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  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz: Prairie Ridge's Kristen Voel-Pel, Harvard's Joe Quinn and Marengo's Hunter Simonini

    Kirsten Voel-PelPrairie RidgeJuniorVolleyball, basketball1. What’s the best movie you recently saw i ...
    NEW: Jan. 31, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • High school wrestling: Live FVC wrestling finals highlights/interviews

    Live highlights from the finals at the FVC wrestling meet. Jacobs won the school's first team title ...
    UPDATED: Jan. 31, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • High school cheerleading: DeKalb Sectional live with highlights

    The DeKalb Sectional cheerleading competition took place on Saturday at DeKalb High School. You can watch the competition live here.
    UPDATED: Jan. 31, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge tops Woodstock

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge girls basketball coach Rob Baker reached for a refreshment after Friday night’s game against Woodstock.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • High school wrestling: Seeds for Fox Valley Conference tourament

    WRESTLINGFVC TournamentSeeds106: 1. Ian Mullen, 29-3 (McHenry); 2. Zach Spencer, 30-7 (Huntley); 3. ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge beats Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With just less than a month remaining in the regular season, teams in the wide open Fox Valley Conference Fox Division may want to star ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • High school wrestling: FVC tournament should be competitive

    The Fox Valley Conference Championship begins on Friday and starts the postseason tournaments. Regionals, sectionals and the state finals follow on su ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op falls to Warren

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team lost to Warren 99-84 in nonconference action at Gurnee. Nick ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge beats Woodstock North

    WOODSTOCK – Not too many teams have been able to keep up with Prairie Ridge this season in the FVC Fox Division. It was evident that the Wolves were a ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Richmond-Burton's Sara Swanson player of week

    Athlete of the WeekSara Swanson, Richmond-Burton, sr., GThe senior captain and point guard has been ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Cary-Grove co-op wins Bison Invitational

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team won the 13-team Fred Palffy Bison Invitational at Buffalo Grove Saturday afternoon. 
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge knocks off Hampshire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – With first-place Hampshire visiting on Friday night, a struggling Prairie Ridge team knew it had to be the aggressor on its home floor.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge to secure FVC Fox crown

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Throughout the season, with a young team starting as many as six freshmen, Crystal Lake Central coach Justen Lehr reminded those Tigers ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge's Clark out indefinitely with knee injury

    With 30 seconds remaining in Prairie Ridge’s 41-31 win against DeKalb on Saturday, the Wolves’ Aly Clark exited with a knee injury. She then missed th ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 5:31 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Richmond-Burton wins, Prairie Ridge loses

    Sara Swanson scored 20 points, incluiding three 3-pointers to lead the Richmond-Burton girls basketball team to the 55-48 win over Rockford Christian ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Underwood sparks Prairie Ridge co-op to win

    Rachael Underwood won three of the four individual events and the all-around to lead the Prairie Ridge co-op girls gymnastics team to a win at the Bar ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op defeats Huntley

    Nick Jasinski set a new school freshman record in his win in the 500-yard freestyle to help the Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team defeat Huntley, 12 ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 8:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Aannah Interrante athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekAannah Interrante, Johnsburg, fr., GThe freshman shooting guard has led the Skyha ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Andrews leads Huntley to DeKalb MLK tourney title

    Ali Andrews hit a 19-foot jumper at the buzzer in the semifinals against Stevenson on Monday to propel the Huntley girls basketball team to the DeKalb ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • High school competitive cheerleading: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley win FVC titles

    WOODSTOCK – The 2014-15 competitive cheerleading season has been a tough one for Crystal Lake Central.
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Huntley wins twice at DeKalb tournament

    The Huntley girls basketball team won both of its games in the DeKalb Martin Luther King Tournament on Saturday, defeating Peoria Notre Dame, 45-18, a ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock defeats Prairie Ridge

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock coach Alex Baker said there was no big message, just some minor adjustments made at halftime of Saturday night’s Fox Valley Conf ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire stops Crystal Lake Central

    Emma Benoit scored 17 points to lead the Hampshire girls basketball team to a 50-23 win over Crystal Lake Central in Fox Valley Conference Fox Divisio ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op tops Jacobs co-op

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Rick Schaefer has been working his team hard in practices and expected the result to be a dropoff ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Prairie Ridge's Kelly Klendworth Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekKelly KlendworthPrairie Ridge, sr., GThe 5-foot-8 guard was unstoppable from long ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 4:50 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove 2nd at Elk Grove

    Cooper Langanis won both the 200-yard freestyle and the 500 freestyle to help the Cary-Grove boys swimming team finish second at the eight-team Elk Gr ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 9:48 pm
  • High school gymnastics: Cary-Grove senior Mahoney's season ends with ACL tear

    Riley Mahoney convinced herself the pop she felt in her left knee Monday night was no big deal.The C ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 5:18 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge's big 2nd half bests Hampshire

    CRYSTAL LAKE — The game turned late in the second quarter.While the Hampshire girls basketball team ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 5:09 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge comes up big against Woodstock North

    CRYSTAL LAKE ­ The Prairie Ridge boys basketball team, like so many others, had their planning time cut down this week due to the bad weather, leaving ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Grayslake North beats Prairie Ridge

    The Prairie Ridge boys basketball team lost Tuesday night in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play, 55-45, to Grayslake North in Grayslake.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Huntley's Ali Andrews Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekAli AndrewsHuntley, jr., FThe 6-foot-2 forward averaged 23.5 points in the Montin ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge drops Grant with strong finish

    FOX LAKE – Grant had only one win coming into Saturday's boys basketball game, but Prairie Ridge coach Corky Card knew his team would be in for a batt ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Inside high school wrestling: Richmond-Burton's Grant Sutton Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the weekGRANT SUTTONRichmond-Burton, sr.Sutton won Palatine's Berman Holiday Classic on T ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Inside Girls Basketball: Cary-Grove's Katie Barker Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekKatie BarkerCary-Grove, sr., GThe 5-foot-10 guard scored her 1,000th career point ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Prep Zone: Athletes, coaches look back on memorable 2014

    At the end of each calendar year, some of the area’s athletes and coaches who provided us sports highlights are asked to provide their favorite person ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Girls basketball: Cary-Grove edges Libertyville in 5th-place game

    MUNDELEIN – After Cary-Grove missed its first 10 shots against Libertyville, girls basketball coach Rod Saffert directed his players from the home tea ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • High school boys basketball Hinkle Holiday Classic roundup: Jacobs falls to Carmel in OT

    ALGONQUIN – Prairie Ridge had leads slip away in regulation and in overtime before losing to Carmel, 71-66, in double overtime in their Consolation A ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 8:01 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge edges Lake Zurich in OT

    MUNDELEIN – Prairie Ridge coach Rob Baker knew that, if his team played well on Friday, it would have a good shot to beat Lake Zurich. The Wolves were ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 7:00 pm
  • High school football: Concussion management has progressed, but far enough?

    Editor's note: The IHSA, along with 13 area public high schools (Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Dundee-Crown, Hampshire, Harvar ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown's Creighton Fed is player of the week

    Athlete of the WeekCreighton Fed, Dundee-Crown, seniorThe Chargers’ guard led her team to a 3-0 reco ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 6:36 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Huntley holds off Prairie Ridge at Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Fortunately for Huntley, the final possession came down to playing defense rather than offense, because the Red Raiders thrived on that en ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge wins, Cary-Grove falls at Mundelein

    The Prairie Ridge girls basketball team defeated Streamwood 41-26 on the consolation side of the bracket at the Mundelein Holiday Classic.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge win at Hinkle Holiday Classic

    ALGONQUIN – Crystal Lake South jumped out early with a 10-point first-quarter lead and maintained control to beat Lakes, 67-52, in their Pool IV game ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs wins Hinkle opener, Cary-Grove wins and Prairie Ridge falls

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs point guard Chrishawn Orange looked at coach Jimmy Roberts after Saturday’s game and smiled as he said, “That was fun.”
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • I'm Just Saying ... with Northern Illinois football's Sean Folliard of Prairie Ridge

    It was a smooth sophomore season for Sean Folliard. The 2013 Prairie Ridge graduate and Northern Illinois linebacker made 58 tackles over 13 games, he ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire and Woodstock win

    The Crystal Lake Central wrestling had six pin victories as it defeated Grayslake North 48-19 in FVC Fox Division play at Grayslake Thursday night.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op nips Hoffman Estates

    The Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming team defeated Hoffman Estates, 96-86, Tuesday in Hoffman Estates.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • High school girls gymnastics: Prairie Ridge co-op wins DeKalb Invitational

    The Prairie Ridge girls co-op gymnastics team finished with 146.975 points in its win at the DeKalb Invitational in DeKalb Friday night.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • High school wrestling: Little, McHenry beat Jacobs

    Josh Little won his 220-pound match by decision, 6-1, when the Warriors were trailing by a point, to give McHenry the 30-28 win over Jacobs.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Prairie Ridge beats Marian Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge girls basketball coach Rob Baker believes his team’s recent success comes from its ability to beat you with multiple play ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South's Fanter player of week

    Athlete of the WeekChanel Fanter, Crystal Lake South, jr., GFanter helped lead the Gators to a 3-0 r ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg, Alden-Hebron win

    The Prairie Ridge girls basketball team improved to 7-3 overall and 3-0 in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division Tuesday with a 46-28 win against Gra ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South beats Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Tyler Baker gets to make a lot more decisions this season as Crystal Lake South’s starting point guard.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • 2014 Northwest Herald Girls Volleyball All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Frankie Cavallaro Dundee-Crown, jr., S With two years’ experience as a varsity captain t ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • High school basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge girls stop Woodstock North

    The Prairie Ridge girls basketball team held off a late Woodstock North rally Friday night to win in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play, 48-41, i ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Inside High School Wrestling: Prairie Ridge's Travis Piotrowski Athlete of Week

    Athlete of the WeekTRAVIS PIOTROWSKIPrairie Ridge, jr.Piotrowski won the Moore/Prettyman Wrestling I ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Jazza Johns player of week, Huntley tops power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekJazza Johns, Johnsburg, jr., FJohns averaged 14 points, 13 rebounds, 4.5 steals a ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Katie Barker's 31 leads Cary-Grove past Dundee-Crown

    Katie Barker scored 31 points to lead the Cary-Grove girls basketball team to the 59-50 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Dundee-Crown Tu ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge tops McHenry, Huntley falls

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In the fifth place game at the Crystal Lake Central Tournament, Prairie Ridge held off a late McHenry rally to win 50-42.
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge falls to Geneva

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge was outmatched by the size of Geneva in a 46-36 loss at the Crystal Lake Central Thanksgiving Tournament. The Vikings had ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • High school wrestling: FVC Fox preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCEFOX DIVISIONCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Justen Lehr (seventh season)Last season: ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 5:19 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge falls to Hononegah

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge stormed back from a cold shooting first half, but came up just short as the Wolves fell to Hononegah 51-40 in its opening ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Fox Valley Conference Fox Division preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Rich Czeslawski (ninth season).Last yea ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • 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
  • Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

    Aannah Interrante, Johnsburg, Girls Basketball
    Chrishawn Orange, Jacobs, Boys Basketball
    Kiwaun Seals, Dundee-Crown, Boys Basketball
    Grant Sutton, Richmond-Burton, Wrestling