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  • High school boys basketball: Marengo wins rubber match with North Boone

    POPLAR GROVE – Marengo guard Michael Volkening described the Indians’ game against North Boone as “a little weird,” which might have been an understat ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:29 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central wins 2A Harvard regional behind 3 champions and eight sectional qualifiers

    HARVARD – Crystal Lake Central's mantra over the past couple weeks, coach Justen Lehr said, was to "make your own luck."HARVARD – Crystal Lake Central ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Marengo edges Dundee-Crown for regional title

    The Marengo girls bowling team passed Dundee-Crown in the last game of the day to win the Marengo Regional at The Glo Bowl in Marengo.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 6:01 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Alden-Hebron tops Hiawatha behind Emily Webber's big game

    Emily Webber finished with 19 points and 24 rebounds Friday to lead the Alden-Hebron girls basketball team to a 52-45 win over Hiawatha in Northeaster ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of the week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekMichael VolkeningMarengo, Junior, GuardVolkening scored 30 points in a pair of In ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 2:07 pm
  • High School Football: Marengo's Jackson signs with Illinois State

    MARENGO – Marengo’s Jarrell Jackson scored a touchdown once every 4.4 times he touched the ball from the line of scrimmage, so it makes perfect sense ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:20 am
  • High School Football and Soccer: NCAA Signing Day is here

    Here is a look at the local athletes who can sign their National Letters of Intent with NCAA Division I or II schools on Wednesday.
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Huntley's Gannon Kosowski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and regional events to watch

    Athlete of the weekGannon Kosowski, Huntley, Fr. 106Kosowski won the 106-pound title at the Fox Vall ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 6:31 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marengo edges Harvard for BNC East title, sweeps Challenge

    HARVARD – Marengo's Michael Vega-Perez was put in the ultimate pressure situation Saturday.Last week ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo tops Genoa-Kingston

    MARENGO – Zach Knobloch provided an early hint as to what kind of game it was going to be for Marengo.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • High school wrestling: Marengo fights past Woodstock North

    MARENGO – Marengo heavyweight Dylan Turner wasn't feeling his best Thursday, gassed in the first round of his bout against Woodstock North's Kenny Vil ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of week, rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekZach GeskeCrystal Lake South, Senior, GuardGeske scored 38 points combined in the ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Alden-Hebron's Colten Cashmore is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and conference championship events to watch

    Athlete of the week Colten Cashmore Alden-Hebron, sr., 170 pounds Cashmore went 3-0 with a pin, m ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North beats Marengo behind Ahr's 18

    Haley Ahr scored 18 points to lead the Woodstock North girls basketball team to the 46-37 win over Marengo in nonconference play at Marengo.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo edges Johnsburg

    JOHNSBURG – Marengo junior guard Michael Volkening readily admitted he struggled offensively, so he felt responsible to help his team in other ways.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • High school bowling: Isaak Carlton 1st McHenry bowl to qualify for state finals

    McHenry's Isaak Carlton finished in fourth place overall with a six-game series of 1,389 to advance as an individual to the state finals at the Rockfo ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg and Marengo win

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team pulled away late to defeat Richmond-Burton 62-46 in Big Northern Conference East Division play at Johnsburg.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo tops Rockford Christian

    The Marengo boys basketball team used a huge run between the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half to defeat Rockford Christian 6 ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of week, rankings, notes and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKZach KnoblochMarengo, sr., GKnobloch scored 130 points in five games and raised h ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 6:16 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Johnsburg tops Harvard in BNC East

    Aannah Interrante scored 12 points to lead Johnsburg's girls basketball team to a 56-12 Big Northern Conference East Division victory Tuesday over Har ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school wrestling: Prairie Ridge takes down Marengo

    The Prairie Ridge wrestling team earned a 49-18 nonconference win Tuesday over Marengo in Marengo.Tr ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 9:27 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Jacobs' Michael Bujacz Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the weekMichael BujaczJacobs, sr., 195 poundsThe Jacobs senior pinned his way to big wins ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats Elgin, McHenry, takes 2nd at Burlington Central tourney

    BURLINGTON – Marengo wanted to play Elgin last month in the worst way.A game against the Maroons wou ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 8:33 pm
  • Prep Zone: Martin Luther King Jr.'s message not lost on local basketball players

    McHenry junior forward Matt Mohr, as did many other basketball players Monday, embraced the opportunity afforded him, and not because it meant a day o ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 8:25 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley wins 2, reaches DeKalb MLK Tournament semifinals

    The Huntley girls basketball team went 2-0 to advance to the semifinals on the opening day of the DeKalb MLK Tournament in DeKalb.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • High school basketball: South Elgin tops Marengo after Zach Knobloch scores 40 in victory over Maine West

    BURLINGTON – Marengo guard Craiton Nice summed up the Indians’ first quarter against South Elgin quite ... well ... nicely.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school boys bowling: Woodstock co-op's Edward Zurawski rolls perfect game at Marengo Regional, advances

    Woodstock co-op's Edward Zurawski bowled a six-game series of 1,451, including a 300 game, during the Marengo Regional on Saturday at The Glo-Bowl in ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 5:35 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marengo goes 2-1 at Round Lake, Crystal Lake South and Richmond-Burton go 1-2

    ROUND LAKE – The Marengo wrestling lineup was bookended by four impressive performances Saturday at the Round Lake Duals.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock and Marengo win conference games

    The Woodstock boys basketball team used a strong fourth quarter to pull away and defeat Woodstock North 49-37 in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division pl ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North, Richmond-Burton, Johnsburg and Marengo win

    Haley Ahr scored 24 points Thursday to lead the Woodstock North girls basketball team to a 55-49 win over Genoa-Kingston in nonconference play at Wood ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of week, rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekVannis SmithWoodstock, Senior, GuardSmith scored 35 points in the Blue Streaks’ t ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 3:41 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South and Huntley win

    The Crystal Lake South girls basketball team defeated Rockford East 67-59 in nonconference play at Crystal Lake.
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school boys bowling: Marengo falls to Rockford Lutheran

    The Marengo boys bowling team lost to Rockford Lutheran 3,238-3,203 in Big Northern Conference play at the Glo-Bowl in Marengo.
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Dundee-Crown's Christian Brunner is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the weekChristian BrunnerDundee-Crown, Sr. 195 poundsBrunner remained undefeated – extend ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Marengo falls to Burlington Central

    The Marengo girls basketball team lost to Burlington Central, 69-29, in Big Northern Conference East Division play Monday at Marengo.
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Woodstock co-op, McHenry earn victories

    The Woodstock co-op boys bowling team defeated Marengo, 3,457-3,115, in nonconference play Monday at The Glo Bowl in Marengo.  
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo's Volkening brothers making contributions

    Marengo junior guard Michael Volkening casually dribbled the ball at the top of the key during a game last week, lulling North Boone’s defense onto it ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Burlington Central tops Marengo

    BURLINGTON – Marengo forward Ben Volkening spent the second quarter in denial against Burlington Central.
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 10:55 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Brecken Overly ties Woodstock 3s record in win over Crystal Lake Central

    Brecken Overly tied the Woodstock girls basketball school record with seven 3-pointers to lead the Blue Streaks to a 56-40 win over Crystal Lake Centr ...
    Jan. 8, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marengo tops Genoa-Kingston and Burlington Central

    GENOA – The Marengo wrestling team showed why it is undefeated in Big Northern Conference East Division action Thursday in a 62-16 win over Genoa-King ...
    Jan. 7, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo avenges tourney loss to North Boone

    MARENGO – When the Marengo basketball team came to the bench after closing the first quarter on a 13-0 run, assistant coach J.D. Peters had a message ...
    Jan. 6, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Richmond-Burton, Hampshire and Marengo win

    The Richmond-Burton girls basketball team held off North Boone late to win a Big Northern Conference East game 48-47 in Poplar Grove.
    Jan. 5, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • High school boys bowling: McHenry and Johnsburg win

    The McHenry boys bowling team held on to defeat Huntley 3,070-3,000 in Fox Valley Conference play at Bowl Hi Lanes in Huntley.
    Jan. 5, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Marengo and Jacobs win

    The Marengo girls bowling team defeated Johnsburg 2,642-2,632 in Big Northern Conference East Division play at Raymond's Bowl in Johnsburg.
    Jan. 5, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Adam Pinter is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events of the week

    Athlete of the weekAdam Pinter, Cary-Grove, Soph. 113The underclassman had a strong week, going 3-0 ...
    Jan. 5, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Prep Zone: High school athletes, coaches reflect on 2015

    At the end of each calendar year, some of the area’s athletes and coaches who provided us sports highlights are asked to provide their favorite person ...
    Jan. 1, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo tops Sycamore for 5th at E.C. Nichols

    MARENGO — Sycamore junior Jack Mizgalski stepped to the free throw line with the scoreboard reading 0.0.
    Dec. 23, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo downs Rochelle at E.C. Nichols Tournament

    Zach Knobloch made seven 3-pointers and finished with 30 points to lead the Marengo boys basketball team to the 71-64 win over Rochelle on Tuesday at ...
    Dec. 22, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South wins 2nd-place bracket at Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    The Crystal Lake South girls basketball team won the the second-place bracket at the Nothern Illinois Holiday Classic with its 53-47 win over Woodstoc ...
    Dec. 22, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo's E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic roundup

    MARENGO – Zach Knobloch arrived at Marengo Community High School hours before the Indians were set to take on Round Lake in the first round of the E.C ...
    Dec. 19, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Northern Illinois Holiday Classic roundup

    Liz Alsot scored 19 points to lead the McHenry girls basketball team to a 47-32 win over Round Lake on Saturday in McHenry to advance to the champions ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg downs Dundee-Crown in Northern Illinois Classic

    Aannah Interrante scored 18 points to lead the Johnsburg girls basketball team to a 61-55 win over Dundee-Crown in the opening round of the Woodstock ...
    Dec. 18, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Marengo win duals

    The Crystal Lake Central wrestling team defeated Grayslake North, 49-21, in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division dual Thursday in Crystal Lake.
    Dec. 17, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Player of week, notes, upcoming tournaments

    Athlete of the WeekJoe BeinJohnsburg, sr., FBein scored 18 points and played tough defense on Mareng ...
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school boys bowling: McHenry defeats Marengo behind Isaak Carlton's 675 series

    Isaak Carlton bowled a 675 series to lead the McHenry boys bowling team to a 3,344-3,325 win over Marengo in nonconference play Wednesday at The Glo B ...
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 8:09 pm
  • High school girls bowling: McHenry edges Marengo

    The McHenry girls bowling team defeated Marengo, 3,105-3,062, in nonconferece play Wednesday at The Glo Bowl in Marengo.
    Dec. 16, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo edges Johnsburg

    MARENGO— As Marengo does so often in big moments, the Indians turned to the hot shooter. On Tuesday, it just wasn’t the one you’d expect.
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Marengo falls to Dixon

    The Marengo girls bowling team lost to Dixon 3,398- 2,965 in Big Northern Conference play at Plum Hollow Lanes in Dixon.
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • High school boys bowling: Marengo falls to Dixon

    The Marengo boys bowling team fell to Dixon in Big Northern Conference play 3,267-3,096 at Plum Hollow Lanes in Dixon.
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Prairie Ridge's Travis Piotrowski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and matches of the week

    Athlete of the weekTravis Piotrowski, Prairie Ridge, Sr. 126 poundsPiotrowski won the 126-pound divi ...
    Dec. 15, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • High school football: Marengo's Matt Lynch Northwest Herald Coach of the Year

    For years, many of which were lean with victories, Marengo football coach Matt Lynch had the respect and loyalty of his players.
    Dec. 13, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • High school football: Northwest Herald All-Area Team

    FIRST TEAMOffenseQB – Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, so.Evans (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) ran for 1,966 yar ...
    Dec. 12, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley, McHenry, Marengo win duals

    Huntley got six pins and won all but two bouts Friday to beat Dundee-Crown, 57-10, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division wrestling dual meet in C ...
    Dec. 11, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Richmond-Burton drops Rockford Christian

    The Richmond-Burton girls basketball team defeated Rockford Christian, 63-18, in Big Northern Conference East Division play Thursday at Rockford.
    Dec. 10, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • High school wrestling: Team preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCEVALLEY DIVISIONCary-GroveCoach: Mike Buhr (1st season)Last season: 8-15 overall ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • High school wrestling: Near misses fuel McHenry County athletes' desire for state titles

    Dundee-Crown's Christian Brunner watched the film from his 2015 Class 3A semifinal loss just once."I ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of week, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the Week Cameron Krutwig Jacobs, jr., C Krutwig was instrumental in two Golden Eagles ...
    Dec. 9, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg showcases talent, depth in win over Marengo

    JOHNSBURG – After Johnsburg's Jazza Johns secured the rebound and made the outlet pass, sophomore guard Aannah Interrante pushed the ball up court and ...
    Dec. 8, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Player of the week, power ranking and Ali Andrews closing in on 2,000 points

    Athlete of the WeekEmma BenoitHampshire, sr., FBenoit is averaging 19.1 points a game for the Whip-P ...
    Dec. 7, 2015 - 7:27 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo falls to Genoa-Kingston

    GENOA – Marengo’s Zach Knobloch started the game by banking in a 3-pointer and minutes later more or less swatted at a rebound that found its way thro ...
    Dec. 3, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Photos: Marengo vs. Genoa-Kingston boys basketball

    The Marengo boys basketball team fell to Genoa-Kingston on Thursday night. ...
    Dec. 3, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • High school boys cross country: 2015 All-Area team

    Northwest Herald All-Area Boys Cross Country TeamFirst TeamLuke Beattie, Woodstock, SeniorBeattie to ...
    Dec. 3, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • High school girls cross country: 2015 All-Area team

    Northwest Herald All-Area Cross Country TeamFirst TeamCaitlin Bruzzini, Crystal Lake South, JuniorBr ...
    Dec. 2, 2015 - 5:43 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Marengo and Johnsburg win, Marian Central falls to Carmel

    Amber Proberts scored 15 points to lead Marengo girls basketball team to the 50-42 win over Richmond-Burton in Big Northern Conference East Division p ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys golf: 2015 Northwest Herald All-Area Team

    FIRST TEAMEthan FarnamPrairie Ridge, jr.The Northwest Herald Boys Golfer of the Year almost caught t ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 5:15 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Huntley tops Crystal Lake Central at CLC tourney

    The Huntley boys basketball team closed its appearance at the Crystal Lake Central Thanksgiving Tournament with a 60-42 win over Crystal Lake Central ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Football Player of the Week

    JARREN JACKSONMarengo, RB, Jr.Do you have any pre-game rituals? First, I have my grandma make me egg ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 6:20 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Johnsburg advances to Lake Zurich tourney final

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Lake Zurich Thanksgiving Thriller Tournament with a 35-31 win over Lake Z ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • High School Football: All-BNC East team announced

    FOOTBALLAll-Big Northern Conference East Division TeamQuarterbackZach Knobloch-*, Marengo, sr.,RIley ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 5:55 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Zach Knobloch leads Marengo past Streator

    Zach Knobloch, who just finished playing quarterback Saturday night for the football team, scored 31 points on 12 baskets, including six 3-pointers, t ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 5 to watch

    Five local boys basketball players to watch this season:Zach GeskeCrystal Lake South, sr., GGeske (6 ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 8:15 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Season preview team capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox Division Crystal Lake Central Coach: Rich Czeslawski (10th season) Las ...
    Nov. 23, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week for the IHSA playoff semifinal games. You can vote from now until 7 p.m. Tuesda ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 7:52 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo, healthy Ben Volkening look forward to season

    Ben Volkening lives in a different world than he did seven months ago.When the Marengo senior rises ...
    Nov. 22, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • High school football: Phillips rolls past Marengo, into Class 4A final

    CHICAGO – The words being spoken on the Marengo sideline were positive – "believe," "not over," "heads up" – but the tone in the closing minutes of th ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • DeFabo: Marengo fans show up to celebrate season to remember

    CHICAGO — Friday morning, Marengo quarterback Zach Knobloch and about 15 of his teammates were in Sullivan’s when a gentleman approached. They hadn’t ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Johnsburg improves to 3-0 at Lake Zurich Tournament

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team defeated Lakes, 60-39, Saturday to stay undefeated at the Lake Zurich Tournament in Lake Zurich.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • High school football: State semifinal results

    Class 7A Glenbard West 21, Cary-Grove 6 Sidebar: Cary-Grove struggles to slow down Sam Brodner PH ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • High school football: Marengo passing attack faces tough Phillips defense

    When Marengo travels to Chicago's Gately Stadium to play Phillips in a Class 4A semifinal at 5 p.m. Saturday, there are certainly no shortage of notew ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • High School Football: Audio-only broadcast of Class 4A semifinals: Marengo vs. Phillips

    Listen to the broadcast of the Class 4A semifinals between Marengo and Phillips right here. ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • High school football: Marengo vs. Chicago Phillips state semifinal preview capsule

    Class 4ANo. 2 Marengo (12-0) vs. No. 1 Chicago Phillips (12-0)When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Gately Stadium ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton win

    The Prairie Ridge girls basketball team defeated Marengo, 75-27, on Thursday at the Burlington Central Tournament at Burlington.The Prairie Ridge girl ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • High school football: Marengo enjoys amazing ride

    Marengo football coach Matt Lynch hugged his wife, Debra, and daughter, Savannah, while shaking hands and receiving congratulations from fans after th ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • High school football: Q&A with Marengo's Craiton Nice, co-player of the week

    Craiton Nice, Marengo, WR-DB, Sr.Marengo senior Craiton Nice caught 11 balls for 202 yards and three ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • High school boys bowling: Johnsburg defeats Marengo

    The Johnsburg boys bowling team defeated Marengo, 3,064-2,848, in Big Northern Conference play Monday at The Glo-Bowl in Marengo. 
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • High school football: Marengo's pair of receivers tough to cover

    Rockford Lutheran’s defense discovered what 11 of Marengo’s opponents learned before it – you might slow one of the Indians’ dynamic receivers down, b ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • High school football insider: Three area teams in semis for 1st time since 2009

    NOTEWORTHY The last time: Saturday was a banner day for McHenry County area football teams as Maren ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • High school football notes: Marengo coach Matt Lynch's risks show faith in his players

    Marengo football coach Matt Lynch preached to his players that Saturday’s Class 4A quarterfinal playoff game against Rockford Lutheran was just like a ...
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominations for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. You can vote from now until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Nov. 15, 2015 - 6:49 pm
  • Photos: Marengo beats Rockford Lutheran

    Marengo beat Rockford Lutheran, 38-28, in a Class 4A semifinal on Saturday in Marengo ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • High school football: Marengo beats Rockford Lutheran to reach 4A semifinal

    MARENGO – The special word, the one that has been Marengo’s mantra, was spelled out with cups in the fence on the north end of Rod Poppe Fields: “F-I- ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge and Marengo on to semifinals

    Class 7A Cary-Grove 42, Batavia 21 Photos: Cary-Grove beats Batavia Class 6A Prairie Ridge 42, R ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceFox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Paul Lichtenheld, fourth seasonLast year ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • High school football: No. 3 Rockford Lutheran (11-0) vs. No. 2 Marengo (11-0), Class 4A quarterfinal

    Class 4ANo. 3 Rockford Lutheran (11-0) vs. No. 2 Marengo (11-0)Where: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Rod Poppe ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • High school football: Marengo set to face toughest opponent yet in Rockford Lutheran

    Marengo football coach Matt Lynch doesn’t want his players to approach this game any differently than they have all season.
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • High school football insider: Rankings, notes, playoff schedule

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Huntley (10-1): The Red Raiders hoped to advance further in the Cl ...
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • High school football: Marengo rolls past Plano

    MARENGO – Midway through the first quarter of Friday’s football playoff game, it looked like Marengo would be facing a tougher test than in weeks past ...
    Nov. 8, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week Nominees

    Here are the nominations for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. You can vote now through 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • High school football preview: Plano (8-2) at Marengo (10-0)

    Class 4ANo. 7 Plano (8-2) vs. No. 2 Marengo (10-0)When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Rod Poppe Fields.About t ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • High school football preview: Oswego (8-2) at Huntley (10-0)

    Class 8ANo. 15 Oswego (8-2) vs. No. 2 Huntley (10-0)When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Harmony Road Campus Stadi ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • All-BNC East volleyball team announced

    The Big Northern Conference East Division announced its all-conference team, and several local athletes have been honored.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • High school football: Notes on Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Marengo, Richmond-Burton and Cary-Grove

    Eleven times Huntley tried. Eleven times Huntley failed to beat Cary-Grove.So when the Red Raiders c ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 7:20 pm
  • Inside Prep Football: Marengo ends long playoff drought

    NORTHWEST HERALD POWER RANKINGS 1. Huntley (10-0): The Red Raiders tied their school record for vic ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 8:26 am
  • High school football: IHSA playoff round 2 times/dates, Week 1 wrap

    Seven McHenry County area teams reached the second round of the football playoffs. Read the Friday coverage/recap here. Here is that coverage from Sat ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 6:02 pm
  • High school football: Five teams advance with Friday wins

    Five area teams advanced to Round 2 of the high school football playoffs with Round 1 wins on Friday night. Hampshire, Crystal Lake South and Jacobs s ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • High school football: Marengo beats Coal City to advance

    MARENGO – Marengo’s four-point lead in the third quarter might have seemed a bit precarious as Coal City, without much offensive production, managed t ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Watch live: Marengo vs. Coal City high school football playoffs Week 1

    Marengo vs. Coal City is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.   ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 playoff preview capsules

    (With playoff seed and record) Class 8A No. 15 Minooka (5-4) at No. 2 Huntley (9-0) When: 1 p.m. ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • High school football: Marengo QB Zach Knobloch's football return making a difference

    Those who best know Zach Knobloch are not surprised at the proficiency with which he runs Marengo’s offense.
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • High School Football: Prairie Ridge assumes Cary-Grove's old 6A spot

    Prairie Ridge moved up one spot in Class 6A, taking Cary-Grove’s former No. 4 spot as the Trojans are now No. 8 in Class 7A of The Associated Press fo ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Marengo comeback falls short against Belvidere in regional

    POPLAR GROVE – Marengo knew it wasn’t going to be able to stop Belvidere hitter Julia O’Malley. So the Indians tried to adjust and throw her off-balan ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • High school football notes: News on Prairie Ridge, Woodstock North, Marengo and Hampshire

    Arm-in-arm, each of the Prairie Ridge seniors walked with their parents along the track, as the announcer paid tribute to their four seasons with the ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • High school football insider: Huntley stays atop power rankings; notes; playoff pairings

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Huntley (9-0): The Red Raiders logged their first unbeaten regular ...
    Oct. 25, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • High school football: Huntley has big goals ahead, 11 area teams in IHSA playoff brackets

    Huntley accomplished two of its goals by winning its first Fox Valley Conference Valley Division football title and going unbeaten for the regular sea ...
    Oct. 24, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • High school football: IHSA brackets for the 2015 playoffs

    CLASS 8A 32. West Aurora (5-4) at 1. Loyola Academy (9-0), noon Saturday 17. Conant (6-3) at 16. S ...
    Oct. 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • High school football: Week 9 coverage

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    Oct. 24, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • High school football: Marengo tops North Boone to finish regular season undefeated

    MARENGO – Coming into Friday night’s game, Marengo had a lot to play for. Not only was it the Indians' senior night, but it was also the first time si ...
    Oct. 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: McHenry rallies past Woodstock

    The McHenry girls volleyball team came back from losing the opening set to defeat Woodstock, 23-25, 25-18, 25-17, in Fox Valley Conference crossover p ...
    Oct. 22, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school football: Marengo WR-DB Jarrell Jackson commits to Illinois State

    Marengo wide receiver-defensive back Jarrell Jackson, perhaps the area’s most dangerous big-play threat, has picked NCAA Division I Illinois State Uni ...
    Oct. 22, 2015 - 9:30 pm
  • High school football: Week 9 preview capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionJohnsburg (6-2, 4-2) at Harvard (3-5, 2-4)When: 7 p.m. Friday, ...
    Oct. 22, 2015 - 5:48 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Jacobs downs Dundee-Crown in 3 sets

    The Jacobs girls volleyball team defeated Dundee-Crown in three sets Tuesday, 26-24, 17-25, 25-21, to win in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division pla ...
    Oct. 20, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • High School Football: Prairie Ridge vs. Crete-Monee offers ranked matchup

    Prairie Ridge, which has been rolling along, racking up huge points since its season opener, should get a strong test with its regular-season finale F ...
    Oct. 20, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • High school football: Marengo, Richmond-Burton, Woodstock North and Cary-Grove notes

    ROCKFORD – After Marengo clinched a share of its first Big Northern Conference East Division title since 1997 with a 59-13 win over Rockford Christian ...
    Oct. 20, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Inside Prep Football: Prairie Ridge FB Nathan Griffin questionable for regular-season finale

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Huntley (8-0): The Red Raiders are poised for their first unbeaten ...
    Oct. 18, 2015 - 5:23 pm
  • Girls volleyball: Dundee-Crown goes 5-0 in Elgin Tournament

    The Dundee-Crown girls volleyball team went 5-0 Saturday at the Elgin Tournament in Elgin to take first place, defeating Highland Park, Elgin, South E ...
    Oct. 17, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Boys cross country: Jack Aho leads Grayslake Central to FVC Invite championship

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Grayslake Central’s Jack Aho, Prairie Ridge’s Filip Pajak and Woodstock’s Luke Beattie already know one another fairly well as racing c ...
    Oct. 17, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Girls cross country: Crystal Lake Central repeats as FVC Invite champ

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s Janine Orvis offered everything she had, but could not hold off Crystal Lake South’s Caitlin Bruzzini in the fin ...
    Oct. 17, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • High school football: Breaking down the playoffs

    Eight weeks have been played and we have a good idea now who will be in and who will be out when the high school football playoff field is announced o ...
    Oct. 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • High school football: Week 8 football coverage

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    Oct. 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • High school football: Marengo dominates Rockford Christian, moves to 8-0

    ROCKFORD – After tossing a career-high six touchdowns in the first half Friday night, Marengo senior quarterback Zach Knobloch took a seat on the benc ...
    Oct. 16, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • High school football: Week 8 preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake Central (3-4, 2-2) at Hampshire (4-3, 2-2)When: 7:15 ...
    Oct. 15, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Harvard fends off Marengo; Dundee-Crown tops McHenry

    The Harvard girls volleyball team held off Marengo in two sets, 30-28, 25-22, in a Big Northern Conference East Division sweep Wednesday in Harvard.  
    Oct. 14, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Huntley rallies past Dundee-Crown

    The Huntley girls volleyball team came back from an opening-set loss Tuesday to defeat Dundee-Crown, 19-25, 25-19, 25-10, in Fox Valley Conference Val ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High School Football: Huntley, Marian Central, Marengo move up in polls

    Huntley, Marengo and Marian Central all moved up in their respective classes as The Associated Press state football polls were released Tuesday.
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • High school boys golf: Johnsburg's Grant Fisher advances to state

    Johnsburg's Grant Fisher survived a seven-golfer playoff to claim one of the last five spots and his first trip to State at the boys Class 2A Freeport ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Prep Football Notes: Marengo going for first unbeaten regular season since 1997

    Marengo’s football team is busy making its bit of school history at 7-0 after another dominant victory, 42-19, Friday over Johnsburg.
    Oct. 11, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • High school football: Week 7 coverage

    Here's a look at our Week 7 high school football coverage. You can see our updated power rankings here.
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:50 am
  • High school football: Marengo tops Johnsburg to move to 7-0

    MARENGO – Marengo quarterback Zach Knobloch was flushed from the pocket and wanted to run left, but saw too many white jerseys.
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • High school boys soccer: Hampshire tops Grayslake Central

    Five players scored for the Hampshire boys soccer team Thursday in a 5-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win against Grayslake Central in Hampshire ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • High school volleyball: Alden-Hebron defeats Faith Lutheran

    Melanie Nielsen had 13 kills for the Alden-Hebron girls volleyball team in a 27-25, 14-25, 25-19, Northeastern Athletic Conference win over Faith Luth ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Congratulations Dominic Swanson, January Athlete of the Month!