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  • High school boys basketball: Defense lifts Alden-Hebron to victory in postseason opener

    ELGIN – "A win is a win."Alden-Hebron boys basketball coach Todd Mathis summed up his team's effort ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Alden-Hebron edges Faith Lutheran, takes trophy

    Taylor Glenn scored 19 points and led Alden-Hebron's boys basketball team past Faith Lutheran, 68-61, Monday in Hebron. The two schools, which co-op i ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 9:20 pm
  • High school wrestling: Hampshire sends 2 to state in Class 2A

    WRESTLINGHampshire's Max McGowan and Pawel Barnas took third and fourth in their respective brackets ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 10:40 pm
  • High school wrestling: Locals prepare for sectionals with state tournament in sight

    In the grand scheme of things, sectionals are just another round of the wrestling state series, but as the final step on the road to the state tournam ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 8:26 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Morgan Madsen is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMorgan MadsenJohnsburg, so., G/FMadsen had a monster game in a 5 ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:50 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Crystal Lake Central's Brock Montford is Athlete of the Week; Power Ranking; notes and sectional sites

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBrock MontfordCrystal Lake Central, so., 113 poundsMontford returned to the mat f ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 6:29 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley keeps pace in FVC; Alden-Hebron loses in Class 1A regional

    Morgan Clausen led Huntley with 18 points in a 53-18 win over Crystal Lake Central. The win keeps Huntley (15-12, 10-5 Fox Valley Conference) in a fou ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Johnsburg wins KRC; Marengo beats Richmond-Burton

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team defeated Woodstock North, 58-44, Friday to finish the first season of the Kishwaukee River Conference as league ch ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Alden-Hebron beats Hiawatha; Emily Webber surpasses 1,000 points

    Emily Webber made Alden-Hebron history Thursday by surpassing the 1,000-point mark in her basketball career. She scored 18 points in a 53-46 Northeast ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Brandon Most is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and regional assignments

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Brandon Most, Harvard, sr., 285 pounds Most had the Hornets’ only pin in a dec ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Woodstock knocks off Marengo; Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge win

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock's Mikey Gardner scored 22 points as the Blue Streaks knocked Marengo out of a tie for first place in the Kishwaukee River Confer ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Alden-Hebron beats Berean Baptist

    Tally Lalor led Alden-Hebron with 12 points in a 56-15 nonconference win over Berean Batpist on Monday in Hebron. Lalor made four 3-pointers for the G ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 10:04 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs wins at New Trier; Marengo defeats Harvard

    Junior guard Ryan Phillips scored all of Jacobs’ 16 points in the first quarter, and the Golden Eagles went on for a 63-49 nonconference boys basketba ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 10:15 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Emily Webber scores 39 points for Alden-Hebron in win over Faith Lutheran; Marian Central wins

    Alden-Hebron's Emily Webber scored 39 points in a 69-16 win over Faith Lutheran on Friday in Crystal Lake. Webber scored 17 field goals and shot 5 for ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 4:59 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Richmond-Burton tops North Boone; Harvard loses

    Two days after making eight 3-pointers, Richmond-Burton’s Brooke Legnaioli drained five 3s in a 53-24 win over North Boone on Thursday in Richmond. Sh ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge tops Huntley, but Kyle Loeding hurt; McHenry, Jacobs, Alden-Hebron win

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge had to get past Huntley without one of its leading scorers, when 6-foot-2 forward Kyle Loeding injured a knee in the firs ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Johnsburg, Jacobs, Alden-Hebron win

    Aannah Interrante scored 20 points and hit three 3-pointers as Johnsburg remained unbeaten in Kishwaukee River Conference girls basketball action with ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 10:47 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Alden-Hebron defeats Christian Life

    Alden-Hebron's Eden Wanderer made seven field goals and led the Giants with 15 points in a 56-33 Northeastern Athletic Conference girls basketball vic ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:15 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Richmond-Burton win

    Crystal Lake South's Matt Meyers scored 10 points, and Kyle Leva and Tyler Haskin each added eight to help the Gators hang on for a 37-35 win over Hun ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Woodstock beats Marengo; Alden-Hebron wins

    Woodstock’s Diana Spokas led the Blue Streaks with nine points in a 40-24 Kishwaukee River Conference win over Marengo on Tuesday at Marengo. Emma Bra ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Woodstock North, Alden-Hebron pick up nonconference wins

    Vic Ortiz scored 19 points and led Woodstock North's boys basketball team past Stillman Valley, 62-30, in nonconference play Tuesday at Stillman Valle ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:53 pm
  • High school baseball: Small schools could have trouble navigating IHSA pitch-count limits, mandated rest days

    A major victory for the well-being of young arms is causing some logistical concerns for small-school baseball coaches. 
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 1:05 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Woodstock falls to Genoa-Kingston

    Woodstock's Autumn Overly scored nine points and Gabriella Scolio had eight, but the Blue Streaks lost, 56-33, to Genoa-Kingston in a nonconference ga ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 9:30 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Alden-Hebron loses to Hiawatha

    Alden-Hebron's boys basketball team dropped a Northeastern Athletic Conference home game to Hiawatha, 46-34, Tuesday. Austin Stauss led the Giants (3- ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley 2nd at Sycamore Tournament with two champions

    The Huntley wrestling team finished second overall at the 26-team Sycamore Invitational, led by first-place finishes from Luke Loprieno (138 pounds) a ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:17 pm
  • Bill Heppner leads latest class into IBCA Hall of Fame

    Bill Heppner’s assaults on backboards are legendary to this day.The 1987 Crystal Lake Central gradua ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley tops Marian Catholic in Montini Christmas Tournament

    Huntley 40, Marian Catholic 33: At the Montini Christmas Tournament, Morgan Clausen scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Red Raiders to victory Th ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry defeats Thornton Fractional South

    Gavin Markgraff scored 20 points to lead McHenry in a 59-57 win over Thornton Fractional South on Thursday at the York Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament in ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown and Alden-Hebron win; E.C. Nichols Classic wraps up

    Dundee-Crown’s Tariq Burns scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Chargers to a 51-43 win over Clemente on Wednesday at the Wheeling Har ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Prairie Ridge football, Evan Jager's silver medal top McHenry County sports stories of 2016

    Top Local Sports Stories of 2016No. Story Votes1. Prairie Ridge football 492. Evan Jager silver meda ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo defeats Sycamore in E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic

    Mike Volkening had a game-high 20 points with three 3-pointers Tuesday to lead Marengo's boys basketball team to a 49-33 victory over Sycamore at the ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire tops Fenwick in OT at Dundee-Crown Charger-Komaromy Classic

    Rachel Dumoulin scored a game-high 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting Tuesday to propel the Hampshire girls basketball team to a 54-50 overtime win against ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Alden-Hebron falls to Harvest Christian in opener of own tourney

    HEBRON – Alden-Hebron slowed things down on offense to stick close to Harvest Christian at the start of Tuesday's Alden-Hebron Christmas Tournament gi ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 6:09 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Alden-Hebron beats Westminster Christian

    Alden-Hebron's girls basketball team topped Westminster Christian, 59-44, in Northeastern Athletic Conference play Tuesday in Hebron with the help of ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Alden-Hebron loses to Westminster Christian

    Alden-Hebron lost to Westminster Christian, 75-42, in Northeastern Athletice Conference play Tuesday in Hebron. Cameron Norton led the Giants (2-8, 0- ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg seeks to defend Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team will look to defend its Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title starting Friday when the 16-team tournament tips o ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Alden-Hebron loses to Faith Christian

    The Alden-Hebron boys basketball team dropped a road game at Faith Christian on Monday in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, 79-46. 
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Alden-Hebron tops Faith Christian

    The Alden-Hebron girls basketball team picked up a 48-28 win at Faith Christian on Monday in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. The Giants improved to 5-3 overa ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • High school football: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First TeamOffenseQB-Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, jr.Evans (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) repeats as the Nort ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 6:08 pm
  • High school football: IHSA will consider 8-player football 'emerging sport'

    After hearing a proposal for 8-on-8 football from Alden-Hebron coach John Lalor, the IHSA will consider eight-player football an “emerging sport.”
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:10 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Liz Alsot's double-double leads McHenry to victory; Jacobs, Woodstock and Dundee-Crown win

    McHenry's Liz Alsot scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Warriors in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball win over Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • High school football: Alden-Hebron coach John Lalor pitches 8-man football to IHSA committee Wednesday

    On John Lalor’s powerpoint presentation is a map of Illinois with dots marking every high school that has expressed interest in playing 8-on-8 footbal ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry defeats Woodstock North

    Liz Alsot recorded her third straight double-double Saturday with 17 points and 15 rebounds for McHenry in a 59-37 nonconference girls basketball win ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 7:26 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marengo wins Richmond-Burton's Tom DuBois Classic for 2nd straight season

    RICHMOND – The 106-pound championship final of Saturday's Tom DuBois Wrestling Classic at Richmond-Burton took almost everything out of Marengo's Land ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 7:23 pm
  • High school football: Alden-Hebron moving to 8-player game, seeks IHSA recognition

    Alden-Hebron is moving to eight-player football next fall, and coach John Lalor hopes to convince the IHSA to recognize the sport. 
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Harvard edges Alden-Hebron

    Behind 18 points from senior Eric McDowell, the Harvard boys basketball team topped Alden-Hebron, 49-43, Thursday at Harvard. 
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Marian Central's Anthony Randazzo is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the WeekAnthony RandazzoMarian Central, jr., 132 poundsRandazzo, a two-time returning sta ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Woodstock, Cary-Grove and Marian Central win

    Crystal Lake South's Annika Sevcik scored 11 points, while Maddie Bush and Taylor Keegan each chipped in nine to lead the Gators to a 46-42 win agains ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron and Woodstock North win nonconference games

    Four Crystal Lake South players scored in double digits as the Gators beat Carmel, 61-54, Tuesday in a nonconference game in Crystal Lake.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs sinks Deerfield in Ed Molitor Palatine Thanksgiving Boys Basketball Classic

    Cooper Schwartz, Mason Materna and Cameron Krutwig all scored in double figures Saturday to lead Jacobs to a 54-40 win against Deerfield in the champi ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo wins twice, makes title game of Ottawa tournament

    Marengo's Michael Volkening scored 28 points against Oak Forest and 29 points against CICS Longwood on Friday as the Indians went 2-0 at the Dean Rile ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Jacobs win tourney games

    Crystal Lake South's Jon Holloway and Tyler Haskin each scored 20 points Wednesday as the Gators defeated Johnsburg, 73-67, in their Johnsburg/Richmon ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Johnsburg, Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Huntley, Richmond-Burton win tournament games

    Zach Beaugureau hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Cary-Grove to a 52-49 win over Marian Central in the Woodstock Hoops for Heali ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • High school wrestling preview: 2016-17 team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: William Petersen (First year)Last season: 4-13 dual recordTop ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron win tournament games

    Senior K.C. Davids led the Richmond-Burton girls basketball team to a season-opening victory over Round Lake, 46-33, with 15 points and a 7-of-8 perfo ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2016-17 season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Adam McCloud (first season)Last year’s record: 6-21 overall, 3 ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Rod Saffert (11th season)Last season’s record: 12-17, 4-6 FVC ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Westminster Christian rallies past Alden-Hebron in regional

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Things were looking good early for Alden-Hebron during its Class 1A Faith Lutheran Regional girls volleyball first-round match against ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • Big plays lift Westminster Christian over Alden-Hebron

    HEBRON – On an emotional senior night that saw four seniors play their final game for the home team, Alden-Hebron was defeated by Westminster Christia ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 9 games

    Live updates from Friday's Week 9 high school football games. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • High school football: Week 9 preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Jacobs (4-4, 3-4) at Hampshire (3-5, 2-5) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday About the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central beats Benet, wins East Suburban Catholic title

    Marian Central captured the East Suburban Catholic Conference girls volleyball championship Tuesday with an 18-25, 25-23, 25-23 victory over Benet in ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school football: Coverage, photos and more from Week 8

    Woodstock 34, Woodstock North 6PHOTOS: Woodstock North vs. WoodstockMcHenry 34, Hampshire 22PHOTOS: ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Live updates: High school football results from Week 8 in McHenry County

    Live updates from the area's Week 8 high school football games ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:06 pm
  • High school football Week 8 preview capsules

    Friday's gamesFox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0) at Jacobs (4-3, 3-3)When: 7 p.m.About th ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South tops Crystal Lake Central

    Jordan Proszenyak had six kills, three aces, 12 digs and two blocks Tuesday to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-23, 25-23 Fox Valley Conference girls v ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Prep football notes: Marian Central needs to win last 2 games

    Marian Central knows its margin of error has dissipated to zero.If the Hurricanes want to make the C ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • High school football: Week 7 stories, photos and coverage

    New power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the playoff chances for area teamsRichmond-Burton 39, Marengo ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school football: Alden-Hebron falls to South Beloit

    SOUTH BELOIT - The frustration bubbled throughout the first half Friday, on the field, along the Alden-Hebron sideline and in the stands behind them, ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Styf: McHenry County high school football playoff outlook after Week 7 games

    ClinchedPrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0), Class 6A - The Wolves remain the favorite to be the top seed in th ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake Central; Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg win

    Crystal Lake Central 2, McHenry 1: At McHenry, the Tigers came from behind to beat McHenry, 11-25, 25-20, 25-16, in an FVC match.
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 7 games

    Updates from the 10 high school football games around the area in Week 7. ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • High school football: Week 7 preview capsules

    FRIDAY'S GAMESFox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove (5-1, 4-1) at Crystal Lake South (2-4, 2-4)When: 7 p.m ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • HIgh school girls volleyball: Richmond-Burton beats Harvard; Alden-Hebron loses nonconference match

    Richmond-Burton's Addie Halverson had eight kills and eight digs Wednesday to lead the Rockets in a Kishwaukee River Conference win over Harvard, 25-1 ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 9:34 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton defeats Marengo

    Richmond-Burton's Addie Halverson had 15 kills to lead the Rockets to a Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball win, 25-15, 25-16, over Marengo o ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Podcast: Week 7 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 7 high school football preview podcast with sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf features picks and prev ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • High school football: Alden-Hebron falls to Hiawatha

    HEBRON – Alden-Hebron running back Mason Mindham and the rest of the Giants' offense struggled to move the ball consistently against Hiawatha's defens ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • High school football: Week 6 results, coverage and photos

    New power rankings Styf: Breaking down area team's playoff chances Johnsburg 56, Woodstock North 0 ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • Styf: High school football playoff chances for area teams after Week 6

    Clinched berth - Six winsPrairie Ridge (6-0, 5-0 FVC), Class 6A - One of the first two area teams gu ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • PHOTOS: Hiawatha vs. Alden-Hebron

    Hiawatha played at Alden-Hebron on Friday night in Hebron. ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • LIVE: Updates from Week 6 of high school football

    Live updates from all of the area Week 6 football games. ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school football: Week 6 preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceMcHenry (4-1, 3-1) at Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0)When: 7 p.m. FridayAbout the Warr ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win conference matches

    Addie Halverson had a team-high nine kills and six aces to lead Richmond-Burton to a three-set Kishwaukee River Conference win over Woodstock on Tuesd ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Podcast: Week 6 McHenry County high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 6 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • High school football notes: Cary-Grove's Tyler Pennington 1-man wrecking crew

    Huntley defensive end Olalere Oladipo walked off the field disgusted with what has transpired.“That’ ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Styf: Breaking down the area high school football team's playoff chances after Week 5

    Five wins (playoff eligible)Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0), Class 6A - The Wolves continue to roll toward ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:41 am
  • High school football: Week 5 coverage, stories and photos

    New high school football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the area team's playoff chances after Wee ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • High school football: Alden-Hebron shut out at Ottawa Marquette

    OTTAWA – Alden-Hebron knew that, to compete with Ottawa Marquette, the No. 2 team in Class 1A and a team that beat the Giants twice last season, they ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • High school football: Week 5 capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Huntley (3-1, 3-1) vs. Cary-Grove (3-1, 3-1) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Bohr ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:58 am
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 5 games

    Updates from our coverage of the McHenry County area's 11 high school football games ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock, McHenry, Alden-Hebron, Johnsburg, Jacobs and Richmond-Burton win

    Autumn Overly and Patience McKenzie each had 11 assists to drive the Woodstock offense in a Kishwaukee River conference win over Marengo, 25-21, 25-15 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Podcast: Previewing Week 5 of high school football in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 5 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: Alden-Hebron beats Hiawatha

    Alden-Hebron came from behind to beat Hiawatha 22-25, 25-15, 25-17 on the road Monday.Eden Wanderer ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 coverage, photos and more

    Updated football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down area team's playoff chancesWoodstock North 46, Ma ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Styf: Breaking down the playoff chances of the McHenry County area football teams

    With four weeks' worth of games completed, here's a look at where the area's high school football teams stand in the race to the IHSA football playoff ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • High school football: Chicago Hope too fast for the Giants

    HEBRON – Chicago Hope showed up at Alden-Hebron High School with a team of superior athletes in great numbers. Hope (4-0) dressed 40 players to the Gi ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 live updates

    Updates from all of the area's 11 football games for Week 4 on Sept. 16. ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 5:31 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Woodstock, Cary-Grove, McHenry and Huntley win

    Johnsburg 2, Marengo 0: At Johnsburg, Alex Arber had five kills to lead the Skyhawks in a 25-20, 25-21 Kishwaukee River Conference win. Johnsburg's Ki ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 game capsules

    East Suburban Catholic ConferenceMarian Central (2-1, 0-1) at Chicago Marist (2-1, 1-0)When: 7:30 p. ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Hampshire, Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge and Marian Central win

    After dropping the first set on the road, Johnsburg came from behind to beat Woodstock North, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23, in a Kishwaukee River Conference ma ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Podcast: Preview high school football Week 4 in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 4 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school football notes: Niemic brothers at McHenry, Johnsburg flying high along with Jacobs, Richmond-Burton and Alden-Hebron

    Rob Niemic figures he spent enough of his life telling his little brother what to do, so now it’s Jon’s turn to give the orders.
    Sept. 11, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High school football: Week 3 results, stories, photos and more

    New power rankingsPrairie Ridge 48, Crystal Lake Central 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • High school football: Alden-Hebron tops Mooseheart

    AURORA – Taylor Glenn's blocking paved the way to Alden-Hebron's opening score on Friday night, but it was the senior's own rushing that helped break ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 1:14 am
  • High school football: Week 3 game capsules

    Fox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (2-0, 2-0) at Crystal Lake Central (2-0, 2-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown rallies past McHenry

    Emma Brant had 10 kills and two blocks and Ali Buckley registered 11 assists to help Dundee-Crown come from behind for a Fox Valley Conference victory ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • Live updates: Week 3 high school football games

    Follow along for updates on all of the area's Week 3 high school football game results. ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Podcast: Breaking down the area's 10 Week 3 high school football games

    The Northwest Herald Week 3 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 2 games

    Our updates from all 12 area high school football games in Week 2 on Friday, Sept. 2. ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • High school football: Week 2 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceHuntley (1-0, 1-0) at Prairie Ridge (1-0, 1-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, Prairie Ridg ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Podcast: Guests from Huntley on Week 2 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 2 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • High school football notes: Praise for Prairie Ridge TE Austen Ferbet; Harvard, Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Marengo news

    Prairie Ridge football coach Chris Schremp had long been singing the praises of tight end Austen Ferbet, a big, athletic player who committed to Army ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 9:04 am
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County Cross Country Meet

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    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 coverage, galleries, results

    Prairie Ridge 26, Cary-Grove 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Cary-GroveHuntley 35, Jacobs 0PHOTOS: Huntl ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High School Football: Alden-Hebron receives forfeit victory

    Alden-Hebron's football season started with a victory, but not the type the Giants were hoping for.R ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • High school volleyball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    GIRLS VOLLEYBALLHuntley 2, Dundee-Crown 1: At Huntley, setter Taylor Jakubowski dished out 40 assist ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:05 pm
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