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  • Four hands get in way of Minooka football victory

    MINOOKA – Two Oswego defenders got their hands on Minooka quarterback John Carnagio’s two-point conversion pass in the end zone and swatted it away to ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • Seneca's late goal-line stand sinks Dwight

    SENECA – In what seems certain to go down as one of the wildest and most bizarre games in Seneca football history, the host Fighting Irish defeated Dw ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Morris football cruises to opening win over Chicago Austin

    MORRIS – Midway through the third quarter of Morris' season-opening football game against Chicago Austin Polytechnic, the skies opened up, rain poured ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Morris boys second, girls third at Early Bird Invite

    MORRIS — One of the keys to success for a cross country team, according to Morris cross country coach Joe Blumberg, is the amount of miles run during ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • Watch live: Morris football vs. Chicago Austin Polytechnic at 7 p.m.

    Morris hosts Chicago Austin Polytechnic for the season opener Friday. ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Coal City girls volleyball topples Morris in straight sets

    COAL CITY – For the last year or two, the Coal City girls volleyball team has been trying to make a name for itself in the Class 3A arena, having move ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • Area high school sports schedule

    THURSDAY’S EVENTSBOYS GOLF4 p.m. – Seneca, Westmont vs. Wilmington at High Point Golf Course4:15 p.m ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris girls tennis team takes third at Ottawa

    OTTAWA – The Morris Lady Redskin varsity tennis team took third place at the Ottawa Night Light Invite, which featured Ottawa, Quincy and Peoria Notre ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris pumped up to play Chicago Austin

    MORRIS – It’s that time of year again. Calendars turn to late August, leaves begin to turn color, kids head back to school, and high school football t ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 7:19 am
  • Seneca hopes to be a player in I-8 Small

    SENECA – Wilmington’s football dominance of the Interstate Eight Conference Small is showing no signs of slowing, as the Wildcats enter 2016 on a 42-g ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Seneca looking for quality over quantity

    SENECA — Per the IHSA, Westmont has a slightly smaller classification enrollment than Seneca for a second straight school year, sparing the Fighting I ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Coal City eyes up another playoff run

    COAL CITY — Coal City's football team was able to shake off both the loss of star running back Jack Dibble and University of Illinois-bound lineman Ma ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Area programs are holding up to past traditions

    MORRIS – One of the words commonly used in this area when it comes to football is “tradition.”But wh ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Football preview: Experience, offensive line play key roles for Morris

    MORRIS – After last season's final regular-season game, a 40-0 win over LaSalle-Peru, the Morris football team found itself in an unfamiliar situation ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Morris boys soccer team opens with win over Limestone

    EARLVILLE — The Morris boys soccer team got off to a strong start Tuesday, defeating Limestone, 5-1, in the opening round of the Earlville War on 34 T ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Grundy County Speedway: Larry Schuler wins Frank Welch Memorial race

    MORRIS – Even a week’s delay didn’t slow down Larry Schuler last Friday night.In the seventh annual ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Morris volleyball team opens with loss to Pontiac

    MORRIS — At the start of any team's season, there are questions that need to be answered. Who is going to step up when the team needs it most? How wil ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • Schuler wins Frank Welch Memorial

    MORRIS – Even a week’s delay didn’t slow Larry Schuler on Friday night.In the seventh annual 94-lap ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Morris' Zach Petrick staking his claim half a world away

    When it’s 9:30 at night in Morris, it is 11:30 the next morning in Yokohama, Japan. That’s just one of the interesting facts learned recently in a con ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • Intimidating trio lead No. 2-ranked Minooka volleyball

    MINOOKA – Imagine walking to a court during most volleyball players’ favorite part of warmups, hitting lines, and right away it is evident that three ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 8:01 am
  • Providence, Roat capture Lemont Invite titles

    LOCKPORT – Although the golf season is just one week old, there are already plenty of encouraging signs for some area boys squads and individuals.
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 7:57 am
  • Morris football gives fans a taste of 2016

    MORRIS — Even though opening night is a week away, Morris Community High School football fans got their first look at this season's team Friday night ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • Morris volleyball hopes to build on 2015 success

    MORRIS – To say that the 2016 Morris girls volleyball team has a tough act to follow may be a bit of an understatement.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Seneca volleyball team to rely on experienced setters

    SENECA – Coach Karen Raney calls senior setters Emily Woods and Cora Wilkinson “cornerstones” to the 6-2 offense that Seneca will again use this girls ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Nature is not only beautiful, but healthy, too

    I don’t think it is a surprise that spending time in nature helps us feel better. Maybe you take a walk in the evening, go sit in a park and read, or ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • 94-lap Frank Welch Memorial race rescheduled for Friday night

    MORRIS – As the summer winds down and the leaves begin to turn color, the racing season at Grundy County Speedway is drawing to a close as well.MORRIS ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 7:03 am
  • Brehm, Friend, Johnson prepared to lead Morris volleyball team in 2016

    MORRIS – Each of the three captains selected for the 2016 Morris girls volleyball team has her own strength, and Morris coach Taylor Lafond feels like ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Mazon-Verona-Kinsman softball secures win over Grand Ridge

    MAZON – Mazon-Verona-Kinsman’s softball team outlasted Grand Ridge on Saturday after four lead changes, to win at Mazon Park, 5-4.  
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Hoffman captures Late Model victory at Grundy Speedway

    MORRIS – After a couple of weeks away from Grundy County Speedway, Eddie Hoffman found his regular stomping grounds to his liking Friday night, climbi ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Now is the time to get your hunting plot ready

    It can’t be possible. We are halfway through August and it feels like I accomplished nothing over the summer. The “to-do” list is far from done and th ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Excitement blooms in Morris as season starts

    MORRIS – It’s finally here.After months of weightlifting, conditioning and camps, the ISHA football ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Feeney, Gerischer, Sobol named as Morris captains

    MORRIS – By a nearly unanimous vote of their teammates in all three cases, Keagan Sobol, Michael Feeney and Michael Gerischer have been selected as ca ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Eddie Hoffman prevails in Late Model feature at Grundy County Speedway

    MORRIS – After a couple of weeks away from Grundy County Speedway, Eddie Hoffman found his regular stomping grounds to his liking Friday night, climbi ...
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Morris cross country team still looking for runners

    MORRIS – The Morris Community High School cross country program is still looking for hardworking student athletes to participate this season. Long-dis ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris boys soccer team hopes to achieve new goals

    MORRIS – In the last four or five years, the Morris boys soccer program has quietly become one of the most consistently successful programs at the sch ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Rogers: Boat traffic can be a boon for lake fishing

    Summer is winding down. That type of stress forces us to get those last couple of big weekend celebrations in before it’s too late.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris varsity soccer team ends four-year slump with win vs. alumni

    MORRIS – In what has become an annual tradition, the Morris boys varsity soccer team squared off Friday against some former Morris players in an alumn ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • Bears: Fox will spread wealth at running back

    BOURBONNAIS – The Bears have failed to have a 1,000-yard rusher only six times in the 21st century, and in four of those six seasons the fewest yards ...
    July 30, 2016 - 10:53 pm