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  • Golf: Jacobs' Coakley, McHenry's Ogden and Huntley's Gordus at RedTail Open

    LAKEWOOD – Riley Coakley practiced immediately after his round Tuesday and even got in some extra work the morning before Day 2 of the McHenry County ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Junior golf: Woodstock's Jared Zientz leads senior boys in MCJGA Red Tail Open

    Woodstock's Jared Zientz shot a 5-over-par 77 to lead the boys senior division after the first round of the McHenry County Junior Golf Association's R ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • Jacobs' Lauren Van Vlierbergen female athlete of year

    Lauren Van Vlierbergen recognized early in her athletic career what her strengths were in every sport she played.
    June 30, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs' Jamie Murray is Northwest Herald Coach of the Year

    The group of participants in the Class 4A baseball state tournament was like a visual test given in school asking: “Which one does not belong?”
    June 27, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald All-Area team

    2015 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball team First team Mariah Dionne Marengo, so., P Dionne, the N ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Amateur golf: Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam wins State Junior Amateur Championship

    BARRINGTON – Crystal Lake's Ethan Farnam said he wasn't really keeping track of where his lead stood through the first nine holes of Thursday's final ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen her sport's athlete of year

    Lauren Van Vlierbergen’s success at both the local and state levels is only part of the legacy she leaves at Jacobs.
    June 29, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Amateur golf: Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam takes lead at State Junior Amateur Championship

    BARRINGTON – The way he was playing on the second day of the IJGA State Junior Amateur Championship, it was more surprising when Ethan Farnam didn't m ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • High school baseball: Fox Valley Conference teams

    All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division    Crystal Lake Central: Robby Cormier, 2B-1B, sr.; Blake Gle ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • Golf: Dundee-Crown's Anderson, Cary-Grove's May, Huntley's Gordus and McHenry's Ogden win at MCJGA event

    CARY – With a new driver in hand, J.P. Anderson wasn’t expecting to shoot in the 70s at Chalet Hills Golf Club on Wednesday.
    June 24, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs' Panchapakesan Northwest Herald Player of Year for 3rd time

    Jacobs’ Kailash Panchapakesan was stronger and fitter for the boys tennis season, but it was his mental toughness that made him the most proud.
    June 22, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Golf: Huntley's Mendonca, Cary-Grove's Reid, Marian Central's Mercurio and Dundee-Crown's Anderson win

    LAKEWOOD – Andrew Mendonca was hoping to complete 18 holes in the McHenry County Junior Golf Association Turnberry Open, but, instead, he had to settl ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Around Town: Crush Tidal Waves 15uJS softball team proud of comeback, 2nd-place state finish

    Despite losing in the finals of the USSSA Heritage Classic State Championship June 13 and 14 in Joliet, the Crush Tidal Waves 15uJS girls fastpitch so ...
    June 21, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Chris KatrenickYear: JuniorSchool: JacobsSport: Football1. If you had the Stanley Cup for a day, wha ...
    June 20, 2015 - 7:59 pm
  • Junior golf: Cameron Karney, Brittany Reid win MCJGA Blackstone Open senior divisions

    MARENGO – The way his short game was working Tuesday, Cameron Karney felt confident in just about any putt, but especially those, like his tournament- ...
    June 17, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • High school baseball: Jacobs and Oak Park-River Forest shared third in wacky season finale

    JOLIET – Jacobs realized its goal of playing in the final contest on the IHSA 2014-15 calendar, just not in the conventional manner for which it had d ...
    June 13, 2015 - 8:18 pm
  • High school baseball: Kozlak’s big postseason helped lead Jacobs to best finish in school history

    JOLIET - Despite a two-inning called game following a lightning delay, the Jacobs baseball team was in good spirits following the Class 4A third-place ...
    June 13, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Video: Jacobs-OPRF baseball dance-off

    What do you do during a rain delay? A dance-off, of course. Before the Class 4A third-place baseball ...
    June 13, 2015 - 7:22 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Leah SecorMarengoSophomoreBasketball, Softball1. What would be your dream job?Veterinarian for large ...
    June 13, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • High School Baseball: Rain threatens state tournament

    JOLIET – The IHSA made a lineup change for the final day of the baseball season, including shortening the third-place games to five innings, at the Cl ...
    June 13, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Live coverage: Jacobs baseball plays for third place in Class 4A

    Follow along with our live coverage of the Jacobs baseball team facing Oak Park-River Forest in the Class 4A third-place game.
    June 13, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • DeFabo: Jacobs baseball will be remembered for taking program to another level

    JOLIET— The ending was so much different this time around.The gloves that were tossed in the air aft ...
    June 13, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • High school baseball: Jacobs falls to Mount Carmel in semifinal

    JOLIET – A somber Owen Oreskovich nicely capsulized what had happened as Jacobs’ hopes for a state championship were dashed by Mount Carmel.
    June 12, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • High school baseball: Controversial call costs Jacobs two runs and momentum in state semifinal

    In the bottom of the fifth inning of the Class 4A state semifinal, with the bases loaded, Jacobs pitcher Ryan Sargent grounded a ball to Mt. Carmel’s ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Live coverage: Jacobs baseball state semifinals vs. Mt. Carmel

    Follow along with our live coverage of the Jacobs baseball team's Class 4A state semifinal game against Mt. Carmel.
    June 12, 2015 - 5:29 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs continues run of FVC's baseball success

    Jamie Murray is, first and foremost, a Jacobs baseball fan.Jamie Murray is, first and foremost, a Jacobs baseball fan.
    June 11, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs' run to state began years ago

    At one of the final practices in preparation for Friday’s Class 4A state semifinal, Jacobs baseball coach Jamie Murray is hitting ground balls to infi ...
    June 12, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • High school baseball: Sargent has been big-game ace for Jacobs

    Ryan Sargent has been masterful on the mound for Jacobs most of the last two seasons, culminating with his current string of 13 scoreless postseason i ...
    June 12, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • Golf: Recent Jacobs grad Joe Addante wins State Amateur qualifier

    Recent Jacobs graduate Joe Addante shot a 2-under-par 70 Wednesday to tie for first place in the Illinois State Amateur Championship qualifier at Kank ...
    June 10, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • Junior golf: Jacobs' Riley Coakley wins junior division of MCJGA event at Golf Club of Illinois

    Riley Coakley, who will be a sophomore at Jacobs in the fall, shot a 7-over-par 78 on Wednesday to win the boys junior division of the McHenry County ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Kirsten Stevens sets softball records at Mercer

    Kirsten Stevens is planning on a post-college career as a teacher.A Spanish major and a standout sof ...
    June 10, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • High school baseball: State-bound Jacobs' Ryan George a crafty success on mound

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs third baseman Owen Oreskovich calls him an “all-around fun kid, a bundle of joy.”
    June 10, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs pitchers come up big in super sectional win

    ROCKFORD— Jacobs closer Johnny Rohde strained to decipher the signs Daniel Tenayuca put down in the 7th inning, as the catcher’s fingers disappeared i ...
    June 8, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops Stevenson, headed to state

    ROCKFORD – Jacobs’ offense was resourceful, if not prolific, repeatedly taking advantage of Stevenson’s generosity.
    June 9, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Inside High School Baseball: Jacobs' Matt Kozlak Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekMatt KozlakJacobs, sr., SSKozlak delivered in a big way from the No. 2 spot in th ...
    June 8, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • High school baseball: Supersectional trip no surprise to Jacobs

    Monday’s date in the Class 4A Rockford Aviators Supersectional was a goal, an expectation even, for Jacobs' baseball team.
    June 7, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • High school recruiting notes: Jacobs' Bridget Wallenberger to play volleyball at UW-Milwaukee

    Bridget Wallenberger always wanted to play volleyball in college.By her sophomore year at Jacobs, th ...
    June 7, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs beats Boylan for sectional crown

    CARY – Commanding pitching performances have become a staple for Jacobs senior Ryan Sargent.CARY – Commanding pitching performances have become a stap ...
    June 6, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Take 2: Marengo softball, Jacobs baseball last teams standing

    Two McHenry County spring high school sports teams remain. Then, it will be officially summer for the prep season, or something like that. Northwest H ...
    June 6, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • High school baseball: Kozlak's big hit again propels Jacobs in sectional title game

    CARY— The ball left Matt Kozlak’s bat on a rope to left-center field… the second time this postseason he had a critical late-game hit. 
    June 6, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Northwest Herald senior sports writer Joe Stevenson sits down with three local prep athletes. Jack ...
    June 6, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • High school baseball: Closer Rohde give Jacobs confidence late in games

    A comforting, confident feeling permeates Jacobs’ dugout when Johnny Rohde strolls to the mound in the seventh inning of baseball games.
    June 5, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Inside Boys Tennis: Jacobs doubles players Toomire, Rowan Athletes of the Week

    Athletes of the weekMATT TOOMIREJacobs, sr.RILEY ROWANJacobs, jr. Toomire and Rowan had a rough two ...
    June 4, 2015 - 7:31 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs beats DeKalb, heads to sectional final

    CARY – Jacobs junior Brenden Heiss has made nowhere near the impact he hoped for with his right arm.CARY – Jacobs junior Brenden Heiss has made nowher ...
    June 4, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Seven local players suit up for All-Star Game

    LISLE – Wednesday's Illinois High School Lacrosse Association B-Class All-Star Game provided seven local seniors an opportunity to reunite with Fox Va ...
    June 3, 2015 - 9:09 pm
  • High school softball: All-conference lists

    Here are the All-Conference girls softball lists for the Fox Valley Conference, Big Northern Conference, East Suburban Catholic Conference and Northea ...
    June 3, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • High school baseball: Marian Central benefited from tough ESCC play

    The Marian Central baseball team was reeling when Tom Kruse took over with just three games remaining in the regular season. 
    June 2, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs stops Cary-Grove to win regional

    ALGONQUIN – After striking out the final batter, Ryan Sargent stood on the pitcher's mound with his arms stretched nearly as wide as his smile. 
    June 2, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Inside High School Baseball: Jacobs' Ryan Sargent Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekRyan SargentJacobs, sr., P-CFSargent struck out nine and allowed two hits as the ...
    June 1, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Boys lacrosse: All-Fox Valley Conference teams announced

    The All-Fox Valley Conference Boys Lacrosse teams recently were announced. They are as follows:First ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • High school boys track: Cary-Grove's Hurley win shot put state title

    CHARLESTON – Cary-Grove senior Ricky Hurley wanted a lot – personal-best performances in the Class 3A shot put and discus finals, state championships ...
    May 30, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • High school boys track: IHSA recognizes Crenden Keller as honorary referee

    CHARLESTON – For giving so much to track and field for so long, the IHSA gave a little something back to former Jacobs girls coach Crenden Keller.
    May 30, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs players eliminated at state

    After qualifying a singles player and two doubles teams to Day 2 of the boys tennis state finals, all were eliminated in the fourth consolation round ...
    May 29, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • High school boys track: Huntley's Boos makes finals in 3 Class 3A events at state

    CHARLESTON – Huntley senior Connor Boos in previous years had qualified for state in six events and gotten shut out of the finals at Eastern Illinois ...
    May 29, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Banner day for Jacobs players at state

    PALATINE – It was a very good day for the Jacobs boys tennis team at the state finals.The Golden Eag ...
    May 28, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs defeats Dundee-Crown in 12-inning regional semifinal

    ALGONQUIN — On any other stage, Ryan Sargent's ground ball to third would have been a routine, inning-ending play.
    May 28, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • High school softball: Huntley beats Jacobs in regional semifinal

    DeKALB – In its past two meetings with Jacobs, the Huntley softball team came up short, but in the Class 4A DeKalb Regional semifinals, Huntley came b ...
    May 27, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • Inside high school boys tennis: Panchapakesan Athlete of the Week; state preview

    Athlete of the WeekKAILASH PANCHAPAKESANJacobs, jr.Panchapakesan won the Huntley Sectional on Saturd ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Prep baseball Insider: McHenry's Jack Glosson the Athlete of the Week

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJack GlossonMcHenry, SeniorGlosson hit a pair of home runs and drove in six runs ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs tops Rockford Jefferson in regional

    ALGONQUIN – After retiring Rockford Jefferson in order in the top of the first inning Monday, Jacobs sophomore Alexis Addante acted quickly in the bot ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Josh Freeman helps SIU track and field team make history

    Josh Freeman’s list of achievements from the Missouri Valley Conference track and field championships helped him make history.Josh Freeman’s list of a ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • High school baseball: Class 3A, Class 4A regionals ready to go

    For the third time in eight days, the Dundee-Crown and Huntley baseball teams will meet when the two square off Monday. The Chargers won both one-run ...
    May 24, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • High school girls track: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen earns 2 more top-5 finishes at state in 3A

    CHARLESTON – Jacobs senior Lauren Van Vlierbergen did not get another state title … and she is fine with that.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge strikes late to beat Lincoln-Way North

    Prairie Ridge came through with four runs in the seventh inning to defeat Lincoln-Way North, 7-3, in nonconference baseball action Saturday in Frankfo ...
    May 23, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • Boys tennis roundup: Jacobs' Panchapakesan, 2 doubles teams make state

    Jacobs’ Kailash Panchapakesan won his first sectional singles title Saturday, upsetting No. 1 seed Anderson Park of Belvidere North, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, in ...
    May 23, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs, Marengo and Huntley win

    Kerri Healy doubled in Alexis Addante in the bottom of the seventh inning to help the Jacobs softball team walk off with a 3-2 win over Johnsburg in n ...
    May 22, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock, Jacobs and Woodstock North win

    The Cary-Grove baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a tie and defeat Crystal Lake Central 3-2 in Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • High school 3A girls state track and field: Huntley's Tramblay, Cary-Grove's Burk headed to 100 hurdles final

    CHARLESTON – The hectic time schedule for Huntley’s Macy Tramblay proved more beneficial than detrimental.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs' Panchapakesan, three doubles teams qualify for state

    HUNTLEY – Chalk was the word of the day at the Huntley boys tennis sectional on Friday as the top four seeds in singles and doubles advanced to the se ...
    May 22, 2015 - 8:08 pm
  • Boys track and field: McHenry's Machometa wins 100 at Guilford Sectional

    ROCKFORD – McHenry senior Jack Machometa ached at last week’s Fox Valley Conference Meet, not in his left hamstring, but in his heart.
    May 21, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove's McCumber 1-hits Jacobs

    CARY – As a member of the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Cary-Grove coach Don Sutherland is no stranger to winning. W ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • High school softball: Hampshire outslugs Jacobs

    HAMPSHIRE – The Hampshire softball team’s offense has struggled the past few games. The Whip-Purs had an unexpected day off Wednesday because of the r ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Tennis: Prairie Ridge doubles team Athletes of the Week

    Athletes of the WeekJARED PRIESZPrairie Ridge, sr.GIL ANOZIEPrairie Ridge, sr.Priesz and Anozie won ...
    May 21, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen in peak form for state

    Jacobs track coaches watched senior Lauren Van Vlierbergen going through a workout of 200-meter sprints last week and were aghast.
    May 21, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Boys track and field: Jacobs' Walker set for basic training after season ends

    The physical challenges of military life should not present major obstacles for recent Jacobs graduate Josh Walker.
    May 20, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs tops Batavia in lacrosse cup opener

    ALGONQUIN – Brandon Ferencz scored a game-high six goals to lead No. 12 Jacobs in an 16-8 IHSLA Class-B Lacrosse Cup playoff victory over No. 21 Batav ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley and Crystal Lake South roll at 3A Jacobs Regional

    ALGONQUIN – Huntley and Crystal Lake South each got an early goal to grab control of their regional semifinals Tuesday as the two higher seeds advance ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge, Huntley and McHenry win

    Monica Menas hit a home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Crystal Lake Central softball team to the 7-6 win over Jacobs in Fox Valley Con ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge's Kaleigh O'Brien player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKaleigh O’BrienPrairie Ridge, sophomore, third baseO’Brien hit a two-run home run ...
    May 19, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs edges Cary-Grove in 7th

    ALGONQUIN – Cary-Grove pitcher Nick Kirk got ahead in the count and kept working Jacobs’ Stevie Krueger outside.
    May 19, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Inside High School Baseball: Richmond-Burton's Jake Rosing Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekJake RosingRichmond-Burton, fr., PRosing struck out 18 batters as the Rockets bea ...
    May 18, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Start of playoffs provide tests and second-chances

    After a girls soccer regular season that saw conference titles decided by overtime goals, penalty kicks and last-minute regulation winners, the openin ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Ladewig is player of the week, power rankings, playoff info

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKJake LadewigCary-Grove, Sr., Mid.Ladewig had 10 points in two games this week, sco ...
    May 17, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Records fall as Huntley boys track wins Fox Valley Conference meet

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Stinginess prevailed at the Fox Valley Conference boys track and field meet, as no one seemed satisfied with winning only one title.
    May 15, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Jacobs rallies past Dundee-Crown in 7th

    The Jacobs softball team scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind and defeat Dundee-Crown, 10-4, in Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge clips Jacobs for FVC Tournament title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge and Jacobs were the two best boys tennis teams in the Fox Valley Conference during the regular season, and that showed Fr ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs edges Dundee-Crown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Athlete of the WeekMacy TramblayHuntley, SeniorTramblay took part in four victories as the Red Raide ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Congratulations Halley Havlicek, May Athlete of the Month!