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  • High school boys swimming: Huntley 10th at St. Charles East Sectional; Hagberg 7th in 500 free

    Maxwell Hagberg finished seventh in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:00.30 to lead Huntley to 10th place in the team standings Saturday at the ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 6:37 pm
  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Fiegel, Prairie Ridge's Fetzner finish 3rd; 10 locals on podium through consolation brackets

    CHAMPAIGN – Harvard wrestler Josh Fiegel wanted to bring a new perspective to his senior season. After placing fourth at state as a sophomore, Fiegel ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 5:26 pm
  • High school wrestling: Four advance to state final matches

    CHAMPAIGN – Marian Central junior Anthony Randazzo’s first trip to the state tournament, as a freshman two years ago, ended after one match: a narrow ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • High school wrestling: State tournament day two live updates

    Championship Semifinal matchups(Scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Friday)2A 106: Landen Pfeiffer (Marengo ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:34 pm
  • High school wrestling: 17 local wrestlers win opening bouts at IHSA state championships

    CHAMPAIGN — Seventeen local wrestlers won their first bout at the IHSA wrestling finals at State Farm Center in Champaign. Crystal Lake Central's Lenn ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:36 am
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley's regional title streak comes to an end with loss to Hononegah

    MACHESNEY PARK – Huntley's start to Wednesday's Class 4A Harlem Regional semifinal against Hononegah felt encouraging to 18-year coach Steve Raethz an ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:11 pm
  • High school wrestling: Individual state preview capsules

    Thirty-five local wrestlers qualified for the 2017 state tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday in Champaign. Here is some information on ho ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 7:15 pm
  • High school wrestling: 35 from the area headed to state tournament

    Lenny Petersen came into high school wanting to be a four-time state champion. The dream of that feat, which has only been accomplished 15 times in st ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:27 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Huntley's David Ferrante is Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekDavid Ferrante, Huntley, Fr. 152Ferrante was the only local freshman to win a sec ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 6:27 pm
  • Inside high school girls basketball: Richmond-Burton's K.C. Davids is athlete of the week; power rankings

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKK.C. DavidsRichmond-Burton, sr., GDavids ended a dramatic comeba ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 6:14 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Woodstock North, Huntley advance in regionals

    Class 3A Chicago Northside Prep Regional: Abby Hartmann scored 14 and three other Woodstock North players hit double digits as the Thunder (13-15) def ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • PHOTOS: Huntley, McHenry, Jacobs at Barrington wrestling sectional

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    Feb. 12, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • High school wrestling: Ten advance to state at 3A Barrington Sectional, including program-record five from Huntley

    BARRINGTON – Two sets of wrestling brothers – Huntley's Sam and Zach Spencer and Jacobs' Jake and Beau Harrier – took similar, difficult, paths throug ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry, Cary-Grove win FVC games

    Gavin Markgraff scored 13 points and led McHenry's boys basketball team past Crystal Lake Central in a 50-28 Fox Valley Conference victory Saturday at ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 10:42 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Dundee-Crown's Taylor Gonio 16th at sectional; no locals make state

    Dundee-Crown bowler Taylor Gonio finished 16th at the Belvidere Sectional, five spots short of qualifying for state. The D-C senior was the top finish ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 8:56 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins 10th straight FVC Invitational

    WOODSTOCK – Two of Ethan Hare's teammates lifted the Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming captain onto their shoulders inside the Woodstock North High Schoo ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 6:02 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Local teams kick off Random Acts of Kindness Week, as boys teams did in fall

    Those 2,500 girls wearing capes this weekend aren’t superheroes. Well, for a day they will be. On Su ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 3:50 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley defeats Crystal Lake South to earn share of 4th straight FVC title

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley girls basketball team figured its chance for a fourth straight Fox Valley Conference title had slipped away after consecutive lo ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • On Campus: Johnsburg grad Bruce Carpenter named QBs coach at St. Thomas in Minnesota

    Moving is a necessary evil for college football coaches. Bruce Carpenter and his family have experienced plenty of that.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 4:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Morgan Madsen is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMorgan MadsenJohnsburg, so., G/FMadsen had a monster game in a 5 ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:50 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Crystal Lake Central's Brock Montford is Athlete of the Week; Power Ranking; notes and sectional sites

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBrock MontfordCrystal Lake Central, so., 113 poundsMontford returned to the mat f ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 6:29 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown shares FVC lead after remarkable turnaround

    There's no special formula for Dundee-Crown's seven-game winning streak, the longest in girls basketball coach Sarah Miller's three-plus years.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley keeps pace in FVC; Alden-Hebron loses in Class 1A regional

    Morgan Clausen led Huntley with 18 points in a 53-18 win over Crystal Lake Central. The win keeps Huntley (15-12, 10-5 Fox Valley Conference) in a fou ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Marengo, Johnsburg, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge all win

    Despite the absence of leading scorer Mike Volkening, Marengo's boys basketball team defeated Woodstock North, 45-42, in Kishwaukee River Conference a ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • High school competitive dance: Huntley varsity just misses finals, JV 5th at Walt Disney World

    After taking second in the IHSA Competitive Dance State Finals, Huntley’s team headed to Walt Disney World.
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 5:04 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Huntley, Prairie Ridge win FVC games

    McHenry’s Madi Kaempf celebrated her senior day with 20 points Saturday as the Warriors defeated Jacobs, 48-35, in their Fox Valley Conference girls b ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Marengo's Secor, Anthony advance to Belvidere Sectional

    Marengo’s Leah Secor and Megan Anthony advanced as individuals from the IHSA Boylan Bowling Regional on Saturday to next week’s Belvidere Sectional.
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 9:30 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Crystal Lake Central advances to Day 2 at state with top Medium Team score; Hampshire, Jacobs, Huntley fall just short

    Crystal Lake Central recorded the best score in the Medium Team class in Friday’s preliminary round of the IHSA competitive cheerleading state meet in ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 9:58 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Katie Barker's 3-point shooting boosts Ohio Bobcats

    A knee injury kept Katie Barker off the court last winter for portions of her redshirt season at Ohio University.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:45 pm
  • High school cheerleading: 4 local teams try to perfect routines before IHSA state finals

    They have worked on it countless times.  One thousand, perhaps? “Probably like that, times five,” ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:01 pm
  • High school football: Oladipo signs with Illinois; area athletes make commitments official on Signing Day

    HUNTLEY – When Illinois football coach Lovie Smith came to Huntley in late November, just days after the Illini’s final game of the season, he and Ler ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 9:07 pm
  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Brandon Most is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and regional assignments

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Brandon Most, Harvard, sr., 285 pounds Most had the Hornets’ only pin in a dec ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Huntley tops Dundee-Crown, ends skid

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Trailing by four points, and playing catch-up most of the game, Huntley needed someone to step up offensively. On Tuesday that would ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • High school cheerleading: Jacobs, Crystal Lake Central win sectional titles; Huntley, Hampshire also make state

    Jacobs and Crystal Lake Central won titles in their respective classes at the IHSA Belvidere Cheerleading Sectional on Saturday.
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 8:35 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire defeats Huntley, improves to 9-3 in FVC

    HUNTLEY – Saturday’s girls basketball game between Hampshire and Huntley had all the makings of a defensive struggle. In their first meeting in Decemb ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 7:25 pm
  • High school competitive dance: Huntley 2nd in Class 3A at state

    Huntley dance coach Chrissy Amling figured the risk of performing a hip-hop routine at the IHSA Dance State Meet was worth it.
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grad Chanel Fanter helps St. Xavier women's basketball team soar

    Chanel Fanter remembers her first taste of college basketball a few months ago quite well.The freshm ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central edges Huntley

    HUNTLEY – Crystal Lake Central center Alex Timmerman read the play perfectly and jumped into the passing lane, deflecting the ball to teammate Adam Wi ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 11:57 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley tops Crystal Lake Central for first FVC dual title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Fox Valley Conference wrestling season had been building toward Thursday night at the Crystal Lake Central fieldhouse all along.
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • High school dance: Huntley advances at Class 3A dance finals; Cary-Grove advances in 2A

    The Huntley dance team finished fourth in the preliminary round at the IHSA Class 3A dance state finals Friday in Bloomington. Huntley’s 91.12 was not ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:07 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Richmond-Burton's Brooke Legnaioli is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBrooke LegnaioliRichmond-Burton, sr., G Legnaioli drained eight 3-pointers for th ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove tops Huntley

    CARY – For the first half of Wednesday night's game at Cary-Grove, the Trojans couldn't seem to get a shot to fall no matter how close they were – mis ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Huntley beats Woodstock co-op

    The Huntley boys swimming team won eight of 11 events and beat Woodstock co-op, 99-82, Wednesday in Woodstock. Huntley’s Evan Tocmo won two individual ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 9:27 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge tops Huntley, but Kyle Loeding hurt; McHenry, Jacobs, Alden-Hebron win

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge had to get past Huntley without one of its leading scorers, when 6-foot-2 forward Kyle Loeding injured a knee in the firs ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South tops FVC leader Huntley

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South's Annika Sevcik didn't score a point in the first half against Huntley on Monday, finding other ways to get involved ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • High school wrestling roundup: CL Central 5th at Oak Park-River Forest Huskie Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central took fifth place Saturday at the Oak Park-River Forest Huskie Invitational, with 10 wrestlers placing in the top eight. The host ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:28 pm
  • High school boys bowling: Marengo's Barton 21st in Vernon Hills Sectional

    Marengo's Jake Barton rolled a 1,281 six-game series Saturday to finish 21st overall at the IHSA Vernon Hills Sectional, falling short of state qualif ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 9:23 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley rallies after slow start against Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – Huntley girls basketball coach Steve Raethz can’t tell you when – if ever – one of his teams failed to score a point in the first quarter.
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Richmond-Burton win

    Crystal Lake South's Matt Meyers scored 10 points, and Kyle Leva and Tyler Haskin each added eight to help the Gators hang on for a 37-35 win over Hun ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley beats Prairie Ridge, sets up FVC title match with Crystal Lake Central

    Huntley defeated Prairie Ridge, 59-7, in a dual meet in Crystal Lake to set up a Fox Valley Conference title match between the Red Raiders and Crystal ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:42 am
  • Girls basketball: Johnsburg's Interrante is Northwest Herald's ahtlete of the week

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekAannah InterranteJohnsburg, jr., GInterrante's six-game streak o ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:01 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Bousk leads Huntley past Woodstock

    Marissa Bousk’s 563 series led the Huntley girls bowling team past Woodstock, 2,568-1,952, Wednesday at Bowl-Hi Lanes in Huntley. Bousk bowled games o ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:40 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Lucas Busse is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the week Lucas BusseMcHenry, sr., 120 poundsFor the second week in a row, Busse had a str ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:59 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op sweeps Huntley

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team swept every event in a 134.5-35.5 dual meet victory over Huntley on Tuesday at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake. C-G’ ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:31 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Huntley, Marengo fall short

    Shaelyn O'Rilley led Huntley with a 559 series, but it was Belvidere North that came out on top, 2,697-2,540, on Tuesday at Bowl-Hi Lanes in Huntley. ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:26 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Marengo's Marissa Knobloch hits school-record 8 3s in win over Belvidere

    Belvidere had scouted Marengo sophomore Marissa Knobloch and came out with a special defense for the Indians on Monday night in Belvidere.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley's Josh Stenger commits to UW-La Crosse

    When two coaches from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse made the four-hour drive from La Crosse to Josh Stenger’s house for dinner, Stenger knew t ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:45 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: Prairie Ridge's Kyle Loeding is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekKyle LoedingPrairie Ridge, sr., FLoeding had team highs of 18 points and eight re ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 5:23 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Dundee-Crown 2nd in Jacobs Invitational; Huntley 6th; Marengo 7th; Johnsburg 8th; McHenry 10th; Jacobs 12th

    Dundee-Crown's girls bowling team finished second Saturday in the 20-team Jacobs Invitational at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville with 5,308 pins. Fre ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Marengo reaches final of Burlington Central MLK tourney

    Marengo won a pair of close games Saturday to advance to the championship game of the Burlington Central MLK Classic. 
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:38 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 girls basketball: Johnsburg, Huntley each start 1-1 in DeKalb MLK tourney

    DeKALB – Johnsburg never felt out of place in a come-from-behind victory over Lincoln-Way East, 65-59, on Saturday morning to start the DeKalb Martin ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 9:05 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Joey Brown's perfect game helps Woodstock reach sectional

    Woodstock's Joey Brown rolled a 300 in his fifth game of Saturday's Guilford Regional at Don Carter Lanes. The perfect game helped Brown to a 1,299 se ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:43 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 football: Fox Valley Conference eliminates sophomore level, creates frosh-soph levels

    The decreasing number of players in most Fox Valley Conference football programs has led to a format switch for next season.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 7:07 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 bowling roundup: Woodstock beats McHenry; Huntley tops Elgin

    Eddie Zurawski’s 675 series led Woodstock boys bowling past McHenry, 2,673 to 2,417, on Wednesday at Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg. Zurawski bowled game ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:55 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
  • High school wrestling insider: Huntley's David Ferrante is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and event to watch

    Athlete of the Week DAVID FERRANTEHuntley, fr. 152 Ferrante won the 152-pound title at the Sycamore ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:52 am
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Huntley beats McHenry

    Kevin Sieb's 624 series led Huntley's boys bowling team past McHenry, 3,325-3,073, Tuesday at Bowl-Hi Lanes in Huntley. Sieb bowled games of 214, 195 ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:46 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry beats Huntley, Elgin

    McHenry's boys swimming team won 10 of 11 events in a triangular meet that included duals against Huntley and Elgin on Tuesday at McHenry. McHenry def ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:43 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 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 boys basketball: Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge and Jacobs win in FVC action

    Cary-Grove's Zach Beaugureau scored 13 points, and Matt McCumber added 10 to lead the Trojans boys basketball team in a 44-41 Fox Valley Conference wi ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 9:23 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry 3rd at Vernon Hills Invitational

    McHenry's Riley Hedberg won the 100-yard butterfly and Josh Zabor won the 100 freestyle Saturday at the boys swimming Vernon Hills Invitational. Hedbe ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 9:26 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
  • High school wrestling: Huntley beats McHenry, stays perfect in FVC

    HUNTLEY – The 120-pound match in Thursday's Fox Valley Conference wrestling dual between Huntley and McHenry simmered and simmered.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:55 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: Huntley sinks Dundee-Crown in FVC action

    HUNTLEY – Dundee-Crown had limited the damage done offensively by Huntley's Morgan Clausen in the first quarter.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Cadin Koeppel is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekCadin Koeppel, Cary-Grove, Jr., 195 poundsKoeppel took second place at the Whitew ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:08 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
  • Prep zone: 2016 in their own words

    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. 31, 2016 - 10:08 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 boys basketball: Huntley loses to Harlem; Dundee-Crown loses to Buffalo Grove

    The Huntley boys basketball team lost a Chuck Dayton Classic consolation game to Harlem, 53-38, Friday in DeKalb. Matt Seng led the Red Raiders with 1 ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 1:01 am
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley beats Lake Zurich in finale of Montini Christmas Tournament

    LOMBARD – Six straight points by Lake Zurich to start the fourth quarter Friday threatened to send Huntley to a disappointing, 1-3 finish at the Monti ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 4:34 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 girls bowling: Huntley 7th at Grayslake North Tournament

    Huntley finished seventh out of 20 teams Thursday at the Grayslake North Tournament at Lakes Bowl. Marissa Bousk led the Red Raiders with a score of 1 ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 10:03 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 wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Seamus O'Donnell is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes, event to watch

    Athlete of the weekSeamus O’DonnellCrystal Lake Central, jr., 195O’Donnell reached the finals of the ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • 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
  • Prairie Ridge football, Evan Jager's silver medal top McHenry County sports stories of 2016

    Top Local Sports Stories of 2016No. Story Votes1. Prairie Ridge football 492. Evan Jager silver meda ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo defeats Sycamore in E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic

    Mike Volkening had a game-high 20 points with three 3-pointers Tuesday to lead Marengo's boys basketball team to a 49-33 victory over Sycamore at the ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • 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 wrestling: Huntley takes 5th at Dvorak Invitational with 6 medalists

    MACHESNEY PARK – When Huntley’s Josh Stenger stood on the podium Friday afternoon at Harlem High School, the only two 120-pounders standing above him ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • High school wrestling: 19 locals advance at Dvorak Invitational, 4 in semifinals; Harvard beats Prairie Ridge in triangular

    Four local wrestlers – Huntley's Zach Spencer, Jacobs' Jacob Sabella and Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen and Seamus O'Donnell – advanced to the ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:43 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
  • Men's college basketball: Former Huntley forward Amanze Egekeze aiming for more success at Belmont

    MILWAUKEE – The smallest of plays ignited a rally.With Belmont trailing the University of Wisconsin- ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • 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 boys basketball: Markgraff leads McHenry past Huntley, Crystal Lake Central tops Marengo

    McHenry's Gavin Markgraff scored a game-high 26 points, hitting four 3-pointers and going 10 of 11 at the free-throw line, to lead the Warriors to a 6 ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:39 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 wrestling insider: McHenry's Jaden Glauser is Athlete of the week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Jaden Glauser McHenry, fr., 170 pounds Glauser continued the impressive start ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • 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 girls bowling roundup: Marengo beats Woodstock; Huntley tops Kaneland

    The Marengo girls bowling team topped Woodstock, 2,361-1,592, Monday at Glo-Bowl Fun Center in Marengo. Leah Secor rolled the top two scores of the da ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 10:08 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
  • 2016 Northwest Herald Volleyball Player of the Year: Huntley's Ally Dion

    Senior outside hitter Ally Dion set Huntley's single-season record with 404 kills, adding 398 digs and 117 aces to help lead the Red Raiders to their ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • High school volleyball: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Volleyball All-Area teamFirst teamAlly DionHuntley, sr., OHDion, the Northwest Hera ...
    Dec. 11, 2016 - 5:46 pm
  • High school wrestling: McHenry ties for 5th at the Mudge/McMorrow Prospect Invitational

    The McHenry wrestling team tied for fifth place overall at the 57th annual Mudge/McMorrow Prospect Invitational on Saturday in Mount Prospect.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 8:44 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 girls golf: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Girls Golf All-Area teamFirst teamSophia ArchosMarian Central, sr.Archos maintained ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley defeats rival Jacobs

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley wrestling team needed a quick start to defeat rival Jacobs, and Christian Benitez did just that in the opening match at 285 poun ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: McHenry's Liz Alsot is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week Liz AlsotMcHenry, jr., FAlsot is giving opposing teams major fi ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 5:19 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Jacobs, Huntley, McHenry win in FVC

    ALGONQUIN – Unbeaten Jacobs got everything it wanted from one-win Crystal Lake Central Wednesday night.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Richmond-Burton's Gavin Sutton is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekGavin SuttonRichmond-Burton, sr., 145 poundsSutton represented his school well at ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Dundee-Crown's Jack Orndahl is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekJack OrndahlDundee-Crown, jr., GOrndahl scored a game-high 22 points and hit four ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • High school girls tennis: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First teamSinglesSkylar Olsen Crystal Lake South, so.Olsen was the Gators' No. 1 singles player and ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake South go 3-0 at quads

    Jaden Glauser and Jake Leske each went 3-0 Saturday at the Niles West Quad to lead the McHenry wrestling team to a sweep in Skokie.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Huntley tops Crystal Lake Central in overtime

    Matt Seng scored a team-high 14 points Saturday to lead the Huntley boys basketball team to a 58-55 Fox Valley Conference overtime win over Crystal La ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:44 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 boys basketball: Jacobs defeats Huntley in FVC opener

    HUNTLEY – Jacobs guard Cooper Schwartz soon may find opponents game planning to slow him down.Schwar ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • 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 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 wrestling: Crystal Lake South tops McHenry, Huntley goes 3-0 at quad

    The Crystal Lake South and McHenry wrestling team split the 14 bouts in their Fox Valley Conference opener, but the Gators used three pins and two for ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • 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: Johnsburg, Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Huntley, Richmond-Burton win tournament games

    Zach Beaugureau hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Cary-Grove to a 52-49 win over Marian Central in the Woodstock Hoops for Heali ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • 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
  • On Campus: Marian Central grads Kaufmann, Giustino earn volleyball playing time at Murray St.

    Describing Murray State University’s volleyball practices can be a challenge for Racers players.Coac ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 7:17 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: Huntley struggles in season opener, loses to Boylan

    HUNTLEY – For the better part of four seasons, Huntley's girls basketball team had little trouble setting the tone regardless of its opponent. And if ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball: 5 to watch

    Liz AlsotMcHenry, jr., FAlsot (6-foot) almost averaged a double-double as a sophomore, with 12.3 poi ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 5:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Team capsules

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

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

    Last year's state swimming meet was a bittersweet bit of role reversal for McHenry's Hannah Lange.Tw ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school football: Fox Valley Conference has 4 teams in quarterfinals for first time

    The Fox Valley Conference’s football résumé has grown more impressive in recent years, thanks in large part to the success of Cary-Grove and Prairie R ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 6:14 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grad Carly Nolan part of strong Cincinnati volleyball sophomore class

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

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJake OuryHampshire, sr.Oury ran 14:49 to take ninth in the Class 2A boys race at ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school football: Quarterfinal playoff preview capsules

    Class 8A No. 1 Loyola (11-0) at No. 24 Huntley (8-3) When: 1 p.m. Saturday (webcast at McHenryCoun ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • High school football: Huntley prepares for No. 1-seeded Loyola

    There isn’t a tougher test in the state than the one Huntley’s football team will try to pass this week. 
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • High school football notes: First time six local teams have made quarterfinals; more on Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Johnsburg

    Cary-Grove, Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge held high seeds and were considered favorites in their second-round football playoff games this weekend.
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Congratulations Aannah Interrante, January Athlete of the Month!