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  • High school girls basketball roundup: Cary-Grove rolls past Johnsburg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    In the past year, nine area schools have announced their intentions to leave for new conferences, effective in 2016.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Jacobs beats Dundee-Crown for fourth win in a row

    ALGONQUIN – Time after time, Jacobs sophomore quarterback Chris Katrenick dropped back to pass and had all day to throw.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Marengo's Kitty Allen athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekKitty AllenMarengo, SeniorAllen finished second in Kaneland’s Eddington Invitatio ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Tennis Insider: Prairie Ridge's top doubles team athletes of the week

    Athletes of the weekMIKAELA MCNALLYNATALIE FAVIAPrairie Ridge, srs.McNally and Favia remained undefe ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South tops Dundee-Crown

    The Crystal Lake South boys soccer team scored two first-half goals to defeat Dundee-Crown 2-1 in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game in Ca ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Dundee-Crown charged up after beating Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – With every point, the volume in the Jacobs Competition Gym spiked to an almost deafening level at the conclusion of Dundee-Crown’s win ove ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Cross country roundup: Woodstock girls win Hampshire Triangular

    At Hampshire, Woodstock defeated Prairie Ridge, 24-31, and Hampshire, 25-32, at the Hampshire Triangular. Hampshire beat Prairie Ridge, 28-29.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Jacobs' Josh Walker gaining D-I interest

    Jacobs running back Josh Walker made an unofficial visit to Western Michigan University, his first to a prospective NCAA Division I football destinati ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 8:38 pm
  • Strong 2nd half leads Crystal Lake South past Jacobs in boys soccer

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Heading into halftime of a scoreless match against Jacobs, Crystal Lake South's boys soccer team had created many scoring chances, but ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Boys golf insider: Jacobs' Lenzini player of week

    Athlete of the Week Justin Lenzini, Jacobs, jr. Lenzini has been on fire for the Golden Eagles, tyin ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • Girls Swimming: Jacobs/Hampshire defeats McHenry

    At McHenry, the Jacobs/Hampshire girls swimming team defeated McHenry, 114-55, on Monday. The Jacobs 200-yard medley relay of Isabelle Babarro, Rochel ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Inside Boys Soccer: Dundee-Crown's Campos player of the week

    Player of the WeekWillie CamposDundee-Crown, sr.Campos had two goals and an assist this past week fo ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • Jacobs’ defense shows up again in win over Grayslake Central

    Since Week 2 of this season, scoring on the Jacobs’ defense has not been easy for opponents.The team ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • Johnsburg girls golf takes 3rd in Mundelein Invite

    The Johnsburg girls golf team finished third in the Mundelein Invite to lead all area teams with 379 points Saturday at Countryside Golf Course in Mun ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Prep cross country roundup: CL South boys 3rd in Warren Invite

    The Crystal Lake South boys cross country team finished third in the 20-team Warren Invite on Saturday in Gurnee. The Gators finished with 76 points, ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Boys soccer roundup: CL South earns split in tourney action

    The Crystal Lake South boys soccer team went 1-1, including a 2-0 win against Hononegah and a 2-1 loss to Hersey, in the Hononegah Invite on Saturday ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Boys Soccer Roundup: Dundee-Crown rallies to tie E. Moline United

    Dundee-Crown's boys soccer team scored two second-half goals Friday to earn a 2-2 draw with East Moline United on Friday at the Hononegah Invitational ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Jacobs dominates GLC early for third straight win

    ALGONQUIN –Coming into its fourth game of the season, the Jacobs football team knew that its opponent, Grayslake Central, had been struggling with tur ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Inside Girls Tennis: Jacobs' Ashley Kosy Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekAshley KosyJacobs, jr.Kosy won the 16-team Lincoln-Way East tournament n Saturday ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:23 pm
  • On Campus: McHenry West grad Molly Machometa sets Viterbo soccer goals record

    Molly Machometa recently got a glimpse of women’s soccer history at Viterbo University. The NAIA school in La Crosse, Wisconsin, inducted former women ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Alden-Hebron nets first win

    At Hebron, Alden-Hebron picked up its first win of the season with a 25-16, 25-15 Northeastern Athletic Conference victory against Mooseheart.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Golf roundup: Lenzini leads Jacobs past Crystal Lake South

    At Randall Oaks in West Dundee, Jacobs' Justin Lenzini fired an even-par 35 and earned medalist honors to lead the Golden Eagles to a 147-166 Fox Vall ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Swimming: Crystal Lake Central co-op tops Jacobs co-op

    At Algonquin, the Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team defeated Jacobs co-op, 92-78, in Fox Valley Conference meet.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Golf roundup: Lenzini leads Jacobs past Cary-Grove

    Justin Lenzini shot a 36 at Randall Oaks in West Dundee on Tuesday to help Jacobs to a 155-158 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win against Cary- ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Boys golf insider: Richmond-Burton remains area's top team

    Athlete of the Week Tyler Garafol, Harvard, sr. Garafol fired a 79 and took third in Saturday’s Roge ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op golfers win county title fifth straight year

    BULL VALLEY – Ten girls golf teams gathered at Boone Creek Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon in pursuit of the coveted McHenry County Tournament title.  
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Jacobs girls golf nearly hits goal, finishes fourth in Elgin

    ELGIN – Jacobs girls golf coach Megan Placko has watched her team improve from week to week, working hard to achieve one of its season-long goals: con ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Cross country roundup: McHenry's Jesse Reiser wins title in Peoria

    McHenry’s Jesse Reiser got another good look at a cross country course with which is quite familiar Saturday in Peoria.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 7:44 am
  • Boys soccer roundup: Marian Central edges Marian Catholic in ESCC

    Marian Central was missing several key players in Saturday's East Suburban Catholic Conference boys soccer match against Marian Catholic, but the Hurr ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Prep Roundup: Huntley girls swim to 3rd at St. Viator Invite, set school records

    The Huntley girls swimming team finished third Saturday in the 10-team St. Viator Invitational in Arlington Heights, setting multiple school records a ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Jacobs defense shuts out Whitney Young in win

    ALGONQUIN – The Jacobs football team's defense came out focused. So much, in fact, that because of its strong play and Whitney Young's mistakes, the D ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Huntley's Meehleib athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekKelly MeehleibHuntley, SeniorMeehleib has battled through injuries since a stando ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:58 pm
  • Boys cross country insider: Prairie Ridge's Pajak runner of the week

    Athlete of the WeekFilip PajakPrairie Ridge, SophomorePajak won at the Horlick (Wis.) Rebel Invitati ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:43 pm
  • Golf roundup: Marengo boys beat Johnsburg

    Connor Wascher and Hunter Simonini fired 41s and earned co-medalist honors to lead Marengo to a 173-188 win against Johnsburg at Nippersink Golf Club ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Jacobs wins physical match against Woodstock

    ALGONQUIN – The best sports teams are the ones that fight through adversity and can keep their composure in stressful situations. In Thursday night's ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Golf roundup: Huntley boys edge Jacobs

    Trent Craig shot an even par 36 to lead the Huntley boys golf team to the narrow Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Jacobs, 158-160, at Pi ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Prep volleyball roundup: Huntley sweeps Jacobs

    Alyson Dion and Erin Erb each had seven kills for Huntley, which opened up Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play with a 25-19, 25-22 win against ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Johnsburg comes back to beat G-K

    Johnsburg trailed 1-0 at halftime against Genoa-Kingston in boys soccer, but pumped in three second half goals in a 13-minute span to earn its fourth ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Dundee-Crown tops Huntley

    Dundee-Crown opened up its Fox Valley Conference Valley Division season with a 4-3 win at Huntley on Tuesday. 
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Cross country roundup: McHenry boys sweep pair of match ups

    The McHenry boys cross country team won both of its matches at the Dundee-Crown Triangular at Randall Oaks in West Dundee.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Craig leads Huntley boys golf past Crystal Lake South

    At Huntley's Pinecrest Golf Club, senior Trent Craig shot a 2-under 34 to earn medalist honors as Huntley beat Crystal Lake South, 154-168. Jake Grabn ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Jacobs senior Matt Goldby fell in love with running after complications from football injury

    There are times, when Matt Goldby watches his pals playing football at Jacobs, when he wonders, “What if?”
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Boys soccer roundup: C-G defeats Grant in tourney final

    At Fox Lake, Cary-Grove defeated Grant, 3-1, to take first place in the Grant Invitational. Luis Lemus and John O’Brien gave the Trojans a two-goal le ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Cross country roundup: Pajak's victory leads PR to 3rd in invite

    KENOSHA, Wis. – Prairie Ridge sophomore Filip Pajak won the Horlick Rebel Invitational at Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday, helping the Wolves to third ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Jacobs rebounds after Week 1 loss with win over St. Charles East

    ALGONQUIN— Jacobs senior wide receiver Nick Gierlak sprinted along the sideline and jumped, colliding mid-air with coach Bill Mitz. The coach may not ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Cross Country Insider: McHenry boys, Jacobs girls top power rankings

    Boys Cross Country Athlete of the WeekJack BeckerCrystal Lake South, FreshmanBecker made his name kn ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Jacobs grad Evan Jager breaks his own U.S. steeplechase record

    Evan Jager broke his own American record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase while taking third place in an IAAF Diamond League race Friday in Brusels, Be ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake Central sweeps Grayslake North

    At Crystal Lake, Mackenzie Allen had nine kills and eight assists for Crystal Lake Central in a 25-13, 25-11 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win ov ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Inside Girls Tennis: Jacobs tops power rankings

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Jacobs (2-0 overall, 1-0 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division): T ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Jacobs earns key FVC Valley girls tennis win vs. CL South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Less than two weeks into the girls tennis season and the race for the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division championship may be over.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Prep golf roundup: Richmond-Burton boys edge Marengo, stay unbeaten

    The Richmond-Burton boys golf team remained undefeated on the season Wednesday with a 162-166 win over Marengo in Big Northern Conference East Divisio ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South tops McHenry

    Danielle Baietto and Anusha Subramanian won at No. 1 double for Crystal Lake South in a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win. 
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Prairie Ridge volleyball tops Jacobs

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The beginning of any season is often an exercise in consistency, or inconsistency, for that matter. That was especially the case in Pra ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Jacobs' Addante second at Elgin Country Club Invite

    ELGIN – Jacobs boys golf coach Gary Conrad called Tuesday’s 18-team Elgin Country Club Invite “one of many practices” for the season’s ultimate test: ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Prairie Ridge's Pajak kicks way to runner-up at county meet

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge sophomore Filip Pajak realized, like the other competitors, coaches and fans, that second place would be about as good as ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Cary-Grove beats Barrington

    At Barrington, senior midfielder Josh Gratz scored a second half goal to lead the Trojans (1-1) past Barrington, 1-0. C-G goalkeeper Ethan Csoka made ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Barrington dominates Jacobs in opener

    BARRINGTON – Barrington and Jacobs have had some close games to start the season the past few seasons, but the 2014 opener was anything but for the vi ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • DeKalb tops Jacobs in volleyball

    ALGONQUIN – After a dominating two-game victory over Bartlett on Tuesday, the Jacobs girls volleyball team was looking to keep the momentum going Thur ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:33 am
  • Golf Roundup: Jacobs boys beat Dundee-Crown

    Justin Lenzini and Billy Walker each shot 2-over-par 36s to take medalist honors and help lead the Jacobs boys golf team to the 148-162 FVC Valley vic ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Football preview: Jacobs

    Quick Hits:Coach: Bill Mitz (fifth season, 25-15)2013 record: 7-3 overall, 6-0 FVC ValleyFast Fact: ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Prep football: Five to Watch

    Five selected top high school football players to watch in McHenry County. ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Football preview: FVC Valley breakdown

    Players to watchMalik Dunner, Dundee-Crown, RB-WR-DB, sr.Dunner (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) did not get ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown tops Streamwood

    Bre Novak and Gina Pagano dominated from the service line for Dundee-Crown on Tuesday in a 25-12, 25-13, win against Streamwood. 
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Girls cross country preview: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen set for big season

    Lauren Van Vlierbergen won most of her cross country races as a junior, earned her second Fox Valley Conference individual title and finished fourth i ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Girls cross country: 5 to watch

    Kitty Allen, Marengo, SeniorAllen led the Indians to their fourth consecutive Big Northern Conferenc ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 5:41 pm
  • Volleyball: 5 to watch

    Kassie Kasper, sr., L - JacobsKasper finished last season with a 2.20 passer rating and 321 digs. Sh ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 1:32 pm
  • Girls Tennis: 5 to watch

    Ashley Kosy Jacobs, jr. Kosy is a two-time state qualifier and sectional champion with a 4-4 record ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Girls Swimming: 5 to watch

    Valerie Tarazi Prairie Ridge, fr.Tarazi has state cut times in seven of the eight high school events ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • 2014 Jacobs football preview

    A look at the 2014 Jacobs football season ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:13 pm
  • Girls swimming: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Scott Lattyak (fifth season)Last year: First at FVC MeetKey re ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf sets tone early, wins Huntley Invitational

    HUNTLEY – The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team wasted little time setting the tone for what it hopes is another season that ends in a state ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Les Johnson takes Ice Bucket Challenge at Jacobs

    He didn't plan on it when he went to Jacobs High School on Monday, but Northwest Herald videographer Les Johnson took an impromptu ALS Ice Bucket Chal ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 6:30 pm
  • Brenden Heiss' electric pitching arm could help Jacobs' football team

    ALGONQUIN – For most kids, the end of the school year means the next three months will include relaxation, maybe a vacation, and ultimately, a break. ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Congratulations Alex Peete, October Athlete of the Month!