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  • High school baseball: Tieman, Prairie Ridge stop Grant, reach regional final

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The way Prairie Ridge’s baseball coaches viewed it, any of four pitchers to start their postseason opener would have been a good choice ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Inside high school boys tennis: Panchapakesan Athlete of the Week; state preview

    Athlete of the WeekKAILASH PANCHAPAKESANJacobs, jr.Panchapakesan won the Huntley Sectional on Saturd ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge's season ends in sectional loss to Kaneland

    ROCKFORD – In the first half of Tuesday’s Class 2A Rockford Sectional semifinal, each team hit the crossbar once. Prairie Ridge’s opportunity bounced ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Insider Prep Softball: Huntley's Tiffany Giese the Athlete of the Week

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTiffany GieseHuntley, freshman, pitcherGiese improved to 11-5 in the circle with ...
    May 26, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Prep baseball Insider: McHenry's Jack Glosson the Athlete of the Week

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJack GlossonMcHenry, SeniorGlosson hit a pair of home runs and drove in six runs ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge strikes late to beat Lincoln-Way North

    Prairie Ridge came through with four runs in the seventh inning to defeat Lincoln-Way North, 7-3, in nonconference baseball action Saturday in Frankfo ...
    May 23, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Hampshire outslugs Johnsburg

    Hampshire outlasted Johnsburg for a 15-9 nonconference softball victory Saturday in Johnsburg, collecting 19 hits. Peyton DeChant and Joslyn Nelson ea ...
    May 23, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge sends 2 singles players, doubles team to state

    CARY – The addition of Barrington to the Cary-Grove Sectional lineup had a big impact on area players qualifying for state.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Prep zone pop quiz

    Brianna Verbeeck Woodstock Sophomore Track and Field 1. What sport are you just not good at? Soccer. ...
    May 23, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Six singles, six doubles teams from area into QFs at Cary-Grove

    Cary-Grove Sectional: At Cary, six singles players and six doubles are still alive from area teams heading into the state qualifying quarterfinal roun ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge beats Crystal Lake Central for regional title

    WOODSTOCK – Even though Prairie Ridge had spent the past 30 minutes on its heels, J.C. Brown felt good about his team’s chances against Crystal Lake C ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Baker set for D-III nationals

    When Lina Baker threw the hammer 182 feet, 9 inches last month – a school record at NCAA Division III North Central College – she was underwhelmed.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Nirva set to compete in D-II nationals

    The start to Samantha Nirva’s outdoor track season at Indiana’s St. Joseph’s College included some leftover frustration from the indoor season.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Hampshire and Prairie Ridge win

    The Dundee-Crown baseball team scored seven runs in the second inning, then held off a late Huntley comeback attempt in its 9-8 win in Fox Valley Conf ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Tennis: Prairie Ridge doubles team Athletes of the Week

    Athletes of the WeekJARED PRIESZPrairie Ridge, sr.GIL ANOZIEPrairie Ridge, sr.Priesz and Anozie won ...
    May 21, 2015 - 6:59 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge and Woodstock North win

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team held off a late comeback attempt by Woodstock to win, 6-4, in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play at Crystal Lake.
    May 19, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge, Huntley and McHenry win

    Monica Menas hit a home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Crystal Lake Central softball team to the 7-6 win over Jacobs in Fox Valley Con ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge's Kaleigh O'Brien player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKaleigh O’BrienPrairie Ridge, sophomore, third baseO’Brien hit a two-run home run ...
    May 19, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Marengo win

    Megan Mahaffy struck out 11 in a complete-game win and homered for Crystal Lake Central in a 5-4 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win Monday in Hamp ...
    May 18, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Inside High School Baseball: Richmond-Burton's Jake Rosing Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekJake RosingRichmond-Burton, fr., PRosing struck out 18 batters as the Rockets bea ...
    May 18, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Start of playoffs provide tests and second-chances

    After a girls soccer regular season that saw conference titles decided by overtime goals, penalty kicks and last-minute regulation winners, the openin ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • High school baseball: Behind Cilano, Prairie Ridge finishes sweep of CLC

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Glen Pecoraro always feels good when he sends Ben Cilano to the mound. On Saturday morning, after a long Friday evening slugfest and tw ...
    May 16, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Jacobs rallies past Dundee-Crown in 7th

    The Jacobs softball team scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind and defeat Dundee-Crown, 10-4, in Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge clips Jacobs for FVC Tournament title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge and Jacobs were the two best boys tennis teams in the Fox Valley Conference during the regular season, and that showed Fr ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge outslugs Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Friday's baseball game between Prairie Ridge and host Crystal Lake Central was not for lovers of pitching and defense. Neither team's b ...
    May 15, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central, Marengo, Richmond-Burton and Johnsburg win

    The Crystal Lake Central baseball team scored six runs in the second inning to pull away and defeat Woodstock North 8-4 in Fox Valley Conference Valle ...
    May 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central as O'Brien lets go on home run

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Kaleigh O'Brien stepped up to the plate in the first inning of Prairie Ridge's 3-0 win against Crystal Lake Central on Thursday, s ...
    May 14, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge's Joey Hanley pitches complete-game winner

    Cal Aldridge homered and scored two runs for Prairie Ridge which defeated St. Francis, 4-0, at home on Tuesday in a nonconference baseball game. 
    May 13, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central's Katie Beck is player of the week, new power rankings

    Player of the weekKatie Beck, Crystal Lake Central, Sr. Fwd.The senior scored two goals and assisted ...
    May 13, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge tops Dundee-Crown in wacky game

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Prairie Ridge baseball coach Glen Pecoraro stood face-to-face with the home plate umpire, arguing his case.
    May 12, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • High school softball notes: Huntley's Giese making impact, A-H's streak ends at 16

    Huntley is the only team to knock off McHenry in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division so far, and one of the Red Raiders’ biggest contributors ha ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:25 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry's Koepke player of week

    Athlete of the WeekKristin KoepkeMcHenry, Senior, PitcherKoepke improved to 12-2 with a pair of shut ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge beats Grayslake North in OT for outright title

    GRAYSLAKE – Megan Walsh, laying on the turf in front of the Grayslake North goal, didn't know she had scored until her Prairie Ridge teammates started ...
    May 11, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • High school baseball notes: McHenry's Borst excelling, Prairie Ridge putting pressure on defenses

    McHenry left fielder Mikie Borst was a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team selection last season and is having another strong year for the Warriors.
    May 11, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove's Wyatt Mascarella player of week, new power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekWyatt MascarellaCary-Grove, Senior, CatcherMascarella had some big hits for the T ...
    May 11, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs' Brian Ta Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekBrian TaJacobs, sr., MTa was influential in the Golden Eagles’ three wins the pas ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • High school recruiting notes: Richmond-Burton golfer Blake Betke to Central Missouri State

    When Richmond-Burton senior Blake Betke toured Central Missouri State’s campus as a prospective student and golfer, Jennies coach Chris Port reminded ...
    May 10, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South, Glenbard West draw

    Crystal Lake South's Katherine Siavelis scored with two seconds remaining in the first half Saturday against Glenbard West in a 1-1 nonconference girl ...
    May 9, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • On Campus: Marengo grads Carlson, Kissack help Rock Valley softball team

    The first season of college softball for Marengo graduates Taylor Carlson and Abby Kissack has involved a major adjustment.The first season of college ...
    May 9, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Boys lacrosse: Jacobs drops Prairie Ridge

    Brandon Ferencz, Shriyans Lenkala and Brian Ta scored four goals apiece for Jacobs, which defeated Prairie Ridge, 19-4, in Fox Valley Conference boys ...
    May 8, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Johnsburg, Marengo and Prairie Ridge win

    Morgan Post struck out five and gave up two runs in eight innings to earn the completegame win for Johnsburg in a 3-2 Big Northern Conference East Div ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove and Woodstock win

    The Prairie Ridge girls soccer team defeated Crystal Lake Central 1-0 (4-3 in penalties) to clinch a share of the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division t ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge beats Wauconda

    The Prairie Ridge girls soccer team defeated Wauconda 1-0 in nonconference play at Wauconda.Larissa ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • High school boys tennis: McHenry and Prairie Ridge win

    Will Doepker won at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-2, to lead the McHenry boys tennis team in its 5-2 win over Woodstock North in FVC crossover play in McHenry ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire as Schramm leaves early with injury

    HAMPSHIRE – The pitching matchup between Prairie Ridge’s Ben Cilano and Hampshire’s Trey Schramm, a pair of NCAA Division I-bound right-handers, seeme ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • High school girls soccer notes: Prairie Ridge set to host first night game, Class 1A postseason begins

    Thursday night’s meeting between Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central has plenty of importance, with the Wolves coming into the game 4-0 in the Fox ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:28 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley's Jakubowski athlete of the week, new power rankings

    Athlete of the weekTaryn Jakubowski, Huntley, Jr. MF.The creative midfielder scored four goals and a ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:23 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South win

    Jacob Sigmund and Sam Lundgren won at No. 1 doubles to lead the Crystal Lake Central boys tennis team to a, 4-3, Fox Valley Conference Fox Division vi ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge beats Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – On an ugly, windy day, with both starting pitchers looking dominant at times and shaky at others, Tuesday's Fox Valley Conference Fox Divi ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • High school softball notes: Richmond-Burton hits tough patch, Marian Central wins 1st ESCC game, McHenry's Mattson earned regional honor

    Richmond-Burton hit a rough patch earlier this month, losing six of seven, but has since been on a tear with six straight victories. The Rockets have ...
    May 5, 2015 - 5:38 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central's Mahaffy player of week, new power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekMegan MahaffyCrystal Lake Central, sr., PMahaffy tied a career high with 17 strik ...
    May 5, 2015 - 5:28 pm
  • High school girls track roundup: McHenry, Woodstock win own triangular meets

    Juniors Amelia Murray and Devon Marunde each won two events to lead the McHenry girls track team to a win Monday in a triangular meet at McHenry.Junio ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton win in 8 innings

    The Johnsburg softball team scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning Monday to defeat Burlington Central, 7-2, in Big Northern Conference East ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • High school boys track roundup: Cary-Grove wins triangular at Crystal Lake Central

    The Cary-Grove boys track and field team won a triangular meet with Crystal Lake Central and Woodstock on Monday at Crystal Lake. The Trojans finished ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge rallies late past Wauconda

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday to walk off with an 8-7 win over Wauconda in nonconference ...
    May 4, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Crystal Lake South's Garrett Bright Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekGarrett BrightCrystal Lake South, sr., SSBright was 7 for 11 for the week as the ...
    May 4, 2015 - 7:11 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Power rankings, player of the week, games of the week, notes

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKAlec JohnsonCary-Grove, sr., Attack.The Trojans’ leading scorer, Johnson found the ...
    May 3, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge wins pair at Kaneland

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team swept a nonconference doubleheader against Kaneland at Maple Park. I ...
    May 3, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • High school track and field: McHenry's Opatrny wins at Palatine Relays

    PALATINE – One injury comeback in a year was not enough for Lauren Opatrny, she’s going for two.The ...
    May 2, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs, Prairie Ridge learn from tough tournament at Hersey

    MOUNT PROSPECT – With most of the top players in the state competing, the Tom Pitchford tennis tournament felt a little like the state tournament if i ...
    May 2, 2015 - 7:38 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Huntley and Johnsburg win

    Aldren Briones won at No. 1 singles for Hampshire, which defeated Woodstock 5-2 in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division match. Aldren Briones won at N ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Richmond-Burton win

    Huntley scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to extend its lead and defeat Prairie Ridge, 9-3, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover game ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Huntley tops Prairie Ridge

    Huntley 15, Prairie Ridge 6: At Crystal Lake, Griffin Kopp and Chuck Addis both scored four goals for the Red Raiders in a Fox Valley Conference win. 
    April 30, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Richmond-Burton and Prairie Ridge win

    Crystal Lake Central scored all of its goals in the first half to defeat Hampshire, 7-0, in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division match on Thursday. 
    April 30, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove shuts out Prairie Ridge

    The Cary-Grove boys lacrosse team shut out Prairie Ridge in its 20-0 win at Prairie Grove.Ian Housto ...
    April 29, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Woodstock, Cary-Grove, Huntley and Prairie Ridge win

    The Woodstock baseball team scored twice in three innings to defeat Hampshire 6-2 in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play in Woodstock.
    April 29, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge's Larissa Dooley player of week, power rankings

    Player of the weekLarissa Dooley, Prairie Ridge, Sr., ForwardThe senior was key in both wins for the ...
    April 29, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    The McHenry girls soccer team scored two second-half goals to defeat Dundee-Crown in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play at McHenry.
    April 28, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • High school softball: Richmond-Burton, Marengo, Dundee-Crown, Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Alden-Hebron, Jacobs and Crystal Lake South win

    At Rockford, Richmond-Burton's softball team scored 10 runs in the second inning en route to a 19-6 Big Northern Conference East Division win in five ...
    April 28, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school softball notes: Prairie Ridge showing power

    After hitting just one home run in its first seven games, Prairie Ridge has since connected for eight homers over its last nine, going 7-2 over that s ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo's Ruelius player of week, new power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekVeronica RueliusMarengo, senior, RFRuelius had a day to remember last Thursday, h ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • High school boys track and field roundup: Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Woodstock North Triangular: At Woodstock, Steven Hillier won the 3,200 and took seconds in the 800 and 1,600 as Crystal Lake Central won the meet with ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Alden-Hebron and McHenry win

    Hayley O’Mara doubled in a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Huntley the lead in a 7-6 win against Cary-Grove in a Fox Valley Conference V ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs, Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron and Cary-Grove win

    Jacob Carpenter drove in three runs for Prairie Ridge in a 9-2 win against Woodstock North in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division baseball game. 
    April 27, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • High school baseball: Benefit games approaching

    Several area baseball teams have scheduled games to fight diseases, promote awareness and recognize teachers in the next month.  
    April 27, 2015 - 8:23 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge's Schneider player of week

    Athlete of the WeekConnor SchneiderPrairie Ridge, Second BasemanSchneider went 2 for 4 in three cons ...
    April 27, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Around Town: Crystal Lake club gymnasts qualify for national meets

    Crystal Lake Gymnastics Training Center qualified three local gymnasts for national meets during the Region 5 Championships on April 17 to 19 in Niles ...
    April 26, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge takes 2 against Grayslake Central

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team defeated Grayslake Central twice Saturday in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play in Crystal Lake.The Prairie Ridge ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, McHenry and Alden-Hebron win

    The Prairie Ridge softball team scored four runs in the fourth inning then held on to defeat Hampshire 4-2 in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play ...
    April 24, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • On Campus: Jacobs grad Alyssa Lach powers Butler in Big East softball

    Playing in Big East Conference softball games has brought out the best in Jacobs graduate Alyssa Lach.
    April 24, 2015 - 5:44 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Hampshire, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and Cary-Grove win

    Hampshire’s Kohlman Steuber and Alex Sayavongs won at No. 1 doubles to help defeat Woodstock North, 6-1, in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division dual ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Marengo, Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    Marengo scored eight runs in the top of the fifth inning and defeated Johnsburg 17-1 in five innings in a Big Northern East Division baseball game at ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Marengo and Crystal Lake Central win

    Cassie Warton scored a first-half goal on an assist from Larissa Doolety for Prairie Ridge, which defeated Grayslake Central 1-0 in a Fox Valley Confe ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge holds off Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s attempt at its first win against Prairie Ridge since 2011 seemed less likely after the Wolves extended their lea ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:59 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central and Marian Central win

    The Prairie Ridge softball team scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead and defeat Grayslake Central 7-5 in Fox Valley Conf ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Hampshire and Prairie Ridge win

    The Hampshire baseball team scored seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull away and defeat Marengo 14-7 in nonconference play at Marengo.
    April 22, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Johnsburg's Pruitt player of the week, new power rankings

    Player of the weekDelaney Pruitt, Johnsburg, Sr. M/FThe senior scored 10 goals with three assists in ...
    April 22, 2015 - 5:29 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Woodstock North, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton and Johnsburg win

    Tabitha Jakic scored a second-half goal on an assist from Annie Velasco to give Woodstock North a 1-0 win against Hampshire in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Seniors lead Crystal Lake South past Prairie Ridge

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Crystal Lake South lacrosse coach Jordan Klinsky called his senior captains – Jason Van Dyck and Sam Klinsky, Jordan's son – "the ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • High school softball notes: Hampshire puts two on all-tournament team, Prairie Ridge catcher playing well

    Hampshire’s Haley Widmayer and Peyton DeChant were named to the St. Edward all-tournament team on Saturday, as the Whip-Purs went 2-1 in the three-gam ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:54 pm
  • High school softball: Dundee-Crown's Ruggles player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekSydney RugglesDundee-Crown, fr., P-SSRuggles went 3-0 in the circle last week for ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry's Bobby Miller player of the week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekBobby MillerMcHenry, Soph., Pitcher-Third BasemanMiller did not pitch any games t ...
    April 20, 2015 - 6:32 pm
  • High school baseball notes: Crystal Lake South's Schingel gets 3 wins, McHenry catcher Granneman impresses

    Crystal Lake South pitcher Matt Schingel experienced a rare week as he picked up three wins in eight days.
    April 20, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge offense rolls in win over Huntley

    HUNTLEY – Prairie Ridge cleanup hitter Cal Aldridge had an opportunity to do some damage in his first at-bat Saturday, and as the senior chopped a fou ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central and Dundee-Crown win

    The Huntley boys tennis team won all four doubles matches to defeat Hampshire 5-2 in Fox Valley Conference crossover play in Hampshire.
    April 16, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge falls to York in PepsiCo Showdown

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Prairie Ridge girls soccer team pushed late in the second half to score the potential game-winning goal against York and avoid goin ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Crystal Lake Central rallies past Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In the opening minutes of Thursday night's game, nothing looked right for the Crystal Lake Central lacrosse team.
    April 16, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • High school boys tennis insider: Prairie Ridge doubles team athletes of week

    Athletes of the weekJared Priesz, sr., and James Lasak, fr., Prairie RidgePriesz and Lasak went 6-0 ...
    April 16, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge tops McHenry

    The Prairie Ridge girls soccer team scored two goals early in the the second half to come back and defeat McHenry 2-1 in the Fox Valley Conference cro ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central win

    Haley Widmayer pitched a complete-game shutout to lead the Hampshire softball team to a 5-0 win over Woodstock North in Fox Valley Fox Division play i ...
    April 15, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge edges Cary-Grove

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge second baseman Connor Schneider celebrated his 18th birthday with three solidly hit balls and two singles in a win agains ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg, Huntley and Dundee-Crown win

    Larissa Dooley scored in overtime to give the Prairie Ridge girls soccer team a 4-3 win against Wheaton Warrenville South in its second game of the Pe ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs edges Cary-Grove while Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Cary-Grove put Jacobs to the test on Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys tennis dual but the Golden Eagles prevailed, 4-3, winning ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge beats McHenry

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge leadoff man Chris Slack certainly knows how to cause headaches for the Wolves’ opponents.
    April 14, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • High school softball: Jacobs beats Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs freshman Kerri Healy moved from behind the plate to center field less than two weeks ago as first-year coach Katie O’Brien looke ...
    April 14, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Woodstock North, Marian Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Jordan Plummer won at No. 1 singles for Woodstock North, which defeated Marengo, 4-1, on Monday.Also ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • High school boys track and field roundup: Huntley, McHenry and Crystal Lake Central win

    CARY – Cary-Grove thrower Ricky Hurley and Huntley counterpart Isaac Jimenez both landed career-best efforts in the shot put Monday in their Fox Valle ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • High school baseball: Richmond-Burton's Joe Dittmar player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekJoe DittmarRichmond-Burton, Junior, Third Baseman and PitcherDittmar committed to ...
    April 13, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Eight local teams pick up wins

    Alden-Hebron swept a Northeastern Athletic Conference doubleheader against Harvest Christian Academy on Saturday, outscoring the Lions 25-3 at Hebron. ...
    April 11, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley picks up first loss at PepsiCo Showdown

    ALGONQUIN – Despite his team winning its first five games, Huntley coach Kris Grabner saw cracks in the unbeaten facade.
    April 11, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South beats Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South was well aware of Prairie Ridge’s come-from-behind wins earlier this year.
    April 10, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs shortstop Matt Kozlak said pitches “looked like beach balls” in his first two at-bats against Prairie Ridge pitcher Ben Cilano, ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • High school boys tennis: McHenry, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and Woodstock win

    The McHenry boys tennis team defeated Lakes 4-3 in nonconference play at Lake Villa.Will Doepker won ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge tops Mundelein

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge’s fortunes turned when its first four batters reached base with a pair of walks, a hit batsman and an error.
    April 8, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Huntley's Hecht up to 10 goals, Crystal Lake South playing well

    Huntley senior forward Deanna Hecht scored four more goals from last week's number to push her total for goals on the season to 10. The Red Raiders ha ...
    April 8, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs, Cary-Grove win

    Blake Everett, Brandon Ferencz, Shriyans Lenkala and Evan Schwarz all scored three goals for Jacobs in a Fox Valley Conference, 15-4, win against Prai ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Crystal Lake South and Jacobs win

    Prairie Ridge defeated Dundee-Crown, 7-0, at Crystal Lake on Tuesday in an Fox Valley Conference Valley Division dual. 
    April 7, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Set pieces key Cary-Grove win over Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Capitalizing on set piece opportunities is a distinct advantage for any soccer team who does so.
    April 8, 2015 - 12:53 am
  • High school softball insider: Marian Central's Mic Faunce Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekMIC FAUNCEMarian Central, so., CFaunce helped lead the Hurricanes to a doublehead ...
    April 7, 2015 - 5:09 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Cary-Grove wins triangular

    The Cary-Grove girls track and field team won the FVC triangular meet over Huntley and Woodstock North in Woodstock.
    April 6, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • High school baseball: Hampshire, Jacobs and Johnsburg win

    The Hampshire boys baseball team scored five runs in the first three innings to pull away and defeat Belvidere 8-2 in nonconference play in Belvidere.
    April 6, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs and Alden-Hebron win

    Haley Barnes hit a three-run double in the top of the seventh inning to break the tie and lead Prairie Ridge softball to the 8-3 win over Belvidere No ...
    April 6, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge, Marengo win

    Megan Walsh scored three goals to lead the Prairie Ridge girls soccer team to a 5-0 win over Belvidere North in nonconference play in Crystal Lake.
    April 6, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • High school baseball: Dundee-Crown's Brett Johnson player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekBrett JohnsonDundee-Crown, sr., CJohnson continued to tear it up and so did his t ...
    April 6, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Preview capsules

    Cary-GroveCoach: Brendan Gorman (second season, eighth overall)Key returnees: Dylan Cost, Ian Housto ...
    April 5, 2015 - 7:10 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Dundee-Crown tops Schaumburg

    The Dundee-Crown boys baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead and hang on for the 8-7 win over Schaumburg in ...
    April 4, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge offense comes alive in win over Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – An early goal was just the spark Prairie Ridge needed Saturday, looking for its first win of the season.
    April 4, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Missouri wrestler Zach Synon, Prairie Ridge grad

    Prairie Ridge graduate Zach Synon wrapped up his redshirt sophomore season at Missouri with a 31-13 record. He worked his way into the starting lineup ...
    April 4, 2015 - 6:20 pm
  • On Campus: High school girls swimming teammates Barton, Dahl collide at D-II nationals

    For three years as prep athletes, Marisa Barton and Nikayla Dahl were teammates on the Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team.
    April 3, 2015 - 4:39 pm
  • Gymnastics: Cary-Grove's Underwood wins Junior Olympic state title

    Cary-Grove senior Rachael Underwood completed a rare double over the weekend in DeKalb when she won the Level 10 all-around title at the U.S. Junior O ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo tops Elk Grove

    Veronica Ruelius went 3 for 3 with a home run, two runs scored, two doubles and two RBIs to lead the Marengo softball team to the 9-4 win over Elk Gro ...
    April 1, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge beats Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Wednesday was one of the first days of the season when the weather actually favored the hitters. Prairie Ridge took full advantage of t ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove, Huntley and McHenry win

    Nick Thome at No. 1 led a Crystal Lake South singles sweep against Woodstock without giving up a game in three matches in a, 6-1, Fox Valley Conferenc ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: 11 local teams win

    Kyle Alt hit a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the seventh for Marengo to defeat Harvard, 3-2, on Tuesday in baseball at Marengo.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South tops Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Through the first 40 minutes Tuesday, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge combined for more near-misses and thumping collisions than s ...
    March 31, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • Inside high school baseball: Dundee-Crown's Denz player of week, power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekDanny DenzDundee-Crown, jr., pitcherDenz struck out 14 batters in six innings las ...
    March 30, 2015 - 2:56 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Fremd behind 6 homers

    The Prairie Ridge baseball team had six players hit home runs as they defeated Fremd, 13-4, in nonconference play Thursday in Palatine.
    March 26, 2015 - 8:50 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge rallies past Palatine

    WHEELING – "Stay cozy," Prairie Ridge coach Glen Pecoraro chirped to his team just before Wednesday's first pitch, partially because all the Wolves pl ...
    March 25, 2015 - 7:43 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Five to Watch this season

    Taryn JakubowskiHuntley, jr., MJakubowski had 22 goals and 13 assists last season. She committed to ...
    March 25, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • High school baseball: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Dan Badgley (seventh season).Last year’ ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • High school baseball: Five players to watch

    Five Players to WatchMikie Borst, McHenry, sr., 1B-OFBorst, a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team p ...
    March 24, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge brings high hopes into season

    Prairie Ridge’s baseball team produced nothing all that memorable through its first 24 games last season.
    March 24, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs loaded, but Prairie Ridge might have edge in FVC

    Jacobs returns four state qualifiers in boys tennis, but Prairie Ridge could have the deepest lineup in the area.
    March 23, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Pop Quiz: Cal Aldridge, Carly Wilson and Tim McCloyn

    Cal AldridgePrairie RidgeSeniorBaseball1. What’s your favorite wild animal?a grizzly bear, I’ve alwa ...
    March 21, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • High school baseball: Routzahn returns in Prairie Ridge's loss

    EVANSTON – By the time Ethan Routzahn made his return to the mound Saturday morning, 345 days since tearing a ligament in his elbow and 327 days since ...
    March 21, 2015 - 7:23 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo again has high expectations

    Marengo softball coach Dwain Nance isn’t concerned with last season or the year before.In a season i ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove's Gregoire 3rd in 3-Point Showdown

    Cary-Grove senior Jason Gregoire finished third in the Class 4A 3-Point Showdown Friday at Peoria’s Carver Arena.
    March 20, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge tops Lake Zurich in opener

    LAKE ZURICH – Expectations are high for the Prairie Ridge baseball this season, with several members returning from the team that had a run in the pos ...
    March 19, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • IHSA proposal would alter postseason seeding

    Cary-Grove girls volleyball coach Patty Langanis remembers watching regional play-in games that felt like sectional championships.
    March 18, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge falls to Fremd

    PALATINE – A day after starting the season with a walk-off win, nothing went right for Prairie Ridge on Wednesday at Fremd.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

    Garrett Bright, Crystal Lake South, baseball
    Megan Mahaffy, Crystal Lake Central, softball
    Tess Miller, Huntley, girls track
    Halley Havlicek, Richmond-Burton, girls soccer