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  • Rogers: Taking full advantage of a free day

    The realization snuck up on me. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off, but the hope was there. A glimpse of what might be kept flashing through my mind. I ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Oesterle: Fall season quickly coming to a close

    Hard to believe, but the fall season is quickly drawing to a close. Golf and tennis have already had their state competitions, soccer and volleyball a ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Big league dream comes true for Foltynewicz

    Like nearly every kid who puts on a baseball uniform and steps onto a field, Mike Foltynewicz dreamed of playing in the major leagues one day.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Coalers to see similar squad in the Trojans

    COAL CITY – When Coal City’s football team takes its home field Friday at 7 p.m. against Mendota in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs, the Coal ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Minooka volleyball reaches regional final

    MOLINE – It was a case of better late than never for the Minooka girls volleyball team Tuesday night, as the Indians won the third match of the night ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Redskins to take on unbeaten Pioneers

    MORRIS – For most of the rest of the football teams that are in the playoffs, the reality of finality of a postseason loss is a new concept.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Roundup: Coal City volleyball falls short

    COAL CITY – The Coal CIty volleyball team almost pulled off the home team upset Tuesday, as the fourth-seeded Coalers pushed top seed Herscher to thre ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Redskins’ season comes to an end vs. Panthers

    COAL CITY – One trademark of the Morris girls volleyball team throughout the 2014 season has been that the Redskins can handle adversity. They have be ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Morris finds inspiration in small package

    MORRIS – Down on the field after the Morris Redskins clinched a playoff berth with a 49-7 win over LaSalle-Peru Brennan Martin is beaming. Wearing a j ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Minooka girls run away with regional cross-country title

    CHANNAHON – It was as easy as 1,2,3,4 for the Minooka girls cross-country team Saturday.The Indians ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Coal City, Seneca end regular season on different notes

    COAL CITY – The Coal City and Seneca varsity football teams had their respective regular seasons end in very different fashions Friday night at the Dz ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Morris' Shannon a close second as Redskin girls, boys advance

    MORRIS – It was oh, so close.For almost three miles Saturday, Morris freshman cross-country runner M ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Morris rolls into playoffs with romp over L-P

    MORRIS — Needing a win to gain playoff eligibility, the Morris football team hosted LaSalle-Peru on Senior Night Friday in Northern Illinois Big 12 cr ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Dibble, Coal City end Seneca's playoff hopes

    COAL CITY – Of all the football games Coal City and Seneca have played against one another over the years, Friday’s was among the ones carrying the gr ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Borgstrom, Del Toro lead Morris boys soccer to fourth straight regional title

    LaSALLE – One of the questions that Morris boys soccer coach David Valdivia asked his team before Friday night’s Class 2A LaSalle-Peru Regional title ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Morris rolls into playoffs with romp over LaSalle-Peru

    MORRIS – Needing a win to gain playoff eligibility, the Morris football team hosted LaSalle-Peru on Senior Night in Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Coal City defeats Seneca, turns attention to playoffs

    COAL CITY – Of all the football games Coal City and Seneca have played against one another over the years, Friday’s was among the ones carrying the gr ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Plainfield North, Hoosman football too much for Minooka

    PLAINFIELD — Just before the first snap from center, one Plainfield North assistant said to his colleague, "Let's get this little Gunn guy before he g ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • Area roundup: Morris' Lines & Davy finish 3-2 at state tennis meet

    BUFFALO GROVE – After making it to the second day of the IHSA girls tennis state tournament for the first time, the Morris doubles team of Leah Lines ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Senior night match slips away from Morris girls volleyball

    MORRIS – Before their senior night match Thursday against DeKalb, Morris volleyball seniors Taya Torkelson, Amber Misek and Emma Thomas showed their c ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Girls state tennis roundup: Morris doubles team of Lines and Davy still alive at state

    BUFFALO GROVE – Play was halted for a while during the IHSA girls state tennis tournament Thursday because of a “suspicious package” that was found at ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 1:18 am
  • Rogers: Take time to drive, see the colors

    Wow! What a gorgeous week. Once the clouds broke their strangle hold on us, the sun turned the entire world into a kaleidoscope of color. There is nev ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • Morris sophomores run past Sycamore

    MORRIS – The Morris sophomore football team beat Sycamore 35-12 on Friday night. After an early score by the Spartans, the Redskins came back with 21 ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Morris trio heads up area state tennis contingent

    MORRIS – For the third straight year, the Morris girls tennis doubles team of first cousins Monica Davy and Leah Lines – both seniors – will be taking ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Morris among area teams that need a win to get in

    The high school football season is heading into its ninth and final week of the regular season, and the Morris Daily Herald coverage area has only one ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Roundup: Morris soccer team advances to regional title game

    LASALLE – It took longer than they would have liked, but the Morris boys soccer team scored a 5-2 win over Ottawa in overtime in the semifinals of the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Coal City leans heavily on running game to clinch playoff slot

    LISLE – On your way into the stadium at Benedectine University for Friday night’s Lisle vs. Coal City matchup, a quick glance at the roster began to p ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Redskins beaten in two by NIB 12 leader Foxes

    MORRIS – There are no easy matches in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East volleyball schedule. Just ask Morris coach Jackie Litwiller after the Redskins ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • At long last, a close game goes in Morris’ favor

    MORRIS – Two of the Morris football team’s four losses this season have been by a single point in overtime. One of the others was by a touchdown to Mi ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:51 pm
  • Roundup: Sister acts at Morris, Coal City headline tennis scene

    Two local tennis programs will be sending a set of sisters and three girls total to this weekend’s state tournament in Buffalo Grove.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 7:58 pm
  • Morris holds off late Sycamore charge

    MORRIS — Three of the Morris football team's four losses this season have been by a touchdown or less. Two have been by one point in overtime.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • Dibble's monster game powers Coal City

    LISLE — Looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss in the de facto I-8 large division championship game last week against Manteno, the Coal City ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Morris’ McPherson fires 86 in first round at state

    BLOOMINGTON – Morris’ Nick McPherson recorded a 14-over-par 86 on Friday at Weibring Golf Course on the campus of Illinois State University in the fir ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Walker, defense help Morris to victory over Sycamore

    MORRIS – On paper, it looked like Sycamore and Morris were evenly matched coming into Friday night's Homecoming game in Morris.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Coalers offense runs over Lions

    LISLE – Looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss in the de facto Interstate 8 large division championship game last week against Manteno, the ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Roundup: Newark advances to soccer regional title game

    SERENA – Newark’s boys soccer team went on the road Wednesday night and played Serena in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 1A Serena Regional.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Rogers: Turnover can be tough, but fish can be caught

    It seems that every morning when I wake up the fog is rolling off of the water. The air temperature fluctuates much more than the surface of the water ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Seniors start as Morris trails DeKalb 2-1 late in the match

    MORRIS – The rain that fell all game Tuesday night was gone, but the remnants remained as Morris took on DeKalb on a muddy Morris Community High Schoo ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Roundup: Balanced effort leads Minooka High School volleyball to win

    OSWEGO – Contributions from evey position helped Minooka’s girls volleyball team defeat Southwest Prairie Conference rival, Oswego, 25-12, 25-18, on T ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Another must-win game for Morris High School on Homecoming

    MORRIS – Last week’s football game against Kaneland was a must-win for Morris, and the Redskins were able to do just that, beating the Knights, 26-21.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Area sports schedule

    TODAY’S EVENTSGIRLS VOLLEYBALL7 p.m. – Gardner-South Wilmington at Tri-PointTHURSDAY’S EVENTSBOYS SO ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Yorkville soccer slips past Morris

    MORRIS – There are times when a score of a given game can be misleading in one respect or another. Say, a baseball game that ends up 12-1 might look l ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Morris' McPherson qualifies for state golf meet

    LOCKPORT – Add Nick McPherson to the list of golfers from Morris who have competed in the state golf meet.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Coal City defense's adjustments come too late

    MANTENO – Heading into the locker room trailing Manteno by 7 on Friday, Coal City football coach Lenny Onsen couldn’t have been happy with the way his ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • After 4-1 start, Fighting Irish still searching for fifth win

    SENECA – That elusive fifth victory did not come Friday for Seneca, which lost 40-20 to Wilmington for its first losing streak since the beginning of ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Roundup: Morris volleyball second at Bishop Mac Invite

    KANKAKEE – Morris girls volleyball picked up a second-place finish with a 3-1 record Saturday at the Bishop McNamara Invitational.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Redskins top Knights to keep playoff hopes alive

    MORRIS – Morris senior quarterback Griffin Sobol gingerly raised his hands for a gritty game of show and tell after Friday’s Northern Illinois Big 12 ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • Plainfield South holds off Minooka rally

    JOLIET – In the annual Battle of Ridge Road between Southwest Prairie Conference rivals Minooka and Plainfield South, the records of the two teams can ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Wilmington dominates Seneca late

    SENECA – The Wilmington football team increased its winning streak over host Seneca to 13 games Friday night with a 40-20 victory.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Panthers edge out Coalers on late field goal

    MANTENO – As if a homecoming crowd and an Interstate Eight Large School championship weren’t enough to set the stage, fireworks flew over Manteno High ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Morris girls swimming falls to IMSA, Oswego

    MORRIS – Morris girls swimming fell to IMSA by a final score of 127-59 Tuesday at the District 101 Rec Center Pool. Leading the way for Morris was Myc ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Roundup: Minooka girls golf team advances to sectional

    STERLING – The Minooka girls golf team finished third at the Class AA Sterling Regional on Wednesday and advanced to Monday’s Class AA Champaign Cente ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Rogers: Info for sportsmen always at your fingertips

    I wake up, and the first thing I do is swipe my smart phone that is resting on my nightstand. In just a matter of seconds I have access to vast amount ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Redskins volleyball holds on to defeat Sycamore

    MORRIS – Both Morris girls volleyball coach Jackie Litwiller and her Sycamore counterpart, Eric Nore, expected a close match when their two teams took ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Roundup: Seneca wins girls race, Morris boys second at Plano

    PLANO – Behind a third-place finish from senior Jacob Wantland, the Morris boys cross country team finished second at the Ross Greiter Invite hosted b ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • Morris, Kaneland both in must-win situation Friday

    MORRIS – It has come down to this.In order to avoid missing the playoffs in back-to-back years for t ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Morris freshmen drop tough one to DeKalb

    MORRIS – The Morris freshman football team got a lesson in heartbreak Monday when they hosted DeKalb in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East game. The youn ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Town shows support for Saratoga baseball team

    MORRIS – Outside of Corn Festival, it’s not often that there is a parade down Liberty Street.On Tues ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • All-important fifth win may be tough for Fighting Irish

    SENECA – The Seneca Fighting Irish experienced a five-win season that did not produce a playoff berth in 2012, when their 35 opponents’ wins were insu ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Dibble, defense power Coalers past Bulldogs

    COAL CITY – When the football season started, all the talk about Coal City running back Jack Dibble was that he was a threat to take the ball the dist ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:57 pm
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