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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

Golden Warriors too much for Lady Bulldogs

STREATOR — A well-constructed Sterling Golden Warrior softball squad dropped in on Streator Thursday night, and the visitors more than proved how they have wrung up nearly 20 wins this season. Sterling was strong in every facet of the game…Read More »

Kaneland softball battles back to upset DeKalb

DeKALB – Katie Kowalski had shut down Kaneland all game. The DeKalb senior pitcher had allowed only two hits in the first six innings as her team held a one-run lead heading into the top of the seventh at DeKalb…Read More »

DeKalb baseball sweeps Rochelle

The DeKalb baseball team completed a Northern Illinois Big 12 East series sweep over Rochelle with a 7-1 victory Thursday at Dave Pettengell Field. Jake Kuykendall finished 3 for 3 for the Barbs, and Noah Baert was 1 for 3…Read More »

Warriors clinch title

Sterling softball wins NIB-12 West for 5th straight year Karlie Mellott and Shannon Long both hit home runs, and the Sterling Golden Warriors clinched at least a share of the NIB-12 West title for the fifth consecutive season with a…Read More »

Gerhardt to play volleyball at Monmouth

Geneseo’s Kylie Gerhardt has committed to play volleyball at Monmouth College next fall. During the 2013 season at GHS, Gerhardt was named MVP, All-Conference NIB 12, All-Tournament team member at the Geneseo and Mercer County tournaments, Academic All-Conference-honorable mention and…Read More »

Bulldogs break out brooms in home NIB 12 finale

STREATOR — It’s no secret that this spring, at least so far, hasn’t exactly been the big senior-season finale for which the eight 12th-grade Streator Bulldogs were hoping. Business has been picking up in that direction lately, though. The Diamond…Read More »

Walker’s complete game helps Redskins take Knights

MORRIS – Facing off against highly touted Kaneland sophomore Anthony Holubecki, a Notre Dame verbal commitment, Morris sophomore Matt Walker certainly entered Thursday’s Northern Illinois Big 12 East matchup between the Redskins and the Knights, as the less heralded of…Read More »

L-P stumbles in key conference game

Heading into Wednesday’s game against Geneseo at Dickinson Park in Oglesby, the La Salle-Peru baseball team knew the importance of the Northern Illinois Big 12 West Division contest. If the Cavaliers won, they would be tied with Geneseo for the…Read More »

Dixon senior shines at NIB-12 conference meet

DIXON – Lexy Duncan went on and on like a broken record Friday night. The Dixon senior put on a show, in the form of two school records and a blazing split in the 1,600 relay, to highlight the Duchesses’…Read More »

Surprising Yorkville wins NI-Big 12 meet; Kaneland star Zick injured

The two-horse race became a runaway. “I’m really surprised it was by as much as it was,” Yorkville girls track coach Ben Draper said Friday at Dixon after his Foxes rolled up 152 points to easily out-distance runnerup Kaneland and…Read More »

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