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  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op caps state 3-peat, adds 6 individual medals

    PALATINE – What Prairie Ridge accomplished Friday – with Nikki Baars’ all-around state title and securing its third consecutive state team championshi ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 7:30 pm
  • 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: Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics on Day 1 of state meet

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    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:18 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 boys basketball: Jacobs downs Prairie Ridge, grabs hold of FVC lead

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Maybe a loss wasn’t such a bad thing after all.That’s what Jacobs boys basketball coa ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • Prairie Ridge to rehire Kelly MacDonald as girls cross country coach; Crystal Lake co-op girls swim coach resigns

    Prairie Ridge is set to hire Kelly MacDonald as the head girls cross country coach, pending District 155 school board approval at its monthly meeting ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 6:08 pm
  • 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 girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge eyes 3rd straight state championship

    There are a couple of things Prairie Ridge knows heading into the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet on Friday and Saturday at Palatine High School.
    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 girls basketball: Crystal Lake South edges McHenry in 2 OTs, will meet Dundee-Crown in regional final

    McHENRY — Through 40 minutes of basketball, not once did Crystal Lake South coach Mark Mucha go to his bench. 
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Girls high school basketball: Prairie Ridge fights off Crystal Lake Central's late rally

    McHENRY – Crystal Lake Central's Cori Hamill made a wild, running hook with her right hand with 18.8 seconds remaining in Monday's Class 4A McHenry Re ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • Photos: Crystal Lake Central vs. Prairie Ridge

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    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:55 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 boys basketball: Prairie Ridge outlasts Dundee-Crown; Ferbet scores 11

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Playing without three regular starters, Prairie Ridge slugged out a 46-35 boys basketball win over Dundee-Crown behind 11 points from f ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 8:50 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley defeats Crystal Lake South to earn share of 4th straight FVC title

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley girls basketball team figured its chance for a fourth straight Fox Valley Conference title had slipped away after consecutive lo ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Morgan Madsen is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMorgan MadsenJohnsburg, so., G/FMadsen had a monster game in a 5 ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:50 pm
  • 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 girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins sectional; Nikki Baars wins all-around, all 4 events

    PALATINE – Prairie Ridge co-op gymnast Nikki Baars showed why she is one of the state’s top high school competitors, both with her performance and min ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • 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
  • 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 boys basketball: McHenry hands Prairie Ridge first FVC loss

    McHENRY – McHenry sensed what could be coming from Prairie Ridge.As well as the Warriors had played ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • High school hockey: D155 Predators defeat Evanston

    Four players scored for the D155 Predators in a 4-1 win Friday at Evanston. Nick Michelsen (Crystal Lake Central), Cory Zordan (Prairie Ridge), Dylan ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Katie Barker's 3-point shooting boosts Ohio Bobcats

    A knee injury kept Katie Barker off the court last winter for portions of her redshirt season at Ohio University.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:45 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op handles McHenry before heading into postseason

    McHENRY – The Cary-Grove co-op boys swim team had long since clinched the dual meet victory over McHenry, but Trojans senior captain Ethan Hare came o ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • PHOTOS: Cary-Grove co-op vs. McHenry boys swimming

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    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • 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
  • High school football: McHenry RB Gio Purpura, other local athletes ready to sign

    Gio Purpura had a strong résumé with some eye-catching highlights to sell to prospective colleges. ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:42 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 girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins Buffalo Grove Regional, takes top 4 all-around spots

    BUFFALO GROVE – Clancy Raupp is rounding into form at the most ideal time for Prairie Ridge’s co-op girls gymnastics team.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • High school hockey: Crystal Lake South defeats Evanston; South's Josh Albrecht named All-State

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team celebrated senior night Sunday with a 6-2 victory over Evanston at Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee.
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 9:50 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge's Loeding has season ended by injury

    Prairie Ridge received news that was somewhat expected, yet still tough to take Thursday when forward Kyle Loeding learned his high school basketball ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Cary-Grove

    Prairie Ridge defeated Cary-Grove, 52-27, in wrestling action Thursday on senior night in Crystal Lake. The Wolves sent off seniors Trey Fowler, Eric ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown tops Prairie Ridge for 4th straight win

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Dundee-Crown junior Anna Kieltyka spent ninth-hour study hall practicing her shot in the school gym before her team’s Fox Valley Confer ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:44 am
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge tops Huntley, but Kyle Loeding hurt; McHenry, Jacobs, Alden-Hebron win

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge had to get past Huntley without one of its leading scorers, when 6-foot-2 forward Kyle Loeding injured a knee in the firs ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 11:06 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 soccer: Makena Silber, Illinois commit, to play for Prairie Ridge this spring

    Makena Silber already had committed to play soccer at the University of Illinois when her dad, who works for General Electric, was offered a position ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 9:44 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge's Jenkins chooses Iowa

    Iowa’s football coaches needed to see only one play of the IHSA Class 6A football state championship game to know how badly they wanted Prairie Ridge ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 1:05 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: CL South, Dundee-Crown, Marian Central and Hampshire win

    Crystal Lake South 49, Prairie Ridge 37: At Prairie Ridge, South's Taylor Jozefowicz scored 18 points and Annika Sevcik scored 12 to lead the Gators ( ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry wins Mary Landa Invite at Woodstock North

    The McHenry boys swim team won the Mary Landa Invite on Saturday at Woodstock North. The Warriors won with a score of 597.5, beating out second-place ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 8:58 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge second in final meet of regular season

    The Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team finished second in its final meet of the regular season Friday at Barrington, with a team score of 144.1 ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge overcomes early deficit, beats Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Fresh off its largest defeat of the season, Prairie Ridge's boys basketball team rebounded from an early deficit to beat Crystal Lake C ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake Central grad Celeste Madda earns track honor for UW-Whitewater

    Celeste Madda’s 2016 indoor track and field season lasted only two meets.A year later, one indoor me ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 6:47 pm
  • 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 boys basketball roundup: Richmond-Burton beats North Boone; Prairie Ridge loses to Lake Forest

    Blaine Bayer’s 17 points led Richmond-Burton to a nonconference boys basketball victory over North Boone, 82-38, Wednesday in Richmond. Bayer scored a ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:02 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
  • 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 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 swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins Jefferson Invite; McHenry 4th; Woodstock has individual champion

    Cary-Grove co-op did not win an individual event and won only one relay but earned the team championship Saturday at the boys swimming J-Hawk Invitati ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:39 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge wins Nequa Valley Invitational

    Prairie Ridge co-op's girls gymnastics team won the Nequa Valley Invitational on Saturday, led by Nikki Baars, who won the all-around competition. 
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 7:37 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Olivia Jakubicek helps Saint Louis U. basketball in many ways

    When it comes to rebounding, Olivia Jakubicek has a simple approach.“I just focus on playing each mi ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 5:32 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown upsets Huntley; Hampshire, Johnsburg, Woodstock North win

    Dundee-Crown's Paige Gieseke scored 12 points and Allison Michalski added 10 to help the Chargers top first-place Huntley in a Fox Valley Conference g ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • Baseball: Prairie Ridge grad Kevin Kaczmarski eager to help Mets in minors after surgery

    Kevin Kaczmarski noticed something different recently during his offseason workouts.Something vastly ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:00 am
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central beats Prairie Ridge

    Crystal Lake Central's wrestling team beat Prairie Ridge, 47-24, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet Thursday at Prairie Ridge. Prairie Ridge’s Nick ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, Huntley, Prairie Ridge win in FVC play

    Crystal Lake South dug out of a hole to beat McHenry, 46-38, on Tuesday in Crystal Lake. The Gators trailed, 16-2, after the first quarter. Taylor Joz ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op right on track in win over Jacobs co-op

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A midweek dual during finals wasn't the best environment for personal-best times, as Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Scott Lattyak ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 9:28 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op edges Neuqua Valley

    Clancy Raupp took home two first-place finishes and led the Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team past Neuqua Valley, 130.1-129.2, Monday in Naper ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 9:58 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 girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge Co-op repeats as Lake Forest Robin Straus Invitational champ

    LAKE FOREST – After spending considerable time out of the gym over the holiday break, Prairie Ridge sophomore Kira Karlblom went to the Lake Forest Ro ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge and Jacobs win in FVC action

    Cary-Grove's Zach Beaugureau scored 13 points, and Matt McCumber added 10 to lead the Trojans boys basketball team in a 44-41 Fox Valley Conference wi ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 9:23 pm
  • HIgh school hockey: Zordan scores hat trick in D155 Predators win

    Prairie Ridge's Cory Zordan scored a hat trick Saturday, netting all three goals for the D155 Predators hockey team as it beat BGHW, 3-2, at the Cryst ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 9:19 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Harvard beats Woodstock; Prairie Ridge wins 2 duals

    Five Hornets pins led Harvard over Woodstock, 60-24, at the Woodstock wrestling triangular Friday. Harvard pins came from Blake Bischke (106 pounds), ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Dundee-Crown, Huntley, Richmond-Burton win

    Liz Alsot scored 16 points and powered McHenry past Hampshire, 38-34, Friday in Fox Valley Conference girls basketball action in McHenry. Alsot made s ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • 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 hockey: D155 Predators beat Carmel

    Five different D155 Predators scored in a 5-2 win over Carmel on Thursday at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills. Cory Zordan (Prairie Ridge) and Brenna ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 9:27 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Hampshire puts away Prairie Ridge

    HAMPSHIRE – Hampshire had drifted away from the efficient offense that had built a 10-point lead early against Prairie Ridge.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 11:51 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 football: Prairie Ridge's Samson Evans adds 4 more offers since state championship game

    Samson Evans’ popularity has grown in the five weeks since he and Prairie Ridge won the Class 6A football state championship.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekRachel DumoulinHampshire, sr., G-FDumoulin had 17 points against ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • Prairie Ridge football, Evan Jager's silver medal top McHenry County sports stories of 2016

    Top Local Sports Stories of 2016No. Story Votes1. Prairie Ridge football 492. Evan Jager silver meda ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs sinks Prairie Ridge in Hinkle Holiday Classic final

    ALGONQUIN – The first thing on Jacobs center Cameron Krutwig’s checklist before the season was for the Golden Eagles to win their own Hinkle Holiday C ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge tops Grant to advance to Jacobs' Hinkle Holiday Classic final

    ALGONQUIN – Prairie Ridge was not able to finish off Grant with its usual authority, but ultimately it did not matter.
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 11:51 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: Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg, Marian Central win in Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Prairie Ridge grabbed control early and held on the entire game in a 70-58 victory over Chicago Clark on Friday at Jacobs’ Hinkle Holiday ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry tops Prairie Ridge to win Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    McHENRY – McHenry's Liz Alsot punished Prairie Ridge on the inside repeatedly, outmuscling and outworking Wolves defenders underneath the basket and f ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • High school wrestling: 19 locals advance at Dvorak Invitational, 4 in semifinals; Harvard beats Prairie Ridge in triangular

    Four local wrestlers – Huntley's Zach Spencer, Jacobs' Jacob Sabella and Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen and Seamus O'Donnell – advanced to the ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: McHenry's Izzy Gscheidle is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekIzzy GscheidleMcHenry, so., GGscheidle has been on fire at the N ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • Girls basketball: McHenry beats Crystal Lake South in Northern Illinois Holiday Classic semifinal

    McHENRY – McHenry sophomore Izzy Gscheidle was given space and didn’t shy away from an opportunity.G ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central for 4th straight win

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge center Sammi Lockwood presented a "nightmare matchup" scenario for Crystal Lake Central from the outset of Monday's Fox V ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 12:04 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 gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op tries to live up to lofty reputation

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Maddy Kim’s freshman season with Prairie Ridge’s co-op girls gymnastics team was one of those “ignorance is bliss” situations.
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 1:12 am
  • High school wrestling roundup: Prairie Ridge finishes 3rd at Harvard tournament; McHenry goes 2-1 at home quad

    Prairie Ridge had four first-place finishers and took third place overall Saturday in the Sciacca/Holtfreter Wrestling Tournament at Harvard. Antioch’ ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school gymnastics roundup: Prairie Ridge wins Homewood-Flossmoor Holiday Invitational

    Prairie Ridge's girls gymnastics team won the Homewood-Flossmoor Holiday Gymnastics Invitational on Saturday. Lincoln-Way co-op finished second and Ca ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:19 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 boys basketball: Prairie Ridge defeats Boylan in Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN - The close to the first half provided a perfect snapshot of how efficient Prairie Ridge played.
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge tops Marian Central, wins pool in Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    RICHMOND – After winning only one of its first 10 games to start the season, Prairie Ridge is raising eyebrows at the 28th annual Northern Illinois Ho ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 6:45 pm
  • High school wrestling: Prairie Ridge tops Woodstock; McHenry, Huntley win

    Sophomores Jace Sparks (120 pounds) and Trey Piotrowski (138) each recorded pins for Prairie Ridge on Thursday in a 39-24 nonconference wrestling vict ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 10:33 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 boys basketball: Prairie Ridge holds off Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Even on a night when it committed 25 turnovers and scored only two baskets in the fourth quarter, the Prairie Ridge boys basketball tea ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • 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
  • 2016 Northwest Herald Football Player of the Year: Prairie Ridge's Samson Evans

    Prairie Ridge quarterback Samson Evans had a tough act to follow after a sophomore season in which he was selected as the 2015 Northwest Herald Footba ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 11:36 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 volleyball: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Volleyball All-Area teamFirst teamAlly DionHuntley, sr., OHDion, the Northwest Hera ...
    Dec. 11, 2016 - 5:46 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge tops McHenry in low-scoring game

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge forward Kyle Loeding’s six fourth-quarter points could have been classified as a scoring outburst in Saturday’s game agai ...
    Dec. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • High school wrestling: McHenry ties for 5th at the Mudge/McMorrow Prospect Invitational

    The McHenry wrestling team tied for fifth place overall at the 57th annual Mudge/McMorrow Prospect Invitational on Saturday in Mount Prospect.
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 8:44 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
  • Girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op takes 2nd at DeKalb tournament

    DeKALB – The Prairie-Ridge co-op gymnastics team had the third- through sixth-place finishers Friday at its season-opening tournament in DeKalb, but t ...
    Dec. 10, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge rolls past Hampshire in 2nd half

    HAMPSHIRE – Prairie Ridge spent the last part of the first half solving its offensive issues then worked on defensive adjustments during the halftime ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge at Hampshire boys basketball

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    Dec. 7, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Liz Alsot's double-double leads McHenry to victory; Jacobs, Woodstock and Dundee-Crown win

    McHenry's Liz Alsot scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Warriors in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball win over Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • 2016 Northwest Herald Girls Swimmer of the Year: Prairie Ridge's Valerie Tarazi

    For the third year in a row, Prairie Ridge junior Valerie Tarazi ended her season with a pair of state medals.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • 2016 Northwest Herald Girls Tennis Player of the Year: Prairie Ridge's Annie Timm

    Praire Ridge senior tennis player Annie Timm finally broke through in 2016. After losing in the finals of the Fox Valley Conference Tournament the pas ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • High school boys basketball insider: Dundee-Crown's Jack Orndahl is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekJack OrndahlDundee-Crown, jr., GOrndahl scored a game-high 22 points and hit four ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • High school girls tennis: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First teamSinglesSkylar Olsen Crystal Lake South, so.Olsen was the Gators' No. 1 singles player and ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • 2016 Northwest Herald Boys Golfer of the Year: Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam

    Prairie Ridge’s Ethan Farnam ended his four-year varsity career with his second straight runner-up finish at the Class 3A state tournament at The Den ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 1:19 am
  • High school boys hockey: Crystal Lake South edges D155 Predators

    Crystal Lake South's hockey team held off the D155 Predators, 2-1, Sunday at Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school boys golf: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Boys Golf All-Area teamFirst teamZach BeaugureauCary-Grove, sr.Beaugureau advanced ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge shuts down Cary-Grove in FVC opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Trevor Potter wasted no time getting reacclimated to dribbling, passing and shooting a basketball rather than tackling wide receivers.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • High school football: Community celebrates Prairie Ridge's state championship

    Austen Ferbet began with the usual precaution of not sounding too brash when the question was posed.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:29 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
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs win FVC duals

    WRESTLINGCrystal Lake Central 50, Cary-Grove 21: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers (2-0, 2-0 Fox Valley Co ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry beats Cary-Grove; Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire

    The McHenry wrestling team beat Cary-Grove, 39-27, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet Thursday night at McHenry. McHenry’s Tyler Lowery (138 pounds) ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • High School Football: Prairie Ridge elevates in final rankings

    The most important ranking was the No. 1 spot Prairie Ridge earned on the turf Saturday at the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium in Champaign.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • Football: All-Fox Valley Conference team announced

    Here is the All-Fox Valley Conference football team, which was released Wednesday.All-Fox Valley Con ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron and Woodstock North win nonconference games

    Four Crystal Lake South players scored in double digits as the Gators beat Carmel, 61-54, Tuesday in a nonconference game in Crystal Lake.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry defeats Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After McHenry jumped on a loose ball near midcourt late in the fourth quarter, senior guard Julia Rice raised her hands, looking for th ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • PHOTOS: High school girls basketball – Prairie Ridge vs. McHenry

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    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school football notes: Prairie Ridge loaded with talented juniors; Johnsburg, Cary-Grove players rise on record lists

    Prairie Ridge fullback Manny Ebirim looked up and down the table at his five teammates, four of whom are juniors, and smiled.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • High school ice hockey: Crystal Lake South, District 155 lose

    Crystal Lake South and District 155 both lost Saturday on the second day of the PREP Hockey Thanksgiving Showcase Tournament at West Meadows Ice Arena ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge uses 'ace in the hole' play in championship victory

    CHAMPAIGN – Prairie Ridge coach Chris Schremp called the play his team’s “ace in the hole,” something that was in the playbook, but rarely ran.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge tops Sacred Heart-Griffin to win Class 6A state championship

    CHAMPAIGN – Nothing was going to stop Prairie Ridge from completing its mission, not even one of the worst starts imaginable in the most important gam ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Hammond: Jenkins' key block spurred offensive onslaught for state champion Prairie Ridge

    CHAMPAIGN – Prairie Ridge needed to make something happen. Quarterback Samson Evans had fumbled twice early in the game. The Wolves trailed Sacred Hea ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • High School Football: Prairie Ridge wins 6A state championship

    CHAMPAIGN – Prairie Ridge fulfilled its mission and achieved perfection on Saturday.The Wolves had o ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 4:44 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Marian Central goes 4-0 at Carmel Team Duals

    Marian Central's wrestling team started the season with four wins Friday for first-year coach David Silva at the Carmel Team Duals in Mundelein.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • High school hockey: D-155 Predators, Crystal Lake South each go 2-0 in PREP Thanksgiving Showcase

    Prairie Ridge's Kyle Smolen scored five goals Friday for the District 155 Predators in a 10-1 hockey win over Plainfield North at the PREP Thanksgivin ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school football: Class 6A state championship preview capsule

    Class 6A state championshipPrairie Ridge (13-0) vs. Sacred Heart-Griffin (13-0)When: 1 p.m. Saturday ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:42 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge QB Samson Evans is 'The Man'

    Prairie Ridge football coach Chris Schremp has seen loads of talented players come through in his highly successful program in 15 years.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:37 pm
  • High school football journal: Nik Koelblinger grateful to be part of Prairie Ridge team, community

    Football players from Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge have been asked to share some thoughts on their season as they head into the biggest game of their c ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school football journal: Joe Perhats, Prairie Ridge teammates embrace rare opportunity

    Football players from Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge have been asked to share some thoughts on their season as they head into the biggest game of their c ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:19 pm
  • Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge football teams take shots at greatness

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

    Ken and Derek Leonard almost didn’t know what to do the week of Thanksgiving last year.Ken Leonard, ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 3:43 am
  • Inside Girls Basketball

    Athlete of the Week Vannessa GarreltsMarian Central, jr., GThe 5-foot-5 junior led the Hurricanes to ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Prairie Ridge player journal: Peter Dunican

    Football players from Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge have been asked to share some thoughts on their season as they head into the biggest game of their c ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • 'The future plays here': Current Prairie Ridge players watched 2011 state championship game

    The IHSA’s sign on the wall of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium now seems prophetic.  A group of fifth- a ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Jacobs win tourney games

    Crystal Lake South's Jon Holloway and Tyler Haskin each scored 20 points Wednesday as the Gators defeated Johnsburg, 73-67, in their Johnsburg/Richmon ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school football journal: Prairie Ridge's Ben Schultz, 'brothers' lay it all on line

    Football players from Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge have been asked to share some thoughts on their season as they head into the biggest game of their c ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge shows how good option offense can be

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Ask Prairie Ridge about the virtues of triple-option football and the Wolves will reel off a list of reasons why it works.
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • 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 football journal: Prairie Ridge's Greiner not the average football player

    Football players from Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge have been asked to share some thoughts on their season as they head into the biggest game of their c ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 6:31 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
  • Congratulations Aannah Interrante, January Athlete of the Month!