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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, Rochelle, Sycamore, Yorkville

Dixon, Geneseo, LaSalle-Peru, Ottawa, Sterling, Streator

Recent news about the NIB-12

Spartans’ bats take charge

DeKALB – Sycamore designated hitter Austin Jacox went 1 for 2 with two sacrifice flies and a long two-run home run to left field in the Spartans’ 12-1, six-inning win Wednesday over DeKalb in both teams’ Northern Illinois Big 12…Read More »

Pirates make Quick work of Streator again

OTTAWA — While the Streator baseball squad showed early it had shaken off Tuesday’s tough 10-3 loss to Ottawa and were ready to play in Game 2 of the three-game NIB 12 Conference set, the Pirates too proved they could…Read More »

Morris softball opens NIB12E slate with win over Yorkville

MORRIS – Both the Morris and Yorkville softball teams certainly know each other by now. Not only are they Northern Illinois Big 12 East Conference rivals, but the Redskins and Foxes opened the season against each other already in downstate Jacksonville…Read More »

Honiotes' hit lifts Lady Pirates over Streator

STREATOR — Though her improving play has earned Maggie Honiotes more at-bats for the Ottawa softball team lately, she wasn’t supposed to get one on Tuesday. However, when she did, she made it a darn good one. With the Northern…Read More »

Pirate netters shut out Dixon

OTTAWA — Ottawa’s boys tennis team remained undefeated in Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division action with a convincing 5-0 win over Dixon on Tuesday. The Pirates (3-2, 3-0) were in command all afternoon long. That included strong 6-1,…Read More »

DeKalb's Garland returns from injury, notches hat trick in win

DeKALB – After sitting out the past three games with a broken nose, DeKalb midfielder Kayley Garland just wanted to get back to playing on the field with her teammates. Garland returned to action in the Barbs’ Northern Illinois Big…Read More »

Kaneland girls soccer improves to 5-1 with win at Morris

Another complete effort propelled the Kaneland girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory Tuesday at Morris in its Northern Illinois Big 12 East opener.   Courtney Diddell and Holly Collingbourne tallied first-half goals for the Knights, with Michelle Ortiz providing…Read More »

Duchesses get first NIB-12 win

The Dixon Duchesses scored early and often Tuesday, taking a four-goal lead less than 20 minutes into their NIB-12 West game against Streator and rolling to a 6-0 victory at home. Lauren Chacon opened the scoring 2 minutes in, off…Read More »

Morris boys track team set to get going

The weather has improved of late, and with the opportunities it has created, the Morris boys track and field team likely has improved as well. For most of the spring, the Redskins have been stuck indoors trying to practice, and…Read More »

Growing pains continue for Pirates

OTTAWA — The learning curve continued for the Ottawa Pirates out on the diamond Saturday morning. A trio of Ottawa hurlers combined to walk 10 batters and hit another. The Pirates also committed five errors. Those were the primary factors in Ottawa’s…Read More »

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