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  • High school football notes: Three new coaches start with wins

    The football season openers were kind to three coaches in the first years at their jobs – Marian Central’s Mike Maloney, Johnsburg’s Dan DeBoeuf and W ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • High school volleyball: Alden-Hebron's Nielsen player of week, Marian Central tops power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekMelanie NielsenAlden-Hebron, so.Before this season, Alden-Hebron coach Tessa Keat ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 5:39 pm
  • 2015 Crystal Lake Central high school football coverage

    2015 Crystal Lake Central high school football coverage: Videos, photos, stories and more ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Inside high school football: Huntley, Cary-Grove, Jacobs top 3 in power rankings

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Huntley (1-0): The Red Raiders opened strong with a 28-12 victory ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 5:21 pm
  • College women's volleyball: MCC improves to 4-0 in Ohio tourney

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team went 2-0 on Saturday during the second day of the Owens Community College Invitational in Perrysbur ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central rushes its way to 48-12 win over Grant

    FOX LAKE – On the second play from scrimmage Friday night, Crystal Lake Central's Aaron Sances broke up the right side nearly untouched for a 70-yard ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 1:05 am
  • College women's volleyball: MCC starts tourney in Ohio 2-0

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team went 2-0 on Friday, the first day of the Owens Community College Invitational in Perrysburg, Ohio.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • High school girls golf: Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn shoots 34 but Rockets fall to Crystal Lake Central co-op

    GENOA CITY – After shooting in the 40s on Monday and Tuesday, Mackenzie Hahn was determined to come out to Nippersink Golf Club and rattle off a bette ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Jacobs and Marian Central win

    Jane Johnsey won at No. 1 singles to lead Crystal Lake Central to a 6-1 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against Dundee-Crown on Thursday.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • High school football: Romeo McKnight out with knee injury, MRI on Tuesday

    Crystal Lake Central senior Romeo McKnight’s rise in 2015, which included a state wrestling title and NCAA Division I scholarship commitment to Iowa, ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • High school football: Previewing Friday's Week 1 games

    Northeastern Athletic ConferenceRockford Christian Life (10-1) at Alden-Hebron (5-5)When: 7 p.m. Fri ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:02 am
  • High school boys golf: Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs win

    The Crystal Lake Central boys golf team defeated Woodstock co-op 180-192 in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play at Oak Grove Golf Course in Harvar ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • MCC women's volleyball team falls at Rock Valley

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team lost to Rock Valley College in five sets, 15-25, 17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-13 at Rockford. 
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • High school football: Preseason all-area first team

    OFFENSE Quarterback Anthony Binetti, senior, Huntley Running backs Tyler Pennington, junior, Cary-Gr ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Scott Lattyak (sixth season)Last year: Sixth at FVC MeetTop re ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 6:29 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Plenty of state qualifiers return

    Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming coach Stephanie Wozny dipped her toe in the water at the Woodstock High School pool on Monday and said it felt like ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • High school football 2015 preview: Crystal Lake Central

    Quick hits Coach: Jon McLaughlin (first season) Last year’s record: 7-3 overall, 4-2 (third place in ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • High school football: FVC Fox preview

    Players to watch Wyatt Blake, Crystal Lake Central, OL-DL, so. Blake (6-4, 280) started the last six ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • High school boys golf: Jacobs defeats host Barrington for 3rd straight tournament win

    NORTH BARRINGTON – Ten strokes and four teams stood between the Jacobs boys golf team and state a year ago.NORTH BARRINGTON – Ten strokes and four tea ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Boys soccer roundup: Crystal Lake Central's Michael Chen scores 4 goals in win over Antioch

    Michael Chen scored four goals Monday to lead the Crystal Lake Central boys soccer team to a 7-2 win over Antioch in nonconference play at Crystal Lak ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • High school football: Player-coach relationships key to winning

    Although the Prairie Ridge football team was officially on break in the two weeks leading up to the start of fall practice, Chris Schremp wasn’t exact ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • High school football: Staff predictions for 2015

    JOE STEVENSONSenior sports writerFVC Valley champ: HuntleyFVC Valley MVP: Tyler Pennington, Cary-Gro ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • High school football preview 2015: Five to watch

    Anthony Binetti, Huntley, QB, sr.Binetti (6-0, 195) had a big season as a junior, throwing for 1,907 ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Crystal Lake Central high school football preview 2015

    Crystal Lake Central high school football preview 2015 ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Traditional FVC powers look for more success

    As the Fox Valley Conference enters its final year with 13 teams and two divisions, local powerhouses such as Crystal Lake Central, Cary Grove and Cry ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: 5 to watch

    Erin ErbHuntley, sr., OHAs a junior last season, Erb had 347 kills and 87 spikes. The 6-foot outside ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:36 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: 2015 team preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE Fox Division Crystal Lake Central Coach: Lisa Brunstrum, fifth season Last yea ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • High school football: It's the small details that matter in winning

    CARY – On a nondescript Thursday in early July, Cary-Grove football coach Brad Seaburg checks his watch. The Trojans started practice at 6 a.m. with w ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Video: Crystal Lake Central volleyball's Brittany Lownds previews the upcoming season

    In this short video from Crystal Lake Central volleyball practice, outside hitter Brittany Lownds talks about the upcoming season.
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • High school girls cross country: Crystal Lake Central hopes to keep strong tradition alive

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Debra Tomlinson initially did not realize her good fortune last year when she transferred from Crystal Lake South to Crystal Lake Centr ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 4:33 pm
  • Girls cross country: Five to watch

    Caitlin Bruzzini, Crystal Lake South, juniorBruzzini played a big part in the Gators’ Fox Valley Con ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op wins Huntley Invitational

    The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team shot a team score of 173 to win the Huntley Invitational by six shots Thursday at Pinecrest in Huntley.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • High school boys golf: Jacobs wins 9-team Boulder Ridge Invitational

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – After the scorecards were signed and the final scores tallied, Crystal Lake South golf coach Curt Wadlington held the silver Bould ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • High school boys soccer preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceFox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Nathan Smith (1st season)Last year: 9-11 ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge, Farnam win at Cary-Grove Invitational

    CARY – Ethan Farnam was up at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday so he could drive an hour and 45 minutes to Olympia Fields for the one-hole conclusion of his U.S. A ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • High school girls golf: Archos leads Marian Central to Marian Invite title

    McHENRY – Sophia Archos shot a 4-over-par 75 at Boone Creek Golf Club on Wednesday, earning first place individual accolades and leading Marian Centra ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • High school boys cross country: 2015 team capsules

    Cary-Grove Coach: Layne Holter (17th season). Last year's finish: Eighth in FVC Meet. Top returning ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • High school girls tennis: 2015 preview

    Six girls tennis players return to competition after qualifying for state last season, three for the first time.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Five to watch: Girls tennis 2015

    Maddie FoxCrystal Lake Central, sr.Fox has been to state in doubles the past two seasons but will ge ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox Division Crystal Lake Central Coach: Amanda Schuetzle (second season) Last ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • High school girls golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCrystal Lake Central co-op(with Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South)Coach: Kyle M ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • High school girls golf: 5 to watch

    MACKENZIE HAHNRichmond-Burton, jr.Hahn, a 2014 Northwest Herald first-team selection, finished 10th ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • High school girls golf: High expectations for Crystal Lake Central co-op in new season

    Kyle McCaughn doesn’t want to mess up a good thing.When the former Crystal Lake South girls basketba ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Northwest Herald senior sports reporter Joe Stevenson sits down with three local high school athletes in this week's Prep Zone Pop Quiz.
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 4:38 pm
  • High school boys golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Chris Gotsch (second season)Top returners: Kyle Irlbacker, sr. ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake Central looks to continue last year’s momentum

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Lisa Brunstrum admits that last year’s Crystal Lake Central team was an uncertainty going into the season. But a 30-0 start quickly dis ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Junior golf: Dundee-Crown's J.P. Anderson wins MCJGA tournament, season titles

    WOODSTOCK – J.P. Anderson got a sneak peak at Woodstock Country Club two weeks ago when Dundee-Crown boys golf coach Bob Sweeney took him on a tour of ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • High school football: Kickers live lonely existence

    The Richmond-Burton football team is scattered across two fields at a practice earlier this summer. Linemen are working on run blocking, while running ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • High school football: Players know nutrition fuels success

    Prairie Ridge’s Jeff Jenkins decided to cut out junk food not long after his first varsity football practice last summer left him feeling a little win ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 5:31 pm
  • Junior golf: Crystal Lake Central's Zach Tuszynski wins senior boys title in MCJGA event at Crystal Woods

    WOODSTOCK – Even after firing a 1-over-par 73 at Crystal Woods on Wednesday, Zach Tuszynski wasn’t sure whether he would have enough left to win his f ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Prep golf: Prairie Ridge’s Cameron Karney leads MCJGA's Patrick Lawler Open

    Prairie Ridge’s Cameron Karney leads the senior boys division after Day 1 of the McHenry County Junior Golf Association’s J. Patrick Lawler Open on Tu ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's Jon McLaughlin says running backs will be strength

    When Crystal Lake Central football coach Jon McLaughlin envisions his team’s ground-oriented offense, he sees opponents’ defenses growing tired of dra ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 6:17 pm
  • High school football: Northwest Herald position rankings – Defensive linemen

    Ranking the top local defensive linemen entering the 2015 season:1. ROMEO McKNIGHTCL Central, sr. (6 ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • High school football: FVC enters final season before departures

    Jeff Schroeder has coached underdog football teams his entire career, so yes, he’s certainly looking forward to Woodstock North moving to the new Kish ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 7:14 pm
  • High school football: Northwest Herald position rankings – Offensive linemen

    Ranking the top local offensive linemen entering the 2015 season:1. Fred Bush Richmond-Burton, sr. ( ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake Central high school summer football practice

    Images of Crystal Lake Central from summer football ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Golf: Huntley's Gordus and Bowser, Cary-Grove's Reid and Jacobs' Tighe win at MCJGA Foxford Hills

    CARY – After a nine-hole round that lasted nearly two and a half hours in hot and sticky conditions, Huntley’s Nicole Gordus and Woodstock North’s Dan ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Golf: Huntley grad Jake Bowser wins at MCJGA Cary Open

    CARY – Jake Bowser knew four years ago that he wanted to plan a future around golf, whether it was playing competitively or helping others with their ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • High school sports: Technology helps coaches teach, save time

    When Rich Czeslawski used to watch film to record his team’s statistics, his coaching instincts often made an already tedious process even more time-c ...
    July 20, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • High school tennis: McHenry County Classic 18 doubles winners crowned

    ALGONQUIN – Former, current and future high school players competed in the boys and girls 18-and-under doubles finals of the McHenry County Classic te ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Photos: University of Iowa football facilities

    Wyatt Blake got to see how professional football players train when he saw the Philadelphia Eagles facility as part of the NFL Prep Academy.
    July 15, 2015 - 7:27 pm
  • Golf: Cary-Grove's Kalamaras leads after Day 1 of McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – After finishing as the overall points leader in the McHenry County Junior Golf Association’s girls senior division last year, Lauren Kal ...
    July 14, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Golf: McHenry's Prisching, Woodstock's Pietrzak, Cary-Grove's Reid and Jacobs' Coakley win at MCJGA event

    MARENGO – Ben Prisching had a chance to close out and win the McHenry County Junior Golf Association’s Marengo Ridge Open in 18 holes on Thursday, but ...
    July 9, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Take 2: D-155 swimmers left high and dry

    District 155 schools seem to have a slight problem on their hands in that they might not have anywhere for their girls swimming teams to practice or h ...
    July 21, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Golf: Jacobs' Coakley, McHenry's Ogden and Huntley's Gordus at RedTail Open

    LAKEWOOD – Riley Coakley practiced immediately after his round Tuesday and even got in some extra work the morning before Day 2 of the McHenry County ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Styf: Romeo McKnight hoping to follow Iowa success of Bryan Bulaga, C.J. Fiedorowicz

    Romeo McKnight knew. He even had his roommate, Minnesota's Amani Hooker, picked out. But Monday was ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight commits to play football at Iowa

    Romeo McKnight unveiled on Monday what many people following the Crystal Lake Central senior had suspected for two weeks – he plans to play college fo ...
    June 29, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald All-Area team

    2015 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball team First team Mariah Dionne Marengo, so., P Dionne, the N ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Amateur golf: Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam takes lead at State Junior Amateur Championship

    BARRINGTON – The way he was playing on the second day of the IJGA State Junior Amateur Championship, it was more surprising when Ethan Farnam didn't m ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • High school baseball: Fox Valley Conference teams

    All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division    Crystal Lake Central: Robby Cormier, 2B-1B, sr.; Blake Gle ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • High school baseball: New Crystal Lake Central baseball coach Tom Mueller strives to be a mentor

    For new Crystal Lake Central baseball coach Tom Mueller, the game of baseball is a way to help young men move to their next step in life. A championsh ...
    June 18, 2015 - 6:38 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's McKnight driven to success by lone wrestling loss

    Romeo McKnight sat by himself for the hour-long bus ride, stewing in his disappointment. He felt ter ...
    June 18, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Junior golf: Cameron Karney, Brittany Reid win MCJGA Blackstone Open senior divisions

    MARENGO – The way his short game was working Tuesday, Cameron Karney felt confident in just about any putt, but especially those, like his tournament- ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • McHenry girls volleyball, CLC baseball coaches hired

    McHenry hired Lexi Disselhorst to be its girls volleyball coach, according to athletic director Barry Burmeister.
    June 13, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Junior golf: Jacobs' Riley Coakley wins junior division of MCJGA event at Golf Club of Illinois

    Riley Coakley, who will be a sophomore at Jacobs in the fall, shot a 7-over-par 78 on Wednesday to win the boys junior division of the McHenry County ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • High school recruiting notes: Jacobs' Bridget Wallenberger to play volleyball at UW-Milwaukee

    Bridget Wallenberger always wanted to play volleyball in college.By her sophomore year at Jacobs, th ...
    June 7, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight picks up Miami (Ohio) offer

    Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight picked up another Mid-American Conference football scholarship offer on Friday from Miami of Ohio.
    June 5, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • High school softball: All-conference lists

    Here are the All-Conference girls softball lists for the Fox Valley Conference, Big Northern Conference, East Suburban Catholic Conference and Northea ...
    June 3, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Boys lacrosse: All-Fox Valley Conference teams announced

    The All-Fox Valley Conference Boys Lacrosse teams recently were announced. They are as follows:First ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Crystal Lake native Jimmy Elgas

    Crystal Lake native Jimmy Elgas, 43, has spent more than two decades as an assistant basketball coach at numerous universities, including Illinois Sta ...
    May 30, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • High school boys track: Cary-Grove's Hurley win shot put state title

    CHARLESTON – Cary-Grove senior Ricky Hurley wanted a lot – personal-best performances in the Class 3A shot put and discus finals, state championships ...
    May 30, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • High school softball: Barrington beats Crystal Lake Central for 14th straight regional title

    BARRINGTON – With two outs in the top of the seventh inning and her team trailing by eight runs, Crystal Lake Central’s Megan Mahaffy stood near the f ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • High school softball: CL Central tops CL South, C-G falls in Barrington Regional

    BARRINGTON – Crystal Lake Central junior Monica Menas described the pitch she nearly sent over the right-center field fence in the bottom of the third ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Insider Prep Softball: Huntley's Tiffany Giese the Athlete of the Week

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTiffany GieseHuntley, freshman, pitcherGiese improved to 11-5 in the circle with ...
    May 26, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • High school baseball: Grant edges Crystal Lake Central in regional opener

    FOX LAKE – One pitch is all it takes to ruin a pitcher's otherwise great outing, and, in the fickle gauntlet of single-elimination playoffs, end a tea ...
    May 25, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Josh Freeman helps SIU track and field team make history

    Josh Freeman’s list of achievements from the Missouri Valley Conference track and field championships helped him make history.Josh Freeman’s list of a ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge sends 2 singles players, doubles team to state

    CARY – The addition of Barrington to the Cary-Grove Sectional lineup had a big impact on area players qualifying for state.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Six singles, six doubles teams from area into QFs at Cary-Grove

    Cary-Grove Sectional: At Cary, six singles players and six doubles are still alive from area teams heading into the state qualifying quarterfinal roun ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock, Jacobs and Woodstock North win

    The Cary-Grove baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a tie and defeat Crystal Lake Central 3-2 in Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge beats Crystal Lake Central for regional title

    WOODSTOCK – Even though Prairie Ridge had spent the past 30 minutes on its heels, J.C. Brown felt good about his team’s chances against Crystal Lake C ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • High school football: Romeo McKnight to visit Iowa, Notre Dame set to visit

    The recruiting interest has heated up fast for Crystal Lake Central linebacker Romeo McKnight, who received an offer from Iowa on Tuesday and will vis ...
    May 22, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central scores five in second half of semifinal

    WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake Central knew its speed would be an advantage in Wednesday's 2A Marian Central Regional semifinal against Woodstock and a sogg ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge, Huntley and McHenry win

    Monica Menas hit a home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Crystal Lake Central softball team to the 7-6 win over Jacobs in Fox Valley Con ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's McKnight receives Iowa offer

    Over the past month, Romeo McKnight has gone from an unknown to a top prospect in college football recruiting circles. That was confirmed Tuesday morn ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central's Badgley to resign after season

    Crystal Lake Central baseball coach Dan Badgley has resigned his post, effective after the season.Ba ...
    May 19, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge's Kaleigh O'Brien player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKaleigh O’BrienPrairie Ridge, sophomore, third baseO’Brien hit a two-run home run ...
    May 19, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Marengo win

    Megan Mahaffy struck out 11 in a complete-game win and homered for Crystal Lake Central in a 5-4 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win Monday in Hamp ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Start of playoffs provide tests and second-chances

    After a girls soccer regular season that saw conference titles decided by overtime goals, penalty kicks and last-minute regulation winners, the openin ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Ladewig is player of the week, power rankings, playoff info

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKJake LadewigCary-Grove, Sr., Mid.Ladewig had 10 points in two games this week, sco ...
    May 17, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • High school baseball: Behind Cilano, Prairie Ridge finishes sweep of CLC

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Glen Pecoraro always feels good when he sends Ben Cilano to the mound. On Saturday morning, after a long Friday evening slugfest and tw ...
    May 16, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Jacobs rallies past Dundee-Crown in 7th

    The Jacobs softball team scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind and defeat Dundee-Crown, 10-4, in Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge outslugs Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Friday's baseball game between Prairie Ridge and host Crystal Lake Central was not for lovers of pitching and defense. Neither team's b ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • High School Boys Track and Field Insider: Johnsburg's Bailey Stefka Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekBailey StefkaJohnsburg, sr.Stefka won the 100 meters, placed second in the 200 an ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central, Marengo, Richmond-Burton and Johnsburg win

    The Crystal Lake Central baseball team scored six runs in the second inning to pull away and defeat Woodstock North 8-4 in Fox Valley Conference Valle ...
    May 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central as O'Brien lets go on home run

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Kaleigh O'Brien stepped up to the plate in the first inning of Prairie Ridge's 3-0 win against Crystal Lake Central on Thursday, s ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central dominates

    Savanah Frank hit two doubles, scored twice and drove in two runs for Crystal Lake Central in a 13-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win against Wo ...
    May 13, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central's Katie Beck is player of the week, new power rankings

    Player of the weekKatie Beck, Crystal Lake Central, Sr. Fwd.The senior scored two goals and assisted ...
    May 13, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry, Dundee-Crown and Crystal Lake Central win

    Jess Flathau scored eight minutes into overtime to give McHenry a 1-0 win and hand Huntley its first Fox Valley Conference Valley Division loss in gir ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • High school baseball: R-B's Rosing strikes out 18; McHenry, Crystal Lake Central and Marengo win

    Richmond-Burton freshman Jake Rosing struck out 18 batters over seven innings in the 7-0 win over Harvard in Big Northern Conference East Division pla ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school softball notes: Huntley's Giese making impact, A-H's streak ends at 16

    Huntley is the only team to knock off McHenry in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division so far, and one of the Red Raiders’ biggest contributors ha ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:25 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry's Koepke player of week

    Athlete of the WeekKristin KoepkeMcHenry, Senior, PitcherKoepke improved to 12-2 with a pair of shut ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake Central and Jacobs win

    The Crystal Lake Central boys tennis team defeated Hampshire 6-1 in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play at Crystal Lake.
    May 11, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs' Brian Ta Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekBrian TaJacobs, sr., MTa was influential in the Golden Eagles’ three wins the pas ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • High school recruiting notes: Richmond-Burton golfer Blake Betke to Central Missouri State

    When Richmond-Burton senior Blake Betke toured Central Missouri State’s campus as a prospective student and golfer, Jennies coach Chris Port reminded ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central freshman OT Wyatt Blake, family learn

    When it comes to blocking and leverage and working out, Crystal Lake Central’s Wyatt Blake is far ahead of the curve.
    May 10, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South shuts out Grayslake Central

    Senior left fielder Mike Avella hit a three-run home run in the first inning against Grayslake Central to lead Crystal Lake South's baseball team to a ...
    May 9, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry defeats Huntley

    Ryan Grannemann had an RBI, and Owen Patzin scored for McHenry, which defeated Huntley, 5-2, in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball action ...
    May 8, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central takes 5-0 lead over Hampshire before delay

    HAMPSHIRE – Prior to Friday’s Fox Valley Conference Fox Division game between Crystal Lake Central and Hampshire, the Central coaches preached to thei ...
    May 8, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Boys track and field insider: Dundee-Crown's Seals athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKiwaun SealsDundee-Crown, sr.Seals went his career-best 45 feet, 11 1/2 inches Ma ...
    May 8, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove and Woodstock win

    The Prairie Ridge girls soccer team defeated Crystal Lake Central 1-0 (4-3 in penalties) to clinch a share of the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division t ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry and Marengo win

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to pull away and defeat Grayslake North 8-2 in Fox Valley Conference F ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Marian Central win

    Amy Walsh went 3 for 4 with two triples, two RBIs and a run scored to lead the Crystal Lake Central softball team to the 7-4 win over Dundee-Crown in ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Alden-Hebron win

    Stevie Krueger singled in Nate Meland in the bottom of the 12th inning to help the Jacobs baseball team walk off with a 4-3 win over Crystal Lake Cent ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • High school girls soccer notes: Prairie Ridge set to host first night game, Class 1A postseason begins

    Thursday night’s meeting between Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central has plenty of importance, with the Wolves coming into the game 4-0 in the Fox ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:28 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South win

    Jacob Sigmund and Sam Lundgren won at No. 1 doubles to lead the Crystal Lake Central boys tennis team to a, 4-3, Fox Valley Conference Fox Division vi ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock, Huntley, Cary-Grove, Richmond-Burton and Johnsburg win

    Natalie Dombrowski made a save on a breakaway as time expired to preserve a 2-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win for the Crystal Lake Central gi ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school girls track roundup: McHenry, Woodstock win own triangular meets

    Juniors Amelia Murray and Devon Marunde each won two events to lead the McHenry girls track team to a win Monday in a triangular meet at McHenry.Junio ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton win in 8 innings

    The Johnsburg softball team scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning Monday to defeat Burlington Central, 7-2, in Big Northern Conference East ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • High school boys track roundup: Cary-Grove wins triangular at Crystal Lake Central

    The Cary-Grove boys track and field team won a triangular meet with Crystal Lake Central and Woodstock on Monday at Crystal Lake. The Trojans finished ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge rallies late past Wauconda

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to walk off with an 8-7 win over Wauconda in nonconference ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central LB-DE McKnight receives offer from Toledo

    Much of the recruiting interest directed toward Crystal Lake Central junior Romeo McKnight has been from college wrestling coaches to this point.
    May 4, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Power rankings, player of the week, games of the week, notes

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKAlec JohnsonCary-Grove, sr., Attack.The Trojans’ leading scorer, Johnson found the ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central underclassmen go 0-1-1 at Glenbrook

    The Crystal Lake Central girls soccer team went 0-1-1 on the second day of the Glenbrook North Cup tournament at Glenbrook.
    May 2, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz: McHenry's Jess Flathau, Crystal Lake Central's Megan Mahaffy and Crystal Lake South's Garrett Dziedzic

    Jess FlathauMcHenrySeniorSoccer1. What is your soap opera name (your middle name and street you live ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Crystal Lake's Tory Dello, defenseman for Tri-City Storm

    In his second season with the Tri-CIty Storm of the USHL, Tory Dello, who attended Crystal Lake Central, helped his team to a second place finish in t ...
    May 2, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • MCC baseball team reaches 40 wins in sweep

    The McHenry County College baseball team swept a doubleheader against Moraine Valley Community College on Friday in Palos Hills to win their 39th and ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley blanks Grayslake North

    Taryn Jakubowski and Deanna Hecht each scored two goals to lead the Huntley girls soccer team to a 4-0 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against Gra ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • High school boys track insider: McHenry's Jesse Reiser Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekJesse ReiserMcHenry, sr.Reiser set a meet record in the 3,200 meters at the McHen ...
    May 1, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Richmond-Burton win

    Huntley scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to extend its lead and defeat Prairie Ridge, 9-3, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover game ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs tops Mount Carmel, state's No. 2-ranked team

    Jacobs took down one of the top teams in the state in a, 5-3, win against Chicago Mt. Carmel on Thursday. 
    April 30, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Richmond-Burton and Prairie Ridge win

    Crystal Lake Central scored all of its goals in the first half to defeat Hampshire, 7-0, in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division match on Thursday. 
    April 30, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Hampshire and McHenry prevail

    The Hampshire boys tennis team defeated Johnsburg 4-3 in nonconference play at Hampshire.Jack Gara w ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Woodstock, Cary-Grove, Huntley and Prairie Ridge win

    The Woodstock baseball team scored twice in three innings to defeat Hampshire 6-2 in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play in Woodstock.
    April 29, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central tops Crystal Lake South behind Mahaffy's dominant pitching

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s Megan Mahaffy doesn’t think of herself as a strikeout pitcher.
    April 29, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • Boys tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South, Woodstock, Cary-Grove and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake South's Garrett Dziedzic defeated Ethan St. John, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7), in the deciding match at No. 1 singles to give the Gators a, 4-3, ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry tops Crystal Lake Central

    MCHENRY – McHenry and Crystal Lake Central stepped out of conference play and both teams decided to give their normal starting pitchers a breather on ...
    April 28, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo's Ruelius player of week, new power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekVeronica RueliusMarengo, senior, RFRuelius had a day to remember last Thursday, h ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Johnsburg and Crystal Lake Central win

    Delaney Pruitt scored five goals and had an assist for Johnsburg in a 7-0 Big Northern Conference East Division win against Marengo on Monday. 
    April 27, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs, Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron and Cary-Grove win

    Jacob Carpenter drove in three runs for Prairie Ridge in a 9-2 win against Woodstock North in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division baseball game. 
    April 27, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • High school softball: Hampshire tops Crystal Lake Central on DeChant's grand slam

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Hampshire sophomore Peyton DeChant stuck around and talked one-on-one to coach Stacey Stepek after Monday’s Fox Valley Conference Fox D ...
    April 27, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Congratulations Halley Havlicek, May Athlete of the Month!