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  • High school volleyball insider: Woodstock's Georgia Wicker player of week

    Player of the WeekGeorgia Wicker, soph.Woodstock liberoThe sophomore had 33 digs in two games in a w ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Prairie Ridge doubles duo confident for state meet

    When the IHSA announced the seeds and first-round matches this week for the girls tennis state tournament beginning Thursday, it was as if Prairie Rid ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys soccer: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central ousted from regional

    BELVIDERE – Both the Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central boys soccer teams traveled to Belvidere North Tuesday for a Class 2A regional semifinal ma ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown beats Jacobs

    The Dundee-Crown girls volleyball team rebounded from an opening set loss to defeat Jacobs in three sets, 11-15, 25-19, 26-24, to win in FVC Valley Di ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • High school soccer insider: Woodstock North's Alejandro Miranda player of the week

    Player of the WeekAlejandro Miranda, sr., midfielder, Woodstock NorthMiranda scored four goals in th ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • High school football: Student sections battle to be the best

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A bolt of lightning lit up the night sky above Crystal Lake Central High School on a Thursday night earlier this season. It halted the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • High school football insider: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Marian Central and Woodstock North all need a win to become playoff-eligible

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (8-0): The No. 1 team in Class 7A kept rolling along wi ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • High school football: Week 8 Player of the Week candidates

    Jeremy Behnke, Huntley, Sr. Behnke got his first varsity touchdown when he caught a 2-yard pass from ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge tops Woodstock North

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge no longer sets up every kickoff return to be a reverse in which a handoff is made, or faked, between the two deep men.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • High school golf: Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam 2 shots off state lead

    Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam leads all area golfers in the Class 3A tournament, shooting a 2-over-par 74 and is tied for fourth at The Den in Fox Cree ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Boys high school cross country insider: Johnsburg's Noah Miller runner of week

    Athlete of the WeekNoah MillerJohnsburg, SeniorMiller took fourth in 15:13.4 to lead the Skyhawks to ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:13 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake Central beats Prairie Ridge to win FVC Fox

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s volleyball team preserved their undefeated season and clinched the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division title with ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • High school football: Week 8 preview capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionJohnsburg (6-1, 5-0) at Burlington Central (5-2, 5-0)When: 7:15 ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • High school football take 2: Prairie Ridge vs. Woodstock North will be close

    One team is going to walk away from Prairie Ridge Athletic Stadium knowing it has a share of the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division championship. Wood ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge vs. Woodstock North winner earns share of FVC Fox title

    The previous meetings between Woodstock North and Prairie Ridge did not work out well for the Thunder.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Underwood stresses more sleep for McHenry County high school athletes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The overriding theme of renowned trainer John Underwood’s message to athletes is that everything matters and can affect your performanc ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock North beats Crystal Lake Central

    The Woodstock North boys soccer team defeated Crystal Lake Central, 5-4, behind four goals from senior midfielder Alejandro Miranda in Fox Valley Conf ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge has shown offensive versatility

    The Prairie Ridge football team put on a display of offensive versatility Friday night in their 28-20 win over Hampshire. 
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Tough day for local girls golfers at Class AA Warren Sectional

    GURNEE – Huntley senior Gillian Young leaned against the clubhouse wall Tuesday at Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, occasionally peaking down at her r ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove stays at No. 1; Huntley, Johnsburg receive votes this week

    Cary-Grove hung on to the top spot in The Associated Press Class 7A football rankings released Tuesday and is the lone area team in any top 10 heading ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Inside high school boys soccer: Harvard's Jerry Martinez athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekJerry MartinezHarvard, sr., MMartinez was the leading scorer on a Harvard team th ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Area boys high school boys golfers left in limbo at Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional

    LAKE BLUFF – Two rain delays and a lightning stoppage left many golfers in limbo at Monday’s Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional, which was officially susp ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 7:14 pm
  • Prep football insider: Johnsburg enters power rankings, in line for playoff seed

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (7-0): The Trojans, No. 1 in The Associated Press Class ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Girls Volleyball Roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South win tourneys

    Cary-Grove's girls volleyball team won the Schaumburg Invitational on Saturday for the first time since 2011, going 5-0 and defeating St. Charles Nort ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Boys Soccer Roundup: Crystal Lake South stops Glenbrook North

    The Crystal Lake South boys soccer team scored two first-half goals Saturday to beat Glenbrook North, 2-1, in nonconference play in Crystal Lake. 
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Jacobs edges Prairie Ridge for FVC girls tennis title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs knows what it’s like to finish second in the Fox Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 8:12 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week candidates

    Nick Brengman, Johnsburg, QBBrengman completed 12 of 15 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown as th ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Ebirim powers Prairie Ridge past Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – Prairie Ridge traveled to Hampshire Friday night, took the lead with a six-minute opening drive and never lost it on the way to a 28-20 vi ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Prep Roundup: Only one upset on first day of FVC girls tennis tourney

    All seeded players advanced out of pool play to the championship bracket at the Fox Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament played at District 155 s ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Prairie Ridge's Shine athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekAndie ShinePrairie Ridge, SeniorShine finished third in Antioch’s Harland Invitat ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Boys cross country insider: Huntley's Keagan Smith runner of the week

    Athlete of the WeekKeagan SmithHuntley, JuniorSmith finished second at the Peoria Central Invitation ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Inside Girls Tennis: Prairie Ridge forfeits FVC Fox title

    Athlete of the WeekAnnie TimmPrairie Ridge, so.Timm won two Fox Valley Conference Fox Division match ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Prep volleyball roundup: Marian Central tops St. Viator

    At Arlington Heights, junior outside hitter Rachel Giustino recorded 10 kills and added 15 digs to lead the Marian Central girls volleyball team to a ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Prairie Ridge shuts out Crystal Lake Central in first ever home night game

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The scene was set for Prairie Ridge to have a big night as they played their first ever home night soccer game Thursday night against C ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Friday's prep football game capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionRichmond-Burton (4-2, 2-2) at Burlington Central (4-2, 4-0)When ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op wins regional title

    WOODSTOCK – There’s no secret that Crystal Lake Central co-op’s Emily Jean and Larisa Luloff have a friendly rivalry on the golf course.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Cross country roundup: McHenry boys win quadrangular

    McHenry won two Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys cross country duals at the Cary-Grove Quadrangular, beating the Trojans, 17-42, and Huntley ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Marian Central beats Fenwick

    Marian Central improved to 3-1 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference with a 25-18, 25-20 win against Fenwick on Tuesday.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Tennis Roundup: Prairie Ridge wraps up FVC Fox title

    Prairie Ridge wrapped up the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division with a 7-0 home win against Grayslake Central on Tuesday.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Ethan Farnam 2nd at McHenry Regional, leads Prairie Ridge golfers into sectional

    McHENRY – Prairie Ridge’s Ethan Farnam reached into his bag, grabbed for a refreshment and calmly sipped a drink in between shots during Tuesday’s Cla ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Inside Boys Golf: Huntley's Jake Grabner Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the Week JAKE GRABNERHuntley, jr.Grabner has come up big in Huntley’s 18-hole tournaments ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 7:50 pm
  • Woodstock offense played well in loss

    Prairie Ridge's fast start and four interceptions helped lift them to a 37-26 victory against the Blue Streaks, but Woodstock played better than the s ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Billy Bahl, Marian CentralCompleted 14 of 29 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns as the Hurrica ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Prairie Ridge holds off Woodstock

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It wasn’t that Prairie Ridge’s football team was in trouble late in the second quarter of Friday’s game against Woodstock, and it wasn’ ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Boys cross country: McHenry's Reiser runner of the week

    Athlete of the WeekJesse ReiserMcHenry, sr.Reiser suffered two losses as a junior, at Palatine to Yo ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:25 pm
  • Prep roundup: Marian Central volleyball beats Carmel in 3 sets

    Rachel Giustino and Sydney Nemtuda each had nine kills for Marian Central, which came back from a first set loss to defeat Carmel 12-25, 25-21, 25-23 ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South clinches share of FVC Valley

    Crystal Lake South clinched a share of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys soccer title with a 2-0 win at home against McHenry on Thursday.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Bonus "Ask Joe" online version for Week 6

    @JonStyf: Will the odd number of FVC schools impact how many teams make the playoff with the extra noncon Valley games?
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • Volleyball insider: Crystal Lake Central's Jeziorowski player of week

    Player of the WeekSuzie JeziorowskiCrystal Lake Central, seniorThe Tigers' offense benefited from Je ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op wins FVC golf title

    WOODSTOCK – With a chance to complete a perfect season within the Fox Valley Conference, the Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team didn’t back do ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Girls Tennis Roundup: McHenry beats Woodstock North in FVC crossover

    At McHenry, the McHenry girls tennis team defeated Woodstock North, 5-2, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover dual meet. Emily Zalewski won at No. 1 s ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Boys Soccer Roundup: Prairie Ridge edges Hampshire in OT

    At Hampshire, the Prairie Ridge boys soccer team defeated Hampshire on Tuesday with a goal from senior midfielder Nick Hoklas in the first overtime of ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Boys Golf Roundup: Prairie Ridge defeats Dundee-Crown

    At Prairie Isle in Prairie Grove, Ethan Farnam carded a 1-under-par 35 and earned medalist honors for Prairie Ridge's boys golf team Tuesday in a 152- ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Boys golf insider: Ethan Farnam athlete of the week

    Athlete of the Week Ethan FarnamPrairie Ridge, so. Farnam carded a 2-under-par 34 and earned medalis ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Girls golf insider: Huntley's Gillian Young athlete of the week

    Athlete of the Week Gillian YoungHuntley, sr. Young paced Huntley with a 41 in the Red Raiders’ Fox ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Golf roundup: Jacobs hands Prairie Ridge first loss

    At Prairie Grove's Prairie Isle, Jacobs knocked off Prairie Ridge on a fifth golfer tiebreak, giving the Wolves their first conference dual match loss ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Prairie Ridge dealing with plenty of injuries

    GRAYSLAKE – Over the course of a high school football season, every team is going to deal with injuries at some point or another. It’s how the team re ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • Girls Tennis Roundup: Prairie Ridge 2nd at Crystal Lake Central Invite

    The Prairie Ridge girls tennis team finished in second place with 23 points Saturday at the eight-team Crystal Lake Central Invitational in Crystal La ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • McHenry's Jesse Reiser runs to first Palatine Invitational title

    PALATINE – McHenry senior Jesse Reiser remembered vividly what happened in his last race at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Numbers game: Athletic conference realignment could continue into future

    During the early moments of the fourth quarter of an early September Fox Valley Conference Fox Division football game, Crystal Lake Central quarterbac ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Infographic: Football conference enrollment in McHenry County

    In the past year, nine area schools have announced their intentions to leave for new conferences, effective in 2016.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Titus Booker leads Grayslake North past Prairie Ridge

    GRAYSLAKE – If you are a fan of running the football, then Grayslake North High School was the place for you on Friday night. A battle took place betw ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Prep Roundup: Prairie Ridge boys golfers shoot 2-under 142, beat Hampshire

    Prairie Ridge's boys golf team shot 2 under par as a team and came within two shots of tying the school record Friday at Prairie Isle in Prairie Grove ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Boys cross country insider: Crystal Lake South's Miller athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekJustin MillerCrystal Lake South, SeniorMiller, the Gators’ lone senior in their l ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:34 pm
  • Tennis Insider: Prairie Ridge's top doubles team athletes of the week

    Athletes of the weekMIKAELA MCNALLYNATALIE FAVIAPrairie Ridge, srs.McNally and Favia remained undefe ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Huntley beats McHenry in three games

    After dropping the second set, Huntley came back to defeat McHenry, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division girls volleyball act ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Huntley tops McHenry

    Huntley won three of the four doubles matches at McHenry on Thursday to pull out a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win. 
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Golf roundup: Prairie Ridge boys hand Richmond-Burton first defeat

    The Prairie Ridge boys golf team defeated previously unbeaten Richmond-Burton, 153-159, in nonconference play at Nippersink Golf Course in Genoa City, ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Cross country roundup: Woodstock girls win Hampshire Triangular

    At Hampshire, Woodstock defeated Prairie Ridge, 24-31, and Hampshire, 25-32, at the Hampshire Triangular. Hampshire beat Prairie Ridge, 28-29.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Golf roundup: Huntley beats Dundee-Crown

    At Bonnie Dundee in East Dundee, Huntley defeated the Chargers, 153-160, behind Andrew Mendonca's 2-over-par 37. Jake Bowser and Danny Spoeth added 38 ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Woodstock

    At Crystal Lake, junior forward Austin Marconi scored five goals – including four in the first half – to lead Prairie Ridge to a 7-0 Fox Valley Confer ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge to stay undefeated

    CRYSTAL LAKE — At various moments on Tuesday night, chants of “she’s a freshman” echoed from the bleachers at Prairie Ridge.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Boys golf insider: Jacobs' Lenzini player of week

    Athlete of the Week Justin Lenzini, Jacobs, jr. Lenzini has been on fire for the Golden Eagles, tyin ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • CL home to USA Basketball pilot program

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Rich Czeslawski recently traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to speak with USA Basketball youth program director Jay Demings when a ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Dolleton leads Prairie Ridge from offensive line

    By his own admission, Chris Dolleton is not exactly a giant."I like it," Dolleton (5-6, 220) said wi ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Prep Football Insider

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (4-0): The Associated Press Class 7A No. 1 team got a b ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Johnsburg girls golf takes 3rd in Mundelein Invite

    The Johnsburg girls golf team finished third in the Mundelein Invite to lead all area teams with 379 points Saturday at Countryside Golf Course in Mun ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week candidates

    Anthony Binetti, Huntley, QBBinetti accounted for three of Huntley's six offensive touchdowns as the ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 7:03 pm
  • Musick: Dundee-Crown runners go the distance, Prairie Ridge wins the game

    CARPENTERSVILLE – The Dundee-Crown Chargers jogged on to the field Friday, savoring their moment in the spotlight.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • On Campus: McHenry West grad Molly Machometa sets Viterbo soccer goals record

    Molly Machometa recently got a glimpse of women’s soccer history at Viterbo University. The NAIA school in La Crosse, Wisconsin, inducted former women ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Golf roundup: Lenzini leads Jacobs past Crystal Lake South

    At Randall Oaks in West Dundee, Jacobs' Justin Lenzini fired an even-par 35 and earned medalist honors to lead the Golden Eagles to a 147-166 Fox Vall ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Golf roundup: Richmond-Burton girls clinch BNC East again

    The Richmond-Burton girls golf team clinched its second straight Big Northern Conference East division title with the 177-247 victory over Harvard at ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Volleyball insider: Crystal Lake Central still the team to beat

    Athlete of the WeekFrankie CavallaroDundee-Crown, jr.The Chargers took the title in Saturday’s Pass, ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 6:13 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake Central tops Hampshire to remain undefeated

    Crystal Lake Central improved to 15-0 with a 25-22, 25-19 win against Hampshire at home on Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division girls volle ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Golf roundup: Lenzini leads Jacobs past Cary-Grove

    Justin Lenzini shot a 36 at Randall Oaks in West Dundee on Tuesday to help Jacobs to a 155-158 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win against Cary- ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Boys golf insider: Richmond-Burton remains area's top team

    Athlete of the Week Tyler Garafol, Harvard, sr. Garafol fired a 79 and took third in Saturday’s Roge ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Prairie Ridge's Samson Evans showing maturity for a freshman

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It isn’t often that a freshman is on a roster, let alone contributes on the varsity level. Saying that Prairie Ridge freshman Samson Ev ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Inside Prep Football: Cary-Grove tops Power Rankings

    Northwest HeraldPower Rankings1. Cary-Grove (3-0): The No. 1 team in The Associated Press Class 7A p ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Prep Roundup: Huntley girls swim to 3rd at St. Viator Invite, set school records

    The Huntley girls swimming team finished third Saturday in the 10-team St. Viator Invitational in Arlington Heights, setting multiple school records a ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central sweeps to Prairie Ridge volleyball tourney title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Prairie Ridge girls volleyball team hosted a six-team tournament Saturday, but it was another Fox Valley Conference team that stole ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Prairie Ridge takes FVC Fox control by beating Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The meaning of Prairie Ridge’s renewed rivalry was apparent as the last seconds ticked off the clock and the student cheering section s ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 6:36 am
  • Boys cross country insider: Prairie Ridge's Pajak runner of the week

    Athlete of the WeekFilip PajakPrairie Ridge, SophomorePajak won at the Horlick (Wis.) Rebel Invitati ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:43 pm
  • CLC co-op swimming tops Elgin

    Crystal Lake Central Co-op 134, Elgin 36: At Elgin, Nora Mollitor won both the 100-yard freestyle (59.14) and the 200 freestyle (2:09.47) and Valerie ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Hampshire edges Huntley

    At Hampshire, Hannah Houghland won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0, for the Whip-Purs in a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against Huntley. Also fo ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South beats Woodstock North

    At Crystal Lake, sophomore forward Andrew Grabowski scored twice in the second half to lead the Gators to a 4-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover win ag ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown tops McHenry

    At McHenry, junior outside hitter Gina Pagano recorded 12 digs for the Chargers in a 25-19, 25-17 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central senior a tough QB

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Among Crystal Lake Central quarterback Matt DeCoste’s worthy qualities is fearlessness.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • Take 2: Friday's winner will be Fox Division favorite

    With Johnsburg’s move to the Big Northern Conference East Division this year, the Fox Valley Conference opted to move Prairie Ridge from the Valley ba ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 4:01 pm
  • Volleyball insider: Two big FVC matchups coming Thursday

    Athlete of the WeekErin OlsonCary-Grove, jr.Olson kept the Trojans' offense running smoothly in a wi ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • More questions for "Ask Joe"

    On those weeks when there are several “Ask Joe” questions, I’ll write an extra online column answering those that didn’t make the cut for “The Huddle. ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Dundee-Crown tops Huntley

    Dundee-Crown opened up its Fox Valley Conference Valley Division season with a 4-3 win at Huntley on Tuesday. 
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Cary-Grove soccer too much for Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove boys soccer coach Mark Olson has liked the start of his team's season, but knows every game presents a new challenge. After ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Craig leads Huntley boys golf past Crystal Lake South

    At Huntley's Pinecrest Golf Club, senior Trent Craig shot a 2-under 34 to earn medalist honors as Huntley beat Crystal Lake South, 154-168. Jake Grabn ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Prairie Ridge freshman Samson Evans shows early prowess

    GRAYSLAKE – Samson Evans doesn’t look like a freshman.First off, he stands six feet tall and weighs ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Inside Boys Soccer: Cary-Grove atop power rankings

    Player of the WeekLuis Lemus, so., forward, Cary-GroveLemus scored a goal in two of Cary-Grove's thr ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Inside Prep Football

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (2-0): The top-ranked team in The Associated Press' Cla ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Cross country roundup: Pajak's victory leads PR to 3rd in invite

    KENOSHA, Wis. – Prairie Ridge sophomore Filip Pajak won the Horlick Rebel Invitational at Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday, helping the Wolves to third ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • PR's Routzahn part of an 'epidemic'

    Ethan Routzahn sat at his gate at Pensacola International Airport on April 30 wearing a white cast and a black sling over his right arm.
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Prairie Ridge D-line dominates Grayslake Central

    GRAYSLAKE–Every time Grayslake Central quarterback Luke Shepherd dropped back to pass, he looked nervous and skittish, because he knew Prairie Ridge w ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake Central sweeps Grayslake North

    At Crystal Lake, Mackenzie Allen had nine kills and eight assists for Crystal Lake Central in a 25-13, 25-11 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win ov ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Prep golf roundup: Richmond-Burton boys edge Marengo, stay unbeaten

    The Richmond-Burton boys golf team remained undefeated on the season Wednesday with a 162-166 win over Marengo in Big Northern Conference East Divisio ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South tops McHenry

    Danielle Baietto and Anusha Subramanian won at No. 1 double for Crystal Lake South in a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win. 
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central boys win

    Crystal Lake Central 162, Grayslake Central 169: At Turnberry in Lakewood, Jordan Schoenfeld shot a 1-over par 37 for the Tigers in an FVC win.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Prairie Ridge volleyball tops Jacobs

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The beginning of any season is often an exercise in consistency, or inconsistency, for that matter. That was especially the case in Pra ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Prep Football Insider: Cary-Grove debuts atop power rankings

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings 1. Cary-Grove (1-0): Powerful Trojans opened with solid victory agai ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 6:36 am
  • Prairie Ridge's Pajak kicks way to runner-up at county meet

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge sophomore Filip Pajak realized, like the other competitors, coaches and fans, that second place would be about as good as ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • On Campus: Ex-Crystal Lake Force soccer teammates potent combo at Grand View

    While being recruited by NAIA Grand View University to play soccer, Caitlin Dayton and Ali Fanning made sure to ask about playing opportunities as fre ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Golf Roundup: Jacobs boys beat Dundee-Crown

    Justin Lenzini and Billy Walker each shot 2-over-par 36s to take medalist honors and help lead the Jacobs boys golf team to the 148-162 FVC Valley vic ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Girls tennis roundup: Johnsburg beats Marengo

    Johnsburg opened up its move to the Big Northern Conference in girls tennis with a 5-2 win against Marengo on Tuesday in Johnsburg.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Prairie Ridge volleyball sweeps Lake Zurich

    LAKE ZURICH – The Prairie Ridge volleyball team earned their first win of the season Tuesday night with a 2-0 win at Lake Zurich.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Defenses try to put brakes on the option

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South football coach Chuck Ahsmann noticed a trend after recent postseason games against Carmel, Cary-Grove and Prairie Ri ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • What an option QB sees after taking the snap

    An option quarterback’s job seems less complicated than those in spread offenses because the option basically is a run offense.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:24 pm
  • Bill Mack Option Coaching Family Tree

    Bruce KayHead coach at Cary-Grove from 1989-2011 (168-68). … Two state championship appearances, one ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:14 pm
  • What is the Triple option? Why is it run?

    What is the triple option?The triple option was devised more than 70 years ago and remains an effect ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • Boys cross country preview: Reiser could be state's best

    McHenry senior Jesse Reiser was forewarned by his college running friends who already had gone through the recruitment process.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Boys golf preview: 5 to watch

    Jordan Hahn, Richmond-Burton, sr.Hahn, a Wisconsin commit and reigning 2013 Northwest Herald Boys Go ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 1:32 pm
  • Volleyball: 5 to watch

    Kassie Kasper, sr., L - JacobsKasper finished last season with a 2.20 passer rating and 321 digs. Sh ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 1:32 pm
  • Girls Tennis: 5 to watch

    Ashley Kosy Jacobs, jr. Kosy is a two-time state qualifier and sectional champion with a 4-4 record ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Girls Swimming: 5 to watch

    Valerie Tarazi Prairie Ridge, fr.Tarazi has state cut times in seven of the eight high school events ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • 2014 Prairie Ridge football preview

    A look at the 2014 Prairie Ridge football season ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 2:34 pm
  • Prairie Ridge's Farnam shoots school-record 67 at Crystal Lake Invitational

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – As heavy rained poured down Thursday afternoon, there was some concern play would be halted. For Prairie Ridge sophomore Ethan Far ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Roundup: Richmond-Burton girls golfers edge CL Central at Marian Invite

    The Richmond-Burton girls golf team held on to beat Crystal Lake Central co-op by one shot Wednesday and win the Marian Central Invitational at Boone ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Prairie Ridge's Farnam helps team win Cary-Grove Invite

    CARY – After a summer that included amateur tournaments across the country, Prairie Ridge’s Ethan Farnam was happy to be back swinging on a local golf ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • Girls swimming: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Scott Lattyak (fifth season)Last year: First at FVC MeetKey re ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Prairie Ridge catcher Thelander commits to BYU

    Dustin Thelander has made the trek each of the past six summers to Provo for a baseball camp held at Brigham Young University.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • Cary-Grove swimmer Rose hoping to not get kicked in head

    Melissa Rose has a simple goal heading into her senior season on the Cary-Grove girls swimming team – don’t get kicked in the head.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Alex KaufmannMarian CentralVolleyballJunior1. What are three of your favorite sports movies?“Hoosier ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Prairie Ridge grad Sean Folliard fits new linebacker mold at NIU

    DEKALB – As spread, up-tempo offenses continue to storm college football, it’s the players built like Sean Folliard who prove especially useful in cou ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Prairie Ridge's Tarazi set to make big splash

    Green swimming ghosts.That was the image Prairie Grove’s Valerie Tarazi pictured in her head before ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:58 am
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Collin Corcoran earns recognition at Winona

    When it came to making big plays last season, Collin Corcoran was always in on the action for NCAA Division II Winona (Minnesota) State’s football tea ...
    July 18, 2014 - 6:04 pm
  • Prairie Ridge wins on walk-off HR to reach summer state final 8

    Prairie Ridge's baseball team has another shot at a state title.Ben Cilano hit a walk-off three-run ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Daniel DePrey wins McHenry County Junior Am with eagle in playoff

    BULL VALLEY – Daniel DePrey knew he put himself in good position to win the boys senior division at the Billy Vahldieck McHenry County Junior Amateur ...
    July 18, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • McHenry County Tennis Classic

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    July 15, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Germany’s World Cup win spurs Greenwald to title

    At each crossover, Craig Greenwald glanced up at The Racket Club’s TV, eager to catch the score of the World Cup final, even though he was in the mids ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:42 am
  • Prairie Ridge battles it out in quarterfinals

    After winning the Fox Valley Conference tournament this past spring, Prairie Ridge’s Jared Priesz and Garrett Locher were not surprised to see a few o ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • McHenry County Tennis Classic will crown new champ

    Two familiar faces will be absent from the men’s open singles draw at this summer’s McHenry County Tennis Classic.
    July 15, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Early success continues for Prairie Ridge’s Farnam

    When it comes to measuring whether Crystal Lake's Ethan Farnam’s early golf career has been a success, the equation is rather simple.
    July 15, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Local grads head to European Global Challenge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – For many athletes, playing professionally is the realization of a long-held dream. Securing the exposure necessary to make that dream a ...
    July 15, 2014 - 12:09 pm
  • PR football players cook up healthy game plan

    Every time Prairie Ridge quarterback Luke Annen drops back, he has an internal clock ticking inside his head to let him know when to dump the ball off ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • PR's Farnam takes 9th in ISJA Championship

    BARRINGTON – As Crystal Lake’s Ethan Farnam was preparing for the Illinois State Junior Amateur Championship, he was trying to move on from his previo ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Congratulations Bailey Stefka, September Athlete of the Month!