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  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's Wyatt Blake picks up Missouri offer, his fifth

    Wyatt Blake first met Missouri coaches at a satellite camp in Lake Park on June 8.That day, the 6-fo ...
    July 28, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central optimistic with new offense and maturing talent

    When the Crystal Lake Central football team missed the playoffs last season, it was only the second time the Tigers hadn’t made it to the postseason i ...
    July 27, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake Central football camp

    Crystal Lake Central football camp at the high school on Monday, July 25, 2016 in Crystal Lake. ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Golf: Richmond-Burton grad Jordan Hahn ties for 18th, Crystal Lake Central grad Paul Schlimm Jr. ties for 30th in Illinois State Amateur

    Spring Grove's Jordan Hahn, a 2015 Richmond-Burton graduate, finished tied for 18th Thursday in the 86th Illinois State Amateur Championship at St. Ch ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:45 pm
  • Golf: CLC grad Harkins 7th at Illinois Women's Open

    Crystal Lake Central grad Lexi Harkins shot 77 on Wednesday to finish tied for seventh at the completion of the Phil Kosin Illinois Women's Open at Mi ...
    July 20, 2016 - 6:56 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central's Schurter, Jacobs' Leitner win at McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – A “kind of perfect” first round Wednesday that resulted in a personal best 3-over-par 74 in the McHenry County Jr. Amateur Tournament at ...
    July 15, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Results from Day 1 of MCJGA McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – Dundee-Crown junior JP Anderson fired a 4-over-par 75 in the first round of the McHenry County Junior Amateur on Wednesday at Boone Cree ...
    July 13, 2016 - 6:05 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central's Clint Billimack unconventional 2-sport athlete

    Clint Billimack, an incoming senior at Crystal Lake Central, is an unorthodox two-sport athlete. He is a goalie for the District 155 Predators hockey ...
    July 3, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central's McLean headed to national lacrosse academy

    This July, incoming Crystal Lake Central freshman Nate McLean will travel to Virginia to represent Illinois at the Brine National Lacrosse Academy. Mc ...
    June 24, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • Golf: Crystal Lake Central grad Lexi Harkins reaches round of 32 before losing at National Amateur Championship

    Crystal Lake Central graduate Lexi Harkins, a sophomore at North Carolina, reached the round of 32 in match play of the championship flight of the Wes ...
    June 23, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Baseball Team

    First TeamP – Danny Denz, Dundee-Crown, sr.Denz was 6-5 for the Chargers and led the area with 109 s ...
    June 23, 2016 - 6:52 pm
  • High school boys tennis: 2016 All-Area team

    First teamKailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, sr., singles Panchapakesan, the four-time Northwest Herald ...
    June 22, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • College golf: Crystal Lake Central grad Lexi Harkins of North Carolina advances to match play at National Amateur Championship

    Lexi Harkins, a Crystal Lake Central graduate, tied for 19th in stroke play Tuesday at the Western Women’s Golf Association 116th National Amateur Cha ...
    June 21, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • 2016 Girls Soccer All-Area teams

    First teamPaige RenkosikHuntley, sr., GKThe senior captain played 28 of the Red Raiders’ 29 games, a ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald 2016 All-Area teams

    2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball teamsFirst teamP–Hailey Baker, Prairie Ridge, jr.Baker led t ...
    June 20, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • New Cary-Grove wrestling, Crystal Lake Central boys soccer coaches hired

    Both Cary-Grove wrestling and Crystal Lake Central boys soccer have new coaches, with the District 155 school board set to vote to approve the new coa ...
    June 20, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake Central grad Shepley placed at rowing nationals as Stanford freshman

    Competing at the NCAA women’s rowing championships as a freshman is something Stanford’s Chase Shepley doesn’t take for granted.
    June 18, 2016 - 7:40 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central grad Connor Sadzeck excelling in Double-A starting role

    Naturally, when Connor Sadzeck came back from Tommy John surgery last summer to find his velocity had actually increased, he wanted to throw hard.
    June 17, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High School Girls Soccer: All-Fox Valley Conference teams

    Here are the All-Fox Valley Conference lists for girls soccer.All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division ...
    June 15, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central grad Joe Affrunti has tough luck bounce on 18 to miss cut

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The pin on the 18th hole got in the way of a chip shot Joe Affrunti needed to make. 
    June 10, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake Central grad Joe Affrunti on Friday at FedEx St. Jude Classic

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    June 12, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • PGA Tour: Crystal Lake Central grad Joe Affrunti struggles in St. Jude Classic first round

    MEMPHIS – In need of a break, Joe Affrunti watched as his putt rolled straight toward the hole. But ...
    June 10, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • PGA Tour: Crystal Lake Central grad Joe Affrunti grounded by fatherhood

    MEMPHIS – Joe Affrunti missed his regularly scheduled FaceTime appointment Thursday morning. With a ...
    June 10, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • High school softball: All-Conference Teams

    Fox Valley Conference All-Conference SelectionsFox Division Ellie Thurow, Woodstock North, fr., PAmy ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High school football: Northwestern offers Crystal Lake Central's Wyatt Blake

    Scholarship offers are tough to predict.On Sunday, Crystal Lake Central lineman Wyatt Blake performe ...
    June 6, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • On Campus: Marengo grad Czlapinski helps Webber International win national bowling title

    Entering the Intercollegiate Team Championships bowling tournament, Florida’s Webber International University had a big reputation.
    June 5, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • High school football: 2016 area schedules

    2016 Football schedules Friday, Aug. 26 Football: Plano at Johnsburg, Wauconda at Richmond-Burton, ...
    July 6, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central's season ends in sectional semis

    BELVIDERE – With the tying run at the plate with one out in the bottom of the seventh, the Crystal Lake Central softball team had a chance late in a C ...
    June 2, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake Central vs. DeKalb softball

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    June 2, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, which played best two games in regional, set for first sectional since 2002

    After a 4-2 win over Prairie Ridge Saturday in a Class 4A McHenry Regional final, Crystal Lake Central softball coach Brian Strombom joked he would ha ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge for regional title

    McHENRY – After a quick step to her left and a lunge, Crystal Lake Central shortstop Kelly Iwamoto secured a hot shot off the bat of Prairie Ridge thi ...
    May 28, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley's Tim McCloyn third in discus, two Red Raiders sprint relays medal

    CHARLESTON – Huntley senior Tim McCloyn realized the instant he released the discus from his right hand that something special had occurred.
    May 28, 2016 - 7:50 pm
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake Central vs. Prairie Ridge softball postponed

    The Prairie Ridge vs. Crystal Lake Central girls softball game in the championship of the Class 4A McHenry Regional final was postponed to 2 p.m. on S ...
    May 27, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley leads Harlem, McHenry Regional postponed to Saturday

    Class 4A Huntley Regional: No. 2-seeded Huntley (25-8) leads No. 3 Harlem, 1-0, with two outs in the top of the third inning after a couple periods of ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central tops McHenry to reach regional final

    McHENRY – McHenry had runners on second and third, both reaching on walks, with no outs and a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the third with t ...
    May 26, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Fox Valley Conference team

    Statewide IHSLA Coach of the Year: Josh Cole, Prairie RidgePrairie RidgeCole Naumovski, Junior, Midf ...
    May 26, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's Wyatt Blake picks up Virginia football offer

    Wyatt Blake and his Crystal Lake Central football coaches have had a ton of college recruiting visitors this spring. But they hadn't heard from the Un ...
    May 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • High school baseball: Grant rallies past Crystal Lake Central in 7th, wins regional opener

    FOX LAKE – After Monday’s game, Crystal Lake Central coach Tom Mueller gathered his seniors together to remind them of how much they’ve meant to the T ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:25 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Richmond-Burton's Joe Dittmar Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekJoe DittmarRichmond-Burton, sr., P-3BDittmar played a key role in two games for t ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Parker Tomlin is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and playoff matchups

    Athlete of the WeekParker TomlinPrairie Ridge, sr., MTomlin contributed in all three of the Wolves' ...
    May 22, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley wins delayed DeKalb sectional

    After Friday night's timing-system malfunction, the Class 3A DeKalb sectional picked back up Saturday morning and Huntley won the sectional with 121 p ...
    May 21, 2016 - 6:36 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central to finish regular season

    Prairie Ridge wrapped up its regular-season schedule with a 16-1 win over Crystal Lake Central Friday night. Parker Tomlin scored four goals, while Co ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove win

    Emmie Farnam and Kylie Leverenz each went 2 for 5 with a home run to lead the Wolves in a 16-8 FVC crossover win at McHenry.
    May 20, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs sending six to state

    The Jacobs boys tennis team is sending both its singles players and both doubles teams to state after the first day of the Cary-Grove Sectional. Semif ...
    May 20, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • High School Boys Tennis Insider: Cary-Grove's Sam Sitarski Athlete of the Week; Cary-Grove Sectional seeds; more

    Athlete of the WeekSam SitarskiCary-Grove, so.The Fox Valley Conference tournament may have gone as ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:25 pm
  • DeFabo: McHenry County College baseball winning with positivity

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On Wednesday afternoon at McHenry County College, Scots pitcher Austin Butts looked in for his sign. The Scots were in the midst of an ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central falls to Vernon Hills in regional

    The Crystal Lake Central girls soccer team let a one-goal lead at halftime slip away Tuesday in a 2-1 defeat to Vernon Hills in a Class 2A Vernon Hill ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • High school softball: Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Woodstock North win

    The Alden-Hebron softball team came back from a two-run deficit in the first inning Tuesday to win a Class 1A Westminster Christian Regional semifinal ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central tops Marian Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central was unable to produce a run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first on Tuesday, but the way the Tigers ha ...
    May 17, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • High school softball insider: Prairie Ridge's Haley Barnes Athlete of the Week; power rankings; regional pairings

    Athlete of the WeekHaley BarnesPrairie Ridge, P-OF, so.Barnes hit a game-winning, three-run home run ...
    May 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Woodstock North uses 10-run 7th inning to beat Grayslake Central

    The Woodstock North baseball team scored 10 runs in the seventh inning Monday to break a 3-3 tie and beat Grayslake Central, 13-3, in Fox Valley Confe ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove defeats Crystal Lake Central

    Gavin Hughes had five goals and four assists Monday to lead the Cary-Grove boys lacrosse team to a 21-1 Fox Valley Conference victory over Crystal Lak ...
    May 16, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo clinches outright BNC East title; Prairie Ridge wins FVC Fox

    Marengo secured its third consecutive outright Big Northern Conference East Division softball championship Monday with an 11-1 win over Richmond-Burto ...
    May 16, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Crystal Lake Central's Luke Tevyaw Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekLuke TevyawCrystal Lake Central, sr., P-1BTevyaw threw a three-hitter, striking o ...
    May 16, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Cary-Grove's Tommy Martin is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTommy Martin, Cary-Grove, jr., attackMartin was instrumental in both of the Troja ...
    May 15, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • Girls Track and Field Insider: Woodstock's Syd Heidtke the athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKSyd HeidtkeWoodstock, FreshmanHeidtke took second place in the 300-meter low hurd ...
    May 15, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge QB Evans earns high marks at combine event

    ADDISON – Saturday was report card day. Or at least as close as it gets for high school football players when they competed in The Opening Regional at ...
    May 15, 2016 - 5:55 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge; Jacobs, Dundee-Crown split; McHenry sweeps doubleheader; Hampshire and Marian Central also win

    Luke Tevyaw's walk-off double plated Logan Mensching for the winning run as Crystal Lake Central beat Prairie Ridge, 3-2, in a Fox Valley Conference g ...
    May 14, 2016 - 7:38 pm
  • New Cary-Grove boys swimming coach, Crystal Lake Central girls soccer coach

    Scott Lattyak has been named the boys swimming coach at Cary-Grove and Sarah Fack will be the new girls soccer coach at Crystal Lake Central starting ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Prairie Ridge clinch conference titles

    SOFTBALLMarengo 16, Rockford Christian 0 (5 inn.): At Marengo, Riley Connell struck out 10 and walke ...
    May 13, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • High school girls track and field: McHenry's Jenna Pauly makes stunning leap to state

    HUNTLEY - McHenry freshman Jenna Pauly defied all logic in the high jump Thursday.HUNTLEY - McHenry freshman Jenna Pauly defied all logic in the high ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • High school baseball roundup: Harvard, Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron win

    Hunter Freres drove in Johnny Peterson with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Hornets a 4-3 Big Northern Conference East Divisi ...
    May 12, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school boys tennis insider: Marian Central's Mike Dowling Athlete of the Week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMike DowlingMarian Central, fr.It hasn’t taken long for Dowling to make his mark ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Richmond-Burton win

    Sophomore pitcher Tiffany Giese shut out Jacobs Wednesday to lead the Huntley girls softball team to a 2-0 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win i ...
    May 11, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Cary-Grove, Hampshire, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton and Alden-Hebron win

    Danny Schmidt pitched a complete-game shutout Wednesday for Cary-Grove, holding Huntley to five hits in a 4-0 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division ba ...
    May 11, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley defeats McHenry

    Huntley's girls soccer team scored three second-half goals to defeat McHenry, 3-0, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division match Tuesday in Huntley ...
    May 10, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the Week    Alex JohnsonPrairie Ridge, sr., C   Johnson had a monster week for the Wolves ...
    May 10, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Hampshire win

    Three freshmen hit home runs for Prairie Ridge on Monday to lead the Wolves to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division softball win over Grayslake No ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Jacobs wins quad mmet

    Aidan Ludlum won the 200 and Loren Strickland won the long jump as the Jacobs boys track and field team won and hosted a meet with four FVC teams.
    May 9, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central, Richmond-Burton and Harvard win

    Luke Tevyaw allowed only two hits and struck out 11 Monday in a complete-game shutout for Crystal Lake Central in a 2-0 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divi ...
    May 9, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • Boys tennis: Crystal Lake Central 3rd in own invite; Prairie Ridge's Dzurisin wins No. 1 singles title

    Crystal Lake Central took second at No. 2 doubles and third at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles as the Tigers finished third Saturday at their own invitational ...
    May 7, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekGrant JensenPrairie Ridge, fr.Jensen won the 800 meters in the Crystal Lake Centr ...
    May 6, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekNatasha SchafferPrairie Ridge, SophomoreSchaffer won the long and triple jumps at ...
    May 6, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South win

    McHenry's Michael Lasiewicz pitched a no-hitter Thursday, striking out seven batters and walking one in six innings against Dundee-Crown. Lasiewicz's ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Marengo, Huntley, Crystal Lake South win

    Prairie Ridge batters hit five home runs Thursday in a 13-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division victory at Hampshire.
    May 5, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Crystal Lake Central in OT; Cary-Grove and Richmond-Burton win

    Jenna Berkland scored her second goal of the game in overtime to give Prairie Ridge a 3-2 victory over Crystal Lake Central on Thursday and help the W ...
    May 5, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Cary-Grove, Hampshire and Jacobs win

    Huntley swept the doubles matches to beat Crystal Lake South, 5-2, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division match Thursday at Crystal Lake South.
    May 5, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, McHenry, Alden-Hebron win

    Andrea Conway and Claire Weeks each finished 3 for 4 Wednesday for the Dundee-Crown softball team in a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against ...
    May 4, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: What's next for Wyatt Blake? Tough night in baseball and bad soccer seeding

    The question now for Crystal Lake Central's Wyatt Blake is which offer will come next after he received his first scholarship offer from Central Michi ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • High school baseball: Richmond-Burton, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win

    Jake Rosing allowed only one hit and struck out 12 in five innings for the Richmond-Burton baseball team in a 12-0 Big Northern Conference East Divisi ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Johnsburg, McHenry and Crystal Lake Central win

    The Johnsburg boys tennis team won its first Big Northern Conference East Division dual of the season on Tuesday, sweeping Marengo, 5-0, in Johnsburg.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school football recruiting: Crystal Lake Central's Wyatt Blake picks up first offer from Central Michigan

    The first offer always seems to be the most difficult to get.Crystal Lake Central offensive lineman ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:44 pm
  • Boys track and field roundup: Crystal Lake South wins Crystal Lake Central triangular

    Crystal Lake Central triangular: Skyler Pentico won the 110-meter hurdles (16.5 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (43.1) to lead Crystal Lake South in a tr ...
    May 3, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Jacobs, Marengo, Marian Central, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win

    Hailey Baker pitched a five-inning no-hitter, and Alexandra Johnson hit a grand slam to lead Prairie Ridge to an 11-0 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divisi ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo and Woodstock North win

    McHenry's Nick Lahrman came out on the winning end of a pitchers' duel with Dundee-Crown's Danny Denz on Monday, leading the Warriors to a 2-1 Fox Val ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove and Huntley win

    McHenry's top singles player, Will Doepker, didn't lose a game on Monday, beating Johnsburg's Kevin Sompel, 6-0, 6-0, to lead the Warriors in a 6-1 no ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • PGA golf: Crystal Lake Central grad Joe Affrunti finishes T-20 in New Orleans

    Crystal Lake Central graduate Joe Affrunti shot a 66 on Monday to finish the Zurich Classic in New Orleans to finish a rain-shortened three-round even ...
    May 2, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley's Jessica Shields among big group of leadoff hitters wreaking havoc

    Although she led all area players with 31 steals in 34 attempts last year as a junior, Huntley’s Jessica Shields had to wait patiently to move up to t ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • High girls soccer roundup: Marengo shuts out Harvard

    Junior midfielder Amanda Jaeger scored two goals Saturday to lead the Marengo girls soccer team to a 4-0 Big Northern Conference East Division victory ...
    April 30, 2016 - 9:15 pm
  • Boys track and field: Cary-Grove second at Badger Invite

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

    Michael Ptaszek, Curt Norton and Sam Sitarski all won their singles matches for the Cary-Grove boys tennis team on Friday in a 5-2 Fox Valley Conferen ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central and Huntley win

    Carly Chovanec went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a triple Friday to lead the Crystal Lake South softball team to an 11-8 Fox Valley Conference Valley ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Marengo and Harvard win

    Ashley Turner went 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead a Richmond-Burton offense that smacked 14 hits in a 13-3 Big Northern C ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire and Prairie Ridge win

    Crystal Lake Central's Anthony Novy gave up one unearned run in 5.1 innings pick up the win as the Tigers beat Grayslake Central, 5-1, in a Fox Valley ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central and Richmond-Burton win conference games

    Tayah Owens scored twice and added an assist to lead Huntley to a 4-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Cary-Grove. 
    April 28, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    NORTHWEST HERALD PLAYER OF THE WEEK Kailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, Sr., No. 1 singles Tuesday feat ...
    May 2, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central and Richmond-Burton win

    Taryn Jakubowski was involved in all three goals as Huntley opened Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play with a 3-0 win over Jacobs on Tuesday at ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • Boys lacrosse: Jacobs tops Crystal Lake Central

    Matt Berton scored five goals as the Jacobs boys lacrosse team beat Crystal Lake Central 13-7 on Tuesday.
    April 26, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Richmond-Burton, McHenry, Huntley, Alden-Hebron, win; Prairie Ridge leading, Johnsburg tied when games suspended

    Jake Rosing struck out 12 and allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings to lead Richmond-Burton to a 7-0 Big Northern Conference East Division wi ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South, Woodstock North, Dundee-Crown, Marian Central and Cary-Grove win

    A doubles win from Sach Rulf and Pratik Iyer helped lead Crystal Lake South beat Crystal Lake Central, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover match ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry offense keeps rolling against Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After scoring 25 runs on 31 hits in a doubleheader split against Lake Zurich over the weekend, McHenry softball coach John DiFrancesca ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • High school softball: Athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekAmanda ManssenMcHenry, 1B, sr.Manssen drove in 12 runs in four games for the Warr ...
    April 26, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Three new offers for Jacobs' Cameron Krutwig on Monday

    An ankle injury on April 2 didn't help Jacobs center Cameron Krutwig, who missed time and wasn't on top of his game at a tournament in New York.
    April 25, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • High school softball: Alden-Hebron and Harvard win; Hampshire leads Crystal Lake Central

    Zoe Derringer finished 3 for 3 with a home run, two doubles, two runs scored and five RBIs on Monday to lead the Alden-Hebron softball team to a 14-2 ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central's Tatyana Gusakow headed to EIU

    Tatyana Gusakow visited Eastern Illinois for the first time in October and, in all, estimates she visited three times since then ... maybe more.
    April 25, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Track and Field: Huntley's Keagan Smith Athlete of the Week; power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKeagan SmithHuntley, sr.Smith took part in three first-place finishes and two rec ...
    April 24, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • High school baseball: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock win Fox Valley Conference games

    At Crystal Lake, Nick Musielewicz and Carson Balcer each had a pair of hits and two RBIs Saturday as Dundee-Crown's baseball team defeated Crystal Lak ...
    April 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South 2nd, Alden-Hebron 4th in Woodstock tourney

    WOODSTOCK – Once Crystal Lake South grabbed a one-run lead in the top of the seventh inning against South Elgin, the Gators felt like they were in a g ...
    April 23, 2016 - 6:58 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley wins fifth straight McHenry County title

    HUNTLEY – Huntley’s Keagan Smith may have found a new race.The Red Raiders senior has excelled for a ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake Central 2, Woodstock 1: At Crystal Lake, Richie Hintz lined a singled down the right-field line to bring home Anthony Amadio in the botto ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake Central tops McHenry

    Jacob Marcus and Charlie McConnell won their Nos. 2 and 3 singles matches and three Crystal Lake Central doubles teams won in a 5-2 victory at McHenry ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove and Huntley win

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

    The Rockets smacked 19 hits and put up 16 runs to earn coach Mike Giese his 200th win in a 16-9 Big Northern Conference East Division victory Thursday ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Pole vault record falls

    HUNTLEY – Crystal Lake Central’s Brandon Dahl and McHenry’s Kevin Szamlewski, two area pole vaulting legacies, enjoy seeing each other frequently, kno ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South and Huntley win

    Shannon Widdowson had a goal and an assist while Tatyana Gusakow recorded three assists to lead Crystal Lake Central to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Fo ...
    April 21, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge's Maddie Schillinger already delivered a clutch, two-out single in the top of the second inning to give her team the earl ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • R-B’s Wagner getting lots of recruiting visitors

    It’s the evaluation period for high school football players, meaning college football coaches can take two visits to a school. Jacobs’ Chris Katrenick ...
    April 21, 2016 - 7:19 pm
  • High school tennis insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKIan Brzeski, Marian Central, So., No. 1 singlesAfter a strong freshman campaign, M ...
    April 21, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley edges Crystal Lake Central; McHenry, Cary-Grove and Marian Central win

    Huntley swept the three singles spots while the No. 2 doubles team of Jacob Wat and Charlie Burian beat Crystal Lake Central's Sam Lundgren and Dev Br ...
    April 20, 2016 - 8:07 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Jacobs QB Chris Katrenick's commitment shows how football recruiting has changed

    Bill Mitz seems to know everybody in football. And the Jacobs coach has seen a ton of changes over the past 36 years.
    April 19, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • High school lacrosse to become IHSA sport in 2018

    Starting in 2018, boys and girls lacrosse will be upgraded from an IHSA "emerging sport" to a full IHSA sport.
    April 19, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo, Alden-Hebron, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake Central, Marian Central and Johnsburg win

    Mariah Dionne pitched her second consecutive no-hitter for the Marengo softball team in a 14-0 Big Northern Conference East Division win Tuesday over ...
    April 19, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • High school baseball: Dundee-Crown, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, Huntley and Johnsburg win

    Patrick Harvey smacked a walk-off, RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday for the Dundee-Crown baseball team in a 9-8 Fox Valley Confe ...
    April 19, 2016 - 9:11 pm
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekKaleigh O'BrienPrairie Ridge, jr., 3BO'Brien powered the Wolves with five home ru ...
    April 19, 2016 - 5:16 pm
  • High school boys track and field roundup: Crystal Lake South wins own triangular

    Crystal Lake South's Jon Prus won the 800 meters and also ran a leg in the Gators' winning 4x800 relay as South won a home triangular meet Monday at K ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Hampshire, Harvard, Johnsburg, Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central win

    Carter Lawler and Jakob Kostecki each collected three hits Monday to lead the Hampshire baseball team to a 4-1 Fox Valley Conference crossover win ove ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • Prep track: Richmond-Burton teams combine to win Ed Reeves Invite

    The Richmond-Burton boys and girls track team combined to win the Ed Reeves Invite on Saturday in Marengo, edging host Marengo by 13 points.
    April 16, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley and Prairie Ridge win

    Taylor Pacana drove in three runs on Friday to lead the Huntley girls softball team to a 8-2 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory over Dundee ...
    April 15, 2016 - 8:46 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekMyles RozellJohnsburg, JuniorRozell was part of Johnsburg’s winning 4x100-meter r ...
    April 15, 2016 - 6:17 pm
  • High school basketball: New coaches for Cary-Grove boys, Crystal Lake Central girls

    Crystal Lake Central has named Derek Crabill its new girls basketball coach while Rick Lima, who took over as interim head coach during the season, wi ...
    April 15, 2016 - 3:24 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Hampshire tops Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Richmond-Burton and Huntley win

    Hampshire leadoff hitter Noah Schrader went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI to lead the Whip-Purs to a 6-4 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divisio ...
    April 15, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse roundup: Cary-Grove gets first win, Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire, McHenry edges Crystal Lake Central

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

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

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

    Athletes of the weekKendrick Chong, sr., and Kerwin Chong, so., JacobsJacobs’ No. 1 doubles team of ...
    April 14, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Jacobs, McHenry win FVC openers, Dundee-Crown wins crossover

    Hampshire's Jasmine Lopez went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and pitched seven innings to lead the Whip-Purs to a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divis ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: McHenry gets first win, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Huntley also win

    McHenry got a singles win from Nick Kush and swept the doubles matches to pick up its first win of the season.
    April 13, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South, McHenry, Marengo, Cary-Grove, Woodstock North, Harvard and Crystal Lake Central win

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

    The Huntley boys tennis team won all four doubles matches against Dundee-Crown en route to a 6-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory Tuesday ...
    April 12, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marengo, Hampshire, Alden-Hebron and Richmond-Burton win

    Tiffany Giese tossed a five-inning no-hitter as the Red Raiders softball team beat Woodstock North, 10-0, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover on Tues ...
    April 12, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • DeFabo: Large game of tag has larger purpose for football prospects

    CRYSTAL LAKE— Inside the McHenry Athletic Complex, Crystal Lake Central offensive lineman Wyatt Blake lies face down on the AstroTurf, waiting for the ...
    April 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school softball: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the weekMariah DionneMarengo, jr., P-OFDionne had a day at the plate that some players wo ...
    April 12, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Marian Central and Woodstock North win

    The Prairie Ridge boys tennis team swept Hampshire on Monday, dropping more than two games in just one of the 14 sets played at Prairie Ridge.
    April 11, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school volleyball: Lownds, Mahoney commit to D-I volleyball programs, Knobloch headed to UW-Whitewater

    Brittany Lownds and Katie Mahoney were rewarded for their patience through their stressful and prolonged volleyball recruitment processes.
    April 11, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central holds off Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central softball coach Brian Strombom feels his team's performance last week that resulted in two losses was not indicativ ...
    April 12, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • High school wrestling: McHenry County team wins inaugural All-Star match

    HUNTLEY – It started with a simple human tunnel like you'd see on the sidelines of a youth soccer game.
    April 9, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school wrestling: Area's best ready for All-Star meet

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

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

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

    CARY – Kristina Weber threw a complete game, allowing one earned run, as Cary-Grove defeated Palatine, 7-4, in a nonconference softball game Thursday.
    April 7, 2016 - 9:42 pm