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  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove beats McHenry

    McHENRY – Cary-Grove needed someone to look to for inside shots and rebounds in the absence of big man Trevor Ruhland.
    NEW: Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Jacobs holds off Cary-Grove

    CARY – The Jacobs girls basketball team had already withstood one furious Cary-Grove rally earlier Wednesday night.
    NEW: Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • High school competitive dance: Defined as a sport, but some still don't believe

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

    The Fox Valley Conference Championship begins on Friday and starts the postseason tournaments. Regionals, sectionals and the state finals follow on su ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley's Gamboa athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the weekCHRIS GAMBOAHuntley, sr.Gamboa went 3-0 on Saturday at the Dundee-Crown Mega Dual ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove's Freeman hopes for return trip to nationals

    At 6-foot-5 and 330 pounds, Josh Freeman often creates a bit of confusion on the Southern Illinois University campus in Carbondale.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op falls to Warren

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team lost to Warren 99-84 in nonconference action at Gurnee. Nick ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Ruhland's season ends with knee injury

    Cary-Grove’s Trevor Ruhland is a football star who eagerly looked forward to playing his senior basketball season after missing his junior year.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Inside high school boys basketball: Marengo's Knobloch Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekZach KnoblochMarengo, jr., GKnobloch was named the MVP of the South Beloit Martin ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove's Gomez commits to Winona State

    People told Cary-Grove senior Michael Gomez he would sense which college felt like home while visiting prospective schools wanting him as a football p ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • High School Football: Jacobs' Walker picks Army

    The name on Josh Walker’s Twitter account, G.I.Josh, seems even more appropriate.The Jacobs senior r ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Cary-Grove co-op wins Bison Invitational

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team won the 13-team Fred Palffy Bison Invitational at Buffalo Grove Saturday afternoon. 
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry wins Mary Landa Invitational

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry won the boys swimming Mary Landa Invitational at Woodstock North on Saturday but are looking ahead to bigger team goals.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • High school competitive dance: D-155 schools dominate 2A

    DEKALB— The dance teams sat on the hardwood floor at DeKalb High School in tight circles holding hands, hoping.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • Watch DeKalb Sectional high school competitive dance highlights

    The DeKalb Sectional competitive dance tournament took place on Saturday. Crystal Lake Central, Car ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:23 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South holds off Cary-Grove

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Matt Schingel displayed some impeccable timing.Crystal Lake South needed something to ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove's Barker to sit out at least two weeks with knee injury

    CARY – After feeling something pop in her left knee last Tuesday at practice, Katie Barker knew something wasn’t right.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown beats Cary-Grove for first time since 2007

    CARY – It had been 14 straight losses for Dundee-Crown girls basketball against Cary-Grove coming into Wednesday night's game.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Underwood sparks Prairie Ridge co-op to win

    Rachael Underwood won three of the four individual events and the all-around to lead the Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team to a win at the Bar ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs tops Cary-Grove

    CARY – Jacobs boys basketball coach Jimmy Roberts described his team’s offensive execution as “on and off” in the early stages of Tuesday night’s Fox ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op defeats Huntley

    Nick Jasinski set a new school freshman record in his win in the 500-yard freestyle to help the Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team defeat Huntley, 12 ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • High school competitive cheerleading: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley win FVC titles

    WOODSTOCK – The 2014-15 competitive cheerleading season has been a tough one for Crystal Lake Central.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Cary-Grove 2nd at Jefferson Invitational

    Cary-Grove's 200-yard freestyle relay team of Cooper Langanis, Mitch Robak, Scott Eibel and Corey Sheehan took first place Saturday with a time of 1:3 ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley holds off Cary-Grove

    HUNTLEY – Cary-Grove coach Rod Saffert threw everything he had in the Trojans’ defensive playbook at Huntley on Friday night.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • High school boys basketball: Lake Forest Academy stops Cary-Grove

    The Cary-Grove boys basketball team lost to Lake Forest Academy, 57-41, in nonconference play Thursday in Lake Forest. 
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake South edges Cary-Grove

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South wrestler Frank Woods admits he would just as soon let someone else have the glory.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Michael Gomez athlete of week

    Athlete of the weekMICHAEL GOMEZCary-Grove, sr.Gomez beat three ranked wrestlers to win the Sycamore ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op tops Jacobs co-op

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Rick Schaefer has been working his team hard in practices and expected the result to be a dropoff ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove dominates Wilmot

    CARY – Monday night's game against Wilmot was a chance for Cary-Grove to get back on the winning track before playing more of its conference schedule.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove 2nd at Elk Grove

    Cooper Langanis won both the 200-yard freestyle and the 500 freestyle to help the Cary-Grove boys swimming team finish second at the eight-team Elk Gr ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South beats Cary-Grove

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Chanel Fanter exited the game with 4:04 left in the third quarter after being assessed her fourth personal foul, Crystal Lake Sout ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • High school gymnastics: Cary-Grove senior Mahoney's season ends with ACL tear

    Riley Mahoney convinced herself the pop she felt in her left knee Monday night was no big deal.The C ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Cary-Grove grad Olivia Jakubicek

    Olivia Jakubicek was named the 2012-13 Northwest Herald girls basketball Player of the Year after the senior averaged 16 points and nine rebounds. But ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • High school wrestling: McHenry, Harvard and Woodstock win; Marian Central splits

    The McHenry wrestling team defeated Johnsburg, 36-30, in nonconference action Friday at McHenry, receiving pins from Ian Mullen (106 pounds), Lucas Bu ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove's Gregoire waits for right college fit

    Jason Gregoire’s varied set of basketball skills have grabbed attention from a multitude of college coaches.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Prep Zone: D-C's Kiwaun Seals' 42-point performance magical

    One of the beauties of sports is their ability to produce something magical at any moment. Tuesday n ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Seals leads Dundee-Crown past Cary-Grove

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Dundee-Crown senior Kiwaun Seals strolled to the free-throw line with 2. 2 seconds remaining and the score tied in front of his scre ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Huntley's Ali Andrews Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekAli AndrewsHuntley, jr., FThe 6-foot-2 forward averaged 23.5 points in the Montin ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Inside high school boys basketball: McHenry's Nick Bellich athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekNick Bellich, McHenry, JuniorThe 5-foot-9 junior point guard helped the Warriors ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 6:44 pm
  • Prep Zone: Army football wants Cary-Grove's Gomez, Jacobs' Walker

    Army wide receivers coach Tucker Waugh had a busy time last month in McHenry County. Waugh, who is t ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry goes 2-0 at Batavia Triangular

    The McHenry wrestling team went 2-0 Saturday at the Batavia Triangular with a 51-15 win over Batavia and a 62-12 victory over Elgin.The McHenry wrestl ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • High school coaching: Finding time for family takes work

    RICHMOND – The yellow school bus rolls out of the parking lot at Richmond-Burton High School at 5:30 p.m. and sets off on a 37-mile, 55-minute journey ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Cary-Grove's Katie Barker Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekKatie BarkerCary-Grove, sr., GThe 5-foot-10 guard scored her 1,000th career point ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Prep Zone: Athletes, coaches look back on memorable 2014

    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. 30, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Inside Boys Basketball: Marengo's Knobloch Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekZach KnoblochMarengo, jr. GThe guard scored 32 points and hit eight 3-pointers fo ...
    Dec. 29, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Boys basketball: Cary-Grove wins Consolation A bracket at Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Cary-Grove did not expect anything was going to come easy against Carmel, even when it all looked so effortless in the first 12 minutes as ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Girls basketball: Cary-Grove edges Libertyville in 5th-place game

    MUNDELEIN – After Cary-Grove missed its first 10 shots against Libertyville, girls basketball coach Rod Saffert directed his players from the home tea ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Northwest Herald's top 10 local sports stories in 2014

    The list of top local sports stories for 2014 was particularly strong because of its historical significance.
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove's Barker hits 1,000 points in win

    Katie Barker scored her 1,000th point in her Cary-Grove girls basketball career to help the Trojans win 47-25 over Mundelein at the Mundelein Mustang ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove beats Crystal Lake South at Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Cary-Grove senior guard Patrick Meyer knew what he had to do in the second half – keep shooting.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 8:02 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown's Creighton Fed is player of the week

    Athlete of the WeekCreighton Fed, Dundee-Crown, seniorThe Chargers’ guard led her team to a 3-0 reco ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 6:36 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge wins, Cary-Grove falls at Mundelein

    The Prairie Ridge girls basketball team defeated Streamwood 41-26 on the consolation side of the bracket at the Mundelein Holiday Classic.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South and Jacobs win at Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Cary-Grove senior guard Justin Blair was happy to assume the scorer’s role when his team needed it most.ALGONQUIN – Cary-Grove senior guar ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake South's Barone, Central's Marsden win Dvorak titles

    MACHESNEY PARK – Crystal Lake got a two-fer at the Al Dvorak Memorial wrestling invitational at Harlem on Tuesday.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • High school basketball roundup: Hampshire boys, Cary-Grove girls win

    The Hampshire boys basketball team opened play at the Chuck Dayton Holiday tournament at DeKalb with a 67-59 overtime win over Harlem.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove falls to Barrington at Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Jason Gregoire displayed a look of shock when he heard the announcement. The Cary-Grove ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs wins Hinkle opener, Cary-Grove wins and Prairie Ridge falls

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs point guard Chrishawn Orange looked at coach Jimmy Roberts after Saturday’s game and smiled as he said, “That was fun.”
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op nips Hoffman Estates

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team defeated Hoffman Estates, 96-86, Tuesday in Hoffman Estates.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • High school boys swimming preview: McHenry, Jacobs co-op swimmers have edge

    Experience is the factor that all returning local state qualifiers cite as their biggest advantage heading into the boys swimming season.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire's Emma Benoit player of week

    Athlete of the WeekEmma Benoit, Hampshire, jr., FThe 6-foot forward led the Whip-Purs in scoring in ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South tops Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove edges Huntley

    Senior forward Kyle Bartusch scored 15 points on seven field goals to lead the Crystal Lake South boys basketball team to a 53-39 victory over Dundee- ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Prep Zone: Huntley's Macy Tramblay headed to Colorado State

    Macy Tramblay appreciated the scenic surroundings in Fort Collins, Colorado, when she visited her grandfather Harold Dean.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 6:48 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove players talk about difference between 1st and 2nd

    CARY— The wounds are still fresh for Michael Gomez.The soreness in his muscles is beginning to fade. ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins DeKalb Invitational

    The Prairie Ridge girls co-op gymnastics team finished with 146.975 points in its win at the DeKalb Invitational in DeKalb Friday night.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove beats Woodstock co-op

    Freshman Nolan Hare finished first in two individual events for Cary-Grove in a 99-34 Fox Valley Conference boys swimming victory against Woodstock co ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley beats Cary-Grove

    CARY – In her first varsity start, sophomore forward Madeline Moffett received the difficult task of defending Cary-Grove's Katie Barker, last year's ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • High school wrestling: Cary-Grove wins Crystal Lake Central triangular

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After playing offense and defense in football, Cary-Grove’s Michael Gomez was confident he would be ready to go when he got to wrestlin ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South's Fanter player of week

    Athlete of the WeekChanel Fanter, Crystal Lake South, jr., GFanter helped lead the Gators to a 3-0 r ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire beats Cary-Grove in OT

    HAMPSHIRE – Rather than sulking after missing what would have been the game-winning layup in the final seconds of regulation, Hampshire’s Matthew Brid ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove's Ruhland wins Johnny Lattner Award

    HAMPSHIRE – Trevor Ruhland was busy playing a basketball game. His dad, Matt Ruhland, was at Soldier Field collecting the Johnny Lattner Player of the ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • 2014 Northwest Herald Girls Volleyball All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Frankie Cavallaro Dundee-Crown, jr., S With two years’ experience as a varsity captain t ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove wins at Carmel in OT

    MUNDELEIN – Three Cary-Grove boys basketball players made their season debuts Friday night after being part of the football team’s Class 7A title-game ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of Year: Cary-Grove's Trevor Ruhland

    Cary-Grove football coach Brad Seaburg has not seen all of the offensive linemen who ever played for the Trojans, but his predecessor Bruce Kay has se ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • High school wrestling: Huntley finally beats Cary-Grove

    CARY – The Huntley wrestling team did something Thursday night it had yet to do since B.J. Bertelsman began coaching at Huntley four years ago: beat C ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Girls basketball: Johnsburg loses to St. Viator

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team dropped its nonconference game against St. Viator, 45-19, Wednesday at Arlington Heights. Junior forward Jazza Joh ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Jazza Johns player of week, Huntley tops power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekJazza Johns, Johnsburg, jr., FJohns averaged 14 points, 13 rebounds, 4.5 steals a ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Katie Barker's 31 leads Cary-Grove past Dundee-Crown

    Katie Barker scored 31 points to lead the Cary-Grove girls basketball team to the 59-50 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Dundee-Crown Tu ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Prep Zone: Cary-Grove's Olson to Bradley, Crystal Lake South's Britten to Seton Hall

    Cary-Grove junior Erin Olson feels she has an advantage growing up with two coaching parents.Her fat ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Take 2: Cary-Grove took risks in final, most of them worked

    The high school football season ended on Saturday night as Cary-Grove fell to Providence in the Class 7A state championship game, 31-28. The loss kept ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • High school football: Short late 1st half kickoff cost Cary-Grove

    CHAMPAIGN – After Cary-Grove battled back from its first deficit of the season with two unanswered touchdowns to take a 14-7 lead late in the first ha ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove's legacy will be as winners

    CHAMPAIGN – This time, there was no long line of high fives waiting for a giddy Cary-Grove football team.
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • High school football: Providence beats Cary-Grove, 31-28, for 7A title

    CHAMPAIGN – Cary-Grove’s Michael Gomez was slightly conflicted after his high school football career ended.
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove falls to Providence 31-28 in 7A final

    CHAMPAIGN – Cary-Grove’s main concern coming into the Class 7A state championship game was Providence’s prolific passing attack led by All-State quart ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove vs. Providence in-game analysis IHSA 7A final

    What our reporters and others are seeing during the game as Cary-Grove (13-0) takes on Providence (12-1) in the Class 7A IHSA football final in Champa ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 7:29 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove season in review - how they got to 13-0

    Here's a look back on how Cary-Grove reached the 13-0 mark. ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Cary-Grove vs. Providence at 4: What they're saying on social media heading into the game

    Cary-Grove (13-0) will face Providence (12-1) at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Class 7A state final in Champaign.
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • High school football: Ruhland just part of what makes Cary-Grove tick

    CARY – As the door to the Cary-Grove locker room swings open in the moments after a late November practice, the roaring laughter becomes unmistakable. ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove kicker Walsh was fine with limited role

    CARY – Collin Walsh enjoyed being an integral part of the offense for Cary-Grove’s sophomore football team.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:06 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove and Providence are '1A and 1B' of Class 7A

    CARY – While Cary-Grove maintained the proper focus on the task ahead each week, the Trojans occasionally peeked at one potential opponent for the Cla ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove player state diary – Matt Sutherland

    The Northwest Herald continues a tradition when a local football team is playing for a state championship with daily journals from players on the team ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove player state diary – Thor Halverson

    The Northwest Herald continues a tradition when a local football team is playing for a state championship with a daily journal from players on the tea ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 2:53 pm
  • DeFABO: IHSA football watered down with too many classes in state tournament

    One Cary-Grove touchdown turned to five last week and, before long, the Class 7A semifinal was well out of hand.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove departs for Champaign

    CARY – Family members and members of the community were in attendance as the Cary-Grove football team embarked on its final road trip of the season fr ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove (13-0) vs. Providence (12-1) breakdown

    Class 7A preview capsuleCary-Grove (13-0) vs. Providence (12-1)When: 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Sta ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • Take 2: Can Cary-Grove slow down Providence offense?

    Cary-Grove and Providence have breezed through the Class 7A playoffs and will provide football fans around the state with the state championship game ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Take 2: How do you stop Cary-Grove High School's triple-option offense?

    The home stretch of the high school football season is here as Cary-Grove is set to face Providence in the Class 7A state title game in Champaign on S ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove player state diary – Connor Leach

    The Northwest Herald continues a tradition when a local football team is playing for a state championship with a daily journal from a player on the te ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove's DiMatteo bonds with father over football, even at separate sites on Friday nights

    The moment still resonates with Ray DiMatteo three months later.The Cary-Grove senior defensive end ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marian Central, Woodstock win at Hoops for Healing

    At the Hoops for Healing Tournament in Woodstock, Marian Central's Adam Pischke led all scorers with 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead the ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove has strong second half in win over Lake Zurich

    LAKE ZURICH – Cary-Grove coach Rod Saffert had seen enough. Although his Trojans held a 3-point lead at halftime, they were allowing too many rebounds ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove player state diary – Trevor Ruhland

    The Northwest Herald continues a tradition when a local football team is playing for a state championship with a daily journal from a player on the te ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 6:13 pm
  • High school wrestling: FVC Valley preview capsules

    VALLEY DIVISIONCary-GroveCoach: Ryan Ludwig (fourth season)Last season: Third in the FVC meet; fifth ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • High school wrestling: 5 to watch

    Christian Brunner (43-5)Dundee-Crown, jr., 182Brunner lost in the finals at 182 in Class 3A last sea ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:05 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove fullback Pennington on track to be great

    CARY— As Cary-Grove fullback Tyler Pennington burst past the goal line Saturday in the Trojans' Class 7A semifinal victory over Libertyville, the stud ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • High school football: Cary-Grove player state diary – Jason Gregoire

    It hasn’t really hit me yet that I only have a few days left of football in my entire life. I have b ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:13 am
  • High school football: Can Cary-Grove DBs measure up to Providence receivers?

    CARY – The Cary-Grove defensive backs will face with a tall task in Saturday’s Class 7A football state championship game against Providence.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 7:16 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marian Central beats Cary-Grove

    WOODSTOCK – Following a first half that Marian Central boys basketball coach Curtis Price said “lacked a little energy,” the Hurricanes responded.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove knows what to expect state final week

    CARY — When the season kicked off in August, it was assumed that the senior-laden Cary-Grove football team was commencing one long, methodical march d ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • High school boys basketball: 5 to watch

    Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Five to WatchJason Gregoire, Cary-Grove, Sr., Guard, 6-4Gregoire wa ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 8:13 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Fox Valley Conference Valley Division preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Valley DivisionCary-GroveCoach: Ralph Schuetzle (11th season).Last year’s reco ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • Take 2: The blowouts continue for Cary-Grove, but would state title game loss ruin it?

    Cary-Grove defeated Libertyville on Saturday, 41-7, advancing to the state title game for the third time in six years. It sets up a rematch of the 200 ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove reserves playing a lot as Trojans continue to blowout opponents

    LIBERTYVILLE — For Cary-Grove, each win this season has ended in the same, non-dramatic fashion.Back ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 8:51 pm
  • DeFABO: Cary-Grove happy with win but far from finished

    LIBERTYVILLE— The celebration started with three minutes left on the clock.Hugs and congratulations ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove headed back to state final after beating Libertyville

    LIBERTYVILLE – The mood on Cary-Grove’s sideline was already upbeat in the third quarter as the Trojans held a comfortable lead.
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove reacts to state final berth on social media

    Nothing brings a community together quite like a winning football team. When Cary-Grove beat Liberty ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove headed to 7A final after win over Libertyville

    LIBERTYVILLE – The Cary-Grove football team is headed back to the state final. And the Trojans did i ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Cary-Grove defeats Elk Grove in LZ tourney

    Katie Barker scored 29 points to lead the Cary-Grove girls basketball team to a 50-34 victory over Elk Grove on Friday in the Lake Zurich Tournament a ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op's Tarazi reaches 200 IM final

    EVANSTON – Having a torn strap on a new suit wasn't the way Crystal Lake co-op's Valerie Tarazi wanted to start her first appearance at the girls swim ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove's 2004 season, with state title loss to Libertyville, was turning point

    The last time Cary-Grove and Libertyville met on the football field, it ended with a windstorm and a flurry of mixed emotions.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Take 2: Another week, another game where Cary-Grove High School's football team is the favorite

    Cary-Grove plays Libertyville at 3 p.m. Saturday with a trip to the state football title game on the line. Sports reporters Mike DeFabo and Joey Kaufm ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove vs. Libertyville breakdown

    Class 7A PlayoffsNo. 1 Cary-Grove (12-0) at No. 11 Libertyville (9-3)When: 3 p.m. Saturday.About the ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • High school girls golf: 2014 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Girls Golf All-Area team First team Blake Betke, Richmond-Burton, seniorBetke led t ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • High school football: Q&A with Cary-Grove's Zach McQuade, football player of the week

    Zach McQuade, Cary-Grove, DB, Sr.Cary-Grove senior defensive back Zach McQuade intercepted three pas ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove's Ruhland and Gomez, Crystal Lake Central's Ortner named IHSFCA all-state

    A big reason for Cary-Grove’s offensive success – an average output of 44 points a game – lies with its talented and experienced offensive line.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • DeFABO: Cary-Grove High School senior shows toughness playing with swollen, bent finger

    CARY— Cary-Grove coach Brad Seaburg stood outside the Trojans' locker room Saturday answering each question about his team’s 44-26 Class 7A quarterfin ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:32 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Cary-Grove rolls past Johnsburg

    At Johnsburg, Cary-Grove made eight 3-pointers on its way to a 69-31 win over Johnsburg as part of the Lake Zurich Thanksgiving Tournament. Katie Bark ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove offense fueled in 'Hogpen'

    CARY — The muscle behind Cary-Grove’s offensive line is sculpted on a patch of worn grass surround by barbed wire fence, just behind the visiting blea ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:53 am
  • High school wrestling: Cary-Grove's Michael Cullen commits to Wisconsin

    Michael Cullen lives in a hard-core wrestling family and started experiencing the sport in practices around the age of 4.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove rushers keep linemen happy ... with food

    CARY— Debbie Gregoire stood in her living room rattling off Monday night’s menu.“Fifty tacos. Two ba ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Fox Valley Valley Division preview capsules

    Valley DivisionCary-GroveCoach: Rod Saffert, ninth seasonLast year’s record: 18-12 overall, 6-6 FVC ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Five players to watch

    5 to watchAli Andrews, Huntley, jr., forward Andrews, the Northwest Herald Player of the Year and a ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley gets to play role of defending FVC Valley champs

    Following four straight seasons atop the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division, the Cary-Grove girls basketball team’s title streak ended and a new ch ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominations

    Zach McQuade, Cary-Grove, DB, Sr.McQuade had three interceptions, recovered an onside kick and saved ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Cary-Grove's Rose reaches fourth straight state meet

    At Lincolnshire, Cary-Grove’s Melissa Rose made it four-in-a-row getting to state in the 100 breaststroke after taking second in 1:07.08 at the Steven ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 7:52 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove beats Geneva in 7A quarterfinal

    CARY – Cary-Grove’s offense was thrilled to get the ball back as defensive back Zach McQuade thwarted Geneva’s drive with his third interception.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • DeFabo: Cary-Grove responds to first adversity of season

    CARY— Cary-Grove entered the grey brick alumni building for halftime Saturday in an unfamiliar situation: a football game.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove's McQuade has become key defensive specialist

    CARY – At the halfway mark of the regular season, Cary-Grove's Zach McQuade switched from a two-way threat to a defensive specialist.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove beats Geneva 44-26

    CARY – Geneva took the momentum into halftime. But Cary-Grove struck first in the second half. Matt ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 7:32 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove has fought to stop Geneva QB Santacaterina for years

    CARY— This week, No. 1 Cary-Grove (11-0) was scouting No. 4 Geneva (10-1) for Saturday’s 1 p.m. quarterfinal matchup when some of the Trojans noticed ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove vs. Geneva

    Class 7ANo. 4 Geneva (10-1) at No. 1 Cary-Grove (11-0)When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Al Bohrer Field.About t ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:48 pm
  • Take 2: Confident in Cary-Grove win, but Marian Central is underdog

    The high school football playoffs are coming down to the home stretch. In Class 7A, No. 1 Cary-Grove (11-0) hosts No. 4 Geneva (10-1) Saturday at 1 p. ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • High school football: Q&A with Northwest Herald Player of the Week Tyler Pennington, Cary-Grove

    Cary-Grove sophomore fullback Tyler Pennington rushed for 135 yards and four touchdowns Saturday in the Trojans' 35-14 Class 7A second-round playoff v ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • High school gymnastics: Cary-Grove's Mahoney, Underwood accept scholarships

    Riley Mahoney and Rachael Underwood have spent their gymnastics lives together, so it only made sense they should share another moment Wednesday night ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove's 3 adopted Lou Holtz principles remain key to success

    CARY— One player after another walks off the practice field wearing a white or blue mesh jersey. “CARY GROVE” is printed on the front. Below it, cente ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Northwest Herald Player of the Week candidates

    Billy Bahl, Marian Central, QBBahl averaged 15.7 yards a pass as he threw for 220 yards and ran for ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 5:23 pm
  • Inside Girls Swimming: Crystal Lake co-op's Valerie Tarazi Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekVALERIE TARAZICrystal Lake co-op, fr.Tarazi won the 100-yard butterfly (57.39) an ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • DeFABO: Cary-Grove football team's defense pitched shutout, despite score

    ST. CHARLES— As the clock ticked and St. Charles North inched toward the goal line, Cary-Grove braced for a red-zone stand.
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove rolls past St. Charles North

    ST CHARLES – There usually is not a whole lot to complain about during an undefeated season and, thus far, Cary-Grove really has not had anything to c ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • High school swimming: Jacobs-Hampshire co-op wins FVC title

    WOODSTOCK – Jacobs-Hampshire co-op didn’t win a lot of races on Saturday at the girls swimming Fox Valley Conference Championship at Woodstock North, ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove beats St. Charles North in Round 2

    ST. CHARLES – Cary-Grove sophomore fullback Tyler Pennington ran for four touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 35-14 win over St. Charles North in a Cl ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

    Aannah Interrante, Johnsburg, Girls Basketball
    Chrishawn Orange, Jacobs, Boys Basketball
    Kiwaun Seals, Dundee-Crown, Boys Basketball
    Grant Sutton, Richmond-Burton, Wrestling