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  • Boys basketball: Plainfield South misses opportunities in loss to Minooka

    JOLIET – Plainfield South never went away, but in the end, missed opportunities for the Cougars gave Minooka a 59-49 Southwest Prairie Conference boys ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Morris wrestlers go 2-1 at Riverside-Brookfield Quad

    BROOKFIELD – Despite having a number of its wrestlers having very short practice time due to the prolonged football season, the Morris wrestling team ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka grad Skyler Day named MAAC volleyball player of year

    Fairfield University junior Skyler Day, a Minooka grad, was named the 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year, as announced by the ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Some sought-after gift ideas for the hunter in your household

    Last week, I discussed some gift ideas for the angler in your life. As promised, I am going to try and jump into a few gift suggestions for those in y ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Shannon, Bachmann lead the way for area teams

    MINOOKA – Mya Shannon of Morris and Brooke Lynn Bachmann of Minooka are rarities in today’s sports world.
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Photos: 49ERS Snowed by Bears 26-6

    Dec. 4, 2016 - 7:50 pm
  • Minooka defense stifles Morris in rout

    MINOOKA – With both teams having played a conference game the night before, both Morris girls basketball coach Kate Carey and her counterpart, Minooka ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Area Roundup: Shannon's career high 36 lead Morris girls past Sterling

    MORRIS — After taking first place at the Prairie Central Thanksgiving Tournament, the Morris girls basketball team got its Northern Illinois Big East ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Morris boys rebound to trip up Coal City

    COAL CITY – Of the 18 players listed on the Morris boys basketball roster, 12 were playing football for the Morris state semifinal football team until ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Smith leads Morris girls to Prairie Central title

    FAIRBURY – Talk about getting the season off to a good start.The Morris girls basketball team won th ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Gift ideas for the fishermen in your life

    The shopping craze has started. If you haven’t thought of a gift for that outdoor enthusiast in your life, now is the time.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Men's college basketball: Gmazel buzzer-beater lifts JJC to win

    JOLIET – On Tuesday evening, the Joliet Junior College men’s basketball team was in search of its seventh victory of this young season against Olive-H ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Women's basketball: JJC women optimistic about season

    JOLIET – After serving as a coach with Joliet Junior College’s women’s basketball team for 12 years, which includes nine years as the program’s head c ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Paige 3-pointer lifts Minooka to WJOL title

    JOLIET – Adrian Paige took only two shots and made just one of them in Saturday’s title game of the 21st annual WJOL Thanksgiving Classic.
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Boys basketball: Minooka uses strong second half to beat Lincoln-Way West

    JOLIET – Thursday night’s matchup between Minooka and Lincoln-Way West in the 21st annual WJOL Thanksgiving Classic had the feel of a championship gam ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • Rogers: Time to step back and find things to be thankful for

    The last year has moved right along. Once again we find ourselves approaching the holiday that spurs reflection. While 2016 has no doubt provided chal ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Bachmann sisters lead Minooka to basketball victory

    LYONS – Clutch free-throw shooting by a pair of sisters helped the Minooka girls basketball team to a 66-60 win over Lincoln-Way East on Saturday at t ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Morris' Keagan Sobol, Michael Feeney named All-State

    MORRIS – When a football team makes the semifinals, awards seem to follow.Such was the case with the ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Oesterle: Despite loss, Morris football team can hold its head high

    With a program as rich in history Morris football’s, there is no shortage of what might be called signature wins.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Boys basketball: Minooka's quick start too much for Lockport

    JOLIET – In some corners of Minooka, the citizenry would like to advance the calendar from November to March.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Morris’ Sobol personifies ‘Redskin Pride’ in loss

    MORRIS – There were plenty of emotions flying around Morris’ football stadium before, during and after the Redskins’ 43-35 loss to Peoria in the Class ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 6:59 am
  • Morris slows but can’t stop Peoria in 5A semifinals

    MORRIS – Trying to slow down the first football team in state history to score 700 points in their first 12 games proved to be a mixed bag for Morris ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Big first quarter leads Seneca girls basketball team to victory

    SOMONAUK — An opening blitz by the Seneca girls basketball team propelled the Lady Irish to a 44-22 win over the host school in the Somonauk Tournamen ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Football: Kameron Dransfeldt among Morris' junior contributors

    MORRIS – With the last name of Dransfeldt and a first initial of K, it might be hard to imagine that Kameron Dransfeldt would fly under the radar as f ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Boys basketball: Minooka's cupboard well stocked entering WJOL tourney

    The Minooka boys basketball program took a giant step forward last season.The Indians finished 23-9, ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • 2 Morris athletes to continue careers at colleges in Iowa

    MORRIS – It’s not quite Moses leading his people out of Egypt, or even as big as the group of celebrities threatening to move to Canada, but two Morri ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois Smallmouth Alliance always looking for new members

    Volunteers are the lifeblood of many worthy causes and organizations. They give of their time, talents and financial resources to uphold causes they b ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Potent Peoria offense next challenge for Morris defense in semifinals

    MORRIS – The age-old physics question about what happens when an irresistable force meets an immovable object will get a test Saturday when the high-p ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Younger players stepping up to big roles for Morris

    MORRIS – With the last name of Dransfeldt and a first initial of K, it might be hard to imagine that Kameron Dransfeldt would fly under the radar as f ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Seneca girls basketball opens season with a win

    SOMONAUK — The Seneca girls basketball team got its season off to a good start Tuesday with a 48-30 win over Hinckley-Big Rock to begin the Somonauk T ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 1:32 pm
  • Morris girls swim team sets records, takes fifth in sectional

    NEW LENOX – The Morris Lady Redskins finished fifth out of 14 schools at the Lincoln-Way Central IHSA Sectional on Saturday.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Morris High School releases playoff ticket information

    MORRIS — Morris Community High School has released the following information regarding ticket sales for Saturday's Class 5A semifinal football game ag ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 7:15 am
  • Volleyball: Minooka shows it belongs with the best at 4A state final

    NORMAL – Every program has a starting point where it puts itself on the radar. For the Minooka volleyball team, that happened Saturday night.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 6:27 am
  • Morris defense stands tall in quarterfinal win over Metamora

    MORRIS — Most of the attention on a football team is given to the offense. It is, after all, the offense that moves the ball and scores points.
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 6:26 am
  • Volleyball: Team-first mindset lifts Minooka to Class 4A state championship match

    NORMAL – In a back-and-forth match befitting a state final, Mother McAuley broke away in the middle of the third set and went on to claim the 4A champ ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 9:17 am
  • Minooka breezes into Class 4A girls volleyball title match

    NORMAL – It's easy to win when a team makes the game look effortless.After earning hard-fought victo ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • Minooka meets Stevenson in volleyball semifinals

    MINOOKA – Going into the season, Minooka’s girls volleyball team aimed to make history.It happened. ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 11:00 pm