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  • Joliet Ski Club offers healthy outdoor activities

    JOLIET – As weather gets colder, people may start buying new winter clothes, tickets to escape the frigid temperature or they might just plan to stay ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:25 pm
  • Rogers: Fall temp changes can bring great fishing

    I stepped from my front door just as a few faint streaks of sunlight sliced through the darkness. My breath caught just slightly. For the first time, ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • Roundup: Perinar, Minooka score win over Oswego

    MINOOKA – Ginger Perinar totaled eight kills, two blocks and two aces to lead Minooka to a 25-17, 25-21 Southwest Prairie volleyball victory Tuesday o ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • Redskins to start NIB 12 schedule Friday vs. Sterling

    MORRIS – After all the anticipation over the summer months, the high school football season is already one-third over. Through three games, Morris is ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:18 pm
  • Saratoga hopes to continue success in playoffs

    MORRIS – In the past decade or two, the local junior high baseball landscape has been dominated by Minooka and Coal City, as the two schools have comb ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Despite conditions, Morris soccer blanks Wilmington

    MORRIS – A rainy day and wet field did not put a damper on the Morris boys soccer team Monday, as the Redskins put a pair of goals in the net in the f ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:21 pm
  • Despite late charge, Redskins fall to Kaneland

    MORRIS – While the end was exciting and the Morris boys soccer team was able to pull to within a goal in a 3-2 loss against Northern Illinois Big 12 r ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • Roundup: Saratoga baseball remains unbeaten

    MORRIS – It wasn’t easy, but the Saratoga baseball team remained undefeated Saturday, defeating Shabbona, 12-2, and then edging defending IESA Class 3 ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Irish defense tightens up for another win

    BRAIDWOOD – Seneca had seemingly established itself as a team that would win behind its defense, limiting Dwight and Nokomis to a combined total of 14 ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Sophomore Keagan Sobol leads Morris to big win

    MORRIS – In horse racing, when a horse runs well on a wet track, he’s called a mudder.After Friday n ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Seneca holds its ground, battles back to win against Reed-Custer

    BRAIDWOOD – Reed-Custer owned the first quarter Friday night, as did Seneca the second. With the second half essentially a wash, extra-point kicks and ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Defense, special teams propel Seneca to another win

    BRAIDWOOD – Reed-Custer owned the first quarter Friday night, as did Seneca the second. With the second half essentially a wash, extra-point kicks and ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Morris pitches shutout against Dundee-Crown

    MORRIS – It was nearly a carbon copy to the previous week as far as weather goes Friday night, and despite both finishing in victories, with Morris be ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Roundup: Del Toro leads Morris soccer past Streator

    STREATOR – A hat trick by Ricardo Del Toro led the Morris boys soccer team to a 4-2 win over Streator on Thursday at the Streator Tournament.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Seneca battles back to win against Reed-Custer

    BRAIDWOOD – Seneca’s chances of starting 3-0 in varsity football fluctuated wildly Friday night as the Fighting Irish overcame a poor start to win, 14 ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • Minooka scores on final drive to top Romeoville

    ROMEOVILLE – Friday’s Southwest Prairie Conference opener between Romeoville and Minooka turned into a contest where no lead was safe and whomever had ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Morris shuts out Dundee-Crown at home

    MORRIS – It was nearly a carbon copy of the previous week as far as weather goes Friday night, and despite both finishing in victories, with Morris be ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Rogers: Autumn provides outdoor bounty

    The days are getting shorter. There is no doubt about that. The leaves are also starting to show slight hints of the brilliance they will soon reveal. ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Roundup: Griffin Sobol earns Morris QB Club honor

    MORRIS – When a football team scores two touchdowns and wins a game, odds are that the player who scored those two touchdowns is going to be honored i ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • Redskins topple perennial power Lockport

    MORRIS – Morris girls volleyball coach Jackie Litwiller went to high school and played volleyball at Lincoln-Way. She also coached in that district be ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Roundup: Morris’ Korte named state Player of the Week

    MORRIS – Morris Community High School’s Kaylin Korte, a 6-foot junior outside hitter, has been named MaxPreps/AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Associ ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • For Harvick, Chase has been on for months

    JOLIET – Kevin Harvick is sixth in the Sprint Cup standings – but in reality, the precise placing doesn’t matter. That’s because Harvick won the secon ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Redskins look to continue win streak Friday

    MORRIS – It’s difficult to say that a game in Week 3 of a football season is a must-win, but Morris coach Alan Thorson is almost to that point concern ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Roundup: Morris soccer scores big win in Streator Tournament

    STREATOR – After struggling a bit in the first half Monday, the Morris boys soccer team made some adjustments and came away with a 6-1 win over LaSall ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Korte leads Morris to easy win in home opener

    MORRIS – At long last Tuesday evening, it was finally time for the Morris girls volleyball team to play a match in front of its own fans.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Oesterle: Morris turns to defense to save the day Friday

    MORRIS – It’s almost as certain as death and taxes. If you want to watch a hard-fought high school f ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Roundup: Morris sophomores claim win over Metamora

    MORRIS – The Morris sophomore football team defeated Metamora, 26-6, on Friday night. Metamora score ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Irish move to 2-0 with big win over Nokomis

    SENECA – A lot of the concern about the Seneca football team heading into the season was how the Irish were going to replace the offensive production ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • Wilmington rolls past rival Coal City

    COAL CITY – Wilmington fell behind Coal City 7-0 early Friday but responded by scoring the next 26 points, claiming a 26-7 nonconference win.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Providence breaks records, breezes past Minooka

    NEW LENOX – Providence receiver Miles Boykin is one of the top-rated college prospects in the Midwest.
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 1:07 am
  • Morris holds off Metamora’s last minute charge

    MORRIS — Nearly everyone expected a close, hard-fought game when Morris and Metamora kicked off Friday night.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Roundup: Korte leads Morris volleyball team past Ottawa

    OTTAWA – Junior Kaylin Korte and the rest of the Morris girls volleyball team had their way with Ottawa on Thursday night, as the Redskins defeated th ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Lightning delays Coal City, Wilmington matchup

    COAL CITY – Coal City’s football team managed to grab the early advantage during Friday’s nonconference game against rival Wilmington.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Providence too much for Minooka in first half

    NEW LENOX – Minooka’s defense, particularly the secondary, went to school Friday night.It was no fun ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Roundup: Morris boys, girls take fourth at Irish Conditioner

    KANKAKEE – Thirteen schools took part at the Kankakee Bishop McNamara Conditioner at Small Park in Kankakee on Wednesday. The race is a different form ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Rogers: Are bass America’s next deadliest catch?

    I was caught by a headline this last week on a major outdoor magazine cover. It said, Top 10 Meanest Bass Lakes: Fish them if you Dare. Needless to sa ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Morris to see team similar to itself in Metamora

    For years, Morris and Metamora have been as close to mirror images of each other as high school football programs could be. Both are middle-sized publ ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Roundup: Morris sophomores drop opening game to Minooka

    MINOOKA – The Morris sophomore football team opened its season with a 28-12 loss to Minooka on Friday night.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Larry Schuler captures Lee Schuler Memorial

    MORRIS – The season-ending Lee Schuler Memorial at Grundy County Speedway is a special race no matter what the year or who comes away with the trophy.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Minooka beats Joliet Catholic behind 17 kills from Perinar

    MINOOKA – It’s been a few years since Minooka’s girls volleyball team has beaten Joliet Catholic Academy.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Roundup: Morris frosh open season with split against Minooka

    MORRIS – The Morris freshman football team opened its season with a 22-8 loss to Minooka in the ‘A’ game on Saturday. Morris created seven turnovers, ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Coal City bats explode for big win over Shabbona

    MORRIS – Heading into Tuesday’s Illinois Valley Conference game against Shabbona, Coal City’s pitching staff had been put up some out-of-this-world nu ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Dibble, Coalers rebound with win over Reed-Custer

    BRAIDWOOD – Shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday, after the fans had scattered and the players had shed their gear, Coal City head football coach Lenny Ons ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:23 pm
  • Roundup: Minooka boys, girls take second at Normal West Invite

    NORMAL – It might be a new season, but the Minooka cross country program just keeps on running. Both ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:33 pm
  • Seneca gets just enough from its offense

    SENECA – The Seneca offense got off to a great start in its first game since graduating over 94 percent of its offense from a nine-win team.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • Minooka’s passing game lights up the night

    MINOOKA – A few things went as expected in Friday night’s season-opening football game between Morris and Minooka, which the Indians won, 28-21.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Coal City, Dibble run past Reed-Custer

    BRAIDWOOD – A 55-minute lightning delay forced fans into the Reed-Custer fieldhouse in the middle of the first quarter as the Coal City Coalers kicked ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:00 am
  • Gunn propels Minooka to win over Morris on Friday

    MINOOKA — If Yogi Berra was in Minooka on Friday night, he would have said it was deja vu all over again.
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 1:04 am
  • Roundup: G-SW volleyball rolls past Wilmington

    GARDNER – The Gardner-South Wilmington volleyball team came out on top after a match that took three competitive games to decide the winner Thursday n ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Seneca takes game with fake field goal

    SENECA – Field position was a big part of the story Friday night at Seneca, though a touchdown pass on a late fake field goal may be all that is remem ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Roundup: Fan Appreciation Night, Night of Features at Grundy Speedway

    MORRIS – Labor Day Weekend will be full throttle and wide open at the Grundy County Speedway. The weekend starts tonight, with Fan Appreciation Night, ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Rogers: Hunting season is near, but who’s got time?

    I just received several hunting magazines in the mail this last week. All of them had features talking about the upcoming hunting seasons. They specif ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Morris tops Coal City in two in season opener

    COAL CITY – Ever since the first day of practice, when the Morris girls varsity volleyball team began practice with six players, the club has been a w ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Minooka tops Lockport in volleyball opener

    LOCKPORT – After watching the sophomore teams battle in a close three-set match Tuesday, Minooka beat Lockport in a nailbiting two sets, 30-28, 25-22. ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Minooka scores late to draw with Lockport in opener

    MINOOKA – Chris Drey wasn’t initially credited with his squad’s lone score in Wednesday’s season opener against Lockport.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Roundup: Morris soccer wins second game, moves on in War on 34

    LELAND – Make it two in a row for the Morris boys soccer team. The Redskins won their second “D” poo ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Hamilton dominates STARS field in Pavement Nationals

    MORRIS – Nothing, not even a torrential downpour, could stop Kyle Hamilton during Saturday night’s D’Arcy GMC Pavement Nationals presented by Bell Hel ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Morris’ Wantland finishes fourth after two hip surgeries

    MORRIS – For the past two seasons, Morris cross country runner Jacob Wantland has had hip surgery. This year, his senior year, he has a clean bill of ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Roundup: Tickets for Morris-Minooka game on sale today

    Morris Community High School will be selling football tickets for Friday night’s game at Minooka. Tickets go on sale Wednesday through Friday from 9 t ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Morris opens soccer season with big win

    LELAND – It might not have been exactly as Morris boys coach David Valdivia had asked for, but it was awfully close, as the Redskins opened their seas ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:22 pm
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