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  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock stops Crystal Lake Central at Burlington Central tourney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    At McHenry, the McHenry girls tennis team defeated Woodstock North, 5-2, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover dual meet. Emily Zalewski won at No. 1 s ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Girls Volleyball Roundup: Cary-Grove tops McHenry in FVC Valley

    At McHenry, the Cary-Grove girls volleyball team remained undefeated in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division with a 25-14, 25-15 win against McHe ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Girls golf insider: Huntley's Gillian Young athlete of the week

    Athlete of the Week Gillian YoungHuntley, sr. Young paced Huntley with a 41 in the Red Raiders’ Fox ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central tennis sweeps Johnsburg

    At Crystal Lake, the Tigers swept all seven matches, to beat Johnbsurg, 7-0, in the conference match. Maddie O'Donnell (No. 1), Sarah Massett (No. 2) ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Golf roundup: Jacobs hands Prairie Ridge first loss

    At Prairie Grove's Prairie Isle, Jacobs knocked off Prairie Ridge on a fifth golfer tiebreak, giving the Wolves their first conference dual match loss ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Three commit to D-I schools over weekend

    Crystal Lake Central pitcher Ian Koch did not take long to make up his mind. Once Koch set foot on W ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:58 pm
  • Girls Golf Roundup: Richmond-Burton wins Antioch Invitational

    The Richmond-Burton girls golf team won the seven-team Antioch Invitational on Saturday at Antioch Golf Club. 
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • McHenry's Jesse Reiser runs to first Palatine Invitational title

    PALATINE – McHenry senior Jesse Reiser remembered vividly what happened in his last race at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Numbers game: Athletic conference realignment could continue into future

    During the early moments of the fourth quarter of an early September Fox Valley Conference Fox Division football game, Crystal Lake Central quarterbac ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Infographic: Football conference enrollment in McHenry County

    In the past year, nine area schools have announced their intentions to leave for new conferences, effective in 2016.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Woodstock North shocks Crystal Lake Central

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock North coach Jeff Schroeder described his team as one in a cage with the lock bending, waiting to come out.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Marengo's Kitty Allen athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekKitty AllenMarengo, SeniorAllen finished second in Kaneland’s Eddington Invitatio ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Boys cross country insider: Crystal Lake South's Miller athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekJustin MillerCrystal Lake South, SeniorMiller, the Gators’ lone senior in their l ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:34 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Huntley beats McHenry in three games

    After dropping the second set, Huntley came back to defeat McHenry, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division girls volleyball act ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South tops Dundee-Crown

    The Crystal Lake South boys soccer team scored two first-half goals to defeat Dundee-Crown 2-1 in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game in Ca ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Huntley tops McHenry

    Huntley won three of the four doubles matches at McHenry on Thursday to pull out a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win. 
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Golf roundup: Cary-Grove tops Huntley

    Mitch Whitehouse birdied the par-5 second hole and went on to shoot a 1-under 35 to lead Cary-Grove to a 148-156 win against Huntley on Thursday in bo ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Swimming: Crystal Lake co-op beats Dundee-Crown

    The Crystal Lake co-op team improved to 4-0 on the season with the 109-55 win over Dundee-Crown at the FVC meet in Carpentersville.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • Tennis roundup: McHenry edges Dundee-Crown

    At McHenry, Emily Zalewski, Alyssa Das-Weeks and Emeris Raquel all won their singles matches for the Warriors in an FVC Valley victory, 4-3, over Dund ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Swimming: Crystal Lake Central co-op beats St. Viator

    Crystal Lake Central co-op 53, St. Viator 41: At Arlington Heights, freshman Valerie Tarazi set two pools records, including the 200 individual medley ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Golf roundup: Huntley beats Dundee-Crown

    At Bonnie Dundee in East Dundee, Huntley defeated the Chargers, 153-160, behind Andrew Mendonca's 2-over-par 37. Jake Bowser and Danny Spoeth added 38 ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Woodstock

    At Crystal Lake, junior forward Austin Marconi scored five goals – including four in the first half – to lead Prairie Ridge to a 7-0 Fox Valley Confer ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge to stay undefeated

    CRYSTAL LAKE — At various moments on Tuesday night, chants of “she’s a freshman” echoed from the bleachers at Prairie Ridge.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Inside girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op's Emily Jean player of week

    Athlete of the Week Emily Jean, Crystal Lake Central co-op, sr. The senior from Cary-Grove shot a 74 ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • CL home to USA Basketball pilot program

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Rich Czeslawski recently traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to speak with USA Basketball youth program director Jay Demings when a ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Prep Football Insider

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (4-0): The Associated Press Class 7A No. 1 team got a b ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Prep cross country roundup: CL South boys 3rd in Warren Invite

    The Crystal Lake South boys cross country team finished third in the 20-team Warren Invite on Saturday in Gurnee. The Gators finished with 76 points, ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central beats Crystal Lake South for first time since 1999

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s side of Ken Bruhn Field held its collective breath as Crystal Lake South’s offense scraped up a few yards and ke ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 1:00 am
  • Golf roundup: Lenzini leads Jacobs past Crystal Lake South

    At Randall Oaks in West Dundee, Jacobs' Justin Lenzini fired an even-par 35 and earned medalist honors to lead the Golden Eagles to a 147-166 Fox Vall ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Swimming: Crystal Lake Central co-op tops Jacobs co-op

    At Algonquin, the Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team defeated Jacobs co-op, 92-78, in Fox Valley Conference meet.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Golf roundup: Richmond-Burton girls clinch BNC East again

    The Richmond-Burton girls golf team clinched its second straight Big Northern Conference East division title with the 177-247 victory over Harvard at ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Volleyball insider: Crystal Lake Central still the team to beat

    Athlete of the WeekFrankie CavallaroDundee-Crown, jr.The Chargers took the title in Saturday’s Pass, ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 6:13 pm
  • Ice Bucket Challenge to be in honor of Miller

    NORTHWEST HERALDCary-Grove and District 155 are trying to do a Mile for Miller ALS Ice Bucket Challe ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Tennis roundup: Cary-Grove edges Hampshire

    Cary-Grove swept the doubles and Hampshire won all of the singles matches in a Fox Valley Conference crossover win for the Trojans on Tuesday.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Cary-Grove wins at Hampshire

    The Cary-Grove boys soccer team scored two first-half goals to defeat Hampshire 2-1 in Fox Valley crossover play in Hampshire.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op golfers win county title fifth straight year

    BULL VALLEY – Ten girls golf teams gathered at Boone Creek Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon in pursuit of the coveted McHenry County Tournament title.  
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Golf roundup: McHenry boys beat Crystal Lake Central

    At the McHenry Country Club, Cameron Justen shot a 1-over 36 to lead McHenry past Crystal Lake Central, 157-170, in an FVC dual. A.J. Folino also cont ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Inside Prep Football: Cary-Grove tops Power Rankings

    Northwest HeraldPower Rankings1. Cary-Grove (3-0): The No. 1 team in The Associated Press Class 7A p ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Boys soccer roundup: Marian Central edges Marian Catholic in ESCC

    Marian Central was missing several key players in Saturday's East Suburban Catholic Conference boys soccer match against Marian Catholic, but the Hurr ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central sweeps to Prairie Ridge volleyball tourney title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Prairie Ridge girls volleyball team hosted a six-team tournament Saturday, but it was another Fox Valley Conference team that stole ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Brad Boelkow, Richmond-Burton, RB: With a nickname like “The Hammer” its easy to come to the conclusion that Richmond-Burton running back Brad Boelkow ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 12:37 am
  • Prairie Ridge takes FVC Fox control by beating Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The meaning of Prairie Ridge’s renewed rivalry was apparent as the last seconds ticked off the clock and the student cheering section s ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 6:36 am
  • Girls cross country insider: Huntley's Meehleib athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekKelly MeehleibHuntley, SeniorMeehleib has battled through injuries since a stando ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:58 pm
  • CLC co-op swimming tops Elgin

    Crystal Lake Central Co-op 134, Elgin 36: At Elgin, Nora Mollitor won both the 100-yard freestyle (59.14) and the 200 freestyle (2:09.47) and Valerie ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Hampshire edges Huntley

    At Hampshire, Hannah Houghland won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0, for the Whip-Purs in a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against Huntley. Also fo ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South beats Woodstock North

    At Crystal Lake, sophomore forward Andrew Grabowski scored twice in the second half to lead the Gators to a 4-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover win ag ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Golf roundup: Marengo boys beat Johnsburg

    Connor Wascher and Hunter Simonini fired 41s and earned co-medalist honors to lead Marengo to a 173-188 win against Johnsburg at Nippersink Golf Club ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Crystal Lake Central comes back to beat Huntley

    CRYSTAL LAKE — It wasn't the smoothest start for the Crystal Lake Central girls volleyball team.Host ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central senior a tough QB

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Among Crystal Lake Central quarterback Matt DeCoste’s worthy qualities is fearlessness.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Take 2: Friday's winner will be Fox Division favorite

    With Johnsburg’s move to the Big Northern Conference East Division this year, the Fox Valley Conference opted to move Prairie Ridge from the Valley ba ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Golf roundup: Huntley boys edge Jacobs

    Trent Craig shot an even par 36 to lead the Huntley boys golf team to the narrow Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Jacobs, 158-160, at Pi ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central doubles pair comes back to beat Marian

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After losing the first set, 6-1, Crystal Lake Central’s Maddie Fox and Carley George were not in panic mode against Marian Central sist ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Volleyball insider: Two big FVC matchups coming Thursday

    Athlete of the WeekErin OlsonCary-Grove, jr.Olson kept the Trojans' offense running smoothly in a wi ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • More questions for "Ask Joe"

    On those weeks when there are several “Ask Joe” questions, I’ll write an extra online column answering those that didn’t make the cut for “The Huddle. ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Johnsburg comes back to beat G-K

    Johnsburg trailed 1-0 at halftime against Genoa-Kingston in boys soccer, but pumped in three second half goals in a 13-minute span to earn its fourth ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central volleyball remains undefeated with win over Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – The news surrounding Crystal Lake Central before this season was focused on the fact that the Tigers lost 10 players from their Fox Valley ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Craig leads Huntley boys golf past Crystal Lake South

    At Huntley's Pinecrest Golf Club, senior Trent Craig shot a 2-under 34 to earn medalist honors as Huntley beat Crystal Lake South, 154-168. Jake Grabn ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Inside Prep Football

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (2-0): The top-ranked team in The Associated Press' Cla ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Boys soccer roundup: C-G defeats Grant in tourney final

    At Fox Lake, Cary-Grove defeated Grant, 3-1, to take first place in the Grant Invitational. Luis Lemus and John O’Brien gave the Trojans a two-goal le ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • DeCoste leads Crystal Lake Central to win

    WOODSTOCK -- You might say Matt DeCoste stepped into a nice situation.WOODSTOCK -- You might say Matt DeCoste stepped into a nice situation.
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • On Campus: CL Central grad Anderson, Indiana volleyball off to strong start

    For more than two months last fall, Amelia Anderson endured 21 losses over a 22-match span.The junio ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • Tennis roundup: Cary-Grove moves to 3-0

    At Cary, Rachel Langner and Ali Sturtecky won at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-3, as the Trojans defeated McHenry, 4-3, in Fox Valley Conference Valley Divisi ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Golf roundup: Richmond-Burton's Betke leads Rockets to triangular win

    At Boone Creek in Bull Valley, Richmond-Burton's Blake Betke returned from injury and claimed medalist honors with a 5-over-par 40 in the Rockets' win ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Congratulations Alex Peete, October Athlete of the Month!