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  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge shuts down Cary-Grove in FVC opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Trevor Potter wasted no time getting reacclimated to dribbling, passing and shooting a basketball rather than tackling wide receivers.
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • High school football: Community celebrates Prairie Ridge's state championship

    Austen Ferbet began with the usual precaution of not sounding too brash when the question was posed.
    NEW: Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Marengo win

    Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin poured in a game-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting and made all nine of her free throws to lead the Whip-Purs to a 43-32 ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs win FVC duals

    WRESTLINGCrystal Lake Central 50, Cary-Grove 21: At Crystal Lake, the Tigers (2-0, 2-0 Fox Valley Co ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry beats Cary-Grove; Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire

    The McHenry wrestling team beat Cary-Grove, 39-27, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet Thursday night at McHenry. McHenry’s Tyler Lowery (138 pounds) ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • High School Football: Prairie Ridge elevates in final rankings

    The most important ranking was the No. 1 spot Prairie Ridge earned on the turf Saturday at the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium in Champaign.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • Football: All-Fox Valley Conference team announced

    Here is the All-Fox Valley Conference football team, which was released Wednesday.All-Fox Valley Con ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron and Woodstock North win nonconference games

    Four Crystal Lake South players scored in double digits as the Gators beat Carmel, 61-54, Tuesday in a nonconference game in Crystal Lake.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry defeats Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After McHenry jumped on a loose ball near midcourt late in the fourth quarter, senior guard Julia Rice raised her hands, looking for th ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • PHOTOS: High school girls basketball – Prairie Ridge vs. McHenry

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    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school football notes: Prairie Ridge loaded with talented juniors; Johnsburg, Cary-Grove players rise on record lists

    Prairie Ridge fullback Manny Ebirim looked up and down the table at his five teammates, four of whom are juniors, and smiled.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • High school ice hockey: Crystal Lake South, District 155 lose

    Crystal Lake South and District 155 both lost Saturday on the second day of the PREP Hockey Thanksgiving Showcase Tournament at West Meadows Ice Arena ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge uses 'ace in the hole' play in championship victory

    CHAMPAIGN – Prairie Ridge coach Chris Schremp called the play his team’s “ace in the hole,” something that was in the playbook, but rarely ran.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge tops Sacred Heart-Griffin to win Class 6A state championship

    CHAMPAIGN – Nothing was going to stop Prairie Ridge from completing its mission, not even one of the worst starts imaginable in the most important gam ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Hammond: Jenkins' key block spurred offensive onslaught for state champion Prairie Ridge

    CHAMPAIGN – Prairie Ridge needed to make something happen. Quarterback Samson Evans had fumbled twice early in the game. The Wolves trailed Sacred Hea ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • High School Football: Prairie Ridge wins 6A state championship

    CHAMPAIGN – Prairie Ridge fulfilled its mission and achieved perfection on Saturday.The Wolves had o ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 4:44 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Marian Central goes 4-0 at Carmel Team Duals

    Marian Central's wrestling team started the season with four wins Friday for first-year coach David Silva at the Carmel Team Duals in Mundelein.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • High school hockey: D-155 Predators, Crystal Lake South each go 2-0 in PREP Thanksgiving Showcase

    Prairie Ridge's Kyle Smolen scored five goals Friday for the District 155 Predators in a 10-1 hockey win over Plainfield North at the PREP Thanksgivin ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school football: Class 6A state championship preview capsule

    Class 6A state championshipPrairie Ridge (13-0) vs. Sacred Heart-Griffin (13-0)When: 1 p.m. Saturday ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:42 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge QB Samson Evans is 'The Man'

    Prairie Ridge football coach Chris Schremp has seen loads of talented players come through in his highly successful program in 15 years.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:37 pm
  • High school football journal: Nik Koelblinger grateful to be part of Prairie Ridge team, community

    Football players from Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge have been asked to share some thoughts on their season as they head into the biggest game of their c ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school football journal: Joe Perhats, Prairie Ridge teammates embrace rare opportunity

    Football players from Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge have been asked to share some thoughts on their season as they head into the biggest game of their c ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:19 pm
  • Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge football teams take shots at greatness

    Joe Moore soaked in the moment last Friday while standing on Johnsburg Athletic Field with what seemed like most of the town’s population after the Sk ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:47 am
  • Father, Son coaches both reach championship

    Ken and Derek Leonard almost didn’t know what to do the week of Thanksgiving last year.Ken Leonard, ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 3:43 am
  • Inside Girls Basketball

    Athlete of the Week Vannessa GarreltsMarian Central, jr., GThe 5-foot-5 junior led the Hurricanes to ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Prairie Ridge player journal: Peter Dunican

    Football players from Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge have been asked to share some thoughts on their season as they head into the biggest game of their c ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:06 pm
  • 'The future plays here': Current Prairie Ridge players watched 2011 state championship game

    The IHSA’s sign on the wall of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium now seems prophetic.  A group of fifth- a ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:01 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marian Central, Jacobs win tourney games

    Crystal Lake South's Jon Holloway and Tyler Haskin each scored 20 points Wednesday as the Gators defeated Johnsburg, 73-67, in their Johnsburg/Richmon ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school football journal: Prairie Ridge's Ben Schultz, 'brothers' lay it all on line

    Football players from Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge have been asked to share some thoughts on their season as they head into the biggest game of their c ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge shows how good option offense can be

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Ask Prairie Ridge about the virtues of triple-option football and the Wolves will reel off a list of reasons why it works.
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • High school girls basketball: Marengo, McHenry, Johnsburg, Marian Central win

    Marissa Knobloch hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points to lead the Marengo girls basketball team in a 36-31 win over Woodstock on Tuesday a ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school football journal: Prairie Ridge's Greiner not the average football player

    Football players from Johnsburg and Prairie Ridge have been asked to share some thoughts on their season as they head into the biggest game of their c ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 6:31 pm
  • High school wrestling preview: 2016-17 team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: William Petersen (First year)Last season: 4-13 dual recordTop ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school wrestling preview: Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen tries to re-create state-title success

    Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr planted the seed of this year’s motivation early for Tigers senior Lenny Petersen.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg prepare for state finals

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

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

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

    EVANSTON – Valerie Tarazi didn't feel great but always believed she had a shot.The defending state c ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North, Alden-Hebron, Hampshire, Huntley win tournament games

    Maddie Busch scored 18 points Saturday to lead the Woodstock North girls basketball team to a 42-34 win against Rockford Jefferson in the fifth-place ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge 1 win from state championship game

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

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

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

    Junior guard Vannessa Garrelts, who picked up an offer from NCAA Division I Bradley this week, scored 22 points to lead the Marian Central girls baske ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • College women's volleyball: McHenry County College drops opener at nationals

    The McHenry County College women's volleyball team dropped its first-round match at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament on Thursday, losing to N ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 9:56 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2016-17 season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Adam McCloud (first season)Last year’s record: 6-21 overall, 3 ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • High school girls swimming: 5 from McHenry, 2 other locals prepare for state meet

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

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

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

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    Nov. 16, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • High school girls basketball: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Rod Saffert (11th season)Last season’s record: 12-17, 4-6 FVC ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school girls swimming: Valerie Tarazi qualifies for third trip to state with two sectional wins while other locals narrowly miss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    LOMBARD – Normally, the sight of Prairie Ridge quarterback Samson Evans lying on the football field needing physical assistance might be concerning fo ...
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald football player of the week. Voting runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday. 
    Nov. 6, 2016 - 1:38 am
  • High school cross country: Richmond-Burton boys 3rd in state in Class 1A, girls 4th; CL Central girls 4th in 2A, boys 5th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls swimming team defeated Huntley on Friday, 106-64, at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake.
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • High school football: First-round playoff preview capsules

    Class 4ANo. 15 Marengo (5-4) at No. 2 Johnsburg (9-0)When: 6 p.m. SaturdayAbout the Indians: Marengo ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • High school girls volleyball: Prairie Ridge holds off Crystal Lake South in South Regional final

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge did not have anything easy this time.Crystal Lake South was determined ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Prep sports insider: Marian Central's Caroline and Cate Yuk are Athletes of the Week, plus cross country and tennis postseason notes

    Athletes of the WeekCaroline Yuk and Cate Yuk, Marian Central, sr., girls tennisThe sisters marked t ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South reach CL South Regional final

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

    Athlete of the Week Taylor JakubowskiHuntley, fr., SThe freshman setter helped lead the Red Raiders ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • High school football playoffs: Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge on target to meet in Class 6A semifinals

    The area’s top two football teams started the season playing one another, with Prairie Ridge beating Cary-Grove, 26-14.
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school football: 2016 IHSA playoff pairings

    *Any times listed are tentativeClass 8A32. O’Fallon (5-4) at 1. Loyola Academy (9-0)17. Curie (8-1) ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley, Richmond-Burton win regional titles

    Huntley's girls cross country team won the IHSA Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday with a team score of 41, beating out nine other teams. ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central win regionals

    Huntley's boys cross country team won the Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday behind sophomore Jeremy Roe’s first-place finish. 
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge dominates Dundee-Crown

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

    Marian Central’s Yuk sisters, Caroline and Cate advanced to Day 3 of the Class 1A girls tennis state tournament, although the doubles team lost in the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 7:21 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 9 games

    Live updates from Friday's Week 9 high school football games. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Huntley tops Prairie Ridge, wins first Fox Valley Conference title

    Huntley captured its first Fox Valley Conference girls volleyball championship in school history Thursday with a 25-20, 25-19 sweep against Prairie Ri ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • High school football: Week 9 preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Jacobs (4-4, 3-4) at Hampshire (3-5, 2-5) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday About the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • High school girls tennis: 2 local doubles teams, 2 singles players advance to Day 2 of state tournament

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – When Huntley and Crystal Lake South met almost a month ago in a late-September Fox Valley Conference dual meet, the Red Raiders' No. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • High school boys soccer: Hampshire and Prairie Ridge win regional semifinals, set up FVC rematch in final

    HAMPSHIRE – Doug Stuehler leapt with an idea and a longshot of hope. When he landed, he saw the ball rolling into the net, a "phenominal" feeling as h ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy is Athlete of the Week, plus notes and state tennis pairings

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCole BarkocyCrystal Lake Central, sr., cross countryBarkocy had an opportunity to ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 5:54 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central beats Benet, wins East Suburban Catholic title

    Marian Central captured the East Suburban Catholic Conference girls volleyball championship Tuesday with an 18-25, 25-23, 25-23 victory over Benet in ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High School Football: PR, C-G, Johnsburg hold spots high in state polls

    Class 8ASchool W-L Pts. Prev.1. Loyola (9) 8-0 90 12. Brother Rice 8-0 81 23. Homewood-Flossmoor 8-0 ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • High School Girls Volleyball Insider: Prairie Ridge's Jayden Otto Athlete of the Week; conference races; more

    Athlete of the WeekJayden OttoPrairie Ridge, so., SOtto did a little bit of everything for the Wolve ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school football notes: Collins keeps Cary-Grove offense rolling

    For a quarterback, Bobby Collins doesn’t throw the ball much. But in Cary-Grove’s triple-option offense, he doesn’t need to. 
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school volleyball roundup: Marian Central wins Boylan Volleyball Invitational

    Marian Central won the Boylan Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, going 5-0 and improving to 33-1 on the season.
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South wins Class 2A Cary-Grove Sectional

    CARY – Ahead of this weekend's Class 2A Cary-Grove Sectional, Crystal Lake South tennis coach Don Nead surveyed the competition and made a calculated ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • High school boys golf: Farnam runner-up in Class 3A state tourney; Beaugureau ties for 3rd

    After shooting a 2-over-par 74 in the first round of the Class 3A boys golf state tournament Friday at The Den at Fox Creek in Bloomington, Prairie Ri ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • High school football: Coverage, photos and more from Week 8

    Woodstock 34, Woodstock North 6PHOTOS: Woodstock North vs. WoodstockMcHenry 34, Hampshire 22PHOTOS: ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge shuts out Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – It was the age old question of what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. 
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Jacobs

    Photos from Friday's Prairie Ridge at Jacobs football game in Algonquin, which the Wolves won 42-0. ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Woodstock and Marian Central have state qualifiers

    Crystal Lake South will be sending two doubles teams to state while Jacobs will send a doubles and singles team after the first game of the Class 2A C ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 9:27 pm
  • High school volleyball: Huntley wins pool at Glenbard West Autumnfest

    The Huntley volleyball team won its pool at Glenbard West's Autumnfest Tournament on Friday and will play in the Gold Pool on Saturday.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op tops Cary-Grove

    The Crystal Lake High School co-op girls swimming team beat Cary-Grove 107-63 on Friday at Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 7:38 pm
  • High school boys golf: Cary-Grove's Zach Beaugureau tied for 4th at Class 3A state

    Cary-Grove senior Zach Beaugureau shot an even-par 72 in the first round of the Class 3A boys golf state tournament and is in contention for the indiv ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:57 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton clinches Kishwaukee River Conference title share

    Addie Halverson had eight kills and six digs Thursday to lead Richmond-Burton to a 25-21, 25-15, Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball sweep ov ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • Live updates: High school football results from Week 8 in McHenry County

    Live updates from the area's Week 8 high school football games ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:06 pm
  • High school football Week 8 preview capsules

    Friday's gamesFox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0) at Jacobs (4-3, 3-3)When: 7 p.m.About th ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Prep sports insider: Molly Lyne of Crystal Lake co-op girls golf is Athlete of the Week; notes; postseason events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMolly LyneCrystal Lake Central co-op (Cary-Grove), fr., girls golfLyne has seemed ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Cary-Grove's Allison Drage no ordinary freshman

    Finding their favorite Allison Drage moment from her high school cross country career is difficult for her Cary-Grove coaches and teammates … and Drag ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Huntley, Cary-Grove, Hampshire, Woodstock, Harvard win; Richmond-Burton ties

    Junior defender Adam Kaster scored in the 34th minute Tuesday to lead Huntley to a 1-0 Fox Valley Conference boys soccer victory over Prairie Ridge in ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school football: Week 8 AP Illinois statewide poll

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 4:06 pm
  • Beaugureau, Farnam, Karney and Tuszynski advance to state meet

    ROCKFORD – Cary-Grove senior Zach Beaugureau lined up his 1-foot putt for par on the 18th green at Atwood Homestead on Monday, paused for a second, st ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 1:20 am
  • High school volleyball insider: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekMcKayla WuenschMarian Central, sr., SWuensch helped lead the Hurricanes to a 6-0 ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • Prep football notes: Marian Central needs to win last 2 games

    Marian Central knows its margin of error has dissipated to zero.If the Hurricanes want to make the C ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 1:13 am
  • High school girls tennis: Prairie Ridge's Annie Timm wins FVC Tournament No. 1 singles title; Jacobs, PR tie for team title

    HAMPSHIRE – Prairie Ridge senior Annie Timm tried to hold back the tears as she walked off the court Saturday at Hampshire, but as she hugged friends ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • PHOTOS: Fox Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament

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    Oct. 8, 2016 - 5:56 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge dominates Hampshire

    CRYSTAL LAKE - A week before the season, Prairie Ridge quarterback Samson Evans was running and felt a pop in his quad. He couldn’t walk, let alone fi ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • High school football: Week 7 stories, photos and coverage

    New power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the playoff chances for area teamsRichmond-Burton 39, Marengo ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Styf: McHenry County high school football playoff outlook after Week 7 games

    ClinchedPrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0), Class 6A - The Wolves remain the favorite to be the top seed in th ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op defeats Jacobs

    The Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team defeated Jacobs, 107-63, Friday at the Dundee Recreation Center in Carpentersville.
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 9:37 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake Central; Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg win

    Crystal Lake Central 2, McHenry 1: At McHenry, the Tigers came from behind to beat McHenry, 11-25, 25-20, 25-16, in an FVC match.
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Girls swimming roundup: McHenry holds off Crystal Lake co-op

    McHenry's Payton Lange won two individual races and swam on two of the Warriors' three winning relays, helping them edge Crystal Lake co-op in a Fox V ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs tops McHenry, clinches FVC title outright

    Colin Walsh scored in the 60th minute Thursday, assisted by Gabe Swarthout, to break a scoreless tie and deliver Jacobs a 1-0 win over McHenry in a Fo ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 7 games

    Updates from the 10 high school football games around the area in Week 7. ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • High school football: Week 7 preview capsules

    FRIDAY'S GAMESFox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove (5-1, 4-1) at Crystal Lake South (2-4, 2-4)When: 7 p.m ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op, led by Lyne, wins regional title

    HUNTLEY – Crystal Lake Central co-op’s Molly Lyne entered the clubhouse Wednesday at Pinecrest to big hugs, wide smiles and some light teasing from he ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school football: Q&A with Prairie Ridge's Emmanuel Ebirim, player of the week

    Emmanuel EbirimHeigh: 5-foot-7Weight: 210 poundsIn Prairie Ridge’s 62-6 win over McHenry last week, ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 8:15 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley wins triangular; Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini wins race

    Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini took first place with a time of 20:20, and Prairie Ridge's Chloe Gale came in second at 20:32, but Huntley had s ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker 1st, but Huntley wins triangular

    Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker won by 14 seconds, finishing in 16:22 to beat Prairie Ridge's Mike Ostrow and fellow Gator Jonathan Prus, both at 16: ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton defeats Marengo

    Richmond-Burton's Addie Halverson had 15 kills to lead the Rockets to a Kishwaukee River Conference girls volleyball win, 25-15, 25-16, over Marengo o ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Huntley beats McHenry in OT; Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Marengo win

    Aaron Ruffner was involved in both goals as Huntley came from behind to beat McHenry, 2-1, in overtime Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge, Ethan Farnam take regional titles

    HUNTLEY – Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam shot an even-par 72 Tuesday at Pinecrest in Huntley to claim his second straight individual regional championsh ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Podcast: Week 7 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 7 high school football preview podcast with sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf features picks and prev ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • High school football: Illinois AP statewide poll, Week 7

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Prairie Ridge, Marian Central tie

    CRYSTAL LAKE – "This is a work day," Marian Central coach Jim Colvin told his players before Monday's nonconference match at Prairie Ridge, and each t ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school girls golf: Prairie Ridge defeats Carmel

    Sophia Pascente shot a 44 Monday for Prairie Ridge in a 186-196 nonconference girls golf dual victory over Carmel at Brae Loch in Grayslake.
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekAva Pauly, McHenry, sr., OHPauly helped lead the Warriors to third place at the S ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • Statewide podcast: How does Johnsburg stack up statewide and can a 4-win team make playoffs?

    If there's a Chicago Public Schools teacher strike still going on when the IHSA playoff brackets are announced, what happens?
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge 5th in Harland Invitational

    Prairie Ridge's Chloe Gale finished second Saturday at the Harland Invitational at Fox River Park in Burlington, Wisconsin, running the 3-mile course ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake Central wins Harland Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy, Weston Sterchi and Brandon Tomasello finished third through fifth Saturday, leading the Tigers to a team win in t ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op takes second at Conant Invite; McHenry wins Rockford Jefferson Invite

    The Crystal Lake High School co-op relay team of Tessa Shorten, Jamie Gindorf, Rhiannon Wozny and Valerie Tarazi won the Class A 200-yard freestyle re ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 8:10 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. Voting runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 6:19 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge dominates McHenry

    CRYSTAL LAKE – There's little doubt remaining that the Prairie Ridge football team has reached juggernaut status in McHenry County.
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • High school football: Week 6 results, coverage and photos

    New power rankings Styf: Breaking down area team's playoff chances Johnsburg 56, Woodstock North 0 ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • Styf: High school football playoff chances for area teams after Week 6

    Clinched berth - Six winsPrairie Ridge (6-0, 5-0 FVC), Class 6A - One of the first two area teams gu ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • LIVE: Updates from Week 6 of high school football

    Live updates from all of the area Week 6 football games. ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school football: Week 6 preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceMcHenry (4-1, 3-1) at Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0)When: 7 p.m. FridayAbout the Warr ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge wins FVC tourney, season titles; Ethan Farnam 1st

    CARY – An unlikely challenger for the Fox Valley Conference Boys Golf Championship emerged Thursday at Foxford Hills, as Crystal Lake South held a one ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge win in FVC

    Jordan Proszenyak and Hannah Koenig each finished with five kills and seven blocks to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-18, 25-15 Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls golf: Crystal Lake Central co-op wins 4th straight FVC title

    PRAIRIE GROVE – For the first time, five teams had an opportunity to capture the Fox Valley Conference championship heading into the FVC girls golf to ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

    Adam Jayko, Johnsburg, Football
    McKayla Wuensch, Marian Central, Volleyball
    Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, Football