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  • Seneca softball captures 3 wins on turf

    JACKSONVILLE – The Seneca softball team got its season off to a rousing start last weekend at Jacksonville’s Lenz Field, going 3-0 and outscoring its ...
    March 23, 2017 - 6:51 am
  • Hard work transforms Shaw's game, earns him Player of the Year honors

    MORRIS – When the boys basketball season ended last year, there was no question that Morris’ Matt Shaw was a scorer. The biggest question involved the ...
    March 23, 2017 - 6:49 am
  • Meet the Morris Herald-News’ 2016-17 season All-Area Boys Basketball Team

    The following is a list of the 2016-17 Morris Herald-News All-Area Boys Basketball team, in alphabetical order.
    March 23, 2017 - 6:50 am
  • Roundup: Morris softball walks off with season-opening win

    MORRIS — Talk about starting the season off with some excitement.The Morris softball team opened the ...
    March 22, 2017 - 7:57 am
  • Prep baseball: Minooka's Petrovich sees Providence as potential model

    MINOOKA – Providence Catholic has won the last three Class 4A state baseball championships under coach Mark Smith.
    March 21, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Prep baseball: Minooka gets combined one-hit shutout over Morris

    MINOOKA – Under sunny skies Tuesday, Minooka welcomed nonconference rival Morris. Just off their thrilling, 8-5, come-from behind victory over Bradley ...
    March 22, 2017 - 6:28 am
  • The tackle we use to tackle fish changes each year

    Last weekend, I took some time to think about what tackle I needed to order. Over the course of the year, certain lures were used more than others and ...
    March 21, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • Coal City baseball splits a pair in Jacksonville

    JACKSONVILLE — The Coal City baseball team hit the road Saturday and opened its season in the Spring Jamboree at Lenz Field. The Coalers split their t ...
    March 20, 2017 - 6:50 am
  • Morris bats highlight season-opening baseball win

    MORRIS — One of the shortcomings of last year's Morris baseball season was the timely hit. It seemed like the Redskins had no problems getting runners ...
    March 18, 2017 - 8:26 pm
  • My memories of sports days gone by

    Dave still looks good. Even at 74. Being 6 feet, 6 inches tall is a clue that he was a basketball player, but there’s more to it.
    March 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Despite a late start and tough schedule, Redskins call 2016-17 a success

    MORRIS – When the boys basketball season started, Morris coach Joe Blumberg faced a familiar disadvantage. Many of his players entered the first game ...
    March 17, 2017 - 6:55 am
  • Morris boys fall to Hillcrest in Plano Sectional

    PLANO – The Morris boys basketball team knew that nearly everything was going to have to break its way March 8 if the Redskins were going to pull off ...
    March 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • The debate over use of lead in outdoors products continues

    The use of lead has been controversial for years. It has been proven to cause all kinds of health issues in humans and animals. It has been removed fr ...
    March 15, 2017 - 6:53 am
  • Newark boys finish fourth in state

    PEORIA - Will Clausel's basketball story at Newark came full circle, an arc that losses in his last two games couldn't break.
    March 13, 2017 - 6:49 am
  • Boys basketball: Morris hangs tough in early sectional semifinal loss to Hillcrest

    PLANO — The Morris boys basketball team knew that nearly everything was going to have to break its way Wednesday night if the Redskins were going to p ...
    March 9, 2017 - 6:39 am
  • Invasive carp still a problem in Illinois

    By now, it is old news that the Illinois River is full of invasive carp. The name you hear most ofte ...
    March 9, 2017 - 6:42 am
  • Newark boys punch ticket to state finals

    Steve McGrath was the right man for the job.Colfax Ridgeview came in with the state's No. 1 ranking, ...
    March 8, 2017 - 7:55 am
  • Morris learns from the past to win regional

    COAL CITY – They don’t put asterisks on championship banners or plaques.Those are earned, whether th ...
    March 9, 2017 - 6:44 am
  • Newark boys claim another sectional championship

    SOMONAUK — Dylan Patrick wants the ball in his hands, especially late in games.His Newark teammates ...
    March 7, 2017 - 12:46 pm
  • Morris Runnin' Redskins Baseball Bash at VFW Hall on Saturday

    MORRIS — In what has become an early spring tradition, the Morris Runnin' Redskins Baseball Bash will take place from 4-8 p.m. on March 11 at the Morr ...
    March 7, 2017 - 6:57 am
  • Hutchings named as new Coal City football coach

    COAL CITY — At the end of the 2016 season, Coal City football coach Lenny Onsen retired. Having been a member of the first Coaler football team, it wa ...
    March 7, 2017 - 6:42 am
  • Coal City board accepts bid for new stadium bleachers

    COAL CITY — Over the past few years, Coal City High School has been undergoing quite a facelift. That will continue as the high school board has been ...
    March 7, 2017 - 6:49 am
  • Morris boys win Class 3A Coal City Regional title

    COAL CITY — For quite a stretch of time, a boys basketball regional championship was something that came around once every 15 years or so for Morris C ...
    March 6, 2017 - 6:54 am
  • Boys basketball: Joliet West, Joliet Central set up rematch; Bolingbrook, Morris win

    How about a Joliet West-Joliet Central rematch?The Tigers and Steelmen took care of business Friday ...
    March 3, 2017 - 9:40 pm
  • The 2016-17 Morris Herald-News All-Area Team

    Following is the Morris Herald-News 2016-17 Girls Basketball All-Area Basketball Team, in alphabetical order:
    March 6, 2017 - 7:02 am
  • Shannon broke single-season scoring record

    MORRIS – Every time Morris junior girls basketball player Mya Shannon takes the floor, she is the focal point of the opposing team’s defense. Stop Sha ...
    March 3, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • New technology changes outdoor activities

    Most of the competitive fishing circuits are in full swing right now. It doesn’t matter if you are a bass guru, a crappie fanatic or a walleye fan, th ...
    March 3, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Youth hockey: Little Walsh brother looks up to big brother

    JOLIET – Theirs is a common story.It is a story of a little brother who admires his big brother so m ...
    March 2, 2017 - 4:38 pm
  • Newark boys roll to Class 1A regional championship

    GARDNER – Using a strong first-half performance and a balanced scoring attack, the Newark boys basketball team secured its seventh regional championsh ...
    March 2, 2017 - 7:06 am
  • Boys basketball: Morris topples Streator in Class 3A regional play

    COAL CITY – Things were going Morris’ way at the start and at the finish of Wednesday night’s Class 3A Coal City boys basketball regional semifinal ag ...
    March 2, 2017 - 6:40 am
  • Boys basketball: Neuqua Valley size, defense end Minooka's season

    PLAINFIELD – The fourth-seeded Minooka boys basketball team loaded the bus at just before 5 p.m. Tuesday evening for the short trip to Plainfield Nort ...
    March 1, 2017 - 6:28 am
  • Morris soccer standout Matt Samolis headed to Loras

    MORRIS — In a perfect world, Morris boys soccer player Matt Samolis would have followed his lifelong friends Keagan Sobol and Michael Feeney to the Un ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 2:46 pm
  • Morris' Hornsby signs with McKendree bass fishing team

    The McKendree College Bearcat fishing team is excited to have Seth Hornsby from Morris High School sign with the program for the 2017-18 fishing seaso ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 6:44 am
  • Boys basketball: Pipes leads Lemont to season-ending victory over TF South

    LEMONT – The IHSA postseason for Class 4A boys basketball teams officially kicks off Monday, but you might not have realized that if you watched Lemon ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Morris' Knapp sets another Ohio Valley Conference high jump record

    CHARLESTON. – Five conference records were broken following Friday's opening day of the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 6:38 am
  • Another tight loss for Morris boys basketball team

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore senior guard Ty Sulaver made only one two-point field goal in Friday night’s boys basketball game against Morris, but it was a big ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 6:42 am
  • Newark's Mitchell finishes second in Class 1A 3-Point Showdown

    BLOOMINGTON — Newark senior Jasmine MItchell has been known during her four-year basketball career as a dominant force in the post. That's natural, co ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 6:43 am
  • Morris boys score road win at Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK – After a stretch of tough losses, the Morris boys basketball team picked up its second win in a row Feb. 14, defeating Kaneland, 48-43, on ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:01 pm
  • It’s time to talk turkey: 2017’s gobbler season is coming up soon

    Last Sunday morning reminded me of many spring turkey hunts I have been on. The air was crisp, in the high 30s, without a cloud in the sky, and promis ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 5:30 am