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  • Golf: Huntley's Gordus and Bowser, Cary-Grove's Reid and Jacobs' Tighe win at MCJGA Foxford Hills

    CARY – After a nine-hole round that lasted nearly two and a half hours in hot and sticky conditions, Huntley’s Nicole Gordus and Woodstock North’s Dan ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Golf: Huntley grad Jake Bowser wins at MCJGA Cary Open

    CARY – Jake Bowser knew four years ago that he wanted to plan a future around golf, whether it was playing competitively or helping others with their ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • High school sports: Technology helps coaches teach, save time

    When Rich Czeslawski used to watch film to record his team’s statistics, his coaching instincts often made an already tedious process even more time-c ...
    July 20, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • High school tennis: McHenry County Classic 18 doubles winners crowned

    ALGONQUIN – Former, current and future high school players competed in the boys and girls 18-and-under doubles finals of the McHenry County Classic te ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Photos: University of Iowa football facilities

    Wyatt Blake got to see how professional football players train when he saw the Philadelphia Eagles facility as part of the NFL Prep Academy.
    July 15, 2015 - 7:27 pm
  • Golf: Cary-Grove's Kalamaras leads after Day 1 of McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – After finishing as the overall points leader in the McHenry County Junior Golf Association’s girls senior division last year, Lauren Kal ...
    July 14, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Golf: McHenry's Prisching, Woodstock's Pietrzak, Cary-Grove's Reid and Jacobs' Coakley win at MCJGA event

    MARENGO – Ben Prisching had a chance to close out and win the McHenry County Junior Golf Association’s Marengo Ridge Open in 18 holes on Thursday, but ...
    July 9, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Take 2: D-155 swimmers left high and dry

    District 155 schools seem to have a slight problem on their hands in that they might not have anywhere for their girls swimming teams to practice or h ...
    July 21, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Golf: Jacobs' Coakley, McHenry's Ogden and Huntley's Gordus at RedTail Open

    LAKEWOOD – Riley Coakley practiced immediately after his round Tuesday and even got in some extra work the morning before Day 2 of the McHenry County ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Styf: Romeo McKnight hoping to follow Iowa success of Bryan Bulaga, C.J. Fiedorowicz

    Romeo McKnight knew. He even had his roommate, Minnesota's Amani Hooker, picked out. But Monday was ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight commits to play football at Iowa

    Romeo McKnight unveiled on Monday what many people following the Crystal Lake Central senior had suspected for two weeks – he plans to play college fo ...
    June 29, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald All-Area team

    2015 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball team First team Mariah Dionne Marengo, so., P Dionne, the N ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Amateur golf: Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam takes lead at State Junior Amateur Championship

    BARRINGTON – The way he was playing on the second day of the IJGA State Junior Amateur Championship, it was more surprising when Ethan Farnam didn't m ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • High school baseball: Fox Valley Conference teams

    All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division    Crystal Lake Central: Robby Cormier, 2B-1B, sr.; Blake Gle ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • High school baseball: New Crystal Lake Central baseball coach Tom Mueller strives to be a mentor

    For new Crystal Lake Central baseball coach Tom Mueller, the game of baseball is a way to help young men move to their next step in life. A championsh ...
    June 18, 2015 - 6:38 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's McKnight driven to success by lone wrestling loss

    Romeo McKnight sat by himself for the hour-long bus ride, stewing in his disappointment. He felt ter ...
    June 18, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Junior golf: Cameron Karney, Brittany Reid win MCJGA Blackstone Open senior divisions

    MARENGO – The way his short game was working Tuesday, Cameron Karney felt confident in just about any putt, but especially those, like his tournament- ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • McHenry girls volleyball, CLC baseball coaches hired

    McHenry hired Lexi Disselhorst to be its girls volleyball coach, according to athletic director Barry Burmeister.
    June 13, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Junior golf: Jacobs' Riley Coakley wins junior division of MCJGA event at Golf Club of Illinois

    Riley Coakley, who will be a sophomore at Jacobs in the fall, shot a 7-over-par 78 on Wednesday to win the boys junior division of the McHenry County ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • High school recruiting notes: Jacobs' Bridget Wallenberger to play volleyball at UW-Milwaukee

    Bridget Wallenberger always wanted to play volleyball in college.By her sophomore year at Jacobs, th ...
    June 7, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight picks up Miami (Ohio) offer

    Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight picked up another Mid-American Conference football scholarship offer on Friday from Miami of Ohio.
    June 5, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • High school softball: All-conference lists

    Here are the All-Conference girls softball lists for the Fox Valley Conference, Big Northern Conference, East Suburban Catholic Conference and Northea ...
    June 3, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Boys lacrosse: All-Fox Valley Conference teams announced

    The All-Fox Valley Conference Boys Lacrosse teams recently were announced. They are as follows:First ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Crystal Lake native Jimmy Elgas

    Crystal Lake native Jimmy Elgas, 43, has spent more than two decades as an assistant basketball coach at numerous universities, including Illinois Sta ...
    May 30, 2015 - 8:02 pm
  • High school boys track: Cary-Grove's Hurley win shot put state title

    CHARLESTON – Cary-Grove senior Ricky Hurley wanted a lot – personal-best performances in the Class 3A shot put and discus finals, state championships ...
    May 30, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • High school softball: Barrington beats Crystal Lake Central for 14th straight regional title

    BARRINGTON – With two outs in the top of the seventh inning and her team trailing by eight runs, Crystal Lake Central’s Megan Mahaffy stood near the f ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • High school softball: CL Central tops CL South, C-G falls in Barrington Regional

    BARRINGTON – Crystal Lake Central junior Monica Menas described the pitch she nearly sent over the right-center field fence in the bottom of the third ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Insider Prep Softball: Huntley's Tiffany Giese the Athlete of the Week

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTiffany GieseHuntley, freshman, pitcherGiese improved to 11-5 in the circle with ...
    May 26, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • High school baseball: Grant edges Crystal Lake Central in regional opener

    FOX LAKE – One pitch is all it takes to ruin a pitcher's otherwise great outing, and, in the fickle gauntlet of single-elimination playoffs, end a tea ...
    May 25, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Josh Freeman helps SIU track and field team make history

    Josh Freeman’s list of achievements from the Missouri Valley Conference track and field championships helped him make history.Josh Freeman’s list of a ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge sends 2 singles players, doubles team to state

    CARY – The addition of Barrington to the Cary-Grove Sectional lineup had a big impact on area players qualifying for state.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Six singles, six doubles teams from area into QFs at Cary-Grove

    Cary-Grove Sectional: At Cary, six singles players and six doubles are still alive from area teams heading into the state qualifying quarterfinal roun ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock, Jacobs and Woodstock North win

    The Cary-Grove baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a tie and defeat Crystal Lake Central 3-2 in Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge beats Crystal Lake Central for regional title

    WOODSTOCK – Even though Prairie Ridge had spent the past 30 minutes on its heels, J.C. Brown felt good about his team’s chances against Crystal Lake C ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • High school football: Romeo McKnight to visit Iowa, Notre Dame set to visit

    The recruiting interest has heated up fast for Crystal Lake Central linebacker Romeo McKnight, who received an offer from Iowa on Tuesday and will vis ...
    May 22, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central scores five in second half of semifinal

    WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake Central knew its speed would be an advantage in Wednesday's 2A Marian Central Regional semifinal against Woodstock and a sogg ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge, Huntley and McHenry win

    Monica Menas hit a home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Crystal Lake Central softball team to the 7-6 win over Jacobs in Fox Valley Con ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's McKnight receives Iowa offer

    Over the past month, Romeo McKnight has gone from an unknown to a top prospect in college football recruiting circles. That was confirmed Tuesday morn ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central's Badgley to resign after season

    Crystal Lake Central baseball coach Dan Badgley has resigned his post, effective after the season.Ba ...
    May 19, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge's Kaleigh O'Brien player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKaleigh O’BrienPrairie Ridge, sophomore, third baseO’Brien hit a two-run home run ...
    May 19, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Marengo win

    Megan Mahaffy struck out 11 in a complete-game win and homered for Crystal Lake Central in a 5-4 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win Monday in Hamp ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Start of playoffs provide tests and second-chances

    After a girls soccer regular season that saw conference titles decided by overtime goals, penalty kicks and last-minute regulation winners, the openin ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Ladewig is player of the week, power rankings, playoff info

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKJake LadewigCary-Grove, Sr., Mid.Ladewig had 10 points in two games this week, sco ...
    May 17, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • High school baseball: Behind Cilano, Prairie Ridge finishes sweep of CLC

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Glen Pecoraro always feels good when he sends Ben Cilano to the mound. On Saturday morning, after a long Friday evening slugfest and tw ...
    May 16, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Jacobs rallies past Dundee-Crown in 7th

    The Jacobs softball team scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind and defeat Dundee-Crown, 10-4, in Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge outslugs Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Friday's baseball game between Prairie Ridge and host Crystal Lake Central was not for lovers of pitching and defense. Neither team's b ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • High School Boys Track and Field Insider: Johnsburg's Bailey Stefka Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekBailey StefkaJohnsburg, sr.Stefka won the 100 meters, placed second in the 200 an ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central, Marengo, Richmond-Burton and Johnsburg win

    The Crystal Lake Central baseball team scored six runs in the second inning to pull away and defeat Woodstock North 8-4 in Fox Valley Conference Valle ...
    May 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central as O'Brien lets go on home run

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Kaleigh O'Brien stepped up to the plate in the first inning of Prairie Ridge's 3-0 win against Crystal Lake Central on Thursday, s ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central dominates

    Savanah Frank hit two doubles, scored twice and drove in two runs for Crystal Lake Central in a 13-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win against Wo ...
    May 13, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central's Katie Beck is player of the week, new power rankings

    Player of the weekKatie Beck, Crystal Lake Central, Sr. Fwd.The senior scored two goals and assisted ...
    May 13, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry, Dundee-Crown and Crystal Lake Central win

    Jess Flathau scored eight minutes into overtime to give McHenry a 1-0 win and hand Huntley its first Fox Valley Conference Valley Division loss in gir ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • High school baseball: R-B's Rosing strikes out 18; McHenry, Crystal Lake Central and Marengo win

    Richmond-Burton freshman Jake Rosing struck out 18 batters over seven innings in the 7-0 win over Harvard in Big Northern Conference East Division pla ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school softball notes: Huntley's Giese making impact, A-H's streak ends at 16

    Huntley is the only team to knock off McHenry in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division so far, and one of the Red Raiders’ biggest contributors ha ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:25 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry's Koepke player of week

    Athlete of the WeekKristin KoepkeMcHenry, Senior, PitcherKoepke improved to 12-2 with a pair of shut ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake Central and Jacobs win

    The Crystal Lake Central boys tennis team defeated Hampshire 6-1 in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play at Crystal Lake.
    May 11, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs' Brian Ta Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekBrian TaJacobs, sr., MTa was influential in the Golden Eagles’ three wins the pas ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • High school recruiting notes: Richmond-Burton golfer Blake Betke to Central Missouri State

    When Richmond-Burton senior Blake Betke toured Central Missouri State’s campus as a prospective student and golfer, Jennies coach Chris Port reminded ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central freshman OT Wyatt Blake, family learn

    When it comes to blocking and leverage and working out, Crystal Lake Central’s Wyatt Blake is far ahead of the curve.
    May 10, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South shuts out Grayslake Central

    Senior left fielder Mike Avella hit a three-run home run in the first inning against Grayslake Central to lead Crystal Lake South's baseball team to a ...
    May 9, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry defeats Huntley

    Ryan Grannemann had an RBI, and Owen Patzin scored for McHenry, which defeated Huntley, 5-2, in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball action ...
    May 8, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central takes 5-0 lead over Hampshire before delay

    HAMPSHIRE – Prior to Friday’s Fox Valley Conference Fox Division game between Crystal Lake Central and Hampshire, the Central coaches preached to thei ...
    May 8, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Boys track and field insider: Dundee-Crown's Seals athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKiwaun SealsDundee-Crown, sr.Seals went his career-best 45 feet, 11 1/2 inches Ma ...
    May 8, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove and Woodstock win

    The Prairie Ridge girls soccer team defeated Crystal Lake Central 1-0 (4-3 in penalties) to clinch a share of the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division t ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry and Marengo win

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to pull away and defeat Grayslake North 8-2 in Fox Valley Conference F ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Marian Central win

    Amy Walsh went 3 for 4 with two triples, two RBIs and a run scored to lead the Crystal Lake Central softball team to the 7-4 win over Dundee-Crown in ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Alden-Hebron win

    Stevie Krueger singled in Nate Meland in the bottom of the 12th inning to help the Jacobs baseball team walk off with a 4-3 win over Crystal Lake Cent ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • High school girls soccer notes: Prairie Ridge set to host first night game, Class 1A postseason begins

    Thursday night’s meeting between Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central has plenty of importance, with the Wolves coming into the game 4-0 in the Fox ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:28 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South win

    Jacob Sigmund and Sam Lundgren won at No. 1 doubles to lead the Crystal Lake Central boys tennis team to a, 4-3, Fox Valley Conference Fox Division vi ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock, Huntley, Cary-Grove, Richmond-Burton and Johnsburg win

    Natalie Dombrowski made a save on a breakaway as time expired to preserve a 2-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win for the Crystal Lake Central gi ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school girls track roundup: McHenry, Woodstock win own triangular meets

    Juniors Amelia Murray and Devon Marunde each won two events to lead the McHenry girls track team to a win Monday in a triangular meet at McHenry.Junio ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton win in 8 innings

    The Johnsburg softball team scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning Monday to defeat Burlington Central, 7-2, in Big Northern Conference East ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • High school boys track roundup: Cary-Grove wins triangular at Crystal Lake Central

    The Cary-Grove boys track and field team won a triangular meet with Crystal Lake Central and Woodstock on Monday at Crystal Lake. The Trojans finished ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge rallies late past Wauconda

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to walk off with an 8-7 win over Wauconda in nonconference ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central LB-DE McKnight receives offer from Toledo

    Much of the recruiting interest directed toward Crystal Lake Central junior Romeo McKnight has been from college wrestling coaches to this point.
    May 4, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Power rankings, player of the week, games of the week, notes

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKAlec JohnsonCary-Grove, sr., Attack.The Trojans’ leading scorer, Johnson found the ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central underclassmen go 0-1-1 at Glenbrook

    The Crystal Lake Central girls soccer team went 0-1-1 on the second day of the Glenbrook North Cup tournament at Glenbrook.
    May 2, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz: McHenry's Jess Flathau, Crystal Lake Central's Megan Mahaffy and Crystal Lake South's Garrett Dziedzic

    Jess FlathauMcHenrySeniorSoccer1. What is your soap opera name (your middle name and street you live ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Crystal Lake's Tory Dello, defenseman for Tri-City Storm

    In his second season with the Tri-CIty Storm of the USHL, Tory Dello, who attended Crystal Lake Central, helped his team to a second place finish in t ...
    May 2, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • MCC baseball team reaches 40 wins in sweep

    The McHenry County College baseball team swept a doubleheader against Moraine Valley Community College on Friday in Palos Hills to win their 39th and ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley blanks Grayslake North

    Taryn Jakubowski and Deanna Hecht each scored two goals to lead the Huntley girls soccer team to a 4-0 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against Gra ...
    May 1, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • High school boys track insider: McHenry's Jesse Reiser Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekJesse ReiserMcHenry, sr.Reiser set a meet record in the 3,200 meters at the McHen ...
    May 1, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Richmond-Burton win

    Huntley scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to extend its lead and defeat Prairie Ridge, 9-3, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover game ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs tops Mount Carmel, state's No. 2-ranked team

    Jacobs took down one of the top teams in the state in a, 5-3, win against Chicago Mt. Carmel on Thursday. 
    April 30, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Richmond-Burton and Prairie Ridge win

    Crystal Lake Central scored all of its goals in the first half to defeat Hampshire, 7-0, in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division match on Thursday. 
    April 30, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Hampshire and McHenry prevail

    The Hampshire boys tennis team defeated Johnsburg 4-3 in nonconference play at Hampshire.Jack Gara w ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Woodstock, Cary-Grove, Huntley and Prairie Ridge win

    The Woodstock baseball team scored twice in three innings to defeat Hampshire 6-2 in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play in Woodstock.
    April 29, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central tops Crystal Lake South behind Mahaffy's dominant pitching

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s Megan Mahaffy doesn’t think of herself as a strikeout pitcher.
    April 29, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • Boys tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South, Woodstock, Cary-Grove and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake South's Garrett Dziedzic defeated Ethan St. John, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (9-7), in the deciding match at No. 1 singles to give the Gators a, 4-3, ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry tops Crystal Lake Central

    MCHENRY – McHenry and Crystal Lake Central stepped out of conference play and both teams decided to give their normal starting pitchers a breather on ...
    April 28, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo's Ruelius player of week, new power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekVeronica RueliusMarengo, senior, RFRuelius had a day to remember last Thursday, h ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Johnsburg and Crystal Lake Central win

    Delaney Pruitt scored five goals and had an assist for Johnsburg in a 7-0 Big Northern Conference East Division win against Marengo on Monday. 
    April 27, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs, Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron and Cary-Grove win

    Jacob Carpenter drove in three runs for Prairie Ridge in a 9-2 win against Woodstock North in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division baseball game. 
    April 27, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • High school softball: Hampshire tops Crystal Lake Central on DeChant's grand slam

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Hampshire sophomore Peyton DeChant stuck around and talked one-on-one to coach Stacey Stepek after Monday’s Fox Valley Conference Fox D ...
    April 27, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Crystal Lake South edges Crystal Lake Central

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – In a rivalry boys lacrosse game marked by penalty minutes and momentum shifts, Crystal Lake South did just enough Sunday to hold o ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Inside Boys Lacrosse: Huntley's Collin Fischer Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekCollin FischerHuntley, jr. AThe attacker scored 10 goals this week as the Red Rai ...
    April 26, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central rallies past Woodstock

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Woodstock had a lot going its way after 2 1/2 innings against Crystal Lake Central.Th ...
    April 25, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South rolls past Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South’s Emily Warren moved from center forward to right outside midfielder Thursday and the results were instant.
    April 25, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • High school baseball: Woodstock tops Crystal Lake Central

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock's Jace Pohlman watched in disbelief as Crystal Lake Central’s Frank Berg sent a high fly ball over the 300-foot sign in right fi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • High school boys track insider: Huntley's Connor Boos athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekConnor BoosHuntley, SeniorBoos won the 100 and 200 meters last Saturday at the Mi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:03 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley's Patel wins triple jump

    HUNTLEY – Huntley junior Sean Patel apparently is a quick study about making adjustments. Patel rece ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge holds off Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s attempt at its first win against Prairie Ridge since 2011 seemed less likely after the Wolves extended their lea ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central and Marian Central win

    The Prairie Ridge softball team scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead and defeat Grayslake Central 7-5 in Fox Valley Conf ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Marian Central, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central and Johnsburg win

    The Marian Central boys tennis team defeated Lakes in nonconference play 5-2 at Lake Villa.The Hurri ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Johnsburg's Pruitt player of the week, new power rankings

    Player of the weekDelaney Pruitt, Johnsburg, Sr. M/FThe senior scored 10 goals with three assists in ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:29 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Marengo, Richmond-Burton, Johnsburg and Alden-Hebron win

    Isabel Rodriguez hit two homers and drove in four runs for Dundee-Crown which scored a run in the top of the eighth inning to defeat Jacobs, 9-8, in A ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Woodstock North, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton and Johnsburg win

    Tabitha Jakic scored a second-half goal on an assist from Annie Velasco to give Woodstock North a 1-0 win against Hampshire in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove, Huntley win

    The Cary-Grove boys lacrosse team scored four goals in the fourth quarter to defeat Fremd 11-7 in nonconference play at Palatine.
    April 21, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • High school softball: Dundee-Crown's Ruggles player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekSydney RugglesDundee-Crown, fr., P-SSRuggles went 3-0 in the circle last week for ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Crystal Lake Central and Huntley win triangulars

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central junior Darian Singh won the high jump and triple jump to lead the Tigers to a first in Fox Valley Conference trian ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Prep baseball: Zach Forney, Cary-Grove edge Crystal Lake Central

    CARY – Zach Forney began preparing for his fifth-inning at-bat at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, more than three hours before he stepped into the box with the sc ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire, Dundee-Crown and Marengo win

    The Woodstock North girls softball team scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come back and defeat Grayslake North, 8-7, in Fox Vall ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central grad Youel having record season, career for NIU women's tennis

    DeKALB – The accolades have piled up for Northern Illinois women’s tennis player Nelle Youel.She’s b ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central and Dundee-Crown win

    The Huntley boys tennis team won all four doubles matches to defeat Hampshire 5-2 in Fox Valley Conference crossover play in Hampshire.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Johnsburg beats Rockford Christian

    The Johnsburg softball team defeated Rockford Christian 3-0 in Big Northern Conference East Division play despite only one hit in the game at Johnsbur ...
    April 16, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Crystal Lake Central rallies past Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In the opening minutes of Thursday night's game, nothing looked right for the Crystal Lake Central lacrosse team.
    April 16, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Dundee-Crown, Jacobs, Huntley and Alden-Hebron win

    The Crystal Lake Central baseball team scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Richmond-Burton 3-2 in nonconference pla ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central win

    Haley Widmayer pitched a complete-game shutout to lead the Hampshire softball team to a 5-0 win over Woodstock North in Fox Valley Fox Division play i ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Cary-Grove's Frericks player of week, new power rankings

    Player of the weekFrancesca Frericks, Cary-Grove, Fr. Fwd.The freshman scored two goals and assisted ...
    April 15, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Huntley, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Marengo and Johnsburg win

    Amy Walsh struck out 10 in a complete-game win for Crystal Lake Central, 7-2 against Dundee-Crown in a Fox Valley Conference crossover girls softball ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs edges Cary-Grove while Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Cary-Grove put Jacobs to the test on Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys tennis dual but the Golden Eagles prevailed, 4-3, winning ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Huntley's Jakubowski gets 300th win

    The Huntley baseball team scored seven runs in the top of the seven inning to erase a four-run deficit and earn coach Andy Jakubowski his 300th career ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry defeats Crystal Lake Central in penalty kicks

    CRYSTAL LAKE - After failing to convert McHenry’s fifth penalty kick on Tuesday evening, Abby Diedrich was visibly upset that she had missed an opport ...
    April 14, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry's Dana Walsh player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekDana Walsh, McHenry, sr., OFWalsh hit .571 (12 for 21) in five games for the Warr ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • High school softball notes: Jacobs turnaround, McHenry's Martens strong in return

    Since starting 0-5 under first-year coach Katie O’Brien, the Golden Eagles have won five of seven. At the Leyden Invite at the Ballpark in Rosemont, t ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Huntley, Alden-Hebron, Jacobs, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry

    Hayley O’Mara hit two home runs for Huntley in a 13-7 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against Hampshire on Monday. 
    April 13, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • High school boys track and field roundup: Huntley, McHenry and Crystal Lake Central win

    CARY – Cary-Grove thrower Ricky Hurley and Huntley counterpart Isaac Jimenez both landed career-best efforts in the shot put Monday in their Fox Valle ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central beats Marengo

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s Blake Gleason and Robbie Cormier turned three double plays together as the Tigers’ shortstop and second baseman ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Huntley wins Quint

    Huntley senior Josh Simons won all four matches at No. 1 singles to lead the Red Raiders to a first-place finish at the J-Hawk "Quint" tournament in R ...
    April 11, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central tops Cary-Grove

    CARY – Stacie Wolfgram looked up, saw 11 seconds and counting on the running clock and knew she needed to go.
    April 10, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • High school softball: Giese, Conklin lead Huntley past Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Huntley freshman Tiffany Giese had been struggling for most of the season coming into Friday's Fox Valley Conference crossover game aga ...
    April 10, 2015 - 7:51 pm
  • High school softball: Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central and Crystal Lake South win

    The Woodstock North softball team scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come back and defeat Rockford East 14-10 in nonconference pla ...
    April 8, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South's Mraz player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekTaylor MrazCrystal Lake South, sr., MFMraz finished the week with five goals and ...
    April 8, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Woodstock North and Hampshire win

    Tyler Carlson pitched a complete game, allowing one run, five hits and striking out six to lead Crystal Lake South to the 2-1 win over Harlem in nonco ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley's Hecht up to 10 goals, Crystal Lake South playing well

    Huntley senior forward Deanna Hecht scored four more goals from last week's number to push her total for goals on the season to 10. The Red Raiders ha ...
    April 8, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Harvard, Jacobs, McHenry and Alden-Hebron win

    Logan Streit pitched a complete-game shutout Tuesday to lead the Harvard baseball team to an 8-0 win over Genoa-Kingston in Big Northern Conference Ea ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • High school boys track roundup: Cary-Grove wins triangular

    Cary-Grove's Ricky Hurley threw 179-9 to win the discus and help the Trojans to first in their quadrangular meet Tuesday at Al Bohrer Field with 122 p ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Crystal Lake South and Jacobs win

    Prairie Ridge defeated Dundee-Crown, 7-0, at Crystal Lake on Tuesday in an Fox Valley Conference Valley Division dual. 
    April 7, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley beats Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Playing away from home, and on natural grass, for the first time this season, it didn't take Huntley long to settle in Wednesday.
    April 7, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • High school softball insider: Marian Central's Mic Faunce Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekMIC FAUNCEMarian Central, so., CFaunce helped lead the Hurricanes to a doublehead ...
    April 7, 2015 - 5:09 pm
  • High school baseball: Hampshire, Jacobs and Johnsburg win

    The Hampshire boys baseball team scored five runs in the first three innings to pull away and defeat Belvidere 8-2 in nonconference play in Belvidere.
    April 6, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • McHenry County College signs five local volleyball players

    During their four years on the high school volleyball court, Crystal Lake Central’s Sarah Adams and Cassidy DeCoster often found themselves staring ac ...
    April 6, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Preview capsules

    Cary-GroveCoach: Brendan Gorman (second season, eighth overall)Key returnees: Dylan Cost, Ian Housto ...
    April 5, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz: Marian Central's Sal Rodriguez, Crystal Lake South's Kathleen Pencak, Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy

    Sal RodriguezMarian CentralSeniorBaseball1. What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you in ...
    April 4, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • On Campus: High school girls swimming teammates Barton, Dahl collide at D-II nationals

    For three years as prep athletes, Marisa Barton and Nikayla Dahl were teammates on the Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team.
    April 3, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove prevail

    Nick Nelson won in three sets, 6-2, 5-7, 7-6, at No.1 singles to lead the Dundee-Crown boys tennis team to a 5-2 victory over Crystal Lake Central in ...
    April 2, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central shut out by Wauconda

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Coming off a 5-0 victory, with Fox Valley Conference opponents looming next week, Crystal Lake Central coach Jay Schwarzrock said his t ...
    April 2, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • High school baseball: Huntley picks up first win, 7-3, over Crystal Lake Central

    HUNTLEY – Tuesday evening, after dropping their third straight game to open the season, the Huntley baseball players had a long conversation.
    April 1, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Huntley's Hecht player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekDeanna Hecht, sr., F, HuntleyHecht opened up her season on Saturday with a hat tr ...
    April 1, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • High school girls soccer notes: Richmond-Burton looking for first win

    The Rockets (0-2-2, 0-1-2 BNC East) have started the season without a win in their first four games. Despite having some of the better talent and skil ...
    April 1, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Congratulations Halley Havlicek, May Athlete of the Month!