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  • Morris’ Henry, Perry set for Christmas in Caribbean

    MT. PLEASANT, Mich – When Morris Community High School alum Kevin Henry arrived at Central Michigan as a wide-eyed freshman in 2010, he probably never ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:00 pm
  • Area roundup: Redskins rule relays; Morris swims past Fenton

    MORRIS – The Morris boys swim team defeated Fenton, 135-44, at the District 101 Rec Center on Tuesday night.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:57 pm
  • Christmas tournament time right around corner

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means it’s beginning to be time for basketball tournaments.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:56 pm
  • Morris uses late rally to edge Lockport

    LOCKPORT – Things weren’t looking especially good for Morris’ basketball team after it fell behind by six points with 6:05 left in Tuesday’s nonconfer ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Area High School Sports Schedule

    TODAY’S EVENTSGIRLS BASKETBALL7 p.m. – Aurora Christian at NewarkTBA – Gardner–South Wilmington at R ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • Roundup: Shannon, Morris girls score comeback win over Lockport

    LOCKPORT – The Morris girls basketball team scored to game’s final eight points to rally for a 40-38 nonconference victory Tuesday over Lockport.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Jurasits' monster game leads Morris girls past Plainfield North

    MORRIS — The statistics you are about to read are not a misprint. They are, however, ridiculous.Behi ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Roundup: Minooka eighth-grade girls advance to state title game

    ROCHESTER –The Minooka eighth-grade girls basketball team will be playing for the IESA Class 8-4A state title Thursday.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Bears general manager Emery breaks silence on Aaron Kromer comments

    CHICAGO – Making his first public comments since Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer admitted he was a source for a national media report critici ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Foxes pressure takes toll on Redskins boys in loss

    MORRIS – After getting a strong second quarter from some of their second-string players, the Morris boys basketball team looked to be in good shape Sa ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Watch live: Seneca vs. Streator Township

    Starting at 7 p.m., watch Seneca girls varsity basketball take on Streator Township, through our partner High School Cube.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Watch live: Morris vs. Plainfield North

    Starting at 7 p.m., watch the Morris varsity girls basketball team take on Plainfield North, through our partner High School Cube.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • Joliet high schools to join Southwest Prairie Conference

    JOLIET - The Joliet Township High Schools have announced the IHSA Southwest Prairie Conference Board of Control has accepted them into their conferenc ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Minooka turns tables, overtakes JCA

    JOLIET – Don’t let it be said basketball is not a crazy game.A week ago, Minooka was leading Plainfi ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Morris boys succumb to Yorkville pressure defense

    MORRIS — After getting a strong second quarter from some of their second-string players, the Morris boys basketball team looked to be in good shape Sa ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • All-Area Girls Volleyball Team announced

    As always, there were plenty of quality volleyball players in the area this year. Without any further ado, here is the 2014 Morris Daily Herald All-Ar ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Morris’ Korte MDH Volleyball Player of the Year

    MORRIS – Before this volleyball season started, Morris junior Kaylin Korte already had verbally committed to continue her career at University of Illi ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Roundup: Freshman Haff leads Morris girls bowling team to victory

    MORRIS – Freshman Sierra Haff led the Morris girls bowling team to a victory over visiting Sycamore on Thursday at Echo Lanes. Haff rolled games of 20 ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Rogers: Learning patience can vastly improve outdoor experiences

    I had an interesting conversation with some students of mine last week. We had been discussing story elements like setting, characters, plot, etc. We ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Roundup: Minooka eighth-grade girls advance to state

    MINOOKA – Next stop, Rochester.The Minooka eighth-grade girls basketball team rallied from a 13-4 ha ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Redskins fall to powerhouse Barbs

    MORRIS – With the right attitude, even a big loss can be used to a team’s advantage.Morris wrestling ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Area roundup: G-SW boys hoops cruise past Trinity Academy

    GARDNER – Racing out to a 22-5 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Gardner-South Wilmington boys basketball team dominated from the start Tuesda ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Arkush: 5-8 Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons worlds apart

    The drive from Green Bay to Chicago is pleasant enough, just about three hours and short enough to go nonstop, but long enough to let your mind wander ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Oesterle: Morris girls hoops stages a rally for the ages

    MORRIS – For fans of late-game comebacks, the Morris girls basketball team’s 54-52 win Tuesday over Yorkville was made just for you.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:11 pm
  • Roundup: Coal City girls get tough win over Lisle

    COAL CITY – It wasn’t easy, but the Coal City girls basketball team remained undefeated in Interstate Eight Conference play Monday with a 32-29 win ov ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:28 pm
  • Redskins’ 4th-quarter rally stuns Foxes

    MORRIS – A cold spell in the second quarter came at the wrong time for the Morris girls basketball team, as it happened right when Yorkville was heati ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Watch live: Morris vs. Yorkville

    Starting at 7 p.m., watch the Morris girls varsity basketball team take on Yorkville, through our partner High School Cube.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Roundup: Seneca's Friese named most valuable wrestler at invite

    SENECA –Seneca’s Sage Friese was named most valuable wrestler for the 106 to 145 pound weight classes Saturday at tne 13-team Seneca Invitational. Fri ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:03 pm
  • Bachmann turns on overdrive as Indians down Redskins

    MINOOKA – In the season’s first five games, Minooka’s Brooke Lynn Bachmann had not played her best game.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Minooka boys put Morris away early

    MINOOKA – On Friday night, the Minooka boys basketball team took a 20-point lead into the fourth quarter against Plainfield North and lost. Indians co ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Watch live: Coal City vs. Lisle

    Starting at 6:45 p.m., watch Coal City girls varsity basketball take on Lisle, through our partner High School Cube.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • Patterson, free throws help Redskins down Knights

    MORRIS – Midway through the third quarter Friday night, the Morris boys basketball team had not shot any free throws. Meanwhile, Kaneland had shot 15 ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Morris girls win thriller in home opener

    MORRIS – A conference win is never easy.Just ask the Morris girls basketball team after Friday night ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Roundup: IHSA questions merits of concussions lawsuit

    NEW LENOX – The Illinois High School Association defended its policies in response to a lawsuit that addresses its monitoring of concussions for footb ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • IHSA questions merits of concussions lawsuit

    NEW LENOX – The Illinois High School Association defended its policies in response to a lawsuit that addresses its monitoring of concussions for footb ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:18 pm
  • Watch live: Varsity boys and girls basketball

    Throughout the evening, area schools will host varsity girls and boys basketball games. Catch the action through our partner High School Cube:
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Rogers: Proper habitat will increase pheasant numbers

    Last week, I settled in for a few wonderful days at my brother’s house in Iowa. It was nice to spend some time together as family. As I lounged around ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Roundup: Seneca wrestlers split in triangular

    OTTAWA – The Seneca wrestling team picked up a split in a triangular meet Tuesday, beating Aurora Central Catholic, 52-12, and losing to Ottawa, 54-30 ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Redskins wrestlers roll past Hubs

    MORRIS – Right from the start Thursday night, the Morris wrestling team was aggressive.The match sta ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Watch live: Coal City vs. Herscher

    Starting at 6:45 p.m., watch Coal City girls varsity basketball take on Herscher, through our partner High School Cube.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Hub Arkush: Murray, Cowboys are the real deal this season

    It’s not that the Dallas Cowboys aren’t for real, they are. They’re deserving of their 8-4 record and they should beat the Bears tonight at Soldier Fi ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Roundup: Morris wrestlers open with split decisions

    MORRIS – The Morris wrestling team started its season Tuesday by splitting their squad into two varsity teams that competed against Princeton and Knox ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Oesterle: Basketball season already in full swing

    Even though it seems like football season just ended, basketball season for the boys teams in the area already has gotten started and is in full swing ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Roundup: Coal City girls use defense to rout Manteno

    COAL CITY – One of the ways coaches in all sports try to emphasize defense is to tell their teams that the other team can’t win if they don’t score.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Redskins score win over Irish in home opener

    MORRIS – After spending most of their Thanksgiving week in Coal City, the Morris boys basketball team was more than happy to return home Tuesday.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Watch live: Morris vs. Seneca

    Starting at 7 p.m., watch Morris take on Seneca in a varsity boys basketball matchup, through our partner High School Cube.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 2:39 pm
  • 4th quarter spurt lifts Redskins past Coalers

    COAL CITY – It might have taken a little longer than Morris boys basketball coach Joe Blumberg would have wanted, but once the Redskins ramped up thei ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Roundup: Morris sophomores win Coal City Turkey Tournament title

    COAL CITY – The Morris sophomore boys basketball team opened its season by taking first in the Coal City Turkey Tournament with a 4-0 record.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Morris, Minooka alumni pad up to raise funds

    MINOOKA — In an age where it's commonplace to weigh the consequences of football against its benefits, it can be hard to justify strapping on the chin ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Watch live: Coal City vs. Manteno

    Starting at 6:45 p.m., watch the Coal City varsity girls basketball team take on Manteno, through our partner High School Cube.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • High school football scores - state finals

    Check back for score updates throughout the weekend for the three area teams competing in the state football finals.
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 7:07 pm
  • Watch live: Morris vs. Coal City

    Starting at 7:30 p.m., watch Morris take on Coal City at the Coal City Turkey Tournament, through our partner High School Cube.
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Watch live: Gardner South Wilmington vs. IC Prep

    Starting at 6 p.m., watch Gardner South Wilmington take on IC Prep in the Coal City Turkey Tournament, through our partner High School Cube.
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Last-second field goal lifts Wildcats to state title

    CHAMPAIGN – Wilmington is No. 1, and wow, how it happened.Senior Jordan Sarr, in his first season at ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Epting, Knights too much for Redskins

    COAL CITY – One of the purposes of Thanksgiving tournaments is for basketball coaches and teams determine where their team is and what it needs to wor ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Marks, Robison lead GSW boys past Coal City

    COAL CITY – The one-two punch of Blake Marks and Kyle Robison should help the Gardner-South Wilmington boys basketball team win plenty of games this s ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Watch live: Coal City vs. IC Prep

    Starting at 7:30 p.m, watch Coal City take on IC Prep during the Coal City Turkey Tournament, through our partner High School Cube.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Watch live: Morris vs. Serena

    Starting at 6 p.m., watch Morris take on Serena during the Coal City Turkey Tournament, through our partner High School Cube.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Rogers: There are always things for which to be thankful

    November finally decided to let us share in its famous holiday. The Thanksgiving celebration arrived and passed. My mind almost can’t handle the reali ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Offense can't sustain success

    DETROIT — The first-quarter scoring drought ended. The Bears jumped out to a 14-3 lead, and all seemed well Thursday at Ford Field. Could they pull of ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Roundup: Morris, Minooka gridiron alumni square off tonight

    MINOOKA – They are back in orange and black. Again. After a successful inaugural event last year, Mi ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:11 pm
  • Morris native Reents to guide Wilmington in Class 3A title game

    WILMINGTON – Wilmington athletic director Joe Barbic has added responsibilities this week as the undefeated Wildcats football team travels to the Univ ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • Watch live: Morris vs. IC Prep

    Starting at 7 p.m., watch Morris take on IC Prep during the Coal City Turkey Tournament, through our partner High School Cube.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Watch live: Gardner South Wilmington vs. Serena

    Starting at 5:30 p.m., watch Gardner South Wilmington play Serena in the Coal City Turkey Tournament, through our partner High School Cube.
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Notes: NFL's best run defense awaits Bears in Detroit

    LAKE FOREST – Often, when aggressive defensive lines get after the passer with such efficiency, they can be exploited by running the football.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Eight Redskins named to all-NIB12 East football team

    MORRIS – The Morris football team recently placed four players on offense and four on defense on the All-Northern Illinois Big 12 East teams.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Oesterle: Coal City football comes together to form strong bond

    CHICAGO – When the high school football season officially started way back on Aug. 11, I went out to visit Coal City’s team and talk with coach Lenny ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Watch live: Coal City vs. Gardner South Wilmington

    Starting at 7 p.m., watch Coal City take on Gardner South Wilmington in the Coal City Turkey Tournament through our partner, High School Cube.
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 5:26 pm
  • Defensive lineman Paea’s presence felt in victory

    CHICAGO – There are times Stephen Paea feels underappreciated – not by his Bears teammates, but instead, by the opposing offensive linemen Paea spends ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Coalers’ run ends in semifinal loss to Wildcats

    CHICAGO – In many games this season, the Coal City (10-3) football team fell behind early, only to regroup and rally for a victory.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Morris girls hoops roll to 4th straight win in

    FAIRBURY – The Morris girls basketball team is on a roll.After losing its first game in the Prairie ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 8:58 pm
  • Redskins open up season with win over Panthers

    COAL CITY – It might not have been the game that Morris boys basketball coach Joe Blumberg pictured, but the Redskins outlasted Gardner-South Wilmingt ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Watch live: Coal City vs. Serena

    Starting at 7:30 p.m., watch Coal City play Serena in the Coal City Thanksgiving Tournament, through our partner High School Cube.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 5:50 pm
  • Watch live: Morris vs. Gardner-South Wilmington

    Starting at 5:30 p.m., watch Morris play Gardner-South Wilmington in the Coal City Thanksgiving Tournament, through our partner High School Cube.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 7:12 pm
  • Phillips runs past Coal City in 4A semifinal

    CHICAGO – In many games this season, the Coal City football team fell behind early, only to regroup and rally for a victory.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • High school football scores - playoffs week 4

    Check back for playoff football score updates throughout the day.Final:Providence 42, Mount Carmel 2 ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 7:18 pm
  • Hub Arkush: Lovie's return could spell trouble for Chicago

    If Sunday’s meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers comes down to Lovie Smith and/or Josh McCown, the Bears could be in trouble.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Minooka’s Ley, Paulsen, Sanchez sign to play in college

    MINOOKA – When Minooka seniors Cynthia Ley, Tyler Paulsen and Cristian Sanchez sat in the front of the room at the Minooka Community High School Caree ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Area teams already seeing action

    While the area boys basketball teams will spend the weekend getting ready for their respective Thanksgiving tournaments, some of the girls clubs have ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Area sports roundup: Morris grads help North Central football to 8-2 finish

    NAPERVILLE – The North Central College football team finished the season with an overall record of 8-2 and a 6-1 record in the College Conference of I ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 7:34 pm
  • Thanksgiving hoops traditions ready to tip off

    It is becoming one of the more common Thanksgiving traditions, right up there with eating too much, having too many family members in your house and w ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 7:26 pm
  • Rogers: Good hunting can still be found in urban areas

    As I drive to work, I pass by a massive new intermodal project. Warehouses sprout like weeds and concrete smothers the ground. More than a thousand ac ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 7:27 pm
  • Bears notes: Lance Briggs puts Lovie Smith in impressive coaching class

    LAKE FOREST – Lance Briggs’ reverence for Lovie Smith is well known, and he put his former coach in impressive company Wednesday at Halas Hall.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Lovie Smith, Josh McCown remember Chicago fondly

    It is almost impossible to think about the Bears meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday without focusing on the return of Lovie Smith and Jos ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Coal City to take on powerful Phillips in Class 4A football semifinal

    COAL CITY – For the sixth time in school history, the Coal City football team will play in a state semifinal when they take on Chicago Phillips on Sat ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 7:24 pm
  • Experience at guard crucial to Morris boys basketball

    Last season, the Morris boys basketball team went 17-10 to mark its fifth straight season with more than 15 wins, the first time that has happened in ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Oesterle: 2014 Redskins provide lots of memories

    It was a long and bumpy road for the Morris football team in 2014, but those trips that are nothing but smooth sailing rarely evoke memories.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Morris girls drop opener at Prairie Central Tourney

    FAIRBURY – The Morris girls basketball team opened its season Monday with a 47-42 loss to Prairie Central in the Prairie Central Tournament in Fairbur ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 7:58 pm
  • Gutsy 2-point call boosts Coalers into semifinals

    COAL CITY – It could go down in Coal City football lore as “The Comeback,” and at its most critical moment was “The Call” – or “The Calls.”
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Hub Arkush: Grading the Chicago Bears, not the opponent

    Let’s start with this: The Bears as a team get a B+ for showing up Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 7:58 pm
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