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Friday Night Football - Week 9 Scores & Highlights Video included

The 2017 IHSA football regular season has come to a close, with the playoff field coming further into focus with five-win teams qualified, six-win teams and higher set to make a run through the bracket.

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Packers' Aaron Rodgers gives surgery update on Instagram

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says in a post on social media that surgery on his broken collarbone went well. Rodger thanks fans for their "love, support, thoughts and prayers" in a photo of himself in a hospital bed posted on Instagram. 

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Belvidere North wins 1st outright NIC-10 volleyball title Video included

Belvidere North's volleyball team finished off a NIC-10 conference championship with a 2-0 win over crosstown rival Belvidere Thursday night.

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Cubs extend NLCS to game 5

Javier Baez snapped an 0-for-20 skid with two home runs, Wade Davis hung on for a six-out save and the Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.  

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Big Northern teams bow out in 1-A soccer sectional Video included

Rockford Christian hosted the 1-A boys soccer sectional, with two Big Northern representatives fresh off regional titles.

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Friday Night Football - Week 8 Player of the Week Poll

The 13 WREX sports team has chosen its eighth set of four finalists for Player of the Week honors from Week 8 of Friday Night Football.

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FNF Week 8 Top 13 Poll

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. throughout the high school football season, the WREX sports team provides comprehensive coverage leading up to the next Friday Night Football.

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Fan creates petition for Packers to sign Kaepernick

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone during the team's lost to the Vikings Sunday and could miss the remainder of the season. 

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Dodgers walk off Cubs to take 2-0 NLCS lead

Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.

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IceHogs' Rally Not Enough in Loss to Admirals

Laurent Dauphin scored twice in the third period to bring the IceHogs within a goal, but the Milwaukee Admirals pulled away with an empty-netter to defeat Rockford 5-3 at the BMO Harris Bank Center Sunday afternoon.

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Bears outlast Ravens in wild overtime affair, winning 27-24

Connor Barth kicked a 40-yard field goal with 2:08 left in overtime, and the Chicago Bears used a 167-yard rushing effort by Jordan Howard to beat the Baltimore Ravens 27-24 on Sunday.

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Packers lose Aaron Rodgers to broken collarbone in loss to Vikings

Harrison Smith led Minnesota's defense in a thorough dismantling of Green Bay, as the Vikings knocked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers out of the game on Sunday with a broken collarbone during a 23-10 victory that drastically altered the course of the NFC North.

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Dodgers erase 2-0 deficit in Game 1 to beat Cubs in NLCS opener

The Los Angeles Dodgers climbed out of a 2-0 deficit in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series to beat the Chicago Cubs, 5-2.

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IceHogs Rout Wild in Home Opener Video included

The Rockford IceHogs scored multiple goals in each period of their home opener at the BMO Harris Bank Center, beating the Iowa Wild, 7-4.

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IHSA Boys and Girls Golf State Finals Video included

The high school golf season came to a close at the state finals with plenty of local players putting together strong two-round performances at the final tournament of the year.

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NIU Improves to 2-0 in MAC Play, beating Buffalo

Marcus Childers passed for one of Northern Illinois' touchdowns and ran for the other as the Huskies held on through a scoreless second half for a 14-13 win over Buffalo on Saturday.

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Friday Night Football - Week 8 Highlights & Scores

We're one week away from completing the high school football regular season run of nine games, with eight in the books. Teams are wrapping up playoff-bound campaigns, while others are fighting for every yard to contend for the postseason brackets, which are unveiled next week.

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Friday Night Football - Week 7 Player of the Week Poll

The 13 WREX sports team has chosen its seventh set of four finalists for Player of the Week honors from Week 7 of Friday Night Football.

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FNF Week 7 Top 13 Poll

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. throughout the high school football season, join the WREX sports team as we talk high school football on Facebook Live.

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New AP high school football poll

 Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:

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Cubs rally at Wrigley to take 2-1 NLDS lead on Nationals

Anthony Rizzo hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the eighth inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame Max Scherzer's brilliant performance to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Monday for a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series.

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IceHogs blank Monsters in season opener

J.F. Berube made 32 saves, Tomas Jurco had three points and the Rockford IceHogs opened the 2017-18 season with a 4-0 shutout of the Cleveland Monsters.

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Nationals' 8th inning comeback over Cubs ties NLDS

Bryce Harper hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and Ryan Zimmerman tacked on a three-run shot moments later to lift the Washington Nationals to a 6-3 comeback victory over the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Saturday, evening their NL Division Series at a game apiece.

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NIU rolls past Kent State in rain on Homecoming

Marcus Childers threw three touchdowns and Northern Illinois' defense suffocated Kent State's offense with a 24-3 win on Saturday night in the Huskies' Mid-American Conference opener.

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Orangeville football rolls to Saturday win at Hiawatha

The Orangeville Broncos are one win away from playoff eligibility, defeating Hiawatha 55-24 in Kirkland on Saturday to bring their record to 4-3 this season.

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Friday Night Football - Week 7 Scores & Highlights

The region's six-week stretch of perfect weather for high school football came to an end in Week 7, but our area athletes delivered another exciting night of Friday Night Football, setting the stage for two more regular season games before the playoffs kick off.

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FNF Week 6 Top 13 Poll

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. throughout the high school football season, join the WREX sports team as we talk high school football on Facebook Live.

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Friday Night Football - Week 6 Player of the Week Poll

The 13 WREX sports team has chosen its fifth set of four finalists for Player of the Week honors from Week 5 of Friday Night Football.

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New AP High School Football Poll

The new Associated Press rankings are out for high school football in Illinois.

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Friday Night Football - Week 6 Top 5 Plays

The 13 Sports Authority lived up to its number namesake once again providing the most comprehensive coverage in the area on Friday Night Football.

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Boylan wins NIC-10 boys golf title, Guilford's Ketcham wins medalist honors

The NIC-10 boys golf tournament at Ingersoll covered a two-day period with gorgeous weather on both Friday and Saturday to end the month of September.

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Friday Night Football - Week 6 Scores & Highlights

There are three weeks left in the high school football regular season with conference races coming into focus and teams making their push for a playoff spot.

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Friday Night Football - Week 5 Player of the Week Poll

The 13 WREX sports team has chosen its fifth set of four finalists for Player of the Week honors from Week 5 of Friday Night Football.

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FNF Week 5 Top 13 Poll

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. throughout the high school football season, join the WREX sports team as we talk high school football on Facebook Live.

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Friday Night Football - Week 5 Top 5 Plays

The 13 Sports Authority lived up to its number namesake - we covered 13 games this past week, and it offered ample opportunity to deliver an action-packed Top 5 Plays of the Week

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Packers erase 14-point deficit to top Bengals in overtime

Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal with 6:26 left in overtime set up by Aaron Rodgers' 72-yard pass to Geronimo Allison, and the Green Bay Packers rallied to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 on Sunday.

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Bears beat Steelers in wild overtime contest for 1st win

Jordan Howard scored on a 19-yard run in overtime to lead the Chicago Bears to a 23-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

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Friday Night Football - Week 5 Scores & Highlights

We're now halfway through the 2017 IHSA football season, with high school teams suiting up on a scorching Friday night for the fifth week of action on the gridrion.

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Friday Night Football - Week 4 Player of the Week Poll

The 13 WREX sports team has chosen its fourth set of four finalists for Player of the Week honors from Week 4 of Friday Night Football.

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FNF Week 4 Top 13 Poll

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. throughout the high school football season, join the WREX sports team as we talk high school football on Facebook Live.

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Friday Night Football - Week 4 Top 5 Plays

The 13 Sports Authority brings you our fourth installment of the Top 5 Plays of the Week as we approach the halfway mark of the high school football season.

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Turnovers bite Bears in Week 2 loss to Buccaneers

Jameis Winston threw for 204 yards and one touchdown Sunday, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers return from an unscheduled bye week forced by Hurricane Irma to open the season with a 29-7 rout of the mistake-prone Chicago Bears.

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Four Rockford Placers in IESA Girls Golf State Tournament

Four Rockford middle schoolers finished in the Top 15 of the 2017 IESA girls golf state tournament.

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Robinson Scores Twice in ISU Rout of EIU

Rockford Lutheran graduate and Illinois high school rushing king James Robinson scored two touchdowns for Illinois State in the Redbirds' 44-13 blowout of Eastern Illinois in the 106th Mid-America Classic.

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NIU Picks Off Nebraska Three Times, Stuns Cornhuskers

The NIU Huskies continued its recent string of success versus Big Ten opponents with a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the University of Nebraska, 21-17.

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Athlete of the Week - Nicole Christiansen Video included

Guilford senior tennis player Nicole Christiansen is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Caitlin Schoepfer Video included

Rockford Lutheran senior golfer Caitlin Schoepfer is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Ricky Sarmiento Video included

Guilford's Ricky Sarmiento had a big week in two sports, making him our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Briana Stoffregen Video included

Rockford Christian senior swimmer Briana Stoffregen is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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  • Derek Bayne

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    Derek Bayne is the 13 Sports Authority Director on 13 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

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  • Dan Cohen

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    Dan Cohen is a sports multi-media journalist and weekend sports anchor at WREX.

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