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  • 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
  • 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
  • Minooka soccer team looks to add to successful season

    MINOOKA – It’s been a memorable season for Minooka’s girls soccer team thus far, opening the year with eight straight victories, winning one of the Pe ...
    April 30, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Several Minooka athletes to sign with colleges

    MINOOKA — At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, Minooka Community High School will celebrate the athletic accomplishments of several MCHS student athletes th ...
    May 2, 2016 - 7:29 am
  • Minooka, Plainfield South baseball teams battle into 13th inning

    JOLIET – In the rubber match of the Southwest Prairie Conference three-game series, Plainfield South and Minooka played more than three hours and 12 h ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Area Sports Roundup: Morris, Walker blank DeKalb in series finale

    MORRIS — After losing the first two games of its Northern Illinois BIg 12 series with DeKalb on Monday and Tuesday. the Morris baseball team avoided a ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Morris softball rolls past Yorkville

    YORVILLE — While the Yorkville softball team continued to struggle at the plate on Thursday against Morris, the Redskins finished with 16 hits against ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Morris’ Grant commits to DePauw

    MORRIS – During Monday night’s 6-0 win over Reed-Custer, Morris girls soccer coach Kristen Porter played a lot of her players in positions they don’t ...
    April 29, 2016 - 8:03 am
  • One man vs. Mother Nature: I won this round

    Just over a week ago, my oldest son stopped me and had something to say.“Hey, Dad,” he announced, “I ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Area High School Sports Schedule

    THURSDAY'S EVENTSBASEBALL4:30 p.m. - Westmont at Gardner-South Wilmington4:30 p.m. - DeKalb at Morri ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Plainfield North softball team hits together, beats Minooka

    PLAINFIELD – Allison Wodziak smiled at the suggestion.“If that’s the way the girls want to do it, I’ ...
    April 27, 2016 - 7:49 am
  • Minooka's Brad VanAsdlen throws baseball no-hitter against Plainfield South

    MINOOKA –  Minooka 4, Plainfield South 0. Top of the seventh inning Tuesday afternoon.Plainfield Sou ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Morris softball edged by DeKalb in extra innings

    MORRIS — It's hard for a softball team to generate much offense when they are striking out twice an inning.
    April 26, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • Seneca softball team splits at Fieldcrest

    MINONK — Seneca went 1-1 Saturday in a three-team round-robin at Fieldcrest.The Lady Irish (10-9) de ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:03 pm
  • Coal City's Miller enters IHSFCA Hall of fame

    The Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame most often rewards head coaches who enjoyed stellar careers from a record standpoin ...
    April 28, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • Walker, Morris baseball blank Pontiac

    MORRIS — Matt Walker was dominant Saturday for the Morris baseball team, and the Redskins rode his three-hit shutout performance to a 6-0 non-conferen ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:32 am