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Wagman impresses in Snappers debut

The Beloit offense provided plenty of run support for Joey Wagman’s impressive debut on the mound, as the Snappers cruised to an 11-4 win over the Peoria Chiefs Thursday night. More>>

Aviators beat Wild Things on the road

The baseball looked as big as a beach ball to Dusty Robinson tonight as the right fielder tallied five RBIs, a season high for an Aviators player, as the Rockford Aviators defeated the Washington Wild Things 10-6. More>>

NIU adds Utah to future football schedule

The University of Utah will become the first Pac-12 Conference football team to play in Huskie Stadium when the Utes and Northern Illinois University Huskies kick off a home-and-home series in DeKalb on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Thursday.  More>>

Snappers win 4-3 in extra innings

A piece of clutch hitting from a struggling shortstop powered the Beloit Snappers to a 4-3 win over the Peoria Chiefs Wednesday night.  More>>

Aviators fall 4-2 to Wild Things

The Rockford Aviators fell 4-2 to the first-place Washington Wild Things Wednesday night at CONSOL Energy Park.  More>>

Pettersen adds another win to resume

Madasyn Pettersen has had an incredible few weeks. She won the Rockford Women's Classic, and followed that up with an 18 stroke win at the Rockford Girls Classic. This week, she adds the Illinois Junior Girls Golf Championship to the list. More>>

NIU announces football series with BYU

Huskie Football SchedulePalooza continued Wednesday with NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announcing that Northern Illinois University and BYU will meet in a home-and-home football series in 2018 and 2020. More>>

Reghan Brands makes national tumbling team

Following the conclusion of the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships in Louisville, KY, USA Gymnastics announced the U.S. National Tumbling Team for 2014-15. Reghan Brands, member of Gymnastic Academy of Rockford Tumbling Team will be competing at the 2014 World Age Group Competition, November 14-16 in Daytona Beach, Florida. More>>

Aviators win duel with Windy City

The Rockford Aviators (28-35) avoided the sweep and beat the Windy City ThunderBolts (24-38), 3-2.Tuesday night's contest was a pitcher's duel.  More>>

Snappers fall in extra innings

Despite a late rally to send the game to extra innings, the Beloit Snappers fell to the Peoria Chiefs 6-4 in ten innings Tuesday night. More>>

USSSA 12U World Series invades Rockford

The USSSA 12U World Series started up Tuesday at Sportscore One. Dozens of teams are competing for a championship this week.Several teams from the Rockford area got off to good starts in the tournament. Click on the video above to see the highlights. More>>

Aviators' Wagman purchased by A's, will report to Beloit

The Rockford Aviators announce that starting pitcher Joey Wagman has been purchased by the Oakland Athletics organization.   More>>

NIU to play football series with San Diego State

The Northern Illinois University Huskies will take on San Diego State in a home-and-home football series in 2016 and 2017, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Tuesday on the first day of Huskie Football “SchedulePalooza.”  More>>

IceHogs to play two preseason games

The Rockford IceHogs, proud members of the American Hockey League and affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks, announced their 2014 preseason schedule.  More>>

Aviators get doubled up at home

The Rockford Aviators (27-35) home woes continued as they fell to the Windy City ThunderBolts (24-37), 8-4. The Thunderbolts scored in each of the first six innings of tonight's contest.  More>>

Pettersen takes home Girls Classic title

Madasyn Pettersen won the Rockford Women's Classic two weeks ago. She adds a Girls Classic win to her list of accomplishments for the summer. More>>

Athlete of the Week - Darien Bardoner

Sterling High School softball player Darien Bardoner is our final OSF St. Anthony's Athlete of the Week for this school year. To see her story, click on the video player above. More>>

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  • Wagman impresses in Snappers debut

    Wagman impresses in Snappers debut

    The Beloit offense provided plenty of run support for Joey Wagman’s impressive debut on the mound, as the Snappers cruised to an 11-4 win over the Peoria Chiefs Thursday night.More >>
    The Beloit offense provided plenty of run support for Joey Wagman’s impressive debut on the mound, as the Snappers cruised to an 11-4 win over the Peoria Chiefs Thursday night.More >>
  • Aviators beat Wild Things on the road

    Aviators beat Wild Things on the road

    The baseball looked as big as a beach ball to Dusty Robinson tonight as the right fielder tallied five RBIs, a season high for an Aviators player, as the Rockford Aviators defeated the Washington Wild Things 10-6.More >>
    The baseball looked as big as a beach ball to Dusty Robinson tonight as the right fielder tallied five RBIs, a season high for an Aviators player, as the Rockford Aviators defeated the Washington Wild Things 10-6.More >>
  • NIU adds Utah to future football schedule

    NIU adds Utah to future football schedule

    The University of Utah will become the first Pac-12 Conference football team to play in Huskie Stadium when the Utes and Northern Illinois University Huskies kick off a home-and-home series in DeKalb on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Thursday. More >>
    The University of Utah will become the first Pac-12 Conference football team to play in Huskie Stadium when the Utes and Northern Illinois University Huskies kick off a home-and-home series in DeKalb on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Thursday. More >>
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    Dan began his on-air career with WREX in February 2014 as the station's weekend sports anchor. You can also find him reporting in the area during the week, covering local teams and athletes.More >>
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