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The Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference is a high school athletic conference with twelve high schools in northern Illinois. The conference is divided into two divisions—East and West.

DeKalb, Kaneland, Morris, Sycamore, Yorkville

Geneseo, LaSalle-Peru, Ottawa, Rochelle, Sterling

Recent news about the NIB-12

Morris boys, girls sixth at conference

NIB 12 Conference Meet: The Morris boys team finished sixth. The Redskins tied with LaSalle-Peru, but beat the Cavaliers on a sixth-man tiebreaker. Morris senior Jacob Wantland took 14th with a time of 16:17 to earn all-conference honors. He was…Read More »

Sterling second at NIB-12 Meet

ROCHELLE – In the preceding girls race at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Meet on Saturday at Rochelle High School, Yorkville made its presence known with a 1-2-3 finish. The Foxes performed likewise up front in the boys race,…Read More »

Sterling’s Sanchez zooms on flatlands

ROCHELLE – Saturday’s Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference meet provided an opportunity for runners to preview the flat terrain of the state final course in Peoria. The Rochelle High School athletic complex, away from the Hubs’ usual cross country home…Read More »

Sterling's Allie Shank, Grace Steinke sectional champs

Sterling girls tennis’ top doubles pair of Allie Shank and Grace Steinke took down Newman’s Chantel Ordean and Anne Vits, 6-2, 6-2, at the Belvidere North Sectional. Shank and Steinke weren’t done, as the Golden Warriors duo defeated Belvidere North’s…Read More »

McGettigan top 20 at NIB 12 meet

ROCHELLE — Ottawa’s boys cross country team finished ninth out of 10 teams and the girls team eighth out of nine teams at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference cross country meets on Saturday. Ottawa’s best individual finish came on…Read More »

Walker king as Morris keeps hopes alive

MORRIS – Three of the Morris football team’s four losses this season have been by a touchdown or less. Two have been by one point in overtime.Read More »

No stopping the Lady Knights

Tennis takes non-conference battle with OE, wins NIB-12 weekend KANELAND—It turns out a sweep on Oct. 8 was a welcome precursor to KHS tennis good fortune. After a 7-0 win over host Oswego East, the Lady Knights participated in the…Read More »

Ye, Sullivan qualify for state

The regular season has been a breeze for Sycamore girls tennis player Angelina Ye. Why should the playoffs be any different? Ye cruised through the Belvidere North Sectional on Saturday, losing just two games to win the section and earn…Read More »

Kaneland crushes L-P

Having been eliminated from the playoffs last week, the Kaneland football team could have come into Friday’s contest against La Salle-Peru hanging its heads. Instead, the Knights blasted the Cavaliers from the opening minute and never let up as they…Read More »

Energy fizzles in Ottawa loss to Geneseo

OTTAWA — Geneseo took all of the momentum Ottawa built up in the first quarter and just slowly drained it all away. After one strong offensive drive and two strong defensive stands to start the game, the Pirates had difficulties…Read More »

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