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  • High school girls golf: Huntley tops Crystal Lake co-op, Richmond-Burton wins

    The Huntley girls golf team used four solid, closely-grouped scores to beat Crystal Lake co-op, 174-183, in a Fox Valley Conference match at Turnberry ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard, Crystal Lake Central and Crystal Lake South win

    Adrian Gorostieta scored a second-half goal to break a scoreless tie and give Harvard a 1-0 win over Cary-Grove in a nonconference game at the Grant i ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • Crystal Lake girl wins equestrian national championship on horse donated after hers died in fire

    When the Valley View Acres stable burned down in November 2014, Natalie Hinz lost what she considered to be a family member.
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake Central tops Cary-Grove

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Soon after Crystal Lake Central freshman Camryn Hausler recorded her 10th kill against Cary-Grove, the 5-foot-11 outside hitter was uns ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove win FVC duals

    Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam shot a 34 and Cameron Karney shot a 36 Tuesday to lead the Wolves to a 149-165 Fox Valley Conference win over McHenry at ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • Podcast: Guests from Huntley on Week 2 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 2 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • High school boys cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (17th season)Last season’s finish: Eighth in FVC ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • High school boys cross country: 5 to watch

    Boys cross country: 5 to watchJack BeckerCrystal Lake South, jr.Becker was nagged by injuries last s ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 8:01 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: player of the week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekAlly Dion, Huntley, sr., OHThe Southeast Missouri commit came up big in a pair of ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • High school girls cross country preview: Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini back for big senior year

    Crystal Lake South girls cross country coach Ken Greenfield prefers his runners go for quality over quantity with their summer workouts.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school girls cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Mark Anderson (16th season)Last season’s finish: 11th in FVC M ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Five to watch

    Caitlin BruzziniCrystal Lake South, sr.Bruzzini was the 2015 Northwest Herald Girls Cross Country Ru ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • High school boys golf: Cameron Karney leads Prairie Ridge to McHenry Invitational title

    Prairie Ridge's Cameron Karney fired a 1-over-par 72 Saturday at Oak Grove in Harvard to earn medalist honors and also lead his team to the McHenry In ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High school cross country: Crystal Lake South sweeps boys, girls individual titles at county meet

    WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake South junior Jack Becker felt exhilarated as he cruised across the course at Emricson Park.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:29 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County Cross Country Meet

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    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Bree Coffey finds better fit with Loyola volleyball

    When former Cary-Grove volleyball standout Bree Coffey stepped onto Loyola University’s Chicago campus in January, she did so with an uncertain future ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 coverage, galleries, results

    Prairie Ridge 26, Cary-Grove 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Cary-GroveHuntley 35, Jacobs 0PHOTOS: Huntl ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central beats Grant

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years, Crystal Lake Central knew it had to make some changes.  
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • High school volleyball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    GIRLS VOLLEYBALLHuntley 2, Dundee-Crown 1: At Huntley, setter Taylor Jakubowski dished out 40 assist ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: CL Central co-op, Marian Central, Prairie Ridge and Johnsburg win

    Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn shot a 39 to take individual medalist honors, but Crystal Lake Central co-op beat the Rockets, 173-211 in a nonconfer ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceGame of the weekPrairie Ridge at Cary-GroveWhen: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Bohrer Fi ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Carreno scores hat trick in Woodstock's rout of Indian Creek

    Josue Carreno recorded a hat trick Wednesday to lead the Woodstock boys soccer team to a 7-1 nonconference win against Indian Creek in Waterman.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge's Farnam sets school record in win over Hampshire

    Prairie Ridge senior golfer Ethan Farnam set a nine-hole, school record with a 4-under-par 31 as the Wolves defeated Hampshire, 146-156, Wednesday at ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school football: Follow Week 1 games live

    Follow along with our coverage of the Week 1 games ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • High school football preview 2016: Offensive linemen around McHenry County are raising coaches' eyebrows

    Fridays are competition days for Crystal Lake Central’s Wyatt Blake and Jacobs’ Jimmy Wormsley.Their ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • High school volleyball roundup: McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Marian Central win

    McHenry’s Ava Pauly had 11 kills, four aces and 10 digs to help the Warriors beat Crystal Lake South, 25-27, 25-18, 25-19, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Hampshire and Crystal Lake Central win

    Cameron Karney went under par with a 34 to lead Prairie Ridge to a 142-161 win over Cary-Grove on Tuesday at Prairie Isle Golf Club. 
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school cross country: McHenry County Meet set for Saturday at Emricson Park

    The area cross country season starts Saturday with the McHenry County Meet at Woodstock’s Emricson Park.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school football preview 2016: Crystal Lake Central

    Quick hitsCoach: Jon McLaughlin (eighth season, 33-34)2015 record: 4-5 overall, 3-3 Fox Valley Confe ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school volleyball preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Patty Langanis (22nd season)Last year: 36-6, 10-0 FVC Valley ( ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op, Marian Central and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake Central co-op's Molly Lyne shot a 3-over 38 to lead the Tigers to a 173-211 victory over Dundee-Crown at Bonnie Dundee Golf Course. Centr ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • Podcast: High school football Week 1 preview

    Our Week 1 high school football preview on the Northwest Herald high school football podcast starts with our discussion of Huntley's Olalere Oladipo a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • High school football preview 2016: Fox Valley Conference overview

    Players to watch(Players mentioned in this section’s Five to Watch are not included here.)David Daig ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • High school football preview 2016: Preseason All-Area

    OffenseQuarterbackSamson Evans, jr., Prairie RidgeRunning backsTyler Pennington, sr., Cary-GroveAlex ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • 2016 Boys Soccer preview: McHenry hopes to repeat success in crowded FVC

    Last season, the McHenry boys soccer team became the best in school history with suffocating defense, timely goals and by rallying around its senior c ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • 2016 Boys soccer preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Mark Olson (11th season)Last year: 11-9-2, 0-5 FVC, regional c ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:58 pm
  • High school volleyball preview: Prairie Ridge's expectations high

    After going 12-0 in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division and winning the unofficial conference championship against Cary-Grove, the Prairie Ridge gi ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: Cary-Grove wins, McHenry's Grubich fires ace in St. Pat's Invite

    Zach Beaugureau shot a 1-over-par 72 to lead the Cary-Grove boys golf team to a win in the St. Pats Invite on Saturday at McHenry Country Club. Beaugu ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op wins Huntley Invitational

    The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team won the Huntley Invitational at Pinecrest on Thursday. The Tigers' 164 beat out Geneva by two strokes f ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • High school boys golf: Ethan Farnam fires 70, leads Prairie Ridge to Cary-Grove Invite win

    Ethan Farnam earned medalist honors with a 2-under-par 70 Wednesday to lead the Prairie Ridge boys golf team to first place in the Cary-Grove Invitati ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 9:20 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Freshman Molly Lyne leads Crystal Lake Central co-op to Marian Central Invite title

    Cary-Grove freshman Molly Lyne, playing in her first varsity event, shot a 1-over-par 72 to earn co-medalist honors at the Marian Central Invitational ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview: Questions to be answered for Jacobs in wide open FVC

    There haven’t been too many questions when it comes to Jacobs girls tennis over the past couple years. The No. 1 singles spot was manned by Ashley Kos ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Laurie Bender (4th season)Last year: 9-3 FVCTop returners: Bet ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • High school boys golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Chris Gotsch (third season)Top returners: Zach Beaugureau, sr ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 5:36 pm
  • High school girls golf: Richmond-Burton's Hahn, Woodstock North's Miranda lead returning players

    Richmond-Burton’s Mackenzie Hahn was one bad hole away from possibly winning the Class A girls golf state tournament if not for a triple bogey on No. ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 11:58 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. 13, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • High school girls golf: Five to watch

    Sophia ArchosMarian Central, sr.Archos, a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team selection as a junior ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:15 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central coach Derek Crabill wants players to love game

    Derek Crabill remembers playing pickup basketball as a kid, shooting hoops in the driveway and learning fundamentals at the park through trial and err ...
    Aug. 5, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • High school sports schedule: Aug. 15-20

    Monday, Aug. 15Boys golf: Harvard at Woodstock, McHenry at Johnsburg, 4:30Girls golf: Dundee-Crown a ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Golf: Crystal Lake's Lexi Harkins misses match play at U.S. Women's Amateur

    Crystal Lake's Lexi Harkins, a member of the North Carolina women's golf team, missed the cut for match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur.
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • High school football: Preview podcast on favorites and preseason all-area

    New Northwest Herald sports reporter Sean Hammond joins sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf as we preview the McHenry County area ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Golf: Crystal Lake Central grad Lexi Harkins tied for 87th in U.S. Women's Amateur

    Crystal Lake's Lexi Harkins, a member of the North Carolina women's golf team, is tied for 87th after shooting a 4-over-par 75 Monday in the first rou ...
    Aug. 1, 2016 - 8:12 pm
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Sean Folliard, NIU LB, named to AFCA Good Works Team

    Sean Folliard’s career-high 84 tackles and team-leading 8.5 tackles for loss last fall made him a workhorse for the Northern Illinois defense.
    July 30, 2016 - 4:54 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central grad Lexi Harkins set to play U.S. Women's Amateur

    Lexi Harkins, a 2014 Crystal Lake Central graduate, will play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championships, which starts on Monday, Aug. 1 at Rollli ...
    July 29, 2016 - 3:38 pm
  • 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 28, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • 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