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  • Steamers split TRAC meet

    Fulton wrestling split a pair of matches on Tuesday night, topping Riverdale 45-24 and losing to Rockridge via criteria 30-30.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Freak play goes Dukes’ way as they take tourney title

    STERLING – The old adage goes that if you work hard enough and keep fighting throughout an entire game, you make your own breaks. The Dixon Dukes did ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • BBK: Warriors' fourth-quarter rally upends Burlington Central

    STERLING – Going winless in its own first-year tournament didn’t quite sit right with the Sterling boys basketball team.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Steamers top rival Fillies on road

    After watching a double-digit halftime lead evaporate, the Fulton Steamers scored the final basket off an offensive rebound Monday night to pull out a ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Girls basketball: Nothing easy in Amboy's win over AFC

    ASHTON – Nothing came easy Saturday night in a raucous matchup between Amboy and Ashton-Franklin Center, two of the top Class 1A girls basketball team ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Boys basketball: Fast start keys Dukes past Warriors

    STERLING – On the Dixon Dukes’ first possession Saturday night, Cal Jarrett pulled up for a jumper and found nothing but net. 
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:36 am
  • Plenty of positives in win, loss

    STERLING – Textbooks or instructional videos probably couldn't have displayed the way offense should look like any better than the way the Dixon Dukes ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Girls basketball: Rockets turn away Hawks

    OREGON – Is Emy Wright worth 30 points a game to the Oregon girls basketball team? If numbers don’t lie, she sure is.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Boys roundup: Dukes bowl to second at Freeport Regional

    The Dixon Dukes bowling team placed second Saturday at the 11-team Freeport Regional, earning a trip to next weekend’s Stevenson Sectional in Lincolns ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Girls roundup: Prophets stay undefeated in TRAC West

    The Prophetstown Prophets won the battle of Three Rivers West unbeatens Saturday, beating Sherrard 53-45 in a makeup game from Jan. 5 at Prophetstown.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Sauk edges Kennedy King by one point

    The Sauk Valley Skyhawks used a strong second half to pull out an overtime win in Chicago, beating Region IV foe Kennedy King 76-75.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 7:26 pm
  • Boys basketball: Sterling, Dixon set to clash in tide-changing MLK tournament

    When talking about Martin Luther King basketball tournaments, Jason Mead remembers one horror story from early in his coaching career.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Boilermakers’ Goforth hits shot to stun Comets

    STERLING – Cody Goforth was the smallest man on the floor, but he came up with the biggest play.Gofo ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Boys basketball: Sitzmore hits game-winner for Mustangs

    PROPHETSTOWN – Morrison senior Mason Sitzmore, just like anyone who has ever worked with the orange orb before, has had the dream of the last-second o ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Locals shine at community colleges

    Jordan Giddings' second-to-last shot Thursday night was a fadeaway 3-pointer off a pass from Kiarra Harris.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:23 am
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