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Morris Quarterback Club Kickoff Classic set for Saturday

The Morris Redskin Football Quarterback Club will host its seventh annual Kickoff Classic & Draw Down on Saturday at the Morris Moose Lodge from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The cost is $25 for two meal tickets and draw down, or $5 for the meal only.

There will be a draw down, auction and raffles at the event, as well as an opportunity to meet the Morris Redskin football players.

The theme of the night will be Old Tradition, New Attitude as the Redskins begin the 2014 season Aug. 29 at Minooka, looking to erase the memories of a 3-6 record in 2013.

Tonight, Morris will play its annual intrasquad game at the Morris Community High School football field.

The sophomores will take the field at 5 p.m., with the varsity kicking off at 7.


Saratoga ‘A’ 4, Wilmington 1: Jacob Overbeck pitched a one-hitter with seven strikeouts to lead Saratoga (5-0) to the victory Wednesday. He also helped himself at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Ethan Heap added two hits, including a double, while Alex Cameron had two hits and an RBI and Cody Bledsoe had a double and an RBI.

Wilmington ‘B’ 10, Saratoga 2: Matt Lawton and Nolan Washburh each scored for Saratoga, while Mason Lopez had an RBI. Adam Olbrot and Washburn combined on the mound.


Coal City 16, Minooka 7: Minooka was led by Cierra Bachmann with three hits, while teammates Hannah Justak and Katie Spillie each had two hits.


Wiers Baseball Academy: Travel ball tryouts will be at noon Saturday at the Warrior indoor facility at 824 Liberty St., Morris.

Tryouts are for any player that may have an interest in playing travel ball this season.

The Warrior program is looking for 10U, 11U baseball players to play in their program next summer.

Also the 12U baseball team has one opening for a catcher or a pitcher, and 12U softball is still looking for a player.

If you have any interest in coming in for an evaluation, email Dave Wiers at to register for Saturday’s work out.

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