 will soon be a thing of the past. The Steamers edged the Mustan ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:32 pm
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