Area Roundup: Morris’ Nathan Hock tearing up golf courses

Blackhawks great Bobby Hull coming to Morris on Sept. 4

MORRIS – It’s still early in the season, but Morris golfer Nathan Hock has stepped to the head of the Redskins’ team.

Hock led Morris to a 167-211 win over Interstate 8 Conference rival Plano at The Creek in Morris on Tuesday with a nine-hole score of 38. Liam Eber shot 40 for the Redskins, while Drew Larsen shot 44 and Joey Lanahan rounded out the scoring with a 45.

On Monday, Hock led Morris to a 13th place 18-hole score of 340 at the Plainfield North Invitational by shooting an 80. Brennan Johnson followed with 84 for Morris, while Lanahan and Eber both shot 88 and Larsen carded a 90.


Bobby Hull coming to Morris: Former Chicago Blackhawks great Bobby Hull will be in Morris at K.J. McKeon’s, 115 Waubonsee St. in Morris, starting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4. The 82-year-old Hall of Famer will be signing autographs for free. Patrons are asked to bring their own items for Hull to sign.


Minooka Junior High B: Minooka B baseball beat Coal City, 9-4, on Monday night to improve their record to 3-1. AJ Bello led the offense with three hits including a three-run triple. Luke Boersma also had a double for Minooka. Joe Rutz, Dane Vlade and Anthony Trevino all pitched for the Indians. Brody D’Orazio had a double for Coal City, while Cooper Morris had two hits.

Minooka split a doubleheader with Hickory Creek on Saturday, losing the opener, 4-0, while salvaging the nightcap, 3-2. In Game 1, Kyle Rodak and Eli Carter allowed only one hit after the first four batters reached base safely. It wasn’t enough, however, as Landon Currie had all three hits for the Indians. William Simpson and Anthony Kilimnik allowed only three hits for Minooka in the nightcap. Currie knocked in AJ Bello for the go-ahead run in the sixth.


Morris Grade School 14, Manhattan 4: The Braves were led offensively Monday by Kaylee Maddox, Halie Olson, Brooke Thorson, Addy Hackett and Brooklynn Nigro. Mylie Hughes was in the circle, surrendering four runs on two hits over five innings while striking out nine.

Morris Grade School 4, Reed-Custer 1: Mylie Hughes got the win for the Braves, lasting seven innings, allowing four hits, one run, and striking out nine. Kaelin Strainis led Morris with two hits in two at bats.