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  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs, McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Woodstock win

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

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

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

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

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

    The Northwest Herald Week 6 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Huntley win nonconference duals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    On Sunday, Midas Bacidore scored the game-winning goal with assists from Eric Helm and Michael Helm to give the Crystal Lake South Gators a 3-2 win ov ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 2:54 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Crystal Lake Central and McHenry win triangulars, Richmond-Burton takes dual

    Crystal Lake Central swept the top three finishes at its girls cross country triangular Tuesday, picking up a pair of Fox Valley Conference dual wins ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central win triangulars, Richmond-Burton takes dual

    Praire Ridge's Flilip Pajak and Mike Ostrow took the top two spots in Tuesday's 3-mile cross country race at McHenry Township Park, leading the Wolves ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock, McHenry, Alden-Hebron, Johnsburg, Jacobs and Richmond-Burton win

    Autumn Overly and Patience McKenzie each had 11 assists to drive the Woodstock offense in a Kishwaukee River conference win over Marengo, 25-21, 25-15 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, McHenry and Huntley win

    Jacobs swept the doubles matches in a 6-1 win over Cary-Grove on Tuesday at Cary-Grove. Katie Toomir ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge, Jacobs and Richmond-Burton win

    Steven Nalepa shot a 2-under 34 and Cameron Karney shot a 1-under 35 to lead Prairie Ridge in a Fox Valley Conference win over Huntley, 147-171, at Pr ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op tops Jacobs, Richmond-Burton and McHenry win

    Jacobs' Stephanie Fiorentino shot a 35 to take medalist honors, but it wasn't enough as Crystal Lake Central co-op beat the Golden Eagles, 169-177, in ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 9:45 pm
  • Podcast: Previewing Week 5 of high school football in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 5 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Jacobs' Noah Melick is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekNoah Melick, Jacobs, Jr. FMelick scored eight goals and added an assist in a 3-1 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • On Campus: Jacobs grad Alyssa Ehrhardt, Prairie Ridge's Ali Witt excel for UIC volleyball

    UIC’s volleyball team took bonding to a new level this off-season.The players spent time attending o ...
    Sept. 18, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op wins Woodstock Invite

    WOODSTOCK – As Crystal Lake co-op freshman Jamie Gindorf emerged from swimming the first leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay Saturday at the Woodstock ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry 2nd in Freeport Invitational

    The McHenry boys soccer team took second place at the Freeport Invitational on Saturday in Freeport, defeating Freeport, 3-0, and tying Barrington, 0- ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • High school girls golf: Jacobs wins inaugural Jacobs Invitational

    Jacobs senior Hayley Masching earned medalist honors Saturday at the inaugural Jacobs Invitational at the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin to lead t ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley wins Woodstock-Ryan Byrne Cross Country Festival

    The Huntley boys cross country team got first-place finishes from its varsity runners in Flights 4-7 to win the Woodstock-Ryan Byrne Cross Country Fes ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley 2nd at Woodstock-Ryan Byrne Cross Country Festival

    Huntley freshman Gen Porsche won Flight 5 to lead the Red Raiders to second place at the Woodstock-Ryan Byrne Cross Country Festival Saturday at Emric ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 coverage, photos and more

    Updated football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down area team's playoff chancesWoodstock North 46, Ma ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Styf: Breaking down the playoff chances of the McHenry County area football teams

    With four weeks' worth of games completed, here's a look at where the area's high school football teams stand in the race to the IHSA football playoff ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • High school football: Max Skol leads Cary-Grove past Jacobs, 35-14

    ALGONQUIN – For the second week in a row, Cary-Grove was without starting fullback and linebacker Tyler Pennington. For the second week in a row, it d ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:42 am
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs vs. Cary-Grove football

    Photos from Friday night's Cary-Grove vs. Jacobs football game in Algonquin. ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:18 am
  • College women's volleyball: MCC goes 1-1 on Day 1 of Waubonsee Invitational

    McHenry County College's women's volleyball team went 1-1 Friday on the first day of the two-day Waubonsee Invitational in Sugar Grove.
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 live updates

    Updates from all of the area's 11 football games for Week 4 on Sept. 16. ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 5:31 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Jacobs, Cary-Grove and Richmond-Burton win

    BOYS GOLF Prairie Ridge 152, Crystal Lake Central 163: At Prairie Isle in Prairie Grove, Crystal La ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South and Huntley headed to PepsiCo Showdown finals

    Crystal Lake South gave up three first-half goals in Thursday’s PepsiCo Showdown semifinal at Carmel, but came from behind to force overtime with two ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • High school girls tennis: Jacobs, Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Johnsburg and Woodstock win

    Jacobs No. 1 singles player Haley Steinkamp beat Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen, 6-3, 7-6 (4), to help lead the Golden Eagles in a 4-3 Fox Valley C ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Woodstock, Cary-Grove, McHenry and Huntley win

    Johnsburg 2, Marengo 0: At Johnsburg, Alex Arber had five kills to lead the Skyhawks in a 25-20, 25-21 Kishwaukee River Conference win. Johnsburg's Ki ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 game capsules

    East Suburban Catholic ConferenceMarian Central (2-1, 0-1) at Chicago Marist (2-1, 1-0)When: 7:30 p. ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • High school girls golf roundup: Jacobs, Crystal Lake Central co-op and Huntley win

    Stephanie Fiorentino shot a 37 to earn medalist honors Wednesday and lead the Jacobs girls golf team to a 164-211 Fox Valley Conference victory over D ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Athlete of the week, notes, events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAllison DrageCary-Grove, fr., Cross CountryThe freshman took second at the Waucon ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock, Johnsburg and Cary-Grove win

    Jacobs got singles wins from Haley Steinkamp and Lindsay Cunningham, plus a sweep of the doubles matches, to hand Huntley its first loss of the season ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op takes county title

    BULL VALLEY – Crystal Lake Central's co-op girls golf team suffered its first loss to Huntley in program history two weeks ago and was runner-up to th ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Hampshire, Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge and Marian Central win

    After dropping the first set on the road, Johnsburg came from behind to beat Woodstock North, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23, in a Kishwaukee River Conference ma ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Jacobs High School Athletic Hall of Fame: Inductees to be introduced Friday at football game

    Two inductees will be welcomed into the Jacobs Athletic Hall of Fame at Friday’s football game when Cary-Grove visits the Golden Eagles for a 7:15 p.m ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 6:14 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Harvard's Alonzo Carrillo is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekAlonzo Carrillo, Harvard, sr.Carrillo scored five goals and added an assist in a ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 5:59 pm
  • Podcast: Preview high school football Week 4 in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 4 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school football: Statewide football notes

    ​Jacobs quarterback Chris Katrenick showed why he is headed to NCAA Division I Bowling Green next year when he directed a pair of fourth-quarter drive ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • High school football notes: Niemic brothers at McHenry, Johnsburg flying high along with Jacobs, Richmond-Burton and Alden-Hebron

    Rob Niemic figures he spent enough of his life telling his little brother what to do, so now it’s Jon’s turn to give the orders.
    Sept. 11, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard tops Woodstock North; Jacobs ties Wheeling

    Alfredo Pichardo and Alonzo Carrillo each had two goals Saturday to lead the Harvard boys soccer team to a 5-3 Kishwaukee River Conference win against ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. You can vote from now until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • College women's volleyball: MCC drops 2 matches on Day 2 of tourney in Iowa

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team, ranked 13th in the most recent National Junior College Athletic Association Division II rankings, ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • High school football: Week 3 results, stories, photos and more

    New power rankingsPrairie Ridge 48, Crystal Lake Central 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • High school football: Jacobs comes back to beat Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On 4th-and-4 from their own 40 yard-line with just more than six minutes to play, Jacobs went for it on what felt like a do-or-die play ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • On Campus: Marian Central grad Chris Streveler excited about South Dakota opportunity

    While he was learning the offense this summer at the University of South Dakota, quarterback Chris Streveler embraced the education.
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:53 pm
  • High school football: Week 3 game capsules

    Fox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (2-0, 2-0) at Crystal Lake Central (2-0, 2-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown rallies past McHenry

    Emma Brant had 10 kills and two blocks and Ali Buckley registered 11 assists to help Dundee-Crown come from behind for a Fox Valley Conference victory ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge and Huntley win

    Bethany Marshall won at No. 1 singles and Kaitlin Warner won at No. 3 singles to lead Cary-Grove over Crystal Lake Central. 
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Jacobs downs Cary-Grove with Wreszcz's 35 leading the way

    Jacobs junior Ryan Wreszcz shot a 1-under-par 35 to lead the Golden Eagles in a Fox Valley Conference win over Cary-Grove, 151-160, Thursday at Foxfor ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Marengo wins in PKs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win, Harvard, Jacobs and CL South tie

    Marengo’s Dylan Trainor, Coby Steffen, Landen Pfeiffer and Kenny Reed made their kicks in a penalty shootout to help the Indians beat Richmond-Burton, ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: McHenry and Jacobs win

    McHenry's Maddie Ogden shot a 3-over-par 39 to take individual medalist honors and lead the Warriors in a 175-221 Fox Valley Conference win over Hamps ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • Live updates: Week 3 high school football games

    Follow along for updates on all of the area's Week 3 high school football game results. ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Podcast: Breaking down the area's 10 Week 3 high school football games

    The Northwest Herald Week 3 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn is athlete of the week, golf and swim notes, events to watch

    Athlete of the weekMackenzie Hahn, Richmond-Burton, Sr. GolferHahn was been the medalist in each of ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Woodstock and Crystal Lake South win

    Marian Central dropped the first set on the road at Marist Tuesday, but came from behind for a 17-25, 25-21, 25-22 East Suburban Catholic Conference v ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Cary-Grove and Huntley win

    Jacobs No. 4 doubles pairing of Allison Nichols and Paige Shiakallis pulled out a three-set win, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, over Crystal Lake Central's Madi Wolsc ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Podcast: Around the state in Illinois high school football

    An Illinois High School Football podcastKankakee Daily Journal sports editor and IHSA football brack ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 4:34 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Crystal Lake South's Andrew Grabowski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekAndrew Grabowski, Crystal Lake South. Sr., FGrabowski tallied two goals and four ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 4:11 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Team preview capsules

    Cary-GroveCoach: Scott Lattyak (7th season)Last year: Fifth at FVC MeetTop returners: Ashlynn Baker, ...
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • High school girls swimming preview: Crystal Lake co-op's Val Tarazi keeps motivated by goals

    There are three daily countdowns ticking away inside Valerie Tarazi’s phone and each day the Prairie Ridge junior copies those numbers from her phone ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 8:32 am
  • High school girls swimming: Five to watch

    Valerie Tarazi, Crystal Lake co-op (Prairie Ridge), jr.Tarazi won the state title last season in the ...
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school volleyball: Marian Central goes undefeated in five matches at Jacobs Invitational

    ALGONQUIN – Marian Central senior setter McKayla Wuensch apologized if her voice was unrecognizable after playing seven matches in four days.
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • High School Girls Cross Country: Bruzzini third at CL South Invite

    Crystal Lake South’s Caitlin Bruzzini was third and Woodstock’s Kate Jacobs was sixth in the Crystal Lake South Cross Country Invitational Meet Saturd ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 7:42 pm
  • High School Boys Cross Country: Becker wins CLS Invite; C-G second as team

    Crystal Lake South’s Jack Becker went 2 for 2 in big meets and Cary-Grove’s team finished three points from first at the Crystal Lake South Cross Coun ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 7:40 pm
  • High School Boys Soccer: Jacobs ties St. Charles North in tourney

    Jacobs got a first-half goal from Colin Walsh and came away with a 1-1 tie against St. Charles North in the Barrington Boys Soccer Tournament Saturday ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • High school football: Jacobs does enough to beat Dundee-Crown

    ALGONQUIN – Coming off a 35-point loss in Week 1, it was important that the Jacobs came out with a statement. ALGONQUIN – Coming off a 35-point loss i ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 6:38 am
  • High school football: Week 2 results, photos and complete coverage

    New football power rankingsPrairie Ridge 30, Huntley 20PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. HuntleyCrystal Lake ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 1:37 am
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs beats Dundee-Crown

    Jacobs beats Dundee-Crown 14-0 at Jacobs on Friday. ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • College women's volleyball: McHenry County College goes 1-1 at Owens Invitational in Ohio

    McHenry County College's women's volleyball team went 1-1 Friday at the Owens Invitational in Toledo, Ohio. The Scots (7-2) defeated Grand Rapids in f ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 2 games

    Our updates from all 12 area high school football games in Week 2 on Friday, Sept. 2. ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • High school volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley and Marian Central win

    Emma Brant had six kills to lead a balanced Dundee-Crown offense in a Fox Valley Conference win, 25-12, 25-22, at Cary-Grove. 
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Marian Central, Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire, Dundee-Crown and Huntley win

    BOYS SOCCERJacobs 4, Marmion 3: At the Barrington Tournament, Noah Melick scored two second-half goa ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • High school boys golf: Richmond-Burton, Jacobs, Cary-Grove and McHenry win

    Jackson Bolman shot a 36 to take individual medalist honors and lead Richmond-Burton to a 163-173 victory over Marengo in a Kishwaukee River Conferenc ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school football: Week 2 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceHuntley (1-0, 1-0) at Prairie Ridge (1-0, 1-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, Prairie Ridg ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard, Crystal Lake Central and Crystal Lake South win

    Adrian Gorostieta scored a second-half goal to break a scoreless tie and give Harvard a 1-0 win over Cary-Grove in a nonconference game at the Grant i ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, Woodstock, Johnsburg and Marengo win

    Crystal Lake South 2, Dundee-Crown 0: At Carpentersville, the Gators beat the Chargers, 25-19, 25-16, in a Fox Valley Conference match. 
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock, Johnsburg, Marian Central, Harvard, McHenry, Marengo and Woodstock North

    Woodstock's Caleb Warmbier, Josue Carreno and Max Lisowski each scored twice as the Blue Streaks picked up their first Kishwaukee River Conference vic ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • Podcast: Guests from Huntley on Week 2 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 2 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • High school boys cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (17th season)Last season’s finish: Eighth in FVC ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • High school girls cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Mark Anderson (16th season)Last season’s finish: 11th in FVC M ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school boys golf: Cameron Karney leads Prairie Ridge to McHenry Invitational title

    Prairie Ridge's Cameron Karney fired a 1-over-par 72 Saturday at Oak Grove in Harvard to earn medalist honors and also lead his team to the McHenry In ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High school cross country: Crystal Lake South sweeps boys, girls individual titles at county meet

    WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake South junior Jack Becker felt exhilarated as he cruised across the course at Emricson Park.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:29 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County Cross Country Meet

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    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 coverage, galleries, results

    Prairie Ridge 26, Cary-Grove 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Cary-GroveHuntley 35, Jacobs 0PHOTOS: Huntl ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school football: Huntley defense stifles Jacobs in 35-0 Raiders win

    HUNTLEY — Huntley’s Division I defensive end set the tone early.Olalere Oladipo sacked Jacobs quarte ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • High school volleyball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    GIRLS VOLLEYBALLHuntley 2, Dundee-Crown 1: At Huntley, setter Taylor Jakubowski dished out 40 assist ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Game of the week Prairie Ridge at Cary-Grove When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Boh ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge's Farnam sets school record in win over Hampshire

    Prairie Ridge senior golfer Ethan Farnam set a nine-hole, school record with a 4-under-par 31 as the Wolves defeated Hampshire, 146-156, Wednesday at ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school football: Follow Week 1 games live

    Follow along with our coverage of the Week 1 games ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs football preview

    Photos from football practice at Jacobs High School in Algonquin Thursday, August 11, 2016. ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:32 am
  • High school football preview 2016: Offensive linemen around McHenry County are raising coaches' eyebrows

    Fridays are competition days for Crystal Lake Central’s Wyatt Blake and Jacobs’ Jimmy Wormsley.Their ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • High school football preview: Area loaded with QB talent

    If Chris Katrenick’s recruiting map were marked with red dots representing the schools he visited, it would resemble a child’s freckled face.If Chris ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • PHOTOS: High school football preview QB cover shoot

    Photos of the area's top four quarterbacks, including returning Northwest Herald Player of the Year Samson Evans, Jacobs quarterback and Bowling Green ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 7:54 am
  • High school volleyball preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Patty Langanis (22nd season)Last year: 36-6, 10-0 FVC Valley ( ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown, Jacobs and Marian Central win

    Julian Ajroja scored twice to lead Dundee-Crown in a 7-1 season-opening victory at home over Harlem.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • 2016 Boys Soccer preview: McHenry hopes to repeat success in crowded FVC

    Last season, the McHenry boys soccer team became the best in school history with suffocating defense, timely goals and by rallying around its senior c ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • 2016 Boys soccer preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Mark Olson (11th season)Last year: 11-9-2, 0-5 FVC, regional c ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:58 pm
  • 2016 Boys Soccer Preview: Five to watch

    Noah MelickJacobs, jr., FMelic broke out in his sophomore season, scoring 18 goals and adding 10 ass ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Cary-Grove wins, McHenry's Grubich fires ace in St. Pat's Invite

    Zach Beaugureau shot a 1-over-par 72 to lead the Cary-Grove boys golf team to a win in the St. Pats Invite on Saturday at McHenry Country Club. Beaugu ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Marian Central's Yuk sisters begin senior year with wins at Jacobs-PR tournament

    ALGONQUIN – At this time last year, the opening week of the girls tennis season, Marian Central's Cate and Caroline Yuk were definitely not thinking a ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op wins Huntley Invitational

    The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team won the Huntley Invitational at Pinecrest on Thursday. The Tigers' 164 beat out Geneva by two strokes f ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs grad Evan Jager wins silver medal in Olympic steeplechase final

    Jacobs graduate Evan Jager ran in the final of the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Wednesday at the Olympic Games in Rio.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:34 pm
  • Algonquin native Evan Jager realizes dream with silver medal

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Evan Jager knew in the final 100 meters he didn’t have a chance to win gold at the Rio Olympics.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • High school girls golf roundup: Freshman Molly Lyne leads Crystal Lake Central co-op to Marian Central Invite title

    Cary-Grove freshman Molly Lyne, playing in her first varsity event, shot a 1-over-par 72 to earn co-medalist honors at the Marian Central Invitational ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Jacobs grad Evan Jager wins silver medal in Olympic steeplechase

    Evan Jager was unveiled as the U.S.’s new steeplechase hope in 2012, a runner with the right makeup to contend with the Kenyans in a race they have do ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • Algonquin crowds celebrate Evan Jager's Olympic steeplechase silver medal

    Kevin Christian felt a little spent by 11 a.m. Wednesday, almost like he had run the 3,000-meter steeplechase along with Evan Jager.
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview: Questions to be answered for Jacobs in wide open FVC

    There haven’t been too many questions when it comes to Jacobs girls tennis over the past couple years. The No. 1 singles spot was manned by Ashley Kos ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview

    Annie TimmPrairie Ridge, Sr.Timm finished second in No. 1 singles at the FVC tournament last season ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Laurie Bender (4th season)Last year: 9-3 FVCTop returners: Bet ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • Jacobs grad Evan Jager primed to make history in Olympic steeplechase final

    Evan Jager is fit and primed to do something extraordinary. The 2007 Jacobs graduate will have that ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Jacobs grad Evan Jager reaches Olympic steeplechase final

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Jacobs High School graduate Evan Jager qualified Monday for the 3,000-meter steeplechase finals, winning his heat at the Rio Olympics ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • High school boys golf season preview: Jacobs returns 2 All-FVC players

    After his team won 12 of 13 tournaments last season, Jacobs boys golf coach Gary Conrad had every reason to believe the Golden Eagles would make a dee ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • High school boys golf: Five to watch

    J.P. AndersonDundee-Crown, jr.Anderson, a Northwest Herald All-Area honorable mention as a sophomore ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • High school boys golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Chris Gotsch (third season)Top returners: Zach Beaugureau, sr ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 5:36 pm
  • High school girls golf: Richmond-Burton's Hahn, Woodstock North's Miranda lead returning players

    Richmond-Burton’s Mackenzie Hahn was one bad hole away from possibly winning the Class A girls golf state tournament if not for a triple bogey on No. ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • High school girls golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCrystal Lake Central co-op(with Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South)Coach: Kyle M ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • High school girls golf: Five to watch

    Sophia ArchosMarian Central, sr.Archos, a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team selection as a junior ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:15 pm
  • Olympics track and field: Jacobs graduate Evan Jager takes new approach to steeplechase

    No one outside of the Bowerman Track Club may know what to expect from Evan Jager in the 2016 Olympic Games.No one outside of the Bowerman Track Club ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Katrenick leads reloaded Jacobs offense

    It starts in the winter – throwing the ball around indoors, working when there’s still snow on the ground. By this time of year, most quarterbacks are ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • On Campus: Jacobs grad Bret Mooney transfers to Ferris State

    For much of his summer, Bret Mooney worked out with former Jacobs High School football teammate Josh Walker.
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • High school sports schedule: Aug. 15-20

    Monday, Aug. 15Boys golf: Harvard at Woodstock, McHenry at Johnsburg, 4:30Girls golf: Dundee-Crown a ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • Boys basketball: Jacobs center Cameron Krutwig commits to Loyola

    As the offers piled up for Jacobs senior Cameron Krutwig, the 6-foot-9 senior center never forgot about Loyola University.
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • High school football: Preview podcast on favorites and preseason all-area

    New Northwest Herald sports reporter Sean Hammond joins sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf as we preview the McHenry County area ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • 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
  • Congratulations Greg Williams, September Athlete of the Month!