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  • Hot start leads Morris boys to win over Sterling

    MORRIS — In their last couple of home games, the Morris boys basketball team has faced an early deficit. Against both DeKalb and LaSalle-Peru, the Red ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Morris girls rally in second half to trip Sterling

    MORRIS — After trailing 20-15 at halftime, the Morris girls basketball team used a strong second half to dispose of Northern Illinois Big 12 rival Ste ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Indians use early run to down Tigers

    MINOOKA – In the past few games it has played, the Minooka girls basketball team has had to use a run late in the second quarter or early in the third ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Indians upend Conference-leading Tigers

    PLAINFIELD – When Minooka boys basketball met Plainfield North back on Dec. 5, the Indians led by 20 points early in the fourth quarter and lost.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Morris boys score road win at Sycamore

    SYCAMORE — Austin Patterson scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Morris boys basketball team to a 57-43 win over Sycamore on Fr ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Morris boys score road win at Sycamore

    SYCAMORE — Austin Patterson scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Morris boys basketball team to a 57-43 win over Sycamore on Fr ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Roundup: Seneca's Friese records milestone wrestling wins

    MANTENO – Seneca wrestler Sage Friese reached a pair of milestones Thursday in the Fighting Irish’s double-dual meet with Herscher and Manteno.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • Watch live: Gardner-South Wilmington boys basketball

    Starting at 6:45 p.m., Gardner-South Wilmington varsity boys basketball will face Beecher. Catch the action live through our partner High School Cube.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 4:31 pm
  • Rogers: Professionalism takes a hit in Lake Toho tourney

    When you hear the term professional, what does it mean to you? For some, it might be a moniker for anyone who receives payment for a service performed ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Roundup: Families of Faith tops Kankakee Trinity, takes 3rd in Patriot Classic

    Families of Faith Christian Academy in Channahon recently scored a 48-31 win over Kankakee Trinity Academy behind 11 points from Cody Blan. Cameron La ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Morris boys swim past Ottawa in dual meet win

    MORRIS – Even though there are swimmers from other schools in the water, Morris boys swimming coach Andrew Porth wants each participant on his team to ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • Patterson scores 1,000th point as Redskins fall to Cavaliers

    MORRIS – With only 19 seconds gone in the second half Tuesday night, Morris senior guard senior Austin Patterson, as he has so many times before, laun ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Tiritilli leads Redskins past Cougars

    MORRIS – Every sports season has its period when the schedule turns into a grind.For the Morris girl ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Roundup: Coal City boys trip up Lisle in I-8 play

    COAL CITY – Utilizing a balanced scoring attack, the Coal City boys basketball team scored a 48-44 Interstate Eight Conference win over Lisle on Tuesd ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:10 pm
  • Patterson scores 1,000th point, but Morris boys fall to L-P

    MORRIS — For the second time in a week, a Morris basketball player eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for a career Tuesday night.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Roundup: Coal City girls top Sandwich, remain unbeaten in I-8

    COAL CITY – The Coaler express keeps on rolling through the Interstate Eight Conference.Coal City’s ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:30 pm
  • Pirates nip Redskins in overtime

    MORRIS – In a game that was nip-and-tuck all the way, the Ottawa girls basketball team scored a 52-51 overtime win over Morris on Monday night.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:27 pm
  • Watch live: Boys varsity basketball

    Tonight features a group of area boys varsity basketball teams in action. Watch live through our partner High School Cube.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Ottawa edges Morris girls in overtime

    MORRIS — In a game that was nip-and-tuck all the way, the Ottawa girls basketball team scored a 52-51 overtime win over Morris on Monday night.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Roundup: Morris boys, girls post road wins at Rochelle

    ROCHELLE – The Morris boys basketball team came out hot, and didn’t cool down much in a 67-55 Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover win over Rochelle on ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Joliet West’s Plese take top spots at Morris Invitational

    MORRIS – Bowling invitationals are filled with ups and downs. Teams will perform well for a game or two, then have a lull, have another good game, a d ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • Watch live: Morris vs. Ottawa

    Starting at 7 p.m., Morris varsity girls basketball will take on Ottawa. Catch the action live through our partner High School Cube.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Roundup: Morris girls roll to victory over DeKalb

    DEKALB – Talk about being on a roll.The Morris girls bowling team scored a 3,215-2,475 win over DeKa ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 8:20 pm
  • Watch live: Boys and girls varsity basketball

    Local high school basketball teams will be in action throughout the area tonight. Catch the action live through our partner High School Cube.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • Rogers: Wilderness signage: Purple is the new 'No Trespassing'

    On last Sunday, I drove to town through the countryside. As I zipped by one property, something caught my eye. The image recalled a memory from long a ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Barb basket in final seconds sinks Redskins

    MORRIS – For the first half of the first quarter Thursday night, the Morris boys basketball team couldn’t score against DeKalb. The Barbs jumped out t ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Houston trades Foltynewicz to Atlanta

    Mike Foltynewicz made his major league debut in September with the Houston Astros.He likely will mak ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Roundup: Minooka boys rebound with win over Plainfield Central

    CHANNAHON – Sometimes a loss can be helpful.“Why did we go all the way to Park Ridge [on Monday nigh ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • Oesterle: Morris Community High School Stadium Legacy Project a plan long overdue

    At the Morris Community High School board meeting Monday, a proposal was presented to improve the school’s football stadium, entitled the Morris Commu ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:07 pm
  • Bjelland, Morris silence Pontiac with baskets

    PONTIAC — In the first quarter of Tuesday night's win over Pontiac, Morris guard Evan Bjelland lined up a shot from beyond the three-point line. He wa ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • Fast start powers Minooka past Plainfield C.

    CHANNAHON – Sometimes a loss can be helpful.“Why did we go all the way to Park Ridge [on Monday nigh ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Roundup: Coal City boys top Momence for second straight win

    MOMENCE – Don’t look now, but the Coal City boys basketball team is suddenly on a roll.After startin ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Redskins use late run to beat Indians

    PONTIAC – Midway through the first quarter Tuesday night, the Morris boys basketball team trailed Pontiac 12-5 and looked out of sync on the offensive ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Arlis’ late heroics lift Indians past Celtics

    NEW LENOX – Although his girls basketball team trailed Providence Catholic by nine points late in the third quarter of Monday’s nonconference game, Mi ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Watch live: Morris vs. Pontiac boys basketball

    The Morris boys basketball team takes on Pontiac tonight. The action starts live through our partner High School Cube with the sophomores at 5:30 p.m. ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • Area roundup: Morris boys hang on to score win at Geneseo

    GENESEO – It might not have gone exactly the way it drew it up, but the Morris boys basketball team recorded a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover win ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Coal City girls basketball uses fast start to get past I-8 rival Seneca

    SENECA – Coal City’s first Interstate Eight Conference girls basketball game of 2015 produced the same result as the last four it played in 2014 – a C ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Rogers: Winter's chill can bring warming thoughts

    Up until this week, this winter hasn’t amounted to a whole lot. Sure, we had one cold snap early on, but December came and went without the ordeal we ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 6:05 pm
  • Watch live: Lyle King Princeton wrestling invitational

    Squads from Wilmington, Reed-Custer and Coal City high schools are participating in the second day of the 52nd Annual Lyle King Princeton Invitational ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Coal City’s McDowell to enter IHSBCA Hall of Fame

    COAL CITY – Jerry McDowell has spent a lot of time on a baseball diamond. Between Coal City Middle School and Coal City High School, he has been coach ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Oesterle: Morris brings the intensity in win over Coal City

    Right from the start Tuesday night, something about the Morris boys basketball team looked different.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Redskins girls suffer road loss to Spartans

    SYCAMORE – Threes were raining down Tuesday night in the Sycamore High School gym.The Spartans knock ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Sobol, Redskins roll past Coalers

    MORRIS – Coming off of a Plano Christmas Classic that saw them take third place and before jumping back into Northern Illinois Big 12 play Friday at G ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • Roundup: Seneca girls fall to Ottawa Marquette

    OTTAWA – Despite team-high totals of 13 points and four rebounds from Claudia Paulson on Monday, the Seneca girls basketball team suffered a 49-38 los ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Watch live: Morris vs. Coal City

    Starting at 7 p.m., the Morris boys basketball team will take on Coal City. Catch the action live through our partner High School Cube.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Roundup: Coal City wrestlers take second at St. Thomas More

    CHAMPAIGN – The Coal City wrestling team certainly didn’t take the holidays off.The Coalers finished ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 7:37 pm
  • Morris wrestlers open 2015 with three wins

    MORRIS — Talk about ringing in the new year on a good note.The Morris wrestling team hosted Ottawa, ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Watch: Plano Christmas Classic recap

    If you missed the Plano Christmas Classic, you can catch this recap through our partner High School Cube.
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Rogers: Mankind must work with nature, not against it

    Many years ago when my sons were just small boys, we visited relatives on a vacation. On that trip, we went to a local park that has a beautiful small ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Morris’ Patterson, Newark’s Clausel honored at Plano

    PLANO – With four area boys basketball teams competing in the always-difficult Plano Christmas Classic during the past week, there were plenty of ways ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 6:16 pm
  • Roundup: Minooka falls just short in loss to Conant

    ELMHURST – With 11.6 seconds left in regulation, Minooka’s boys basketball team trailed Conant, 37-35, in the Tosh Holiday Classic consolation semifin ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • Redskins top Eagles for third in Plano tourney

    PLANO – Many times after a tough loss, a coach will look to his seniors for leadership in the next game.
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Morris tops Aurora Christian to take third at Plano

    PLANO — Many times after a tough loss, a coach will look to his seniors for leadership in the next game.
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Mendota pressure gets best of Morris boys basketball

    PLANO – Coming off his team’s most complete victory of the season against Burlington Central in the Plano Christmas Classic quarterfinals on Saturday, ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 7:12 pm
  • Area roundup: Newark outscores Genoa-Kingston for OT win

    PLANO – A track meet broke out in the 11th-place game at the Plano Christmas Classic, and Newark outscored Genoa-Kingston for a 90-84 win in overtime.
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 7:11 pm
  • A look back at 2014's top Grundy County sports stories

    As 2014 winds to a close, we thought we would take a look at the year’s highlights in the area sports world.
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 7:05 pm
  • Watch live: Boys basketbal holiday tournament action

    Check out live boys basketball holiday tournament action through our partner, High School Cube.Event ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 7:13 pm
  • Roundup: Grundy Speedway crowns track champions

    MORRIS – The Grundy County Speedway completed its 44th year of racing Nov. 15 with the 2014 Awards Banquet at the VFW Hall in Morris.
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Area roundup: Morris wrestlers go 2-1 in quadrangular

    MORRIS – The Morris wrestling team got into the holiday spirit over the weekend, hosting Morton, Rock Island Alleman and Sterling in a quadrangular me ...
    Dec. 29, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Morris boys use balance to bounce Burlington

    PLANO – Going into a quarterfinal matchup against a red-hot Burlington Central club in the Plano Christmas Classic, Morris boys basketball coach Joe B ...
    Dec. 29, 2014 - 11:48 pm
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