For his massive improvement from his second year to third year of high school basketball, and for helping Sterling to a 24-9 record and 3A regional championship this season, junior Andre Klaver has been named the 2022-23 Sauk Valley Media Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Keeping lines of communication open, collaboration with local and regional entities and encouraging community involvement were among the themes cited by Sterling’s three mayoral hopefuls at Tuesday’s candidates’ forum.