Former Washington Community High School track athlete, Tera Miller, has advanced to the 2020 Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship in Brookings, SD, to be held March 5-7. Tera, a freshman at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, qualified last week at St. Ambrose CCAC Conference C…

Morton senior Collin Roche shoots over an East Peoria defender in the Potterdome on February 21.  The Potters came away with a 56-32 victory over the Raiders in a packed house on Gameball Run night and followed it up with a 52-49 victory over Limestone the following evening. 

Nine Panther wrestlers qualified for the three-day IHSA Individual State Wrestling Tournament held last weekend in the State Farm Center on the University of Illinois campus. There were 16 qualifiers in each of 14 weight classes. First round winners Thursday afternoon competed in the Quarter…

Metamora’s Varsity Boys Basketball team hosted Washington for a Mid-Illini Conference game on Saturday, February 22nd.  Washington and Metamora went into the game with conference records 9-2 and 8-4, respectively.  The strong interest in the game resulted in a completely Sold Out gymnasium w…

Washington hosted one of this year’s IHSA Class 3A Girls Varsity Basketball Regional Tournaments.  The Regional Championship game included Washington vs Morton.  Washington beat LaSalle-Peru and Morton beat East Peoria to get into the Regional Championship.  After a relatively close 1st Quar…

Morton Mystics 18U catcher Kyra Killion tags a USSSA Illinois Pride 18U runner out at home in the February Shootout tournament at the Avanti's Dome on February 16.  The Mystics finished second place in their pool, but fell to the Pride, 3-1, in bracket play. The Mystics will now take a break…

Washington Middle School was this year’s IESA Class 8-3A eighth grade boys basketball host for Regional 5 and Regional 6 brackets plus the Sectional 3 Championship.  Eureka won the Regional 5 Bracket, defeating Spring Valley Kennedy, Pontiac and Metamora.  Washington Central won the Regional…

Washington’s Devon Vanderheydt makes a mid-range jump shot in the second quarter while being well guarded by Justin Taphorn and Brady Grashoff of Pekin. Washington hosted Pekin for a Mid-Illini varsity boys’ basketball match-up on Saturday, February 15. The Panthers and the Dragons were tied…

Washington Community High School is getting ready for the second season of IHSA boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, the latest sport added to the high school’s athletics. This includes Metamora and Eureka High School kids as the co-op between all schools allow those kids to participate. Now is the ti…

Leagues are forming now for the Washington Park District Spring and Summer youth athletics programs which include Youth Soccer 4-12 years of age, instructional soccer for 2-4 years of age, Tee Ball 4-5 years of age, Baseball and Softball ages Kindergarten – eighth grade, and Youth Lacrosse (…

Washington Middle School was this year’s IESA Class 8-3A eighth grade boys basketball host for Regional 5 and Regional 6 brackets plus the Sectional 3 Championship.  Eureka won the Regional 5 Bracket, defeating Spring Valley Kennedy, Pontiac and Metamora.  Washington Central won the Regional…

MHS sophomore, #30 Ben Carter, shoots his fifth point in a row after a technical called against Washington just before half time. Morton defeated Washington 50-45. The Morton High School's JV team is undefeated this season in the Mid-Illini. 

Washington’s Varsity Boys Basketball Team hosted Dunlap for a Mid-Illini Conference Game on Friday Night, February 7th.  Washington controlled the game most of the night and easily won with a final score 75-34. 

Morton’s Cory Hoyle competed against Josh Biagini of Washington in the 113 lb. weight division during the Mid-Illini Wrestling Conference Tournament held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 hosted by East Peoria Community High School. Cory was this year’s conference champion. Washington won the Co…

Morton senior Grant Gudeman drives to the basket against Canton in the Potterdome on January 31, 2020.  The Potters beat the Little Giants 66-58. 

Morton varsity basketball coach Matt Franks talks to seniors Collin Roche and Grant Gudeman during a timeout on January 31, 2020.  The Potters beat the visiting Canton Little Giants 66-58. 

Morton sophomore Abby Jones reaches incredible heights during the annual Co-ed cheer routine in the Potterdome on January 31, 2020. 

Morton senior Mitchell Dean nearly touches the rafters during Morton's annual Co-ed Cheer routine in the Potterdome on January 31, 2020. 

East Peoria Community High School hosted this year’s Mid-Illini Wrestling Conference Tournament on Saturday, January 25th.  Washington won the Conference Championship for the 11th Consecutive Year with a total score of 227.0.  Pekin finished 2nd with 129.0, and East Peoria finished 3rd with …

Washington Community High School is getting ready for the second season of IHSA boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, the latest sport added to the high school’s athletics. This includes Metamora and Eureka High School kids as the co-op between all schools allow those kids to participate. Now is the ti…

Morton sophomore Katie Krupa scores two points against Bloomington in the Potterdome on January 21.  The Potters defeated the Raiders 62-29.  With wins at East Peoria and against Rock Island, the Lady Potters bring their current season record to 25-0. 

Morton’s Bethel Lutheran School sixth grade boys won the conference tournament championship at Trinity Lutheran School in Bloomington, IL, on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Pictured (back, left) Coach Steve Krupa, Calvin Leman, Micah Aberle, Tommy Krupa, Austin Wagner, Coach Todd Chaffer; (fron…

Morton High School senior Kyra Killion had a celebratory signing on January 16 in the lobby of Bertha Frank. Killion will attend Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA, in the fall, where she plans to major in mathematics and play softball. Pictured with Killion are her parents, Shannon and Jason,…

Olivia Remmert drives down the court against East Peoria in the Potterdome on January 10.  The Lady Potters defeated the Raiders 60-17.  Morton then hosted Metamora the following afternoon and came away with another victory, 48-32.  The Lady Potters are currently 19-0 overall, 6-0 in the Mid…

Morton standout runner Sam Lange celebrated the signing of his national letter of intent on January 7, 2020, at Morton High School.  Lange capped off a stellar senior season with a second-place finish at the state championship meet last November.  He will continue to run and study at Michiga…

The Germantown Hills eighth grade Lady Warriors basketball team was crowned IESA 3A State Champions on December 19 on their own court.  They beat Washington Middle to win Regionals, and Fieldcrest to win Sectionals. At the State Tournament, they went 3-0 to take the State title, beating Robi…

The Metamora High School boys’ basketball team had an impressive showing at the Bloomington State Farm Classic over their holiday break. The team went 3-1 to finish third overall in the prestigious annual Christmas tournament. 

Morton Junior Raquel Frakes (#10) jumps for a defensive rebound against Sycamore on December 21 in the Potterdome.  Sycamore made their very first shot of the game and kept it close for the first few minutes, but the Lady Potters were already pulling away at the end of the first quarter, 24-…

The new business, @BAT, located at 1744 Washington Road, Washington, was welcomed at their grand opening as a new 1-Star Member by the Washington Chamber of Commerce on December 13, 2019. @BAT is a top of the line indoor baseball and softball hitting center. Present for the welcome were (fro…

No. 7 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team broke a tie with a late field goal and made a defensive stop in the closing minutes Saturday for a 35-32 victory over No. 8 St. John's (Minn.) in an instant classic semifinal game of the NCAA Division III Championship at Perkins Stadium.

Morton sophomore Beau Durbin makes a layup In the second quarter against Pekin in the Potterdome on Friday, December 13.  The Potters went into halftime with a 27-18 lead, and lead 33-21 after three quarters before Pekin came roaring back in the fourth to win 52-46.  Morton traveled to Washi…

The Germantown Hills Lady Warrior’s seventh grade basketball team recently defeated El Paso-Gridley and then went on to beat Washington Middle School in the regional championship game by a score of 47-19.  The Warriors then advanced to the sectional championship game. Led by a stellar defens…

Morton volleyball standout Amanda Lichtenstein poses with her high school coach Kristen Spangler and her future Trinity Christian College coach Bill Schepel.  Lichtenstein signed her national letter of intent on December 4, 2019 at Morton High School.  Lichtenstein was named first-team all-M…

The inaugural season of women's golf in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has scored all-academic honors for Monmouth's Mamie Ambrosch (Metamora, Ill./Metamora) and Kaniesha Whatley (Nashville, Tenn./Hume Fogg Magnet).

Morton senior Lindsey Dullard takes a shot against Champaign Central during the Morton Thanksgiving Tournament in the Potterdome on November 30.  The Potters were undefeated in their own tournament, beating Batavia 60-30, East St. Louis 55-51, Champaign Central 61-52 and Peoria Richwoods in …

Metamora Township High School Senior Madisson Benson has signed on to play softball at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, IL after graduation. Maddi is pictured here with her grandparents, Bill and Rita Galvin; parents Tom and Teresa Benson; Carl Sandburg softball coach Todd Winkler and MTH…

Metamora Township High School senior Justin Alderson will swim for Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) after graduation. He is pictured signing at a brief ceremony at MTHS on Wednesday, November 13. He was surrounded by his parents, Todd and Margit, his grandparents, sister and coaches. 

Metamora Township High School senior Rebecca Johnson has signed on to play softball at Wisconsin Lutheran College located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after graduation.  Becca is pictured here between her parents, Tiffany and Ben Johnson, grandfather John Ford and sister Nora Johnson, (back) as w…

Metamora Township High School senior Isabella Revallo has signed on to play softball at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois following graduation. She is pictured here with her mother, Kelly Revallo, and MTHS softball coach Deric Linder at a brief signing ceremony held last Wednesday, Nove…