As school starts and fall begins, the 2019 soccer season gets underway. After the Herscher boys soccer team ended a promising season on a disappointing loss to Peotone in the sectional championship last year, a talented group of upper classmen is back looking to better last year’s post season run. 

The Herscher High School volleyball team took another win against Bishop McNamara Thursday, August 29, in the season opener.

Herscher High School principal, Brad Elliot, and assistant principal, Jeremy Heck along with coach Chris Longtin, handed out diplomas to the 10 soccer girls playing in Naperville who missed their high school graduation due to the state soccer game.

The Tigers played Seneca in the Regional Championship on May 18. The teams were tied with one run each for the first four innings. By the fifth inning, the Tigers were leading 9-1 with a homerun by Ben Koranda. 

The Girl’s State Track Meet took place at Eastern Illinois University on May 16-18. The Tigers took Jillian Cotter, Mady Rogers, Gwen Meyer, and Molly Raymond to the state meet. All four girls ran in the 1600m relay and Rogers ran in the 400m. 

The Lady Tigers finished their season in the regional game against Wilmington High School on May 18 in Watseka. The Tigers were defeated by Wilmington 10-4.

On May 18 the Lady Tigers played in the Sectional Championship against Bishop McNamara. The Tigers scored the first and only goal with six minutes left in the first half. 

The Lady Tigers softball team traveled to Barrington, Illinois, this weekend to play in their annual tournament. 

The Herscher Tigers baseball team participated in a double header on Saturday, May 11, in Paxton. The Tigers went 1-1 on the day against Paxton-Buckley-Loda. 

The Herscher Lady Tigers have done very well recently in the season with winning the Pepsi-Co Tournament and winning their regional on May 10.

In the recent years the Herscher High School Track and Field program has continued to fight for a spot among the elite teams in the area and in the state. For the past two consecutive years the girls program alone has sent state qualifiers to Eastern for state weekend. 

Herscher Girls Soccer became PepsiCo Champions on Sunday May, 8 by defeating Streamwood 5-1.             Submitted photo

Lucy Martin glides over the hurdles in the 100 meter low hurdle competition at Friday evenings’ Herscher Invitational.

Ben Morgan clears the high jump at Friday evening’s track meet hosted by Herscher.

Herscher Tigers Track and Field held their 33rd annual Herscher Invitational on Friday. Both boys and girls teams took home second place trophies. 

The girls Tiger soccer team defeated Lisle in an intense game on April 25.

The boys’ Varsity Baseball team fell to Monticello 4-3 this past Saturday (4/27). After a very close loss, this puts the team at a record of 8 wins and 15 losses (3-6 in conference). The Tigers are to play Reed Custer in a conference match up Tuesday the 29th. 

The Herscher Tigers' softball team came out swinging against Westmont on Friday.

Drew Rogers (center) battles Isaiah Ditta (right), from Clifton, in the 3200 Meter run. 

HHS varsity softball won three out of four games last week. They won one and lost one against Streator, and also beat Coal City and Sandwich. The Tigers’ overall record is 8-4. They will be facing some tough games throughout the rest of their season, so they will have to focus game by game. 

The Herscher girls’ soccer team had a successful weekend in the PepsiCo Showdown tournament semi final game.  

Mattie Brown tangles with her opponent at Monday afternoon’s contest against McNamara. Herscher won with a score of 3-1.

Herscher High School Freshmen, Austin Grise and Jaxson Roberts, qualified for the 2019 IHSA Wrestling Individual State Finals that took place on Feb. 14, 15 and 16 at the University of Illinois.

Freshmen Jaxson Roberts and Austin Grise will continue their hot streak in Champaign on Thursday, February 14.

The Herscher High School girls basketball team played their last game Wednesday February 6 at home. They played a close game against Watseka but lost in the second game of regionals. 

Herscher’s Josh Kersten (34), junior, shoots amid pressure at Friday evening’s contest against Reed-Custer. Herscher lost 34-42.

Basketball season is nearing the end and no game is guaranteed; the girls basketball team is working hard to make sure they are prepared for upcoming games.

Last weekend Herscher Tigers’ boys basketball competed in the Interstate 8 conference tournament. The Tigers were a nine seed in the tournament. 

Saturday wrestling regionals took place at Seneca High School. The Herscher Tigers took the mat with something to prove, and in the end three wrestlers received a top 3 finish qualifying for sectionals, which is held February 8 and 9. 

The Herscher HS Competitive Cheerleaders placed 3rd of 11 schools at Sectionals on January 26 . They are headed to Bloomington on February 1 and 2 for the State Tournament. They are coached by Kathy Astrella and Elizabeth Webb.

Jack Holohan (50), junior, shoots for two at Monday evening’s I-8 tournament game against Wilmington. The Tigers were victorious, with a score of 44-36. 

Herscher High School’s Gavin Taylor, junior, goes head to head with his Seneca opponent at the wrestling meet held in Manteno on December 6th.  

The Herscher High School Robotics team won first place in their home meet on Saturday against Kankakee, BBCHS, and Paxton. Pictured left to right are: Zoe Ault, Coach Brian Joffe, Nathan Joffe, Kaitlin Palinski, Elli Tibbetts, Connor Joffe, Brooke Johnston, Gavin Markoff, Lance Johnston, Mat…

Wrestling season started back up on November 27 when the Herscher Tigers took on the Hoopeston Corn jerkers and the Prairie Central Hawks. Herscher’s young team got to show off its new talent as the night went on picking up several key victories. 

The Herscher High School basketball team has started the season strong after the rough holiday tournament. The Tigers beat Lisle by a score of 58-46 and are now 1-0.

The Herscher High School girls bowling team has recently started their season, and they have started off with one match and one tournament.

The Lady Tigers are behind at the start of their season but are hoping to pull ahead.

The Tiger football team finished out their season in a semi-final loss to Byron High School Saturday at home, and senior Matthew Dorsey clinched the record for yards rushing in a single season.

The Tigers surpassed expectations and have made it to the Class 3A football semifinals. After a hard- fought victory, the Tigers beat Monmouth-Roseville 24 to 20. 

The Herscher High School football team made it to the quarter finals this weekend when playing Spring Valley Hall. The Tigers entered halftime winning 14-8. The score went to 17-8 with six minutes left in the third quarter. Herscher won 17-14.