The Morton High School men’s soccer team won the sectional championship after beating Mahomet-Seymour on Tuesday, October 29 3-2 and Springfield High School 2-1 on Friday, November 1. They advanced to Super Sectionals on Tuesday, November 5 in Chatham. This year’s team broke the school recor…

After finishing the regular season undefeated, the 9U Hogs fought their way through the playoffs, finally finishing in second place to Woodruff in the championship Sunday, November 3 at the Dunlap JFL field.  The Morton Hogs final record was 9-1. Players include: Avery Howard, Knox Carey, Br…

Morton Potters Sedona McCartney (#7) and Amanda Lichtenstein (#9) block LaSalle Peru's Kamryn Olson during the sectional semifinal match at Metamora on November 4.  Though Morton beat LP for last year's sectional championship, the Cavaliers came away with the victory this year, 25-19, 26-24.…

Emma Skinner (center) of Morton runs in the 2019 Cross Country State finals.  Skinner, a sophomore, capped a fantastic season with a sixth-place finish at the race on November 9. She finished in 17:39.49, and is now the top-finisher in Morton girls’ cross-country history.  The girls’ cross-c…

Morton senior Sam Lange crosses the finish line at the Cross-Country state meet at Detweiler Park on November 9.  Lange took second place in the class 2A race, finishing the course in 14:49.13 and wrapping up a stellar senior season.  He is now tied for the best finish ever for a member of t…

The Metamora Flames 14U Travel Softball recently qualified for nationals by winning the Monster Mash tournament in Chenoa, Illinois by outscoring their opponents 26-0 in three games. Players pictured include, from left, Liv Vaughan, Avery Taylor, Madi Kerns, Mya Brock, Kennedy Nee, Scout Ada…

The Morton Premier U12 girls’ soccer team took second place recently at the Peoria Oktoberfest. Team members include (front, left) Bre Farney, Allee Muniz, Madi Greiner, Kelsey Tisdale; (middle, left) Keira Minassian, Marley Rosales, Morgan Smith, Claire Doran; (back, left) Coach Hailey Para…

The Morton High School Men's Soccer team won a tough battle against the Rochester Rockets on Friday, October 25.  The final score was 3-2 for the Regional Championship. This win was an all-time record for the most wins in MHS soccer history!  They advanced to Sectionals at Bloomington High S…

Runners take off at the Class 2A Regional Cross-Country Meet at Donovan Park on October 26, just as it begins to rain.  The Morton boys team won the meet while the Morton girls took second place.  Both teams will advance to the sectional meet at Maxwell Park in Normal on November 2. 

Morton quarterback Riley Richards scores a 53-yard touchdown during the second quarter of the varsity game at Dunlap on October 25.  The Potters took control early and won 49-20.  Sophomore Seth Glatz had four rushing touchdowns, as well as a receiving touchdown while junior Christian Schleh…

Senior Connor Vicary from Morton finished tied for 15th place in the IHSA boys 2A Golf State Finals held last weekend, Oct. 18-19, at Illinois State University’s Weibring Golf Course in Normal. This was Connor’s fourth career appearance at the state tournament. 

The Premier U9 girls placed first in Champaign. Pictured are (back) Coach Norman Ramos; (front, left) Hailey Stalzer, Taycie Unruh, Addison Caldera, Maci Taylor, Ainsley Bimrose, Alyssa VanMeenen, Brooklyn Board and Avery Dally. Not pictured was Gracie Rumler. 

The Premier U11 Boys Cherry team took first place in Champaign. Pictured are (back, left) Crew Martin, Max Nestrud, Jax Doran, Jon Anders, Joe Anders, Parker Griffin, Eli Opel, Zion Strickland; (center) Nicholas Soderstrom; (front, left) Turner Albers, Colin Kemp, Noah Harris, and (not pictu…

Morton junior Raquel Frakes hits a ball past Dunlap's block in the Potterdome on October 24.  The Potters defeated the Eagles 25-22, 25-13 on Senior Night to complete a perfect conference season, going 14-0 in the Mid-Illini.  Morton will begin postseason play by traveling to Canton for the …

Morton Seniors Connor Vicary and Collin Roche wait to tee off in their Regional at Westview Golf Club in Quincy on October 7. With a score of 323, the team was able to advance to their Sectional in Macomb on October 14. Vicary shot the low score for his team (70) to finish second overall as …

Dee-Mack quarterback #10 Zack Horve looks to pass during the Chiefs 30-24 Homecoming loss to Fisher in Mackinaw Friday, October 11. 

Potter sophomore Seth Glatz (#20) scores the first of his four touchdowns against Metamora on October 4 at Carper Field.  The Potters ran all over the Redbirds and walked away with a Homecoming night victory, 35-7.  Morton is now 4-2 overall, 2-2 in the Mid-Illini and will travel to East Peo…

Morton’s Lawson Snell encourages his fellow teammates prior to the start of the game. Morton and Washington 9U JFL teams played one another the morning of Saturday, October 5 at Limestone High School.  The Morton Hogs were up 31-21 at the half, and the Hogs kept their undefeated season alive…

Kyra Killion celebrates an ace serve with teammates Emme Patton (#1) and Courtney Jones (#5) against Dunlap on October 1.  The Potters traveled to Dunlap to face the Eagles, who were also undefeated in the Mid-Illini conference.  The Potters came away with the victory, 25-16, 25-13.  After a…

Morton Junior Ashton Everding (#15) makes a leaping catch against Pekin at Carper Field on September 20.  The Potters fell to the Dragons 20-6 and are now 3-1 overall, 1-1 in the Mid-Illini.  Morton will travel to Washington on September 27 to face the 2-2 Panthers. 

Members of the Morton JFL program line the field before Morton's varsity football game against Pekin on September 20.  JFL players were invited on the field for pre-game activities and to create the tunnel for the varsity players to run through. 

Morton junior Sedona McCartney (#7) hits a ball past the Washington blockers for one of her five kills during the match at Washington on September 17.  The Potters defeated the Panthers 25-22, 25-23.  Morton hosted Metamora on September 19, winning in two, 25-14, 25-18 and finishing the week…

Dee-Mack volleyball defeated LeRoy 25-21, 25-16 in Mackinaw Thursday, September 19 behind middle hitter #10 Audrey Thomann's net play while #8 Ellie Schmidgall looks on. 

The Morton Fury U14/15 boys took second place at the Route 66 shootout in Lincoln recently. Team members pictured include (back, left) Trae Erickson, Preston Berg, Bordy Bailey, Bryce Elsesser, Asa Olden, Conner Wagner, Boaz Olden; (front, left) Caleb Lenning, Dane Kacir, Yonas Wuthrich, Orl…

On Tuesday, September 17 the Morton High School boys golf team took on East Peoria at Pine Lakes for their fifth conference match. The varsity team won the match by a score of 146-163. Individual scores were: Connor Vicary- 35 Medalist, Collin Roche- 36, Cade Coon- 36, Andrew Osing- 39, Bail…

On Wednesday, September 18 the Morton High School boys golf team took on Richwoods in an 18-hole match play event. The Potters won 4.5-1.5. Collin Roche, Cade Coon, Andrew Osing and Bailey Strode all won their matches. Anthony Hordesky halved his match, and Connor Vicary lost his match, 1 do…

Morton Premier Soccer Club U12 girls scored 15 goals over the tournament, won every game and only conceded one goal the entire weekend at the Route 66 Shootout in Lincoln September 14-15.  Team members pictured include (front, left) Delaney Reynolds (goalie), Madi Greiner, Kelsey Tisdale, Br…

Isaiah Guerrero battles a player from Galesburg for possession. The WCHS Varsity Boys Soccer team hosted Galesburg Saturday morning, September 14 at Babcook Field.  The Panthers played well the first half with five goals as they held Galesburg scoreless.  Washington added one more goal in th…

The Morton High School boys golf team traveled to Metamora for a conference match on Tuesday, September 10. Both varsity and junior varsity teams came away with a win. The varsity team won by a score of 148 to 172. Connor Vicary and Collin Roche both shot a 36, Andrew Osing and Cade Coon bot…

Karson Eccles #45 of Dee-Mack looks for room to run during the Chiefs 7-6 loss to LeRoy on Friday, September 13 in LeRoy. 

The Morton High School boys golf team traveled to Arrowhead Country Club to participate in the IVC Invitational on Thursday, September 5. The boys shot a team score of 324, which was good enough for a third-place team finish. Connor Vicary finished seventh, shooting a 77. Collin Roche and An…

Morton junior Autumn Clark receives a serve against Pekin in a thriller at the Potterdome on September 12.  The Potters found themselves down 24-19 in the first set, but with the help of some clutch serving from Courtney Jones, tied it up 24-24 before eventually winning 33-31.  Morton took c…

Fall soccer season is in full swing in Germantown Hills. The Germantown Hills Athletic Association (GHAA) offers both travel and in-house programs for children in grades Pre-K through sixth. 

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…