Cross-country teams from six area middle schools competed at the IESA Class 2A Sectional meet on Tuesday, October 13, held at Great Oaks Community Church in Germantown Hills. The meet was the final event of the shortened 2020 cross-country season.

The Potters cross country team participated in the PND Blue & Green XC Invitational at Detweiller Park on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The boys’ team finished first overall and the girls’ team finished second overall. 

Runners from Central Intermediate School and Washington Middle School take off from the starting line during the girls' and boys’ varsity races. Germantown Hills also competed in the race. Photos submitted by Jessica Gibson-James

On Saturday, September 26, the Morton Union baseball team captured the IESA Region 8 championship with an exciting 13-12 victory over Rankin School. Morton Union is a junior high coop team consisting of seventh and eighth graders from Bethel Lutheran School and Blessed Sacrament School.  Mor…

The Central Trojans baseball team hosted Tremont on Wednesday, September 9.  Central scored one run in each of the first two innings. Both teams were scoreless in the third inning.  In the fourth inning the Trojans got their bats working and scored seven runs to take a 9-0 lead.  Tremont was…

WCHS hosted both a boys and girls cross country triangular meet at Oak Ridge Park on Saturday, September 5.  The other two teams were Metamora and Morton.  Team totals for the girls were Washington 34, Metamora 43 and Morton 45.  Team totals for the boys were Metamora 31, Morton 35, and Wash…

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The Washington High School girls’ co-op swimming and diving team hosted Pontiac Township High School at Five Points on Thursday, September 3.  Pontiac took first in the one-meter diving and 100-yard Butterfly events.  Washington took first in the other seventh events offered.  For the overal…

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The First Mennonite Church men’s softball team (above) took home the championship after defeating Community United Church of Christ in the 2020 Morton Men’s Church Softball League Tournament. Team members include (front, from left) Kyle Cashdollar, Benji Cashdollar, Josh Felker, Travis Cowle…

The Panther’s varsity boys’ golf team hosted Limestone at Quail Meadows Golf Course on Monday, August 31.  The match took place on the back nine.  Washington came away with a win as the team scores were Washington 170 and Limestone 174.  Senior Tyler Bass on the 16th tee holding his finish a…

The 22nd Annual Snyder Village “Tee It Up” golf outing benefit will take place on Friday, August 7, 2020, at beautiful Metamora Fields Golf Club.  The format this year is different than in the past, using individual tee times to space out foursomes over a longer period of time.  Tee times ar…

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The Metamora Flames won the USA Softball 14U State Championship held July 9th through July 12th at Butler Haynes Park in Mapleton. Most of these girls have played with each other since they were eight years old. It wasn't always pretty, but their hard work and dedication paid off in a big wa…

The Metamora Flames recently won the Fourth of July Explosion at Eastside Center over the Fourth of July weekend. The girls battled tough temperatures and even tougher teams to go 6-0 on the weekend. The girls beat the Midwest Sting, Jets 06 twice, Central Illinois Blitz and the East Peoria …

Washington Community High School announced their award winners for the 2019-2020 school year at the Board of Education meeting held on Monday, June 8. The award winners include:

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. 

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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…

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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. 

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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-…