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  • 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. 16, 2014 - 11:14 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
  • Jacobs hires O'Brien as softball coach

    If Katie O’Brien is anything, she is decisive.When O’Brien was in kindergarten, her parents had her ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Algonquin's Ramsett, Cary's DePrey fall in Chick Evans Junior Am quarterfinals

    ITASCA – The 18th hole in the 34th Chick Evans Junior Amateur Championship had given Jack Ramsett fits throughout the first three days of competition ...
    July 24, 2014 - 4:09 pm
  • Cary's DePrey, Algonquin's Ramsett reach final 8 of Chick Evans Junior Amateur

    ITASCA – After two rounds of match-play golf at the 34th Chick Evans Junior Amateur Championship on Wednesday, one thing became clear: The seeds do no ...
    July 23, 2014 - 7:51 pm
  • McHenry County Tennis Classic

    July 15, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Germany’s World Cup win spurs Greenwald to title

    At each crossover, Craig Greenwald glanced up at The Racket Club’s TV, eager to catch the score of the World Cup final, even though he was in the mids ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Ryan SargentJacobsSeniorBaseball1. What’s your most prized possession?My baseball bat2. What’s your ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • McHenry County Tennis Classic will crown new champ

    Two familiar faces will be absent from the men’s open singles draw at this summer’s McHenry County Tennis Classic.
    July 15, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Local football players make most of college camps

    Weeks from now, when Jacobs opens its football season on a late summer evening against Barrington, Josh Walker hopes to be carrying his first scholars ...
    July 15, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Recruiting Notes: Huntley grad Perkins to Chicago State

    Former Huntley pitcher Jake Perkins would have understood if college coaches wanted to take a wait-and-see approach with him.
    July 21, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Jacobs softball's Alyssa Lach named to coaches' All-State first team

    Jacobs softball’s Lach on All-State first teamJacobs third baseman Alyssa Lach was one of seven area ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:34 pm
  • Prep baseball all-area team

    Ben CilanoPrairie Ridge, jr., PCilano was 6-1 with a 0.78 ERA for the Wolves, who finished fourth in ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • 2014 Northwest Herald Girls Soccer All Area Teams

    First TeamForwardsDelaney Pruitt, jr., JohnsburgLast year's Player of the Year was a dominant force ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Jacobs grad Boyle finishes 2nd at IJGA regional

    WOODSTOCK – Chris Boyle wasn’t expecting to play extra golf after shooting a 4-over-par 76 at the Illinois Junior Golf Association’s Crystal Woods Reg ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Northwest Herald Softball All-Area teams

    Kristin KoepkeMcHenry, jr., pitcherKoepke was a force for the Warriors at the plate and in the circl ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • Northwest Herald All-Area Boys Tennis Team

    SinglesElisha HouglandHampshire, sr.Hougland qualified for state for the third time in his high scho ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Fox Valley Conference Girls Soccer All-Conference Teams

    Fox DivisionForwardsDelaney Pruitt, jr., JohnsburgKatie Beck, jr., Crystal Lake CentralAnna Lopatin, ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Angela TribuzioHuntleySeniorSoftball1. What words are on your favorite T-shirt?“Throw your heart ove ...
    July 21, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Jacobs softball team makes CL Central pay for errors to open regional

    ALGONQUIN – Monday’s Class 4A Cary-Grove Regional softball play-in game saw fifth-seeded Crystal Lake Central have an inning to forget on defense that ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Prep Roundup: Jacobs' Rowan and Toomire win sectional doubles title

    At Algonquin, Riley Rowan and Matt Toomire won the doubles championship for Jacobs on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Huntley’s Matt Frederick an ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • CLC's Madda, other area 3A athletes, qualify for track and field finals

    CHARLESTON – Crystal Lake Central’s Celeste Madda crossed the finish line, glanced at the O’Brien Stadium scoreboard, threw her arms triumphantly in t ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Prep Roundup: Jacobs tops D-C on Vandewalker's HR in 11th

    Danny Vandewalker hit a two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning Thursday in Carpentersville to lead Jacobs to a 4-2 Fox Valley Conference Valle ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Hampshire softball defeats Jacobs, 6-2.

    Hampshire played Jacobs in Algonquin Thursday, May 22, 2014. Hampshire won, 6-2. ...
    July 21, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Inside Boys Tennis: Jacobs' Kailash Panchapakesan Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekKAILASH PANCHAPAKESANJacobs, so.Panchapakesan wrapped up an undefeated Fox Valley ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • Cary-Grove baseball plays spoiler against Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – While Jacobs was playing for the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division title, Cary-Grove was just playing to try and feel better about its ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Jimmy KrengerWoodstock NorthJuniorFootball, track and field1. What’s the most embarrassing thing tha ...
    July 21, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Jacobs' Walker set for challenge in FVC sprints

    Jacobs junior Josh Walker had just won the 100 meters at the McHenry County Track and Field Meet and Golden Eagles football coach Bill Mitz had an ear ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Prep Roundup: Jacobs beats York

    The Jacobs baseball team scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat York 5-1 in nonconference play in Elmhurst Wednesday night.
    July 18, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Girls Prep Roundup: Prairie Ridge softball edges Jacobs

    Sammy Hempen hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Prairie Ridge softball to an 8-7 win against Jacobs in Fox Valley Con ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Boys Prep Roundup: Prairie Ridge baseball beats Jacobs

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team scored seven runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Jacobs, 9-2, in Fox Valley Conference play in Algonquin. 
    July 18, 2014 - 1:03 pm
  • Inside Baseball: McHenry's Mike Borst Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekMike BorstMcHenry, jr.The left fielder had 10 hits in the Warriors’ four wins for ...
    July 21, 2014 - 2:29 pm
  • Boys prep roundup: Jacobs baseball erases early deficit, beats Huntley

    Jacobs came back from a four-run deficit Thursday to beat Huntley, 11-6, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball showdown in Huntley.
    July 18, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Baseball insider: Johnsburg's Kordik player of week

    Athlete of the WeekKevin KordikJohnsburg, SeniorThe Skyhawks third baseman-pitcher had a huge hand i ...
    July 21, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • McHenry County Area All-Star Basketball Extravaganza

    Boys and girls played in Sunday's McHenry County Area All-Star Basketball Extravaganza at Alden-Hebron High School April 13, 2014
    July 18, 2014 - 1:37 pm
  • Lineups set for All-Star Extravaganza

    HEBRON – The rosters are set for the McHenry County Area All-Star Basketball Extravaganza, which will take place at Alden-Hebron’s Tigard Gymnasium on ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • Boys track and field preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (21st season)Last year’s finish: Fifth in FVCTop ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Girls track and field preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Mark Anderson (14th season)Last year’s finish: FVC championTop ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • When high school coaches don’t win, they get canned

    Michelle Russell sat in her boss' office last March, stunned, having just been informed she had been fired as Dundee-Crown's girls basketball coach.
    July 21, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Northwest Herald All-Area Wrestling Team announced

    First Team Gavin Sutton (42-5) Richmond-Burton, fr., 113 pounds Sutton, the only freshman on the fi ...
    July 18, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • FVC, NAC announce all-conference boys basketball teams

    Here are the All-Conference boys basketball lists for the Fox Valley Conference and Northeastern Athletic Conference.
    July 18, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Congratulations Collin Ridout, May Athlete of the Month!