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  • 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
  • Arthur Arkush: Bear defense regresses in home loss to Dolphins

    CHICAGO – One step forward, two steps back for the Bears defense. On the heels of its most complete ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:01 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
  • High school football scores for Oct. 17, 2014

    Check back for area football score updates throughout the evening.FinalBolingbrook 9, Lincoln-Way Ea ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:04 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
  • Briggs, Conte ruled out against Miami

    LAKE FOREST – Bears linebacker Lance Briggs and safety Chris Conte did not practice Friday and were ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolp ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Hub Arkush: Fins’ LBs to focus on Forte

    You probably have been hearing about Cameron Wake, Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace of the Miami Dolphins all week as the fish (I know, dolphins are ac ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:51 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
  • Chicago Bears notes: Protecting Jay Cutler top objective against dangerous Miami 'D'

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears are keenly aware of the multiple challenges a Dolphins defense that ranks in the top 10 against the run and pass will present ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • 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
  • Chicago Bears’ safety Vereen gets opportunity to shine

    LAKE FOREST – Instead of going to Danny McCray when Chris Conte was injured Sunday in Atlanta, the Bears’ staff put Brock Vereen in the game.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:01 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
  • Hub Arkush: Bears not willing to lose

    Let’s set up a few ground rules if we’re going to talk about Sunday's Bears-Falcons game.First and f ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • 3-and-out: Chicago Bears vs. Atlanta Falcons

    3 things that worked1 Third-down defense: The Bears held the Falcons to a 31 percent rate on third d ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 9:18 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
  • Turnovers put Morris on top, keep playoff hopes alive

    MAPLE PARK – Good things come in threes, the adage goes, and boy, was that the case for the Morris football team during Friday’s first half against Ka ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • 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
  • High school football scores for Oct. 10, 2014

    Check back for area football score updates throughout the evening.FinalOswego 24, Plainfield East 21 ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Bears offense knows it needs to pick it up

    LAKE FOREST – It was third-down day at Halas Hall, and “get the offense back on track” day, as Jay Cutler and Matt Forte met the media.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:27 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
  • Bears missing 4 linebackers at practice, Garza back to practice

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears’ top four linebackers were among the eight players who missed practice on Wednesday.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Hester: Bears didn’t offer me ‘anything’

    LAKE FOREST – On a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Devin Hester said the Bears did not offer him “anything.”
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • 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
  • Hub Arkush: Plenty of blame to go around for Chicago Bears in Carolina Panthers fiasco

    So here’s what jumped off the tape at me this week after watching the Bears-Panthers game from Sunday over and over.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • 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
  • Bears notes: Second half dooms Bears again

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the second half of Sunday’s 31-24 loss to the Panthers, the Bears were 1 for 6 on third down, turned the ball over twice, gained ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • ‘New and improved’ items aren’t always all that

    I had to do something this week that absolutely drives me crazy. My old Tahoe needed some much-needed repairs. I guess I shouldn’t complain. It has ne ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Roundup: Saratoga takes 2nd, Coal City 3rd in state baseball

    EAST PEORIA – It might not had been the dream scenario everyone hoped for, but both the Saratoga and Coal City baseball teams fared quite well over th ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • Loss to Barbs puts Redskins in must-win mode

    DeKALB – With Friday night’s 42-0 loss to DeKalb, Morris is one loss away from missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • High school football scores for Oct. 3, 2014

    Check back for area football score updates throughout the evening. Final Joliet West 14, Lincoln-Way ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 12:47 am
  • Roundup: Saratoga, Coal City baseball teams advance

    EAST PEORIA – The run for two different IESA state baseball championships continues, as both Saratoga and Coal City scored 1-0 victories in their resp ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Redskins fail to keep up with undefeated Barbs

    DeKALB – Morris unsuccessfully tried to take DeKalb by surprise on Friday night, as the Redskins fell to the Barbs, 42-0
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • Dibble, tipped pass reception give Coalers lead for good

    COAL CITY – For most of the first half Friday night, the Interstate Eight Large matchup between Coal City and Streator was all about the ground game.
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • Plainfield East's Mayon too much for Minooka

    PLAINFIELD — Plainfield East running back Jake Mayon has several qualities that serve him well.Minoo ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Seneca homecoming ends in disappointment with loss to Westmont

    SENECA – The magic in close games ran out for Seneca during a 27-22 Interstate Eight Conference Small loss to Westmont in its homecoming game Friday n ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Morris scores NIB 12 win in close match over Sycamore

    MORRIS – A couple of weeks ago, the Morris boys soccer team went to Sycamore and came home with a 3-3 tie. Since then, nearly every match for the Reds ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Roundup: Minooka captures Southwest Prairie Conference girls golf title

    JOLIET – After falling one stroke shy of a sixth straight title in last year’s conference meet, Minooka’s girls golfers were determined to start a new ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Redskins faces big test on road vs. DeKalb

    MORRIS – Even though it has lost three games by the scant total of nine points this season, the Morris football team still sits in the unenviable posi ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:46 pm

    THURSDAY'S EVENTSVolleyballJoliet Central at Lockport, 5:30 p.m.Lincoln-Way East at Joliet West, 5:3 ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Allen confirms he had pneumonia, hopes to return Sunday vs. Panthers

    LAKE FOREST – After missing his first NFL game since Week 2 of the 2007 season, Jared Allen confirmed on Wednesday that a bout of pneumonia was the ca ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Notebook: Five starters return to Bears practice

    LAKE FOREST – If it’s up to him, the Bears’ starting left guard will be back on Sunday in Carolina – and he’s not the only one who could return to act ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Roundup: Morris cross country third at El Paso

    EL PASO – The Warrior Dash, basically a muddy cross-country obstacle course, has become a popular event as a fundraiser lately, so high schools have g ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:30 pm
  • Morris girls finish season at home on high note

    MORRIS – Ever since they were five years old, the cement patch just south of the baseball field at Morris Community High School has been one of the pl ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Roundup: Morris soccer gets needed win against Minooka

    MORRIS – When things haven’t been going well for your team, there is nothing like a win. When it’s a win over a big rival, it makes things that much b ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Saratoga to put unbeaten record on line at state

    MORRIS – Two years ago, the Saratoga baseball team made its first appearance at the IESA Class 2A finals. The Hawks lost their first game that year to ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 9:21 pm
  • Bears' pass rush nonexistent

    CHICAGO – Marc Trestman has stressed repeatedly the importance of keeping opposing quarterbacks in the pocket, but this isn’t what the Bears’ coach ha ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Saratoga, Coal City headed to state for baseball

    MORRIS – With a perfect season on the line Saturday in the IESA Class 2A Sectional against Joliet St. Ray’s, the Saratoga Middle School baseball team ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Micetich, Dibble key in Coaler rout of Indians

    SANDWICH – This summer, Coal City football fans might not have expected Jack Dibble and Nick Micetich to occupy the roles they did Friday night.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Coyle helps Fighting Irish hold on against Lions

    LISLE – With homecoming festivities prompting a move to Benedectine University, Seneca took on the Lisle on Friday night.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Redskins drop OT heartbreaker to Foxes

    MORRIS – In a football season, all losses hurt. Some, however, hurt more than others.Consider Morris ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • High school football scores for Sept. 26, 2014

    FinalJoliet Catholic 31, Marian Central 21FinalPlainfield East 26, Plainfield North 27FinalLincoln-W ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Hub Arkush: Unlike any two teams we've seen before

    You know the expression; these aren’t your father’s Green Bay Packers or Chicago Bears.Actually, the ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Roundup: Morris volleyball team falls to Yorkville in two

    Despite nine kills and five digs from Kaylin Korte, the Morris volleyball team suffered a 25-13, 25-17 loss to Northern Illinois Big 12 East opponent ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Fighting Irish overcome turnovers for win over Lisle

    LISLE – With homecoming festivities prompting a move to Benedectine University, the Seneca Fighting Irish took on the Lisle Lions on Friday.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Gunn carries Indians over Wildcats

    MINOOKA – When you have a horse, you ride him. Minooka football had difficulty penetrating Plainfiel ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Yorkville ekes out OT win over Morris

    MORRIS — In a football season, all losses hurt. Some, however, hurt more than others. Consider Morri ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Despite a few rough spots, Coalers up big on Sandwich

    SANDWICH – The Coal City Coalers faced a few more tough spots than might be expected of a team that beat Sandwich, 49-14, Friday night.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Rogers: Don’t be afraid to change the game plan

    I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this during an NFL game: “Even though they’re in trouble, it’s too early to abandon the game plan.” It is an in ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Roundup: STARS to conclude season on Saturday at Grundy

    MORRIS – It all comes down to Saturday night, when the D’Arcy GMC STARS National Midgets trek to Grundy County Speedway for the final time in the 2014 ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Del Toro, Morris rally to forge tie with Geneseo

    MORRIS – With his team trailing, 3-1, late in the first half of a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover game against Geneseo on Thurday. Ricardo Del Toro ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Morris runners win Chief Trophy for 3rd straight year

    SANDWICH – In an annual race that has a bit of a different format, the Morris cross country team defeated Sandwich to win the Chief Trophy on Tuesday. ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • McClellin ruled out against Packers

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears generally have been waiting until the last minute to rule out players publicly, but coach Marc Trestman said Wednesday linebac ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Packers look to repeat success against Bears

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears’ recent history against the Packers – eight losses in 10 meetings, including the gut-wrenching final minute defeat at Soldier ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Patience pays for Tyler Baran in STARS win

    MORRIS – Patience is a key for any younger sibling. They have to watch their older brother or sister reach all the milestone ages before they do. In S ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Redskins aim to derail Yorkville express

    MORRIS – When Karl Hoinkes was the football coach at Oswego, his Panthers and Morris usually were the two teams battling for the conference title, whe ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Dixon provided needed spark on special teams

    Last month, Ahmad Dixon, after being drafted in the seventh round by the Cowboys, was leading Dallas in tackles in the preseason. Just over two weeks ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Hub Arkush: Bears still far from perfect after win against Jets

    The Bears definitely deserve to be 2-1. Have they had a little bit of luck – or maybe a lot – absolu ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Roundup: Saratoga, Coal City, Minooka win baseball regionals

    MORRIS – Add a regional championship to the memorable 2014 Saratoga baseball season. The Hawks (19-0 ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Long helps Coal City rally past Plano

    PLANO – Just before the blocked punt that changed everything for the Coal City football team in a 22-13 come-from-behind victory over Plano on Friday ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Kaneland trips up Morris volleyball team

    MORRIS – During the course of a long season, there are going to be ups and downs. Unfortunately for the Morris girls volleyball team, Tuesday night's ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 8:42 pm
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