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  • Morrison’s Keller earns runner-up at tough tournament

    PRINCETON – After surviving Friday's opening session of the 52nd annual Princeton Invitational Tournament, six local wrestlers were in contention for ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Oregon bowling wins NIBC tournament

    The Oregon boys bowling team continued its odd-year success at the NIBC tournament Saturday, with a first-place finish.
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Guard Essex stretches floor for tall Raiders in win

    ASHTON – Sometimes Allison Prestegaard has to mind her head. She had to be duck when she jumped to slap a wall before heading into the locker room bef ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Column: Unofficial midseason awards

    As area basketball teams enter the conference portion of the basketball season, it felt like the right time to take stock of some official and unoffic ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • SVM 2x4: Local games to watch on Saturday

    Boys basketballPolo at Aquin6:30 p.m.• The Aquin Bulldogs are tied for first place with AFC in the N ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • High school sports: When sports and weather collide

    A steady powder drifted from the sky Monday afternoon and continued until the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday.
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Girls basketball: Hawks' defense stalls Duchesses

    DIXON – The Oregon Hawks pressured the Dixon Duchesses well with its 3-2 zone defense in the first half of their Big Northern West Division game at La ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Staff members share adventures with weather

    Everyone has attended sporting events where the story afterward was as much about the weather as it was the final score.
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:34 am
  • Outdoor Adventures: Keeping busy during winter

    It’s cold, you all. How many times you heard or said that this week? I know I’ve said it a few times, and heard it a ton also. Schools closing, athlet ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Cougars hang on for home win

    The Eastland Cougars girls basketball team remained undefeated in NUIC West play, holding off the Galena Pirates 53-48 in Lanark on Friday night.
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Wrestling: Several area teams to take on top competition this weekend

    Standing on the steps of the podium with a medal in hand at the end of a wrestling tournament is a goal for most wrestlers. But earning a piece of har ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Skyhawk women rout Black Hawk

    The Sauk Valley Skyhawks cruised to an Arrowhead Conference victory on the road, beating Black Hawk 76-57 on Thursday night in Moline.
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Football: IHSA member schools reject football revamp proposal

    The IHSA member schools on Tuesday rejected a proposal that would have altered the high school football landscape.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Covering Dukes now a perk

    People think being a sports writer is all fun and games.That is incredibly far from the truth, but t ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Sterling rally falls short at Musgrove

    STERLING – Sterling Thornton called Sterling's first-half effort against NIB-12 West opponent LaSalle-Peru "lackadaisical," while Juan Gomez described ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 12:14 am
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