Trenton, MI— With wind and water conditions less than ideal, Jim Schiefelbein of Marseilles and Chad Knottek of Ottawa weighed 22-08 after day-one and got just what they needed, 15-11, on day-two, for the win with 38lbs 3ozs. Presented by Ranger Boats, this year’s Detroit River event pitted …

   The Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphin swim team took 34 swimmers to the IL YMCA state swim meet March 15-17 in St. John, IN. The ILVY Dolphins finished 8th out of 43 teams. Leading the team was Peyton Heagy who was the State Champion in the 500 Free. She also finished 2nd in both the 50 Free a…

A girls four-some from Waltham Curling Club – representing Illinois - have found the National Curling event kind of rough. The team lost to Wisconsin  Thursday, and Minnesota and Michigan Friday.

The Peoria Journal Star reports that Bradley nipped Loyola in the Missouri Valley Conference semi-finals Saturday. Loyola – the darling of the last NCAA Tourney – will

Cam McDonald, former Hall standout, is one of four Illini team members with his own hitting streak. McDonald currently has a hit in the past four games. He got an RBI hit Friday in the loss to Coastal Carolina.That game gave the Illini their first loss of the season. The Ladd native leads th…

  University of Toledo won the first of a double header Saturday behind the throwing of Maggie McGurk.  She is a past Streator athlete. The Rockets beat Darmouth and McGurk got her second win of the year. The Rockets lost later to Florida State University.

In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Illinois scored three runs in the eighth inning to take down No. 20 Wake Forest, 5 -2 Saturday in Men's College Baseball. Former local standout, Cam McDonald, led the Illini with two go-ahead RBI hits, including the winner in the eighth.

A New Orleans attorney representing Saints season ticket holders is suing the NFL for a controversial call in Sunday's game between the Saints and the L.A. Rams that sent the Rams to the Super Bowl. The lawsuit refers to a play in the fourth quarter that many believe was pass interference, b…

If you ask most athletes, being able to represent their country in competitions is about as good as it gets.  A bowler from the Illinois Valley will get that chance.

The Ottawa Pirates have their first blemish in their basketball season. After handling Peoria Notre Dame well in the first half, things reversed. PND became the aggressor in the second half, took the lead late in the 3rd quarter and won the Plano Tourney title 56- 45. Pirates Coach Mark Coop…

The IHSA on Tuesday announced a dramatic change to the future structure of high-school football in the state. Starting in the 2021 season, IHSA will schedule most regular-season football games, and the playoff-qualification process will change.

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