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  • Watch live: Minooka vs. Lockport high school football

    The high school football season in Minooka continues tonight with the team's second week of play. The Morris Herald-News is offering live streaming to ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Morris serves up an easy win over Ottawa

    MORRIS – A good serve can be a critical weapon in volleyball. Ideally, it results in an ace, with opponents unable to return it. Even if the serve get ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Area Roundup: Seneca volleyball cruises past Marquette

    SENECA – After a match against Serena in which it struggled, but still got the win, the Seneca volleyball team left little doubt about the outcome in ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Rogers: All areas of the country have their legends

    Stories and legends are a part of human nature. Mankind has perpetuated them throughout history. They captivate us, hold our imaginations hostage and ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Watch live: Morris area games for Sept. 3

    Keep up with local high school sports in real time with the Morris Herald-News.   Click the lin ...
    Sept. 3, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • Morris prepares for trip to Washington

    MORRIS – After Friday’s 49-6 win over an unprepared Chicago Austin team, Morris football coach Alan Thorson said he was going to have to look at the g ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Area Roundup: Minooka volleyball falls to JCA

    JOLIET – After a roller-coaster of a first set, the Minooka volleyball team didn’t have enough in the tank in the second set and dropped a 25-23, 25-1 ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Morris cross country teams ready their engines

    The tables have turned this season for the Morris cross country program. After a 2014 season that saw a wealth of returning talent on the boys team an ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Area Roundup: Hall of Fame ceremony, Lockard race in the STARS

    MORRIS – The 12th annual Grundy County Speedway Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is scheduled Saturday.MORRIS – The 12th annual Grundy County Speedway ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Morris boys victorious over Seneca, Coal City

    WILMINGTON – In many sports, one of the key components in any game is the matchup. That appeared to be the case for the Morris boys golf team.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris volleyball goes 1-4 in tough Benet tourney

    LISLE – The Morris girls volleyball team saw stiff competition at the Benet Invitational over the weekend and finished with a 1-4 record.LISLE – The M ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Tomasik nabs first win at Grundy County Speedway

    MORRIS – Scott Tomasik called it “pretty eventful.”By any description, the late-season partnership b ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Morris offensive line impresses in opening win

    MORRIS – If Morris had anything unexpected going into the season, it was probably its offensive line.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Return to field, victory are welcome distractions for Coal City

    COAL CITY – An opening-night Coalers win in a rivalry game at a packed Dzuris Athletic Complex football field made Dan Hutchings smile.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris boys soccer takes fourth in tourney

    EARLVILLE – The Morris boys soccer team finished fourth in the War on 34 Tournament over the weekend.EARLVILLE – The Morris boys soccer team finished ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Dodgers score 4 runs in 7th to beat Cubs 5-2

    LOS ANGELES – Andre Ethier singled in a pair of go-ahead runs in the seventh inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally past the Cubs 5-2 Saturday ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Seager hits 2-run HR, Mariners hold on to beat White Sox 7-6

    CHICAGO – Kyle Seager hit a two-run home run during a three-run first inning and the Seattle Mariners withstood the White Sox's late rally to beat the ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Morris spreads the wealth in rout of Austin

    MORRIS – Heading into the season, Morris football coach Alan Thorson knew his team would have a lot of offensive weapons.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Minooka, Carnagio rally past Stagg in opener

    PALOS HILLS – In a game that started late because of a bus malfunction, Minooka junior quarterback Johnny Carnagio rallied the Indians to a 35-34 hear ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 4:07 am
  • Seneca falls to Dwight in opener

    DWIGHT — The Seneca football team rallied late, but it wasn't enough in a season-opening 28-20 loss to Dwight on Friday night.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Coal City runs past Reed-Custer in opener

    COAL CITY — One player accounted for 2,671 rushing yards by himself last season for Coal City.If Fri ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Morris rolls over Austin in opener

    MORRIS — Getting seven touchdowns from seven different players, the Morris football team rolled to a 49-6 win over Chicago Austin Polytechnic in the s ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • High school football 2015

    With high school football set to kick off Aug. 28, the Morris Herald-News is previewing area teams in the days leading up to the season's start. 
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:40 am
  • 2015 football schedule

    WEEK 1August 287 p.m. - Chicago Austin Polytechnic at Morris7 p.m. - Reed-Custer at Coal City7 p.m. ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Five a magic number for Seneca football

    SENECA – Five is a prominent number for Seneca as it readies for its Aug. 28 football opener at Dwight.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • New season means new challenges for Coal City

    COAL CITY — When you had a team that year before that reached the state semifinals and featured one player that had the best season anyone from your s ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • Oesterle: 2005 was a golden year for high school football

    In midsummer 10 years ago when I was working for the Joliet Herald-News, I took my dinner break and went to Texas Roadhouse with Bill Scheibe, James S ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Minooka football hoping for return to postseason play

    MINOOKA – A group of Minooka linemen broke from their huddle at practice, shouted “1-2-3 playoffs" and cooled off with a little water.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Morris football eyes another postseason run

    MORRIS – After missing the playoffs in 2013 and finishing with a 3-6 record, the Morris football team was 2-4 after six weeks last year and in danger ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • Morris upends Coal City

    MORRIS – Both the Morris and Coal City volleyball teams went into Thursday’s matchup having opened their seasons with a loss. Both were looking for im ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Area Roundup: Minooka soccer team opens with loss to Lockport

    LOCKPORT – The Minooka boys soccer team suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Lockport in the Indians' season opener Wednesday.LOCKPORT – The Minooka ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Rogers: Time to get your tree stands ready

    The other day I needed to make a trip to the store. On my way in the front door, I noticed a man staring toward the sky.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Watch live: Morris vs. Coal City volleyball at 6:30 p.m.

    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • G-SW's Galloway wins; Morris girls finish 4th

    MORRIS – The Early Bird Invitational is becoming as much a fall sports tradition as opening night of football season.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Morris ready for season opener vs. Chicago Austin

    MORRIS – When Friday night comes, all the Morris football team’s work and preparation done since last November will be put to the test.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris boys soccer team opens with pair of wins

    EARLVILLE – The Morris boys soccer team opened its season Tuesday with a pair of wins in the War on 34 Tournament.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Redskins cruise to win over Streator

    MORRIS – There are big shoes to fill nearly everywhere in the Morris girls tennis program in 2015. The Redskins lost seniors Monica Davy, Leah Lines a ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • Area Roundup: Seneca boys golf team wins triangular

    MORRIS – The Seneca boys golf team improved to 3-1 on the season, winning a triangular meet against Spring Valley Hall and Mendota on Tuesday at Nettl ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Area Roundup: Channahon gymnasts place in nationals

    Six gymnasts from the I & M Gymnastics Team in Channahon traveled to the AAU Age Group Gymnastics Nationals earlier this summer, competing for Team Ce ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Morris opens season with loss to L-Way North

    MORRIS – A new era for Morris volleyball began Monday night when Taylor Lafond coached her first varsity match as the Redskins’ head coach against Lin ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Scalpelli nabs late-model win

    MORRIS – Tony Scalpelli started things off by setting the fast qualifying time at 15.214 seconds and finished his night with a late-model feature vict ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Morris defense highlighted in scrimmage

    MORRIS – When football players usually head into their seasons, talk centers on a team’s offense and how that team will be able to move the ball and s ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Area Roundup: Mazon, Grundy Hall of Fame induction set for Sept. 5

    MORRIS – The 12th annual Mazon Speed Bowl and Grundy County Speedway Racers Reunion and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies will be Sept. 5 at the Grund ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Morris gets a look at 2015 Redskins

    MORRIS – It was a little more than just a practice Friday night when the Morris football team took the field for a scrimmage. Coach Alan Thorson could ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Area Roundup: Coal City seventh, Seneca 11th at Sandwich Invite

    SANDWICH – Both Coal City and Seneca’s boys golf teams took part in the Sandwich Invitational on Tuesday at Edgebrook Golf Course. Coal City finished ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Morris football plans public scrimmage before playing for real

    MORRIS – It’s a full week before the Morris football team plays its season opener against Chicago Austin Polytechnic on Aug. 28.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • Rogers: Fishing tech has changed with the times

    Each time my family walks into a giant outdoors store, such as Bass Pro Shops, there is a ritual we follow. My wife breaks off to the left and disappe ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Morris soccer team gets ‘Battle-Tested’

    MORRIS – Throughout the summer, Morris boys soccer coach David Valdivia focused on building unity on his team.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Area Roundup: Pete Rose at Silver Cross Field on Wednesday

    JOLIET – The Joliet Slammers will welcome Pete Rose to Silver Cross Field on Wednesday for a special one-game appearance. Major League Baseball’s all- ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Minooka hoping for another big year

    MINOOKA – Last year, the Minooka girls volleyball team battled from a 23-18 deficit to force a Game 3 against Normal Community in the Class 4A Normal ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Area Roundup: Schüler outlasts Hoffman to win at Grundy

    MORRIS – Larry Schüler wasn’t giving an inch. No one was giving an inch in the Frank Welch Memorial ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Morris’ Korte has eyes on making history

    MORRIS – Among all of last season’s area volleyball players, one stood out with a notable offensive record: Kaylin Korte. Korte ended her junior year ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • Niewinski, Shannon, Guth, Sobol named by players as Morris captains

    MORRIS – It’s almost as much a Morris fall tradition as candy apples and the Corn Festival.Before th ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Oesterle: Full area football coverage not far away

    It’s a Monday. For at least the next 10 weeks, you can expect the sports section of the Morris Heral ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Area Roundup: Seneca’s Viken signs with Millikin

    Recent Seneca High School graduate Brandon Viken will attend Millikin University to play baseball during the 2015-16 school year.
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Slammers roll past Traverse City

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – A seven-run fifth proved to be the key inning that helped the Joliet Slammers to capture a 12-2 Frontier League victory Saturda ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Morris hopes to keep regional winning streak alive

    MORRIS – The Morris boys soccer team has established a tradition under coach David Valdivia. It wins ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Rogers: Important hunting dates on horizon

    With summer winding down, school starting up, and the thoughts of fall just around the corner, there are some dates that sportsmen need to be aware of ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • New coach Lafond excited about Morris’ chances

    MORRIS – When Taylor Lafond took over as head coach of the Morris girls volleyball program in July, it was a bit like moving into a new apartment – no ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • ATI trainers to provide week of fitness classes, safe athletics instructions

    Each time the athletic trainers of Athletic Therapeutic Institute are on the field or court with a team, they never know what they might face – a mino ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Coal City hopes good numbers mean a good season

    COAL CITY – Even Coal City football coach Lenny Onsen couldn’t foresee the fortunes of last year’s team, which reached the Class 4A semifinals.
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Morris eager as football season begins

    MORRIS – The numbers keep getting smaller on the white board in Morris Community High School’s weight room.
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Nutley captures feature win at Grundy

    John Nutley had an uphill battle ahead of him on Lap 5 of Friday night’s late-model feature at Grundy County Speedway.
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Oesterle: A new high school season is upon us

    Every winter near Valentine’s Day, there are baseball fans who say that the greatest four words in sports are, “Pitchers and catchers report.”
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Morris’ DeGraaf handling changes well in pro life

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – When Morris graduate Josh DeGraaf was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 31st round in the Major League Baseball D ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Morris Warriors are building future Redskins

    MORRIS – Thirteen years ago, the Morris Warriors youth football program formed, making Morris a two-team town. Luckily for both the Warriors and the C ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Rogers: Learning never stops when trying to catch fish

    What a wonderful weekend I had. I spent four days with my youngest son and brother fishing the infamous pool 9 of the Mississippi River. Another angle ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Morris football programs prepare young minds, bodies

    MORRIS – Football is a way of life for many boys in Morris. The sustained success of the high school program for nearly 40 years contributed to that.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • Channahon’s Hulbert claims STARS victory

    MORRIS – For the second time in the 2015 D’Arcy GMC Short Track Auto Racing Series season, Channahon native Billy Hulbert found himself parked on the ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 9:54 pm