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  • High school girls track and field: Dundee-Crown, McHenry and Cary-Grove win

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Quanita Johnson won the 100 meters and Kaylee Rendl won the 400 as the Chargers won a triangular meet with 77 points Monday at the D ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South beats Cary-Grove

    CARY – Following a tough loss to Jacobs last week, Crystal Lake South had something that most teams don’t get this time of the season, five days off t ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry's Bobby Miller player of the week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekBobby MillerMcHenry, Soph., Pitcher-Third BasemanMiller did not pitch any games t ...
    April 20, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs' Chrishawn Orange named MVP for Home team

    HEBRON – Jacobs guard Chrishawn Orange said the strategy for the final five minutes of the first half was fairly straightforward – play fast.
    April 19, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Home team wins all-star extravaganza

    HEBRON – Marty Hammond accepted zero credit for any role in the crucial stretch his Home All-Star team put together at the midway point of the first h ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Prep baseball: Zach Forney, Cary-Grove edge Crystal Lake Central

    CARY – Zach Forney began preparing for his fifth-inning at-bat at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, more than three hours before he stepped into the box with the sc ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Prep basketball: All-star game an opportunity to play together one last time

    Jimmy Roberts remembers his first meeting with Jacobs boys basketball players two years ago.Right th ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove rolls past Huntley

    CARY – Coming into Friday's Fox Valley Conference lacrosse game against Huntley, Cary-Grove was not just undefeated, the Trojans had yet to trail at a ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • High school softball: Cary-Grove tops Jacobs

    CARY – As tough as the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division is this season, no team wants to start conference play 0-2. Behind some timely hitting, s ...
    April 17, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Huntley"s Tramblay athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekMacy TramblayHuntley, SeniorTramblay took part in four victories as the Red Raide ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • High school boys track and field insider: Cary-Grove's Saxon athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekMichael SaxonCary-Grove, SeniorSaxon won the 110-meter high hurdles, the 300 inte ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry, Cary-Grove, Johnsburg and Huntley win

    The McHenry girls soccer team scored two first half goals to defeat Hampshire 2-0 in Fox Valley Conference crossover play in McHenry.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school boys tennis insider: Prairie Ridge doubles team athletes of week

    Athletes of the weekJared Priesz, sr., and James Lasak, fr., Prairie RidgePriesz and Lasak went 6-0 ...
    April 16, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • High school girls soccer notes: PepsiCo Showdown continues, Jacobs offense comes alive

    The week-long tournament continues with more games Thursday and Saturday. While all four local teams participating lost in the opening round, they all ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry beats Cary-Grove in FVC Valley opener

    CARY – McHenry entered Wednesday’s Fox Valley Conference Valley Division season opener against Cary-Grove averaging 10.7 runs a game.CARY – McHenry en ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge edges Cary-Grove

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge second baseman Connor Schneider celebrated his 18th birthday with three solidly hit balls and two singles in a win agains ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Cary-Grove's Frericks player of week, new power rankings

    Player of the weekFrancesca Frericks, Cary-Grove, Fr. Fwd.The freshman scored two goals and assisted ...
    April 15, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Huntley, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Marengo and Johnsburg win

    Amy Walsh struck out 10 in a complete-game win for Crystal Lake Central, 7-2 against Dundee-Crown in a Fox Valley Conference crossover girls softball ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Marian Central wins 1st game, Cary-Grove tops Jacobs

    WOODSTOCK – Marian Central’s lacrosse team won its first game in the program’s history Tuesday night with a 12-7 triumph over Arlington Heights.
    April 14, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs edges Cary-Grove while Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Cary-Grove put Jacobs to the test on Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys tennis dual but the Golden Eagles prevailed, 4-3, winning ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Cary-Grove beats Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – The Cary-Grove girls soccer team is in the midst of a youth movement with a roster featuring five sophomores and three freshman.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Woodstock North, Marian Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Jordan Plummer won at No. 1 singles for Woodstock North, which defeated Marengo, 4-1, on Monday.Also ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Huntley, Alden-Hebron, Jacobs, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry

    Hayley O’Mara hit two home runs for Huntley in a 13-7 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against Hampshire on Monday. 
    April 13, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • High school boys track and field roundup: Huntley, McHenry and Crystal Lake Central win

    CARY – Cary-Grove thrower Ricky Hurley and Huntley counterpart Isaac Jimenez both landed career-best efforts in the shot put Monday in their Fox Valle ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Huntley, McHenry and Hampshire win

    HUNTLEY – Huntley freshmen Chloe Smith, Cassidy Lackovic and Rhian Whitfield each won an event to help the Red Raiders to a Fox Valley Conference dual ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • High school baseball: Richmond-Burton's Joe Dittmar player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekJoe DittmarRichmond-Burton, Junior, Third Baseman and PitcherDittmar committed to ...
    April 13, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Cary-Grove tops Carmel

    Alec Johnson and Jake Ladewig each had four goals and an assist to lead the Cary-Grove boys lacrosse team to a 15-7 nonconference win Saturday against ...
    April 11, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Eight local teams pick up wins

    Alden-Hebron swept a Northeastern Athletic Conference doubleheader against Harvest Christian Academy on Saturday, outscoring the Lions 25-3 at Hebron. ...
    April 11, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Cary-Grove wins Al Bohrer Invite

    CARY – Cary-Grove junior Robbie Gleeson said the Trojans did not need any reminder or extra motivation to win their own Al Bohrer Invitational Track a ...
    April 11, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • I'm Just Saying with Michigan State student manager Ian May, Cary-Grove grad

    While the rest of us were busy getting our brackets busted over the past month, Cary-Grove graduate Ian May lived the madness of March as a student ma ...
    April 11, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • High school baseball: Richmond-Burton, McHenry, Dundee-Crown, Huntley and Cary-Grove win

    Johnsburg scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie Richmond-Burton but Jake Rosing singled in the game winning run in the bottom of the inning ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Cary-Grove, Woodstock North win

    The Cary-Grove boys tennis team defeated McHenry 6-1 in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play in Cary.
    April 10, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central tops Cary-Grove

    CARY – Stacie Wolfgram looked up, saw 11 seconds and counting on the running clock and knew she needed to go.
    April 10, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • High school softball: Cary-Grove tops Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – With a fierce wind blowing straight out, defense figured to be a key deciding factor in Friday’s softball game between Cary-Grove and Hamp ...
    April 11, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Huntley's Handchetz athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekAlex HandchetzHuntley, FreshmanHandchetz won the 100 meters (12.86) and the 200 ( ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • Boys track and field notes: McHenry's Jesse Reiser in California

    McHenry’s Jesse Reiser flew to California on Thursday for Saturday’s Arcadia Invitational, a prestigious high school meet that attracts some of the na ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • Boys track and field: Cary-Grove's Ricky Hurley athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekRicky HurleyCary-Grove, SeniorHurley unleashed a big discus throw in Monday’s tri ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • Prep Zone: MCC's Zach Marszal heading to North Carolina Central

    McHenry County College sophomore Zach Marszal did not know a lot about North Carolina Central a month ago.
    April 9, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Prep baseball: Cary-Grove's Tyler Pennington a hit on baseball field, too

    CARY – The product, in this case a catcher who hits left-handed with power and can run, would be an easy sell with NCAA Division I baseball coaches.
    April 9, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • High school softball: Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central and Crystal Lake South win

    The Woodstock North softball team scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come back and defeat Rockford East 14-10 in nonconference pla ...
    April 8, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South's Mraz player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekTaylor MrazCrystal Lake South, sr., MFMraz finished the week with five goals and ...
    April 8, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley's Hecht up to 10 goals, Crystal Lake South playing well

    Huntley senior forward Deanna Hecht scored four more goals from last week's number to push her total for goals on the season to 10. The Red Raiders ha ...
    April 8, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • High school boys track roundup: Cary-Grove wins triangular

    Cary-Grove's Ricky Hurley threw 179-9 to win the discus and help the Trojans to first in their quadrangular meet Tuesday at Al Bohrer Field with 122 p ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs, Cary-Grove win

    Blake Everett, Brandon Ferencz, Shriyans Lenkala and Evan Schwarz all scored three goals for Jacobs in a Fox Valley Conference, 15-4, win against Prai ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove tops Woodstock

    CARY – Cary-Grove played as if hits might come at a premium against Woodstock.The Trojans hit-and-ra ...
    April 7, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Cary-Grove, Woodstock and Huntley win

    The Cary-Grove boys tennis team swept Johnsburg 7-0 in nonconference play in Cary Monday afternoon.K ...
    April 6, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Cary-Grove wins triangular

    The Cary-Grove girls track and field team won the FVC triangular meet over Huntley and Woodstock North in Woodstock.
    April 6, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Preview capsules

    Cary-GroveCoach: Brendan Gorman (second season, eighth overall)Key returnees: Dylan Cost, Ian Housto ...
    April 5, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Five players to watch

    Dylan Cost, Cary-Grove, jr., goalieNow in his third season with the varsity team, Cost is the base o ...
    April 5, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove looking for more than conference title

    Cary-Grove lacrosse coach Brendan Gorman remembers before the 2014 season asking his players how many of them honestly believed they could accomplish ...
    April 5, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • College softball: Cary-Grove grad Polites excels at Illinois-Chicago

    Eleni Polites felt lost in the spring of 2012.The 2011 Cary-Grove graduate was receiving limited pla ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • High school girls track insider: Cary-Grove's Morgan Schulz Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the Week Morgan Schulz Cary-Grove, sr. Schulz was a late entry into the Class 3A 800 mete ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • High school boys track insider: Johnsburg's Sam Blankenship Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the Week Sam Blankenship Johnsburg, jr. Blankenship won the Class 2A 400 meters and ran a ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton and Crystal Lake South win

    Delaney Pruitt scored two goals and had four assists to lead the Johnsburg girls soccer team to an 8-0 win over North Boone in Big Northern Conference ...
    April 2, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove prevail

    Nick Nelson won in three sets, 6-2, 5-7, 7-6, at No.1 singles to lead the Dundee-Crown boys tennis team to a 5-2 victory over Crystal Lake Central in ...
    April 2, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Cary-Grove and Marengo win

    Brianne Prank hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Cary-Grove softball team to a 3-2 win over Palatine at Cary.
    April 2, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove falls to Prospect

    CARY – Cary-Grove baseball coach Don Sutherland stood in the left field grass and talked to his Trojans players at length about the many missed opport ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • High school wrestling: Ludwig resigns at Cary-Grove

    Ryan Ludwig cherished the four years he led the Cary-Grove wresting program and knows he will be missing plenty, but he’s stepping away as Trojans hea ...
    April 2, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Gymnastics: Cary-Grove's Underwood wins Junior Olympic state title

    Cary-Grove senior Rachael Underwood completed a rare double over the weekend in DeKalb when she won the Level 10 all-around title at the U.S. Junior O ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo tops Elk Grove

    Veronica Ruelius went 3 for 3 with a home run, two runs scored, two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Marengo softball team to the 9-4 win over Elk Gro ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove beats Hampshire

    CARY – As near no-hitters go, Larkin Hanselmann’s lacked artistic appeal. The Cary-Grove left-hander ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove, Huntley and McHenry win

    Nick Thome at No. 1 led a Crystal Lake South singles sweep against Woodstock without giving up a game in three matches in a, 6-1, Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central blanks Marian Central

    Kyra Savage scored two goals for Crystal Lake Central in a 5-0 nonconference win at home against Marian Central on Tuesday. 
    March 31, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: 11 local teams win

    Kyle Alt hit a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the seventh for Marengo to defeat Harvard, 3-2, on Tuesday in baseball at Marengo.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school softball: Cary-Grove falls to Conant

    CARY – Back-to-back singles from Cary-Grove’s Brianne Prank and Grace Pilz with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Trojans their fir ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove falls 2-1 to Fremd

    PALATINE – Fremd closer Ian Bohn had thrown Cary-Grove nothing but hard stuff since coming on to protect a 2-1 lead in the top of the seventh.
    March 30, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Five athletes to watch in 2015

    Connor BoosHuntley, sr,Boos qualified for last year's state meet in four Class 3A events (100, 200, ...
    March 29, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Prep Girls Track and Field: Anxiety runs high for Cary-Grove’s Morgan Schulz, Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen

    BLOOMINGTON – Cary-Grove’s Morgan Schulz and Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen both experienced some anxious moments regarding the Illinois Prep Top Time ...
    March 28, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • High school girls track: Five athletes to watch

    Nikki FreemanCary-Grove, jr.Freeman had the area’s best throws in the shot put (38-8 1/2) and discus ...
    March 28, 2015 - 5:36 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Fremd behind 6 homers

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team had six players hit home runs as they defeated Fremd, 13-4, in nonconference play Thursday in Palatine.
    March 26, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South wins twice downstate

    The Crystal Lake South baseball team defeated Zion-Benton, 6-3, Wednesday at Rent One Ball Park in downstate Marion, scoring two runs in the top of th ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs beats Cary-Grove, Wauconda downstate

    The Jacobs baseball team scored four runs in the fifth inning to take the lead Tuesday night and held on to defeat Cary-Grove, 5-4, at Rent One Ball P ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • High school baseball: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Dan Badgley (seventh season).Last year’ ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs edges Gurnee Warren in Marion

    Ryan Sargent pitched six shutout innings of two-hit ball to lead the Jacobs baseball team to a 1-0 victory against Gurnee Warren in nonconference play ...
    March 23, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo again has high expectations

    Marengo softball coach Dwain Nance isn’t concerned with last season or the year before.In a season i ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove's Gregoire 3rd in 3-Point Showdown

    Cary-Grove senior Jason Gregoire finished third in the Class 4A 3-Point Showdown Friday at Peoria’s Carver Arena.
    March 20, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Cary-Grove shut out in season opener

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Cary-Grove girls soccer coach Ray Krystal called Friday's season opener against Hersey, "what you've come to expect out of a first ...
    March 20, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • College baseball: McHenry County College drops Kankakee Community College

    Tavin Howard had a double, a home run and three RBIs on Thursday to lead the McHenry County College baseball team to a 12-6 win over Kankakee Communit ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Johnsburg dumps Rockford Lutheran

    Carly Wilson went 4 for 4 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBIs to lead the Johnsburg softball team to a 12-4 victory over Rockford Lutheran ...
    March 18, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • IHSA proposal would alter postseason seeding

    Cary-Grove girls volleyball coach Patty Langanis remembers watching regional play-in games that felt like sectional championships.
    March 18, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Junior college baseball: McHenry County College defeats Joliet Junior College

    The McHenry County College baseball team defeated Joliet Junior College, 6-3, Wednesday at Joliet. M ...
    March 18, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove holds off Palatine in opener

    CARY – The calendar still reads March, but Cary-Grove's baseball team came out Wednesday looking as if it had been playing games for months.
    March 18, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • 2015 Northwest Herald Boys Basketball All-Area team

    First teamJason Gregoire, Cary-Grove, sr., G, 6-4Gregoire averaged 15.6 points a game and became the ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • MCC baseball team sweeps Milwaukee Area Technical College again

    McHenry County College swept a baseball doubleheader on Sunday defeating Milwaukee Area Technical College, 11-1, in five innings and, 9-2, in Mauston, ...
    March 15, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • High school boys hockey: Loyola Maroon rallies, eliminates Cary-Grove

    BENSENVILLE – For the first 15 minutes Saturday, No. 7 seed Cary-Grove took the game to No. 2 Loyola Maroon, getting behind the defense with speed and ...
    March 14, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Eric BellWoodstockSeniorFootball, baseball1. Who is your biggest sports idol?Derrick Rose.2. What mo ...
    March 14, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • 2015 Northwest Herald Girls Basketball All-Area Team

    FIRST TEAMAli AndrewsHuntley, jr., FAndrews, the two-time defending Northwest Herald Girls Basketbal ...
    March 14, 2015 - 5:21 pm
  • High school boys hockey: Cary-Grove tops Leyden to advance

    WEST DUNDEE – Cary-Grove pounded away at Leyden goalie Mike Pasterz on Friday night, knowing one of its shots would eventually find the back of the ne ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hersey knocks off Cary-Grove

    CARY – It seemed every time Cary-Grove made a run against Hersey Wednesday night, Joe Coffaro would be there to silence the home crowd with another de ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Alden-Hebron's Jacob Heaver Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekJacob HeaverAlden-Hebron, sr., FHeaver celebrated his 18th birthday Monday by sco ...
    March 1, 2015 - 6:26 pm
  • High school basketball: Shot clock's time yet to arrive in Illinois

    Brandon Creason laughs about it now.In 2006, Creason, the Richmond-Burton boys basketball coach, hea ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • Prep Zone: Marengo cross country's Kitty Allen All-State Academic honorable mention

    Marengo senior Kitty Allen separated herself as a runner by taking fourth place in the IHSA Class 2A Girls Cross Country State Meet last fall.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grad Bittenbender shows surprising power at UW-Parkside

    When he played baseball at Crystal Lake South, hitting home runs was not Troy Bittenbender’s forte.“ ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove tops Grayslake Central

    CARY GROVE – Back and forth. Back and forth: only two points separated Cary-Grove and Grayslake Central at the start of the fourth quarter of their Fo ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry's Braun qualifies for two consolation finals at state

    WINNETKA – Swimmers do everything they can, from tapering workouts to shaving heads and legs, to make sure their bodies are ready to perform in the mo ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • High School Boys Swimming: Seven local swimmers head to state

    The boys swimming state finals begin Friday at New Trier, and McHenry coach Craig Fowles says the season's culminating event is unlike anything the co ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove's Katie Barker Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekKatie BarkerCary-Grove, sr., GThe 5-foot-10 senior returned to action from a knee ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Styf: Focus, determination separated area's four state wrestling champs

    Take a look at Eric Barone's face from his video interview after Saturday's state title. Now try to ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • High school gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins state title

    PALATINE – Prairie Ridge already wrapped up most of what it wanted on the first day of the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • High school wrestling: 4 D-155 wrestlers win state titles

    CHAMPAIGN - It was a wrestling party for District 155 and the Fox Valley Conference at the state finals on Saturday with four state titles. 
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • High school wrestling: 5 win place matches at state

    CHAMPAIGN - Wrestling in a third- or fifth-place match at the state finals is a significant accomplishment but it is always tinged with regret at not ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz: Cary-Grove's Michael Cullen, Richmond-Burton's Reggie Banks, Huntley's Kayla Barreto

    Each week, Northwest Herald sports reporter Joe Stevenson asks three area athletes a set of five questions. Here are their answers:
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • High school gymnastics: Underwood wins all-around, Prairie Ridge co-op in position to win state title

    PALATINE – Rachael Underwood wore a cool, confident look of someone with everything under control.Th ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • High school wrestling: Five headed to state final matches

    CHAMPAIGN - For five local wrestlers, the dream of winning a state title is still alive.For Crystal ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South tops Cary-Grove

    CARY— All eyes were on Jason Gregoire before Friday’s game when the announcers’ voice rumbled through the gym at Cary-Grove High School, honoring the ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South beats Cary-Grove for regional title

    FOX LAKE – Being the next team to have its plaque displayed on the Crystal Lake South High School Wall of Fame was a goal of the Gators from the very ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • High school wrestling: Day 2 live updates

    Local results Class 1A Championship  Semifinals 106: Joey Rivera (Coal City) p. Josh Fiegel (Harvard ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Baker throws weight around at North Central College

    Amid winter’s chill, Lina Baker can’t wait for spring.Baker, a Prairie Ridge grad, is a track and fi ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • High school wrestling: 22 win 1st round matches

    Local wrestlers fared well Thursday on the first day of the wrestling state finals at the State Farm Center in Champaign, with 22 of 36 advancing to t ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • High school gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op a state favorite

    Rachael Underwood and her Prairie Ridge gymnastics teammates have been close before.This time they w ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove tops Prairie Ridge to reach regional final

    FOX LAKE – In the second semifinal, the third-seeded Trojans held the No. 2 Wolves to nine points in the second half to pick up a 46-33 win and advanc ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • High school wrestling: 35 from area, 13 first-timers, head to state

    Thirteen local wrestlers will be making their first appearance at the state finals beginning Thursday at the State Farm Center on the University of Il ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • High school boys basketball: Gregoire becomes Cary-Grove's all-time leading scorer

    ALGONQUIN — Jason Gregoire etched his name into the Cary-Grove record books late in fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s FVC Valley Division showdown at ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs beats Cary-Grove to take FVC Valley outright

    ALGONQUIN — In front of its home crowd on Tuesday night, the Jacobs boys basketball team faced one last hurdle in conference play. 
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Grant edges McHenry in Grant Regional; Cary-Grove romps

    FOX LAKE – McHenry's girls basketball team trailed by 18 points halfway through the second quarter, missing 15 of its first 17 shots from the field, a ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball Insider: Prairie Ridge's Otto Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekPayton OttoPrairie Ridge, jr., GOtto scored 29 points in two games as the Wolves ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 6:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Jandron hits 1,000, but Woodstock North falls to Hampshire

    Woodstock North's Josh Jandron scored 28 points to surpass 1,000 career points and become the first boys basketball player in school history to reach ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley, McHenry lead way with 4 state qualifiers at Barrington Sectional

    BARRINGTON – Huntley and McHenry both qualified four wrestlers out of the Class 3A Barrington Sectional to compete at the state finals beginning Thurs ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins FVC meet

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry’s Trey Schopen had the time to qualify for the state meet in the 100 butterfly last season, but a disqualification for rocking kep ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Live updates from sectional wrestling

    We'll have live updates from around the area in sectional wrestling on Saturday. You can watch the C ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • High school gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins Lake Park Sectional

    ROSELLE – Prairie Ridge’s injury situation became so dire at Thursday’s Lake Park Girls Gymnastics Sectional that even coach Lee Battaglia was walking ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Huntley, Prairie Ridge and Cary-Grove win

    Jack Bessey had 20 points and 12 rebounds to help lead the Huntley boys basketball team to a 73-69 win in double overtime against Elgin at Elgin.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire shares FVC Fox title, playoff brackets for 3A/4A

    Hampshire earned a share of the FVC Fox championship by beating Prairie Ridge on Friday, although the Whips lost to Woodstock in their final division ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove embraces spoiler role

    CARY – Cary-Grove looked to play the role of spoiler Saturday afternoon against Crystal Lake South. ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats North Boone

    The Marengo boys basketball team made 15 3-pointers in its 81-47 win over North Boone in BNC East Division play at Marengo.
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • High school wrestling: McHenry wrestlers start with pins, Cary-Grove's Gomez finishes with 2OT win at Grant

    FOX LAKE — Saturday’s Class 3A championship bouts at Grant Community High School started with two of the fastest matches of the day and ended with wha ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 7:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South tops Cary-Grove

    CARY – With a showdown against Huntley looming on its schedule, the Crystal Lake South girls basketball team could not afford to overlook Cary-Grove S ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 6:24 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz: Johnsburg's Luke Lobermeier, Cary-Grove's Maddie Solka and Woodstock North's Rhetta Bates

    Luke Lobermeier Johnsburg Senior Basketball 1. Who is your athletic hero? Kobe Bryant. 2. What would ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • High school football: Area trio set to try walk-on role at NIU

    Neither Cary-Grove’s Scotty Topole nor Hampshire’s Mason Fleury signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, but eventually they hope to be NCAA D ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op tops McHenry

    McHENRY – The matchup between the area’s two best boys swimming teams was won by the depth of Cary-Grove.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • High school football: Commitments continue

    Crystal Lake Central running back Ryan Williams, who rushed for 1,456 yards and 22 touchdowns, will play at D-III Wisconsin Stevens-Point next year. W ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 5:45 pm
  • High school football: 3 walk on at NIU

    Three area players chose to walk on and become part of Northern Illinois' 2015 recruiting class.Cary ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • High school football and soccer: Four Cary-Grove athletes sign

    CARY— Four Cary-Grove athletes celebrated their commitments to play college sports during a signing day ceremony at Cary-Grove High School Wednesday.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 6:48 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove's Ruhland excited about Notre Dame

    CARY— Cary-Grove offensive lineman Trevor Ruhland is already picturing his first game at Notre Dame.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • High school wrestling: Previewing the regional tournaments

    Regional tournaments on Saturday start the state series with sectionals and the state finals the following two weekends.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove avenges loss to Dundee-Crown

    CARY – There were flashes.Midway through the third quarter, Dundee-Crown guard Kiwaun Seals caught a ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball Insider: Richmond-Burton's Sam Kaufman Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekSam KaufmanRichmond-Burton, sr., FKaufman had two big games as the Rockets took o ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake Central High School grad Nelle Youel makes Northern Illinois University tennis history

    As an 8-year-old, Nelle Youel wanted to be like her big brothers, Ben and Gabe.As an 8-year-old, Nelle Youel wanted to be like her big brothers, Ben a ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove's Gregoire reaches 1,000 points in win over Huntley

    HUNTLEY – Jason Gregoire took his time to autograph two pieces of yellow loose-leaf paper for a pair of young fans after Cary-Grove’s Fox Valley Confe ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Crystal Lake Central wins, Huntley runner-up and Hampshire advances at DeKalb Sectional

    DEKALB — The cheerleaders sat in silence, huddled in circles across the blue mat that was placed across the hardwood floor of DeKalb High’s Chuck Dayt ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • High school wrestling: Live FVC wrestling finals highlights/interviews

    Live highlights from the finals at the FVC wrestling meet. Jacobs won the school's first team title ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • High school cheerleading: DeKalb Sectional live with highlights

    The DeKalb Sectional cheerleading competition took place on Saturday at DeKalb High School. You can watch the competition live here.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • High school competitive dance: Crystal Lake Central advances to final

    The Crystal Lake Central competitive dance team advanced to the second day of the IHSA Competitve Dance State Finals by finishing in sixth place in Cl ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove beats McHenry

    CARY – It wasn’t pretty but Cary-Grove will take it. In a game where both teams struggled shooting the ball, it was the Trojans who came out on top as ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Prep Zone: Clark commits to Lewis, Phillips to St. Joseph's and Hobson to North Central

    Kianna Clark enjoys keeping busy, no matter what time of year it happens to be.In the summer and fal ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • High school wrestling: Seeds for Fox Valley Conference tourament

    WRESTLINGFVC TournamentSeeds106: 1. Ian Mullen, 29-3 (McHenry); 2. Zach Spencer, 30-7 (Huntley); 3. ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove beats McHenry

    McHENRY – Cary-Grove needed someone to look to for inside shots and rebounds in the absence of big man Trevor Ruhland.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Jacobs holds off Cary-Grove

    CARY – The Jacobs girls basketball team had already withstood one furious Cary-Grove rally earlier Wednesday night.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school competitive dance: Defined as a sport, but some still don't believe

    The smile spread wide across Amber Zielke's face Saturday in the unique way it does in the delicate moments after a competition, when an individual is ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • High school wrestling: FVC tournament should be competitive

    The Fox Valley Conference Championship begins on Friday and starts the postseason tournaments. Regionals, sectionals and the state finals follow on su ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Congratulations Danny Denz, March Athlete of the Month!