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  • Greenup looking to join STARS elite

    MORRIS – As July comes to a close, D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midget points leader Brad Greenup looks to continue his hot from the first four races.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Lafond takes over Morris volleyball reins

    MORRIS – When she was a standout athlete at Morris Community High School in the early 2000s, Taylor Lafond, who was Taylor Tesdal back then, never tho ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Prosek hopes to continue Minooka volleyball success

    MINOOKA – Sometimes, opportunity presents itself at perfect moments.MINOOKA – Sometimes, opportunity presents itself at perfect moments.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Rogers: Together, we can save the monarch butterfly

    Most of us remember studying butterflies in school. Science teachers in my own building have purchased kits that allow students to watch these amazing ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Seneca softball camp provides fun for all

    SENECA – For the past six years, Seneca softball coach Dan Stecken has been conducting a softball camp for girls from second through eighth grade.
    July 29, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Seneca’s Pihl making waves at DePaul

    SENECA – After having a successful freshman season for DePaul University a year ago, former Seneca softball standout Nicole Pihl wanted to do even bet ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris linemen shine at Bolingbrook challenge

    With so many 7-on-7 football competitions this summer, most of the focus has been on skill positions.
    July 28, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Channahon Mustangs prepare next giant leap

    CHANNAHON – The 10-year old Channahon all-star baseball team already has had a measure of success that many teams have not.
    July 27, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Area Roundup: Einhaus notches first late-model win

    As the laps ticked down in Friday’s late-model feature at Grundy County Speedway, the first warning from his spotter and father Joe Einhaus Jr. was sc ...
    July 27, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Channahon rolls its way to Mustang title

    CHANNAHON – It’s one of the oldest sayings in the coach’s handbook: Keep hitting the ball hard and i ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Prep Football: Morris continues summer action

    MORRIS – The summer tradition of football teams playing 7-on-7 competitions against one another continued Friday morming, as Plainfield South visited ...
    July 26, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Channahon falls in Bronco Region tourney

    CHANNAHON – On Thursday, Channahon’s Bronco baseball team fell behind in the top of the first inning, only to storm back for a 14-6 victory over Dubuq ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Shorewood Cougars win softball tourney

    ORLAND PARK – Going into the final day of a three-day college exposure tournament with 24 of the Chicagoland’s toughest teams, only one team would eme ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Rogers: Even vacations can teach us a lesson

    What an interesting week it has been. My family was fortunate to spend a few days in Oak Island, North Carolina celebrating my in-laws’ 50th wedding a ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Channahon builds a wide lead against Dubuque in tourney

    CHANNAHON – Any baseball team doesn’t want to fall behind early, especially in a tournament game. Th ...
    July 23, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Burling’s leadership pushes her to top honor

    Even though the 2015 girls soccer season didn’t end how Emily Burling and her Morris teammates would have liked, it was still a good year.
    July 22, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Area Roundup: Greenup captures third STARS feature

    MORRIS – With air and track temperatures reaching their highest of the year, the teams of the D’Arcy GMC Short Track Auto Racing Series were found mak ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Introducing the 2015 All-Area Girls Soccer Team

    The Morris Herald-News did not see a regional champion in girls soccer this season, as Morris and Coal City both lost in their regional semifinals and ...
    July 22, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Coal City’s Verdun enjoys time as a pro

    JOLIET – Softball has always been a big part of Kirsten Verdun’s life.When she attended Coal City Hi ...
    July 21, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris golf tryouts next week

    For any boys or girls interested in playing on the Morris High School golf team, tryouts will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the ...
    July 21, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Oesterle: Area pitchers performing well in pro ball

    With the All-Star Game last week, baseball is at its traditional midway point.It’s time to take a lo ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Area Roundup: Hoffman captures third Wayne Carter Classic win

    As lightning filled the sky, sparks began to fly Friday night when the Stars and Cars of the ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment joine ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Area Roundup: McPherson, Smolkivich place second at Inwood

    JOLIET – The area had a good showing last week at the Joliet Park District Junior Golf Tournament, held at Inwood.
    July 19, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Defense shining for Morris in 7-on-7 competition

    BOLINGBROOK – Much of the focus during 7-on-7 competitions is on a football team’s offense. The dril ...
    July 19, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Strong summer gives Minooka hope for spring

    LOCKPORT – Heading into Thursday’s Lockport Regional title game against Lincoln-Way North in the summer state baseball tournament, Minooka’s team had ...
    July 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Rogers: ICAST show sets industry standard

    It’s mid-July. In the fishing industry, that means one thing. The ICAST show is underway. The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades h ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Minooka’s summer run ends vs. L-Way North

    LOCKPORT – Tyler Strzelczyk could not have thrown it out any better.Strzelczyk flared a single to ri ...
    July 16, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Morris steps up to Linemen Challenge

    BOLINGBROOK – Most of the high school football during the summer takes place in the form of a 7-on-7 competition, which ulitizes backs and receivers o ...
    July 15, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Minooka rushes past Lincoln-Way West

    LOCKPORT – The hits keep on coming.Hayden Laczynski, Brandon Rossiter and Joe Butler provided the th ...
    July 15, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Seneca to hold softball camp in late July

    SENECA – The 2015 Lady Irish All-Star Summer Softball Camp will be from 10 a.m. to noon July 27 through 29 at the Seneca High School softball complex ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Rossiter leads Minooka past Plainfield North

    LOCKPORT – Brandon Rossiter felt he had an edge Tuesday in Minooka’s 11-6 win over Plainfield North in the quarterfinals of the Lockport Regional in t ...
    July 14, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Morris 8U Tomahawks cap strong season

    The Morris 8U Tomahawks baseball team ended its season on a high note, winning the Naperville Firecracker Game Day Tournament.
    July 13, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Johnson ends drought with Funny Car win

    JOLIET – It was déjà vu all over again for Matt Hagan and Tommy Johnson Jr. in the Funny Car finals at Sunday’s Lucas Oil Route 66 Nationals at Route ...
    July 13, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Big fifth inning leads Minooka past Plainfield

    PLAINFIELD – The weather has played havoc with the Minooka Community High School summer baseball team’s schedule this season, as the Indians have play ...
    July 13, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Schumacher beats Dixon to cap DSR sweep

    JOLIET – Winning at Route 66 Raceway never gets old for Tony Schumacher and Don Schumacher Racing.To ...
    July 12, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • Morris football team getting the ball rolling

    JOLIET – In the past decade or so, one of the staples of summer sports has been 7-on-7 football.That ...
    July 12, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • Kyle Busch wins Sprint Cup 400-mile race at Kentucky

    SPARTA, Ky. – Kyle Busch outdueled Joey Logano late to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.
    July 11, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Panayotovich gets start in Slammers' win

    JOLIET – Playing at home in any sporting match-up is a big advantage.On Saturday evening, the Joliet ...
    July 11, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Brown keeps things lively in Top Fuel

    JOLIET – While fans might have been inconvenienced by the Saturday afternoon rain in the Lucas Oil Route 66 NHRA Nationals, it only made the Top Fuel ...
    July 11, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Veteran Wilkerson zooms into Funny Car 2nd spot

    JOLIET – The candidates to move up and challenge Cruz Pedregon for the top qualifying spot in the rain-delayed qualifying session Saturday afternoon f ...
    July 11, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Auto racing: Schumacher looks for more accomplishments

    JOLIET – When Don Schumacher is asked about the biggest influences in helping him to shape a career that has been successful in so many different area ...
    July 11, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Morris soccer team holds youth skills camp

    MORRIS – The themes of helping others and team bonding have taken center stage this summer for the Morris High School boys soccer team.
    July 11, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Rogers: Fall planting can help your deer hunting

    Summer is blasting by. Before we know it, July will be past the halfway point and August will be squarely in our sights. I don’t know about you, but m ...
    July 9, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Minooka Magic softball team wins tourney title

    After finishing in first place during the regular season of the Southwest Suburban Softball 14U division with a 15-2 record, the 13U Minooka Magic won ...
    July 9, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Roesterle: Area athletes post strong college seasons

    One of the nice things about having a successful sports area is that many local players continue their careers in college. Today we take a look at som ...
    July 9, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Hagan looks to repeat Route 66 success

    When Matt Hagan showed up to compete in last year’s Route 66 NHRA Nationals Funny Cars competition at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, he still was seeking ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Minooka's McAsey helps Illinois to Big 10 title

    Joe McAsey makes history every year for the University of Illinois men’s track and field team.Last y ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Hagan hopes to continue success at Route 66

    When Matt Hagan showed up to compete in last year’s Route 66 NHRA Nationals Funny Cars competition at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, he still was seeking ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Oesterle: Another year brings back good memories

    Today is my birthday. When you have had as many as I have, it’s not a big deal. The milestone dates ...
    July 7, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Nutley captures first win of season at Grundy

    MORRIS – Under normal conditions, John Nutley’s eyes would grow as big as saucers at the sight of pole position in the starting lineup.
    July 6, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Newark High School to start track program

    Jim Still officially began his new role as the principal at Newark High School on July 1, but he’s already helped to bring a significant addition to N ...
    July 6, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Cleanup efforts ongoing at Coal City fields

    COAL CITY – On June 22, an EF3 tornado ripped through the town of Coal City. It had its way with numerous homes and businesses, along with most of the ...
    July 6, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Minooka Mudslingers roll to Channahon tourney title

    CHANNAHON – There’s no substitute for putting the ball in play.Just ask the Minooka 12U Mudslingers ...
    July 6, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Minooka rolls to Channahon tourney win

    CHANNAHON – Baseball long has been known as America’s pastime.So, on the holiday that celebrates the ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Rogers: A little trick for your topwater fishing

    I sat down for a little break the other day and picked up the latest issue of National Geographic. One of the feature articles talked about orcas. I f ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Area Roundup: Wires Academy tryout clinic starts July 21

    The fourth annual Wiers Academy tryout clinic will be from noon to 2 p.m. July 21 through 23 at the Roth Lighted Ballpark next to Shabbona Middle Scho ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Oesterle: An early look at this fall's football season

    As hard as it is to believe, another school year is creeping up on us.And, with the school year gett ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:56 pm