53°FOvercastFull Forecast


  • Plainfield East gets wild win over Minooka

    MINOOKA – When Minooka’s John Carnagio connected with Jake Adams in the back of the end zone with a 4-yard touchdown pass in the closing seconds of th ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Quick start leads DeKalb past Morris

    MORRIS – For the final three minutes of the second quarter and all of the second half Friday night, the Morris football team outscored DeKalb, 21-7.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Streaks alive, Wilmington holds off Herscher

    HERSCHER – Three numbers describe Wilmington’s heart-stopping, 31-28 Interstate Eight Small showdown victory over Herscher on Friday night. 
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Defense, running game power Coal City

    STREATOR – Five interceptions by its defense and a combined five touchdowns by its two primary running backs keyed Coal City to a 41-12 Interstate Eig ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Plainfield East football hangs on to stun Minooka

    MINOOKA – When John Carnagio hit Jake Adams in the back of the end zone with a 4-yard touchdown pass in the closing second of the first half Friday ni ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 1:10 am
  • Morris can't overcome quick start by DeKalb

    MORRIS — In the final 27 minutes of Friday night's Northern Illinois Big XII East game, the Morris football team outscored DeKalb 21-7.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Defense keys Coal City football win over Streator

    STREATOR – Five interceptions by its defense and a combined five touchdowns by its two primary running backs keyed Coal City to a 41-12 Interstate Eig ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 1:10 am
  • Watch live: Grundy County Week 6 high school football games

    The high school football season continues tonight with its sixth week of play in Grundy County and the Morris Herald-News is offering live streaming t ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 6:38 pm
  • Youth key to Minooka’s win over Plainfield South

    MINOOKA – It’s rare that a team can have a successful season while also building for the future, but that it exactly what’s happening for the Minooka ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris soccer falls to Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore boys soccer team concluded senior night by extending its undefeated conference record after defeating Morris, 2-0, Thursday ni ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Rogers: October means deer are in season for bowhunters

    For those who live to pursue the infamous whitetail deer, the first weekend in October marks the beginning of a new year.
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Morris aims to derail powerful DeKalb offense

    MORRIS – The roller-coaster ride that can be a high school football season is at its midpoint, and the Morris team has already had its ups and downs. ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris volleyball falls in tight match with DeKalb

    MORRIS – It was an up-and-down night for the Morris volleyball team Tuesday, and it ended in a tough, three-set loss to Northern Illinois Big 12 East ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Morris boys soccer rallies against Rochelle

    MORRIS – Even though the Morris boys soccer team trailed Rochelle, 1-0, at halftime Tuesday night, the Redskins had a secret weapon that the Hubs hadn ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Area Roundup: Sparks hat trick leads Minooka past JCA

    MINOOKA – A hat trick by Kyle Sparks led the Minooka boys soccer team to a 7-0 win over Joliet Catholic Academy on Monday.MINOOKA – A hat trick by Kyl ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Weather doesn't deter reunion for class of '05

    About 10 days ago, the Morris football team played Sterling on Sept. 19 after the game was postponed the night before because of thunderstorms. As a r ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Area Roundup: Minooka Rivercats win Yorkville tourney title

    YORKVILLE – The Minooka 12U Rivercats stormed to the title at the Northern Illinois Reds Fall Rumble over the weekend, posting a 4-0 record.YORKVILLE ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Balance is key as Coal City rolls onward

    COAL CITY – A nice balance between the run and pass is key to any good offense.The Coal City footbal ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Area Roundup: Coal City baseball team headed back to state tourney

    COAL CITY – It’s something that has almost become as much a part of fall as the Corn Festival. The Coal City Middle School baseball team advanced to t ...
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Seneca offense still looking for right mix after loss to Lisle

    SENECA – The first play of Seneca’s first full game without Arik Applebee as its starting quarterback in 2015 was a success, to say the least.
    Sept. 27, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Seneca's halftime lead turns into blowout loss

    SENECA – A one-point halftime lead turned into a second straight lopsided loss for Seneca football in a 44-14 Interstate Eight Small setback Friday ni ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Minooka uses big third quarter to beat Plainfield Central

    PLAINFIELD – Possessing a 14-7 lead over an undermanned but inspired Plainfield Central football team at halftime of Saturday’s Wildcats’ homecoming c ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Quick start helps Coal City past Sandwich

    COAL CITY – Last week, the Coal City football team got off to a slow start and saw Plano take a 28-0 lead at the end of the first quarter en route to ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Morris football gets shut out by Yorkville

    YORKVILLE — The Morris football team experienced its first Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference East Division loss of the season in Week 5, when rival ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Second-half turnovers doom Seneca football in loss to Lisle

    SENECA – A one-point halftime lead turned into a second straight lopsided loss for Seneca Friday night in a 44-14 Interstate Eight Conference Small fo ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Coal City football starts fast, finishes off Sandwich

    COAL CITY — After falling behind 28-0 at the end of the first quarter in a 56-13 loss to Plano last week, the Coal City football team got off to a bet ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Watch live: Coal City, Morris week 5 high school football games

    The high school football season continues tonight with its fifth week of play for the Grundy County area, and both Coal City and Morris are taking on ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Morris loses tough match to Yorkville

    MORRIS – If ESPN were to expand its coverage to high school girls volleyball, Thursday night’s match between Morris and Yorkville would soon be aired ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Rogers: Time spent outside can teach kids many things

    What a beautiful week it has been. Perfect fall weather. Warm days followed by crisp evenings just make me smile. I was so fortunate to be part of a f ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Morris looking to trip up Yorkville on Friday

    MORRIS – Last season, the Morris football team suffered consecutive one-point overtime losses to Sterling and Yorkville.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris volleyball defeated by Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK – The Morris volleyball team traveled to Kaneland on Tuesday night and lost, 25-18, 25-18. The loss drops the Redskins to 6-10 overall and ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Area Roundup: Coal City baseball nabs regional with 20th straight win

    MINOOKA – Coal City’s baseball team extended its wining streak to 20 on Saturday by defeating Minooka, 5-0, to win the championship of the IESA Class ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Morris runners hold on to Chief trophy

    MORRIS – For the fourth time in its four years of existence, the Chief trophy that Morris and Sandwich cross country teams fought over will be housed ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Watch live: Coal City vs. Wilmington volleyball at 6:30 p.m.

    Sept. 22, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Area Roundup: Newark volleyball falls to Harvest Christian

    NEWARK – In a rematch of last year’s Class 1A Westminster Christian Sectional, the Newark volleyball team was unable to exact revenge on Elgin Harvest ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Senior Night a success story for Morris in win over Coal City

    MORRIS – All eight of the seniors on the Morris boys soccer roster were in the starting lineup Tuesday night as the Redskins celebrated Senior Night.
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Cutler leaves game with hamstring injury in loss to Cardinals

    CHICAGO – Jay Cutler left Sunday’s game against the Cardinals with a hamstring injury and did not return.
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Roundup: Coal City football falls to Plano

    COAL CITY – Things didn’t start out well for the Coal City football team on Saturday afternoon, and they didn’t get any better as the game went on.
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Minooka suffers first loss at hands of Oswego

    OSWEGO – No Southwest Prairie Conference team has found an answer for the Oswego football program in 30 straight games, and Minooka was the latest sta ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Quarterback Guth leads Morris to victory over Sterling

    MORRIS – In the first three weeks of the football season, most of the attention shown to the Morris offense went to the Redskin running game. The back ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Bears don’t look favorable vs. Arizona on paper

    Like Green Bay, the Arizona Cardinals are a popular pick for the 2015 playoffs.In other words, there ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Nonwinners look to Newman’s 2014 run

    JOLIET – One of the most interesting aspects of NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is that a driver can go the entire season without claiming any victo ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Paddock proud to host Chase opener

    JOLIET – When your venue is fortunate enough to host one of the biggest sporting events in the country each season, you take absolutely nothing for gr ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Guth, defense lead Morris to win vs. Sterling

    MORRIS – With the 2005 Class 6A state title team in attendance, this year’s edition of the Morris football team showed strength of its own Saturday ni ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Watch live: Minooka vs. Oswego postponed Saturday game at 7 p.m.

    Sept. 19, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Grundy County football games postponed

    Due to weather conditions, many Friday high school football games in the area were postponed. Among ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 2:04 am
  • Watch live: Morris area week 4 high school football games

    The high school football season continues tonight with its fourth week of play across Grundy County and the Morris Herald-News is offering live ...
    Sept. 19, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Oesterle: Morris to honor '05 state champs Friday

    When the Morris football team takes the field against Sterling on Friday night, it will have some special guests in the audience.
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Area Roundup: Minooka volleyball remains undefeated in SPC

    OSWEGO – The Minooka girls volleyball team continued to dominate play in the Southwest Prairie Conference on Thursday, defeating Oswego, 25-17, 25-13. ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Rogers: Allow yourself time to enjoy the fall season

    Last Tuesday evening, I ran across an unusual situation. I found five minutes in my schedule that we ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Morris fired up for payback against Sterling

    MORRIS – The tables have turned this week heading into Friday night. The Morris football team plays ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Area Roundup: G-SW rolls to River Valley victory

    GARDNER – The Gardner-South Wilmington volleyball team evened its River Valley Conference record to 1-all Tuesday with a 25-22, 25-18 win over St. Ann ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Big night for Korte leads to Morris victory

    MORRIS – It was a night of records for Morris volleyball player Kaylin Korte on Tuesday. The Redskins defeated Sycamore, 25-23, 21-25, 25-12, to open ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris soccer falls to Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK – After a thrilling victory in the Streator Cup Tournament over the weekend, the Morris boys soccer team suffered a tough 3-0 loss to North ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Local Jeff Gordon fans merit promotional spot

    JOLIET – Jim Messig has been a Jeff Gordon fan since the racer was a teenager wheeling midget cars around the bull rings of U.S. Auto Club. That’s bac ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris boys soccer team claims Streator Cup

    STREATOR – For the past three years, the Streator Cup belonged to the Morris boys soccer team. On Saturday, the Redskins faced long odds of bringing i ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Oesterle: Week 4 will provide tests for local teams

    Even though it seems like it just started, the high school football regular season is one-third completed. It might seem strange to be talking about t ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Minooka picks up win over Joliet West

    JOLIET – After dropping a few one-goal decisions this season, Minooka boys soccer coach Chris Brolley was happy to see one of those matches finally go ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Area Roundup: Coal City wins IVC baseball title

    COAL CITY – Payton Hutchings was the dominant force Saturday as the Coal City Middle School baseball team won the Illinois Valley Conference champions ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Old school strategy powers Minooka

    MINOOKA – In today’s age of spread offenses and scores that look they came from basketball games rather than football games, the Minooka football team ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Simon gives Seneca offense a new weapon

    SENECA – Senior running back Casey Pifer ended an interview at a Seneca preseason football practice with an unsolicited prediction about a teammate.
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Morris rides stout defense to victory

    CARPENTERSVILLE – For most of Morris’ nonconference football game against Dundee-Crown on Friday night, field position and yardage were not easily obt ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Ganassi driver McMurray clinches Chase spot at Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. –— Jamie McMurray clinched his first career berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Saturday night at Richmond.
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Asche's walk-off HR lifts Phillies past Cubs 7-5

    PHILADELPHIA – Pinch-hitter Cody Asche hit a walk-off, two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-5 vict ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • College Highlights: Illinois shuts out Western Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – A season ago, Illinois games against Youngstown State, Texas State and others that Big Ten teams are expected to coast through turned into ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Eaton gets 3 hits to help Quintana, White Sox beat Twins 8-2

    CHICAGO – Adam Eaton had three hits, Carlos Sanchez hit a two-run double and the White Sox used a seven-run fourth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins, ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Seneca’s Simon runs wild in win against Reed-Custer

    SENECA – The Seneca Fighting Irish won in and with style Friday night, whipping Reed-Custer, 41-20, in their home opener while wearing black jerseys r ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • ND gets thrilling finish vs. Virginia, but loses QB Zaire

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Quarterback DeShone Kizer came in for the injured Malik Zaire and threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller with 12 seconds ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • ‘D’ sets tone in Minooka win over Romeoville

    MINOOKA – It didn’t take long Friday night for Minooka’s defense to make its presence known.On the f ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Goals soaring for Packers, as climb begins for Bears

    LAKE FOREST – Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers welcome the soaring expectations. Maybe someday soon, the Bears will, too.
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Coal City holds off Peotone in victory

    PEOTONE – Competing in the Interstate Eight Large is not good enough for the Peotone football team. The Blue Devils want to start winning consistently ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Coal City football slips past Peotone

    PEOTONE – Coal City survived a back-and-forth battle to open the Interstate Eight Large portion of the football season, slipping past Peotone, 13-9, F ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 3:08 am
  • Defense leads Morris football to win over Dundee-Crown

    CARPENTERSVILLE — For most of Morris’ nonconference football game against Dundee-Crown on Friday night, field position and yardage were not easily obt ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 3:08 am
  • Minooka football runs past Romeoville in Southwest Prairie Conference opener

    MINOOKA — In the first two games of the season, the passing game has been the focal point of the Minooka offense in leading the Indians to a 2-0 recor ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 3:06 am
  • It's simple for Seneca football as Simon runs wild

    SENECA – The Seneca Fighting Irish won in and with style Friday night, trouncing Reed-Custer 41-20 in their home opener behind four Hunter Simon touch ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 3:09 am
  • Morris swimmers cruise past Joliet

    MORRIS – Despite having several first-year high school girls on the swim team and having to coordinate schedules with girls from four different school ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris volleyball notches win over Lockport

    LOCKPORT – Several days ago, the Morris girls volleyball team did not perform at its best in a loss to LaSalle-Peru.LOCKPORT – Several days ago, the M ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Stanley Cup heading to Morris, Wilmington and Diamond

    MORRIS – The Stanley Cup will head to several towns in Will and Grundy counties in October.On Oct. 3 ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Rogers: Fall brings many fishing challenges

    By the swarm of magazines and catalogs I’m getting you would think the fall season has fully enveloped us and winter is right around the corner.
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Morris prepares to face Dundee-Crown on Friday

    MORRIS – Sometimes, a team can learn more about itself after a loss than a victory. Morris football ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris soccer wins home opener

    MORRIS – The Morris boys soccer team won its home opener Saturday, defeating LaSalle-Peru, 3-0, in the Streator Tournament.MORRIS – The Morris boys so ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Morris volleyball falls to LaSalle-Peru

    MORRIS – It definitely was not the best of times Tuesday when the Morris volleyball team took to the court against LaSalle-Peru in a Northern Illinois ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Area Roundup: Minooka opens SPC volleyball season with win

    JOLIET – The Minooka volleyball team opened Southwest Prairie Conference play Tuesday night with a 25-20, 21-25, 25-19 win over Plainfield South.JOLIE ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Watch live: Morris area volleyball

    Keep up with local high school sports in real time with The Herald-News.   Click the links belo ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Oesterle: An excitement-filled prep football weekend

    If you like exciting high school football, this was the week for you. Three of the four area teams – Morris, Minooka and Coal City – had games decided ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Area Roundup: Seneca spikers unbeaten in Somonauk Tourney

    SOMONAUK – It wasn’t always easy, but the Seneca volleyball team went 5-0 at the Somonauk Tournament over the weekend, improving its record to 7-1 thi ...
    Sept. 7, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Doing a little bit of everything for Coal City

    WILMINGTON – When this football season is over, Coal City senior Brad Littleton will put away his helmet and pads for good.
    Sept. 6, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris boys win at Twilight in the Woods

    SENECA – Despite the heat, the Morris cross country program had a good day Friday at Seneca’s Twilight in the Woods meet.SENECA – Despite the heat, th ...
    Sept. 6, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Quintana throws 7 shutout innings; White Sox beat Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jose Quintana can cross beating the Kansas City Royals off his to-do list.Qu ...
    Sept. 5, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Minooka scores late to stun Lockport

    MINOOKA – An instant classic is a good way to describe the first meeting between Lockport and Minooka on the football field.
    Sept. 5, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Wildcats outlast Coalers in thriller

    WILMINGTON – When Coal City and Wilmington get together on the football field, it’s always one to remember. Friday night’s game, though, might live on ...
    Sept. 5, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Morris falters late, loses to Washington in OT

    WASHINGTON – In the first half Friday night, it looked like the Morris football team was going to come away from its first road game with a fairly eas ...
    Sept. 5, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Minooka football defeats Lockport

    MINOOKA – "Instant classic" are the only words that can describe the first meeting between Lockport and Minooka football.
    Sept. 5, 2015 - 3:46 am
  • Wilmington football rallies, then holds on to top Coal City

    WILMINGTON — After a wild and crazy finish, defending Class 3A state champion Wilmington came away with a 20-16 win over rival Coal City on Friday.
    Sept. 5, 2015 - 3:46 am
  • Morris falls in overtime to Washington

    WASHINGTON — After taking a 13-0 lead in the third quarter, the Morris football team dropped a tough, 19-13 overtime decision to Washington on Friday ...
    Sept. 5, 2015 - 3:46 am