Athlete of the Week
Tue, 23 Dec 2014
The 6-foot forward led the Whip-Purs in scoring in a pair of wins last week, as Hampshire defeated Woodstock North, 40-26, in a FVC Fox Division game and then defeated Palatine, 49-32, in nonconference action. Benoit, an All-FVC Fox selection and Northwest Herald honorable mention last season, scored 23 points (5 of 6 free throws) and grabbed six rebounds against the Thunder, and then scored 17 more and secured eight boards against the Pirates.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014
Hampshire's Anton Krocko won the Tom Dubois Classic tournament at Richmond-Burton on Saturday to help the Whip-Purs to a team championship. In the finals, he decisioned Marian Central’s Thomas Welch, 4-0, in the title match. Krocko is ranked No. 5 by Illinoismatmen.com and Welch was No. 7 at the time.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014
Jazza Johns averaged 14 points, 13 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 4 blocks per game in the Skyhawks’ two victories in the Thanksgiving Turkey Thriller Tournament at Lake Zurich. Johnsburg bounced back from a 0-3 start in the tournament to finish 2-3, and Johns was named to the all-tournament team.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014
Josh Jandron scored 85 points in three games at the Woodstock Hoops for Healing Tournament and hit 50 percent of his 3-point shots, although the Thunder lost all three games. Jandron hit 15 of 30 3-point shots for the tournament and was 24 of 29 from the free-throw line for 82.7 percent.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014
Senior defensive back Zach McQuade intercepted three passes, recovered an onside kick and saved a touchdown with a pass breakup as the Trojans defeated Geneva, 44-26, in their Class 7A playoff quarterfinal game Saturday.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014
Sophomore fullback Tyler Pennington rushed for 135 yards and four touchdowns Saturday in the Trojans' 35-14 Class 7A second-round playoff victory at St. Charles North.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014
Conroy took fourth in the Class 3A St. Charles East Sectional, as the Red Raiders qualified as a team for state for the first time in school history.
Tue, 04 Nov 2014
Stelmasek finished third in the Class 1A Winnebago Regional in 14:51.38, helping the Skyhawks to third place as a team.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014
Lange won the 500- and 200-yard freestyle events against Huntley and is getting close to state qualifying times in both.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014
Martinez was the leading scorer on the Hornets 14-0 BNC East Division winning team. He had the only goal in a 1-0 win against Johnsburg.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014
Lindsey had 84 assists and seven aces helping the Warriors to a third place finish at the Lake Forest Invite.
Tue, 07 Oct 2014
The sophomore ran 24 times for 233 yards and two TD.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Marengo's Kyle Gara ran for 151 yards on 16 carries and scored two TDs in Marengo’s win over Richmond-Burton.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014
Richmond-Burton's Brad Boelkow rushed for 243 yards and five TDs in a win over Harvard.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014
Johnsburg's Bailey Stefka caught TD passes of 43 and 37 yards in the first half against Mendota. He ran for two TDs in the second half to help complete the comeback win.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014
Lach was named the Northwest Herald Softball Player of the Year. The senior hit 14 home runs, posted an area-best .609 on-base percentage and finished the season with an impressive 1.124 slugging percentage. Lach struck out only three times this season and finished with 53 hits for a .546 batting average. She shattered Jacobs’ career home run record, finishing with 30 career homers – doubling the previous mark.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014
Sargeant had a solid weekend at the plate for the Wolves in the state playoffs. The senior was 3 for 5, with 3RBIs, in the Wolves two losses.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014
Marengo's Abby Kissack finished the season with a bang. The senior was 4 for 7 in her final two games, with three home runs, seven RBIs and three runs scored. They beat Belvidere and lost to Sterling in those sectional games.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014
Morales has been one of McHenry's top performers all season. The midfielder showed that Friday when she scored with 54.7 seconds left against Cary-Grove in the Class 3A C-G Regional championship match to break a scoreless tie and give the Warriors a 1-0 victory.
Tue, 27 May 2014
Koepke pitched a complete-game shutout Monday against Crystal Lake South to seal McHenry’s outright FVC Valley Division title. Koepke held the Gators to four hits and struck out eight to earn the win. She also helped McHenry finish 3-0 at the 35th annual Harlem Invitational by picking up a win.
Tue, 20 May 2014
Ridout was 7 for 16 for the week, with three home runs and 10 RBIs, and also picked up two pitching victories to put him at 9-0. The shortstop-pitcher was 2 for 4 Monday in a 9-4 win against Genoa-Kingston, driving in five runs with a double and a homer. On Wednesday, he ripped a pair of homers and drove in three runs as Johnsburg edged Richmond-Burton, 5-4. Against Hampshire on Thursday, Ridout allowed three hits and one earned run in five innings for a 6-5 Johnsburg win. Ridout was 1 for 3 in both games against Crystal Lake Central, driving in one run Friday and two Saturday.
Tue, 13 May 2014
The Red Raiders' former closer, who was converted to a starter, came up big twice in a crucial week in the FVC Valley Division race. Kalish, who throws submarine style, won games against McHenry and Cary-Grove, to move to 4-0 for the season. On Tuesday, Kalish allowed two hits and one earned run, while striking out six and walking one in a 12-5 victory over McHenry. Kalish came back on Saturday, after Huntley had dropped division games to McHenry and C-G, and fired a three-hitter at C-G for a 5-3 victory. He struck out six, allowed three hits and two walks and retired 14 consecutive batters at one point in that game.
Tue, 06 May 2014
Schulz broke two records at the McHenry County Track and Field Meet (although she only got credit for one) in two of the most demanding races, the 800 meters and 300 low hurdles. Schulz finished second to Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen in the 800, with both runners breaking the old record. Van Vlierbergen finished in 2:12.02, with Schulz at 2:14.42. Schulz then came back and ran 44.66 to break C-G’s Kathie Wollney’s 300 hurdles record of 45.343. She also anchored the Trojans’ winning 4x200 relay team and won the 200 meters. C-G won its sixth consecutive county meet team title.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014
The left fielder had 10 hits in the Warriors’ four wins for the week as they went 4-1, with three FVC victories. Borst singled and stole second in the ninth inning Saturday, then scored on an error as the Warriors edged Dundee-Crown, 3-2, in nine innings. He was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI in that game. Borst also was 2 for 5 with two doubles as McHenry beat D-C, 9-8, on Friday in nine innings. On Thursday, Borst was 3 for 3 with an RBI and runs scored in the Warriors’ 4-2 win against Carmel. He also was 3 for 4 with a triple and an RBI in Tuesday’s 11-1 victory over Woodstock North.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014
The Skyhawks third baseman-pitcher had a huge hand in their two victories as the Skyhawks were 2-2 for the week. In Tuesday’s 8-1 victory over Cary-Grove, Kordik was 2 for 4 with a grand slam and five RBIs. The grand slam came late to seal the outcome. On Saturday, Kordik made one of his best starts of the season in a 7-1 win against Antioch. Kordik struck out 10, allowed one hit and issued no walks. Kordik also was 3 for 4 with an RBI in Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to Harvard and was 1 for 2 in Thursday’s 8-1 loss to Huntley.
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