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  • 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

    Zach Beaugureau hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Cary-Grove to a 52-49 win over Marian Central in the Woodstock Hoops for Heali ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South vs. Lakes boys basketball

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    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school wrestling preview: 2016-17 team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: William Petersen (First year)Last season: 4-13 dual recordTop ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South defeats Chicago Latin behind Michael Helm's hat trick

    Michael Helm recorded a hat trick for the Crystal Lake South hockey team Saturday to lead the Gators in a 6-3 win over Chicago Latin at Johnny's Ice H ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Prairie Ridge's Valerie Tarazi and McHenry's Payton Lange qualify for state finals

    EVANSTON – Two local swimmers took steps toward some history in the IHSA state meet preliminaries Friday at Evanston High School.
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • High school girls basketball: Marian Central, Woodstock North, Richmond-Burton win tournament games

    Junior guard Vannessa Garrelts, who picked up an offer from NCAA Division I Bradley this week, scored 22 points to lead the Marian Central girls baske ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2016-17 season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Adam McCloud (first season)Last year’s record: 6-21 overall, 3 ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • High school girls swimming: 5 from McHenry, 2 other locals prepare for state meet

    As a freshman at the state's biggest swimming meet last year, McHenry’s Payton Lange felt a little overwhelmed.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central edges Woodstock North; Johnsburg, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron lose

    Crystal Lake Central edged Woodstock North, 33-31, Wednesday at the Harvest Christian Academy girls basketball tournament in Elgin. Jane Johnsey led t ...
    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
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South tops New Trier White

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team rallied with four goals in the third period Sunday night to defeat New Trier White, 6-3, at Leafs Ice Centre in West ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 8:47 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Rod Saffert (11th season)Last season’s record: 12-17, 4-6 FVC ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school girls swimming: Valerie Tarazi qualifies for third trip to state with two sectional wins while other locals narrowly miss

    ST. CHARLES – As a defending state champion, Valerie Tarazi knows that the challengers are coming for her, but at Saturday’s St. Charles North Section ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry's Hannah Lange ready for last shot at state

    Last year's state swimming meet was a bittersweet bit of role reversal for McHenry's Hannah Lange.Tw ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grad Carly Nolan part of strong Cincinnati volleyball sophomore class

    The University of Cincinnati’s sophomore women's volleyball class gained plenty of experience last season.
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 5:12 pm
  • High school sports insider: Hampshire cross country runner Jake Oury Athlete of the Week; girls swimming updates

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJake OuryHampshire, sr.Oury ran 14:49 to take ninth in the Class 2A boys race at ...
    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

    WOODSTOCK – By the end of the Fox Valley Conference Championship girls swimming meet, McHenry senior Hannah Lange's voice was starting to go hoarse, b ...
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South beats Evanston

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team defeated Evanston on Saturday, 5-2.Eric Helm had a goal and an assi ...
    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

    Athlete of the WeekEmily BaudinPrairie Ridge, jr., OHBaudin led the Wolves' attack in both of their ...
    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

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South eagerly awaits its fourth match against Prairie Ridge, despite not having a great deal of success in the first three ...
    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

    Huntley's girls cross country team won the IHSA Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday with a team score of 41, beating out nine other teams. ...
    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

    Live updates from Friday's Week 9 high school football games. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Huntley tops Prairie Ridge, wins first Fox Valley Conference title

    Huntley captured its first Fox Valley Conference girls volleyball championship in school history Thursday with a 25-20, 25-19 sweep against Prairie Ri ...
    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
  • High school girls tennis: 2 local doubles teams, 2 singles players advance to Day 2 of state tournament

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – When Huntley and Crystal Lake South met almost a month ago in a late-September Fox Valley Conference dual meet, the Red Raiders' No. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • High school boys soccer: Elgin ends Crystal Lake South's season in regional semifinal

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South midfielder Nikolas Getzinger rose through a crowd of Elgin defenders and headed the ball into the net. 
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 8:34 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy is Athlete of the Week, plus notes and state tennis pairings

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCole BarkocyCrystal Lake Central, sr., cross countryBarkocy had an opportunity to ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 5:54 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central beats Benet, wins East Suburban Catholic title

    Marian Central captured the East Suburban Catholic Conference girls volleyball championship Tuesday with an 18-25, 25-23, 25-23 victory over Benet in ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school football: Ahsmann will step down as CL South coach

    One of the toughest guys who will ever coach in the Fox Valley Conference is stepping down.Crystal L ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • High School Girls Volleyball Insider: Prairie Ridge's Jayden Otto Athlete of the Week; conference races; more

    Athlete of the WeekJayden OttoPrairie Ridge, so., SOtto did a little bit of everything for the Wolve ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • Prep Zone: CLC's Barkocy puts sportsmanship, friend ahead of victory

    Opportunity stared right at Cole Barkocy on Saturday and he looked the other way.The Fox Valley Conf ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school volleyball roundup: Marian Central wins Boylan Volleyball Invitational

    Marian Central won the Boylan Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, going 5-0 and improving to 33-1 on the season.
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South wins Class 2A Cary-Grove Sectional

    CARY – Ahead of this weekend's Class 2A Cary-Grove Sectional, Crystal Lake South tennis coach Don Nead surveyed the competition and made a calculated ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • High school football: Coverage, photos and more from Week 8

    Woodstock 34, Woodstock North 6PHOTOS: Woodstock North vs. WoodstockMcHenry 34, Hampshire 22PHOTOS: ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school football: Beaudette comes up big in Huntley's win over Crystal Lake South

    HUNTLEY – Huntley running back Carter Beaudette earned himself a starring role against Crystal Lake South with his work in practices leading up to Fri ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Woodstock and Marian Central have state qualifiers

    Crystal Lake South will be sending two doubles teams to state while Jacobs will send a doubles and singles team after the first game of the Class 2A C ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 9:27 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op tops Cary-Grove

    The Crystal Lake High School co-op girls swimming team beat Cary-Grove 107-63 on Friday at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 7:38 pm
  • High school boys soccer: McHenry beats Crystal Lake South

    McHENRY – It had been more than 300 minutes of game time since McHenry last scored before Justin Rutherford's header rolled across the goal line late ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton clinches Kishwaukee River Conference title share

    Addie Halverson had eight kills and six digs Thursday to lead Richmond-Burton to a 25-21, 25-15, Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball sweep ov ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • Live updates: High school football results from Week 8 in McHenry County

    Live updates from the area's Week 8 high school football games ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:06 pm
  • High school football Week 8 preview capsules

    Friday's gamesFox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0) at Jacobs (4-3, 3-3)When: 7 p.m.About th ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Prep sports insider: Molly Lyne of Crystal Lake co-op girls golf is Athlete of the Week; notes; postseason events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMolly LyneCrystal Lake Central co-op (Cary-Grove), fr., girls golfLyne has seemed ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Cary-Grove's Allison Drage no ordinary freshman

    Finding their favorite Allison Drage moment from her high school cross country career is difficult for her Cary-Grove coaches and teammates … and Drag ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Woodstock's Will Maidment is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, more

    Athlete of the week Will Maidment Woodstock, sr. F The senior scored four goals in two games, inc ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Huntley, Cary-Grove, Hampshire, Woodstock, Harvard win; Richmond-Burton ties

    Junior defender Adam Kaster scored in the 34th minute Tuesday to lead Huntley to a 1-0 Fox Valley Conference boys soccer victory over Prairie Ridge in ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South tops Crystal Lake Central

    Jordan Proszenyak had six kills, three aces, 12 digs and two blocks Tuesday to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-23, 25-23 Fox Valley Conference girls v ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Beaugureau, Farnam, Karney and Tuszynski advance to state meet

    ROCKFORD – Cary-Grove senior Zach Beaugureau lined up his 1-foot putt for par on the 18th green at Atwood Homestead on Monday, paused for a second, st ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 1:20 am
  • High school football: Crystal Lake South pays tribute to 7-year-old Abby Greene

    On the field, Crystal Lake South absorbed a tough 59-0 defeat to Cary-Grove on Friday night that erased its faint playoff hopes.
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 7:18 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekMcKayla WuenschMarian Central, sr., SWuensch helped lead the Hurricanes to a 6-0 ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Prairie Ridge's Annie Timm wins FVC Tournament No. 1 singles title; Jacobs, PR tie for team title

    HAMPSHIRE – Prairie Ridge senior Annie Timm tried to hold back the tears as she walked off the court Saturday at Hampshire, but as she hugged friends ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • High school volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South goes 2-3; Woodstock North 2-2; Hampshire struggles

    Crystal Lake South finished 2-3 in the Elk Grove Invitational on Saturday. The Gators lost to Willow ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Harvard finishes 2nd at Belvidere tournament; Crystal Lake South wins big

    Harvard's boys soccer team took second place at the Belvidere tournament Saturday, finishing the day with a 2-1 record. 
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • PHOTOS: Fox Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament

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    Oct. 8, 2016 - 5:56 pm
  • High school football: Week 7 stories, photos and coverage

    New power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the playoff chances for area teamsRichmond-Burton 39, Marengo ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school football: Cary-Grove rolls past Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South entered its game Friday against Cary-Grove having won two straight, but the Gators knew that to pull off the upset a ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Styf: McHenry County high school football playoff outlook after Week 7 games

    ClinchedPrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0), Class 6A - The Wolves remain the favorite to be the top seed in th ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op defeats Jacobs

    The Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team defeated Jacobs, 107-63, Friday at the Dundee Recreation Center in Carpentersville.
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • On Campus: UW-Whitewater vs. UW-Oshkosh football clash features 13 local players, 2 top-5 teams

    About four hours before a home game at Wisconsin-Whitewater, John Flood walks from the team’s pregame meal to the football locker room at Perkins Stad ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 7:33 pm
  • Girls swimming roundup: McHenry holds off Crystal Lake co-op

    McHenry's Payton Lange won two individual races and swam on two of the Warriors' three winning relays, helping them edge Crystal Lake co-op in a Fox V ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs tops McHenry, clinches FVC title outright

    Colin Walsh scored in the 60th minute Thursday, assisted by Gabe Swarthout, to break a scoreless tie and deliver Jacobs a 1-0 win over McHenry in a Fo ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 7 games

    Updates from the 10 high school football games around the area in Week 7. ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • High school football: Week 7 preview capsules

    FRIDAY'S GAMESFox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove (5-1, 4-1) at Crystal Lake South (2-4, 2-4)When: 7 p.m ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op, led by Lyne, wins regional title

    HUNTLEY – Crystal Lake Central co-op’s Molly Lyne entered the clubhouse Wednesday at Pinecrest to big hugs, wide smiles and some light teasing from he ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley wins triangular; Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini wins race

    Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini took first place with a time of 20:20, and Prairie Ridge's Chloe Gale came in second at 20:32, but Huntley had s ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker 1st, but Huntley wins triangular

    Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker won by 14 seconds, finishing in 16:22 to beat Prairie Ridge's Mike Ostrow and fellow Gator Jonathan Prus, both at 16: ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton defeats Marengo

    Richmond-Burton's Addie Halverson had 15 kills to lead the Rockets to a Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball win, 25-15, 25-16, over Marengo o ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Huntley beats McHenry in OT; Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Marengo win

    Aaron Ruffner was involved in both goals as Huntley came from behind to beat McHenry, 2-1, in overtime Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge, Ethan Farnam take regional titles

    HUNTLEY – Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam shot an even-par 72 Tuesday at Pinecrest in Huntley to claim his second straight individual regional championsh ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Podcast: Week 7 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 7 high school football preview podcast with sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf features picks and prev ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South defeats Cary-Grove; Jacobs tops Carmel

    Skylar Olsen, Hannah Rakofsky and Rachel Anklam picked up victories in their singles matches Monday for Crystal Lake South in a 6-1 Fox Valley Confere ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • High school football notes: Johnsburg, Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central and Hampshire notes

    Johnsburg senior linebacker Bryce Smith was supposed to play an integral role for the defense on one of the Skyhawks’ best teams in school history.
    Oct. 2, 2016 - 7:07 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge 5th in Harland Invitational

    Prairie Ridge's Chloe Gale finished second Saturday at the Harland Invitational at Fox River Park in Burlington, Wisconsin, running the 3-mile course ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake Central wins Harland Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy, Weston Sterchi and Brandon Tomasello finished third through fifth Saturday, leading the Tigers to a team win in t ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op takes second at Conant Invite; McHenry wins Rockford Jefferson Invite

    The Crystal Lake High School co-op relay team of Tessa Shorten, Jamie Gindorf, Rhiannon Wozny and Valerie Tarazi won the Class A 200-yard freestyle re ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 8:10 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. Voting runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 6:19 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake South beats Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – Down two scores to start the second half Friday, Hampshire was looking for any spark of momentum. When Crystal Lake South's first drive of ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • High school football: Week 6 results, coverage and photos

    New power rankings Styf: Breaking down area team's playoff chances Johnsburg 56, Woodstock North 0 ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • Styf: High school football playoff chances for area teams after Week 6

    Clinched berth - Six winsPrairie Ridge (6-0, 5-0 FVC), Class 6A - One of the first two area teams gu ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • On Campus: McHenry grad Robert Tonyan Jr. seeing NFL interest

    Seeing NFL scouts at an Indiana State football practice is common these days.A year ago, Robert Tony ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • LIVE: Updates from Week 6 of high school football

    Live updates from all of the area Week 6 football games. ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school football: Week 6 preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceMcHenry (4-1, 3-1) at Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0)When: 7 p.m. FridayAbout the Warr ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge wins FVC tourney, season titles; Ethan Farnam 1st

    CARY – An unlikely challenger for the Fox Valley Conference Boys Golf Championship emerged Thursday at Foxford Hills, as Crystal Lake South held a one ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge win in FVC

    Jordan Proszenyak and Hannah Koenig each finished with five kills and seven blocks to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-18, 25-15 Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op wins 4th straight FVC title

    PRAIRIE GROVE – For the first time, five teams had an opportunity to capture the Fox Valley Conference championship heading into the FVC girls golf to ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • PHOTOS: Fox Valley Conference girls golf tournament

    The Fox Valley Conference girls golf meet was held at Prairie Isle on Wednesday. ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • High school football: Q&A with Crystal Lake South's Kyle Leva, player of the week

    Kyle LevaHeight: 6-foot-2Weight: 185 pounds In Crystal Lake South’s 35-34 win over Dundee-Crown, Gat ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 6:35 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs, McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Woodstock win

    Goals by Noah Melick and Ryan Blanchard led Jacobs to a 2-1 win over Crystal Lake South in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer game Tuesday in Algonqu ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South tops Huntley; Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win

    Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen and Rachel Anklam won their singles matches Tuesday to help the Gators edge Huntley, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys golf: Crystal Lake South tops Crystal Lake Central

    Crystal Lake South's Eric Bregenzer shot a 40, Nate Zacher shot a 41 and Casey Hunter shot a 42 to lead the Gators to a Fox Valley Conference boys gol ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school girls golf: Mackenzie Hahn takes 1st, leads Richmond-Burton to KRC Tournament title; Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central co-op

    Richmond-Burton golfers Mackenzie Hahn and Lauryn Davis finished first and second, respectively, to lead the Rockets to a first-place finish at the Ki ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • 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. 28, 2016 - 1:42 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
  • Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

    Adam Jayko, Johnsburg, Football
    McKayla Wuensch, Marian Central, Volleyball
    Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, Football