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  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of the week; Power rankings; What to watch

    Athlete of the WeekMatt MeyersCrystal Lake South, Senior, GuardMeyers turned in a strong week with a ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 5:17 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Class 3A Richmond-Burton Regional all KRC teams; Jacobs eyes 4A sectional title

    In the past four years, Richmond-Burton boys basketball coach Brandon Creason struggled with much knowledge of opponents before entering the postseaso ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • High school girls basketball: All-Kishwaukee River Conference team announced

    Johnsburg's girls basketball team – which finished 25-9 overall and in first place at 12-0 in the inaugural season of the Kishwaukee River Conference ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 6:26 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo plays spoiler by handing Richmond-Burton critical KRC loss

    RICHMOND – Marengo realized its shot at the Kishwaukee River Conference title greatly faded a week earlier with a loss to Burlington Central.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • PHOTOS: Boys basketball power rankings

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    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of the week; power rankings; news and notes

    Athlete of the WeekEvan BridgesWoodstock, Sophomore, GuardBridges demonstrated why Blue Streaks coac ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 5:43 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen, Richmond-Burton's Gavin Sutton win state titles

    CHAMPAIGN – Gavin Sutton had waited long enough. The Richmond-Burton senior had waited through three years of near misses at the state tournament – th ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Fiegel, Prairie Ridge's Fetzner finish 3rd; 10 locals on podium through consolation brackets

    CHAMPAIGN – Harvard wrestler Josh Fiegel wanted to bring a new perspective to his senior season. After placing fourth at state as a sophomore, Fiegel ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 5:26 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County high school wrestlers compete at state meet

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    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • High school wrestling: Four advance to state final matches

    CHAMPAIGN – Marian Central junior Anthony Randazzo’s first trip to the state tournament, as a freshman two years ago, ended after one match: a narrow ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • High school wrestling: State tournament day two live updates

    Championship Semifinal matchups(Scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Friday)2A 106: Landen Pfeiffer (Marengo ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:34 pm
  • High school wrestling: 17 local wrestlers win opening bouts at IHSA state championships

    CHAMPAIGN — Seventeen local wrestlers won their first bout at the IHSA wrestling finals at State Farm Center in Champaign. Crystal Lake Central's Lenn ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:36 am
  • High school wrestling: Individual state preview capsules

    Thirty-five local wrestlers qualified for the 2017 state tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday in Champaign. Here is some information on ho ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 7:15 pm
  • High school wrestling: 35 from the area headed to state tournament

    Lenny Petersen came into high school wanting to be a four-time state champion. The dream of that feat, which has only been accomplished 15 times in st ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:27 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo falls to Burlington Central

    MARENGO – Marengo guard Blaine Borhart summed up the Indians’ first quarter quite succinctly with one word.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Marengo, Harvard fall in Rockford Lutheran Regional

    Belvidere defeated Marengo, 46-39, knocking the Indians out of the Class 3A Rockford Lutheran Regional in the first round Monday despite 18 points fro ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:13 pm
  • Inside high school boys basketball: Woodstock North's Vic Ortiz is athlete of the week; power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekVic OrtizWoodstock North, sr., GOrtiz hit eight 3-pointers and scored a school-re ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 6:07 pm
  • High school wrestling: 23 local wrestlers head to state from 2A Wauconda Sectional

    WAUCONDA – Crystal Lake Central’s Lenny Petersen and Richmond-Burton’s Gavin Sutton battled each other three consecutive weeks in last year’s postseas ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Dundee-Crown's Taylor Gonio 16th at sectional; no locals make state

    Dundee-Crown bowler Taylor Gonio finished 16th at the Belvidere Sectional, five spots short of qualifying for state. The D-C senior was the top finish ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 8:56 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Marengo sinks Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – Marengo sophomore Erin Haeflinger had only three points at halftime, but it wasn’t her offense that Indians coach Nick Rode praised after ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:58 am
  • High school wrestling insider: Crystal Lake Central's Brock Montford is Athlete of the Week; Power Ranking; notes and sectional sites

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBrock MontfordCrystal Lake Central, so., 113 poundsMontford returned to the mat f ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 6:29 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Marengo, Johnsburg, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge all win

    Despite the absence of leading scorer Mike Volkening, Marengo's boys basketball team defeated Woodstock North, 45-42, in Kishwaukee River Conference a ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Boys High School Basketball: C-G's McCumber is Player of the Week; Jacobs stays No. 1

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Matt McCumber Cary-Grove, sr., F McCumber is better known for his work on the ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 5:05 pm
  • Girls basketball roundup: Marengo loses heartbreaker at buzzer

    Marengo thought it had things taken care of as Round Lake scrambled on its final possession, trailing by two points.
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central wins Class 2A Woodstock North Regional

    WOODSTOCK – Brock Montford’s gnarly left index finger – with the 1-inch scar and the still-swollen lower knuckle – is covered with a protective wrap w ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Huntley, Prairie Ridge win FVC games

    McHenry’s Madi Kaempf celebrated her senior day with 20 points Saturday as the Warriors defeated Jacobs, 48-35, in their Fox Valley Conference girls b ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Marengo's Secor, Anthony advance to Belvidere Sectional

    Marengo’s Leah Secor and Megan Anthony advanced as individuals from the IHSA Boylan Bowling Regional on Saturday to next week’s Belvidere Sectional.
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 9:30 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Johnsburg wins KRC; Marengo beats Richmond-Burton

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team defeated Woodstock North, 58-44, Friday to finish the first season of the Kishwaukee River Conference as league ch ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo tops Johnsburg behind Volkening's 35 points

    JOHNSBURG – Marengo’s Mike Volkening did what star players do when their teams are in a funk: He dragged them out of it.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • PHOTOS: Marengo vs. Johnsburg boys basketball

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    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Jacobs, Woodstock pick up wins

    The Dundee-Crown girls basketball team picked up a 52-25 win over Crystal Lake Central on Wednesday in Carpentersville to remain in second place in th ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:37 pm
  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Brandon Most is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and regional assignments

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Brandon Most, Harvard, sr., 285 pounds Most had the Hornets’ only pin in a dec ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Woodstock knocks off Marengo; Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge win

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock's Mikey Gardner scored 22 points as the Blue Streaks knocked Marengo out of a tie for first place in the Kishwaukee River Confer ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:05 pm
  • Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Power Rankings: Jan. 31

    Check out the top five boys hoops teams in the area ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • High school boys basketball insider: Richmond-Burton's Blaine Bayer is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBlaine BayerRichmond-Burton, sr., GBayer gave Marengo all kinds of trouble Friday ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 4:54 pm
  • Prep Zone: Marengo community celebrates life of Derek Caskey

    MARENGO – The speech was one Matt Lynch never wanted to make. It also may have been the most eloquent words the Marengo football coach has ever spoken ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • High school wrestling: Harvard beats Marengo for Kishwaukee River Conference title

    MARENGO – All around him, Marengo's Homer “Bill” Barry Gymnasium felt ready to explode with noise, but Harvard's Brandon Most knew he had a job to do.
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs wins at New Trier; Marengo defeats Harvard

    Junior guard Ryan Phillips scored all of Jacobs’ 16 points in the first quarter, and the Golden Eagles went on for a 63-49 nonconference boys basketba ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 10:15 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Bayer scores 32, Richmond-Burton beats Marengo; Johnsburg, Hampshire win

    Blaine Bayer shot 19 for 22 from the free-throw line and scored 32 points in Richmond-Burton’s 57-40 Kishwaukee River Conference boys basketball win F ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • College football: Marengo to host celebration of 2015 grad Derek Caskey's life Sunday

    There will be a celebration of Derek Caskey’s life at 3 p.m. Sunday at Marengo’s Homer “Bill” Barry Gymnasium.
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 5:04 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marengo sweeps Woodstock North, Burlington Central in KRC duals

    MARENGO – Marengo's three senior wrestlers have varying histories with the sport, from lifelong to recent converts, but all three came through for the ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • High school girls basketball:Richmond-Burton beats Marengo; Legnaioli hits 8 3-pointers

    Senior Brooke Legnaioli made eight 3-pointers and finished with 24 points in Richmond-Burton’s 54-31 win over Marengo on Tuesday at Richmond. Legnaiol ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 10:09 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball Insider: Marian Central's Sam Ohlrich is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKSam OhlrichMarian Central, sr., FOhlrich tossed in 28 points and 22 rebounds as t ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Marengo tops Rockford Christian

    Leah Secor rolled a 595 series and Megan Anthony had a 550 as Marengo defeated Rockford Christian, 2,839-2,467, in their girls bowling match Monday in ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 9:26 pm
  • High school boys bowling: Marengo's Barton 21st in Vernon Hills Sectional

    Marengo's Jake Barton rolled a 1,281 six-game series Saturday to finish 21st overall at the IHSA Vernon Hills Sectional, falling short of state qualif ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 9:23 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Marengo wins 2 duals; Harvard goes 1-1

    Marengo won a pair of wrestling duals Friday at Johnsburg, beating nonconference opponent Aurora Christian and topping Kishwaukee River Conference riv ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:26 pm
  • Girls basketball: Marengo loses to Burlington Central; Harvard loses to North Boone

    Marissa Knobloch led the Indians with 10 points in a 41-35 loss to Burlington Central on Thursday in Burlington. Lauren Aubry scored seven points. Amy ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:45 am
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley beats Prairie Ridge, sets up FVC title match with Crystal Lake Central

    Huntley defeated Prairie Ridge, 59-7, in a dual meet in Crystal Lake to set up a Fox Valley Conference title match between the Red Raiders and Crystal ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:42 am
  • Girls basketball: Johnsburg's Interrante is Northwest Herald's ahtlete of the week

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekAannah InterranteJohnsburg, jr., GInterrante's six-game streak o ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:01 pm
  • High school football: Marengo alum Derek Caskey, 20, dies

    Derek Caskey, a 2015 graduate of Marengo High School, died Tuesday at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin after battle with cancer.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:24 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Lucas Busse is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the week Lucas BusseMcHenry, sr., 120 poundsFor the second week in a row, Busse had a str ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:59 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Woodstock beats Marengo; Alden-Hebron wins

    Woodstock’s Diana Spokas led the Blue Streaks with nine points in a 40-24 Kishwaukee River Conference win over Marengo on Tuesday at Marengo. Emma Bra ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:34 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Huntley, Marengo fall short

    Shaelyn O'Rilley led Huntley with a 559 series, but it was Belvidere North that came out on top, 2,697-2,540, on Tuesday at Bowl-Hi Lanes in Huntley. ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:26 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marengo tops Prairie Ridge in regional preview

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Marengo's Joe Mier knew that sitting out the recent Sycamore tournament was a good idea for his health, to rest up and heal some injuri ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:12 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Marengo's Marissa Knobloch hits school-record 8 3s in win over Belvidere

    Belvidere had scouted Marengo sophomore Marissa Knobloch and came out with a special defense for the Indians on Monday night in Belvidere.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo falls to tourney host in Burlington Central MLK Classic final

    BURLINGTON – Marengo displayed a mood that was practically upbeat after its championship loss at the Burlington Central MLK Classic to the host Rocket ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: Prairie Ridge's Kyle Loeding is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekKyle LoedingPrairie Ridge, sr., FLoeding had team highs of 18 points and eight re ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 5:23 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Dundee-Crown 2nd in Jacobs Invitational; Huntley 6th; Marengo 7th; Johnsburg 8th; McHenry 10th; Jacobs 12th

    Dundee-Crown's girls bowling team finished second Saturday in the 20-team Jacobs Invitational at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville with 5,308 pins. Fre ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Marengo reaches final of Burlington Central MLK tourney

    Marengo won a pair of close games Saturday to advance to the championship game of the Burlington Central MLK Classic. 
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Marengo's Megan Anthony 4th at Jacobs Invitational

    GIRLS BOWLINGJacobs Invitational: Marengo's Megan Anthony took fourth with a 1,212 series, including ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:24 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry 2nd in Batavia Tournament with 3 individual champs

    McHenry finished second at the 17-team Batavia Tournament on Saturday with three individual champions and nine place winners.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Joey Brown's perfect game helps Woodstock reach sectional

    Woodstock's Joey Brown rolled a 300 in his fifth game of Saturday's Guilford Regional at Don Carter Lanes. The perfect game helped Brown to a 1,299 se ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:43 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats McHenry; Volkening surpasses 1,000 points

    BURLINGTON – Mike Volkening was quick to get the formalities out of the way. Marengo’s senior guard entered Friday’s boys basketball game against McHe ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:50 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Marengo loses to Genoa-Kingston despite 22 from Knobloch

    Marissa Knobloch scored 22 points in Marengo’s 61-54 nonconference loss to Genoa-Kingston on Thursday at Marengo. Knobloch made three 3-pointers and w ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 9:48 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Marengo's Marissa Knobloch is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week Marissa KnoblochMarengo, so., GKnobloch scored a career-high 26 ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 5:13 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Woodstock North, Marengo pick up victories

    Five pins propelled Woodstock North wrestling past Belvidere, 58-6, Wednesday at Woodstock North. Sean Jaco (275 pounds), Brian Kline (182), Jake Finc ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Huntley's David Ferrante is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and event to watch

    Athlete of the Week DAVID FERRANTEHuntley, fr. 152 Ferrante won the 152-pound title at the Sycamore ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:52 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo tops Genoa-Kingston; Mike Volkening at 999 points

    MARENGO – With the outcome well in hand, Marengo tried to expedite the inevitable late in Tuesday’s game against Genoa-Kingston.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • High school girls bowling: Marengo beats Rockford Lutheran

    Leah Secor’s 633 series led Marengo past Rockford Lutheran, 2,901-1,799, at Park Lanes in Loves Park. Secor bowled games of 225, 188 and 220. 
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: McHenry's Gavin Markgraff is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekGavin MarkgraffMcHenry, Junior, ForwardMarkgraff scored 20 points and hit four 3- ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 5:13 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Volkening proves steady scorer for Marengo

    Mike Volkening tries to make it to the gym twice a day during the offseason. On days when he can’t make it at all, he often drags his mom outside to r ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley 2nd at Sycamore Tournament with two champions

    The Huntley wrestling team finished second overall at the 26-team Sycamore Invitational, led by first-place finishes from Luke Loprieno (138 pounds) a ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo holds off Woodstock North in KRC opener

    WOODSTOCK – Marengo’s Aidan Kirchner’s first 3-point attempt did not find iron.Kirchner’s next three ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • On Campus: Marengo grad Zach Knobloch helps UW-Whitewater shoot to No. 11 in D-III basketball poll

    When freshman athletes arrive at Wisconsin-Whitewater, men’s basketball coach Pat Miller isn’t sure what to expect.
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 5:25 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg tops Marengo; Interrante surpasses 1,000 points

    JOHNSBURG – After scoring 30, 23 and 26 points in her previous three games, it was a matter of when and not if for Johnsburg’s Aannah Interrante.
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 12:26 am
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Goessele leads McHenry past Johnsburg

    Hunter Goessele’s 569 series led McHenry to a 3,129-2,662 victory over Johnsburg on Thursday at Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg. Goessele rolled games of ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:12 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Johnsburg edges McHenry; Marengo loses to Belvidere North

    Johnsburg girls bowling narrowly edged McHenry, 2,292-2,272, Thursday at Raymond's Bowl in Johnsburg. Johnsburg’s Skyler Malcolm led the Skyhawks with ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Cadin Koeppel is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekCadin Koeppel, Cary-Grove, Jr., 195 poundsKoeppel took second place at the Whitew ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:08 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: Jacobs' Cameron Krutwig is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCameron KrutwigJacobs, sr., CKrutwig was excited about keeping the Jacobs Hinkle ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 5:45 pm
  • Prep zone: 2016 in their own words

    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 ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Seamus O'Donnell is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes, event to watch

    Athlete of the weekSeamus O’DonnellCrystal Lake Central, jr., 195O’Donnell reached the finals of the ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo tops Antioch for 5th place at E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic

    MARENGO – Marengo’s game plan against Antioch on Wednesday was to force the Sequoits to make long-range shots. During a stretch in the second and thir ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo defeats Sycamore in E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic

    Mike Volkening had a game-high 20 points with three 3-pointers Tuesday to lead Marengo's boys basketball team to a 49-33 victory over Sycamore at the ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Richmond-Burton's Joey St. Pierre is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJoey St. PierreRichmond-Burton, sr., CSt. Pierre had two of his best games, scori ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock North win at E.C. Nichols tourney

    In the E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament at Marengo, Crystal Lake Central beat Wauconda, 67-47, Friday in a consolation bracket ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Richmond-Burton, Marengo advance to E.C. Nichols tournament quarterfinals

    Marengo's Michael Volkening scored a team-high 23 points, and Blaine Borhart added 16 to lead the host Indians to an opening-round win over Round Lake ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South finishes 4th in Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    Crystal Lake South senior forward Annika Sevcik led all scorers with 19 points, but Lakes came all the way back from a 17-2 deficit after the first qu ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Marian Central, Johnsburg, Woodstock North win at Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    Marian Central’s Vannessa Garrelts scored 28 points to lead the Hurricanes past Woodstock, 60-40, in a consolation game at the Northern Illinois Holid ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school boys basketball insider: Johnsburg's Zach Toussaint is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekZach ToussaintJohnsburg, so., GToussaint continued his scoring tear for the Skyha ...
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge advance to Northern Holiday Classic semifinals; complete tournament results

    Izzy Gscheidle scored 29 points Saturday in the McHenry girls basketball team's 50-39 win over Belvidere in the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic at M ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, McHenry, Prairie Ridge and Woodstock win tournament openers

    Richmond-Burton's KC Davids scored a game-high 23 points, and Brooke Leganaioli hit four 3-pointers to add 17 points, leading the Rockets to a win ove ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Markgraff leads McHenry past Huntley, Crystal Lake Central tops Marengo

    McHenry's Gavin Markgraff scored a game-high 26 points, hitting four 3-pointers and going 10 of 11 at the free-throw line, to lead the Warriors to a 6 ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo, Woodstock win

    Marengo 85, North Boone 36: At Marengo, Mike Volkening scored 26 points with three 3s to lead the Indians to a nonconference win. Blaine Borhart (18 p ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg seeks to defend Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team will look to defend its Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title starting Friday when the 16-team tournament tips o ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Marengo tops North Boone

    Marengo 44, North Boone 36: At North Boone, the Indians overcame North Boone with the help of hot-shooting sophomore guard Marissa Knobloch in a nonco ...
    Dec. 14, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Marengo edges Johnsburg

    Tuesday's late resultMarengo 2,241, Johnsburg 2,141: At Glo-Bowl in Marengo, the Indians edged the S ...
    Dec. 14, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • High school boys soccer: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Jake King McHenry, sr., GK King again was the area's best shot stopper, filling up th ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Jaden Glauser is Athlete of the week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Jaden Glauser McHenry, fr., 170 pounds Glauser continued the impressive start ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Marengo, Jacobs, Hampshire, Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove and Richmond-Burton win

    Marengo freshman Jordan Parker scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Indians to a Kishwaukee River Conference girls basketball win over Harvard, 71 ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Woodstock North tops Prairie Ridge, Marengo sweeps triangular

    The Prairie Ridge wrestling team won six bouts, but forfeited six others, allowing Woodstock North to win Tuesday's nonconference dual, 45-25, in Crys ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Marengo tops Johnsburg

    Marengo's Megan Anthony rolled a 214 in her third game to complete a 214 three-game series and lead the Indians girls bowling team to a Kishwaukee Riv ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • High school boys bowling: Marengo tops Johnsburg, McHenry falls to Grant

    Marengo's Jake Barton rolled a match-high 225 in his first game and went on to bowl a 656 three-game series to lead the Indians to a Kishwaukee River ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Marengo beats Woodstock; Huntley tops Kaneland

    The Marengo girls bowling team topped Woodstock, 2,361-1,592, Monday at Glo-Bowl Fun Center in Marengo. Leah Secor rolled the top two scores of the da ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school football: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First TeamOffenseQB-Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, jr.Evans (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) repeats as the Nort ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 6:08 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Marengo's Mike Volkening is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekMike VolkeningMarengo, sr., GVolkening fired in a career-high 39 points in Tuesda ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Dundee-Crown pick up dual wins; Marengo wins twice at Sterling

    Crystal Lake Central's wrestling team beat McHenry, 42-27, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet behind five Tigers pins on Friday in Crystal Lake. 
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Johnsburg, Cary-Grove, Woodstock North pick up wins; Marengo loses to Burlington Central

    Hampshire edged Huntley, 34-30, in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball game Friday night in Hampshire behind 11 points from Rachel Dumoulin. 
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo tops Johnsburg in KRC opener

    Michael Volkening and Blaine Borhart each knocked down five 3-pointers for Marengo in an 82-60 Kishwaukee River Conference victory against Johnsburg i ...
    Dec. 8, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Richmond-Burton's Gavin Sutton is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekGavin SuttonRichmond-Burton, sr., 145 poundsSutton represented his school well at ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Michael Volkening scores career-high 39 in Marengo loss

    Marengo's Michael Volkening had the third-best scoring night in school history Tuesday, tallying a career-high 39 points (two shy of the single-game s ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • High school boys bowling: McHenry tops Marengo

    McHenry's Ryan Hicks was better than 200 in all three games Tuesday, finishing with a 641 series to lead the Warriors past Marengo, 3,135-3,039, in a ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 7:57 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marengo wins Richmond-Burton's Tom DuBois Classic for 2nd straight season

    RICHMOND – The 106-pound championship final of Saturday's Tom DuBois Wrestling Classic at Richmond-Burton took almost everything out of Marengo's Land ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 7:23 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
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad John Flood of UW-Whitewater semifinalist for D-III football's Gagliardi Trophy

    On Saturdays in the fall, John Flood’s goal is to help the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team chase another national championship.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:49 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 wrestling insider: Marian Central's Anthony Randazzo is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the WeekAnthony RandazzoMarian Central, jr., 132 poundsRandazzo, a two-time returning sta ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • 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: 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
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo wins twice, makes title game of Ottawa tournament

    Marengo's Michael Volkening scored 28 points against Oak Forest and 29 points against CICS Longwood on Friday as the Indians went 2-0 at the Dean Rile ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:24 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 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 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 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
  • College women's volleyball: McHenry County College drops opener at nationals

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team dropped its first-round match at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament on Thursday, losing to N ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 9:56 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 boys basketball: 5 players to watch

    Blaine BayerRichmond-Burton, sr., GNot many schools have a point guard who starts for four years, bu ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • 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
  • 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 girls volleyball: Kaneland ends Marengo's season in regional semifinal

    BURLINGTON – The Kaneland volleyball team showed there's a reason it's the top seed in the Class 3A Burlington Regional.
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Marengo edges Harvard to reach Burlington Central Regional semifinals

    BURLINGTON – Marengo didn’t have much of a problem when it faced Harvard twice in Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball action this season, but ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 9:35 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: 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 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 volleyball roundup: Marengo beats North Boone

    The Marengo girls volleyball beat North Boone, 25-22, 14-25, 25-19, Wednesday night. Keridan Velasqu ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • 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 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 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 boys soccer: Woodstock North, Cary-Grove advance at regionals

    The Woodstock North and Cary-Grove boys soccer teams won and advanced in their regional openers on Friday.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school football: Burlington Central knocks off Marengo

    MARENGO – On paper, Marengo looked like it should cruise to its sixth victory of the season Friday, clinch a playoff berth, and let its seniors enjoy ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 11:33 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
  • Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

    Lenny Peterson, Crystal Lake Central, Wrestling
    Gavin Sutton, Richmond-Burton, Wrestling
    Nikki Baars, Prairie Ridge co-op, Gymnastics
    Morgan Madsen, Johnsburg, Girls Basketball
    Blaine Bayer, Richmond-Burton, Boys Basketball