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  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South win

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Taryn Jakubowski was involved in all three goals as Huntley opened Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play with a 3-0 win over Jacobs on Tuesday at ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Boys lacrosse: Jacobs tops Crystal Lake Central

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    CARY – Kristina Weber threw a complete game, allowing one earned run, as Cary-Grove defeated Palatine, 7-4, in a nonconference softball game Thursday.
    April 7, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school boys tennis insider: Player of week, power rankings and more

    Player of the week Hayden Dzurisin, Prairie Ridge, Sr., No. 1 singlesDzurisin qualified for state la ...
    April 7, 2016 - 7:08 pm
  • High school sports: Fox Valley Conference admission price to increase in fall

    Starting next fall, the Fox Valley Conference will have a new look, and a new price.The FVC is movin ...
    April 6, 2016 - 5:03 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Crystal Lake Central takes Cary-Grove Quad

    Cary-Grove Quadrangular: At Cary, Crystal Lake Central got two wins each from Michael Chen, Brandon Dahl and Darian Singh to win the meet with 107 poi ...
    April 5, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley beats Crystal Lake Central, 4-0, for fourth consecutive win

    HUNTLEY – It took less than 90 seconds for Huntley to open a lead on Crystal Lake Central Tuesday. Over the next 78 minutes and change, the Red Raider ...
    April 6, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central

    The Prairie Ridge boys lacrosse team conceded the first goal against Crystal Lake Central in the opening minute Tuesday, but scored the next 16 en rou ...
    April 5, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • PHOTOS: Huntley beats Crystal Lake Central girls soccer 4-0

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    April 5, 2016 - 9:11 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry tops Crystal Lake Central as Bobby Miller gets another win

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Bobby Miller takes the mound, McHenry likes its chances. The 6-foot-5 Louisville recruit took the ball in Tuesday’s game against C ...
    April 5, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the Week Amaya SaldanaWoodstock North, so., P-INFSaldana struck out 17 and allowed one hi ...
    April 5, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central, Marian Central falls to Boylan

    Prairie Ridge won two singles and three doubles matches in its 5-2 home win over Crystal Lake Central on Tuesday.
    April 4, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (22nd season)Last year’s finish: Tied for second ...
    April 3, 2016 - 5:59 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Team preview capsules

    Field events key: SP-shot put, HJ-high jump, LF-long jump, TJ-triple jump, PV-pole vault.Fox Valley ...
    April 1, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekKevin SzamlewskiMcHenry, Senior, Pole VaultSzamlewski vaulted his career-best 15- ...
    April 1, 2016 - 7:27 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Athlete of week, notes, matches to watch

    Athlete of the WeekMichael PtaszekCary-Grove, so.Ptaszek will be stepping into Cary-Grove's No. 1 si ...
    March 31, 2016 - 8:15 pm
  • High school baseball: Huntley tops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Huntley junior Denny Smith wanted to learn from his first two at-bats, while, at the same time, wiping them from his memory.
    March 30, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Jacobs' Cassie Kowalski is athlete of the week, power rankings, games to watch and more

    Athlete of the weekCassie Kowalski, Jacobs, Fr.Kowalski scored a hat trick as the Golden Eagles beat ...
    March 30, 2016 - 4:16 pm
  • High School Softball Insider: Dundee-Crown's Kayla Sjodin Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Kayla SjodinDundee-Crown, 3B, so.Sjodin drove in nine runs in two games Saturday ...
    March 29, 2016 - 4:34 pm
  • High school wrestling: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area teams

    First teamLower WeightsGannon KosowskiHuntley, fr., 106 lbs.Kosowski fell short of reaching sectiona ...
    March 28, 2016 - 6:59 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Justen Lehr is 2016 Coach of the Year

    Crystal Lake Central lost two state champions coming into the 2015-16 season, but the Tigers finished it with a new one and two more place winners.
    March 28, 2016 - 6:58 pm
  • High School Boys Track Roundup: McHenry's Kevin Szamlewski places 2nd in pole vault

    McHenry' Kevin Szamlewski took second place in the pole vault Saturday at the Class 3A Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Track and Field Classic at the S ...
    March 26, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • High School Boys Tennis Roundup: Cary-Grove wins Bud Lachel Invite

    The Cary-Grove boys tennis team won the first Bud Lachel Invitational in Cary, getting three first-place finishes in the four-team event Saturday.
    March 26, 2016 - 6:33 pm
  • High school boys track and field insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekLuke BeattieWoodstock, SeniorBeattie won the 3,200 meters at the Nelson-Daniel Cl ...
    March 25, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Woodstock's Emma Dorn is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekEmma Dorn, Woodstock, Fr. FThe freshman has started her varsity career with six g ...
    March 23, 2016 - 6:23 pm
  • High school baseball: Alden-Hebron, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central and McHenry win

    Josh Rolnicki pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts while John Judson had a triple in Alden-Hebron's 3-2 win over Berean Baptist in He ...
    March 22, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake Central edges Boylan, Hampshire and Marengo fall

    Crystal Lake Central's No. 2 doubles team of Sam Lundgren and Dev Brahmbhatt took the decisive third set super tiebreaker 11-9 to give the Tigers a 3- ...
    March 22, 2016 - 9:36 pm
  • High school softball: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes

    Athlete of the WeekSusie Nawrot, Marengo, so., OF-3B-PNawrot smacked a game-tying home run in the si ...
    March 22, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • High school baseball: Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central and Marengo win

    Woodstock North beat Round Lake, 11-0, in a game shortened by mercy rule on Monday. Jake Bussee went ...
    March 21, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school baseball: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekJohnny PetersonHarvard, sr., 3B-PPeterson helped the Hornets get off to a 2-0 sta ...
    March 21, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central holds off McHenry

    McHENRY – Crystal Lake Central pitcher Amy Walsh wasn’t coming out of Monday’s Fox Valley Conference crossover softball game against McHenry.
    March 23, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake Central at McHenry softball

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    March 21, 2016 - 8:51 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Huntley's James Huber is athlete of the week, power rankings, games to watch and more

    Athlete of the WeekJames Huber, Huntley, Sr. AThe powerful senior tallied four goals and picked up f ...
    March 20, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Capsules of area teams

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE Fox Division: Prairie Ridge Coach: Jim Benson Last year: 12-1 in conferenc ...
    May 2, 2016 - 5:37 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Cary-Grove 7th at Whitewater, two Crystal Lake Central runners win

    WHITEWATER, Wisconsin – Cary-Grove’s Nick Zanetti and Tommy Williams teamed up in the 4x400- and 4x800-meter relays to get a first and second at Nelso ...
    March 19, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central falls to Burlington Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The hole Crystal Lake Central found itself in after the first inning – much of which was its own fault – proved to be too much.
    March 19, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake Central vs. Burlington Central baseball

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    March 19, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school boys baseball: Alden-Hebron, Crystal Lake Central, Harvard, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs and Hampshire win

    Senior John Judson hit a three-RBI double in the sixth inning to lead Alden-Hebron to a 4-3 win Friday at South Beloit.
    March 18, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • High school baseball: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Tom Mueller (first season).Last year’s ...
    March 18, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central blanks Harvard; Amy Walsh fans 17

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For the second time this young season, Crystal Lake Central started a pitcher who didn’t have a ton of experience pitching on the varsi ...
    March 17, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake Central Coach: Jay Schwarzrock (6th season)Last year: ...
    April 5, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school softball: Preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Brian Strombom (10th season)Last year’s ...
    March 16, 2016 - 8:51 pm
  • High school girls softball: Five to watch

    Five to watchHailey Baker, Prairie Ridge, jr., PBaker led the Wolves to a Fox Valley Conference Fox ...
    March 16, 2016 - 1:36 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central scores three in season-opening win

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Tatyana Gusakow wasn't even looking anymore when her first goal hit the orange net at Crystal Lake Central.
    March 15, 2016 - 8:30 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central pulls away from Richmond-Burton in opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE – If Crystal Lake Central’s softball team has any hopes of a successful season, how the sophomores mesh with a senior-heavy lineup could ...
    March 16, 2016 - 3:32 am
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central coach Paul Lichtenheld resigns

    Paul Lichtenheld has stepped down as Crystal Lake Central girls basketball coach, while leaving the door open to other coaching opportunities.
    March 14, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • High school girls basketball: All-conference teams

    GIRLS BASKETBALLAll-Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionGrayslake Central: Amanda Larson, jr.; Quin Ga ...
    March 10, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball: All-FVC teams announced

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    March 10, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County-area players in Major League Baseball

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    March 4, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central falls to Belvidere North in regional opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Monday night, like so many nights this season, didn't go Crystal Lake Central's way.T ...
    Feb. 29, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • McHenry County Orthopaedics opens Parabolic

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Romeo McKnight would prefer that he never had injured his right knee, although six months after tearing his ACL, and three-plus months ...
    Feb. 29, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central 4th at dual team state for 2nd year in a row

    BLOOMINGTON – Lenny Petersen looked totally stunned. As he stood up from the mat he looked around unsure of what had happened, or why Marian Catholic' ...
    Feb. 27, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry's Kevin Braun, Cary-Grove co-op's Cooper Langanis make Day 2 at state

    EVANSTON – Just before taking his mark for Friday's 50-yard freestyle state preliminary race, McHenry senior Kevin Braun looked up toward the back of ...
    Feb. 26, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Elizabeth Kaht breaks Carthage College indoor pole vault record

    For as long as she can remember, Elizabeth Kaht has been enthusiastic about chronicling history.“I’v ...
    Feb. 26, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Ten local swimmers headed to state in 8 events

    McHenry boys swimming coach Craig Fowles is familiar with the school’s only state swimming champion.
    Feb. 25, 2016 - 5:28 pm
  • High school boys swimming insider: McHenry's Riley Hedberg is athlete of the week, rankings, sectional notes and state finals schedule

    Athlete of the WeekRiley HedbergMcHenry, fr.The freshman is heading to state in two events after he ...
    Feb. 25, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central headed to dual team quarterfinals after pinning past St. Patrick

    BENSENVILLE – The way Crystal Lake Central started Tuesday night's dual team sectional, there was no doubt the Tigers were heading back to the state t ...
    Feb. 23, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Dundee-Crown's Christian Brunner is athlete of the week, state tournament notes

    Athlete of the weekChristian Brunner, Dundee-Crown, Sr. 195 poundsBrunner closed out his perfect sen ...
    Feb. 23, 2016 - 2:18 pm
  • High school wrestling: Four area wrestlers win state titles

    CHAMPAIGN – In the summer months between last wrestling season and this one, Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen stripped all the trophies and brack ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Prep Zone: Two-time champ Prairie Ridge co-op gymnastics has strong group returning

    Maddie Solka eagerly awaits seeing the Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team next year.The thing ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op takes state title, Nikki Baars wins bars

    PALATINE – Prairie Ridge co-op gymnast Nikki Baars went about business in her usual unflappable manner, not realizing what she had accomplished until ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge co-op gymnastics wins state title

    The Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team finished off its second-straight state title on Saturday at the IHSA state girls gymnastics competition ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • PHOTOS: State wrestling championship matches

    Four area wrestlers took home state titles in the finals of the IHSA state wrestling tournament on Saturday night at the State Farm Center in Champaig ...
    Feb. 23, 2016 - 9:36 am
  • PHOTOS: State wrestling place matches

    Six area wrestlers competed in place matches during the day Saturday at the IHSA State Individual Wrestling Championships at the State Farm Center in ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • High school boys wrestling: School history made as three of six win place matches

    CHAMPAIGN – In consecutive matches Saturday on the same mat at the University of Illinois' State Farm Center, Crystal Lake Central's Michael Petersen ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op set to win 2nd straight state title

    PALATINE – While others considered Prairie Ridge co-op repeating as state champion a foregone conclusion, the Wolves did not.
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • High school wrestling: Six advance to state final matches

    CHAMPAIGN – Prairie Ridge's Travis Piotrowski didn't shy away from admitting how important Saturday's 2A 126-pound state championship match will be to ...
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Photos: Area wrestlers in state semifinal matches

    Eleven area wrestlers reached state semifinals and six won to reach Saturday's state final matches at the IHSA Individual Wrestling Championships in C ...
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • High school wrestling: State tournament day two live updates

    State title matches (Saturday)1A170: Colten Cashmore (A-H) vs. Andrew Wegner (Dakota)2A126: Travis P ...
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school football: Steve Spoden feels comfortable with new job coaching O-line at Crystal Lake Central

    Steve Spoden was added to Crystal Lake Central’s coaching staff at Tuesday’s District 155 board meeting.
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 6:05 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: 19 area wrestlers win in opening round

    Marengo and Crystal Lake Central each had three wrestlers advance to the quarterfinals after Round 1 victories on Day 1 of the wrestling state finals ...
    Feb. 18, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • High school gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op's Maddie Solka primed for state

    Prairie Ridge co-op senior gymnast Maddie Solka more or less has a love/hate relationship with the Gienger.
    Feb. 18, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • High school boys swimming insider: McHenry's Trey Schopen is athlete of the week, rankings, notes and sectional schedule

    Athlete of the week Trey Schopen, McHenry, Sr.Schopen was the only swimmer to win two individual rac ...
    Feb. 18, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • High school wrestling: 43 from area headed to state finals

    For young wrestlers, the trip to Champaign for the IHSA state finals is something like a pilgrimage.
    Feb. 17, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • High school wrestling: Individual state preview capsules

    Forty-three local wrestlers qualified for the state tournament, which runs from Thursday through Saturday in Champaign. Here is some information on ho ...
    Feb. 17, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Crystal Lake Central's Michael Petersen is athlete of the week, notes

    Athlete of the weekMichael Petersen, Crystal Lake Central, Sr. 145 lbs.Petersen pinned three times S ...
    Feb. 16, 2016 - 7:11 pm
  • Congratulations Kevin Szamlewski, April Athlete of the Month!