Riding a historic season high, the Herscher Tigers volleyball team advanced to the Sectional Championship to face a summer opponent in the Spartans of St. Joseph Ogden. After topping Tolono Unity in two consecutive sets (27-25, 25-21), the Tigers continued a playoff run twenty-one years in t…

 The XC teams finished their season on Saturday at the State Meet at Detweiler Park in Peoria. The boys finished 14th overall out of 25 teams. With 209 boys running the Tigers were led by Sophomore Drew Rogers 1st, followed by Sophomore Ben Morgan-63rd, Senior Wyatt Dohe-64th, Junior Trevor …

After ending a largely successful regular season with a record of 29-5, the Herscher girls volleyball team began regionals on Tuesday, October 29, and put on a record-setting show as they won the first Regional Championship since 2012, and recorded the first 30 win season since 2003. The reg…

On Monday evening in Watseka, Herscher’s Lady Tigers volleyball defeated Tolono Unity 27-25; 25-21.

The Boys and Girls XC teams on qualifed for the State meet at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday, November 9th. The Boys placed 3rd overall out of 22 teams with 162 athletes. 

After the Tigers took down ICE rival Peotone in the Sectional Semifinal, they looked ahead to a familiar foe in Joliet Catholic Academy. Herscher defeated the Hillmen in last year’s Sectional Semifinal round and looked to do the same again in the championship round. The plan did not come to …

After the IHSA ruling that gives CPS teams with eight games the right to play in the playoffs, the Tigers turned to playing the last game for fun and pride. The last Friday night lights did not go as planned though as the Manteno Panthers routed the Tigers in a 46-7 loss. 

After a hard fought 2-1 overtime win against Grant Park in the Regional Semifinal, the Herscher boys soccer team entered the Regional Championship matchup on Saturday against a 21-4 Hoopeston squad. The Cornjerkers had shown strong scoring progress and a solid defensive line throughout their…

On October 15, the Lady Tigers played against the Streator Bulldogs. The Tigers took down the Bulldogs in two sets with scores of 25-17 and 25-13. Jordan Pierce had 14 assists and 3 kills; Olivia Ruder had 9 digs and 3 aces; Joslyn Galeaz had 3 kills and 1 block; Claudia Huston had 9 kills; …

On Saturday, October 19, the Tigers ran at the Central 8 Conference meet at Lisle. The boys’ team placed first in the Conference meet. Sophomore Drew Rogers led the pack taking first place in the race. He was followed by Kamden Lockwood in second place and Ben Morgan in third place.

Coming off a Senior Night win at home against Streator, the Tigers football team looked to make another school’s celebration not as celebratory. The Tigers traveled to Reed-Custer High School to take on the Comets in hopes of possibly keeping playoff hopes alive.

On October 8, the Lady Tigers Volleyball team played Peotone. They defeated the Blue Devils in two sets. The scores were 25-16 and 25-22. Claudia Huston had 8 kills, 2 aces and 7 digs; Maddy Offerman had 6 kills and 3 blocks; and Mady Rogers had 5 kills and 7 digs. 

October is the month of championships when it comes to IHSA soccer and the Herscher program. The team finished out the regular season on a two-game winning streak with victories over Wilmington and Crete-Monee. 

On the Herscher High School seniors’ final Friday night under the lights of Kenneth Seebach Stadium, they were able to walk away winners. The Tigers took home just their second conference win against the Bulldogs of Streator in a close 16-9 battle. 

On Thursday, October 10, the Tigers ran at the All-Area Meet at Kankakee Community College. The Varsity boys placed 3rd behind Clifton Central and BBCHS. Sophomore Drew Rogers took first place out of 68 athletes. He is the 2019 All-Area Champion with a time of 15:35. The Tigers also had Kamd…

On September 25, the Lady Tigers played at Plainfield East. The Tigers lost the first set, but came back and won the next two sets to defeat the Bengals. The scores were 25-21 (Bengals), 25-21 (Tigers) and 25-18 (Tigers). 

Herscher’s Logan Lunsford, junior, battles for possesion during October 3rd’s conference matchup against  the Manteno Panthers.

Last Friday night the Tigers hit the road to face an Illinois class 3A top ranked team in Wilmington. The Wildcats entered the home game at 5-0 and the Tigers at 1-4. When both teams left the field, the Wildcats remained perfect and Herscher’s little glimmer of playoff hope was diminished.

On Saturday, October 5, the Tigers ran at the Lisle Mane Event. The competition was stiff, consisting of around 20 teams from mostly 2A and 3A schools. The varsity teams ran a 5K (3.1 miles) and the JV teams ran 2.4 miles. 

One of the biggest Illinois Central Eight conference rivalries met on Thursday, October 3, at Herscher High School, and the matchup did not disappoint in the slightest. Herscher faced off against Manteno for a possible conference title deciding game.

Last Friday night the Tigers hit the road to face an Illinois class 3A top ranked team in Wilmington. The Wildcats entered the home game at 5-0 and the Tigers at 1-4. When both teams left the field, the Wildcats remained perfect and Herscher’s little glimmer of playoff hope was diminished.

Herscher High School hosted the Herscher Cross Country Invite on September 28 where teams from all over the area came to run.

The Herscher girls volleyball team is off to a strong start. The Tigers are 20-1 half way through their season. On Tuesday, September 24, the team got their 19th win against the Manteno Panthers. 

A swell of homecoming festivities at Herscher High School took place Monday through Saturday last week ending with a mid-day football game on Saturday. The Tigers participated in dress up days and Powderpuff Football as they prepared for a homecoming matchup against Peotone on Friday night. 

The Herscher boys soccer team took over the Rivals Cup tournament at Peotone High School for their pool-play games last week. The team took home three wins out of three games over the course of three days. They notched six goals during the competition and kept zeros on the opponent side of t…

The Herscher Tiger boys soccer team finished third in the Rivals Cup Tournament on Saturday after defeating Kankakee 2-0. Senior Jack Holohan, left, and junior, Logan Lunsford, were named to the All Tournament Team.  First place in the tournament went to Illiana Christian, beating out Manten…

The Lady Tigers came out on top on Saturday, September 21 at the Bradly-Bourbonnais High School Boilermaker Challenge. The Tigers defeated Bradley-Bourbonnais first in the tournament in two sets with scores of 25-19 and 25-20. Next, the Tigers took down Streator in two sets, also, with a sco…

The Tiger’s football team suffered another road loss to Lisle at Benedictine University on Friday. When time ran out, the Tigers held a thirty-two-point deficit piled on by the Lions. The loss puts the Tigers at 1-3 on the season and 0-2 in Illinois Central Eight Conference play. 

The Pepsi-Co Showdown is the largest high school soccer tournament in the nation. The Tigers have been a part of the occasion for four years now with on and off success. On Thursday the 19th at Lincoln Way Central, taking on Kankakee, the squad was on.

On September 26, the Tigers competed at the Panther Invitational at the Dwight Country Club. The Varsity girls placed second, only one point away from first place.

The Herscher Tigers football team suffered its second loss in an eye-opening 42-0 loss courtesy of Coal City. The Tigers moved to 1-2 on the season and 0-1 in conference play. As the Tigers continued to fight to put points on the board, the Coaler defense held too strong for the young Tiger …

On September 12, the Lady Tigers defeated the Wilmington Wildcats in 2 sets. The scores of both sets were 25-18.

At the PBL Invite on Saturday, Varsity Boys placed 2nd overall out of 13 teams and 98 athletes. Sophomore Drew Rogers placed 2nd running a 15:37. Rounding out the Varsity boys was Junior Kamden Lockwood in 12th, Sophomore Ben Morgan 16th, Senior Wyatt Dohe 17th, Junior Trevor Stutz 26th, Sop…

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