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  • High school boys basketball: Marengo dominates Crystal Lake Central

    MARENGO – Just outside of the Marengo locker room, senior guard Zach Knobloch held his hands in front of him and began rattling off opponents. 
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Prairie Ridge's Travis Piotrowski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and postseason schedule

    Athlete of the WeekTravis Piotrowski, Prairie Ridge, Sr. 126The senior needed just 2:10 total to win ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:23 pm
  • Girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins Schaumburg Sectional; Maddie Solka earns all-around title

    SCHAUMBURG – Prairie Ridge gymnast Maddie Solka bounced back just like her coach said she would at Monday’s Schaumburg Girls Gymnastics Sectional.
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central wins 2A Harvard regional behind 3 champions and eight sectional qualifiers

    HARVARD – Crystal Lake Central's mantra over the past couple weeks, coach Justen Lehr said, was to "make your own luck."HARVARD – Crystal Lake Central ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High school competitive cheer: Crystal Lake Central third, Huntley sixth at finals

    The Crystal Lake Central cheerleading team finished third to set a school record for best finish at the state finals at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 7:29 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge defeats Woodstock North, stays perfect in FVC Fox

    The Prairie Ridge boys basketball team pulled away in the second half Friday to defeat Woodstock North, 67-45, in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division p ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Hampshire embraces role of hunted at state

    Going into last year's IHSA cheerleading state meet, Hampshire was not seen as a potential threat for a top-three finish, let alone a state title.Goin ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:58 am
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op tops McHenry

    McHENRY – The McHenry and Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming teams had seen enough of each other to know what was coming in Thursday night's Fox Valley Co ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school boys swimming insider: Cary-Grove's Ethan Hare Athlete of the Week; power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekEthan HareCary-Grove co-op (Cary-Grove), jr.Hare was one of three Trojans to win ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins Conant Regional

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Prairie Ridge freshman Kira Karlblom took coach Lee Battaglia’s reassuring words before her floor exercise routine to heart.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight signs with Iowa

    As Crystal Lake Central football coach Jon McLaughlin sees it, Romeo McKnight had a better chance of getting struck by lightning than signing to play ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Richmond-Burton and Marian Central win

    The Richmond-Burton girls basketball team came back from eight points down entering the fourth quarter to defeat Crystal Lake Central 60-56 in nonconf ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • High School Football and Soccer: NCAA Signing Day is here

    Here is a look at the local athletes who can sign their National Letters of Intent with NCAA Division I or II schools on Wednesday.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central with pressure defense

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Prairie Ridge boys basketball team is known for its aggressive three-quarters court pressure defense and, when it is running at ful ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Huntley's Gannon Kosowski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and regional events to watch

    Athlete of the weekGannon Kosowski, Huntley, Fr. 106Kosowski won the 106-pound title at the Fox Vall ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 6:31 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight ready to sign with Iowa

    Crystal Lake Central senior Romeo McKnight endured a difficult football season, unable to play a single game for the Tigers.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:13 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley beats McHenry, clinches at least share of FVC Valley title

    The Huntley girls basketball team clinched at least a share of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division title Saturday with a 65-31 win over McHenry ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove wins Hoffman Estates Triangular

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team remained undefeated on the season by winning all but one event at the Hoffman Estates Triangular in Hoffman Es ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire, Prairie Ridge make state from DeKalb Sectional

    DeKALB – All season, the Huntley cheerleading team has been looking for that one flawless routine. H ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school dance: Crystal Lake Central takes 5th in Class 2A at state; Johnsburg 7th in 1A

    The Crystal Lake Central competitive dance team continued its success at the state level Saturday with a fifth-place finish in Class 2A at U.S. Cellul ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 9:11 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley takes FVC Championships behind 3 individual titles

    HAMPSHIRE – As the overall standings were updated throughout the second day of the Fox Valley Conference Wrestling Championships, the same three teams ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 7:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge and Hampshire pick up wins

    The Prairie Ridge boys basketball team defeated Grayslake Central, 68-58, in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play Friday at Grayslake.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • High school competitive dance: Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central advance to Day 2 at state

    Since competitive dance started being recognized as a full sport by the IHSA four years ago, the Johnsburg dance team has competed at state every year ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys swimming insider: McHenry's Kevin Braun Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes, events to watch

    Athlete of the weekKevin BraunMcHenry, sr.Braun won two individual events (the 100-yard breaststroke ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • High school competitive dance: Crystal Lake Central seniors seek 2nd state championship

    Three years ago, the Crystal Lake Central dance team hoisted the championship trophy after winning the Class 2A state title in the first year dance wa ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 5:23 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock tops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The game plan for Woodstock’s girls basketball team Wednesday was simple. Work the ball inside and take advantage of the Streaks' heigh ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Alden-Hebron's Colten Cashmore is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and conference championship events to watch

    Athlete of the week Colten Cashmore Alden-Hebron, sr., 170 pounds Cashmore went 3-0 with a pin, m ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock North edges Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With Woodstock North joining the Kishwaukee River Valley Conference next season, Tuesday marked the final Fox Valley Conference Fox Div ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • High school competitive dance: Five qualify for state finals from Huntley Sectional

    HUNTLEY – An inconsistent season left the Cary-Grove dance team somewhat pessimistic entering Saturday's competitive dance Huntley Sectional.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 8:08 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins Niles West Invite

    Maddy Kim won two events to lead the Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team to the win at the 17-team Niles West Invite on Saturday at Niles.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock, Marian Central and Richmond-Burton win

    Dan Shook scored 28 points, including 20 points in the second quarter alone, to help lead the Woodstock boys basketball team to a 60-42 win over Cryst ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • On Campus: Huntley grad Colin Lyman, Louisville baseball honored for community service

    Whether it’s across campus or more than 1,000 miles from home, University of Louisville baseball player Colin Lyman enjoys lending a hand.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge for FVC Fox title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – To beat a crosstown rival is special, but to beat that rival in a championship setting is more gratifying, something Crystal Lake Centr ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • High school boys swimming insider: Harold Ogaban is athlete of the week, power rankings and events to watch

    Athlete of the weekHarold Ogaban, Jacobs co-op (Hampshire), Fr.The freshman turned in a second place ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 3:51 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Jacobs' Michael Bujacz Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the weekMichael BujaczJacobs, sr., 195 poundsThe Jacobs senior pinned his way to big wins ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central win Fox Valley Conference division titles

    CARY – Huntley coach Renee Fowler wanted to make the moment special for the seniors during Monday’s Fox Valley Conference Cheerleading Championships.
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley wins 2, reaches DeKalb MLK Tournament semifinals

    The Huntley girls basketball team went 2-0 to advance to the semifinals on the opening day of the DeKalb MLK Tournament in DeKalb.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins Neuqua Valley Invitational

    The Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team won the Neuqua Valley Invitational on Saturday in Naperville.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Cary-Grove co-op 2nd at Jefferson Relays

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team finished in second place Saturday at the 14-team Jefferson Relays at Rockford.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 8:41 pm
  • High school wrestling: Prairie Ridge, McHenry and Crystal Lake Central win FVC duals; Marengo 2-0 at Auburn

    The Prairie Ridge wrestling team defeated Hampshire, 49-24, in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division dual Thursday at Hampshire.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • High school competitive dance: Crystal Lake Central and Jacobs win FVC titles

    GRAYSLAKE — The Crystal Lake Central and Jacobs dance teams are Fox Valley Conference champions … again. 
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • High school boys swimming insider: Cary-Grove co-op's Nick Jasinski is athlete of the week; power rankings; notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the WeekNick JasinskiCary-Grove co-op (Crystal Lake Central), so.Jasinski won two events ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op, defending state champ, has strong team again

    The Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team was so talented last season that it overcame the injury loss of Riley Mahoney, one of the state’s best c ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 5:01 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North tops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Even on what Woodstock North would consider an off night on the offensive side of the ball, the Thunder showed they can still be a pret ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:22 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op beats Jacobs co-op

    MCHENRY – Cary-Grove co-op boys swim coach Rick Schaefer was worried about Cooper Langanis' most recent times in the 500-yard freestyle.
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Dundee-Crown's Christian Brunner is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the weekChristian BrunnerDundee-Crown, Sr. 195 poundsBrunner remained undefeated – extend ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central makes do with no seniors

    Crystal Lake Central junior Kyle Knoeppel watched his brother Brad play for the Tigers during a terrific three-year run, hoping a few years later he a ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op defeats Neuqua Valley

    GIRLS GYMNASTICSPrairie Ridge 141.44, Neuqua Valley 127.85: At Naperville, Becca Ruff won the all-ar ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Brecken Overly ties Woodstock 3s record in win over Crystal Lake Central

    Brecken Overly tied the Woodstock girls basketball school record with seven 3-pointers to lead the Blue Streaks to a 56-40 win over Crystal Lake Centr ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Josh Freeman stays at Southern Illinois, works toward Olympics

    When Josh Freeman threw the shot put 62 feet, 0½ inch last month at Southern Illinois University’s season-opening indoor meet, it was a noteworthy eff ...
    Jan. 9, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys basketball: Richmond-Burton wins, Crystal Lake Central falls

    The Richmond-Burton boys basketball team defeated Antioch 47-37 in nonconference play at Richmond.Bl ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school wrestling: Hampshire, Crystal Lake Central and Jacobs win

    The Hampshire wrestling team defeated Woodstock 48-27 at the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division dual at Woodstock.
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school boys swimming insider: McHenry's Kevin Braun athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the weekKevin Braun, McHenry, Sr.Braun set one pool record and tied another this week, he ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 1:34 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Adam Pinter is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events of the week

    Athlete of the weekAdam Pinter, Cary-Grove, Soph. 113The underclassman had a strong week, going 3-0 ...
    Jan. 5, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • High school boys swimming insider: Woodstock's Jeremy Wolf is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and upcoming events

    Athlete of the weekJeremy WolfWoodstock co-op (Woodstock), jr.Tuesday's Boylan Bash wasn't Wolf's be ...
    Dec. 31, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Prep Zone: High school athletes, coaches reflect on 2015

    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 ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • High school wrestling insider: Huntley's Dominic Swanson Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekDominic SwansonHuntley, sr., 285 lbs.The Huntley heavyweight took third at the Al ...
    Dec. 29, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central grad Connor Sadzeck hitting the 100s on radar guns

    Connor Sadzeck was blessed with a prototypical pitcher’s frame and a thunderous right arm.More impor ...
    Dec. 26, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • High school boys swimming insider: Athlete of the week, notes, meet to watch

    Athletes of the weekTrey Schopen, McHenry, SeniorSchopen was part of a McHenry team that won four ev ...
    Dec. 24, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo tops Sycamore for 5th at E.C. Nichols

    MARENGO — Sycamore junior Jack Mizgalski stepped to the free throw line with the scoreboard reading 0.0.
    Dec. 23, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley fare well at Dvorak

    MACHESNEY PARK – The Huntley and Crystal Lake Central head wrestling coaches both knew The Dvorak Memorial Invitational would be tough going for their ...
    Dec. 23, 2015 - 7:58 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo downs Rochelle at E.C. Nichols Tournament

    Zach Knobloch made seven 3-pointers and finished with 30 points to lead the Marengo boys basketball team to the 71-64 win over Rochelle on Tuesday at ...
    Dec. 22, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South wins 2nd-place bracket at Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    The Crystal Lake South girls basketball team won the the second-place bracket at the Nothern Illinois Holiday Classic with its 53-47 win over Woodstoc ...
    Dec. 22, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Woodstock's Nicholas Sundberg is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes

    Athlete of the weekNicholas Sundberg, Woodstock, sr., 182 poundsSundberg was named Most Outstanding ...
    Dec. 23, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo's E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic roundup

    MARENGO – Zach Knobloch arrived at Marengo Community High School hours before the Indians were set to take on Round Lake in the first round of the E.C ...
    Dec. 19, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Northern Illinois Holiday Classic roundup

    Liz Alsot scored 19 points to lead the McHenry girls basketball team to a 47-32 win over Round Lake on Saturday in McHenry to advance to the champions ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg downs Dundee-Crown in Northern Illinois Classic

    Aannah Interrante scored 18 points to lead the Johnsburg girls basketball team to a 61-55 win over Dundee-Crown in the opening round of the Woodstock ...
    Dec. 18, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central defeats Huntley

    The Crystal Lake Central wrestling team defeated Huntley, 37-26, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover dual Friday in Huntley. 
    Dec. 18, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Five to watch

    Kevin Braun, McHenry, sr.A two-time state qualifier, Braun was the only local swimmer to make it to ...
    Dec. 18, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Team preview capsules

    Jacobs co-op (Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Hampshire)Coach: Rick Andresen (11th season)Last season: 2-3 dua ...
    Dec. 18, 2015 - 4:50 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Four returning individual state qualifiers ready to take next step

    When McHenry senior Kevin Braun thinks back on the way his junior season ended, he still is not satisfied.
    Dec. 18, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Marengo win duals

    The Crystal Lake Central wrestling team defeated Grayslake North, 49-21, in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division dual Thursday in Crystal Lake.
    Dec. 17, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school boys swimming insider: Cary-Grove's Cooper Langanis athlete of the week, power rankings school record notes and upcoming events

    Athlete of the weekCooper Langanis, Cary-Grove co-op (Cary-Grove), Sr.Langanis contributed a second- ...
    Dec. 17, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge’s players wanted to accommodate their coach’s wish that they would pick up the pace.
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Prairie Ridge's Travis Piotrowski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and matches of the week

    Athlete of the weekTravis Piotrowski, Prairie Ridge, Sr. 126 poundsPiotrowski won the 126-pound divi ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins season opener

    The Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team won its opening meet of the season Friday at the DeKalb Invite.
    Dec. 12, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • High school football: Northwest Herald All-Area Team

    FIRST TEAMOffenseQB – Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, so.Evans (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) ran for 1,966 yar ...
    Dec. 12, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley, Prairie Ridge earn FVC division wins

    Ali Andrews had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Huntley girls basketball team to a 69-39 win over McHenry in Fox Valley Conference Valley Div ...
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • High School Football: CL Central will add Stanger to its staff

    Crystal Lake Central’s football program is ready to add one of the area’s top offensive coaches to its staff for next season.
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central sweeps Cary-Grove and Kaneland, Trojans split

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central senior Austin Parks said there were "a lot of nerves going" when he and the Tigers faced Kaneland on Tuesday.CRYST ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central beats Woodstock North in 3 OTs

    WOODSTOCK – It was clear early on that both Crystal Lake Central and Woodstock North really wanted to win this game. Central entered the game winless ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • High school wrestling: Team preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCEVALLEY DIVISIONCary-GroveCoach: Mike Buhr (1st season)Last season: 8-15 overall ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • High school wrestling: Five wrestlers to watch

    Travis PiotrowskiPrairie Ridge, sr., 120 poundsAfter finishing third at state as a freshman and qual ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • High school wrestling: Near misses fuel McHenry County athletes' desire for state titles

    Dundee-Crown's Christian Brunner watched the film from his 2015 Class 3A semifinal loss just once."I ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire tops Crystal Lake Central

    Emma Benoit scored 19 points to lead the Hampshire girls basketball team to the 53-41 win over Crystal Lake Central in Fox Valley Conference Fox Divis ...
    Dec. 8, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Woodstock, Prairie Ridge win in FVC Fox

    Vannis Smith scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Woodstock boys basketball team to a 59-44 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division victory over Crysta ...
    Dec. 5, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Marian Central, Crystal Lake South win

    Vannessa Garrelts scored 18 points to lead the Marian Central girls basketball team to a 51-38 win against Regina Dominican in the ESCC/GCAC Showdown ...
    Dec. 5, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • On Campus: Dundee-Crown, Richmond-Burton grads anchor UW-Whitewater women's soccer defense

    Payton DeLuga and Lauren Otto have spent so much time next to each other on soccer fields that it often causes confusion.
    Dec. 5, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown, Woodstock North, Huntley, Johnsburg and Alden-Hebron win

    The Dundee-Crown girls basketball team defeated McHenry 56-44 in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play at McHenry.
    Dec. 4, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • High school wrestling: Blend of youth and experience helps Crystal Lake Central top Hampshire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – As soon as Crystal Lake Central freshman John Barth came off the mat from his 106-pound match Thursday, he was greeted by multiple seni ...
    Dec. 3, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school boys cross country: 2015 All-Area team

    Northwest Herald All-Area Boys Cross Country TeamFirst TeamLuke Beattie, Woodstock, SeniorBeattie to ...
    Dec. 3, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • High school girls cross country: 2015 All-Area team

    Northwest Herald All-Area Cross Country TeamFirst TeamCaitlin Bruzzini, Crystal Lake South, JuniorBr ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 5:43 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Flores leads Huntley past Crystal Lake Central

    HUNTLEY– Meeting for the second time in four days, the story was much the same Tuesday between Huntley and Crystal Lake Central: J.J. Flores led the R ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • High school boys golf: 2015 Northwest Herald All-Area Team

    FIRST TEAMEthan FarnamPrairie Ridge, jr.The Northwest Herald Boys Golfer of the Year almost caught t ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 5:15 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Huntley tops Crystal Lake Central at CLC tourney

    The Huntley boys basketball team closed its appearance at the Crystal Lake Central Thanksgiving Tournament with a 60-42 win over Crystal Lake Central ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Prairie Ridge's Travis Piotrowski wins Moore/Prettyman title at Barrington

    Prairie Ridge's Travis Piotrowski took home the championship at 126 pounds Saturday at the 25th Annual Moore/Prettyman Wrestling Invitational at Barri ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 8:13 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball Roundup: Nwogu leads Huntley past Belvidere North

    Huntley's Kyle Nwogu scored 16 points to lead the Red Raiders boys basketball team to a 54-41 win over Belvidere North Friday at the Crystal Lake Cent ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Johnsburg advances to Lake Zurich tourney final

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Lake Zurich Thanksgiving Thriller Tournament with a 35-31 win over Lake Z ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Zach Knobloch leads Marengo past Streator

    Zach Knobloch, who just finished playing quarterback Saturday night for the football team, scored 31 points on 12 baskets, including six 3-pointers, t ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • High School Football: All-FVC Fox and Valley teams announced

    FOOTBALL All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division Team Crystal Lake Central Shawn Kyska, sr., RB-LB ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Northwest Herald Girls Golf All-Area Team

    First team Sophia ArchosMarian Central, jr.The Hurricanes stalwart earned medalist honors at the McH ...
    Nov. 29, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Season preview team capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox Division Crystal Lake Central Coach: Rich Czeslawski (10th season) Las ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Johnsburg improves to 3-0 at Lake Zurich Tournament

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team defeated Lakes, 60-39, Saturday to stay undefeated at the Lake Zurich Tournament in Lake Zurich.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • College women's volleyball: MCC finishes 1-2 at nationals

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team exited the NJCAA D-II Volleyball Championship after going 1-1 on the second day of the tournament F ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Prairie Ridge soph Valerie Tarazi makes 2 championship finals at state

    WINNETKA – What a difference a year and a little experience made for Crystal Lake co-op's Valerie Tarazi in the girls swimming state meet preliminary ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry's Lange, Huntley's Czarnecki and Prairie Ridge's Tarazi qualify for state in 2 events

    McHenry’s Payton Lange, Huntley’s Kristen Czarnecki and Crystal Lake co-op’s Valerie Tarazi all qualified for state in two individual events Saturday ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceFox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Paul Lichtenheld, fourth seasonLast year ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • High school notes: Woodstock North's Ahr to McKendree, D-155 coaching moves

    Woodstock North senior Haley Ahr, a 5-foot-11 forward, signed her National Letter of Intent Friday with NCAA Division II McKendree University in Leban ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Around Town: Crystal Lake's Erin Jauch aims for repeat at World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships

    When Erin Jauch takes part in her fifth World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships on Nov. 26 to 29 in Odense, Denmark, it could be her last time com ...
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • High school cross country: Prairie Ridge's Filip Pajak, Johnsburg's Matt Stelmasek finish top 5 at state

    Prairie Ridge’s Filip Pajak and Johnsburg’s Matt Stelmasek finished with just what they wanted at the IHSA Cross Country State Meet.
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op takes FVC title

    WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake co-op knew it could depend on wins from Valerie Tarazi at the FVC Championship on Saturday at Woodstock North but Paige Dalbk ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley's Keagan Smith Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekKeagan SmithHuntley, sr.Smith won the Class 3A West Aurora Sectional race Saturda ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 8:13 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekCaitlin BruzziniCrystal Lake South, jr.Bruzzini finished 12th at the Class 3A Sch ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • High school cross country: Area runners have high hopes for state

    Huntley senior Keagan Smith doesn’t want to change much heading into Saturday’s state cross country meet.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • High school volleyball: Cary-Grove tops Crystal Lake Central to reach sectional final

    HAMPSHIRE – After Cary-Grove senior setter Erin Olson aced Crystal Lake Central, she jogged back behind the service line, ready to drill another serve ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • High school volleyball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, D-155 in sectionals and more

    Player of the WeekJordan ProszenyakCrystal Lake South, jr., OHFor the third straight season, Crystal ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 7:29 pm
  • High school girls cross country: sectional roundups, state qualifiers

    WOODSTOCK – Sophomore Katelyn Smith is tiny in stature at 5-foot-1 1/2, but huge in the contributions she has made for Crystal Lake Central’s cross co ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 9:39 pm
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  • High school volleyball: Six area regional champs crowned

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    Oct. 29, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake Central tops Dundee-Crown for regional title

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Crystal Lake Central outside hitter Emily Kelly knew her team’s situation was growing dire.
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • High school volleyball: Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake Central advance to 4A D-C Regional

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Facing McHenry for the third time this season, Dundee-Crown senior Gina Pagano was “cautiously optimistic” about her team’s chances ...
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    With the ball 2 yards from the goal line against St. Patrick on Saturday in Chicago, Marian Central football coach Mike Maloney called a timeout to ta ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Inside Girls Swimming: Woodstock's Tess Devinger Athlete of the Week

    Inside Girls SwimmingAthlete of the WeekTESS DEVINGERWoodstock, sr.Devinger won the 200-yard individ ...
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  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central finishes season with win

    GRAYSLAKE – With a 3-5 record and no chance at the playoffs, Crystal Lake Central had one goal in mind Friday. Send its 15 seniors out with a victory ...
    Oct. 23, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • High school boys soccer: McHenry takes regional title; Crystal Lake Central falls

    McHenry ended the first half tied, 1-1, with Harlem but broke it open in the second to defeat the Huskies 5-1 and win the Class 3A Harlem Regional boy ...
    Oct. 23, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Athlete of the week, notes, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekJanine OrvisCrystal Lake Central, JuniorOrvis took second in the Fox Valley Confe ...
    Oct. 23, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • High school boys cross country insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes

    Athlete of the WeekTyler LayMcHenry, SeniorLay finished 10th in the Fox Valley Conference Meet on Sa ...
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  • High school swimming: Crystal Lake co-op defeats Woodstock co-op

    The Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team defeated Woodstock co-op, 106-62, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet at Woodstock North.
    Oct. 22, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Crystal Lake South sweeps Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – An early five-point, first-set deficit didn’t faze Crystal Lake South.Facing many of ...
    Oct. 23, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • High school football: Week 9 preview capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionJohnsburg (6-2, 4-2) at Harvard (3-5, 2-4)When: 7 p.m. Friday, ...
    Oct. 22, 2015 - 5:48 pm
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    Athlete of the Week James Mulhall McHenry, jr., M A captain and dangerous scorer all year, the ...
    Oct. 23, 2015 - 7:28 am
  • High school boys soccer: Crystal Lake Central holds off Dixon in Boylan Regional semifinal

    ROCKFORD – Dixon was able to deal with one Klusendorf, but when the other one got into the act, it proved to be problematic.
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  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Jacobs downs Dundee-Crown in 3 sets

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  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op wins at McHenry; Valerie Tarazi sets pool records

    The Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team defeated McHenry, 102-68, in a Fox Valley Conference meet Tuesday at McHenry.
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  • Girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op 3rd at Warren Invite

    The Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team finished in third place at the eight-team Warren Invite in Gurnee.
    Oct. 17, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Girls cross country: Crystal Lake Central repeats as FVC Invite champ

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  • Prairie Ridge sending 5 to state tourney

    CARY – Prairie Ridge capitalized on its depth at the top of its lineup to win the Cary-Grove girls tennis sectional on Saturday.CARY – Prairie Ridge c ...
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  • High school girls swimming insider: Athlete of week, notes and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKIZZY BAVAROJacobs, so.Bavaro won the 100-meter freestyle (1:04.32) and 100 backst ...
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  • PHOTOS: Hampshire vs. Crystal Lake Central football

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    Oct. 20, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • High school football: Hampshire tops Crystal Lake Central to move to 5-3

    HAMPSHIRE – Hampshire knew it had to approach its final two regular season games like playoff games, needing a pair of wins to vie for postseason elig ...
    Oct. 16, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op beats Cary-Grove

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    Oct. 16, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • High school girls tennis: State qualifiers from Cary-Grove sectional

    Prairie Ridge advanced two doubles teams and a singles player to state on Friday at the Cary-Grove girls tennis sectional. 
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    Athlete of the WeekMatt StelmasekJohnsburg, SeniorStelmasek led the Skyhawks to fourth place at the ...
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  • On Campus: McHenry County football players help UW-Oshkosh stun UW-Whitewater

    The most eye-opening score in NCAA Division III football this season – UW-Oshkosh 10, UW-Whitewater 7 – already has been forgotten in some parts of Wi ...
    Oct. 16, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Congratulations Dominic Swanson, January Athlete of the Month!