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  • High school softball: Marengo falls to Plainfield Central in final of own tournament

    MARENGO – Marengo senior right fielder Veronica Ruelius’ two-run home run against Plainfield Central in the bottom of the sixth inning accounted for t ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • High school baseball: Woodstock beats Marengo

    MARENGO — Woodstock’s Eric Bell had no doubt when the ball left his bat that it was going to land over the fence in left field.
    May 2, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • High school baseball: Wristbands replace coaches' signals

    McHenry’s speedy leadoff hitter Jack Glosson stood on first base last week and looked toward coach Brian Rockweiler for his sign.
    May 1, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Richmond-Burton win

    Huntley scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to extend its lead and defeat Prairie Ridge, 9-3, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover game ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • High school baseball: Marengo falls to Rockford Christian

    MARENGO – Marengo found a few encouraging things about its performance Thursday, although it required a good deal of looking.
    April 30, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Marengo and Crystal Lake South win

    The Marengo girls soccer team scored two goals in the second half to come back and defeat Harvard 2-1 in Big Northern Conference East Division play at ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Hampshire, Marengo and Richmond-Burton

    Haley Widmayer pitched a complete-game shutout to lead the Hampshire softball team to the 1-0 win over Genoa-Kingston in nonconference play at Hampshi ...
    April 29, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • High school softball: Richmond-Burton, Marengo, Dundee-Crown, Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Alden-Hebron, Jacobs and Crystal Lake South win

    At Rockford, Richmond-Burton's softball team scored 10 runs in the second inning en route to a 19-6 Big Northern Conference East Division win in five ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Hampshire, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Alden-Hebron and Marian Central

    Hampshire senior pitcher Trey Schramm tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing three hits and two walks to go along with 10 strikeouts in a 3-0 Fox Va ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • High school softball notes: Prairie Ridge showing power

    After hitting just one home run in its first seven games, Prairie Ridge has since connected for eight homers over its last nine, going 7-2 over that s ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo's Ruelius player of week, new power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekVeronica RueliusMarengo, senior, RFRuelius had a day to remember last Thursday, h ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Johnsburg and Marian Central win

    Niko Destephano won at No. 1 singles for Johnsburg which defeated Mundelein, 4-3, in boys tennis at home. 
    April 27, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Johnsburg and Crystal Lake Central win

    Delaney Pruitt scored five goals and had an assist for Johnsburg in a 7-0 Big Northern Conference East Division win against Marengo on Monday. 
    April 27, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • High school baseball: Benefit games approaching

    Several area baseball teams have scheduled games to fight diseases, promote awareness and recognize teachers in the next month.  
    April 27, 2015 - 8:23 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge's Schneider player of week

    Athlete of the WeekConnor SchneiderPrairie Ridge, Second BasemanSchneider went 2 for 4 in three cons ...
    April 27, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Around Town: Crystal Lake club gymnasts qualify for national meets

    Crystal Lake Gymnastics Training Center qualified three local gymnasts for national meets during the Region 5 Championships on April 17 to 19 in Niles ...
    April 26, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Marengo, Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    Marengo scored eight runs in the top of the fifth inning and defeated Johnsburg 17-1 in five innings in a Big Northern East Division baseball game at ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Woodstock North, Richmond-Burton, Marengo and Alden-Hebron win

    Woodstock North scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to eke out a, 3-1 crosstown Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win at Woodstock on Th ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Marengo and Crystal Lake Central win

    Cassie Warton scored a first-half goal on an assist from Larissa Doolety for Prairie Ridge, which defeated Grayslake Central 1-0 in a Fox Valley Confe ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Hampshire and Prairie Ridge win

    The Hampshire baseball team scored seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull away and defeat Marengo 14-7 in nonconference play at Marengo.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Johnsburg's Pruitt player of the week, new power rankings

    Player of the weekDelaney Pruitt, Johnsburg, Sr. M/FThe senior scored 10 goals with three assists in ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:29 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Marengo, Richmond-Burton, Johnsburg and Alden-Hebron win

    Isabel Rodriguez hit two homers and drove in four runs for Dundee-Crown which scored a run in the top of the eighth inning to defeat Jacobs, 9-8, in A ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • High school baseball: Johnsburg beats Marengo

    MARENGO— After a fifth-inning rally pulled Marengo within two runs, coach Josh Maas knew the Indians had to shut down Johnsburg in the next inning to ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:27 pm
  • High school softball: Dundee-Crown's Ruggles player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekSydney RugglesDundee-Crown, fr., P-SSRuggles went 3-0 in the circle last week for ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Marengo beats Harvard as five different players score

    MARENGO – Between injuries, travel, jobs and other assorted commitments, Marengo coach Jim McKinnon said it has been a struggle this season to consist ...
    April 20, 2015 - 9:52 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs' Chrishawn Orange named MVP for Home team

    HEBRON – Jacobs guard Chrishawn Orange said the strategy for the final five minutes of the first half was fairly straightforward – play fast.
    April 19, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school track and field: Johnsburg boys, Richmond-Burton girls win invite

    MARENGO – Johnsburg’s boys track and field team used to enter the bigger weekend meets with rather modest expectations, but that has changed.
    April 18, 2015 - 6:20 pm
  • Prep basketball: All-star game an opportunity to play together one last time

    Jimmy Roberts remembers his first meeting with Jacobs boys basketball players two years ago.Right th ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Dundee-Crown and Hampshire

    Riley Alvarado and Matt Wiechmann each drove in two runs to lead Dundee-Crown to an 8-7 nonconference win over Burlington Central Friday in Carpenters ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire, Dundee-Crown and Marengo win

    The Woodstock North girls softball team scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come back and defeat Grayslake North, 8-7, in Fox Vall ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Huntley"s Tramblay athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekMacy TramblayHuntley, SeniorTramblay took part in four victories as the Red Raide ...
    April 17, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry, Cary-Grove, Johnsburg and Huntley win

    The McHenry girls soccer team scored two first half goals to defeat Hampshire 2-0 in Fox Valley Conference crossover play in McHenry.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron, Marian Central and Marengo win

    The Crystal Lake South baseball team defeated Hampshire 2-1 in 11 innings as they finished a previously suspended game in Fox Valley Conference play a ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • High school girls soccer notes: PepsiCo Showdown continues, Jacobs offense comes alive

    The week-long tournament continues with more games Thursday and Saturday. While all four local teams participating lost in the opening round, they all ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs and Woodstock win

    The Jacobs boys tennis team won three of the four matches in doubles play to defeat Crystal Lake South 4-3 in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division pl ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • High school girls track: Marengo wins triangular

    Marengo Triangular: Madison Hale won the 100 meters in 13.15 seconds to help the Indians to a team championship with 105 points. 
    April 14, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Huntley, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Marengo and Johnsburg win

    Amy Walsh struck out 10 in a complete-game win for Crystal Lake Central, 7-2 against Dundee-Crown in a Fox Valley Conference crossover girls softball ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Huntley's Jakubowski gets 300th win

    The Huntley baseball team scored seven runs in the top of the seven inning to erase a four-run deficit and earn coach Andy Jakubowski his 300th career ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry's Dana Walsh player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekDana Walsh, McHenry, sr., OFWalsh hit .571 (12 for 21) in five games for the Warr ...
    April 14, 2015 - 5:27 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Grayslake North tops Dundee-Crown, Marengo tops IMSA

    Sammie Villwock scored two goals and had an assist for Grayslake North in a 3-1 win against Dundee-Crown in a Fox Valley Conference crossover girls so ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Woodstock North, Marian Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Jordan Plummer won at No. 1 singles for Woodstock North, which defeated Marengo, 4-1, on Monday.Also ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central beats Marengo

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s Blake Gleason and Robbie Cormier turned three double plays together as the Tigers’ shortstop and second baseman ...
    April 13, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Eight local teams pick up wins

    Alden-Hebron swept a Northeastern Athletic Conference doubleheader against Harvest Christian Academy on Saturday, outscoring the Lions 25-3 at Hebron. ...
    April 11, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, McHenry, Jacobs, Marengo, Huntley and Alden-Hebron pick up wins

    Claire Weeks and Casey Weeks each hit a home run to to lead the Dundee-Crown girls softball team to a 14-6 Fox Valley Conference crossover win over Ha ...
    April 11, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Huntley wins own invitational

    HUNTLEY – Huntley senior Macy Tramblay trained harder this offseason than any before in her life, yet had modest goals heading into her first 100-mete ...
    April 11, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo, McHenry win

    The Marengo softball team had home runs from Mariah Dionne and Rebecca Schultz in its 14-4 victory in six innings over Richmond-Burton in Big Northern ...
    April 10, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Prep Zone: MCC's Zach Marszal heading to North Carolina Central

    McHenry County College sophomore Zach Marszal did not know a lot about North Carolina Central a month ago.
    April 9, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • High school boys track roundup: Cary-Grove wins triangular

    Cary-Grove's Ricky Hurley threw 179-9 to win the discus and help the Trojans to first in their quadrangular meet Tuesday at Al Bohrer Field with 122 p ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron, Marengo and Huntley win

    Megan Mahaffy struck out 15 for Crystal Lake Central in an eight-inning complete game 4-2 nonconference win against Marian Central on Tuesday in Woods ...
    April 8, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • High school softball insider: Marian Central's Mic Faunce Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekMIC FAUNCEMarian Central, so., CFaunce helped lead the Hurricanes to a doublehead ...
    April 7, 2015 - 5:09 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge, Marengo win

    Megan Walsh scored three goals to lead the Prairie Ridge girls soccer team to a 5-0 win over Belvidere North in nonconference play in Crystal Lake.
    April 6, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • McHenry County College signs five local volleyball players

    During their four years on the high school volleyball court, Crystal Lake Central’s Sarah Adams and Cassidy DeCoster often found themselves staring ac ...
    April 6, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Crystal Lake South wins tournament

    The Marengo girls softball team lost to Stillman Valley 3-0 in the championship game of the Freeport Tournament in Freeport.
    April 4, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley wins Huntley Invite

    HUNTLEY – Huntley coach Kris Grabner realized pretty quickly where his team would have to work the hardest on defense this season.
    April 4, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo goes 2-0 at Freeport Tournament

    Marengo's softball team went 2-0 Friday at the Freeport Tournament, defeating Metamora, 6-0, and Normal U-High, 12-4, in six innings. 
    April 3, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Cary-Grove and Marengo win

    Brianne Prank hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Cary-Grove softball team to a 3-2 win over Palatine at Cary.
    April 2, 2015 - 9:38 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Marengo, Jacobs and Woodstock win

    The Marengo baseball team scored three runs in the fifth inning to pull away and defeat Harvard 7-4 in Big Northern Conference East Divison play in Ha ...
    April 2, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo tops Elk Grove

    Veronica Ruelius went 3 for 3 with a home run, two runs scored, two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Marengo softball team to the 9-4 win over Elk Gro ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs, McHenry, Dundee-Crown and Woodstock North win

    Ryan George and Johnny Rohde combined to give up two hits for the Jacobs baseball team in its 3-1 win over Woodstock in FVC crossover play in Algonqui ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: 11 local teams win

    Kyle Alt hit a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the seventh for Marengo to defeat Harvard, 3-2, on Tuesday in baseball at Marengo.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school softball: Hampshire's DeChant player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekPeyton DeChantHampshire, so., SS-3BThe versatile sophomore infielder leads the Wh ...
    March 31, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Marengo's speedy Jackson works on endurance

    Marengo junior Jarrell Jackson is eager to see the benefits of his offseason work on the track.Jacks ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Five athletes to watch in 2015

    Connor BoosHuntley, sr,Boos qualified for last year's state meet in four Class 3A events (100, 200, ...
    March 29, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Prep Girls Track and Field: Anxiety runs high for Cary-Grove’s Morgan Schulz, Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen

    BLOOMINGTON – Cary-Grove’s Morgan Schulz and Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen both experienced some anxious moments regarding the Illinois Prep Top Time ...
    March 28, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • High school baseball: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Dan Badgley (seventh season).Last year’ ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Five to watch: High school softball

    Five to WatchPeyton DeChant, Hampshire, so., SS-3BDeChant is a versatile defender and can play all f ...
    March 21, 2015 - 6:42 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo again has high expectations

    Marengo softball coach Dwain Nance isn’t concerned with last season or the year before.In a season i ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Marengo tops Jefferson

    Yuriela Reyes Loyo scored two first-half goals to lead the Marengo girls soccer team to a 3-1 win over Rockford Jefferson in nonconference play in Mar ...
    March 20, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Woodstock defeats Rockford East

    The Woodstock girls soccer team scored 23 seconds in to the match Thursday to take an early lead in its 3-1 win over Rockford East in Rockford.
    March 19, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo's Knobloch 2nd team all-state, Jacobs' Orange HM

    Marengo’s Zach Knobloch received another honor for his record-setting shooting performance this season when he was named to The Associated Press Class ...
    March 19, 2015 - 5:43 pm
  • 2015 Northwest Herald Boys Basketball All-Area team

    First teamJason Gregoire, Cary-Grove, sr., G, 6-4Gregoire averaged 15.6 points a game and became the ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • 2015 Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Marengo's Nate Wright

    Nate Wright initially hesitated about the job opportunity staring him in the face in June.Nate Wright initially hesitated about the job opportunity st ...
    March 17, 2015 - 8:07 pm
  • 2015 Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Marengo's Zach Knobloch

    Shots. As far as Zach Knobloch is concerned, there are never enough of them.Shots. As far as Zach Knobloch is concerned, there are never enough of the ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • High school girls softball: Marengo, Alden-Hebron open with wins

    Mariah Dionne struck out 14 in her complete-game shutout to lead the Marengo softball team to the 5-0 opening-season win over Belvidere in Belvidere. 
    March 16, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Prep Zone: Marengo basketball's Ben Volkening to have back surgery

    Marengo’s boys basketball season had ended about 30 minutes earlier, and senior guard Koty Kissack was smiling as he thought about what the Indians ac ...
    March 15, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Knobloch's record-setting year finishes in loss

    ROCHELLE – Marengo coach Nate Wright could do nothing but smile and shake his head.What else was the ...
    March 13, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo falls to Rockford Lutheran in sectional final

    ROCHELLE – The faces of Marengo’s players as they walked out of the locker room for the last time said a lot.
    March 13, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Marengo takes aim at school-record-tying 28th victory, 1st sectional crown in 17 years

    In the 1989-90 season, the Marengo boys basketball team set a school record for wins in a season.Tha ...
    March 12, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • DeFABO: Marengo wins 3-point showdown with ACC

    The pace was furious and the shots flew Tuesday in the Class 3A Rochelle Sectional semifinals.  The ...
    March 10, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Knobloch leads Marengo past ACC, into sectional final

    ROCHELLE – Marengo coach Nate Wright joked on Monday that the Indians and Aurora Central Catholic could break a record for most 3-point attempts in ga ...
    March 10, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Aurora Central Catholic wary of Marengo's Knobloch

    Seldom is the Aurora Central Catholic boys basketball team overshadowed when it comes to 3-point shooting.
    March 9, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo set for next challenge

    As much fun as it has been to celebrate the school's first regional title in 15 years, Marengo was back to work on Monday.
    March 9, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Kenton MackJacobsSeniorBasketball1. If you were a soap opera character, what would your name be (you ...
    March 7, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • Kaufman: Marengo regional title brings back memories of school's strong basketball tradition

    MARENGO — Weston Shepard swore not to relive it.Last March, only a couple hours after falling to Mar ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats Woodstock for regional title

    MARENGO – The packed Marengo side of Homer “Bill” Barry Gymnasium rose in unison with 1:06 remaining to salute the Indians and their place in school h ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Regional final capsules

    Regional final capsulesA look at the boys basketball regional championship games involving local tea ...
    March 5, 2015 - 8:01 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock vs. Marengo intriguing regional final matchup

    Nate Wright knows what to expect.When the Marengo boys basketball team meets Woodstock in the Class ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Alden-Hebron's Jacob Heaver Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekJacob HeaverAlden-Hebron, sr., FHeaver celebrated his 18th birthday Monday by sco ...
    March 1, 2015 - 6:26 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Players say mentality doesn't change for playoffs

    Zach Knobloch’s mind shot straight back to last season. This year’s regional pairings came out, and, ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Prep Zone: Marengo cross country's Kitty Allen All-State Academic honorable mention

    Marengo senior Kitty Allen separated herself as a runner by taking fourth place in the IHSA Class 2A Girls Cross Country State Meet last fall.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grad Bittenbender shows surprising power at UW-Parkside

    When he played baseball at Crystal Lake South, hitting home runs was not Troy Bittenbender’s forte.“ ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Burlington Central stuns Marengo in final seconds

    HAMPSHIRE — Luke McCurdy plodded down the lane. He had turned the corner on Marengo guard Weston Shepard. Before center Hunter Simonini could step out ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys basketball notes: Marengo's Knobloch six off season 3-point record

    Marengo can wrap up a share of the BNC East Division championship at Burlington Central on Tuesday, and junior guard Zach Knobloch also might break th ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 6:56 pm
  • Boys hoops: Marian Central's Lindell player of the week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekWyatt LindellMarian Central, Sr., GuardFor the second Friday in a row, Lindell hi ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 6:48 pm
  • High schools girls bowling: Marengo's Dominique Bailey finishes 65th

    Marengo's Dominique Bailey finished in 65th place with a two-day series of 2,366 at the girls bowling state finals Saturday at the Cherry Bowl in Rock ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 8:05 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Lindell's 3-pointer leads Marian Central to win

    Wyatt Lindell hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left for the Marian Central boys basketball team in its 67-64 win over Benet Academy in ES ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Marengo's Bailey 36th after Day 1 at state

    Marengo senior Dominique Bailey finished in a tie for 36th place Friday after the first day of the girls bowling state finals at the Cherry Bowl in Ro ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Baker throws weight around at North Central College

    Amid winter’s chill, Lina Baker can’t wait for spring.Baker, a Prairie Ridge grad, is a track and fi ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • High school wrestling: State wrestling capsules

    Thirty five local wrestlers qualified for the state finals tournament beginning Thursday in Champaign.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 6:11 pm
  • High school wrestling: 35 from area, 13 first-timers, head to state

    Thirteen local wrestlers will be making their first appearance at the state finals beginning Thursday at the State Farm Center on the University of Il ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats Richmond-Burton

    MARENGO – Richmond-Burton was poised to break the hex that Marengo held over it and firmly grab control of the Big Northern Conference East Division r ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Marian Central, Woodstock North advance in 3A Marian Regional

    WOODSTOCK – The Marian Central girls basketball team has a privilege that most teams do not get to experience. The Hurricanes get to play their region ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball Insider: Prairie Ridge's Otto Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekPayton OttoPrairie Ridge, jr., GOtto scored 29 points in two games as the Wolves ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 6:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo's Knobloch nears state record for 3s

    Nate Wright had a hunch.In late June, Wright, the first-year Marengo boys basketball coach, watched ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Marengo's Dominique Bailey headed to state

    Marengo's Dominique Bailey advanced to the state bowling finals with a six-game series of 1,259 at the Guilford Sectional at Don Carter Lanes in Rockf ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • High school wrestling: 3 Harvard wrestlers, 1 from Marengo headed to state

    The Harvard wrestling team advanced three wrestlers to the Class 1A state finals from the Oregon Sectional Saturday.
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 8:45 pm
  • High school basketball roundup: Marengo boys top Harvard as Knobloch hits 1,000

    Marengo’s Zach Knobloch needed 32 points to reach 1,000 for his career. That’s exactly what he score ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • High school wrestling: Marengo's Dauphin ready for sectional after elbow injury

    After just missing out on qualifying for state for the first time last season, Marengo wrestler Justin Dauphin entered his senior season with high hop ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 3:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Michael Volkening offered a simple explanation.“We were just lazy at the end of the h ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown tops Jacobs

    Jesania Laboy scored 19 points to lead the Dundee-Crown girls basketball team to the 48-27 win over Jacobs in FVC Valley Division play in Algonquin.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire shares FVC Fox title, playoff brackets for 3A/4A

    Hampshire earned a share of the FVC Fox championship by beating Prairie Ridge on Friday, although the Whips lost to Woodstock in their final division ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Johnsburg's Luke Lobermeier player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekLuke LobermeierJohnsburg, Senior, GuardLobermeier scored 44 points as the Skyhawk ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats North Boone

    The Marengo boys basketball team made 15 3-pointers in its 81-47 win over North Boone in BNC East Division play at Marengo.
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Richmond-Burton, Johnsburg and Alden-Hebron win

    The Richmond-Burton girls basketball team had three scorers in double digits as they defeated Harvard 43-33 in BNC East Division play in Harvard.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • Girls bowling roundup: Rachel Bauman leads Marengo over Johnsburg

    Rachel Baumann bowled a 644 series to lead the Marengo girls bowling team to the 3,221-2,576 Big Northern Conference win over Johnsburg on Wednesday a ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Richmond-Burton defeats Marengo in BNC East

    Sara Swanson scored 15 points Tuesday to lead the Richmond-Burton girls basketball team to a 42-33 victory over Marengo in Big Northern Conference Eas ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Marengo's Rachel Baumann rolls 299 in win over Rockford Christian

    Marengo's Rachel Baumann bowled a 299 game and a 707 series Tuesday to help lead the Indians to the 3,616-2,812 victory over Rockford Christian in Big ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball Insider: Richmond-Burton's Sam Kaufman Athlete of Week

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  • Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

    Deanna Hecht, Huntley, Girls Soccer
    Mic Faunce, Marian Central, Softball
    Bobby Miller, McHenry, Baseball
    Nicole Robins, Cary-Grove, Girls Track