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  • Coal City’s Littleton outduels Reed-Custer’s Headrick

    COAL CITY – Anyone who thinks that a 1-0 baseball game is boring wasn’t at Coal City on Thursday.Wit ...
    May 21, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Morris girls soccer team falls to JCA in regional

    NEW LENOX – The regional title streak for the Morris girls soccer team ended Wednesday when the Redskins lost 5-1 to Joliet Catholic Academy at the Cl ...
    May 21, 2015 - 7:56 pm
  • Morris’ Burton, Mayberry hope to get jump on state competition

    For one, this experience is old hat. For the other, it’s entirely new.Junior Leona Burton and freshm ...
    May 21, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • G-S Wilmington moves to regional final

    SOUTH WILMINGTON – It wasn’t as easy as the score suggests, but the Gardner-South Wilmington softball team will defend its regional title after beatin ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Minooka tops Plainfield Central for SPC title

    PLAINFIELD – Minooka’s boys volleyball team had a chance to clinch at least a share of the Southwest Prairie Conference title Tuesday but lost a home ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Minooka tops Morris in shortened contest

    MINOOKA – Whenever Morris and Minooka get together in any sporting event, there’s excitement.That ex ...
    May 20, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Area Roundup: Seneca rallies to top Coal City

    COAL CITY – A late-inning rally was able to boost the Seneca softball team to a 5-1 Interstate Eight Conference win over league champ Coal City on Mon ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Minooka suffers tough loss to Oswego

    CHANNAHON – Coming down the home stretch of the Southwest Prairie Conference boys volleyball season, Oswego and Minooka are neck and neck for the conf ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Goss: Minooka’s success is cause to be optimistic

    Minooka coach Jeff Petrovic knows a little something about winning baseball. In an area that boasts ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Seneca rallies to trip Wilmington in regional

    WILMINGTON – At this time of the year, there are no ugly wins, only wins.Just ask the Seneca basebal ...
    May 18, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Area Roundup: Two from Morris go to state

    PLANO – The Morris girls track team finished sixth in the 15-team Class 2A Plano Sectional on Friday, and two of the Redskins will be heading to the s ...
    May 17, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Morris rallies to score win over Beecher

    MORRIS – Playing a quality team late in the regular season is usually a good way for a team to prepare for the postseason.
    May 17, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Coal City baseball defeats rival Reed-Custer

    BRAIDWOOD – Although the baseball teams from Coal City and Reed-Custer easily could meet again within a few days in regional play, Friday’s Interstate ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Joliet West, Minooka baseball finish 4 innings before game is halted

    JOLIET – As with any baseball player, Minooka second baseman Jake Null probably dreams about delivering walk-offs.
    May 16, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Coal City girls soccer falls just short in regional final

    COAL CITY – The last three times Coal City and Herscher’s girls soccer teams played, the game was tied at the end of regulation and at the end of over ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • Jeffries pitches JJC baseball to World Series

    SCHAUMBURG – Joliet Junior College is headed back to the NJCAA Division III World Series after beating Illinois Valley Community College, 5-1, on Satu ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • Freedom sweeps Slammers in opening series

    FLORENCE, Ky. – The Slammers open their home schedule Tuesday night against Lake Erie at Silver Cross Field, and it can’t come soon enough.
    May 16, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Area Roundup: Coal City advances to soccer regional final

    COAL CITY – The Coal City girls soccer team moved a step closer to defending last season's regional title Wednesday with a 4-0 win over Reed-Custer in ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Rogers: Tips from an old friend on morel season

    It is fairly obvious if you scrolled through my social media accounts that many of my friends and contacts are avid outdoors enthusiasts. The images t ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Yorkville’s big sixth inning beats Morris

    MORRIS – Morris junior left-hander Matt Walker retired the first 13 batters he faced in Thursday’s Northern Illinois Big 12 East match-up against York ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Area Roundup: Yorkville baseball outlasts Morris

    YORKVILLE – The Morris baseball team scored plenty of runs Tuesday in the second game of its Northern Illinois Big 12 East matchup with Yorkville.
    May 13, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Phelps leads Morris to senior night win

    MORRIS – It was senior night at the Morris softball game against Coal City, and all three seniors on the roster – Leah Lines, Taya Torkelson and Alex ...
    May 13, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris swings past Sterling

    STERLING – The Morris softball team spread the wealth Tuesday, and there was a bunch of it to spread.
    May 12, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Morris girls cruise past Yorkville

    MORRIS – For the last two seasons, any time the Morris girls soccer team has played Yorkville, it has a tight, hard-fought game. In fact, earlier this ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris falls to LaSalle-Peru

    MORRIS – The Morris boys tennis team was defeated 4-1 by LaSalle-Peru on Monday. Matt Borgstrom and ...
    May 11, 2015 - 9:53 pm
  • Wooden: Saratoga is going to miss one special lady

    For a lot of parents, the physical connection to a school or an athletic department ends with graduation. Sure, they may show up to a game every now a ...
    May 11, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Late runs lead Morris to win over Yorkville

    MORRIS – When a high school baseball team is at home and already has the lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the ideal situation is for ...
    May 11, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris softball cruises to win over Sycamore

    MORRIS – The bats were out in force for the Morris softball team Thursday, as the Redskins rapped out 16 hits en route to a 17-2 Northern Illinois Big ...
    May 10, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Morris shows its support for Ryan Bernickus in several heartfelt ways

    MORRIS – During Thursday’s baseball game against Sterling, Morris wore hats with the letters RB and the number 31 on the front and the incsciption “No ...
    May 10, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Maly, Joliet Junior College baseball survive twice in 10 innings

    JOLIET – Looking at Saturday strictly from the standpoint of wins and losses, Joliet Junior College enjoyed a beautiful day Saturday.
    May 9, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Morris baseball falls in extra innings to Teutopolis

    MORRIS – After watching the skies and seeing the first day of the Cavaliers Invitational Series washed out Friday, the Morris baseball team started pl ...
    May 9, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • Rogers: Catching bedding fish is your decision

    I can’t believe as I sit down to type this the air temperature is hovering around 83 degrees.The last few days have warmed the water temperatures to t ...
    May 7, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Area Roundup: G-SW’s Foley fires off second straight no-hitter

    SOUTH WILMINGTON – Two days, 10 innings, no hits. That’s the pitching line for Gardner-South Wilming ...
    May 7, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Morris pitchers give ‘Bernie’ a win

    Note: A full recap of the Bernie Day festivities, complete with photos by correspondent Craig Lincoln and comments from Ryan Bernickus and Morris co ...
    May 7, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Watch live: Minooka, Oswego girls soccer

    Starting at 4 p.m., the Minooka varsity girls soccer team faces Oswego. Catch the action live through our partner High School Cube.
    May 7, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Area Roundup: Burton claims firsts for Morris girls track

    YORKILLE – Leona Burton had a big day for the Morris girls track team Tuesday, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Redskins suffered an 88-39 defeat at ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Morris’ Henry taking his shot at NFL

    Kevin Henry has had quite a year. And it’s not over. In fact, it might be starting.He started all 13 ...
    May 6, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Bottom third leads Coal City past Ottawa

    OTTAWA – The main job of the bottom third of a batting order is to turn it over to get back to the top.
    May 6, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Coal City baseball posts another shutout

    COAL CITY – Good pitching and timely hitting. Those are two key ingredients to a winning baseball team, and Coal City got both of those Monday in a 3- ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Minooka suffers tough defeat to Plainfield North

    CHANNAHON – After a hard-fought first game Tuesday night, neither coach could predict what would happen next in the Southwest Prairie Conference boys ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Area Roundup: Joliet’s Scott Koerner rolls to first late-model career win at Grundy

    MORRIS – Scott Koerner pulled up alongside leader D.J. Weltmeyer and gave him the thumbs-up during a yellow flag situation with two laps remaining in ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Morris’ Patterson to play basketball at Kishwaukee

    MORRIS – Back on January 15, Morris lost a boys basketball game at home to DeKalb on a 3-pointer by the Barbs in the final seconds.
    May 4, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • 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 - 9:26 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 - 11:13 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 - 9:49 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 - 9:40 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 - 9:17 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 - 9:58 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 - 9:31 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 - 9:59 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

    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 - 11:21 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 - 9:28 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