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  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South takes 2 from Huntley

    Six players drove in one run for the Crystal Lake South baseball team Wednesday in a 7-3 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Huntley in Cry ...
    May 4, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, McHenry, Alden-Hebron win

    Andrea Conway and Claire Weeks each finished 3 for 4 Wednesday for the Dundee-Crown softball team in a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against ...
    May 4, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Richmond-Burton's Halley Havlicek is athlete of the week, power rankings, playoffs begining in 1A and other games to watch

    Athlete of the weekHalley Havlicek, Richmond-Burton, Sr.Havlicek scored 10 goals and assisted on thr ...
    May 4, 2016 - 2:57 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: What's next for Wyatt Blake? Tough night in baseball and bad soccer seeding

    The question now for Crystal Lake Central's Wyatt Blake is which offer will come next after he received his first scholarship offer from Central Michi ...
    May 3, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • High school baseball: Annen ends things for Prairie Ridge in 4-1 win over Hampshire

    HAMPSHIRE – The seventh inning Tuesday, as it has most of the year for Prairie Ridge, belonged to Luke Annen.
    May 3, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Inside High School Softball: Jacobs' Teaghan Richman Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTeaghan RichmanJacobs, sr., UTILThe Golden Eagles had a monster week on offense w ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Jacobs, Marengo, Marian Central, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win

    Hailey Baker pitched a five-inning no-hitter, and Alexandra Johnson hit a grand slam to lead Prairie Ridge to an 11-0 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divisi ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo and Woodstock North win

    McHenry's Nick Lahrman came out on the winning end of a pitchers' duel with Dundee-Crown's Danny Denz on Monday, leading the Warriors to a 2-1 Fox Val ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the WeekMatt McCumberCary-Grove, jr., P-OFMcCumber threw the Trojans’ second perfect game ...
    May 2, 2016 - 7:08 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley's Jessica Shields among big group of leadoff hitters wreaking havoc

    Although she led all area players with 31 steals in 34 attempts last year as a junior, Huntley’s Jessica Shields had to wait patiently to move up to t ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Cole Naumovski is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCole NaumauvskiPrairie Ridge, jr., MNaumovski was one of two players to score fou ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Jacobs sixth at Palatine Relays

    Cam Reedy won the 3,200 meters to lead the Jacobs boys track and field team to sixth place Saturday at the 84h Palatine Relays in Palatine.   
    April 30, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High girls soccer roundup: Marengo shuts out Harvard

    Junior midfielder Amanda Jaeger scored two goals Saturday to lead the Marengo girls soccer team to a 4-0 Big Northern Conference East Division victory ...
    April 30, 2016 - 9:15 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Prairie Ridge routs Montini

    Zack Starks and Cole Naumovski both scored four goals for the Prairie Ridge boys lacrosse team Saturday in a 16-3 nonconference victory over Montini i ...
    April 30, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Alden-Hebron sweeps Luther North in doubleheader

    The Alden-Hebron softball team scored 26 runs on 31 hits Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of Chicago Luther North in Hebron, winning 11-1 and 15-1 in ...
    April 30, 2016 - 6:20 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge and Crystal Lake Central win

    Prairie Ridge 5, Dundee-Crown 0: At Crystal Lake, Caty Karacia had two goals and one assist for the Wolves in an FVC crossover win. Jena Berkland had ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:00 pm
  • Boys track and field: Cary-Grove second at Badger Invite

    Ryan Magel placed first in the 100 meters and second in the 400 for the Cary-Grove boys track and field team at the Badger Invite on Friday, leading t ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire and Prairie Ridge win

    Crystal Lake Central's Anthony Novy gave up one unearned run in 5.1 innings pick up the win as the Tigers beat Grayslake Central, 5-1, in a Fox Valley ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley shuts out Prairie Ridge

    HUNTLEY – Huntley's Tiffany Giese doesn't need a reminder that she can perform in big games, but Thursday's Fox Valley Conference softball crossover a ...
    April 28, 2016 - 9:06 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    NORTHWEST HERALD PLAYER OF THE WEEK Kailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, Sr., No. 1 singles Tuesday feat ...
    May 2, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Marian Central falls to defending state champ Carmel; Prairie Ridge, Marengo and Woodstock win

    Marian Central scored first and hung with Carmel before losing, 2-1, to the defending Class 2A state champion in an East Suburban Catholic Conference ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Prairie Ridge's Melissa Bear is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekMelissa Bear, Prairie Ridge, Jr.Bear scored three goals and assisted on six more ...
    April 27, 2016 - 4:49 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, McHenry, Jacobs, Marengo win

    SOFTBALLRichmond-Burton 12, Rockford Christian 1 (5 inn.): Sophie Schwegel and Rachael Hayden combin ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central and Richmond-Burton win

    Taryn Jakubowski was involved in all three goals as Huntley opened Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play with a 3-0 win over Jacobs on Tuesday at ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • High school baseball roundup: Richmond-Burton, McHenry, Huntley, Alden-Hebron, win; Prairie Ridge leading, Johnsburg tied when games suspended

    Jake Rosing struck out 12 and allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings to lead Richmond-Burton to a 7-0 Big Northern Conference East Division wi ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs tops Prairie Ridge for first time

    ALGONQUIN — There was no special pep talk. No rah-rah pre-game speech. No dramatic motivational tactics.ALGONQUIN — There was no special pep talk. No ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school softball: Athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekAmanda ManssenMcHenry, 1B, sr.Manssen drove in 12 runs in four games for the Warr ...
    April 26, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • High school baseball: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes

    Athlete of the WeekDan RochotteMarian Central, sr., 1BRochotte knocked in four runs in each of two w ...
    April 25, 2016 - 6:11 pm
  • MCC baseball team sweeps Robert Morris University JV in doubleheader

    At Bensenville, the McHenry County College baseball team swept a nonconference doubleheader against Robert Morris University's JV team Sunday, winning ...
    April 24, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Jacobs' Matt Bertone is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekMatt BertoneJacobs, sr., AttackBertone registered nine goals and two assists in t ...
    April 24, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Track and Field: Jacobs' Caleigh Walsh Athlete of the Week; power rankings

    Athlete of the Week Caliegh Walsh Jacobs, sr. Walsh scored 26 points for the Golden Eagles in the ...
    April 24, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • High school baseball: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock win Fox Valley Conference games

    At Crystal Lake, Nick Musielewicz and Carson Balcer each had a pair of hits and two RBIs Saturday as Dundee-Crown's baseball team defeated Crystal Lak ...
    April 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • C-G’s Freeman, PR’s Schaffer win pair of titles

    HUNTLEY – One individual championship was not enough for Cary-Grove’s Nikki Freeman or Prairie Ridge’s Natasha Schaffer.HUNTLEY – One individual champ ...
    April 23, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Alden-Hebron, Marian Central, Richmond-Burton, Marengo win

    Kassandra Clauss struck out 14 batters in seven innings and went 2 for 4 at the plate with a run and 3 RBIs to lead Alden-Hebron to an 11-4 nonconfere ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge tops Jacobs, Marengo falls

    Prairie Ridge 3, Jacobs 0: At Crystal Lake, Emily Perhats, Jena Berkland and Hannah Stovall scored to lead the Wolves (7-5, 2-0 FVC Fox) to a FVC cros ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake Central 2, Woodstock 1: At Crystal Lake, Richie Hintz lined a singled down the right-field line to bring home Anthony Amadio in the botto ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: It was all about family on Thursday...

    Richmond-Burton junior offensive tackle Dalton Wagner is 6-foot-9 and 300 pounds. His brother, Bryce, is a 6-foot-8, 339-pound sophomore lineman at So ...
    April 22, 2016 - 7:59 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove and Huntley win

    Kailash Panchapakesan didn't drop a game as he led Jacobs to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover victory over Crystal Lake Central.
    April 21, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South and Huntley win

    Shannon Widdowson had a goal and an assist while Tatyana Gusakow recorded three assists to lead Crystal Lake Central to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Fo ...
    April 21, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge's Maddie Schillinger already delivered a clutch, two-out single in the top of the second inning to give her team the earl ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school tennis insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKIan Brzeski, Marian Central, So., No. 1 singlesAfter a strong freshman campaign, M ...
    April 21, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Do we need more rules, or should we leave it up to coaches?

    The most telling quote of Mike DeFabo's Q&A with former Cubs trainer Tony Garofalo on pitch counts was "But when we talked to the coaches about it, th ...
    April 21, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Rylie Porretto and Autumn Kasal each homered Wednesday, and Huntley scored five runs in the second inning before going on to defeat Jacobs, 7-2, in a ...
    April 20, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge beats Cary-Grove, 2-0, in rain-shortened FVC crossover match

    CARY – There was a flicker, then darkness and, after some shouting, the whistle.A steady rain fell t ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Johnsburg's Taylor Piggott is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekTaylor Piggott, Johnsburg, Jr. Fwd.Piggott scored five goals and two assists in f ...
    April 20, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Jacobs QB Chris Katrenick's commitment shows how football recruiting has changed

    Bill Mitz seems to know everybody in football. And the Jacobs coach has seen a ton of changes over the past 36 years.
    April 19, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Marengo, Woodstock North and Prairie Ridge win

    Sarah Kitterman scored off a corner kick with 26 seconds remaining in the second overtime Tuesday to lead the Richmond-Burton girls soccer team to a 1 ...
    April 19, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo, Alden-Hebron, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake Central, Marian Central and Johnsburg win

    Mariah Dionne pitched her second consecutive no-hitter for the Marengo softball team in a 14-0 Big Northern Conference East Division win Tuesday over ...
    April 19, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekKaleigh O'BrienPrairie Ridge, jr., 3BO'Brien powered the Wolves with five home ru ...
    April 19, 2016 - 5:16 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge rallies past Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge center fielder Luke Annen paid close attention to the charts detailing at-bats in the first two innings against Crystal L ...
    April 19, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • High school softball roundup: Woodstock, Prairie Ridge, McHenry, Marengo, Johnsburg win

    Jocelyn Eisenmenger hit a walk-off, two-run double in the seventh inning Monday as the Woodstock softball team came back to defeat Grayslake North, 4- ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • Inside High School Baseball: Prairie Ridge's Jon Tieman Athlete of the Week; rankings, more

    Athlete of the WeekJon TiemanPrairie Ridge, sr., P-3BTieman had another shutdown game as a pitcher a ...
    April 18, 2016 - 4:16 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Cary-Grove's Tommy Martin is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTommy MartinCary-Grove, jr., attackMartin led the Trojans to their first win of t ...
    April 17, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Prep softball: Richmond-Burton tops Antioch on Alexa Rodriguez's walk-off homer

    Alexa Rodriguez hit a walk-off, two-run home run Saturday to lead the Richmond-Burton softball team past Antioch, 6-4, at the Antioch Invitational.
    April 17, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Prep baseball: Prairie Ridge tops Huntley for 7th win in 8 games

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge’s Jon Tieman looked on helplessly as his pop-up lofted into the air in shallow right field along the foul line.
    April 16, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and Hampshire win

    Zach Willis scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 12th inning Friday to give Cary-Grove a 2-1 nonconference win over Glenbrook South in Glenview.
    April 15, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley and Prairie Ridge win

    Taylor Pacana drove in three runs on Friday to lead the Huntley girls softball team to a 8-2 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory over Dundee ...
    April 15, 2016 - 8:46 pm
  • High school basketball: New coaches for Cary-Grove boys, Crystal Lake Central girls

    Crystal Lake Central has named Derek Crabill its new girls basketball coach while Rick Lima, who took over as interim head coach during the season, wi ...
    April 15, 2016 - 3:24 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse roundup: Cary-Grove gets first win, Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire, McHenry edges Crystal Lake Central

    Tommy Martin scored six goals and added an assist to help Cary-Grove beat Dundee-Crown, 16-1, Thursday in a Fox Valley Conference game. The Trojans wo ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley reaches PepsiCo Showdown final on PKs, Dundee-Crown, Woodstock, Cary-Grove, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central win

    Huntley advanced to the finals of the PepsiCo Showdown's Gatorade bracket with a 1-0 (4-2 pen.) victory over Downers Grove North on Thursday.
    April 14, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Jacobs win

    Cary-Grove got a win from its No. 3 singles player, Sam Sitarski, and won three of four doubles matches to beat Crystal Lake South, 4-3, Thursday.
    April 14, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Boys tennis insider: Athletes of the week, notes and more

    Athletes of the weekKendrick Chong, sr., and Kerwin Chong, so., JacobsJacobs’ No. 1 doubles team of ...
    April 14, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The excitement for Thursday's Fox Valley Conference crossover softball game against Crystal Lake South started well before first pitch ...
    April 14, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Jacobs, McHenry win FVC openers, Dundee-Crown wins crossover

    Hampshire's Jasmine Lopez went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and pitched seven innings to lead the Whip-Purs to a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divis ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge tops Cary-Grove

    CARY – In typical fashion, Prairie Ridge senior Jon Tieman deflected the credit regarding the Wolves’ four-run second inning, even though he delivered ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Crystal Lake South's Courtney Sengstock is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekCourtney Sengstock, Crystal Lake South, Jr. Fwd.Sengstock had five goals and an a ...
    April 13, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Marian Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Senior captain Payson Wilde scored five goals to lead the Marian Central lacrosse team to a 7-6 East Suburban Catholic Conference win over Marian Cath ...
    April 12, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • PHOTOS: Jacobs defeats Prairie Ridge, 7-4

    Jacobs defeats Prairie Ridge, 7-4 ...
    April 12, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs and Prairie Ridge win

    The Huntley boys tennis team won all four doubles matches against Dundee-Crown en route to a 6-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory Tuesday ...
    April 12, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops Prairie Ridge

    ALGONQUIN – Jacobs leadoff man Mike Addante wreaked a great bit of havoc on Prairie Ridge without hitting a ball out of the infield.
    April 13, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls soccer: Jacobs falls in PepsiCo Showdown; Huntley advances and other results

    ALGONQUIN – The Jacobs girls soccer team's communication on Tuesday was, by their own post-game assessment, magnitudes worse Tuesday than it had been ...
    April 12, 2016 - 9:11 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge tops Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – Prairie Ridge’s Kaitlin Leverenz was mad. The senior had just had a bad strikeout and had the look of a player who let down her team.
    April 12, 2016 - 8:36 pm
  • High school softball: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the weekMariah DionneMarengo, jr., P-OFDionne had a day at the plate that some players wo ...
    April 12, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    Justin Celeski was 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs Monday as McHenry beat Grayslake North, 6-2, in a Fox Valley Conference baseball game at Graysla ...
    April 11, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Marian Central and Woodstock North win

    The Prairie Ridge boys tennis team swept Hampshire on Monday, dropping more than two games in just one of the 14 sets played at Prairie Ridge.
    April 11, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school track roundup: Cary-Grove girls, Huntley and McHenry boys win

    At McHenry, Cary-Grove's Nikki Freeman unleashed her best career throw in the discus, 150 feet, 8 inches, to win at a Fox Valley Conference triangular ...
    April 11, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High school baseball: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekDanny SchmidtCary-Grove, sr., PSchmidt fired a perfect game to beat Woodstock, 5- ...
    April 11, 2016 - 9:12 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Parker Tomlin is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekParker Tomlin, Prairie Ridge, Sr.Tomlin led the streaking Wolves with nine goals ...
    April 11, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school wrestling: McHenry County team wins inaugural All-Star match

    HUNTLEY – It started with a simple human tunnel like you'd see on the sidelines of a youth soccer game.
    April 9, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High School Girls Soccer Roundup: Huntley, Jacobs win at PepsiCo Showdown while Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South fall

    Senior midfielder Bri Wilder scored in the 39th and 47th minutes to lead the Huntley girls soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Wheaton Academy on Saturd ...
    April 9, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Prep Baseball Roundup: Spooner rallies McHenry past Warren

    Senior Matt Spooner singled in the bottom of the seventh inning with one out to drive in Dane Gates and Nick Lahrman and finish off a 4-3 comeback win ...
    April 9, 2016 - 8:17 pm
  • High school wrestling: Area's best ready for All-Star meet

    Sitting around at December's Dvorak Invitational, Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr proposed an idea to his Fox Valley Conference colle ...
    April 8, 2016 - 7:44 pm
  • On Campus: Prairie Ridge grad Cal Aldridge making big difference for UW-Whitewater baseball

    When Wisconsin-Whitewater head baseball coach John Vodenlich looks at his starting third baseman, he doesn’t see a player with minimal college or life ...
    April 8, 2016 - 5:25 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake South, remains undefeated

    Prairie Ridge 13, Crystal Lake South 2Goalie Matt McDowell and the Prairie Ridge defense held Crysta ...
    April 7, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs and Crystal Lake Central sweep, Prairie Ridge and Cary-Grove also win

    Cary-Grove won six of seven matches, led by a 6-0, 6-0 sweep from No. 2 singles player Curt Norton, to beat McHenry Thursday at McHenry. The Trojans a ...
    April 7, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge beats McHenry behind Jon Tieman's pitching

    McHENRY – Prairie Ridge has grown accustomed to seeing pitcher Jon Tieman take control on the mound, but even by Tieman standards Thursday’s performan ...
    April 7, 2016 - 8:50 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge tops McHenry, 3-0, in muddy FVC crossover

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge already had the home field advantage Thursday against McHenry, but the muddy field conditions, while difficult on the pla ...
    April 7, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • High school boys tennis insider: Player of week, power rankings and more

    Player of the week Hayden Dzurisin, Prairie Ridge, Sr., No. 1 singlesDzurisin qualified for state la ...
    April 7, 2016 - 7:08 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Huntley's Taryn Jakubowski is player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the weekTaryn JakubowskiHuntley, sr. F/MJakubowski scored six goals and assisted on two m ...
    April 6, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo, Marian Central, Prairie Ridge, Harvard, Huntley and Woodstock North win

    The Marengo girls softball team extended its winning streak in the Big Northern Conference East Division to 37 games with an 11-2 win against Johnsbur ...
    April 5, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge and Jacobs win

    The Crystal Lake South boys tennis team swept McHenry, 7-0, at Crystal Lake Tuesday to open the season with a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division vi ...
    April 7, 2016 - 12:38 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central

    The Prairie Ridge boys lacrosse team conceded the first goal against Crystal Lake Central in the opening minute Tuesday, but scored the next 16 en rou ...
    April 5, 2016 - 9:54 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove's Danny Schmidt throws perfect game while Prairie Ridge, Jacobs win

    Danny Schmidt tossed a perfect game for the Cary-Grove baseball team in a 5-0 Fox Valley Conference crossover win over Woodstock on Tuesday in Woodsto ...
    April 5, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the Week Amaya SaldanaWoodstock North, so., P-INFSaldana struck out 17 and allowed one hi ...
    April 5, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge and Woodstock win

    Johnsburg 7, North Boone 0: At Poplar Grove, Taylor Piggott finish with three unassisted goals and an assist for the Skyhawks (3-0-1, 2-0 BNC East). E ...
    April 4, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central, Marian Central falls to Boylan

    Prairie Ridge won two singles and three doubles matches in its 5-2 home win over Crystal Lake Central on Tuesday.
    April 4, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge no-hit in 4-3 loss to Schaumburg

    SCHAUMBURG – It seemed like a positive start for Prairie Ridge when the Wolves managed to scratch out three runs in the top of the first inning withou ...
    April 4, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge softball edges Belvidere North

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge's Peyton Getzelman didn't lose any confidence after striking out in her first two-at bats against Belvidere North's Baile ...
    April 4, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekCam GeisserCrystal Lake South, Senior, Third BasemanGeisser drove in a run in eac ...
    April 4, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • High school baseball: Johnsburg wins two, Alden-Hebron and Dundee-Crown split, Prairie Ridge leads

    Johnsburg’s Chris Krennrich and Nico LoDolce combined for 11 strikeouts as the Skyhawks defeated Lincoln, 8-2, in a game Saturday at McGraw Park in Bl ...
    April 3, 2016 - 5:20 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (22nd season)Last year’s finish: Tied for second ...
    April 3, 2016 - 5:59 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Team preview capsules

    Field events key: SP-shot put, HJ-high jump, LF-long jump, TJ-triple jump, PV-pole vault.Fox Valley ...
    April 1, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekSavannah HowieMcHenry, Senior, Pole VaultHowie took third in the Class 3A pole va ...
    April 1, 2016 - 7:40 pm
  • High school baseball: Woodstock North, Crystal Lake South and Marengo win

    Jacob Goldberg hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to lift the Woodstock North baseball team to a 1-0 win over Streamwood on Wednesday at Woodsto ...
    March 30, 2016 - 7:43 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Woodstock North, Jacobs, Prairie Ridge win

    Nate Harris hit a home run and drove in three to lead the Woodstock North baseball team to an 8-2 nonconference victory against Alden-Hebron on Tuesda ...
    March 29, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • High School Softball Insider: Dundee-Crown's Kayla Sjodin Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Kayla SjodinDundee-Crown, 3B, so.Sjodin drove in nine runs in two games Saturday ...
    March 29, 2016 - 4:34 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs wins 2 games in Marion

    Jacobs junior left-hander Brad Demkovich woke up Monday morning figuring he was going to pitch in the afternoon, but his start was moved up.
    March 28, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • High school wrestling: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area teams

    First teamLower WeightsGannon KosowskiHuntley, fr., 106 lbs.Kosowski fell short of reaching sectiona ...
    March 28, 2016 - 6:59 pm
  • High School Baseball: McHenry's Miller honored; Jacobs remains No. 1

    Athlete of the WeekBobby MillerMcHenry, jr., P-1BMiller turned in another dominant week on the mound ...
    March 28, 2016 - 6:58 pm
  • On Campus: Marengo grad Reed Karsten powers Winona St. softball team

    Success has been a constant in Marengo graduate Reed Karsten’s softball career.The senior outfielder ...
    March 27, 2016 - 6:34 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Cole Naumovski Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the weekCole NaumovskiPrairie Ridge, jr. MNaumovski had nine points in the Wolves' win ov ...
    March 27, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • High School Baseball Roundup: Huntley pulls away late to beat Hoffman Estates

    The Huntley baseball team scored eight runs in the final two innings Saturday to pull away from Hoffman Estates in a 9-2 nonconference win in Hoffman ...
    March 26, 2016 - 6:41 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge's Corky Card coach of the year

    Prairie RIdge boys basketball coach Corky Card seems to be a perennial candidate for Northwest Herald Coach of the Year honors. Card won in his second ...
    March 26, 2016 - 5:57 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2016 all area team

    First TeamZach Geske, Crystal Lake South, Guard, sr.Geske was third in the area in scoring at 19.4 p ...
    March 26, 2016 - 5:37 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Woodstock's Emma Dorn is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekEmma Dorn, Woodstock, Fr. FThe freshman has started her varsity career with six g ...
    March 23, 2016 - 6:23 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Huntley boys aiming to dent Cary-Grove's dominance, girls join varsity level

    Huntley's mantra heading into the 2016 season was "it's our time," head coach Dom Saccomanno said. After finishing runner-up to Cary-Grove last year, ...
    March 23, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school baseball: Alden-Hebron, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central and McHenry win

    Josh Rolnicki pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts while John Judson had a triple in Alden-Hebron's 3-2 win over Berean Baptist in He ...
    March 22, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school lacrosse: Prairie Ridge tops Jacobs

    A nine-point outing from Cole Naumovski lifted Prairie Ridge (3-0, 2-0 FVC) past Jacobs 17-5 Thursday night in Crystal Lake. The Wolves' junior midfie ...
    March 22, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South beats Prairie Ridge 2-0

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Neither goal was the prettiest, but Crystal Lake South's Jess Schoenfeldt did enough to disrupt the Prairie Ridge defense.CRYSTAL LAKE ...
    March 23, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • High school softball: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes

    Athlete of the WeekSusie Nawrot, Marengo, so., OF-3B-PNawrot smacked a game-tying home run in the si ...
    March 22, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge beats Lake Zurich

    CRYSTAL LAKE— Prairie Ridge senior Jon Tieman’s hands buzzed as he connected with an inside fastball from Lake Zurich pitcher Shane Nolan in the first ...
    March 21, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school baseball: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekJohnny PetersonHarvard, sr., 3B-PPeterson helped the Hornets get off to a 2-0 sta ...
    March 21, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Huntley's James Huber is athlete of the week, power rankings, games to watch and more

    Athlete of the WeekJames Huber, Huntley, Sr. AThe powerful senior tallied four goals and picked up f ...
    March 20, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Capsules of area teams

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE Fox Division: Prairie Ridge Coach: Jim Benson Last year: 12-1 in conferenc ...
    May 2, 2016 - 5:37 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs is FVC favorite

    Over the past several years, the Prairie Ridge boys tennis team has built a reputation for itself. Cary-Grove coach Amanda Schuetzle called the progra ...
    May 2, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Five to watch

    Five to watch: Kailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, Sr. Panchapakesan stormed through the Fox Valley Con ...
    May 2, 2016 - 5:38 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Cary-Grove 7th at Whitewater, two Crystal Lake Central runners win

    WHITEWATER, Wisconsin – Cary-Grove’s Nick Zanetti and Tommy Williams teamed up in the 4x400- and 4x800-meter relays to get a first and second at Nelso ...
    March 19, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Cary-Grove second at Whitewater, three Whip-Purs win

    WHITEWATER, Wisconsin – Cary-Grove’s Maggie Cherveny came away with three third-place finishes to lead the Trojans to second place with 49 1/2 points ...
    March 19, 2016 - 7:26 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge and Hampshire win

    Matt Nagel drove in Matt Spooner in the bottom of the seventh inning with a single as the McHenry baseball team beat Rockford Boylan, 3-2, Saturday in ...
    March 19, 2016 - 7:06 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Prairie Ridge's Valerie Tarazi qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials

    Valerie Tarazi wasn't feeling great.Her knee hurt. Her warmup was bad and the half hour before her r ...
    March 19, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Boys lacrosse: Prairie Ridge tops Marian Central

    Prairie Ridge's Zack Starks posted his second five-point outing in as many games to lead the Wolves (2-0, 1-0 FVC) past Marian Central 15-4 Thursday i ...
    March 18, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge beats South Elgin in opener

    GIRLS SOCCERPrairie Ridge 3, South Elgin 1: At South Elgin, the Wolves opened the season with a nonc ...
    March 18, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • High school baseball: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Tom Mueller (first season).Last year’s ...
    March 18, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo players just miss Class 3A 3-Point Showdown finals

    Marengo’s Craiton Nice and Michael Volkening each made 10 of 15 shots in the IHSA Class 3A 3-Point Showdown on Thursday in Peoria, missing a spot in t ...
    March 17, 2016 - 7:55 pm
  • High school girls soccer preview: Optimism, unanswered questions surround area's top teams

    In the preseason's cold speculation, the county’s two defending sectional champion girls soccer teams seem to, on paper, have the ingredients to again ...
    March 18, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • High school girls soccer: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake Central Coach: Jay Schwarzrock (6th season)Last year: ...
    April 5, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school softball: Preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Brian Strombom (10th season)Last year’s ...
    March 16, 2016 - 8:51 pm
  • High school girls softball: Five to watch

    Five to watchHailey Baker, Prairie Ridge, jr., PBaker led the Wolves to a Fox Valley Conference Fox ...
    March 16, 2016 - 1:36 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Prairie Ridge tops Dundee-Crown in season opener

    Prairie Ridge started the season with 12 consecutive goals and went on to beat Dundee-Crown, 14-2, in a Fox Valley Conference game Tuesday night in Cr ...
    March 15, 2016 - 10:22 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge opens with win over Antioch

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Kaleigh O'Brien knew it was her time.CRYSTAL LAKE – Kaleigh O'Brien knew it was her time.
    March 15, 2016 - 9:48 pm
  • Jon Styf: It’s the offseason, when winning happens

    Joe Moore is throwing the shot put this spring, as expected. But the 6-foot-3, 275-pounder also is ...
    March 12, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Youth hockey: Crystal Ice House to honor Casey Van Damme

    When Casey Van Damme discovered a rink at the Crystal Ice House would carry his name, he was humbled, yet felt it was unnecessary.
    March 12, 2016 - 4:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge, Marengo send shooters to state 3-Point Showdown

    Prairie Ridge’s Christopher Bradshaw and Marengo’s Craiton Nice and Michael Volkening will be competing in the IHSA 3-Point Showdown Thursday at the C ...
    March 11, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • High school football: Juniors preparing for busy recruiting season ahead

    Olalere Oladipo could see the pride when he looked at former Illinois coach Bill Cubit on his recent Junior Day visit to the Illini.
    March 14, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school sports: Prairie Ridge's Piotrowski, Huntley's Andrew and Cary-Grove's Langanis voted fan player of the year

    As the winter sports season came to a close Wednesday, we asked the fans and followers of McHenry County Sports on Twitter (@McHenryCoSports) who they ...
    March 10, 2016 - 6:58 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad Sheedlo ready for D-III indoor nationals

    For much of last season, Talia Sheedlo was busy crunching numbers.The Aurora University track and fi ...
    March 10, 2016 - 5:14 pm
  • High school girls basketball: All-conference teams

    GIRLS BASKETBALLAll-Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionGrayslake Central: Amanda Larson, jr.; Quin Ga ...
    March 10, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball: All-FVC teams announced

    Here are the All-Fox Valley Conference teams for boys basketball. Fox Division Prairie Ridge: Chr ...
    March 10, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • DeFABO: Wolves fall but Prairie Ridge's season one that will be remembered

    ROCKFORD — As the fans shuffled out of Rock Valley College arena, a young group of Prairie Ridge fans raced onto the vacant court. The rogue pack of W ...
    March 10, 2016 - 9:46 am
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge falls to St. Charles East

    ROCKFORD – Prairie Ridge’s starters headed for the bench with 3:36 remaining in the fourth quarter, one-by-one stopping for hugs from Wolves coach Cor ...
    March 10, 2016 - 12:42 am
  • Congratulations Kevin Szamlewski, April Athlete of the Month!