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  • High school boys golf: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Boys Golf All-Area teamFirst teamZach BeaugureauCary-Grove, sr.Beaugureau advanced ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Jacobs co-op 2nd in Dave Logterman Memorial Harlem Invitational

    The Jacobs boys co-op swimming team placed second Saturday at the Dave Logterman Memorial Harlem Invitional in Machesney Park with 268 points, 22 poin ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Marengo win

    Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin poured in a game-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting and made all nine of her free throws to lead the Whip-Purs to a 43-32 ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs win FVC duals

    WRESTLINGCrystal Lake Central 50, Cary-Grove 21: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers (2-0, 2-0 Fox Valley Co ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central rallies to beat Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – Before Thursday's Fox Valley Conference dual, Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr warned his new-to-the-sport heavyweight Wya ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Woodstock's Tafoya the Player of the Week, power rankings and notes

    Northwest Herald Player of the Week Camryn Tafoya, Woodstock, jr., GTafoya, a 5-foot-3 guard, tied t ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • High school 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 wrestling: Marian Central wins Carmel Team Duals

    Marian Central's wrestling team went 3-0 Saturday to finish first overall at the Carmel Team Duals in Mundelein.
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo wins twice, makes title game of Ottawa tournament

    Marengo's Michael Volkening scored 28 points against Oak Forest and 29 points against CICS Longwood on Friday as the Indians went 2-0 at the Dean Rile ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball

    Athlete of the Week Vannessa GarreltsMarian Central, jr., GThe 5-foot-5 junior led the Hurricanes to ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Jacobs win tourney games

    Crystal Lake South's Jon Holloway and Tyler Haskin each scored 20 points Wednesday as the Gators defeated Johnsburg, 73-67, in their Johnsburg/Richmon ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school 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 wrestling preview: 2016-17 team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: William Petersen (First year)Last season: 4-13 dual recordTop ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North, Alden-Hebron, Hampshire, Huntley win tournament games

    Maddie Busch scored 18 points Saturday to lead the Woodstock North girls basketball team to a 42-34 win against Rockford Jefferson in the fifth-place ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Jacobs beats Streamwood at Dundee-Crown tournament

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Jacobs guard Carly Sidor missed the majority of her junior season after suffering a knee injury in the first game last season.
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 8:44 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: Jacobs, Cameron Krutwig aim for first sectional title

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs boys basketball players show no hesitation or trepidation when listing their goals for the season – they want to fly where no Golde ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • College women's volleyball: McHenry County College drops opener at nationals

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team dropped its first-round match at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament on Thursday, losing to N ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 9:56 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 boys basketball: 5 players to watch

    Blaine BayerRichmond-Burton, sr., GNot many schools have a point guard who starts for four years, bu ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • High school football: Jacobs QB Chris Katrenick commits to Duke, decommits from Bowling Green

    Opportunity came calling Sunday night, and Jacobs quarterback Chris Katrenick answered the call.When ...
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • High school football: Change in style paid off for Jacobs, other area notes

    In football, as in life, sometimes a team must adapt to survive. Jacobs came a long way from its 2-3 ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 7:14 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 football: Fenwick ends Jacobs' season in Class 7A quarterfinals

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs had one final drive, trailing Fenwick by seven with the clock ticking below three minutes. Facing a third-and-22 in their own end, ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 9:08 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
  • 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 baseball: Crystal Lake South's Wolski to sign with University of Missouri-St. Louis

    Crystal Lake South senior Nick Wolski took the college baseball recruitment process into his own hands.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High school football: Mix of youth, experience and belief paying off for historic Jacobs team

    It has been an unpredictable road to school history for the Jacobs football team this season."We've ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 7:05 pm
  • 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
  • High school football: Jacobs takes down Batavia to reach Class 7A quarterfinals

    ALGONQUIN – About five minutes before Jacobs faced Batavia in the second round of the Class 7A playoffs Saturday afternoon, Golden Eagles coach Bill M ...
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • High school football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald football player of the week. Voting runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday. 
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 1:38 am
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry wins Fox Valley Conference Championship meet

    WOODSTOCK – By the end of the Fox Valley Conference Championship girls swimming meet, McHenry senior Hannah Lange's voice was starting to go hoarse, b ...
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • High school football: Second-round playoff preview capsules

    Class 8A No. 25 Fremd (7-3) at No. 24 Huntley (7-3) When: 1 p.m. Saturday About the Vikings: Frem ...
    Nov. 4, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Prep sports insider: Dundee-Crown's Anthony Hurgoi is the Athlete of the Week, plus cross country and girls swimming notes

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAnthony HurgoiDundee-Crown, jr.Hurgoi ran the best race of his life at the Class ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs falls to Conant, 5-1, in 3A Supersectional

    STREAMWOOD – As Conant celebrated and took pictures in the distance, Jacobs coach AJ Cappello tried to remind his team and its 11 seniors, many starin ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs plays in boys soccer supersectional

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    Nov. 2, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs ready for shot at first supersectional title

    On Saturday morning, just about 12 hours after winning the second sectional title in school history, putting six goals on Rockford Guilford in the pro ...
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 7:22 pm
  • High School Football Notes: Huntley's upset win gets it one more home game

    Huntley won a first-round game in the 2015 Class 8A playoffs, but might have earned even more respect for what it did Friday night.
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Bobby Collins, Cary-Grove, QB Collins has taken over as the Trojans’ rushing leader and had another ...
    Oct. 30, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • High school football: Jacobs rolls past Lincoln Park in Class 7A opening round

    CHICAGO – The first half of Saturday's Class 7A first-round playoff game showcased a little bit of everything the Jacobs offense is capable of: the po ...
    Oct. 29, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs scores 6 for first sectional title since 2000, second in program history

    HUNTLEY – Friday night was a long time coming for the Jacobs boys soccer program.When the Golden Eag ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • On Campus: Dundee-Crown grad Freddy Martinez helps Carthage College soccer team as freshman

    In preparation for college soccer, Dundee-Crown graduate Freddy Martinez relied on advice from players who have been there.
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • High school football: First-round playoff preview capsules

    Class 4ANo. 15 Marengo (5-4) at No. 2 Johnsburg (9-0)When: 6 p.m. SaturdayAbout the Indians: Marengo ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Prep sports insider: Marian Central's Caroline and Cate Yuk are Athletes of the Week, plus cross country and tennis postseason notes

    Athletes of the WeekCaroline Yuk and Cate Yuk, Marian Central, sr., girls tennisThe sisters marked t ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs tops McHenry in Huntley Sectional final; Dundee-Crown falls

    HUNTLEY – Jacobs' boys soccer team didn’t want a repeat of last season.Tuesday was a rematch of last ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Crystal Lake Central reaches regional final day after coach has baby

    ROCKFORD – Crystal Lake Central coach Lisa Brunstrum told her girls volleyball team it might happen in July. The timing probably wasn't ideal, but she ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 9:20 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Jacobs' Noah Melick is Athlete of the Week; postseason notes; more

    Athlete of the weekNoah MelickJacobs, jr., FMelick scored five goals in two games the past week, hel ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 4:47 pm
  • College women's volleyball: McHenry County College defeats Madison College

    McHenry County College's women's volleyball team capped its regular season Monday with a four-set win against Madison College, the No. 2-ranked team i ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • High school football notes: Johnsburg poised for playoff run

    Johnsburg football players huddled around coach Dan DeBoeuf after beating Marengo in the regular-season finale Friday. The Skyhawks had just completed ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • High school football playoffs: Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge on target to meet in Class 6A semifinals

    The area’s top two football teams started the season playing one another, with Prairie Ridge beating Cary-Grove, 26-14.
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees. Voting ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday. C ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley, Richmond-Burton win regional titles

    Huntley's girls cross country team won the IHSA Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday with a team score of 41, beating out nine other teams. ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central win regionals

    Huntley's boys cross country team won the Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday behind sophomore Jeremy Roe’s first-place finish. 
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school football: Jacobs drops Hampshire to become playoff-eligible

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

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    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:11 am
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Lauren Otto, Dundee-Crown grad Payton DeLuga help UW-Whitewater women's soccer

    Payton DeLuga and Lauren Otto have been roommates for two years at Wisconsin-Whitewater.“We’re reall ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 8:04 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs wins regional final behind 4 goals by Noah Melick

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs boys soccer coach Anthony Cappello couldn't quite figure out how Noah Melick beat Elgin time and time again during the Class 3A ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 7:26 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 9 games

    Live updates from Friday's Week 9 high school football games. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Huntley tops Prairie Ridge, wins first Fox Valley Conference title

    Huntley captured its first Fox Valley Conference girls volleyball championship in school history Thursday with a 25-20, 25-19 sweep against Prairie Ri ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • High school football: Week 9 preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Jacobs (4-4, 3-4) at Hampshire (3-5, 2-5) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday About the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • High school girls tennis: 2 local doubles teams, 2 singles players advance to Day 2 of state tournament

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – When Huntley and Crystal Lake South met almost a month ago in a late-September Fox Valley Conference dual meet, the Red Raiders' No. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Prep football: Jacobs "excited" for playoff opportunity

    Jacobs guard Jimmy Wormsley remembers the feeling all too well from his freshman season.The Golden E ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy is Athlete of the Week, plus notes and state tennis pairings

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCole BarkocyCrystal Lake Central, sr., cross countryBarkocy had an opportunity to ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 5:54 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs advances to regional final with win over Cary-Grove

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs' Noah Melick couldn’t see the ball. Teammate Noah Perrone crossed a ball from the right side of the box, and Melick was sandwich ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Johnsburg' Logan Andersen is athlete of the week; power rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKLogan AndersenJohnsburg, sr. MAnderson scored a pair of crucial game-winning goal ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • High school girls golf: C-G's Lyne takes 3rd in Class 2A state tourney

    Crystal Lake Central coach Kyle McCaughn marveled at the way Cary-Grove freshman Molly Lyne navigated Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur in the firs ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South wins Class 2A Cary-Grove Sectional

    CARY – Ahead of this weekend's Class 2A Cary-Grove Sectional, Crystal Lake South tennis coach Don Nead surveyed the competition and made a calculated ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • High school football: Coverage, photos and more from Week 8

    Woodstock 34, Woodstock North 6PHOTOS: Woodstock North vs. WoodstockMcHenry 34, Hampshire 22PHOTOS: ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge shuts out Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – It was the age old question of what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. 
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Jacobs

    Photos from Friday's Prairie Ridge at Jacobs football game in Algonquin, which the Wolves won 42-0. ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Woodstock and Marian Central have state qualifiers

    Crystal Lake South will be sending two doubles teams to state while Jacobs will send a doubles and singles team after the first game of the Class 2A C ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 9:27 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op's Molly Lyne tied for first at 2A state

    Crystal Lake Central co-op’s Molly Lyne fired a 1-under-par 71 at Hickory Point in Decatur in the first round of the Class 2A state girls golf tournam ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:25 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton clinches Kishwaukee River Conference title share

    Addie Halverson had eight kills and six digs Thursday to lead Richmond-Burton to a 25-21, 25-15, Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball sweep ov ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • College women's volleyball: Harper College outlasts McHenry County College

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team lost in five sets to to Harper College, 13-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-15, 15-6, in nonconference play Thu ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 8:57 pm
  • Live updates: High school football results from Week 8 in McHenry County

    Live updates from the area's Week 8 high school football games ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:06 pm
  • High school football Week 8 preview capsules

    Friday's gamesFox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0) at Jacobs (4-3, 3-3)When: 7 p.m.About th ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Prep sports insider: Molly Lyne of Crystal Lake co-op girls golf is Athlete of the Week; notes; postseason events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMolly LyneCrystal Lake Central co-op (Cary-Grove), fr., girls golfLyne has seemed ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Dundee-Crown hands Jacobs first Fox Valley Conference loss

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Jacobs had already wrapped up the Fox Valley Conference championship before Tuesday's final conference game at Dundee-Crown, but tha ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school boys soccer insider: Woodstock's Will Maidment is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, more

    Athlete of the week Will Maidment Woodstock, sr. F The senior scored four goals in two games, inc ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South tops Crystal Lake Central

    Jordan Proszenyak had six kills, three aces, 12 digs and two blocks Tuesday to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-23, 25-23 Fox Valley Conference girls v ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • College women's volleyball: McHenry County College clinches conference title

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team defeated Moraine Valley, 25-12, 22-25, 25-16, 26-24, on Tuesday in Palos Hills to capture the Illin ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • Beaugureau, Farnam, Karney and Tuszynski advance to state meet

    ROCKFORD – Cary-Grove senior Zach Beaugureau lined up his 1-foot putt for par on the 18th green at Atwood Homestead on Monday, paused for a second, st ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 1:20 am
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central Co-op's Molly Lyne, Jacobs' Stephanie Fiorentino advance to state

    BUFFALO GROVE – Crystal Lake Central Co-op golfer Molly Lyne used momentum from back-to-back eagles on Nos. 9 and 10 to propel her into a tie for seco ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 7:49 pm
  • High school volleyball: Marian Central tops Huntley for Huntley Invitational title

    HUNTLEY – Marian Central senior libero Meghan Schwallie had a scary thought for opposing teams after the Hurricanes won their second straight Huntley ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls tennis: Prairie Ridge's Annie Timm wins FVC Tournament No. 1 singles title; Jacobs, PR tie for team title

    HAMPSHIRE – Prairie Ridge senior Annie Timm tried to hold back the tears as she walked off the court Saturday at Hampshire, but as she hugged friends ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. Voting runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 9:36 pm
  • PHOTOS: Fox Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament

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    Oct. 8, 2016 - 5:56 pm
  • High school football: Week 7 stories, photos and coverage

    New power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the playoff chances for area teamsRichmond-Burton 39, Marengo ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school football: Jacobs rolls past Glenbard East

    ALGONQUIN - Jacobs went into the season ready to soar with its wide open spread offense. But as the season has progressed, looking to take advantage o ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Styf: McHenry County high school football playoff outlook after Week 7 games

    ClinchedPrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0), Class 6A - The Wolves remain the favorite to be the top seed in th ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op defeats Jacobs

    The Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team defeated Jacobs, 107-63, Friday at the Dundee Recreation Center in Carpentersville.
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • On Campus: UW-Whitewater vs. UW-Oshkosh football clash features 13 local players, 2 top-5 teams

    About four hours before a home game at Wisconsin-Whitewater, John Flood walks from the team’s pregame meal to the football locker room at Perkins Stad ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 7:33 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs tops McHenry, clinches FVC title outright

    Colin Walsh scored in the 60th minute Thursday, assisted by Gabe Swarthout, to break a scoreless tie and deliver Jacobs a 1-0 win over McHenry in a Fo ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 7 games

    Updates from the 10 high school football games around the area in Week 7. ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • High school football: Week 7 preview capsules

    FRIDAY'S GAMESFox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove (5-1, 4-1) at Crystal Lake South (2-4, 2-4)When: 7 p.m ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op, led by Lyne, wins regional title

    HUNTLEY – Crystal Lake Central co-op’s Molly Lyne entered the clubhouse Wednesday at Pinecrest to big hugs, wide smiles and some light teasing from he ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton defeats Marengo

    Richmond-Burton's Addie Halverson had 15 kills to lead the Rockets to a Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball win, 25-15, 25-16, over Marengo o ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Johnsburg, Woodstock win dual meets

    Jacobs finished an undefeated conference season with a 7-0 sweep of Dundee-Crown in a Fox Valley Conference match in Carpentersville. 
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Huntley beats McHenry in OT; Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Marengo win

    Aaron Ruffner was involved in both goals as Huntley came from behind to beat McHenry, 2-1, in overtime Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge, Ethan Farnam take regional titles

    HUNTLEY – Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam shot an even-par 72 Tuesday at Pinecrest in Huntley to claim his second straight individual regional championsh ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Harvard's Alonzo Carrillo is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the WeekAlonzo Carrillo, Harvard, Sr. Fwd.The senior captain led Harvard to three consecu ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Podcast: Week 7 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 7 high school football preview podcast with sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf features picks and prev ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South defeats Cary-Grove; Jacobs tops Carmel

    Skylar Olsen, Hannah Rakofsky and Rachel Anklam picked up victories in their singles matches Monday for Crystal Lake South in a 6-1 Fox Valley Confere ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekAva Pauly, McHenry, sr., OHPauly helped lead the Warriors to third place at the S ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • Statewide podcast: How does Johnsburg stack up statewide and can a 4-win team make playoffs?

    If there's a Chicago Public Schools teacher strike still going on when the IHSA playoff brackets are announced, what happens?
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school football notes: Johnsburg, Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central and Hampshire notes

    Johnsburg senior linebacker Bryce Smith was supposed to play an integral role for the defense on one of the Skyhawks’ best teams in school history.
    Oct. 2, 2016 - 7:07 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge 5th in Harland Invitational

    Prairie Ridge's Chloe Gale finished second Saturday at the Harland Invitational at Fox River Park in Burlington, Wisconsin, running the 3-mile course ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake Central wins Harland Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy, Weston Sterchi and Brandon Tomasello finished third through fifth Saturday, leading the Tigers to a team win in t ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock North win, Jacobs draws

    Second-half goals by Ismael Abarran and Alonzo Carrillo led Harvard to a 2-0 Kishwaukee River Conference win over Burlington Central on Saturday at Ha ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. Voting runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 6:19 pm
  • High school football: Week 6 results, coverage and photos

    New power rankings Styf: Breaking down area team's playoff chances Johnsburg 56, Woodstock North 0 ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • High school football: Jacobs runs past Crystal Lake Central

    ALGONQUIN – The surprising part of Jacobs’ 33-point second half against Crystal Lake Central was this: Bowling Green-bound quarterback Chris Katrenick ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Styf: High school football playoff chances for area teams after Week 6

    Clinched berth - Six winsPrairie Ridge (6-0, 5-0 FVC), Class 6A - One of the first two area teams gu ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs football beats Crystal Lake Central

    Jacobs played Crystal Lake Central in Algonquin Friday, Sept. 20, 2016. Jacobs' won, 49-14. ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • On Campus: McHenry grad Robert Tonyan Jr. seeing NFL interest

    Seeing NFL scouts at an Indiana State football practice is common these days.A year ago, Robert Tony ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • LIVE: Updates from Week 6 of high school football

    Live updates from all of the area Week 6 football games. ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school football: Week 6 preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceMcHenry (4-1, 3-1) at Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0)When: 7 p.m. FridayAbout the Warr ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge wins FVC tourney, season titles; Ethan Farnam 1st

    CARY – An unlikely challenger for the Fox Valley Conference Boys Golf Championship emerged Thursday at Foxford Hills, as Crystal Lake South held a one ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Harvard, Woodstock North, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Huntley win

    Alonzo Carrillo scored five goals, including the final four in the first half, Thursday to lead the Harvard boys soccer team to a 9-1 Kishwaukee River ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op wins 4th straight FVC title

    PRAIRIE GROVE – For the first time, five teams had an opportunity to capture the Fox Valley Conference championship heading into the FVC girls golf to ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school girls swimming roundup: Jacobs beats Cary-Grove

    The Jacobs girls swimming team beat Cary-Grove, 95-73, behind a trio of individual winners Wednesday in Algonquin.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • PHOTOS: Fox Valley Conference girls golf tournament

    The Fox Valley Conference girls golf meet was held at Prairie Isle on Wednesday. ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs, McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Woodstock win

    Goals by Noah Melick and Ryan Blanchard led Jacobs to a 2-1 win over Crystal Lake South in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer game Tuesday in Algonqu ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win conference matches

    Addie Halverson had a team-high nine kills and six aces to lead Richmond-Burton to a three-set Kishwaukee River Conference win over Woodstock on Tuesd ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South tops Huntley; Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win

    Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen and Rachel Anklam won their singles matches Tuesday to help the Gators edge Huntley, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Women's college volleyball: McHenry County College sweeps Prairie State

    Sommer Rhea had 12 kills, three aces and eight digs Tuesday to lead McHenry County College in an Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference victory over Pr ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: McHenry's Jake King is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and game to watch

    Athlete of the weekJake King, McHenry, Sr. GKKing has not conceded a goal since returning to the lin ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • Podcast: Week 6 McHenry County high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 6 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Huntley win nonconference duals

    No. 3 singles player Lindsay Cunningham won her match without dropping a game, and the Golden Eagles swept the doubles matches to beat Elk Grove in a ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • High school girls golf: Katie Matustik helps Huntley edge Boylan for Freeport Invite title

    Huntley’s Katie Matustik came through with a tie-breaking fifth score Saturday in the Freeport Invitational at Park Hills in Freeport to lift the Red ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker wins Grant's James Taylor Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker finished first and Richmond-Burton placed second Saturday at Grant's James Taylor Boys Cross Country Invitational at ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry wins own tournament; Jacobs beats DeKalb

    McHenry's boys soccer team captured the McHenry Classic title for the third year in a row, going 2-0 Saturday in McHenry with victories over Northridg ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • Styf: Breaking down the area high school football team's playoff chances after Week 5

    Five wins (playoff eligible)Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0), Class 6A - The Wolves continue to roll toward ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:41 am
  • High school football: Week 5 coverage, stories and photos

    New high school football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the area team's playoff chances after Wee ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • High school football: McHenry tops Jacobs

    McHENRY – McHenry senior Gio Purpura commanded the ball for most of the second half on Friday night at McCracken Field.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs vs. McHenry football

    Jacobs played at McHenry at McCracken Field on Friday night. ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school football: Week 5 capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Huntley (3-1, 3-1) vs. Cary-Grove (3-1, 3-1) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Bohr ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:58 am
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South and Crystal Lake Central win

    Jacobs' No. 1 doubles pairing of Katie Toomire and Kylie Skepnek rallied after losing the first set Thursday against Prairie Ridge's Kaitlyn Cox and K ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Pascente lead Prairie Ridge win hole-in-one, McHenry and Marengo also win

    Prairie Ridge's Sophia Pacente shot a 40, including the first competitive hole-in-one in school history, to lead the Wolves in a 180-239 nonconference ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown beats Cary-Grove in OT, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Hampshire, Harvard and Woodstock North win

    Dundee-Crown's Ivan Aviles scored in the second period of overtime to help the Chargers pull out a 2-1 Fox Valley Conference win at Cary-Grove on Thur ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 5 games

    Updates from our coverage of the McHenry County area's 11 high school football games ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school girls swimming roundup: McHenry beats Jacobs/Hampshire; CL co-op tops Dundee-Crown

    Three McHenry swimmers – Caileigh McCafferty, Hannah Lange and Payton Lange – each won a pair of individual events as the Warriors took 10 of 11 varsi ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Valerie Tarazi is athlete of the week, notes and events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKValerie Tarazi, Crystal Lake co-op, jr. swimmerTarazi won two individual events a ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South edges Kings

    On Sunday, Midas Bacidore scored the game-winning goal with assists from Eric Helm and Michael Helm to give the Crystal Lake South Gators a 3-2 win ov ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:54 pm
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