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  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs rallies in sixth for win; Cary-Grove falls to Homewood-Flossmoor

    Jacobs senior Ryan McGorrian smacked a three-run double, and Ian Oreskovich knocked in the go-ahead run as part of a four-run bottom of the sixth inni ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:13 pm
  • Inside high school baseball: Athlete of the week, power rankings and more in this week's notebook

    Athlete of the WeekQuinn PriesterCary-Grove, Sophomore, Pitcher-OutfielderPriester was outstanding i ...
    March 28, 2017 - 7:51 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Cary-Grove's Priester, Neilsen combine to no-hit Grant

    Cary-Grove’s Quinn Priester and Tommy Neilsen combined for a five-inning no-hitter as the Trojans beat Grant, 12-0, on Monday in a nonconference game ...
    March 27, 2017 - 9:41 pm
  • 2017 Northwest Herald Boys Swimmer of the Year: Cary-Grove co-op's Ethan Hare

    All winter Cary-Grove co-op senior Ethan Hare kept his focus firmly on returning to the state meet. As the only returning swimmer from a 2016 state re ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:59 am
  • Team Carone Foundation quadruples scholarship money for District 155 seniors

    Ever since the Team Carone Foundation was formed about four years ago, its purpose has been three-pronged. Cary-Grove graduate and former minor league ...
    March 25, 2017 - 4:27 pm
  • On Campus: McHenry East grad Kelsea Cichocki swings hot bat for Western Michigan

    When Kelsea Cichocki steps into the batter’s box, she borrows a phrase from a golf movie to stay focused.
    March 25, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • College softball: McHenry County College swept in doubleheader by Kankakee Community College

    McHenry County College was swept by Kankakee Community College in a doubleheader Friday in Crystal Lake. The Scots (0-4) lost, 10-1 in six innings and ...
    March 24, 2017 - 9:17 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball: Northwest Herald statistical leaders

    BOYS BASKETBALL Area Leaders Scoring Player, School Games Points Avg. Mike Volkening, Mgo 33 836 ...
    March 25, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2017 Northwest Herald All-Area Team

    Northwest Herald All-Area TeamFirst TeamBlaine BayerRichmond-Burton, 5-9, sr., GBayer averaged 17 po ...
    March 24, 2017 - 6:05 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Marian Central, Cary-Grove, Harvard, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Johnsburg pick up wins

    Ricky Monbrod hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring A.J. Golembiewski to give Marian Central a 4-3 nonconference victory ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Jones helps Cary-Grove finish third at Elk Grove Tournament

    ELK GROVE – After forgoing her sophomore season to play year-round for her club soccer team, Sockers FC Chicago in Palatine, Cary-Grove forward and Pu ...
    March 22, 2017 - 9:14 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Woodstock, Cary-Grove earn late-inning wins

    Woodstock’s Joey Brown scored from third base on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh inning and then came in to earn the save in the bottom half in ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • 2017 Northwest Herald All-Area Girls Basketball Team

    First teamLiz AlsotMcHenry, jr., FAlsot paced the Warriors with 13 points and 11.7 rebounds a game a ...
    March 21, 2017 - 7:55 pm
  • PHOTOS: 2017 Northwest Herald All-Area Girls Basketball Team

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    March 21, 2017 - 6:49 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Woodstock North shuts out Harvard in KRC

    Woodstock North sophomore Taylor Prerost scored three goals, and senior Daniela Miranda added a goal and an assist as the Thunder defeated Harvard, 5- ...
    March 20, 2017 - 10:44 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Woodstock North's Ellie Thurow throws no-hitter vs. Round Lake

    Woodstock North pitcher Ellie Thurow threw a no-hitter in an 8-0 nonconference win over Round Lake on Monday in Woodstock. Thurow struck out 15 and wa ...
    March 20, 2017 - 10:25 pm
  • PHOTOS: Five baseball players to watch

    Mike Addante, Jacobs, sr., CFThe left-handed-hitting leadoff man wreaked havoc with his speed for th ...
    March 19, 2017 - 5:46 pm
  • High school baseball: 2017 team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Don Sutherland (30th season)Last year’s record: 22-11, 12-5 FV ...
    March 20, 2017 - 1:21 am
  • High School Girls Track and Field: Cary-Grove wins Whitewater meet

    Cary-Grove’s Paige Groves threw 37-5 1/2 to take second in the shot put and help the Trojans to first place at the Nelson-Daniel Classic Indoor Track ...
    March 18, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • High school softball: 2017 team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Cary-GroveCoach: Tammy Olson (24th season)Last year’s record: 11-19 overall, 2 ...
    March 18, 2017 - 5:31 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Marian Central, Huntley begin post-state seasons in different states of mind

    Two local girls soccer programs found themselves playing on the final days of the 2016 season, as Marian Central reached the Class 1A state final and ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • High school boys basketball: Huntley's Stephen Browne advances to 3-point shootout finals

    Huntley senior Stephen Browne made 11 of 15 3-point shots at the IHSA Three-Point Showdown in Peoria to advance to Friday’s Class 4A finals. 
    March 16, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • High school girls soccer: 2017 team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Ray Kristol (11th season)Last year: 9-6-1 overall, lost in reg ...
    March 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs looks to reload after 10th-place finish at state in 2016

    Jacobs boys tennis coach Jon Betts called graduated seniors Kailash Panchapakesan, Riley Rowan and Kendrick Chong “three of the best players that have ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • College baseball: McHenry County College wins 2 in South Carolina

    McHenry County College had no problem finding runs in its two baseball games Wednesday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
    March 15, 2017 - 8:33 pm
  • High school boys tennis: 2017 team preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE Cary-Grove Coach: Amanda Schuetzle (7th season) Last year: 19-2 (10-2 FVC) ...
    March 15, 2017 - 8:31 pm
  • College baseball: MCC caps weekend series with doubleheader sweep

    McHenry County College's baseball team won both ends of a doubleheader against host Surry Community College on Sunday in Dobson, North Carolina. The S ...
    March 12, 2017 - 8:17 pm
  • High school basketball: McHenry County Area All-Star Game rosters announced

    Jacobs’ most successful boys basketball season in school history will end this week, one way or another.
    March 13, 2017 - 1:01 am
  • High school football: Should defenders worry about being penalized for hitting quarterbacks?

    Coaches and officials are no strangers to rule changes in high school football.The National Federati ...
    March 13, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin advances to IHSA Three-Point Showdown finals

    Hampshire senior Rachel Dumoulin advanced to the IHSA Class 4A Three-Point Showdown finals after knocking down nine of 15 3-point attempts Thursday at ...
    March 2, 2017 - 8:01 pm
  • High school girls basketball: All-Fox Valley Conference team announced

    A wild and exciting finish to the 2016-17 season resulted in a four-way tie for the Fox Valley Conference girls basketball crown between Huntley, Dund ...
    March 2, 2017 - 5:07 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Cary-Grove, Hampshire drop regional semifinals

    No. 12-seeded Cary-Grove was poised to knock off No. 5 Grant with a lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs rallied to pull away for a 60-4 ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove advances, Dundee-Crown falls at Class 4A Lake Zurich Regional

    LAKE ZURICH – Cary-Grove, which needed three Zach Beaugureau free throws with no time remaining in the second quarter to lead three-win Round Lake at ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry tops Hampshire to continue hot streak

    McHenry rode a big night from Gavin Markgraff to its fifth win in its past six games Friday with a 63-55 victory over Fox Valley Conference basketball ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op relay wins prelim heat, comes up short of advancing at state meet

    WINNETKA – The Cary-Grove co-op 200-yard freestyle relay team ran the gamut of emotions on the pool deck Friday evening at New Trier: confidence, exub ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 9:01 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op relay and senior Ethan Hare hope to improve at state

    Last year, the Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming relay teams seemed to give everything they had to reach the state meet. They accomplished that feat, get ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:32 am
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Cary-Grove bests Hampshire for Fox Valley win

    Zach Beaugureau scored a team-high 17 points Wednesday to lead Cary-Grove to its second victory over Fox Valley Conference foe Hampshire this season w ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • PHOTOS: High school girls basketball power rankings

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    Feb. 22, 2017 - 6:34 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAllison MichalskiDundee-Crown, sr., FMichalski routinely beat Bo ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 3:57 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op caps state 3-peat, adds 6 individual medals

    PALATINE – What Prairie Ridge accomplished Friday – with Nikki Baars’ all-around state title and securing its third consecutive state team championshi ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op's 200 freestyle relay, Ethan Hare in 200 free make state

    BARRINGTON – All Cary-Grove co-op junior Cameron Castro could think about since last week's Fox Valley Conference Invitational was the Trojans' upcomi ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge eyes 3rd straight state championship

    There are a couple of things Prairie Ridge knows heading into the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet on Friday and Saturday at Palatine High School.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:36 am
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op's Babakhani aims for state 3 years after middle school attack

    “Hey Persian,” the boy yelled. Omid Babakhani tried to do the right thing. In Feb. 2014, as an eight ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:38 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs tops Cary-Grove; Cameron Krutwig leaves with injury

    CARY – By its own admission, adversity isn't something the Jacobs boys basketball team has faced often this season.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:51 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove falls to Streamwood in regional semifinals

    ELGIN – If Rod Saffert saw his team play the entire game Thursday with the offensive execution and urgency it did in the fourth quarter, there's no do ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:42 pm
  • Inside high school boys basketball: Woodstock North's Vic Ortiz is athlete of the week; power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekVic OrtizWoodstock North, sr., GOrtiz hit eight 3-pointers and scored a school-re ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 6:07 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry, Cary-Grove win FVC games

    Gavin Markgraff scored 13 points and led McHenry's boys basketball team past Crystal Lake Central in a 50-28 Fox Valley Conference victory Saturday at ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 10:42 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins 10th straight FVC Invitational

    WOODSTOCK – Two of Ethan Hare's teammates lifted the Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming captain onto their shoulders inside the Woodstock North High Schoo ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 6:02 pm
  • Football: Cary-Grove grad Alex Kube's toxicology report likely to take 2 weeks

    Alex Kube left a legacy as a top-flight athlete and sports trainer, along with one as a person who enjoyed life and wanted others to do the same.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 6:41 pm
  • High School Football: Former Cary-Grove star Alex Kube dies at 29

    The football programs of Cary-Grove and Rockford East were shaken Thursday morning with the news that Alex Kube was dead at age 29.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • High School Football: Former Cary-Grove star Alex Kube dies at 29

    The local sports world was shaken Thursday with news that former Cary-Grove and Northern Illinois University football star Alex Kube had died.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 1:03 am
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Morgan Madsen is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMorgan MadsenJohnsburg, so., G/FMadsen had a monster game in a 5 ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:50 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown shares FVC lead after remarkable turnaround

    There's no special formula for Dundee-Crown's seven-game winning streak, the longest in girls basketball coach Sarah Miller's three-plus years.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins sectional; Nikki Baars wins all-around, all 4 events

    PALATINE – Prairie Ridge co-op gymnast Nikki Baars showed why she is one of the state’s top high school competitors, both with her performance and min ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove defeats McHenry to set up shot at FVC title

    CARY – When McHenry forward Liz Alsot picked up her third foul on the first possession of the second half Tuesday at Cary-Grove, it was only the begin ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:26 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Dundee-Crown tops Cary-Grove, ends 10-game skid

    CARPENTERSVILLE – For the Dundee-Crown boys basketball team, something had to give. The Chargers had lost 10 straight games but had their chances in m ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:08 pm
  • Boys High School Basketball: C-G's McCumber is Player of the Week; Jacobs stays No. 1

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Matt McCumber Cary-Grove, sr., F McCumber is better known for his work on the ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 5:05 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove tops Hampshire to keep FVC title up for grabs

    HAMPSHIRE – Cary-Grove girls basketball coach Rod Saffert stomped his feet and pumped his fists as the final seconds ticked away, and the Trojans hand ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 7:50 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove outlasts Crystal Lake Central in double overtime

    CARY – With his team trailing by one point in the final seconds of regulation, Cary-Grove forward Matt McCumber drove the lane and drew a foul. The Tr ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Katie Barker's 3-point shooting boosts Ohio Bobcats

    A knee injury kept Katie Barker off the court last winter for portions of her redshirt season at Ohio University.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:45 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op handles McHenry before heading into postseason

    McHENRY – The Cary-Grove co-op boys swim team had long since clinched the dual meet victory over McHenry, but Trojans senior captain Ethan Hare came o ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • PHOTOS: Cary-Grove co-op vs. McHenry boys swimming

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    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Brandon Most is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and regional assignments

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Brandon Most, Harvard, sr., 285 pounds Most had the Hornets’ only pin in a dec ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove slips past McHenry

    McHENRY – Cary-Grove guard Zach Beaugureau was silent most of the game on offense, yet still managed to have the last word.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Johnsburg beats Harvard; Cary-Grove loses to St. Charles North

    Aannah Interrante scored 16 points in Johnsburg’s 62-18 victory over Harvard on Tuesday in Harvard. Interrante scored all 16 points in the first quart ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins Buffalo Grove Regional, takes top 4 all-around spots

    BUFFALO GROVE – Clancy Raupp is rounding into form at the most ideal time for Prairie Ridge’s co-op girls gymnastics team.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • High school boys basketball insider: Richmond-Burton's Blaine Bayer is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBlaine BayerRichmond-Burton, sr., GBayer gave Marengo all kinds of trouble Friday ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 4:54 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South defeats Evanston; South's Josh Albrecht named All-State

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team celebrated senior night Sunday with a 6-2 victory over Evanston at Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee.
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 9:50 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove defeats Jacobs behind Sowa, Gorz

    ALGONQUIN – The Fox Valley Conference girls basketball race has proved that the slightest of margins could decide the winner.
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 6:21 pm
  • High school dance: Huntley advances at Class 3A dance finals; Cary-Grove advances in 2A

    The Huntley dance team finished fourth in the preliminary round at the IHSA Class 3A dance state finals Friday in Bloomington. Huntley’s 91.12 was not ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:07 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Richmond-Burton's Brooke Legnaioli is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBrooke LegnaioliRichmond-Burton, sr., G Legnaioli drained eight 3-pointers for th ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Cary-Grove

    Prairie Ridge defeated Cary-Grove, 52-27, in wrestling action Thursday on senior night in Crystal Lake. The Wolves sent off seniors Trey Fowler, Eric ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove tops Huntley

    CARY – For the first half of Wednesday night's game at Cary-Grove, the Trojans couldn't seem to get a shot to fall no matter how close they were – mis ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove holds off Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove left Gator Alley feeling satisfied with a 10-point road victory over an opponent that was playing well, yet frustrated that ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:27 am
  • High School Boys Basketball Insider: Marian Central's Sam Ohlrich is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKSam OhlrichMarian Central, sr., FOhlrich tossed in 28 points and 22 rebounds as t ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • Prep Zone: Cary-Grove's Pennington should be getting a D-I offer

    Tyler Pennington never doubted his ability on a football field before and will not start now.The Car ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:55 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: CL South, Dundee-Crown, Marian Central and Hampshire win

    Crystal Lake South 49, Prairie Ridge 37: At Prairie Ridge, South's Taylor Jozefowicz scored 18 points and Annika Sevcik scored 12 to lead the Gators ( ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry wins Mary Landa Invite at Woodstock North

    The McHenry boys swim team won the Mary Landa Invite on Saturday at Woodstock North. The Warriors won with a score of 597.5, beating out second-place ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 8:58 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge second in final meet of regular season

    The Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team finished second in its final meet of the regular season Friday at Barrington, with a team score of 144.1 ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Richmond-Burton win

    Crystal Lake South's Matt Meyers scored 10 points, and Kyle Leva and Tyler Haskin each added eight to help the Gators hang on for a 37-35 win over Hun ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake Central grad Celeste Madda earns track honor for UW-Whitewater

    Celeste Madda’s 2016 indoor track and field season lasted only two meets.A year later, one indoor me ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 6:47 pm
  • High school wrestling: Cary-Grove tops Crystal Lake South in 'one-of-a-kind' auditorium dual

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South wrestling coach Ross Ryan slept terribly Wednesday night as he ran through every logistic of Thursday’s dual, over a ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:49 am
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove win in FVC play; Harvard loses to South Beloit

    Allison Michalski’s 13 points led Dundee-Crown past Crystal Lake South, 40-35, in Fox Valley Conference girls basketball action Wednesday in Crystal L ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:37 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Lucas Busse is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the week Lucas BusseMcHenry, sr., 120 poundsFor the second week in a row, Busse had a str ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:59 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op sweeps Huntley

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team swept every event in a 134.5-35.5 dual meet victory over Huntley on Tuesday at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake. C-G’ ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:31 pm
  • High school soccer: Teagan Jones, Purdue commit, plans to return to Cary-Grove this season

    When her club soccer team, Sockers FC Chicago in Palatine, required year-round participation in order to play at the highest level, Teagan Jones didn’ ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 7:46 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: Prairie Ridge's Kyle Loeding is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekKyle LoedingPrairie Ridge, sr., FLoeding had team highs of 18 points and eight re ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 5:23 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins Jefferson Invite; McHenry 4th; Woodstock has individual champion

    Cary-Grove co-op did not win an individual event and won only one relay but earned the team championship Saturday at the boys swimming J-Hawk Invitati ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:39 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge wins Nequa Valley Invitational

    Prairie Ridge co-op's girls gymnastics team won the Nequa Valley Invitational on Saturday, led by Nikki Baars, who won the all-around competition. 
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 7:37 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Olivia Jakubicek helps Saint Louis U. basketball in many ways

    When it comes to rebounding, Olivia Jakubicek has a simple approach.“I just focus on playing each mi ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 5:32 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry edges Cary-Grove behind Madisyn Kaempf's clutch free throw

    McHENRY – McHenry girls basketball coach Rob Niemic was so confident in Madisyn Kaempf's ability to hit the go-ahead free throw against Cary-Grove wit ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:20 pm
  • High school football: Fox Valley Conference eliminates sophomore level, creates frosh-soph levels

    The decreasing number of players in most Fox Valley Conference football programs has led to a format switch for next season.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 7:07 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Huntley, Jacobs win in FVC play; Woodstock loses to Burlington Central

    Huntley boys basketball erased a 14-point second-half deficit to beat Hampshire, 60-57, Wednesday at Hampshire. Mathew Seng scored 19 points for the R ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, Huntley, Prairie Ridge win in FVC play

    Crystal Lake South dug out of a hole to beat McHenry, 46-38, on Tuesday in Crystal Lake. The Gators trailed, 16-2, after the first quarter. Taylor Joz ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op right on track in win over Jacobs co-op

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A midweek dual during finals wasn't the best environment for personal-best times, as Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Scott Lattyak ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 9:28 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Cary-Grove junior Frankie Frericks commits to Creighton

    The 2016 calendar year ended on a high note for Cary-Grove junior Frankie Frericks, who committed to play Division I soccer at Creighton University in ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 5:10 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op edges Neuqua Valley

    Clancy Raupp took home two first-place finishes and led the Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team past Neuqua Valley, 130.1-129.2, Monday in Naper ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 9:58 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: McHenry's Gavin Markgraff is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekGavin MarkgraffMcHenry, Junior, ForwardMarkgraff scored 20 points and hit four 3- ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 5:13 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge Co-op repeats as Lake Forest Robin Straus Invitational champ

    LAKE FOREST – After spending considerable time out of the gym over the holiday break, Prairie Ridge sophomore Kira Karlblom went to the Lake Forest Ro ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley 2nd at Sycamore Tournament with two champions

    The Huntley wrestling team finished second overall at the 26-team Sycamore Invitational, led by first-place finishes from Luke Loprieno (138 pounds) a ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge and Jacobs win in FVC action

    Cary-Grove's Zach Beaugureau scored 13 points, and Matt McCumber added 10 to lead the Trojans boys basketball team in a 44-41 Fox Valley Conference wi ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 9:23 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South edges 1st-place Cary-Grove in FVC

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove refused to go away, erasing an eight-point deficit against Crystal Lake South with 2:15 remaining in the teams' Fox Valley C ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 10:34 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Huntley's Morgan Clausen is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMorgan ClausenHuntley, sr., FClausen averaged 14.8 points and eight rebounds a ga ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:45 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Cadin Koeppel is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekCadin Koeppel, Cary-Grove, Jr., 195 poundsKoeppel took second place at the Whitew ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:08 pm
  • Boys swimming: Team preview capsules

    CARY-GROVE CO-OP Coach: Scott Lattyak (first season) Last year: First at FVC meet, two-state quali ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 3:23 pm
  • Prep zone: 2016 in their own words

    At the end of each calendar year, some of the area’s athletes and coaches who provided us sports highlights are asked to provide their favorite person ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Five swimmers to watch

    Harold OgabanHampshire, so.Ogaban won the FVC title in the 100 breaststroke last year as a freshman ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys swimming preview: Cary-Grove and McHenry aiming to stay on top after changing of the guard

    The start of the 2016-17 season arrived with some big changes for two of the area’s top teams, in the pool and on the deck. Cary-Grove co-op and McHen ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: C-G's Koeppel 2nd, D-C's Ziegler 3rd at Whitewater Mid-States

    Cary-Grove's Cadin Koeppel finished as the runner-up at 195 pounds in the Whitewater Mid-States Classic on Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Whi ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley tops Marian Catholic in Montini Christmas Tournament

    Huntley 40, Marian Catholic 33: At the Montini Christmas Tournament, Morgan Clausen scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Red Raiders to victory Th ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekRachel DumoulinHampshire, sr., G-FDumoulin had 17 points against ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove and Jacobs win in tournament play

    Dundee-Crown’s Paige Gieseke scored a game-high 13 points to lead the hosting Chargers to a win over Barrington, 39-33, in the consolation semifinals ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:27 am
  • High school wrestling roundup: Cary-Grove's Cadin Koeppel into semifinals at Whitewater Mid-States Classic; McHenry and Woodstock North go 2-1 in duals

    Cary-Grove’s Cadin Koeppel won both of his matches by first-round pin on Wednesday at the Whitewater Mid-States Classic at University of Wisconsin-Whi ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • Prairie Ridge football, Evan Jager's silver medal top McHenry County sports stories of 2016

    Top Local Sports Stories of 2016No. Story Votes1. Prairie Ridge football 492. Evan Jager silver meda ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire tops Fenwick in OT at Dundee-Crown Charger-Komaromy Classic

    Rachel Dumoulin scored a game-high 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting Tuesday to propel the Hampshire girls basketball team to a 54-50 overtime win against ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Johnsburg falls to Streamwood in Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Johnsburg sophomore Zach Toussaint scored 28 points, but the Skyhawks fell to Streamwood, 67-62, in the Consolation B championship in Jaco ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown loses to Maine West in tournament action

    Maine West 51, Dundee-Crown 31: At the D-C Charger-Komaromy Classic in Carpentersville, the host Chargers dropped their tournament opener Monday. Alli ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South winners at Jacobs’ Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Johnsburg sophomore guard Zach Toussaint fired in a career-high 37 points as the Skyhawks defeated Marian Central, 75-67, in their Consola ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 8:34 pm
  • Cary-Grove's Beaugureau wins Chick Evans Scholarship

    As the son of a golf professional, Zach Beaugureau was destined to spend a lot of time on golf courses.
    Dec. 25, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg, Marian Central win in Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Prairie Ridge grabbed control early and held on the entire game in a 70-58 victory over Chicago Clark on Friday at Jacobs’ Hinkle Holiday ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jefferson tops Cary-Grove in Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Two recurring issues plagued Cary-Grove in the final four minutes against Jefferson.Firs ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:14 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: McHenry's Izzy Gscheidle is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekIzzy GscheidleMcHenry, so., GGscheidle has been on fire at the N ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: 11 from area on Champaign News-Gazette All-State team

    Eleven area players were selected to the Champaign News-Gazette 2016 Illinois All-State Girls Volleyball Team, released Sunday.
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op tries to live up to lofty reputation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Maddy Kim’s freshman season with Prairie Ridge’s co-op girls gymnastics team was one of those “ignorance is bliss” situations.
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 1:12 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs tops Marian Central; Johnsburg, Cary-Grove fall at Jacobs tourney

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs forward Ryan Phillips fired in a career-high 30 points Saturday as the Golden Eagles defeated Marian Central, 62-37, in their Pool ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove defeats Hampshire

    CARY – Cary-Grove guard Becca Kendeigh found a nice spot in the corner and let it fly. On her team's next possession, the 5-foot-7 senior did it again ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo, Woodstock win

    Marengo 85, North Boone 36: At Marengo, Mike Volkening scored 26 points with three 3s to lead the Indians to a nonconference win. Blaine Borhart (18 p ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • High school wrestling: Jacobs defeats Cary-Grove, keeps growing

    CARY – It's safe to say that had Gary Conrad been able to put Jacobs' wrestling schedule together, he would have had Crystal Lake Central and Huntley ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg seeks to defend Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team will look to defend its Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title starting Friday when the 16-team tournament tips o ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Inside high school girls basketball: Cary-Grove's Katie Sowa is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekKatie SowaCary-Grove, jr., FSowa led the Trojans in two victorie ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • High school boys soccer: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Jake King McHenry, sr., GK King again was the area's best shot stopper, filling up th ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Marengo, Jacobs, Hampshire, Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove and Richmond-Burton win

    Marengo freshman Jordan Parker scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Indians to a Kishwaukee River Conference girls basketball win over Harvard, 71 ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • High school girls cross country: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald All-Area TeamFirst TeamCaitlin Bruzzini, Crystal Lake South, sr.Bruzzini repeats as ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • High school football: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First TeamOffenseQB-Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, jr.Evans (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) repeats as the Nort ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 6:08 pm
  • High school volleyball: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Volleyball All-Area teamFirst teamAlly DionHuntley, sr., OHDion, the Northwest Hera ...
    Dec. 11, 2016 - 5:46 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove 1st in Rolling Meadows Wild Stallion Jamboree

    The Cary-Grove boys swimming team placed first at the Rolling Meadows Wild Stallion Jamboree on Saturday in Rolling Meadows, finishing 83 points ahead ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 8:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Johnsburg, Cary-Grove, Woodstock North pick up wins; Marengo loses to Burlington Central

    Hampshire edged Huntley, 34-30, in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball game Friday night in Hampshire behind 11 points from Rachel Dumoulin. 
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op takes 2nd at DeKalb tournament

    DeKALB – The Prairie-Ridge co-op gymnastics team had the third- through sixth-place finishers Friday at its season-opening tournament in DeKalb, but t ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Cary-Grove tops Woodstock co-op

    Cole Seeger, Ethan Hare and Noah Siegmeier each picked up twp victories for the Trojans on Friday as the Cary-Grove boys swimming team beat the Woodst ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 8:44 pm
  • On Campus: Local players part of D-II, D-III football semifinals

    For the past four years, Wisconsin-Oshkosh senior linebacker Reese Dziedzic has specialized in putting a stop to opposing offenses.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • High school girls golf: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Girls Golf All-Area teamFirst teamSophia ArchosMarian Central, sr.Archos maintained ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: McHenry's Liz Alsot is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week Liz AlsotMcHenry, jr., FAlsot is giving opposing teams major fi ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:19 pm
  • High school girls tennis: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First teamSinglesSkylar Olsen Crystal Lake South, so.Olsen was the Gators' No. 1 singles player and ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • High school boys golf: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Boys Golf All-Area teamFirst teamZach BeaugureauCary-Grove, sr.Beaugureau advanced ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge shuts down Cary-Grove in FVC opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Trevor Potter wasted no time getting reacclimated to dribbling, passing and shooting a basketball rather than tackling wide receivers.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Jacobs co-op 2nd in Dave Logterman Memorial Harlem Invitational

    The Jacobs boys co-op swimming team placed second Saturday at the Dave Logterman Memorial Harlem Invitional in Machesney Park with 268 points, 22 poin ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • 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
  • Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

    Joey Brown, Woodstock, Baseball
    Blaine Borhart, Marengo, Basketball
    Mike Volkening, Marengo, Basketball