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  • Channahon 9U Mustangs heading to California

    CHANNAHON – If any kids this summer can be accused of California dreaming, it’s the 9U Mustang All–Star team of Channahon.
    July 22, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Channahon to host Bronco Zone Tournament

    CHANNAHON – For years, seemingly forever, the Bronco North Zone Tournament has been a summer youth baseball fixture for 12-year-olds at St. Joseph’s P ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Morris football concludes 7-on-7 season

    MORRIS – When high school football teams started playing 7-on-7 during the summer, it was looked at as a way for teams to keep their players in shape. ...
    July 22, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Elliott, Mitchell claim Chicagoland victories

    JOLIET – Only two Sprint Cup drivers were at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night for the NASCAR Nationwide EnjoyIllinois300.com.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Roundup: Minooka’s Bucciferro just misses no-hitter

    On Sunday, Minooka graduate Tony Bucciferro came within two outs of a no-hitter for the Winston-Salem Dash, the White Sox’s Class A Advanced team.
    July 21, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Indian Pride track meet brings fun to running

    CHANNAHON – In 2008, Minooka track and field and cross country coach Kevin Gummerson had an idea. He wanted to get the community involved and teach th ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Bears hope free agency, draft helped their depth at safety

    No position was criticized more last season – and with good reason – and has more questions heading into training camp than safety, where the Bears co ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Roundup: Seneca holding softball tryout camp

    Seneca softball is hosting a pre-junior high tryout and pre-travel ball tryout two-day summer camp on Monday and Tuesday. The camp is perfect for any ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:00 pm
  • Morris’ Petrick making a major case

    In the past decade or so, if you were a pitcher, you wanted to be in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. It seems that year after year the Cardinals ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Cornerbacks strength of Bears’ defense

    The Bears are one of the only teams in the NFL that can boast two Pro Bowl cornerbacks as its starters, but that’s exactly what they have in Charles T ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Rogers: Fishing with a fox and a Hawk

    I love to watch baseball on TV. Most evenings there will be a baseball game burning away on the flatscreen even amongst the groans from some of the fa ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:27 pm
  • Bucciferro enjoying homegrown success in White Sox system

    Back when Tony Bucciferro was a young high school player, he learned some valuable lessons from Minooka pitching coach Jim Lamping.
    July 17, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • AAU National Junior Olympics to feature Minooka athletes

    If the start of the Minooka Mustangs track and field program is any indication, they are going to be a force to be reckoned with in the track and fiel ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Bears have plenty to sort out at linebacker

    General manager Phil Emery said after the draft that the only Bears linebacker who has been told he’s a starter is seven-time Pro Bowler Lance Briggs. ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Coal City’s Littleton to attend top prospects showcase

    It was apparent this spring that Coal City baseball player Brad Littleton has a bright future, especially when he earned first-team All-Area honors as ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Morris linemen perform well at Bolingbrook challenge

    BOLINGBROOK – Most of the time, linemen have the most thankless jobs on the football field. They are down in the trenches, beating up on each other, g ...
    July 16, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Seneca hosting softball tryout camp

    Seneca softball is hosting a pre-junior high tryout and pre-travel ball tryout two-day summer camp from Sunday to Monday. The camp is perfect for any ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Goss: Morris’ Darlington on Ivlow’s dream staff

    During the Bolingbook 7-on-7 Passing League last week, John Ivlow said the hardest thing for Dan Darlington in his new position as the Raiders’ offens ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Seneca’s Pihl enjoys first year at DePaul

    SENECA – One year ago, Nicole Pihl had just graduated from Seneca High School and was looking forward to her freshman season as a member of the DePaul ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Victorious Shafer puts on a late show at Grundy County Speedway

    Victory laps by feature winners have gone the way of the dinosaur at Grundy County Speedway.Leave it ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Roundup: Warriors teach Heads Up techniques at camp

    The Morris Warriors held its 2014 youth football camp last week. Players ages 6 through 13 from the surrounding area participated and learned the fund ...
    July 14, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Minooka’s Doyle caps U-M career with All-Big Ten season

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – It’s been a busy post-season for former Minooka High School softball standout Lyndsay Doyle.
    July 14, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Offensive line goes from suspect to strength

    This is the fifth in a series of Bears position breakdowns by the Chicago Football staff leading up to the start of training camp July 25 in Bourbonna ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Gallick, Galloway highlight All-Area team

    For two of the area’s three girls’ soccer teams, 2014 was a historic season. Both Morris and Coal City won regional titles, and the Coalers reached th ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Complement for Bennett sought

    This is the fourth in a series of Bears position breakdowns by the Chicago Football staff leading up to the start of training camp July 25 in Bourbonn ...
    July 10, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Rogers: Nothing like watching kids fishing

    There are few things more precious in this world than the smile of a child. It is heart warming and makes everyone around them smile too. This past we ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Morris’ Capko making strides in college

    When Jake Capko left Morris Community High School last year, he didn’t know exactly what his next year would be like.
    July 10, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Marshall, Jeffery expected to continue dominance

    There is little question, in fact none in my mind that entering the 2014 season,  wide receiver is the strongest position on the Bears roster and Bran ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:35 pm
  • Minooka Rivercats second in Tri-State Tournament

    The Minooka Rivercats 10U baseball team completed a successful 2014 season recently, taking second place in the Nations Tri-State Championships Tourna ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Morris hopes to improve on last year’s mark

    BOLINGBROOK – Before last season, the Morris football program had qualified for the playoffs 12 straight years and 28 of the previous 30.
    July 9, 2014 - 8:23 pm
  • Five from Morris, three from Minooka lead All-Area baseball team

    Selecting an all-area team is not an easy task. Some people like to look at raw numbers, but they don’t tell the whole story. Are big offensive number ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Morris’ Lines shows that hard work pays off

    MORRIS – Ever since he was a little, Trevor Lines has wanted to play baseball. That’s understandable, seeing as how a lot of little boys harbor dreams ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Battle to back up Cutler worth watching

    We know Jay Cutler can thrive in coach Marc Trestman’s system, but there are still questions the $126 million man has to answer in 2014, most importan ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Rogers: Even big city folk enjoy the beauty of natural scenery

    This last week has taught me a lot about the outdoors and what it means to different people. As many of you know, I have been in New York State for al ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Baker wins Magnabosco Memorial at Grundy County Speedway

    He never lost the points lead, but on May 30, Ricky Baker did lose a little bit of his swagger during a dry spell at Grundy County Speedway that began ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Hamilton takes STARS checkered at Grundy County Speedway

    MORRIS – Just a little more than one month ago at Grundy County Speedway, Kyle Hamilton ended up on his head, upside down in turn one after an inciden ...
    July 7, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • All-Area softball team: Area produces wealth of softball talent

    Narrowing down the All-Area team is a tough process, but one that has to be done. Morris turned things around and went from a team that won eight game ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Softball Player of the Year: Burns makes the difference for Morris

    When it comes to naming a Player of the Year in any sport, a lot of questions go into consideration. First, is the player a dominant force? Second, di ...
    July 4, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Bears seek reliability in return game

    Technically, the Bears must replace Devin Hester in 2014, as the greatest return specialist in NFL history will be on the opposite sideline when they ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • King of the Wing, STARS to headline at Grundy County Speedway

    MORRIS – On Saturday night, sprint car drivers from all over the United States will converge on the one-third mile Grundy County Speedway. The event i ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Local teams’ football schedules released

    With basketball shootouts done in the area and the calendar flipping to July, the focus on the high school level naturally shifts to football. In acco ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:12 pm
  • Oesterle: Offering some answers, thoughts on area athletics

    I’ve been on the job full-time for a couple of months now at The Morris Daily Herald, and there have been some questions I keep hearing. I will do my ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:11 pm
  • Hoffman’s outside take wins at Grundy County Speedway

    MORRIS – Eddie Hoffman used the outside to keep everybody else looking in Friday night at Grundy County Speedway. The Wheaton native scored his third ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • Nothing funny about Hagan's Joliet NHRA win

    JOLIET – Often, it’s the crew and the crew chief that has to encourage a driver who isn’t winning.Wi ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Arrieta finally realizes potential

    CHICAGO – After each game, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta receives about 20 to 60 text messages from friends and family. After his start Tuesday, the amoun ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Rogers: High waters can make it tough to find fish

    I thought it might be appropriate this week to talk about how to find and catch fish during high water or flood-type conditions. It can be challenging ...
    July 9, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Oesterle: Basketball shootout celebrates another successful year

    There may have been odd circumstances for the Morris boys basketball team Thursdayat the 29th annual Morris Boys Shootout, but overall, the two-day ev ...
    June 28, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Coal City shows improvement on second day

    MORRIS – After losing three games Wednesday in the 29th Annual Morris Boys Shootout, Coal City boys basketball coach Brad Boresi was interested to see ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Morris has long, strange day in shootout

    MORRIS – It’s safe to say that the Morris boys basketball team did not have the day Thursday at the 29th Annual Morris Boys Shootout that they envisio ...
    June 26, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Morris goes 1-2, ends up in championship bracket

    MORRIS – The Morris boys basketball team started out in fine fashion Wednesday at the 29th Annual Morris Boys Shootout, defeating East Aurora, 49-45. ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Coal City loses games, gains experience

    MORRIS – It wasn’t the easiest of days for the Coal City’s boys basketball team at the 29th Annual Morris Boys Shootout on Wednesday.
    June 25, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Minooka hangs tough with Edwardsville before falling

    MORRIS – Despite having just seven players suited up, the Minooka boys basketball team gave two-time defending Morris Shootout champion Edwardsville a ...
    June 25, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Rogers: Fishing can be a New York state of mind

    My family is in the midst of packing for our trip to New York. We are heading out to let my younger son compete in the ever-popular baseball tournamen ...
    June 24, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Goss: Courtney, a chip off the old Force block

    NHRA legend John Force has been quoted that his daughter, Courtney, "looks like her mom and races like me."
    June 24, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Long, Dibble to lead charge for Coal City

    JOLIET – Who was that green giant snapping the ball during last week’s University of St. Francis 7-on-7 Passing Jamboree at Memorial Stadium?
    June 24, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Weinkauf nets ARCA win at Grundy County Speedway

    MORRIS – Close, but unchanging.Those were the first 70 laps of Friday night’s ARCA Midwest Tour Caly ...
    June 23, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Minooka honors college signees

    MINOOKA – As has become the norm around Minooka Community High School, a good number of athletes were honored recently at the Spring Collegiate Signin ...
    June 23, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Minooka searching for right mix

    JOLIET – The Minooka boys basketball team was missing some of its key pieces Friday at the Joliet West Shootout, including coach Scott Tanaka.
    June 23, 2014 - 9:31 pm
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