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  • 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
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton clinches Kishwaukee River Conference title share

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

    Live updates from the area's Week 8 high school football games ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:06 pm
  • High school football Week 8 preview capsules

    Friday's gamesFox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0) at Jacobs (4-3, 3-3)When: 7 p.m.About th ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • High school boys soccer insider: Woodstock's Will Maidment is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, more

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

    Jordan Proszenyak had six kills, three aces, 12 digs and two blocks Tuesday to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-23, 25-23 Fox Valley Conference girls v ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • High school boys golf: Locals come up short at Class 3A St. Viator Sectional

    MOUNT PROSPECT – Johnsburg senior Grant Fisher had played the course at Old Orchard Country Club two or three times before Monday's Class 3A St. Viato ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 7:43 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Johnsburg wins first Kishwaukee River Conference Tournament

    Johnsburg won the inaugural Kishwaukee River Conference Girls Tennis Tournament hosted by Woodstock and Woodstock North on Saturday. 
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. Voting runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 9:36 pm
  • High school football: Week 7 stories, photos and coverage

    New power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the playoff chances for area teamsRichmond-Burton 39, Marengo ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school football: Richmond-Burton tops Marengo to become playoff-eligible

    RICHMOND – Richmond-Burton made sure its final regular-season home game of the year was one to remember.
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Styf: McHenry County high school football playoff outlook after Week 7 games

    ClinchedPrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0), Class 6A - The Wolves remain the favorite to be the top seed in th ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake Central; Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg win

    Crystal Lake Central 2, McHenry 1: At McHenry, the Tigers came from behind to beat McHenry, 11-25, 25-20, 25-16, in an FVC match.
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 7 games

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

    FRIDAY'S GAMESFox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove (5-1, 4-1) at Crystal Lake South (2-4, 2-4)When: 7 p.m ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls golf: Marian Central wins regional title; Richmond-Burton's Hahn wins medalist crown

    BULL VALLEY – For the second day in a row, Marian Central brought home a regional title.After the bo ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton defeats Marengo

    Richmond-Burton's Addie Halverson had 15 kills to lead the Rockets to a Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball win, 25-15, 25-16, over Marengo o ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Huntley beats McHenry in OT; Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Marengo win

    Aaron Ruffner was involved in both goals as Huntley came from behind to beat McHenry, 2-1, in overtime Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys golf: Marian Central wins first boys golf regional since 2008

    ELGIN — Marian Central senior golfer Wyatt Wagner was talking, but his eyes kept gravitating toward the Class 2A regional championship plaque in his l ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 6:38 pm
  • Podcast: Week 7 high school football preview

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

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

    Todd Dombrowski celebrated senior night with a hat trick Monday to lead Johnsburg to a 4-1 Kishwaukee River Conference boys soccer victory against Woo ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • Statewide podcast: How does Johnsburg stack up statewide and can a 4-win team make playoffs?

    If there's a Chicago Public Schools teacher strike still going on when the IHSA playoff brackets are announced, what happens?
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge 5th in Harland Invitational

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

    Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy, Weston Sterchi and Brandon Tomasello finished third through fifth Saturday, leading the Tigers to a team win in t ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

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

    New power rankings Styf: Breaking down area team's playoff chances Johnsburg 56, Woodstock North 0 ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • High school football: Marengo tops Mendota

    MARENGO – It was a true battle of different styles as the triple option running Mendota Trojans visited Rod Pope Field, the home of the high powered s ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Styf: High school football playoff chances for area teams after Week 6

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

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

    Fox Valley ConferenceMcHenry (4-1, 3-1) at Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0)When: 7 p.m. FridayAbout the Warr ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys golf: Jack Moscinski all-conference, leads Marian Central to 8th in ESCC tourney

    East Suburban Catholic Conference Championship: At Pine Meadow in Mundelein, Marian Central’s Jack M ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Harvard, Woodstock North, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Huntley win

    Alonzo Carrillo scored five goals, including the final four in the first half, Thursday to lead the Harvard boys soccer team to a 9-1 Kishwaukee River ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge win in FVC

    Jordan Proszenyak and Hannah Koenig each finished with five kills and seven blocks to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-18, 25-15 Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls golf: Alyssa Pfaff leads Marengo over Grayslake North; Dundee-Crown wins

    Alyssa Pfaff shot a 44 to earn medalist honors and lead the Marengo girls golf team to a 191-230 nonconference victory over Grayslake North on Thursda ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win conference matches

    Addie Halverson had a team-high nine kills and six aces to lead Richmond-Burton to a three-set Kishwaukee River Conference win over Woodstock on Tuesd ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South tops Huntley; Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win

    Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen and Rachel Anklam won their singles matches Tuesday to help the Gators edge Huntley, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • HIgh school girls cross country: Richmond-Burton wins Genoa-Kingston Matt Walter Invite, Hampshire comes in second

    Richmond-Burton had four top-10 finishers, most of any team at the Genoa-Kingston Matt Walter Invite, helping the Rockets take home the overall title ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Hampshire wins Genoa-Kingston Matt Walter Invite, Richmond-Burton second

    Hampshire's Jacob Oury finished second at the Genoa-Kingston Matt Walter Invitational on Tuesday at Walcamp in Kingston, leading the Whip-Purs to a te ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school girls golf: Mackenzie Hahn takes 1st, leads Richmond-Burton to KRC Tournament title; Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central co-op

    Richmond-Burton golfers Mackenzie Hahn and Lauryn Davis finished first and second, respectively, to lead the Rockets to a first-place finish at the Ki ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • Podcast: Week 6 McHenry County high school football preview

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

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 3:02 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Cary-Grove tops Huntley; Harvard, Marengo win

    Cary-Grove's Colin Baily and Zach Beaugureau each shot 39s Monday to lead the Trojans to a 166-181 Fox Valley Conference boys golf victory over Huntle ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock North, Prairie Ridge, Marian Central win

    Woodstock North's Edder Tapia scored two goals and assisted on another Monday to lead the Thunder to a 5-1 Kishwaukee River Conference win over Mareng ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Prairie Ridge wins Crystal Lake Central Invitational

    The Prairie Ridge girls tennis team won the Crystal Lake Central Invitational on Saturday in Crystal Lake.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini wins Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Invite

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

    Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker finished first and Richmond-Burton placed second Saturday at Grant's James Taylor Boys Cross Country Invitational at ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • Styf: Breaking down the area high school football team's playoff chances after Week 5

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

    New high school football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the area team's playoff chances after Wee ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • High school football: Marengo tops Harvard

    HARVARD – Seems nothing makes sense for this season's Harvard Hornets.As improbable as it may seem, ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • High school football: Week 5 capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Huntley (3-1, 3-1) vs. Cary-Grove (3-1, 3-1) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Bohr ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:58 am
  • High school football: Jarren Jackson carrying the load for Marengo

    As the carries pile up, so do the hits on Jarren Jackson’s body and the effort he puts forth on each rushing attempt with his legs pumping and cutting ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:37 am
  • High school girls golf roundup: Pascente lead Prairie Ridge win hole-in-one, McHenry and Marengo also win

    Prairie Ridge's Sophia Pacente shot a 40, including the first competitive hole-in-one in school history, to lead the Wolves in a 180-239 nonconference ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: McHenry, Prairie Ridge and Huntley win duals

    McHenry's Ben Prisching shot an even-par 35 and Truman Keppy shot a 39 lead the Warriors in a nonconference win over the Blue Streaks, 162-181, at McH ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown beats Cary-Grove in OT, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Hampshire, Harvard and Woodstock North win

    Dundee-Crown's Ivan Aviles scored in the second period of overtime to help the Chargers pull out a 2-1 Fox Valley Conference win at Cary-Grove on Thur ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock North, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Dundee-Crown and Woodstock win

    Woodstock North's Emily Haynes recorded a school record 35 digs to lead the Thunder (5-12, 2-3) in a Kishwaukee River Conference win, 23-25, 25-17, 25 ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 5 games

    Updates from our coverage of the McHenry County area's 11 high school football games ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock, McHenry, Alden-Hebron, Johnsburg, Jacobs and Richmond-Burton win

    Autumn Overly and Patience McKenzie each had 11 assists to drive the Woodstock offense in a Kishwaukee River conference win over Marengo, 25-21, 25-15 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock and Jacobs win

    Julian Ajroja scored twice and assisted on another, while Jeremy Jareckyj had a goal and two assists, leading Dundee-Crown in a 4-0 Fox Valley Confere ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Podcast: Previewing Week 5 of high school football in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 5 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • High school football: AP Illinois statewide poll

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:07 pm
  • State football notes: Marengo's Jarren Jackson carrying the load

    Marengo running back Jarren Jackson played an integral role last year in a prolific offense as the Indians advanced to the Class 4A playoffs semifinal ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 1:12 am
  • Football notes: Crystal Lake South's Keegan, Prairie Ridge's flag, McHenry's win, Cary-Grove's Pennington to return and more

    The moment is one which Crystal Lake South football coach Chuck Ahsmann recalls experiencing only twice, and not one he cares to go through again.
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley 2nd at Woodstock-Ryan Byrne Cross Country Festival

    Huntley freshman Gen Porsche won Flight 5 to lead the Red Raiders to second place at the Woodstock-Ryan Byrne Cross Country Festival Saturday at Emric ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. Voting is open now until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:05 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 coverage, photos and more

    Updated football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down area team's playoff chancesWoodstock North 46, Ma ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Styf: Breaking down the playoff chances of the McHenry County area football teams

    With four weeks' worth of games completed, here's a look at where the area's high school football teams stand in the race to the IHSA football playoff ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • High school football: Woodstock North tops Marengo to end Indians' win streak

    MARENGO – The Woodstock North rushing attack chipped away for tough yards up the middle, broke away for big gains on the outside, and kept Marengo's d ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:41 am
  • High school football: Week 4 live updates

    Updates from all of the area's 11 football games for Week 4 on Sept. 16. ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 5:31 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South and Huntley headed to PepsiCo Showdown finals

    Crystal Lake South gave up three first-half goals in Thursday’s PepsiCo Showdown semifinal at Carmel, but came from behind to force overtime with two ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • High school girls tennis: Jacobs, Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Johnsburg and Woodstock win

    Jacobs No. 1 singles player Haley Steinkamp beat Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen, 6-3, 7-6 (4), to help lead the Golden Eagles in a 4-3 Fox Valley C ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Woodstock, Cary-Grove, McHenry and Huntley win

    Johnsburg 2, Marengo 0: At Johnsburg, Alex Arber had five kills to lead the Skyhawks in a 25-20, 25-21 Kishwaukee River Conference win. Johnsburg's Ki ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 game capsules

    East Suburban Catholic ConferenceMarian Central (2-1, 0-1) at Chicago Marist (2-1, 1-0)When: 7:30 p. ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: Hampshire, Woodstock co-op and Marian Central win

    Myles Miller and Mark Spitzer both shot a 2-over-par 38 Wednesday to earn co-medalist honors for the Hampshire boys golf team and lead the Whip-Purs t ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock, Johnsburg and Cary-Grove win

    Jacobs got singles wins from Haley Steinkamp and Lindsay Cunningham, plus a sweep of the doubles matches, to hand Huntley its first loss of the season ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op takes county title

    BULL VALLEY – Crystal Lake Central's co-op girls golf team suffered its first loss to Huntley in program history two weeks ago and was runner-up to th ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Hampshire, Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge and Marian Central win

    After dropping the first set on the road, Johnsburg came from behind to beat Woodstock North, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23, in a Kishwaukee River Conference ma ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Podcast: Preview high school football Week 4 in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 4 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school volleyball roundup: Marengo falls to Rockford Lutheran

    Marengo's Anna Walsweer had 10 digs in a nonconference loss for the Indians, 25-10, 25-10, to Rockford Lutheran. Alexis Anchor led Marengo (4-5, 1-1) ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 8:14 pm
  • High school football notes: Niemic brothers at McHenry, Johnsburg flying high along with Jacobs, Richmond-Burton and Alden-Hebron

    Rob Niemic figures he spent enough of his life telling his little brother what to do, so now it’s Jon’s turn to give the orders.
    Sept. 11, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. You can vote from now until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • High school football: Week 3 results, stories, photos and more

    New power rankingsPrairie Ridge 48, Crystal Lake Central 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • High school football: Marengo pulls away from Woodstock

    MARENGO - Marengo has developed its identity three games into the football season as a team that may start slow, but knows how to finish with big play ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • High school football: Week 3 game capsules

    Fox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (2-0, 2-0) at Crystal Lake Central (2-0, 2-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown rallies past McHenry

    Emma Brant had 10 kills and two blocks and Ali Buckley registered 11 assists to help Dundee-Crown come from behind for a Fox Valley Conference victory ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Marengo wins in PKs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win, Harvard, Jacobs and CL South tie

    Marengo’s Dylan Trainor, Coby Steffen, Landen Pfeiffer and Kenny Reed made their kicks in a penalty shootout to help the Indians beat Richmond-Burton, ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: McHenry and Jacobs win

    McHenry's Maddie Ogden shot a 3-over-par 39 to take individual medalist honors and lead the Warriors in a 175-221 Fox Valley Conference win over Hamps ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • Live updates: Week 3 high school football games

    Follow along for updates on all of the area's Week 3 high school football game results. ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Podcast: Breaking down the area's 10 Week 3 high school football games

    The Northwest Herald Week 3 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • High school football: Week 3 statewide Illinois AP poll

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 4:13 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry, Woodstock North, Huntley, Harvard, Crystal Lake South and Woodstock win

    McHenry scored five second-half goals, from five different scorers, to beat Grant, 5-0, in a nonconference match Tuesday in Fox Lake. 
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Woodstock and Crystal Lake South win

    Marian Central dropped the first set on the road at Marist Tuesday, but came from behind for a 17-25, 25-21, 25-22 East Suburban Catholic Conference v ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Richmond-Burton, Marian Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn shot a 35 at Beaver Creek Golf Course, leading the Rockets in a Kishwaukee River Conference victory over the Hornets, ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Marengo and Marian Central win

    Crystal Lake Central 170, McHenry 174: At Turnberry Country Club, Maverick Edwards shot a 38 to lead the Tigers (2-2) in a Fox Valley Conference dual ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • Marengo rallies around former Indians football player Derek Caskey, fighting mouth cancer

    Derek Caskey was determined to add weight and get stronger this summer in order to get on the football field more for NCAA Division III Central Colleg ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • High school football: Week 2 results, photos and complete coverage

    New football power rankingsPrairie Ridge 30, Huntley 20PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. HuntleyCrystal Lake ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 1:37 am
  • High school football: Marengo beats Elmwood Park

    MARENGO - Marengo took to the air in its football opener, scoring on four huge passing plays to hold off Winnebago.
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 2 games

    Our updates from all 12 area high school football games in Week 2 on Friday, Sept. 2. ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • High school volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley and Marian Central win

    Emma Brant had six kills to lead a balanced Dundee-Crown offense in a Fox Valley Conference win, 25-12, 25-22, at Cary-Grove. 
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Richmond-Burton, Marian Central and Crystal Lake Central co-op win

    Mackenzine Hahn shot a 43 and Lauryn Davis shot a 44 to lead Richmond-Burton in a Kishwaukee River Conference victory, 222-223, over Marengo at Mareng ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Marian Central, Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire, Dundee-Crown and Huntley win

    BOYS SOCCERJacobs 4, Marmion 3: At the Barrington Tournament, Noah Melick scored two second-half goa ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • High school boys golf: Richmond-Burton, Jacobs, Cary-Grove and McHenry win

    Jackson Bolman shot a 36 to take individual medalist honors and lead Richmond-Burton to a 163-173 victory over Marengo in a Kishwaukee River Conferenc ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school football: Week 2 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceHuntley (1-0, 1-0) at Prairie Ridge (1-0, 1-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, Prairie Ridg ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Woodstock and Marengo win

    Cameron Karney shot a 1-over 36 to lead Prairie Ridge in a 155-165 Fox Valley Conference win over Crystal Lake South at Crystal Lake Country Club.  
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, Woodstock, Johnsburg and Marengo win

    Crystal Lake South 2, Dundee-Crown 0: At Carpentersville, the Gators beat the Chargers, 25-19, 25-16, in a Fox Valley Conference match. 
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South, Woodstock win duals

    Crystal Lake South's top two singles players, Hannah Rakofsky and Rachel Anklam, both won in two sets to lead the Gators to a 4-1 nonconference victor ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Congratulations McKayla Wuensch, November Athlete of the Month!