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  • Area Roundup: Coal City wrestlers run away with regional title, advance 12 to sectional

    COAL CITY — The winner's podium at Saturday's Class 1A Coal City wrestling regional had a decidedly home-town feel to it all day.
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:17 pm
  • Morris boys hope Saturday win was just what they need

    MORRIS – Prior to Saturday night, Morris had played five games that were decided by single digits since beginning its conference schedule in early Dec ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:21 am
  • Morris boys score OT win over Yorkville

    MORRIS – It appeared that overtime had come and gone without either Morris or Yorkville scoring a point in their Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference E ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 9:57 am
  • Minooka girls bowlers capture regional championship

    RICHTON PARK – Advancement was the key word of the day at the Rich East Regional for girls bowling, but it was exciting down to the final game.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 8:18 am
  • Minooka boys basketball team gets revenge against Romeoville

    MINOOKA – Revenge is sweet.On Dec. 18, Minooka stormed into Romeoville riding a four-game winning st ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 7:37 am
  • Cold shooting halts Morris girls in loss to DeKalb

    MORRIS — Friday night was a scene that has played out quite often during the course of this basketball season.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Area Roundup: Seneca girls notch Senior Night win

    SENECA — Senior Night was kind to the Seneca girls basketball team Thursday night, as the Lady Irish concluded their regular season with a 57-27 win o ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:30 am
  • Newark boys advance to Little Ten tourney title game

    SOMONAUK — It took a little while to shake a determined Somonauk team, but the Newark boys basketball team reached the Little Ten Conference Tournamen ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 8:22 am
  • Watch live: Coal City varsity girls basketball at 6:45 p.m.

    Watch our live stream in real time Thursday as the Coal City varsity girls basketball team takes on Reed-Custer.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Area Roundup: Morris swimmers dunk Kankakee

    MORRIS — The Morris boys swim team defeated Kankakee by a score of 94-82 at the Morris District 101 Rec Center on Tuesday.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • Despite record, Morris boys showing progress

    MORRIS – There are tangible signs of progress for the Morris boys basketball team. Kaneland defeated the locals 59-51 last Friday after pummeling them ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 9:32 am
  • Grundy County girls basketball teams getting ready for postseason countdown

    The Illinois High School Association is proud of the fact they coined the phrase “March Madness” to describe its postseason basketball tournament.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 9:20 am
  • Area High School Sports Schedule

    THURSDAY’S EVENTSBOYS BASKETBALL5 p.m. – Little Ten Conference Tournament at SomonaukGIRLS BASKETBAL ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Pros are more than fishermen – they are salesmen

    The interest in professional fishing has never been higher. The impact can now be seen at both the high school and collegiate level. Schools around th ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:03 am
  • Area Roundup: Minooka girls see win streak snapped

    MINOOKA — For the first time in nearly a month, the Minooka girls basketball team suffered a loss. It's been longer than that since they lost to a tea ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Late surge comes up short for Morris boys in loss to Streator

    MORRIS – A 14-0 fourth-quarter charge was not quite enough for Morris as it lost its sixth straight varsity boys basketball game, 58-55, to Streator o ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:41 am
  • Watch live: Morris vs. Streator boys varsity basketball at 7 p.m.

    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Coal City wrestlers edged by Wilmington

    WILMINGTON — It's always one of the most anticipated matchups of the year in the area wrestling world, and this year's dual between Coal City and Wilm ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 9:20 am
  • Morris poms land second-place state trophy

    MORRIS — Since it began, the Morris pom squad has been the epitome of excellence. The Redskins have won more than 30 state championships in various co ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Area High School Sports Schedule

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1BOYS BASKETBALL5 p.m. - Little Ten Conference Tournament in SomonaukGIRLS BASKETBA ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris frosh-soph wrestlers second in NIB 12 meet

    MORRIS — The Morris frosh-soph and junior varsity wrestling teams competed at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament. It was a produc,tive ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 1:29 pm
  • Senior four a special group for Morris girls coach Carey

    MORRIS – Aside from the usual pregame introductions, each of the four Morris girls basketball seniors got a moment all their own during Friday's senio ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:22 am
  • Morris boys hang tough in loss to Kaneland

    MORRIS – There aren’t many coaches around who are big on so-called moral victories.Count Morris boys ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • Shooting woes doom Morris girls in loss to Kaneland

    MORRIS – On one hand, the result – a 52-36 loss – was much closer Friday for the Morris girls basketball team than the last time it played Kaneland, w ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Watch live: Friday night sports in Grundy County

    There are several local high school matches tonight in Grundy County. Stream the Friday night acti ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 5:33 pm
  • Area Roundup: MVK wins 7th grade boys regional title

    MAZON – The Mavericks are moving on.The Mazon-Verona-Kinsman seventh-grade boys basketball team won ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Fourth-quarter rally lifts Coal City boys basketball past Wilmington

    COAL CITY – It’s definitely better to have the lead at the right time than for a long time.The Coal ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Steve Rogers: Coyotes are winners of long-term survival game

    In the past couple of weeks, I have seen lots of chatter across social media about howling coyotes. I even have heard plenty of vocal activity around ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Loss to Bolingbrook doesn’t discourage Morris wrestlers

    MORRIS – For the fifth time in six years, the wrestling trophy known as the Redskin-Raider Cup went to Bolingbrook on Wednesday when the Raiders defea ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • Area Roundup: Marks' 3-pointer leads G-SW boys to OT win

    GARDNER – He was on the mark when his team needed it.GARDNER – He was on the mark when his team needed it.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • Morris girls basketball shows progress early against Yorkville on Tuesday

    MORRIS – The last time the Morris girls basketball team played Yorkville was in early December, and the Foxes handed the Redskins a 61-22 thumping.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • Area Roundup: Newark to announce 2016 Hall of Fame class

    NEWARK – The Hall of Fame committee and the Newark High School Boosters will be recognizing two individuals and one team between games on Feb. 12 at t ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • Coal City girls basketball team's shooting goes cold in loss to Peotone

    COAL CITY – In order for a lower seeded team to upset a top seed in a basketball tournament, a lot of things have to go right for the lower seed.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • Area Roundup: G-SW girls basketball recover from deficit to top Grant Park

    GRANT PARK – It isn’t often that a basketball team gets shut out in a quarter and still walks away with a win.GRANT PARK – It isn’t often that a baske ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris girls ride defense to win over Sterling

    STERLING – With a couple of key players out of the lineup, Sterling figured to possibly sputter a bit during Saturday’s game against NIB-12 crossover ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • Sterling sophomore shoots Warriors past Morris boys

    STERLING – On Friday night, the Morris boys basketball team came out of the locker room and had a strong first quarter, scoring 17 points and taking a ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 7:54 pm
  • Minooka boys basketball runs away from Plainfield North in Southwest Prairie showdown

    PLAINFIELD – The Minooka boys basketball team did not change a thing in the third quarter of Friday night’s Southwest Prairie Conference showdown at P ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Quick start not enough for Morris boys basketball in loss to Sycamore

    MORRIS – In many of their games this season, the Morris boys basketball team has struggled out of the gate and gotten behind early before putting toge ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Coal City wrestlers put on clinic in sweep of two opponents

    COAL CITY – The Little Coalers wrestling club picked a good night to watch the Coal City varsity wrestling team Thursday night.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris grad Jeff Reents earns coaching honor

    WILMINGTON – Around Morris Community High School, they say that Redskin pride never dies.Sometimes, ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Steve Rogers: Election year brings new gun law questions

    With 2016 finally showing up, it looks like we are embroiled in the middle of a big election year. If you thought the rhetoric was hot before, just wa ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Seneca wrestlers outlast Putnam County-Spring Valley Hall

    SENECA – In a wrestling match that lasts for only three two-minute periods, every second and every point is important.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • Area Roundup: No miracles for Morris boys basketball in loss to LaSalle-Peru

    LaSALLE – Beating an undefeated basketball team on its own floor is hard enough.LaSALLE – Beating an undefeated basketball team on its own floor is ha ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Chicago Bears' Eddie Goldman, Adrian Amos selected to PFWA All-Rookie team

    The Pro Football Writers of America 2015 All-Rookie team includes a pair of Bears in Eddie Goldman and Adrian Amos.The Pro Football Writers of America ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • Area wrestlers shaping into top form heading into state

    Much of the talk during the winter sports season is focused on basketball, both boys and girls.Howev ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • Area Roundup: Coal City girls basketball uses strong start to defeat Sandwich

    SANDWICH – A 7-1 second quarter helped propel the Coal City girls basketball team into a 19-7 halftime lead Monday against Interstate Eight Conference ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • Rob Oesterle: One sport or multi-sport? It's an athlete's tough choice

    More and more these days, it seems like area high school athletes are moving toward specializing in one sport or another. The proliferation of club sp ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • Area Roundup: Minooka boys fall to hosts in Galesburg tourney

    GALESBURG – Last season, the Minooka boys basketball team went to the Galesburg Tournament and defeated the then-unbeaten Silver Streaks on their own ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • Minooka girls bowling seeks improvement after weekend Morris games

    MORRIS – Amid the hustle of a 14-team varsity and JV girls bowling tournament, there are a multitude of stories worth telling.
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 7:27 am
  • Area Roundup: Late Morris girls basketball rally falls short against DeKalb

    DeKALB – A hot fourth quarter for Morris almost cost the DeKalb girls basketball team a home victory, but the Barbs survived for a 39-32 win on Friday ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Larry Roberts leads Minooka past Oswego, into SPC lead

    CHANNAHON – With 3:07 remaining in the first quarter Friday night, Minooka boys basketball standout Joe Butler picked up his second foul and went to t ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Minooka boys win low-scoring regional

    CHANNAHON – The packed house at Channahon Lanes was disappointed if the expectation was to see those gaudy numbers high school boys tend to shoot.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Morris girls finish 10th at own invite

    MORRIS – Heading into Saturday’s 10th annual Charles Butterfield Invitational, Morris girls bowling coach Harry Banks thought his team might have a go ...
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • Girls bowling's Charles Butterfield Invitational celebrates milestone

    MORRIS – Some things are inevitable, such as death and taxes. In girls bowling circles, the Charles ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • Area Roundup: Seneca wrestlers record pair of wins over nonconference foes

    SENECA – The Seneca wrestling team scored a pair of wins Wednesday, defeating nonconference rivals Mooseheart, 48-6, and St. Bede Academy, 32-30SENECA ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 9:45 pm
  • Steve Rogers: Jackpot dreams include thoughts of outdoor paradise

    By the time this column runs, we may have a new Powerball winner.By the time this column runs, we may have a new Powerball winner.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • Newark boys basketball team flexes its muscles in rout of Seneca

    SENECA – Newark’s boys basketball team has used several formulas to win 16 games this season. All of them may have been displayed during an 84-49 rout ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris girls basketball captures third straight win

    COAL CITY – The early part of the 2015-16 season has been marked by injuries and getting to know each other on the court for the Morris girls basketba ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • Bears 2015 in review: Offensive line

    What worked: The two best players on the offensive line played like it, giving the offense two foundation blocks to continue building around, regardle ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • Morris boys basketball offense trails behind Pontiac, defense

    MORRIS – A big part of a fourth-quarter comeback in basketball is playing stingy defense and forcing turnovers when your team is on defense. To that e ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • Area Roundup: Big night for Barna leads G-SW girls past Tri-Point

    CULLOM – Celia Barna had a breakout game Monday night for the Gardner-South Wilmington girls basketball team and it led the Lady Panthers to a 72-51 R ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • Watch live: Grundy County boys basketball

    Keep an eye on the action Tuesday night with our live stream during the following high school varsity boys basketball games:
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • Area Roundup: Families of Faith rallies for late boys basketball win

    ROMEOVILLE – A big fourth-quarter rally led the Families of Faith Christian Academy boys basketball team to a 41-38 win over Romeoville Christian on F ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Coal City girls basketball dominates in Interstate Eight win over Wilmington

    COAL CITY – Coal City’s girls basketball team didn’t have any secrets or gimmicks to show off in its 46-19 Interstate Eight Conference win over Wilmin ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • Minooka beats Maine South, 6-11 center

    CHANNAHON – Minooka junior guard Jon Butler admitted, “I’m not going to lie, it was a little boring. But we got the win.”
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • Morris girls escape with win over Rochelle

    MORRIS – A win is a win.That was the attidude of Morris girls basketball coach Kate Carey after her ...
    Jan. 10, 2016 - 6:32 pm
  • Roundup: Morris wrestlers go 1-2 at Lincoln-Way West

    NEW LENOX – Cody Baldridge went 3-0 at 180 pounds at the Lincoln-Way West mega-duals on Saturday to help lead the Morris wrestling team to a 1-2 recor ...
    Jan. 10, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • Second-half surge lifts Morris boys past Rochelle

    MORRIS – One night after scoring just 10 points in the first half against Geneseo, Morris boys basketball coach Joe Blumberg had one word for his team ...
    Jan. 10, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • Morris’ late rally falls short in loss to Geneseo

    MORRIS – When a close basketball game is in its final stages, the importance of each possession – both good and bad – gets magnified.
    Jan. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am