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  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs win FVC duals

    WRESTLINGCrystal Lake Central 50, Cary-Grove 21: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers (2-0, 2-0 Fox Valley Co ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove defeats Dundee-Crown

    CARY – The Cary-Grove girls basketball team hasn't finished any higher than third place in the Fox Valley Conference since the start of 2013. In the f ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad John Flood of UW-Whitewater semifinalist for D-III football's Gagliardi Trophy

    On Saturdays in the fall, John Flood’s goal is to help the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team chase another national championship.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry beats Cary-Grove; Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire

    The McHenry wrestling team beat Cary-Grove, 39-27, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet Thursday night at McHenry. McHenry’s Tyler Lowery (138 pounds) ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Woodstock's Tafoya the Player of the Week, power rankings and notes

    Northwest Herald Player of the Week Camryn Tafoya, Woodstock, jr., GTafoya, a 5-foot-3 guard, tied t ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • Football: All-Fox Valley Conference team announced

    Here is the All-Fox Valley Conference football team, which was released Wednesday.All-Fox Valley Con ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:31 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 football notes: Prairie Ridge loaded with talented juniors; Johnsburg, Cary-Grove players rise on record lists

    Prairie Ridge fullback Manny Ebirim looked up and down the table at his five teammates, four of whom are juniors, and smiled.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Marian Central goes 4-0 at Carmel Team Duals

    Marian Central's wrestling team started the season with four wins Friday for first-year coach David Silva at the Carmel Team Duals in Mundelein.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball

    Athlete of the Week Vannessa GarreltsMarian Central, jr., GThe 5-foot-5 junior led the Hurricanes to ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • 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 girls basketball: Marengo, McHenry, Johnsburg, Marian Central win

    Marissa Knobloch hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points to lead the Marengo girls basketball team in a 36-31 win over Woodstock on Tuesday a ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marian Central, Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Marengo, Crystal Lake South win tournament games

    Marian Central's Sam Ohlrich scored 31 points and Jack Moscinski added 19 as the Hurricanes boys basketball team beat Antioch, 62-50, Tuesday at Woods ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:58 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 wrestling preview: Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen tries to re-create state-title success

    Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr planted the seed of this year’s motivation early for Tigers senior Lenny Petersen.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North, Alden-Hebron, Hampshire, Huntley win tournament games

    Maddie Busch scored 18 points Saturday to lead the Woodstock North girls basketball team to a 42-34 win against Rockford Jefferson in the fifth-place ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • On Campus: Marian Central grads Kaufmann, Giustino earn volleyball playing time at Murray St.

    Describing Murray State University’s volleyball practices can be a challenge for Racers players.Coac ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 7:17 pm
  • College women's volleyball: McHenry County College drops opener at nationals

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team dropped its first-round match at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament on Thursday, losing to N ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 9:56 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
  • College women's soccer: Cary-Grove grad Cory Levels played key role for SIUE in upset of Notre Dame

    Penalty kicks can be a high-intensity moment for any soccer player.Try taking a penalty kick … in an ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 5:52 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove rallies past Prairie Ridge in FVC

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge held down Cary-Grove junior Katie Sowa in the first half of Tuesday's Fox Valley Conference girls basketball opener for t ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • PHOTOS: Cary-Grove at Prairie Ridge girls basketball

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    Nov. 16, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • High school girls basketball: 5 to watch

    Liz AlsotMcHenry, jr., FAlsot (6-foot) almost averaged a double-double as a sophomore, with 12.3 poi ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 5:33 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 swimming roundup: McHenry and Marian Central swimmers heading to state

    Five McHenry swimmers (three individuals and two relays) and one from Marian Central qualified for state at the Lake Forest Sectional on Saturday.
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove ousted by DeKalb in Class 6A quarterfinal

    DeKALB – Cary-Grove’s fast start – a 79-yard scoring drive followed by a three-and-out – pointed toward another crisp, dominant performance from a tea ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 7:54 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry's Hannah Lange ready for last shot at state

    Last year's state swimming meet was a bittersweet bit of role reversal for McHenry's Hannah Lange.Tw ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school football: Fox Valley Conference has 4 teams in quarterfinals for first time

    The Fox Valley Conference’s football résumé has grown more impressive in recent years, thanks in large part to the success of Cary-Grove and Prairie R ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 6:14 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grad Carly Nolan part of strong Cincinnati volleyball sophomore class

    The University of Cincinnati’s sophomore women's volleyball class gained plenty of experience last season.
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 5:12 pm
  • High school sports insider: Hampshire cross country runner Jake Oury Athlete of the Week; girls swimming updates

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJake OuryHampshire, sr.Oury ran 14:49 to take ninth in the Class 2A boys race at ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school football: Quarterfinal playoff preview capsules

    Class 8A No. 1 Loyola (11-0) at No. 24 Huntley (8-3) When: 1 p.m. Saturday (webcast at McHenryCoun ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South's Wolski to sign with University of Missouri-St. Louis

    Crystal Lake South senior Nick Wolski took the college baseball recruitment process into his own hands.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove QB Collins a big-play threat

    CARY – Bob and Julie Collins’ food bill grew substantially through October, not that anyone was complaining about it.
    Nov. 7, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • High school football notes: First time six local teams have made quarterfinals; more on Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Johnsburg

    Cary-Grove, Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge held high seeds and were considered favorites in their second-round football playoff games this weekend.
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school football playoffs: Cary-Grove rolls past Grayslake North in Class 6A 2nd round

    CARY – Each week the Cary-Grove offense seems to have someone new as the focus of its option attack. In the first-round win against Wheeling, it was q ...
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • High school football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald football player of the week. Voting runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday. 
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 1:38 am
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry wins Fox Valley Conference Championship meet

    WOODSTOCK – By the end of the Fox Valley Conference Championship girls swimming meet, McHenry senior Hannah Lange's voice was starting to go hoarse, b ...
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove, Huntley grads helps North Dakota climb FCS rankings

    Starting the season 0-2 sparked plenty of emotions in the University of North Dakota football team.P ...
    Nov. 4, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • High school football: Second-round playoff preview capsules

    Class 8A No. 25 Fremd (7-3) at No. 24 Huntley (7-3) When: 1 p.m. Saturday About the Vikings: Frem ...
    Nov. 4, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Prep sports insider: Dundee-Crown's Anthony Hurgoi is the Athlete of the Week, plus cross country and girls swimming notes

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAnthony HurgoiDundee-Crown, jr.Hurgoi ran the best race of his life at the Class ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • Inside high school girls volleyball: Prairie Ridge's Emily Baudin is Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekEmily BaudinPrairie Ridge, jr., OHBaudin led the Wolves' attack in both of their ...
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • High School Football Notes: Huntley's upset win gets it one more home game

    Huntley won a first-round game in the 2015 Class 8A playoffs, but might have earned even more respect for what it did Friday night.
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Bobby Collins, Cary-Grove, QB Collins has taken over as the Trojans’ rushing leader and had another ...
    Oct. 30, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • High school cross country: Hurgoi, Becker, Bruzzini, Waz qualify for state meet

    WAUKEGAN – Anthony Hurgoi displayed impeccable timing.The Dundee-Crown junior ran the race of his li ...
    Oct. 29, 2016 - 5:37 pm
  • High school football playoffs: Cary-Grove too much for Wheeling in Class 6A first round

    CARY – To have any chance against a traditional powerhouse like No. 3 seed Cary-Grove, No. 14 seed Wheeling probably would have needed to play its bes ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake Central co-op tops Huntley

    The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls swimming team defeated Huntley on Friday, 106-64, at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake.
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Live: Updates from high school football playoffs

    Live updates from Friday's opening round of the high school football playoffs. ...
    Oct. 29, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • High school football: First-round playoff preview capsules

    Class 4ANo. 15 Marengo (5-4) at No. 2 Johnsburg (9-0)When: 6 p.m. SaturdayAbout the Indians: Marengo ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Cary-Grove falls in 3 sets to DeKalb in 4A Larkin Regional final

    ELGIN – No. 4 seed Cary-Grove did everything it could to try to win its third consecutive regional title by giving No. 5 DeKalb all it could handle Th ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • High school football: Q&A with Cary-Grove's Zack Underwood, player of the week

    Zack UnderwoodHeight: 5-foot-10Weight: 170 poundsThe senior safety snagged three interceptions in Ca ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Prep sports insider: Marian Central's Caroline and Cate Yuk are Athletes of the Week, plus cross country and tennis postseason notes

    Athletes of the WeekCaroline Yuk and Cate Yuk, Marian Central, sr., girls tennisThe sisters marked t ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Cary-Grove beats Larkin in Larkin Regional semifinal

    ELGIN – Cary-Grove senior middle blocker Rebecca Elrod has been playing volleyball only since her sophomore year. However, Tuesday night against Larki ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 9:25 pm
  • College women's volleyball: McHenry County College defeats Madison College

    McHenry County College's women's volleyball team capped its regular season Monday with a four-set win against Madison College, the No. 2-ranked team i ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • High school girls volleyball insider: Huntley's Taylor Jakubowski Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Taylor JakubowskiHuntley, fr., SThe freshman setter helped lead the Red Raiders ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • High school football playoffs: Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge on target to meet in Class 6A semifinals

    The area’s top two football teams started the season playing one another, with Prairie Ridge beating Cary-Grove, 26-14.
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees. Voting ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday. C ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school football: 2016 IHSA playoff pairings

    *Any times listed are tentativeClass 8A32. O’Fallon (5-4) at 1. Loyola Academy (9-0)17. Curie (8-1) ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley, Richmond-Burton win regional titles

    Huntley's girls cross country team won the IHSA Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday with a team score of 41, beating out nine other teams. ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central win regionals

    Huntley's boys cross country team won the Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday behind sophomore Jeremy Roe’s first-place finish. 
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove shuts out Crystal Lake Central behind big plays

    CARY – Cary-Grove fullback Tyler Pennington dove into a center pile, selling out and drawing in Crystal Lake Central's defenders with him. Wingback Ry ...
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Lauren Otto, Dundee-Crown grad Payton DeLuga help UW-Whitewater women's soccer

    Payton DeLuga and Lauren Otto have been roommates for two years at Wisconsin-Whitewater.“We’re reall ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 8:04 pm
  • 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 girls volleyball roundup: Huntley tops Prairie Ridge, wins first Fox Valley Conference title

    Huntley captured its first Fox Valley Conference girls volleyball championship in school history Thursday with a 25-20, 25-19 sweep against Prairie Ri ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:42 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
  • Prep sports insider: Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy is Athlete of the Week, plus notes and state tennis pairings

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCole BarkocyCrystal Lake Central, sr., cross countryBarkocy had an opportunity to ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 5:54 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs advances to regional final with win over Cary-Grove

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs' Noah Melick couldn’t see the ball. Teammate Noah Perrone crossed a ball from the right side of the box, and Melick was sandwich ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • 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: PR, C-G, Johnsburg hold spots high in state polls

    Class 8ASchool W-L Pts. Prev.1. Loyola (9) 8-0 90 12. Brother Rice 8-0 81 23. Homewood-Flossmoor 8-0 ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Johnsburg' Logan Andersen is athlete of the week; power rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKLogan AndersenJohnsburg, sr. MAnderson scored a pair of crucial game-winning goal ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • High School Girls Volleyball Insider: Prairie Ridge's Jayden Otto Athlete of the Week; conference races; more

    Athlete of the WeekJayden OttoPrairie Ridge, so., SOtto did a little bit of everything for the Wolve ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school football notes: Collins keeps Cary-Grove offense rolling

    For a quarterback, Bobby Collins doesn’t throw the ball much. But in Cary-Grove’s triple-option offense, he doesn’t need to. 
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school girls golf: C-G's Lyne takes 3rd in Class 2A state tourney

    Crystal Lake Central coach Kyle McCaughn marveled at the way Cary-Grove freshman Molly Lyne navigated Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur in the firs ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys golf: Farnam runner-up in Class 3A state tourney; Beaugureau ties for 3rd

    After shooting a 2-over-par 74 in the first round of the Class 3A boys golf state tournament Friday at The Den at Fox Creek in Bloomington, Prairie Ri ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • High school football: Cary-Grove scores 30 in 1st quarter, routs South Elgin

    CARY – South Elgin picked up a first down on its second play from scrimmage, but the Storm didn’t pick up another one for more than a quarter. 
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • 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
  • High school boys soccer: Woodstock North, Cary-Grove advance at regionals

    The Woodstock North and Cary-Grove boys soccer teams won and advanced in their regional openers on Friday.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op tops Cary-Grove

    The Crystal Lake High School co-op girls swimming team beat Cary-Grove 107-63 on Friday at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 7:38 pm
  • High school boys golf: Cary-Grove's Zach Beaugureau tied for 4th at Class 3A state

    Cary-Grove senior Zach Beaugureau shot an even-par 72 in the first round of the Class 3A boys golf state tournament and is in contention for the indiv ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:57 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op's Molly Lyne tied for first at 2A state

    Crystal Lake Central co-op’s Molly Lyne fired a 1-under-par 71 at Hickory Point in Decatur in the first round of the Class 2A state girls golf tournam ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:25 pm
  • College women's volleyball: Harper College outlasts McHenry County College

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team lost in five sets to to Harper College, 13-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-15, 15-6, in nonconference play Thu ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 8:57 pm
  • 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
  • Prep sports insider: Molly Lyne of Crystal Lake co-op girls golf is Athlete of the Week; notes; postseason events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMolly LyneCrystal Lake Central co-op (Cary-Grove), fr., girls golfLyne has seemed ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Cary-Grove's Allison Drage no ordinary freshman

    Finding their favorite Allison Drage moment from her high school cross country career is difficult for her Cary-Grove coaches and teammates … and Drag ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Woodstock's Will Maidment is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, more

    Athlete of the week Will Maidment Woodstock, sr. F The senior scored four goals in two games, inc ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Huntley, Cary-Grove, Hampshire, Woodstock, Harvard win; Richmond-Burton ties

    Junior defender Adam Kaster scored in the 34th minute Tuesday to lead Huntley to a 1-0 Fox Valley Conference boys soccer victory over Prairie Ridge in ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • 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
  • College women's volleyball: McHenry County College clinches conference title

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team defeated Moraine Valley, 25-12, 22-25, 25-16, 26-24, on Tuesday in Palos Hills to capture the Illin ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • High school football: Week 8 AP Illinois statewide poll

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 4:06 pm
  • Beaugureau, Farnam, Karney and Tuszynski advance to state meet

    ROCKFORD – Cary-Grove senior Zach Beaugureau lined up his 1-foot putt for par on the 18th green at Atwood Homestead on Monday, paused for a second, st ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 1:20 am
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central Co-op's Molly Lyne, Jacobs' Stephanie Fiorentino advance to state

    BUFFALO GROVE – Crystal Lake Central Co-op golfer Molly Lyne used momentum from back-to-back eagles on Nos. 9 and 10 to propel her into a tie for seco ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 7:49 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekMcKayla WuenschMarian Central, sr., SWuensch helped lead the Hurricanes to a 6-0 ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 5:18 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 girls tennis: Prairie Ridge's Annie Timm wins FVC Tournament No. 1 singles title; Jacobs, PR tie for team title

    HAMPSHIRE – Prairie Ridge senior Annie Timm tried to hold back the tears as she walked off the court Saturday at Hampshire, but as she hugged friends ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:18 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: Cary-Grove rolls past Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South entered its game Friday against Cary-Grove having won two straight, but the Gators knew that to pull off the upset a ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:01 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 boys soccer: Cary-Grove edges Hampshire

    Patrick Kingdon scored a second-half goal off an assist from Ricky Ayala on Friday to give Cary-Grove a 1-0 Fox Valley Conference boys soccer victory ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • On Campus: UW-Whitewater vs. UW-Oshkosh football clash features 13 local players, 2 top-5 teams

    About four hours before a home game at Wisconsin-Whitewater, John Flood walks from the team’s pregame meal to the football locker room at Perkins Stad ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 7:33 pm
  • High school volleyball: Cary-Grove edges Huntley in 3

    CARY – Before playing a critical role on offense in the third set against Huntley, Cary-Grove's Maddy Katchen played part outside hitter, part fortune ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Girls swimming roundup: McHenry holds off Crystal Lake co-op

    McHenry's Payton Lange won two individual races and swam on two of the Warriors' three winning relays, helping them edge Crystal Lake co-op in a Fox V ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:04 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 golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op, led by Lyne, wins regional title

    HUNTLEY – Crystal Lake Central co-op’s Molly Lyne entered the clubhouse Wednesday at Pinecrest to big hugs, wide smiles and some light teasing from he ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • College men's soccer: McHenry County College falls to Waubonsie

    The McHenry County College men's soccer team lost, 2-0, to Waubonsie in an Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference game Tuesday in Crystal Lake. 
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:12 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
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge, Ethan Farnam take regional titles

    HUNTLEY – Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam shot an even-par 72 Tuesday at Pinecrest in Huntley to claim his second straight individual regional championsh ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:45 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: Illinois AP statewide poll, Week 7

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South defeats Cary-Grove; Jacobs tops Carmel

    Skylar Olsen, Hannah Rakofsky and Rachel Anklam picked up victories in their singles matches Monday for Crystal Lake South in a 6-1 Fox Valley Confere ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekAva Pauly, McHenry, sr., OHPauly helped lead the Warriors to third place at the S ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • Statewide podcast: How does Johnsburg stack up statewide and can a 4-win team make playoffs?

    If there's a Chicago Public Schools teacher strike still going on when the IHSA playoff brackets are announced, what happens?
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge 5th in Harland Invitational

    Prairie Ridge's Chloe Gale finished second Saturday at the Harland Invitational at Fox River Park in Burlington, Wisconsin, running the 3-mile course ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake Central wins Harland Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy, Weston Sterchi and Brandon Tomasello finished third through fifth Saturday, leading the Tigers to a team win in t ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove dominates Dundee-Crown

    Since its season-opening loss to Prairie Ridge, absolutely no one has had an answer on either side of the ball for Cary-Grove.
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 2:08 pm
  • 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
  • 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 boys golf: Prairie Ridge wins FVC tourney, season titles; Ethan Farnam 1st

    CARY – An unlikely challenger for the Fox Valley Conference Boys Golf Championship emerged Thursday at Foxford Hills, as Crystal Lake South held a one ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Harvard, Woodstock North, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Huntley win

    Alonzo Carrillo scored five goals, including the final four in the first half, Thursday to lead the Harvard boys soccer team to a 9-1 Kishwaukee River ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge win in FVC

    Jordan Proszenyak and Hannah Koenig each finished with five kills and seven blocks to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-18, 25-15 Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op wins 4th straight FVC title

    PRAIRIE GROVE – For the first time, five teams had an opportunity to capture the Fox Valley Conference championship heading into the FVC girls golf to ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school girls swimming roundup: Jacobs beats Cary-Grove

    The Jacobs girls swimming team beat Cary-Grove, 95-73, behind a trio of individual winners Wednesday in Algonquin.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • PHOTOS: Fox Valley Conference girls golf tournament

    The Fox Valley Conference girls golf meet was held at Prairie Isle on Wednesday. ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs, McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Woodstock win

    Goals by Noah Melick and Ryan Blanchard led Jacobs to a 2-1 win over Crystal Lake South in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer game Tuesday in Algonqu ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South tops Huntley; Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win

    Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen and Rachel Anklam won their singles matches Tuesday to help the Gators edge Huntley, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls golf: Mackenzie Hahn takes 1st, leads Richmond-Burton to KRC Tournament title; Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central co-op

    Richmond-Burton golfers Mackenzie Hahn and Lauryn Davis finished first and second, respectively, to lead the Rockets to a first-place finish at the Ki ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • Women's college volleyball: McHenry County College sweeps Prairie State

    Sommer Rhea had 12 kills, three aces and eight digs Tuesday to lead McHenry County College in an Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference victory over Pr ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:10 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: Illinois state poll, Week 6

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 3:02 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Cary-Grove tops Huntley; Harvard, Marengo win

    Cary-Grove's Colin Baily and Zach Beaugureau each shot 39s Monday to lead the Trojans to a 166-181 Fox Valley Conference boys golf victory over Huntle ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekAddie HalversonRichmond-Burton, sr., outside hitterHalverson came up big for the ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 6:13 pm
  • Podcast: Illinois high school football playoff breakdown podcast, Week 6

    Kankakee Daily Journal sports writer and IHSA football bracket expert Steve Soucie leads a podcast, hosted by Northwest Herald sports editor Jon Styf, ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • 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
  • College men's soccer: McHenry County College comes back to beat Kennedy King

    McHenry County College's men's soccer team rallied to defeat Kennedy King, 3-1, Saturday in ChicagoT ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Prairie Ridge wins Crystal Lake Central Invitational

    The Prairie Ridge girls tennis team won the Crystal Lake Central Invitational on Saturday in Crystal Lake.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini wins Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini finished first, and Huntley was third Saturday at the Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Girls Cross Country Invitational at S ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. You can vote until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 5:43 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: Cary-Grove tops Huntley

    CARY - Cary-Grove found the answer it was hoping for against Huntley.“The coaches kept saying we don ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • On Campus: Woodstock North grad Jacob Britton helps Dubuque offense thrive at tackle

    Playing football at Dubuque University was a culture shock for sophomore Jacob Britton of Wonder Lake.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • College women's volleyball: McHenry County College goes 2-0 to start Parkland College Invitational

    McHenry County College's women's volleyball team went 2-0 Friday, the first day of the two-day Parkland College Invitational in Champaign.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:09 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 boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown beats Cary-Grove in OT, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Hampshire, Harvard and Woodstock North win

    Dundee-Crown's Ivan Aviles scored in the second period of overtime to help the Chargers pull out a 2-1 Fox Valley Conference win at Cary-Grove on Thur ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock North, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Dundee-Crown and Woodstock win

    Woodstock North's Emily Haynes recorded a school record 35 digs to lead the Thunder (5-12, 2-3) in a Kishwaukee River Conference win, 23-25, 25-17, 25 ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Cary-Grove beats Woodstock co-op

    Five Cary-Grove swimmers won individual events and the Trojans swept the relays in a 107-39 dual victory against Woodstock co-op on Thursday at Woodst ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • 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
  • Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

    Adam Jayko, Johnsburg, Football
    McKayla Wuensch, Marian Central, Volleyball
    Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, Football