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  • Boys bowling: Lincoln-Way West beats Minooka for regional title

    CHANNAHON – The Minooka boys bowling team has had a mountain to climb all season and has not conquered it yet.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • Area roundup: Morris girls notch home win vs. Kaneland

    MORRIS — A return home was just what the doctor ordered for the Morris girls basketball team Friday night, as the Lady Redskins scored a 60-46 Norther ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:58 am
  • Boys basketball: Butler, Minooka beat Joliet Central for second time in three meetings

    JOLIET – As much as Jon Butler has meant to the Minooka boys basketball team this season, he has struggled from the free throw line.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 9:31 am
  • Big third quarter boosts Coal City girls to I-8 road win vs. Peotone

    PEOTONE — A strong third-quarter performance Thursday helped lead Coal City's girls basketball team to a 42-38 Interstate Eight Conference victory ove ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:45 pm
  • Football: Onsen steps down after 17 years as Coal City coach

    COAL CITY – Coal City athletic director Dan Hutchings said it feels a little like the Pittsburgh Steelers.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 9:02 am
  • Seneca wrestling team scores pair of big wins

    SENECA — The Seneca wrestling team enjoyed a pair of big wins at home Wednesday in nonconference action. The Irish defeated Mooseheart, 54-6 and downe ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 2:07 pm
  • Runnin' Redskins Baseball Bash set for March 11

    MORRIS – In what has become an early spring tradition, the Morris Runnin’ Redskins Baseball Bash will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 6:45 am
  • Coal City wrestlers top Dakota to take Princeton title

    PRINCETON – Coal City’s wrestling team did something over the weekend that not many teams have been able to do in the last four years.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Morris boys get some play time on the big stage

    CHICAGO – Even though it was their eighth game in 13 days, the Morris boys basketball team had no trouble getting excited for Saturday’s game against ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 6:47 am
  • Area high school sports schedule

    THURSDAY’S EVENTSBOYS SWIMMING5 p.m. – Morris at PontiacGIRLS BASKETBALL6:45 p.m. – Coal City at Peo ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • Morris girls fall to Yorkville to cap long road stint

    YORKVILLE — Playing in its seventh straight game away from home, the Morris girls basketball team suffered a 53-47 Northern Illinois Big 12 loss to Yo ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Newark High School inducts Sam Akre Anderson into Hall of Fame

    NEWARK — Samantha Akre Anderson graduated from Newark High School in 2009, was a four year starter in volleyball and basketball and earned nine varsit ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 9:02 am
  • Seneca boys gain valuable experience despite loss in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Playing on the floor of the United Center is nothing but a dream for most high school basketball players, but for those that play at Seneca, ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Morris boys topple Seneca at United Center

    CHICAGO – It took both the Morris and Seneca boys basketball teams a quarter to get accustomed to their surroundings Saturday afternoon.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 6:35 am
  • Area Roundup: Coal CIty's Dibble earns all-academic honors at North Central

    NAPERVILLE — Jack Dibble of Coal City, a sophomore at North Central College and a member of the football team, recently earned Academic All-College Co ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 6:45 am
  • Some states still have a ban on Sunday hunting

    It is easy to get wrapped up in our own little world. Our day-to-day routines become commonplace and ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 7:19 am
  • Women's basketball: JJC comes up short against 6-4 center, Rock Valley

    JOLIET – Having a tall post player is half the battle. Knowing how to use her completes the puzzle.T ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • Men's basketball: Rock Valley knocks off JJC in N4C opener

    JOLIET – The Joliet Junior College men’s basketball team got off to a red-hot start in Wednesday night’s North Central Community College Conference op ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Morris girls bowlers roll past Sterling

    STERLING — The Morris girls bowing team continued to improve Tuesday night, posting a 3,189-2,635 Northern Illinois Big 12 win over Sterling,
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 7:01 am
  • Balanced offense leads Morris boys past Coal City

    MORRIS — Even though both teams played in the Plano Christmas Classic last week, Coal City and Morris did not play each other. They did meet in the Co ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:29 pm
  • Openings remain for Wiers Baseball Academy clinics

    MORRIS — Registration is open for two clinics at Wiers Baseball Academy.The advanced pitching clinic ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 6:46 am
  • Area sports roundup: Coal City wrestlers take title at Abe's Rumble

    SPRINGFIELD – After finishing second last year at the Class 1A state tournament, the Coal City wrestling team served notice to the rest of the state t ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:46 am
  • Morris boys finish sixth at 24-team Plano Christmas Classic

    PLANO — The hot shooting that had helped bring the Morris boys basketball team victories in the first two rounds of the Plano Christmas Classic abando ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 2:50 pm
  • Morris boys rebound with Plano tourney win over Kaneland

    PLANO — Coming off of a defeat at the hands of fourth-seeded Newark at the Plano Holiday Classic, it might have been easy for the members of Morris bo ...
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 9:25 pm
  • Area Roundup: Morris boys fall to Newark in Plano quarterfinals

    PLANO — The hot shooting that had helped bring the Morris boys basketball team victories in the first two rounds of the Plano Christmas Classic abando ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Area high school sports schedule

    THURSDAY’S EVENTSBOYS BASKETBALLTBA - Gardner-South Wilmington, Seneca at Marseilles Holiday Classic ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • A look back at 2016’s top sports stories

    As 2016 winds to a close, it’s time to take a look back and recognize the accomplishments of area athletes and teams.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Boys basketball: Wheaton North defense shackles Minooka in second-round game

    ELMHURST – In all three of the Minooka boys basketball losses, shot availability was the major problem.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Morris girls win Silver Bracket title at Ottawa tourney

    OTTAWA — For most of the game Thursday night, there wasn't much that the Morris girls basketball team did wrong.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Morris boys open Plano tourney with win over Fenton

    PLANO — An early start the day after Christmas didn't seem to bother the Morris boys basketball team Monday in the opening game of the 54th Annual Pla ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:20 am
  • Morris girls score OT win over L-P in Ottawa tourney

    OTTAWA — For most of the game Thursday night, there wasn't much that the Morris girls basketball team did wrong.
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Smith, Shannon lead Morris girls to Ottawa tourney victory

    OTTAWA — The Morris girls basketball team's one-two punch of senior Meghan Smith and junior Mya Shannon was too much for Sandwich to stomach Wednesday ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:28 am
  • Morris to play Seneca at United Center

    MORRIS – The members of the Morris and Seneca boys basketball teams will get to play at one of the state’s most well-known arenas on Saturday, Jan. 7.
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Price leads G-SW girls to big win in River Valley

    CRETE – Much of the holiday season is spent looking for the best price.In Gardner-South Wilmington’s ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Holiday boys basketball tourneys on the horizon

    Nearly as much as evergreen trees, eating too much and spending time with familiy, high school basketball tournaments have become a Christmas holiday ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 4:29 pm
  • Morris' Keagan Sobol football player of the year

    MORRIS — Keagan Sobol has seen quite a lot of Morris football in his life.He grew up watching older ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:01 am
  • Coal City baseball program to host dodgeball tourney

    COAL CITY — Coal City baseball coach Jerry McDowell hopes that 13 will be a lucky number when the Coaler baseball program holds its 13th annual dodgeb ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Rogers: Use the snowfall to your advantage when hunting

    The last week has seen substantial snowfall across most of the Midwest. When the ground piles up with the white, fluffy stuff, the game that we pursue ...
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 8:25 pm
  • Morris girls basketball thumped by Lincoln-Way West in Ottawa tourney

    OTTAWA — Even though Saturday's game against Lincoln-Way West in the Ottawa Lady Pirate Classic started at 9 a.m., Morris girls basketball coach Kate ...
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • Girls basketball: Lincoln-Way West rolls past Morris in Ottawa tourney

    OTTAWA – It took about a half a quarter for the Lincoln-Way West girls basketball team to get going Saturday morning against Morris in the opening gam ...
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 6:48 am