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  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Jordan Getzelman joins Menlo College baseball team

    When coach Jake McKinley recruits baseball players to California’s Menlo College, his program is an open book. 
    July 19, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County Junior Amateur Day 2

    Photos from the second round of the McHenry County Junior Amateur tournament Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Boone Creek Country Club in Bull Valley.
    July 15, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • Crystal Lake Central's Schurter, Jacobs' Leitner win at McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – A “kind of perfect” first round Wednesday that resulted in a personal best 3-over-par 74 in the McHenry County Jr. Amateur Tournament at ...
    July 15, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Results from Day 1 of MCJGA McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – Dundee-Crown junior JP Anderson fired a 4-over-par 75 in the first round of the McHenry County Junior Amateur on Wednesday at Boone Cree ...
    July 13, 2016 - 6:05 pm
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs grad Evan Jager wins U.S. Olympic Trials steeplechase

    Jacobs grad Evan Jager won the U.S. Olympic Trials steeplechase on Friday night to reach his second U.S. Olympic team.
    July 8, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • Jacobs grad Evan Jager wins U.S. Olympic Trials steeplechase

    EUGENE, Ore. – Four years ago, Evan Jager qualified for his first Olympics. Just that April, he had switched to the steeplechase and in June won the O ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Jacobs fans celebrate Evan Jager's Olympic Trials win

    ALQONQUIN – As fans gathered inside Algonquin's Buffalo Wild Wings on Friday to watch Evan Jager run the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials steeplech ...
    July 8, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Jacobs High School community ready for Evan Jager's Olympic Trials run

    A lot has changed since 2012, when Evan Jager made the U.S. Olympic team in the steeplechase after running the event competitively less than a handful ...
    July 8, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Jacobs grad Evan Jager takes nothing for granted at U.S. Olympic Trials

    Among the many admirable traits Evan Jager displayed as a high school runner at Jacobs was humility.
    July 2, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Boys golf: Prairie Ridge's Cameron Karney ties for 12th at Illinois State Junior Amateur

    BARRINGTON – Cameron Karney’s approach shot to the 18th green at Makray Memorial Golf Club on Thursday stopped 6 feet short of the pin, putting the Pr ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:28 pm
  • Boys golf: 3 local players make cut in Illinois State Junior Amateur in Barrington

    Prairie Ridge junior Cameron Karney, Jacobs sophomore Garrett Tighe and 2016 Jacobs graduate Justin Lenzini made the final cut Wednesday at the 47th I ...
    June 29, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • PHOTOS: Spring 2016 Athletes of the Year

    Photos of our Athletes of the Year overall for males and females and from the individual spring sports in 2016.
    June 28, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Baseball Team

    First TeamP – Danny Denz, Dundee-Crown, sr.Denz was 6-5 for the Chargers and led the area with 109 s ...
    June 23, 2016 - 6:52 pm
  • Boys Tennis Player of the Year: Jacobs’ Kailash Panchapakesan

    At the end of his freshman season, Jacobs’ Kailash Panchapakesan narrowly lost a three-set match in the Fox Valley Conference championship match. It w ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • High school boys tennis: 2016 All-Area team

    First teamKailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, sr., singles Panchapakesan, the four-time Northwest Herald ...
    June 22, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • 2016 Girls Soccer All-Area teams

    First teamPaige RenkosikHuntley, sr., GKThe senior captain played 28 of the Red Raiders’ 29 games, a ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald 2016 All-Area teams

    2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball teamsFirst teamP–Hailey Baker, Prairie Ridge, jr.Baker led t ...
    June 20, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • High School Girls Soccer: All-Fox Valley Conference teams

    Here are the All-Fox Valley Conference lists for girls soccer.All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division ...
    June 15, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • MCC's Reilly Peltier, Jacobs grad, headed to sign with Texas Rangers' organization

    Former Jacobs and McHenry County College pitcher Reilly Peltier was on his way to Arizona Tuesday to sign a contract with the Texas Rangers baseball o ...
    June 14, 2016 - 7:50 pm
  • Jacobs grad Cahill climbing golf ladder on PGA Tour Latin America

    After finishing his college golf career at Miami University last summer, Jacobs graduate Scott Cahill decided to give professional golf a chance.
    June 13, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • High School Baseball: Former Jacobs pitchers Heiss and Peltier are drafted

    The third day of Major League Baseball’s 2016 First-Year Player Draft was a great day for former Jacobs pitchers.
    June 11, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • High school softball: All-Conference Teams

    Fox Valley Conference All-Conference SelectionsFox Division Ellie Thurow, Woodstock North, fr., PAmy ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High school baseball: FVC All-Conference teams

    Fox Valley ConferenceBaseball – 2016All-Conference Selections and Team Records:Valley Division:Tyler ...
    June 8, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • High school football: 2016 area schedules

    2016 Football schedules Friday, Aug. 26 Football: Plano at Johnsburg, Wauconda at Richmond-Burton, ...
    July 6, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs baseball falls to Grant

    Jacobs was defeated during Thursday's Class 4A Huntley Sectional semifinal June 2, 2016. Grant defeated Jacobs, 8-5.
    June 3, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • High school baseball: Jacobs falls to Grant in sectional semifinal

    HUNTLEY – Jacobs’ outlook grew, within a few moments in the bottom of the fifth inning, from bleak to encouraging to brilliant.HUNTLEY – Jacobs’ outlo ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • DeFabo: Over past four seasons, Jacobs baseball has raised expectations significantly

    HUNTLEY – Silently, members of the Jacobs baseball team packed up their cleats, gloves and bats and shuffled out of the dugout at Huntley. Moments ear ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops Harlem for fourth straight regional title

    BELVIDERE – Jacobs parents gathered by the entrance to the baseball field armed with cell phones and cameras, readying for their moment. As soon as th ...
    May 28, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops Belvidere North to reach regional final

    Kraeton Moll singled home Nate Meland in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead Jacobs to a 5-4 win over Belvidere North in the Class 4A Belvidere No ...
    May 27, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs' Panchapakesan fights to final day at state tennis

    WHEELING— It’s impossible to know for sure how close Jacobs’ Kailash Panchapakesan came to elimination at the state tennis tournament on Friday.
    May 27, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs falls to Harlem

    HUNTLEY- If there was one batter in Harlem’s lineup that the Jacobs softball team would want a do-over with, it would be Huskies shortstop Megen Johns ...
    May 26, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge, Jacobs players advance to Day 2 at state

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE – When Prairie Ridge’s Hayden Dzurisin walked off the tennis court Thursday at Elk Grove, Wolves coach Jim Benson was there waiting ...
    May 26, 2016 - 7:23 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs hoping for top 10 finish at state

    The Jacobs boys tennis team raised the bar last season when the Golden Eagles qualified two doubles teams and a singles player to help the team finish ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:19 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove tops McHenry, Jacobs beats Hampshire to start playoffs

    Cary-Grove's boys lacrosse team opened the IHSLA B-Class Lacrosse Cup playoffs Monday with a 20-3 home victory against McHenry.
    May 23, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Richmond-Burton's Joe Dittmar Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekJoe DittmarRichmond-Burton, sr., P-3BDittmar played a key role in two games for t ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Parker Tomlin is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and playoff matchups

    Athlete of the WeekParker TomlinPrairie Ridge, sr., MTomlin contributed in all three of the Wolves' ...
    May 22, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • MCC baseball team 1 win from NJCAA D-II World Series

    At Crystal Lake, McHenry County College advanced to the finals of NJCAA Division II Region IV baseball tournament with an 11-10 victory Saturday over ...
    May 21, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley wins delayed DeKalb sectional

    After Friday night's timing-system malfunction, the Class 3A DeKalb sectional picked back up Saturday morning and Huntley won the sectional with 121 p ...
    May 21, 2016 - 6:36 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Josh Freeman makes history for SIU track team

    Every twist, turn, spin and thrust that Josh Freeman has performed for more than a month has been accompanied by pain.
    May 21, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs dominates Cary-Grove Sectional; Panchapakesan tops teammate Rowan for singles title

    CARY – Typically during tennis matches, Jacobs coach Jon Betts meets with his players at the fence to strategize and offer small pointers between sets ...
    May 21, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs sending six to state

    The Jacobs boys tennis team is sending both its singles players and both doubles teams to state after the first day of the Cary-Grove Sectional. Semif ...
    May 20, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • HIgh school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown and Hampshire win in extras; Lawler pitches no-hitter for Huntley; Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron win

    After 11 scoreless innings, Hannah Gestrich brought home Sydney Ruggles with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th to give Dundee-Crown a 1-0 win ...
    May 19, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High School Boys Tennis Insider: Cary-Grove's Sam Sitarski Athlete of the Week; Cary-Grove Sectional seeds; more

    Athlete of the WeekSam SitarskiCary-Grove, so.The Fox Valley Conference tournament may have gone as ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:25 pm
  • DeFabo: McHenry County College baseball winning with positivity

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On Wednesday afternoon at McHenry County College, Scots pitcher Austin Butts looked in for his sign. The Scots were in the midst of an ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove tops Jacobs to share FVC Valley crown

    ALGONQUIN – In reality, 2016 could have been a rebuilding year for the Cary-Grove baseball team.Not ...
    May 18, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • Jacobs grad Bret Mooney will transfer from Colgate football

    Former Jacobs quarterback Bret Mooney has left Colgate and is looking for another school at which to play football.
    May 17, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • High school softball: Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Woodstock North win

    The Alden-Hebron softball team came back from a two-run deficit in the first inning Tuesday to win a Class 1A Westminster Christian Regional semifinal ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley headed to regional final, Jacobs falls

    HUNTLEY – Although they led 2-0 heading into halftime, the message coach Kris Grabner conveyed to his team was simple, 2-0 is a dangerous lead.
    May 17, 2016 - 9:36 pm
  • 2016 Buzzer Beater of the Year

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 17, 2016 - 6:56 pm
  • 2016 Boys Tennis Player of the Year finalists

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 17, 2016 - 5:30 pm
  • High school softball insider: Prairie Ridge's Haley Barnes Athlete of the Week; power rankings; regional pairings

    Athlete of the WeekHaley BarnesPrairie Ridge, P-OF, so.Barnes hit a game-winning, three-run home run ...
    May 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs rallies past Cary-Grove

    CARY – Jacobs found itself out of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division race a few games back, although the Golden Eagles had several reasons to b ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Crystal Lake Central's Luke Tevyaw Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekLuke TevyawCrystal Lake Central, sr., P-1BTevyaw threw a three-hitter, striking o ...
    May 16, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Cary-Grove's Tommy Martin is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTommy Martin, Cary-Grove, jr., attackMartin was instrumental in both of the Troja ...
    May 15, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • DeFabo: Football players try to stand out at recruiting camp

    ADDISON – Jake Vincent is just a number. No. 964, to be specific. There he is, the 6-foot-2 quarterb ...
    May 14, 2016 - 9:04 pm
  • High school lacrosse roundup: Cary-Grove falls to Barrington; Marian Central, Jacobs win

    Tommy Martin led the Cary-Grove lacrosse team with three goals and three assists, but the Trojans lost a nonconference game, 9-8, to Barrington on Sat ...
    May 14, 2016 - 8:50 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge; Jacobs, Dundee-Crown split; McHenry sweeps doubleheader; Hampshire and Marian Central also win

    Luke Tevyaw's walk-off double plated Logan Mensching for the winning run as Crystal Lake Central beat Prairie Ridge, 3-2, in a Fox Valley Conference g ...
    May 14, 2016 - 7:38 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley wins Fox Valley Conference Meet

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Huntley senior Keagan Smith reached deep down for one of the best laps of his life in the 1,600 meters, not completely sure at the t ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Hampshire and Prairie Ridge win

    Crystal Lake South came back from four runs down with a seven-run fourth inning Friday to defeat Cary-Grove, 8-4, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Di ...
    May 13, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Prairie Ridge clinch conference titles

    SOFTBALLMarengo 16, Rockford Christian 0 (5 inn.): At Marengo, Riley Connell struck out 10 and walke ...
    May 13, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • High school boys tennis insider: Marian Central's Mike Dowling Athlete of the Week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMike DowlingMarian Central, fr.It hasn’t taken long for Dowling to make his mark ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs beats McHenry

    McHENRY – After starting the season winning 10 of its first 11 games, the tables have turned for the Jacobs baseball team. The Golden Eagles have been ...
    May 11, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Richmond-Burton win

    Sophomore pitcher Tiffany Giese shut out Jacobs Wednesday to lead the Huntley girls softball team to a 2-0 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win i ...
    May 11, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Marengo and Dundee-Crown win, Crystal Lake South ties

    Junior forward Yuri Reyes scored in the final 10 minutes of play Wednesday to give the Marengo girls soccer team a 1-0 victory over Rockford Lutheran ...
    May 11, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school sports: Jacobs' Kyle Ross kept busy as he hopes to get all-conference in three sports

    Sometimes Kyle Ross looks back on his senior year at Jacobs and wonders how he balanced it all — student council meetings, participating in the Fellow ...
    May 10, 2016 - 5:02 pm
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the Week    Alex JohnsonPrairie Ridge, sr., C   Johnson had a monster week for the Wolves ...
    May 10, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Jacobs announces 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

    The Jacobs High School Athletic Hall of Fame announced its induction class for 2016: former athletic director and coach Crenden Keller and 2010 gradua ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Hampshire win

    Three freshmen hit home runs for Prairie Ridge on Monday to lead the Wolves to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division softball win over Grayslake No ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Jacobs wins quad mmet

    Aidan Ludlum won the 200 and Loren Strickland won the long jump as the Jacobs boys track and field team won and hosted a meet with four FVC teams.
    May 9, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs, McHenry, Cary-Grove and Woodstock North

    Riley Rowan (No. 1 singles) and Patrick Murphy (No. 3 singles) each swept their matches on Monday to lead Jacobs to a 6-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops McHenry behind Heiss' dominant outing

    ALGONQUIN— Jacobs senior Tim Randl might not have been able to get his bunt down to move the runner over in the second inning. Instead, he did one bet ...
    May 9, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Marian Central's Payson Wilde is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekPayson WildeMarian Central, sr.Wilde scored a game-high eight goals in a senior-n ...
    May 8, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • High school boys track and field roundup: Woodstock 2nd at Genoa-Kingston Invitational

    Woodstock’s Will Maidment won the high and triple jumps Saturday to help the Blue Streaks to second place in the nine-team Genoa-Kingston Invitational ...
    May 7, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs' Mike Addante makes most of speed, smarts

    The box score line Jacobs’ Mike Addante posted against Prairie Ridge on April 12 was impressive enough: 4-2-3-0.
    May 7, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • College baseball: MCC's Reilly Peltier of Jacobs NJCAA National Pitcher of the Week

    McHenry County College’s baseball team had something besides its lofty national ranking to celebrate Friday,as pitcher Reilly Peltier was named the NJ ...
    May 6, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekGrant JensenPrairie Ridge, fr.Jensen won the 800 meters in the Crystal Lake Centr ...
    May 6, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South win

    McHenry's Michael Lasiewicz pitched a no-hitter Thursday, striking out seven batters and walking one in six innings against Dundee-Crown. Lasiewicz's ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Marengo, Huntley, Crystal Lake South win

    Prairie Ridge batters hit five home runs Thursday in a 13-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division victory at Hampshire.
    May 5, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Prairie Ridge beats Cary-Grove; Payson Wilde scores eight in Marian Central win over Notre Dame; Jacobs beats Hampshire

    Parker Tomlin’s four goals led the Prairie Ridge lacrosse team to a 13-6 victory over Cary-Grove on Thursday, the Wolves’ first win over the Trojans s ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Cary-Grove, Hampshire and Jacobs win

    Huntley swept the doubles matches to beat Crystal Lake South, 5-2, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division match Thursday at Crystal Lake South.
    May 5, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • High school boys tennis insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and

    NORTHWEST HERALD PLAYER OF THE WEEKRiley Rowan, Jacobs, Sr., No. 2 singlesRowan achieved a career be ...
    May 5, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South takes 2 from Huntley

    Six players drove in one run for the Crystal Lake South baseball team Wednesday in a 7-3 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Huntley in Cry ...
    May 4, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: What's next for Wyatt Blake? Tough night in baseball and bad soccer seeding

    The question now for Crystal Lake Central's Wyatt Blake is which offer will come next after he received his first scholarship offer from Central Michi ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • High school baseball: Richmond-Burton, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win

    Jake Rosing allowed only one hit and struck out 12 in five innings for the Richmond-Burton baseball team in a 12-0 Big Northern Conference East Divisi ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo, Johnsburg, Jacobs, Hampshire and Alden-Hebron win

    Mariah Dionne pitched a six-inning shutout with 15 strikeouts Tuesday to lead the Marengo softball team to a 10-0 Big Northern Conference East Divisio ...
    May 3, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • Inside High School Softball: Jacobs' Teaghan Richman Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTeaghan RichmanJacobs, sr., UTILThe Golden Eagles had a monster week on offense w ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • Boys track and field roundup: Crystal Lake South wins Crystal Lake Central triangular

    Crystal Lake Central triangular: Skyler Pentico won the 110-meter hurdles (16.5 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (43.1) to lead Crystal Lake South in a tr ...
    May 3, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Jacobs, Marengo, Marian Central, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win

    Hailey Baker pitched a five-inning no-hitter, and Alexandra Johnson hit a grand slam to lead Prairie Ridge to an 11-0 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divisi ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo and Woodstock North win

    McHenry's Nick Lahrman came out on the winning end of a pitchers' duel with Dundee-Crown's Danny Denz on Monday, leading the Warriors to a 2-1 Fox Val ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the WeekMatt McCumberCary-Grove, jr., P-OFMcCumber threw the Trojans’ second perfect game ...
    May 2, 2016 - 7:08 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Cole Naumovski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCole NaumauvskiPrairie Ridge, jr., MNaumovski was one of two players to score fou ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Jacobs sixth at Palatine Relays

    Cam Reedy won the 3,200 meters to lead the Jacobs boys track and field team to sixth place Saturday at the 84h Palatine Relays in Palatine.   
    April 30, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school girls track and field: McHenry third at Palatine Relays

    Savannah Howie won the pole vault and Haley Meszaros finished first in the discus Saturday to lead the McHenry girls track and field team to third pla ...
    April 30, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry beats Huntley in FVC Valley matchup

    Matt Spooner went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs on Saturday to lead the McHenry baseball team to a 10-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division vi ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:14 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Alden-Hebron sweeps Luther North in doubleheader

    The Alden-Hebron softball team scored 26 runs on 31 hits Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of Chicago Luther North in Hebron, winning 11-1 and 15-1 in ...
    April 30, 2016 - 6:20 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Cary-Grove second at Badger Invite

    Nikki Freeman won the shot put and discus on Friday at the Badger Invite to lead the Cary-Grove girls track and field team to a second-place finish in ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Marengo and Harvard win

    Ashley Turner went 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead a Richmond-Burton offense that smacked 14 hits in a 13-3 Big Northern C ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley and Jacobs win

    Huntley's Zach Swim and Brady Michel won their singles matches to lead the Red Raiders to a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over McHenry ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Cary-Grove comes from behind to beat Jacobs

    Jacobs led 1-0 at the end of the first quarter, but Cary-Grove came from behind to beat the Golden Eagles, 13-4, in a Fox Valley Conference game at Ca ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South takes two from Jacobs

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With the temperature in the 40s and a stiff north wind, it was pretty evident that pitchers would have the advantage Thursday. Crystal ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    NORTHWEST HERALD PLAYER OF THE WEEK Kailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, Sr., No. 1 singles Tuesday feat ...
    May 2, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, McHenry, Jacobs, Marengo win

    SOFTBALLRichmond-Burton 12, Rockford Christian 1 (5 inn.): Sophie Schwegel and Rachael Hayden combin ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Boys lacrosse: Jacobs tops Crystal Lake Central

    Matt Berton scored five goals as the Jacobs boys lacrosse team beat Crystal Lake Central 13-7 on Tuesday.
    April 26, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs tops Prairie Ridge for first time

    ALGONQUIN — There was no special pep talk. No rah-rah pre-game speech. No dramatic motivational tactics.ALGONQUIN — There was no special pep talk. No ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Three new offers for Jacobs' Cameron Krutwig on Monday

    An ankle injury on April 2 didn't help Jacobs center Cameron Krutwig, who missed time and wasn't on top of his game at a tournament in New York.
    April 25, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South vs. Jacobs baseball

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    April 25, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school baseball: Hampshire, Harvard and Alden-Hebron win, several games suspended

    Jake Manning pitched a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts on Monday to lead the Hampshire baseball team to a 2-0 Fox Valley Conference Fox Di ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • High school baseball: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes

    Athlete of the WeekDan RochotteMarian Central, sr., 1BRochotte knocked in four runs in each of two w ...
    April 25, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Jacobs' Matt Bertone is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekMatt BertoneJacobs, sr., AttackBertone registered nine goals and two assists in t ...
    April 24, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Track and Field: Huntley's Keagan Smith Athlete of the Week; power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKeagan SmithHuntley, sr.Smith took part in three first-place finishes and two rec ...
    April 24, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Track and Field: Jacobs' Caleigh Walsh Athlete of the Week; power rankings

    Athlete of the Week Caliegh Walsh Jacobs, sr. Walsh scored 26 points for the Golden Eagles in the ...
    April 24, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • PHOTOS: Huntley vs. Jacobs baseball

    Huntley defeats Jacobs, 6-5, in nine innings. ...
    April 24, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs tops McHenry for first win; Prairie Ridge wins

    Matt Bertone scored six goals and assisted on another to lead Jacobs in a 17-6 Fox Valley Conference boys lacrosse win over McHenry at Fox Ridge Park ...
    April 24, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school baseball: Huntley rallies, beats Jacobs in 9th

    HUNTLEY – Huntley first baseman Noah Konie thought his hard ground ball up the middle was a game-winner, but then he remembered who was in center fiel ...
    April 24, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • High school girls track and field: Huntley wins first county title

    HUNTLEY – For the better part of a decade, Huntley’s girls were close to the McHenry County Track and Field championship, only to have first Crystal L ...
    April 23, 2016 - 2:47 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge tops Jacobs, Marengo falls

    Prairie Ridge 3, Jacobs 0: At Crystal Lake, Emily Perhats, Jena Berkland and Hannah Stovall scored to lead the Wolves (7-5, 2-0 FVC Fox) to a FVC cros ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and McHenry win

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    April 22, 2016 - 10:03 pm
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    Dundee-Crown's Sydney Ruggles struck out 14 batters without issuing a walk and gave up just one run on five hits in seven innings in the circle Thursd ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove and Huntley win

    Kailash Panchapakesan didn't drop a game as he led Jacobs to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover victory over Crystal Lake Central.
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  • High school baseball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron, Cary-Grove win

    The Rockets smacked 19 hits and put up 16 runs to earn coach Mike Giese his 200th win in a 16-9 Big Northern Conference East Division victory Thursday ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school tennis insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKIan Brzeski, Marian Central, So., No. 1 singlesAfter a strong freshman campaign, M ...
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  • A.M. Jolt: Do we need more rules, or should we leave it up to coaches?

    The most telling quote of Mike DeFabo's Q&A with former Cubs trainer Tony Garofalo on pitch counts was "But when we talked to the coaches about it, th ...
    April 21, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Rylie Porretto and Autumn Kasal each homered Wednesday, and Huntley scored five runs in the second inning before going on to defeat Jacobs, 7-2, in a ...
    April 20, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • High school baseball: Hampshire, Jacobs, Marian Central and Dundee-Crown win

    Tyler Maglaya was 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and two runs scored in Hampshire’s 8-3 win over Marengo in Hampshire.
    April 20, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Jacobs QB Chris Katrenick's commitment shows how football recruiting has changed

    Bill Mitz seems to know everybody in football. And the Jacobs coach has seen a ton of changes over the past 36 years.
    April 19, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South vs. Jacobs girls soccer

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    April 19, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South beats Jacobs as Courtney Sengstock scores 2

    ALGONQUIN – The only time Crystal Lake South's Courtney Sengstock and Brandie Minogue evidently weren't on the same page Tuesday night was in the wake ...
    April 20, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • High school softball: Marengo, Alden-Hebron, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake Central, Marian Central and Johnsburg win

    Mariah Dionne pitched her second consecutive no-hitter for the Marengo softball team in a 14-0 Big Northern Conference East Division win Tuesday over ...
    April 19, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • High school football: Jacobs QB Chris Katrenick commits to Bowling Green

    Jacobs junior quarterback Chris Katrenick had made the trips, spending countless hours on the road with unofficial visits, messaging with coaches and ...
    April 20, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school boys track and field roundup: Crystal Lake South wins own triangular

    Crystal Lake South's Jon Prus won the 800 meters and also ran a leg in the Gators' winning 4x800 relay as South won a home triangular meet Monday at K ...
    April 18, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Hampshire, Harvard, Johnsburg, Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central win

    Carter Lawler and Jakob Kostecki each collected three hits Monday to lead the Hampshire baseball team to a 4-1 Fox Valley Conference crossover win ove ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • Inside High School Baseball: Prairie Ridge's Jon Tieman Athlete of the Week; rankings, more

    Athlete of the WeekJon TiemanPrairie Ridge, sr., P-3BTieman had another shutdown game as a pitcher a ...
    April 18, 2016 - 4:16 pm
  • Prep softball: Richmond-Burton tops Antioch on Alexa Rodriguez's walk-off homer

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    April 17, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Prep baseball: Danny Denz pitches complete-game shutout for Dundee-Crown

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    April 16, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs tops Cary-Grove 9-1

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs softball coach Katie O'Brien had not seen a complete-team effort from her Golden Eagles since the team's season started officially ...
    April 15, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekMyles RozellJohnsburg, JuniorRozell was part of Johnsburg’s winning 4x100-meter r ...
    April 15, 2016 - 6:17 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekNikki FreemanCary-Grove, SeniorFreeman threw her career-best 150-8 to win the dis ...
    April 15, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Jacobs win

    Cary-Grove got a win from its No. 3 singles player, Sam Sitarski, and won three of four doubles matches to beat Crystal Lake South, 4-3, Thursday.
    April 14, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Boys tennis insider: Athletes of the week, notes and more

    Athletes of the weekKendrick Chong, sr., and Kerwin Chong, so., JacobsJacobs’ No. 1 doubles team of ...
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  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, McHenry, Harvard and Crystal Lake South win

    Jacobs senior pitcher Brenden Heiss was on top of his game against Hampshire, which was good for the Golden Eagles, who had little room for error.
    April 13, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Jacobs, McHenry win FVC openers, Dundee-Crown wins crossover

    Hampshire's Jasmine Lopez went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and pitched seven innings to lead the Whip-Purs to a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divis ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Crystal Lake South's Courtney Sengstock is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekCourtney Sengstock, Crystal Lake South, Jr. Fwd.Sengstock had five goals and an a ...
    April 13, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs defeats Prairie Ridge, 7-4

    Jacobs defeats Prairie Ridge, 7-4 ...
    April 12, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs and Prairie Ridge win

    The Huntley boys tennis team won all four doubles matches against Dundee-Crown en route to a 6-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory Tuesday ...
    April 12, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops Prairie Ridge

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs leadoff man Mike Addante wreaked a great bit of havoc on Prairie Ridge without hitting a ball out of the infield.
    April 13, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls soccer: Jacobs falls in PepsiCo Showdown; Huntley advances and other results

    ALGONQUIN – The Jacobs girls soccer team's communication on Tuesday was, by their own post-game assessment, magnitudes worse Tuesday than it had been ...
    April 12, 2016 - 9:11 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge tops Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – Prairie Ridge’s Kaitlin Leverenz was mad. The senior had just had a bad strikeout and had the look of a player who let down her team.
    April 12, 2016 - 8:36 pm
  • DeFabo: Large game of tag has larger purpose for football prospects

    CRYSTAL LAKE— Inside the McHenry Athletic Complex, Crystal Lake Central offensive lineman Wyatt Blake lies face down on the AstroTurf, waiting for the ...
    April 12, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • High school softball: Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove, Marian Central and McHenry win

    SOFTBALLDundee-Crown 2, Prairie Ridge 1: At Crystal Lake, the Chargers rallied with two runs in the ...
    April 12, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • High school volleyball: Lownds, Mahoney commit to D-I volleyball programs, Knobloch headed to UW-Whitewater

    Brittany Lownds and Katie Mahoney were rewarded for their patience through their stressful and prolonged volleyball recruitment processes.
    April 11, 2016 - 10:03 pm