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  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op caps state 3-peat, adds 6 individual medals

    PALATINE – What Prairie Ridge accomplished Friday – with Nikki Baars’ all-around state title and securing its third consecutive state team championshi ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge eyes 3rd straight state championship

    There are a couple of things Prairie Ridge knows heading into the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet on Friday and Saturday at Palatine High School.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:36 am
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown rides 10th straight win to regional crown

    McHENRY – Crystal Lake South learned firsthand Thursday just how far Dundee-Crown's girls basketball team has come.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:03 am
  • Inside high school girls basketball: Richmond-Burton's K.C. Davids is athlete of the week; power rankings

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKK.C. DavidsRichmond-Burton, sr., GDavids ended a dramatic comeba ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 6:14 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South edges McHenry in 2 OTs, will meet Dundee-Crown in regional final

    McHENRY — Through 40 minutes of basketball, not once did Crystal Lake South coach Mark Mucha go to his bench. 
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Local teams kick off Random Acts of Kindness Week, as boys teams did in fall

    Those 2,500 girls wearing capes this weekend aren’t superheroes. Well, for a day they will be. On Su ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 3:50 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs rallies to beat Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Jacobs boys basketball team showed Friday why it is having such a successful season and seems poised for a long postseason run. The ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Morgan Madsen is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMorgan MadsenJohnsburg, so., G/FMadsen had a monster game in a 5 ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:50 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Crystal Lake Central's Brock Montford is Athlete of the Week; Power Ranking; notes and sectional sites

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBrock MontfordCrystal Lake Central, so., 113 poundsMontford returned to the mat f ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 6:29 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown shares FVC lead after remarkable turnaround

    There's no special formula for Dundee-Crown's seven-game winning streak, the longest in girls basketball coach Sarah Miller's three-plus years.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins sectional; Nikki Baars wins all-around, all 4 events

    PALATINE – Prairie Ridge co-op gymnast Nikki Baars showed why she is one of the state’s top high school competitors, both with her performance and min ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley keeps pace in FVC; Alden-Hebron loses in Class 1A regional

    Morgan Clausen led Huntley with 18 points in a 53-18 win over Crystal Lake Central. The win keeps Huntley (15-12, 10-5 Fox Valley Conference) in a fou ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Marengo, Johnsburg, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge all win

    Despite the absence of leading scorer Mike Volkening, Marengo's boys basketball team defeated Woodstock North, 45-42, in Kishwaukee River Conference a ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South's Carly Chovanec commits to Bradley

    The fit at Bradley University, both on and off the softball field, felt natural for Crystal Lake South's Carly Chovanec.
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 5:30 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Huntley, Prairie Ridge win FVC games

    McHenry’s Madi Kaempf celebrated her senior day with 20 points Saturday as the Warriors defeated Jacobs, 48-35, in their Fox Valley Conference girls b ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South fends off Dundee-Crown

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After a difficult loss to McHenry, Crystal Lake South got exactly what it needed heading into the final stretch of the boys basketball ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op handles McHenry before heading into postseason

    McHENRY – The Cary-Grove co-op boys swim team had long since clinched the dual meet victory over McHenry, but Trojans senior captain Ethan Hare came o ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • PHOTOS: Cary-Grove co-op vs. McHenry boys swimming

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    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire tops Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin jumped the passing lane, tipped the ball into the air, turned around and joined a scrum of teammates on the ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:20 pm
  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Brandon Most is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and regional assignments

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Brandon Most, Harvard, sr., 285 pounds Most had the Hornets’ only pin in a dec ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:34 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South defeats Evanston; South's Josh Albrecht named All-State

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team celebrated senior night Sunday with a 6-2 victory over Evanston at Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee.
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 9:50 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grad Chanel Fanter helps St. Xavier women's basketball team soar

    Chanel Fanter remembers her first taste of college basketball a few months ago quite well.The freshm ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: McHenry rolls past Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three minutes into Friday’s boys basketball game between Crystal Lake South and McHenry, the visiting Warriors trailed, 4-2, and had co ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • High school dance: Huntley advances at Class 3A dance finals; Cary-Grove advances in 2A

    The Huntley dance team finished fourth in the preliminary round at the IHSA Class 3A dance state finals Friday in Bloomington. Huntley’s 91.12 was not ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:07 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Richmond-Burton's Brooke Legnaioli is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBrooke LegnaioliRichmond-Burton, sr., G Legnaioli drained eight 3-pointers for th ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Jacobs win in FVC action

    Liz Alsot’s 19 points led McHenry past Crystal Lake Central, 41-24, in Fox Valley Conference girls baskeball action Wednesday in McHenry. Alsot scored ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove holds off Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove left Gator Alley feeling satisfied with a 10-point road victory over an opponent that was playing well, yet frustrated that ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:27 am
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South tops FVC leader Huntley

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South's Annika Sevcik didn't score a point in the first half against Huntley on Monday, finding other ways to get involved ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • High school wrestling roundup: CL Central 5th at Oak Park-River Forest Huskie Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central took fifth place Saturday at the Oak Park-River Forest Huskie Invitational, with 10 wrestlers placing in the top eight. The host ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:28 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: CL South, Dundee-Crown, Marian Central and Hampshire win

    Crystal Lake South 49, Prairie Ridge 37: At Prairie Ridge, South's Taylor Jozefowicz scored 18 points and Annika Sevcik scored 12 to lead the Gators ( ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry wins Mary Landa Invite at Woodstock North

    The McHenry boys swim team won the Mary Landa Invite on Saturday at Woodstock North. The Warriors won with a score of 597.5, beating out second-place ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 8:58 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge second in final meet of regular season

    The Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team finished second in its final meet of the regular season Friday at Barrington, with a team score of 144.1 ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Richmond-Burton win

    Crystal Lake South's Matt Meyers scored 10 points, and Kyle Leva and Tyler Haskin each added eight to help the Gators hang on for a 37-35 win over Hun ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake Central grad Celeste Madda earns track honor for UW-Whitewater

    Celeste Madda’s 2016 indoor track and field season lasted only two meets.A year later, one indoor me ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 6:47 pm
  • High school wrestling: Cary-Grove tops Crystal Lake South in 'one-of-a-kind' auditorium dual

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South wrestling coach Ross Ryan slept terribly Wednesday night as he ran through every logistic of Thursday’s dual, over a ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:49 am
  • Girls basketball: Johnsburg's Interrante is Northwest Herald's ahtlete of the week

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekAannah InterranteJohnsburg, jr., GInterrante's six-game streak o ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:01 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove win in FVC play; Harvard loses to South Beloit

    Allison Michalski’s 13 points led Dundee-Crown past Crystal Lake South, 40-35, in Fox Valley Conference girls basketball action Wednesday in Crystal L ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:37 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Lucas Busse is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the week Lucas BusseMcHenry, sr., 120 poundsFor the second week in a row, Busse had a str ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South tops Hampshire behind 11 3-pointers

    HAMPSHIRE – An 11-point scoring burst by Crystal Lake South to overtake Hampshire and end the first quarter Tuesday night was a sign of things to come ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • High school recruiting notes: Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy to run cross country, track at Bradley

    Crystal Lake Central senior Cole Barkocy likely would have received interest from most NCAA Division I schools he approached about running.
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:44 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry 2nd in Batavia Tournament with 3 individual champs

    McHenry finished second at the 17-team Batavia Tournament on Saturday with three individual champions and nine place winners.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins Jefferson Invite; McHenry 4th; Woodstock has individual champion

    Cary-Grove co-op did not win an individual event and won only one relay but earned the team championship Saturday at the boys swimming J-Hawk Invitati ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:39 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge wins Nequa Valley Invitational

    Prairie Ridge co-op's girls gymnastics team won the Nequa Valley Invitational on Saturday, led by Nikki Baars, who won the all-around competition. 
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 7:37 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Olivia Jakubicek helps Saint Louis U. basketball in many ways

    When it comes to rebounding, Olivia Jakubicek has a simple approach.“I just focus on playing each mi ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 5:32 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South pulls away from Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South seemed to release all its pent-up frustration and energy at once to start the fourth quarter.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • High school football: Fox Valley Conference eliminates sophomore level, creates frosh-soph levels

    The decreasing number of players in most Fox Valley Conference football programs has led to a format switch for next season.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 7:07 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South defeats Kings

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team defeated Kings Hockey Club, 3-1, Thursday at the Crystal Ice House. Eric Helm, Michael Helm and Midas Bacidore each s ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Marengo's Marissa Knobloch is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week Marissa KnoblochMarengo, so., GKnobloch scored a career-high 26 ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 5:13 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, Huntley, Prairie Ridge win in FVC play

    Crystal Lake South dug out of a hole to beat McHenry, 46-38, on Tuesday in Crystal Lake. The Gators trailed, 16-2, after the first quarter. Taylor Joz ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op right on track in win over Jacobs co-op

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A midweek dual during finals wasn't the best environment for personal-best times, as Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Scott Lattyak ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 9:28 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op edges Neuqua Valley

    Clancy Raupp took home two first-place finishes and led the Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team past Neuqua Valley, 130.1-129.2, Monday in Naper ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 9:58 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge Co-op repeats as Lake Forest Robin Straus Invitational champ

    LAKE FOREST – After spending considerable time out of the gym over the holiday break, Prairie Ridge sophomore Kira Karlblom went to the Lake Forest Ro ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley 2nd at Sycamore Tournament with two champions

    The Huntley wrestling team finished second overall at the 26-team Sycamore Invitational, led by first-place finishes from Luke Loprieno (138 pounds) a ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:17 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South edges 1st-place Cary-Grove in FVC

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove refused to go away, erasing an eight-point deficit against Crystal Lake South with 2:15 remaining in the teams' Fox Valley C ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 10:34 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South defeats Marian Central to start new year right

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South girls basketball coach Mark Mucha asked his players "to try something different" to begin the second half of the sea ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • Prep zone: 2016 in their own words

    At the end of each calendar year, some of the area’s athletes and coaches who provided us sports highlights are asked to provide their favorite person ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: C-G's Koeppel 2nd, D-C's Ziegler 3rd at Whitewater Mid-States

    Cary-Grove's Cadin Koeppel finished as the runner-up at 195 pounds in the Whitewater Mid-States Classic on Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Whi ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Johnsburg falls to Streamwood in Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Johnsburg sophomore Zach Toussaint scored 28 points, but the Skyhawks fell to Streamwood, 67-62, in the Consolation B championship in Jaco ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South winners at Jacobs’ Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Johnsburg sophomore guard Zach Toussaint fired in a career-high 37 points as the Skyhawks defeated Marian Central, 75-67, in their Consola ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 8:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg, Marian Central win in Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Prairie Ridge grabbed control early and held on the entire game in a 70-58 victory over Chicago Clark on Friday at Jacobs’ Hinkle Holiday ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South finishes 4th in Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    Crystal Lake South senior forward Annika Sevcik led all scorers with 19 points, but Lakes came all the way back from a 17-2 deficit after the first qu ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge, Jacobs win at Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Prairie Ridge turned in another tough defensive performance as it defeated Lakes, 49-29, in Pool II of Jacobs’ Hinkle Holiday Classic on T ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • Girls basketball: McHenry beats Crystal Lake South in Northern Illinois Holiday Classic semifinal

    McHENRY – McHenry sophomore Izzy Gscheidle was given space and didn’t shy away from an opportunity.G ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school girls volleyball: 11 from area on Champaign News-Gazette All-State team

    Eleven area players were selected to the Champaign News-Gazette 2016 Illinois All-State Girls Volleyball Team, released Sunday.
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op tries to live up to lofty reputation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Maddy Kim’s freshman season with Prairie Ridge’s co-op girls gymnastics team was one of those “ignorance is bliss” situations.
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 1:12 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge advance to Northern Holiday Classic semifinals; complete tournament results

    Izzy Gscheidle scored 29 points Saturday in the McHenry girls basketball team's 50-39 win over Belvidere in the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic at M ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South falls to Barrington at Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Crystal Lake South’s issues had nothing to do with defense.There, the Gators were fine. ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, McHenry, Prairie Ridge and Woodstock win tournament openers

    Richmond-Burton's KC Davids scored a game-high 23 points, and Brooke Leganaioli hit four 3-pointers to add 17 points, leading the Rockets to a win ove ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central beats Crystal Lake South but sees room for improvement

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In the aftermath of a comfortable win over their cross-town conference rival, Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr had a lo ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg seeks to defend Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team will look to defend its Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title starting Friday when the 16-team tournament tips o ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • College football: 3 Crystal Lake South graduates to play for D-III title with UW-Oshkosh on Friday

    For three former Gators, Friday night presents a shot at a championship. A trio of former Crystal La ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 7:04 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge holds off Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Even on a night when it committed 25 turnovers and scored only two baskets in the fourth quarter, the Prairie Ridge boys basketball tea ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • High school boys soccer: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Jake King McHenry, sr., GK King again was the area's best shot stopper, filling up th ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Jaden Glauser is Athlete of the week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Jaden Glauser McHenry, fr., 170 pounds Glauser continued the impressive start ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • 2016 Northwest Herald Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year: Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini

    By JOE STEVENSONjoestevenson@shawmedia.comCrystal Lake South senior Caitlin Bruzzini repeated as Fox ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Marengo, Jacobs, Hampshire, Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove and Richmond-Burton win

    Marengo freshman Jordan Parker scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Indians to a Kishwaukee River Conference girls basketball win over Harvard, 71 ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • High school football: Rob Fontana officially hired as Crystal Lake South head coach

    Rob Fontana knows it’s an uphill battle in the loaded Fox Valley Conference, but he’s willing to take on the challenge. 
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • High school girls cross country: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald All-Area TeamFirst TeamCaitlin Bruzzini, Crystal Lake South, sr.Bruzzini repeats as ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • High school football: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First TeamOffenseQB-Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, jr.Evans (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) repeats as the Nort ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 6:08 pm
  • High school volleyball: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Volleyball All-Area teamFirst teamAlly DionHuntley, sr., OHDion, the Northwest Hera ...
    Dec. 11, 2016 - 5:46 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South loses to Highland Park

    The Crystal Lake South hockey team lost to Highland Park, 6-2, Saturday at Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee.  
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs routs Hampshire in FVC action

    Thirteen players scored for the Jacobs boys basketball team and eight added 3-pointers Saturday in a 78-31 Fox Valley Conference win against Hampshire ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South withstands Crystal Lake Central's rally

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South's Taylor Jozefowicz grabbed the defensive rebound, teammate Maddie Bush made both of her free throws, and the Gators ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op takes 2nd at DeKalb tournament

    DeKALB – The Prairie-Ridge co-op gymnastics team had the third- through sixth-place finishers Friday at its season-opening tournament in DeKalb, but t ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • High school football: Crystal Lake South to name Rob Fontana next head coach

    Crystal Lake South assistant football coach Rob Fontana will be named the Gators’ new head coach, pending High School District 155 Board approval Tues ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • On Campus: Local players part of D-II, D-III football semifinals

    For the past four years, Wisconsin-Oshkosh senior linebacker Reese Dziedzic has specialized in putting a stop to opposing offenses.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South defeats Kings behind Michael Helm's hat trick

    Michael Helm finished with a hat trick Thursday to lead the Crystal Lake South hockey team to a 5-3 victory over Kings Hockey Club at the Crystal Ice ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • 2016 Northwest Herald Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year: Crystal Lake South’s Jack Becker

    Crystal Lake South junior Jack Becker turned in a huge freshman cross country season but struggled through his sophomore season with problems, as his ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Jacobs, Huntley, McHenry win in FVC

    ALGONQUIN – Unbeaten Jacobs got everything it wanted from one-win Crystal Lake Central Wednesday night.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Richmond-Burton's Gavin Sutton is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekGavin SuttonRichmond-Burton, sr., 145 poundsSutton represented his school well at ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Liz Alsot's double-double leads McHenry to victory; Jacobs, Woodstock and Dundee-Crown win

    McHenry's Liz Alsot scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Warriors in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball win over Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Dundee-Crown's Jack Orndahl is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekJack OrndahlDundee-Crown, jr., GOrndahl scored a game-high 22 points and hit four ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • High school girls tennis: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First teamSinglesSkylar Olsen Crystal Lake South, so.Olsen was the Gators' No. 1 singles player and ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • High school boys hockey: Crystal Lake South edges D155 Predators

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team held off the D155 Predators, 2-1, Sunday at Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake South go 3-0 at quads

    Jaden Glauser and Jake Leske each went 3-0 Saturday at the Niles West Quad to lead the McHenry wrestling team to a sweep in Skokie.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • High school boys basketball: McHenry tops Crystal Lake South after Gators' hot start

    McHENRY – McHenry's Maki Mohr ended the first quarter with an emphatic dunk.The Warriors had trailed ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 7:37 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Marengo win

    Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin poured in a game-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting and made all nine of her free throws to lead the Whip-Purs to a 43-32 ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs win FVC duals

    WRESTLINGCrystal Lake Central 50, Cary-Grove 21: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers (2-0, 2-0 Fox Valley Co ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Woodstock's Tafoya the Player of the Week, power rankings and notes

    Northwest Herald Player of the Week Camryn Tafoya, Woodstock, jr., GTafoya, a 5-foot-3 guard, tied t ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Marian Central's Anthony Randazzo is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the WeekAnthony RandazzoMarian Central, jr., 132 poundsRandazzo, a two-time returning sta ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • Football: All-Fox Valley Conference team announced

    Here is the All-Fox Valley Conference football team, which was released Wednesday.All-Fox Valley Con ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Woodstock, Cary-Grove and Marian Central win

    Crystal Lake South's Annika Sevcik scored 11 points, while Maddie Bush and Taylor Keegan each chipped in nine to lead the Gators to a 46-42 win agains ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron and Woodstock North win nonconference games

    Four Crystal Lake South players scored in double digits as the Gators beat Carmel, 61-54, Tuesday in a nonconference game in Crystal Lake.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school recruiting notes: Crystal Lake South's Jon Prus to run at Northeastern University

    Jon Prus some day hopes to work, in some capacity, in the music business.The Crystal Lake South seni ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 6:42 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South wins PREP Tournament

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team rallied to defeat Gurnee Warren, 2-1, Sunday night in the championship game of the PREP Thanksgiving Showcase Tournam ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 8:56 pm
  • High school ice hockey: Crystal Lake South, District 155 lose

    Crystal Lake South and District 155 both lost Saturday on the second day of the PREP Hockey Thanksgiving Showcase Tournament at West Meadows Ice Arena ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marian Central wins Carmel Team Duals

    Marian Central's wrestling team went 3-0 Saturday to finish first overall at the Carmel Team Duals in Mundelein.
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school wrestling roundup: Marian Central goes 4-0 at Carmel Team Duals

    Marian Central's wrestling team started the season with four wins Friday for first-year coach David Silva at the Carmel Team Duals in Mundelein.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • High school hockey: D-155 Predators, Crystal Lake South each go 2-0 in PREP Thanksgiving Showcase

    Prairie Ridge's Kyle Smolen scored five goals Friday for the District 155 Predators in a 10-1 hockey win over Plainfield North at the PREP Thanksgivin ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Jacobs win tourney games

    Crystal Lake South's Jon Holloway and Tyler Haskin each scored 20 points Wednesday as the Gators defeated Johnsburg, 73-67, in their Johnsburg/Richmon ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Marengo, McHenry, Johnsburg, Marian Central win

    Marissa Knobloch hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points to lead the Marengo girls basketball team in a 36-31 win over Woodstock on Tuesday a ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marian Central, Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Marengo, Crystal Lake South win tournament games

    Marian Central's Sam Ohlrich scored 31 points and Jack Moscinski added 19 as the Hurricanes boys basketball team beat Antioch, 62-50, Tuesday at Woods ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Johnsburg, Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Huntley, Richmond-Burton win tournament games

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  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South vs. Lakes boys basketball

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  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central edges Woodstock North; Johnsburg, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron lose

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    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry beats Crystal Lake South to open FVC play

    McHENRY – After weeks of practicing against one another, McHenry was finally able to unleash its two 6-foot forwards on an outside opponent Tuesday.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 10:52 pm
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  • High school girls basketball: Team capsules

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  • High school girls swimming: Valerie Tarazi qualifies for third trip to state with two sectional wins while other locals narrowly miss

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  • High school girls swimming: McHenry's Hannah Lange ready for last shot at state

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  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grad Carly Nolan part of strong Cincinnati volleyball sophomore class

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  • High school sports insider: Hampshire cross country runner Jake Oury Athlete of the Week; girls swimming updates

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    Nov. 10, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South's Wolski to sign with University of Missouri-St. Louis

    Crystal Lake South senior Nick Wolski took the college baseball recruitment process into his own hands.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High school cross country: Richmond-Burton boys 3rd in state in Class 1A, girls 4th; CL Central girls 4th in 2A, boys 5th

    Running against some of the best Class 1A competition in the postseason paid dividends for Richmond-Burton’s boys cross country team Saturday.
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry wins Fox Valley Conference Championship meet

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    Nov. 5, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South beats Evanston

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    Nov. 5, 2016 - 5:36 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South defeats Lyons

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team defeated Lyons, 5-2, Friday behind two goals and an assist from Eric Helm.
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school cross country: Crystal Lake South's Bruzzini, Becker chase all-state honors

    Crystal Lake South’s Caitlin Bruzzini and Jack Becker can add something new to their impressive running résumés: a state cross country medal.
    Nov. 3, 2016 - 6:09 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Dundee-Crown's Anthony Hurgoi is the Athlete of the Week, plus cross country and girls swimming notes

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAnthony HurgoiDundee-Crown, jr.Hurgoi ran the best race of his life at the Class ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • Inside high school girls volleyball: Prairie Ridge's Emily Baudin is Athlete of the Week

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    Oct. 31, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • High school cross country: Hurgoi, Becker, Bruzzini, Waz qualify for state meet

    WAUKEGAN – Anthony Hurgoi displayed impeccable timing.The Dundee-Crown junior ran the race of his li ...
    Oct. 29, 2016 - 5:37 pm
  • On Campus: Dundee-Crown grad Freddy Martinez helps Carthage College soccer team as freshman

    In preparation for college soccer, Dundee-Crown graduate Freddy Martinez relied on advice from players who have been there.
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Prairie Ridge holds off Crystal Lake South in South Regional final

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge did not have anything easy this time.Crystal Lake South was determined ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Prep sports insider: Marian Central's Caroline and Cate Yuk are Athletes of the Week, plus cross country and tennis postseason notes

    Athletes of the WeekCaroline Yuk and Cate Yuk, Marian Central, sr., girls tennisThe sisters marked t ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South reach CL South Regional final

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    Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school girls volleyball insider: Huntley's Taylor Jakubowski Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Taylor JakubowskiHuntley, fr., SThe freshman setter helped lead the Red Raiders ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley, Richmond-Burton win regional titles

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    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central win regionals

    Huntley's boys cross country team won the Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday behind sophomore Jeremy Roe’s first-place finish. 
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake South beats West Chicago in Chuck Ahsmann's final game as coach

    WEST CHICAGO – Chuck Ahsmann had one last halftime speech to give, and a team in need of a jump start, so he made it a good one.
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • High school girls tennis: Marian Central's Yuk sisters win twice after loss on Day 2 at state

    Marian Central’s Yuk sisters, Caroline and Cate advanced to Day 3 of the Class 1A girls tennis state tournament, although the doubles team lost in the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 7:21 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 9 games

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    Oct. 21, 2016 - 4:57 pm
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    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake South coach Ahsmann's sons reflect on dad's coaching years

    Joey Ahsmann remembers the week during his senior year of high school when his dad and coach, Chuck Ahsmann, found out he needed treatment again. 
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • High school football: Week 9 preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Jacobs (4-4, 3-4) at Hampshire (3-5, 2-5) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday About the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • Congratulations Aannah Interrante, January Athlete of the Month!