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CLINTON — With the weather gradually shifting from tumultuous snow storms to steady rain, spring athletic programs around the area have quietly commenced preparations for the upcoming season.

FULTON -- The Unity Christian basketball teams received some post season basketball honors after wrapping up Northern Illinois Christian Conference play in February.

In yesterday's Clinton Herald (Feb. 28), assistant sports editor Nate Head took a magnifying glass to the three teams on Prince of Peace's side of the Class 1A state tournament, which tips off Monday in Des Moines.

CLINTON — Clinton senior Megan Gandrup received second team all-conference honors, leading a group of seniors on the list when it was released by the Mississippi Athletic Conference over the weekend.

Camanche naive and former local coach Todd Borrison is getting ready to receive one of the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union's most distinguished awards this week during the state tournament in Des Moines.

CLINTON–Sadie Zaruba was named the Tri-Rivers Conference Player of the Year while a slew of athletes received honors when they conference released it's postseason list over the weekend.

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MUSCATINE--The Camanche boys' phenomenal season came to an end Saturday after Iowa City Regina proved too much to handle from the three-point line.

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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday.

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say.

The River Valley Conference and Class 4A division have released its all-conference teams – and the Gateway area is well-represented.

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It is do-or-die time for the Clinton girls basketball team, who face their first sub-state opponent on Wednesday when they welcome Maquoketa to Yourd Gymnasium.

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More ice and more cold offered another slew of cancellations on top of an already tumultuous 2019.

CAMANCHE--The Indian family caught a break in our winter weather and were able to spend a cozy Saturday reminiscing and honoring the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 as they were inducted at Gil's Ballroom.

FULTON, Ill. -- The Unity Christian Knights used some long shots to make a rally late in the game, but didn't have quite enough and fell 76-71 to Faith Christian Academy on Monday night at home.

It’s hard to tell that Camanche junior Tarah Wehde hadn’t played competitive basketball for two years before this season started.

CLINTON--Baker games proved crucial in a home bowling match for Clinton on Saturday, and both the River Kings and Queens performed in order to roll to a sweep of North Scott at the Plaza Bowl.

CAMANCHE—Madi Parson’s 18 points and assists from the block helped lead the Camanche Indians to a 45-45 victory over Northeast on Tuesday night.

FULTON, Ill.--There was nothing but smiles Friday morning at Fulton High School as senior Chloe Lindeman chose the University of Wisconsin hat from the table in front of her and shed her blue hoodie to sport a Wisconsin Badgers t-shirt. 

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The Camanche Indians made history this cross country season, qualifying their first boys team for the Iowa High School State Cross Country Meet.

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MT. CARROLL, Ill. — West Carroll gets to play their first two regional games in their home gym, and they started off strong with a sweep of Morrison on Monday night.

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It was a crisp fall day that a lot of student-athletes won't forget as some made history, some broke records, some proved themselves and some fell short.

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The Northeast Rebels lost a lot when it comes to cross country last season.

Carie Kuehn/Clinton HeraldAllison Hasenmiller (center) performs with a flag during the halftime of the Central DeWitt football game on Sept. 14. Hasenmiller swims with the Clinton co-op.

Clinton swimming celebrated their Senior Night on Tuesday, and one of those seniors was Allison Hasenmiller.

CLINTON — It was a big day for the Clinton River Queens, some of them swimming for the last time in their own pool in a triple dual at the River King and Queen Aquatic Center.

Sibling rivalry is sparking competition on the Prince of Peace girls cross country team — sophomore Sophie Griffin is determined to become a better runner than her older sister.

DEWITT—For the second week in a row the Camanche Indians started slow out of the gates, but this time it was too much. The Sabers used their first half to dominate the Indians, and ultimately took the Friday night matchup 41-21.

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MORRISON, Ill. — The Morrison Fillies couldn’t have had a better start to their 2018 season: they’ve won their first two meets of the season.

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FULTON – The emergence of a rivalry between a pair of programs is often fueled by a series of tight-knit contests. Especially when postseason action is mixed into the conversation.

ELDRIDGE — After slipping into the Iowa High School state volleyball rankings for the first time this season, the River Queens had another exceptional tournament weekend at The Pit at North Scott High School. 

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