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  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South tops Hampshire behind 11 3-pointers

    HAMPSHIRE – An 11-point scoring burst by Crystal Lake South to overtake Hampshire and end the first quarter Tuesday night was a sign of things to come ...
    NEW: Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry finishes 4th at Burlington MLK tourney; Woodstock wins in final seconds

    McHenry led for most of three quarters, but Genoa-Kingston's hot-shooting fourth quarter proved enough to give the Cogs third place at the Burlington ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • High school football: Hampshire QB Jake Vincent, WR Jared Hornbeck bound for Robert Morris

    Hampshire quarterback Jake Vincent felt a connection with Robert Morris University football coach Jared Williamson and appreciates what the Eagles hav ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 5:23 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry 2nd in Batavia Tournament with 3 individual champs

    McHenry finished second at the 17-team Batavia Tournament on Saturday with three individual champions and nine place winners.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:24 pm
  • High school basketball: Hampshire hits 12 3s, tops Kaneland in Burlington Central MLK Classic

    BURLINGTON – A team that can knock down 3-pointers always gives itself a chance to win.The Hampshire ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:15 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Woodstock falls to Genoa-Kingston

    Woodstock's Autumn Overly scored nine points and Gabriella Scolio had eight, but the Blue Streaks lost, 56-33, to Genoa-Kingston in a nonconference ga ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 9:30 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins Jefferson Invite; McHenry 4th; Woodstock has individual champion

    Cary-Grove co-op did not win an individual event and won only one relay but earned the team championship Saturday at the boys swimming J-Hawk Invitati ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:39 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown upsets Huntley; Hampshire, Johnsburg, Woodstock North win

    Dundee-Crown's Paige Gieseke scored 12 points and Allison Michalski added 10 to help the Chargers top first-place Huntley in a Fox Valley Conference g ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • High school wrestling: Woodstock North sweeps quad, including wins over R-B and Hampshire

    The Woodstock North wrestling team swept three duals Friday night in Woodstock.The Thunder started b ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire, Marian Central fall

    Genoa-Kingston 69, Hampshire 57: At the Burlington Central MLK Classic in Burlington, Tre Powell scored 18 points to lead the Whip-Purs in a loss Frid ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Marengo's Marissa Knobloch is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week Marissa KnoblochMarengo, so., GKnobloch scored a career-high 26 ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 5:13 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Huntley, Jacobs win in FVC play; Woodstock loses to Burlington Central

    Huntley boys basketball erased a 14-point second-half deficit to beat Hampshire, 60-57, Wednesday at Hampshire. Mathew Seng scored 19 points for the R ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • Prep softball: Hampshire’s Delaney Rummell commits to Illinois

    Two ACL surgeries in a span of two-plus years weren’t enough to keep Hampshire’s Delaney Rummell away from the sport she has loved since she was a lit ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 7:02 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, Huntley, Prairie Ridge win in FVC play

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

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A midweek dual during finals wasn't the best environment for personal-best times, as Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Scott Lattyak ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 9:28 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley 2nd at Sycamore Tournament with two champions

    The Huntley wrestling team finished second overall at the 26-team Sycamore Invitational, led by first-place finishes from Luke Loprieno (138 pounds) a ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:17 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Dundee-Crown, Huntley, Richmond-Burton win

    Liz Alsot scored 16 points and powered McHenry past Hampshire, 38-34, Friday in Fox Valley Conference girls basketball action in McHenry. Alsot made s ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Huntley's Morgan Clausen is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMorgan ClausenHuntley, sr., FClausen averaged 14.8 points and eight rebounds a ga ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:45 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire puts away Prairie Ridge

    HAMPSHIRE – Hampshire had drifted away from the efficient offense that had built a 10-point lead early against Prairie Ridge.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • Boys swimming: Team preview capsules

    CARY-GROVE CO-OP Coach: Scott Lattyak (first season) Last year: First at FVC meet, two-state quali ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 3:23 pm
  • Five swimmers to watch

    Harold OgabanHampshire, so.Ogaban won the FVC title in the 100 breaststroke last year as a freshman ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys swimming preview: Cary-Grove and McHenry aiming to stay on top after changing of the guard

    The start of the 2016-17 season arrived with some big changes for two of the area’s top teams, in the pool and on the deck. Cary-Grove co-op and McHen ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley tops Marian Catholic in Montini Christmas Tournament

    Huntley 40, Marian Catholic 33: At the Montini Christmas Tournament, Morgan Clausen scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Red Raiders to victory Th ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry defeats Thornton Fractional South

    Gavin Markgraff scored 20 points to lead McHenry in a 59-57 win over Thornton Fractional South on Thursday at the York Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament in ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekRachel DumoulinHampshire, sr., G-FDumoulin had 17 points against ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove and Jacobs win in tournament play

    Dundee-Crown’s Paige Gieseke scored a game-high 13 points to lead the hosting Chargers to a win over Barrington, 39-33, in the consolation semifinals ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:27 am
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown and Alden-Hebron win; E.C. Nichols Classic wraps up

    Dundee-Crown’s Tariq Burns scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Chargers to a 51-43 win over Clemente on Wednesday at the Wheeling Har ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire tops Fenwick in OT at Dundee-Crown Charger-Komaromy Classic

    Rachel Dumoulin scored a game-high 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting Tuesday to propel the Hampshire girls basketball team to a 54-50 overtime win against ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire sinks Burlington Central in opener of Dundee-Crown tournament

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin made sure Burlington Central's steal-and-score late in the fourth quarter in both teams' opening game at ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 7:47 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: McHenry's Izzy Gscheidle is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekIzzy GscheidleMcHenry, so., GGscheidle has been on fire at the N ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Johnsburg's Zach Toussaint is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekZach ToussaintJohnsburg, so., GToussaint continued his scoring tear for the Skyha ...
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: 11 from area on Champaign News-Gazette All-State team

    Eleven area players were selected to the Champaign News-Gazette 2016 Illinois All-State Girls Volleyball Team, released Sunday.
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove defeats Hampshire

    CARY – Cary-Grove guard Becca Kendeigh found a nice spot in the corner and let it fly. On her team's next possession, the 5-foot-7 senior did it again ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg seeks to defend Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team will look to defend its Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title starting Friday when the 16-team tournament tips o ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Inside high school girls basketball: Cary-Grove's Katie Sowa is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekKatie SowaCary-Grove, jr., FSowa led the Trojans in two victorie ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Hampshire defeats Crystal Lake Central

    HAMPSHIRE – Tre Powell was all over the floor in the first half, twice getting steals and layups, then scoring on other drives to the basket for 10 po ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • High school boys soccer: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Jake King McHenry, sr., GK King again was the area's best shot stopper, filling up th ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Marengo, Jacobs, Hampshire, Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove and Richmond-Burton win

    Marengo freshman Jordan Parker scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Indians to a Kishwaukee River Conference girls basketball win over Harvard, 71 ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Woodstock North tops Prairie Ridge, Marengo sweeps triangular

    The Prairie Ridge wrestling team won six bouts, but forfeited six others, allowing Woodstock North to win Tuesday's nonconference dual, 45-25, in Crys ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • High school girls cross country: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

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

    First TeamOffenseQB-Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, jr.Evans (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) repeats as the Nort ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 6:08 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs routs Hampshire in FVC action

    Thirteen players scored for the Jacobs boys basketball team and eight added 3-pointers Saturday in a 78-31 Fox Valley Conference win against Hampshire ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove 1st in Rolling Meadows Wild Stallion Jamboree

    The Cary-Grove boys swimming team placed first at the Rolling Meadows Wild Stallion Jamboree on Saturday in Rolling Meadows, finishing 83 points ahead ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 8:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Johnsburg, Cary-Grove, Woodstock North pick up wins; Marengo loses to Burlington Central

    Hampshire edged Huntley, 34-30, in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball game Friday night in Hampshire behind 11 points from Rachel Dumoulin. 
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Jacobs co-op 2nd at St. Viator Invitational

    The Jacobs co-op boys swimming team was edged for first place by Prospect on Wednesday at the St. Viator Invitational in Arlington Heights.
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge rolls past Hampshire in 2nd half

    HAMPSHIRE – Prairie Ridge spent the last part of the first half solving its offensive issues then worked on defensive adjustments during the halftime ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge at Hampshire boys basketball

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    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys golf: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Boys Golf All-Area teamFirst teamZach BeaugureauCary-Grove, sr.Beaugureau advanced ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marengo wins Richmond-Burton's Tom DuBois Classic for 2nd straight season

    RICHMOND – The 106-pound championship final of Saturday's Tom DuBois Wrestling Classic at Richmond-Burton took almost everything out of Marengo's Land ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 7:23 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
  • High school boys basketball: Dundee-Crown tops Hampshire

    CARPENTERSVILLE – The win that slipped away from Dundee-Crown on Saturday, after leading Hampshire by 14 in the fourth quarter, nagged at the Chargers ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • PHOTOS: Dundee-Crown boys basketball beats Hampshire

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    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry beats Cary-Grove; Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire

    The McHenry wrestling team beat Cary-Grove, 39-27, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet Thursday night at McHenry. McHenry’s Tyler Lowery (138 pounds) ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:16 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 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 boys basketball: Jacobs sinks Deerfield in Ed Molitor Palatine Thanksgiving Boys Basketball Classic

    Cooper Schwartz, Mason Materna and Cameron Krutwig all scored in double figures Saturday to lead Jacobs to a 54-40 win against Deerfield in the champi ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire falls to Maine West in tourney action

    Meagan Heine scored a game-high 12 points Saturday for Hampshire in a 49-30 loss to Maine West in the final game of Hoffman Estates Girls Basketball T ...
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo wins twice, makes title game of Ottawa tournament

    Marengo's Michael Volkening scored 28 points against Oak Forest and 29 points against CICS Longwood on Friday as the Indians went 2-0 at the Dean Rile ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire defeats tourney host Hoffman Estates

    Rachel Dumoulin scored a game-high 20 points for Hampshire on Friday in a 47-42 win over Hoffman Estates at the Hoffman Estates Girls Basketball Tourn ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 8:33 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball

    Athlete of the Week Vannessa GarreltsMarian Central, jr., GThe 5-foot-5 junior led the Hurricanes to ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • 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 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 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 girls basketball: Woodstock North, Alden-Hebron, Hampshire, Huntley win tournament games

    Maddie Busch scored 18 points Saturday to lead the Woodstock North girls basketball team to a 42-34 win against Rockford Jefferson in the fifth-place ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron win tournament games

    Senior K.C. Davids led the Richmond-Burton girls basketball team to a season-opening victory over Round Lake, 46-33, with 15 points and a 7-of-8 perfo ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 10:43 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 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 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 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 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
  • 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 boys soccer: Early goals doom Hampshire in sectional semifinal loss

    WHEATON – The first goal seemed to come from nowhere, in the early moments when the two teams were still feeling each other out.
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:32 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 boys soccer insider: Jacobs' Noah Melick is Athlete of the Week; postseason notes; more

    Athlete of the weekNoah MelickJacobs, jr., FMelick scored five goals in two games the past week, hel ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 4:47 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Hampshire sweeps Jefferson to open Crystal Lake South Regional

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The last time the Hampshire girls volleyball team stepped onto the gym floor of Crystal Lake South, senior middle blocker Olivia Magnus ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 9:20 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: Jacobs drops Hampshire to become playoff-eligible

    HAMPSHIRE – At halftime, Jacobs felt it needed to raise its level of play, lest the second half against Hampshire could be the last football the Golde ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 12:59 am
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs vs. Hampshire football

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    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:11 am
  • 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: 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 boys soccer: Hampshire and Prairie Ridge win regional semifinals, set up FVC rematch in final

    HAMPSHIRE – Doug Stuehler leapt with an idea and a longshot of hope. When he landed, he saw the ball rolling into the net, a "phenominal" feeling as h ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Prep football: Jacobs "excited" for playoff opportunity

    Jacobs guard Jimmy Wormsley remembers the feeling all too well from his freshman season.The Golden E ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 8:06 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 notes: Collins keeps Cary-Grove offense rolling

    For a quarterback, Bobby Collins doesn’t throw the ball much. But in Cary-Grove’s triple-option offense, he doesn’t need to. 
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Woodstock North's Vela, Cullotta advance to state

    Woodstock North junior Faith Vela and freshman Aly Cullotta finished second in doubles Saturday at the Class 1A Antioch Sectional to qualify for state ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:08 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: McHenry tops Hampshire to clinch playoff berth

    HAMPSHIRE – After a first half in which Hampshire accomplished little, the scoring drive early in the third quarter capped by Jake Vincent’s 9-yard sc ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • High school football: Jake Vincent, Jared Hornbeck hope to get Hampshire back into playoffs

    Around 11 a.m. each Saturday, Hampshire’s football players are released from their meeting, free to do what they would like the rest of the weekend.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:40 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
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Crystal Lake Central tops Marian Central on senior night

    Crystal Lake Central’s boys soccer team celebrated senior night by defeating Marian Central, 2-1, Wednesday in nonconference play in Crystal Lake. Sen ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • PHOTOS: Fox Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament

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    Oct. 8, 2016 - 5:56 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge dominates Hampshire

    CRYSTAL LAKE - A week before the season, Prairie Ridge quarterback Samson Evans was running and felt a pop in his quad. He couldn’t walk, let alone fi ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • 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
  • 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 boys soccer: Cary-Grove edges Hampshire

    Patrick Kingdon scored a second-half goal off an assist from Ricky Ayala on Friday to give Cary-Grove a 1-0 Fox Valley Conference boys soccer victory ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 10:07 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
  • 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 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 volleyball insider: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekAva Pauly, McHenry, sr., OHPauly helped lead the Warriors to third place at the S ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 4:49 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 volleyball: Richmond-Burton runner-up in Hampshire Invitational

    HAMPSHIRE – Holding leads in the second and third sets of the Hampshire Invitational final Saturday, Richmond-Burton's volleyball team tried to keep t ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 11:52 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
  • 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 boys soccer roundup: Harvard, Woodstock North, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Huntley win

    Alonzo Carrillo scored five goals, including the final four in the first half, Thursday to lead the Harvard boys soccer team to a 9-1 Kishwaukee River ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:36 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 girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win conference matches

    Addie Halverson had a team-high nine kills and six aces to lead Richmond-Burton to a three-set Kishwaukee River Conference win over Woodstock on Tuesd ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:57 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 girls cross country: Richmond-Burton wins Genoa-Kingston Matt Walter Invite, Hampshire comes in second

    Richmond-Burton had four top-10 finishers, most of any team at the Genoa-Kingston Matt Walter Invite, helping the Rockets take home the overall title ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Hampshire wins Genoa-Kingston Matt Walter Invite, Richmond-Burton second

    Hampshire's Jacob Oury finished second at the Genoa-Kingston Matt Walter Invitational on Tuesday at Walcamp in Kingston, leading the Whip-Purs to a te ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:18 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 girls cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini wins Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini finished first, and Huntley was third Saturday at the Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Girls Cross Country Invitational at S ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:35 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 boys soccer roundup: McHenry wins own tournament; Jacobs beats DeKalb

    McHenry's boys soccer team captured the McHenry Classic title for the third year in a row, going 2-0 Saturday in McHenry with victories over Northridg ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High school boys golf: Hampshire wins Fran Noyes Invitational at Marengo Ridge

    Hampshire's boys golf team captured the Genoa-Kingston Fran Noyes Invitational title Saturday at Marengo Ridge in Marengo.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:16 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: Hampshire holds off Crystal Lake Central charge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Hampshire quarterback Jake Vincent and wide receiver Jared Hornbeck did what they do ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • 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 girls golf roundup: Pascente lead Prairie Ridge win hole-in-one, McHenry and Marengo also win

    Prairie Ridge's Sophia Pacente shot a 40, including the first competitive hole-in-one in school history, to lead the Wolves in a 180-239 nonconference ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:39 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 girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock North, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Dundee-Crown and Woodstock win

    Woodstock North's Emily Haynes recorded a school record 35 digs to lead the Thunder (5-12, 2-3) in a Kishwaukee River Conference win, 23-25, 25-17, 25 ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:24 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
  • Congratulations Zach Toussaint, December Athlete of the Month!