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  • Harvick wins in Phoenix; Newman, Hamlin, Logano also advance

    AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the final round of NASCAR's playoffs, while Jeff Gordon was knocked out w ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • SportShorts for Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

    COLLEGE FOOTBALLBulldogs, Seminoles stay atop AP rankingsBaylor, Arizona State, and Ohio State all t ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Cross country: Landis medals, nears 15-minute barrier

    PEORIA – Dewey Landis goes about a big cross country race just like a NASCAR racer on a superspeedway.
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • Cross country: Rock Falls' Williams places eighth in 1A

    PEORIA – In what was a very tough 1A state boys cross country meet at Peoria's Detweiller Park, the Newman Comets and the Rock Falls duo of Brayden Ha ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 2:55 am
  • Girls cross country: Haley Weidner competes in one shoe

    PEORIA – Bureau Valley freshman Haley Weidner worked hard throughout the year to make it, as a freshman, to the 1A state meet at Detweiller Park. Wi ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Volleyball: Sterling falls in supersectional to Joliet Catholic

    LASALLE – Time was running short on the Sterling Golden Warriors volleyball team in Game 1 of Saturday's 3A LaSalle-Peru Sectional against Joliet Cath ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 2:29 am
  • Football: Trick play keys Tigers' lopsided victory

    BYRON – In a 51-16 win over Chicago Harper on Saturday in the 3A playoffs, Byron got one slight scare.
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:28 am
  • Football: Newman cashes in on Oregon miscues

    STERLING – In a clash between ball-control offenses, the mistakes usually end up making all the difference. The Newman Comets took advantage of two f ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:29 am
  • Dukes' problems many in loss to Manteno

    MANTENO – Leaky defense, sputtering offense and ball security had not been major issues for the Dixon football team in what had been a resurgent 2014 ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:28 am
  • Football: Marian hits ground running in third quarter against Sterling

    STERLING – Brandon Dennis watched a shadow to avoid a tackle on a long touchdown run. He and his fellow Sterling seniors hope that their examples wil ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:28 am
  • Schaney runs over defender for go-ahead score in Lanark

    LANARK – Eric Schaney lowered his shoulder and, like a pickup truck hitting a safety cone, flattened a Hall defender before sprinting past a half-doze ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:29 am
  • HS football: Polo season ends at hands of Stark County

    WYOMING – There was no hiding from the Stark County football team.The top-ranked Rebels sliced up th ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:20 am
  • Football: Cardinals find afterburners against Hope

    FORRESTON – Before kickoff of Saturday's 1A second round playoff game between Forreston and Chicago Hope, a Russian MIG, complete with afterburners, t ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:21 am
  • Football: 2004 Comets defined by team unity

    In the long, storied tradition of Newman Comet football, there are a handful of teams that stand out above the rest.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Big bucks to be bagged

    Well, you throw in all these factors and you just knew things were going to start poppin’.What am I ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:28 pm

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