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  • Morris linemen temper their steel

    BOLINGBROOK – For most of the summer, any high school football action is limited to 7-on-7 passing clinics, camps or tournaments. That gives the runni ...
    July 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris sees quality competition at multiteam

    BOLINGBROOK – The competition at the Bolingbrook 7-on-7 Passing Jamboree wasn’t the only challenge for teams to handle during the annual event.
    July 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Using technology to find fish in deep water

    What a week. My family recently returned from an excursion to Branson, Missouri. While most of the e ...
    July 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Danta wins Late Model feature at Grundy

    MORRIS – It doesn’t seem to matter where Anthony Danta starts a Late Model race at Grundy County Speedway. He always seems to be near the front when h ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Illinois Irish finish second in NSA 16U World Series

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Despite facing elimination from the NSA World Series three times in one day, the Illinois Irish 16U softball team finished second a ...
    July 27, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • Danta claims another Late Model victory at Grundy Speedway

    MORRIS — It doesn't seem to matter where Anthony Danta starts a Late Model race at Grundy County Speedway. He always seems to be near the front when h ...
    July 26, 2016 - 7:08 am
  • Philadelphia Flyers, Ohio State joining Tanner Laczynski's whirwind hockey world

    SHOREWOOD – Tanner Laczynski scores his share of goals, but there is nothing selfish about the way he plays hockey.
    July 25, 2016 - 6:37 am
  • Saturday night racing program at Grundy Speedway called off

    MORRIS — The Saturday night auto racing program at Grundy County Speedway has been cancelled this week. Races were to have included Illini Midgets, St ...
    July 22, 2016 - 1:23 pm
  • Wiers Baseball Academy, Morris tryout dates planned

    MORRIS – Although the season just ended, the look ahead for next year has already begun at the Wiers Baseball Academy, as tryout dates are set for bot ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Taking aim at a lake ranked in the Top 100

    There are so many good places to fish throughout the country. Depending on the species you prefer to ...
    July 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris’ Sobol itching to get back on the field

    MORRIS – One of the most familiar sights throughout Morris’ last football season was the player wearing No. 36 being somewhere near the ball after nea ...
    July 22, 2016 - 6:45 am
  • Morris looking to get back to playoffs

    MORRIS – Believe it or not, only a little more than a month remains before the Illinois high school football season starts.
    July 22, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • Majeski captures title at Wayne Carter Classic at Grundy Speedway

    MORRIS – Friday night saw the ARCA Midwest Tour come to the Grundy County Speedway for the 100-lap Wayne Carter Classic, and the ARCA drivers dominate ...
    July 20, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • Sackman family lives, loves drag racing

    JOLIET – Family is a very important concept in the sport of drag racing. From the largest operations with huge budgets to single-car teams that scramb ...
    July 16, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Jeff Johnson takes over as athletic director

    MORRIS – If anything has been constant at Morris Community High School, it has been that the leadership has remained, for the most part, local.
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Wayne Carter Classic set for this weekend at Grundy Speedway

    MORRIS – For those who can’t get enough of local auto racing, the Grundy County Speedway will be the place to be Friday night.
    July 15, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Even now, we can learn from Grizzly Adams

    There are times when we have bad days, weeks, or even worse, years. A common theme when life gets cr ...
    July 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Local products Foltynewicz, DeGraaf reap success

    It’s been an up-and-down year for Minooka’s Mike Foltynewicz.The major-league pitcher, who is in his ...
    July 18, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • Coal City Middle School releases notable sports dates

    COAL CITY – Coal City Middle School has released a list of important dates for fall athletes and their parents.
    July 19, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Hoffman, Danta finish 1-2 in Late Model race

    MORRIS – The seasonlong battle atop the Late Model points standings at Grundy County Speedway between Eddie Hoffman and Anthony Danta continued Friday ...
    July 12, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • Donations can help the return of Joliet Junior College wrestling program

    About 21/2 years ago, Dan Catarello, a local chiropractor and former college wrestler, and Pat O’Connell, a longtime Joliet Township/Joliet Central wr ...
    July 13, 2016 - 6:52 am
  • Morris shows signs of getting back on winning track

    MORRIS – After a school record streak of six seasons with at least 16 wins, the Morris boys basketball team struggled to a 10-18 mark last season afte ...
    July 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka hopes to keep success rolling

    MORRIS – A Southwest Prairie Conference championship, a regional title for the first time since 1977 and an impressive 23-9 record.
    July 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • After 31 years, Morris Shootout still a success

    MORRIS – Another year, another Morris Boys Shootout in the books.The 31st annual event concluded Jun ...
    July 7, 2016 - 6:56 am
  • Vandermeier wins Mid-American feature at Grundy Speedway

    MORRIS — Ron Vandermeier started the 44-lap Joliet U Pull It & Scrap Mid-American feature at the Grundy County Speedway on Friday night from the 10th ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:18 am
  • 2015 Joliet winners have one win between them this year

    The four winners of last year’s Route 66 NHRA Nationals are hoping for a little deja vu at the Route 66 Raceway this weekend as the Mello Yello series ...
    July 4, 2016 - 7:49 am
  • Coming off a special season, Minooka boys basketball looks to build off that success

    MORRIS – A Southwest Prairie Conference championship, a regional title for the first time since 1977 and an impressive 23-9 record.
    June 30, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Morris boys split a pair, finish shootout with 2-3 mark

    MORRIS — The second day of action at the Morris Boys Shootout ended a little sooner for the Morris team than they would have liked, but that doesn't m ...
    July 5, 2016 - 6:26 am
  • Meet the 2016 Morris Herald-News All-Area Team

    Meet the 2016 Morris Herald-News All-Area Softball Team, in alphabetical order:Abby Burns, Morris: J ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City's Emerson earns Player of the Year honors

    COAL CITY – From 2008 through 2010, Kirsten Verdun put Coal City on the state softball map, leading the Coalers to a state title, a third-place finish ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Armstrong, Hamilton earn memorial scholarship

    DWIGHT – The 18th annual Matt Rivett Memorial Golf Outing was held June 18 at the Dwight Country Club. All proceeds from the event go to scholarships ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Two nights of racing at Grundy Speedway during Grundy County Fair weekend

    MORRIS – At the Grundy County Fair, the racing action at Grundy County Speedway will take place for two nights.
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Creatures, great and small, live on the edge

    The other morning I forced myself to get up and start the day. As I argued with the coffee pot, my e ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris boys show improvement, go 1-2 at shootout

    MORRIS — A year ago, the Morris boys basketball team was a collection of inexperienced youngsters going into the Morris Boys Shootout, and it showed a ...
    July 1, 2016 - 6:54 am
  • Illinois Irish capture 16U NSA state title

    ROCKFORD – The Illinois Irish, a 16-under girls softball team based in Seneca, went a perfect 6-0 over the weekend at the Illinois NSA 16U State Champ ...
    June 29, 2016 - 7:02 am