Light Rain Fog/Mist
50°FLight Rain Fog/MistFull Forecast

Local Sports

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Coalers rally past Panthers to score semifinal berth

    COAL CITY – Manteno dealt Coal City one-point losses during the 2013 and 2014 regular seasons. Saturday afternoon, with much more on the line, the Coa ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Lions’ big plays too much for Redskins to rally against

    PEORIA – For most of the last half of the football season, Morris had its back to the wall. After starting the season 2-4, the Redskins were in do-or- ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • Morris rallies, but can’t hold lead in loss to Peoria

    PEORIA – For most of the last half of the football season, Morris had its back to the wall. After st ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • Coal City wins with late 2-point conversion

    COAL CITY – Manteno football dealt Coal City one-point losses during the 2013 and 2014 regular seasons.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Morris' Julie Jurasits takes next step in basketball journey

    MORRIS – When Julie Jurasits first picked up a basketball in fifth grade, she had no idea where it would lead her.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Watch: Coal City vs. Manteno playoff football

    You can catch a recording of the Coal City vs. Manteno playoff football game here, through our partner High School Cube. The game is set to begin at ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 5:16 pm
  • Saratoga boys basketball escapes with home-court win over Shabbona

    MORRIS – When two basketball rivals meet up on the court, you can usually expect a hard-fought game. When those two rivals are schools in the same tow ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Rogers: Holiday gift ideas for the outdoors fan

    November marches on. The stores sit full of holiday goods that beckon us to part with our money. All of this excitement for the season reminds me I ne ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 7:34 pm
  • Local sports roundup: Morris swimmers 2nd at Boiler Tune-Up

    BRADLEY – The Morris girls swimming team took second at the Boiler Tune-Up on Friday at Bradley-Bourbonnais High School.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 9:10 pm
  • Coal City football hopes to avenge loss to Manteno

    The last time Coal City’s football team met up with Manteno, the Interstate Eight Large division title was on the line. Coal City surrendered 311 yard ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • Full-house backfield suits Morris football to a 'T'

    Throughout the season, the Morris football team has tinkered around with various offensive formations.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • Oesterle: Ground game, defense keys for Morris, Coal City playoff runs

    It seems like there always its talk about high schools changing conferences, whether it’s for travel or competitive purposes. Sometimes the schools th ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Coalers, Dibble roll to second-round win

    Coal City senior running back Jack Dibble keeps piling up the yardage.His offensive line is not doin ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Morris’ Shannon sets personal mark at state

    Although she didn’t reached the goals she set for herself, Morris freshman Mya Shannon still had a good day at the IHSA Class 2A state cross country f ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Redskins run past Bulldogs

    MORRIS – If any football team wants to know how to close out a game, all it needs to do is ask Morris coach Alan Thorson for the game film from Saturd ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Defense sparks Morris win over Mahomet-Seymour

    MORRIS – Although there were 58 points scored, defense ruled most of the game Saturday in Morris' 35-23 win over Mahomet-Seymour in the second round o ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 7:20 pm
  • Rogers: A nice day to go shooting with my sons

    A couple of Saturday’s ago my youngest son, Cody, sauntered up to me with a toothy grin. I’ve been a father long enough to know beneath that enamel so ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Roundup: Morris girls swimmers score 6th in Independent Conference

    OSWEGO – The Morris girls swimmers and divers participated in the 2014 Independent Conference Swim Championships Nov. 1 at Oswego East High School, wh ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Oesterle: Football teams could enjoy home cooking through playoffs

    Something football players and coaches never do in the playoffs is look ahead to the upcoming weeks. That’s not a safe thing to do when it’s a lose-an ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:13 pm
  • Watch Live: Morris vs. Mahomet-Seymour

    Catch the Class 5A second round playoff game between Morris and Mahomet-Seymour here, through our partner High School Cube. The game is scheduled to ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 7:27 pm
  • Roundup: Morris’ DesLauriers named Academic All-District

    NAPERVILLE – North Central College football player Marc DesLauriers, a senior from Morris, has been voted to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-Distric ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:59 pm
  • Morris’ Shannon moving in uncharted waters

    MORRIS – Back in August, an unassuming looking freshman girl decided to go out for the Morris cross country team. Mya Shannon had never run cross coun ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm
  • Roundup: Saratoga sixth-grade girls basketball team goes unbeaten

    The Saratoga sixth-grade girls basketball A team completed an undefeated season Monday night in Reed Custer with a 21-10 victory. The Hawks’ balanced ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Coalers prepare to face high-powered St. Edward

    They seem to come at opposing defenses in waves.Green waves, that is.The Green Wave of St. Edward, C ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Morris looks to extend four-game win streak

    It’s funny what a winning streak can to do a team’s frame of mind.When the Morris football team was ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 7:49 pm
  • Indians drop heartbreaker in sectional semifinals

    NORMAL – After pulling off one unlikely comeback, it looked like Minooka’s girls volleyball team was on the verge of staging an even more impressive r ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Morris football tickets on sale today

    The Morris football team will host an second IHSA Class 5A football playoffs against Mahomet-Seymour at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Feiden in right spot at right time for Morris

    MORRIS – For most of the 2014 season, the players on the Morris football team have been taking turns playing the starring role in each game. Most week ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 8:59 pm
  • Roundup: Morris’ Shannon makes state cross country meet

    EAST PEORIA – For the second week in a row, Morris freshman Mya Shannon and LaSalle-Peru senior Megan Krolak ran the same time in minutes and seconds ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Morris beats U-High to advance in Class5A playoffs

    The Morris football team showed no fear Saturday against Normal U-High in the Class 5A first-round playoffs at Illinois State University, and the Reds ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 8:32 pm
  • Roundup: Minooka tops Rock Island to win regional volleyball title

    MOLINE – Revenge, it is said, is best served cold. There is no mention of the timing of the servng i ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Running game leads Coal City past Manteno

    COAL CITY — During the course of the regular season, Jack Dibble was the workhorse for the Coal City offense.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • 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 - 9:37 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 - 9:26 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 - 9:31 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 - 9:49 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 - 9:48 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
  • Watch Now

    Player embeded on all MDH instances for analytics purposes.

    Christian Life Assembly - Diamond tornado

    More videos »