Morton Sophomore Seth Glatz evades two Streator defenders to score a 58-yard touchdown September 6 at Carper Field.  The Hogs defeated the Bulldogs 42-12 in their home opener.  Morton will travel to Canton on September 13 to open Mid-Illini conference play. 

The Morton Potters Cross Country Team participated in the Galesburg Silver Streak Invitational on Saturday, September 7 at Lake Storey. There were 14 teams and over 500 runners in attendance. Pictured (from left) are the Potter medalists and their respective places: Sam Lange (2nd), Brody Zo…

Connor Vicary shot a four under 31 at Pine Lakes Golf Course as Morton High School won their Mid Illini Conference match against Washington. Connor Vicary won medalist honors by six strokes, firing four birdies and five pars for the nine-hole victory. The boys are currently 2-1 in conference…

Morton High School’s doubles team Ilyse Knepp and Lucy Gardner high five after a game won at the Edwardsville Tennis Tournament this past weekend. 

Morton Senior Amanda Lichtenstein (#9) hits the ball between two Monticello blockers at the Champaign Centennial Charger Invite on September 7.  The Potters went 3-2 on the day, taking second place in their pool and fifth place overall. The Potters will begin conference play at Canton on Sep…

The Morton Varsity Girls Tennis team opened their season hosting the Potter Invitational on Saturday, August 24. The tournament was comprised of #1 and #2 singles divisions and #1, #2 and #3 doubles divisions with players from Geneseo, LaSalle-Peru, Metamora, Morris, Morton, Normal West, Pon…

The MHS boys golf team won the U of I invitational in Champaign on Monday, August 26.  Three individuals also placed in the top 10 with Collin Roche placing second, Connor Vicary placing eighth and Cade Coon placing 10th. 

Morton Potters Katie Krupa and Raquel Frakes (#10) seal the net against a Richwoods hitter in the Potterdome during the season opener on August 27.  The Potters overcame some first-match jitters to beat the Knights in two sets, 25-20, 25-12.  Morton swept the night, with the sophomore team w…

The public is invited to attend the fourth annual Night Under the Lights tennis event to remember and honor former Lincoln teacher and Morton High School tennis coach, Joal Stanfield.  Joal passed away unexpectedly five years ago, and this event was organized as a way to honor Joal's love of…

Gus Rugaard safely steals second base against Effingham during the Millard Invitational at Westwood Park on Saturday, August 24.  The eighth grade Junior Potters defeated the Effingham Mustangs 13-1 in the semifinal, after beating Parkside Friday night in eight innings, by a score of 2-1. Un…

Morton High School kicked off the 2019 fall sports season on August 23 with their annual Cherry and Gray night. The evening featured scrimmages showcasing the volleyball, tennis and football teams as well as performances by the dance team and cheerleaders.  All fall sports teams were introdu…

Morton High School kicked off the 2019 fall sports season on August 23 with their annual Cherry and Gray night. The evening featured scrimmages showcasing the volleyball, tennis and football teams as well as performances by the dance team and cheerleaders.  All fall sports teams were introdu…

Morton High School kicked off the 2019 fall sports season on August 23 with their annual Cherry and Gray night. The evening featured scrimmages showcasing the volleyball, tennis and football teams as well as performances by the dance team and cheerleaders.  All fall sports teams were introdu…

Morton High School kicked off the 2019 fall sports season on August 23 with their annual Cherry and Gray night. The evening featured scrimmages showcasing the volleyball, tennis and football teams as well as performances by the dance team and cheerleaders.  All fall sports teams were introdu…

Eureka Lake Disc Golf course is one of the venues for the 2019 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships held all week in cities across the area including Peoria, Washington, Morton and Eureka.  The event is expected to brings thousands of spectators and participants into town. The Eur…

Morton catcher Kyra Killion (in red) tags out a Sting Elite runner at home plate during the 16UB Northern Nationals tournament in Bloomington, IN on July 27.  The Morton Mystics went 3-3 on the weekend and finished in the top 10 at the tournament against teams from Illinois, Indiana, Minneso…

Morton senior Amanda Lichtenstein (in red) hits a ball past the Normal Community blockers at the Illini Elite July volleyball league on July 22.  The Potters remain undefeated in league play with one week remaining.  They will wrap up summer scrimmages on July 29 and will have a short break …

The second annual Brett Bisping Basketball Camp was held last week at Bethel Lutheran School. The camp, for boys aged eight to 13, helped to improve all-around basketball skills which were put to the test with competitions and games throughout the camp week. Participants were also given free…

Abby Winstead safely slides home as Emma Heath encourages her to get down against the Tomahawks on July 21 at the Scheels Midland Magic Summer Showcase in Springfield.  The 16U Morton Mystics were 5-0 over the course of the brutally hot weekend, outscoring their opponents by a total of 47-15…

Incoming juniors Raquel Frakes and Sedona McCartney block a hit against Mt. Zion on July 15.  The Morton Potters varsity volleyball team was hard at work last week, going 3-0 at the Illini Elite Summer league on July 15 and then spending the weekend at the University of Illinois team volleyb…

Emma Heath catches a line drive in right field against the Whiplash on July 20 at the Scheels Midland Magic Summer Showcase in Springfield.  The 16U Morton Mystics were 5-0 over the course of the brutally hot weekend, outscoring their opponents by a total of 47-15.  The Mystics will wrap up …

Chloe Thompson of the 16U Morton Mystics rounds third base against Game 7 on June 13 at Rotary Park in Decatur.  The 16U Mystics played in the USA Softball of Illinois 16UB State Tourney last weekend.  They went 4-2 on the weekend and finished in third place overall. They beat the Whiplash 1…

The 16U Morton Mystics traveled to Decatur to play in the USA Softball of Illinois 16UB State Tourney July 12-14.  They went 4-2 on the weekend and finished in third place overall. They beat the Whiplash 10-9 Friday night, then beat Game 7 Saturday afternoon, 12-8.  They fell to eventual cha…

The Morton Girls Softball Association Red Senior Team made a great run at the ASA Class C State Tournament at EastSide last weekend with a second-place finish. The tournament is designed to give recreation league all-star teams a chance to compete against one another. The MGSA Red Senior Tea…

The Metamora Flames fast pitch softball team defeated some strong teams and battled hot weather to take first place in the US Cellular Summer Showdown this past weekend. Winning the tourney puts the girls’ overall record at an impressive 48-10 mark on the season. Pictured are (standing, from…

Kyra Killion, Morton Mystics 16U catcher, snags a pop up during the championship game of the Lenz Field "Play the Turf" Tournament in Jacksonville on July 7.  The Mystics worked hard, playing six games in a 28-hour period, and winning the first five games by a total of 51-3.  They unfortunat…

The Morton Mystics 16U softball team traveled to Jacksonville to play in the "Play the Turf" Tournament at Lenz Field on July 6-7.  The Mystics worked hard, earning a number one seed overall, winning their first five games while scoring 51 runs and giving up only three.  The championship gam…

Baseball players ages six through eight from Germantown Hills and Metamora recently competed in the annual GHAA (Germantown Hills Athletic Association) and MYSA (Metamora Youth Sports Association) Championship Game.  Teams who win their respective organizations’ End of Season Tournament earn…

The Washington Park District travel baseball program is now taking coaching applications for the 2019-2020 travel baseball season. Coaching positions are for 7U-14U. A questionnaire is available at the Washington Park District office located at 105 South Spruce St. Washington, or online at w…

Bethel Lutheran pitcher Jeff Fandel lobs the ball to a Northfield Christian Fellowship batter on June 25 in Morton's Slow Pitch Church League.  Bethel won the game, 15-7.  Not long after the beautiful sunset, strong storms rolled through the area, cutting short Bethel's second game of the night. 

Morton sophomore Kaitlyn Baumann puts down an errant Metamora pass during ICC summer league on June 24.  The Potters competed in the June ICC summer league session, and will continue to prepare for the 2019 season by playing in the July Illini Elite league. 

The 7th annual Bob Duncan Memorial Golf Outing, sponsored by the Eureka American Legion Post 466, will be held Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Fairlakes Golf Club in Secor. All golfers are invited. Fun will be the word of the day as prizes, awards, raffles, food and bragging rights will highlight …

The Metamora Flames 12U fastpitch softball team recently placed second in the Pontiac Summer Sizzle Tourney and followed it up with a second-place finish in the Flames Father Day Classic, losing to the Spoon River Rampage by a score of 5-6. The girls are currently 39-8 on the season. Tryouts…

The Eureka Greater Area Kiwanis Club will once again be sponsoring a free fishing derby for children 13 and under on Thursday, July 4. Registration is from noon to 12:30 p.m. at the upper Eureka Lake boat dock, not at the pavilion. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Bring tackle, b…

Metamora Flames will be holding their softball tryouts for 8U, 10U,12U,14U and 16U on July 28 at Metamora High School Softball fields. For more information, please visit www.metamoraflames.com/events.html. In case of inclement weather, an alternate tryout date will be August 4. 

Members of the Morton Potters volleyball program enjoy a light-hearted moment after scoring a point on June 17 during ICC Summer League.  The Potters once again earned the no. 1 seed in their pool during the June session and will wrap up summer competition on June 24.  The Potters look to co…

Emma Heath of the 16U Morton Mystics makes a shoestring catch in right field against the Warren Wave on June 23.  The Mystics played in the BNGSA Field of Dreams tournament over the weekend.  They were undefeated in pool play, earning a no. 1 seed and a first-round bye in bracket play.  They…

The 9U Metamora Redbirds recently won the Silver Bracket Title in the 2019 annual Kevin J. Kiesewetter Memorial Metamora Area Baseball Organization Tournament (KJK MATBO). Over 70 teams from throughout central Illinois competed in the five-day tournament in the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U age divis…

The 7th annual Bob Duncan Memorial Golf Outing, sponsored by the Eureka American Legion Post 466, will be held Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Fairlakes Golf Club in Secor. All golfers are invited. Fun will be the word of the day as prizes, awards, raffles, food and bragging rights will highlight …

The Morton Premier U8 girls team took home the championship in the River City Invitational held over the June 7-9 weekend. They scored a combined 16 goals throughout the tournament on their way to a perfect 3-0 record. Team members include (front, from left) coach Norman Ramos, Addison Calde…

The Morton Premier U10 Boys Red team placed second in the River City Invitational tournament held over the June 7-9 weekend. The team scored a combined 19 goals with two shut outs on their way to a 3-1 tournament record. Team member include (front, from left) Crew Martin, Max Nestrud, Jon An…

The Morton Premier U10 Girls Red team wrapped up their play in the River City Invitational as tournament champions. Their overall record in the tournament, held over the June 7-9 weekend, was 4-0, with a combined 25 goals and two shut outs in their dominant, perfect-record performance. Team …

The Morton Premier U14 girls team went home as tournament champions after playing in the River City Invitational held over the June 7-9 weekend. The team scored a combined 10 goals over the weekend with two shut outs, including their 3-0 shutout performance in the championship game, finishin…

Abby Winstead of Morton bunts safely against Farmington on the way to an 11-0 win.  The 16U Morton Mystics and the Morton Girls Softball Association hosted a shortened version of their annual "Battle at Birchwood" tournament on June 16, after all games were rained out on June 15. 

The Washington Cobra softball program under the direction of the Washington Park District is taking coaching applications for the 2019-2020 travel softball season. Coaching positions are for 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U travel softball teams. A questionnaire is available at the Washington Park …