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  • 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
  • High school competitive dance: Defined as a sport, but some still don't believe

    The smile spread wide across Amber Zielke's face Saturday in the unique way it does in the delicate moments after a competition, when an individual is ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • High school wrestling: FVC tournament should be competitive

    The Fox Valley Conference Championship begins on Friday and starts the postseason tournaments. Regionals, sectionals and the state finals follow on su ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley's Gamboa athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the weekCHRIS GAMBOAHuntley, sr.Gamboa went 3-0 on Saturday at the Dundee-Crown Mega Dual ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op falls to Warren

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team lost to Warren 99-84 in nonconference action at Gurnee. Nick ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Prep Zone: Crystal Lake Central's Stacie Wolfgram following pipeline to Western Illinois

    The programs of Western Illinois University’s women’s soccer and the Crystal Lake Force girls have forged a strong relationship.
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 7:21 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley, Dundee-Crown go 3-0 at Mega Duals

    The Huntley wrestling team went 3-0 with wins over Johnsburg, Antioch and Wauconda at the Dundee-Crown Mega Duals Saturday in Carpentersville.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Cary-Grove co-op wins Bison Invitational

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team won the 13-team Fred Palffy Bison Invitational at Buffalo Grove Saturday afternoon. 
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • High school competitive dance: D-155 schools dominate 2A

    DEKALB— The dance teams sat on the hardwood floor at DeKalb High School in tight circles holding hands, hoping.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • Watch DeKalb Sectional high school competitive dance highlights

    The DeKalb Sectional competitive dance tournament took place on Saturday. Crystal Lake Central, Car ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:23 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Marengo win

    Emma Benoit scored 14 points to lead the Hampshire girls basketball team to the 49-22 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win over Crystal Lake Central ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Woodstock holds off Crystal Lake Central

    Nick Kubiak and Vannis Smith both converted free throws in the final 27 seconds of the game to lead the Woodstock boys basketball team to a 48-46 FVC ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central tops Harvard

    HARVARD – Crystal Lake Central beat Harvard, 50-16, in a nonconference wrestling dual on Friday, but both teams are looking ahead to the postseason to ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge to secure FVC Fox crown

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Throughout the season, with a young team starting as many as six freshmen, Crystal Lake Central coach Justen Lehr reminded those Tigers ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Underwood sparks Prairie Ridge co-op to win

    Rachael Underwood won three of the four individual events and the all-around to lead the Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team to a win at the Bar ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jandron leads Woodstock North past CL Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There is only so much that can be said about Woodstock North's Josh Jandron. Every team knows that he is the primary option to score an ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op defeats Huntley

    Nick Jasinski set a new school freshman record in his win in the 500-yard freestyle to help the Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team defeat Huntley, 12 ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • High school competitive cheerleading: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley win FVC titles

    WOODSTOCK – The 2014-15 competitive cheerleading season has been a tough one for Crystal Lake Central.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley wins twice at DeKalb tournament

    The Huntley girls basketball team won both of its games in the DeKalb Martin Luther King Tournament on Saturday, defeating Peoria Notre Dame, 45-18, a ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire stops Crystal Lake Central

    Emma Benoit scored 17 points to lead the Hampshire girls basketball team to a 50-23 win over Crystal Lake Central in Fox Valley Conference Fox Divisio ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central beats Woodstock

    The Crystal Lake Central wrestling team had six pins en route to a 53-18 victory over Woodstock in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division action Thursday ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Michael Gomez athlete of week

    Athlete of the weekMICHAEL GOMEZCary-Grove, sr.Gomez beat three ranked wrestlers to win the Sycamore ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op tops Jacobs co-op

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Rick Schaefer has been working his team hard in practices and expected the result to be a dropoff ...
    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

    Freshman shooting guard Aannah Interrante knocked down five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points to propel the Johnsburg girls basketball team ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove 2nd at Elk Grove

    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

    Jason Price and Jack Ortner each scored five points in the fourth quarter to lead the Crystal Lake Central boys basketball team to a 47-44 Fox Valley ...
    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.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • 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

    Athlete of the weekGRANT SUTTONRichmond-Burton, sr.Sutton won Palatine's Berman Holiday Classic on T ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • High school coaching: Finding time for family takes work

    RICHMOND – The yellow school bus rolls out of the parking lot at Richmond-Burton High School at 5:30 p.m. and sets off on a 37-mile, 55-minute journey ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock beats Wauconda for fifth place

    Woodstock 57, Wauconda 54: In the fifth-place game at Marengo's EC Nichols Holiday Tournament, the Blue Streaks boys basketball team used a 22-point t ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Northwest Herald's top 10 local sports stories in 2014

    The list of top local sports stories for 2014 was particularly strong because of its historical significance.
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Crystal Lake Central's Marsden athlete of week

    Athlete of the weekANDREW MARSDENCrystal Lake Central, sr.Marsden beat three ranked wrestlers to win ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock and Crystal Lake Central win while Woodstock North falls at EC Nichols

    MARENGO – After falling to Antioch Monday, the Blue Streaks responded with a 42-34 win over Round Lake at the EC Nichols Holiday Tournament on Tuesday ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg, Woodstock North, Woodstock, Richmond-Burton and Harvard win at Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team defeated Lakes 56-42 to finish in fifth place and win the 2nd-place bracket at the Northern Illinois Holiday Class ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake South's Barone, Central's Marsden win Dvorak titles

    MACHESNEY PARK – Crystal Lake got a two-fer at the Al Dvorak Memorial wrestling invitational at Harlem on Tuesday.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central win

    MARENGO – Josh Jandron scored 15 points, hitting three 3-pointers as Woodstock North knocked off Harvest Christian 44-11.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Northern Illinois Holiday Classic results

    At Northern Illinois Holiday ClassicJohnsburg 54, Wauconda 42: At Richmond, the Skyhawks (9-7) won t ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:57 pm
  • High school wrestling: McHenry win quad meet, Crystal Lake Central 1-2

    WRESTLINGMcHenry Quad: At McHenry, the host Warriors won each of their three duals to win their quad ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central beats Harvard for 1st win, falls to Jefferson

    MCHENRY – Saturday’s Northern Illinois Holiday Classic games were a flashback to the 2013-2014 season for Crystal Lake Central coach Paul Lichtenheld. ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 6:48 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry beats Crystal Lake Central, Harvard falls

    McHenry outscored Crystal Lake Central 19-0 in the first quarter and went on to win 61-26 at the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic girls basketball to ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op nips Hoffman Estates

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team defeated Hoffman Estates, 96-86, Tuesday in Hoffman Estates.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Five to Watch

    Kevin BraunMcHenry, jr.Braun is the area's only swimmer to qualify for state in two events last seas ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:21 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Harvard gets 1st win, Huntley beats Crystal Lake Central

    Senior guard Kaylee Bischke scored a game-high 28 points on 12 of 28 shooting to lead the Harvard girls basketball team to their first win of the seas ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire rolls past Crystal Lake Central in conference opener

    HAMPSHIRE – In a competitive conference, every team wants to get that first win. Hampshire came into Tuesday's FVC Fox Division opener against Crystal ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley win duals

    The Crystal Lake Central boys wrestling team picked up a 43-33 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win against Grayslake Central, 43-33, Friday at Crys ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Frantti having memorable first season at Penn State

    Almost everyone from presidents to sports stars to celebrities who have visited Penn State University has enjoyed a scoop of ice cream at the famous B ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • High school wrestling: Little, McHenry beat Jacobs

    Josh Little won his 220-pound match by decision, 6-1, when the Warriors were trailing by a point, to give McHenry the 30-28 win over Jacobs.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • High school wrestling: Cary-Grove wins Crystal Lake Central triangular

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After playing offense and defense in football, Cary-Grove’s Michael Gomez was confident he would be ready to go when he got to wrestlin ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South's Fanter player of week

    Athlete of the WeekChanel Fanter, Crystal Lake South, jr., GFanter helped lead the Gators to a 3-0 r ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry, Huntley, Alden-Hebron win

    Deshawn Wilson knocked down two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help propel the McHenry boys basketball team to a 55-50 Fox Valley Conference cros ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • 2014 Northwest Herald Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year: Crystal Lake Central's Lisa Brunstrum

    For all high school and college coaches, it can sometimes seem as if the one constant in their sport is the inevitable reality of players graduating.
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South wears down Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The second half of Crystal Lake Central’s Night of Hoops on Saturday featured two 4-1 boys basketball teams, and for one half, the scor ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South drops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Now eight games into its season, Crystal Lake South's girls basketball team isn’t trying to fool anyone.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • 2014 Northwest Herald Girls Volleyball All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Frankie Cavallaro Dundee-Crown, jr., S With two years’ experience as a varsity captain t ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central's Cavanagh Murphy could miss three months

    Crystal Lake Central senior Cavanagh Murphy got off to a fast start, averaging 20 points in his first three games.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 7:29 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Woodstock North's Jandron player of week

    Athlete of the WeekJosh JandronWoodstock North, Senior, GuardJandron scored 85 points in three games ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 7:37 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central falls to Geneva in title game

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central knew that, heading into Saturday's tournament championship game against Geneva, it would need to play a perfect ga ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central reaches final of its tournament

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central knew if it wanted to advance to Saturday's championship game of its Thanksgiving Tournament, it would have to beat ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central tops McHenry

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central (2-0) fell behind and had to fight back for a 62-54 win over McHenry.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Marsden looking for another title

    Heading into the wrestling season, the most pressure Crystal Lake Central’s Andrew Marsden likely will have is trying to secure bragging rights for fu ...
    Nov. 27, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • High school wrestling: FVC Fox preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCEFOX DIVISIONCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Justen Lehr (seventh season)Last season: ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • High school wrestling: 5 to watch

    Christian Brunner (43-5)Dundee-Crown, jr., 182Brunner lost in the finals at 182 in Class 3A last sea ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:05 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central beats Belvidere North in opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE – As the Crystal Lake Central Tigers came into their season, they knew they would get to host a tournament on their home floor, and wante ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Fox Valley Conference Fox Division preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Rich Czeslawski (ninth season).Last yea ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • 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

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    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Fox Valley Fox Division preview capsules

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    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • College basketball: Crystal Lake Central grad Corban Murphy makes Arizona State University basketball roster

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    Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • High School Football: Crystal Lake Central coach Fralick resigns

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  • Prep Zone: Crystal Lake Central's Sami Staples to sign with Kentucky

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    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

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    Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:56 pm
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    Nov. 6, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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    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
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    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:32 pm
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    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake South beats Crystal Lake Central for regional title

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    Oct. 31, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central WR Ortner has 60 catches

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    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • High school football: Friday playoff capsules

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  • Rowing: Crystal Lake Central High School's Chase Shepley to sign with Stanford

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  • 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
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    Oct. 29, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Inside Prep Football: Cary-Grove stays atop power rankings

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  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central (7-2) vs Hinsdale South (7-2)

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  • Congratulations Sam Kaufman, February Athlete of the Month!