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  • On Campus: McHenry East grad Kelsea Cichocki swings hot bat for Western Michigan

    When Kelsea Cichocki steps into the batter’s box, she borrows a phrase from a golf movie to stay focused.
    March 25, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Jacobs, Woodstock pick up wins

    Crystal Lake Central got solid pitching throughout the game and scored when it mattered most to defeat Wauconda, 3-2, in a nonconference baseball game ...
    March 24, 2017 - 9:54 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball: Northwest Herald statistical leaders

    BOYS BASKETBALL Area Leaders Scoring Player, School Games Points Avg. Mike Volkening, Mgo 33 836 ...
    March 25, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2017 Northwest Herald All-Area Team

    Northwest Herald All-Area TeamFirst TeamBlaine BayerRichmond-Burton, 5-9, sr., GBayer averaged 17 po ...
    March 24, 2017 - 6:05 pm
  • 2017 Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Jacobs' Cameron Krutwig

    Jacobs senior Cameron Krutwig left an indelible mark on the McHenry County area regarding post players. The Golden Eagles’ 6-foot-9 senior will be the ...
    March 25, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs' Jimmy Roberts is coach of the year

    Jacobs boys basketball coach Jimmy Roberts took the Golden Eagles where few area teams have ever gone before, a 30-2 record and a sectional championsh ...
    March 25, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Marengo beats Woodstock North in PKs; Woodstock, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs win

    Marengo edged Woodstock North, 2-1 (4-3 PKs), in a shootout Thursday in a Kishwaukee River Conference girls soccer match in Woodstock.
    March 23, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs beats Johnsburg in wild one

    ALGONQUIN – With two outs and the score tied in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday against Johnsburg, Jacobs third basemen Emily Pena just want ...
    March 23, 2017 - 9:58 pm
  • PREP ZONE: Jacobs' Cameron Krutwig finishes career as one of the best players in area history

    Trying to figure out the best part of Cameron Krutwig’s game is like selecting a favorite among your children.
    March 22, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Woodstock, Cary-Grove earn late-inning wins

    Woodstock’s Joey Brown scored from third base on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh inning and then came in to earn the save in the bottom half in ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • College basketball: Jacobs grad Chrishawn Orange of Augustana on D3hoops.com All-America 4th team

    Augustana sophomore Chrishawn Orange received another postseason honor Monday when the website D3hoops.com announced its All-America team.
    March 20, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • PHOTOS: Five baseball players to watch

    Mike Addante, Jacobs, sr., CFThe left-handed-hitting leadoff man wreaked havoc with his speed for th ...
    March 19, 2017 - 5:46 pm
  • High school baseball: 2017 team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Don Sutherland (30th season)Last year’s record: 22-11, 12-5 FV ...
    March 20, 2017 - 1:21 am
  • College basketball: Jacobs grad Chrishawn Orange, Augustana fall to Babson in D-III national championship game

    Chrishawn Orange called it “the best decision in the world” when he selected NCAA Division III Augustana as his college two years ago.
    March 18, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • High school softball: 2017 team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Cary-GroveCoach: Tammy Olson (24th season)Last year’s record: 11-19 overall, 2 ...
    March 18, 2017 - 5:31 pm
  • College basketball: Jacobs grad Crishawn Orange leads Augustana into D-III national championship game

    Chrishawn Orange has a chance to help Augustana College win the national championship that has eluded the school three times before. 
    March 17, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Krutwig, Volkening earn second-team All-State

    Jacobs’ Cameron Krutwig and Marengo’s Mike Volkening were named to The Associated Press All-State second teams in their respective classes Thursday.
    March 17, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • High school boys basketball: Huntley's Stephen Browne advances to 3-point shootout finals

    Huntley senior Stephen Browne made 11 of 15 3-point shots at the IHSA Three-Point Showdown in Peoria to advance to Friday’s Class 4A finals. 
    March 16, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • High school girls soccer: 2017 team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Ray Kristol (11th season)Last year: 9-6-1 overall, lost in reg ...
    March 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs looks to reload after 10th-place finish at state in 2016

    Jacobs boys tennis coach Jon Betts called graduated seniors Kailash Panchapakesan, Riley Rowan and Kendrick Chong “three of the best players that have ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • High school boys tennis: 5 to watch

    SinglesKerwin Chong, Jacobs, jr.Last year, Chong and his brother ,Kendrick Chong, stormed through th ...
    March 15, 2017 - 9:45 pm
  • College basketball: Jacobs grad Chrishawn Orange of Augustana earns all-district honor

    The postseason honors continue to roll in for Augustana sophomore Chrishawn Orange, although the best honor of all is that the Vikings (23-8) meet Wil ...
    March 15, 2017 - 8:28 pm
  • High school boys tennis: 2017 team preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE Cary-Grove Coach: Amanda Schuetzle (7th season) Last year: 19-2 (10-2 FVC) ...
    March 15, 2017 - 8:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs loses to Fremd in Sears Centre Arena Supersectional

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Jacobs’ Cameron Krutwig looked up, saw the shot was coming up short and saw an opportunity.
    March 15, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs eager to add to historic season with program's first supersectional appearance

    Jacobs guard Ryan Phillips, like the rest of his coaches and teammates, was still on the floor of Chesbrough Field House a good 15 minutes after the G ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • College basketball: Jacobs grad Chrishawn Orange of Augustana on D-III All-Central Region third team

    Augustana sophomore Chrishawn Orange, a 6-foot-2 guard, was selected by D3hoops.com as an All-Central Region third-teamer Monday.
    March 13, 2017 - 8:32 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs, Marengo 1 win from state semifinals

    Jacobs’ quest began a year ago, right after Rockford Auburn had ended its season at the Class 4A Rock Valley College Sectional.
    March 13, 2017 - 12:53 am
  • College baseball: MCC caps weekend series with doubleheader sweep

    McHenry County College's baseball team won both ends of a doubleheader against host Surry Community College on Sunday in Dobson, North Carolina. The S ...
    March 12, 2017 - 8:17 pm
  • High school basketball: McHenry County Area All-Star Game rosters announced

    Jacobs’ most successful boys basketball season in school history will end this week, one way or another.
    March 13, 2017 - 1:01 am
  • College basketball: Jacobs grad Chrishawn Orange, Augustana reach D-III Final Four

    Two years ago, Chrishawn Orange watched from a distance as Augustana College finished as runner-up in the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournamen ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:17 pm
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs beats Larkin to win Class 4A Elgin Sectional

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    March 11, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs wins first sectional title behind Krutwig's monster game

    ELGIN – Cameron Krutwig left no doubt what was about to transpire.The Jacobs center essentially grab ...
    March 10, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs, Marengo prepare for sectional championship battles

    Hump Day took on a completely different meaning for Jacobs’ boys basketball team Wednesday at the Class 4A Elgin Sectional tournament.
    March 10, 2017 - 1:07 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs fights off Hononegah to clinch program's first sectional championship berth

    ELGIN – Jacobs and Hononegah spent the entire night so close together not even a sheet of paper would have fit between them.
    March 9, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs, Marengo prepare for Wednesday's sectional semifinals

    Jacobs was able to take something from last year’s Class 4A Rock Valley Sectional boys basketball tournament other than the disappointment of a 58-39 ...
    March 7, 2017 - 7:17 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs using a defense-first mentality to propel postseason run

    There was no question what sparked Jacobs to its third Class 4A regional championship in four years on Friday night.
    March 6, 2017 - 7:36 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of the week, power rankings and more in this week's insider

    Athlete of the WeekBlaine BayerRichmond-Burton, Senior, GuardR-B lost to Marengo, 53-45, in the Clas ...
    March 6, 2017 - 5:31 pm
  • Prep Zone: Jacobs grad Orange picks up new nickname – 'Mr. Big Shot'

    WHITEWATER, Wis. – Chrishawn Orange built himself quite a reputation over the weekend, as well as earning a new nickname.
    March 4, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • PHOTOS: Check out all of the action from Jacobs' regional championship win over St. Charles North

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    March 4, 2017 - 1:34 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs tops St. Charles North for third regional championship in four seasons

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs did everything it could to make the night enjoyable and free of worry.Nik Balkcom ...
    March 4, 2017 - 12:19 am
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin advances to IHSA Three-Point Showdown finals

    Hampshire senior Rachel Dumoulin advanced to the IHSA Class 4A Three-Point Showdown finals after knocking down nine of 15 3-point attempts Thursday at ...
    March 2, 2017 - 8:01 pm
  • Men's basketball notebook: Huntley grad Connor Boesch thriving in second season at Elgin Community College

    Elgin Community College men’s basketball coach Reed Nosbisch knew what he was getting when he recruited Huntley’s Connor Boesch two years ago.
    March 2, 2017 - 5:46 pm
  • High school girls basketball: All-Fox Valley Conference team announced

    A wild and exciting finish to the 2016-17 season resulted in a four-way tie for the Fox Valley Conference girls basketball crown between Huntley, Dund ...
    March 2, 2017 - 5:07 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs advances to regional final; Crystal Lake Central loses to St. Charles North

    ALGONQUIN – After being eliminated in a regional semifinal two years ago as a No. 2 seed, Jacobs, now the No. 1 seed in its half of the sectional brac ...
    March 2, 2017 - 3:55 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of the week; Power rankings; What to watch

    Athlete of the WeekMatt MeyersCrystal Lake South, Senior, GuardMeyers turned in a strong week with a ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 5:17 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Class 3A Richmond-Burton Regional all KRC teams; Jacobs eyes 4A sectional title

    In the past four years, Richmond-Burton boys basketball coach Brandon Creason struggled with much knowledge of opponents before entering the postseaso ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs tops Dundee-Crown, wins 3rd consecutive FVC title

    ALGONQUIN – Six-foot-nine Jacobs center Cameron Krutwig felt he started slowly in Tuesday’s one-point win over McHenry. 
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs escapes with 42-41 win over McHenry

    ALGONQUIN — At the end of every practice, Jacobs boys basketball does a drill coach Jimmy Roberts calls the “80 percent drill.” The team shoots 25 fre ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:44 pm
  • PHOTOS: Boys basketball power rankings

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    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of the week; power rankings; news and notes

    Athlete of the WeekEvan BridgesWoodstock, Sophomore, GuardBridges demonstrated why Blue Streaks coac ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 5:43 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op's 200 freestyle relay, Ethan Hare in 200 free make state

    BARRINGTON – All Cary-Grove co-op junior Cameron Castro could think about since last week's Fox Valley Conference Invitational was the Trojans' upcomi ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs downs Prairie Ridge, grabs hold of FVC lead

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Maybe a loss wasn’t such a bad thing after all.That’s what Jacobs boys basketball coa ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • 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 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 boys basketball: Jacobs tops Cary-Grove; Cameron Krutwig leaves with injury

    CARY – By its own admission, adversity isn't something the Jacobs boys basketball team has faced often this season.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:51 pm
  • Inside high school boys basketball: Woodstock North's Vic Ortiz is athlete of the week; power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekVic OrtizWoodstock North, sr., GOrtiz hit eight 3-pointers and scored a school-re ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 6:07 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 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 boys basketball: Jacobs rallies to beat Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Jacobs boys basketball team showed Friday why it is having such a successful season and seems poised for a long postseason run. The ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:10 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 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
  • Boys High School Basketball: C-G's McCumber is Player of the Week; Jacobs stays No. 1

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Matt McCumber Cary-Grove, sr., F McCumber is better known for his work on the ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 5:05 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
  • 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 girls basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Jacobs, Woodstock pick up wins

    The Dundee-Crown girls basketball team picked up a 52-25 win over Crystal Lake Central on Wednesday in Carpentersville to remain in second place in th ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:37 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: Jacobs pulls away from Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – At this point, Jacobs believes it's going to get everyone's best shot. As the Golden Eagles have gained success as a boys basketball pr ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:49 pm
  • High school football: McHenry RB Gio Purpura, other local athletes ready to sign

    Gio Purpura had a strong résumé with some eye-catching highlights to sell to prospective colleges. ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Power Rankings: Jan. 31

    Check out the top five boys hoops teams in the area ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • High school girls basketball: Jacobs defeats Crystal Lake Central in FVC

    ALGONQUIN – The start to Monday's Fox Valley Conference girls basketball game between Jacobs and Crystal Lake Central had the feeling of a different s ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 10:36 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Jacobs co-op beats Huntley; McHenry beats IMSA

    The Jacobs co-op boys swimming team swept every event in a 122-48 victory over Huntley on Monday in Carpentersville. Alec Orndahl, Elijah Stuart, Eric ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 10:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Richmond-Burton's Blaine Bayer is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBlaine BayerRichmond-Burton, sr., GBayer gave Marengo all kinds of trouble Friday ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 4:54 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs wins at New Trier; Marengo defeats Harvard

    Junior guard Ryan Phillips scored all of Jacobs’ 16 points in the first quarter, and the Golden Eagles went on for a 63-49 nonconference boys basketba ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 10:15 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Jacobs co-op 5th at Conant Invitational

    Jacobs’ co-op boys swimming team placed fifth out of eight teams with 195 points at the Conant Invitational on Saturday in Hoffman Estates.
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 9:47 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: Cary-Grove defeats Jacobs behind Sowa, Gorz

    ALGONQUIN – The Fox Valley Conference girls basketball race has proved that the slightest of margins could decide the winner.
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 6:21 pm
  • 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 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
  • Golf: Crystal Lake Country Club caddie Patricia Lohman Meza of Jacobs earns Evans Scholarship

    Patricia Lohman Meza’s golf knowledge was extremely limited when she started caddying three years ago.
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 4:32 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 roundup: McHenry, Jacobs win in FVC action

    Liz Alsot’s 19 points led McHenry past Crystal Lake Central, 41-24, in Fox Valley Conference girls baskeball action Wednesday in McHenry. Alsot scored ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball Insider: Marian Central's Sam Ohlrich is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKSam OhlrichMarian Central, sr., FOhlrich tossed in 28 points and 22 rebounds as t ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Johnsburg, Jacobs, Alden-Hebron win

    Aannah Interrante scored 20 points and hit three 3-pointers as Johnsburg remained unbeaten in Kishwaukee River Conference girls basketball action with ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 10:47 pm
  • 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 basketball: Jacobs knocks off Hillcrest at Glenbard East’s When Sides Collide Shootout.

    LOMBARD – Jacobs’ players appreciate the passing ability their 6-foot-9 center, Cameron Krutwig, possesses.
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 9:58 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry wins Mary Landa Invite at Woodstock North

    The McHenry boys swim team won the Mary Landa Invite on Saturday at Woodstock North. The Warriors won with a score of 597.5, beating out second-place ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 8:58 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: Jacobs defeats McHenry in FVC

    McHENRY – Everything was going Jacobs’ way toward the end of the first half.First, Ajani Rodriguez's ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Jacobs co-op beats McHenry, Woodstock co-op

    Jacobs co-op boys swimming defeated McHenry and Woodstock co-op in a meet at Woodstock North on Thursday. Jacobs’ 85 total points beat McHenry’s 62 an ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:41 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 basketball: Hampshire uses big 4th quarter to get past Jacobs

    HAMPSHIRE – Stuck on 11 points with six minutes gone by in the third quarter Wednesday, Hampshire already had fumbled away its first five possessions ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:38 am
  • 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 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
  • 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 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 wrestling: Jacobs defeats McHenry for 4th straight FVC dual win

    McHENRY – Jacobs freshman Nick Nygaard had just lost his 220-pound match to a senior with at least a few inches of height on him, and he needed some i ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:58 am
  • 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 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
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: McHenry's Gavin Markgraff is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekGavin MarkgraffMcHenry, Junior, ForwardMarkgraff scored 20 points and hit four 3- ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 5:13 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 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: Jacobs defeats Prairie Ridge

    ALGONQUIN – Jacob Sabella felt there were times during his junior wrestling season when he came up short in matches he should have won.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Jacobs tops McHenry

    The Jacobs girls basketball held McHenry to single-digit scoring in all four quarters in a 37-23 win Wednesday in Algonquin. 
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 10:04 pm
  • 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
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: Jacobs' Cameron Krutwig is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCameron KrutwigJacobs, sr., CKrutwig was excited about keeping the Jacobs Hinkle ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 5:45 pm
  • Boys swimming: Team preview capsules

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