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  • 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
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove, Huntley and McHenry win

    Nick Thome at No. 1 led a Crystal Lake South singles sweep against Woodstock without giving up a game in three matches in a, 6-1, Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central blanks Marian Central

    Kyra Savage scored two goals for Crystal Lake Central in a 5-0 nonconference win at home against Marian Central on Tuesday. 
    March 31, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: 11 local teams win

    Kyle Alt hit a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the seventh for Marengo to defeat Harvard, 3-2, on Tuesday in baseball at Marengo.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central and Crystal Lake South win

    Andrea Modlin pitched seven shutout innings to lead the Richmond-Burton softball team to a 5-0 win over Harvard in Big Northern East Division play in ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • High school softball: Johnsburg off to strong start, so is Crystal Lake Central's Mahaffy

    It’s still very early, but Johnsburg has excelled on offense so far, scoring 44 runs in three games on 30 hits. On Monday, the Skyhawks used a nine-ru ...
    March 31, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • High school softball: Hampshire's DeChant player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekPeyton DeChantHampshire, so., SS-3BThe versatile sophomore infielder leads the Wh ...
    March 31, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry, Woodstock North win

    Nick Lahrman scored on a Mike Aiardo single in the top of the eighth inning to lead the McHenry baseball team to a 4-3 win over Hononegah in eight inn ...
    March 30, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central's West commits to Indiana

    From the moment Maddie West walked on the Indiana University campus, she felt at home. After going on an unofficial visit Tuesday, the Crystal Lake Ce ...
    March 30, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry comes back to top Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry senior outfielder Dana Walsh was hitless in her first four attempts against Crystal Lake Central pitcher Megan Mahaffy before g ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • High school baseball: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Dan Badgley (seventh season).Last year’ ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central grad Lavand top candidate to start at Northern State

    The unwritten code of college athletics’ hierarchy dictates freshmen should be seen and not heard.Ve ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Five to watch: High school softball

    Five to WatchPeyton DeChant, Hampshire, so., SS-3BDeChant is a versatile defender and can play all f ...
    March 21, 2015 - 6:42 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo again has high expectations

    Marengo softball coach Dwain Nance isn’t concerned with last season or the year before.In a season i ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Richmond-Burton freshman Rosing homers in 1st at-bat

    Freshman Jake Rosing hit a home run in his first high school at bat to lead Richmond-Burton to the 14-1 win in five innings over Woodstock North in no ...
    March 20, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central ties Mundelein

    MUNDELEIN – Despite the lack of offense Thursday night, Crystal Lake Central girls soccer coach Jay Schwarzrock was happy with what he saw in the Tige ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, Mahaffy blank Richmond-Burton

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s Megan Mahaffy had allowed only two infield singles by the time Richmond-Burton’s Haylie Regnier greeted the seni ...
    March 19, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Harvard blanks North Boone on Bryan's 3 goals

    Breanna Bryan scored a hat trick in the Harvard girls soccer team's first match of the season to lead the Hornets to a 3-0 win against North Boone in ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Boylan defeats Crystal Lake Central

    The Crystal Lake Central boys tennis team lost its season opener, 4-1, to Boylan on Tuesday at Rockford.
    March 17, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Prep Zone: Marengo basketball's Ben Volkening to have back surgery

    Marengo’s boys basketball season had ended about 30 minutes earlier, and senior guard Koty Kissack was smiling as he thought about what the Indians ac ...
    March 15, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • College women's hockey: Crystal Lake Central grad Vuglar helps RIT make NCAA quarterfinals

    Former Crystal Lake Central student Christa Vuglar is helping lead the Rochester Institute of Technology women’s hockey team this season as a freshman ...
    March 13, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • High school boys hockey: District 155 eliminated in double overtime

    BENSENVILLE – The District 155 Predators varsity hockey team, a self-proclaimed third-period team, had made a living this season coming back and beati ...
    March 11, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • High school boys hockey: District 155 Predators looking for quarterfinal upset

    Even as winner of eight consecutive games and 16 of its past 19, the District 155 Predators varsity hockey team wouldn't be shocked to be overlooked b ...
    March 10, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • High school boys hockey: D-155 advances with overtime victory

    BENSENVILLE – The District 155 Predators varsity hockey team began Saturday's game against the Livertyville/Vernon Hills IceCats with what captain Sam ...
    March 7, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge stops Crystal Lake Central; Huntley advances

    HUNTLEY – Crystal Lake Central had a lot of things going in its favor: a loud student section, a career shooting night from forward Ian Koch and the r ...
    March 3, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • High school boys hockey: D-155 Predators win division title

    The District 155 Predators Varsity hockey team beat the Libertyville Icecats 4-3 on Sunday night in the Illinois High School Hockey League North Centr ...
    March 2, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • High school basketball: Shot clock's time yet to arrive in Illinois

    Brandon Creason laughs about it now.In 2006, Creason, the Richmond-Burton boys basketball coach, hea ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central takes 4th at dual team state

    BLOOMINGTON – With a 41-23 win against Lemont in the quarterfinals of the dual team state tournament at US Cellular Coliseum, Crystal Lake Central was ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grad Bittenbender shows surprising power at UW-Parkside

    When he played baseball at Crystal Lake South, hitting home runs was not Troy Bittenbender’s forte.“ ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Dundee-Crown tops Crystal Lake Central

    CARPENTERSVILLE – The Dundee-Crown boys basketball team came into Friday's Fox Valley Conference crossover game against Crystal Lake Central without a ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry's Braun qualifies for two consolation finals at state

    WINNETKA – Swimmers do everything they can, from tapering workouts to shaving heads and legs, to make sure their bodies are ready to perform in the mo ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • High School Boys Swimming: Seven local swimmers head to state

    The boys swimming state finals begin Friday at New Trier, and McHenry coach Craig Fowles says the season's culminating event is unlike anything the co ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge stops Crystal Lake Central for outright FVC Fox title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge forward Jack Berg started out Tuesday’s game as if he were some sort of ball magnet.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central qualifies for dual team state

    LAKE VILLA – After winning an individual state title Saturday, Crystal Lake Central’s Romeo McKnight had some unfinished business to take care of at t ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • High school boys basketball notes: Marengo's Knobloch six off season 3-point record

    Marengo can wrap up a share of the BNC East Division championship at Burlington Central on Tuesday, and junior guard Zach Knobloch also might break th ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 6:56 pm
  • Styf: Focus, determination separated area's four state wrestling champs

    Take a look at Eric Barone's face from his video interview after Saturday's state title. Now try to ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • High school gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins state title

    PALATINE – Prairie Ridge already wrapped up most of what it wanted on the first day of the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet.
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • High school wrestling: 4 D-155 wrestlers win state titles

    CHAMPAIGN - It was a wrestling party for District 155 and the Fox Valley Conference at the state finals on Saturday with four state titles. 
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry, Cary-Grove co-op athletes reach state

    BARRINGTON – After not getting the time they needed to qualify for state in their first relay of the day at the Barrington Sectional, the McHenry Warr ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 6:06 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Crystal Lake Central grad Ryan Alvarez, runner and researcher

    Crystal Lake Central grad Ryan Alvarez just wrapped up an impressive college career at John’s Hopkins University in Baltimore. The former CLC standout ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • High school gymnastics: Underwood wins all-around, Prairie Ridge co-op in position to win state title

    PALATINE – Rachael Underwood wore a cool, confident look of someone with everything under control.Th ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • High school wrestling: Five headed to state final matches

    CHAMPAIGN - For five local wrestlers, the dream of winning a state title is still alive.For Crystal ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central beats Woodstock on senior night

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central had to play one of its best games of the season if they had any hopes of beating a tough Woodstock Blue Streaks te ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Crystal Lake Central names Nathan Smith coach

    Crystal Lake Central has hired Nathan Smith as its boys soccer coach, District 155 announded Friday.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 7:59 pm
  • High school wrestling: Day 2 live updates

    Local results Class 1A Championship  Semifinals 106: Joey Rivera (Coal City) p. Josh Fiegel (Harvard ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • High school wrestling: 22 win 1st round matches

    Local wrestlers fared well Thursday on the first day of the wrestling state finals at the State Farm Center in Champaign, with 22 of 36 advancing to t ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • High school gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op a state favorite

    Rachael Underwood and her Prairie Ridge gymnastics teammates have been close before.This time they w ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • High school wrestling: State wrestling capsules

    Thirty five local wrestlers qualified for the state finals tournament beginning Thursday in Champaign.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 6:11 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Jandron leads Woodstock North past Crystal Lake Central

    Josh Jandron scored 27 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Woodstock North boys basketball team to a 60-50 Fox Valley Conference F ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Grant edges McHenry in Grant Regional; Cary-Grove romps

    FOX LAKE – McHenry's girls basketball team trailed by 18 points halfway through the second quarter, missing 15 of its first 17 shots from the field, a ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • On Campus: Hampshire grad Heine helps Saint Xavier women's basketball as grad assistant

    On most days, Chrissy Heine enjoys two of her passions. The Hampshire graduate begins her workday at ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Prep Zone: Honors for Crystal Lake South hockey's Matt Kinker

    Crystal Lake South senior Matt Kinker is closing out his high school hockey career in style.In Janua ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 4:50 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Marsden, 17 other locals qualify for state at Antioch

    ANTIOCH – As the defending state champion, Andrew Marsden began spotting a trend. “A lot of people ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Live updates from sectional wrestling

    We'll have live updates from around the area in sectional wrestling on Saturday. You can watch the C ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: 33 from area reach sectional semifinals

    In the opening rounds of sectional tournaments Friday, 33 area wrestlers advanced to the semifinals, led by Crystal Lake Central with six. 
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • High school gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins Lake Park Sectional

    ROSELLE – Prairie Ridge’s injury situation became so dire at Thursday’s Lake Park Girls Gymnastics Sectional that even coach Lee Battaglia was walking ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North beats Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Woodstock North coach Mike Lewis congratulated Crystal Lake Central’s Maddie Helm immediately after Thursday night’s Fox Valley Confere ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Michael Volkening offered a simple explanation.“We were just lazy at the end of the h ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge beats Crystal Lake Central for share of FVC Fox title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Prairie Ridge girls basketball team probably had the best halftime of its season. Not only were the Wolves leading Crystal Lake Cen ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire shares FVC Fox title, playoff brackets for 3A/4A

    Hampshire earned a share of the FVC Fox championship by beating Prairie Ridge on Friday, although the Whips lost to Woodstock in their final division ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Crystal Lake Central 5th in state

    The Crystal Lake Central cheerleading team matched a team-high finish at the state finals with a fifth-place finish on day two in the large team divis ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 7:35 pm
  • High school wrestling: Live regional updates

    We will have updates all day from Class 3A, 2A and 1A wrestling regionals. At Class 2A Hampshire, Cr ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Hampshire, Crystal Lake Central reach Day 2 at state

    For the second straight year, the Crystal Lake Central and Hampshire competitive cheerleading teams advanced to the second day of the state finals Fri ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op tops McHenry

    McHENRY – The matchup between the area’s two best boys swimming teams was won by the depth of Cary-Grove.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Hampshire, Crystal Lake Central and Huntley set to compete at state

    Following a ninth-place finish at the IHSA State Cheer Finals last year, Hampshire went back to work less than two months later determined to return t ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 5:45 pm
  • Girls basketball roundup: Ali Andrews closes in on Huntley's scoring record in victory

    Ali Andrews scored 23 points to move within 25 points of the Huntley school record for career points in the Red Raider's 52-33 win over McHenry in FVC ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • High school wrestling: Previewing the regional tournaments

    Regional tournaments on Saturday start the state series with sectionals and the state finals the following two weekends.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge pulls away from Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Less than 30 seconds into Monday night’s Fox Valley Conference Fox Division girls basketball game against Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake C ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake Central High School grad Nelle Youel makes Northern Illinois University tennis history

    As an 8-year-old, Nelle Youel wanted to be like her big brothers, Ben and Gabe.As an 8-year-old, Nelle Youel wanted to be like her big brothers, Ben a ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • High school competitive dance: Crystal Lake Central finishes 6th

    The Crystal Lake Central girls dance team completed a highly successful season with a sixth-place finish Saturday at the state finals at U.S. Cellular ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central gets revenge, beats Hampshire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After a 41-point loss to Hampshire back in December, Crystal Lake Central wanted payback Saturday night as the Whip-Purs came to the Ti ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Crystal Lake Central wins, Huntley runner-up and Hampshire advances at DeKalb Sectional

    DEKALB — The cheerleaders sat in silence, huddled in circles across the blue mat that was placed across the hardwood floor of DeKalb High’s Chuck Dayt ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • High school wrestling: Live FVC wrestling finals highlights/interviews

    Live highlights from the finals at the FVC wrestling meet. Jacobs won the school's first team title ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • High school cheerleading: DeKalb Sectional live with highlights

    The DeKalb Sectional cheerleading competition took place on Saturday at DeKalb High School. You can watch the competition live here.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire, Crystal Lake South and Alden-Hebron win

    Emma Benoit scored 28 points to lead the Hampshire girls to a 56-44 victory over Woodstock North in FVC Fox Division play at Hampshire. 
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • High school competitive dance: Crystal Lake Central advances to final

    The Crystal Lake Central competitive dance team advanced to the second day of the IHSA Competitve Dance State Finals by finishing in sixth place in Cl ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Prep Zone: Clark commits to Lewis, Phillips to St. Joseph's and Hobson to North Central

    Kianna Clark enjoys keeping busy, no matter what time of year it happens to be.In the summer and fal ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • High school wrestling: Seeds for Fox Valley Conference tourament

    WRESTLINGFVC TournamentSeeds106: 1. Ian Mullen, 29-3 (McHenry); 2. Zach Spencer, 30-7 (Huntley); 3. ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge beats Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With just less than a month remaining in the regular season, teams in the wide open Fox Valley Conference Fox Division may want to star ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 9:55 pm
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    Jan. 28, 2015 - 7:49 pm
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    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm
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    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:09 pm
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    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
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    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central tops Harvard

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    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:29 pm
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    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:33 pm
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    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:12 pm
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    Jan. 17, 2015 - 10:38 pm
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    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:35 pm
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  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Michael Gomez athlete of week

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    Jan. 14, 2015 - 3:52 pm
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    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • High school football: CL Central rehires McLaughlin as coach

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

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

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    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Grayslake North beats Prairie Ridge

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

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

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    Jan. 1, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • High school coaching: Finding time for family takes work

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    Dec. 31, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock beats Wauconda for fifth place

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    Dec. 27, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Northwest Herald's top 10 local sports stories in 2014

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  • Congratulations Danny Denz, March Athlete of the Month!