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  • 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 - 9:28 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 - 9:22 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 - 9:33 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 - 9:38 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 - 9:56 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 - 10:02 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 - 10:01 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 - 9:33 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 - 9:50 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 - 10:16 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
  • Coal City baseball win 8 straight

    COAL CITY – It took a few extra innings, but the Coal City baseball team improved to 8-0 on the year with a 5-4 win over Ottawa Marquette on Thursday.
    April 3, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Minooka softball hopes to build on success

    MINOOKA – Even though the Minooka softball team didn’t repeat its 2013 Class 4A state championship, the Indians didn’t view 2014 as a down year.
    April 3, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Oesterle: Spring should produce solid seasons

    April is here, spring has sprung, Spring Break is almost over. That all means that the spring sports ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Rogers: Early spring can still provide good fishing

    The past few days have seen a flurry of boats filling up at gas stations, rippling across the water and being trailered along the road. I have fished ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Hat trick aids in Morris win

    MORRIS – The Morris girls soccer team beat Streator, 6-2, on Wednesday to improve its record to 3-0. The Redskins have outscored their opponents 16-2 ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Minooka falls to Plainfield South in SPC opener

    MINOOKA – Chris Brolley has liked most of what he's seen from his Minooka girls soccer team during the early part of the schedule.
    April 2, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Morris girls cruise to blowout win

    WILMINGTON – The Morris girls soccer team is on a roll.On Thursday, the Redskins (4-0) kept their re ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Coal City baseball improves to 6-0

    COAL CITY – Makes it six in a row for the Coal City baseball team after the Coalers (6-0) swept a doubleheader from Beecher on Tuesday by scores of 7- ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Providence powers past Minooka in tourney

    MINOOKA – There will be a new champion in the WJOL/Don Ladas Memorial Tournament this year. The Prov ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Redskins fall victim to late home run

    MORRIS – With two outs and a runner on second base in the top of the fourth inning, Joliet Catholic Academy’s Alyssa Callans drove a ball deep to left ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Minooka learning to survive without key pieces

    When Minooka dropped an 11-1 decision Saturday to Providence, it was part of the Indians’ 2015 learning process.
    March 31, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Coal City baseball remains unbeaten

    COAL CITY – Still perfect. That’s the Coal City baseball team after the Coalers defeated Prairie Ce ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Too dark to finish the tiebreaker

    MORRIS – It took a while to finish where they started. After 10 innings Tuesday, the Morris and Plai ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Andreano takes second place in 2 events

    BLOOMINGTON – The top track and field talent in the state gathered over the weekend at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Shirk Center for the Illinois To ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Defending 4A champ Celtics thump Indians

    NEW LENOX – Minooka baseball coach Jeff Petrovic, for one, came away impressed.“They played very wel ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Morris baseball, softball roll in Jacksonville

    JACKSONVILLE – You might not blame the Morris baseball and softball teams if they want to make Jacksonville their second home field.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Wildcats’ first game a victory over Morris

    ROSEMONT – After starting the season with five straight wins against Class 1A and 2A competition, the Morris softball team got a look at one of the ar ...
    March 30, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Morris softball team rolls over Dwight in win Thursday

    DWIGHT – The Redskins defeated Dwight, 10-0, in five innings Thursday. Offensively for Morris (2-0), ...
    March 27, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Coal City’s Dibble signs with North Central

    COAL CITY – When he thinks about the number 2,671, Coal City’s football coach Lenny Onsen has to pause a moment to let its significance sink in.
    March 27, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Morris improves in 3-1 win over Minooka

    MINOOKA – When you put the ball in play, you are dangerous. The Morris baseball team proved that Thu ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Morris cruises to victory over Coal City

    MORRIS – After winning two straight regionals, the Morris girls soccer team is looking for a little more this season. So far, it seems to be on the ri ...
    March 26, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • Warmer weather means more outdoor choices

    I sat in my recliner the other day, flipping through a million TV channels, looking for something to watch. I settled on a spring training baseball ga ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:07 pm