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  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op falls to Warren

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team lost to Warren 99-84 in nonconference action at Gurnee. Nick ...
    NEW: Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Prep Zone: Crystal Lake Central's Stacie Wolfgram following pipeline to Western Illinois

    The programs of Western Illinois University’s women’s soccer and the Crystal Lake Force girls have forged a strong relationship.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 7:21 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley, Dundee-Crown go 3-0 at Mega Duals

    The Huntley wrestling team went 3-0 with wins over Johnsburg, Antioch and Wauconda at the Dundee-Crown Mega Duals Saturday in Carpentersville.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Cary-Grove co-op wins Bison Invitational

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team won the 13-team Fred Palffy Bison Invitational at Buffalo Grove Saturday afternoon. 
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • High school competitive dance: D-155 schools dominate 2A

    DEKALB— The dance teams sat on the hardwood floor at DeKalb High School in tight circles holding hands, hoping.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • Watch DeKalb Sectional high school competitive dance highlights

    The DeKalb Sectional competitive dance tournament took place on Saturday. Crystal Lake Central, Car ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:23 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Marengo win

    Emma Benoit scored 14 points to lead the Hampshire girls basketball team to the 49-22 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win over Crystal Lake Central ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Woodstock holds off Crystal Lake Central

    Nick Kubiak and Vannis Smith both converted free throws in the final 27 seconds of the game to lead the Woodstock boys basketball team to a 48-46 FVC ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central tops Harvard

    HARVARD – Crystal Lake Central beat Harvard, 50-16, in a nonconference wrestling dual on Friday, but both teams are looking ahead to the postseason to ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge to secure FVC Fox crown

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Throughout the season, with a young team starting as many as six freshmen, Crystal Lake Central coach Justen Lehr reminded those Tigers ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Underwood sparks Prairie Ridge co-op to win

    Rachael Underwood won three of the four individual events and the all-around to lead the Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team to a win at the Bar ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jandron leads Woodstock North past CL Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There is only so much that can be said about Woodstock North's Josh Jandron. Every team knows that he is the primary option to score an ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op defeats Huntley

    Nick Jasinski set a new school freshman record in his win in the 500-yard freestyle to help the Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team defeat Huntley, 12 ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • High school competitive cheerleading: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley win FVC titles

    WOODSTOCK – The 2014-15 competitive cheerleading season has been a tough one for Crystal Lake Central.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley wins twice at DeKalb tournament

    The Huntley girls basketball team won both of its games in the DeKalb Martin Luther King Tournament on Saturday, defeating Peoria Notre Dame, 45-18, a ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire stops Crystal Lake Central

    Emma Benoit scored 17 points to lead the Hampshire girls basketball team to a 50-23 win over Crystal Lake Central in Fox Valley Conference Fox Divisio ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central beats Woodstock

    The Crystal Lake Central wrestling team had six pins en route to a 53-18 victory over Woodstock in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division action Thursday ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Michael Gomez athlete of week

    Athlete of the weekMICHAEL GOMEZCary-Grove, sr.Gomez beat three ranked wrestlers to win the Sycamore ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op tops Jacobs co-op

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Rick Schaefer has been working his team hard in practices and expected the result to be a dropoff ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • High school football: CL Central rehires McLaughlin as coach

    Jon McLaughlin accomplished what he wanted to when he stepped away from football after the 2009 season.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 5:21 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg defeats Grant

    Freshman shooting guard Aannah Interrante knocked down five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points to propel the Johnsburg girls basketball team ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove 2nd at Elk Grove

    Cooper Langanis won both the 200-yard freestyle and the 500 freestyle to help the Cary-Grove boys swimming team finish second at the eight-team Elk Gr ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central tops Grayslake Central

    Jason Price and Jack Ortner each scored five points in the fourth quarter to lead the Crystal Lake Central boys basketball team to a 47-44 Fox Valley ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Grayslake North beats Prairie Ridge

    The Prairie Ridge boys basketball team lost Tuesday night in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play, 55-45, to Grayslake North in Grayslake.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • College wrestling: Crystal Lake Central grad Kielbasa optimistic after cyst on brain is drained

    For the first time since Joey Kielbasa was 4 years old, he is not sweating and grinding and putting every ounce of effort into wrestling.For the first ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Inside high school wrestling: Richmond-Burton's Grant Sutton Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the weekGRANT SUTTONRichmond-Burton, sr.Sutton won Palatine's Berman Holiday Classic on T ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • High school coaching: Finding time for family takes work

    RICHMOND – The yellow school bus rolls out of the parking lot at Richmond-Burton High School at 5:30 p.m. and sets off on a 37-mile, 55-minute journey ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock beats Wauconda for fifth place

    Woodstock 57, Wauconda 54: In the fifth-place game at Marengo's EC Nichols Holiday Tournament, the Blue Streaks boys basketball team used a 22-point t ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Northwest Herald's top 10 local sports stories in 2014

    The list of top local sports stories for 2014 was particularly strong because of its historical significance.
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Crystal Lake Central's Marsden athlete of week

    Athlete of the weekANDREW MARSDENCrystal Lake Central, sr.Marsden beat three ranked wrestlers to win ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock and Crystal Lake Central win while Woodstock North falls at EC Nichols

    MARENGO – After falling to Antioch Monday, the Blue Streaks responded with a 42-34 win over Round Lake at the EC Nichols Holiday Tournament on Tuesday ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg, Woodstock North, Woodstock, Richmond-Burton and Harvard win at Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team defeated Lakes 56-42 to finish in fifth place and win the 2nd-place bracket at the Northern Illinois Holiday Class ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake South's Barone, Central's Marsden win Dvorak titles

    MACHESNEY PARK – Crystal Lake got a two-fer at the Al Dvorak Memorial wrestling invitational at Harlem on Tuesday.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central win

    MARENGO – Josh Jandron scored 15 points, hitting three 3-pointers as Woodstock North knocked off Harvest Christian 44-11.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Northern Illinois Holiday Classic results

    At Northern Illinois Holiday ClassicJohnsburg 54, Wauconda 42: At Richmond, the Skyhawks (9-7) won t ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • High school wrestling: McHenry win quad meet, Crystal Lake Central 1-2

    WRESTLINGMcHenry Quad: At McHenry, the host Warriors won each of their three duals to win their quad ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central beats Harvard for 1st win, falls to Jefferson

    MCHENRY – Saturday’s Northern Illinois Holiday Classic games were a flashback to the 2013-2014 season for Crystal Lake Central coach Paul Lichtenheld. ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 6:48 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry beats Crystal Lake Central, Harvard falls

    McHenry outscored Crystal Lake Central 19-0 in the first quarter and went on to win 61-26 at the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic girls basketball to ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op nips Hoffman Estates

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team defeated Hoffman Estates, 96-86, Tuesday in Hoffman Estates.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Five to Watch

    Kevin BraunMcHenry, jr.Braun is the area's only swimmer to qualify for state in two events last seas ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:21 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Harvard gets 1st win, Huntley beats Crystal Lake Central

    Senior guard Kaylee Bischke scored a game-high 28 points on 12 of 28 shooting to lead the Harvard girls basketball team to their first win of the seas ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire rolls past Crystal Lake Central in conference opener

    HAMPSHIRE – In a competitive conference, every team wants to get that first win. Hampshire came into Tuesday's FVC Fox Division opener against Crystal ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley win duals

    The Crystal Lake Central boys wrestling team picked up a 43-33 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win against Grayslake Central, 43-33, Friday at Crys ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Frantti having memorable first season at Penn State

    Almost everyone from presidents to sports stars to celebrities who have visited Penn State University has enjoyed a scoop of ice cream at the famous B ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • High school wrestling: Little, McHenry beat Jacobs

    Josh Little won his 220-pound match by decision, 6-1, when the Warriors were trailing by a point, to give McHenry the 30-28 win over Jacobs.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • High school wrestling: Cary-Grove wins Crystal Lake Central triangular

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After playing offense and defense in football, Cary-Grove’s Michael Gomez was confident he would be ready to go when he got to wrestlin ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South's Fanter player of week

    Athlete of the WeekChanel Fanter, Crystal Lake South, jr., GFanter helped lead the Gators to a 3-0 r ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry, Huntley, Alden-Hebron win

    Deshawn Wilson knocked down two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help propel the McHenry boys basketball team to a 55-50 Fox Valley Conference cros ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • 2014 Northwest Herald Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year: Crystal Lake Central's Lisa Brunstrum

    For all high school and college coaches, it can sometimes seem as if the one constant in their sport is the inevitable reality of players graduating.
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South wears down Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The second half of Crystal Lake Central’s Night of Hoops on Saturday featured two 4-1 boys basketball teams, and for one half, the scor ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South drops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Now eight games into its season, Crystal Lake South's girls basketball team isn’t trying to fool anyone.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • 2014 Northwest Herald Girls Volleyball All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Frankie Cavallaro Dundee-Crown, jr., S With two years’ experience as a varsity captain t ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central's Cavanagh Murphy could miss three months

    Crystal Lake Central senior Cavanagh Murphy got off to a fast start, averaging 20 points in his first three games.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 7:29 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Woodstock North's Jandron player of week

    Athlete of the WeekJosh JandronWoodstock North, Senior, GuardJandron scored 85 points in three games ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 7:37 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central falls to Geneva in title game

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central knew that, heading into Saturday's tournament championship game against Geneva, it would need to play a perfect ga ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central reaches final of its tournament

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central knew if it wanted to advance to Saturday's championship game of its Thanksgiving Tournament, it would have to beat ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central tops McHenry

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central (2-0) fell behind and had to fight back for a 62-54 win over McHenry.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Marsden looking for another title

    Heading into the wrestling season, the most pressure Crystal Lake Central’s Andrew Marsden likely will have is trying to secure bragging rights for fu ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • High school wrestling: FVC Fox preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCEFOX DIVISIONCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Justen Lehr (seventh season)Last season: ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • High school wrestling: 5 to watch

    Christian Brunner (43-5)Dundee-Crown, jr., 182Brunner lost in the finals at 182 in Class 3A last sea ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:05 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central beats Belvidere North in opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE – As the Crystal Lake Central Tigers came into their season, they knew they would get to host a tournament on their home floor, and wante ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Fox Valley Conference Fox Division preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Rich Czeslawski (ninth season).Last yea ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock stops Crystal Lake Central at Burlington Central tourney

    BURLINGTON – After tough losses to Oak Forest and Burlington Central, Woodstock girls basketball coach Jen Nichols-Hogle knew she had to make changes. ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central falls to Belvidere North

    BURLINGTON – Crystal Lake Central ran into a strong pressure defense with Belvidere North, and fell behind early to lose its second straight game to o ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls golf: 2014 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Girls Golf All-Area team First team Blake Betke, Richmond-Burton, seniorBetke led t ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove's Ruhland and Gomez, Crystal Lake Central's Ortner named IHSFCA all-state

    A big reason for Cary-Grove’s offensive success – an average output of 44 points a game – lies with its talented and experienced offensive line.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Fox Valley Fox Division preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceFox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Paul Lichtenheld, third seasonLast year’ ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley gets to play role of defending FVC Valley champs

    Following four straight seasons atop the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division, the Cary-Grove girls basketball team’s title streak ended and a new ch ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • College basketball: Crystal Lake Central grad Corban Murphy makes Arizona State University basketball roster

    CRYSTAL LAKE— Corban Murphy laid out his plan.Late in his senior season at Crystal Lake Central, he ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • High School Football: Crystal Lake Central coach Fralick resigns

    Matt Fralick had a .717 winning percentage and took Crystal Lake Central to the football playoffs in five consecutive seasons.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:20 pm
  • Prep Zone: Crystal Lake Central's Sami Staples to sign with Kentucky

    Crystal Lake Central senior Sami Staples’ high school running career started with a bang when she won the Class 2A cross country state championship as ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Illinois high school girls cross country finals: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen 2nd, Marengo's Allen 4th

    PEORIA – Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen knew two things that were not going to happen in the final mile of the Class 3A girls race.PEORIA – Jacobs’ La ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 6:28 pm
  • Illinois high school boys cross country finals: McHenry's Reiser wins historic title

    PEORIA – McHenry’s Jesse Reiser realized there could be only one truly satisfying ending to his cross country season.PEORIA – McHenry’s Jesse Reiser r ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • High school swimming: Jacobs-Hampshire co-op wins FVC title

    WOODSTOCK – Jacobs-Hampshire co-op didn’t win a lot of races on Saturday at the girls swimming Fox Valley Conference Championship at Woodstock North, ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley's Seth Conroy runner of week

    Athlete of the WeekSeth ConroyHuntley, jr.Conroy took fourth in the Class 3A St. Charles East Sectio ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • High school cross country: McHenry County state qualifiers

    State Schedule Class 1A girls, 9 a.m.Class 1A boys, 10 a.m.Class 2A girls, 11 a.m.Class 2A boys, noo ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Casey Haayer, Huntley, Junior, RB Haayer carried 19 times for 105 yard in the Red Raiders’ 39-17 los ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • High school cross country: Crystal Lake Central boys/girls qualify for state along with Prairie Ridge boys

    MAPLE PARK – Prairie Ridge's route to Peoria wound up being a little tougher than expected, but the Wolves still made it.
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • DeFabo: Hinsdale South got all the bounces against Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE— The kick sailed off the foot of Hinsdale South’s Nathaniel Michaelis and directly into a gust of wind.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central falls to Hinsdale South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Normally, Crystal Lake Central wide receiver Jack Ortner catching a 22-yard touchdown pass with 1:00 remaining in a playoff game would ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central offense in a groove

    Crystal Lake Central is peaking at the right time.Maybe a victory over winless Grayslake Central was ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake South beats Crystal Lake Central for regional title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Crystal Lake South first saw the Class 4A volleyball playoff matchups, they knew they would be facing tough competition, as is oft ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central WR Ortner has 60 catches

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central wide receiver Jack Ortner has many of the prerequisite skills for being a good receiver, starting with size and sp ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • High school football: Friday playoff capsules

    Class 5ANo. 15 Marian Central (5-4) at No. 2 Chicago Solorio (8-1)When: 7:30 p.m. FridayAbout the Hu ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 6:54 pm
  • Inside Girls Volleyball: Johnsburg's Abby Majercik Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekAbby MajercikJohnsburg, jr., SMajercik led the Skyhawks to a three-game upset of ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 7:47 pm
  • Rowing: Crystal Lake Central High School's Chase Shepley to sign with Stanford

    Chase Shepley’s athletic career took an unexpected turn in the summer of 2012, when she started traveling on top of water rather than through it.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • High School Football: Cary-Grove remains No. 1 in 7A

    Cary-Grove remained at No. 1 in Class 7A and three other local schools picked up votes in their respective classes as The Associated Press released it ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake Central beats McHenry in battle of Brunstrums

    For the two coaches in the first of Tuesday’s two Class 4A regional semifinal volleyball matches, the team on the other side of the court was a famili ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Inside Prep Football: Cary-Grove stays atop power rankings

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (9-0): The Trojans rolled to an unbeaten regular season ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove leads 8 McHenry County teams into playoffs; Jacobs left out

    As Cary-Grove’s football coaches saw results from Friday night and crunched numbers, they realized the Trojans likely would remain in Class 7A as the ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central (7-2) vs Hinsdale South (7-2)

    No. 7 Crystal Lake Central vs. No. 10 Hinsdale South (7-2)When: 7 p.m., FridayClass: 6ARecord: 7-2, ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Boys and girls cross country roundup: Marian Central girls surprise, win regional

    WINNEBAGO – Marian Central’s girls cross country team was hoping to grab second place in the Class 1A Winnebago Regional.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central dominates Grayslake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It was a game Crystal Lake Central was expected to win, and the Tigers’ defense made sure to avoid a letdown.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Cross Country: Crystal Lake South's Becker Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekJack BeckerCrystal Lake South, fr.Becker took fifth place to lead the Gators to t ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 7:03 pm
  • High School Girls Volleyball: Crystal Lake South defeats Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South’s girls volleyball team capped its regular season with a 25-19, 25-21 win over Crystal Lake Central on Thursday at S ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • Girls Swimming Roundup: Crystal Lake co-op defeats Woodstock co-op

    The Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team defeated Woodstock co-op, 108-54, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet Thursday in Woodstock.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Prairie Ridge High School doubles team gives top seed scare at state tennis tourney

    MOUNT PROSPECT – It was close. Closer even than the, 7-5, 7-5, score might indicate.Prairie Ridge’s ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • High school volleyball insider: Woodstock's Georgia Wicker player of week

    Player of the WeekGeorgia Wicker, soph.Woodstock liberoThe sophomore had 33 digs in two games in a w ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Prairie Ridge doubles duo confident for state meet

    When the IHSA announced the seeds and first-round matches this week for the girls tennis state tournament beginning Thursday, it was as if Prairie Rid ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys soccer: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central ousted from regional

    BELVIDERE – Both the Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central boys soccer teams traveled to Belvidere North Tuesday for a Class 2A regional semifinal ma ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown beats Jacobs

    The Dundee-Crown girls volleyball team rebounded from an opening set loss to defeat Jacobs in three sets, 11-15, 25-19, 26-24, to win in FVC Valley Di ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • MCC women's volleyball team tops College of Lake County in 3 sets

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team defeated College of Lake County, 25-15, 25-12, 25-19, to win Tuesday in Illinois Skyway Collegiate ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 8:18 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Marsden, Crystal Lake South's Barone commit

    The high school wrestling season is still more than a month away, but Monday was a big day for Crystal Lake Central’s Andrew Marsden and Crystal Lake ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • High school soccer insider: Woodstock North's Alejandro Miranda player of the week

    Player of the WeekAlejandro Miranda, sr., midfielder, Woodstock NorthMiranda scored four goals in th ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • High school football: Student sections battle to be the best

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A bolt of lightning lit up the night sky above Crystal Lake Central High School on a Thursday night earlier this season. It halted the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • High school football insider: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Marian Central and Woodstock North all need a win to become playoff-eligible

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (8-0): The No. 1 team in Class 7A kept rolling along wi ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • CL South wins FVC boys meet; CL Central wins girls

    CARY – The first hint that something special was brewing for Crystal Lake South’s boys cross country team came near the end of the summer during a tim ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 6:18 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central boys soccer earns 1st playoff win in 4 years

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s Kyle Klusendorf sat on the cold, wet ground and unwrapped the bandage around his toe after Saturday’s Class 2A B ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central rolls past Hampshire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Central Tigers came into Friday night's FVC Fox Division game against Hampshire knowing that if they executed their ga ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Inside Girls Tennis: Crystal Lake Central High School doubles players Athletes of Week

    Athletes of the WeekAnna Marchetti, sr.Sarah Yoon, jr.Crystal Lake CentralMarchetti and Yoon rolled ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Marian Central's Abigail Jones runner of week

    Athlete of the WeekAbigail JonesMarian Central, SophomoreJones took seventh at the West Aurora Stamp ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:42 pm
  • Boys high school cross country insider: Johnsburg's Noah Miller runner of week

    Athlete of the WeekNoah MillerJohnsburg, SeniorMiller took fourth in 15:13.4 to lead the Skyhawks to ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:13 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake Central beats Prairie Ridge to win FVC Fox

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s volleyball team preserved their undefeated season and clinched the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division title with ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • High school football: Week 8 preview capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionJohnsburg (6-1, 5-0) at Burlington Central (5-2, 5-0)When: 7:15 ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • High school roundup: Crystal Lake South boys soccer beats Hononegah

    Dalton Kause recorded his seventh shutout of the season for Crystal Lake South in an 8-0 boys soccer nonconference win against Hononegah on Wednesday ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Huntley tops Dundee-Crown

    At Carpentersville, the Huntley girls volleyball team defeated Dundee-Crown in straight sets, 25-13, 25-18, to earn a Fox Valley Conference Valley Div ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Tough day for local girls golfers at Class AA Warren Sectional

    GURNEE – Huntley senior Gillian Young leaned against the clubhouse wall Tuesday at Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, occasionally peaking down at her r ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove stays at No. 1; Huntley, Johnsburg receive votes this week

    Cary-Grove hung on to the top spot in The Associated Press Class 7A football rankings released Tuesday and is the lone area team in any top 10 heading ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • State spots still up for grabs at Class AA Warren girls golf sectional

    About a fourth of the players finished before it got downright ugly when the skies opened up on Monday at the Class AA Warren girls sectional golf tou ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Inside high school boys soccer: Harvard's Jerry Martinez athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekJerry MartinezHarvard, sr., MMartinez was the leading scorer on a Harvard team th ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central defense made big stops to beat undefeated Centennial

    CHAMPAIGN – Big plays kept Champaign Centennial within reach of Crystal Lake Central for most of Friday night's nonconference football game.
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • Prep football insider: Johnsburg enters power rankings, in line for playoff seed

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (7-0): The Trojans, No. 1 in The Associated Press Class ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Girls Swimming Roundup: Valerie Tarazi leads Crystal Lake co-op to 3rd at Conant

    Valerie Tarazi won the 200-meter individual medley (2:23.38) and the 100 butterfly (1:05.72) to lead the Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team to a t ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • Girls Volleyball Roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South win tourneys

    Cary-Grove's girls volleyball team won the Schaumburg Invitational on Saturday for the first time since 2011, going 5-0 and defeating St. Charles Nort ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Jacobs edges Prairie Ridge for FVC girls tennis title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs knows what it’s like to finish second in the Fox Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 8:12 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week candidates

    Nick Brengman, Johnsburg, QBBrengman completed 12 of 15 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown as th ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central knocks off previously undefeated Champaign Centennial

    CHAMPAIGN – It was obvious that Champaign Centennial was trying to stop Ryan Williams during Friday night’s nonconference football game against Crysta ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Prairie Ridge's Shine athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekAndie ShinePrairie Ridge, SeniorShine finished third in Antioch’s Harland Invitat ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Boys cross country insider: Huntley's Keagan Smith runner of the week

    Athlete of the WeekKeagan SmithHuntley, JuniorSmith finished second at the Peoria Central Invitation ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Swimming roundup: Jacobs co-op beats Woodstock co-op

    At Woodstock, Izzy Bavaro won the 100 meter freestyle (57.21) and 100 backstroke (1:03.94) to lead the Jacobs co-op girls swimming team to a 105-59 wi ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Prep volleyball roundup: Marian Central tops St. Viator

    At Arlington Heights, junior outside hitter Rachel Giustino recorded 10 kills and added 15 digs to lead the Marian Central girls volleyball team to a ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Prairie Ridge shuts out Crystal Lake Central in first ever home night game

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The scene was set for Prairie Ridge to have a big night as they played their first ever home night soccer game Thursday night against C ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op wins regional title

    WOODSTOCK – There’s no secret that Crystal Lake Central co-op’s Emily Jean and Larisa Luloff have a friendly rivalry on the golf course.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Cross country roundup: McHenry boys win quadrangular

    McHenry won two Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys cross country duals at the Cary-Grove Quadrangular, beating the Trojans, 17-42, and Huntley ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Boys soccer roundup: Harvard finishes BNC East undefeated

    The Harvard boys soccer team completed Big Northern Conference East Division undefeated after finishing its regular season with a 1-0 victory over Joh ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Ethan Farnam 2nd at McHenry Regional, leads Prairie Ridge golfers into sectional

    McHENRY – Prairie Ridge’s Ethan Farnam reached into his bag, grabbed for a refreshment and calmly sipped a drink in between shots during Tuesday’s Cla ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Girls golf insider: Cary-Grove's Luloff (CLC co-op) athlete of the week

    Athlete of the WeekLarisa Luloff, Crystal Lake Central co-op, sr.Luloff, a two-time Athlete of the W ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Football insider: Left side of Crystal Lake Central line was dominant

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (6-0): The Trojans, No. 2 in The Associated Press Class ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Billy Bahl, Marian CentralCompleted 14 of 29 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns as the Hurrica ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Boys cross country: McHenry's Reiser runner of the week

    Athlete of the WeekJesse ReiserMcHenry, sr.Reiser suffered two losses as a junior, at Palatine to Yo ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:25 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Jacobs' Lauren Van Vlierbergen athlete of the week

    Athlete of the WeekLauren Van VlierbergenJacobs, sr.Van Vlierbergen won the Bartlett Invitational on ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:24 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central channels Godzilla to take over

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Backed up inside its own 2 yard line, Crystal Lake Central sent in Godzilla. No. Not ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 12:47 am
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central outlasts Grayslake North

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Nevermind the drive just before halftime when Crystal Lake Central ran out of time on Grayslake North’s 4-yard line.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Prep roundup: Marian Central volleyball beats Carmel in 3 sets

    Rachel Giustino and Sydney Nemtuda each had nine kills for Marian Central, which came back from a first set loss to defeat Carmel 12-25, 25-21, 25-23 ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South clinches share of FVC Valley

    Crystal Lake South clinched a share of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys soccer title with a 2-0 win at home against McHenry on Thursday.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • CL Central and Grayslake North suspended in third

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central and Grayslake North were locked in an offensive show when lightning struck at 9 p.m. Thursday at Owen Metcalf Fiel ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Volleyball insider: Crystal Lake Central's Jeziorowski player of week

    Player of the WeekSuzie JeziorowskiCrystal Lake Central, seniorThe Tigers' offense benefited from Je ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op wins FVC golf title

    WOODSTOCK – With a chance to complete a perfect season within the Fox Valley Conference, the Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team didn’t back do ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Crystal Lake Central vs. Grayslake North breakdown

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionGrayslake North (3-2, 2-0) at Crystal Lake Central (3-2, 1-2)When: ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Girls Tennis Roundup: McHenry beats Woodstock North in FVC crossover

    At McHenry, the McHenry girls tennis team defeated Woodstock North, 5-2, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover dual meet. Emily Zalewski won at No. 1 s ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Congratulations Zach Knobloch, December Athlete of the Month!