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  • Prep roundup: DeKalb softball routs Rochele; Sycamore softball tops Yorkville

    The DeKalb softball team needed just seven hits in a 18-2 win at Rochelle on Tuesday.Erin Karasewski ...
    May 3, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Girls soccer: Sycamore clinches Northern Illinois Big 12 East crown with win over Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland girls soccer team has given up six goals this year. Three of those have b ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • NIU baseball: Huskies score seven in the ninth, shock Valparaiso

    The game was essentially over for the Northern Illinois baseball team against Valparaiso on Tuesday.
    May 3, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • Prep baseball: DeKalb's Wheeler comes up with go-ahead double in Barbs' win over Kaneland

    DeKALB – Bryce Wheeler has won games for the DeKalb baseball team with his arm this season.On Tuesda ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • White Sox to cut left-hander John Danks after 10 years

    CHICAGO – The AL-leading White Sox plan to cut John Danks on Thursday, ending the left-hander's 10-year run with the team.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • NIU softball: Huskies at Valparaiso preview

    First pitch: 2 p.m. Wednesday; 4:30 p.m. WednesdayMedia: ESPN3Records: Huskies 32-16 overall, 12-7 i ...
    May 3, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • Hammel goes to 4-0, Rizzo hits 2 doubles in Cubs' win

    PITTSBURGH – Jason Hammel raised his record to 4-0 and Anthony Rizzo hit two doubles as the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-2, Monday.
    May 2, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Prep roundup: DeKalb softball drops low-scoring game at West Aurora

    The DeKalb softball team lost, 2-0, at West Aurora on Monday.The Barbs (11-5 overall) managed only t ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Prep baseball: Kaneland's Matthew O'Sullivan edges DeKalb's Bryce Wheeler in pitchers duel

    MAPLE PARK – The DeKalb baseball team found itself on the losing end of a pitching duel, falling to Kaneland, 1-0, Monday.
    May 2, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Prep baseball: Hinckley-Big Rock struggles, falls at home to Newark

    BIG ROCK – The Hinckley-Big Rock baseball team committed six errors and had two balks and lost 11-0 to Newark in six innings on Monday afternoon.
    May 2, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • Prep baseball: Brock Myers has four RBIs, Indian Creek blows out Paw Paw

    SHABBONA – Brock Myers just missed a home run, but a big day at the plate would have to do for the Indian Creek catcher.
    May 2, 2016 - 8:32 pm
  • NIU baseball: Valparaiso at Huskies preview

    First pitch: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Ralph McKenzie FieldRecords: Crusaders 20-20 overall, 11-7 in Horizon L ...
    May 2, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Short-handed Braves rally in 10th to knock off Cubs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Maddon liked how his major league-leading Chicago Cubs rallied yet again. Yet one mistake stood out.
    May 1, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Sale stays unbeaten as White Sox beat Orioles for split

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Even when he's not at his best, Chris Sale is usually good enough to carry the Chicago White Sox to victory.
    May 1, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • NIU football: Lewis, Ford sign with NFL teams as undrafted free agents

    The Northern Illinois football team didn't have a player selected in the NFL Draft, but two former Huskies are headed to pro teams.
    May 1, 2016 - 7:49 pm
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