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  • Morris tennis blanks Rochelle on senior night

    MORRIS – What a sendoff. On senior night on Thursday, the Morris boys tennis team went out and stage ...
    May 3, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Seneca rolls to a pair of softball wins

    SENECA – When all phases of the game are working correctly, that’s a good sign for a team, no matter what the sport.
    May 3, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Coal City rolls past Wilmington for 20th win

    WILMINGTON – It was hard for Coal City coach Jerry McDowell to find anything wrong with the Coalers’ performance after Friday’s 10-0, five-inning Inte ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Condon, Sessler lead Joliet JC toward postseason

    On a beautiful Friday afternoon, the plan was to visit the Joliet Junior College campus and watch the Wolves battle Prairie State.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Joliet Slammers announce new menu items

    JOLIET – If anything tempts the taste buds more than a hot dog at the ballpark, maybe it’s a half-pound hot dog on a pretzel bun with cheese.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris completes NIB 12 East sweep of DeKalb

    DEKALB – After winning the first two games of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East baseball series against DeKalb on Monday and Tuesday, the Morris baseb ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Rogers: Fishing passion starts in the tackle box, pass it on

    One afternoon this week, I had the pleasure of talking with a couple of other guys about the outdoors. We covered the full gamut of topics from deer h ...
    April 30, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Morris strong in all phases over Yorkville

    MORRIS – In landslide softball games, it’s hard to think that a defensive play in the second inning makes much of a difference.
    April 30, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Morris soccer rolls over Rochelle

    ROCHELLE – For the second straight day, the Morris girls soccer team delivered a resounding win Tuesday when the Redskins beat Rochelle in a Northern ...
    April 29, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Minooka baseball falls short vs. Plainfield South

    MINOOKA – The first batter of an inning can be the key, both for the offense and the defense. If the offense gets that batter on base, the odds are go ...
    April 29, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris softball edges DeKalb

    DEKALB – The game between the DeKalb softball team and Morris was a defensive battle from start to finish, with Morris holding on for a 2-1 win on Tue ...
    April 28, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Cheshareck launches Morris over DeKalb

    MORRIS – It’s safe to say the Morris baseball team’s 5-0 Northern Illinois Big 12 East win over DeKalb on Tuesday belonged to Tom Cheshareck.
    April 28, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Morris plays hot in rout of DeKalb

    DEKALB – A week after being swept by Sycamore, the Morris baseball team bounced back in a big way Monday, pounding out 14 hits in a 12-2 Norhern Illin ...
    April 27, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Quick start leads Morris past Reed-Custer

    BRAIDWOOD – There were few better ways to start a soccer game than the way the Morris girls did in their 9-0 win Monday over Reed-Custer.
    April 27, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Oesterle: Area teams will face challenges in postseason

    The assignments are in for the spring sports postseason. Some of the area teams look like they might have a good shot at advancing beyond the regional ...
    April 26, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Seneca baseball outlasts G-SW

    SENECA – In a back-and-forth baseball game Thursday, Seneca ended up on top of Gardner-South Wilmington, 7-5, in nonconference action.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE

    SUNDAY’S EVENTSHigh School BaseballNotre Dame at JCA (2), noonCollege BaseballLewis at Saint Joseph’ ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Area Roundup: JCA wins tourney behind Reardon, Goeken

    PALATINE – The Joliet Catholic boys volleyball team survived a tough quarterfinal against Prospect, then went on to win the Palatine Tournament on Sat ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Area Baseball Roundup: Sparacio swings hot bat in Lewis split

    RENSSALEAR, Ind. – Plainfield Central graduate Joe Sparacio had three hits in each game Friday as Lewis split a Great Lakes Valley Conference baseball ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Area Softball Roundup: Plainfield North strikes early, beats Providence

    PLAINFIELD – Plainfield North scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning Friday and made it hold up in a 5-2 nonconference girls softball vict ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Six Morris football players move on to college

    MORRIS – Midway through the 2014 football season, things didn’t look good for the Morris Redskins. They were 2-4 after six weeks, and another loss wou ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Rogers: Technology has reached the outdoor world

    Last week, I spent a couple of days talking to my class of students about the importance of chemical technology and how it has changed our lives. The ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Hajduk helps Minooka get past Plainfield South

    MINOOKA – Alyssa Hajduk certainly did all that she could on the mound to help Minooka’s softball team in Thursday’s contest with Ridge Road rival Plai ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Ruiz leads Minooka past Plainfield East

    MINOOKA – Plainfield East baseball got a heavy dose of Minooka pitcher Miguel Ruiz on Thursday, and it’s probably safe to say the Bengals wouldn’t lik ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • Redskins shut out in loss to Geneseo

    MORRIS – For most of the first 10 minutes of Thursday’s game against Geneseo, the Morris girls soccer team dominated the action.
    April 23, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Tomahawks 8U wins Bourbonnais tourney

    BOURBONNAIS – Two weeks ago, the 8U Morris Tomahawks baseball team won the Team Exposure Spring Fling Tournament in Bourbonnais.
    April 22, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Morris soccer suffers tough loss to DeKalb

    DEKALB – Tuesday’s girls soccer game turned out to be a defensive battle between DeKalb and Morris as they traded possession, but the Barbs earned a 1 ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Coal City suffers through loss to Joliet

    JOLIET – JCA leadoff hitter Reilly Jo Swanson said she was waiting for her softball coach, Dave Douglas, to say something as she rounded third base in ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Coal City baseball roughs up Westmont

    WESTMONT – Coal City had a fight at the bat rack and defeated Westmont, 17-3, in six innings Monday in Interstate Eight Conference baseball action.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Minooka rolls through Plainfield East

    CHANNAHON – It’s long been said that quality sports programs don’t rebuild, they reload.Minooka’s bo ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Chouinard earns academic all-state

    MORRIS – Morris’ Emmet Chouinard was honored at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association banquet Sunday as an Academic All-State Wrest ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Morris bats go cold in loss to Sycamore

    MORRIS – With the wind gusting straight out to right field, Monday’s Northern Illinois Big 12 East baseball game between Morris and Sycamore didn’t fi ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Going to bat for cancer research

    SENECA – On April 11, Reagan Kuehn of Streator thought she was going to see a softball game or two. Kuehn and her mother, Jessica, traveled to Seneca ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Morris soccer secures tie with Yorkville

    YORKVILLE – The Morris girls soccer team tied 2-2 with Yorkville on Thursday afternoon. Yorkville sc ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Morris jumps on Coal City early, holds on for win

    COAL CITY – For the first few innings Saturday, the Morris baseball team looked like it would run away from Coal City. In the last few, the Redskins h ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Minooka girls capture title at own invite

    MINOOKA – A complete track and field team is a luxury that doesn’t come around often.  To be success ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Minooka claims second in own invite

    MINOOKA – Just about everything went well for Minooka’s boys track and field team when it hosted its second annual invitational Saturday.
    April 18, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Minooka, Lockport proud of Make Your Mark

    LOCKPORT – It was a carnival atmosphere Saturday at Ed Flink Field and the Lockport softball fields as five baseball and eight softball games took pla ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Aichele leads Coal City to fifth straight win

    COAL CITY – Emily Aichele threw a four-hitter Thursday as Coal City (6-5) won its fifth straight game, defeating Gardner-South Wilmington, 9-0. Aichel ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Rogers: When it comes to fishing, change can be a good thing

    We all are creatures of habit. We get up at the same time, we follow the same morning routine, drive the same way to work, have the same breakfast day ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Morris suffers extra-inning loss to DeKalb

    MORRIS – Many times, softball is a game of inches. An inch or two either way, and the game could go a different way.
    April 16, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Morris boys, girls track finish third

    SANDWICH – The Morris boys track and field team finished third in a five-team meet Tuesday. Winners ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Emerson powers Coal City past Momence

    COAL CITY – Heading into Wednesday’s game against Momence, Coal City softball coach Stephanie Harmon said she had concerns about her team’s offense.
    April 15, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • Morris cruises to NIB 12 East win

    MORRIS – So far for the Morris baseball team, it’s been a season in which the Redskins have had to scratch and claw for every win and, sometimes, ever ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Morris endures tough loss to Kaneland

    MORRIS – It can be difficult for a team to walk away from a loss with positive feelings.Morris’ 1-0 ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Sanchez retains pitching poise against Joliet

    MINOOKA – In the midst of playing 10 baseball games in nine days, and with junior right-hander Joe Butler out for about a month with a thumb injury, M ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Morris drops 10-4 decision to Geneseo

    MORRIS – It’s safe to say Morris baseball coach Todd Kein won’t write off Saturday’s 10-4 loss to Geneseo as the best effort the Redskins made this se ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Minooka girls take 1st at relays

    MOUNT PROSPECT – The Minooka girls track and field team continues to show is is a force to be reckoned with.
    April 13, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Kjellesvik keys Morris comeback win

    MORRIS – For most of the season, the only time Alex Kjellesvik has seen the softball field has been as a courtesy runner.
    April 13, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Morris’ Burton sets personal record

    SENECA – The Morris girls track and field team took part in a quadrangular meet Thursday at Seneca, along with Herscher and Aurora Christian.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Minooka sweeps past Plainfield North

    PLAINFIELD – After graduating several talented players from a year ago, it could be understandable to think a young Minooka boys volleyball team might ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Morris bats explode in rout of Ottawa

    MORRIS – If there were any questions as to how the Morris softball team would respond to a Thursday’s tough loss to Kaneland, they quickly were answer ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Morris baseball scores three in eighth to top Ottawa

    OTTAWA – For the second straight day, the Morris baseball team came away with a 4-2 victory. After beating Plano by that score on Tuesday, the Redskin ...
    April 9, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Rogers: Take me to the river, drop a line in the water

    I love to catch fish. It’s no secret. I live for the moment when you feel a thump on the end of your line. It drives me to trailer the boat at the dro ...
    April 9, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Softball, baseball drop one-run decisions

    MORRIS – With inclement weather forecast for Thursday, the athletic complex at Morris Community High School was an island of activity in a sea of canc ...
    April 9, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Morris softball pounds Plano

    MORRIS – After having to rally late for a win Monday against Reed-Custer, the Morris softball team decided not to take any chances Tuesday.
    April 8, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Morris boys tennis drops 4-1 decision

    MORRIS – With only two seniors in the eight-man starting varsity lineup, the Morris boys tennis team looks like it might be a work in progress this se ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:29 pm
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    April 8, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Cheshareck, Redskins defeat Reapers

    MORRIS – The Morris baseball team came into Tuesday’s home game against Plano wanting to erase the memory of Saturday’s loss to Streator.
    April 7, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Morris girls soccer team remains undefeated

    PRINCETON – The Morris girls soccer team beat Princeton, 7-0, Monday to improve to 5-0, having outscored their opponents 32-2 in those games. Amanda G ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Hajduk leads Minooka to Providence Invite title

    NEW LENOX – After tossing a two-hitter and striking out 24 batters in 12 innings to help her team advance to the title game of Saturday’s Providence I ...
    April 6, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Minooka takes seventh in WJOL tourney

    JOLIET – Brad Van Asdlen pitched a complete game two-hitter, struck out six and hit a two-run single as 2014 champion Minooka, (2-5), broke a scoreles ...
    April 6, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Coal City falls late to Joliet West

    COAL CITY – For a brief moment Monday morning, the Coal City baseball team had the upper hand in a nonconference baseball game against Joliet West.
    April 6, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Morris stages sixth-inning rally to top Reed-Custer

    MORRIS – For most of the game Monday evening, things went Reed-Custer’s way.Comet pitcher Kenna Wilk ...
    April 6, 2015 - 9:21 pm