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  • PHOTOS: Spring 2016 Athletes of the Year

    Photos of our Athletes of the Year overall for males and females and from the individual spring sports in 2016.
    June 27, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • Swimming: Prairie Ridge's Val Tarazi finishes 68th at Olympic Trials

    Val Tarazi wanted to get the U.S. Olympic Trials experience.This week, she has gotten it. And Monday ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • High school volleyball: Prairie Ridge's Sammi Lockwood commits to Notre Dame

    Sammi Lockwood had just started to play with her Club Fusion volleyball team when Notre Dame assistant coach Katie Wilson first noticed the 14-year-ol ...
    June 26, 2016 - 9:39 pm
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge swimmer Val Tarazi headed to U.S. Olympic trials

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    June 26, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Prairie Ridge's Val Tarazi ready to swim in U.S. Olympic Trials

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Valerie Tarazi sees them every time she leaves her bedroom, every time she walks down the hallway. So do her parents and brother.
    June 26, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Northwest Herald Baseball Player of the Year: Prairie Ridge's Jon Tieman

    Jon Tieman had a dominant senior season on the mound for Prairie Ridge and also contributed a lot at the plate for the 31-7 Wolves, who repeated as Fo ...
    June 24, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Baseball Team

    First TeamP – Danny Denz, Dundee-Crown, sr.Denz was 6-5 for the Chargers and led the area with 109 s ...
    June 23, 2016 - 6:52 pm
  • High school boys tennis: 2016 All-Area team

    First teamKailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, sr., singles Panchapakesan, the four-time Northwest Herald ...
    June 22, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • 2016 Girls Soccer All-Area teams

    First teamPaige RenkosikHuntley, sr., GKThe senior captain played 28 of the Red Raiders’ 29 games, a ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald 2016 All-Area teams

    2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball teamsFirst teamP–Hailey Baker, Prairie Ridge, jr.Baker led t ...
    June 20, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • New Cary-Grove wrestling, Crystal Lake Central boys soccer coaches hired

    Both Cary-Grove wrestling and Crystal Lake Central boys soccer have new coaches, with the District 155 school board set to vote to approve the new coa ...
    June 20, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • On Campus: Crystal Lake Central grad Shepley placed at rowing nationals as Stanford freshman

    Competing at the NCAA women’s rowing championships as a freshman is something Stanford’s Chase Shepley doesn’t take for granted.
    June 18, 2016 - 7:40 pm
  • High School Girls Soccer: All-Fox Valley Conference teams

    Here are the All-Fox Valley Conference lists for girls soccer.All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division ...
    June 15, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam qualifies for 2nd U.S. Junior Amateur

    After failing to qualify for the U.S. Junior Amateur last year, Crystal Lake's Ethan Farnam made it a top priority this summer to become one of 156 ju ...
    June 14, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • High school football: Samson Evans an option QB with options

    Frankly, Samson Evans does not care what position he plays in college.The junior runs Prairie Ridge’ ...
    June 13, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • High school softball: All-Conference Teams

    Fox Valley Conference All-Conference SelectionsFox Division Ellie Thurow, Woodstock North, fr., PAmy ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High school football: 2016 area schedules

    2016 Football schedulesMISSING: Alden-HebronFriday, Aug. 26Football: Plano at Johnsburg, Wauconda at ...
    June 27, 2016 - 9:47 am
  • PHOTOS: Huntley baseball tops Prairie Ridge

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    June 2, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school baseball: Huntley beats Prairie Ridge to reach sectional final

    HUNTLEY – Huntley junior left-hander Adam Smylie went through his normal pregame routine Tuesday night, all the while knowing nothing was going to be ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:56 am
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge holds off Barrington for regional championship

    BARRINGTON – Jon Tieman didn't have his best stuff on the mound Saturday.BARRINGTON – Jon Tieman didn't have his best stuff on the mound Saturday.
    May 28, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge for regional title

    McHENRY – After a quick step to her left and a lunge, Crystal Lake Central shortstop Kelly Iwamoto secured a hot shot off the bat of Prairie Ridge thi ...
    May 28, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake Central vs. Prairie Ridge softball postponed

    The Prairie Ridge vs. Crystal Lake Central girls softball game in the championship of the Class 4A McHenry Regional final was postponed to 2 p.m. on S ...
    May 27, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley leads Harlem, McHenry Regional postponed to Saturday

    Class 4A Huntley Regional: No. 2-seeded Huntley (25-8) leads No. 3 Harlem, 1-0, with two outs in the top of the third inning after a couple periods of ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Prairie Ridge wins first Lacrosse Cup match while Huntley and Jacobs fall

    Prairie Ridge won its first Illinois High School Lacrosse Association Lacrosse Cup tournament game Thursday in Crystal Lake, downing Immaculate Concep ...
    May 26, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge tops Larkin to reach regional final

    BARRINGTON – Free passes from Prairie Ridge’s pitchers proved to be a concern, but the Wolves’ bats were not.
    May 26, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge, Jacobs players advance to Day 2 at state

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE – When Prairie Ridge’s Hayden Dzurisin walked off the tennis court Thursday at Elk Grove, Wolves coach Jim Benson was there waiting ...
    May 26, 2016 - 7:23 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Fox Valley Conference team

    Statewide IHSLA Coach of the Year: Josh Cole, Prairie RidgePrairie RidgeCole Naumovski, Junior, Midf ...
    May 26, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge loses sectional semifinal to Deerfield in shootout

    GRAYSLAKE – After nearly 99 hard-fought minutes Tuesday, Prairie Ridge was 66 seconds from advancing to a sectional final. The next 14 seconds, howeve ...
    May 25, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge rolls past Grayslake North in playoff opener

    McHENRY – The Prairie Ridge softball team has had quite a successful season, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Wolves coach Mike Buck know ...
    May 24, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Richmond-Burton's Joe Dittmar Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekJoe DittmarRichmond-Burton, sr., P-3BDittmar played a key role in two games for t ...
    May 23, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge's Jeff Jenkins gets first offer from Ball State

    Prairie Ridge sophomore Jeff Jenkins sensed that Ball State offensive line coach Kyle DeVan liked what he saw on a visit to the Crystal Lake school la ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Parker Tomlin is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and playoff matchups

    Athlete of the WeekParker TomlinPrairie Ridge, sr., MTomlin contributed in all three of the Wolves' ...
    May 22, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • High school girls track and field notes: McHenry's Savannah Howie 2nd in Class 3A pole vault

    CHARLESTON – McHenry senior Savannah Howie faced her crucial moment in the Class 3A pole vault after two misses at 11 feet, 3 inches.
    May 21, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove, Huntley, Marengo win

    Kaitlin Leverenz went 3 for 4 Saturday, with her biggest hit coming in the bottom of the seventh inning when she drove in the winning run to give Prai ...
    May 21, 2016 - 7:42 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley wins delayed DeKalb sectional

    After Friday night's timing-system malfunction, the Class 3A DeKalb sectional picked back up Saturday morning and Huntley won the sectional with 121 p ...
    May 21, 2016 - 6:36 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs dominates Cary-Grove Sectional; Panchapakesan tops teammate Rowan for singles title

    CARY – Typically during tennis matches, Jacobs coach Jon Betts meets with his players at the fence to strategize and offer small pointers between sets ...
    May 21, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central to finish regular season

    Prairie Ridge wrapped up its regular-season schedule with a 16-1 win over Crystal Lake Central Friday night. Parker Tomlin scored four goals, while Co ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove win

    Emmie Farnam and Kylie Leverenz each went 2 for 5 with a home run to lead the Wolves in a 16-8 FVC crossover win at McHenry.
    May 20, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs sending six to state

    The Jacobs boys tennis team is sending both its singles players and both doubles teams to state after the first day of the Cary-Grove Sectional. Semif ...
    May 20, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge tops Grayslake North for seventh straight regional title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Prairie Ridge girls soccer team spends plenty of practice time on corner kids. Assistant coach Mark Lewis runs the set piece time a ...
    May 20, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Prairie Ridge's Sam Fisher makes state Class 3A pole vault final

    CHARLESTON – Prairie Ridge junior Sam Fisher could not confer with her vault coach Dan Procknow, who was in northern Illinois with the Wolves’ boys te ...
    May 20, 2016 - 8:03 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Harvard, Prairie Ridge, Marian Central, Crystal Lake South win

    Johnny Peterson scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the seventh to give Harvard a 5-4 walk-off win in a Big Northern Conference East D ...
    May 19, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • HIgh school boys lacrosse roundup: Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge win; Cary-Grove, Hampshire and Dundee-Crown fall

    Blake Nolan made 15 saves but Cary-Grove lost, 16-5, to Fremd in a nonconference game at Cary Park.T ...
    May 19, 2016 - 10:22 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Prairie Ridge's Schaffer has high hopes in triple jump

    When Prairie Ridge sophomore Natasha Schaffer busted out her best triple jump by more than two feet last month, her coaches knew things had changed dr ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:02 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge, Woodstock North, Huntley and Hampshire win

    Prairie Ridge completed a two-game sweep over Woodstock, defeating the Blue Streaks, 14-4, in six innings Wednesday to finish with the Fox Valley Conf ...
    May 18, 2016 - 9:15 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge rolls to playoff-opening win

    CRYSTAL LAKE- Coming into Wednesday’s game, Prairie Ridge’s Megan Walsh knew how important it was for her and her teammates to establish their presenc ...
    May 18, 2016 - 7:55 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Marian Central's Erika Dacanay is athlete of the week, power rankings, playoff notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekErika Dacanay, Marian Central, Jr. Fwd.After missing postseason play the past two ...
    May 18, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • High school baseball: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg and Harvard win

    Cary-Grove missed its shot to clinch a share of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball championship for the second consecutive day.
    May 18, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove tops Deerfield

    Tyler Forney had six goals and four assists on Tuesday to lead the Cary-Grove boys lacrosse team to a 19-7 nonconference win over Deerfield in Cary.Ty ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • 2016 Female Athlete of the Year finalists

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 17, 2016 - 5:46 pm
  • 2016 Boys Tennis Player of the Year finalists

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 17, 2016 - 5:30 pm
  • 2016 Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year finalists

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 17, 2016 - 5:19 pm
  • 2016 Underclassman of the Year finalists

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 17, 2016 - 5:14 pm
  • 2016 Baseball Player of the Year finalists

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 17, 2016 - 5:11 pm
  • High school softball insider: Prairie Ridge's Haley Barnes Athlete of the Week; power rankings; regional pairings

    Athlete of the WeekHaley BarnesPrairie Ridge, P-OF, so.Barnes hit a game-winning, three-run home run ...
    May 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo clinches outright BNC East title; Prairie Ridge wins FVC Fox

    Marengo secured its third consecutive outright Big Northern Conference East Division softball championship Monday with an 11-1 win over Richmond-Burto ...
    May 16, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Crystal Lake Central's Luke Tevyaw Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekLuke TevyawCrystal Lake Central, sr., P-1BTevyaw threw a three-hitter, striking o ...
    May 16, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Cary-Grove's Tommy Martin is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTommy Martin, Cary-Grove, jr., attackMartin was instrumental in both of the Troja ...
    May 15, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • Girls Track and Field Insider: Woodstock's Syd Heidtke the athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKSyd HeidtkeWoodstock, FreshmanHeidtke took second place in the 300-meter low hurd ...
    May 15, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge QB Evans earns high marks at combine event

    ADDISON – Saturday was report card day. Or at least as close as it gets for high school football players when they competed in The Opening Regional at ...
    May 15, 2016 - 5:55 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, McHenry win

    Hailey Baker allowed only one hit in five shutout innings to lead Prairie Ridge in an 11-0 nonconference win Saturday at Warren. Baker struck out six ...
    May 14, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge; Jacobs, Dundee-Crown split; McHenry sweeps doubleheader; Hampshire and Marian Central also win

    Luke Tevyaw's walk-off double plated Logan Mensching for the winning run as Crystal Lake Central beat Prairie Ridge, 3-2, in a Fox Valley Conference g ...
    May 14, 2016 - 7:38 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge, Hampshire and Richmond-Burton win

    Haley Barnes hit three home runs and drove in 12 runs Friday to lead Prairie Ridge to a 17-14 nonconference softball win in eight innings against Mari ...
    May 13, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • New Cary-Grove boys swimming coach, Crystal Lake Central girls soccer coach

    Scott Lattyak has been named the boys swimming coach at Cary-Grove and Sarah Fack will be the new girls soccer coach at Crystal Lake Central starting ...
    May 13, 2016 - 3:18 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Prairie Ridge clinch conference titles

    SOFTBALLMarengo 16, Rockford Christian 0 (5 inn.): At Marengo, Riley Connell struck out 10 and walke ...
    May 13, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • High school boys tennis insider: Marian Central's Mike Dowling Athlete of the Week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMike DowlingMarian Central, fr.It hasn’t taken long for Dowling to make his mark ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Cary-Grove, Hampshire, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton and Alden-Hebron win

    Danny Schmidt pitched a complete-game shutout Wednesday for Cary-Grove, holding Huntley to five hits in a 4-0 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division ba ...
    May 11, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Prairie Ridge's Jena Berkland is player of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekJena Berkland, Prairie Ridge, So. MFBerkland scored three goals this week, helpin ...
    May 11, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge girls soccer at Grayslake North

    Prairie Ridge defeats Grayslake North, 2-1. ...
    May 11, 2016 - 1:50 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge rallies past Grayslake North for FVC Fox title

    GRAYSLAKE – It was the kind of day when a team could have collapsed, but Prairie Ridge girls soccer coach Andre Watson was convinced his Wolves wouldn ...
    May 11, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the Week    Alex JohnsonPrairie Ridge, sr., C   Johnson had a monster week for the Wolves ...
    May 10, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Hampshire win

    Three freshmen hit home runs for Prairie Ridge on Monday to lead the Wolves to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division softball win over Grayslake No ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Jacobs wins quad mmet

    Aidan Ludlum won the 200 and Loren Strickland won the long jump as the Jacobs boys track and field team won and hosted a meet with four FVC teams.
    May 9, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley and Richmond-Burton win

    Taryn Jakubowski scored twice Monday to lead the Huntley girls soccer team to a 3-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover victory against Prairie Ridge in H ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge tops Dundee-Crown on walk-off hit

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Danny Denz was down to his final strike with his Dundee-Crown team trailing by a run and two outs in the top of the seventh inning.
    May 9, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekNate HarrisWoodstock North, Junior, ShortstopHarris had a couple big games as the ...
    May 9, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Marian Central's Payson Wilde is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekPayson WildeMarian Central, sr.Wilde scored a game-high eight goals in a senior-n ...
    May 8, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge tops Woodstock North; Hampshire blanks DeKalb

    Prairie Ridge scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning Saturday in a 7-3 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division baseball victory over Woodstock ...
    May 7, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • Boys tennis: Crystal Lake Central 3rd in own invite; Prairie Ridge's Dzurisin wins No. 1 singles title

    Crystal Lake Central took second at No. 2 doubles and third at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles as the Tigers finished third Saturday at their own invitational ...
    May 7, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • On Campus: Beloit College baseball on rise behind Cary-Grove grad Ryan Kaveney, other local players

    Few people know more about Beloit College athletics than Dave DeGeorge. Along with being the school’ ...
    May 6, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekNatasha SchafferPrairie Ridge, SophomoreSchaffer won the long and triple jumps at ...
    May 6, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South win

    McHenry's Michael Lasiewicz pitched a no-hitter Thursday, striking out seven batters and walking one in six innings against Dundee-Crown. Lasiewicz's ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Marengo, Huntley, Crystal Lake South win

    Prairie Ridge batters hit five home runs Thursday in a 13-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division victory at Hampshire.
    May 5, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Crystal Lake Central in OT; Cary-Grove and Richmond-Burton win

    Jenna Berkland scored her second goal of the game in overtime to give Prairie Ridge a 3-2 victory over Crystal Lake Central on Thursday and help the W ...
    May 5, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Prairie Ridge beats Cary-Grove; Payson Wilde scores eight in Marian Central win over Notre Dame; Jacobs beats Hampshire

    Parker Tomlin’s four goals led the Prairie Ridge lacrosse team to a 13-6 victory over Cary-Grove on Thursday, the Wolves’ first win over the Trojans s ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school boys tennis insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and

    NORTHWEST HERALD PLAYER OF THE WEEKRiley Rowan, Jacobs, Sr., No. 2 singlesRowan achieved a career be ...
    May 5, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South takes 2 from Huntley

    Six players drove in one run for the Crystal Lake South baseball team Wednesday in a 7-3 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Huntley in Cry ...
    May 4, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, McHenry, Alden-Hebron win

    Andrea Conway and Claire Weeks each finished 3 for 4 Wednesday for the Dundee-Crown softball team in a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against ...
    May 4, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Richmond-Burton's Halley Havlicek is athlete of the week, power rankings, playoffs begining in 1A and other games to watch

    Athlete of the week Halley Havlicek, Richmond-Burton, Sr. Havlicek scored 10 goals and assisted on ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: What's next for Wyatt Blake? Tough night in baseball and bad soccer seeding

    The question now for Crystal Lake Central's Wyatt Blake is which offer will come next after he received his first scholarship offer from Central Michi ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • High school baseball: Annen ends things for Prairie Ridge in 4-1 win over Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – The seventh inning Tuesday, as it has most of the year for Prairie Ridge, belonged to Luke Annen.
    May 3, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Inside High School Softball: Jacobs' Teaghan Richman Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTeaghan RichmanJacobs, sr., UTILThe Golden Eagles had a monster week on offense w ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Jacobs, Marengo, Marian Central, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win

    Hailey Baker pitched a five-inning no-hitter, and Alexandra Johnson hit a grand slam to lead Prairie Ridge to an 11-0 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divisi ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo and Woodstock North win

    McHenry's Nick Lahrman came out on the winning end of a pitchers' duel with Dundee-Crown's Danny Denz on Monday, leading the Warriors to a 2-1 Fox Val ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the WeekMatt McCumberCary-Grove, jr., P-OFMcCumber threw the Trojans’ second perfect game ...
    May 2, 2016 - 7:08 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley's Jessica Shields among big group of leadoff hitters wreaking havoc

    Although she led all area players with 31 steals in 34 attempts last year as a junior, Huntley’s Jessica Shields had to wait patiently to move up to t ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Cole Naumovski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCole NaumauvskiPrairie Ridge, jr., MNaumovski was one of two players to score fou ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Jacobs sixth at Palatine Relays

    Cam Reedy won the 3,200 meters to lead the Jacobs boys track and field team to sixth place Saturday at the 84h Palatine Relays in Palatine.   
    April 30, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High girls soccer roundup: Marengo shuts out Harvard

    Junior midfielder Amanda Jaeger scored two goals Saturday to lead the Marengo girls soccer team to a 4-0 Big Northern Conference East Division victory ...
    April 30, 2016 - 9:15 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Prairie Ridge routs Montini

    Zack Starks and Cole Naumovski both scored four goals for the Prairie Ridge boys lacrosse team Saturday in a 16-3 nonconference victory over Montini i ...
    April 30, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Alden-Hebron sweeps Luther North in doubleheader

    The Alden-Hebron softball team scored 26 runs on 31 hits Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of Chicago Luther North in Hebron, winning 11-1 and 15-1 in ...
    April 30, 2016 - 6:20 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central win

    Prairie Ridge 5, Dundee-Crown 0: At Crystal Lake, Caty Karacia had two goals and one assist for the Wolves in an FVC crossover win. Jena Berkland had ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Boys track and field: Cary-Grove second at Badger Invite

    Ryan Magel placed first in the 100 meters and second in the 400 for the Cary-Grove boys track and field team at the Badger Invite on Friday, leading t ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire and Prairie Ridge win

    Crystal Lake Central's Anthony Novy gave up one unearned run in 5.1 innings pick up the win as the Tigers beat Grayslake Central, 5-1, in a Fox Valley ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley shuts out Prairie Ridge

    HUNTLEY – Huntley's Tiffany Giese doesn't need a reminder that she can perform in big games, but Thursday's Fox Valley Conference softball crossover a ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    NORTHWEST HERALD PLAYER OF THE WEEK Kailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, Sr., No. 1 singles Tuesday feat ...
    May 2, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Marian Central falls to defending state champ Carmel; Prairie Ridge, Marengo and Woodstock win

    Marian Central scored first and hung with Carmel before losing, 2-1, to the defending Class 2A state champion in an East Suburban Catholic Conference ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Prairie Ridge's Melissa Bear is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekMelissa Bear, Prairie Ridge, Jr.Bear scored three goals and assisted on six more ...
    April 27, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, McHenry, Jacobs, Marengo win

    SOFTBALLRichmond-Burton 12, Rockford Christian 1 (5 inn.): Sophie Schwegel and Rachael Hayden combin ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central and Richmond-Burton win

    Taryn Jakubowski was involved in all three goals as Huntley opened Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play with a 3-0 win over Jacobs on Tuesday at ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Richmond-Burton, McHenry, Huntley, Alden-Hebron, win; Prairie Ridge leading, Johnsburg tied when games suspended

    Jake Rosing struck out 12 and allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings to lead Richmond-Burton to a 7-0 Big Northern Conference East Division wi ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs tops Prairie Ridge for first time

    ALGONQUIN — There was no special pep talk. No rah-rah pre-game speech. No dramatic motivational tactics.ALGONQUIN — There was no special pep talk. No ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school softball: Athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekAmanda ManssenMcHenry, 1B, sr.Manssen drove in 12 runs in four games for the Warr ...
    April 26, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • High school baseball: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes

    Athlete of the WeekDan RochotteMarian Central, sr., 1BRochotte knocked in four runs in each of two w ...
    April 25, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • MCC baseball team sweeps Robert Morris University JV in doubleheader

    At Bensenville, the McHenry County College baseball team swept a nonconference doubleheader against Robert Morris University's JV team Sunday, winning ...
    April 24, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Jacobs' Matt Bertone is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

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    April 24, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Track and Field: Jacobs' Caleigh Walsh Athlete of the Week; power rankings

    Athlete of the Week Caliegh Walsh Jacobs, sr. Walsh scored 26 points for the Golden Eagles in the ...
    April 24, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • High school baseball: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock win Fox Valley Conference games

    At Crystal Lake, Nick Musielewicz and Carson Balcer each had a pair of hits and two RBIs Saturday as Dundee-Crown's baseball team defeated Crystal Lak ...
    April 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • C-G’s Freeman, PR’s Schaffer win pair of titles

    HUNTLEY – One individual championship was not enough for Cary-Grove’s Nikki Freeman or Prairie Ridge’s Natasha Schaffer.HUNTLEY – One individual champ ...
    April 23, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Alden-Hebron, Marian Central, Richmond-Burton, Marengo win

    Kassandra Clauss struck out 14 batters in seven innings and went 2 for 4 at the plate with a run and 3 RBIs to lead Alden-Hebron to an 11-4 nonconfere ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge tops Jacobs, Marengo falls

    Prairie Ridge 3, Jacobs 0: At Crystal Lake, Emily Perhats, Jena Berkland and Hannah Stovall scored to lead the Wolves (7-5, 2-0 FVC Fox) to a FVC cros ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake Central 2, Woodstock 1: At Crystal Lake, Richie Hintz lined a singled down the right-field line to bring home Anthony Amadio in the botto ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: It was all about family on Thursday...

    Richmond-Burton junior offensive tackle Dalton Wagner is 6-foot-9 and 300 pounds. His brother, Bryce, is a 6-foot-8, 339-pound sophomore lineman at So ...
    April 22, 2016 - 7:59 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove and Huntley win

    Kailash Panchapakesan didn't drop a game as he led Jacobs to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover victory over Crystal Lake Central.
    April 21, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South and Huntley win

    Shannon Widdowson had a goal and an assist while Tatyana Gusakow recorded three assists to lead Crystal Lake Central to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Fo ...
    April 21, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge's Maddie Schillinger already delivered a clutch, two-out single in the top of the second inning to give her team the earl ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school tennis insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKIan Brzeski, Marian Central, So., No. 1 singlesAfter a strong freshman campaign, M ...
    April 21, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Do we need more rules, or should we leave it up to coaches?

    The most telling quote of Mike DeFabo's Q&A with former Cubs trainer Tony Garofalo on pitch counts was "But when we talked to the coaches about it, th ...
    April 21, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Rylie Porretto and Autumn Kasal each homered Wednesday, and Huntley scored five runs in the second inning before going on to defeat Jacobs, 7-2, in a ...
    April 20, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge beats Cary-Grove, 2-0, in rain-shortened FVC crossover match

    CARY – There was a flicker, then darkness and, after some shouting, the whistle.A steady rain fell t ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Johnsburg's Taylor Piggott is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekTaylor Piggott, Johnsburg, Jr. Fwd.Piggott scored five goals and two assists in f ...
    April 20, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Jacobs QB Chris Katrenick's commitment shows how football recruiting has changed

    Bill Mitz seems to know everybody in football. And the Jacobs coach has seen a ton of changes over the past 36 years.
    April 19, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Marengo, Woodstock North and Prairie Ridge win

    Sarah Kitterman scored off a corner kick with 26 seconds remaining in the second overtime Tuesday to lead the Richmond-Burton girls soccer team to a 1 ...
    April 19, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo, Alden-Hebron, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake Central, Marian Central and Johnsburg win

    Mariah Dionne pitched her second consecutive no-hitter for the Marengo softball team in a 14-0 Big Northern Conference East Division win Tuesday over ...
    April 19, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekKaleigh O'BrienPrairie Ridge, jr., 3BO'Brien powered the Wolves with five home ru ...
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  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge rallies past Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge center fielder Luke Annen paid close attention to the charts detailing at-bats in the first two innings against Crystal L ...
    April 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • High school softball roundup: Woodstock, Prairie Ridge, McHenry, Marengo, Johnsburg win

    Jocelyn Eisenmenger hit a walk-off, two-run double in the seventh inning Monday as the Woodstock softball team came back to defeat Grayslake North, 4- ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • Inside High School Baseball: Prairie Ridge's Jon Tieman Athlete of the Week; rankings, more

    Athlete of the WeekJon TiemanPrairie Ridge, sr., P-3BTieman had another shutdown game as a pitcher a ...
    April 18, 2016 - 4:16 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Cary-Grove's Tommy Martin is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTommy MartinCary-Grove, jr., attackMartin led the Trojans to their first win of t ...
    April 17, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Prep softball: Richmond-Burton tops Antioch on Alexa Rodriguez's walk-off homer

    Alexa Rodriguez hit a walk-off, two-run home run Saturday to lead the Richmond-Burton softball team past Antioch, 6-4, at the Antioch Invitational.
    April 17, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Prep baseball: Prairie Ridge tops Huntley for 7th win in 8 games

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge’s Jon Tieman looked on helplessly as his pop-up lofted into the air in shallow right field along the foul line.
    April 16, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and Hampshire win

    Zach Willis scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 12th inning Friday to give Cary-Grove a 2-1 nonconference win over Glenbrook South in Glenview.
    April 15, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley and Prairie Ridge win

    Taylor Pacana drove in three runs on Friday to lead the Huntley girls softball team to a 8-2 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory over Dundee ...
    April 15, 2016 - 8:46 pm
  • High school basketball: New coaches for Cary-Grove boys, Crystal Lake Central girls

    Crystal Lake Central has named Derek Crabill its new girls basketball coach while Rick Lima, who took over as interim head coach during the season, wi ...
    April 15, 2016 - 3:24 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse roundup: Cary-Grove gets first win, Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire, McHenry edges Crystal Lake Central

    Tommy Martin scored six goals and added an assist to help Cary-Grove beat Dundee-Crown, 16-1, Thursday in a Fox Valley Conference game. The Trojans wo ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley reaches PepsiCo Showdown final on PKs, Dundee-Crown, Woodstock, Cary-Grove, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central win

    Huntley advanced to the finals of the PepsiCo Showdown's Gatorade bracket with a 1-0 (4-2 pen.) victory over Downers Grove North on Thursday.
    April 14, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Jacobs win

    Cary-Grove got a win from its No. 3 singles player, Sam Sitarski, and won three of four doubles matches to beat Crystal Lake South, 4-3, Thursday.
    April 14, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Boys tennis insider: Athletes of the week, notes and more

    Athletes of the weekKendrick Chong, sr., and Kerwin Chong, so., JacobsJacobs’ No. 1 doubles team of ...
    April 14, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The excitement for Thursday's Fox Valley Conference crossover softball game against Crystal Lake South started well before first pitch ...
    April 14, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Jacobs, McHenry win FVC openers, Dundee-Crown wins crossover

    Hampshire's Jasmine Lopez went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and pitched seven innings to lead the Whip-Purs to a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divis ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Congratulations Matt McCumber, May Athlete of the Month!