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  • 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 boys basketball roundup: Harvard edges Alden-Hebron

    Behind 18 points from senior Eric McDowell, the Harvard boys basketball team topped Alden-Hebron, 49-43, Thursday at Harvard. 
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • High school football: All-Kishwaukee River Conference team announced

    Here is the All-Kishwaukee River Conference football team: All-Kishwaukee River Conference Team Of ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • 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: 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 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
  • Wrestling: Huntley goes 2-1 at Plainfield North Quad

    The Huntley wrestling team went 2-1 Wednesday at the Plainfield North Quad, defeating Bolingbrook, 41-25, and Plainfield North, 51-15, and losing to G ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:11 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 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 wrestling preview: Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen tries to re-create state-title success

    Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr planted the seed of this year’s motivation early for Tigers senior Lenny Petersen.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • High school wrestling preview: Five to watch

    Lenny Petersen Crystal Lake Central, sr.The area’s only returning state champion. Petersen went 41-4 ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 6:05 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: 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 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
  • 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: Marengo edges Harvard to reach Burlington Central Regional semifinals

    BURLINGTON – Marengo didn’t have much of a problem when it faced Harvard twice in Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball action this season, but ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Belvidere edges Harvard for regional title

    WOODSTOCK – Stingy defense was the name of the game during Harvard's 1-0 Class 2A Woodstock North Regional championship soccer loss against Belvidere ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 7:48 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
  • Hornets’ season ends with shutout loss to Rockets

    BURLINGTON – Arguably the toughest Harvard Hornet of them all, senior Liam Joyce could only dry his eyes following Friday night's season finale at Bur ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 12:58 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 boys soccer: 48 hours later, Harvard beats Woodstock North in OT

    WOODSTOCK – Usually as a game enters overtime, teams have a matter of minutes to make adjustments. In the Class 2A regional semifinal at Woodstock Nor ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 7:10 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 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 boys soccer insider: Johnsburg' Logan Andersen is athlete of the week; power rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKLogan AndersenJohnsburg, sr. MAnderson scored a pair of crucial game-winning goal ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: R-B's Hommowun wins KRC Meet

    Richmond-Burton's Ryan Hommowun won the Kishwaukee River Conference Boys Cross Country Meet Saturday to lead the Rockets to the conference championshi ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Woodstock's Jacobs 2nd in KRC Meet

    Woodstock’s Kate Jacobs finished second overall at the Kishwaukee River Conference Girls Cross Country Meet on Saturday to lead the Blue Streaks to th ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:14 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: Johnsburg overcomes slow first quarter to sink Harvard

    HARVARD – Harvard hung with Johnsburg just long enough on Friday for thoughts of an upset to begin creeping into Dan Horne Field.
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Johnsburg spoils Harvard's perfect KRC record

    Will Conroy, Dean Wiersum and Logan Anderson each scored for Johnsburg on Thursday, as the Skyhawks handed Harvard a 3-2 Kishwaukee River Conference b ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • 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 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 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
  • 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: Harvard falls at North Boone

    POPLAR GROVE - The Harvard Hornets endured their lumps and tried to envision a brighter future throughout Friday night's nonconference game at North B ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:14 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 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 boys soccer: Harvard takes first loss; Woodstock wins; Marian Central loses

    Harvard conceded two first-half goals and couldn't recover Wednesday, losing a nonconference game, 2-0, at Lakes. It was the first loss of the year fo ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 9:36 pm
  • HIgh school girls volleyball: Richmond-Burton beats Harvard; Alden-Hebron loses nonconference match

    Richmond-Burton's Addie Halverson had eight kills and eight digs Wednesday to lead the Rockets in a Kishwaukee River Conference win over Harvard, 25-1 ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 9:34 pm
  • High school boys golf: Marian Central wins first boys golf regional since 2008

    ELGIN — Marian Central senior golfer Wyatt Wagner was talking, but his eyes kept gravitating toward the Class 2A regional championship plaque in his l ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 6:38 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Harvard's Alonzo Carrillo is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the WeekAlonzo Carrillo, Harvard, Sr. Fwd.The senior captain led Harvard to three consecu ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 4:27 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 boys soccer: Harvard, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock North win, Jacobs draws

    Second-half goals by Ismael Abarran and Alonzo Carrillo led Harvard to a 2-0 Kishwaukee River Conference win over Burlington Central on Saturday at Ha ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • 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
  • High school football: Richmond-Burton tops Harvard

    HARVARD – In the waning moments Friday, Harvard’s Cipriano Flores, a 5-foot-3, 140-pound safety, leaped and swatted a would-be completion from the gra ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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
  • 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
  • High school boys soccer insider: McHenry's Jake King is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and game to watch

    Athlete of the weekJake King, McHenry, Sr. GKKing has not conceded a goal since returning to the lin ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 4:52 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 boys golf roundup: Cary-Grove tops Huntley; Harvard, Marengo win

    Cary-Grove's Colin Baily and Zach Beaugureau each shot 39s Monday to lead the Trojans to a 166-181 Fox Valley Conference boys golf victory over Huntle ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 9:59 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
  • PHOTOS: Harvard vs. Johnsburg boys soccer

    Harvard at Johnsburg boys soccer on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 5:42 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard beats Johnsburg in clash of KRC leaders

    JOHNSBURG – "Comebacks make good stories, people," Johnsburg boys soccer coach Rob Eastland yelled to his team as they took the field for the second h ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 11:40 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: Marengo tops Harvard

    HARVARD – Seems nothing makes sense for this season's Harvard Hornets.As improbable as it may seem, ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:07 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 boys golf roundup: McHenry, Prairie Ridge and Huntley win duals

    McHenry's Ben Prisching shot an even-par 35 and Truman Keppy shot a 39 lead the Warriors in a nonconference win over the Blue Streaks, 162-181, at McH ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:34 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
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Crystal Lake Central and McHenry win triangulars, Richmond-Burton takes dual

    Crystal Lake Central swept the top three finishes at its girls cross country triangular Tuesday, picking up a pair of Fox Valley Conference dual wins ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central win triangulars, Richmond-Burton takes dual

    Praire Ridge's Flilip Pajak and Mike Ostrow took the top two spots in Tuesday's 3-mile cross country race at McHenry Township Park, leading the Wolves ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock, McHenry, Alden-Hebron, Johnsburg, Jacobs and Richmond-Burton win

    Autumn Overly and Patience McKenzie each had 11 assists to drive the Woodstock offense in a Kishwaukee River conference win over Marengo, 25-21, 25-15 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge, Jacobs and Richmond-Burton win

    Steven Nalepa shot a 2-under 34 and Cameron Karney shot a 1-under 35 to lead Prairie Ridge in a Fox Valley Conference win over Huntley, 147-171, at Pr ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:01 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
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard staying focused through undefeated start

    Harvard's 2014 state semifinal appearance loomed large over last season. The Hornets couldn't help but think about getting back to the state's biggest ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school football: Sumner scores five TDs in Woodstock's win over Harvard

    WOODSTOCK – Jacob Sumner logged some significant mileage in Friday night's homecoming contest. Personifying his team's Blue Streaks moniker, Sumner ta ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • High school football: Week 4 coverage, photos and more

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

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

    Updates from all of the area's 11 football games for Week 4 on Sept. 16. ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 5:31 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Jacobs, Cary-Grove and Richmond-Burton win

    BOYS GOLF Prairie Ridge 152, Crystal Lake Central 163: At Prairie Isle in Prairie Grove, Crystal La ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • High school volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Woodstock, Cary-Grove, McHenry and Huntley win

    Johnsburg 2, Marengo 0: At Johnsburg, Alex Arber had five kills to lead the Skyhawks in a 25-20, 25-21 Kishwaukee River Conference win. Johnsburg's Ki ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 game capsules

    East Suburban Catholic ConferenceMarian Central (2-1, 0-1) at Chicago Marist (2-1, 1-0)When: 7:30 p. ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • Prep sports insider: Athlete of the week, notes, events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAllison DrageCary-Grove, fr., Cross CountryThe freshman took second at the Waucon ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Johnsburg, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and Harvard win

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

    After dropping the first set on the road, Johnsburg came from behind to beat Woodstock North, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23, in a Kishwaukee River Conference ma ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake Central and Johnsburg win

    McHenry's Ian Grubich shot a 38 to lead the way as the Warriors had the four lowest scores in a Fox Valley Conference win over Huntley, 160-170, at Pi ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Harvard's Alonzo Carrillo is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekAlonzo Carrillo, Harvard, sr.Carrillo scored five goals and added an assist in a ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 5:59 pm
  • Podcast: Preview high school football Week 4 in McHenry County

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

    Crystal Lake South's Casey Hunter shot a 3-over 38 and Nate Zacher a 39 to lead the Gators in a 159-180 Fox Valley Conference win over Huntley at Crys ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard tops Woodstock North; Jacobs ties Wheeling

    Alfredo Pichardo and Alonzo Carrillo each had two goals Saturday to lead the Harvard boys soccer team to a 5-3 Kishwaukee River Conference win against ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • High school football: Week 3 results, stories, photos and more

    New power rankingsPrairie Ridge 48, Crystal Lake Central 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • High school football: Woodstock North shuts out Harvard

    WOODSTOCK – To say that Harvard's Friday night task was daunting would be a definitive understatement.
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • High school football: Week 3 game capsules

    Fox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (2-0, 2-0) at Crystal Lake Central (2-0, 2-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Marengo wins in PKs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win, Harvard, Jacobs and CL South tie

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

    Follow along for updates on all of the area's Week 3 high school football game results. ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school volleyball roundup: Marian Central tops Johnsburg to start season 11-0

    Marian Central's girls volleyball team won its 11th straight match to start the season with a 25-16, 25-14 nonconference sweep of Johnsburg on Wednesd ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry, Woodstock North, Huntley, Harvard, Crystal Lake South and Woodstock win

    McHenry scored five second-half goals, from five different scorers, to beat Grant, 5-0, in a nonconference match Tuesday in Fox Lake. 
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Woodstock and Crystal Lake South win

    Marian Central dropped the first set on the road at Marist Tuesday, but came from behind for a 17-25, 25-21, 25-22 East Suburban Catholic Conference v ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Richmond-Burton, Marian Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn shot a 35 at Beaver Creek Golf Course, leading the Rockets in a Kishwaukee River Conference victory over the Hornets, ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Marengo and Marian Central win

    Crystal Lake Central 170, McHenry 174: At Turnberry Country Club, Maverick Edwards shot a 38 to lead the Tigers (2-2) in a Fox Valley Conference dual ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Crystal Lake South's Andrew Grabowski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekAndrew Grabowski, Crystal Lake South. Sr., FGrabowski tallied two goals and four ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • PHOTOS: Harvard falls to Plano

    The Harvard football team fell at Plano on Friday. ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • High school football: Harvard falls at Plano

    PLANO – The numbers spoke volumes in Friday night's Class 4A tilt between Harvard and host Plano. All told, the Reapers beat the Hornets' undermanned ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Harvard wins Grant Invitational; Cary-Grove tops Grant

    Harvard's boys soccer team won the Grant Invitational on Friday with a 2-0 victory over Grayslake North in Fox Lake.
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • High school football: Week 2 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceHuntley (1-0, 1-0) at Prairie Ridge (1-0, 1-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, Prairie Ridg ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard, Crystal Lake Central and Crystal Lake South win

    Adrian Gorostieta scored a second-half goal to break a scoreless tie and give Harvard a 1-0 win over Cary-Grove in a nonconference game at the Grant i ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock, Johnsburg, Marian Central, Harvard, McHenry, Marengo and Woodstock North

    Woodstock's Caleb Warmbier, Josue Carreno and Max Lisowski each scored twice as the Blue Streaks picked up their first Kishwaukee River Conference vic ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Dundee-Crown's Julian Ajroja is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekJulian Ajroja, Dundee-Crown, Jr. FAjroja scored six goals and assisted on another ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • High school football: Harvard's Freres, Joyce poised for big senior seasons

    Harvard has its utility man back. Last year, Hunter Freres was the Hornets’ second-leading rusher, l ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school boys cross country: Season preview capsules

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

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Mark Anderson (16th season)Last season’s finish: 11th in FVC M ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school football notes: Praise for Prairie Ridge TE Austen Ferbet; Harvard, Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Marengo news

    Prairie Ridge football coach Chris Schremp had long been singing the praises of tight end Austen Ferbet, a big, athletic player who committed to Army ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 9:04 am
  • High school volleyball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    GIRLS VOLLEYBALLHuntley 2, Dundee-Crown 1: At Huntley, setter Taylor Jakubowski dished out 40 assist ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school football: Harvard lands JV game vs. Belvidere North 2 p.m. Saturday

    Harvard athletic director Matt Rife exhausted all options in the search to find an opponent for the Hornets football team this week. Four days was jus ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Marian Central win

    McHenry’s Ava Pauly had 11 kills, four aces and 10 digs to help the Warriors beat Crystal Lake South, 25-27, 25-18, 25-19, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school girls golf: Marengo wins triangular, Johnsburg wins

    GIRLS GOLFJohnsburg 217, Richmond-Burton 225: At Nippersink in Genoa City, Wisconsin, Johnsburg's Ce ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • High school football: Chicago Kelvyn Park forfeits Week 1 game at Harvard

    Three days before the season opener at home on Friday night, the Harvard football players learned they might not have a game Friday.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Harvard, Hampshire, Prairie Ridge and Dundee-Crown win

    Harvard and Woodstock opened the Kishwaukee River Conference in memorable fashion Tuesday, with the Hornets beating the Blue Streaks, 4-3, on penalty ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • High school volleyball preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Patty Langanis (22nd season)Last year: 36-6, 10-0 FVC Valley ( ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Podcast: High school football Week 1 preview

    Our Week 1 high school football preview on the Northwest Herald high school football podcast starts with our discussion of Huntley's Olalere Oladipo a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • High school football preview 2016: Preseason All-Area

    OffenseQuarterbackSamson Evans, jr., Prairie RidgeRunning backsTyler Pennington, sr., Cary-GroveAlex ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • 2016 Boys Soccer preview: McHenry hopes to repeat success in crowded FVC

    Last season, the McHenry boys soccer team became the best in school history with suffocating defense, timely goals and by rallying around its senior c ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • 2016 Boys soccer preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Mark Olson (11th season)Last year: 11-9-2, 0-5 FVC, regional c ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:58 pm
  • 2016 Boys Soccer Preview: Five to watch

    Noah MelickJacobs, jr., FMelic broke out in his sophomore season, scoring 18 goals and adding 10 ass ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school football preview: Harvard

    Photos from football practice at Harvard High School on Friday, August 11, 2016 in Harvard. ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • High school football preview 2016: Harvard, Kishwaukee River Conference

    Quick hitsCoach: Sean Saylor (third year, 5-13)2015 record: 3-6 overall, 2-5 Big Northern Conference ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 7:46 am
  • High school football preview 2016: Kishwaukee River Conference overview

    Players to watch(Players mentioned in the section’s Five to Watch are not included here.)Joe Moore, ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • High school wrestling: Harvard hires David Schultz

    David Schultz knows Harvard wrestling well. He wrestled for Harvard’s youth program, then for the Hornets' perennial Class A high school powerhouse. H ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • High school golf roundup: McHenry girls defeat Johnsburg to retain Mac Burg Cup

    GENOA CITY, Wis. – McHenry’s Maddie Ogden shot a 5-over-par 41 to lead the Warriors past Johnsburg, 202-216, in their girls golf season opener Monday ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school boys golf season preview: Jacobs returns 2 All-FVC players

    After his team won 12 of 13 tournaments last season, Jacobs boys golf coach Gary Conrad had every reason to believe the Golden Eagles would make a dee ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • High school boys golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Chris Gotsch (third season)Top returners: Zach Beaugureau, sr ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 5:36 pm
  • High school girls golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCrystal Lake Central co-op(with Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South)Coach: Kyle M ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • High school sports schedule: Aug. 15-20

    Monday, Aug. 15Boys golf: Harvard at Woodstock, McHenry at Johnsburg, 4:30Girls golf: Dundee-Crown a ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • High school football: Preview podcast on favorites and preseason all-area

    New Northwest Herald sports reporter Sean Hammond joins sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf as we preview the McHenry County area ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Baseball Team

    First TeamP – Danny Denz, Dundee-Crown, sr.Denz was 6-5 for the Chargers and led the area with 109 s ...
    June 23, 2016 - 6:52 pm
  • 2016 Girls Soccer All-Area teams

    First teamPaige RenkosikHuntley, sr., GKThe senior captain played 28 of the Red Raiders’ 29 games, a ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald 2016 All-Area teams

    2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball teamsFirst teamP–Hailey Baker, Prairie Ridge, jr.Baker led t ...
    June 20, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • High school softball: All-Conference Teams

    Fox Valley Conference All-Conference SelectionsFox Division Ellie Thurow, Woodstock North, fr., PAmy ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High school sports: Kishwaukee River Conference ready to begin in fall

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock athletic director Glen Wilson holds an affinity for the Fox Valley Conference, a league in which he competed in sports and has b ...
    June 8, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • 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