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  • Rookie Alexander Rossi wins 100th Indy 500 in most improbable fashion

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. – So here’s the script.You take a 24-year-old rookie who watched last year’s Indianap ...
    May 30, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • Lockport’s Meyer, Dwight’s Bennett win state titles

    CHARLESTON – A year ago, John Meyer made an impressive debut at the IHSA Class 3A boys track and field meet when he placed ninth in discus as a freshm ...
    May 29, 2016 - 8:20 am
  • Ruskowski leads Lincoln-Way West to softball regional title

    NEW LENOX – Even though upstart Coal City scored a run in the top of the first inning Saturday in the championship game of the Class 3A Lincoln-Way We ...
    May 31, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • Huge day for Garrett Acton as Lemont whips Coal City in regional baseball final

    JOLIET – Coal City baseball coach Jerry McDowell described it the best way he could.“We got hit by a ...
    May 28, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Fifteen individuals, five relays in 3A, 2A boys track finals

    CHARLESTON – Fifteen individuals and five relays from area schools qualified for spots in Saturday's finals of the IHSA Class 2A and 3A boys track and ...
    May 28, 2016 - 8:22 am
  • Lincoln-Way East rallies past Minooka in boys volleyball sectional semifinals

    FRANKFORT – As Lincoln-Way East boys volleyball coach Kris Fiore examined the stats after his team's sectional semifinal victory over Minooka, some nu ...
    May 28, 2016 - 8:20 am
  • Brad Littleton, Coal City baseball slip past Drake Fellows, JCA 1-0 in regional semifinal

    JOLIET – When Coal City scored a run in the bottom of the first inning Thursday, the thought surfaced.
    May 31, 2016 - 8:39 am
  • Coal City softball rides 9-run first inning to 10-5 regional semifinal victory over Morris

    NEW LENOX – What on paper was an excellent semifinal matchup between Coal City and Morris took a detour in the bottom of the first inning Wednesday af ...
    May 26, 2016 - 8:58 am
  • One inning proves costly for Seneca softball team

    SENECA – One bad inning. A multi-error spate in the top of the sixth, during which Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell scored six runs. On the surface, the one ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Seneca’s Klicker set to play for JJC

    SENECA – As one of the few seniors on the Seneca softball roster, Saturday’s 7-4 defeat at the hands of Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell was tough for Abby K ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris’ Jon Smyk qualifies for state tennis tournament

    OTTAWA – Morris’ Jon Smyk earned a third-place finish at the Ottawa tennis sectional over the weekend with a victory over Jack Marvel of Ottawa. Smyk ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris Tomahawks win 9U tournament in Bloomington

    The 9U Morris Tomahawks Gold travel baseball team has continued its success from last year’s 44-5 record by streaking out to a 19-1 mark so far in 201 ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris soccer puts up a fight in finale

    NEW LENOX – Every exit from the IHSA playoffs is bittersweet – regardless of how well a squad played in their finale, the reality sets in that a team’ ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • No spawn doesn’t mean no more big fish

    As time marches forward, the fast and terrific action of spring fishing wanes. For a few brief weeks, it seems there is nothing we can do wrong. Big f ...
    May 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Table-setters key Lincoln-Way East softball past Minooka

    MINOOKA – A good slap hitter in softball is worth a lot.Lincoln-Way East Olivia Prieto, the No. 2 hi ...
    May 25, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • Minooka holds off Joliet West

    LOCKPORT – Things came pretty easily for Minooka’s boys volleyball team in the first set of Tuesday’s Lockport Regional semifinal against Joliet West. ...
    May 25, 2016 - 7:32 am
  • Danta wins Late-Model feature at Grundy Speedway

    MORRIS – Anthony Danta methodically worked his way through the field from his ninth-place starting position last Friday night in the Late-Model 30-lap ...
    May 24, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • Teamwork, depth power Minooka to regional soccer championship

    JOLIET – For 38-plus minutes, the Minooka girls dominated the Class 3A Joliet West Regional soccer championship match Friday afternoon against East Mo ...
    May 23, 2016 - 8:56 am
  • Morris' bass fishing team headed to state tournament

    MORRIS – During the 2008-09 school year, the Illinois High School Association held its first bass fishing competition, with 199 schools taking part.
    May 20, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • Minooka Rivercats win 12U baseball tournament in Aurora

    AURORA – Another weekend, another championship for the Minooka Rivercats 12U baseball team.Minooka d ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Area High School Sports Schedule

    THURSDAY’S EVENTSBASEBALL4:30 p.m. - Romeoville at Minooka4:30 p.m. - Putnam County at Newark4:30 p. ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Seneca baseball opens regional play with rout of Streator Woodland

    SENECA – Seneca’s baseball team played well in every phase of the game and cruised to a 12-1 win over Streator Woodland in the opening game of the Cla ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Outdoors: Memorial Day is coming, and summer's coming with it

    It’s close. We can feel it. Just a few more days.You may have guessed what I am referring to.Memoria ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka beats Joliet West in regional semifinal

    JOLIET – Although Minooka’s girls soccer team has played most of its matches, including all at home, on grass fields, it’s clear why it likes competin ...
    May 18, 2016 - 7:33 am
  • Morris softball shakes off slump, blanks Joliet Central

    MORRIS – We needed that.That was the collective feeling of the Morris softball team Monday after the ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Morris baseball team scores extra-inning win over Streator

    MORRIS – Way back when, before the players on the Morris High School baseball team were even born, Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse would say, if the ...
    May 16, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • Waubonsee gets jump on JJC in Game 1 of regional baseball series

    JOLIET – In his three decades as baseball coach at Joliet Junior College, Wayne King has seen it all.
    May 14, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • Morris' Haleigh Knapp sets record in winning Ohio Valley Conference high jump title

    NASHVILLE — The end of the school year and spring sports season was always a good time for Haleigh Knapp when she was at Morris Community High School. ...
    May 16, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Morris softball falls to highly-ranked Sterling

    MORRIS — This late in the season, teams are ranked highly in the state for good reason.They are very ...
    May 13, 2016 - 7:37 am
  • Area High School Sports Schedule

    THURSDAY’S EVENTSBASEBALL4:30 p.m. – Gardner-South Wilmington at Newark4:30 p.m. – Geneseo at Morris ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris softball scores pair of NIB 12 wins

    MORRIS – After suffering a 7-3 nonconference defeat at the hands of Grundy County rival Minooka on Friday, the Morris softball team turned its attenti ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Be sure to weigh the value of your purchases

    I talked to my brother this last week about fishing. He scheduled two days off from work so he could hit the lake, and the anticipation was high.
    May 12, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris baseball team secures road win at Geneseo

    GENESEO — Nothing helps a young team gain confidence than a win on the road.To that end, the Morris ...
    May 11, 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • Minooka clinches share of SPC title

    JOLIET – One of the keys to the success of Minooka’s boys volleyball team has been its offense, but a squad needs to be able to play well defensively ...
    May 11, 2016 - 7:36 am
  • Bats comes alive in JJC baseball's slaughter-rule sweep

    JOLIET – Joliet Junior College faced the prospect of playing 18 innings Saturday as the Wolves opened their bid in the Region IV Division III Sectiona ...
    May 7, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Lexi Cerven scores three times in Minooka softball win over Morris

    MORRIS — The primary job of the leadoff hitter is to get on base and score a run. Lexi Cerven played her role nearly perfectly Friday afternoon as Min ...
    May 9, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Burns' arm, bat lead Morris softball past Sycamore

    SYCAMORE — Abby Burns did it all for the Morris softball team Thursday in a 10-3 Northern Illinois Big 12 win over Sycamore. The junior went the dista ...
    May 6, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Morris’ Moore signs with Benedictine

    MORRIS – When the softball season started earlier this spring, Morris senior catcher Emily Moore had a lot on her mind.
    May 6, 2016 - 7:56 am
  • Area High School Sports Schedule

    THURSDAY’S EVENTSBASEBALL4:30 p.m. - Gardner-South Wilmington at Manteno4:30 p.m. - Morris at Yorkvi ...
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Speedway season to open Friday

    MORRIS – Due to an unforeseen water issue at the facility, Grundy County Speedway’s opening night, originally scheduled for April 29, has been moved t ...
    May 5, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • Leave turkeys alone and they will be still

    The Illinois turkey season is winding down. As I make my way through the back roads, I often see a f ...
    May 5, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Plainfield North soccer blanks Minooka

    MINOOKA – While Jane Crowe has been able to rely on good defense from her Plainfield North girls soccer team, getting an early goal to go with that ha ...
    May 4, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Late-inning runs lift Morris softball past Kaneland

    MORRIS — It was a case of better late than never for the Morris softball team Tuesday in a 2-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 win over Kaneland.
    May 4, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Morris baseball team hits speed bump in loss to Yorkville

    MORRIS — A day after beating Northern Illinois Big 12 rival Yorkville in the opener of a three-game series and sending his ace, Matt Walker, on the mo ...
    May 4, 2016 - 8:09 am
  • Area Roundup: Morris, Akre slip past Yorkville in NIB 12 series opener

    YORKVILLE — In a tight pitcher's duel, Morris was able to push one more run across the plate than Yorkville and defeat the Foxes, 2-1, to kick of a th ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • Nick Enloe's hit in 14th inning lifts Plainfield South past Minooka

    JOLIET – Finally.Plainfield South junior right fielder Nick Enloe ripped a fastball from Minooka rig ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:59 pm