The Herscher Tigers’ varsity football campaign kicked off with a major statement win Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.