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  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg defeats Richmond-Burton

    JOHNSBURG – Two days after losing to McHenry, Johnsburg's girls basketball team was eager to step back on its home court against longtime rival Richmo ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake South edges Marian Central

    The Crystal Lake South wrestling team defeated Marian Central, 42-34, in nonconference action Wednesday in Crystal Lake.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire's Emma Benoit player of week

    Athlete of the WeekEmma Benoit, Hampshire, jr., FThe 6-foot forward led the Whip-Purs in scoring in ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • High school girls bowling: McHenry beats Johnsburg

    Madison Johnson rolled a 493 series to lead the McHenry girls bowling team to a 2,138-1,931 nonconference win over Johnsburg Tuesday at Raymond Bowl i ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • High school boys bowling: McHenry tops Johnsburg, Huntley beats Grayslake Central

    Jarrett Lanway rolled a 616 series Tuesday to lead the McHenry boys bowling team to a 3,518-2,810 nonconference victory against Johnsburg at Raymond B ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG — It began with an avalanche. For the most part, it was unrelenting. Behind nine 3-pointer ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • High school sports: Johnsburg set to start Hall of Fame

    By next year this time, Johnsburg athletic director Tom Ross hopes his school will be inducting its inaugural Hall of Fame class.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 5:41 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry edges Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – McHenry girls basketball coach Rob Niemic described the difference between Monday's first half and second half best.  
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • High school football: Playoff changes needed, uncertain if current proposal is right fit

    Tom Ross faces a football scheduling quandary in 2016.The Johnsburg athletic director needs to find ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire, Johnsburg win

    Emma Benoit scored a game-high 23 points on nine field goals to lead the Hampshire girls basketball team to a 40-26 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Johnsburg falls to Burlington Central

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg forward Mike Shelton feels like the Skyhawks beat teams they should, but need something else when they are underdogs.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Woodstock co-op tops Westminster

    Joey Brown rolled a team-high 567 series to lead the Woodstock co-op boys bowling team to a 2,672-2,080 nonconference win against Westminster Christia ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Johnsburg falls to Oregon

    The Johnsburg girls bowling team dropped its Big Northern Conference match against Oregon, 3,006-2,418, Friday at Town and Country Lanes in Mount Morr ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Frantti having memorable first season at Penn State

    Almost everyone from presidents to sports stars to celebrities who have visited Penn State University has enjoyed a scoop of ice cream at the famous B ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg, Alden-Hebron win

    The Prairie Ridge girls basketball team improved to 7-3 overall and 3-0 in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division Tuesday with a 46-28 win against Gra ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • High school boys bowling: Woodstock, Johnsburg roll to victory

    Zach Myers bowled a 647 series to lead the Woodstock co-op boys bowling team to a 2,813-2,721 win over McHenry in Fox Valley Conference play at Raymon ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Girls high school bowling: Johnsburg beats Winnebago

    The Johnsburg girls bowling team defeated Winnebago 2,046-1,700 to win in BNC play at Raymond's Bowl in Johnsburg.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Sutter leads Woodstock past Wauconda

    Mason Sutter scored 19 points Saturday to lead the Woodstock boys basketball team to a 53-48 nonconference victory over Wauconda in Woodstock.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • 2014 Northwest Herald Girls Volleyball All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Frankie Cavallaro Dundee-Crown, jr., S With two years’ experience as a varsity captain t ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Coach of the Year: Johnsburg's Mike Maloney

    There were moments when Mike Maloney wondered whether Johnsburg’s football program could make it happen.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Girls basketball: Johnsburg loses to St. Viator

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team dropped its nonconference game against St. Viator, 45-19, Wednesday at Arlington Heights. Junior forward Jazza Joh ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Prep wrestling: Harvard tops Burlington Central, Johnsburg

    The Harvard wrestling team defeated Burlington Central, 29-27, and Johnsburg, 42-24, on Wednesday at the Johnsburg Triangular to improve to 5-0 overal ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Jazza Johns player of week, Huntley tops power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekJazza Johns, Johnsburg, jr., FJohns averaged 14 points, 13 rebounds, 4.5 steals a ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Katie Barker's 31 leads Cary-Grove past Dundee-Crown

    Katie Barker scored 31 points to lead the Cary-Grove girls basketball team to the 59-50 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Dundee-Crown Tu ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Lobermeier leads Johnsburg past McHenry

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg needed a big response from its performance at its own Thanksgiving tournament in Tuesday's game against McHenry.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • High school boys bowling: Woodstock co-op tops Johnsburg

    The Woodstock co-op boys bowling team defeated Johnsburg in nonconference play 2,958-2,420 at Wayne's Lanes in Woodstock.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South beats Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – What started as a grind it out, in your face, defensive battle between Johnsburg and Crystal Lake South early turned into a game dominated ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg, McHenry, Crystal Lake South win

    At the Lake Zurich Tournament, freshman Kayla Stefka scored 15 points to lead the Skyhawks (2-3) to their second win of the tournament, defeating Deer ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marian Central, Woodstock win at Hoops for Healing

    At the Hoops for Healing Tournament in Woodstock, Marian Central's Adam Pischke led all scorers with 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead the ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • High school wrestling: Big Northern East preview

    BIG NORTHERN CONFERENCEEAST DIVISIONHarvardCoach: Mark Payne (first season)Last season: First at Ham ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Boys basketball roundup: Marengo tops Ottawa in season opener

    Marengo 55, Ottawa 45: At the Ottawa Tournament, the Indians opened their season with a win over Ottawa. 
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Boys bowling roundup: Woodstock co-op defeats McHenry

    Woodstock co-op 2,883, McHenry 2,716: At Wayne’s Lanes in Woodstock, Zach Myers led Woodstock (6-1) with a 644 series, including a single-game high of ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:35 am
  • Girls basketball roundup: Alden-Hebron tops Harvard

    The Alden-Hebron girls basketball team had three players score at least 15 points as it defeated Harvard, 62-49, in nonconference play Tuesday in Hebr ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • High school boys bowling: Marengo rolls past Johnsburg

    Jake Barton bowled a three-game series of 694 to lead the Marengo boys bowling team to victory over Johnsburg 3,471-2,970 in BNC play at the Glo Bowl ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Big Northern East preview

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionHarvardCoach: Donnie Nolen (third season).Last year’s record: 1 ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Girls basketball roundup: Huntley edges St. Viator at Dundee-Crown tourney

    The Huntley girls basketball team stayed undefeated with a 47-46 victory over St. Viator on Saturday at the Dundee-Crown Thanksgiving Tournament in Ca ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • High school sports roundup: Woodstock bowlers beat Johnsburg

    Ed Zurawski rolled a 590 three-game series for Woodstock co-op in a, 2,714-2,608, boys bowling nonconference win against Johnsburg at Raymond’s Bowl i ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • High school girls golf: 2014 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Girls Golf All-Area team First team Blake Betke, Richmond-Burton, seniorBetke led t ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • 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: 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 basketball: Big Northern East Division preview capsules

    Big Northern ConferenceEast DivisionHarvardCoach: Ashley Arff, second seasonLast year’s record: 4-22 ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • High school football: Big Northern East All-Conference team announced

    CRYSTAL LAKE— Johnsburg’s turnaround season continues. After capturing the Big Northern East Confere ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Outgoing Woodstock defensive coordinator Bob Bradshaw

    This fall marked the final season on the sideline for one of the longest tenured coaches in McHenry County. Bob Bradshaw, an Illinois High School Foot ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 5:47 pm
  • Illinois high school boys cross country finals: McHenry's Reiser wins historic title

    PEORIA – McHenry’s Jesse Reiser realized there could be only one truly satisfying ending to his cross country season.PEORIA – McHenry’s Jesse Reiser r ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • High school football: Johnsburg rallies around Wolff family after accident

    JOHNSBURG – Heads bowed and the hollering halted.After the final note of the national anthem was str ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • DeFABO: Revitalized Johnsburg High School football team will be back

    JOHNSBURG – Three years ago, an 0-9 Johnsburg football team sat on a knee at Woodstock and stared into the press box at an illuminated state champions ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • High school football: Johnsburg falls to Chicago Phillips

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg’s defense had its hands full trying to slow down Chicago Phillips quarterback Dewayne Collins and his cohorts.
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 12:29 am
  • Watch Replay: Johnsburg falls to Phillips playoff football

    Johnsburg took on Chicago Phillips in the second round of the Class 4A football playoffs, a game that was shown live here through our partner High Sch ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • High school football: Johnsburg vs. Phillips breakdown

    Note: Preview capsules and picks for Saturday’s games will appear in Saturday’s Northwest Herald.Cla ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • High school football: Johnsburg's Joe Moore player of week

    Johnsburg sophomore OT-DE Joe Moore sacked Aurora Central Catholic’s quarterback three times and forced two fumbles Saturday in the Skyhawks’ 42-39 pl ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 4:00 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
  • High school football: Johnsburg relies on strong sophomore class

    JOHNSBURG – Before the 2013 season, Johnsburg football coach Mike Maloney had a quick fix at his finger tips.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Watch: The Huddle interviews Johnsburg's Alex Peete

    Joe Stevenson interviews Johnsburg running back Alex Peete and answers an #AskJoe question. ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • High school volleyball: Johnsburg falls to St. Francis in two sets in sectional semifinal

    VERNON HILLS – Johnsburg knew that after winning a regional title, its next match would be the toughest it had all season, facing last year’s Class 3A ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 7:29 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Casey Haayer, Huntley, Junior, RB Haayer carried 19 times for 105 yard in the Red Raiders’ 39-17 los ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 9:43 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 football: Johnsburg beats Aurora Central Catholic in first playoff game since 2009

    JOHNSBURG — Alex Peete wanted a chance to redeem himself.JOHNSBURG — Alex Peete wanted a chance to redeem himself.
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • High school football: Saturday's playoff football capsules

    Class 1ANo. 8 Alden-Hebron (5-4) at No. 1 Christian Life (9-0)When: 2 p.m. Saturday.About the Giants ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 8:30 pm
  • Inside Boys Cross Country: Johnsburg's Matt Stelmasek Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekMatt StelmasekJohnsburg, jr.Stelmasek finished third in the Class 1A Winnebago Re ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • High school volleyball: Johnsburg wins Vernon Hills Regional

    The Johnsburg girls volleyball team pulled off its second straight regional upset to win the Class 3A Vernon Hills Regional title in two sets over DeP ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Johnsburg's Maloney named Chicago Bears football coach of the week

    Johnsburg head coach Mike Maloney was honored with the Chicago Bears High School "Coach of the Week" after his team claimed the outright Big Northern ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 7:42 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week: Johnsburg's Alex Peete

    Johnsburg sophomore running back Alex Peete carried the ball 20 times for 252 yards and four touchdowns Friday as the Skyhawks defeated Harvard, 62-14 ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Inside Girls Volleyball: Johnsburg's Abby Majercik Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekAbby MajercikJohnsburg, jr., SMajercik led the Skyhawks to a three-game upset of ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 7:47 pm
  • High school football: Johnsburg hopes newfound success becomes the norm

    JOHNSBURG – This is a story that is often told, about the bond between a recovering small town and its gutty football team.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • High School Football: Cary-Grove remains No. 1 in 7A

    Cary-Grove remained at No. 1 in Class 7A and three other local schools picked up votes in their respective classes as The Associated Press released it ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • High school volleyball: Johnsburg upsets Vernon Hills

    The Johnsburg girls volleyball team upset Vernon Hills in three sets, 25-22, 21-25, 26-24, in the Class 3A Vernon Hills Regional semifinals at Vernon ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Inside Prep Football: Cary-Grove stays atop power rankings

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (9-0): The Trojans rolled to an unbeaten regular season ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove leads 8 McHenry County teams into playoffs; Jacobs left out

    As Cary-Grove’s football coaches saw results from Friday night and crunched numbers, they realized the Trojans likely would remain in Class 7A as the ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • 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: Johnsburg (8-1) vs Aurora Central Catholic (5-4)

    No. 4 Johnsburg (8-1) vs. Aurora Central Catholic (5-4)When: 1 p.m., SaturdayClass: 4ARecord: 8-1, 7 ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Johnsburg knocked out by Grayslake North

    GRAYSLAKE – After playing an unfamiliar opponent in the regional semifinals, Johnsburg got to play a team it knew quite well in Saturday’s regional fi ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 6:56 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: Johnsburg beats Harvard, gets offensive lineman TD run

    JOHNSBURG – Facing second-and-goal at the 2-yard line, Nick Brengman ran over to the Johnsburg sideline carrying a simple message.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • On Campus: Johnsburg High School grad Kelsey Nobilio sets digs record at UW-Whitewater

    When it comes to record-setting volleyball performances, Johnsburg High School graduate Kelsey Nobilio has had good role models.When it comes to recor ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 9:11 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
  • High school football: Q&A with Johnsburg's John Conroy Week 8 player of week

    Johnsburg center/nose guard John Conroy had 10 tackles (5 for a loss) to help Johnsburg shut out Burlington Central Friday and clinch a share of the B ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:36 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 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
  • High school boys soccer: Johnsburg wins regional opener

    GRAYSLAKE – Johnsburg wasn't familiar with its regional opponent on Tuesday, but htat didn't stop the Skyhawks from scoring three goals in a 15-minute ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • High school football: Johnsburg's Stefka left game with ankle injury

    BURLINGTON — Johnsburg senior fullback Bailey Stefka left Friday night’s 7-0 win over Burlington Central with an apparent ankle injury.   
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 10:16 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
  • High school football: Week 8 Player of the Week candidates

    Jeremy Behnke, Huntley, Sr. Behnke got his first varsity touchdown when he caught a 2-yard pass from ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • High school football: Johnsburg beats Burlington Central, clinches share of BNC East

    BURLINGTON — After the slugfest ended, after the handshake, after the seventh consecutive victory, the Johnsburg football players took a knee in the w ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • 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
  • High school football: Cary-Grove stays at No. 1; Huntley, Johnsburg receive votes this week

    Cary-Grove hung on to the top spot in The Associated Press Class 7A football rankings released Tuesday and is the lone area team in any top 10 heading ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Richmond-Burton High School boys golf team advances to state

    GRAYSLAKE – Over 24 hours after the Richmond-Burton boys golf team originally teed off to start play at the Grayslake Central Class 2A Sectional, it f ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Johnsburg High School boys cross country finishes third at Amboy Invite

    At Amboy, Noah Miller finished wih a time of 15:13.4, taking fourth place overall to lead the Skyhawks cross country team to third place out of 24 tea ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Richmond-Burton's Jordan Hahn leads suspended Grayslake Central boys golf sectional

    The weather was the greatest competition facing golfers competing for a chance to advance to State this weekend, and on this day, the weather won.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 7:38 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
  • 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
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week candidates

    Nick Brengman, Johnsburg, QBBrengman completed 12 of 15 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown as th ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Johnsburg guarantees playoff berth with win over Marengo

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg has really taken a liking to winning football games.The Skyhawks, who won one ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:34 am
  • Johnsburg defensive pressure was too much for Marengo

    JOHNSBURG — Marengo senior Ethan Walsweer was scrambling often on Friday night.Unfortunately for the ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • 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
  • Richmond-Burton volleyball defeats Johnsburg

    RICHMOND – Thursday was the second meeting of the year between Big Northern Conference rivals Johnsburg and Richmond-Burton, and the result was the sa ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Friday's prep football game capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionRichmond-Burton (4-2, 2-2) at Burlington Central (4-2, 4-0)When ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Richmond-Burton girls repeat as regional champions

    GENOA – Coming into Wednesday's Class A Genoa-Kingston Regional, the Richmond-Burton girls golf team was considered the strong favorite. Having a team ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 8:05 pm
  • Football player of the week: Johnsburg's Branden Peshek

    Johnsburg senior linebacker Branden Peshek tackled Genoa-Kingston punter Brady Huffman in the end zone for the game-winning safety Friday during the S ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 7:14 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
  • Tennis Roundup: Prairie Ridge wraps up FVC Fox title

    Prairie Ridge wrapped up the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division with a 7-0 home win against Grayslake Central on Tuesday.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:51 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
  • Johnsburg recovered after Peete's injury

    GENOA – Two minutes into the second quarter of Johnsburg's 21-13 Big Northern Conference East Division win against Genoa-Kingston, sophomore running b ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Billy Bahl, Marian CentralCompleted 14 of 29 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns as the Hurrica ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Key safety helps Johnsburg defeat G-K, become playoff-eligible

    GENOA – Johnsburg senior Branden Peshek wasn’t expecting Genoa-Kingston to punt late in the fourth quarter with the game on the line.
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 5:07 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: Marian Central volleyball beats Carmel in 3 sets

    Rachel Giustino and Sydney Nemtuda each had nine kills for Marian Central, which came back from a first set loss to defeat Carmel 12-25, 25-21, 25-23 ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Johnsburg's Alex Peete Week 5 Player of the Week

    Johnsburg sophomore Alex Peete rushed 24 times for 233 yards and two touchdowns in the Skyhawks' 35-13 victory over Richmond-Burton. The win put Johns ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 4:39 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
  • Richmond-Burton girls golf wins BNC tournament; set sights on playoffs

    POPLAR GROVE – The success that the current group of Richmond-Burton girls golfers have had over the past two seasons is something that has never been ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 6:46 pm
  • 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 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
  • Crystal Lake Central tennis sweeps Johnsburg

    At Crystal Lake, the Tigers swept all seven matches, to beat Johnbsurg, 7-0, in the conference match. Maddie O'Donnell (No. 1), Sarah Massett (No. 2) ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:31 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
  • 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
  • Boys Soccer Roundup: Cary-Grove wins Carmel tournament

    MUNDELEIN – Cary-Grove soccer coach Mark Olson credited four of his reserves, none of whom scored goals, with turning around the Trojans' game with Ca ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:40 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
  • 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
  • Huntley boys golfers win 4th straight Fran Noyes title in Genoa

    GENOA – Huntley boys golf coach Jim Rolando was straightforward in his assessment of why the Red Raiders have done so well in the Fran Noyes Invitatio ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:40 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
  • High school football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week candidates

    Alex Peete, Johnsburg Peete rushed 24 times for 233 yards and two touchdowns as the Skyhawks, who we ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Johnsburg dominates Richmond-Burton

    JOHNSBURG – Big Northern Conference football teams are going to get tired of chasing Johnsburg sophomore running back Alex Peete for two more seasons.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Prep Roundup: Prairie Ridge boys golfers shoot 2-under 142, beat Hampshire

    Prairie Ridge's boys golf team shot 2 under par as a team and came within two shots of tying the school record Friday at Prairie Isle in Prairie Grove ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Huntley tops McHenry

    Huntley won three of the four doubles matches at McHenry on Thursday to pull out a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win. 
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Golf roundup: Cary-Grove tops Huntley

    Mitch Whitehouse birdied the par-5 second hole and went on to shoot a 1-under 35 to lead Cary-Grove to a 148-156 win against Huntley on Thursday in bo ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Golf roundup: Prairie Ridge boys hand Richmond-Burton first defeat

    The Prairie Ridge boys golf team defeated previously unbeaten Richmond-Burton, 153-159, in nonconference play at Nippersink Golf Course in Genoa City, ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Marengo tops Woodstock North

    At Marengo, the Marengo girls tennis team defeated Woodstock North 6-1 in nonconference play.Abbie V ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • An "Ask Joe" bonus online version

    This is an additional online “Ask Joe” since there were multiple questions this week.Kevin Murphy @ ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:50 pm
  • Watch The Huddle, Week 5, Part 2

    We interview Johnsburg senior quarterback Nick Brengman in part two of this week's episode of The Huddle. We also try to answer the question: Will Joh ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Golf roundup: Huntley beats Dundee-Crown

    At Bonnie Dundee in East Dundee, Huntley defeated the Chargers, 153-160, behind Andrew Mendonca's 2-over-par 37. Jake Bowser and Danny Spoeth added 38 ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Woodstock

    At Crystal Lake, junior forward Austin Marconi scored five goals – including four in the first half – to lead Prairie Ridge to a 7-0 Fox Valley Confer ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Inside girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op's Emily Jean player of week

    Athlete of the Week Emily Jean, Crystal Lake Central co-op, sr. The senior from Cary-Grove shot a 74 ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • Huntley girls tennis 3-0 in own quad

    The Huntley girls tennis team defeated Johnsburg, Dundee-Crown and Marengo to go 3-0 at the Huntley Quad on Saturday.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 10:44 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
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week candidates

    Anthony Binetti, Huntley, QBBinetti accounted for three of Huntley's six offensive touchdowns as the ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 7:03 pm
  • Johnsburg moves to 3-1 after win over North Boone

    Nick Brengman ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more as he led Johnsburg to a 35-21 win at North Boone.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Inside Boys Cross Country: Woodstock's Luke Beattie Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the Week Luke Beattie Woodstock, jr. Beattie finished seventh in the Class 2A race at the ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Golf roundup: Richmond-Burton girls clinch BNC East again

    The Richmond-Burton girls golf team clinched its second straight Big Northern Conference East division title with the 177-247 victory over Harvard at ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Richmond-Burton volleyball edges Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – A conference rivalry was reborn on Tuesday at Johnsburg High School. For the first time since 2006, Johnsburg and Richmond-Burton clashed ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Strong start to second half propels Johnsburg past R-B

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg coach Rob Eastland challenged his team at halftime of a scoreless game against BNC rival Richmond-Burton Tuesday night. He got t ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Inside Prep Football: Cary-Grove tops Power Rankings

    Northwest HeraldPower Rankings1. Cary-Grove (3-0): The No. 1 team in The Associated Press Class 7A p ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Johnsburg's work has paid off in 2-1 start

    JOHNSBURG- The Johnsburg football program has struggled the past few seasons. With their 47-6 victory on Friday the Skyhawks did two things they haven ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Johnsburg opens BNC East play with convincing win

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg football played its first Big Northern Conference East Division game since 2006, and made quite a statement as the Skyhawks roll ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South beats Woodstock North

    At Crystal Lake, sophomore forward Andrew Grabowski scored twice in the second half to lead the Gators to a 4-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover win ag ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:48 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
  • Volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown tops McHenry

    At McHenry, junior outside hitter Gina Pagano recorded 12 digs for the Chargers in a 25-19, 25-17 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Woodstock tennis edges Johnsburg

    Woodstock 4, Johnsburg 3: At Johnsburg, Ana Fedmasu won at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-1, to lead the Blue Streaks to the nonconference win. Hope Brainard a ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 9:42 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
  • Congratulations Tyler Pennington, November Athlete of the Month!