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  • 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
  • High school baseball: Jacobs edges Dundee-Crown

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs center fielder Ryan Sargent wasted no time in his pursuit of a sinking line drive headed toward the left-center field gap.
    May 15, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • High School Girls Track and Field Insider: Huntley's Tess Miller Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekTess MillerHuntley, sr.Miller qualified in three events from the Class 3A Hononeg ...
    May 15, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Huntley wins 3A Hononegah Sectional

    ROCKTON – Huntley senior Tess Miller sensed that she wasn’t going to catch Hononegah’s Nicky Althoff in the 4x400-meter relay at the Class 3A Hononega ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • High school baseball: Dundee-Crown edges Jacobs in extras

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Dundee-Crown had only two hits Thursday against Jacobs, but in a low-scoring baseball game on a rainy day, the Chargers' ability to ...
    May 14, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry tops Jacobs

    McHENRY – Everything came together for McHenry in the bottom of the sixth inning. A day after clinch ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Despite injures, 100 meter race still stacked at FVC meet

    Grayslake North’s Titus Booker, the defending champion and Class 3A runner-up, saw his senior track and field season end with a hamstring injury.
    May 14, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs' Chong brothers share player of week

    Athletes of the weekKENDRICK CHONGKERWIN CHONGJacobs, jr./fr.The Chong brothers went, 3-0, on Saturd ...
    May 14, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops McHenry

    ALGONQUIN – Ryan Sargent’s swing at an 0-2 pitch in the fourth inning was defensive and lacked authority.
    May 14, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry, Dundee-Crown and Crystal Lake Central win

    Jess Flathau scored eight minutes into overtime to give McHenry a 1-0 win and hand Huntley its first Fox Valley Conference Valley Division loss in gir ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • High school baseball: R-B's Rosing strikes out 18; McHenry, Crystal Lake Central and Marengo win

    Richmond-Burton freshman Jake Rosing struck out 18 batters over seven innings in the 7-0 win over Harvard in Big Northern Conference East Division pla ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs comes back to top Huntley in extra innings

    HUNTLEY – Jacobs softball coach Katie O'Brien calls her players her "comeback kids" and believes that, no matter what point of the game or how far the ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • High school football: Jacobs' Katrenick picks up Virginia offer

    Jacobs sophomore quarterback Chris Katrenick had known for several weeks that a member of Virginia’s coaching staff would be watching him work out on ...
    May 12, 2015 - 6:22 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake Central and Jacobs win

    The Crystal Lake Central boys tennis team defeated Hampshire 6-1 in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play at Crystal Lake.
    May 11, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • High school baseball notes: McHenry's Borst excelling, Prairie Ridge putting pressure on defenses

    McHenry left fielder Mikie Borst was a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team selection last season and is having another strong year for the Warriors.
    May 11, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove's Wyatt Mascarella player of week, new power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekWyatt MascarellaCary-Grove, Senior, CatcherMascarella had some big hits for the T ...
    May 11, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs' Brian Ta Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekBrian TaJacobs, sr., MTa was influential in the Golden Eagles’ three wins the pas ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South shuts out Grayslake Central

    Senior left fielder Mike Avella hit a three-run home run in the first inning against Grayslake Central to lead Crystal Lake South's baseball team to a ...
    May 9, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • High school boys track roundup: Walker leads Jacobs to 2nd at Bolingbrook meet

    Josh Walker celebrated his 18th birthday Saturday with victories in the 100 meters (11.01 seconds) and 200 (22.24) at the 48th annual Carlin Nalley In ...
    May 9, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • Boys lacrosse: Jacobs drops Prairie Ridge

    Brandon Ferencz, Shriyans Lenkala and Brian Ta scored four goals apiece for Jacobs, which defeated Prairie Ridge, 19-4, in Fox Valley Conference boys ...
    May 8, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Boys track and field insider: Dundee-Crown's Seals athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKiwaun SealsDundee-Crown, sr.Seals went his career-best 45 feet, 11 1/2 inches Ma ...
    May 8, 2015 - 7:50 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Cary-Grove's Eva Burk athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekEva BurkCary-Grove, SeniorBurk won the 200 meters, took second in the 100 high hu ...
    May 8, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Huntley wins 1st FVC title

    HAMPSHIRE – Huntley senior Macy Tramblay peered down the runway, barely able to see the sand pit for her final triple jump attempt in the dark alongsi ...
    May 7, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • High School Sports: Jacobs announces 2015 Hall of Fame class

    The Jacobs High School Athletic Hall of Fame has announced its four members of the 2015 induction class.
    May 7, 2015 - 6:37 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Alden-Hebron win

    Stevie Krueger singled in Nate Meland in the bottom of the 12th inning to help the Jacobs baseball team walk off with a 4-3 win over Crystal Lake Cent ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Records could fall with Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen, Cary-Grove's Schulz competing

    Jacobs senior Lauren Van Vlierbergen likely will make a run at the 1,600 meters record of 4:58.83 set by Woodstock’s Kayla Beattie in 2011.
    May 6, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock, Huntley, Cary-Grove, Richmond-Burton and Johnsburg win

    Natalie Dombrowski made a save on a breakaway as time expired to preserve a 2-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win for the Crystal Lake Central gi ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs, Hampshire and Crystal Lake Central win

    Hailey Lonigro drove in Alexis Addante with a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning for the game-winning hit as the Jacobs softball team ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • High school girls track roundup: McHenry, Woodstock win own triangular meets

    Juniors Amelia Murray and Devon Marunde each won two events to lead the McHenry girls track team to a win Monday in a triangular meet at McHenry.Junio ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Power rankings, player of the week, games of the week, notes

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKAlec JohnsonCary-Grove, sr., Attack.The Trojans’ leading scorer, Johnson found the ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • High school track and field: McHenry's Opatrny wins at Palatine Relays

    PALATINE – One injury comeback in a year was not enough for Lauren Opatrny, she’s going for two.The ...
    May 2, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs, Prairie Ridge learn from tough tournament at Hersey

    MOUNT PROSPECT – With most of the top players in the state competing, the Tom Pitchford tennis tournament felt a little like the state tournament if i ...
    May 2, 2015 - 7:38 pm
  • High school girls track: Huntley 2nd in Woodstock Invitational

    Huntley's girls track and field team placed second in the Woodstock Invitational on Friday in Woodstock with 104 points, 38 behind the first-place fin ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • High school boys track insider: McHenry's Jesse Reiser Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekJesse ReiserMcHenry, sr.Reiser set a meet record in the 3,200 meters at the McHen ...
    May 1, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • High school girls track insider: Harvard's Sophie Stricker Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekSophie StrickerHarvard, jr.Stricker won the 200 and 400 meters at the McHenry Cou ...
    May 1, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Richmond-Burton win

    Huntley scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to extend its lead and defeat Prairie Ridge, 9-3, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover game ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs tops Mount Carmel, state's No. 2-ranked team

    Jacobs took down one of the top teams in the state in a, 5-3, win against Chicago Mt. Carmel on Thursday. 
    April 30, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs' Orange picks Augustana

    Chrishawn Orange liked what he had heard throughout the recruitment process from Augustana College.V ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South tops Jacobs

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It is still relatively early in the conference season, but Crystal Lake South sure made a statement this week. Behind solid pitching, t ...
    April 29, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • High school softball: Richmond-Burton, Marengo, Dundee-Crown, Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Alden-Hebron, Jacobs and Crystal Lake South win

    At Rockford, Richmond-Burton's softball team scored 10 runs in the second inning en route to a 19-6 Big Northern Conference East Division win in five ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school boys track and field roundup: Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Woodstock North Triangular: At Woodstock, Steven Hillier won the 3,200 and took seconds in the 800 and 1,600 as Crystal Lake Central won the meet with ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Alden-Hebron and McHenry win

    Hayley O’Mara doubled in a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Huntley the lead in a 7-6 win against Cary-Grove in a Fox Valley Conference V ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs sophomore Krutwig gets UAB offer

    Jacobs sophomore Cameron Krutwig received a message from his AAU basketball coach Mike Weinstein on Monday.
    April 27, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South tops Jacobs for 12th straight win

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs baseball coach Jamie Murray offered a succinct and accurate assessment of Crystal Lake South from Monday’s game.
    April 27, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • High school baseball: Benefit games approaching

    Several area baseball teams have scheduled games to fight diseases, promote awareness and recognize teachers in the next month.  
    April 27, 2015 - 8:23 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge's Schneider player of week

    Athlete of the WeekConnor SchneiderPrairie Ridge, Second BasemanSchneider went 2 for 4 in three cons ...
    April 27, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Inside Boys Lacrosse: Huntley's Collin Fischer Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekCollin FischerHuntley, jr. AThe attacker scored 10 goals this week as the Red Rai ...
    April 26, 2015 - 7:48 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge takes 2 against Grayslake Central

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team defeated Grayslake Central twice Saturday in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play in Crystal Lake.The Prairie Ridge ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Matt StelmasekJohnsburgJuniorCross Country, Track and Field1. What is the toughest event in track an ...
    April 25, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Boos leads Huntley to 4th straight county title

    HUNTLEY – Huntley senior Connor Boos already had a pretty good night going before the 200 meters at the McHenry County Boys Track and Field Meet.
    April 24, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs holds off Huntley

    HUNTLEY – Innings of drizzling precipitation could have made things difficult for Jacobs right hander Ryan George, but other than asking for a fresh b ...
    April 24, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Cary-Grove's Robins athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekNicole RobinsCary-Grove, JuniorRobins won the high jump and qualified for the fin ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • High school boys track insider: Huntley's Connor Boos athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekConnor BoosHuntley, SeniorBoos won the 100 and 200 meters last Saturday at the Mi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:03 pm
  • On Campus: Jacobs grad Alyssa Lach powers Butler in Big East softball

    Playing in Big East Conference softball games has brought out the best in Jacobs graduate Alyssa Lach.
    April 24, 2015 - 5:44 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Cary-Grove's Freeman sets county meet discus record

    HUNTLEY – Cary-Grove junior Nikki Freeman was uncertain what the discus record was at the McHenry County Track and Field Meet before Thursday.
    April 24, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Marengo and Crystal Lake Central win

    Cassie Warton scored a first-half goal on an assist from Larissa Doolety for Prairie Ridge, which defeated Grayslake Central 1-0 in a Fox Valley Confe ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry rallies to beat Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – When McHenry's Kristin Koepke came on to pitch in the bottom of the fifth, her team was trailing by a run, had just left the bases loaded ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Huntley edges Jacobs

    The Huntley boys lacrosse team scored the lone goal of the fourth quarter to defeat Jacobs 10-9 in Fox Valley Conference play at Huntley.
    April 22, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs tops Huntley on freshman Healy's walk-off homer

    ALGONQUIN – A Jacobs parent joked that it wouldn’t matter if Huntley pitched around junior Emily Borg, who took Kateri Conklin deep in the fifth innin ...
    April 22, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Marengo, Richmond-Burton, Johnsburg and Alden-Hebron win

    Isabel Rodriguez hit two homers and drove in four runs for Dundee-Crown which scored a run in the top of the eighth inning to defeat Jacobs, 9-8, in A ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry's Bobby Miller player of the week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekBobby MillerMcHenry, Soph., Pitcher-Third BasemanMiller did not pitch any games t ...
    April 20, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs' Chrishawn Orange named MVP for Home team

    HEBRON – Jacobs guard Chrishawn Orange said the strategy for the final five minutes of the first half was fairly straightforward – play fast.
    April 19, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Prep basketball: All-star game an opportunity to play together one last time

    Jimmy Roberts remembers his first meeting with Jacobs boys basketball players two years ago.Right th ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • High school softball: Cary-Grove tops Jacobs

    CARY – As tough as the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division is this season, no team wants to start conference play 0-2. Behind some timely hitting, s ...
    April 17, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Huntley"s Tramblay athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekMacy TramblayHuntley, SeniorTramblay took part in four victories as the Red Raide ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • High school boys track and field insider: Cary-Grove's Saxon athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekMichael SaxonCary-Grove, SeniorSaxon won the 110-meter high hurdles, the 300 inte ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Jacobs falls to Streamwood in PepsiCo Showdown

    STREAMWOOD – The Jacobs girls soccer team is a tough one to figure out. Early in the season, goals were hard to come by and any offense was truly a bo ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • High school boys tennis insider: Prairie Ridge doubles team athletes of week

    Athletes of the weekJared Priesz, sr., and James Lasak, fr., Prairie RidgePriesz and Lasak went 6-0 ...
    April 16, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • High school girls soccer notes: PepsiCo Showdown continues, Jacobs offense comes alive

    The week-long tournament continues with more games Thursday and Saturday. While all four local teams participating lost in the opening round, they all ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs and Woodstock win

    The Jacobs boys tennis team won three of the four matches in doubles play to defeat Crystal Lake South 4-3 in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division pl ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Dundee-Crown, Jacobs, Huntley and Alden-Hebron win

    The Crystal Lake Central baseball team scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Richmond-Burton 3-2 in nonconference pla ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs tops Crystal Lake South in FVC opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Wednesday’s softball game between Jacobs and Crystal Lake South was a matchup between two of the hottest teams in the Fox Valley Confer ...
    April 15, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Marian Central wins 1st game, Cary-Grove tops Jacobs

    WOODSTOCK – Marian Central’s lacrosse team won its first game in the program’s history Tuesday night with a 12-7 triumph over Arlington Heights.
    April 14, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs edges Cary-Grove while Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Cary-Grove put Jacobs to the test on Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys tennis dual but the Golden Eagles prevailed, 4-3, winning ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs beats Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs freshman Kerri Healy moved from behind the plate to center field less than two weeks ago as first-year coach Katie O’Brien looke ...
    April 14, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry's Dana Walsh player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekDana Walsh, McHenry, sr., OFWalsh hit .571 (12 for 21) in five games for the Warr ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • High school softball notes: Jacobs turnaround, McHenry's Martens strong in return

    Since starting 0-5 under first-year coach Katie O’Brien, the Golden Eagles have won five of seven. At the Leyden Invite at the Ballpark in Rosemont, t ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:26 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Huntley, Alden-Hebron, Jacobs, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry

    Hayley O’Mara hit two home runs for Huntley in a 13-7 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against Hampshire on Monday. 
    April 13, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Huntley, McHenry and Hampshire win

    HUNTLEY – Huntley freshmen Chloe Smith, Cassidy Lackovic and Rhian Whitfield each won an event to help the Red Raiders to a Fox Valley Conference dual ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • High school baseball: Richmond-Burton's Joe Dittmar player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekJoe DittmarRichmond-Burton, Junior, Third Baseman and PitcherDittmar committed to ...
    April 13, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Huntley wins Quint

    Huntley senior Josh Simons won all four matches at No. 1 singles to lead the Red Raiders to a first-place finish at the J-Hawk "Quint" tournament in R ...
    April 11, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys track and field roundup: Huntley, Jacobs win meets

    Senior Connor Boos won the 100 meters with a time of 11.02 seconds and the 200 meters with a time of 22.13 as the Huntley boys track and field team fi ...
    April 11, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley picks up first loss at PepsiCo Showdown

    ALGONQUIN – Despite his team winning its first five games, Huntley coach Kris Grabner saw cracks in the unbeaten facade.
    April 11, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, McHenry, Jacobs, Marengo, Huntley and Alden-Hebron pick up wins

    Claire Weeks and Casey Weeks each hit a home run to to lead the Dundee-Crown girls softball team to a 14-6 Fox Valley Conference crossover win over Ha ...
    April 11, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs avoids letdown to beat Batavia

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs wanted to do everything in its power to avoid a letdown in Saturday's nonconference game against Batavia.
    April 11, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz: Richmond-Burton's Miranda Halverson, Jacobs' Matt Kozlak, Woodstock's Marissa Krueger

    Miranda HalversonRichmond-BurtonJuniorTrack and Field1. Who’s you favorite professional athlete?Matt ...
    April 11, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs shortstop Matt Kozlak said pitches “looked like beach balls” in his first two at-bats against Prairie Ridge pitcher Ben Cilano, ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Huntley's Handchetz athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekAlex HandchetzHuntley, FreshmanHandchetz won the 100 meters (12.86) and the 200 ( ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • Boys track and field: Cary-Grove's Ricky Hurley athlete of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekRicky HurleyCary-Grove, SeniorHurley unleashed a big discus throw in Monday’s tri ...
    April 10, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Woodstock North and Hampshire win

    Tyler Carlson pitched a complete game, allowing one run, five hits and striking out six to lead Crystal Lake South to the 2-1 win over Harlem in nonco ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs' grand slam beats Marian Central

    ALGONQUIN – In softball, sometimes it takes just one inning, one at-bat, or even just one pitch. Wednesday it was one pitch that proved to be the diff ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • High school baseball roundup: Harvard, Jacobs, McHenry and Alden-Hebron win

    Logan Streit pitched a complete-game shutout Tuesday to lead the Harvard baseball team to an 8-0 win over Genoa-Kingston in Big Northern Conference Ea ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs, Cary-Grove win

    Blake Everett, Brandon Ferencz, Shriyans Lenkala and Evan Schwarz all scored three goals for Jacobs in a Fox Valley Conference, 15-4, win against Prai ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Johnsburg, Dundee-Crown and Woodstock win

    Allie Layton scored an unassisted goal in the 65th minute to give Johnsburg a 1-0 win against Burlington Central in a Big Northern Conference East Div ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Crystal Lake South and Jacobs win

    Prairie Ridge defeated Dundee-Crown, 7-0, at Crystal Lake on Tuesday in an Fox Valley Conference Valley Division dual. 
    April 7, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • High school baseball: Hampshire, Jacobs and Johnsburg win

    The Hampshire boys baseball team scored five runs in the first three innings to pull away and defeat Belvidere 8-2 in nonconference play in Belvidere.
    April 6, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs and Alden-Hebron win

    Haley Barnes hit a three-run double in the top of the seventh inning to break the tie and lead Prairie Ridge softball to the 8-3 win over Belvidere No ...
    April 6, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • High school baseball: Dundee-Crown's Brett Johnson player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekBrett JohnsonDundee-Crown, sr., CJohnson continued to tear it up and so did his t ...
    April 6, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Preview capsules

    Cary-GroveCoach: Brendan Gorman (second season, eighth overall)Key returnees: Dylan Cost, Ian Housto ...
    April 5, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Five players to watch

    Dylan Cost, Cary-Grove, jr., goalieNow in his third season with the varsity team, Cost is the base o ...
    April 5, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove looking for more than conference title

    Cary-Grove lacrosse coach Brendan Gorman remembers before the 2014 season asking his players how many of them honestly believed they could accomplish ...
    April 5, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Dundee-Crown tops Schaumburg

    The Dundee-Crown boys baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead and hang on for the 8-7 win over Schaumburg in ...
    April 4, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Crystal Lake South wins tournament

    The Marengo girls softball team lost to Stillman Valley 3-0 in the championship game of the Freeport Tournament in Freeport.
    April 4, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Dundee-Crown, Jacobs win tournaments

    Albert Dziadrowiec and Chad Wagner won two mathes at Elgin Quadrangular on Saturday to help Dundee-Crown defeat Larkin 5-0 and Elgin 3-2. 
    April 4, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge offense comes alive in win over Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – An early goal was just the spark Prairie Ridge needed Saturday, looking for its first win of the season.
    April 4, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • High school girls track insider: Cary-Grove's Morgan Schulz Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the Week Morgan Schulz Cary-Grove, sr. Schulz was a late entry into the Class 3A 800 mete ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • High school boys track insider: Johnsburg's Sam Blankenship Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the Week Sam Blankenship Johnsburg, jr. Blankenship won the Class 2A 400 meters and ran a ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Marengo, Jacobs and Woodstock win

    The Marengo baseball team scored three runs in the fifth inning to pull away and defeat Harvard 7-4 in Big Northern Conference East Divison play in Ha ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs, McHenry, Dundee-Crown and Woodstock North win

    Ryan George and Johnny Rohde combined to give up two hits for the Jacobs baseball team in its 3-1 win over Woodstock in FVC crossover play in Algonqui ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central and Crystal Lake South win

    Andrea Modlin pitched seven shutout innings to lead the Richmond-Burton softball team to a 5-0 win over Harvard in Big Northern East Division play in ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops Palatine, 4-1

    PALATINE – Jacobs third baseman Owen Oreskovich likely will get more than 100 more at-bats the rest of the baseball season.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Prep Boys Track and Field: Undaunted Sam Blankenship runs past Cahokia

    BLOOMINGTON – Everywhere Johnsburg senior Sam Blankenship looked in his heat of the Class 2A 400 meters, he saw runners from state power Cahokia.
    March 28, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Prep Girls Track and Field: Anxiety runs high for Cary-Grove’s Morgan Schulz, Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen

    BLOOMINGTON – Cary-Grove’s Morgan Schulz and Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen both experienced some anxious moments regarding the Illinois Prep Top Time ...
    March 28, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • High school girls track: Five athletes to watch

    Nikki FreemanCary-Grove, jr.Freeman had the area’s best throws in the shot put (38-8 1/2) and discus ...
    March 28, 2015 - 5:36 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs falls to Antioch

    ROSEMONT – Jacobs’ hitters jumped on sophomore pitcher Stephanie Bonaguidi in the early stages of Friday’s nonconference softball game against Antioch ...
    March 27, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Fremd behind 6 homers

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team had six players hit home runs as they defeated Fremd, 13-4, in nonconference play Thursday in Palatine.
    March 26, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South wins twice downstate

    The Crystal Lake South baseball team defeated Zion-Benton, 6-3, Wednesday at Rent One Ball Park in downstate Marion, scoring two runs in the top of th ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry goes 2-1 at Ram Invitational

    The McHenry girls soccer team played three shortened, 40-minute matches Wednesday at the Ram Invite, beating Jacobs and Grant and losing to Grayslake ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs beats Cary-Grove, Wauconda downstate

    The Jacobs baseball team scored four runs in the fifth inning to take the lead Tuesday night and held on to defeat Cary-Grove, 5-4, at Rent One Ball P ...
    March 24, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • High school baseball: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Dan Badgley (seventh season).Last year’ ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • High school baseball: Five players to watch

    Five Players to WatchMikie Borst, McHenry, sr., 1B-OFBorst, a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team p ...
    March 24, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs edges Gurnee Warren in Marion

    Ryan Sargent pitched six shutout innings of two-hit ball to lead the Jacobs baseball team to a 1-0 victory against Gurnee Warren in nonconference play ...
    March 23, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs loaded, but Prairie Ridge might have edge in FVC

    Jacobs returns four state qualifiers in boys tennis, but Prairie Ridge could have the deepest lineup in the area.
    March 23, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo again has high expectations

    Marengo softball coach Dwain Nance isn’t concerned with last season or the year before.In a season i ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Richmond-Burton freshman Rosing homers in 1st at-bat

    Freshman Jake Rosing hit a home run in his first high school at bat to lead Richmond-Burton to the 14-1 win in five innings over Woodstock North in no ...
    March 20, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo's Knobloch 2nd team all-state, Jacobs' Orange HM

    Marengo’s Zach Knobloch received another honor for his record-setting shooting performance this season when he was named to The Associated Press Class ...
    March 19, 2015 - 5:43 pm
  • High school baseball: Schaumburg edges Jacobs in opener

    SCHAUMBURG – Tuesday’s season-opening baseball game between Schaumburg and Jacobs had all the indications that pitching would be the headline. With te ...
    March 17, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Congratulations Deanna Hecht, March Athlete of the Month!