74°FFairFull Forecast

Local Sports

  • Rockets win pitchers duel

    Michaela Ward struck out 13 in a two-hit shutout, and the Rock Falls Rockets won a Big Northern West game at home Thursday, beating Byron 2-0.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Sportshorts for Friday, April 17, 2015

    Morgan Adolph, a Milledgeville graduate and a freshman at Rock Valley College, was named NJCAA Division III pitcher of the week.
    April 17, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • BV senior glad to join Redbirds

    It wasn't too long ago that Lindsey Hoffert wasn't even sure which sport she wanted to continue competing in when she went to college. The Bureau Val ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Softball: Comets use speed to subdue Missiles

    STERLING – For a while, it appeared the softball gods were conspiring against Newman in Wednesday's nonconference game against Milledgeville.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Comets roll at home

    The Newman Comets scored in every inning of a nonconference baseball game Wednesday at home, beating the Milledgeville Missiles 12-0 in five innings.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Sprints depend on good starts, maintaining speed

    The finish line comes faster for sprinters than any other athletes, but not every runner gets there the same way.
    April 17, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Boys track: Fulton repeats as champions at Fulton Relays

    FULTON – There may as well have been a Ninja Turtle on the track, because Daniel Hartman was headed right for the sewer.
    April 17, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Mistakes cost Sterling in second loss to Leafs

    STERLING – The Geneseo and Sterling baseball teams have battled on even terms for much of their two contests this week.
    April 17, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Softball: 11-run first inning leads Rock Falls to run-rule win over Dixon

    ROCK FALLS – After a couple of tough losses to Morrison and Sterling in a home triangular Saturday, the Rock Falls softball team was looking to bounce ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Mammosser busts out of slump in sixth

    ROCK FALLS – Jacob Mammosser picked the right time to break out of an excruciating slump.After it lo ...
    April 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Baseball roundup: Dukes can't hold down lead

    The Dixon Dukes squandered a two-run lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning in a 5-4 road loss on Tuesday to Winnebago.
    April 17, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Trojans turn tables on Hawks

    The Oregon Hawks watched a big lead turn into a Big Northern West road loss, falling 15-14 to the Mendota Trojans on Tuesday afternoon.
    April 17, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Dixon soccer rolls on road

    Lauren Chacon scored three goals and had an assist in a 6-3 road for Dixon over Genoa-Kingston on Tuesday.
    April 17, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Situational hitting keys Comets’ third straight win

    STERLING – The Newman baseball team is on its first three-game winning streak.The Comets entered Sat ...
    April 14, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Rockets handle Panthers at home

    ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls had the whole package working in Monday's non-conference game against Erie-Prophetstown, and the result was a short day at the ...
    April 14, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • National video

    Reader Poll

    What's your favorite way of honoring your mom on Mother's Day?
    Telephone call
    Take her out to dinner
    She's deceased, but I think about her that day