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  • 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
  • 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 football: Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg prepare for state finals

    In the thrill of the moment, two of Prairie Ridge’s leaders maintained their focus on the bigger picture.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge seals win over DeKalb in 2nd half, heads to state

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge quarterback Samson Evans called the back-and-forth shootout with DeKalb in the first half “a little nerve-wracking.”
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Hammond: Prairie Ridge, dominant all season, has earned its trip to Champaign

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Wolves left the field with no bitter taste in their mouths this time. This state semifinal game was different from the last time ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • High school girls swimming: Prairie Ridge's Valerie Tarazi top 6 in 2 events at state; McHenry's Payton Lange medals

    EVANSTON – Valerie Tarazi didn't feel great but always believed she had a shot.The defending state c ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:05 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 football: Prairie Ridge 1 win from state championship game

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The wait is over.For 366 days, Prairie Ridge has longed for this day. The Wolves were ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 1:23 am
  • PHOTOS: McHenry, Marian Central, Crystal Lake co-op at girls swimming state meet

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    Nov. 19, 2016 - 1:19 am
  • High school girls swimming: Prairie Ridge's Valerie Tarazi and McHenry's Payton Lange qualify for state finals

    EVANSTON – Two local swimmers took steps toward some history in the IHSA state meet preliminaries Friday at Evanston High School.
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • High school girls basketball: Marian Central, Woodstock North, Richmond-Burton win tournament games

    Junior guard Vannessa Garrelts, who picked up an offer from NCAA Division I Bradley this week, scored 22 points to lead the Marian Central girls baske ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:31 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 girls swimming: 5 from McHenry, 2 other locals prepare for state meet

    As a freshman at the state's biggest swimming meet last year, McHenry’s Payton Lange felt a little overwhelmed.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school football: Coach Chris Schremp's Prairie Ridge program a state powerhouse

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Chris Schremp’s goals were modest when he took over as Prairie Ridge’s head football coach in 2002.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove rallies past Prairie Ridge in FVC

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge held down Cary-Grove junior Katie Sowa in the first half of Tuesday's Fox Valley Conference girls basketball opener for t ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • PHOTOS: Cary-Grove at Prairie Ridge girls basketball

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    Nov. 16, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • 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 girls swimming: Valerie Tarazi qualifies for third trip to state with two sectional wins while other locals narrowly miss

    ST. CHARLES – As a defending state champion, Valerie Tarazi knows that the challengers are coming for her, but at Saturday’s St. Charles North Section ...
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry's Hannah Lange ready for last shot at state

    Last year's state swimming meet was a bittersweet bit of role reversal for McHenry's Hannah Lange.Tw ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school football: Fox Valley Conference has 4 teams in quarterfinals for first time

    The Fox Valley Conference’s football résumé has grown more impressive in recent years, thanks in large part to the success of Cary-Grove and Prairie R ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 6:14 pm
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake South grad Carly Nolan part of strong Cincinnati volleyball sophomore class

    The University of Cincinnati’s sophomore women's volleyball class gained plenty of experience last season.
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 5:12 pm
  • High school sports insider: Hampshire cross country runner Jake Oury Athlete of the Week; girls swimming updates

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJake OuryHampshire, sr.Oury ran 14:49 to take ninth in the Class 2A boys race at ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school football: Quarterfinal playoff preview capsules

    Class 8A No. 1 Loyola (11-0) at No. 24 Huntley (8-3) When: 1 p.m. Saturday (webcast at McHenryCoun ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 2:56 pm
  • High school football notes: First time six local teams have made quarterfinals; more on Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Johnsburg

    Cary-Grove, Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge held high seeds and were considered favorites in their second-round football playoff games this weekend.
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school football playoff: Prairie Ridge beats Montini in Class 6A behind Samson Evans' 7 TD runs

    LOMBARD – Normally, the sight of Prairie Ridge quarterback Samson Evans lying on the football field needing physical assistance might be concerning fo ...
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • 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. 
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 1:38 am
  • High school cross country: Richmond-Burton boys 3rd in state in Class 1A, girls 4th; CL Central girls 4th in 2A, boys 5th

    Running against some of the best Class 1A competition in the postseason paid dividends for Richmond-Burton’s boys cross country team Saturday.
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry wins Fox Valley Conference Championship meet

    WOODSTOCK – By the end of the Fox Valley Conference Championship girls swimming meet, McHenry senior Hannah Lange's voice was starting to go hoarse, b ...
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • High school football: Second-round playoff preview capsules

    Class 8A No. 25 Fremd (7-3) at No. 24 Huntley (7-3) When: 1 p.m. Saturday About the Vikings: Frem ...
    Nov. 4, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge hopes defense will be difference vs. Montini this year

    Prairie Ridge’s defensive success starts with its attitude and preparation for each game.“We approac ...
    Nov. 3, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • High school cross country: Crystal Lake South's Bruzzini, Becker chase all-state honors

    Crystal Lake South’s Caitlin Bruzzini and Jack Becker can add something new to their impressive running résumés: a state cross country medal.
    Nov. 3, 2016 - 6:09 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Dundee-Crown's Anthony Hurgoi is the Athlete of the Week, plus cross country and girls swimming notes

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAnthony HurgoiDundee-Crown, jr.Hurgoi ran the best race of his life at the Class ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • High school football: Q&A with Prairie Ridge's Joe Perhats, player of the week

    Joe PerhatsHeight: 6-foot-3Weight: 190 poundsPrairie Ridge’s junior linebacker had eight tackles, tw ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge in sectional semifinal; DeKalb drops Huntley

    HUNTLEY – As Crystal Lake Central's volleyball team fell behind by four points in the second set of Tuesday's Class 4A Huntley Sectional semifinal aga ...
    Nov. 1, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Marian Central, 3 FVC teams, Faith Lutheran prepare for sectionals

    The numbers are staggering. Twelve straight regional titles, 20 straight victories (44 of 45 dating ...
    Nov. 1, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • Inside high school girls volleyball: Prairie Ridge's Emily Baudin is Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekEmily BaudinPrairie Ridge, jr., OHBaudin led the Wolves' attack in both of their ...
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • High School Football Notes: Huntley's upset win gets it one more home game

    Huntley won a first-round game in the 2015 Class 8A playoffs, but might have earned even more respect for what it did Friday night.
    Oct. 31, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Bobby Collins, Cary-Grove, QB Collins has taken over as the Trojans’ rushing leader and had another ...
    Oct. 30, 2016 - 3:23 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge tops Deerfield in Class 6A first-round playoff game

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge junior Jeff Jenkins blasted through Deerfield's line unopposed, got a good chunk of the Warriors' punt and scooped up the ...
    Oct. 29, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake Central co-op tops Huntley

    The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls swimming team defeated Huntley on Friday, 106-64, at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake.
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • 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
  • High school girls volleyball: Prairie Ridge holds off Crystal Lake South in South Regional final

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge did not have anything easy this time.Crystal Lake South was determined ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:20 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: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South reach CL South Regional final

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South eagerly awaits its fourth match against Prairie Ridge, despite not having a great deal of success in the first three ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school girls volleyball insider: Huntley's Taylor Jakubowski Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Taylor JakubowskiHuntley, fr., SThe freshman setter helped lead the Red Raiders ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • 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: Prairie Ridge dominates Dundee-Crown

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Prairie Ridge took care of the formality of finishing its regular season unbeaten and will wait for its name to be announced Saturda ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:10 am
  • High school girls tennis: Marian Central's Yuk sisters win twice after loss on Day 2 at state

    Marian Central’s Yuk sisters, Caroline and Cate advanced to Day 3 of the Class 1A girls tennis state tournament, although the doubles team lost in the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 7:21 pm
  • Congratulations Zach Toussaint, December Athlete of the Month!