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Past articles by Celia:

Illinois ranked No. 11 in AP Top 25 poll to begin 2021-22 regular season

Preseason AP rankings have the Illini as the 11th-best team in the country. → Read More

Running with Griffin: The special bond shared between a junior high schooler and his running partner

Griffin Garro and Austin Meirhaeghe share a meaningful friendship, whether they're running together or not. → Read More

Playing for Bailey: How the Bureau Valley Storm are honoring their friend & classmate

The Storm are carrying a piece of a fallen classmate with them each and every game. → Read More

No challenge too big for Carl Sandburg golfer with Cerebral Palsy

Anna Duden hasn't been dealt the easiest set of cards. But you'd have no idea by how she carries herself on and off the golf course. → Read More

'Never out of the fight': Pleasant Valley lives up to their mantra once again with state title win

Johnston went up 2-0 early but the Spartans quickly responded, winning 14-5. → Read More

John Deere Classic Preview Show

With the JDC celebrating 50 years of professional golf in the Quad Cities, we look back at some of the most iconic moments in the tournament's history. → Read More

Women in Sports: PV trap shooter heading to Nationals after strong state showing

Rising 9th grader Addy Wehrman brought home multiple medals from the state trap shooting meet. → Read More

'Girls hockey is a force to be reckoned with': How girls hockey is growing in the Quad Cities

Don't let the pink gloves, sticks, laces or ponytails fool you. These young ladies are tough as nails. → Read More

'Doctors told my parents I'd never talk or walk in my life': How United Township senior runs strong against the odds

Distance running comes naturally to eight-time letter winner Ana Sedano. → Read More

Princeton Tigers sing a tune on and off the field

The Tigers finished the season undefeated. But they're also hitting the right notes off the field. → Read More

'It's like Christmas morning': Alleman baseball complex gets facelift ahead of home opener

After two years without games, the field was in need of some updates and it got them, thanks to anonymous donors. → Read More

MTI Star Student Athlete: Austin Martinez

Austin and his friends longboarded 100 miles through the Quad Cities to raise money for charity. → Read More

COVID precautions forced Easton Valley's two biggest fans to watch games from home, but return in time for state

Dan Beck's wife and son watched games from the sidelines for more than 30 years until COVID-19 hit. → Read More

Alleman pole vaulter reaching new heights

Pole vaulting success runs in Tori Thomas's blood. → Read More

'It was emotional for all of us': Clinton senior gets special moment on Senior Night after rare COVID complication ends her season

Davis was diagnosed with MIS-C, a very rare but serious condition doctors say is caused by COVID. → Read More

Tough defense pushes Pleasant Valley to win over Assumption, tie for first in MAC

At 8-2, Pleasant Valley and Assumption are tied for first in the MAC → Read More

QC native gets special opportunity with US Women's National Team

Galva's Nicole Withrow didn't grow up playing soccer but it hasn't taken her long to find her place on the sidelines. → Read More

'It hasn't been easy at all': The obstacles that transformed Jack Heflin from walk-on to starter

Jack Heflin graduated high school without any scholarship offers to play football but developed into a mainstay on the Iowa defense. → Read More

Galesburg native Jason Shay relishing in opportunity to achieve lifelong career goal: head coach

Shay had served as an assistant coach for ETSU for five seasons prior to taking over as head coach → Read More

A phone. A football. An app. That's all it took for two Silvis boys to get the NFL's attention.

The boys' videos even landed them NFL commercials. → Read More