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  • Volleyball: Providence beats Coal City for regional title

    OLYMPIA FIELDS – After winning back-to-back regional championships for the first time since 2004-2005, Providence Catholic’s girls volleyball team wil ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Oesterle: Morris football hopes to continue to play at home

    I promised my editor that I wouldn’t write about the Cubs this week.That’s been difficult, because t ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris prepared to open football playoffs against Marion

    MORRIS – When Morris football coach Alan Thorson looks at this Saturday’s Class 5A playoff matchup against Marion (5-4), the last thing he sees is the ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Waterfowl season is here, and it’s wonderful

    This last weekend witnessed the opening of both goose and duck seasons in the Central Zone for the state of Illinois. For those who live or hunt in th ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Coal City volleyball advances to regional title match

    OLYMPIA FIELDS — The Coal City girls volleyball team advanced to the Class 3A Rich Central Regioal title game Tuesday night by defeating Rich Central ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Soccer: Providence falls in 2 OTs to Washington; Morris ousted

    NEW LENOX – Providence Catholic’s boys soccer team got just what it was hoping for in Tuesday’s Class 2A Providence Sectional semifinals at Bishop Kaf ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Morris High School releases playoff ticket info

    MORRIS — Morris Community High School has released ticket information for Saturday afternoon's Class 5A first-round playoff game against Marion. The g ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Minooka seniors hope to keep good soccer season going

    MINOOKA – When the four seniors on this year’s Minooka boys soccer team were freshmen in 2013, their team advanced to the sectional finals, where they ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 5:53 am
  • Morris boys soccer team wins regional championship

    KANKAKEE — Last season saw a four-year regional championship streak by the Morris boys soccer team get snapped.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Football: Wilmington pulls away from rival Coal City

    WILMINGTON – In the last eight editions of the Interstate Eight Conference football rivalry between Wilmington and Coal City, each had won four.
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Football: Providence knocks Mount Carmel out of playoffs

    NEW LENOX – Go out with a bang.For Providence Catholic coach Mark Coglianese and his Celtics, alread ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Football: Joliet Central gets second win, snaps Romeoville winning streak

    ROMEOVILLE – Joliet Central scored a huge football victory earlier this season, ending a 57-game losing streak with a 38-35 win over Plainfield Centra ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Football: Lincoln-Way Central loses shot at home playoff game

    NEW LENOX – You score, I score, twice.Twice, Metea Valley responded to Lincoln-Way Central touchdown ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris posts third straight dominant win heading into playoffs

    MORRIS – For the third straight week, the Morris offense churned out yards like a well-oiled machine Friday night, and the Redskins overpowered Genese ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Football: Minooka dashes Plainfield South playoff hopes

    MINOOKA – One team was playing for the postseason and the other was playing for pride.With Isaiah Hi ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Football: Joliet area lands 10 playoff berths

    Week 9 of the high school football season was not particularly kind to Joliet area teams that were hoping to play their way into the state football pl ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris to host downstate Marion in Class 5A football playoffs

    MORRIS — Missing out on the playoffs didn't set well with the players returning from last year's Morris football team.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:48 am
  • Morris girls cross country team wins school's first regional title

    MORRIS — History was made Saturday at Morris Community High School.For the first time in the school' ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:43 am
  • Wilmington football finishes perfect over Coal City

    WILMINGTON – For the 11th time in the 23-year head coaching career at Wilmington, coach Jeff Reents' Wildcats concluded a perfect regular season.
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Minooka football, Hill knock out Plainfield South

    MINOOKA – Isaiah Hill proved to be the difference as Minooka dashed Plainfield South's football playoff hopes 39-20 in a Southwest Prairie Conference ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Morris football overpowers Geneseo to finish at 7-2

    MORRIS — Amassing more than 500 yards of total offense, the Morris football team cruised to a 41-14 win Friday night over Geneseo to finish the regula ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Morris 200 medley relay team breaks school record; Davy still alive at state tennis

    MORRIS — The Morris Lady Redskins were defeated by a score of 93-90 Thursday at the District #101 Rec Center. Highlighting the evening was the 200-met ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Watch live: Morris football vs. Geneseo at 7:15 p.m.

    Watch in real time as Morris takes on Geneseo at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Morris. ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:47 am
  • Football: The rivalry renewed – Coal City visits Wilmington

    WILMINGTON – Another edition of “The Wilmington Experience” and one of the most intense football rivalries in Illinois will take center stage Friday n ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 7:51 am
  • Morris soccer advances to regional final; Davy makes Sweet 16 in tennis

    KANKAKEE — After finishing off a difficult regular season with a record of 6-11, the Morris boys soccer team began the postseason with a resounding 6- ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Morris hopes beating Geneseo means home playoff game

    MORRIS – Although the Morris football team officially qualified for the IHSA playoffs in the past week with a 28-13 win over Sycamore, there is no res ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 6:58 am
  • Coal City comes through in clutch to likely earn playoff berth

    COAL CITY – Coal City football coach Lenny Onsen says his team will not game plan for or treat this Friday’s season finale at Wilmington any different ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • The siren song of Mille Lacs Lake is calling

    This cool fall weather has just about convinced me to call in “sick” to work. Besides all the excitement of hunting season, I am about to succumb to t ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris volleyball falls to Kaneland in three

    MORRIS – The Morris girls volleyball team suffered a 23-25, 25-9, 25-21 setback to Northern Illinois Big XII East rival Kaneland on Thursday night.
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris holds on to the end in homecoming win

    MORRIS – It could have been a disaster.However, because of a couple of big plays later on, the fumbl ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris’ Davy wins Class 1A tennis sectional singles title

    LASALLE – The Morris girls tennis team continued postseason play this past weekend at the Class 1A LaSalle-Peru IHSA Tennis Sectional, earning a fifth ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 1:39 am
  • Big play late in fourth lifts Coal City football past Peotone

    COAL CITY – Take away one play, and Peotone would have handily out-gained, out-possessed and out-scored Coal City in a critical Interstate Eight Confe ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Morris football officially in playoffs with 6th win

    MORRIS — The Morris offense took a little while to get moving, but once it did, it didn't stop in a 28-13 Northern Illinois Big 12 East win Friday ove ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • Minooka football falls in must-win game

    MINOOKA – With 11:33 left in the third quarter of a must-win game Friday night, Minooka's quick-strike offense pulled within 7 points of Oswego East, ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 6:57 am
  • Morris volleyball falls to Kaneland in three

    MORRIS — The Morris girls volleyball team suffered a 23-25, 25-9, 25-21 setback to Northern Illinois Big XII East rival Kaneland on Thursday night.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 2:08 pm
  • Watch live: Week 8 Grundy County high school football games

    The 2016 high school football season continues tonight with the eighth week of play for Grundy County teams.
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 2:37 am
  • A.J. Blahut excited to be JJC wrestling coach

    A.J. Blahut certainly knows how valuable a junior college education can be for an athlete, but because he was a wrestler, he wasn’t able to continue h ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Midwest Youth Team Tennis program to take place in Coal City

    COAL CITY – The USTA/Midwest Section, part of the U.S. Tennis Association, is offering a Midwest Youth Team Tennis program for the Coal City community ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Rogers: Bobcat season opens in November

    As the fall progresses, different seasons and dates approach. One of the more recent additions to the Illinois calendar is the bobcat season. That’s r ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Sobol, Morris answer coach’s challenge

    MAPLE PARK – Morris football player Keagan Sobol didn’t waste time putting his personal stamp on last Friday night’s 34-3 win against Kaneland.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris prepares for Homecoming showdown

    MORRIS – After two straight road games, the Morris football team will return to the friendly confines of its home field Friday night, taking on Sycamo ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Despite top seed, Newark boys soccer team falls in regional semi

    PRINCETON — Top-seeded Newark fell victim to a 4-3 upset at the hands of host Princeton in the semifinals of the Class 1A Princeton Regional on Tuesda ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 1:40 pm
  • Morris' Hulbert qualifies for state golf tourney

    GLENWOOD – Jake Hulbert got hot at the right time Monday and fired a 1-under par 35 over the final nine holes to finish with a round of 79 at the Clas ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • Football: Morris runs past Kaneland to become playoff-eligible

    MAPLE PARK – The Morris football team was on a mission.In both of its losses so far this season, Mor ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 7:33 am
  • Girls tennis: Carney rallies past Ochalik; Plainfield North second in SPC

    PLAINFIELD – Coach Caitlin Dodge and her Plainfield North tennis team were thrilled to have six finalists and four division champions in Saturday’s So ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 9:29 am
  • Minooka girls volleyball team shows it can battle with the big dogs

    AURORA – Minooka’s girls volleyball team had a wake-up call Thursday when the Indians fell to Plainfield Central.
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • Football: Joliet West beats Minooka, earns playoff berth

    JOLIET – After building a 21-0 halftime lead, Joliet West held off a furious second-half Minooka rally to win Friday night’s Southwest Prairie Confere ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 9:28 am
  • Ground game leads Morris football past Kaneland

    MAPLE PARK — In both of Morris' losses entering Friday night's football game against Kaneland, the Redskins had gotten off to a slow start in a road g ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Joliet West football holds Minooka off, becomes playoff eligible

    JOLIET – After building a 21-0 halftime lead, Joliet West held off a furious second-half Minooka rally to win 42-30 in a Southwest Prairie conference ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Morris' Hulbert, Lines, Galloway advance to boys golf sectional

    PONTIAC — The Morris boys golf team finished seventh at the nine-team IHSA Class 2A Pontiac Regional, held at the Elks Club in Pontiac, on Monday. The ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Watch live: Minooka football vs. Joliet West

    Minooka takes on Joliet West at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Joliet. Watch the game live on the Morris Herald-News website.
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 1:47 am
  • Pay close attention to wind direction during bow season

    The season is upon us. Many months have passed since the bow was cased up for the last time. For tho ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Morris looking to right the ship against Kaneland

    MORRIS – It is said that it’s wise for a defensive back to have a short memory, in that if he gives up a big play, he needs to forget about it and wor ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 6:47 am
  • Morris, Minooka comebacks each fall just short in closing seconds

    MORRIS – Close doesn’t count.No one knows that more than a head coach, but Morris football coach Ala ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Big fourth quarter leads Seneca football past Reed-Custer

    BRAIDWOOD — The surprise season for the Seneca football team continued Friday night, as the Irish rallied in the fourth quarter for three touchdowns t ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • 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. 3, 2016 - 7:03 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. 4, 2016 - 7:02 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