Morton Heat Basketball

30 Sep

Morton Heat "White Team" Head Coaches

Morton Heat is pleased to announce the final 6 head coaches for the 2022-2023 season. We had great candidates at all grade levels, and want to thank everyone for their interest. The following coaches were approved for our "white teams" last night:

3rd Grade Boys: Derek McCully

4th Grade Boys: Matt O'Brien

5th Grade Boys: Besarta Basha

6th Grade Boys: Sarah Wignall

3/4th Grade Girls: Megan Lovell

6th Grade Girls: Erin Chan

19 Sep

2022-2023 Morton Heat Rosters Announced

Thank you to everyone that made tryouts a great two days. 167 total kids tried out for our 2022-2023 teams. Unfortunately, we did have some cuts, but strongly encourage you to continue playing basketball, and come back out next year. We do also encourage kids that did not make a team to look into Upwards at Grace Church this winter. More information on that will be available soon.

If your name is on a roster, please be on the look out this week for several emails with steps to get us all set up for the 2022-2023 season. There will be a few of them this week, and each of them will be important information. Thanks!

3rd Grade Boys Red 

Head Coach Chris Whitaker

Crew Bones

Hudson Chan

Job Farrell

Otto Geist

Jon Nave

Jax O’Brian

Mitchell Pearson

Joshua Schuler

Rex Uhlman

Luke Whitaker

3rd Grade Boys White

Head Coach TBA

Jax Bell

Wyatt Bradford

Keegan Juricic

Logan Lang

Dylan McCully

Judah Mischley

Mason Schultz

Wyatt Smith

Winston Westbrook

Rowen Zeller

4th Grade Boys Red

Head Coach Adam Boeker

Jackson Boeker

Locklen Fifer

Ace Monfroe

Briggs Overcash

Levi Parnham

Fletcher Spangler

Finch Stanfield

Mason Stephens

Ben West

Tripp Yordy

4th Grade Boys White

Head Coach TBA

Nathan Boyer

Brady Eiberger

Chase Grieder

Owen Griffin

Josh Hawks

Peter Lyons

John O’Brien

Blake Reising

Luke Sanders

Hudson Shephederson

Levi Van Zant

5th Grade Boys Red

Head Coach Mark Dick

Nixon Albers

Landry Boeker

Zeelan Dick

Ruxin Higgs

Peyt Malson

Cruz Mueller

Jarrett Polk

Benton Reeb

Gavin Selke

Ben Volpert

Hudson Zeller

5th Grade Boys White

Head Coach TBA

Dren Basha

Wesley Couri

Barrett Durflinger

Cru Garcia

Mark Foday

Abe Mischley

Brady Nightengale

Zenek Richrath

Gavin Scheerer

Bryant White

6th Grade Boys Red

Head Coach Dave Kraft

Jaret Jones

Jonah Knuppel

Carter Parrott

Owen Reisberg

Cole Rudd

Breighton Sledge

Cooper Smith

Titus Ultch

Benson Westbrook

Logan Whitaker

6th Grade Boys White

Head Coach TBA

Jack Brubaker

Ruben DiPinto

Luke Hartnett

Charles Hawkins

Jackson Heppe

Rylan Jones

Clayton Leuchtenberg

Andy Ripka

Brock Stalzer

Kamden Wenninger

4th Grade Girls Red

Head Coach Justin Bryant

Ellie Omari

Riley Zilla

Gwendolyn Bryant

Emily Khouri

Lucy Miller

Brylie Buescher

Hayden Joos

Sylvia Riesberg

Aubrey Comer

Kailey Pergler

3/4th Grade Girls White

Head Coach TBA

Taylor Dally

Scarlette Fox

Amelia Johnson

Hollis Lovell

Paisley Lovell

Emmalynn McCord

Eden Melaga

Penny Nowlan

Madelyn Rickgauer

Shaniyah Swan

Charlotte Valerio

Cynthia Vestal

Aryn Williams

Karina Williams

5th Grade Girls Red

Head Coach Tavis Bones

Joey Baer

Isla Bones

Lili Garrison

Neva Khouri

Maci Taylor

Penelope Rapp

Ina Underwood

Alyssa VanMeenen

Brynn Wyss

Molly Yontz

6th Grade Girls Red

Head Coach Tim Gronewold

Olivia Brooks

Brooke Ceresa

Kate Gronewold

Jemma Farrell

Reese Litersky

Hadley Lovell

Emerson Mitchell

Elsie Parnham

Khloe Pergler

Ellie Roth

6th Grade Girls White

Head Coach TBA

Carly Babin

Campbell Berg

Ainsley Bimrose

Brooklyn Chan

Mya Coontz

Evangeline Escobar

Abby Gardner

Sophie Nestrud

Sophia Nowlan

Adalyn Willmert

19 Sep

Register for 2022-2023 Season

Good Morning! Congrats to those that made one of our 13 Morton Heat teams. You should receive an email with a confirmation of the teams. After that - please register your son/daughter on the website and get your registration fee paid for, and we will start building out the website with your team roster and schedules! Here is a link to the registration page:

4 Sep

6th Grade Boys and Girls Tournament Registrations

The following are the 6th grade tournament registration links:


* Note, if your team is paying by check, please put PAYBYCHECK in discount code, and mail check to Morton Heat, PO Box 933, Morton IL 61550.


Note, if your team is paying by check, please put PAYBYCHECK in discount code, and mail check to Morton Heat, PO Box 933, Morton IL 61550.

12 Jul

"Red" Head Coaches Announced for 2022-2023

Over the years, we cannot thank our coaches enough for all the work they put into the kids, their team and the program. Last night, we chose half of our head coaches for the 2022-2023 season. These are all "red" coaches. Head Coaches for the "White" teams will be chosen following tryouts. We want to congratulate the following head coaches:

6th Grade Boys - Dave Kraft

5th Grade Boys - Mark Dick 

4th Grade Boys - Adam Boeker

3rd Grade Boys - Chris Whitaker  

4th Grade Girls - Justin Bryant  

5th Grade Girls - Tavis Bones  

6th Grade Girls - Tim Gronewold  

Thank you to all those interested!

8 Jul

6th Grade Tournament Dates Announced!

Mark your Calendars!

The 2022-2023 Morton Heat 6th grade tournaments will be held on the weekends of Saturday, January 7th, 2023, and Sunday, January 8th, 2023 for the girls. The following week, Saturday, January 14th, 2023, and Sunday, January 15th, 2023 will be the boys' tournament. Sign-ups will start soon! Look forward to seeing you there!

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