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…

A record-setting year culminating with the Fighting Scots' first trip to the Midwest Conference Tournament since 2001 has netted Monmouth College's men's soccer coach Kooten Johnson the league's Coach of the Year honor and players Alvaro Alvarez (Madrid, Spain), Martin Zafirov (Sydney, Austr…

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…