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  • High school boys basketball: Orange reaches 1,000 in big night for Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs has always been a difficult place to play a basketball game, and there's no sign of that stopping any time soon. The environment Fr ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Jacobs beats McHenry

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs girls basketball coach Joe Benoit believes a challenging early schedule has prepared the Golden Eagles for the second round of conf ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Ian Mullen named athlete of the week

    Athlete of the weekIAN MULLENMcHenry, sr.Mullen won the Batavia Tournament at 106 pounds on Saturday ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Jacobs beats Marian Central; Marengo falls to Genoa-Kingston

    The Jacobs girls basketball team used a big third quarter to pull away and defeat Marian Central 58-38 in nonconference play in Algonquin. 
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs tops Cary-Grove

    CARY – Jacobs boys basketball coach Jimmy Roberts described his team’s offensive execution as “on and off” in the early stages of Tuesday night’s Fox ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Inside high school boys basketball: Jacobs' Orange Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekChrishawn Orange,Jacobs, sr., GThe Golden Eagles’ 6-foot-2 guard scored 24 points ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs' Heiss picks Arkansas

    Jacobs junior Brenden Heiss will take his big-time right arm to a big-time college baseball program.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Jacobs wins Urbana Tournament

    The Jacobs wrestling team won the 36th annual Urbana Wrestling Tournament on Saturday behind first-place finishes from Beau Harrier (113 pounds), Cody ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Cary-Grove 2nd at Jefferson Invitational

    Cary-Grove's 200-yard freestyle relay team of Cooper Langanis, Mitch Robak, Scott Eibel and Corey Sheehan took first place Saturday with a time of 1:3 ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs takes it to Crystal Lake South

    ALGONQUIN – The Jacobs boys basketball team’s message to the other Fox Valley Conference Valley Division teams could be condensed into two words: watc ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • High school wrestling: Jacobs holds off Huntley

    ALGONQUIN – With one match remaining in Thursday's dual meet against Huntley, all Jacobs' Carson Shoemaker needed to do was not get pinned on senior n ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Prep Zone: Woodstock North cross country coach Farris cherished time with wife

    Life was difficult for Bruce and Jodi Farris the last couple of years, as multiple sclerosis ravaged Jodi’s body, leaving her blind, bedridden and una ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 6:22 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Jacobs freshman Healy's confidence grows

    ALGONQUIN – When Jacobs learned it would be playing without leading scorer Jessica Powell Tuesday night against rival Dundee-Crown, coach Joe Benoit k ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:29 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Michael Gomez athlete of week

    Athlete of the weekMICHAEL GOMEZCary-Grove, sr.Gomez beat three ranked wrestlers to win the Sycamore ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown holds off Jacobs in OT

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Dundee-Crown coach Sarah Miller knew that, even though her team jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter, Jacobs would not ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:51 am
  • High school girls bowling: Jacobs, Woodstock co-op and Johnsburg win

    Mariclare Daniels bowled a 634 series to lead the Jacobs girls bowling team to a Fox Valley Conference victory over McHenry 2,506-2,045 at Raymond's B ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op tops Jacobs co-op

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Rick Schaefer has been working his team hard in practices and expected the result to be a dropoff ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Inside Boys Basketball: Dundee-Crown's Kiwaun Seals Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekKiwaun SealsDundee-Crown, sr., FThe Chargers’ 6-foot-1 forward turned in an unfor ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Jacobs, Johnsburg win

    Cory Boeckh scored 16 points, including four of Jacobs' eight 3-pointers to lead his team to the 55-23 win over Waukegan in nonconference play at Algo ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove 2nd at Elk Grove

    Cooper Langanis won both the 200-yard freestyle and the 500 freestyle to help the Cary-Grove boys swimming team finish second at the eight-team Elk Gr ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Josh Jandron Woodstock North Senior Soccer, basketball, baseball 1. What’s your favorite wild anima ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton and Huntley win

    Aannah Interrante scored a game-high 20 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Johnsburg girls basketball team to a 65-44 Big Northern Confer ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs rolls past McHenry

    McHENRY – To say the Jacobs boys basketball team has been itching to get back on the court would be an understatement.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Inside high school boys basketball: McHenry's Nick Bellich athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekNick Bellich, McHenry, JuniorThe 5-foot-9 junior point guard helped the Warriors ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 6:44 pm
  • Prep Zone: Army football wants Cary-Grove's Gomez, Jacobs' Walker

    Army wide receivers coach Tucker Waugh had a busy time last month in McHenry County. Waugh, who is t ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry goes 2-0 at Batavia Triangular

    The McHenry wrestling team went 2-0 Saturday at the Batavia Triangular with a 51-15 win over Batavia and a 62-12 victory over Elgin.The McHenry wrestl ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Inside Boys Basketball: Marengo's Knobloch Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekZach KnoblochMarengo, jr. GThe guard scored 32 points and hit eight 3-pointers fo ...
    Dec. 29, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • On Campus: Marian Central grad Tanja Speaker back in college basketball arena

    Since her college basketball career ended in 2011 at NCAA Division II Florida Southern College, Tanja Speaker put her sport management degree to work ...
    Dec. 28, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Boys basketball: Jacobs falls to Zion-Benton in 3rd-place game

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs considered last year’s fourth-place finish in its own Hinkle Holiday Classic a nice building block in its season.
    Dec. 28, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Northwest Herald's top 10 local sports stories in 2014

    The list of top local sports stories for 2014 was particularly strong because of its historical significance.
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Boys basketball: Jacobs loses to Larkin in Hinkle Holiday Classic semifinal

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs guard Chrishawn Orange zipped down the lane for a soaring layup that cut Larkin’s lead, once 12 points, to three late in the third ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove's Barker hits 1,000 points in win

    Katie Barker scored her 1,000th point in her Cary-Grove girls basketball career to help the Trojans win 47-25 over Mundelein at the Mundelein Mustang ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South and Jacobs win at Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Cary-Grove senior guard Justin Blair was happy to assume the scorer’s role when his team needed it most.ALGONQUIN – Cary-Grove senior guar ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs beats Carmel, heads to championship bracket

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs found the ideal mix of inside-out action teams search for on offense.Guard Cory B ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South's Baker player of week

    Athlete of the Week Tyler Baker, Crystal Lake South, Senior The Gators’ 5-foot-10 point guard had on ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Christian BrunnerDundee-CrownJuniorFootball, wrestling1. What would be your soap opera name (middle ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs wins Hinkle opener, Cary-Grove wins and Prairie Ridge falls

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs point guard Chrishawn Orange looked at coach Jimmy Roberts after Saturday’s game and smiled as he said, “That was fun.”
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Woodstock co-op, Grayslake Central win

    The Jacobs girls bowling team defeated Woodstock co-op in Fox Valley Conference play 2,434-2,244 at Wayne's Lanes in Woodstock.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • High school wrestling: Jacobs holds off Crystal Lake South

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs knew its match Thursday night against Crystal Lake South going to be tough and needed to get off to a fast start.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • High school boys swimming preview: McHenry, Jacobs co-op swimmers have edge

    Experience is the factor that all returning local state qualifiers cite as their biggest advantage heading into the boys swimming season.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Five to Watch

    Kevin BraunMcHenry, jr.Braun is the area's only swimmer to qualify for state in two events last seas ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 6:21 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock's Mason Sutter player of week

    Athlete of the Week Mason Sutter Woodstock, sr., F The Blue Streaks’ 6-foot-5 forward led them in sc ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Boys basketball: Jacobs tops Barrington with buzzer-beating 3

    ALGONQUIN – From purely selfish reasons, Kenton Mack wanted Jacobs' game against Barrington to end.“ ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Girls basketball: Crystal Lake South beats Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – Crystal Lake South forward Kianna Clark brings a certain toughness that cannot be measured on a stat sheet.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Watch: Jacobs' Lauren Van Vlierbergen wins High School Heisman

    Lauren Van Vlierbergen put together an amazing and wildly successful running career before she was ever selected as a female national finalist for Wen ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen wins Wendy's High School Heisman

    The magnitude of Lauren Van Vlierbergen’s athletic achievements fully sunk in with those who know her on Friday night in New York City.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • High school cross country: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen ready for High School Heisman ceremony

    Dave and Sherri Van Vlierbergen kept a secret from their oldest daughter, Lauren, during the first week of November.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Jacobs fourth at St. Viator

    Francis Ogaban won the 200-yard individual medley (2:06.36) and finished second in the 100 backstroke (55.48) to lead Jacobs co-op boys swimming team ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South's Fanter player of week

    Athlete of the WeekChanel Fanter, Crystal Lake South, jr., GFanter helped lead the Gators to a 3-0 r ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Sutter leads Woodstock past Jacobs

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Blue Streaks knew they would need their best defensive effort of the season to beat Jacobs on Tuesday.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • High school girls basketball: Jacobs tops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs senior guard Jessica Powell was surprised to see so many uncontested shots on offense at the start of Monday’s Fox Valley Confer ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • College volleyball: Jacobs graduate Ehrhardt will leave Toledo for UIC

    Jacobs graduate Alyssa Ehrhardt liked her teammates and school at Toledo, but the mounting losses became a bit too much.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Jacobs co-op 3rd at Harlem Invitational

    The Jacobs co-op boys swimming team took third place Saturday at the Harlem Invitational at Machesney Park, finishing 36 points behind first-place Hon ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs sinks Harlan at Larkin shootout

    ELGIN – Jacobs guard Kyle Ross listened intently at halftime as coach Jimmy Roberts implored for someone, anyone, to knock down 3-pointers against Chi ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • 2014 Northwest Herald Girls Volleyball All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Frankie Cavallaro Dundee-Crown, jr., S With two years’ experience as a varsity captain t ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • On Campus: Jacobs, Richmond-Burton football players glad they chose Whitewater

    Tim Regan took notice of the “phenomenal” facilities at Wisconsin-Whitewater on his football recruiting visit. And he couldn’t avoid the program’s his ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry tops Jacobs

    McHENRY – After splitting their first six games on the road, the McHenry girls basketball team was happy to be home for the first time against Jacobs ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs tops Warren

    Chrishawn Orange scored 12 points to lead the Jacobs boys basketball team to a 36-28 win over Warren in nonconference play in Gurnee.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Kitty AllenMarengo, sr.Allen finished fourth in the Class 2A state meet, the highest finish by a Mar ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen runner of year

    The injury issues Lauren Van Vlierbergen dealt with during her sophomore and junior cross country seasons were relatively minor.The injury issues Laur ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • High school boys basketball insider: Woodstock North's Jandron player of week

    Athlete of the WeekJosh JandronWoodstock North, Senior, GuardJandron scored 85 points in three games ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 7:37 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Alden-Hebron ends 23-game losing skid

    The Alden-Hebron boys basketball team snapped a 23-game losing streak dating back to last season with its 63-62 win over Islamic Foundation at the Wes ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Boys basketball roundup: Marengo advances to tournament final

    The Marengo boys basketball team defeated Oak Forest, 61-58, and Muchin College Prep, 66-42, at Friday’s Dean Riley “Shootin’ the Rock” Tournament in ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg, McHenry, Crystal Lake South win

    At the Lake Zurich Tournament, freshman Kayla Stefka scored 15 points to lead the Skyhawks (2-3) to their second win of the tournament, defeating Deer ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • High school wrestling: FVC Valley preview capsules

    VALLEY DIVISIONCary-GroveCoach: Ryan Ludwig (fourth season)Last season: Third in the FVC meet; fifth ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Girls basketball roundup: Alden-Hebron tops Harvard

    The Alden-Hebron girls basketball team had three players score at least 15 points as it defeated Harvard, 62-49, in nonconference play Tuesday in Hebr ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • High school boys basketball: 5 to watch

    Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Five to WatchJason Gregoire, Cary-Grove, Sr., Guard, 6-4Gregoire wa ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 8:13 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Fox Valley Conference Valley Division preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Valley DivisionCary-GroveCoach: Ralph Schuetzle (11th season).Last year’s reco ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs brings back talented team

    The list of needs for Jacobs boys basketball team is short.The Golden Eagles have experience, with t ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Girls basketball roundup: Huntley edges St. Viator at Dundee-Crown tourney

    The Huntley girls basketball team stayed undefeated with a 47-46 victory over St. Viator on Saturday at the Dundee-Crown Thanksgiving Tournament in Ca ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op's Tarazi reaches 200 IM final

    EVANSTON – Having a torn strap on a new suit wasn't the way Crystal Lake co-op's Valerie Tarazi wanted to start her first appearance at the girls swim ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • High school girls golf: 2014 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Girls Golf All-Area team First team Blake Betke, Richmond-Burton, seniorBetke led t ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Cary-Grove rolls past Johnsburg

    At Johnsburg, Cary-Grove made eight 3-pointers on its way to a 69-31 win over Johnsburg as part of the Lake Zurich Thanksgiving Tournament. Katie Bark ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry beats Woodstock North in OT

    The McHenry girls basketball team opened its season Tuesday with a 43-40 overtime victory over Woodstock North in Fox Valley Conference crossover play ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Fox Valley Valley Division preview capsules

    Valley DivisionCary-GroveCoach: Rod Saffert, ninth seasonLast year’s record: 18-12 overall, 6-6 FVC ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 9:07 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley gets to play role of defending FVC Valley champs

    Following four straight seasons atop the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division, the Cary-Grove girls basketball team’s title streak ended and a new ch ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op's Tarazi makes state with two pool record swims

    ST. CHARLES – With a banged up knee, Crystal Lake co-op’s Valerie Tarazi and her coach Stephanie Wozny were a little nervous heading into the St. Char ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Jacobs cross country, track star named High School Heisman finalist

    Lauren Van Vlierbergen is racking up the postseason accolades. On Tuesday, the Jacobs senior cross c ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Illinois high school girls cross country finals: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen 2nd, Marengo's Allen 4th

    PEORIA – Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen knew two things that were not going to happen in the final mile of the Class 3A girls race.PEORIA – Jacobs’ La ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 6:28 pm
  • High school swimming: Jacobs-Hampshire co-op wins FVC title

    WOODSTOCK – Jacobs-Hampshire co-op didn’t win a lot of races on Saturday at the girls swimming Fox Valley Conference Championship at Woodstock North, ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Illinois high school cross country finals: McHenry's Jesse Reiser wins title, Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen 2nd

    PEORIA – McHenry's Jesse Reiser spent all season with the pressure of being the favorite to win the Class 3A boys cross country title.
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen commits to Michigan

    Jacobs senior Lauren Van Vlierbergen had difficulties after narrowing her college choices down to three – because she felt they all were high quality.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • High school cross country: McHenry County state qualifiers

    State Schedule Class 1A girls, 9 a.m.Class 1A boys, 10 a.m.Class 2A girls, 11 a.m.Class 2A boys, noo ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Prep Zone: Jacobs High School distance runner Goldby to Eastern Illinois University

    Matt Goldby suffered a horrific injury when he was 9 years old, one that ended his football career and hindered his pursuits in other sports.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Cross country: Reiser wins, McHenry boys headed to state from Class 3A Schaumburg Sectional

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE – McHenry’s Jesse Reiser picked up another Class 3A Schaumburg Sectional cross country championship, a Busse Woods course record and ...
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • High school volleyball: Huntley beats Jacobs to reach regional final

    HUNTLEY — Entering Tuesday night’s Class 4A Huntley Regional semifinal contest, the Jacobs girls volleyball team needed little reminding. It knew it w ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • High school volleyball: Jacobs cruises to regional semifinal at Huntley Regional

    HUNTLEY — The Jacobs girls volleyball team will get a chance to prove it was no fluke.On Oct. 2, the ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Boys and girls cross country roundup: Marian Central girls surprise, win regional

    WINNEBAGO – Marian Central’s girls cross country team was hoping to grab second place in the Class 1A Winnebago Regional.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • High School Football: Player of the Week candidates

    Brad Boelkow, Richmond-Burton, FBBoelkow came up big when the Rockets needed it most as they defeate ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • High school football: Jacobs beats McHenry, becomes playoff-eligible

    McHENRY – Coach Bill Mitz knew to expect the unexpected against McHenry. His Jacobs Golden Eagles needed one win for playoff eligibility, and the Warr ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Girls Volleyball Roundup: Huntley beats Grayslake Central

    The Huntley girls volleyball team defeated Grayslake Central in two sets Thursday, 25-25, 25-16 in Fox Valley Conference crossover play. 
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Prairie Ridge High School doubles team gives top seed scare at state tennis tourney

    MOUNT PROSPECT – It was close. Closer even than the, 7-5, 7-5, score might indicate.Prairie Ridge’s ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • High school girls swimming: Jacobs co-op beats Huntley

    Izzy Bavaro won both the 100-yard freestyle (1:02.81) and the 100 backstroke (1:07.66) to lead Jacobs co-op girls swimming to a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • High School Football: Ask Joe special online edition

    You have questions, I try to have answers.This week, the “Ask Joe” tweets were overflowing with good ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Prairie Ridge doubles duo confident for state meet

    When the IHSA announced the seeds and first-round matches this week for the girls tennis state tournament beginning Thursday, it was as if Prairie Rid ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys soccer: Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove advance to regional final

    ALGONQUIN – After allowing a goal that he felt as though he should have saved, Crystal Lake South senior goalkeeper Dalton Kause wanted to make amends ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown beats Jacobs

    The Dundee-Crown girls volleyball team rebounded from an opening set loss to defeat Jacobs in three sets, 11-15, 25-19, 26-24, to win in FVC Valley Di ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • College football: Jacobs grad Bret Mooney made first start at Colgate on Saturday

    Bret Mooney knew the transition would be tough.Entering his freshman season at Colgate, the Jacobs g ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • High school football: Student sections battle to be the best

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A bolt of lightning lit up the night sky above Crystal Lake Central High School on a Thursday night earlier this season. It halted the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • High school football insider: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Marian Central and Woodstock North all need a win to become playoff-eligible

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (8-0): The No. 1 team in Class 7A kept rolling along wi ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Girls roundup: Marengo wins 5th straight BNC Cross Country Meet title

    Marengo’s girls cross country dominance in the Big Northern Conference continues.The Indians, led by ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • CL South wins FVC boys meet; CL Central wins girls

    CARY – The first hint that something special was brewing for Crystal Lake South’s boys cross country team came near the end of the summer during a tim ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 6:18 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake South beats Jacobs

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The objective is simple for Crystal Lake South. Win the final two games and qualify for the playoffs.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Marian Central's Abigail Jones runner of week

    Athlete of the WeekAbigail JonesMarian Central, SophomoreJones took seventh at the West Aurora Stamp ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:42 pm
  • Boys high school cross country insider: Johnsburg's Noah Miller runner of week

    Athlete of the WeekNoah MillerJohnsburg, SeniorMiller took fourth in 15:13.4 to lead the Skyhawks to ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:13 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South sweeps Huntley

    The Crystal Lake South girls volleyball team defeated Huntley in straight sets 25-20, 25-18 in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play Thursday in ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • High school football: Week 8 preview capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionJohnsburg (6-1, 5-0) at Burlington Central (5-2, 5-0)When: 7:15 ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Girls tennis: Fewer McHenry County players will make state

    One thing is almost certain heading into girls tennis sectional tournaments Friday and Saturday: Not as many local players will be making it to state ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock North beats Crystal Lake Central

    The Woodstock North boys soccer team defeated Crystal Lake Central, 5-4, behind four goals from senior midfielder Alejandro Miranda in Fox Valley Conf ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Huntley tops Dundee-Crown

    At Carpentersville, the Huntley girls volleyball team defeated Dundee-Crown in straight sets, 25-13, 25-18, to earn a Fox Valley Conference Valley Div ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Area boys high school boys golfers left in limbo at Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional

    LAKE BLUFF – Two rain delays and a lightning stoppage left many golfers in limbo at Monday’s Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional, which was officially susp ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 7:14 pm
  • Around Town: Cary Crush Tidal Waves win own 15U softball national qualifier

    CARY – The Cary Crush Tidal Waves 15U girls softball team played two games Sunday, and they couldn't have been more different. 
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Prep football insider: Johnsburg enters power rankings, in line for playoff seed

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (7-0): The Trojans, No. 1 in The Associated Press Class ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Inside Girls Swimming: Jacobs' Alexa Agoranos Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekALEXA AGORANOSJacobs, so. Agoranos won the 200-yard freestyle (2:02.31) and the 5 ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 8:19 pm
  • Jacobs edges Prairie Ridge for FVC girls tennis title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs knows what it’s like to finish second in the Fox Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 8:12 pm
  • Huntley tops Marian Central, wins own girls volleyball invitational

    HUNTLEY – Huntley earned its second girls volleyball tournament championship of the season Saturday, winning its own 16-team Huntley Invitational.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 7:55 pm
  • Musick: Ruhland, Cary-Grove line flatten Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – As Cary-Grove and Jacobs lined up for a play late in the first quarter Friday, the clock on the scoreboard started to go haywire.ALGONQUIN ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:30 am
  • Prep Roundup: Only one upset on first day of FVC girls tennis tourney

    All seeded players advanced out of pool play to the championship bracket at the Fox Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament played at District 155 s ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Prairie Ridge's Shine athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekAndie ShinePrairie Ridge, SeniorShine finished third in Antioch’s Harland Invitat ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Inside Girls Tennis: Prairie Ridge forfeits FVC Fox title

    Athlete of the WeekAnnie TimmPrairie Ridge, so.Timm won two Fox Valley Conference Fox Division match ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Swimming roundup: Jacobs co-op beats Woodstock co-op

    At Woodstock, Izzy Bavaro won the 100 meter freestyle (57.21) and 100 backstroke (1:03.94) to lead the Jacobs co-op girls swimming team to a 105-59 wi ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Boys soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South beats Huntley

    At Crystal Lake, the Crystal Lake South boys soccer team defeated Huntley, 3-1, to win the Fox Valley Conference Valley division title outright. Senio ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Take 2: Jacobs will be hard pressed to compete with Cary-Grove like last year

    Jacobs quarterback Bret Mooney engineered a tremendous last-minute comeback as the Golden Eagles beat Cary-Grove, 36-35, last year in a game that ulti ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op wins regional title

    WOODSTOCK – There’s no secret that Crystal Lake Central co-op’s Emily Jean and Larisa Luloff have a friendly rivalry on the golf course.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Swimming roundup: Jacobs-Hampshire tops St. Viator

    GIRLS SWIMMINGJacobs-Hampshire 58, St. Viator 36: At Arlington Heights, Alexa Agoranos and Jackie O' ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Boys soccer roundup: Harvard finishes BNC East undefeated

    The Harvard boys soccer team completed Big Northern Conference East Division undefeated after finishing its regular season with a 1-0 victory over Joh ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Jacobs boys win regional golf title

    GENEVA – Jacobs golfer Tyler Barrett expected to play a practice round at Geneva's Mill Creek on Saturday.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Girls golf insider: Cary-Grove's Luloff (CLC co-op) athlete of the week

    Athlete of the WeekLarisa Luloff, Crystal Lake Central co-op, sr.Luloff, a two-time Athlete of the W ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Girls Volleyball Roundup: Jacobs sweeps Gurnee Warren

    At Gurnee, Jacobs swept Warren, 25-18, 25-16, on Monday in a nonconference girls volleyball match.Pa ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Inside Boys Golf: Huntley's Jake Grabner Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the Week JAKE GRABNERHuntley, jr.Grabner has come up big in Huntley’s 18-hole tournaments ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 7:50 pm
  • Football insider: Left side of Crystal Lake Central line was dominant

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (6-0): The Trojans, No. 2 in The Associated Press Class ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Huntley overpowers Jacobs for fifth win

    ALGONQUIN – Huntley’s mission against Jacobs centered around intangibles like mental attitude, discipline and rising to the challenge.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Jacobs' Lauren Van Vlierbergen athlete of the week

    Athlete of the WeekLauren Van VlierbergenJacobs, sr.Van Vlierbergen won the Bartlett Invitational on ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:24 pm
  • Inside Girls Tennis: Jacobs' Steinkamp athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekHALEY STEINKAMPJacobs, fr.Steinkamp, the Golden Eagles' No. 2 singles player, too ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:23 pm
  • Prep Roundup: R-B golf, D-C tennis, Jacobs/Hampshire swimming win

    Jordan Hahn shot a 2-under 34 to help Richmond-Burton defeat Wauconda, 158-179, on Wednesday in a nonconference boys golf match at Countryside in Mund ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Bonus "Ask Joe" online version for Week 6

    @JonStyf: Will the odd number of FVC schools impact how many teams make the playoff with the extra noncon Valley games?
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op wins FVC golf title

    WOODSTOCK – With a chance to complete a perfect season within the Fox Valley Conference, the Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team didn’t back do ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Girls Tennis Roundup: McHenry beats Woodstock North in FVC crossover

    At McHenry, the McHenry girls tennis team defeated Woodstock North, 5-2, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover dual meet. Emily Zalewski won at No. 1 s ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Boys Golf Roundup: Prairie Ridge defeats Dundee-Crown

    At Prairie Isle in Prairie Grove, Ethan Farnam carded a 1-under-par 35 and earned medalist honors for Prairie Ridge's boys golf team Tuesday in a 152- ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Boys golf insider: Ethan Farnam athlete of the week

    Athlete of the Week Ethan FarnamPrairie Ridge, so. Farnam carded a 2-under-par 34 and earned medalis ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Girls golf insider: Huntley's Gillian Young athlete of the week

    Athlete of the Week Gillian YoungHuntley, sr. Young paced Huntley with a 41 in the Red Raiders’ Fox ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Golf roundup: Jacobs hands Prairie Ridge first loss

    At Prairie Grove's Prairie Isle, Jacobs knocked off Prairie Ridge on a fifth golfer tiebreak, giving the Wolves their first conference dual match loss ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Jacobs' Josh Walker making impact on defense too

    Josh Walker has the type of athleticism that makes him a threat at any spot on the field.Usually, it ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Football Insider: Woodstock North now 5th in power rankings

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (5-0): The Trojans, No. 1 in The Associated Press Class ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • Marine veteran uses soccer as therapy

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Graphic and disturbing images reside in Matt May’s mind, constant reminders of the brutality of four deployments with the U.S. Marine C ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Cross Country Roundup: Huntley boys 2nd at Bartlett Invite

    BARTLETT – Huntley junior Keagan Smith took second place and two teammates finished in the top 10 as the Red Raiders took second place in the Barlett ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • Girls Tennis Roundup: Prairie Ridge 2nd at Crystal Lake Central Invite

    The Prairie Ridge girls tennis team finished in second place with 23 points Saturday at the eight-team Crystal Lake Central Invitational in Crystal La ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Girls Golf Roundup: Richmond-Burton wins Antioch Invitational

    The Richmond-Burton girls golf team won the seven-team Antioch Invitational on Saturday at Antioch Golf Club. 
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:47 pm
  • Numbers game: Athletic conference realignment could continue into future

    During the early moments of the fourth quarter of an early September Fox Valley Conference Fox Division football game, Crystal Lake Central quarterbac ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Infographic: Football conference enrollment in McHenry County

    In the past year, nine area schools have announced their intentions to leave for new conferences, effective in 2016.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Congratulations Zach Knobloch, December Athlete of the Month!