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Spring has sprung. The signs are all around us.Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Moore, Oklahoma, has been hit by a tornado. And Pete Rose has asked for his lifetime ban for betting on baseball to be lifted.Each year when the crocuses begin to bloom, Rose tries to knock another brick out of the wall that separates him from working for a baseball team and almost certain induction into the Hall of Fame.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 12:22 PM

The Geneseo girls' soccer team opened the season with an win over Galesburg.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Finding different ways to win has helped the Maple Leafs start the season on a four-game winning streak.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 11:28 AM

Welcome to the final days of March Madness 2015, a month riddled with mythology and lucky charms that extend from locker rooms to living rooms. ‘Tis the season when emotions run higher than a longleaf pine.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 11:20 AM

The Lady Leafs softball team has started the season by battering the competition for a 4-0 record.

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 11:25 AM

I spent the start of last week’s column espousing my wonder at how good the Angels’ Mike Trout is. Yet, one could make the argument that he should not be the top pick in a fantasy draft.

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 12:28 PM

The Geneseo track team picked up a bevy of first place finishes at the Sterling First Chance Invitational’s ABC style format.

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 12:20 PM

The first thing Geneseo's Pat Mitchell wanted to do following his first head coaching win was give his mom a hug.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 3:20 PM

Freshmen broadcasters don’t often start their collegiate careers on the air.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 3:11 PM

The Maple Leafs boys’ basketball team upset top-seeded Dixon in the regional championship and competed against Peoria Manual in the sectional semifinals.

Updated Mar 16, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Mike Trout is only 23 years old. Yep, that’s it. I’m starting the column with a simple fact because my brain doesn’t know what to do with it.

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