Stories about Sterling high school sports
Grace Egan became the latest Sterling volleyball player to commit to a Division I school this week when she announced her plans to play for the Ohio State University
Dixon's Taylor Harrison and Sterling's Ellie Gasso both rewrote the record books at their respective high schools, while forming a close friendship as club teammates. Not the two will take their talents to the Division I level, with Harrison playing at Loyola and Gasso playing at Illinois-Chicago.
Sterling's first two games of the fall: perennial 6A playoff team Lake Villa Lakes and frequent postseason foe Montini – and then it's the Western Big 6 after that.
Sauk Valley Media names its 2021 All-Area Baseball Team, led by Player of the Year Drew Burkholder of Eastland.
Sauk Valley Media names its 10 first-team and 10 second-team choices for this season's All-Area Team, as well as the honorable mention selections.
Sterling senior Amayia Hernandez has played varsity softball her entire high school career, but blossomed this season. She led the area with 11 home runs and 40 RBIs, and helped lead the Golden Warriors to third place at the Class 3A state tournament.
A quartet of NUIC girls, a coalition of Sterling and Dixon players, and a Fulton Steamer were in Pontiac Saturday for the IBCA All-Star festivities
With the Sauk Valley Media All-Star Basketball Classic canceled for the second straight season, we still wanted to take the time to honor the players who would've been there.
Sterling junior Drew Kested finished fifth at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Class 2A State Tournament on Friday in Springfield, while Golden Warriors senior Mauricio Garcia went 2-2.
Sterling wrestlers Andrew Kested and Mauricio Garcia are headed to the state meet in Springfield Friday