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  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove tops McHenry in eight

    CARY – Pitching figured to be the storyline in Tuesday’s baseball game between Cary-Grove and McHenry. The Warriors were throwing ace Bobby Miller, wh ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove tops Crystal Lake South

    Tommy Martin scored six goals and added one assist Tuesday for the Cary-Grove boys lacrosse team in a 18-6 Fox Valley Conference victory against Cryst ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo, Johnsburg, Jacobs, Hampshire and Alden-Hebron win

    Mariah Dionne pitched a six-inning shutout with 15 strikeouts Tuesday to lead the Marengo softball team to a 10-0 Big Northern Conference East Divisio ...
    May 3, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • Boys track and field roundup: Crystal Lake South wins Crystal Lake Central triangular

    Crystal Lake Central triangular: Skyler Pentico won the 110-meter hurdles (16.5 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (43.1) to lead Crystal Lake South in a tr ...
    May 3, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • High school boys tennis roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove and Huntley win

    McHenry's top singles player, Will Doepker, didn't lose a game on Monday, beating Johnsburg's Kevin Sompel, 6-0, 6-0, to lead the Warriors in a 6-1 no ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry comes back to beat Cary-Grove

    CARY – McHenry shortstop Alex Martens gave her team a jolt just three batters into Monday's Fox Valley Conference Valley Division softball game agains ...
    May 2, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the WeekMatt McCumberCary-Grove, jr., P-OFMcCumber threw the Trojans’ second perfect game ...
    May 2, 2016 - 7:08 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Cole Naumovski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCole NaumauvskiPrairie Ridge, jr., MNaumovski was one of two players to score fou ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry beats Huntley in FVC Valley matchup

    Matt Spooner went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs on Saturday to lead the McHenry baseball team to a 10-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division vi ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:14 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Cary-Grove second at Badger Invite

    Nikki Freeman won the shot put and discus on Friday at the Badger Invite to lead the Cary-Grove girls track and field team to a second-place finish in ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Boys track and field: Cary-Grove second at Badger Invite

    Ryan Magel placed first in the 100 meters and second in the 400 for the Cary-Grove boys track and field team at the Badger Invite on Friday, leading t ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Cary-Grove and Woodstock North win

    Michael Ptaszek, Curt Norton and Sam Sitarski all won their singles matches for the Cary-Grove boys tennis team on Friday in a 5-2 Fox Valley Conferen ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove's Matt McCumber throws perfect game to beat Dundee-Crown

    Junior Matt McCumber became the second Cary-Grove baseball pitcher to throw a perfect game this season, needing just 67 pitches on Friday in a 1-0 Fox ...
    April 29, 2016 - 8:02 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Marengo and Harvard win

    Ashley Turner went 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead a Richmond-Burton offense that smacked 14 hits in a 13-3 Big Northern C ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Cary-Grove comes from behind to beat Jacobs

    Jacobs led 1-0 at the end of the first quarter, but Cary-Grove came from behind to beat the Golden Eagles, 13-4, in a Fox Valley Conference game at Ca ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central and Richmond-Burton win conference games

    Tayah Owens scored twice and added an assist to lead Huntley to a 4-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Cary-Grove. 
    April 28, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove shuts down Dundee-Crown

    CARY – Dundee-Crown senior Danny Denz has spent most of the past two seasons leaving hitters bewildered and with little to show for their efforts.
    April 29, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school boys tennis: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    NORTHWEST HERALD PLAYER OF THE WEEK Kailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, Sr., No. 1 singles Tuesday feat ...
    May 2, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, McHenry, Jacobs, Marengo win

    SOFTBALLRichmond-Burton 12, Rockford Christian 1 (5 inn.): Sophie Schwegel and Rachael Hayden combin ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South edges Cary-Grove

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Tuesday started a huge week for the Crystal Lake South girls soccer team. The Gators started a stretch of three games in four days to f ...
    April 26, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South, Woodstock North, Dundee-Crown, Marian Central and Cary-Grove win

    A doubles win from Sach Rulf and Pratik Iyer helped lead Crystal Lake South beat Crystal Lake Central, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover match ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • High school baseball: Hampshire, Harvard and Alden-Hebron win, several games suspended

    Jake Manning pitched a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts on Monday to lead the Hampshire baseball team to a 2-0 Fox Valley Conference Fox Di ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Jacobs' Matt Bertone is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekMatt BertoneJacobs, sr., AttackBertone registered nine goals and two assists in t ...
    April 24, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Track and Field: Jacobs' Caleigh Walsh Athlete of the Week; power rankings

    Athlete of the Week Caliegh Walsh Jacobs, sr. Walsh scored 26 points for the Golden Eagles in the ...
    April 24, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • High school tennis roundup: Cary-Grove wins Mundelein Invitational

    Cary-Grove's boys tennis team swept all four of its duals Saturday, 5-0, to win the Mundelein Invitational, which was moved to Wheeling because of cou ...
    April 24, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs tops McHenry for first win; Prairie Ridge wins

    Matt Bertone scored six goals and assisted on another to lead Jacobs in a 17-6 Fox Valley Conference boys lacrosse win over McHenry at Fox Ridge Park ...
    April 24, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school baseball: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock win Fox Valley Conference games

    At Crystal Lake, Nick Musielewicz and Carson Balcer each had a pair of hits and two RBIs Saturday as Dundee-Crown's baseball team defeated Crystal Lak ...
    April 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school softball roundup: McHenry beats Lake Zurich in wild 2nd game for doubleheader split

    McHenry's Tori Boysen went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and three runs, Alex Martens went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs, and Amanda Manssen went 1 for ...
    April 23, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • C-G’s Freeman, PR’s Schaffer win pair of titles

    HUNTLEY – One individual championship was not enough for Cary-Grove’s Nikki Freeman or Prairie Ridge’s Natasha Schaffer.HUNTLEY – One individual champ ...
    April 23, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Alden-Hebron, Marian Central, Richmond-Burton, Marengo win

    Kassandra Clauss struck out 14 batters in seven innings and went 2 for 4 at the plate with a run and 3 RBIs to lead Alden-Hebron to an 11-4 nonconfere ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: It was all about family on Thursday...

    Richmond-Burton junior offensive tackle Dalton Wagner is 6-foot-9 and 300 pounds. His brother, Bryce, is a 6-foot-8, 339-pound sophomore lineman at So ...
    April 22, 2016 - 7:59 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Woodstock North, Huntley, McHenry, Johnsburg and Richmond-Burton win

    Dundee-Crown's Sydney Ruggles struck out 14 batters without issuing a walk and gave up just one run on five hits in seven innings in the circle Thursd ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove tops McHenry

    Tommy Martin was involved in 11 of Cary-Grove's 16 goals as the Trojans beat McHenry, 16-5, in a Fox Valley Conference game Thursday.
    April 21, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove and Huntley win

    Kailash Panchapakesan didn't drop a game as he led Jacobs to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover victory over Crystal Lake Central.
    April 21, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron, Cary-Grove win

    The Rockets smacked 19 hits and put up 16 runs to earn coach Mike Giese his 200th win in a 16-9 Big Northern Conference East Division victory Thursday ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school tennis insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKIan Brzeski, Marian Central, So., No. 1 singlesAfter a strong freshman campaign, M ...
    April 21, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Do we need more rules, or should we leave it up to coaches?

    The most telling quote of Mike DeFabo's Q&A with former Cubs trainer Tony Garofalo on pitch counts was "But when we talked to the coaches about it, th ...
    April 21, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge beats Cary-Grove, 2-0, in rain-shortened FVC crossover match

    CARY – There was a flicker, then darkness and, after some shouting, the whistle.A steady rain fell t ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley edges Crystal Lake Central; McHenry, Cary-Grove and Marian Central win

    Huntley swept the three singles spots while the No. 2 doubles team of Jacob Wat and Charlie Burian beat Crystal Lake Central's Sam Lundgren and Dev Br ...
    April 20, 2016 - 8:07 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Johnsburg's Taylor Piggott is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekTaylor Piggott, Johnsburg, Jr. Fwd.Piggott scored five goals and two assists in f ...
    April 20, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Jacobs QB Chris Katrenick's commitment shows how football recruiting has changed

    Bill Mitz seems to know everybody in football. And the Jacobs coach has seen a ton of changes over the past 36 years.
    April 19, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South win

    Curt Norton won at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-4, and Sam Sitarski won at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-2, for the Cary-Grove boys tennis team on Tuesday in a 6-1 F ...
    April 19, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Marengo, Woodstock North and Prairie Ridge win

    Sarah Kitterman scored off a corner kick with 26 seconds remaining in the second overtime Tuesday to lead the Richmond-Burton girls soccer team to a 1 ...
    April 19, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo, Alden-Hebron, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake Central, Marian Central and Johnsburg win

    Mariah Dionne pitched her second consecutive no-hitter for the Marengo softball team in a 14-0 Big Northern Conference East Division win Tuesday over ...
    April 19, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South defeats rival Cary-Grove

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Monday’s softball game between Crystal Lake South and Cary-Grove was meaningful in a couple of ways for Gators coach Scott Busam.
    April 18, 2016 - 8:49 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Cary-Grove's Tommy Martin is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTommy MartinCary-Grove, jr., attackMartin led the Trojans to their first win of t ...
    April 17, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Girls soccer: Woodstock wins Genoa-Kingston Tournament title

    Freshman Emma Dorn scored four goals and added three assists in two games Saturday to lead the Woodstock girls soccer team to a first-place finish at ...
    April 16, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and Hampshire win

    Zach Willis scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 12th inning Friday to give Cary-Grove a 2-1 nonconference win over Glenbrook South in Glenview.
    April 15, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Cary-Grove wins, Johnsburg falls

    Cary-Grove 7, Woodstock North 0: At Cary, the Trojans lost just two games in all four doubles matches in the win. Cary-Grove's Michael Ptaszek beat Wo ...
    April 15, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs tops Cary-Grove 9-1

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs softball coach Katie O'Brien had not seen a complete-team effort from her Golden Eagles since the team's season started officially ...
    April 15, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekMyles RozellJohnsburg, JuniorRozell was part of Johnsburg’s winning 4x100-meter r ...
    April 15, 2016 - 6:17 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekNikki FreemanCary-Grove, SeniorFreeman threw her career-best 150-8 to win the dis ...
    April 15, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • Cary-Grove graduate Brett Nommensen headed to Eastern Illinois Athletic Hall of Fame

    Five seasons in professional baseball provided Brett Nommensen with unique opportunities, abundant memories and buddies from all over the country.
    April 15, 2016 - 4:06 pm
  • High school basketball: New coaches for Cary-Grove boys, Crystal Lake Central girls

    Crystal Lake Central has named Derek Crabill its new girls basketball coach while Rick Lima, who took over as interim head coach during the season, wi ...
    April 15, 2016 - 3:24 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse roundup: Cary-Grove gets first win, Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire, McHenry edges Crystal Lake Central

    Tommy Martin scored six goals and added an assist to help Cary-Grove beat Dundee-Crown, 16-1, Thursday in a Fox Valley Conference game. The Trojans wo ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley reaches PepsiCo Showdown final on PKs, Dundee-Crown, Woodstock, Cary-Grove, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central win

    Huntley advanced to the finals of the PepsiCo Showdown's Gatorade bracket with a 1-0 (4-2 pen.) victory over Downers Grove North on Thursday.
    April 14, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Jacobs win

    Cary-Grove got a win from its No. 3 singles player, Sam Sitarski, and won three of four doubles matches to beat Crystal Lake South, 4-3, Thursday.
    April 14, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Boys tennis insider: Athletes of the week, notes and more

    Athletes of the weekKendrick Chong, sr., and Kerwin Chong, so., JacobsJacobs’ No. 1 doubles team of ...
    April 14, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • High school swimming: Cary-Grove's Cooper Langanis chooses Binghamton

    Growing up as a triathlete, Cary-Grove’s Cooper Langanis learned success depends on multiple factors. So when it came time to pick a college, the seni ...
    April 14, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Jacobs, McHenry win FVC openers, Dundee-Crown wins crossover

    Hampshire's Jasmine Lopez went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and pitched seven innings to lead the Whip-Purs to a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divis ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge tops Cary-Grove

    CARY – In typical fashion, Prairie Ridge senior Jon Tieman deflected the credit regarding the Wolves’ four-run second inning, even though he delivered ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Crystal Lake South's Courtney Sengstock is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekCourtney Sengstock, Crystal Lake South, Jr. Fwd.Sengstock had five goals and an a ...
    April 13, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Cary-Grove and Johnsburg win

    Junior Natalie Gallant recorded a hat trick on Tuesday to lead the Cary-Grove girls soccer team to a 7-0 Fox Valley Conference crossover win over Hamp ...
    April 13, 2016 - 4:16 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South, McHenry, Marengo, Cary-Grove, Woodstock North, Harvard and Crystal Lake Central win

    The Crystal Lake South baseball team improved to 8-0 on the season with a 10-1 nonconference win over Hoffman Estates on Tuesday in Hoffman Estates.
    April 12, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs and Prairie Ridge win

    The Huntley boys tennis team won all four doubles matches against Dundee-Crown en route to a 6-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory Tuesday ...
    April 12, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • DeFabo: Large game of tag has larger purpose for football prospects

    CRYSTAL LAKE— Inside the McHenry Athletic Complex, Crystal Lake Central offensive lineman Wyatt Blake lies face down on the AstroTurf, waiting for the ...
    April 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school softball: Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove, Marian Central and McHenry win

    SOFTBALLDundee-Crown 2, Prairie Ridge 1: At Crystal Lake, the Chargers rallied with two runs in the ...
    April 12, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • High school baseball: McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    Justin Celeski was 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs Monday as McHenry beat Grayslake North, 6-2, in a Fox Valley Conference baseball game at Graysla ...
    April 11, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • High school track roundup: Cary-Grove girls, Huntley and McHenry boys win

    At McHenry, Cary-Grove's Nikki Freeman unleashed her best career throw in the discus, 150 feet, 8 inches, to win at a Fox Valley Conference triangular ...
    April 11, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High school baseball: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekDanny SchmidtCary-Grove, sr., PSchmidt fired a perfect game to beat Woodstock, 5- ...
    April 11, 2016 - 9:12 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Parker Tomlin is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekParker Tomlin, Prairie Ridge, Sr.Tomlin led the streaking Wolves with nine goals ...
    April 11, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school wrestling: McHenry County team wins inaugural All-Star match

    HUNTLEY – It started with a simple human tunnel like you'd see on the sidelines of a youth soccer game.
    April 9, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High School Boys Track Roundup: Cary-Grove wins four events at Al Bohrer Invite to take 2nd

    The Cary-Grove boys track and field team won four events Saturday at the Al Bohrer Invitational in Cary, finishing second overall to Belvidere North i ...
    April 9, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school wrestling: Area's best ready for All-Star meet

    Sitting around at December's Dvorak Invitational, Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr proposed an idea to his Fox Valley Conference colle ...
    April 8, 2016 - 7:44 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Cary-Grove tops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Whenever the Cary-Grove girls soccer team has a quality scoring chance, it seems like forward Carli Petersen is right in the middle of ...
    April 8, 2016 - 2:25 am
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs and Crystal Lake Central sweep, Prairie Ridge and Cary-Grove also win

    Cary-Grove won six of seven matches, led by a 6-0, 6-0 sweep from No. 2 singles player Curt Norton, to beat McHenry Thursday at McHenry. The Trojans a ...
    April 7, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school softball: Cary-Grove wins, Crystal Lake Central falls

    CARY – Kristina Weber threw a complete game, allowing one earned run, as Cary-Grove defeated Palatine, 7-4, in a nonconference softball game Thursday.
    April 7, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school baseball: Harvard wins while Johnsburg and Dundee-Crown fall

    Harvard senior Adan Rodriguez did it all for the Hornets in their 7-1 victory over Genoa-Kingston in a Big Northern Conference East Division baseball ...
    April 7, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove shuts out Barrington

    CARY – Cary-Grove's Tom Neilson is fully aware that his fastball won't blow away opposing hitters."I ...
    April 7, 2016 - 8:51 pm
  • High school boys tennis insider: Player of week, power rankings and more

    Player of the week Hayden Dzurisin, Prairie Ridge, Sr., No. 1 singlesDzurisin qualified for state la ...
    April 7, 2016 - 7:08 pm
  • High school sports: Fox Valley Conference admission price to increase in fall

    Starting next fall, the Fox Valley Conference will have a new look, and a new price.The FVC is movin ...
    April 6, 2016 - 5:03 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Crystal Lake Central takes Cary-Grove Quad

    Cary-Grove Quadrangular: At Cary, Crystal Lake Central got two wins each from Michael Chen, Brandon Dahl and Darian Singh to win the meet with 107 poi ...
    April 5, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo, Marian Central, Prairie Ridge, Harvard, Huntley and Woodstock North win

    The Marengo girls softball team extended its winning streak in the Big Northern Conference East Division to 37 games with an 11-2 win against Johnsbur ...
    April 5, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove's Danny Schmidt throws perfect game while Prairie Ridge, Jacobs win

    Danny Schmidt tossed a perfect game for the Cary-Grove baseball team in a 5-0 Fox Valley Conference crossover win over Woodstock on Tuesday in Woodsto ...
    April 5, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove uses big inning to beat Marian Central

    CARY – Cary-Grove thrived on patience more than thunder for its biggest inning of the season. The T ...
    April 4, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (22nd season)Last year’s finish: Tied for second ...
    April 3, 2016 - 5:59 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Team preview capsules

    Field events key: SP-shot put, HJ-high jump, LF-long jump, TJ-triple jump, PV-pole vault.Fox Valley ...
    April 1, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Cary-Grove thrower Nikki Freeman learns, improves working with brother Josh

    Nikki Freeman’s winter throwing workouts for track and field were family affairs.Her father, Bill, s ...
    April 1, 2016 - 8:11 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekSavannah HowieMcHenry, Senior, Pole VaultHowie took third in the Class 3A pole va ...
    April 1, 2016 - 7:40 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Five to watch

    Nikki Freeman, Cary-Grove, seniorFreeman took fourth in the Class 3A discus at last year’s state mee ...
    April 1, 2016 - 5:59 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Cary-Grove tops Lake Park at Lake Park Invitational

    Natalie Bethers and Carli Petersen both scored as the Cary-Grove girls soccer team defeated Lake Park, 2-0, on Thursday in the Lake Park Invitational ...
    March 31, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Athlete of week, notes, matches to watch

    Athlete of the WeekMichael PtaszekCary-Grove, so.Ptaszek will be stepping into Cary-Grove's No. 1 si ...
    March 31, 2016 - 8:15 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Jacobs' Cassie Kowalski is athlete of the week, power rankings, games to watch and more

    Athlete of the weekCassie Kowalski, Jacobs, Fr.Kowalski scored a hat trick as the Golden Eagles beat ...
    March 30, 2016 - 4:16 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Cary-Grove soph Amber Olson commits to Central Florida

    Amber Olson represents a rarity, a high school volleyball player who committed to an NCAA Division I school without starting on her high school varsit ...
    March 29, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Cary-Grove clips Buffalo Grove at Lake Park Invitational

    Senior Genna Sobieszczyk broke a tie in the second half Tuesday to lead the Cary-Grove girls soccer team to a 2-1 win against Buffalo Grove at the Lak ...
    March 29, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • High school wrestling: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area teams

    First teamLower WeightsGannon KosowskiHuntley, fr., 106 lbs.Kosowski fell short of reaching sectiona ...
    March 28, 2016 - 6:59 pm
  • High School Baseball: McHenry's Miller honored; Jacobs remains No. 1

    Athlete of the WeekBobby MillerMcHenry, jr., P-1BMiller turned in another dominant week on the mound ...
    March 28, 2016 - 6:58 pm
  • On Campus: Marengo grad Reed Karsten powers Winona St. softball team

    Success has been a constant in Marengo graduate Reed Karsten’s softball career.The senior outfielder ...
    March 27, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Cole Naumovski Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the weekCole NaumovskiPrairie Ridge, jr. MNaumovski had nine points in the Wolves' win ov ...
    March 27, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • High School Girls Track Roundup: McHenry's Savannah Howie 3rd in pole vault

    McHenry’s Savannah Howie took third place in the pole vault Saturday at the Class 3A Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Track and Field Classic at the Shi ...
    March 26, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • High School Boys Tennis Roundup: Cary-Grove wins Bud Lachel Invite

    The Cary-Grove boys tennis team won the first Bud Lachel Invitational in Cary, getting three first-place finishes in the four-team event Saturday.
    March 26, 2016 - 6:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2016 all area team

    First TeamZach Geske, Crystal Lake South, Guard, sr.Geske was third in the area in scoring at 19.4 p ...
    March 26, 2016 - 5:37 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekMaggie ChervenyCary-Grove, SeniorCherveny took two third places by herself and ra ...
    March 25, 2016 - 9:20 pm
  • High school lacrosse preview: Five players to watch

    Colin Fischer, Huntley. Sr. AttackFischer is the top returning attacker in the area. He registered 6 ...
    March 23, 2016 - 5:56 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Huntley boys aiming to dent Cary-Grove's dominance, girls join varsity level

    Huntley's mantra heading into the 2016 season was "it's our time," head coach Dom Saccomanno said. After finishing runner-up to Cary-Grove last year, ...
    March 23, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school softball: Hampshire, Johnsburg, Woodstock North, Cary-Grove, Woodstock and Crystal Lake South win

    Hampshire pitcher Jasmine Lopez (2-0) allowed just three hits and two earned runs in a 15-3 (5 inn.) win over Wheaton Academy in West Chicago.
    March 22, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove falls to Prospect

    CARY – The pick-me-up that rejuvenated Cary-Grove in the sixth inning came through nothing outstanding the Trojans did at the plate.
    March 22, 2016 - 8:56 pm
  • High school baseball: Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central and Marengo win

    Woodstock North beat Round Lake, 11-0, in a game shortened by mercy rule on Monday. Jake Bussee went ...
    March 21, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school baseball: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekJohnny PetersonHarvard, sr., 3B-PPeterson helped the Hornets get off to a 2-0 sta ...
    March 21, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Huntley's James Huber is athlete of the week, power rankings, games to watch and more

    Athlete of the WeekJames Huber, Huntley, Sr. AThe powerful senior tallied four goals and picked up f ...
    March 20, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Capsules of area teams

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE Fox Division: Prairie Ridge Coach: Jim Benson Last year: 12-1 in conferenc ...
    May 2, 2016 - 5:37 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs is FVC favorite

    Over the past several years, the Prairie Ridge boys tennis team has built a reputation for itself. Cary-Grove coach Amanda Schuetzle called the progra ...
    May 2, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Cary-Grove 7th at Whitewater, two Crystal Lake Central runners win

    WHITEWATER, Wisconsin – Cary-Grove’s Nick Zanetti and Tommy Williams teamed up in the 4x400- and 4x800-meter relays to get a first and second at Nelso ...
    March 19, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school girls softball: Cary-Grove falls to Buffalo Grove

    CARY – The Cary-Grove softball team is your typical team going through a rebuild. With only three returning members from last year’s team, and one sen ...
    March 19, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • PHOTOS: Cary-Grove vs. Buffalo Grove

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    March 18, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • High school baseball: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Tom Mueller (first season).Last year’s ...
    March 18, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school baseball: Five to watch

    Five to WatchDanny Denz, Dundee-Crown, P-OF, sr.Denz (6-0, 160 pounds) is a tough lefthander who was ...
    March 18, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Huntley starts season with first win over Cary-Grove since 2012

    HUNTLEY – Dominic Saccomanno's first win as Huntley boys lacrosse head coach was a big one, monumental enough that his players couldn't remember wheth ...
    March 17, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Harvard, Dundee-Crown, Huntley win

    Danny Schmidt and Ben Dolezal combined for 10 strikeouts to lead the Cary-Grove baseball team to a 6-1 nonconference win over Schaumburg on Thursday i ...
    March 17, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • High school girls soccer preview: Optimism, unanswered questions surround area's top teams

    In the preseason's cold speculation, the county’s two defending sectional champion girls soccer teams seem to, on paper, have the ingredients to again ...
    March 18, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • High school girls soccer: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake Central Coach: Jay Schwarzrock (6th season)Last year: ...
    April 5, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school softball: Preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Brian Strombom (10th season)Last year’s ...
    March 16, 2016 - 8:51 pm
  • High school softball: Cary-Grove drops opener at Antioch

    ANTIOCH – Cary-Grove did all of the little things and then some in the first two and a half innings of its season-opening nonconference softball game ...
    March 16, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove tops Palatine in opener

    CARY – Cary-Grove senior Dallas McDonough felt like he missed an early opportunity to give his new team the lead against Palatine Tuesday, striking ou ...
    March 15, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • High school hockey: Cary-Grove falls to New Trier White in Blackhawk Cup quarterfinals

    BENSENVILLE – Cary-Grove hockey coach Anthony Sode has no doubt his Trojans can skate with anybody.T ...
    March 13, 2016 - 4:35 pm
  • High school football: Juniors preparing for busy recruiting season ahead

    Olalere Oladipo could see the pride when he looked at former Illinois coach Bill Cubit on his recent Junior Day visit to the Illini.
    March 14, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school sports: Prairie Ridge's Piotrowski, Huntley's Andrew and Cary-Grove's Langanis voted fan player of the year

    As the winter sports season came to a close Wednesday, we asked the fans and followers of McHenry County Sports on Twitter (@McHenryCoSports) who they ...
    March 10, 2016 - 6:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball: All-conference teams

    GIRLS BASKETBALLAll-Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionGrayslake Central: Amanda Larson, jr.; Quin Ga ...
    March 10, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball: All-FVC teams announced

    Here are the All-Fox Valley Conference teams for boys basketball. Fox Division Prairie Ridge: Chr ...
    March 10, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley's Ali Andrews named 1st team all-state by IBCA

    For a second straight day, Huntley's Ali Andrews took first-team all-state honors. On Friday, it was on the Illinois Basktball Coaches Association's 1 ...
    March 4, 2016 - 5:41 pm
  • High school boys basketball: McHenry tops Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown falls to Hersey

    McHENRY – McHenry forward Deshawn Wilson provided just the pick-me-up his team needed in the third quarter.
    Feb. 29, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry's Kevin Braun takes 2 fourths at state, best in school history

    EVANSTON – McHenry senior swimmer Kevin Braun strives for perfection. It’s what pulled him to short-distance events, where breathing is a luxury and f ...
    Feb. 27, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry's Kevin Braun, Cary-Grove co-op's Cooper Langanis make Day 2 at state

    EVANSTON – Just before taking his mark for Friday's 50-yard freestyle state preliminary race, McHenry senior Kevin Braun looked up toward the back of ...
    Feb. 26, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Elizabeth Kaht breaks Carthage College indoor pole vault record

    For as long as she can remember, Elizabeth Kaht has been enthusiastic about chronicling history.“I’v ...
    Feb. 26, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Ten local swimmers headed to state in 8 events

    McHenry boys swimming coach Craig Fowles is familiar with the school’s only state swimming champion.
    Feb. 25, 2016 - 5:28 pm
  • High school boys swimming insider: McHenry's Riley Hedberg is athlete of the week, rankings, sectional notes and state finals schedule

    Athlete of the WeekRiley HedbergMcHenry, fr.The freshman is heading to state in two events after he ...
    Feb. 25, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Johnsburg, Faith Lutheran and Hampshire win

    Tanner Kreassig scored with 23 seconds left in the game to complete the Johnsburg boys basketball team's 50-49 comeback win over Richmond-Burton in Bi ...
    Feb. 23, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Prep Zone: Two-time champ Prairie Ridge co-op gymnastics has strong group returning

    Maddie Solka eagerly awaits seeing the Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team next year.The thing ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op takes state title, Nikki Baars wins bars

    PALATINE – Prairie Ridge co-op gymnast Nikki Baars went about business in her usual unflappable manner, not realizing what she had accomplished until ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire and Jacobs win

    The Hampshire boys basketball team defeated Woodstock North 56-55 in overtime in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division game at Woodstock.
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge co-op gymnastics wins state title

    The Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team finished off its second-straight state title on Saturday at the IHSA state girls gymnastics competition ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op reaches state in five events, McHenry advances six

    LINCOLNSHIRE – Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Rick Schaefer’s eyes teared up after Saturday’s sectional at Stevenson High School.LINCOLNSHIRE – ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op set to win 2nd straight state title

    PALATINE – While others considered Prairie Ridge co-op repeating as state champion a foregone conclusion, the Wolves did not.
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Photos: Prairie Ridge co-op gymnastics competes at state championships

    Prairie Ridge co-op competed at Friday's IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Finals at Palatine HIgh School Friday,
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • High school wrestling: Six advance to state final matches

    CHAMPAIGN – Prairie Ridge's Travis Piotrowski didn't shy away from admitting how important Saturday's 2A 126-pound state championship match will be to ...
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • High school wrestling: State tournament day two live updates

    State title matches (Saturday)1A170: Colten Cashmore (A-H) vs. Andrew Wegner (Dakota)2A126: Travis P ...
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op's Maddie Solka primed for state

    Prairie Ridge co-op senior gymnast Maddie Solka more or less has a love/hate relationship with the Gienger.
    Feb. 18, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • High school boys swimming insider: McHenry's Trey Schopen is athlete of the week, rankings, notes and sectional schedule

    Athlete of the week Trey Schopen, McHenry, Sr.Schopen was the only swimmer to win two individual rac ...
    Feb. 18, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • High school wrestling: 43 from area headed to state finals

    For young wrestlers, the trip to Champaign for the IHSA state finals is something like a pilgrimage.
    Feb. 17, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • High school wrestling: Individual state preview capsules

    Forty-three local wrestlers qualified for the state tournament, which runs from Thursday through Saturday in Champaign. Here is some information on ho ...
    Feb. 17, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Final poll results will be available soon.