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  • High school boys cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (17th season)Last season’s finish: Eighth in FVC ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • High school girls golf roundup: Prairie Ridge tops Johnsburg; Richmond-Burton beats Grayslake co-op

    Prairie Ridge's girls golf team defeated Johnsburg, 217-222, Monday at Nippersink in Genoa City, Wisconsin.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 9:01 pm
  • High school boys cross country: 5 to watch

    Boys cross country: 5 to watchJack BeckerCrystal Lake South, jr.Becker was nagged by injuries last s ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 8:01 pm
  • High school boys cross country preview: Prairie Ridge's Filip Pajak focuses on himself

    Filip Pajak does not make a habit of referring to himself in the third person, with one exception.Wh ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school volleyball insider: player of the week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekAlly Dion, Huntley, sr., OHThe Southeast Missouri commit came up big in a pair of ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Mark Anderson (16th season)Last season’s finish: 11th in FVC M ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school football notes: Praise for Prairie Ridge TE Austen Ferbet; Harvard, Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Marengo news

    Prairie Ridge football coach Chris Schremp had long been singing the praises of tight end Austen Ferbet, a big, athletic player who committed to Army ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 4:24 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock sweeps to Oregon Tournament title

    The Woodstock boys soccer team scored 27 goals in three games Saturday in Oregon to capture the Oregon Tournament championship for the second consecut ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • High school boys golf: Cameron Karney leads Prairie Ridge to McHenry Invitational title

    Prairie Ridge's Cameron Karney fired a 1-over-par 72 Saturday at Oak Grove in Harvard to earn medalist honors and also lead his team to the McHenry In ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Voting is open for the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week for Week 1. Fans can cast their votes until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • High school cross country: Crystal Lake South sweeps boys, girls individual titles at county meet

    WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake South junior Jack Becker felt exhilarated as he cruised across the course at Emricson Park.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:29 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County Cross Country Meet

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    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 coverage, galleries, results

    Prairie Ridge 26, Cary-Grove 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Cary-GroveHuntley 35, Jacobs 0PHOTOS: Huntl ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge uses pass game to beat Cary-Grove

    CARY – Cary-Grove’s defense dictated that Prairie Ridge quarterback Samson Evans was not going to run rampant all over Al Bohrer Field.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • High school volleyball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    GIRLS VOLLEYBALLHuntley 2, Dundee-Crown 1: At Huntley, setter Taylor Jakubowski dished out 40 assist ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: CL Central co-op, Marian Central, Prairie Ridge and Johnsburg win

    Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn shot a 39 to take individual medalist honors, but Crystal Lake Central co-op beat the Rockets, 173-211 in a nonconfer ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • Prep Zone: Friday's Cary-Grove vs. Prairie Ridge football game a battle of area's two best players

    The matchup between a pair of traditional football powers, who went to playoff semifinal games last year, open the season tied at No. 3 in The Associa ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 4:24 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceGame of the weekPrairie Ridge at Cary-GroveWhen: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Bohrer Fi ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge's Farnam sets school record in win over Hampshire

    Prairie Ridge senior golfer Ethan Farnam set a nine-hole, school record with a 4-under-par 31 as the Wolves defeated Hampshire, 146-156, Wednesday at ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school football: Follow Week 1 games live

    Follow along with our coverage of the Week 1 games ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • High school football preview 2016: Offensive linemen around McHenry County are raising coaches' eyebrows

    Fridays are competition days for Crystal Lake Central’s Wyatt Blake and Jacobs’ Jimmy Wormsley.Their ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 9:49 am
  • High school football preview 2016: Prairie Ridge

    Quick hitsCoach: Chris Schremp (15th season, 106-50)2015 record: 11-2 overall, 6-0 Fox Valley Confer ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 8:45 am
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge football preview

    Photos of Prairie Ridge players during practice on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 8:44 am
  • High school volleyball: Prairie Ridge tops Cary-Grove in opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge junior Emily Baudin tried to block out the home crowd as best she could.CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge junior Emily Baudin ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Harvard, Hampshire, Prairie Ridge and Dundee-Crown win

    Harvard and Woodstock opened the Kishwaukee River Conference in memorable fashion Tuesday, with the Hornets beating the Blue Streaks, 4-3, on penalty ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge volleyball defeats Cary-Grove

    Prairie Ridge defeated Cary-Grove 25-20, 26-28, 25-12. ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Hampshire and Crystal Lake Central win

    Cameron Karney went under par with a 34 to lead Prairie Ridge to a 142-161 win over Cary-Grove on Tuesday at Prairie Isle Golf Club. 
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school cross country: McHenry County Meet set for Saturday at Emricson Park

    The area cross country season starts Saturday with the McHenry County Meet at Woodstock’s Emricson Park.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school football preview: Area loaded with QB talent

    If Chris Katrenick’s recruiting map were marked with red dots representing the schools he visited, it would resemble a child’s freckled face.If Chris ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • PHOTOS: High school football preview QB cover shoot

    Photos of the area's top four quarterbacks, including returning Northwest Herald Player of the Year Samson Evans, Jacobs quarterback and Bowling Green ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 7:54 am
  • High school volleyball preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Patty Langanis (22nd season)Last year: 36-6, 10-0 FVC Valley ( ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central co-op, Marian Central and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake Central co-op's Molly Lyne shot a 3-over 38 to lead the Tigers to a 173-211 victory over Dundee-Crown at Bonnie Dundee Golf Course. Centr ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:52 pm
  • Podcast: High school football Week 1 preview

    Our Week 1 high school football preview on the Northwest Herald high school football podcast starts with our discussion of Huntley's Olalere Oladipo a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • High school football preview 2016: Fox Valley Conference overview

    Players to watch(Players mentioned in this section’s Five to Watch are not included here.)David Daig ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • High school football preview 2016: Preseason All-Area

    OffenseQuarterbackSamson Evans, jr., Prairie RidgeRunning backsTyler Pennington, sr., Cary-GroveAlex ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:22 am
  • 2016 Boys soccer preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Mark Olson (11th season)Last year: 11-9-2, 0-5 FVC, regional c ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:58 pm
  • High school volleyball preview: Prairie Ridge's expectations high

    After going 12-0 in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division and winning the unofficial conference championship against Cary-Grove, the Prairie Ridge gi ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge High school volleyball preview

    Photos from during Prairie Ridge volleyball practice Wednesday, August 17, 2016. ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • High school volleyball preview: Five to watch

    Ally DionHuntley, sr., OHDion was Huntley's best all-around player last season, recording 271 kills, ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • On Campus: Auburn goalkeeper and Prairie Ridge grad Sarah Le Beau feeling stronger

    Sarah Le Beau wasn’t as strong as she wanted to be when she arrived two years ago at Auburn University.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • PHOTOS: High school football Five to Watch

    Samson EvansPrairie Ridge, jr., QB6-1, 200The 2015 Northwest Herald Player of the Year rushed for 1, ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 8:19 am
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge wins Boulder Ridge Invite

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – As Crystal Lake South boys golf coach Curt Wadlington prepared to hand out the Boulder Ridge Invitational silver trophy to the tou ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • High school boys golf: Ethan Farnam fires 70, leads Prairie Ridge to Cary-Grove Invite win

    Ethan Farnam earned medalist honors with a 2-under-par 70 Wednesday to lead the Prairie Ridge boys golf team to first place in the Cary-Grove Invitati ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 9:20 pm
  • High school girls golf roundup: Freshman Molly Lyne leads Crystal Lake Central co-op to Marian Central Invite title

    Cary-Grove freshman Molly Lyne, playing in her first varsity event, shot a 1-over-par 72 to earn co-medalist honors at the Marian Central Invitational ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • Podcast: Prairie Ridge football season preview

    Prairie Ridge football joined our high school football podcast. Coach Chris Schremp, QB Samson Evans and OT/DT Jeff Jenkins were at the Northwest Hera ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview: Questions to be answered for Jacobs in wide open FVC

    There haven’t been too many questions when it comes to Jacobs girls tennis over the past couple years. The No. 1 singles spot was manned by Ashley Kos ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview

    Annie TimmPrairie Ridge, Sr.Timm finished second in No. 1 singles at the FVC tournament last season ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • 2016 Girls Tennis season preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Laurie Bender (4th season)Last year: 9-3 FVCTop returners: Bet ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • High school boys golf season preview: Jacobs returns 2 All-FVC players

    After his team won 12 of 13 tournaments last season, Jacobs boys golf coach Gary Conrad had every reason to believe the Golden Eagles would make a dee ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • High school boys golf: Five to watch

    J.P. AndersonDundee-Crown, jr.Anderson, a Northwest Herald All-Area honorable mention as a sophomore ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • High school boys golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Chris Gotsch (third season)Top returners: Zach Beaugureau, sr ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 5:36 pm
  • High school girls golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCrystal Lake Central co-op(with Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South)Coach: Kyle M ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • High school football notes: Prairie Ridge, Marengo, Huntley, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove updates

    Prairie Ridge offensive coordinator Joe Terhaar watched, and smiled, as junior quarterback Samson Evans cruised through sprints at the end of Monday’s ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge motivated to take next step in playoffs

    Prairie Ridge took some consolation from its 11-2 record and Class 6A semifinal appearance in the 2015 football season.
    Aug. 9, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Junior golf: Prairie Ridge's Dominic Leli wins MCJGA McHenry Open junior boys title at McHenry Country Club

    McHENRY – Prairie Ridge sophomore Dominic Leli shot a 1-over-par 72 Monday at McHenry Country Club to win the junior boys division of the McHenry Coun ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 5:52 pm
  • Football: Prairie Ridge grad Sean Folliard wants to be even better in senior season at NIU

    CHICAGO – Sean Folliard’s 2015 stats seem to tell the story of a junior becoming a starter and having his best season yet with the Northern Illinois U ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge TE Austen Ferbet commits to Army

    Austen Ferbet liked what the U.S. Military Academy had to offer and appreciated the interest Army’s football coaches showed in him since March.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 7:57 pm
  • High school sports schedule: Aug. 15-20

    Monday, Aug. 15Boys golf: Harvard at Woodstock, McHenry at Johnsburg, 4:30Girls golf: Dundee-Crown a ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge LB Ommen ready to be defensive leader

    Whether it was humility or just a freshman knowing his place, Jacob Ommen underestimated his abilities two years ago.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • High school football: Preview podcast on favorites and preseason all-area

    New Northwest Herald sports reporter Sean Hammond joins sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf as we preview the McHenry County area ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Prairie Ridge grad Collin Corcoran to play American pro football in Australia

    Collin Corcoran was all but resigned to his football career being over. The Prairie Ridge graduate was a leading linebacker for Division-II Winona Sta ...
    July 31, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Sean Folliard, NIU LB, named to AFCA Good Works Team

    Sean Folliard’s career-high 84 tackles and team-leading 8.5 tackles for loss last fall made him a workhorse for the Northern Illinois defense.
    July 30, 2016 - 4:54 pm
  • High school volleyball: Prairie Ridge's Genesis Sheridan commits to South Carolina

    South Carolina reached out to Prairie Ridge's Genesis Sheridan well before the start of her current season with Sky High Volleyball, but the 6-foot-1 ...
    July 29, 2016 - 2:07 pm
  • Junior Golf: Winners from Thursday's MCJGA Cary Open

    CARY – Prairie Ridge sophomore Dominic Leli claimed the Cary Open junior boys division title Thursday with a 6-over-par 78 at Cary Country Club, beati ...
    July 28, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • High school swimming: McHenry's Braun, Prairie Ridge's Tarazi earn NISCA/Speedo All-America

    Prairie Ridge incoming junior Valerie Tarazi and recent McHenry graduate Kevin Braun were recently named 2015-16 NISCA/Speedo High School Swimming All ...
    July 22, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Jordan Getzelman joins Menlo College baseball team

    When coach Jake McKinley recruits baseball players to California’s Menlo College, his program is an open book. 
    July 19, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central's Schurter, Jacobs' Leitner win at McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – A “kind of perfect” first round Wednesday that resulted in a personal best 3-over-par 74 in the McHenry County Jr. Amateur Tournament at ...
    July 15, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Results from Day 1 of MCJGA McHenry County Junior Amateur

    BULL VALLEY – Dundee-Crown junior JP Anderson fired a 4-over-par 75 in the first round of the McHenry County Junior Amateur on Wednesday at Boone Cree ...
    July 13, 2016 - 6:05 pm
  • Boys golf: Prairie Ridge's Cameron Karney ties for 12th at Illinois State Junior Amateur

    BARRINGTON – Cameron Karney’s approach shot to the 18th green at Makray Memorial Golf Club on Thursday stopped 6 feet short of the pin, putting the Pr ...
    June 30, 2016 - 5:28 pm
  • Pitch-count rule appears ready to pass in IHSA, rest of U.S. with potential NFHS rule

    On March 21, McHenry ace Bobby Miller was dealing. On March 21, McHenry ace Bobby Miller was dealing. 
    June 30, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Boys golf: 3 local players make cut in Illinois State Junior Amateur in Barrington

    Prairie Ridge junior Cameron Karney, Jacobs sophomore Garrett Tighe and 2016 Jacobs graduate Justin Lenzini made the final cut Wednesday at the 47th I ...
    June 29, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Prep golf: Prairie Ridge’s Cameron Karney tied for 3rd in Barrington

    Prairie Ridge’s Cameron Karney tied for third place in the first round Tuesday in the 47th Illinois State Junior Amateur Championship at Makray Memori ...
    June 28, 2016 - 8:12 pm
  • 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 28, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • 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 - 3:59 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 schedules Friday, Aug. 26 Football: Plano at Johnsburg, Wauconda at Richmond-Burton, ...
    July 28, 2016 - 6:12 pm
  • 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

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