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  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen, Richmond-Burton's Gavin Sutton win state titles

    CHAMPAIGN – Gavin Sutton had waited long enough. The Richmond-Burton senior had waited through three years of near misses at the state tournament – th ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op caps state 3-peat, adds 6 individual medals

    PALATINE – What Prairie Ridge accomplished Friday – with Nikki Baars’ all-around state title and securing its third consecutive state team championshi ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm
  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Fiegel, Prairie Ridge's Fetzner finish 3rd; 10 locals on podium through consolation brackets

    CHAMPAIGN – Harvard wrestler Josh Fiegel wanted to bring a new perspective to his senior season. After placing fourth at state as a sophomore, Fiegel ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 5:26 pm
  • High school wrestling: Four advance to state final matches

    CHAMPAIGN – Marian Central junior Anthony Randazzo’s first trip to the state tournament, as a freshman two years ago, ended after one match: a narrow ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • High school wrestling: State tournament day two live updates

    Championship Semifinal matchups(Scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Friday)2A 106: Landen Pfeiffer (Marengo ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:34 pm
  • High school wrestling: 17 local wrestlers win opening bouts at IHSA state championships

    CHAMPAIGN — Seventeen local wrestlers won their first bout at the IHSA wrestling finals at State Farm Center in Champaign. Crystal Lake Central's Lenn ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:36 am
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge eyes 3rd straight state championship

    There are a couple of things Prairie Ridge knows heading into the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet on Friday and Saturday at Palatine High School.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:36 am
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op's Babakhani aims for state 3 years after middle school attack

    “Hey Persian,” the boy yelled. Omid Babakhani tried to do the right thing. In Feb. 2014, as an eight ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:38 am
  • High school wrestling: Individual state preview capsules

    Thirty-five local wrestlers qualified for the 2017 state tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday in Champaign. Here is some information on ho ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 7:15 pm
  • High school wrestling: 35 from the area headed to state tournament

    Lenny Petersen came into high school wanting to be a four-time state champion. The dream of that feat, which has only been accomplished 15 times in st ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:27 pm
  • Inside high school girls basketball: Richmond-Burton's K.C. Davids is athlete of the week; power rankings

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKK.C. DavidsRichmond-Burton, sr., GDavids ended a dramatic comeba ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 6:14 pm
  • Girls high school basketball: Prairie Ridge fights off Crystal Lake Central's late rally

    McHENRY – Crystal Lake Central's Cori Hamill made a wild, running hook with her right hand with 18.8 seconds remaining in Monday's Class 4A McHenry Re ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Photos: Crystal Lake Central vs. Prairie Ridge

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    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry, Cary-Grove win FVC games

    Gavin Markgraff scored 13 points and led McHenry's boys basketball team past Crystal Lake Central in a 50-28 Fox Valley Conference victory Saturday at ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 10:42 pm
  • High school wrestling: 23 local wrestlers head to state from 2A Wauconda Sectional

    WAUCONDA – Crystal Lake Central’s Lenny Petersen and Richmond-Burton’s Gavin Sutton battled each other three consecutive weeks in last year’s postseas ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Local teams kick off Random Acts of Kindness Week, as boys teams did in fall

    Those 2,500 girls wearing capes this weekend aren’t superheroes. Well, for a day they will be. On Su ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 3:50 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Crystal Lake Central's Brock Montford is Athlete of the Week; Power Ranking; notes and sectional sites

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBrock MontfordCrystal Lake Central, so., 113 poundsMontford returned to the mat f ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 6:29 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins sectional; Nikki Baars wins all-around, all 4 events

    PALATINE – Prairie Ridge co-op gymnast Nikki Baars showed why she is one of the state’s top high school competitors, both with her performance and min ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley keeps pace in FVC; Alden-Hebron loses in Class 1A regional

    Morgan Clausen led Huntley with 18 points in a 53-18 win over Crystal Lake Central. The win keeps Huntley (15-12, 10-5 Fox Valley Conference) in a fou ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central defeats Hampshire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – RIch Czeslawski has been looking for belief.Throughout his Crystal Lake Central boys ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:08 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Crystal Lake Central takes 7th in Medium Team division

    BLOOMINGTON – With the stage set and the lights shining bright Saturday at Bloomington’s U.S. Cellular Coliseum, the Crystal Lake Central cheerleading ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central wins Class 2A Woodstock North Regional

    WOODSTOCK – Brock Montford’s gnarly left index finger – with the 1-inch scar and the still-swollen lower knuckle – is covered with a protective wrap w ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • High school hockey: D155 Predators defeat Evanston

    Four players scored for the D155 Predators in a 4-1 win Friday at Evanston. Nick Michelsen (Crystal Lake Central), Cory Zordan (Prairie Ridge), Dylan ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove outlasts Crystal Lake Central in double overtime

    CARY – With his team trailing by one point in the final seconds of regulation, Cary-Grove forward Matt McCumber drove the lane and drew a foul. The Tr ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Crystal Lake Central advances to Day 2 at state with top Medium Team score; Hampshire, Jacobs, Huntley fall just short

    Crystal Lake Central recorded the best score in the Medium Team class in Friday’s preliminary round of the IHSA competitive cheerleading state meet in ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 9:58 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Katie Barker's 3-point shooting boosts Ohio Bobcats

    A knee injury kept Katie Barker off the court last winter for portions of her redshirt season at Ohio University.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:45 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op handles McHenry before heading into postseason

    McHENRY – The Cary-Grove co-op boys swim team had long since clinched the dual meet victory over McHenry, but Trojans senior captain Ethan Hare came o ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • PHOTOS: Cary-Grove co-op vs. McHenry boys swimming

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    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • High school cheerleading: 4 local teams try to perfect routines before IHSA state finals

    They have worked on it countless times.  One thousand, perhaps? “Probably like that, times five,” ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:01 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Jacobs, Woodstock pick up wins

    The Dundee-Crown girls basketball team picked up a 52-25 win over Crystal Lake Central on Wednesday in Carpentersville to remain in second place in th ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:37 pm
  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Brandon Most is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and regional assignments

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Brandon Most, Harvard, sr., 285 pounds Most had the Hornets’ only pin in a dec ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs pulls away from Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – At this point, Jacobs believes it's going to get everyone's best shot. As the Golden Eagles have gained success as a boys basketball pr ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins Buffalo Grove Regional, takes top 4 all-around spots

    BUFFALO GROVE – Clancy Raupp is rounding into form at the most ideal time for Prairie Ridge’s co-op girls gymnastics team.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • High school girls basketball: Jacobs defeats Crystal Lake Central in FVC

    ALGONQUIN – The start to Monday's Fox Valley Conference girls basketball game between Jacobs and Crystal Lake Central had the feeling of a different s ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 10:36 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Richmond-Burton's Blaine Bayer is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBlaine BayerRichmond-Burton, sr., GBayer gave Marengo all kinds of trouble Friday ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 4:54 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South defeats Evanston; South's Josh Albrecht named All-State

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team celebrated senior night Sunday with a 6-2 victory over Evanston at Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee.
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 9:50 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central sweeps final triangular of regular season

    Crystal Lake Central senior Lenny Petersen beat the No. 1 ranked 145-pounder in Class 2A, according to illinoismatmen.com, helping the Class 2A No. 2 ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Jacobs, Crystal Lake Central win sectional titles; Huntley, Hampshire also make state

    Jacobs and Crystal Lake Central won titles in their respective classes at the IHSA Belvidere Cheerleading Sectional on Saturday.
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 8:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central edges Huntley

    HUNTLEY – Crystal Lake Central center Alex Timmerman read the play perfectly and jumped into the passing lane, deflecting the ball to teammate Adam Wi ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 11:57 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley tops Crystal Lake Central for first FVC dual title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Fox Valley Conference wrestling season had been building toward Thursday night at the Crystal Lake Central fieldhouse all along.
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • High school dance: Huntley advances at Class 3A dance finals; Cary-Grove advances in 2A

    The Huntley dance team finished fourth in the preliminary round at the IHSA Class 3A dance state finals Friday in Bloomington. Huntley’s 91.12 was not ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:07 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Jacobs win in FVC action

    Liz Alsot’s 19 points led McHenry past Crystal Lake Central, 41-24, in Fox Valley Conference girls baskeball action Wednesday in McHenry. Alsot scored ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge tops Huntley, but Kyle Loeding hurt; McHenry, Jacobs, Alden-Hebron win

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge had to get past Huntley without one of its leading scorers, when 6-foot-2 forward Kyle Loeding injured a knee in the firs ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball Insider: Marian Central's Sam Ohlrich is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKSam OhlrichMarian Central, sr., FOhlrich tossed in 28 points and 22 rebounds as t ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: CL Central 5th at Oak Park-River Forest Huskie Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central took fifth place Saturday at the Oak Park-River Forest Huskie Invitational, with 10 wrestlers placing in the top eight. The host ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:28 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: CL South, Dundee-Crown, Marian Central and Hampshire win

    Crystal Lake South 49, Prairie Ridge 37: At Prairie Ridge, South's Taylor Jozefowicz scored 18 points and Annika Sevcik scored 12 to lead the Gators ( ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry wins Mary Landa Invite at Woodstock North

    The McHenry boys swim team won the Mary Landa Invite on Saturday at Woodstock North. The Warriors won with a score of 597.5, beating out second-place ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 8:58 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge second in final meet of regular season

    The Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team finished second in its final meet of the regular season Friday at Barrington, with a team score of 144.1 ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge overcomes early deficit, beats Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Fresh off its largest defeat of the season, Prairie Ridge's boys basketball team rebounded from an early deficit to beat Crystal Lake C ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake Central grad Celeste Madda earns track honor for UW-Whitewater

    Celeste Madda’s 2016 indoor track and field season lasted only two meets.A year later, one indoor me ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 6:47 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove win in FVC play; Harvard loses to South Beloit

    Allison Michalski’s 13 points led Dundee-Crown past Crystal Lake South, 40-35, in Fox Valley Conference girls basketball action Wednesday in Crystal L ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:37 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Lucas Busse is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the week Lucas BusseMcHenry, sr., 120 poundsFor the second week in a row, Busse had a str ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:59 pm
  • McHenry County College Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes 5 new members

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Rafael Arellano remembers how frustrating it was at Woodstock High School in the early 1990s.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • 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

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    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:03 pm
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    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:13 am
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    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:35 pm
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    Nov. 26, 2016 - 10:25 pm
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    Nov. 27, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school hockey: D-155 Predators, Crystal Lake South each go 2-0 in PREP Thanksgiving Showcase

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    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo wins twice, makes title game of Ottawa tournament

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    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball

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  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Jacobs win tourney games

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    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake South tops McHenry, Huntley goes 3-0 at quad

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    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

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    Nov. 20, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school wrestling preview: Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen tries to re-create state-title success

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    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • High school wrestling preview: Five to watch

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    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.

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  • High school boys basketball: 2016-17 season preview capsules

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  • High school girls swimming: 5 from McHenry, 2 other locals prepare for state meet

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  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central edges Woodstock North; Johnsburg, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron lose

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    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central beats Harvest Christian in season opener

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    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • High school girls basketball: Team capsules

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  • High school girls swimming: Valerie Tarazi qualifies for third trip to state with two sectional wins while other locals narrowly miss

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    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

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  • On Campus: Cary-Grove, Huntley grads helps North Dakota climb FCS rankings

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  • High school girls volleyball: DeKalb stops Crystal Lake Central in Huntley Sectional final

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    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 ...
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  • High school girls volleyball: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge in sectional semifinal; DeKalb drops Huntley

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  • Congratulations Aannah Interrante, January Athlete of the Month!