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  • Girls basketball: Byron edges Prophetstown in Polo tournament title game

    POLO – Ellie Lehne and the rest of the Byron girls basketball team tried hard to push Prophetstown out of their minds throughout a week filled with ga ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Lack of patience costs Newman in Forreston semifinal

    FORRESTON – The Newman Comets are used to applying pressure and forcing their opponents into mistakes, which they then turn into points on the other e ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Having a plan is a good start

    A few short months ago, it didn't seem possible that the Rock Falls football program would be in better shape than the Chicago Bears.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Hawks fly past Cards

    The Oregon Hawks used a balanced attack to win the third-place game at the Polo tournament on Thursday, downing Forreston 67-41.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • NFL: Clausen's time to shine

    LAKE FOREST – Jimmy Clausen took the first-team reps in the portion of practice open to the media, and Marc Trestman confirmed Thursday that Clausen w ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • NBA: Butler scores 35 in win over Knicks

    CHICAGO – In a game missing Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, it was Jimmy Butler who played like a star.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Dukes pin down Cardinals

    The Dixon Dukes dual with Big Northern West rival Stillman Valley started at 160 pounds on Thursday at the Pit. The Dukes won the first eight matches ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • NHL: Blackhawks penalty killers on NHL record pace

    Ben Smith wasn’t caught short-handed when asked to describe the attributes a top-notch penalty killer possesses.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • NFL: Jaguars hold off Titans late

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion with a big run. And Sen'Derrick Marks sealed the vi ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Sportshorts for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

    Outfielder Matt Kemp could be headed back to the logjam in Los Angeles after his physical with the Padres revealed arthritis in both hips.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Sportshorts for Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

    The Don Ebersole 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held at Westwood Sports Complex in Sterling on Dec. 27 starting at 9 a.m. Cost is $40 for a team ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • NBA: Butler must be mentally wary of upcoming restricted free agency

    As the Bulls’ 1-1 trip concluded, coach Tom Thibodeau revealed a telling anecdote about Jimmy Butler.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • NFL: Packers offense coming off sluggish loss

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers are in playoff mode, even after a disappointing loss at Buffalo.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Prophets convert Oregon turnovers into points

    POLO – Prophetstown weathered an early storm of energy from Oregon, and cruised to a 62-41 victory in the final match-up of the round-robin Polo Holid ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Rock Falls hires its AD as new football coach

    Rock Falls did not have to look far and wide to find its next varsity football coach.Rich Montgomery ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:23 am
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