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Dixon: Police wrong to weigh in Says ‘little doubt’ criticisms of Sheriff Varga an attempt to influence outcome BY DAVID GIULIANI dgiuliani@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 525 Former Dixon Mayor Jim Dixon

DIXON – Former Dixon Mayor Jim Dixon says there is “little doubt” that the Dixon Police Department’s leadership is trying to influence the race for Lee County sheriff.

Meanwhile, the police chief defended his department’s position. Dixon said the city’s commissioner of public safety should act to protect the department’s reputation. “I don’t think our police department should be giving the impression that it involves itself in partisan

politics, let alone the impression that it wants to take control of the sheriff’s office,” Dixon said in a letter to the editor that appeared in Saturday’s editions of Sauk Valley Media. “It has been a nonpartisan force operating without political influ-

ences and, consequently, has had the highest standing in our community,” Dixon wrote. The sheriff’s office, he said, should be independent and not “beholden” to the city police. POLICE CONTINUED ON A11

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ABOVE: The Rhythm-Quest Performance Ensemble practices Sunday afternoon in Tabor Gym at Rock Falls High School for Percussion-Palozza, which will be held at 1 p.m. March 2 at the school. Rhythm-Quest draws members from across the Sauk Valley and into eastern Iowa and Wisconsin. Percussion-Palooza is an educational and entertainment event feature a solo and ensemble competition for snare drum, melodic percussion, multi-percussion, and drum set for Middle School (grades 5-8), High School (grades 9-12) and Senior (post-secondary) level percussionists. TOP: Amboy’s Paige Setchell plays the drum set during the Rhythm-Quest Performace Ensemble’s practice.

Matt and Dawn Moore were getting ready to send their son a Christmas care package when he called them from an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Their son, 20-year-old Alex Moore, is an airman first class in the Air Force, assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. He called home that day looking to get his hands on some paint. Moore and several others were working to restore a memorial for Elizabeth Jacobson, the first female airman killed in the line of duty during the Iraq war and the first Security Forces member killed in conflict since Vietnam. She was killed in 2005 when a vehicle she was in hit an improvised explosive device – or IED. The memorial to Moore was dedicated later that year. “After nearly a decade of rough, dry climate the memorial has been severely worn,” Moore said in an email. It was his unit commander who first noticed the damage to the memorial, Moore said, while conducting routine post visits. The commander sent out an email to see whether anyone was interested in restoring the memorial. MEMORIAL CONTINUED ON A2

INSIDE Stephanie Swan of Geneseo practices Sunday afternoon in the color guard of the RhythmQuest Performance Ensemble. Rhythm-Quest will be hosting Percussion-Palooza, which will place an emphasis on performance. The top three preliminary performances will in each category at each level will receive awards. Individual champions will be announced and will perform at the event’s premier showcase, with exhibitions from Rhythm-Quest and by The Knights Alumni Drum Line.

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Brian Haan of Rock Falls plays the vibraphone Sunday during the Rhythm-Quest Performance Ensemble practice. The PercusionPalooza on Sunday will feature guest percussionists Kevin Donka and Washbord Jo.

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Moore and two others were, and their work began soon after. “Before volunteering to resuscitate the memorial, I’ve only seen the memorial in passing and had never really stopped to get a close look at it,� he said. “I soon realized it would take much more work to bring the painting back to the original state it once was.� The concrete memorial is about 8 feet wide and 5 feet tall. It has a 30-line poem and a painting of Jacobson and the American flag in the shape of Iraq in the center. To restore it, Moore and the others had to scrub off the chipped paint and the dirt that had accumulated, he said, and covered the painting to spray paint over the poem. The poem would be redone completely, Moore said, so he used Photoshop to create stencils for the letters. They also added more details to the center, including a thicker border around the image and brighter colors. The only element of the memorial that wasn’t significantly restored, Moore said, was Jacobson’s face. “It was probably the only thing that hadn’t changed from the original painting in 2005,� he said. The restoration work started on Nov. 30, Moore said, and he and the others spent 8 to 10 hours each Saturday working on it. It was the

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Air Force Airman First Class Alex Moore, of Amboy, stands next to the Elizabeth Jacobson memorial he and two others worked to restore. Jacobson was the first female airman killed in the line of duty during the Iraq war. finish it in time for the only day all three had presents. “I thought it was pretty unveiling.� off, he said, and they had The paint got to Moore a Dec. 21 deadline to fin- neat that they had asked for volunteers and he first, and with the loomish. “Because of the dead- volunteered for it,� Matt ing deadline, it worked line we were given, Moore said. “I was proud out better that way than ordering paint online of the fact that he was the reverse. This wasn’t the first [was] not an option, as giving up some of his, I it would take way too don’t know if you call it time Moore has volunlong to arrive,� Moore free time, his off-duty teered. When he was in said. “I ended up having time, to work on that high school, he helped Amboy High School’s my parents mail a set of project.� The Moores sent their library design a website, assorted paints.� The morning that his son two packages – one his father said, and had parents were getting with his presents and also done some painting and drawing while in ready to send his Christ- one with the paint. It was taking 10 days for basic training. mas presents and a care “I have an extensive package, Moore called care packages to get from to see whether they had Amboy to their son, Matt background in graphic sent it yet. They hadn’t, said, but the two packag- design prior to my miliso Moore added his es they sent didn’t arrive tary career,� Alex said in at the same time. an email. “So I thought request. “It wasn’t until a day it would be a great way Luckily, Dawn Moore is into crafts and had some before our deadline to get involved, show paints at the house – a when the [paint] pack- my leadership skills, and box with 24 colors – that age finally arrived,� Alex most of all, honor our made its way to Moore said. “So we stayed out fallen brothers and sisalong with his Christmas all through the night to ters.�

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STERLING – A longtime area ambulance salesman is breathing new life into a long-vacant eyesore on Sterling’s West End. Kevin Klocke, who for more than three decades sold ambulances for Foster Coach Sales Inc. in Sterling, has struck out on his own, opening Klocke’s Emergency Vehicles in the 12,000-square-foot building at West Fourth Street and Avenue G that for years housed Glafka’s Tire City (remember that big tire-on-a-stick sign?). Glafka’s closed about 7 years ago; the building at the busy intersection had been quietly decaying since. Klocke already has remodeled the interior, redoing the front office, sprucing up most of the garage area. He also persuaded his pal, Colby Snyder, to move his Rock Falls equipment sales and auction business, Midwest Commercial Wholesale, into the east end of the building. Klocke and his fix-up man and only employee, Butch Neal of Rock Falls, plan to tackle the facade and the other half of the garage next. Klocke is a dealer for the manufacturer Life Line Emergency Vehicles, of Sumner, Iowa. He handles new and used models and trade-ins, and also sells Stryker medical cots; his sales territory is in Iowa.

Klocke’s Emergency Vehicles is at 608 W. Fourth St. Go to www.klockesev. com or contact owner Kevin Klocke at kevin@ klockesev.com or 815499-6577 to learn more. Midwest Commercial Wholesale also is at 608 W. Fourth. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Go to www.midwestcommercialwholesale. com or find it on Facebook for an inventory of equipment for sale and information on upcoming auctions. Owner Colby Snyder can be reached at colby@midwestcw.com OR   TO learn more. He’s got a big white behemoth, a $170,000 4WD Ford S450 Super Duty XLT, and a couple of other ambulances in the shop at the moment; the Ford is his demo vehicle. He has a company in Clinton, Iowa, that does whatever graphics his buyers want, and Mike’s Auto Repair, conveniently located across the street, does any mechanical work he might need, Klocke says. “I really enjoy the business; I’ve been doing it for 30 years,� he said. Klocke, 55, graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1977. He now lives in Dixon with his wife, Jan, a substitute teacher, and rides his bicycle to work when

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Kevin Klocke, 55, of Dixon, owner of Klocke’s Emergency Vehicles, stands with some of the ambulances for sale in his new shop in the former Glafka’s Tire City Building on West Fourth Street and Avenue G in Sterling. Klocke, a Rock Falls native, has been a salesman for more than 30 years.

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Michael T. Reiley DIXON – Michael T. Reiley, 72, of Dixon, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. He was a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad for 41 years, prior to his retirement on March 1, 2002. Michael was born Sept. 25, 1941, in Sterling, the son of John C. and Cassie (Kolb) Reiley. He married Janet “Jan� Hopkins on April 22, 1994, in Dixon. Michael served in the United States National Guard and was a member of Dixon Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 779 and Dixon Moose Lodge 727. Survivors include his wife, Jan Reiley of Dixon; one son, Chad (Amber Carson) Hopkins of Dixon; two sisters-inlaw, Merrie Lou Hopkins

of Dixon, Linda (Tom) VanDeventer of Sherrard; and one brotherin-law, Stanley Hopkins of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frank Longholf, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

Nelda Faye Lenhart MILLEDGEVILLE – Nelda Faye Lenhart, 91, of Milledgeville, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Coventry Living Center in Sterling with family by her side. Nelda was born Aug. 21, 1922, to John and Mary Sloan in Carter. Nelda married Robert Lenhart on Dec. 24, 1944. He passed away April 8, 2006. Nelda was a homemaker who cherished raising her family and being with her grandchildren. Nelda will be dearly missed by her grandson Johnathan Lenhart; daughter Betty Lenhart of Phoenix; sons Gary

(Steven Syftestad) Lenhart of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Terry (Viola) Lenhart of Milledgeville; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter, Kelly Lenhart, and her brothers Donald Sloan and Johnny Sloan. Cremation rites will be accorded and graveside services will be at a later date. Arrangements are through McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Marvin C. Kaufman FULTON – Marvin C. Kaufman, 79, of Fulton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his home. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements.

Wilma L. Rizner MOUNT MORRIS – Wilma L. Rizner, 88, of Mount Morris, formerly of Dixon, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Pinecrest Manor in Mount Morris. She was born on April 27, 1925, in Carmi to Obay and Lillian (Griffin) Sanders. She married Dean Rizner on July 11, 1958, in Sterling. He preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1996. She is survived by two sons, Robert (Kathy) Pate of Fayetteville, N.C., and Clyde Pate of Dixon; two daughters, Sue Greenfield of Mount Morris and Debbie Hetrick of Dixon; grandchildren Cheryl (Tom) Murphy, Tim Pate, Jason Pate, Sarah (Shaun) Smith, Christi (Phill) Plumb, Patti (Mike) Kessel, Tammi (Todd Bishop) Pate, Billie Pate, Rebecca (Jason) Pate-Clevenger, Chris (Amanda) Pate, Brian Huber, Eric Huber, Jeremy (Terri) Greenfield, Jami Nelson, Nichole Miller and Jesse Hetrick; numerous great- and

great-great grandchildren; and a daughter-inlaw, Helga Pate of Mesa, Ariz. She also was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Yvonne Shipp and Diane Stine; and two sons, Michael Pate and Bill Pate. She retired from the Jack Mabley Center in Dixon. She was a former member of the First Nazarene Church in Dixon. She loved animals, flowers and gardening, and loved to sing and dance. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Mike Jones of First United Methodist Church in Dixon will officiate. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Visit www.chapelhilldixon.com to send condolences.

Mary ‘Mary Beth’ O’Brien STERLING – Mary “Mary Beth� O’Brien, 35, of Sterling, died at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Mary was born on Dec. 13, 1978, in Sterling, the daughter of Robert “Smitty� and Cathie (Riggs) Smith. She married Derek O’Brien on June 1, 2012, in Morrison. Mary was a homemaker and graduate of Western Illinois University. Survivors include her mother, Cathie (Lawrence “Bud�) Tompkins of Rock Falls; her husband, Derek O’Brien of Sterling; three daughters, Arabella Adams, Evangelina Adams and Aryanna Adams, all of Sterling; two sisters, Dawn (Lee) Sandrock of Long Beach, Miss. and Tammy

Smith-Albertson of Missouri; four brothers, Peter (Heather) Smith of California, David Smith of Tennessee, Bob Smith of Sterling and Danny Smith of Florida. She was preceded in death by her father; maternal and paternal grandparents; and one niece. A gathering of family and friends begins at 10 a.m. and a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The Rev. Dalmus Meeks of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a memorial to her children has been established. Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

Jeannette Balk FULTON – Jeannette Balk, 95, of Fulton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Harbor Crest Home in Fulton. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton is handling arrangements.

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Ill. politicians tout manufacturing labs Bustos says good-paying jobs on the way ST. LOUIS (AP) – Top politicians in Illinois joined local leaders in Michigan in trumpeting as a coup news that their states have landed a part in what they consider a revolutionary effort to boost manufacturing innovation, seeded by $140 million from federal taxpayers. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel over the weekend announced Chicago’s selection as eventual home to the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute touted last month in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. A second institute will be located in Canton, Mich., near Detroit. Obama, a Chicagoan, is expected to officially announce the $320 million initiative Tuesday at the White House. The Pentagon is contributing

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GOP hopefuls present voters a contrast in skills SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Both candidates seeking the Republican nomination to be Illinois treasurer say they want to help right the state’s financial ship — one bringing years of legislative experience to the job, the other promoting his technical expertise as a certified public accountant. Former House Republican leader Tom Cross and DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan are jockeying to be the GOP candidate for a post being vacated by incumbent Dan Rutherford at a time when Illinois finds itself in a continuing financial mess. Each is pledging to use the post as a catalyst for change, though the treasurer’s role in state budget affairs is limited and recent office holders have used the position as more of a stepping stone to higher office. Cross brings a number of advantages to the race, including wider name recognition due to his years in Springfield and in party leadership, not to mention having raised more than six times as much cash as Grogan. Yet possibly complicating the Oswego Republican’s bid is his decision in November to vote for legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois. He was one of only three House Republicans to do so, and the vote held considerable risk as he was appealing to Republican primary voters who tend to be socially conservative. “I think people are going to say, ‘I may not like it,’ but he’s trying to fix the state, he’s trying

to fix the budget, he’s been aggressive on (pension reform), and I like what he’s been doing on financial issues,� Cross said in an interview. While Grogan says he believes marriage is between a man and a woman, he has not made an issue of Cross’ vote on the campaign trail, noting same-sex marriage is “not related to the duties or the operations of the treasurer’s office.� He has focused on promoting his experience tracking county finances and operations, arguing that it makes him the best qualified candidate to run the treasurer’s office efficiently. Illinois’ treasurer is tasked with investing more than $15 billion in taxpayer dollars, helping Illinois citizens manage finances and keeping track of unclaimed property. The office also manages college savings programs for Illinoisans. Those programs have landed previous officeholders in hot water, as both Rutherford, a Republican now running for governor, and his predecessor, Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, were criticized for the way they ran the Bright Start program, which lost close to $150 million in recent years. In recent years, there have been several unsuccessful attempts to merge the offices of Illinois treasurer and comptroller, another state constitutional officer whose primary function is paying the state’s bills. Both Cross and Grogan say they support the idea.


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Illinois has passed law that mandates statewide counting NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – With possibly hundreds of thousands of rape kits untested across the country, a number of states are proposing legislation to address backlogs that in at least one case dates back nearly three decades. In Memphis, Tenn., alone, there are more than 12,000 untested rape kits going back to the 1980s, according to the New York-based Rape Kit Action Project, which has been tracking the backlogs nationwide. In the entire state of Texas, there are about 16,000 untested kits collecting dust in police evidence rooms. Tennessee is among at least 17 states with proposals that range from requiring law enforcement agencies to inventory their rape kits to analyzing them in a certain amount of time. Three states – Colorado, Illinois and Texas – have passed laws that mandate a statewide accounting of untested rape kits. Most of the other states’ proposals favor the inventory measure that would require all law enforcement agencies that store rape kits to count the number of untested kits. Rape Project spokeswoman Natasha Alexenko estimates there are about 400,000 nationwide that

fall into that category. “Until we enact this kind of legislation where we’re counting them, we really have no idea,� said Alexenko, a rape victim whose rape kit was finally tested after nearly 10 years, and her attacker arrested after a match was found. Rape victim Meaghan Ybos of Memphis has been crusading for legislation to address the backlogs for several years. The 27-year-old was 16 when she was sexually assaulted in her suburban home in 2003. She underwent a forensic rape exam, but never heard anything else about her kit. In 2012, she was watching the local news and learned police had arrested a suspected serial rapist in the same neighborhood where she lived. “I just knew it was the same person,� recalled Ybos, who called police, told them about her assault and persuaded them to reopen her case. Her rape kit was eventually examined and the suspect’s DNA and that in her kit matched. The suspect pleaded guilty in her case and is currently incarcerated.

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been an emotional guy, to boot. I called him because I needed to take vacation this week in order to get my stuff together at home. We’ve been going through a lot of stuff with the girls of late, and, especially when Kayla came down ill, I felt that enough was enough. I needed to stop being at work while my mind was at home or, far worse, vice versa. I needed to stop making uncharacteristic mistakes both at the office and in my home. I hated calling Jeff, because I don’t like admitting defeat. And I knew with a monster special section looming and our staff already stretched, it would be on him to shoulder that which I needed so badly to unload for a spell. But he assured me

that it’s OK to admit you’re not succeeding and to do what you need to do in order to change that. He also assured me to not look back on having to pull the trigger, but to instead just be Dad. Forgive me if you’d do anything to have a boss as considerate as mine. I feel like I’m bragging, but what I’m really trying to do is convey why, in these turbulent times for newspapers, I couldn’t feel better about where I am, and look forward to growing with the company while my kids grow up. I’d be remiss if I didn’t flesh out that point. Frankly, you have it very good as a readership. You’d be hard-pressed to find a staff that works harder to cover your communities, or one that finds more creative ways to do it. So, please try not to take for granted the newspaper group that is serving you. We have editors whose game-planning is only matched by their dedication to its execution. We have a stable of intimidatingly talented reporters that features a balance of knowledgeable veterans and young, hungry go-getters. Our photog-

raphers capture emotion and art in the least likely of places. The list goes on and on. From the moment I stepped into the newsroom 28 months ago, I’ve known this company is a gem. While I’ll miss the staff, this is going to be a glorious week. Not restful, mind you. I’ve found that’s a misconception – that having kids suddenly fills your life with giggles and adorable moments. Pro tip: It’s more so filled with spit-up, poop and concern. But the tender moments, incomparable rewards. and unexplainable perspective far and away trump the bad stuff. So this will be a glorious week, as I get to crush it as Dad. I’ll miss my extended family, but the overwhelming amount of talent in the newsroom assures me that the outstanding coverage won’t miss a beat. But it’s the personalities throughout the office that I’ve grown to love that assure me that they’d want me to do this. So I guess this column is my way of saying thanks to my fourth- through 16th (or whatever the –eenth is) people in the Sauk Valley.

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Government has gone nuts; here’s the proof Hare-brained schemes are now the norm

Dave Granlund, GateHouse News Service

EDITORIALS FROM YESTERYEAR | 1964

From our archives: No need for fables about Washington Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Telegraph on Feb. 22 and 25, 1964.

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River Valley and chose Washington to lead a small group of men on the 1,000-mile journey. Washington had adven4HETRUTHIS tures on that journey STIRRINGENOUGH that were worthy of the eorge Washing- Daniel Boone legend. ton’s birthday When the call went out anniversary for soldiers during the prompts a thought: French and Why do we make up Indian War, fables to illustrate the Washington greatness of our counmet the try’s statesmen when challenge their real lives are so and served much more impressive? bravely. Why do we have to He was George make so much out of the chosen a Washington legend that Washington delegate 1732-1799 told his father he had, to the First No cherry-tree and Second indeed, cut down the legends were cherry tree? necessary for Continental It is fine, of course, that the “Father of Congresses. His Country,� It was at the Washington was truthopined the ful, but it is a pity we second in Telegraph on must make up fables to Feb. 22, 1964. 1775 that illustrate his honesty. he was choThe truth was stirring Washington should be sen to lead enough. remembered for other, an Amerigreater deeds; for his real can army. accomplishments. The army consisted of Born in Westmoreland raw, untrained citizens. County, Va., Washington These men had come did not attend school from their farms at the until after he was 11 news of trouble. They years old. Yet, when he were without uniforms was only 16, he started a and camp equipment. career as a surveyor. Their rifles were their It was when he was a own. surveyor that Gov. DinIt was Washington’s widdie of Virginia wished task to shape them into a to send a message to the fighting team. For seven French along the Ohio years, he fought not only

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Vote Drought for Ogle sheriff LINDA McNAMES Rockford

With regard to the upcoming election for sheriff of Ogle County, my choice is firm for Joe Drought. I have known Joe since first working with him at the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department in 1990. Joe was always an outstanding representative of the department as a

deputy, K-9 officer, and detective. He has always been an individual who cares greatly for his profession as a police officer, his family and his community. These are exactly the same character attributes he will bring to the sheriff’s office. What Ogle County is in great need of is the type of individual Joe represents, one who will never place himself first and will always make those around him his priority. It would have been an

honor to work with Joe as sheriff, as I know he will restore the office of sheriff to the respectable law enforcement agency it once was. You are the person who can make this happen by choosing Joe Drought for sheriff of Ogle County on March 18, and know that as you are casting your vote, you are taking part in making an effective and greatly needed change for the betterment of our Ogle County community.

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WASHINGTON – Sometimes the federal government makes us a tiny bit nervous. Actually, sometimes the government seems completely bonkers. The ever-more-powerful Department of Homeland Security, which is so huge they’d have to kill you if you knew how big it really is, has gotten into its head that it wants to hire a private company to track license plates to locate “wanted individuals.� This is so hare-brained on so many levels, we have to shudder. (Pause for some seriously significant shuddering.) First, hiring private contractors to launch President Obama’s health insurance overhaul hasn’t gone all that well. Second, this government is being rebuked around the globe for violating absolutely everyone’s civil rights and collecting way too much information while letting contractors steal sacred passwords so more secrets can be leaked. This government even listened in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone, for heaven’s sakes, had to apologize, and then complained bitterly when the Russians listened in on one of our diplomats. Third, the ostensible reason for such an enormous privately maintained database – finding illegal immigrants and sending them back home – is nonsensical for an administration that is deporting more undocumented people than ever and can’t even process the ones they find in a timely fashion. AND THIS IS AN administration that says it wants to reform immigration laws so that the 11 million people already here without papers can stay, work, and eventually gain citizenship. Doesn’t anyone in this administration ever read science fiction? Don’t they know that huge databases full of information inevitably will result in innocent people’s lives being irreparably destroyed? “I was nowhere near Indiana when that bank was robbed. I was at home in Ohio sound asleep.� Sure, you were. Prove it. The license plate detection police have a picture of your car outside the bank. Doesn’t anyone in this administration watch TV? Every night on some cop show a commercial firm is stealing private information and using it for blackmail or terrorism or some other evil intent. According to The Washington Post, nobody in

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DHS has figured out yet how long the data would be kept, what would be a valid “investigative lead� to warrant checking the database, and who exactly could check the license plate database to find someone’s whereabouts. BESIDES, IF OUR government is so broke, how can we afford to pay a commercial outfit the hundreds of millions of dollars such a database that collects information on millions of law-abiding citizens would cost? The government-is-daft argument No. 2: A new study, by the always-conscientious Congressional Budget Office, finds that if impoverished Americans who struggle to survive on $7.25 an hour get a raise in the minimum wage so they can get out of Doesn’t p o v e r t y , 500,000 anyone o t h e r in this Americans adminwill lose istration their jobs. ever read J u s t l i k e science that. In other fiction? words, if Ann you have a McFeatters fast-food job and you make $7.25 an hour and you have to go on food stamps to feed your family, you can’t get a nationally mandated raise to $10.10 an hour, as Obama proposes, because your friend Joe who works with you will lose his job. Employers who are making gazillions of bucks feeding people hamburgers will have to make up that $2.85 somehow, so they will fire Joe and 499,999 others, give or take. Whatever happened to The American Way of creating jobs to make items that fill the demand and putting money in the pockets of workers who can then afford to buy said items? The government-isnuts argument No. 3: The United States has warned Ukraine’s government to stop its violence against its citizens “or else.� The U.S. also has warned Syria’s government to stop its violence against its citizens “or else.� Ditto Iraq and Afghanistan and North Korea and half the countries in Africa. Many people are beginning to ask, “Or else what?� And all this in just one week, folks. And this is only February. And this is only 2014.

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Moffitt wants lawmakers to be fit to serve 74th district rep takes aim at Capitol food, fitness habits BY CHACOUR KOOP Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker is challenging others at the state Capitol to not only talk the talk on smaller government, but also walk the walk. State Rep. Don Moffitt, a Republican from Gilson, isn’t referring to trimming taxes or bureaucratic layers, but legislators’ waistlines. He’s starting a “fitness caucus� intended to encourage fellow lawmakers, lobbyists or anyone else at the statehouse to eat healthy and exercise. Moffitt represents the 74th district, which includes most of Bureau County and the southwest corner of Lee County. His fitness campaign will kick off with a weight-loss competition when lawmakers return next week to Springfield, a place more reputed for wining and dining than dieting.

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State Reps. Donald Moffitt, R-Gilson, and Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, show off the weight scale that will be used during the “fitness caucus� Thursday at the state Capitol in Springfield. The caucus will kick off with a weight-loss competition and run through this year’s legislative session. Chapa LaVia says this is a good example for children and she hopes to be a role model for minority groups with large rates of obesity. “Losing weight is a decision. It’s going to take determination,� said Moffitt, who has lost 100 pounds since a doctor told him 2 years ago he may have to take

diabetes medication. “We need to hear from each other what has worked.� Lawmakers and lobbyists say staying healthy is a challenge, espe-

cially while in session. Typically, lawmakers are in Springfield 3 days a week, two of which often are filled with reception dinners. They say it’s not unusual to

attend five or six dinners a night. The choices aren’t always the healthiest either. Among Springfield’s most beloved foods is the Horseshoe – an open-faced dish in which a burger patty is covered with french fries and dripping melted cheese. Some lawmakers are able to avoid the weightgain trap, like House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat who’s known for eating apples and leaner menu options at his favorite local Italian restaurant. State Sen. Pam Althoff, a McHenry Republican, said she has a reputation of encouraging her colleagues to meet at social events. But socializing at 10 or 12 receptions a week can come at a price. Althoff said she gained 45 pounds her first 3 years in Springfield, an experience she likened to the “freshman 15� – a term for college students who gain weight in their first year. For the past few years,

Althoff has hired a personal trainer. “When you’re on the floor 10 to 12 hours, you don’t exactly eat the best food,� Althoff said. Moffitt said in addition to the weight-loss competition, he hopes to organize walks and health programs in collaboration with other healthoriented groups. And fitness caucus leaders hope to eventually move their mission beyond colleagues at the Capitol and back to their districts. State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia said she’s had physical education teachers tell her this is a good example for children. She also hopes to be a role model for minority groups with large rates of obesity. “Even if I could do just a little bit, (helping one child change habits) goes a long way because it’s generational,� the Aurora Democrat said. Leaders said their other ideas include marking healthy options on Springfield restaurant menus to working with the Illinois Department of Public Health.

SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES Tuesday, Feb. 25 Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment only, Lee County Health Department, Suite 100, 309 S. Galena Ave., Dixon, 815-284-3371. Kiwanis Club of Sterling, 6:457:45 a.m., Ryberg Auditorium, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling, 815-4994866. American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Robert Fulton Community Center and Transit Facility, 912 Fourth St., Fulton. Appointments: 800-733-2767. Sisters in Christ, 9 a.m., Congregational Church, 1602 13th Ave., Rock Falls. Golden K Kiwanis, 9 a.m., Dixon Senior Center, 100 W. Second St., Dixon. Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice blood pressure clinic, 9-11 a.m., Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway, Sterling, 815-6263467. Weight Watchers, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. Free blood pressure clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Oregon Healthcare Center, 811 S. 10th St. Commodities, 10 a.m.-noon, Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Senior Information Services, 10 a.m.-noon, Mount Carroll Senior Center, 306 N. Main St., 800-541-5479. Blood pressure check, 10 a.m., Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St., Oregon, 815-732-3253. Facing the Challenge Cancer Support Group, 11 a.m., Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center, 1637 Plock Road, Dixon, 815288-4673. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 S. Fifth St., Oregon. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, open; 6 p.m., open, women’s; 7:30 p.m., open, 90-92 Hennepin Ave., Dixon. Rock River Human Resources Professional Association, noon, Room 2K2, Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2,

Dixon, 815-732-9613. Sterling Noon Lions, noon-1 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. Sterling Rotary Club, noon, YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Ave., Sterling. Dixon Noon Lions, noon, private dining room, KSB Hospital, 403 E. First St., Dixon. Public is welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, closed, tradition; 3:30 p.m., closed; 7 p.m., closed, Big Book, Bazaar Americana, 609 W. Third St., Sterling. Reality Check Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 506 Fifth Ave., Rock Falls, 779-245-8214. Downstairs, west door. Wii and Yoga class, 1:30 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815622-9230. Carroll County Help Center Board meeting, 1:30 p.m., Lanark United Methodist Church, 405 E. Locust St., 815-493-6076. Basic Computer class, 2-4 p.m., Lee County Council on Aging, 100 W. Second St., Dixon, 815-288-9236. American Red Cross blood drive, 4-7 p.m., 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls. Appointment: 815-625-0382. Dixon TOPS IL617 meeting, 5 p.m., Eells meeting room, St. Luke Episcopal Church, 221 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-284-8321. NCI Works, 5:30 p.m., Reagan Transit Center, 210 E. Progress Drive, Dixon. Caregivers Support Group, 6 p.m., Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W. Ninth St., Sterling, 815-622-9230. TOPS 253, 6-7:30 p.m., Good Neighbor Care, 2705 Avenue E, Sterling, 815-622-2820. National Alliance on Mental Illness Sauk Valley, 6:30 p.m., Sinnissippi Centers, 325 state Route 2, Dixon, namisaukvalley@ gmail.com or 815-244-1405. Northeast Area Watch Group, 6:30 p.m., Dixon Police Department community room, 306 S. Hennepin Ave., schowell@dixonpd.com or 815-284-7197. School Of Love In Deliverance

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America’s governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay. While governors from Connecticut to Louisiana sparred on Sunday over how best to improve the nation’s economy, governors of both parties shared a far more pragmatic outlook on the controversial program known as “Obamacare� as millions of their constituents begin to be covered. “We’re just trying to make the best of a bad situation,� Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, of Iowa, who calls the health care law “unaffordable and unsustainable,� yet something he has to implement by law. As governors gathered in Washington this weekend, Democratic governors such as Maryland’s Martin O’Malley and Connecticut’s Dannel Malloy made pitches to raise the minimum wage, while Republican governors such as Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal and Indiana’s Mike Pence called for more freedom from federal regulations, particularly those related to the health insurance overhaul. But governors from both parties report that a full repeal of the law would be complicated at best, if not impossible, as states move forward with implementation and begin covering millions of people – both by expanding Medicaid rolls for lowerincome resident or through state or federal exchanges that offer federal subsidies to those who qualify.

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Dixon called Varga, who was elected sheriff in 2006, an “excellent public servant� who is experienced, efficient and independent. Last week, Dixon police Lt. Brad Sibley, the department’s second-incommand, wrote a letter to the editor saying that the sheriff’s release of information last year in a murder case jeopardized the capture of other suspects. Sibley said he was speaking for himself, not the department. Police Chief Danny Langloss said he didn’t disagree with Sibley’s letter. Both men and city police Lt. Clay WhelDixon Police an support Chief Danny John SimonLangloss ton, a Dixon police officer and retired state police lieutenant who is challenging Varga in the March 18 Republican primary election. In his letter, Sibley said any first-year officer would have known that you never release information about a case when you have multiple suspects at large. “[S]heriff Varga might as well have called the other murder suspects and told them to run and hide!� Sibley wrote. Varga maintained that Lee County State’s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller failed to keep his office in the loop, not informing him that the court had sealed the case. Assistant State’s Attorney Peter Buh responded that Varga made a mistake in releasing the information to the public about the case. Varga had no comment about Dixon’s letter. “That’s his letter. I’m running my race,� the sheriff said. “I’ve been doing the job for the last 8 years. I’ll continue to do the job.� Public Safety Commissioner Dennis Considine couldn’t be reached for comment. Langloss said Dixon’s assertion that the police department was trying to control the sheriff’s department was “unfounded� and that

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deputies and officers had long made their views known on candidates in local p o l i t i c a l Lee County Sheriff John races. Varga “The real issue here is that Sheriff Varga has refused to work in a collaborative manner with law enforcement, fire and EMS agencies here and across the county,� Langloss wrote in an email to Sauk Valley Media. “To say the sheriff and police department provide a check and balance on each other is wrong. The state’s attorney and the judges provide the check and balance on both departments.� Police officers, he said, are in the best position to know what is going on and how effective police agencies are. The former mayor has argued before that partisan politics should be kept out of police departments. In 2008, after Dixon’s brother, Henry Dixon, won the race for state’s attorney over incumbent Paul Whitcombe, the former mayor decried law enforcement’s role in elections. Whitcombe had a lot of law enforcement support. In his letter, Dixon questioned whether it was appropriate for candidates, particularly in campaigns for judge and state’s attorney, to have police officers make public endorsements. “I’m not talking about expressing opinions as private citizens, such as signs in their yards or postcards to their friends where their status as a law enforcement officer is not used as a means of persuasion,� Dixon wrote. “I mean having candidates line up groups of active-duty police officers to make public, quasiofficial recommendations that put the police department or the sheriff’s department behind their candidacy. “If the state’s attorney is considering bringing charges against you based on a police officer’s complaint, wouldn’t it give a greater appearance of fairness if the state’s attorney didn’t feel he owed his position to that officer?�

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ABOVE: When heavyweights such as Lex (left), an English mastiff, and Mac, a Great Dane, square off, it’s best to let them play. The two got a bit rambunctious with each other as they jousted briefly at Cochran’s Pub in Sterling on Saturday. The bar was hosting a fundraiser for a proposed dog park in Sterling. LEFT: Rosa Barb of Sterling is greeted by a pack of basset hounds on Saturday afternoon. BELOW: Aldo, a husky owned by Gabriel Perez of Sterling, checks out the scene Saturday afternoon at Cochran’s Pub.

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Oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110 LONDON (AP) – Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist’s death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to music and her son is up for an Oscar.

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; With an ally claiming presidential powers Sunday and the whereabouts and legitimacy of the nominal president unclear, newly freed opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko may feel her chance to take Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership has come. But even among protesters who detest President Viktor Yanukovych, Tymoshenko sparks misgivings. The former prime minister, who was convicted of abuse of office in a case widely seen as political

revenge by her arch-foe Yanukovych, is a polarizing figure in a country staggering from political tensions that exploded into violence. Admired and even adored by many for her flair and fiery rhetoric, Tymoshenko is regarded by others as driven by intense ego and tainted with corruption. Just a day after she left the hospital where she was imprisoned, demonstrators outside the Cabinet of Ministers expressed dismay that she could be Ukraineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next president.

One of them held a placard depicting Tymoshenko taking power from Yanukovych and reading, â&#x20AC;&#x153;People didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t die for this.â&#x20AC;? Ukraine is in a delicate state of uncertainty since Yanukovych and protest leaders signed an agreement to end the conflict that left more than 80 people dead last week in Kiev. Soon after signing it, Yanukovychâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whereabouts are unclear after he left the capital for his support base in eastern Ukraine. Allies are deserting him.

Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next moves in the crisis were not immediately clear, but Washington warned Moscow not to intervene militarily. The newly emboldened parliament, now dominated by the opposition, struggled to work out who is in charge of the country and its ailing economy. Fears percolated that some regions might try to break away and seek support from neighboring Russia, particularly the Crimean peninsula where Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Black Sea naval fleet is based.

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Taliban says talks suspended Details emerge about arrest of on swap for held U.S. soldier legendary Mexican drug lord ISLAMABAD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Afghanistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taliban said Sunday they had suspended â&#x20AC;&#x153;mediationâ&#x20AC;? with the United States to exchange captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, halting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at least temporarily â&#x20AC;&#x201C; what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-yearold soldierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freedom since his capture in 2009. In a terse Pashto language statement emailed to The Associated Press, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid blamed the â&#x20AC;&#x153;current complex political situation in the countryâ&#x20AC;? for the suspension. A U.S. official with knowledge of the talks said the cause of the suspension was not the result of any issue between the United States and Taliban. He declined to elaborate and spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists. Bergdahl, of Hailey, Idaho, was last seen in a video released in December, footage seen as â&#x20AC;&#x153;proof of lifeâ&#x20AC;? demanded by the U.S. Bergdahl is believed to be held in the border regions between

Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mujahid said the indirect talks with the U.S. h a d b e e n Pfc. Bowe R. m e d i a t e d Bergdahl by Qatar, where the Taliban established a political office last June. The video of Bergdahl was part of the negotiations which were to lead to the eventual transfer of the five Taliban leaders held since 2002 in Guantanamo Bay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the process for some time due to the current complex political situation in the country,â&#x20AC;? the statement read. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The process will remain suspended without the exchange of the prisoners until our decision to resume.â&#x20AC;? Mujahed did not elaborate on what â&#x20AC;&#x153;political situationâ&#x20AC;? in Afghanistan led to the suspension of talks or say when they might resume. Afghanistan is in the middle of a presidential campaign ahead of an April 5 election. Two-term President Hamid Karzai cannot run

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; New details are emerging about the arrest of one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most wanted drug lords. A U.S. government official and a senior federal law enforcement official say cellphone intercepts and the arrests of a courier and top aide to Joaquin â&#x20AC;&#x153;El Chapoâ&#x20AC;? Guzman led to his arrest early Saturday. The officials say U.S. and Mexican authorities found a cellphone belonging to the aide on

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SECOND SNOW Newman senior finishes career same way as it started with a state championship

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jake Snow celebrates his second state title Saturday night during the Class 1A state tournament in Champaign. Snow won the 145-pound title bout 3-1, adding that first-place medal to his 113-pound championship from his freshman season.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Through rain and wrecks, on Daytonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end. NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular driver won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night for the second time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a decade after his first victory â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while snapping a 55-race losing streak dating to 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winning this race is the greatest feeling that you could feel in this sport besides accepting the trophy for the championship,â&#x20AC;? said Earnhardt, who climbed from his car in Victory Lane and hugged every member of his Hendrick Motorsports crew. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ever get the chance to feel it again, and it feels just as good.â&#x20AC;? As he crossed the finish line in his No. 88 Chevrolet, the few who withstood a rain delay of 6 hours, 22 minutes screamed their support, Earnhardt euphorically radioed his crew, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is better than the first one!â&#x20AC;? He was met by Rick Hendrick after his victory lap, and the team owner climbed into the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s window for a ride to Victory Lane. Rain stopped the race about 45 minutes after it began for a delay of more than 6 hours. When it

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Earnhardt got a great jump past Brad Keselowski on the restart, and he had teammate Jeff Gordon behind him protecting his bumper. But Denny Hamlin came charging through the field, and Earnhardt suddenly had a challenger with one lap to go. Then an accident farther back in the field involving former winners Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray brought out the caution, and the win belonged to Earnhardt.

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OH SO CANADA Sidney Crosby scores his first goal of the tournament to help Canada defend its Olympic menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey title with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the goldmedal game. Jonathan Toews and Chris Kunitz also score, and Carey Price makes 24 saves for the Canadians, who confirm their dominance in their beloved sport by winning gold for the third time in the last four Olympics. RUSSIA 1 Alexander Zubkov drives Russia to victory in the four-man bobsled, adding that gold to his two-man from earlier in the Sochi Games and making him the sixth pilot to sweep those events at an Olympics. Latvia picks up silver, and the United States took the bronze.

of the Sochi Games on Sunday after testing positive for the blood booster EPO. It is the most serious doping case of the Olympics. The Austrian Olympic Committee President Karl Stoss describes it as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a black day for us.â&#x20AC;? Later, Swedish hockey player Nicklas Backstrom fails a doping test and is pulled before the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hockey final against Canada.

HIGH PRAISE IOC President Thomas Bach says the Sochi Olympics have showcased the â&#x20AC;&#x153;amazingâ&#x20AC;? transformation of the Black Sea coastal city. Bach says Sochi has staged excellent games that prove it was a sound decision to award Russia the games 7 years ago. DOSVIDANYA Overflowing with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrates 17 days of sports-driven global unity with a farewell show that hands off the Winter Games to their next host, Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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CLASS 1A | 145-POUND CHAMPION | JAKE SNOW, NEWMAN (40-1)

Sauk Valley state champs

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1954 Cliff Dettman, Sterling 127 1956 Ronald Pineda, Sterling 120 1971 Jim Witzleb, Dixon heavyweight 1972 Mel Commisso, Sterling 105 1973 #LYDE2UFFIN $IXON Gale Seeloover, Sterling 167

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1974 Scott Weber, Erie 167 A 1975 "UTCH7INGETT &ULTON! Dan Fiorini, Rock Falls 155 AA 1976 4IM&IORINI 2OCK&ALLS!! 1977 Dave Gonzales, Newman hwt. A 1978 Mike Shinville, Newman 119 A Robert McKnight, Amboy 126 A 1980 Andy Jackson, Prophetstown 155 A 1982 David Lloyd, Ashton 145 A Dan Hartman, Polo 167 A 1984 Pete Regalado, Newman 119 A Jeff Corwell, Newman 167 A 1985 Pete Regalado, Newman 119 A 1986 "OB-ENA .EWMAN! 3COTT(OLBROOK .EWMAN! 1987 "OB-ENA .EWMAN! Ryan Schafer, Sterling AA 126 1988 Roman Olalde, Newman A 105 "OB-ENA .EWMAN! 3TEVE+ELLY .EWMAN! 1989 -IKE-ENA .EWMAN! 3TEVE+ELLY .EWMAN! 1990 -IKE-ENA .EWMAN! 1991 *ACOB(EY $IXON!! Mike Mena, Newman 125 A 'ABE$IETZ 0ROPHETSTOWN! *IM"ELCHER 0ROPHETSTOWN! 1992 Mike Mena, Newman 125 A Matt McDonnell, Newman 140 A 1993 Micah Hey, Dixon 119 AA Jesse Kennedy, Prophetstown 125 A Jamin Soria, Ashton 275 A 1994 4OM'RENNAN .EWMAN! "RIAN$AVIS .EWMAN! Matt McDonnell, Newman 152 A 1995 Jamin Soria, Ashton 275 A 1996 0ATRICK(AMILTON -ORRISON! 1998 #HAD7ILLIAMSON 2OCK&ALLS! Matt Kuebel, Fulton 215 A 2000 3ETH(EIM 2OCK&ALLS! 2001 !NDREW.ELSON .EWMAN! Tony Pedrosa, Oregon 145 A 2002 Willie Dale, Rock Falls 152 A 2004 7ILLY-EKEEL .EWMAN! Justin Reyes, Rock Falls 145 A Clayton Norberg, Newman 171 A 2005 #LAYTON.ORBERG .EWMAN! 2006 Cort Lawton, Polo 125 A Dan Hermes, Newman 275 A 2007 *OSH+IRKLAND .EWMAN! 2008 4ONY"AHRS .EWMAN!

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2009 Joe Roth, Dixon 119 2A Ryan Gilbert, Newman 152 1A 2010 "RIAN"AHRS .EWMAN! *AKE0ETERSON 0OLO! 2011 Jake Snow, Newman 112 1A Mark McDonnell, Morrison 140 1A 2012 -AXX(UBBARD .EWMAN! Mark McDonnell, Morrison 145 1A "RIAN"AHRS .EWMAN! 2*4ROYE .EWMAN! Matt McDonnell, Morrison 195 1A 2013 "RIAN"AHRS .EWMAN! "RANDON3KLAVANITIS /REGON!

2014 Jake Snow, Newman 145 1A

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jake Snow embraces coach Steve Davis after winning theClass 1A 145-pound state title on Saturday.

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jake Snow wrestles Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greg Krulas during the 145-pound championship bout at the 1A state wrestling tournament on Saturday at State Farm Center in Champaign. Snow overcame a good plan by Krulas to claim a 3-1 and his second state title.

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CHAMPAIGN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sometimes the best offense is a great defense â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just ask Jake Snow. The Newman senior tried to up his offensive game in the Class 1A 145-pound championship bout against Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greg Krulas on Saturday night at State Farm Center. A great defensive stand, however, was the difference in Snowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-1 victory. It is the second state title for Snow (40-1), who won a 112pound title as a freshman. His only loss this season came in overtime to Krulasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; teammate J.J. Wolfe, who won the 138pound title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody says this is an exciting, breathtaking moment, but I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more of a relieving moment,â&#x20AC;? Snow said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked for has finally paid off. It feels really good, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just nice to know I was able to pull it off in the end.â&#x20AC;? Snow scored a takedown midway through the first period to

Path to gold Championship: Defeated 'REG+RULAS$AKOTA   Semifinal: Defeated Daniel +RUG"ENTON   Quarterfinal: Injury default OVER+ENDALL'IBBS"OWEN First round: Major decision OVER$ALTON"LANKENSHIP 6ANDALIA   seize a 2-0 lead, was a still up 3-1 after trading escapes in the second and third periods. Through it all, Snow continued to attack, only to be turned away each time by Krulas (34-11), who had a definite game plan. Krulas lost to Snow 12-3 in the finals of the Byron Sectional last week, and was determined to make this a low-scoring affair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I needed to let him make the mistakes when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on offense,â&#x20AC;? Krulas said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;instead of me just pushing him, and him countering my mistakes. I needed to let him do some of the work, and try to do what I could off of his work.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Krulas had a great game plan,â&#x20AC;? Newman coach Steve Davis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He had us figured out. He tied Jake up and he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take any shots, which is when Jake can really score. They did a fine job of scouting him out.â&#x20AC;? Snow, normally a defensive specialist, grew more and more frustrated. At one point, he put up his hands to express that emotion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kept trying and trying and trying to get another takedown,â&#x20AC;? Snow said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because I wanted more than a two-point lead. I was hoping heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d get a stalling call, because I was taking a lot more shots than he was.â&#x20AC;? The key moment came with about 10 seconds left in the third period. Krulas took a shot, grasped Snowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left leg, and had the makings of a tying takedown. Snow, however, hopped toward the outer circle and was able to extricate himself from the sticky situation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That takedown, that one scared me,â&#x20AC;? Snow said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was dangerous, but our coaches help

us in that situation. They give us a lot of drills to learn good hip movement. It all helped there.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get him down, and I knew I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have it,â&#x20AC;? Krulas said of the late flurry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was trying to get the leg in the air and get him on the edge of the mat to see if he would quit, so I could get the easy two, but he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up.â&#x20AC;? With the match in hand, Snow was surprisingly calm. After the mat official raised his hand in victory, he went over to console Krulas. He never did the muscleflexing display toward the home fans that has become the norm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I respected him,â&#x20AC;? Snow said of Krulas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I respected that kid. I talked to him off the mat. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not one of those kids that stays away from an opponent. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like doing that. I try to be friends and talk to kids after I wrestle them, whether I win or I lose. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I respected him, and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like a big showboating win was necessary.â&#x20AC;? Snow claimed Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 35th individual state title, a Class 1A record.

CLASS 1A | 170-POUND SECOND PLACE | BRYCE IVEY, NEWMAN (38-2)

GONE IN 60 SECONDS Ivey unable to hold onto lead in 170-pound showdown BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com    EXT

CHAMPAIGN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bryce Ivey had a minute to win it, but in the end, the big prize slipped away. The Newman senior was on the verge of winning a Class 1A championship at 170 pounds, but was unable to hang onto a late lead, and dropped a 6-2 decision to Bishop McNamara sophomore Kyle Betourne at the IHSA State Wrestling Tournament at State Farm Center. Betourne (27-0) and Ivey (38-2) were ranked 1-2 by Illinois Matmen, and their one â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and only â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meeting lived up to the hype. After a scoreless first period, Ivey scored a reversal with 1:03 remaining in the second period. He rode out Betourne the rest of that period, and the first minute of the third before the tide turned. Betourne scored a reversal of his own to knot the score 2-2 with a minute to go. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was just strong, and had really powerful hips,â&#x20AC;? Ivey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great wrestler. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so quick off the whistle. He just had a little more movement and a little more strength than I did.â&#x20AC;? Betourne, who took third at 152 pounds as a freshman, was simply too much for Ivey to handle down the stretch. Ivey found himself on his back twice in the final 45 seconds, and the four back points were enough for Betourne to take the title.

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Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bryce Ivey wrestles Bishop McNamaraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kyle Betourne in the Class 1A 170-pound championship bout Saturday night at the state tournament at State Farm Center in Champaign. Ivey lost the bout, but claimed a runner-up finish a year after finishing his first state tournament trip 0-2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hit a tilt, because he was tired,â&#x20AC;? Betourne said when asked about the go-ahead points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got fatigued by the end of it,â&#x20AC;? Ivey said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and my anxiety and adrenaline got to me. It made it

that much easier for him to turn me.â&#x20AC;? Ivey was unable to hold back tears after the bout, while on the award stand, and while sitting on the State Farm Center floor. A team of athletic trainers checked

him out briefly, to make sure he was OK. It was Iveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second appearance at the state tournament. A year ago, he lost both of his bouts. He noted a run to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finals might bring a smile to his face someday, but not too soon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As much as I hurt right now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to feel great,â&#x20AC;? Ivey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so proud of all my accomplishments this year. I wish I could have won this, but I had a great senior year. It was more than I probably thought I ever could have done in previous years.â&#x20AC;? It was the first loss to a Class 1A wrestler this season for Ivey. His only previous setback was to a 3A opponent, Derek Biliskov of Plainfield South, in the finals of the Plano Tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s off to Betourne, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great wrestler,â&#x20AC;? Newman coach Steve Davis said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but what a great season for Ivey.â&#x20AC;?


"s3AUK6ALLEY-EDIA

SCOREBOARD

STATE WRESTLING EXTRA

Monday, February 24, 2014

SATURDAY ROUNDUP

SCOREBOARD

Saturday’s results

Saturday’s results

Individual State Meet

Individual State Meet

at State Farm Center, Champaign

at State Farm Center, Champaign

CLASS 1A 106 pounds Championship Brady Wilsie (Byron) dec. Dillon Swift (Dakota) 2-1 OTTB

CLASS 2A 106 pounds Championship Jabari Moody (Rich Central) injury default Francis Edelen (Oak Forest) 2:20

Third place Zac Schrank (Rockford Lutheran) dec. Ashton Meyers (Quincy Notre Dame) 8-1

Third place Dack Punke (Washington) dec. Jimmy Pawelski (Montini) 5-4 113 Championship Dan Swan (Oak Forest) pin Ethan Reel (Washington) 4:44

Fifth place Anthony Rink (Herscher) dec. Nick Tankersley (Monticello) 10-5

Third place Gavin Sutton (Richmond-Burton) dec. Dan Emma (Sandwich) 4-3

113 Championship Cody Minnick (Coal City) dec. Brandon Briggs (North Boone) 3-2

Other local result Quarterfinals wrestlebacks: Sutton (Richmond-Burton) pin Jaden Urrutia (Sterling) 5:07

Third place Alec Henze (Dakota) dec. Nolan Baker (Byron) 1-0

120 Championship Dylan Duncan (Montini) dec. Kyle Akins (Sycamore) 7-0

Fifth place Will Lucie (Warsaw) dec. Alex Matlock (LeRoy) 6-4 OT

Third place Jordan Reich (Vernon Hills) dec. Brandon Critchfield (Jersey) 8-2

120 Championship Nelson Baker (Byron) pin Printice Walls (Dakota) 2:51

126 Championship Kegan Calkins (Montini) dec. Grant Sutton (Richmond-Burton) 5-1

Third place Jarrid Braunagel (Althoff) dec. Nathan Day (Cumberland) 6-3

Third place Hunter Grau (Geneseo) pin Ricky Stringfellow (Peoria Central) 3:35

Fifth place Tanner Coleman (Peoria Heights) default Cory Wilson (Bowen)

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126 Championship Caleb Micho (Rockford Lutheran) dec. Corey Jurzak (Coal City) 9-6 Third place Andrew Wenger (Dakota) dec. Garrett Brachbill (Shelbyville) 7-4 Fifth place Chance Teel (Sherrard) injury default Brandon Malone (Herscher)

132 Championship Josh Alber (Dakota) major dec. Casey Brown (Coal City) 16-5 Third place Shaun Wollenweber (Plano) dec. Jack Lucie (Warsaw) 4-1 Fifth place Andy Abitua (Stillman Valley) dec. Austin Headrick (Wilmington) 1-0

138 Championship J.J. Wolfe (Dakota) dec. Nate Jozsa (Argenta-Oreana) 1-0 Third place Gunner Wenger (Le-Win) dec. Jacob DeVolder (Orion) 3-2 Fifth place Ivan Lopez (Plano) dec. Dalton Willett (Monmouth-Roseville) 10-4 Other local result Quarterfinal wrestlebacks: Willett (Monmouth-Roseville) pin Elias Edmondson (Newman) 1:48

145 Championship Jake Snow (Newman) dec. Greg Krulas (Dakota) 3-1 Third place Seth Newkirk (Litchfield) pin Dalton Blankenship (Vandalia) 1:52 Fifth place Wyatt Fox (Shelbyville) pin Daniel Krug (Benton) 3:38

152 Championship Carver James (Dakota) major dec. Gacob Lenox (Durand-Pec) 19-7 Third place Dylan Knisley (Monticello) dec. Adam Hudson (Shelbyville) 7-2 Fifth place Keegan Gardner (Frankfort) dec. Tyler Dagen (Vandalia) 6-2

160 Championship Quincy Kalkbrenner (Le-Win) dec. Wes Brown (Plano) 7-3 Third place Nick Hawkins (Wilmington) injury default Packer (Dakota) 1:20

Erie-Prophetstown’s Nick Williams wrestles Bismarck-Henning’s Jarod Noel in the Class 1A fifth-place bout at the IHSA State Tournament on Saturday in Champaign. Williams placed sixth to earn his first state wrestling medal.

Panther on podium

Erie-Prophetstown’s Williams earns medal in first state trip BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

CHAMPAIGN – Nick Williams was hoping to take the fifth (or better) on Saturday afternoon at State Farm Center. Instead, he settled for sixth. The Erie senior earned a sixth-place medal at 170 pounds at the IHSA State Wrestling Tournament. It was the first state wrestling tourney appearance for the reigning Sauk Valley Media football player of the year. “I’m really excited about how I did,” Williams said. “Sixth place at state – nobody thought I would make it here, but I’m really proud about how it turned out for me.” Williams (34-10) wrestled three times on Saturday, and the opener was the most compelling. He guaranteed himself a medal with a 5-3 overtime victory against Byron’s Danny Falconer in the wrestleback quarterfinals. They traded escapes in the second and third periods, then Williams

Fifth place C.J. Runkel (Vandalia) dec. Zac Blasioli (East Alton-Wood River) 3-0 Other local result Quarterfinal wrestlebacks: Jared Packer (Dakota) pin Ethan Cain (Polo) 2:46

170 Championship Kyle Betourne (Bishop McNamara) dec. Bryce Ivey (Newman) 6-2 Third place Nick Hawkins (Wilmington) injury default Packer (Dakota) 1:20 Fifth place Jarod Noel (BIsmarck-Henning) dec. Nick Williams (Erie-Prophetstown) 9-6 Other local results Semifinal wrestlebacks: Caleb Wilson (LeRoy) dec. Williams (EP) 6-4 OT Quarterfinal wrestlebacks: Williams (EP) dec. Danny Falconer (Byron) 5-3 OT

182 Championship Sean Ward (Winnebago) pin Brendan Menacher (Monticello) 3:17 Third place Dexter Fierro (Wilmington) dec. Matthew Weeks (Mercer County) 5-4 Fifth place Colton Reed (Tolono Unity) major dec. Tommy Lovett (Seneca) 19-5

195 Championship Derrick Maisonet (Plano) dec. Terry White (Riverdale) 4-0 Third place Jeffrey Haley (Quincy Notre Dame) dec. Wesley Kibler (St. Joseph-Ogden) 2-0 Fifth place Joe Behan (Carterville) injury default Anthony Bauer (Dwight)

220 Championship Ty Harmston (Le-Win) major dec. Ross Sealby (Byron) 12-0 Third place Daniel Zimmerman (Dakota) dec. Terry Martin (Douglass) 2-1 OTTB Fifth place Jermaine Johnson (Bowen) dec. Zach Shoulders (East Richland) 5-3

285 Championship Josh Wallick (Gibson City-MelvinSibley) pin Eduardo Gonzalez (Aurora Central Catholic) :50 Third place Tyler Ortmann (Argenta-Oreana) dec. Ben Corlett (Sherrard) 7-4 Fifth place Junior Nunez (Plano) pin Rodney Baker (Althoff) 1:54

seemingly took control with a takedown to go up 3-1 with 39 seconds left in the third period. Williams successfully rode Falconer until 5 seconds were left, when the Tiger scored a reversal – and nearly got the Panther to his back. The 1-minute overtime period was scoreless until 1 second remained, when Williams scored a stunning single-leg takedown to win the bout 5-3. “Oh my God, that was such an exhilarating match,” Williams said. “Coach [Tod McCullough] is over here yelling, ‘One, not two,’ so of course I go for two to make it more dramatic.” In the wrestleback semifinals, Williams came up against LeRoy’s Caleb Wilson. Wilson scored the first takedown a mere 13 seconds into the bout, but Williams fought back and took a 4-3 lead after a takedown with 49 seconds left in third period. Wilson soon escaped, however, to force overtime. Twenty seconds into the

OT, Wilson got a takedown to win 6-4, and with it, a berth in the third-place bout. That relegated Williams to the fifth-place bout, where he dropped a 9-6 decision to BismarckHenning’s Jarod Noel. Williams trailed 7-0 after two periods, but rallied with three takedowns in the final period to close the gap. “I was thinking, ‘Wow, maybe I can pull one out once again,’” Williams said. Four other area wrestlers – Newman’s Elias Edmondson and Polo’s Ethan Cain in Class 1A, and Sterling’s Jaden Urrutia and Bryant Lilly in 2A – were eliminated in the wrestleback quarterfinals, one step away from the medal round. Edmondson (35-21) gave up a takedown in the first 10 seconds of his bout against Monmouth’s Dalton Willett, and was in trouble the whole way. He gave up another takedown and three back points before getting pinned in 1:48.

Cain (37-7) got off to a good start in his 160pound bout against Dakota’s Jared Packer, scoring a takedown with 1:22 left in the first period. An illegal hold by Cain gave a penalty point to Packer to narrow the gap to 2-1. In the second period, Cain started in the down position, but was soon put on his back. Packer won by pin in 2:36. Both Sterling wrestlers fought uphill battles in their bouts before falling. Urrutia (23-7) trailed just 2-0 after two periods against Richmond-Burton’s Gavin Sutton. In the down position to start the third, Urrutia was turned to his back for two points, then got pinned at the 5:07 mark. Lilly (32-13) found himself on the receiving end of a bear hug takedown from Geneseo’s Lane Akre with 45 seconds remaining in the first period of their 220pound bout. Lilly had to fight his way off his back, but found himself in a 5-0 hole. He eventually lost 10-2.

SPOTLIGHT ON DAKOTA’S JOSH ALBER

Undefeated, unbelievable Dakota’s Alber continues winning streak to close career BY BRIAN WEIDMAN bweidman@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 551

CHAMPAIGN – The only drama left for Josh Alber was if he would finish off his final individual state tournament career with a pin. He didn’t, but the Dakota senior put on a clinic in disposing of Coal City’s Casey Brown 16-5 in the 132-pound finals at the Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at State Farm Center. Alber put the wraps on a 44-0 senior season, and also lifted his career record to 178-0, with four state championships. He is the only undefeated, untied wrestler in IHSA history. Ex-Newman standout Mike Mena had the previous benchmark, with a 157-0-1 career record from 1989-92. The tie came against Riverdale’s Joel Stockwell in Mena’s first bout his junior season. Alber will have a chance to add to his total in team competition next week. The Indians will be heavy favorites to handle LenaWinslow in the Rock Falls Dual Team Sectional on Tuesday. After that, there will likely be three more bouts at the team state

132 Championship Kenny Baldridge (Morris) pin Alexander Butler (Boylan) 6:27 OT Third place Michael Petersen (Crystal Lake Central) dec. Jacob Wever (LaSalle-Peru) 7-2 138 Championship Vincent Turk (Montini) dec. Randle Taborn (Springfield) 5-3 OT Third place Johnathan Gahagan (St. Laurence) dec. Stephen Richardson (Pontiac) 4-2 145 Championship Chris Garcia (Montini) dec. SirRomeo Howard (East St. Louis) 6-4 Third place Nick Remke (Woodstock Marian) dec. Haratio Austin (Springfield) 6-5 152 Championship Randy Meneweather (Washington) dec. Luke Fortuna (Montini) 5-4 OT UTB RO Third place Chase Vosburgh (Mt. Vernon) major dec. Jose Champagne (Chicago Heights Marian) 9-1 160 Championship Garrett Sutton (Richmond-Burton) dec. Jacob Warner (Washington) 11-6 Third place Cole Witzig (Triad) dec. Rigo Fraire (Sandwich) 4-2 170 Championship Xavier Montalvo (Montini) dec. Eric Schultz (Tinley Park) 8-1 Third place Kyle Fugiel (Crystal Lake Central) pin Javier Montalvo (Lincoln-Way West) 4:42 182 Championship Colin Carr (Washington) dec. Michael Zelasco (Crystal Lake Central) 4-2 Third place Ryan Pitra (Geneseo) dec. Harrison Williams (Springfield) 3-1 OT 195 Championship Andrew Marsden (Crystal Lake Central) pin Anthony Ferraro (Montini) 1:32 Third place Austin Weltha (Bloomington) pin George Bessette (Antioch) 1:11 220 Championship Nate Magiera (Wauconda) major dec. Edgar Ruano (Montini) 17-4 Third place Lane Akre (Geneseo) dec. Alex Gelber (Springfield) 9-5 Other local result Quarterfinal wrestlebacks: Akre (Geneseo) major dec. Bryant Lilly (Sterling) 10-2 285 Championship Tanner Farmer (Highland) pin Michael Johnson (Montini) 2:25 Third place Deuce Rachal (Lindblom) pin Nick Verbeck (Geneseo) 1:49

CLASS 3A 106 pounds Championship Austin O’Connor (St. Rita) dec. Jason Renteria (Oak Park-River Forest) 10-4 113 Championship Brian Rossi (Lockport) dec. Miguel Silva (Plainfield South) 7-0 120 Championship Kris Williams (Thornwood) dec. Steve Polakowski (Libertyville) 2-1 OTTB 126 Championship Johnny Jimenez (Marmion) dec. Jon Marmolejo (Glenbard North) 5-1 132 Championship Jered Cortez (Glenbard North) dec. Joey Nelson (Lincoln-Way Central) 3-1 OTTB 138 Championship Walter White Jr. (Oak Park-River Forest) dec. Mario Leveille (Marist) 3-1

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Dakota’s Josh Alber wrestles Coal City’s Casey Brown during the Class 1A 132pound championship bout on Saturday. Alber won the match to run his 4-year mark to 178-0. tournament next weekend in Normal. “This is unexplainable,” said Alber, who will continue his wrestling career at Northern Iowa. “I’ve still got some dual matches left, but the big pressure is off now, and I can just have fun. It’s just such a huge relief. It was almost like it was in control of me, and now I’m free.” Alber recorded six takedowns, a reversal, and two back points against Brown, and allowed only five escapes – all of them the easy variety. He

eschewed one final takedown in the final seconds of the bout to mug for a large throng of Dakota supporters, who rose to their feet. When the bout was complete, everyone in the State Farm Center crowd gave him a standing ovation. “I didn’t even know my left hand from my right hand,” Alber said. “It was just pure emotion. I’m glad everybody stood up for me. I feel I’m the people’s champ, and that was a really great moment.” Alber was one of three

four-time state champions crowned on Saturday. Marmion’s Johnny Jimenez won a 126pound title in Class 2A, while Glenbard North’s Jered Cortez won a 3A crown at 132 pounds. Alber defeated both of those wrestlers over the course of his career – Jimenez twice, and Cortez once. “Being 1A, people are always going to talk about my competition,” Alber said, “but people can also say I beat two of the greatest four-time champions of all time.”

145 Championship Larry Early III (Oak Park-River Forest) dec. Fernie Silva (Hononegah) 7-3 152 Championship Bryce Brill (Chicago Mt. Carmel) major dec. Nate Higgins (Belleville West) 17-6 160 Championship Kamal Bey (Oak Park-River Forest) dec. Emery Parker (Gurnee Warren) 10-5 170 Championship Davonte Mahomes (Oak Park-River Forest) dec. Tyler Demoss (Hononegah) 7-3 182 Championship Colton Emmerich (Deerfield) dec. Christian Brunner (Dundee-Crown) 5-3 195 Championship Regis Durbin (Lake Forest) dec. Tyler Johnson (Lockport) 3-2 OT UTB 220 Championship Sage Hecox (Harlem) dec. Jose Luis Hernandez (McHenry) 8-2 285 Championship Adarios Jones (Moline) dec. Brian Allen (Hinsdale Central) 3-2 OT UTB


Monday, February 24, 2014

LOCAL SPORTS

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result at Sauk Valley C.C., Dixon

SAUK VALLEY 74, CARL SANDBURG 65 SANDBURG Hubbard 5 10-13 20, Entwistle 1 1-2 4, Roth 0 0-2 0, Ziemba 2 6-8 11, Sagona 6 4-4 18, Warner 1 0-0 3, Wendling 0 5-6 5, Powers 1 2-2 4. Totals: 16 28-37 65. SAUK (19-11, 7-5 Arrowhead) Chris Stovall 4 3-4 11, Carlos Hendrix 0 0-0 0, Tiger Greene 0 0-0 0, David Newton 1 2-6 4, Jacob Fisher 3 0-0 8, Tramel Rideout 4 4-5 12, John Murphy 2 3-6 8, Jacoby Posley 5 2-3 16, Chris Fritsch 1 0-2 2, Jeff Casseus 6 1-5 13. Totals: 26 15-31 74. Halftime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sauk 34-26. 3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sandburg 5 (Sagona 2, Entwistle, Ziemba, Warner), Sauk 7 (Posley 4, Fisher 2, Murphy). Fouls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sandburg 26 (Entwistle, Wendling out), Sauk 27 (Greene out). Technical â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fritsch.

Boys basketball Northern Illinois Big 12 West Conf. Ottawa 9-0 Dixon 7-2 Sterling 4-4 Geneseo 3-5 LaSalle-Peru 2-7 Streator 1-8 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s'ENESEO ,A3ALLE 0ERU s/TTAWA $IXON s3TERLING 3TREATOR Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s+ANKAKEEAT,A3ALLE 0ERU .! s3TERLING )-3! s)NDIAN#REEK $IXON s/TTAWA $E+ALB

Big Northern West

Conf. Rockford Lutheran 11-1 Winnebago 10-2 Mendota 7-4 Byron 7-5 Stillman Valley 3-9 Rock Falls 2-9 Oregon 1-11 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s/REGON !MBOY s-ENDOTA "YRON s3TILLMAN6ALLEY 2OCK&ALLS s7INNEBAGO ,UTHERAN Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s2OCK&ALLS /REGON

All 22-1 19-6 9-13 10-12 9-14 8-16

All 25-4 22-5 18-8 20-10 7-19 7-19 6-20

Three Rivers North Conf. Newman 13-1 Bureau Valley 10-4 Fulton 9-5 Prophetstown 9-5 Morrison 9-5 Riverdale 4-10 Amboy 1-12 Erie 1-13 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s/REGON !MBOY s&ULTON "UREAU6ALLEY

All 25-2 18-11 20-8 13-13 13-15 8-20 2-23 2-25

NUIC East Conf. Aquin 11-2 Milledgeville 10-3 Polo 9-4 Dakota 9-4 Pecatonica 6-5 Ashton-Franklin Center 6-6 Forreston 4-7 Durand 4-9 South Beloit 3-10 Orangeville 0-12 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s!&# $URAND s!QUIN 0ECATONICA s3OUTH"ELOIT &ORRESTON s-ILLEDGEVILLE /RANGEVILLE s0OLO $AKOTA

All 21-5 21-4 22-6 16-7 14-10 13-14 9-14 11-14 7-21 0-27

NUIC West Conf. Eastland 12-1 East Dubuque 11-2 Warren 8-5 River Ridge 9-4 Stockton 6-7 Lena-Winslow 5-5 Scales Mound 4-9 Galena 3-9 Pearl City 3-10 West Carroll 1-11 Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s%AST$UBUQUE %ASTLAND s,ENA 7INSLOW 7ARREN s0EARL#ITY 3CALES-OUND s2IVER2IDGE 3TOCKTON s7EST#ARROLL 'ALENA

All 21-4 20-3 14-14 15-10 14-13 10-14 9-15 7-15 7-22 4-18

Postseason pairings CLASS 3A LaSalle-Peru Regional Monday, March 3 s.O,A3ALLE 0ERUVS.O2OCK&ALLS 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 s .O  -ENDOTA VS ,A3ALLE 0ERU2OCK Falls, 6 s.O$IXONVS.O3TERLING  Friday, March 7 s#HAMPIONSHIP  * Winner advances to Bradley Sectional vs. Peoria Manual Regional winner, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 CLASS 2A North Boone Regional Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s .O  3TILLMAN 6ALLEY VS .O  .ORTH Boone, 6 s.O0ECATONICAVS.O/REGON  Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s .O  7INNEBAGO VS 3TILLMAN 6ALLEY North Boone, 7 Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s.O"YRONVS0ECATONICA/REGON  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Aurora Christian Regional winner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Princeton Regional Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s.O0ROPHETSTOWNVS.O0RINCETON 7 Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s .O  3ENECA VS 0ROPHETSTOWN0RINCeton, 6 s.O(ALLVS.O"UREAU6ALLEY  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Morrison Regional winner, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 Morrison Regional Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s.O2IVERDALEVS.O7EST#ARROLL  Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s.O.EWMANVS2IVERDALE7EST#ARroll, 7 Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s.O&ULTONVS.O-ORRISON  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Princeton Regional winner, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5 CLASS 1A Amboy Regional Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s .O  !NNAWAN VS .O  ,A-OILLE Ohio, 7 Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s.O0AW0AWVS.O!MBOY  s.O!&#VS.O%RIE  Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s .O  )NDIAN #REEK VS !NNAWAN LaMoille-Ohio, 6 s0AW0AW!MBOYVS!&#%RIE  Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to River Ridge Sectional vs. Galena Regional winner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Forreston Regional Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s.O%ASTLANDVS.O&ORRESTON  Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s.O!QUINVS.O(IAWATHA  s.O0OLOVS.O0EARL#ITY  Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games s .O  -ILLEDGEVILLE VS %ASTLAND&ORRESton, 6 s!QUIN(IAWATHAVS0OLO0EARL#ITY 

Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game s#HAMPIONSHIP  Winner advances to River Ridge Sectional vs. South Beloit Regional, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s box scores at Shabbona

INDIAN CREEK 59, DIXON 47 DIXON (19-6) .ATE'ASCOIGNE  )SAIAH2OBY  9, Laron Carr 6 1-2 17, JD Gieson 0 0-0 0, Matt Coffey 0 0-0 0, A.J. Murdock 0 0-0 0, Cal Jarrett 4 4-6 12, Kyle LeBlanc 3 0-0 6, Michael Conley 1 0-0 3, FjonnBuesche 0 0-0 0, Angelo Valdes 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 5-12 47. INDIAN CREEK Johnson 2 3-4 9, Horber 1 0-0 2, Baldwin 1 1-2 3, Holm 1 6-9 8, Post 3 6-8 12, Boehne 3 5-5 11, Govig 6 2-4 14. Totals: 17 23-32 59. Dixon 11 12 13 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 47 )NDIAN#REEK     Â&#x2C6;  3sn$IXON#ARR 2OBY #ONLEY )NDIAN Creek 2 (Johnson 2). at Musgrove Fieldhouse, Sterling

STERLING 53, IMSA 23 IMSA Totals: 7-31 7-13 23. STERLING (9-13) Sterling Thornton 7-18 0-2 17, Zach Rehmert 4-9 2-2 11, Rafa Sosa 3-5 3-5 9, Juan Gomez 2-4 0-0 5, Draque PenaflorHeier 1-3 2-2 4, Ryan Hurley 1-2 1-2 4, Joe Brouilette 1-3 1-1 3, Dimitric Young 0-2 0-0  )SAIAH#ELESTINO   3TEPHEN'EIger 0-5 0-0 0, Jacob Martinez 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 19-51 9-14 53. )-3!     Â&#x2C6;  Sterling 16 11 11 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 53 3sn)-3!  3TERLING 4HORNTON 3-10, Rehmert 1-4, Gomez 1-2, Hurley 1-1, Geiger 0-3, Sosa 0-2, Penaflor-Heier 0-1). at the Blackhawk Center, Oregon

ROCK FALLS 57, OREGON 47 ROCK FALLS (7-19, 2-9 BNC West) Connor Cain 2 2-3 6, Austin Donoho 3 1-3 7, James McFadden 1 0-0 3, Tanner Mortonson 4 0-0 8, Logan Pillars 1 0-0 3, Jacob Mammosser 6 0-0 13, Kasey Anger 2 4-4 8, Tanner Dean 0 0-0 0, Aaron Frank 3 0-0 9. Totals: 22 7-10 57. OREGON (6-20, 1-11) Skylar Short 0 0-0 0, Jessie McKinley 0 4-8 4, Trevor Otten 4 1-3 10, Billy Heeg 3 2-4 8, Adam Bettner 1 0-1 2, Jarrick Orstead 5 0-0 10, Matt Murray 4 1-2 13, Matt Wasilewski 0 0-0 0, Josh Drew 0 0-0 0. Totals: 17 8-18 47. Rock Falls 15 20 8 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 57 Oregon 16 6 11 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 47 3s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; RF 6 (Frank 3, McFadden, Pillars, Mammosser), Oregon 5 (Murray 4, Otten).

Girls basketball Postseason pairings CLASS 3A Mendota Regional Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s.O-ENDOTA 2OCK&ALLS s.O3TERLING $IXON Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s#HAMPIONSHIP -ENDOTA 3TERLING Mendota advances to IVC Sectional vs. Peoria Notre Dame, 8 p.m. today CLASS 2A Supersectional Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s0ROPHETSTOWN /REGON /4 s"YRON !URORA#HRISTIAN Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s#HAMPIONSHIP 0ROPHETSTOWN "YRON Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supersectionals at Monmouth s0ROPHETSTOWNVS%L0ASO 'RIDLEY PM at River Forest s3ETON!CADEMYVS)##ATHOLIC PM at Decatur s2IVERTONVS3T4HOMAS-ORE PM at Salem s4EUTOPOLISVS"REESE#ENTRAL PM CLASS 1A Forreston Sectional Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results s!MBOY $AKOTA s%ASTLAND 'ALENA Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result s#HAMPIONSHIP %ASTLAND !MBOY /4 Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supersectionals at DeKalb s%ASTLANDVS(INCKLEY "IG2OCK PM at Bloomington s#ISSNA0ARKVS!NNAWAN PM at Jacksonville s!STORIAVS#ARROLLTON PM at Salem s 'OREVILLE VS -OWEAQUA #ENTRAL !- 6 p.m.

Boys swimming Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s results

Rock Island Sectional Team scores  $UNLAP   2OCK )SLAND   United Township 174; 4. Sterling 150; 5. Moline 136; 6. Galesburg 123; 7. Ottawa 121; 8. Newman 58; 9. Brimfield 27; 10. Morrison 27; 11. Alleman 13; 12. LaSallePeru 10; 13. Rockridge 8 Event results (Top 6 earn medals; winner & everyone meeting state qualifying standard advance to state meet) 1-meter diving 1. Cade Coursey (Ster) 405.20; 3. Javier Quiroz (Ster) 281.55 200-yard medley relay (SQ 1:38.27) $UNLAP2OCK)SLAND 3. Sterling (Sam Wike, Blake Ruiz, Keaton Dir, Lucas Campbell) 1:42.20; 7. Newman (Jakob Vetter, Todd Nelson, Andrew Schmitt, Quinn Harrison) 2:00.54; 9. Morrison (Kasey Hodge, Sam Norman, Andrew Rinker, Zach Osborn) 2:03.13 200 freestyle (SQ 1:45.12)  *OSH &LEMING 2)   7ARREN Melton (New) 1:43.44; 3. Dir (Ster) 1:43.87; 14. Kyle Workman (Morr) 2:05.31; 16. Jacob Monier (New) 2:14.88; 18. Eric Sipes (Morr) 2:15.54; 19. Skyler Palmer (Ster) 2:15.75 200 IM (SQ 1:58.41) 1. Collin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien (Dun) 1:57.10; 10. Ruiz (Ster) 2:11.12; 11. Brandon Pillars (Ster) 2:16.48; 17. Nelson (New) 2:32.97; 19. Rinker (Morr) 2:38.60; 20. Harrison (New) 2:43.67; 21. Osborn (Morr) 2:50.90 50 freestyle (SQ :21.90) 1. Stephen Truchon (Ott) 22.16; 10. Wike (Ster) 23.84; 12. Robbie Hicks (New) 24.53; 15. Aidan Bollman (New) 24.75; 16. Andrew Gray (Ster) 25.03; 18. Hodge (Morr) 25.16; 21. Norman (Morr) 27.65 100 butterfly (SQ :52.78) 1. Dir (Ster) 52.85; 5. Melton (New) 53.72; 8. Pillars (Ster) 58.51; 16. Schmitt (New) 1:09.65 100 freestyle (SQ :48.01) &LEMING2) *AKE6ANDERMYDE (Dun) 47.41; 11. Campbell (Ster) 52.50; 13. Bollman (New) 53.94; 16. Gray (Ster) 55.30; 17. Hicks (New) 55.98; 20. Rinker (Morr) 59.85; 23. Sipes (Morr) 1:01.74 500 freestyle (SQ 4:47.32) 1. Austin Bennett (Brim) 4:42.33; 9. Nick Mattox (Ster) 5:38.74; 11. Palmer (Ster) 5:55.20; 13. Workman (Morr) 5:59.84; 15. Vetter (New) 6:15.90; 16. Monier (New) 6:18.87 200 freestyle relay (SQ 1:27.98) 1. Dunlap 1:26.75; 7. Sterling (Pillars, Nick McGuire, Gray, Campbell) 1:36.43; 8. Newman (Harrison, Hicks, Bollman, Melton) 1:36.92; 10. Morrison (Norman, Osborn, Sipes, Workman) 1:49.84 100 backstroke (SQ :54.04)  !DAM #ADY 2)   *ARED 4YRE (Dun) 53.23; 7. Wike (Ster) 1:00.16; 12. Mattox (Ster) 1:05.45; 13. Hodge (Morr) 1:05.52; 16. Vetter (New) 1:14.87; 17. Harrison (New) 1:20.49 100 breaststroke (SQ 1:00.61) 1. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien (Dun) 59.53; 6. Ruiz (Ster) 1:05.37; 14. Lane Martells (Ster) 1:11.32; 15. Nelson (New) 1:13.65; 18. Schmitt (New) 1:21.15; 19. Norman (Morr) 1:24.16; 22. Osborn (Morr) 1:36.46 400 freestyle relay (SQ 3:14.62) 1. Dunlap 3:12.85; 6. Sterling (Campbell, Ruiz, Wike, Dir) 3:27.52; 8. Newman (Nelson, Hicks, Bollman, Melton) 3:37.77; 9. Morrison (Workman, Sipes, Rinker, Hodge) 3:58.52

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Psyched for supers Prophets, Cougars ready to keep postseason runs rolling BY TY REYNOLDS treynolds@saukvalley.com 800-798-4085, ext. 554

When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on a roll like the Prophetstown or Eastland girls basketball teams, 3 days off between games â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the loss of momentum that comes with it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always welcome. But the Prophets and Cougars really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be an issue going into their supersectional games tonight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think after the last two games, going to overtime and the last possession, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to put some fire in our belly,â&#x20AC;? Prophetstown junior center Clare Kramer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully that momentum wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run out, and we can carry it into the supersectional â&#x20AC;Ś and maybe even state, which is the ultimate dream.â&#x20AC;? While the Prophets (29-2) overcame comeback bids by Oregon and Byron to win the 2A Aurora Christian Sectional title, the Cougars (27-5) claimed the 1A Forreston Sectional crown thanks to a free throw with no time left on the clock in overtime to beat Amboy. And, like Kramer and her teammates, Eastland coach Colleen Finn-Henze feels the problem wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be carrying over the good feelings â&#x20AC;Ś but maybe carrying them over too much. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These girls are so young and have so much energy and enthusiasm, the toughest thing might be amping it back,â&#x20AC;? Finn-Henze said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re too excited, too anxious, maybe they force things too much.â&#x20AC;? Both teams practiced over the weekend, and both Finn-Henze and Prophetstown coach Don Robinson spent some time watching film while putting their players through some shooting and defensive drills to try to get them re-energized and refocused. And focus is a must when teams get to within one win of the state tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It cracked me up, because the girls were asking me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Is the next team good?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Finn-Henze said with a laugh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told them I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think you can get to a supersectional if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not.â&#x20AC;? Eastland will travel to DeKalb High School and face Hinckley-Big Rock (18-13), who went on a pair of third-quarter runs to put away victories at the Harvest Christian Sectional. HBR won back-to-back 1A state titles in 2009 and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;10, have won eight straight regional crowns, and have claimed four sectional championships in the last six seasons. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Royals are led by stat-sheet stuffers Lauren Paver and Jacqueline Madden. Paver scored 57 points in their two sectional wins, including 38 in a 65-42 semifinal victory over Morgan Park. Madden had 11 steals in that game, then added 10 points and five steals in a 55-31 title-game win over Luther North. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They kind of look a lot like us,â&#x20AC;?

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Prophetstown players hoist up the 2A Aurora Christian Sectional championship plaque on Thursday. The Prophets and the Eastland Cougars both play in supersectional games today. The Prophets play in Monmouth. Eastland plays in DeKalb. Reiley said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;really try and limit what their point guard can create and what their post player gets inside. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also going to need to 1A DeKalb knock down some shots if we want Who: Eastland (27-5) vs. to keep this run going.â&#x20AC;? Hinckley-Big Rock (18-13) Robinson said the key for the When: 7 p.m. today Prophets will be to keep the ball Where: DeKalb High School moving quickly, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;be willing 2A Monmouth to risk a shotâ&#x20AC;? when someone gets Who: Prophetstown (29-2) vs. open. It will also be imperative El Paso-Gridley (25-3) for his team to not lose their composure against EPGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relentless, When: 7 p.m. today aggressive defense. Where: Monmouth Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something the ProphMultipurpose Activity Center etstown players have complete Finn-Henze said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They like to get confidence that they can do. After seeing the athletic, in-your-face out and press, get pressure and get after the ball in their halfcourt defenders of the Hawks and Tigers last week, the Prophets feel like defense, and get out on the fast theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for whatever the break. I see a lot of their tendenTitans throw at them. cies, both good and bad, as very â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to keep our heads similar to ours. on straight, just stay calm and â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have a strong tradition, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re obviously well-coached, and do what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to do,â&#x20AC;? senior forward Karlie Stafford they play hard. But our girls play hard, too, and I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really not ready for the season to be over, and I know my a battle on every possession.â&#x20AC;? teammates feel the same way, so Prophetstown is also expecting we want to make this last as long a dogfight at the 2A Monmouth as we can.â&#x20AC;? Supersectional, as it will square Keeping the status quo on and off against El Paso-Gridley (25-3), off the court is key, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked which placed third at state a year ago. The Titans defeated Sherrard so far for both teams. Eastland has 49-47 in double-overtime in the 2A employed its game plan nicely en route to the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third secFieldcrest Sectional final. tional title, and Prophetstown has Just as it was during that state stuck to its guns during its run to the run last season, EPG is led by programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second sectional crown. 5-foot-7 guard Rebekah EhresThe key for each team is the man and 5-foot-10 center Codee same: play their game, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try Schlipf. Both are 4-year varsity starters, and they provide a potent to do too much, and give it everything theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got for 32 minutes. 1-2 punch in the backcourt and â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just have to play the way we frontcourt. know how,â&#x20AC;? Prophetstown junior Ehresman is a Wendyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High forward Shelby Adams said, more School Heisman winner who can than likely echoing the sentiments score in a variety of ways, as well as handle the ball, run the offense of the Cougarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have and hit the boards. Schlipf is more to keep playing together, keep filling our roles, and keep trusting comfortable around the basket, each other. and is comparable to Byronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good feeling to get wins star junior Ellie Lehne, whom the over good teams last week, and Prophets just saw Thursday. if we can make plays and finish â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to do a lot strong again [tonight], I think state of help-side work on defense,â&#x20AC;? Prophetstown junior guard Corrie might be in our future.â&#x20AC;?

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LOCAL ROUNDUP

Rockets beat Hawks on road Warriors win, Dukes lose; Skyhawks sweep Sandburg By SVM Sports Staff

The Rock Falls Rockets hit the road Saturday and returned home with a 57-47 Big Northern West victory over the Oregon Hawks at the Blackhawk Center. The Rockets trailed 16-15 after one quarter, but took control with a 20-6 scoring edge in the second period. Jacob Mammosser had 13 points for Rock Falls (7-19, 2-8), while Aaron Frank hit three 3-pointers for nine points. Tanner Mortonson scored eight, and Austin Donoho chipped in seven points for the balanced Rockets. Matt Murray hit four 3s and led the Hawks (6-20, 1-10) with 13 points. Trevor Otten and Jarrick Orstead chipped in 10 points apiece in Oregonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular-season finale. Sterling 53, IMSA 23:

The Golden Warriors led 16-2 after one quarter, then outscored the Illinois Math and Science Academy 26-10 in the

Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stars Sheldeen Joseph, Sauk, 22 points, 5 steals, 4 rebounds Laron Carr, Dixon, 17 points, 4 3-pointers Sterling Thornton, Sterling, 17 points, 3 3-pointers Jacob Mammosser, RF, 13 points Chris Stovall, Sauk, 11 points, 13 assists second half at Musgrove Fieldhouse. Sterling Thornton knocked down three 3-pointers and led Sterling (9-13) with 17 points. Zach Rehmert added 11 points and three assists, while Rafa Sosa chipped in nine points and five rebounds.

Indian Creek 59, Dixon 47: The Dukes were out-

scored 32-11 in the fourth quarter of a nonconference loss in Shabbona. Laron Carr hit four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 17

points for Dixon (19-6), which led 11-4 after one quarter, 23-12 at halftime, and 36-27 after three periods. Cal Jarrett added 12 points, and Isaiah Roby chipped in nine. Garrison Govig led the way with 14 points for Indian Creek, which shot 23-for-32 from the freethrow line compared to the Dukesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5-for-12.

he also scored 11 points for the Skyhawks (19-11, 7-5). Sauk overcame not only the loss of Hendrix, but also a 28-15 Sandburg edge at the free-throw line. Jacoby Posley nailed four 3-pointers for a team-high 16 points, while Tramel Rideout added 12 points and seven rebounds.

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hawks closed the regular season on a three-game winning streak, despite losing point guard Carlos Hendrix to a knee injury 15 seconds into their Arrowhead Conference finale at home. Hendrix was injured on a loose-ball scramble on Saukâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening possession; the team will know how serious the injury is Monday. On the court, Chris Stovall took over and dished 13 assists against just four turnovers, and

hawks clinched the Arrowhead Conference title with a makeup win at home, surging to a 34-16 halftime lead and never looking back. Sheldeen Joseph had 22 points, five steals and four rebounds for Sauk (21-5), while Jordan Giddings added 17 points, six boards and four steals. Aleena Hammelman chipped in eight points, 10 rebounds and two assists, and Jaimie Hurd grabbed seven rebounds and dished two assists.

Sauk Valley 58, Carl Sauk Valley 74, Carl Candburg 65: The Sky- Sandburg 37: The Sky-


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BOYS SWIMMING | ROCK ISLAND SECTIONAL

Dir gets it done Seniors sets new school records, advances to state in two events BY CHRIS STEELE Special to SVM

ROCK ISLAND – Sterling High School’s Keaton Dir wasn’t going to be left on the outside looking in again. A season removed from narrowly missing the state qualifying time by a tenth of a second in the 200-yard-freestyle, the Golden Warriors’ senior qualified for the IHSA state meet by winning the 100 butterfly (52.85), and meeting the state qualifying time in the 200 freestyle (1:43.87) at Saturday’s Rock Island Sectional. Both of those times are new Sterling High School records. “It’s just his drive to succeed,” Sterling coach Kyle Ruiz said. “He had a pretty heartbreaking season last year, just missing state, but that inspired him to do everything in his power to not feel that way again.” Sterling’s Cade Coursey earned a return trip to state by winning the 1-meter diving (405.20 points), and Newman’s Warren Melton punched his state ticket by swimming under the state qualifying time in the 200 freestyle (1:43.44). In the 200 freestyle, Dir fin-

Local state qualifiers Cade Coursey, Sterling, diving Keaton Dir, Sterling, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly Warren Melton, Newman, 200 freestyle ished third behind Rock Island’s Josh Fleming, who set a sectional record (1:42.00), and Melton, who slipped into second with a nice finish. All three swimmers qualified for Friday’s IHSA state meet at Evanston Township High School. Dir wasn’t content with the 200 free performance and wanted to finish strong in the 100 butterfly. “I think it gave me some natural energy going into the fly,” Dir said. “It really helped my last 50 yards, where I was thinking in my mind, ‘I am in first right now,’ and I couldn’t believe it.” The Comets’ Melton spent all season with an eye toward Saturday’s sectional race in the 200 free. A whiteboard with Fleming’s and Dir’s names next to Melton’s bed served as a constant reminder for the Newman senior prior to

Saturday’s sectional competition. “I was a little nervous coming into the race,” Melton said. “I knew that Josh was going to make state, and Keaton was going to get in. They both have beat me this season, so I was pumped to stay with them. I think we all pulled each other. To have all three of us qualify for state is pretty special.” Sterling’s Coursey, who felt like he was hitting all of his dives coming into sectionals, had a superb day, winning by more than 70 points. He feels as if his state trip last season has set him up to take aim at making it past Friday’s prelims. “My mental state has improved from last year,” Coursey said. “I didn’t think state was going be that big, and that so many people could be so quiet. I feel like I learned to not be so nervous, and just be relaxed.” Dunlap scored 300 points to win the sectional championship ahead of the host Rocks (213) and United Township (174). Sterling (150 points) was fourth, Newman placed eighth (58 points), and Morrison took ninth (22 points) in the nine-team field.

SVM SCOUTS 2A BOYS BASKETBALL REGIONALS Morrison

North Boone

Princeton

When: Today, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Where: Morrison High School Teams: No. 1 Newman (25-2), No. 2 Fulton (20-8), No. 3 Morrison (13-15), No. 4 Riverdale (8-20), No. 5 West Carroll (4-18) Players to watch: Zach Barber, Fulton jr. G; Jake Bussert, Riverdale so. F; Matt Dail, Fulton sr. F; Hunter Hamstra, Morrison jr. F; Travis Hartman, West Carroll sr. G; Noah McCarty, Newman so. F; A.J. Sharp, Newman sr. G; Mason Sitzmore, Morrison jr. G Outlook: The Newman Comets have high hopes going into the postseason, but can’t afford to look too far ahead. While the Comets have topped Fulton twice, the Steamers have a dangerous combination of shooters and good defenders to be able to knock off any team on a given night. Morrison has also continued to improve under second-year coach Dave Peugh. Favorite: Newman Darkhorse: Fulton Winner to: Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Princeton Regional winner, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 SVM prediction: Newman

When: Today, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Where: North Boone High School, Poplar Grove Teams: No. 1 Winnebago (22-5), No. 2 Byron (20-10), No. 3 Pecatonica (14-10), No. 4 Stillman Valley (7-19), No. 5 North Boone, No. 6 Oregon (6-20) Players to watch: DeLundre Dixon, Winnebago jr. G; Trevor Gerig, Stillman sr. C; Michael Gilmore, North Boone sr. F; Clayton Hoover, Byron jr. G; Eli Karvelis, Pec sr. G; Daniel Lowe, Byron sr. F; Jessie McKinley, Oregon sr. G; Dalton Menke, Winnebago jr. F; Trevor Otten, Oregon so. G Outlook: Winnebago will be flying high after giving Rockford Lutheran its first conference loss of the season on Friday. The one-point win indicates the Indians are once again poised to make a long postseason run. The stiffest challenge at this regional will come from the second-seeded Byron Tigers. Favorite: Winnebago Darkhorse: Byron Winner to: Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Aurora Christian Regional winner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 SVM prediction: Winnebago

When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Where: Princeton High School Teams: No. 1 Seneca (22-5), No. 2 Hall (17-11), No. 3 Bureau Valley (18-11), No. 4 Prophetstown (1313), No. 5 Princeton (5-21) Players to watch: Grant Ames, Prophetstown jr. G/F; Alex Bott, Seneca sr. G; Conlan Callahan, Seneca sr. G; Garrett Duffin, Princeton jr. G; Carter Gallick, Seneca sr. G; Ethan Howard, Prophetstown sr. F; Parker Neuhalfen, BV jr. G; Zach Urbanski, Hall sr. F; Miguel Villarreal, Hall sr. G Outlook: A few weeks ago, the Bureau Valley Storm were flying high after handing the Newman Comets their first conference loss and second overall loss of the season. Since then, they’ve dropped games to Fulton, Newman and Prophetstown. The Prophets have been on the upswing in that span, making them dangerous at this regional. Favorite: Seneca Darkhorse: Prophetstown Winner to: Bureau Valley Sectional vs. Morrison Regional winner, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 SVM prediction: Seneca

Monday, February 24, 2014

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD Auto racing Sunday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (9) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 200 laps, 133.1 rating, 48 points. 2. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200, 113.8, 43. 3. (33) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200, 117.1, 42. 4. (6) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 200, 102.7, 40. 5. (32) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 200, 101.2, 40. 6. (3) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 200, 98.2, 38. 7. (34) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200, 72, 37. 8. (25) Greg Biffle, Ford, 200, 94.1, 37. 9. (1) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 83.4, 36. 10. (28) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 200, 80.8, 34. 11. (35) Joey Logano, Ford, 200, 104.1, 34. 12. (18) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 200, 67.6, 0. 13. (38) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200, 85.1, 31. 14. (22) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200, 73.8, 30. 15. (26) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 200, 46.2, 29. 16. (39) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 200, 69.3, 28. 17. (30) Carl Edwards, Ford, 200, 87, 28. 18. (7) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 200, 79.5, 26. 19. (37) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200, 100.5, 26. 20. (24) Terry Labonte, Ford, 200, 66.1, 24. 21. (8) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 199, 89.9, 24. 22. (19) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 199, 60.3, 22. 23. (29) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 198, 43.7, 21. 24. (11) Josh Wise, Ford, 196, 47.5, 20. 25. (12) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 196, 68.2, 0. 26. (15) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 194, 53.1, 19. 27. (40) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, accident, 193, 60.8, 18. 28. (23) Cole Whitt, Toyota, accident, 193, 62.5, 16. 29. (41) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, accident, 193, 48.2, 15. 30. (31) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 192, 70.6, 14. 31. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 192, 64.1, 14. 32. (10) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 184, 80, 13. 33. (14) Trevor Bayne, Ford, accident, 183, 59.5, 0. 34. (43) David Ragan, Ford, 176, 32.2, 10. 35. (21) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 174, 36.8, 9. 36. (17) David Gilliland, Ford, 171, 41.5, 8. 37. (36) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, accident, 161, 42.8, 7. 38. (16) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, accident, 160, 32.2, 6. 39. (13) Aric Almirola, Ford, accident, 146, 59.8, 6. 40. (27) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, accident, 145, 53.6, 5. 41. (42) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, accident, 144, 46, 4. 42. (20) Clint Bower, Toyota, engine, 127, 41, 2. 43. (2) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, engine, 30, 27.3, 1. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 145.290 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 26 minutes, 29 seconds. Margin of Victory: Under Caution. Caution Flags: 7 for 39 laps. Lead Changes: 42 among 18 drivers. Lap Leaders: A.Dillon 1; D.Hamlin 2-10; Ku.Busch 11-25; P.Menard 26-30; D.Hamlin 31; Ky.Busch 32-45; K.Kahne 46; Ky.Busch 47; K.Kahne 48; Ky.Busch 49; D.Hamlin 50-55; Ky.Busch 56; B.Keselowski 57; Ky.Busch 58-59; B.Keselowski 60-63; P.Menard 64-70; J.Logano 71-72; B.Keselowski 73-75; T.Bayne 76-77; A.Almirola 78-82; A.Allmendinger 83; J.Allgaier 84; D.Patrick 85-86; J.Allgaier 87; M.Waltrip 88-89; P.Menard 90-106; J.Johnson 107-115; B.Keselowski 116-120; J.Johnson 121126; J.Allgaier 127-128; M.Waltrip 129130; D.Earnhardt Jr. 131-143; C.Edwards 144; D.Earnhardt Jr. 145-150; G.Biffle 151-153; D.Earnhardt Jr. 154-155; G.Biffle 156-158; D.Earnhardt Jr. 159-172; G.Biffle 173-174; C.Edwards 175-177; D.Earnhardt Jr. 178; C.Edwards 179-182; D.Earnhardt Jr. 183-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): D.Earnhardt Jr., 6 times for 54 laps; P.Menard, 3 times for 29 laps; Ky.Busch, 5 times for 19 laps; D.Hamlin, 3 times for 16 laps; J.Johnson, 2 times for 15 laps; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 15 laps; B.Keselowski, 4 times for 13 laps; G.Biffle, 3 times for 8 laps; C.Edwards, 3 times for 8 laps; A.Almirola, 1 time for 5 laps; J.Allgaier, 3 times for 4 laps; M.Waltrip, 2 times for 4 laps; J.Logano, 1 time for 2 laps; K.Kahne, 2 times for 2 laps; T.Bayne, 1 time for 2 laps; D.Patrick, 1 time for 2 laps; A.Dillon, 1 time for 1 lap; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. D.Earnhardt Jr., 48; 2. D.Hamlin, 43; 3. Bra.Keselowski, 42; 4. J.Gordon, 40; 5. J.Johnson, 40; 6. M.Kenseth, 38; 7. R.Stenhouse Jr., 37; 8. G.Biffle, 37; 9. A.Dillon, 36; 10. C.Mears, 34; 11. J.Logano, 34; 12. K.Harvick, 31.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 31 25 .554 Brooklyn 26 28 .481 New York 21 35 .375 Boston 19 38 .333 Philadelphia 15 41 .268 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 40 14 .741 Washington 28 28 .500 Charlotte 27 30 .474 Atlanta 26 29 .473 Orlando 17 41 .293 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 42 13 .764 Chicago 29 26 .527 Detroit 23 33 .411 Cleveland 22 35 .386 Milwaukee 10 45 .182

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Newman’s A.J. Sharp

Fulton’s Zach Barber

Oregon’s Jessie McKinley Jr.

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When: Today, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Where: Amboy High School Teams: No. 1 Indian Creek (19-8), No. 2 Paw Paw (20-5), No. 3 AFC (13-14), No. 4 Annawan (14-13), No. 5 LaMoille-Ohio (5-18), No. 6 Erie (2-25), No. 7 Amboy (2-23) Players to watch: Jordan Chandler, Erie so. G; Bret Gittleson, AFC jr. G; Garrison Govig, Indian Creek sr. F; Troy Mairs, AFC sr. C; Garrett Post, Indian Creek sr. F; Damon Quest, Amboy sr. G; Nicholas Siemers, Paw Paw sr. G; Justin Wiley, Paw Paw sr. G Outlook: Indian Creek is coming off an impressive win over Dixon, a 3A team that will be a favorite to win a regional title. The Wolves will be challenged by Paw Paw, which is led by a trio of talented seniors in Siemers, Wiley and Zach Lilja. AFC could be a thorn in the side of either of the favorites, as they like to make teams play at a very fast pace. Favorite: Indian Creek Darkhorse: AFC Winner to: River Ridge Sectional vs. Galena Regional winner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 SVM prediction: Indian Creek

When: Today, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Where: Forreston High School Teams: No. 1 Milledgeville (21-4), No. 2 Aquin (21-5), No. 3 Polo (22-6), No. 4 Eastland (21-4), No. 5 Forreston (9-14), No. 6 Pearl City (7-22), No. 7 Hiawatha Players to watch: Evan Bull, Pearl City jr. G/F; Brian Cavanaugh, Polo sr. G; Aiden Chang, Aquin jr. G; Robert DeVries, Forreston jr. F; AJ Dollmeyer, Polo sr. C; Jordan Harris, Milledgeville jr. G; Cody Kluck, Pearl City jr. G; Skylar Paulson, Eastland sr. C; Dalton Shaner, Eastland sr. G; Caleb Skoog, Milledgeville sr. F; Anthony Townsend, Aquin sr. G Outlook: In the marquee 1A regional in the northern half of the state, the top four seeds all are legitimate state-qualifier contenders. Only one will advance from the regional. Eastland is the most experienced team, but have struggled down the stretch. Aquin is also a program used to winning. Milledgeville and Polo both want to make some school history with deep runs. Favorite: Milledgeville Darkhorse: Eastland Winner to: River Ridge Sectional vs. South Beloit Regional winner, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 SVM prediction: Milledgeville

Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 40 16 .714 Houston 37 18 .673 Dallas 34 23 .596 Memphis 31 24 .564 New Orleans 23 32 .418 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 43 14 .754 Portland 38 18 .679 Minnesota 27 29 .482 Denver 25 30 .455 Utah 19 36 .345 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 38 20 .655 Phoenix 33 21 .611 Golden State 34 22 .607 Sacramento 20 36 .357 L.A. Lakers 19 37 .339

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Saturday’s results Washington 94, New Orleans 93 Charlotte 92, Memphis 89 Dallas 113, Detroit 102 Atlanta 107, New York 98 Indiana 110, Milwaukee 100 Minnesota 121, Utah 104 Sacramento 105, Boston 98 Golden State 93, Brooklyn 86 Sunday’s results L.A. Clippers 125, Oklahoma City 117 Miami 93, Chicago 79 Washington 96, Cleveland 83 Toronto 105, Orlando 90 Sacramento 109, Denver 95 Brooklyn 108, L.A. Lakers 102 Portland 108, Minnesota 97 Houston at Phoenix, late Today’s games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Golden State at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at New York, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Boston at Utah, 8 p.m. Sunday’s box score

HEAT 93, BULLS 79 CHICAGO (79) Dunleavy 5-12 1-2 13, Boozer 3-8 2-2 8, Noah 7-11 6-7 20, Hinrich 4-10 0-0 10, Snell 2-10 0-0 6, Augustin 0-10 2-2 2, Gibson 8-18 4-4 20, Mohammed 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 29-81 15-17 79. MIAMI (93) Battier 1-5 0-0 3, Bosh 10-23 4-4 28, Oden 2-4 1-1 5, Chalmers 5-10 1-2 12, Wade 10-22 3-3 23, Andersen 3-8 1-4 7, Allen 4-8 0-0 10, Beasley 2-4 0-0 5, Cole 0-4 0-0 0, Douglas 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-88 10-14 93.

Chicago 24 16 12 27 — 79 Miami 20 20 25 28 — 93 3-Point Goals–Chicago 6-21 (Hinrich 2-2, Snell 2-7, Dunleavy 2-7, Augustin 0-5), Miami 9-23 (Bosh 4-9, Allen 2-3, Beasley 1-1, Chalmers 1-2, Battier 1-5, Cole 0-1, Andersen 0-2). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Chicago 62 (Noah 15), Miami 47 (Bosh, Wade 10). Assists–Chicago 18 (Augustin 5), Miami 22 (Chalmers 9). Total Fouls–Chicago 15, Miami 19. A–19,848 (19,600).

Men’s basketball Big Ten Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Michigan 11-3 .786 19-7 .731 Michigan St. 11-4 .733 22-6 .786 Wisconsin 9-5 .643 22-5 .815 Iowa 8-5 .615 19-7 .731 Ohio St. 9-6 .600 22-6 .786 Nebraska 8-6 .571 16-10 .615 Minnesota 6-9 .400 17-11 .607 Indiana 5-8 .385 15-11 .577 Purdue 5-9 .357 15-12 .556 Northwestern 5-10 .333 12-16 .429 Illinois 4-10 .286 15-12 .556 Penn St. 4-10 .286 13-14 .481 Saturday’s games Wisconsin 79, Iowa 74 Ohio St. 64, Minnesota 46 Indiana 61, Northwestern 56 Sunday’s games Michigan 79, MIchigan St. 70 Nebraska 76, Purdue 57 Tuesday’s games Iowa at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Indiana at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s games Michigan at Purdue, 6 p.m. Nebraska at Illinois, 8 p.m.

State schedule Saturday’s games Marquette 96, DePaul 94, OT Chicago St. 73, CSU Bakersfield 68 South Dakota 64, W. Illinois 54 Bradley 55, Loyola 38 S. Illinois 61, Evansville 56 Sunday’s games Cent. Michigan 70, N. Illinois 67 N. Iowa 72, Illinois St. 59 Today’s game Chicago St. at E. Illinois, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s games Ill.-Chicago at Wis.-Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Wichita St. at Bradley, 7 p.m. Loyola at Missouri St., 7:05 p.m. Seton Hall at DePaul, 8 p.m.

Top 25 schedule Saturday’s games No. 5 Duke 66, No. 1 Syracuse 60 No. 2 Florida 75, Ole Miss 71 No. 3 Wichita State 83, Drake 54 No. 4 Arizona 88, Colorado 61 New Mexicao 58, No. 6 San Diego St. 44 No. 1 Louisville 58, No. 7 Cincinnati 57 No. 8 Kansas 86, No. 19 Texas 54 No. 9 Villanova 57, St. John’s 54 No. 10 Saint Louis 66, G. Washington 59 No. 14 Virginia 70, Notre Dame 49 No. 16 Wisconsin 79, No. 15 Iowa 74 No. 17 Iowa St. 71, TCU 60 No. 18 Kentucky 77, LSU 76 No. 22 Memphis 82, Temple 79 Stanford 83, No. 23 UCLA 74 No. 24 Ohio St. 64, Minnesota 46 San Diego 69, No. 25 Gonzaga 66 Sunday’s games No. 11 Creighton 72, Seton Hall 71 No. 20 Michigan 79, No. 13 Michigan St. 70 SMU 64, No. 21 UConn 55

Golf Sunday At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Purse: $9 million Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 (Seedings in parentheses) Championship Jason Day (8), Australia, $1.53 million, def. Victor Dubuisson (27), France, $906,000, 23 holes. Third Place Rickie Fowler (53), United States, $630,000, def. Ernie Els (31), South Africa, $510,000, 19 holes. Semifinals Jason Day (8), Australia, def. Rickie Fowler (53), United States, 3 and 2. Victor Dubuisson (27), France, def. Ernie Els (31), South Africa, 1 up.

Transactions BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with OF Brett Gardner on a four-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW JERSEY NETS — Signed C Jason Collins to a 10-day contract. HOCKEY TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Claimed D Mike Kostka off waivers from Chicago.

Olympics BOBSLED Men’s Four-Man 1. Russia 1 (Alexander Zubkov, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov, Alexey Voevoda), 3:40.60. 2. Latvia 1 (Oskars Melbardis, Daumants Dreiskens, Arvis Vilkaste, Janis Strenga), 3:40.69. 3. United States 1 (Steven Holcomb, Park City, Utah; Curt Tomasevicz, Shelby, Neb.; teve Langton, Melrose, Mass.; Chris Fogt, Alpine, Utah), 3:40.99. 4. Russia 2 (Alexander Kasjanov, Ilvir Huzin, Maxim Belugin, Aleksei Pushkarev), 3:41.02. 5. Britain 1 (John James Jackson, Stuart Benson, Bruce Tasker, Joel Fearon), 3:41.10. 6. Germany 1 (Maximilian Arndt, Marko Huebenbecker, Alexander Roediger, Martin Putze), 3:41.42. 7. Germany 2 (Thomas Florschuetz, Joshua Bluhm, Kevin Kuske, Christian Poser), 3:41.51. 8. Switzerland 1 (Beat Hefti, Alex Baumann, Juerg Egger, Thomas Lamparter), 3:41.75. Other U.S. Finishers 12. United States 2 (Nick Cunningham, Monterey, Calif.; Justin Olsen, San Antonio; Johnny Quinn, McKinney, Texas; Dallas Robinson, Georgetown, Ky.), 3:42.70. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Men’s 50km Free (Mass Start) 1. Alexander Legkov, Russia, 1:46:55.2. 2. Maxim Vylegzhanin, Russia, 1:46:55.9. 3. Ilia Chernousov, Russia, 1:46:56.0. 4. Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Norway, 1:46:56.2. 5. Sergei Dolidovich, Belarus, 1:47:09.5. 6. Robin Duvillard, France, 1:47:10.1. 7. Anders Soedergren, Sweden, 1:47:13.0. 8. Daniel Richardsson, Sweden, 1:47:19.6. U.S. Finishers 26. Noah Hoffman, Aspen, Colo., 1:48:04.3. 51. Brian Gregg, Winthrop, Wash., 1:55:02.3. 57. Kris Freeman, Thornton, N.H., 1:59:46.7. NR. Torin Koos, Leavenworth, Wash., DNS. Men’s hockey Saturday’s result Bronze Medal Finland 5, United States 0 Sunday’s result Gold Medal Canada 3, Sweden 0 Sunday’s box score

CANADA 3, SWEDEN 0 Canada 1 1 1 —3 Sweden 0 0 0 —0 First Period–1, Canada, Jonathan Toews (Jeff Carter, Shea Weber), 12:55. Penalties–Jonathan Ericsson, Sweden (holding); Chris Kunitz, Canada (high sticking). Second Period–2, Canada, Sidney Crosby (unassisted), 15:43. Penalties–Jakob Silfverberg, Sweden (delaying the game); Patrik Berglund, Sweden (boarding). Third Period–3, Canada, Chris Kunitz (unassisted), 9:04. Penalties–Corey Perry, Canada (Tripping). Shots on Goal–Canada 12-11-13–36. Sweden 11-9-4–24.


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Notice of public hearing on GHJ MTAD 2014 Budget Notice is hereby given that the Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Genesee-Hopkins-Jordan MultiTownship Assessment District (GHJ MTAD), Whiteside county, Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2014, is available for public inspection at Genesee Township (22725 Pilgrim Road), Hopkins Township (24719 Emerson Road) and Jordan Township (28950 Penrose Road), Sterling, IL 61081. Notice is further given hereby that a public hearing on said Tentative Budget will be held at 5:45 pm on March 13, 2014 at the Hopkins Town Hall, with final action to be taken at 6:15pm. February 24th, 2014

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ORDER FOR CHANGE OF NAME The Court, having considered the Petition for Change of Name filed herein by Tamara Ann Hahn on behalf or Robert Thomas Sanford, heard the evidence, and being otherwise fully advised in the premises, finds that it should be granted. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Plaintiff's name of Robert Thomas Sanford is hereby changed to Robert Thomas Hahn, by which he shall be hereafter known and called. February 24, March 3, 10, 2014 TO: ROSALEE ANDREAS, OCCUPANT, JUSTINE ANDREAS, ROSY ANDREAS, PARTIES IN OCCUPANCY OR ACTUAL POSSESSION OF SAID PROPERTY; UNKNOWN OWNERS OR PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID LAND OR LOT. WHITESIDE COUNTY CLERK TAX DEED NO. 14 TX 1 FILED 1/23/2014 TAKE NOTICE County of Whiteside, State of Illinois Date Premises Sold 11/2/2011 Certificate No. 2010-00039 Sold for General Taxes of (year) 2010 Sold for Special Assessment of N/A (municipality) and Special Assessment Number N/A Warrant No. ______N/A Inst. N/A

Property located at 2204 CANAL ST., ROCK FALLS, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 11-33-403-015

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Property located at 30721 CAPP RD., STERLING, IL Legal Description or Property Index No. 05-26-200-002

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/7/2014.

This notice is to advise you that the above property has been sold for delinquent taxes and that the period of redemption from the sale will expire on 7/7/2014.

The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming:

The amount to redeem is subject to increase at 6 month intervals from the date of sale and may be further increased if the purchaser at the tax sale or his or her assignee pays any subsequently accruing taxes or special assessments to redeem the property from subsequent forfeitures or tax sales. Check with the county clerk as to the exact amount you owe before redeeming:

`This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/7/2014.

This notice is also to advise you that a petition has been filed for a tax deed which will transfer title and the right to possession of this property if redemption is not made on or before 7/7/2014.

This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Morrison, Illinois, on 9/3/2014 in the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, In the Ct. Rm. Set forth by Presiding Judge at 9:00 A.M.

This matter is set for hearing in the Circuit Court of this County in Morrison, Illinois, on 9/3/2014 in the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200 E. Knox St., Morrison, IL 61270, In the Ct. Rm. Set forth by Presiding Judge at 9:00 A.M.

You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

You may be present at this hearing but your right to redeem will already have expired at that time.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/7/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Morrison, Illinois.

YOU ARE URGED TO REDEEM IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY Redemption can be made at any time on or before 7/7/2014 by applying to the County Clerk of Whiteside County, Illinois at the Office of the County Clerk in Morrison, Illinois.

For further information contact the County Clerk. INTERSTATE FUNDING CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE

For further information contact the County Clerk. INTERSTATE FUNDING CORP. PURCHASER or ASSIGNEE

Whiteside County Clerk 200 E. Knox St. Morrison, IL 61270 (815) 772-5189 Dated: 01/27/2014 Feb. 24, 25, 26, 2014

Whiteside County Clerk 200 E. Knox St. Morrison, IL 61270 (815) 772-5189 Dated: 01/27/2014 Feb. 24, 25, 26, 2014

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HEALTH / MEDICAL

HEALTH / MEDICAL

504

R.N. Wanted Exceptional Care & Training Center has a part-time opening for a caring, highly qualified R.N., 10p-6a Apply: 2601 Woodlawn Road Sterling, IL 61081

RN/LPN

Evenings We are looking for an experienced and dedicated professional to assume this key fulltime position on our nursing team! If you are committed to team-oriented outcomes and quality care, we offer: Excellent Starting Wage! Vacation, PTO, Holiday! Medical, Dental, Vision! Advancement Opps! And Much More!

melissa@ectc1.com

EOE

SELL

those unwanted items with the help of a Sauk Valley Classified Ad 625-3600 284-2222

504

For an immediate and confidential interview, apply in person or call Lynette at (815) 284-3393.

Dixon

Healthcare & Rehab

800 Division St Dixon, IL 61021

EMPLOYMENT

505

Accepting applications. Apply in person. Mr. Nifty Cleaners 1102 E. 4th St. Sterling

EMPLOYMENT

505

AG VIEW FS is taking applications for Spring Part-Time help. Must pass drug test and have CDL. Apply at 2290 Quarry Rd. Ashton, IL EOE 815-453-7331

Casualty & Property licensed CSR wanted for FT or PT office employment. Resumes may be dropped off or mailed to: American Family Ins. 503 E. 3rd St. Sterling IL 61081

NIGHT MANAGER for domestic violence shelter. Work with adult and child clients, clerical work, answering crisis hotline. Third shift, 10/20 hours/week. Prefer high school graduate/GED; social service experience a plus. Apply at YWCA of the Sauk Valley, 412 First Avenue, Sterling. EOE

Credit Auto Sales

www.creditautosalesdixon.com Email: Phone:

(815) 288-1716 (815) 288-2406

creditautodixon@yahoo.com Fax: (815) 288-6183

601 IL Route 2, Dixon, IL 61021 Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm Saturday: 9am - 3pm

EMPLOYMENT

505

Experienced Legal Secretary wanted, Duties include project management, client interaction, scheduling & calendaring, document production, filing, & answering phones. To apply please send resumes to either saukvalleylaw@ gmail.com or Box #:1206 ,c/o Sauk Valley Classifieds, P.O.Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081

★ NEW TODAY ★ POSITION OPENINGS Pre-K Teacher: Rochelle 40 hrs./wk., school year; Minimum of BA in Early Childhood Education, or closely related field. Pre-K Teacher Assistant: Sterling 30hrs./wk., schoolyear; Minimum of AAS in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related degree with a minimum of 18 credit hours in ECE. Sterling Infant-Toddler Teacher: 40 hrs./week, full year. Bachelor's Degree in early childhood, child development or closely related field Bus Monitor: Rochelle. 30 hrs. /wk. Minimum of high school diploma or GED and excellent driving record. Family and Community Service Worker: Thomson/ Morrison/Sterling Service Area; 40 hrs./wk., school year. Minimum of AAS degree in social services, human services or closely related field. BA or BS degree preferred. For information and application contact Tri-County Opportunities Council at 815625-7830 or visit our website at www.tcochelps.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

★ NEW TODAY ★ PT 2nd shift Custodians hiring up $8.50/hr. for Sterling area. If interested apply at www.pbsqca.com

EMPLOYMENT

505

Professional Company Drivers with CDL's needed for 600 mile radius & long hauls. We pay fees for tarping, extra loads and extra stops. Please call 815568-7225 or send resume to: FS&S, PO Box 147, Marengo, IL 60152-0147. To apply in person: 2106 W. Railroad Street, Marengo IL TO OUR

READERS:

Sauk Valley Media does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. Likewise, we do not knowingly accept advertising which is fraudulent or has malicious intent. While we attempt to screen advertising with potential fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential problems. We strongly encourage our readers to exercise caution and common sense, particularly when dealing with companies with which you are not familiar.

★ NEW TODAY ★ Truck driver, CDL req. Light shop work & local deliveries. Part-time Spring help. Reply to PO Box 618, Dixon, IL 61021.

View Classifieds Online! Locate the items you want to buy or sell! www. saukvalley. com

CHILD CARE

512

NO INDIVIDUAL, unless licensed or holding a permit as a childcare facility, may cause to be published any advertisement soliciting a child care service.* A childcare facility that is licensed or operating under a permit issued by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services may publish advertisements of the services for which it is specifically licensed or issued a permit. Sauk Valley Media strongly urges any parent or guardian to verify the validity of the license of any facility before placing a child in it's care. *Family homes that care for no more than three (3) children under the age of twelve or which receive only children from a single household, for less than 24 hours per day, are exempt from licensure as day care homes. The three children to whom this exemption applies includes the family's natural or adopted children and any other persons under the age of 12 whether related or unrelated to the operator of the day care home. (DCFS Rule, Part 377.3 (c))

APPLIANCES

710

CLOVER HILLS

RENT TO OWN APPLIANCES TV’S MATTRESSES

815.625.8529

FURNITURE

755

18” marble table. $35. 815-447-6356 Ethan Allen maple Heirloom dining table & 4 Duxbury chairs, nutmeg finish. $500. Call 630926-1350. GE microwave w/ stand. 2 years old. Like new. $50. 815-441-6356 Mattress sets: Twin $99, Full $129, Queen $159, King $199. Will deliver! Kern Mattress Outlet, call 309452-7477. Tegelers Oval double pedestal table w/ 4 leaves & 6 chairs. $1,000. 815-772-3762 Thomasville Basset bedroom set. Qu. sz. Frame. $300. Wooden large wall entertainment center holds up to 50” TV. $150. Brown rocker recliner $200. All Like New! 815-441-6356 Wooden round table with leaves & 4 chairs. $50 815441-6356

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775

AREA GARAGE SALES 624

9 month old female cat, white w/ gray, good with kids. 815-517-3363

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES 705

MASTIFF English AKC. Large pups from huge parents Champ lines. $950 Call 309-944-3917

I Buy: Antique furniture, fishing tackle, toys, post cards junk. 815-445-6151

GUNS & ARCHERY

706

Fingerprints for conceal carry. Get clearance before you pay for classes and license. For appointments call 815-716-8478.

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE

WARNING ADS FOR FREE PETS Your beloved pet deserves a loving, caring home. The ad for your free pet may draw response from individuals who will sell your animal for research or breeding purposes. Please screen respondents carefully when giving an animal away. Your pet will thank you!

Honda 4 Wheeler $250, Honda dirt bike $350, Honda Moped $400, 10 hrs. Johnson outboard motor w/ gas tank $250, Trolley motor $75, wood burner w/ blower $250 815-994-3339

SNOWBLOWERS 782

Pool table, 7ft., auto ball return. Not slate. $100. 815-973-8760.

John Deere 2 cyl 1 stage 5hp, 21” cut, power auger, new rubbers & wear bar electric start, $325 815-973-3223

TICKETS / TRAVEL 787 & EVENTS No person or business, unless properly licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State, may sell ticket(s) for any sporting event or otherwise, for more than the price printed upon the face of the said ticket(s). Only licensed ticket brokers may legally advertise, negotiate and execute the sale of ticket(s) for any amount over what is printed upon the face of ticket. The Play Chicago Tickets & transportation. $90 Sunday March 2nd. Bank of America Theater in Chicago. Call Chris or Jackie 815-626-8181

WANT TO BUY 795 SugarDoodles: $600. Call 563212-7307

Brand new, never shot 9mm Beretta, w/ extra clip, $600. Call before 2. 563613-3934 FOID

PETS & PET SUPPLIES 775

Need to place an ad? Call us 625-3600 284-2222

Want to Buy: *silver & gold *silver coins *scrap gold *hunting guns 815-625-0966

MISCELLANEOUS 796 FOR SALE 1995 Polaris special XLT 600. 1980 Artic Cat Jag 340 FS and Triton 2 place trailer. Like new! $2,450. Call 815-625-3214 Hardwood flooring, Red Oak, 250 sq.ft. 3/4”x 3 1/4”. $1,000. Call 815626-2507.

N-Scale Model Trains, engines, freight cars, track, passenger car set, misc. $750 obo 815-994-2101 New 8 ft. skid steer snow pusher box. Univ. mount fits almost any style skid steer. $1,700. Call 815-716-0355

Pull-out couch, good condition $75 815-540-3817 Real nice Lazy Boy recliner. $70. Call 815-718-4385. Real nice washer, guaranteed. $100. 815-718-4385. See More Online Photos, Commerce, Expanded Text ➛Look for WEB ID ➛Log on to: www.saukvalley. com classifieds ➛Enter the WEB ID in the WEB ID Box ➛View Photos, Expanded Text BUY ONLINE!! saukvalley.com CLASSIFIEDS Twin, full, queen, king beds. Washer, dryer, sofa, dresser, matching dbl. rec. sofa & love seat 815-718-4385 Womens Puma leather tennis shoes size 8 ½. Like New. 815441-4543

HAY & STRAW

825

Twenty small bales of grass hay. $100 815225-7824

AUTOMOBILES

905

2000 Ford Taurus 4dr. Rebuilt PS, brakes. Good cond Must see. $1,500 815-288-6362 2003 Chevy Malibu, good cond., $2100/obo 815535-3797

CELEBRITY CIPHER by Luis Campos Celebrity Cipher cryptograms are created from quotations by famous people, past and present. Each letter in the cipher stands for another.

TODAY’S CLUE: V equals D “Y’W EZSJJD S NASGVSEV UESGV -J Y O Z X S W K U Z J J ’ N A LW S A L N L P K L E USOZE’N XFLXLJSAZ.” -- OSAFSEYGZ FZKUPEG Previous Solution: “To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.” -- George Washington (c) 2014 by NEA, Inc., dist. by Universal Uclick 2-24

Astrograph Positive influence . Monday, February 24, 2014 Your charitable and compassionate nature is attracting attention. People with similar beliefs are drawn to you. You will make many new friends who will have a positive influence on your career this year. The prospects are favorable for a new romance. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -To attain your goals, you will require the support and care of your colleagues and family. Your peers are eager for you to succeed and will offer beneficial advice. ARIES (Mar. 21- Apr.19) -- It’s not the day to share details with others. Focus your energy on your own projects, and you will come out ahead. Don’t feel you have to respond to every request. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Not everyone will honor a promise. The information you are given is likely to be false. Save yourself embarrassment by forming conclusions based on facts that you’ve verified yourself. Trust your own judgment. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You have a great deal of creativity, and you should use it to your advantage. Your insight

and intuition could lead to a new moneymaking opportunity. A change in locale will inspire you and offer a new perspective. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Your personal life is in need of a makeover. The time is right to re-evaluate your goals and form a strategy to succeed. Your determination will provide the changes you desire. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- There is a certain cause that you care deeply about. Make an obligation to put yourself in the forefront and participate with vigor. Others will be very impressed by your passion. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Romance is in the air. Remind your loved one of your devotion by being especially attentive today. An intimate outing will serve to stimulate your senses and strengthen your relationship. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Your ego may be feeling bruised by some recent tension at home. Don’t dwell on the negative influences around you. Reaffirm your self-confidence by channeling your abilities into a new hobby.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24- Nov. 22) -- Keep yourself occupied today. Get together with some close friends or trusted relatives for some stimulating conversations. You will get moody and restless if you spend too much time alone. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You will unintentionally hurt some feelings if you act in haste today. Spend your time studying up on one of your many interests, and stay away from conflicts and arguments. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Shake your lethargic attitude by doing something physical. Walking, swimming, cycling or hiking will not only engage your muscles; they will also help to release your imagination. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -You are a dynamic and talented individual. Devote your time to building up your self-confidence and creativity. Those around you will be pleasantly surprised by your versatility and ingenuity.

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YOUR PRICE

2014 VW Beetle 2.5L

MSRP....................................$21,050* Our Discount...........................$1,050* MFG Rebate ............................ $500*

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$

Stk# EE7936

YOUR PRICE

2013 VW Beetle Fender

MSRP....................................$25,595* Our Discount...........................$1,264* MFG Rebate ............................$3,250*

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$

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21,081*

$

2013 VW Beetle Fender

$10,999*

$9,999*

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2013 VW Beetle Fender

2013 VW Beetle Conv.

Stk# ED7584

MSRP....................................$30,150* Our Discount...........................$1,203* MFG Rebate ............................$3,750*

YOUR PRICE

2013 VW GTI 2.0

Stk# ED7897

MSRP....................................$31,860* Our Discount...........................$1,292* MFG Rebate ............................$2,000*

YOUR PRICE

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$2,999*

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2014 VW Jetta S

Stk# EE8010

MSRP....................................$18,910* Our Discount..............................$973* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

YOUR PRICE

2014 VW Golf 2.5L

Stk# EE8011

MSRP....................................$21,085* Our Discount...........................$1,060* MFG Rebate ...............................$750*

YOUR PRICE

2014 VW Jetta S

Stk# EE8070

MSRP....................................$18,910* Our Discount..............................$973* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

YOUR PRICE

27,805*

2014 VW Golf TDI

2014 VW Jetta Hybrid SE

Stk# EE7923

MSRP....................................$28,115* Our Discount...........................$1,300* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

YOUR PRICE

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25,678*

$

2014 VW Jetta S

Stk# EE8041

MSRP....................................$19,045* Our Discount..............................$978* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

YOUR PRICE

16,817*

$

2014 VW Jetta TDI

Stk# EE7988

MSRP....................................$25.385* Our Discount...........................$1,232* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

25,315*

$

Stk# ED7658

MSRP....................................$27,830* Our Discount...........................$1,402* MFG Rebate ...............................$750*

16,687*

$

YOUR PRICE

$

19,275*

$

16,687*

$

2013 VW Beetle Conv.

Stk# ED7430

MSRP....................................$33,075* Our Discount...........................$1,520* MFG Rebate ............................$3,750*

21,251*

28,568*

$

YOUR PRICE

$

25,197*

$

Stk# ED7428

MSRP....................................$25,815* Our Discount...........................$1,314* MFG Rebate ............................$3,250*

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$

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ONLY 61,000 MILES! EXTRA CLEAN, NEW TIRES!

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MSRP....................................$25,815* Our Discount...........................$1,314* MFG Rebate ............................$3,250*

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NEW REAL DEAL

FOR ITEMS OVER $300

A 5 Line REAL DEAL

ad runs for 30 days in Sauk Valley Classifieds, 4 Ogle County Papers, The Review and saukvalley.com all for only $38! Special must be mentioned at time of ad placement. Offer expires 12/31/14 No Commercial Advertising, Pets, Garage Sales, Wood/ Fuel, Tickets/ Travel or Real Estate

2007 Buick La Crosse CXL, 62K mi. Sunroof. Exc. cond. $11,500. 815-626-6223. 2007 Buick Lucerne CX2-V8, 80K, full power, leather, XM radio, extended warranty $8900. Dixon 815-456-2155 96/ Olds 98 123k mi, 25 mpg, well maintained. Major components new! $5,000. 815-2882556 creditautosales dixon.com Always over 100+ vehicles to choose from. HAVING TROUBLE wording your ad? Call our classified department today. We'll be glad to help you. 626SOLD or 284SOLD.

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AUTOMOBILES

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22,903*

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.8 liter, 82k mi, elect. sun roof, $9,500. Call 815631-8494

4X4S

912

4 wheel drive-4 door-Chevy Blazer, 2002. $5900/obo 815631-6678

PARTS & ACC.

BF Goodrich Tires 4, P235/60R14, white letter radial, $100 815-5357078

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2014 VW Jetta TDI

Stk# EE8009

MSRP....................................$24,285* Our Discount...........................$1,188* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

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21,847*

$

Stk# EE7868

2014 VW Jetta TDI Pre/Nav MSRP....................................$28,880* Our Discount...........................$1,432* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

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26,198*

$

2014 VW Jetta Wagon TDI MSRP....................................$30,460* Our Discount...........................$1,275* MFG Rebate ...............................$750*

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28,435*

$

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2014 VW Jetta Wagon SE

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2014 VW Jetta Wagon SE

Stk# EE7689

MSRP....................................$27,260* Our Discount...........................$1,308* MFG Rebate ............................$1,250*

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2014 VW Passat SE

MSRP....................................$28,785* Our Discount...........................$1,415* MFG Rebate ............................$1,500*

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$

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25,870*

$

BOATS/MOTORS

$4,999*

2014 VW Passat SEL Prem

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2014 VW Passat S 1.8T

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29,258*

$

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2014 VW Passat TDI

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SNOWMOBILES

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