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  • Podcast: Week 6 McHenry County high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 6 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South shuts out Lake Zurich

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team defeated Lake Zurich on Sunday, 8-0, at Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee.
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 8:36 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Crystal Lake South falls in PepsiCo Showdown Gatorade Bracket final

    CHICAGO – Crystal Lake South's appearance in the final of the PepsiCo Showdown Gatorade Bracket came apart in the span of nine minutes.
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 7:09 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Prairie Ridge wins Crystal Lake Central Invitational

    The Prairie Ridge girls tennis team won the Crystal Lake Central Invitational on Saturday in Crystal Lake.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker wins Grant's James Taylor Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker finished first and Richmond-Burton placed second Saturday at Grant's James Taylor Boys Cross Country Invitational at ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. You can vote until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • Styf: Breaking down the area high school football team's playoff chances after Week 5

    Five wins (playoff eligible)Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0), Class 6A - The Wolves continue to roll toward ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:41 am
  • High school football: Week 5 coverage, stories and photos

    New high school football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the area team's playoff chances after Wee ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • High school football: Crystal Lake South edges Dundee-Crown

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South came up with the one big stop it needed to secure its first victory of the season.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • On Campus: Woodstock North grad Jacob Britton helps Dubuque offense thrive at tackle

    Playing football at Dubuque University was a culture shock for sophomore Jacob Britton of Wonder Lake.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • High school football: Week 5 capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Huntley (3-1, 3-1) vs. Cary-Grove (3-1, 3-1) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Bohr ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:58 am
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South and Crystal Lake Central win

    Jacobs' No. 1 doubles pairing of Katie Toomire and Kylie Skepnek rallied after losing the first set Thursday against Prairie Ridge's Kaitlyn Cox and K ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown beats Cary-Grove in OT, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Hampshire, Harvard and Woodstock North win

    Dundee-Crown's Ivan Aviles scored in the second period of overtime to help the Chargers pull out a 2-1 Fox Valley Conference win at Cary-Grove on Thur ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 5 games

    Updates from our coverage of the McHenry County area's 11 high school football games ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school girls swimming roundup: McHenry beats Jacobs/Hampshire; CL co-op tops Dundee-Crown

    Three McHenry swimmers – Caileigh McCafferty, Hannah Lange and Payton Lange – each won a pair of individual events as the Warriors took 10 of 11 varsi ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Crystal Lake South and Hampshire win, Richmond-Burton losses on tiebreaker

    Crystal Lake South's John Lishchynsky shot a 4-over-par 39 on Wednesday at Crystal Lake Country Club and breaking 40 proved to be the difference as he ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Valerie Tarazi is athlete of the week, notes and events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKValerie Tarazi, Crystal Lake co-op, jr. swimmerTarazi won two individual events a ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op tops St. Viator

    Valerie Tarazi and Rhiannon Wozny each won two individual events and were a part of winning relays to lead the Crystal Lake High School co-op girls sw ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, McHenry and Huntley win

    Jacobs swept the doubles matches in a 6-1 win over Cary-Grove on Tuesday at Cary-Grove. Katie Toomir ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock and Jacobs win

    Julian Ajroja scored twice and assisted on another, while Jeremy Jareckyj had a goal and two assists, leading Dundee-Crown in a 4-0 Fox Valley Confere ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op tops Jacobs, Richmond-Burton and McHenry win

    Jacobs' Stephanie Fiorentino shot a 35 to take medalist honors, but it wasn't enough as Crystal Lake Central co-op beat the Golden Eagles, 169-177, in ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 9:45 pm
  • Podcast: Previewing Week 5 of high school football in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 5 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Jacobs' Noah Melick is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekNoah Melick, Jacobs, Jr. FMelick scored eight goals and added an assist in a 3-1 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • State football notes: Marengo's Jarren Jackson carrying the load

    Marengo running back Jarren Jackson played an integral role last year in a prolific offense as the Indians advanced to the Class 4A playoffs semifinal ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 1:12 am
  • Football notes: Crystal Lake South's Keegan, Prairie Ridge's flag, McHenry's win, Cary-Grove's Pennington to return and more

    The moment is one which Crystal Lake South football coach Chuck Ahsmann recalls experiencing only twice, and not one he cares to go through again.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op wins Woodstock Invite

    WOODSTOCK – As Crystal Lake co-op freshman Jamie Gindorf emerged from swimming the first leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay Saturday at the Woodstock ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge rolls past Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One way to stop an upset from happening is to go out and try to put an opponent away early.CRYSTAL LAKE – One way to stop an upset from ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:57 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 coverage, photos and more

    Updated football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down area team's playoff chancesWoodstock North 46, Ma ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Styf: Breaking down the playoff chances of the McHenry County area football teams

    With four weeks' worth of games completed, here's a look at where the area's high school football teams stand in the race to the IHSA football playoff ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • High school football: Week 4 live updates

    Updates from all of the area's 11 football games for Week 4 on Sept. 16. ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 5:31 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South and Huntley headed to PepsiCo Showdown finals

    Crystal Lake South gave up three first-half goals in Thursday’s PepsiCo Showdown semifinal at Carmel, but came from behind to force overtime with two ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • High school girls tennis: Jacobs, Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Johnsburg and Woodstock win

    Jacobs No. 1 singles player Haley Steinkamp beat Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen, 6-3, 7-6 (4), to help lead the Golden Eagles in a 4-3 Fox Valley C ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Woodstock, Cary-Grove, McHenry and Huntley win

    Johnsburg 2, Marengo 0: At Johnsburg, Alex Arber had five kills to lead the Skyhawks in a 25-20, 25-21 Kishwaukee River Conference win. Johnsburg's Ki ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake co-op and Dundee-Crown win

    Molly Lyne shot a 36 to lead the Crystal Lake Central co-op in a nonconference victory, 167-221, over Marengo at Turnberry Country Club. Rylie Schurte ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 game capsules

    East Suburban Catholic ConferenceMarian Central (2-1, 0-1) at Chicago Marist (2-1, 1-0)When: 7:30 p. ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: Hampshire, Woodstock co-op and Marian Central win

    Myles Miller and Mark Spitzer both shot a 2-over-par 38 Wednesday to earn co-medalist honors for the Hampshire boys golf team and lead the Whip-Purs t ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Athlete of the week, notes, events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAllison DrageCary-Grove, fr., Cross CountryThe freshman took second at the Waucon ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock, Johnsburg and Cary-Grove win

    Jacobs got singles wins from Haley Steinkamp and Lindsay Cunningham, plus a sweep of the doubles matches, to hand Huntley its first loss of the season ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op takes county title

    BULL VALLEY – Crystal Lake Central's co-op girls golf team suffered its first loss to Huntley in program history two weeks ago and was runner-up to th ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Johnsburg, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and Harvard win

    Johnsburg's Dean Wiersum, Todd Dombrowski and MJ Alvarez each had two goals and Mauro Acosta added the seventh in a 7-1 Kishwaukee River Conference wi ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Hampshire, Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge and Marian Central win

    After dropping the first set on the road, Johnsburg came from behind to beat Woodstock North, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23, in a Kishwaukee River Conference ma ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Recruiting notes: Huntley's Jack Bessey, Crystal Lake South's Courtney Sengstock and Andrew Engelking commit

    Jack Bessey faced a tough decision heading into his sophomore soccer season at Huntley.Bessey had pl ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • Podcast: Preview high school football Week 4 in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 4 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys golf: Crystal Lake South and Woodstock win

    Crystal Lake South's Casey Hunter shot a 3-over 38 and Nate Zacher a 39 to lead the Gators in a 159-180 Fox Valley Conference win over Huntley at Crys ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: Dundee-Crown's Ali Buckley athlete of the week; rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekAli BuckleyDundee-Crown, sr., SBuckley helped lead the Chargers to second place S ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 5:22 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South shuts out Marist

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team scored four goals in the first period Sunday in a 4-0 victory over Marist.
    Sept. 11, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • High school football notes: Niemic brothers at McHenry, Johnsburg flying high along with Jacobs, Richmond-Burton and Alden-Hebron

    Rob Niemic figures he spent enough of his life telling his little brother what to do, so now it’s Jon’s turn to give the orders.
    Sept. 11, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Cary-Grove's Allison Drage 2nd at Wauconda Invitational

    Cary-Grove freshman Allison Drage finished second and Crystal Lake Central was one point away from third place on Saturday at the Wauconda Cross Count ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Huntley, Crystal Lake South win at PepsiCo Showdown

    AURORA – Unsure when senior captain Andrew Grabowski would be able to arrive at the Stuart Sports Complex after taking the ACT on Saturday morning, Cr ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • High school football: Week 3 results, stories, photos and more

    New power rankingsPrairie Ridge 48, Crystal Lake Central 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • High school football: Jacobs comes back to beat Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On 4th-and-4 from their own 40 yard-line with just more than six minutes to play, Jacobs went for it on what felt like a do-or-die play ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school football: Week 3 game capsules

    Fox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (2-0, 2-0) at Crystal Lake Central (2-0, 2-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake Central tops Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Freshman Madde Blake’s ace for Crystal Lake Central to win the opening set against Crystal Lake South in a Fox Valley Conference volley ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge and Huntley win

    Bethany Marshall won at No. 1 singles and Kaitlin Warner won at No. 3 singles to lead Cary-Grove over Crystal Lake Central. 
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Marengo wins in PKs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win, Harvard, Jacobs and CL South tie

    Marengo’s Dylan Trainor, Coby Steffen, Landen Pfeiffer and Kenny Reed made their kicks in a penalty shootout to help the Indians beat Richmond-Burton, ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Live updates: Week 3 high school football games

    Follow along for updates on all of the area's Week 3 high school football game results. ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Podcast: Breaking down the area's 10 Week 3 high school football games

    The Northwest Herald Week 3 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry, Woodstock North, Huntley, Harvard, Crystal Lake South and Woodstock win

    McHenry scored five second-half goals, from five different scorers, to beat Grant, 5-0, in a nonconference match Tuesday in Fox Lake. 
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • High school girls swimming roundup: McHenry sets records in meet victory; Crystal Lake co-op tops Elgin

    The McHenry girls swimming team won seven of 10 races to take first place at the Jefferson Mermaid Relays on Tuesday in Rockford. The Warriors broke f ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Woodstock and Crystal Lake South win

    Marian Central dropped the first set on the road at Marist Tuesday, but came from behind for a 17-25, 25-21, 25-22 East Suburban Catholic Conference v ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Crystal Lake South's Andrew Grabowski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekAndrew Grabowski, Crystal Lake South. Sr., FGrabowski tallied two goals and four ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • High school volleyball: Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekSydney Nemtuda, Marian Central, sr., OHThe 5-foot-11 outside hitter led the Hurri ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 6:24 pm
  • Football: Crystal Lake South grad Fahn Cooper signed to 49ers practice squad

    Two local offensive linemen were cut from their prospective NFL teams Saturday as teams made their final cuts to 53 players.
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Team preview capsules

    Cary-GroveCoach: Scott Lattyak (7th season)Last year: Fifth at FVC MeetTop returners: Ashlynn Baker, ...
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming

    Photos from swim practice at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake Wednesday, August 31, 2016. ...
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 9:36 am
  • High School Girls Cross Country: Bruzzini third at CL South Invite

    Crystal Lake South’s Caitlin Bruzzini was third and Woodstock’s Kate Jacobs was sixth in the Crystal Lake South Cross Country Invitational Meet Saturd ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 7:42 pm
  • High School Boys Cross Country: Becker wins CLS Invite; C-G second as team

    Crystal Lake South’s Jack Becker went 2 for 2 in big meets and Cary-Grove’s team finished three points from first at the Crystal Lake South Cross Coun ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 7:40 pm
  • High school football: Week 2 results, photos and complete coverage

    New football power rankingsPrairie Ridge 30, Huntley 20PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. HuntleyCrystal Lake ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 1:37 am
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central holds off Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Vinny May had run for tough yards all game.CRYSTAL LAKE – Vinny May had run for tough yards all game.
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 2 games

    Our updates from all 12 area high school football games in Week 2 on Friday, Sept. 2. ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • High school volleyball: Prairie Ridge sweeps Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After winning the first set against Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge volleyball coach Stefanie Otto sensed her team's level of play –  ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge and Marian Central win

    Huntley's Alex Landman won No. 1 singles over Jane Johnsey and the Red Raiders swept the doubles matches for a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference victory over ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Richmond-Burton, Marian Central and Crystal Lake Central co-op win

    Mackenzine Hahn shot a 43 and Lauryn Davis shot a 44 to lead Richmond-Burton in a Kishwaukee River Conference victory, 222-223, over Marengo at Mareng ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Marian Central, Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire, Dundee-Crown and Huntley win

    BOYS SOCCERJacobs 4, Marmion 3: At the Barrington Tournament, Noah Melick scored two second-half goa ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • High school football: Week 2 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceHuntley (1-0, 1-0) at Prairie Ridge (1-0, 1-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, Prairie Ridg ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • High school girls golf: Huntley tops Crystal Lake co-op, Richmond-Burton wins

    The Huntley girls golf team used four solid, closely-grouped scores to beat Crystal Lake co-op, 174-183, in a Fox Valley Conference match at Turnberry ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Woodstock and Marengo win

    Cameron Karney shot a 1-over 36 to lead Prairie Ridge in a 155-165 Fox Valley Conference win over Crystal Lake South at Crystal Lake Country Club.  
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South, Marian Central, Woodstock North and Woodstock win

    A sweep of the singles matches, with wins from Skylar Olsen, Rachel Anklam and Ali Rasmussen, helped Crystal Lake South beat Rolling Meadows, 5-2, in ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard, Crystal Lake Central and Crystal Lake South win

    Adrian Gorostieta scored a second-half goal to break a scoreless tie and give Harvard a 1-0 win over Cary-Grove in a nonconference game at the Grant i ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, Woodstock, Johnsburg and Marengo win

    Crystal Lake South 2, Dundee-Crown 0: At Carpentersville, the Gators beat the Chargers, 25-19, 25-16, in a Fox Valley Conference match. 
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South, Woodstock win duals

    Crystal Lake South's top two singles players, Hannah Rakofsky and Rachel Anklam, both won in two sets to lead the Gators to a 4-1 nonconference victor ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove win FVC duals

    Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam shot a 34 and Cameron Karney shot a 36 Tuesday to lead the Wolves to a 149-165 Fox Valley Conference win over McHenry at ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Dundee-Crown's Julian Ajroja is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekJulian Ajroja, Dundee-Crown, Jr. FAjroja scored six goals and assisted on another ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Podcast: Guests from Huntley on Week 2 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 2 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • High school boys cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (17th season)Last season’s finish: Eighth in FVC ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • High school boys cross country: 5 to watch

    Boys cross country: 5 to watchJack BeckerCrystal Lake South, jr.Becker was nagged by injuries last s ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 8:01 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: player of the week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekAlly Dion, Huntley, sr., OHThe Southeast Missouri commit came up big in a pair of ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • High school girls cross country preview: Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini back for big senior year

    Crystal Lake South girls cross country coach Ken Greenfield prefers his runners go for quality over quantity with their summer workouts.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school girls cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Mark Anderson (16th season)Last season’s finish: 11th in FVC M ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Five to watch

    Caitlin BruzziniCrystal Lake South, sr.Bruzzini was the 2015 Northwest Herald Girls Cross Country Ru ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Huntley wins twice at home

    The Huntley girls tennis team swept Dunlap, 4-0, and defeated Metamora, 3-1, on Saturday in Huntley to improve to 5-0 on the season.  
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock sweeps to Oregon Tournament title

    The Woodstock boys soccer team scored 27 goals in three games Saturday in Oregon to capture the Oregon Tournament championship for the second consecut ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • High school boys golf: Cameron Karney leads Prairie Ridge to McHenry Invitational title

    Prairie Ridge's Cameron Karney fired a 1-over-par 72 Saturday at Oak Grove in Harvard to earn medalist honors and also lead his team to the McHenry In ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High school cross country: Crystal Lake South sweeps boys, girls individual titles at county meet

    WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake South junior Jack Becker felt exhilarated as he cruised across the course at Emricson Park.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:29 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County Cross Country Meet

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    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Bree Coffey finds better fit with Loyola volleyball

    When former Cary-Grove volleyball standout Bree Coffey stepped onto Loyola University’s Chicago campus in January, she did so with an uncertain future ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 coverage, galleries, results

    Prairie Ridge 26, Cary-Grove 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Cary-GroveHuntley 35, Jacobs 0PHOTOS: Huntl ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South vs. McHenry football

    Photos as Crystal Lake South hosted McHenry in a Week 1 game on Aug. 26, 2016 in Crystal Lake. ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • High school football: McHenry runs past Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – From the sideline, Gio Purpura had heard not to try the reverse. But, when the kickoff came to McHenry's return men, they decided to do ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • High school boys soccer: Johnsburg, and Crystal Lake South win, McHenry draws

    Todd Dombrowski scored twice and added an assist to lead Johnsburg to its first Kishawukee River Conference victory, 4-0, at home over Richmond-Burton ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: CL Central co-op, Marian Central, Prairie Ridge and Johnsburg win

    Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn shot a 39 to take individual medalist honors, but Crystal Lake Central co-op beat the Rockets, 173-211 in a nonconfer ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Game of the week Prairie Ridge at Cary-Grove When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Boh ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South football preview

    Photos from Crystal Lake South football practice on Aug. 17. ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • High school girls tennis: Woodstock tops McHenry in nonconference action

    Brenda Ordonez won at No. 1 singles and Shannon Fetzner won at No. 2 singles Wednesday to lead the Woodstock girls tennis team to a 5-2 nonconference ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • High school football: Follow Week 1 games live

    Follow along with our coverage of the Week 1 games ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • 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
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  • Crystal Lake Central grad Nelle Youel says late sister's life gave her direction

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  • 2016 Girls Soccer All-Area teams

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  • Congratulations Greg Williams, September Athlete of the Month!