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  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South football preview

    Photos from Crystal Lake South football practice on Aug. 17. ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • High school football preview 2016: Crystal Lake South

    Quick hitsCoach: Chuck Ahsmann (seventh season, 39-22)2015 record: 5-5 overall, 2-3 Fox Valley Confe ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:32 am
  • High school volleyball roundup: McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Marian Central win

    McHenry’s Ava Pauly had 11 kills, four aces and 10 digs to help the Warriors beat Crystal Lake South, 25-27, 25-18, 25-19, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Harvard, Hampshire, Prairie Ridge and Dundee-Crown win

    Harvard and Woodstock opened the Kishwaukee River Conference in memorable fashion Tuesday, with the Hornets beating the Blue Streaks, 4-3, on penalty ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Hampshire and Crystal Lake Central win

    Cameron Karney went under par with a 34 to lead Prairie Ridge to a 142-161 win over Cary-Grove on Tuesday at Prairie Isle Golf Club. 
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school cross country: McHenry County Meet set for Saturday at Emricson Park

    The area cross country season starts Saturday with the McHenry County Meet at Woodstock’s Emricson Park.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school volleyball preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Patty Langanis (22nd season)Last year: 36-6, 10-0 FVC Valley ( ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown, Jacobs and Marian Central win

    Julian Ajroja scored twice to lead Dundee-Crown in a 7-1 season-opening victory at home over Harlem.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • Podcast: High school football Week 1 preview

    Our Week 1 high school football preview on the Northwest Herald high school football podcast starts with our discussion of Huntley's Olalere Oladipo a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • High school football preview 2016: Fox Valley Conference overview

    Players to watch(Players mentioned in this section’s Five to Watch are not included here.)David Daig ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • High school football preview 2016: Preseason All-Area

    OffenseQuarterbackSamson Evans, jr., Prairie RidgeRunning backsTyler Pennington, sr., Cary-GroveAlex ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • 2016 Boys Soccer preview: McHenry hopes to repeat success in crowded FVC

    Last season, the McHenry boys soccer team became the best in school history with suffocating defense, timely goals and by rallying around its senior c ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • 2016 Boys soccer preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Mark Olson (11th season)Last year: 11-9-2, 0-5 FVC, regional c ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:58 pm
  • 2016 Boys Soccer Preview: Five to watch

    Noah MelickJacobs, jr., FMelic broke out in his sophomore season, scoring 18 goals and adding 10 ass ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school volleyball preview: Prairie Ridge's expectations high

    After going 12-0 in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division and winning the unofficial conference championship against Cary-Grove, the Prairie Ridge gi ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: Cary-Grove wins, McHenry's Grubich fires ace in St. Pat's Invite

    Zach Beaugureau shot a 1-over-par 72 to lead the Cary-Grove boys golf team to a win in the St. Pats Invite on Saturday at McHenry Country Club. Beaugu ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High school volleyball preview: Five to watch

    Ally DionHuntley, sr., OHDion was Huntley's best all-around player last season, recording 271 kills, ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • On Campus: Auburn goalkeeper and Prairie Ridge grad Sarah Le Beau feeling stronger

    Sarah Le Beau wasn’t as strong as she wanted to be when she arrived two years ago at Auburn University.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op wins Huntley Invitational

    The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team won the Huntley Invitational at Pinecrest on Thursday. The Tigers' 164 beat out Geneva by two strokes f ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • High school boys golf: Ethan Farnam fires 70, leads Prairie Ridge to Cary-Grove Invite win

    Ethan Farnam earned medalist honors with a 2-under-par 70 Wednesday to lead the Prairie Ridge boys golf team to first place in the Cary-Grove Invitati ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 9:20 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Freshman Molly Lyne leads Crystal Lake Central co-op to Marian Central Invite title

    Cary-Grove freshman Molly Lyne, playing in her first varsity event, shot a 1-over-par 72 to earn co-medalist honors at the Marian Central Invitational ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview: Questions to be answered for Jacobs in wide open FVC

    There haven’t been too many questions when it comes to Jacobs girls tennis over the past couple years. The No. 1 singles spot was manned by Ashley Kos ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview

    Annie TimmPrairie Ridge, Sr.Timm finished second in No. 1 singles at the FVC tournament last season ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: Richmond-Burton third, Huntley seventh at invitationals; Hampshire, Crystal Lake South and Cary-Grove win duals

    The Richmond-Burton boys golf team finished third overall at the 15-team Sandwich Invite Tuesday at Edgebrook Golf Course. The Rockets shot a 344, fin ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Laurie Bender (4th season)Last year: 9-3 FVCTop returners: Bet ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • High school boys golf season preview: Jacobs returns 2 All-FVC players

    After his team won 12 of 13 tournaments last season, Jacobs boys golf coach Gary Conrad had every reason to believe the Golden Eagles would make a dee ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grads Benedetto, Lowmiller reunite for U. of Sioux Falls celebration

    Newly married Nick Benedetto spent part of his summer on a Hawaiian honeymoon. The defensive coordin ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 8:12 pm
  • High school boys golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Chris Gotsch (third season)Top returners: Zach Beaugureau, sr ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 5:36 pm
  • High school girls golf: Richmond-Burton's Hahn, Woodstock North's Miranda lead returning players

    Richmond-Burton’s Mackenzie Hahn was one bad hole away from possibly winning the Class A girls golf state tournament if not for a triple bogey on No. ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • High school girls golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCrystal Lake Central co-op(with Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South)Coach: Kyle M ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • High school girls golf: Five to watch

    Sophia ArchosMarian Central, sr.Archos, a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team selection as a junior ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:15 pm
  • High school sports schedule: Aug. 15-20

    Monday, Aug. 15Boys golf: Harvard at Woodstock, McHenry at Johnsburg, 4:30Girls golf: Dundee-Crown a ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • High school football: Preview podcast on favorites and preseason all-area

    New Northwest Herald sports reporter Sean Hammond joins sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf as we preview the McHenry County area ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Crystal Lake Central grad Nelle Youel says late sister's life gave her direction

    Entering college at Northern Illinois University, Nelle Youel’s career path was clear, although she didn’t know much about being a physical therapist.
    July 22, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • McHenry County College catcher Casey Oliver commits to Louisiana-Monroe

    Casey Oliver's goal was to play Division I baseball.It's a big reason he left Division III North Par ...
    July 20, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • Results from Day 1 of MCJGA McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – Dundee-Crown junior JP Anderson fired a 4-over-par 75 in the first round of the McHenry County Junior Amateur on Wednesday at Boone Cree ...
    July 13, 2016 - 6:05 pm
  • Crystal Lake South grad Ian Gardeck recovers from surgeries

    As Ian Gardeck released the pitch, he immediately knew something was wrong, while trying to trick his mind into denial.
    July 2, 2016 - 5:20 pm
  • 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Baseball Team

    First TeamP – Danny Denz, Dundee-Crown, sr.Denz was 6-5 for the Chargers and led the area with 109 s ...
    June 23, 2016 - 6:52 pm
  • High school boys tennis: 2016 All-Area team

    First teamKailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, sr., singles Panchapakesan, the four-time Northwest Herald ...
    June 22, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • 2016 Girls Soccer All-Area teams

    First teamPaige RenkosikHuntley, sr., GKThe senior captain played 28 of the Red Raiders’ 29 games, a ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald 2016 All-Area teams

    2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball teamsFirst teamP–Hailey Baker, Prairie Ridge, jr.Baker led t ...
    June 20, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • New Cary-Grove wrestling, Crystal Lake Central boys soccer coaches hired

    Both Cary-Grove wrestling and Crystal Lake Central boys soccer have new coaches, with the District 155 school board set to vote to approve the new coa ...
    June 20, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • High School Girls Soccer: All-Fox Valley Conference teams

    Here are the All-Fox Valley Conference lists for girls soccer.All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division ...
    June 15, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • High school softball: All-Conference Teams

    Fox Valley Conference All-Conference SelectionsFox Division Ellie Thurow, Woodstock North, fr., PAmy ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High school baseball: FVC All-Conference teams

    Fox Valley ConferenceBaseball – 2016All-Conference Selections and Team Records:Valley Division:Tyler ...
    June 8, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • High school football: Northwestern offers Crystal Lake South lineman Trevor Keegan

    The world of college recruitment just became a little more real for Crystal Lake South’s Trevor Keegan.
    June 3, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • Crystal Lake South grad Jake Bernstein, Woodstock grad Mike Liedtke find new NFL homes

    The Jets signed Woodstock graduate and former Illinois State offensive lineman Mike Liedtke on Thursday following a tryout, the Jets confirmed on Thur ...
    June 2, 2016 - 8:47 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South falls to Barrington in regional final

    Barrington scored three runs on three hits in the bottom of the first against Crystal Lake South on Saturday, but the Gators hung around with the top- ...
    May 28, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley tops Crystal Lake South for sectional title

    STREAMWOOD – In a match where the wind was such a factor in the attack, Huntley's early second-half run was an anomaly.
    May 28, 2016 - 8:44 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley's Tim McCloyn third in discus, two Red Raiders sprint relays medal

    CHARLESTON – Huntley senior Tim McCloyn realized the instant he released the discus from his right hand that something special had occurred.
    May 28, 2016 - 7:50 pm
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South girls soccer wins sectional semifinal

    Crystal Lake South girls soccer wins sectional semifinal 2-0 over Harlem. ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South beats Grant to advance to regional final

    CARY – It took a lot for the Crystal Lake South softball team to beat Grant, both on and off the field.CARY – It took a lot for the Crystal Lake South ...
    May 26, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South and Huntley set up rematch with sectional semifinal wins

    STREAMWOOD – After getting a red card for arguing with referees in last week's regional championship, Huntley head coach Kris Grabner had to miss Thur ...
    May 27, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South falls to Grant in regional

    CARY – Crystal Lake South’s Tyler Carlson had several minutes to absorb one of the toughest losses of his baseball career.
    May 26, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Fox Valley Conference team

    Statewide IHSLA Coach of the Year: Josh Cole, Prairie RidgePrairie RidgeCole Naumovski, Junior, Midf ...
    May 26, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Richmond-Burton's Joe Dittmar Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekJoe DittmarRichmond-Burton, sr., P-3BDittmar played a key role in two games for t ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake South's Nick Thome makes state year after knee injury

    CARY – Crystal Lake South junior Nick Thome coasted along the tennis court Saturday at the Cary-Grove Sectional, bouncing from side to side and effort ...
    May 23, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Parker Tomlin is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and playoff matchups

    Athlete of the WeekParker TomlinPrairie Ridge, sr., MTomlin contributed in all three of the Wolves' ...
    May 22, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry, Woodstock North, Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South win

    McHenry's bats came alive Saturday as the Warriors smacked 20 hits and scored 17 runs to sweep a nonconference doubleheader, 9-3 and 8-4, at home agai ...
    May 21, 2016 - 7:23 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley wins delayed DeKalb sectional

    After Friday night's timing-system malfunction, the Class 3A DeKalb sectional picked back up Saturday morning and Huntley won the sectional with 121 p ...
    May 21, 2016 - 6:36 pm
  • Prep Zone: Crystal Lake South relay team's state bid saved by video

    Crystal Lake South’s Jon Prus, Miles Foydl, Doug Cain and Jack Becker probably don’t even know McHenry woman Samantha Lay, but they will never forget ...
    May 22, 2016 - 3:56 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs dominates Cary-Grove Sectional; Panchapakesan tops teammate Rowan for singles title

    CARY – Typically during tennis matches, Jacobs coach Jon Betts meets with his players at the fence to strategize and offer small pointers between sets ...
    May 21, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • DeFABO: IHSA needs to right a wrong, let Crystal Lake South 4x800 relay into state

    DEKALB— The celebration spilled into the infield, as the Crystal Lake South 4x800 relay team crossed the finish line at the Class 3A DeKalb Sectional ...
    May 21, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs sending six to state

    The Jacobs boys tennis team is sending both its singles players and both doubles teams to state after the first day of the Cary-Grove Sectional. Semif ...
    May 20, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South tops Cary-Grove for regional

    CARY- As their season has progressed, Crystal Lake South’s Emily Warren has grown to accept her role as a main contributor off the Gators’ bench.
    May 20, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Harvard, Prairie Ridge, Marian Central, Crystal Lake South win

    Johnny Peterson scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the seventh to give Harvard a 5-4 walk-off win in a Big Northern Conference East D ...
    May 19, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • HIgh school boys lacrosse roundup: Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge win; Cary-Grove, Hampshire and Dundee-Crown fall

    Blake Nolan made 15 saves but Cary-Grove lost, 16-5, to Fremd in a nonconference game at Cary Park.T ...
    May 19, 2016 - 10:22 pm
  • HIgh school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown and Hampshire win in extras; Lawler pitches no-hitter for Huntley; Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron win

    After 11 scoreless innings, Hannah Gestrich brought home Sydney Ruggles with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th to give Dundee-Crown a 1-0 win ...
    May 19, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High School Boys Tennis Insider: Cary-Grove's Sam Sitarski Athlete of the Week; Cary-Grove Sectional seeds; more

    Athlete of the WeekSam SitarskiCary-Grove, so.The Fox Valley Conference tournament may have gone as ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:25 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South pitcher Siesennop comes through in FVC Valley-clinching win

    McHENRY – Crystal Lake South got off to a shaky start on the mound in Wednesday’s conference-clinching win. In the second inning, starter Luke Dunham ...
    May 18, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Marian Central's Erika Dacanay is athlete of the week, power rankings, playoff notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekErika Dacanay, Marian Central, Jr. Fwd.After missing postseason play the past two ...
    May 18, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South and Cary-Grove advance to regional final

    CARY – Crystal Lake South and Cary-Grove didn't show any signs of looking past their regional semifinals Tuesday, winning in identically dominant fash ...
    May 17, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • High school softball: Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Woodstock North win

    The Alden-Hebron softball team came back from a two-run deficit in the first inning Tuesday to win a Class 1A Westminster Christian Regional semifinal ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school softball insider: Prairie Ridge's Haley Barnes Athlete of the Week; power rankings; regional pairings

    Athlete of the WeekHaley BarnesPrairie Ridge, P-OF, so.Barnes hit a game-winning, three-run home run ...
    May 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo clinches outright BNC East title; Prairie Ridge wins FVC Fox

    Marengo secured its third consecutive outright Big Northern Conference East Division softball championship Monday with an 11-1 win over Richmond-Burto ...
    May 16, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Crystal Lake Central's Luke Tevyaw Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekLuke TevyawCrystal Lake Central, sr., P-1BTevyaw threw a three-hitter, striking o ...
    May 16, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove tops Crystal Lake South to grab half-game lead in FVC Valley

    CARY – Cary-Grove sent the right man to the mound for a game it desperately needed to win in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball race.
    May 14, 2016 - 4:29 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Hampshire and Prairie Ridge win

    Crystal Lake South came back from four runs down with a seven-run fourth inning Friday to defeat Cary-Grove, 8-4, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Di ...
    May 13, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • New Cary-Grove boys swimming coach, Crystal Lake Central girls soccer coach

    Scott Lattyak has been named the boys swimming coach at Cary-Grove and Sarah Fack will be the new girls soccer coach at Crystal Lake Central starting ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • High school girls track and field: McHenry's Jenna Pauly makes stunning leap to state

    HUNTLEY - McHenry freshman Jenna Pauly defied all logic in the high jump Thursday.HUNTLEY - McHenry freshman Jenna Pauly defied all logic in the high ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • High school baseball roundup: Harvard, Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron win

    Hunter Freres drove in Johnny Peterson with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Hornets a 4-3 Big Northern Conference East Divisi ...
    May 12, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley beats Crystal Lake South to clinch FVC Valley title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Huntley’s season-long approach of "Get on, get over, get in” has been a challenge matched unsuccessfully by every Fox Valley Conference ...
    May 12, 2016 - 9:12 pm
  • High school boys tennis insider: Marian Central's Mike Dowling Athlete of the Week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMike DowlingMarian Central, fr.It hasn’t taken long for Dowling to make his mark ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Richmond-Burton win

    Sophomore pitcher Tiffany Giese shut out Jacobs Wednesday to lead the Huntley girls softball team to a 2-0 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win i ...
    May 11, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Marengo and Dundee-Crown win, Crystal Lake South ties

    Junior forward Yuri Reyes scored in the final 10 minutes of play Wednesday to give the Marengo girls soccer team a 1-0 victory over Rockford Lutheran ...
    May 11, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Prairie Ridge's Jena Berkland is player of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekJena Berkland, Prairie Ridge, So. MFBerkland scored three goals this week, helpin ...
    May 11, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • NFL football: Kansas City Chiefs waive McHenry County natives Jake Bernstein and Mike Liedtke

    The Kansas City Chiefs waived two players with McHenry County ties this week in Woodstock graduate Mike Liedtke and Crystal Lake South grad Jake Berns ...
    May 10, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Jacobs wins quad mmet

    Aidan Ludlum won the 200 and Loren Strickland won the long jump as the Jacobs boys track and field team won and hosted a meet with four FVC teams.
    May 9, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekNate HarrisWoodstock North, Junior, ShortstopHarris had a couple big games as the ...
    May 9, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekGrant JensenPrairie Ridge, fr.Jensen won the 800 meters in the Crystal Lake Centr ...
    May 6, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekNatasha SchafferPrairie Ridge, SophomoreSchaffer won the long and triple jumps at ...
    May 6, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South win

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

    Prairie Ridge batters hit five home runs Thursday in a 13-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division victory at Hampshire.
    May 5, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Cary-Grove, Hampshire and Jacobs win

    Huntley swept the doubles matches to beat Crystal Lake South, 5-2, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division match Thursday at Crystal Lake South.
    May 5, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • DeFabo: Huntley's Cole Raines back after scare; pitching will have to wait

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On Wednesday afternoon at Crystal Lake South, Huntley junior Cole Raines stepped out of the Red Raiders’ dugout and walked to home plat ...
    May 5, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South takes 2 from Huntley

    Six players drove in one run for the Crystal Lake South baseball team Wednesday in a 7-3 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Huntley in Cry ...
    May 4, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South beats Johnsburg behind Katherine Siavelis' hat trick

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Even if there wasn't much at stake in a practical sense, both coaches knew what they wanted to see from Wednesday's girls soccer match ...
    May 4, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Adaptive P.E. friendship highlight for Crystal Lake South runner

    Crystal Lake South junior Cailey Ciezadlo eagerly anticipates the final bell at 2:50 p.m. each day, signifying track and field practice soon will star ...
    May 5, 2016 - 12:21 pm
  • PHOTOS: Huntley vs. Crystal Lake South baseball

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    May 3, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • High school baseball: Huntley game suspended after pitcher hit in head by line drive

    HUNTLEY – Huntley pitcher Cole Raines proved to be the consummate team player, even after the most horrifying play of his baseball career,
    May 4, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove tops Crystal Lake South

    Tommy Martin scored six goals and added one assist Tuesday for the Cary-Grove boys lacrosse team in a 18-6 Fox Valley Conference victory against Cryst ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • DeFABO: Looking at Fahn Cooper's chances for playing time in San Francisco

    Crystal Lake South grad Fahn Cooper took the first step in his NFL journey on Saturday when the San Francisco 49ers drafted him late in the fifth roun ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Inside High School Softball: Jacobs' Teaghan Richman Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTeaghan RichmanJacobs, sr., UTILThe Golden Eagles had a monster week on offense w ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • Boys track and field roundup: Crystal Lake South wins Crystal Lake Central triangular

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

    Hailey Baker pitched a five-inning no-hitter, and Alexandra Johnson hit a grand slam to lead Prairie Ridge to an 11-0 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divisi ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the WeekMatt McCumberCary-Grove, jr., P-OFMcCumber threw the Trojans’ second perfect game ...
    May 2, 2016 - 7:08 pm
  • Crystal Lake South grad Cooper picked by 49ers

    Crystal Lake South grad Fahn Cooper was playing LEGOs with his cousin when he got the call on where he’d be playing next. On the other end of the line ...
    May 1, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Crystal Lake South grad Jake Bernstein signs free-agent deal with Kansas City Chiefs

    Crystal Lake South graduate and Vanderbilt product Jake Bernstein is headed to the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, a deal he signed fol ...
    April 30, 2016 - 7:50 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry beats Huntley in FVC Valley matchup

    Matt Spooner went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs on Saturday to lead the McHenry baseball team to a 10-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division vi ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:14 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South takes FVC Valley title with win over Huntley

    When Courtney Sengstock gets nervous, she starts moving. The Crystal Lake South junior rarely stopped on Friday night until she was subbed off with si ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central and Huntley win

    Carly Chovanec went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a triple Friday to lead the Crystal Lake South softball team to an 11-8 Fox Valley Conference Valley ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • High school baseball: Harvard, Crystal Lake South and Woodstock win

    Harvard 10, Alden-Hebron 4: At Harvard, Hunter Freres, Josh Whaples and Tyler Perkins each had a triple for the Hornets in a nonconference win. Freres ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Marengo and Harvard win

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

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With the temperature in the 40s and a stiff north wind, it was pretty evident that pitchers would have the advantage Thursday. Crystal ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central and Richmond-Burton win conference games

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

    NORTHWEST HERALD PLAYER OF THE WEEK Kailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, Sr., No. 1 singles Tuesday feat ...
    May 2, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South's Geisser, Carlson to play college baseball

    Crystal Lake South's Cam Geisser will play college baseball at Division III Augustana while pitcher/outfielder Tyler Carlson will play at the Universi ...
    April 27, 2016 - 8:24 pm
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South grad Fahn Cooper, NFL prospect

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    May 2, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • High school girls soccer insider: Prairie Ridge's Melissa Bear is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

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