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  • High school girls bowling: Johnsburg loses to Grayslake Central

    Johnsburg's Emily Owen had a team-high game of 208 and a team-best series of 557, leading the Skyhawks girls bowling team in a nonconference dual loss ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg defeats Richmond-Burton

    RICHMOND – Johnsburg girls basketball coach Brad Frey estimated that Megan and Morgan Madsen had "somewhere between two and 100 rebounds" against Rich ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • High school girls tennis: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First teamSinglesSkylar Olsen Crystal Lake South, so.Olsen was the Gators' No. 1 singles player and ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Johnsburg 6th at Oregon Invitational; McHenry 15th at Vernon Hills tourney

    The Johnsburg boys bowling team finished sixth out of eight teams Saturday at the Oregon Invitational at Plum Hollow in Dixon. 
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Johnsburg 5th, Faith Lutheran 9th at Oregon Invitational

    Skyler Malcolm finished 14th with a 1,006 six-game series Saturday to lead the Johnsburg girls bowling team to a fifth-place result at the Oregon Invi ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake South go 3-0 at quads

    Jaden Glauser and Jake Leske each went 3-0 Saturday at the Niles West Quad to lead the McHenry wrestling team to a sweep in Skokie.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Marengo win

    Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin poured in a game-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting and made all nine of her free throws to lead the Whip-Purs to a 43-32 ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Woodstock's Tafoya the Player of the Week, power rankings and notes

    Northwest Herald Player of the Week Camryn Tafoya, Woodstock, jr., GTafoya, a 5-foot-3 guard, tied t ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • High school boys bowling: Johnsburg's Tony Murtaugh almost perfect in win over Woodstock

    Johnsburg's Tony Murtaugh rolled a 299 game and a 697 series to lead all bowlers, but Woodstock defeated the Skyhawks, 2,662-2,586, Wednesday at Wayne ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • High school football: All-Kishwaukee River Conference team announced

    Here is the All-Kishwaukee River Conference football team: All-Kishwaukee River Conference Team Of ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Woodstock, Cary-Grove and Marian Central win

    Crystal Lake South's Annika Sevcik scored 11 points, while Maddie Bush and Taylor Keegan each chipped in nine to lead the Gators to a 46-42 win agains ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron and Woodstock North win nonconference games

    Four Crystal Lake South players scored in double digits as the Gators beat Carmel, 61-54, Tuesday in a nonconference game in Crystal Lake.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school football notes: Prairie Ridge loaded with talented juniors; Johnsburg, Cary-Grove players rise on record lists

    Prairie Ridge fullback Manny Ebirim looked up and down the table at his five teammates, four of whom are juniors, and smiled.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • PHOTOS: Johnsburg football team honored

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    Nov. 29, 2016 - 1:21 am
  • High school football: Johnsburg honors Class 4A runner-up finish with pep rally

    JOHNSBURG – Complete with a fireworks show, Johnsburg did what it has done throughout the fall Monday evening: support the Skyhawks football team.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs sinks Deerfield in Ed Molitor Palatine Thanksgiving Boys Basketball Classic

    Cooper Schwartz, Mason Materna and Cameron Krutwig all scored in double figures Saturday to lead Jacobs to a 54-40 win against Deerfield in the champi ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Hammond: Johnsburg's historic football season falls 1 win short

    CHAMPAIGN – The Rockets’ offense was a blur in the first half. Their receivers caught the ball and t ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • High school football: Rochester stops Johnsburg in Class 4A state title game

    CHAMPAIGN – The tears on the faces of Johnsburg’s football players were not the type they wanted.Nei ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:09 am
  • Photos: Johnsburg football leaves for Champaign for state title game

    The Johnsburg football team left Johnsburg High School on Friday morning to head to Champaign for the Class 4A state title game.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 1:49 pm
  • Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge football teams take shots at greatness

    Joe Moore soaked in the moment last Friday while standing on Johnsburg Athletic Field with what seemed like most of the town’s population after the Sk ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Father, Son coaches both reach championship

    Ken and Derek Leonard almost didn’t know what to do the week of Thanksgiving last year.Ken Leonard, ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 3:43 am
  • High school football: State championship in sight, Johnsburg prepares for Rochester

    It doesn’t get any easier.The Skyhawks gave it all they had in last week’s 23-20 overtime win over t ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:13 am
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg defeats Lakes at Lake Zurich tournament

    LAKE ZURICH – A quick start was exactly what the Johnsburg girls basketball team needed Wednesday afternoon on the final day of the Thanksgiving Turke ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Jacobs win tourney games

    Crystal Lake South's Jon Holloway and Tyler Haskin each scored 20 points Wednesday as the Gators defeated Johnsburg, 73-67, in their Johnsburg/Richmon ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school football journal: Johnsburg's Blake Lemcke reflects on fun season, 'Fergie Wednesdays'

    Football players from Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge have been asked to share some thoughts on their season as they head into the biggest game of their c ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 8:57 pm
  • High school football: Johnsburg finds unlikely anthem to 2016 season in Will Ferrell movie

    When the bass drum hits the first beat, their eyes light up. By the second bass note, their hands ar ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Marengo, McHenry, Johnsburg, Marian Central win

    Marissa Knobloch hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points to lead the Marengo girls basketball team in a 36-31 win over Woodstock on Tuesday a ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marian Central, Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Marengo, Crystal Lake South win tournament games

    Marian Central's Sam Ohlrich scored 31 points and Jack Moscinski added 19 as the Hurricanes boys basketball team beat Antioch, 62-50, Tuesday at Woods ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Johnsburg, Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Huntley, Richmond-Burton win tournament games

    Zach Beaugureau hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Cary-Grove to a 52-49 win over Marian Central in the Woodstock Hoops for Heali ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • High school football: Safety Blake Lemcke anchors Johnsburg secondary, special teams

    Game-saving tackles don’t often come in the second quarter.In Friday’s Class 4A state semifinal game ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • High school wrestling preview: 2016-17 team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: William Petersen (First year)Last season: 4-13 dual recordTop ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school wrestling preview: Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen tries to re-create state-title success

    Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr planted the seed of this year’s motivation early for Tigers senior Lenny Petersen.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg prepare for state finals

    In the thrill of the moment, two of Prairie Ridge’s leaders maintained their focus on the bigger picture.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North, Alden-Hebron, Hampshire, Huntley win tournament games

    Maddie Busch scored 18 points Saturday to lead the Woodstock North girls basketball team to a 42-34 win against Rockford Jefferson in the fifth-place ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school football: Johnsburg defeats Phillips, advances to Class 4A final

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg defensive end Joe Moore grabbed Chicago Phillips quarterback J’Bore Gibbs by the shoulders and pulled as hard as he could while ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 7:38 am
  • Hammond: Johnsburg never stopped believing, will play for championship

    JOHNSBURG – When Chicago Phillips quarterback J’Bore Gibbs’ knee touched the grass, everything went silent for Johnsburg linebacker Jack Kegel. The Sk ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • High school football: Johnsburg, Phillips square off in Class 4A playoffs for 3rd consecutive year

    Shortly after vanquishing Genoa-Kingston in an Class 4A quarterfinal game, Johnsburg running back Alex Peete was asked whether he and his teammates wa ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 1:09 am
  • High school girls basketball: Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron win tournament games

    Senior K.C. Davids led the Richmond-Burton girls basketball team to a season-opening victory over Round Lake, 46-33, with 15 points and a 7-of-8 perfo ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2016-17 season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Adam McCloud (first season)Last year’s record: 6-21 overall, 3 ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • High school football: Phillips, Johnsburg were vastly different programs 6 years ago

    Chicago Phillips football coach Troy McAllister would be lying if he said he had envisioned his football team where it is now when he took over the pr ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 5:30 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central edges Woodstock North; Johnsburg, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron lose

    Crystal Lake Central edged Woodstock North, 33-31, Wednesday at the Harvest Christian Academy girls basketball tournament in Elgin. Jane Johnsey led t ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school football: Q&A with Johnsburg's Adam Jayko, player of the week

    Adam JaykoHeight: 6-foot-1Weight: 185 poundsJohnsburg’s junior defensive back pulled down two interc ...
    Nov. 16, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • High school girls basketball: 5 to watch

    Liz AlsotMcHenry, jr., FAlsot (6-foot) almost averaged a double-double as a sophomore, with 12.3 poi ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 5:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg looks to build on 28-4 season

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg freshman Ava Interrante needed a ride home after girls basketball practice Wednesday, but her big sister, junior Aannah Interran ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • High school girls basketball: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Rod Saffert (11th season)Last season’s record: 12-17, 4-6 FVC ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Sean Hammond: For Peete, Johnsburg seniors, historic run was 4 years in making

    JOHNSBURG – After throwing back-to-back interceptions leading to Genoa-Kingston points, Johnsburg did the most predictable thing it had all night. 
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • PHOTOS: Johnsburg vs. Genoa-Kingston football

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    Nov. 11, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Prep Zone: Injured Johnsburg football player Bryce Smith still big part of team

    Bryce Smith pulled on his game pants and shoulder pads Sept. 30, along with a brace for his injured left knee, and hoped for the best.
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • High school football: Quarterfinal playoff preview capsules

    Class 8A No. 1 Loyola (11-0) at No. 24 Huntley (8-3) When: 1 p.m. Saturday (webcast at McHenryCoun ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • Boys bowling roundup: Johnsburg defeats Woodstock: McHenry falls to Grayslake Central

    NORTHWEST HERALDJacob Smith bowled a 676 series, and Tony Murtaugh bowled a 613 to lead Johnsburg to ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school football: Q&A with Johnsburg quarterback Riley Buchanan, player of the week

    Riley BuchananJohnsburg, sr., QBHeight: 6-footWeight: 180 poundsJohnsburg’s senior quarterback threw ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 7:04 pm
  • High school football notes: First time six local teams have made quarterfinals; more on Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Johnsburg

    Cary-Grove, Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge held high seeds and were considered favorites in their second-round football playoff games this weekend.
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald football player of the week. Voting runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday. 
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 1:38 am
  • High school cross country: Richmond-Burton boys 3rd in state in Class 1A, girls 4th; CL Central girls 4th in 2A, boys 5th

    Running against some of the best Class 1A competition in the postseason paid dividends for Richmond-Burton’s boys cross country team Saturday.
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school football playoffs: Johnsburg beats Manteno in Class 4A 2nd round thriller

    MANTENO – The shootout developed so quickly there wasn’t really time to process the momentum swings. After Johnsburg took a six-point lead into halfti ...
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school football: Second-round playoff preview capsules

    Class 8A No. 25 Fremd (7-3) at No. 24 Huntley (7-3) When: 1 p.m. Saturday About the Vikings: Frem ...
    Nov. 4, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school football: Johnsburg's Joe Moore commits to Air Force

    Joe Moore’s remarkable senior football season just reached another level.Moore, a third-year starter ...
    Nov. 1, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • High School Football Notes: Huntley's upset win gets it one more home game

    Huntley won a first-round game in the 2015 Class 8A playoffs, but might have earned even more respect for what it did Friday night.
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • High school football: Johnsburg scores win over Marengo in Class 4A playoff opener

    JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg receiver Connor Bell took the quick pass on the left side and saw a line of blockers providing an alley toward the middle of the ...
    Oct. 30, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • High school football: First-round playoff preview capsules

    Class 4ANo. 15 Marengo (5-4) at No. 2 Johnsburg (9-0)When: 6 p.m. SaturdayAbout the Indians: Marengo ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Prep sports insider: Marian Central's Caroline and Cate Yuk are Athletes of the Week, plus cross country and tennis postseason notes

    Athletes of the WeekCaroline Yuk and Cate Yuk, Marian Central, sr., girls tennisThe sisters marked t ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • High school football notes: Johnsburg poised for playoff run

    Johnsburg football players huddled around coach Dan DeBoeuf after beating Marengo in the regular-season finale Friday. The Skyhawks had just completed ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • High school football playoffs: Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge on target to meet in Class 6A semifinals

    The area’s top two football teams started the season playing one another, with Prairie Ridge beating Cary-Grove, 26-14.
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees. Voting ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday. C ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school football: 2016 IHSA playoff pairings

    *Any times listed are tentativeClass 8A32. O’Fallon (5-4) at 1. Loyola Academy (9-0)17. Curie (8-1) ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown goes 3-2 at Lake Park Tournament

    Dundee-Crown's girls volleyball team finished the weekend 3-2 at the Lake Park Tournament, winning the consolation bracket. 
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 7:30 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley, Richmond-Burton win regional titles

    Huntley's girls cross country team won the IHSA Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday with a team score of 41, beating out nine other teams. ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central win regionals

    Huntley's boys cross country team won the Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday behind sophomore Jeremy Roe’s first-place finish. 
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school football: Johnsburg moves to 9-0, Alex Peete surpasses 5,000 rushing yards

    JOHNSBURG — The 2016 regular season has been one to remember for Johnsburg, and the Skyhawks capped it off with another lopsided victory in Week 9.
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:05 am
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 9 games

    Live updates from Friday's Week 9 high school football games. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • High school football: Week 9 preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Jacobs (4-4, 3-4) at Hampshire (3-5, 2-5) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday About the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central beats Benet, wins East Suburban Catholic title

    Marian Central captured the East Suburban Catholic Conference girls volleyball championship Tuesday with an 18-25, 25-23, 25-23 victory over Benet in ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High School Football: PR, C-G, Johnsburg hold spots high in state polls

    Class 8ASchool W-L Pts. Prev.1. Loyola (9) 8-0 90 12. Brother Rice 8-0 81 23. Homewood-Flossmoor 8-0 ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Johnsburg' Logan Andersen is athlete of the week; power rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKLogan AndersenJohnsburg, sr. MAnderson scored a pair of crucial game-winning goal ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • High School Girls Volleyball Insider: Prairie Ridge's Jayden Otto Athlete of the Week; conference races; more

    Athlete of the WeekJayden OttoPrairie Ridge, so., SOtto did a little bit of everything for the Wolve ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school football notes: Collins keeps Cary-Grove offense rolling

    For a quarterback, Bobby Collins doesn’t throw the ball much. But in Cary-Grove’s triple-option offense, he doesn’t need to. 
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school boys cross country roundup: R-B's Hommowun wins KRC Meet

    Richmond-Burton's Ryan Hommowun won the Kishwaukee River Conference Boys Cross Country Meet Saturday to lead the Rockets to the conference championshi ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Woodstock's Jacobs 2nd in KRC Meet

    Woodstock’s Kate Jacobs finished second overall at the Kishwaukee River Conference Girls Cross Country Meet on Saturday to lead the Blue Streaks to th ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • High school boy soccer: Johnsburg tops Richmond-Burton in regional play-in game

    The Johnsburg boys soccer team held on for a 1-0 win over Richmond-Burton on Saturday in a Class 2A Antioch Regional play-in game at Johnsburg High Sc ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • High school girls golf: R-B's Hahn finishes 2nd in Class 1A state tourney

    Richmond-Burton’s Mackenzie Hahn has improved every year at the Class 1A girls golf state tournament at Red Tail Run in Decatur since making her debut ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • High school football: Coverage, photos and more from Week 8

    Woodstock 34, Woodstock North 6PHOTOS: Woodstock North vs. WoodstockMcHenry 34, Hampshire 22PHOTOS: ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school football: Johnsburg overcomes slow first quarter to sink Harvard

    HARVARD – Harvard hung with Johnsburg just long enough on Friday for thoughts of an upset to begin creeping into Dan Horne Field.
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls golf: Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn second at Class 1A state

    Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn shot a 3-over-par 75 at Red Tail Run in Decatur to finish the first round in second place in the Class 1A state tourn ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:56 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Johnsburg spoils Harvard's perfect KRC record

    Will Conroy, Dean Wiersum and Logan Anderson each scored for Johnsburg on Thursday, as the Skyhawks handed Harvard a 3-2 Kishwaukee River Conference b ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton clinches Kishwaukee River Conference title share

    Addie Halverson had eight kills and six digs Thursday to lead Richmond-Burton to a 25-21, 25-15, Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball sweep ov ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • Live updates: High school football results from Week 8 in McHenry County

    Live updates from the area's Week 8 high school football games ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:06 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Ali Frantti grows as Penn State volleyball player, student

    As a freshman at Penn State, Ali Frantti took part in three losses all season.In the Nittany Lions’ ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • High school football Week 8 preview capsules

    Friday's gamesFox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0) at Jacobs (4-3, 3-3)When: 7 p.m.About th ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Prep sports insider: Molly Lyne of Crystal Lake co-op girls golf is Athlete of the Week; notes; postseason events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMolly LyneCrystal Lake Central co-op (Cary-Grove), fr., girls golfLyne has seemed ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Woodstock's Will Maidment is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, more

    Athlete of the week Will Maidment Woodstock, sr. F The senior scored four goals in two games, inc ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South tops Crystal Lake Central

    Jordan Proszenyak had six kills, three aces, 12 digs and two blocks Tuesday to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-23, 25-23 Fox Valley Conference girls v ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • High school football: Week 8 AP Illinois statewide poll

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 4:06 pm
  • Prep roundup: Marian Central wins Class 1A Pontiac Sectional

    Marian Central senior Sophia Archos shot 89 to lead the Hurricanes girls golf team to a championship at the Class 1A Pontiac Sectional played Monday a ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • High school boys golf: Locals come up short at Class 3A St. Viator Sectional

    MOUNT PROSPECT – Johnsburg senior Grant Fisher had played the course at Old Orchard Country Club two or three times before Monday's Class 3A St. Viato ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 7:43 pm
  • High school volleyball: Marian Central tops Huntley for Huntley Invitational title

    HUNTLEY – Marian Central senior libero Meghan Schwallie had a scary thought for opposing teams after the Hurricanes won their second straight Huntley ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls tennis: Johnsburg wins first Kishwaukee River Conference Tournament

    Johnsburg won the inaugural Kishwaukee River Conference Girls Tennis Tournament hosted by Woodstock and Woodstock North on Saturday. 
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • High school football: Week 7 stories, photos and coverage

    New power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the playoff chances for area teamsRichmond-Burton 39, Marengo ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school football: Johnsburg dominates Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK - The 2016 version of the Johnsburg football team is simply bigger, faster and stronger than the opponents that they have faced this year. 
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 4:59 pm
  • Styf: McHenry County high school football playoff outlook after Week 7 games

    ClinchedPrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0), Class 6A - The Wolves remain the favorite to be the top seed in th ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 7 games

    Updates from the 10 high school football games around the area in Week 7. ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • High school football: Week 7 preview capsules

    FRIDAY'S GAMESFox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove (5-1, 4-1) at Crystal Lake South (2-4, 2-4)When: 7 p.m ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls tennis: Huntley wins non conference dual against Woodstock North

    Huntley's No. 1 doubles pairing of Becca Fishman and Abbey Roeser lost their first set Wednesday, 2-6, to Woodstock North's Faith Vela and Aly Cullott ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school girls golf: Marian Central wins regional title; Richmond-Burton's Hahn wins medalist crown

    BULL VALLEY – For the second day in a row, Marian Central brought home a regional title.After the bo ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • High school football: Four consecutive shutouts have Johnsburg rolling

    With Johnsburg leading Woodstock North, 28-0, in the second half Friday, linebacker Jack Kegel rushed the quarterback on a third-down blitz. A lineman ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 6:31 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Johnsburg, Woodstock win dual meets

    Jacobs finished an undefeated conference season with a 7-0 sweep of Dundee-Crown in a Fox Valley Conference match in Carpentersville. 
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Huntley beats McHenry in OT; Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Marengo win

    Aaron Ruffner was involved in both goals as Huntley came from behind to beat McHenry, 2-1, in overtime Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys golf: Faith Lutheran's Jack Wagner, Johnsburg's Grant Fischer advance to sectionals

    Faith Lutheran sophomore Jack Wagner shot an 89 Tuesday at Silver Ridge to advance out of the Class 1A Oregon Regional. Wagner finished 13 shots behin ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 9:20 pm
  • Podcast: Week 7 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 7 high school football preview podcast with sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf features picks and prev ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • High school football: Illinois AP statewide poll, Week 7

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Johnsburg tops Woodstock North

    Todd Dombrowski celebrated senior night with a hat trick Monday to lead Johnsburg to a 4-1 Kishwaukee River Conference boys soccer victory against Woo ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekAva Pauly, McHenry, sr., OHPauly helped lead the Warriors to third place at the S ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • Statewide podcast: How does Johnsburg stack up statewide and can a 4-win team make playoffs?

    If there's a Chicago Public Schools teacher strike still going on when the IHSA playoff brackets are announced, what happens?
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Johnsburg grad C.J. Fiedorowicz scores third NFL touchdown

    Johnsburg graduate C.J. Fiedorowicz caught his third NFL touchdown on a 14-yard pass in the first quarter of the Houston Texans' game against the Tenn ...
    Oct. 2, 2016 - 5:20 pm
  • High school football notes: Johnsburg, Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central and Hampshire notes

    Johnsburg senior linebacker Bryce Smith was supposed to play an integral role for the defense on one of the Skyhawks’ best teams in school history.
    Oct. 2, 2016 - 7:07 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge 5th in Harland Invitational

    Prairie Ridge's Chloe Gale finished second Saturday at the Harland Invitational at Fox River Park in Burlington, Wisconsin, running the 3-mile course ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake Central wins Harland Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy, Weston Sterchi and Brandon Tomasello finished third through fifth Saturday, leading the Tigers to a team win in t ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High school boy golf: Grant Fisher and Johnsburg win Antioch Quad

    Johnsburg’s Grant Fischer shot a 77 to win the Antioch quad and lead the Skyhawks to an overall team victory Saturday at Antioch Golf Club. The Skyhaw ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. Voting runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 6:19 pm
  • High school football: Week 6 results, coverage and photos

    New power rankings Styf: Breaking down area team's playoff chances Johnsburg 56, Woodstock North 0 ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • High school football: Johnsburg dials up another shutout, Peete scores 4 touchdowns

    JOHNSBURG — Johnsburg hasn't allowed a point since Sept. 2 and that didn’t change Friday. “We all ki ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Styf: High school football playoff chances for area teams after Week 6

    Clinched berth - Six winsPrairie Ridge (6-0, 5-0 FVC), Class 6A - One of the first two area teams gu ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • LIVE: Updates from Week 6 of high school football

    Live updates from all of the area Week 6 football games. ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school football: Week 6 preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceMcHenry (4-1, 3-1) at Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0)When: 7 p.m. FridayAbout the Warr ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school volleyball: Johnsburg loses to Grant

    The Grant girls volleyball team defeated Johnsburg, 25-21, 25-17, Wednesday. For the Skyhawks, Alex Arber had four kills, Kimmy Hammond had three and ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs, McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Woodstock win

    Goals by Noah Melick and Ryan Blanchard led Jacobs to a 2-1 win over Crystal Lake South in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer game Tuesday in Algonqu ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South tops Huntley; Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win

    Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen and Rachel Anklam won their singles matches Tuesday to help the Gators edge Huntley, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls golf: Mackenzie Hahn takes 1st, leads Richmond-Burton to KRC Tournament title; Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central co-op

    Richmond-Burton golfers Mackenzie Hahn and Lauryn Davis finished first and second, respectively, to lead the Rockets to a first-place finish at the Ki ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: McHenry's Jake King is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and game to watch

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

    The Northwest Herald Week 6 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • High school football: Illinois state poll, Week 6

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 3:02 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Marian Central third at ESCC Tournament, Prairie Ridge and Johnsburg win nonconference matches

    NORTHWEST HERALDMarian Central’s Maria Mercurio shot a 93 to finish seventh and lead the Hurricanes ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Podcast: Illinois high school football playoff breakdown podcast, Week 6

    Kankakee Daily Journal sports writer and IHSA football bracket expert Steve Soucie leads a podcast, hosted by Northwest Herald sports editor Jon Styf, ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini wins Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini finished first, and Huntley was third Saturday at the Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Girls Cross Country Invitational at S ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker wins Grant's James Taylor Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker finished first and Richmond-Burton placed second Saturday at Grant's James Taylor Boys Cross Country Invitational at ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High school boys golf: Hampshire wins Fran Noyes Invitational at Marengo Ridge

    Hampshire's boys golf team captured the Genoa-Kingston Fran Noyes Invitational title Saturday at Marengo Ridge in Marengo.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • PHOTOS: Harvard vs. Johnsburg boys soccer

    Harvard at Johnsburg boys soccer on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 5:42 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard beats Johnsburg in clash of KRC leaders

    JOHNSBURG – "Comebacks make good stories, people," Johnsburg boys soccer coach Rob Eastland yelled to his team as they took the field for the second h ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Styf: Breaking down the area high school football team's playoff chances after Week 5

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

    New high school football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the area team's playoff chances after Wee ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • High school football: Johnsburg rolls past Burlington Central to start 5-0

    JOHNSBURG - Johnsburg head coach Dan DeBoeuf knew exactly what his running back, Alex Peete, would say after a five-touchdown performance.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • High school football: Week 5 capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Huntley (3-1, 3-1) vs. Cary-Grove (3-1, 3-1) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Bohr ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:58 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: McHenry, Prairie Ridge and Huntley win duals

    McHenry's Ben Prisching shot an even-par 35 and Truman Keppy shot a 39 lead the Warriors in a nonconference win over the Blue Streaks, 162-181, at McH ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 5 games

    Updates from our coverage of the McHenry County area's 11 high school football games ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school volleyball: Richmond-Burton rallies to beat host Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – After failing to hold a lead over Johnsburg going into the second set, Richmond-Burton’s volleyball team regrouped and eliminated the erro ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • High school boys soccer: Dean Wiersum's hat trick leads Johnsburg past Richmond-Burton

    Johnsburg's Dean Wiersum scored twice in the first 14 minutes Wednesday, part of four first-half goals for the Skyhawks, and ended up completing his h ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock, McHenry, Alden-Hebron, Johnsburg, Jacobs and Richmond-Burton win

    Autumn Overly and Patience McKenzie each had 11 assists to drive the Woodstock offense in a Kishwaukee River conference win over Marengo, 25-21, 25-15 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Podcast: Previewing Week 5 of high school football in McHenry County

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

    Athlete of the weekNoah Melick, Jacobs, Jr. FMelick scored eight goals and added an assist in a 3-1 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • High school football: AP Illinois statewide poll

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:07 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Marian Central beats Johnsburg; Richmond-Burton wins

    Marian Central beat out Johnsburg by five strokes even though Johnsburg’s Grant Fisher finished with the best score Monday – a 2-over-par 38. The Hurr ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Congratulations McKayla Wuensch, November Athlete of the Month!