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  • Coal City football falls to Plano for third straight loss

    PLANO — Coal City's football team was unsuccessful in its attempts to spoil Plano’s homecoming celebration, falling 35-6 on Friday night in Interstate ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Football: Late Morris comeback falls just short vs. DeKalb

    DeKALB – Jordan Gandy saw daylight, and instinct took over.The DeKalb sophomore defensive back picke ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Nettles' 4 TDs lead Romeoville football past Minooka for first win

    MINOOKA — Jordan Nettles had already put his personal stamp on Friday night's game before Romeoville's final drive.
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Morris boys golfers finish third in NIB 12

    LASALLE — The Morris boys golf team finished third in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East standings and took third overall in the NIB 12 Tournament, hel ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 2:39 pm
  • Believe it or not, Abu Garcia started in Sweden

    This week, I would like to continue with our exploration into the history of some of the most famous brands in the fishing industry. Products that we ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka holds off Morris’ soccer challenge

    MORRIS – There’s nothing like a Morris-Minooka game, no matter what the sport. The proximity of the two schools make them natural rivals, but the size ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Despite loss to Wilmington, Seneca has eyes on playoffs

    SENECA – Thirty-seven-point losses are a long way from ideal, but Seneca’s 43-6 defeat at the hands of Wilmington on Friday isn’t a complete disaster ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris aims to upend DeKalb’s domination

    MORRIS – For the past three years, it's pretty safe to say that DeKalb has had the Morris football team's number. The last time the Redskins beat the ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Roundup: Morris tennis team scores Senior Night win over Sterling

    MORRIS — Senior Day turned out to be a good day for the Morris girls’ tennis team Tuesday. The Redskins defeated Sterling, 3-2, defeated the visiting ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • Morris soccer team's Samolis has Senior Night to remember

    MORRIS — Senior Nights are always special for high school athletes, but some end up a little more special than others.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Chicago Football Fans Can Bid on an Ultimate Fan Experience

    Pro Football Weekly has launched a two-week Bid & Buy auction featuring items for the Chicago Football fan. Two packages will be up for bid. 
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • Morris' Thorson able to coach Friday's football game vs. DeKalb

    MORRIS — Normally, when a player or coach is ejected from a football game, or any other Illinois High School Association contest, that player or coach ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • Morris volleyball wins Reed-Custer Tournament

    BRAIDWOOD — The roller-coaster season that the Morris girls volleyball team has been having is back on the upswing after the Redskins took first place ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Wilmington football coach Reents reaches 200-win milestone

    SENECA – Wilmington football fans may be forgiven if they take coach Jeff Reents for granted.After a ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 7:10 am
  • Morris football defense keys win over Yorkville

    MORRIS — On a night when the offense struggled to move the ball, the Morris football team's defense gave the Redskins a boost in a 20-13 win over York ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 5:58 am
  • Offense shines for Minooka football in SPC win over Plainfield Central

    PLAINFIELD – Minooka christened Plainfield Central's new turf field with a 56-28 victory Friday night in Southwest Prairie action.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 6:04 am
  • Wilmington football strikes early, often to topple Seneca

    SENECA — Wilmington defeated Seneca, 43-6, Friday night for its 45th straight Interstate Eight Conference Small football victory, its 15th straight de ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • Coal City volleyball gets past Seneca to remain unbeaten in I-8

    COAL CITY — The Coal City volleyball team continued to be a force in Interstate Eight Conference play Thursday, defeating Seneca 25-13, 25-16 to remai ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 1:37 pm
  • Watch live: Week 5 Grundy County high school football games

    The 2016 high school football season continues tonight with the fifth week of play for Grundy County teams.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • A look at how Zebco started reeling in customers

    Business has always fascinated me. I love to hear how mighty corporations got their start. It usuall ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris keyed-up for NIB 12 East rival Yorkville

    MORRIS – One game that the Morris football team had circled on its calendar entering this season was the Week 2 matchup with Washington. That worked o ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 1:40 am
  • Yorkville sends Morris boys soccer to fourth straight loss

    MORRIS — It's a rare occasion when a coach views a loss that extends a losing streak as a good thing, but that's exactly what happened Tuesday in the ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Morris girls, boys both finish fourth at R-B cross country invite

    COUNTRYSIDE — The Morris boys and girls cross country teams both put forth solid showings at the Riverside-Brookfield Bulldog Invite at Sundown Meadow ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Sharing the offensive wealth has Seneca football off to surprising 3-1 start

    SENECA – Seneca entered 2016 fresh off of a two-win football season and with numbers so low it could not field separate freshman and sophomore teams. ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Minooka girls 2nd, boys take 3rd at own invite

    CHANNAHON – On Saturday, Minooka hosted its annual cross country flight invitational at Community Park.
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • Football: Seneca powers past Westmont, improves to 3-1

    SENECA — Westmont could not keep pace with Seneca in what looked like a shootout early, and the host Fighting Irish pulled away for a 55-24 Interstate ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Morris football suffers first loss of season to Rochelle

    ROCHELLE – The Morris football team had a chance at the end Friday night, but passes on both third and fourth down from the Rochelle 6-yard line fell ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Football: Miller's 6 TD passes power Plainfield North over Minooka

    MINOOKA — In a game that, on paper, was bound to feature a contrast of styles, the Plainfield North football team took a strong step forward in its qu ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • Watch live: Week 4 Grundy County high school football games

    The 2016 high school football season is scheduled to continue tonight with the fourth week of play for Grundy County teams.
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:20 am
  • Morris to hit the road to take on Rochelle

    MORRIS – Through three weeks this season, the Morris football team has been able to meet and overcome all challenges, winning all three of its games b ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris volleyball finishes second at Pontiac Tournament

    PONTIAC – Weekends have been good for the Morris girls volleyball team. After taking first place in the Silver Bracket at the Benet Tournament last we ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City’s Johnson returns home to QB position

    COAL CITY – From the time Christian Johnson started playing football around second grade until his varsity debut with Coal City last fall, he says he ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • A well-spent weekend on Lake Mendota, Wisconsin

    I had been planning a trip to fish the Mississippi River, but with all the rain and high water, those plans were scratched.
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • G-SW's Galloway wins Panther Invitational race

    GARDNER — Senior Daly Galloway of Gardner-South Wilmington took first place at the Panther Invitational on Tuesday, finishing more than a minute ahead ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • Bettenhausen Memorial Classic begins this weekend at Grundy Speedway

    MORRIS – On Saturday, racing will come to an end for 2016 at the Grundy County Speedway. That’s when the 1⁄3-mile paved oval will host the 55th annual ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Klank, Minooka volleyball sweep Joliet Central on Hits for Hugs night

    MINOOKA – Four hitting errors. One serving error.At the beginning of Tuesday’s Hits for HUGS match a ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Morris volleyball takes second at Pontiac Tournament

    PONTIAC — Weekends have been good for the Morris girls volleyball team.After taking first place in the Silver Bracket at the Benet Tournament last wee ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 7:13 am
  • Football: Fast start, big finish adds up to Morris victory

    MORRIS – The Morris football team started fast and finished strong Friday night in a 48-7 nonconference win over Quincy Notre Dame. That was more than ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 6:07 am
  • Morris football overpowers Quincy Notre Dame

    MORRIS — The Morris football team started fast and finished strong Friday night in a 48-7 non-conference win over Quincy Notre Dame. That was more tha ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • Quick start leads Coal City football past Streator

    COAL CITY – Though they started Friday night 2-0, the Coal City football team had only a one-point lead after the first quarter against Reed-Custer in ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Fast start ends in Minooka football win over Plainfield East

    PLAINFIELD – Within the first five minutes, Minooka football scored touchdowns on its first two possessions, then added a blocked punt return for a sc ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • Morris girls tennis enjoys solid week

    NEW LENOX — The Morris girls tennis team had a good day last Saturday at the Lincoln-Way Central quad. The Lady Redskins tennis took second place, goi ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 2:44 pm
  • Watch live: Week 3 Grundy County high school football games

    The 2016 high school football season continues tonight with the third week of play for Grundy County teams.
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 1:48 am
  • Morris’ next task: Avoid a letdown after a big win

    MORRIS – Since the end of last season, the Morris football team had been looking forward to its Week 2 matchup with Washington.
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 6:15 am
  • Kohlmeyer's school record leads Morris girls' swim team to win

    MORRIS – The Morris Lady Redskins swim team won its season opener Tuesday, beating LaSalle-Peru/Ottawa, 104-78. Leading the way for Morris was Madi Ko ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris shows its balance in impressive win over Washington

    MORRIS – There was no shortage of standout performances to choose from Friday night in the Morris football team’s 20-3 win over state-ranked Washingto ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris volleyball suffers setback to Bradley-Bourbonnais

    MORRIS — The Morris volleyball team won the first game of its match with Bradley-Bourbonnais in thrilling fashion Tuesday night, picking up a 27-25 vi ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 3:35 pm
  • Danta's Late Model win highlights Grundy Speedway's Night of Features

    MORRIS – In most of the races in the Late Model division at Grundy County Speedway this season, it didn’t matter where Anthony Danta started. The safe ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • Morris girls second, boys third at Seneca's Twilight in the Woods

    SENECA – Year in and year out, Seneca’s Twilight in the Woods is a good meet for cross country teams to judge where they are at in the early season. F ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Joliet Central football scores first, but Minooka takes over

    JOLIET – Jomarre McNair's 61-yard interception return for a touchdown early in the second quarter Friday night gave Joliet Central a 7-0 lead over Sou ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 3:07 am
  • Morris football dominates Washington

    MORRIS — Coming off an uncharacteristic 4-5 season, the Morris football team showed the rest of the state that they are ready to take their accustomed ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Watch live: Week 2 Grundy County high school football games

    The 2016 high school football season continues tonight with the second week of play for Grundy County teams.
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 2:49 am