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  • High school girls tennis: Jacobs wins own invitational

    The Jacobs girls tennis team won the Golden Eagles Invitational on Saturday after rain delayed the start of the tournament, moving the event to the Ra ...
    NEW: Aug. 29, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominations. Voting runs from now through Tuesday night.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • High school football: Jacobs' Nathan Meland puts practice to use with acrobatic catch

    Jacobs senior wide receiver Nathan Meland works on unconventional catches with his teammates, doing tip drills in practice and grabbing passes with on ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Video: Watch Jacobs' onside kick/game-winning TD

    Jacobs came back late to beat Prospect on Friday night, fueled by two late touchdowns and an onside kick. Watch those plays here.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 9:45 am
  • High school football: Late Nate Meland TD leads Jacobs past Prospect

    ALGONQUIN – Two plays earlier, Jacobs wide receiver Nathan Meland returned to the huddle and got in his quarterback’s ear.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 9:40 am
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Sarah Le Beau makes impact for Auburn soccer

    Sarah Le Beau’s first glimpse of college soccer last fall seemed a bit like NASCAR.Sarah Le Beau’s first glimpse of college soccer last fall seemed a ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Boys soccer roundup: Dylan Trainer's 5 goals power Marengo over Winnebago

    Dylan Trainer had a career day Friday, scoring five goals to lead Marengo to an 8-0 win against Winnebago at the Stillman Valley boys soccer tournamen ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Jacobs and Marian Central win

    Jane Johnsey won at No. 1 singles to lead Crystal Lake Central to a 6-1 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against Dundee-Crown on Thursday.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • High school volleyball: Jacobs falls in three at DeKalb

    DeKALB – The DeKalb volleyball team riddled itself with unforced errors in the first set of the season.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • High school football: Previewing Friday's Week 1 games

    Northeastern Athletic ConferenceRockford Christian Life (10-1) at Alden-Hebron (5-5)When: 7 p.m. Fri ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:02 am
  • High school boys golf: Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs win

    The Crystal Lake Central boys golf team defeated Woodstock co-op 180-192 in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play at Oak Grove Golf Course in Harvar ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Jacobs boys 2nd at EIU Showdown

    The Jacobs boys cross country team finished in second place at the Eastern Illinois Showdown at Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Jacobs third at EIU Showdown

    Chloe Walsh finished in fourth place to lead the Jacobs girls cross country team to a third place finish at the Eastern Illinois Showdown at Greene Va ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • High school football: Commitment to winning sets some programs apart

    John Hart heard something shortly after he was hired at Huntley’s football coach that reinforced he was in the right place.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • High school football preview 2015: Jacobs

    Quick hits Coach: Bill Mitz (sixth season, 30-19) 2014 record: 5-4, 2-3 Fox Valley Conference Valley ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 6:06 pm
  • High school football: FVC Valley preview

    Players to watch Anthony Binetti, Huntley, QB, sr. Binetti was highly productive, leading the Red Ra ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Jacobs co-op defeats McHenry

    Stephanie Fiorentino shot a 40 to claim medalist honors and help lead the Jacobs co-op girls golf team to a 174-193 win over McHenry on Tuesday in Fox ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school football: Preseason all-area first team

    OFFENSE Quarterback Anthony Binetti, senior, Huntley Running backs Tyler Pennington, junior, Cary-Gr ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Scott Lattyak (sixth season)Last year: Sixth at FVC MeetTop re ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 6:29 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Five to watch

    Five to WatchTess DevingerWoodstock, sr.Devinger went under the state cut in the 100 breaststroke ea ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Plenty of state qualifiers return

    Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming coach Stephanie Wozny dipped her toe in the water at the Woodstock High School pool on Monday and said it felt like ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • High school boys golf: Jacobs defeats host Barrington for 3rd straight tournament win

    NORTH BARRINGTON – Ten strokes and four teams stood between the Jacobs boys golf team and state a year ago.NORTH BARRINGTON – Ten strokes and four tea ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • High school football: Staff predictions for 2015

    JOE STEVENSONSenior sports writerFVC Valley champ: HuntleyFVC Valley MVP: Tyler Pennington, Cary-Gro ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • High school football preview 2015: Five to watch

    Anthony Binetti, Huntley, QB, sr.Binetti (6-0, 195) had a big season as a junior, throwing for 1,907 ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Jacobs high school football preview 2015

    Jacobs high school football preview 2015 ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • High school football: Twin set more than a formation at Jacobs

    Down in the Barnes family basement, the weights clang and bang. Daylight bleeds into the room through a small window, as, rep by rep, 500-pound squats ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • High school boys golf: Jacobs romps to Huntley Invite title; Huntley's Jake Grabner medalist

    MARENGO – For the second time in three days, the Jacobs boys golf team took any suspense out of its event, pulling away from the field to win by doubl ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Traditional FVC powers look for more success

    As the Fox Valley Conference enters its final year with 13 teams and two divisions, local powerhouses such as Crystal Lake Central, Cary Grove and Cry ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: 5 to watch

    Erin ErbHuntley, sr., OHAs a junior last season, Erb had 347 kills and 87 spikes. The 6-foot outside ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:36 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: 2015 team preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE Fox Division Crystal Lake Central Coach: Lisa Brunstrum, fifth season Last yea ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Track and field: Jacobs grad Evan Jager qualifies for steeplechase final at worlds

    Evan Jager clearly looked like he was saving something in the first qualifying heat of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the IAAF World Track and Field ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op wins Huntley Invitational

    The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team shot a team score of 173 to win the Huntley Invitational by six shots Thursday at Pinecrest in Huntley.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • High school boys golf: Jacobs wins 9-team Boulder Ridge Invitational

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – After the scorecards were signed and the final scores tallied, Crystal Lake South golf coach Curt Wadlington held the silver Bould ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • High school boys soccer preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceFox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Nathan Smith (1st season)Last year: 9-11 ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • High school boys soccer preview: Harvard hopes to sustain success amid change, FVC Valley 'stacked and loaded'

    How do you follow up the best season in your program's history?It's a question daunting enough on it ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • High school boys cross country: 2015 team capsules

    Cary-Grove Coach: Layne Holter (17th season). Last year's finish: Eighth in FVC Meet. Top returning ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Jacobs grad Evan Jager in uncharted territory as one of favorites in world championships steeplechase

    Evan Jager never turned in a more impressive loss in his racing life.Jager was winning the 3,000-met ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • High school girls tennis: 2015 preview

    Six girls tennis players return to competition after qualifying for state last season, three for the first time.
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Five to watch: Girls tennis 2015

    Maddie FoxCrystal Lake Central, sr.Fox has been to state in doubles the past two seasons but will ge ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox Division Crystal Lake Central Coach: Amanda Schuetzle (second season) Last ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 8:31 pm
  • High school boys golf: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South stopped by lightning-monitoring system

    CRYSTAL LAKE – "Billy, let's be clear, if we didn't have a [lightning-monitoring system] and it's just you and me out there, we're still playing," Cry ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 8:23 pm
  • High school girls golf: High expectations for Crystal Lake Central co-op in new season

    Kyle McCaughn doesn’t want to mess up a good thing.When the former Crystal Lake South girls basketba ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • High school boys golf: Individuals become teammates as season begins

    Prairie Ridge senior Kevin Karney felt bad after beating his brother, sophomore Cameron Karney, by two strokes in the J. Patrick Lawler Crystal Woods ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • High school boys golf: 5 to watch

    Ethan FarnamPrairie Ridge, jr.Farnam finished 17th at the Class 3A state tournament as a sophomore a ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 5:25 pm
  • High school boys golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Chris Gotsch (second season)Top returners: Kyle Irlbacker, sr. ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • High school football: Northwest Herald position rankings – Quarterbacks

    1. CHRIS KATRENICK Jacobs, jr. (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) Katrenick has drawn interest from several Divi ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Prep golf: Prairie Ridge’s Cameron Karney leads MCJGA's Patrick Lawler Open

    Prairie Ridge’s Cameron Karney leads the senior boys division after Day 1 of the McHenry County Junior Golf Association’s J. Patrick Lawler Open on Tu ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Track and field: Jacobs grad Evan Jager runs at new level ahead of world championships

    Those who know Evan Jager best marvel at the transformation they have witnessed in the past year.Jag ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 7:04 pm
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs high school football summer practice

    Images of the Jacobs Eagles during summer football practice ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Jacobs junior forward Cameron Krutwig receives basketball offer from Toledo

    Jacobs junior forward Cameron Krutwig received his fifth NCAA Division I scholarship offer Tuesday from Toledo.
    July 28, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Bowling: Jacobs grad Brandon Biondo living up to family 'dynasty'

    Brandon Biondo walks up to his towel after every ball he bowls and folds it over so that all the corners match up perfectly.
    July 26, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Golf: Huntley grad Jake Bowser wins at MCJGA Cary Open

    CARY – Jake Bowser knew four years ago that he wanted to plan a future around golf, whether it was playing competitively or helping others with their ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Golf: Algonqiun's Scott Cahill finishes tied for 7th at Illinois Open

    LONG GROVE – As his group waited to tee off Wednesday at Royal Melbourne Country Club, Scott Cahill briefly admired the Illinois Open Championship tro ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Golf: Three locals make cut at Illinois Open, Algonquin's Scott Cahill tied for fifth

    HAWTHORN WOODS – It was an up-and-down day for Algonquin's Scott Cahill during Tuesday's second round of the Illinois Open Championship at Hawthorn Wo ...
    July 21, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Golf: Algonquin's Scott Cahill tied for fifth at Illinois Open Championship

    LONG GROVE – Algonquin's Scott Cahill was preaching patience to himself at the start of the Illinois Open Championship Monday, but once he got going, ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz with Jacobs' Kyle Ross, Prairie Ridge's Savannah Sheridan, CLS' Mike Woeste

    Kyle RossSeniorJacobs cross country, basketball, track and field1. If you could live anywhere, where ...
    July 18, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Golf: Jacobs' Coakley wins at McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – It took Riley Coakley’s best round of the summer – and the last hole of the day – to outlast J.P. Anderson in the McHenry County Junior ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Golf: Cary-Grove's Kalamaras leads after Day 1 of McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – After finishing as the overall points leader in the McHenry County Junior Golf Association’s girls senior division last year, Lauren Kal ...
    July 14, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Golf: McHenry's Prisching, Woodstock's Pietrzak, Cary-Grove's Reid and Jacobs' Coakley win at MCJGA event

    MARENGO – Ben Prisching had a chance to close out and win the McHenry County Junior Golf Association’s Marengo Ridge Open in 18 holes on Thursday, but ...
    July 9, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Around Town: McHenry County Tennis Classic to emphasize cardiac-death awareness

    The McHenry County Tennis Classic begins play over the next three weekends at The Racket Club in Algonquin with an emphasis this year on cardiac-death ...
    July 5, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • High school: Jacobs wins all-sports award

    Gary Conrad enjoys conversing with fellow Jacobs coaches throughout the year about their teams. “We ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Jacobs grad Evan Jager breaks own U.S. steeplechase record despite fall

    Heartbreak, U.S. record for Jacobs grad JagerAlgonquin native and 2007 Jacobs High School graduate E ...
    July 4, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Jacobs grad, Toledo football player Adam Kulon

    Jacobs graduate Adam Kulon will be entering his redshirt sophomore season for the Toledo football team this fall. He will do so in a new position. Aft ...
    July 4, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs' Cameron Krutwig earns AAU honor

    Upon finding out he had been named to the third team of the 16U All-Under Armour Association, Cameron Krutwig was glad he was being recognized for his ...
    July 3, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Golf: Jacobs' Coakley, McHenry's Ogden and Huntley's Gordus at RedTail Open

    LAKEWOOD – Riley Coakley practiced immediately after his round Tuesday and even got in some extra work the morning before Day 2 of the McHenry County ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Junior golf: Woodstock's Jared Zientz leads senior boys in MCJGA Red Tail Open

    Woodstock's Jared Zientz shot a 5-over-par 77 to lead the boys senior division after the first round of the McHenry County Junior Golf Association's R ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • Jacobs' Lauren Van Vlierbergen female athlete of year

    Lauren Van Vlierbergen recognized early in her athletic career what her strengths were in every sport she played.
    June 30, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs' Jamie Murray is Northwest Herald Coach of the Year

    The group of participants in the Class 4A baseball state tournament was like a visual test given in school asking: “Which one does not belong?”
    June 27, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald All-Area team

    2015 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball team First team Mariah Dionne Marengo, so., P Dionne, the N ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Amateur golf: Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam wins State Junior Amateur Championship

    BARRINGTON – Crystal Lake's Ethan Farnam said he wasn't really keeping track of where his lead stood through the first nine holes of Thursday's final ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen her sport's athlete of year

    Lauren Van Vlierbergen’s success at both the local and state levels is only part of the legacy she leaves at Jacobs.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Amateur golf: Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam takes lead at State Junior Amateur Championship

    BARRINGTON – The way he was playing on the second day of the IJGA State Junior Amateur Championship, it was more surprising when Ethan Farnam didn't m ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • High school baseball: Fox Valley Conference teams

    All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division    Crystal Lake Central: Robby Cormier, 2B-1B, sr.; Blake Gle ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Golf: Dundee-Crown's Anderson, Cary-Grove's May, Huntley's Gordus and McHenry's Ogden win at MCJGA event

    CARY – With a new driver in hand, J.P. Anderson wasn’t expecting to shoot in the 70s at Chalet Hills Golf Club on Wednesday.
    June 24, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs' Panchapakesan Northwest Herald Player of Year for 3rd time

    Jacobs’ Kailash Panchapakesan was stronger and fitter for the boys tennis season, but it was his mental toughness that made him the most proud.
    June 22, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Golf: Huntley's Mendonca, Cary-Grove's Reid, Marian Central's Mercurio and Dundee-Crown's Anderson win

    LAKEWOOD – Andrew Mendonca was hoping to complete 18 holes in the McHenry County Junior Golf Association Turnberry Open, but, instead, he had to settl ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Around Town: Crush Tidal Waves 15uJS softball team proud of comeback, 2nd-place state finish

    Despite losing in the finals of the USSSA Heritage Classic State Championship June 13 and 14 in Joliet, the Crush Tidal Waves 15uJS girls fastpitch so ...
    June 21, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Chris KatrenickYear: JuniorSchool: JacobsSport: Football1. If you had the Stanley Cup for a day, wha ...
    June 20, 2015 - 7:59 pm
  • Junior golf: Cameron Karney, Brittany Reid win MCJGA Blackstone Open senior divisions

    MARENGO – The way his short game was working Tuesday, Cameron Karney felt confident in just about any putt, but especially those, like his tournament- ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • High school baseball: Jacobs and Oak Park-River Forest shared third in wacky season finale

    JOLIET – Jacobs realized its goal of playing in the final contest on the IHSA 2014-15 calendar, just not in the conventional manner for which it had d ...
    June 13, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • High school baseball: Kozlak’s big postseason helped lead Jacobs to best finish in school history

    JOLIET - Despite a two-inning called game following a lightning delay, the Jacobs baseball team was in good spirits following the Class 4A third-place ...
    June 13, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Video: Jacobs-OPRF baseball dance-off

    What do you do during a rain delay? A dance-off, of course. Before the Class 4A third-place baseball ...
    June 13, 2015 - 7:22 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Leah SecorMarengoSophomoreBasketball, Softball1. What would be your dream job?Veterinarian for large ...
    June 13, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • High School Baseball: Rain threatens state tournament

    JOLIET – The IHSA made a lineup change for the final day of the baseball season, including shortening the third-place games to five innings, at the Cl ...
    June 13, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Live coverage: Jacobs baseball plays for third place in Class 4A

    Follow along with our live coverage of the Jacobs baseball team facing Oak Park-River Forest in the Class 4A third-place game.
    June 13, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • DeFabo: Jacobs baseball will be remembered for taking program to another level

    JOLIET— The ending was so much different this time around.The gloves that were tossed in the air aft ...
    June 13, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • High school baseball: Jacobs falls to Mount Carmel in semifinal

    JOLIET – A somber Owen Oreskovich nicely capsulized what had happened as Jacobs’ hopes for a state championship were dashed by Mount Carmel.
    June 12, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • High school baseball: Controversial call costs Jacobs two runs and momentum in state semifinal

    In the bottom of the fifth inning of the Class 4A state semifinal, with the bases loaded, Jacobs pitcher Ryan Sargent grounded a ball to Mt. Carmel’s ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Live coverage: Jacobs baseball state semifinals vs. Mt. Carmel

    Follow along with our live coverage of the Jacobs baseball team's Class 4A state semifinal game against Mt. Carmel.
    June 12, 2015 - 5:29 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs continues run of FVC's baseball success

    Jamie Murray is, first and foremost, a Jacobs baseball fan.Jamie Murray is, first and foremost, a Jacobs baseball fan.
    June 11, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs' run to state began years ago

    At one of the final practices in preparation for Friday’s Class 4A state semifinal, Jacobs baseball coach Jamie Murray is hitting ground balls to infi ...
    June 12, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • High school baseball: Sargent has been big-game ace for Jacobs

    Ryan Sargent has been masterful on the mound for Jacobs most of the last two seasons, culminating with his current string of 13 scoreless postseason i ...
    June 12, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • Golf: Recent Jacobs grad Joe Addante wins State Amateur qualifier

    Recent Jacobs graduate Joe Addante shot a 2-under-par 70 Wednesday to tie for first place in the Illinois State Amateur Championship qualifier at Kank ...
    June 10, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Junior golf: Jacobs' Riley Coakley wins junior division of MCJGA event at Golf Club of Illinois

    Riley Coakley, who will be a sophomore at Jacobs in the fall, shot a 7-over-par 78 on Wednesday to win the boys junior division of the McHenry County ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Kirsten Stevens sets softball records at Mercer

    Kirsten Stevens is planning on a post-college career as a teacher.A Spanish major and a standout sof ...
    June 10, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • High school baseball: State-bound Jacobs' Ryan George a crafty success on mound

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs third baseman Owen Oreskovich calls him an “all-around fun kid, a bundle of joy.”
    June 10, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs pitchers come up big in super sectional win

    ROCKFORD— Jacobs closer Johnny Rohde strained to decipher the signs Daniel Tenayuca put down in the 7th inning, as the catcher’s fingers disappeared i ...
    June 8, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops Stevenson, headed to state

    ROCKFORD – Jacobs’ offense was resourceful, if not prolific, repeatedly taking advantage of Stevenson’s generosity.
    June 9, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Inside High School Baseball: Jacobs' Matt Kozlak Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekMatt KozlakJacobs, sr., SSKozlak delivered in a big way from the No. 2 spot in th ...
    June 8, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • High school baseball: Supersectional trip no surprise to Jacobs

    Monday’s date in the Class 4A Rockford Aviators Supersectional was a goal, an expectation even, for Jacobs' baseball team.
    June 7, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • High school recruiting notes: Jacobs' Bridget Wallenberger to play volleyball at UW-Milwaukee

    Bridget Wallenberger always wanted to play volleyball in college.By her sophomore year at Jacobs, th ...
    June 7, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs beats Boylan for sectional crown

    CARY – Commanding pitching performances have become a staple for Jacobs senior Ryan Sargent.CARY – Commanding pitching performances have become a stap ...
    June 6, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Take 2: Marengo softball, Jacobs baseball last teams standing

    Two McHenry County spring high school sports teams remain. Then, it will be officially summer for the prep season, or something like that. Northwest H ...
    June 6, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • High school baseball: Kozlak's big hit again propels Jacobs in sectional title game

    CARY— The ball left Matt Kozlak’s bat on a rope to left-center field… the second time this postseason he had a critical late-game hit. 
    June 6, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Northwest Herald senior sports writer Joe Stevenson sits down with three local prep athletes. Jack ...
    June 6, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • High school baseball: Closer Rohde give Jacobs confidence late in games

    A comforting, confident feeling permeates Jacobs’ dugout when Johnny Rohde strolls to the mound in the seventh inning of baseball games.
    June 5, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Inside Boys Tennis: Jacobs doubles players Toomire, Rowan Athletes of the Week

    Athletes of the weekMATT TOOMIREJacobs, sr.RILEY ROWANJacobs, jr. Toomire and Rowan had a rough two ...
    June 4, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs beats DeKalb, heads to sectional final

    CARY – Jacobs junior Brenden Heiss has made nowhere near the impact he hoped for with his right arm.CARY – Jacobs junior Brenden Heiss has made nowher ...
    June 4, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Seven local players suit up for All-Star Game

    LISLE – Wednesday's Illinois High School Lacrosse Association B-Class All-Star Game provided seven local seniors an opportunity to reunite with Fox Va ...
    June 3, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • High school softball: All-conference lists

    Here are the All-Conference girls softball lists for the Fox Valley Conference, Big Northern Conference, East Suburban Catholic Conference and Northea ...
    June 3, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • High school baseball: Marian Central benefited from tough ESCC play

    The Marian Central baseball team was reeling when Tom Kruse took over with just three games remaining in the regular season. 
    June 2, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs stops Cary-Grove to win regional

    ALGONQUIN – After striking out the final batter, Ryan Sargent stood on the pitcher's mound with his arms stretched nearly as wide as his smile. 
    June 2, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Inside High School Baseball: Jacobs' Ryan Sargent Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekRyan SargentJacobs, sr., P-CFSargent struck out nine and allowed two hits as the ...
    June 1, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Boys lacrosse: All-Fox Valley Conference teams announced

    The All-Fox Valley Conference Boys Lacrosse teams recently were announced. They are as follows:First ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • High school boys track: Cary-Grove's Hurley win shot put state title

    CHARLESTON – Cary-Grove senior Ricky Hurley wanted a lot – personal-best performances in the Class 3A shot put and discus finals, state championships ...
    May 30, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • High school boys track: IHSA recognizes Crenden Keller as honorary referee

    CHARLESTON – For giving so much to track and field for so long, the IHSA gave a little something back to former Jacobs girls coach Crenden Keller.
    May 30, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs players eliminated at state

    After qualifying a singles player and two doubles teams to Day 2 of the boys tennis state finals, all were eliminated in the fourth consolation round ...
    May 29, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • High school boys track: Huntley's Boos makes finals in 3 Class 3A events at state

    CHARLESTON – Huntley senior Connor Boos in previous years had qualified for state in six events and gotten shut out of the finals at Eastern Illinois ...
    May 29, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Banner day for Jacobs players at state

    PALATINE – It was a very good day for the Jacobs boys tennis team at the state finals.The Golden Eag ...
    May 28, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs defeats Dundee-Crown in 12-inning regional semifinal

    ALGONQUIN — On any other stage, Ryan Sargent's ground ball to third would have been a routine, inning-ending play.
    May 28, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • High school softball: Huntley beats Jacobs in regional semifinal

    DeKALB – In its past two meetings with Jacobs, the Huntley softball team came up short, but in the Class 4A DeKalb Regional semifinals, Huntley came b ...
    May 27, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • Inside high school boys tennis: Panchapakesan Athlete of the Week; state preview

    Athlete of the WeekKAILASH PANCHAPAKESANJacobs, jr.Panchapakesan won the Huntley Sectional on Saturd ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Prep baseball Insider: McHenry's Jack Glosson the Athlete of the Week

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJack GlossonMcHenry, SeniorGlosson hit a pair of home runs and drove in six runs ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs tops Rockford Jefferson in regional

    ALGONQUIN – After retiring Rockford Jefferson in order in the top of the first inning Monday, Jacobs sophomore Alexis Addante acted quickly in the bot ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Josh Freeman helps SIU track and field team make history

    Josh Freeman’s list of achievements from the Missouri Valley Conference track and field championships helped him make history.Josh Freeman’s list of a ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • High school baseball: Class 3A, Class 4A regionals ready to go

    For the third time in eight days, the Dundee-Crown and Huntley baseball teams will meet when the two square off Monday. The Chargers won both one-run ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • High school girls track: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen earns 2 more top-5 finishes at state in 3A

    CHARLESTON – Jacobs senior Lauren Van Vlierbergen did not get another state title … and she is fine with that.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge strikes late to beat Lincoln-Way North

    Prairie Ridge came through with four runs in the seventh inning to defeat Lincoln-Way North, 7-3, in nonconference baseball action Saturday in Frankfo ...
    May 23, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • Boys tennis roundup: Jacobs' Panchapakesan, 2 doubles teams make state

    Jacobs’ Kailash Panchapakesan won his first sectional singles title Saturday, upsetting No. 1 seed Anderson Park of Belvidere North, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, in ...
    May 23, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs, Marengo and Huntley win

    Kerri Healy doubled in Alexis Addante in the bottom of the seventh inning to help the Jacobs softball team walk off with a 3-2 win over Johnsburg in n ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock, Jacobs and Woodstock North win

    The Cary-Grove baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a tie and defeat Crystal Lake Central 3-2 in Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • High school 3A girls state track and field: Huntley's Tramblay, Cary-Grove's Burk headed to 100 hurdles final

    CHARLESTON – The hectic time schedule for Huntley’s Macy Tramblay proved more beneficial than detrimental.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs' Panchapakesan, three doubles teams qualify for state

    HUNTLEY – Chalk was the word of the day at the Huntley boys tennis sectional on Friday as the top four seeds in singles and doubles advanced to the se ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • Boys track and field: McHenry's Machometa wins 100 at Guilford Sectional

    ROCKFORD – McHenry senior Jack Machometa ached at last week’s Fox Valley Conference Meet, not in his left hamstring, but in his heart.
    May 21, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove's McCumber 1-hits Jacobs

    CARY – As a member of the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Cary-Grove coach Don Sutherland is no stranger to winning. W ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • High school softball: Hampshire outslugs Jacobs

    HAMPSHIRE – The Hampshire softball team’s offense has struggled the past few games. The Whip-Purs had an unexpected day off Wednesday because of the r ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Tennis: Prairie Ridge doubles team Athletes of the Week

    Athletes of the WeekJARED PRIESZPrairie Ridge, sr.GIL ANOZIEPrairie Ridge, sr.Priesz and Anozie won ...
    May 21, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen in peak form for state

    Jacobs track coaches watched senior Lauren Van Vlierbergen going through a workout of 200-meter sprints last week and were aghast.
    May 21, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Boys track and field: Jacobs' Walker set for basic training after season ends

    The physical challenges of military life should not present major obstacles for recent Jacobs graduate Josh Walker.
    May 20, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs tops Batavia in lacrosse cup opener

    ALGONQUIN – Brandon Ferencz scored a game-high six goals to lead No. 12 Jacobs in an 16-8 IHSLA Class-B Lacrosse Cup playoff victory over No. 21 Batav ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley and Crystal Lake South roll at 3A Jacobs Regional

    ALGONQUIN – Huntley and Crystal Lake South each got an early goal to grab control of their regional semifinals Tuesday as the two higher seeds advance ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge, Huntley and McHenry win

    Monica Menas hit a home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Crystal Lake Central softball team to the 7-6 win over Jacobs in Fox Valley Con ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge's Kaleigh O'Brien player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKaleigh O’BrienPrairie Ridge, sophomore, third baseO’Brien hit a two-run home run ...
    May 19, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs edges Cary-Grove in 7th

    ALGONQUIN – Cary-Grove pitcher Nick Kirk got ahead in the count and kept working Jacobs’ Stevie Krueger outside.
    May 19, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Inside High School Baseball: Richmond-Burton's Jake Rosing Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekJake RosingRichmond-Burton, fr., PRosing struck out 18 batters as the Rockets bea ...
    May 18, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Start of playoffs provide tests and second-chances

    After a girls soccer regular season that saw conference titles decided by overtime goals, penalty kicks and last-minute regulation winners, the openin ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Ladewig is player of the week, power rankings, playoff info

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKJake LadewigCary-Grove, Sr., Mid.Ladewig had 10 points in two games this week, sco ...
    May 17, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Records fall as Huntley boys track wins Fox Valley Conference meet

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Stinginess prevailed at the Fox Valley Conference boys track and field meet, as no one seemed satisfied with winning only one title.
    May 15, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Jacobs rallies past Dundee-Crown in 7th

    The Jacobs softball team scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind and defeat Dundee-Crown, 10-4, in Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge clips Jacobs for FVC Tournament title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge and Jacobs were the two best boys tennis teams in the Fox Valley Conference during the regular season, and that showed Fr ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Congratulations Halley Havlicek, May Athlete of the Month!