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  • High school recruiting notes: Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy to run cross country, track at Bradley

    Crystal Lake Central senior Cole Barkocy likely would have received interest from most NCAA Division I schools he approached about running.
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:44 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Marengo reaches final of Burlington Central MLK tourney

    Marengo won a pair of close games Saturday to advance to the championship game of the Burlington Central MLK Classic. 
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry 2nd in Batavia Tournament with 3 individual champs

    McHenry finished second at the 17-team Batavia Tournament on Saturday with three individual champions and nine place winners.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:24 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
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South pulls away from Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South seemed to release all its pent-up frustration and energy at once to start the fourth quarter.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • High school girls basketball: Jacobs holds off Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On paper, Friday night's Fox Valley Conference girls basketball showdown between Jacobs and Crystal Lake Central was a matchup of two s ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central beats Prairie Ridge

    Crystal Lake Central's wrestling team beat Prairie Ridge, 47-24, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet Thursday at Prairie Ridge. Prairie Ridge’s Nick ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Huntley's David Ferrante is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and event to watch

    Athlete of the Week DAVID FERRANTEHuntley, fr. 152 Ferrante won the 152-pound title at the Sycamore ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:52 am
  • 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 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
  • 72 years later, local family discovers photo of grandfather, former MLB pitcher with Frank Sinatra

    David Badgley’s first impression upon seeing the photo was how young his grandpa appeared. One of David’s 11 siblings had asked what number their gran ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:35 am
  • 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 hockey: Zordan scores hat trick in D155 Predators win

    Prairie Ridge's Cory Zordan scored a hat trick Saturday, netting all three goals for the D155 Predators hockey team as it beat BGHW, 3-2, at the Cryst ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 9:19 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Dundee-Crown, Huntley, Richmond-Burton win

    Liz Alsot scored 16 points and powered McHenry past Hampshire, 38-34, Friday in Fox Valley Conference girls basketball action in McHenry. Alsot made s ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • High school hockey: D155 Predators beat Carmel

    Five different D155 Predators scored in a 5-2 win over Carmel on Thursday at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills. Cory Zordan (Prairie Ridge) and Brenna ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 9:27 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Crystal Lake Central's Orvis, Doerr earn honors

    Crystal Lake Central’s Janine Orvis and Kelly Doerr were honored last month as co-recipients of Dyestatil.com’s Most Improved Runner of the Year in Cl ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 6:13 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
  • High school wrestling: Frustrated Lenny Petersen of Crystal Lake Central refocuses after Dvorak loss

    As they started handing out awards for the 138-pound bracket at the recent Al Dvorak Memorial wrestling tournament in Machesney Park, there was one sp ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • 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
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Seamus O'Donnell is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes, event to watch

    Athlete of the weekSeamus O’DonnellCrystal Lake Central, jr., 195O’Donnell reached the finals of the ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown and Alden-Hebron win; E.C. Nichols Classic wraps up

    Dundee-Crown’s Tariq Burns scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Chargers to a 51-43 win over Clemente on Wednesday at the Wheeling Har ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:03 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 boys basketball: Marengo defeats Sycamore in E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic

    Mike Volkening had a game-high 20 points with three 3-pointers Tuesday to lead Marengo's boys basketball team to a 49-33 victory over Sycamore at the ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school basketball: 6-foot-8 Crystal Lake Central sophomore Alex Timmerman has 'monster' potential

    When Alex Timmerman was younger, he used to win the ball-handling competitions at Crystal Lake Central youth summer camps. Even then he was the bigges ...
    Dec. 25, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock North win at E.C. Nichols tourney

    In the E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament at Marengo, Crystal Lake Central beat Wauconda, 67-47, Friday in a consolation bracket ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley takes 5th at Dvorak Invitational with 6 medalists

    MACHESNEY PARK – When Huntley’s Josh Stenger stood on the podium Friday afternoon at Harlem High School, the only two 120-pounders standing above him ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Richmond-Burton, Marengo advance to E.C. Nichols tournament quarterfinals

    Marengo's Michael Volkening scored a team-high 23 points, and Blaine Borhart added 16 to lead the host Indians to an opening-round win over Round Lake ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South finishes 4th in Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    Crystal Lake South senior forward Annika Sevcik led all scorers with 19 points, but Lakes came all the way back from a 17-2 deficit after the first qu ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • High school wrestling: 19 locals advance at Dvorak Invitational, 4 in semifinals; Harvard beats Prairie Ridge in triangular

    Four local wrestlers – Huntley's Zach Spencer, Jacobs' Jacob Sabella and Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen and Seamus O'Donnell – advanced to the ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Marian Central, Johnsburg, Woodstock North win at Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    Marian Central’s Vannessa Garrelts scored 28 points to lead the Hurricanes past Woodstock, 60-40, in a consolation game at the Northern Illinois Holid ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central for 4th straight win

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge center Sammi Lockwood presented a "nightmare matchup" scenario for Crystal Lake Central from the outset of Monday's Fox V ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school boys basketball insider: Johnsburg's Zach Toussaint is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekZach ToussaintJohnsburg, so., GToussaint continued his scoring tear for the Skyha ...
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • 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 girls basketball: Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, McHenry, Prairie Ridge and Woodstock win tournament openers

    Richmond-Burton's KC Davids scored a game-high 23 points, and Brooke Leganaioli hit four 3-pointers to add 17 points, leading the Rockets to a win ove ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Markgraff leads McHenry past Huntley, Crystal Lake Central tops Marengo

    McHenry's Gavin Markgraff scored a game-high 26 points, hitting four 3-pointers and going 10 of 11 at the free-throw line, to lead the Warriors to a 6 ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central beats Crystal Lake South but sees room for improvement

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In the aftermath of a comfortable win over their cross-town conference rival, Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr had a lo ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • 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
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire defeats Crystal Lake Central

    HAMPSHIRE – Tre Powell was all over the floor in the first half, twice getting steals and layups, then scoring on other drives to the basket for 10 po ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • 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 wrestling insider: McHenry's Jaden Glauser is Athlete of the week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Jaden Glauser McHenry, fr., 170 pounds Glauser continued the impressive start ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:28 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 wrestling: McHenry ties for 5th at the Mudge/McMorrow Prospect Invitational

    The McHenry wrestling team tied for fifth place overall at the 57th annual Mudge/McMorrow Prospect Invitational on Saturday in Mount Prospect.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 8:44 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Dundee-Crown pick up dual wins; Marengo wins twice at Sterling

    Crystal Lake Central's wrestling team beat McHenry, 42-27, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet behind five Tigers pins on Friday in Crystal Lake. 
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South withstands Crystal Lake Central's rally

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South's Taylor Jozefowicz grabbed the defensive rebound, teammate Maddie Bush made both of her free throws, and the Gators ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • 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 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 boys basketball roundup: Jacobs, Huntley, McHenry win in FVC

    ALGONQUIN – Unbeaten Jacobs got everything it wanted from one-win Crystal Lake Central Wednesday night.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central beats Kaneland

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Starting Wednesday's nonconference dual against Kaneland at 170 pounds didn't exactly set Crystal Lake Central up for a roaring start.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Richmond-Burton's Gavin Sutton is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekGavin SuttonRichmond-Burton, sr., 145 poundsSutton represented his school well at ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Liz Alsot's double-double leads McHenry to victory; Jacobs, Woodstock and Dundee-Crown win

    McHenry's Liz Alsot scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Warriors in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball win over Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • High school boys hockey: Crystal Lake South edges D155 Predators

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team held off the D155 Predators, 2-1, Sunday at Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 10:21 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 roundup: Huntley tops Crystal Lake Central in overtime

    Matt Seng scored a team-high 14 points Saturday to lead the Huntley boys basketball team to a 58-55 Fox Valley Conference overtime win over Crystal La ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Marengo win

    Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin poured in a game-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting and made all nine of her free throws to lead the Whip-Purs to a 43-32 ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:32 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 football: Crystal Lake Central's Wyatt Blake adds Syracuse to list of 8 total offers

    After a weekend recruiting visit where there’s plenty of free food available, making weight sometimes can be a struggle. 
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central rallies to beat Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – Before Thursday's Fox Valley Conference dual, Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr warned his new-to-the-sport heavyweight Wya ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • High school wrestling insider: Marian Central's Anthony Randazzo is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the WeekAnthony RandazzoMarian Central, jr., 132 poundsRandazzo, a two-time returning sta ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • Football: All-Fox Valley Conference team announced

    Here is the All-Fox Valley Conference football team, which was released Wednesday.All-Fox Valley Con ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Woodstock, Cary-Grove and Marian Central win

    Crystal Lake South's Annika Sevcik scored 11 points, while Maddie Bush and Taylor Keegan each chipped in nine to lead the Gators to a 46-42 win agains ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs sinks Deerfield in Ed Molitor Palatine Thanksgiving Boys Basketball Classic

    Cooper Schwartz, Mason Materna and Cameron Krutwig all scored in double figures Saturday to lead Jacobs to a 54-40 win against Deerfield in the champi ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • High school ice hockey: Crystal Lake South, District 155 lose

    Crystal Lake South and District 155 both lost Saturday on the second day of the PREP Hockey Thanksgiving Showcase Tournament at West Meadows Ice Arena ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marian Central wins Carmel Team Duals

    Marian Central's wrestling team went 3-0 Saturday to finish first overall at the Carmel Team Duals in Mundelein.
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school hockey: D-155 Predators, Crystal Lake South each go 2-0 in PREP Thanksgiving Showcase

    Prairie Ridge's Kyle Smolen scored five goals Friday for the District 155 Predators in a 10-1 hockey win over Plainfield North at the PREP Thanksgivin ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo wins twice, makes title game of Ottawa tournament

    Marengo's Michael Volkening scored 28 points against Oak Forest and 29 points against CICS Longwood on Friday as the Indians went 2-0 at the Dean Rile ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball

    Athlete of the Week Vannessa GarreltsMarian Central, jr., GThe 5-foot-5 junior led the Hurricanes to ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Jacobs win tourney games

    Crystal Lake South's Jon Holloway and Tyler Haskin each scored 20 points Wednesday as the Gators defeated Johnsburg, 73-67, in their Johnsburg/Richmon ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake South tops McHenry, Huntley goes 3-0 at quad

    The Crystal Lake South and McHenry wrestling team split the 14 bouts in their Fox Valley Conference opener, but the Gators used three pins and two for ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • High school boys basketball: Johnsburg, Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Huntley, Richmond-Burton win tournament games

    Zach Beaugureau hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Cary-Grove to a 52-49 win over Marian Central in the Woodstock Hoops for Heali ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • High school wrestling preview: 2016-17 team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: William Petersen (First year)Last season: 4-13 dual recordTop ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school wrestling preview: Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen tries to re-create state-title success

    Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr planted the seed of this year’s motivation early for Tigers senior Lenny Petersen.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • High school wrestling preview: Five to watch

    Lenny Petersen Crystal Lake Central, sr.The area’s only returning state champion. Petersen went 41-4 ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 6:05 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North, Alden-Hebron, Hampshire, Huntley win tournament games

    Maddie Busch scored 18 points Saturday to lead the Woodstock North girls basketball team to a 42-34 win against Rockford Jefferson in the fifth-place ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Prairie Ridge's Valerie Tarazi and McHenry's Payton Lange qualify for state finals

    EVANSTON – Two local swimmers took steps toward some history in the IHSA state meet preliminaries Friday at Evanston High School.
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • On Campus: Marian Central grads Kaufmann, Giustino earn volleyball playing time at Murray St.

    Describing Murray State University’s volleyball practices can be a challenge for Racers players.Coac ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 7:17 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2016-17 season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Adam McCloud (first season)Last year’s record: 6-21 overall, 3 ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • High school girls swimming: 5 from McHenry, 2 other locals prepare for state meet

    As a freshman at the state's biggest swimming meet last year, McHenry’s Payton Lange felt a little overwhelmed.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central edges Woodstock North; Johnsburg, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron lose

    Crystal Lake Central edged Woodstock North, 33-31, Wednesday at the Harvest Christian Academy girls basketball tournament in Elgin. Jane Johnsey led t ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central beats Harvest Christian in season opener

    ELGIN – Crystal Lake Central trailed by double digits at the half against Harvest Christian Academy on Monday, but the deficit never felt insurmountab ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • High school girls basketball: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Rod Saffert (11th season)Last season’s record: 12-17, 4-6 FVC ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school girls swimming: Valerie Tarazi qualifies for third trip to state with two sectional wins while other locals narrowly miss

    ST. CHARLES – As a defending state champion, Valerie Tarazi knows that the challengers are coming for her, but at Saturday’s St. Charles North Section ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry's Hannah Lange ready for last shot at state

    Last year's state swimming meet was a bittersweet bit of role reversal for McHenry's Hannah Lange.Tw ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school sports insider: Hampshire cross country runner Jake Oury Athlete of the Week; girls swimming updates

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJake OuryHampshire, sr.Oury ran 14:49 to take ninth in the Class 2A boys race at ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school cross country: Richmond-Burton boys 3rd in state in Class 1A, girls 4th; CL Central girls 4th in 2A, boys 5th

    Running against some of the best Class 1A competition in the postseason paid dividends for Richmond-Burton’s boys cross country team Saturday.
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry wins Fox Valley Conference Championship meet

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

    Starting the season 0-2 sparked plenty of emotions in the University of North Dakota football team.P ...
    Nov. 4, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: DeKalb stops Crystal Lake Central in Huntley Sectional final

    HUNTLEY – After DeKalb's Hannah Oehlberg provided the final smash in Thursday's Class 4A Huntley Sectional volleyball championship match, Crystal Lake ...
    Nov. 3, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school cross country: Crystal Lake South's Bruzzini, Becker chase all-state honors

    Crystal Lake South’s Caitlin Bruzzini and Jack Becker can add something new to their impressive running résumés: a state cross country medal.
    Nov. 3, 2016 - 6:09 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Dundee-Crown's Anthony Hurgoi is the Athlete of the Week, plus cross country and girls swimming notes

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAnthony HurgoiDundee-Crown, jr.Hurgoi ran the best race of his life at the Class ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge in sectional semifinal; DeKalb drops Huntley

    HUNTLEY – As Crystal Lake Central's volleyball team fell behind by four points in the second set of Tuesday's Class 4A Huntley Sectional semifinal aga ...
    Nov. 1, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Marian Central, 3 FVC teams, Faith Lutheran prepare for sectionals

    The numbers are staggering. Twelve straight regional titles, 20 straight victories (44 of 45 dating ...
    Nov. 1, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • Inside high school girls volleyball: Prairie Ridge's Emily Baudin is Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekEmily BaudinPrairie Ridge, jr., OHBaudin led the Wolves' attack in both of their ...
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake Central co-op tops Huntley

    The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls swimming team defeated Huntley on Friday, 106-64, at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake.
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • On Campus: Dundee-Crown grad Freddy Martinez helps Carthage College soccer team as freshman

    In preparation for college soccer, Dundee-Crown graduate Freddy Martinez relied on advice from players who have been there.
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Crystal Lake Central wins Class 4A Rockford East regional

    ROCKFORD – The players thought they won. The Crystal Lake Central girls volleyball bench rushed the court to celebrate. 
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 8:50 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Marian Central's Caroline and Cate Yuk are Athletes of the Week, plus cross country and tennis postseason notes

    Athletes of the WeekCaroline Yuk and Cate Yuk, Marian Central, sr., girls tennisThe sisters marked t ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Crystal Lake Central reaches regional final day after coach has baby

    ROCKFORD – Crystal Lake Central coach Lisa Brunstrum told her girls volleyball team it might happen in July. The timing probably wasn't ideal, but she ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 9:20 pm
  • High school girls volleyball insider: Huntley's Taylor Jakubowski Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Taylor JakubowskiHuntley, fr., SThe freshman setter helped lead the Red Raiders ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Sterling blanks Crystal Lake Central in regional final

    STERLING – As has happened so often in the second half of the boys soccer season, the Sterling started fast and never gave Crystal Lake Central a chan ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley, Richmond-Burton win regional titles

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

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

    CARY – Cary-Grove fullback Tyler Pennington dove into a center pile, selling out and drawing in Crystal Lake Central's defenders with him. Wingback Ry ...
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 9 games

    Live updates from Friday's Week 9 high school football games. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • High school football: Week 9 preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Jacobs (4-4, 3-4) at Hampshire (3-5, 2-5) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday About the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • Prep sports insider: Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy is Athlete of the Week, plus notes and state tennis pairings

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCole BarkocyCrystal Lake Central, sr., cross countryBarkocy had an opportunity to ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 5:54 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central beats Benet, wins East Suburban Catholic title

    Marian Central captured the East Suburban Catholic Conference girls volleyball championship Tuesday with an 18-25, 25-23, 25-23 victory over Benet in ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Crystal Lake Central tops Sterling in regional semifinal

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  • College women's volleyball: Harper College outlasts McHenry County College

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  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South tops Crystal Lake Central

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  • Congratulations Zach Toussaint, December Athlete of the Month!