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  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire edges Genoa-Kingston in regional semifinal

    BURLINGTON – Fans at Burlington Central had the privilege of witnessing a competitive boys basketball game decided by a shot in the final seconds Wedn ...
    March 4, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire tops McHenry

    HAMPSHIRE – Friday’s game against McHenry was the first for Hampshire since coach Bob Barnett announced he was retiring at the end of the season. If F ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire's Bob Barnett to retire as season's end

    HAMPSHIRE – There are moments when Hampshire boys basketball coach Bob Barnett just doesn’t feel like himself.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:02 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball: Hampshire's Barnett will retire

    HAMPSHIRE – Hampshire boys basketball coach Bob Barnett told his team at the start of practice on Monday that he will retire after the season is over.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge beats Hampshire, secures FVC Fox title

    HAMPSHIRE — A caravan of Prairie Ridge students greeted its boys basketball team at center court at Hampshire High. The final seconds of Friday’s nigh ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school wrestling: Day 2 live updates

    Local results Class 1A Championship  Semifinals 106: Joey Rivera (Coal City) p. Josh Fiegel (Harvard ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • High school wrestling: 22 win 1st round matches

    Local wrestlers fared well Thursday on the first day of the wrestling state finals at the State Farm Center in Champaign, with 22 of 36 advancing to t ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire falls to Sycamore at regional

    SYCAMORE – Down as much as nine, the Hampshire girls basketball team cut the lead to 2 in the closing minutes against the host team in a Class 2A Syca ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • High school wrestling: State wrestling capsules

    Thirty five local wrestlers qualified for the state finals tournament beginning Thursday in Champaign.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 6:11 pm
  • High school wrestling: 35 from area, 13 first-timers, head to state

    Thirteen local wrestlers will be making their first appearance at the state finals beginning Thursday at the State Farm Center on the University of Il ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock tops Hampshire

    WOODSTOCK – The way Hampshire shot in the first half Tuesday, Woodstock coach Al Baker knew a change needed to be made. After talking with his team at ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire beats Genoa-Kingston in Sycamore Regional opener

    SYCAMORE – Emma Benoit found herself in an unusual position Monday night in a Class 3A Sycamore Regional first-round game between her No. 3-seeded Ham ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • On Campus: Hampshire grad Heine helps Saint Xavier women's basketball as grad assistant

    On most days, Chrissy Heine enjoys two of her passions. The Hampshire graduate begins her workday at ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Jandron hits 1,000, but Woodstock North falls to Hampshire

    Woodstock North's Josh Jandron scored 28 points to surpass 1,000 career points and become the first boys basketball player in school history to reach ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Marsden, 17 other locals qualify for state at Antioch

    ANTIOCH – As the defending state champion, Andrew Marsden began spotting a trend. “A lot of people ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Live updates from sectional wrestling

    We'll have live updates from around the area in sectional wrestling on Saturday. You can watch the C ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley tops Hampshire for unofficial FVC overall title

    HUNTLEY – In a week that already produced back-to-back conference championships and the school’s all-time scoring leader, Huntley didn’t need any extr ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock tops Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – Every time the Woodstock girls basketball team made a run on Tuesday night, it seemed like Hampshire had the answer with a spurt of its ow ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire shares FVC Fox title, playoff brackets for 3A/4A

    Hampshire earned a share of the FVC Fox championship by beating Prairie Ridge on Friday, although the Whips lost to Woodstock in their final division ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Jacobs' Sidor player of week, updated power rankings

    Athlete of the Week Carly Sidor, Jacobs, soph., G The sophomore guard led the Golden Eagles to a 65- ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats North Boone

    The Marengo boys basketball team made 15 3-pointers in its 81-47 win over North Boone in BNC East Division play at Marengo.
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Hampshire wins state title

    At the beginning of the season, the Hampshire cheerleading team was not even thinking about a possible state title.
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • High school wrestling: Live regional updates

    We will have updates all day from Class 3A, 2A and 1A wrestling regionals. At Class 2A Hampshire, Cr ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Jacobs co-op beats Woodstock co-op

    The Jacobs co-op boys swimming team defeated Woodstock co-op, 116-47, in a dual meet in Carpentersville. 
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire tops Prairie Ridge

    HAMPSHIRE – The last time Hampshire and Prairie Ridge met, the Whip-Purs suffered one of their worst offensive performances of the season and scored a ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Hampshire, Crystal Lake Central reach Day 2 at state

    For the second straight year, the Crystal Lake Central and Hampshire competitive cheerleading teams advanced to the second day of the state finals Fri ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • High school football: Area trio set to try walk-on role at NIU

    Neither Cary-Grove’s Scotty Topole nor Hampshire’s Mason Fleury signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, but eventually they hope to be NCAA D ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Hampshire, Crystal Lake Central and Huntley set to compete at state

    Following a ninth-place finish at the IHSA State Cheer Finals last year, Hampshire went back to work less than two months later determined to return t ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 5:45 pm
  • High school football: 3 walk on at NIU

    Three area players chose to walk on and become part of Northern Illinois' 2015 recruiting class.Cary ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 7:34 pm
  • High school wrestling: Previewing the regional tournaments

    Regional tournaments on Saturday start the state series with sectionals and the state finals the following two weekends.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley's Andrews closing in on school record

    With 18 points against Dundee-Crown on Jan. 27, Huntley’s Ali Andrews is 48 points away from tying Samantha Mader’s school scoring record of 1,655. Th ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • High School Girls Basketball Insider: Hampshire's Benoit Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekEmma BenoitHampshire, jr. FThe 6-foot junior forward led Hampshire to a pair of F ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • Prep Zone: Marian Central football's Gatz commits to Southwest Minnesota State

    Joe Gatz has a plan regarding his football career at Southwest Minnesota State.The Marian Central se ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 6:42 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Marengo slips past Harvard in OT

    The Marengo girls basketball team lost a fourth-quarter lead but managed to come back and defeat Harvard, 52-51, in overtime in Big Northern Conferenc ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Jacobs co-op fifth at Conant

    Francis Ogaban won the 200-meter individual medley and the 100 backstroke to lead the Jacobs co-op boys swimming team to a fifth-place finish at the C ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central gets revenge, beats Hampshire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After a 41-point loss to Hampshire back in December, Crystal Lake Central wanted payback Saturday night as the Whip-Purs came to the Ti ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Crystal Lake Central wins, Huntley runner-up and Hampshire advances at DeKalb Sectional

    DEKALB — The cheerleaders sat in silence, huddled in circles across the blue mat that was placed across the hardwood floor of DeKalb High’s Chuck Dayt ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire, Crystal Lake South and Alden-Hebron win

    Emma Benoit scored 28 points to lead the Hampshire girls to a 56-44 victory over Woodstock North in FVC Fox Division play at Hampshire. 
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry tops Jacobs co-op

    McHENRY- The McHenry boys swimming team didn’t have a great feeling about the dual with Jacobs co-op Thursday.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • High school wrestling: Seeds for Fox Valley Conference tourament

    WRESTLINGFVC TournamentSeeds106: 1. Ian Mullen, 29-3 (McHenry); 2. Zach Spencer, 30-7 (Huntley); 3. ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • High school wrestling: FVC tournament should be competitive

    The Fox Valley Conference Championship begins on Friday and starts the postseason tournaments. Regionals, sectionals and the state finals follow on su ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, Richmond-Burton and Alden-Hebron win

    Chanel Fanter made a 3-pointer with 50 seconds left to give the Crystal Lake South girls basketball team the lead as they went on to defeat McHenry 45 ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Richmond-Burton's Sara Swanson player of week

    Athlete of the WeekSara Swanson, Richmond-Burton, sr., GThe senior captain and point guard has been ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Inside high school boys basketball: Marengo's Knobloch Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekZach KnoblochMarengo, jr., GKnobloch was named the MVP of the South Beloit Martin ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Benoit’s free throw seals win for Hamphire girls

    HAMPSHIRE – As Emma Benoit stepped to the free-throw line, she looked up at the scoreboard to see a scenario that basketball players dream about. Ther ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Jake Goebbert's 'dream comes true' as jersey unveiled at Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – As Jake Goebbert pulled the banner off of his No. 4 San Diego Padres jersey Saturday night at Hampshire, the 27-year-old was overcome with ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Cary-Grove co-op wins Bison Invitational

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team won the 13-team Fred Palffy Bison Invitational at Buffalo Grove Saturday afternoon. 
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • Watch DeKalb Sectional high school competitive dance highlights

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

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

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With first-place Hampshire visiting on Friday night, a struggling Prairie Ridge team knew it had to be the aggressor on its home floor.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire beats Woodstock on OT putback

    HAMPSHIRE – Hampshire’s Brennen Woods had hit big shots all night – like his 3-pointer to close the first half and a layup to force overtime against W ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Aannah Interrante athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekAannah Interrante, Johnsburg, fr., GThe freshman shooting guard has led the Skyha ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Inside high school boys basketball: Jacobs' Orange Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekChrishawn Orange,Jacobs, sr., GThe Golden Eagles’ 6-foot-2 guard scored 24 points ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire stops Woodstock North

    WOODSTOCK – Inside Woodstock North’s huddle Saturday afternoon, coach Steve Ryan pressed his blue felt-tip marker firmly against his clipboard and loo ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley wins twice at DeKalb tournament

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

    Emma Benoit scored 17 points to lead the Hampshire girls basketball team to a 50-23 win over Crystal Lake Central in Fox Valley Conference Fox Divisio ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Wrestling: Anthony Moore, Eric Wagner lead Johnsburg wrestling past Richmond-Burton

    Anthony Moore and Eric Wagner both won by pin to help the Johnsburg wrestling team defeat Richmond-Burton, 55-18, in Big Northern Conference East Divi ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire falls to Sycamore

    HAMPSHIRE – A furious start gave Hampshire an early lead on Tuesday night, but it was ultimately a poor fourth quarter that doomed the Whip-Purs in a ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire rallies past Sycamore in OT

    SYCAMORE – First, the Sycamore press was giving the Hampshire boys basketball team fits. Then it was the Spartans' zone.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op tops Jacobs co-op

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Rick Schaefer has been working his team hard in practices and expected the result to be a dropoff ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Prairie Ridge's Kelly Klendworth Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekKelly KlendworthPrairie Ridge, sr., GThe 5-foot-8 guard was unstoppable from long ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 4:50 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove 2nd at Elk Grove

    Cooper Langanis won both the 200-yard freestyle and the 500 freestyle to help the Cary-Grove boys swimming team finish second at the eight-team Elk Gr ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge's big 2nd half bests Hampshire

    CRYSTAL LAKE — The game turned late in the second quarter.While the Hampshire girls basketball team ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 5:09 pm
  • Prep Zone: D-C's Kiwaun Seals' 42-point performance magical

    One of the beauties of sports is their ability to produce something magical at any moment. Tuesday n ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Huntley's Ali Andrews Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekAli AndrewsHuntley, jr., FThe 6-foot-2 forward averaged 23.5 points in the Montin ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Inside high school wrestling: Richmond-Burton's Grant Sutton Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the weekGRANT SUTTONRichmond-Burton, sr.Sutton won Palatine's Berman Holiday Classic on T ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Cary-Grove's Katie Barker Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekKatie BarkerCary-Grove, sr., GThe 5-foot-10 guard scored her 1,000th career point ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Prep Zone: Athletes, coaches look back on memorable 2014

    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. 30, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Antioch tops Hampshire in Lisle Cage Classic final

    The Hampshire girls basketball team lost to Antioch, 59-31, in the championship game of the Lisle Cage Classic on Tuesday night.
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: R-B's Grant Sutton makes case for No. 1 ranking in Class 2A

    Richmond-Burton’s Grant Sutton left little doubt about who is the state's best 132-pounder in Class 2A on Tuesday at the Berman Holiday Wrestling Clas ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 9:37 pm
  • Girls basketball roundup: Hampshire triumphs over Wheaton Academy at Lisle Holiday Cage Classic

    The Hampshire girls basketball team won for the second straight day at the Lisle Holiday Cage Classic with a 45-39 overtime win over Wheaton Academy o ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Boys basketball roundup: Harvard 1-1 at A-H Christmas tourney

    The Harvard boys basketball team went 1-1 on the first day of the Alden-Hebron Christmas Tournament on Saturday in Hebron. The Hornets won their first ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Northwest Herald's top 10 local sports stories in 2014

    The list of top local sports stories for 2014 was particularly strong because of its historical significance.
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove's Barker hits 1,000 points in win

    Katie Barker scored her 1,000th point in her Cary-Grove girls basketball career to help the Trojans win 47-25 over Mundelein at the Mundelein Mustang ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Hampshire edges West Chicago

    The Hampshire boys basketball team had four players reach double digits in points as they defeated West Chicago 59-57 at the Chuck Dayton Holiday Clas ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown's Creighton Fed is player of the week

    Athlete of the WeekCreighton Fed, Dundee-Crown, seniorThe Chargers’ guard led her team to a 3-0 reco ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 6:36 pm
  • High school basketball roundup: Hampshire boys, Cary-Grove girls win

    The Hampshire boys basketball team opened play at the Chuck Dayton Holiday tournament at DeKalb with a 67-59 overtime win over Harlem.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South's Baker player of week

    Athlete of the Week Tyler Baker, Crystal Lake South, Senior The Gators’ 5-foot-10 point guard had on ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake South edges Marian Central

    The Crystal Lake South wrestling team defeated Marian Central, 42-34, in nonconference action Wednesday in Crystal Lake.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire's Emma Benoit player of week

    Athlete of the WeekEmma Benoit, Hampshire, jr., FThe 6-foot forward led the Whip-Purs in scoring in ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire rolls past Crystal Lake Central in conference opener

    HAMPSHIRE – In a competitive conference, every team wants to get that first win. Hampshire came into Tuesday's FVC Fox Division opener against Crystal ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock's Mason Sutter player of week

    Athlete of the Week Mason Sutter Woodstock, sr., F The Blue Streaks’ 6-foot-5 forward led them in sc ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire, Johnsburg win

    Emma Benoit scored a game-high 23 points on nine field goals to lead the Hampshire girls basketball team to a 40-26 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Jacobs fourth at St. Viator

    Francis Ogaban won the 200-yard individual medley (2:06.36) and finished second in the 100 backstroke (55.48) to lead Jacobs co-op boys swimming team ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South's Fanter player of week

    Athlete of the WeekChanel Fanter, Crystal Lake South, jr., GFanter helped lead the Gators to a 3-0 r ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire beats Cary-Grove in OT

    HAMPSHIRE – Rather than sulking after missing what would have been the game-winning layup in the final seconds of regulation, Hampshire’s Matthew Brid ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • High school basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge girls stop Woodstock North

    The Prairie Ridge girls basketball team held off a late Woodstock North rally Friday night to win in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play, 48-41, i ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Prep wrestling: Harvard tops Burlington Central, Johnsburg

    The Harvard wrestling team defeated Burlington Central, 29-27, and Johnsburg, 42-24, on Wednesday at the Johnsburg Triangular to improve to 5-0 overal ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Jazza Johns player of week, Huntley tops power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekJazza Johns, Johnsburg, jr., FJohns averaged 14 points, 13 rebounds, 4.5 steals a ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Woodstock North's Jandron player of week

    Athlete of the WeekJosh JandronWoodstock North, Senior, GuardJandron scored 85 points in three games ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 7:37 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire tops Sycamore to reach tournament final

    SYCAMORE – Matt Bridges couldn't miss.The Hampshire senior forward made all six of his shots, includ ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • High school wrestling: Despite two losses, Hampshire competitive at Sycamore quad

    SYCAMORE – Despite giving up four forfeits, Hampshire had a chance to beat host Sycamore in the middle match of a quad on Wednesday.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • High school wrestling: FVC Fox preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCEFOX DIVISIONCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Justen Lehr (seventh season)Last season: ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Fox Valley Fox Division preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceFox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Paul Lichtenheld, third seasonLast year’ ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Five players to watch

    5 to watchAli Andrews, Huntley, jr., forward Andrews, the Northwest Herald Player of the Year and a ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • High school swimming: Jacobs-Hampshire co-op wins FVC title

    WOODSTOCK – Jacobs-Hampshire co-op didn’t win a lot of races on Saturday at the girls swimming Fox Valley Conference Championship at Woodstock North, ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • High school football: Hampshire beats Woodstock

    HAMPSHIRE – When Matthew Kielbasa’s coach handed him the kicking block in preparation for teeing up a late, deep field goal, he was scared by how far ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Kaneland blanks Hampshire for regional title

    BURLINGTON – Midway through the second half of Friday's Class 2A Burlington Central Regional championship soccer match, there still was no score betwe ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Girls Volleyball Roundup: Huntley beats Grayslake Central

    The Huntley girls volleyball team defeated Grayslake Central in two sets Thursday, 25-25, 25-16 in Fox Valley Conference crossover play. 
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Prairie Ridge High School doubles team gives top seed scare at state tennis tourney

    MOUNT PROSPECT – It was close. Closer even than the, 7-5, 7-5, score might indicate.Prairie Ridge’s ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • High school girls swimming: Jacobs co-op beats Huntley

    Izzy Bavaro won both the 100-yard freestyle (1:02.81) and the 100 backstroke (1:07.66) to lead Jacobs co-op girls swimming to a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Prairie Ridge doubles duo confident for state meet

    When the IHSA announced the seeds and first-round matches this week for the girls tennis state tournament beginning Thursday, it was as if Prairie Rid ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys soccer: Hampshire upsets top-seeded Burlington Central

    The Hampshire boys soccer team scored two overtime goals to upset Burlington Central in the regional semifinals 3-1 at the Class 2A Burlington Central ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central rolls past Hampshire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Central Tigers came into Friday night's FVC Fox Division game against Hampshire knowing that if they executed their ga ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Prep Roundup: Hampshire High School boys soccer team rolls in regional opener

    Hampshire defeated Sandwich, 7-1, Friday at the boys soccer Class 2A Burlington Central Regional on Friday in Hampshire.  
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • High school football: Week 8 preview capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionJohnsburg (6-1, 5-0) at Burlington Central (5-2, 5-0)When: 7:15 ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Padres' Jake Goebbert an offseason Hampshire pumpkin farmer

    The unofficial tour guide has replaced his usual work headwear, the navy baseball cap with white interlocking “SD,” with one more indigenous.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Huntley tops Dundee-Crown

    At Carpentersville, the Huntley girls volleyball team defeated Dundee-Crown in straight sets, 25-13, 25-18, to earn a Fox Valley Conference Valley Div ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Ebirim powers Prairie Ridge past Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – Prairie Ridge traveled to Hampshire Friday night, took the lead with a six-minute opening drive and never lost it on the way to a 28-20 vi ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Prep volleyball roundup: Marian Central tops St. Viator

    At Arlington Heights, junior outside hitter Rachel Giustino recorded 10 kills and added 15 digs to lead the Marian Central girls volleyball team to a ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Friday's prep football game capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionRichmond-Burton (4-2, 2-2) at Burlington Central (4-2, 4-0)When ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Swimming roundup: Jacobs-Hampshire tops St. Viator

    GIRLS SWIMMINGJacobs-Hampshire 58, St. Viator 36: At Arlington Heights, Alexa Agoranos and Jackie O' ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Boys soccer roundup: Harvard finishes BNC East undefeated

    The Harvard boys soccer team completed Big Northern Conference East Division undefeated after finishing its regular season with a 1-0 victory over Joh ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Marian Central beats Fenwick

    Marian Central improved to 3-1 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference with a 25-18, 25-20 win against Fenwick on Tuesday.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Tennis Roundup: Prairie Ridge wraps up FVC Fox title

    Prairie Ridge wrapped up the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division with a 7-0 home win against Grayslake Central on Tuesday.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Hampshire boys golfers win Class 2A Marengo Regional

    MARENGO – Hampshire boys golf coach Jeff Howe had confidence his team would place in the top three at the Class 2A Marengo Regional, earning a spot in ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Hampshire's injuries piling up

    After a 21-9 homecoming loss to conference opponent Woodstock North Friday night, the Hampshire Whip-Purs (3-3, 1-2 FVC Fox) are one banged up footbal ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 7:47 pm
  • Pentagoons pave way as Woodstock North beats Hampshire to stay undefeated in FVC Fox

    HAMPSHIRE – All Woodstock North needed was the running game and one pass to keep its undefeated FVC Fox conference record intact against Hampshire Fri ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Prep roundup: Marian Central volleyball beats Carmel in 3 sets

    Rachel Giustino and Sydney Nemtuda each had nine kills for Marian Central, which came back from a first set loss to defeat Carmel 12-25, 25-21, 25-23 ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South clinches share of FVC Valley

    Crystal Lake South clinched a share of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys soccer title with a 2-0 win at home against McHenry on Thursday.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Prep Roundup: R-B golf, D-C tennis, Jacobs/Hampshire swimming win

    Jordan Hahn shot a 2-under 34 to help Richmond-Burton defeat Wauconda, 158-179, on Wednesday in a nonconference boys golf match at Countryside in Mund ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Boys Soccer Roundup: Prairie Ridge edges Hampshire in OT

    At Hampshire, the Prairie Ridge boys soccer team defeated Hampshire on Tuesday with a goal from senior midfielder Nick Hoklas in the first overtime of ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Boys Soccer Roundup: Cary-Grove wins Carmel tournament

    MUNDELEIN – Cary-Grove soccer coach Mark Olson credited four of his reserves, none of whom scored goals, with turning around the Trojans' game with Ca ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Numbers game: Athletic conference realignment could continue into future

    During the early moments of the fourth quarter of an early September Fox Valley Conference Fox Division football game, Crystal Lake Central quarterbac ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Huntley boys golfers win 4th straight Fran Noyes title in Genoa

    GENOA – Huntley boys golf coach Jim Rolando was straightforward in his assessment of why the Red Raiders have done so well in the Fran Noyes Invitatio ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • Infographic: Football conference enrollment in McHenry County

    In the past year, nine area schools have announced their intentions to leave for new conferences, effective in 2016.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Hampshire wins at Urbana

    Hampshire's defense came up when it needed to, stopping a two-point conversion with three minutes left to beat Urbana 22-20.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Prep Roundup: Prairie Ridge boys golfers shoot 2-under 142, beat Hampshire

    Prairie Ridge's boys golf team shot 2 under par as a team and came within two shots of tying the school record Friday at Prairie Isle in Prairie Grove ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Huntley tops McHenry

    Huntley won three of the four doubles matches at McHenry on Thursday to pull out a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win. 
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Golf roundup: Prairie Ridge boys hand Richmond-Burton first defeat

    The Prairie Ridge boys golf team defeated previously unbeaten Richmond-Burton, 153-159, in nonconference play at Nippersink Golf Course in Genoa City, ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Cross country roundup: Woodstock girls win Hampshire Triangular

    At Hampshire, Woodstock defeated Prairie Ridge, 24-31, and Hampshire, 25-32, at the Hampshire Triangular. Hampshire beat Prairie Ridge, 28-29.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Golf roundup: Huntley beats Dundee-Crown

    At Bonnie Dundee in East Dundee, Huntley defeated the Chargers, 153-160, behind Andrew Mendonca's 2-over-par 37. Jake Bowser and Danny Spoeth added 38 ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Woodstock

    At Crystal Lake, junior forward Austin Marconi scored five goals – including four in the first half – to lead Prairie Ridge to a 7-0 Fox Valley Confer ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Girls Swimming: Jacobs/Hampshire defeats McHenry

    At McHenry, the Jacobs/Hampshire girls swimming team defeated McHenry, 114-55, on Monday. The Jacobs 200-yard medley relay of Isabelle Babarro, Rochel ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Hampshire takes positives out of Friday's loss

    HUNTLEY – Huntley's 56-15 win over Hampshire on Friday night might have been lopsided in favor of the Red Raiders, but Whip-Purs coach Mike Brasile wa ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • Prep cross country roundup: CL South boys 3rd in Warren Invite

    The Crystal Lake South boys cross country team finished third in the 20-team Warren Invite on Saturday in Gurnee. The Gators finished with 76 points, ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Huntley wins big again, this time over Hampshire

    HUNTLEY – Following a pair of wins in which Huntley outscored its opposition by a combined score of 128 to 22, the Red Raiders were looking forward to ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • Golf roundup: Lenzini leads Jacobs past Crystal Lake South

    At Randall Oaks in West Dundee, Jacobs' Justin Lenzini fired an even-par 35 and earned medalist honors to lead the Golden Eagles to a 147-166 Fox Vall ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Marian Central tops Nazareth

    At Woodstock, Ariel Majewski won at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0, for Marian Central in a 3-2 East Suburban Catholic Conference victory against Nazareth Ac ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Woodstock volleyball edges Hampshire in 3

    HAMPSHIRE — For as much as Thursday’s Fox Valley Conference girls volleyball match between Hampshire and Woodstock was a back-and-forth affair, it har ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Soccer roundup: McHenry shuts out Hampshire

    At McHenry, James Mulhall scored just five minutes into the game to help the Warriors win 2-0 in a Fox Valley Conference crossover game against Hampsh ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Take 2: Will Hampshire push undefeated Huntley?

    Huntley (3-0) hosts Hampshire (2-1) in a Fox Valley Conference crossover football game at 7:15 p.m. Friday. The Red Raiders have a chance to equal the ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Golf roundup: Richmond-Burton girls clinch BNC East again

    The Richmond-Burton girls golf team clinched its second straight Big Northern Conference East division title with the 177-247 victory over Harvard at ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Cary-Grove edges Hampshire

    Cary-Grove swept the doubles and Hampshire won all of the singles matches in a Fox Valley Conference crossover win for the Trojans on Tuesday.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Cary-Grove wins at Hampshire

    The Cary-Grove boys soccer team scored two first-half goals to defeat Hampshire 2-1 in Fox Valley crossover play in Hampshire.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Jacobs girls golf nearly hits goal, finishes fourth in Elgin

    ELGIN – Jacobs girls golf coach Megan Placko has watched her team improve from week to week, working hard to achieve one of its season-long goals: con ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Brad Boelkow, Richmond-Burton, RB: With a nickname like “The Hammer” its easy to come to the conclusion that Richmond-Burton running back Brad Boelkow ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 12:37 am
  • Hampshire rolls past Grayslake Central

    GRAYSLAKE –  It was sloppy at times with the constant rain and chilly conditions.But, good teams alw ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Hampshire edges Huntley

    At Hampshire, Hannah Houghland won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0, for the Whip-Purs in a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against Huntley. Also fo ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South beats Woodstock North

    At Crystal Lake, sophomore forward Andrew Grabowski scored twice in the second half to lead the Gators to a 4-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover win ag ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Congratulations Sam Kaufman, February Athlete of the Month!