Digital Access

Digital Access
Access from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Mail Delivery

Mail Delivery
We’ve got you covered! Get the best in local news, sports, community events, with focus on what’s coming up for the weekend. Weekly packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Have our latest news, sports and obituaries emailed directly to you Monday through Friday so you can keep up with what's happening in Morris and Grundy County.

Area Roundup: Minooka girls bowling team headed to state

RICHTON PARK — With 5,831 pins, Minooka finished second at the 19-team Rich East Girls Bowling Sectional Saturday at the Lakewood Bowl and qualified for the state final tournament.

Minooka was led by Emily Koulis with a 1,234 series. Also bowling for the Indians were Danielle Grygiel with an 1,197, Allyson Lakota with a 1,156, Alison Warwick with a 1,128, Kayly Windbiel with a 785 and Nicole Segatto with a 331.

Morris finished seventh with a 5,442 and did not qualify any individuals for state. Savannah Strange was eighth individually with a 1,231, which made her a potential at-large individual. Morris also had Taylor Warwick place 14th with a 1,203.

"Both girls bowled well, but with only 2 individuals qualifying for the state tournament, both fell a little short," Morris coach Harry Banks said. "With the season coming to an end, the girls have improved all year. I am continuing to look toward the future because, if the girls keep improving, I think it is bright."

The state final tournament is Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford.

Independent Conference Meet

DEKALB — Morris finished fifth of 6 teams Saturday with 131 points at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA.

Jacob Beaudin of Morris was fifth in the 50 free (23.40) and seventh in the 100 free (53.07). Anthony Ascolani was eighth in the 100 fly (1:01.69). The Redskins got ninth-place finishes from Anthony Ascolani in the 200 free (2:05.16), Jacob MacLean in the 500 free (5:51.87) and Jackson Riley in the 100 back (1:04.97)

In the diving competition, which was held Friday at Morris, Joe Perez was fourth (238.20) and Angel Allgarin was fifth (177.20) for the Redskins. Kevin Sheridan won the junior varsity diving (116.00), which led Morris to a fifth-place point total of 131.

Dwight 39,
Herscher 37

DWIGHT — Blake Huseman exploded for 22 points, going 10-for-10 at the free-throw line, late Friday for Dwight (7-17, 2-5) in the Interstate Eight Conference.

Reed-Custer 79,
Wilmington 58

BRAIDWOOD — Tyler Allen scored 12 points to lead Reed-Custer late Friday in the I-8.

Reed-Custer also won 85-48 in the sophomore game.

Grant Park 59,
GSW 52

GARDNER — Cody Harvey and Tristan Noonan had 14 points each for Gardner-South Wilmington, which was outscored 44-20 in the second half, late Friday in River Valley Conference play.

Reed-Custer 43,
Coal City 30

COAL CITY — Brent Headrick and Nick Urban tied for the Reed-Custer (19-5) lead in points Saturday with 9 at the Coal City Tournament.

Newark 42,
Aurora Central Catholic 30

NEWARK — Abbey Akre and Alex Milakis had 12 points each Saturday for Newark (26-1).

Sycamore 27,
Morris 16

Morris lost late Friday in Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference East play.

Minooka 53,
Plainfield South 48

PLAINFIELD — Minooka improved to 15-12 overall and 11-2 in the Southwest Prairie Conference Saturday at the "A" level.

In the "B" game, the Indians (14-4, 12-1) won 44-15.

NIB12 J.V. Tournament

ROCHELLE — Emmet Chouinard of Morris became a 138-pound NIB12 champion this weekend. Also for the Redskins, William Ringer (152) was second, Ian Bernard (106), A.J. Vota (126) and Andrew Faught (285) were third and Alex Hildy (195) and Anthony Majcen (220) were fifth.

Parkside Tournament

PERU — Saratoga took fifth at the eighth-grade level this weekend, losing 25-11, 25-14 to Evans and 25-12, 25-12 to Germantown Hills before winning 25-21, 23-25, 25-22 over Brooks. The Lady Hawks (5-11) were led by Sabrina Baftiri with 3 kills, 12 points and 3 aces in the fifth-place match.

At the seventh-grade level, Saratoga was third, losing 27-25, 25-18 to Evans before beating Germantown Hils 25-20, 25-22 and Shabbona 25-17, 23-25, 25-16. Ashley Hood, with 5 kills, 16 points, 6 aces and 5 assists, led the Lady Hawks (10-3) in their final match.

Jan Dale Invitational

MARSEILLES — The Mazon-Verona-Kinsman eighth-graders lost 25-17, 25-20 to Wallace, 25-18, 25-10 to Waltham and 25-21, 23-25, 15-10 to Milton Pope this weekend.

MVK won the seventh-grade championship, defeating Putnam County 25-16, 25-14, Marquette 20-25, 25-19, 15-9 and Wallace 25-21, 22-25, 15-9.

Grand Ridge Tournament

GRAND RIDGE — The Gardner-South Wilmington (11-1) eighth-graders won 25-17, 25-10 over Woodland and 25-27, 27-25, 25-12 over St. Michael's before losing 15-25, 25-21, 26-24 to Grand Ridge for second place this weekend.

Loading more