J.T. Poston took a four-stroke lead into the weekend in the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic, following up his opening-round 9-under 62 with a second-round 65 on Friday at TPC Deere Run for a two-round total of 15-under par. Denny McCarthy is second at 11-under.

Sterling native Ember (Schuldt) Holloway has been hired as an assistant golf coach at the University of Georgia, the school and head coach Josh Brewer announced Friday.

Sterling's Alice Sotelo saved her best for last at the IHSA State Finals on May 21, leaping 11.36 meters (32 feet, 4 1/2 inches) to win the Class 2A state title. For her stellar junior season, Sotelo is the 2022 Sauk Valley Media Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

The KSB Tennis Classic closed out the youth divisions on Thursday, with the final three brackets taking to the Emma Hubbs Tennis Courts in Dixon’s Page Park.