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  • Girls basketball roundup: Huntley edges St. Viator at Dundee-Crown tourney

    The Huntley girls basketball team stayed undefeated with a 47-46 victory over St. Viator on Saturday at the Dundee-Crown Thanksgiving Tournament in Ca ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op's Tarazi 5th at IHSA final in 200 IM

    EVANSTON – It was not the result Crystal Lake co-op’s Valerie Tarazi wanted or dreamed about, but taking fifth in the 200-yard individual medley and n ...
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op's Tarazi reaches 200 IM final

    EVANSTON – Having a torn strap on a new suit wasn't the way Crystal Lake co-op's Valerie Tarazi wanted to start her first appearance at the girls swim ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge beats Richmond-Burton

    BURLINGTON – After losing its season opener by 22 points, the Prairie Ridge girls basketball team has looked like a completely different group.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • High school girls golf: 2014 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Girls Golf All-Area team First team Blake Betke, Richmond-Burton, seniorBetke led t ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Cary-Grove rolls past Johnsburg

    At Johnsburg, Cary-Grove made eight 3-pointers on its way to a 69-31 win over Johnsburg as part of the Lake Zurich Thanksgiving Tournament. Katie Bark ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Prairie Ridge's Tarazi always had competitive fire

    CRYSTAL LAKE — Before Valerie Tarazi dreamed of qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, before she became one of the top swimmers in Illinois, be ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South breezes past Prairie Ridge in opener

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake South girls basketball team opened its season Tuesday at Prairie Ridge, and for first year coach Mark Mucha, the Gator ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Fox Valley Fox Division preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceFox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Paul Lichtenheld, third seasonLast year’ ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley gets to play role of defending FVC Valley champs

    Following four straight seasons atop the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division, the Cary-Grove girls basketball team’s title streak ended and a new ch ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op's Tarazi makes state with two pool record swims

    ST. CHARLES – With a banged up knee, Crystal Lake co-op’s Valerie Tarazi and her coach Stephanie Wozny were a little nervous heading into the St. Char ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • High school gymnastics: Cary-Grove's Mahoney, Underwood accept scholarships

    Riley Mahoney and Rachael Underwood have spent their gymnastics lives together, so it only made sense they should share another moment Wednesday night ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Baseball signing roundup: Getzelman set to sign with Kennesaw State

    Jordan Getzelman must have made a favorable impression on Kennesaw State assistant baseball coach Derek Simmons a few years ago.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 10:29 pm
  • Inside Girls Swimming: Crystal Lake co-op's Valerie Tarazi Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekVALERIE TARAZICrystal Lake co-op, fr.Tarazi won the 100-yard butterfly (57.39) an ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 5:08 pm
  • Illinois high school boys cross country finals: McHenry's Reiser wins historic title

    PEORIA – McHenry’s Jesse Reiser realized there could be only one truly satisfying ending to his cross country season.PEORIA – McHenry’s Jesse Reiser r ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • High school swimming: Jacobs-Hampshire co-op wins FVC title

    WOODSTOCK – Jacobs-Hampshire co-op didn’t win a lot of races on Saturday at the girls swimming Fox Valley Conference Championship at Woodstock North, ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley's Seth Conroy runner of week

    Athlete of the WeekSeth ConroyHuntley, jr.Conroy took fourth in the Class 3A St. Charles East Sectio ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • High school cross country: McHenry County state qualifiers

    State Schedule Class 1A girls, 9 a.m.Class 1A boys, 10 a.m.Class 2A girls, 11 a.m.Class 2A boys, noo ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Prep Zone: Jacobs High School distance runner Goldby to Eastern Illinois University

    Matt Goldby suffered a horrific injury when he was 9 years old, one that ended his football career and hindered his pursuits in other sports.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 10:14 pm
  • Ex-NBA player Chris Herren to speak at Prairie Ridge High School on substance abuse

    Chris Herren faced a choice.When he walked into his Boston College dorm room in the fall of 1994, he ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • High school cross country: Crystal Lake Central boys/girls qualify for state along with Prairie Ridge boys

    MAPLE PARK – Prairie Ridge's route to Peoria wound up being a little tougher than expected, but the Wolves still made it.
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • High school football: Late first-half Lakes TD put Prairie Ridge in bad spot

    LAKE VILLA — The play that turned Prairie Ridge’s season-ending loss into a tailspin came right before halftime on an untimed play.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge falls at Lakes

    LAKE VILLA – Prairie Ridge’s Brent Anderson wonders if the Wolves’ first-round Class 6A playoff game against Lakes would have had a happier ending if ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • High school football: Friday playoff capsules

    Class 5ANo. 15 Marian Central (5-4) at No. 2 Chicago Solorio (8-1)When: 7:30 p.m. FridayAbout the Hu ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 6:54 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake South tops Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South attended Prairie Ridge’s first round match against Round Lake the night before and watched them struggle in the seco ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • High school volleyball: Prairie Ridge beats Round Lake

    The Class 4A Prairie Ridge Volleyball Regional began with two matches Monday night, with Fox Valley Conference teams McHenry and Prairie Ridge advanci ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Inside Prep Football: Cary-Grove stays atop power rankings

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (9-0): The Trojans rolled to an unbeaten regular season ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove leads 8 McHenry County teams into playoffs; Jacobs left out

    As Cary-Grove’s football coaches saw results from Friday night and crunched numbers, they realized the Trojans likely would remain in Class 7A as the ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge (6-3) at Lakes (8-1)

    No. 14 Prairie Ridge (6-3) at No. 3 Lakes (8-1) When: 7 p.m. Friday Class: 6A Record: 6-3, 5-1 in th ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge falls at Crete-Monee

    CRETE – The Prairie Ridge football team knew its playoff fate long before Friday night’s nonconference game against Crete-Monee, so the Wolves used th ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Prairie Ridge, Woodstock players fall on Day 2 at state

    Prairie Ridge’s Natalie Favia and Mikaela McNally ended their senior season in girls tennis and made it to the fifth consolation round in doubles of t ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Cary-Grove High School girls volleyball team defeats Prairie Ridge High School

    CARY – The girls volleyball regular season didn’t exactly end quietly for Cary-Grove or Prairie Ridge.
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:35 am
  • Girls Swimming Roundup: Crystal Lake co-op defeats Woodstock co-op

    The Crystal Lake co-op girls swimming team defeated Woodstock co-op, 108-54, in a Fox Valley Conference dual meet Thursday in Woodstock.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Prairie Ridge High School doubles team gives top seed scare at state tennis tourney

    MOUNT PROSPECT – It was close. Closer even than the, 7-5, 7-5, score might indicate.Prairie Ridge’s ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • High school volleyball insider: Woodstock's Georgia Wicker player of week

    Player of the WeekGeorgia Wicker, soph.Woodstock liberoThe sophomore had 33 digs in two games in a w ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Prairie Ridge doubles duo confident for state meet

    When the IHSA announced the seeds and first-round matches this week for the girls tennis state tournament beginning Thursday, it was as if Prairie Rid ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys soccer: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central ousted from regional

    BELVIDERE – Both the Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central boys soccer teams traveled to Belvidere North Tuesday for a Class 2A regional semifinal ma ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown beats Jacobs

    The Dundee-Crown girls volleyball team rebounded from an opening set loss to defeat Jacobs in three sets, 11-15, 25-19, 26-24, to win in FVC Valley Di ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • High school soccer insider: Woodstock North's Alejandro Miranda player of the week

    Player of the WeekAlejandro Miranda, sr., midfielder, Woodstock NorthMiranda scored four goals in th ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • High school football: Student sections battle to be the best

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A bolt of lightning lit up the night sky above Crystal Lake Central High School on a Thursday night earlier this season. It halted the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • High school football insider: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Marian Central and Woodstock North all need a win to become playoff-eligible

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (8-0): The No. 1 team in Class 7A kept rolling along wi ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • High school football: Week 8 Player of the Week candidates

    Jeremy Behnke, Huntley, Sr. Behnke got his first varsity touchdown when he caught a 2-yard pass from ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge tops Woodstock North

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge no longer sets up every kickoff return to be a reverse in which a handoff is made, or faked, between the two deep men.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • High school golf: Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam 2 shots off state lead

    Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam leads all area golfers in the Class 3A tournament, shooting a 2-over-par 74 and is tied for fourth at The Den in Fox Cree ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Boys high school cross country insider: Johnsburg's Noah Miller runner of week

    Athlete of the WeekNoah MillerJohnsburg, SeniorMiller took fourth in 15:13.4 to lead the Skyhawks to ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:13 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake Central beats Prairie Ridge to win FVC Fox

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central’s volleyball team preserved their undefeated season and clinched the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division title with ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • High school football: Week 8 preview capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionJohnsburg (6-1, 5-0) at Burlington Central (5-2, 5-0)When: 7:15 ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • High school football take 2: Prairie Ridge vs. Woodstock North will be close

    One team is going to walk away from Prairie Ridge Athletic Stadium knowing it has a share of the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division championship. Wood ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge vs. Woodstock North winner earns share of FVC Fox title

    The previous meetings between Woodstock North and Prairie Ridge did not work out well for the Thunder.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Underwood stresses more sleep for McHenry County high school athletes

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The overriding theme of renowned trainer John Underwood’s message to athletes is that everything matters and can affect your performanc ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock North beats Crystal Lake Central

    The Woodstock North boys soccer team defeated Crystal Lake Central, 5-4, behind four goals from senior midfielder Alejandro Miranda in Fox Valley Conf ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge has shown offensive versatility

    The Prairie Ridge football team put on a display of offensive versatility Friday night in their 28-20 win over Hampshire. 
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Tough day for local girls golfers at Class AA Warren Sectional

    GURNEE – Huntley senior Gillian Young leaned against the clubhouse wall Tuesday at Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, occasionally peaking down at her r ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:05 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove stays at No. 1; Huntley, Johnsburg receive votes this week

    Cary-Grove hung on to the top spot in The Associated Press Class 7A football rankings released Tuesday and is the lone area team in any top 10 heading ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Inside high school boys soccer: Harvard's Jerry Martinez athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekJerry MartinezHarvard, sr., MMartinez was the leading scorer on a Harvard team th ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Area boys high school boys golfers left in limbo at Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional

    LAKE BLUFF – Two rain delays and a lightning stoppage left many golfers in limbo at Monday’s Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional, which was officially susp ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 7:14 pm
  • Prep football insider: Johnsburg enters power rankings, in line for playoff seed

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (7-0): The Trojans, No. 1 in The Associated Press Class ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Girls Volleyball Roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South win tourneys

    Cary-Grove's girls volleyball team won the Schaumburg Invitational on Saturday for the first time since 2011, going 5-0 and defeating St. Charles Nort ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Boys Soccer Roundup: Crystal Lake South stops Glenbrook North

    The Crystal Lake South boys soccer team scored two first-half goals Saturday to beat Glenbrook North, 2-1, in nonconference play in Crystal Lake. 
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Jacobs edges Prairie Ridge for FVC girls tennis title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Jacobs knows what it’s like to finish second in the Fox Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 8:12 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week candidates

    Nick Brengman, Johnsburg, QBBrengman completed 12 of 15 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown as th ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Ebirim powers Prairie Ridge past Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – Prairie Ridge traveled to Hampshire Friday night, took the lead with a six-minute opening drive and never lost it on the way to a 28-20 vi ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Prep Roundup: Only one upset on first day of FVC girls tennis tourney

    All seeded players advanced out of pool play to the championship bracket at the Fox Valley Conference Girls Tennis Tournament played at District 155 s ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Prairie Ridge's Shine athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekAndie ShinePrairie Ridge, SeniorShine finished third in Antioch’s Harland Invitat ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Boys cross country insider: Huntley's Keagan Smith runner of the week

    Athlete of the WeekKeagan SmithHuntley, JuniorSmith finished second at the Peoria Central Invitation ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Inside Girls Tennis: Prairie Ridge forfeits FVC Fox title

    Athlete of the WeekAnnie TimmPrairie Ridge, so.Timm won two Fox Valley Conference Fox Division match ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:31 pm
  • Prep volleyball roundup: Marian Central tops St. Viator

    At Arlington Heights, junior outside hitter Rachel Giustino recorded 10 kills and added 15 digs to lead the Marian Central girls volleyball team to a ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Prairie Ridge shuts out Crystal Lake Central in first ever home night game

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The scene was set for Prairie Ridge to have a big night as they played their first ever home night soccer game Thursday night against C ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Friday's prep football game capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionRichmond-Burton (4-2, 2-2) at Burlington Central (4-2, 4-0)When ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op wins regional title

    WOODSTOCK – There’s no secret that Crystal Lake Central co-op’s Emily Jean and Larisa Luloff have a friendly rivalry on the golf course.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Cross country roundup: McHenry boys win quadrangular

    McHenry won two Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys cross country duals at the Cary-Grove Quadrangular, beating the Trojans, 17-42, and Huntley ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Marian Central beats Fenwick

    Marian Central improved to 3-1 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference with a 25-18, 25-20 win against Fenwick on Tuesday.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • Tennis Roundup: Prairie Ridge wraps up FVC Fox title

    Prairie Ridge wrapped up the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division with a 7-0 home win against Grayslake Central on Tuesday.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Ethan Farnam 2nd at McHenry Regional, leads Prairie Ridge golfers into sectional

    McHENRY – Prairie Ridge’s Ethan Farnam reached into his bag, grabbed for a refreshment and calmly sipped a drink in between shots during Tuesday’s Cla ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Inside Boys Golf: Huntley's Jake Grabner Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the Week JAKE GRABNERHuntley, jr.Grabner has come up big in Huntley’s 18-hole tournaments ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 7:50 pm
  • Woodstock offense played well in loss

    Prairie Ridge's fast start and four interceptions helped lift them to a 37-26 victory against the Blue Streaks, but Woodstock played better than the s ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Billy Bahl, Marian CentralCompleted 14 of 29 passes for 244 yards and four touchdowns as the Hurrica ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Prairie Ridge holds off Woodstock

    CRYSTAL LAKE – It wasn’t that Prairie Ridge’s football team was in trouble late in the second quarter of Friday’s game against Woodstock, and it wasn’ ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Boys cross country: McHenry's Reiser runner of the week

    Athlete of the WeekJesse ReiserMcHenry, sr.Reiser suffered two losses as a junior, at Palatine to Yo ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:25 pm
  • Prep roundup: Marian Central volleyball beats Carmel in 3 sets

    Rachel Giustino and Sydney Nemtuda each had nine kills for Marian Central, which came back from a first set loss to defeat Carmel 12-25, 25-21, 25-23 ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South clinches share of FVC Valley

    Crystal Lake South clinched a share of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys soccer title with a 2-0 win at home against McHenry on Thursday.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Bonus "Ask Joe" online version for Week 6

    @JonStyf: Will the odd number of FVC schools impact how many teams make the playoff with the extra noncon Valley games?
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • Volleyball insider: Crystal Lake Central's Jeziorowski player of week

    Player of the WeekSuzie JeziorowskiCrystal Lake Central, seniorThe Tigers' offense benefited from Je ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op wins FVC golf title

    WOODSTOCK – With a chance to complete a perfect season within the Fox Valley Conference, the Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team didn’t back do ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Girls Tennis Roundup: McHenry beats Woodstock North in FVC crossover

    At McHenry, the McHenry girls tennis team defeated Woodstock North, 5-2, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover dual meet. Emily Zalewski won at No. 1 s ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Boys Soccer Roundup: Prairie Ridge edges Hampshire in OT

    At Hampshire, the Prairie Ridge boys soccer team defeated Hampshire on Tuesday with a goal from senior midfielder Nick Hoklas in the first overtime of ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Boys Golf Roundup: Prairie Ridge defeats Dundee-Crown

    At Prairie Isle in Prairie Grove, Ethan Farnam carded a 1-under-par 35 and earned medalist honors for Prairie Ridge's boys golf team Tuesday in a 152- ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Boys golf insider: Ethan Farnam athlete of the week

    Athlete of the Week Ethan FarnamPrairie Ridge, so. Farnam carded a 2-under-par 34 and earned medalis ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Girls golf insider: Huntley's Gillian Young athlete of the week

    Athlete of the Week Gillian YoungHuntley, sr. Young paced Huntley with a 41 in the Red Raiders’ Fox ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30 pm
  • Golf roundup: Jacobs hands Prairie Ridge first loss

    At Prairie Grove's Prairie Isle, Jacobs knocked off Prairie Ridge on a fifth golfer tiebreak, giving the Wolves their first conference dual match loss ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Prairie Ridge dealing with plenty of injuries

    GRAYSLAKE – Over the course of a high school football season, every team is going to deal with injuries at some point or another. It’s how the team re ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • Girls Tennis Roundup: Prairie Ridge 2nd at Crystal Lake Central Invite

    The Prairie Ridge girls tennis team finished in second place with 23 points Saturday at the eight-team Crystal Lake Central Invitational in Crystal La ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • McHenry's Jesse Reiser runs to first Palatine Invitational title

    PALATINE – McHenry senior Jesse Reiser remembered vividly what happened in his last race at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Numbers game: Athletic conference realignment could continue into future

    During the early moments of the fourth quarter of an early September Fox Valley Conference Fox Division football game, Crystal Lake Central quarterbac ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Infographic: Football conference enrollment in McHenry County

    In the past year, nine area schools have announced their intentions to leave for new conferences, effective in 2016.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Titus Booker leads Grayslake North past Prairie Ridge

    GRAYSLAKE – If you are a fan of running the football, then Grayslake North High School was the place for you on Friday night. A battle took place betw ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Prep Roundup: Prairie Ridge boys golfers shoot 2-under 142, beat Hampshire

    Prairie Ridge's boys golf team shot 2 under par as a team and came within two shots of tying the school record Friday at Prairie Isle in Prairie Grove ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Boys cross country insider: Crystal Lake South's Miller athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekJustin MillerCrystal Lake South, SeniorMiller, the Gators’ lone senior in their l ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:34 pm
  • Tennis Insider: Prairie Ridge's top doubles team athletes of the week

    Athletes of the weekMIKAELA MCNALLYNATALIE FAVIAPrairie Ridge, srs.McNally and Favia remained undefe ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Huntley beats McHenry in three games

    After dropping the second set, Huntley came back to defeat McHenry, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division girls volleyball act ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Huntley tops McHenry

    Huntley won three of the four doubles matches at McHenry on Thursday to pull out a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win. 
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Golf roundup: Prairie Ridge boys hand Richmond-Burton first defeat

    The Prairie Ridge boys golf team defeated previously unbeaten Richmond-Burton, 153-159, in nonconference play at Nippersink Golf Course in Genoa City, ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Cross country roundup: Woodstock girls win Hampshire Triangular

    At Hampshire, Woodstock defeated Prairie Ridge, 24-31, and Hampshire, 25-32, at the Hampshire Triangular. Hampshire beat Prairie Ridge, 28-29.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Golf roundup: Huntley beats Dundee-Crown

    At Bonnie Dundee in East Dundee, Huntley defeated the Chargers, 153-160, behind Andrew Mendonca's 2-over-par 37. Jake Bowser and Danny Spoeth added 38 ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Woodstock

    At Crystal Lake, junior forward Austin Marconi scored five goals – including four in the first half – to lead Prairie Ridge to a 7-0 Fox Valley Confer ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge to stay undefeated

    CRYSTAL LAKE — At various moments on Tuesday night, chants of “she’s a freshman” echoed from the bleachers at Prairie Ridge.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Boys golf insider: Jacobs' Lenzini player of week

    Athlete of the Week Justin Lenzini, Jacobs, jr. Lenzini has been on fire for the Golden Eagles, tyin ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • CL home to USA Basketball pilot program

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Rich Czeslawski recently traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to speak with USA Basketball youth program director Jay Demings when a ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Dolleton leads Prairie Ridge from offensive line

    By his own admission, Chris Dolleton is not exactly a giant."I like it," Dolleton (5-6, 220) said wi ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Prep Football Insider

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (4-0): The Associated Press Class 7A No. 1 team got a b ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Johnsburg girls golf takes 3rd in Mundelein Invite

    The Johnsburg girls golf team finished third in the Mundelein Invite to lead all area teams with 379 points Saturday at Countryside Golf Course in Mun ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week candidates

    Anthony Binetti, Huntley, QBBinetti accounted for three of Huntley's six offensive touchdowns as the ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 7:03 pm
  • Musick: Dundee-Crown runners go the distance, Prairie Ridge wins the game

    CARPENTERSVILLE – The Dundee-Crown Chargers jogged on to the field Friday, savoring their moment in the spotlight.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • On Campus: McHenry West grad Molly Machometa sets Viterbo soccer goals record

    Molly Machometa recently got a glimpse of women’s soccer history at Viterbo University. The NAIA school in La Crosse, Wisconsin, inducted former women ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Golf roundup: Lenzini leads Jacobs past Crystal Lake South

    At Randall Oaks in West Dundee, Jacobs' Justin Lenzini fired an even-par 35 and earned medalist honors to lead the Golden Eagles to a 147-166 Fox Vall ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Golf roundup: Richmond-Burton girls clinch BNC East again

    The Richmond-Burton girls golf team clinched its second straight Big Northern Conference East division title with the 177-247 victory over Harvard at ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Volleyball insider: Crystal Lake Central still the team to beat

    Athlete of the WeekFrankie CavallaroDundee-Crown, jr.The Chargers took the title in Saturday’s Pass, ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 6:13 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake Central tops Hampshire to remain undefeated

    Crystal Lake Central improved to 15-0 with a 25-22, 25-19 win against Hampshire at home on Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division girls volle ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Golf roundup: Lenzini leads Jacobs past Cary-Grove

    Justin Lenzini shot a 36 at Randall Oaks in West Dundee on Tuesday to help Jacobs to a 155-158 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win against Cary- ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Boys golf insider: Richmond-Burton remains area's top team

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  • Take 2: Friday's winner will be Fox Division favorite

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  • Volleyball insider: Two big FVC matchups coming Thursday

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  • Craig leads Huntley boys golf past Crystal Lake South

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  • Cross country roundup: Pajak's victory leads PR to 3rd in invite

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  • PR's Routzahn part of an 'epidemic'

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  • Tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South tops McHenry

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  • Congratulations Alex Peete, October Athlete of the Month!