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  • Chris Foat Memorial Softball Tournament raises funds for Woodstock athlete scholarships

    The ninth annual Chris Foat Memorial Softball Tournament took place Saturday at Emricson Park to raise money for scholarships that will be given to tw ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Prairie Ridge wins Crystal Lake Central Invitational

    The Prairie Ridge girls tennis team won the Crystal Lake Central Invitational on Saturday in Crystal Lake.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini wins Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Caitlin Bruzzini finished first, and Huntley was third Saturday at the Bartlett Flyin' Hawk Girls Cross Country Invitational at S ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker wins Grant's James Taylor Invite

    Crystal Lake South's Jack Becker finished first and Richmond-Burton placed second Saturday at Grant's James Taylor Boys Cross Country Invitational at ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • Styf: Breaking down the area high school football team's playoff chances after Week 5

    Five wins (playoff eligible)Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0), Class 6A - The Wolves continue to roll toward ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:41 am
  • High school football: Week 5 coverage, stories and photos

    New high school football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the area team's playoff chances after Wee ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • High school football: Woodstock falls at Dixon

    DIXON – Woodstock hoped that running back Jacob Sumner’s 57-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was a sign of more good things to come.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • PHOTOS: Woodstock vs. Dixon

    Woodstock played at Dixon on Friday night. ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry defeats Harlem; Woodstock ties Wauconda

    McHenry's boys soccer team posted its ninth consecutive shutout Friday, beating Harlem, 4-0, in the 25th annual McHenry Classic in McHenry.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • High school football: Week 5 capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Huntley (3-1, 3-1) vs. Cary-Grove (3-1, 3-1) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Bohr ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:58 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: McHenry, Prairie Ridge and Huntley win duals

    McHenry's Ben Prisching shot an even-par 35 and Truman Keppy shot a 39 lead the Warriors in a nonconference win over the Blue Streaks, 162-181, at McH ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown beats Cary-Grove in OT, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Hampshire, Harvard and Woodstock North win

    Dundee-Crown's Ivan Aviles scored in the second period of overtime to help the Chargers pull out a 2-1 Fox Valley Conference win at Cary-Grove on Thur ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock North, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South, Dundee-Crown and Woodstock win

    Woodstock North's Emily Haynes recorded a school record 35 digs to lead the Thunder (5-12, 2-3) in a Kishwaukee River Conference win, 23-25, 25-17, 25 ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Cary-Grove beats Woodstock co-op

    Five Cary-Grove swimmers won individual events and the Trojans swept the relays in a 107-39 dual victory against Woodstock co-op on Thursday at Woodst ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 9:17 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 5 games

    Updates from our coverage of the McHenry County area's 11 high school football games ...
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Crystal Lake South and Hampshire win, Richmond-Burton losses on tiebreaker

    Crystal Lake South's John Lishchynsky shot a 4-over-par 39 on Wednesday at Crystal Lake Country Club and breaking 40 proved to be the difference as he ...
    Sept. 21, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Woodstock, McHenry, Alden-Hebron, Johnsburg, Jacobs and Richmond-Burton win

    Autumn Overly and Patience McKenzie each had 11 assists to drive the Woodstock offense in a Kishwaukee River conference win over Marengo, 25-21, 25-15 ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Dundee-Crown, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock and Jacobs win

    Julian Ajroja scored twice and assisted on another, while Jeremy Jareckyj had a goal and two assists, leading Dundee-Crown in a 4-0 Fox Valley Confere ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Podcast: Previewing Week 5 of high school football in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 5 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock, Johnsburg win dual matches

    Woodstock swept all three singles spots in its 6-1 nonconference victory over Larkin on Monday at Woodstock. Brenda Ordonez picked up a 6-2, 6-2 victo ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op wins Woodstock Invite

    WOODSTOCK – As Crystal Lake co-op freshman Jamie Gindorf emerged from swimming the first leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay Saturday at the Woodstock ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley 2nd at Woodstock-Ryan Byrne Cross Country Festival

    Huntley freshman Gen Porsche won Flight 5 to lead the Red Raiders to second place at the Woodstock-Ryan Byrne Cross Country Festival Saturday at Emric ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High School Football: Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the nominees for the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week. Voting is open now until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:05 pm
  • High school football: Sumner scores five TDs in Woodstock's win over Harvard

    WOODSTOCK – Jacob Sumner logged some significant mileage in Friday night's homecoming contest. Personifying his team's Blue Streaks moniker, Sumner ta ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • High school football: Week 4 coverage, photos and more

    Updated football power rankingsStyf: Breaking down area team's playoff chancesWoodstock North 46, Ma ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Styf: Breaking down the playoff chances of the McHenry County area football teams

    With four weeks' worth of games completed, here's a look at where the area's high school football teams stand in the race to the IHSA football playoff ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 6:44 am
  • High school football: Week 4 live updates

    Updates from all of the area's 11 football games for Week 4 on Sept. 16. ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 5:31 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South and Huntley headed to PepsiCo Showdown finals

    Crystal Lake South gave up three first-half goals in Thursday’s PepsiCo Showdown semifinal at Carmel, but came from behind to force overtime with two ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • High school girls tennis: Jacobs, Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Johnsburg and Woodstock win

    Jacobs No. 1 singles player Haley Steinkamp beat Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen, 6-3, 7-6 (4), to help lead the Golden Eagles in a 4-3 Fox Valley C ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 11:11 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Woodstock, Cary-Grove, McHenry and Huntley win

    Johnsburg 2, Marengo 0: At Johnsburg, Alex Arber had five kills to lead the Skyhawks in a 25-20, 25-21 Kishwaukee River Conference win. Johnsburg's Ki ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • High school football: Week 4 game capsules

    East Suburban Catholic ConferenceMarian Central (2-1, 0-1) at Chicago Marist (2-1, 1-0)When: 7:30 p. ...
    Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:16 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: Hampshire, Woodstock co-op and Marian Central win

    Myles Miller and Mark Spitzer both shot a 2-over-par 38 Wednesday to earn co-medalist honors for the Hampshire boys golf team and lead the Whip-Purs t ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Athlete of the week, notes, events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAllison DrageCary-Grove, fr., Cross CountryThe freshman took second at the Waucon ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock, Johnsburg and Cary-Grove win

    Jacobs got singles wins from Haley Steinkamp and Lindsay Cunningham, plus a sweep of the doubles matches, to hand Huntley its first loss of the season ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Hampshire, Richmond-Burton, Prairie Ridge and Marian Central win

    After dropping the first set on the road, Johnsburg came from behind to beat Woodstock North, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23, in a Kishwaukee River Conference ma ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Harvard's Alonzo Carrillo is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the weekAlonzo Carrillo, Harvard, sr.Carrillo scored five goals and added an assist in a ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 5:59 pm
  • Podcast: Preview high school football Week 4 in McHenry County

    The Northwest Herald Week 4 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys golf: Crystal Lake South and Woodstock win

    Crystal Lake South's Casey Hunter shot a 3-over 38 and Nate Zacher a 39 to lead the Gators in a 159-180 Fox Valley Conference win over Huntley at Crys ...
    Sept. 12, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Cary-Grove's Allison Drage 2nd at Wauconda Invitational

    Cary-Grove freshman Allison Drage finished second and Crystal Lake Central was one point away from third place on Saturday at the Wauconda Cross Count ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • High school football: Week 3 results, stories, photos and more

    New power rankingsPrairie Ridge 48, Crystal Lake Central 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • High school football: Marengo pulls away from Woodstock

    MARENGO - Marengo has developed its identity three games into the football season as a team that may start slow, but knows how to finish with big play ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • High school football: Week 3 game capsules

    Fox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (2-0, 2-0) at Crystal Lake Central (2-0, 2-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Dundee-Crown rallies past McHenry

    Emma Brant had 10 kills and two blocks and Ali Buckley registered 11 assists to help Dundee-Crown come from behind for a Fox Valley Conference victory ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Jacobs downs Cary-Grove with Wreszcz's 35 leading the way

    Jacobs junior Ryan Wreszcz shot a 1-under-par 35 to lead the Golden Eagles in a Fox Valley Conference win over Cary-Grove, 151-160, Thursday at Foxfor ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Marengo wins in PKs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win, Harvard, Jacobs and CL South tie

    Marengo’s Dylan Trainor, Coby Steffen, Landen Pfeiffer and Kenny Reed made their kicks in a penalty shootout to help the Indians beat Richmond-Burton, ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Live updates: Week 3 high school football games

    Follow along for updates on all of the area's Week 3 high school football game results. ...
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Podcast: Breaking down the area's 10 Week 3 high school football games

    The Northwest Herald Week 3 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 5:43 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: McHenry, Woodstock North, Huntley, Harvard, Crystal Lake South and Woodstock win

    McHenry scored five second-half goals, from five different scorers, to beat Grant, 5-0, in a nonconference match Tuesday in Fox Lake. 
    Sept. 7, 2016 - 9:52 am
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Woodstock and Crystal Lake South win

    Marian Central dropped the first set on the road at Marist Tuesday, but came from behind for a 17-25, 25-21, 25-22 East Suburban Catholic Conference v ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Marengo and Marian Central win

    Crystal Lake Central 170, McHenry 174: At Turnberry Country Club, Maverick Edwards shot a 38 to lead the Tigers (2-2) in a Fox Valley Conference dual ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • Football: Crystal Lake South grad Fahn Cooper signed to 49ers practice squad

    Two local offensive linemen were cut from their prospective NFL teams Saturday as teams made their final cuts to 53 players.
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Team preview capsules

    Cary-GroveCoach: Scott Lattyak (7th season)Last year: Fifth at FVC MeetTop returners: Ashlynn Baker, ...
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • High School Girls Cross Country: Bruzzini third at CL South Invite

    Crystal Lake South’s Caitlin Bruzzini was third and Woodstock’s Kate Jacobs was sixth in the Crystal Lake South Cross Country Invitational Meet Saturd ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 7:42 pm
  • High School Boys Soccer: Jacobs ties St. Charles North in tourney

    Jacobs got a first-half goal from Colin Walsh and came away with a 1-1 tie against St. Charles North in the Barrington Boys Soccer Tournament Saturday ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 7:39 pm
  • High school football: Week 2 results, photos and complete coverage

    New football power rankingsPrairie Ridge 30, Huntley 20PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. HuntleyCrystal Lake ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 1:37 am
  • High school football: Woodstock runs past Chicago Military Marine

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock came into the Friday's football game not knowing much about its opponent, Chicago Military Marine Academy. It was important to c ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 1:07 am
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 2 games

    Our updates from all 12 area high school football games in Week 2 on Friday, Sept. 2. ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge and Marian Central win

    Huntley's Alex Landman won No. 1 singles over Jane Johnsey and the Red Raiders swept the doubles matches for a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference victory over ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Marian Central, Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire, Dundee-Crown and Huntley win

    BOYS SOCCERJacobs 4, Marmion 3: At the Barrington Tournament, Noah Melick scored two second-half goa ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • High school volleyball: Woodstock falls to Genoa-Kingston

    GENOA – With Genoa-Kingston three points away from a win, the Woodstock girls volleyball team made things difficult for its opponent in a nonconferenc ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 9:01 pm
  • High school football: Week 2 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceHuntley (1-0, 1-0) at Prairie Ridge (1-0, 1-0)When: 7 p.m. Friday, Prairie Ridg ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • High school boys golf roundup: Prairie Ridge, Woodstock and Marengo win

    Cameron Karney shot a 1-over 36 to lead Prairie Ridge in a 155-165 Fox Valley Conference win over Crystal Lake South at Crystal Lake Country Club.  
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South, Marian Central, Woodstock North and Woodstock win

    A sweep of the singles matches, with wins from Skylar Olsen, Rachel Anklam and Ali Rasmussen, helped Crystal Lake South beat Rolling Meadows, 5-2, in ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school volleyball: Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, Woodstock, Johnsburg and Marengo win

    Crystal Lake South 2, Dundee-Crown 0: At Carpentersville, the Gators beat the Chargers, 25-19, 25-16, in a Fox Valley Conference match. 
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:34 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock, Johnsburg, Marian Central, Harvard, McHenry, Marengo and Woodstock North

    Woodstock's Caleb Warmbier, Josue Carreno and Max Lisowski each scored twice as the Blue Streaks picked up their first Kishwaukee River Conference vic ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 10:10 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South, Woodstock win duals

    Crystal Lake South's top two singles players, Hannah Rakofsky and Rachel Anklam, both won in two sets to lead the Gators to a 4-1 nonconference victor ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Dundee-Crown's Julian Ajroja is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekJulian Ajroja, Dundee-Crown, Jr. FAjroja scored six goals and assisted on another ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Podcast: Guests from Huntley on Week 2 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 2 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • High school boys cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (17th season)Last season’s finish: Eighth in FVC ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • High school girls cross country: Season preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCECary-GroveCoach: Mark Anderson (16th season)Last season’s finish: 11th in FVC M ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:26 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Five to watch

    Caitlin BruzziniCrystal Lake South, sr.Bruzzini was the 2015 Northwest Herald Girls Cross Country Ru ...
    Aug. 28, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock sweeps to Oregon Tournament title

    The Woodstock boys soccer team scored 27 goals in three games Saturday in Oregon to capture the Oregon Tournament championship for the second consecut ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • High school cross country: Crystal Lake South sweeps boys, girls individual titles at county meet

    WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake South junior Jack Becker felt exhilarated as he cruised across the course at Emricson Park.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:29 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry County Cross Country Meet

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    Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school football: Woodstock tops Round Lake

    WOODSTOCK – It was clear from the beginning that Woodstock coach Tommy Thompson trusted his defense.WOODSTOCK – It was clear from the beginning that W ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 9:05 am
  • High school football: Week 1 coverage, galleries, results

    Prairie Ridge 26, Cary-Grove 14PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge vs. Cary-GroveHuntley 35, Jacobs 0PHOTOS: Huntl ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock wins 2 games at Oregon Tournament

    Woodstock's boys soccer team defeated Schaumburg Christian, 4-0, and Mendota, 1-0, Thursday at the Oregon Tournament and did not allow a shot on goal ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school football: Week 1 game preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Game of the week Prairie Ridge at Cary-Grove When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, Al Boh ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:57 am
  • High school boys soccer: Carreno scores hat trick in Woodstock's rout of Indian Creek

    Josue Carreno recorded a hat trick Wednesday to lead the Woodstock boys soccer team to a 7-1 nonconference win against Indian Creek in Waterman.
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • High school girls tennis: Woodstock tops McHenry in nonconference action

    Brenda Ordonez won at No. 1 singles and Shannon Fetzner won at No. 2 singles Wednesday to lead the Woodstock girls tennis team to a 5-2 nonconference ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge's Farnam sets school record in win over Hampshire

    Prairie Ridge senior golfer Ethan Farnam set a nine-hole, school record with a 4-under-par 31 as the Wolves defeated Hampshire, 146-156, Wednesday at ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Harvard, Hampshire, Prairie Ridge and Dundee-Crown win

    Harvard and Woodstock opened the Kishwaukee River Conference in memorable fashion Tuesday, with the Hornets beating the Blue Streaks, 4-3, on penalty ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 9:49 pm
  • High school volleyball preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Patty Langanis (22nd season)Last year: 36-6, 10-0 FVC Valley ( ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Woodstock and McHenry fall

    Woodstock's Shannon Fetzner only lost two games as she won her No. 2 singles match but the Blue Streaks lost, 5-2, to Grant in a nonconference match. ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • Podcast: High school football Week 1 preview

    Our Week 1 high school football preview on the Northwest Herald high school football podcast starts with our discussion of Huntley's Olalere Oladipo a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • 2016 Boys Soccer preview: McHenry hopes to repeat success in crowded FVC

    Last season, the McHenry boys soccer team became the best in school history with suffocating defense, timely goals and by rallying around its senior c ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • 2016 Boys soccer preview: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Mark Olson (11th season)Last year: 11-9-2, 0-5 FVC, regional c ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:58 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Cary-Grove wins, McHenry's Grubich fires ace in St. Pat's Invite

    Zach Beaugureau shot a 1-over-par 72 to lead the Cary-Grove boys golf team to a win in the St. Pats Invite on Saturday at McHenry Country Club. Beaugu ...
    Aug. 20, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • PHOTOS: Woodstock football preview

    Photos from football practice at Woodstock High School on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016. ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • High school football preview 2016: Woodstock, Kishwaukee River Conference

    Quick hitsCoach: Tommy Thompson (second year, 2-7 overall)2015 record: 2-7 overall, 1-5 Fox Valley C ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • High school football preview 2016: Kishwaukee River Conference overview

    Players to watch(Players mentioned in the section’s Five to Watch are not included here.)Joe Moore, ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Marengo and Marian Central win dual meets

    Marengo's Connor Wascher shot 37 to finish as the medalist but McHenry had five players in the low to mid 40s to win 173 to 187 in a dual at Marengo R ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • High school boys golf roundup: Richmond-Burton third, Huntley seventh at invitationals; Hampshire, Crystal Lake South and Cary-Grove win duals

    The Richmond-Burton boys golf team finished third overall at the 15-team Sandwich Invite Tuesday at Edgebrook Golf Course. The Rockets shot a 344, fin ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • High school golf roundup: McHenry girls defeat Johnsburg to retain Mac Burg Cup

    GENOA CITY, Wis. – McHenry’s Maddie Ogden shot a 5-over-par 41 to lead the Warriors past Johnsburg, 202-216, in their girls golf season opener Monday ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school boys golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Chris Gotsch (third season)Top returners: Zach Beaugureau, sr ...
    Aug. 14, 2016 - 5:36 pm
  • High school girls golf: Season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCrystal Lake Central co-op(with Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South)Coach: Kyle M ...
    Aug. 13, 2016 - 5:21 pm
  • High school sports schedule: Aug. 15-20

    Monday, Aug. 15Boys golf: Harvard at Woodstock, McHenry at Johnsburg, 4:30Girls golf: Dundee-Crown a ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • NFL’s Fiedorowicz, Liedtke to train at local facility

    NFL players get five weeks of downtime between the end of mandatory minicamp in June and the start of training camp in August. Many players spend that ...
    June 30, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Baseball Team

    First TeamP – Danny Denz, Dundee-Crown, sr.Denz was 6-5 for the Chargers and led the area with 109 s ...
    June 23, 2016 - 6:52 pm
  • 2016 Girls Soccer All-Area teams

    First teamPaige RenkosikHuntley, sr., GKThe senior captain played 28 of the Red Raiders’ 29 games, a ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald 2016 All-Area teams

    2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball teamsFirst teamP–Hailey Baker, Prairie Ridge, jr.Baker led t ...
    June 20, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • High School Girls Soccer: All-Fox Valley Conference teams

    Here are the All-Fox Valley Conference lists for girls soccer.All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division ...
    June 15, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • Styf: Time for local school districts to comply with Open Meetings Act on personnel

    When Huntley District 158's Board of Education voted to approve the hiring of football coach Matt Zimolzak at its Feb. 18 meeting, that vote violated ...
    June 10, 2016 - 7:36 pm
  • High school softball: All-Conference Teams

    Fox Valley Conference All-Conference SelectionsFox Division Ellie Thurow, Woodstock North, fr., PAmy ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High school sports: Kishwaukee River Conference ready to begin in fall

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock athletic director Glen Wilson holds an affinity for the Fox Valley Conference, a league in which he competed in sports and has b ...
    June 8, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • Huntley’s Andrews, Cary-Grove’s Pennington receive top honors

    Huntley’s Ali Andrews, who scored more points than any other area boys or girls basketball player in history, and Cary-Grove’s Tyler Pennington, a sta ...
    June 8, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Crystal Lake South grad Jake Bernstein, Woodstock grad Mike Liedtke find new NFL homes

    The Jets signed Woodstock graduate and former Illinois State offensive lineman Mike Liedtke on Thursday following a tryout, the Jets confirmed on Thur ...
    June 2, 2016 - 8:47 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Woodstock's Luke Beattie, Johnsburg's Matt Stelmasek take second in 2A

    CHARLESTON - The scene seemed so appropriate, the baby of the Beattie family, perhaps the most decorated distance-running family in Illinois history, ...
    May 28, 2016 - 7:50 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Johnsburg's Matt Stelmasek races into Class 2A 1,600 final at state

    CHARLESTON – Johnsburg senior Matt Stelmasek experienced a successful and uneventful day, just as planned.
    May 27, 2016 - 7:40 pm
  • High school softball: Richmond-Burton and Marengo reach regional final

    MARENGO— A few years back, Marengo moved the fences in at its softball field to 190 feet. The winning teams from Tuesday's regional semifinal games we ...
    May 24, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • High school softball: Woodstock defeats Harvard to open regional

    WOODSTOCK – When Woodstock and Harvard faced each other the second week of the season, the result was a low-scoring, competitive matchup Woodstock won ...
    May 23, 2016 - 8:40 pm
  • High school girls track and field notes: McHenry's Savannah Howie 2nd in Class 3A pole vault

    CHARLESTON – McHenry senior Savannah Howie faced her crucial moment in the Class 3A pole vault after two misses at 11 feet, 3 inches.
    May 21, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • MCC baseball team 1 win from NJCAA D-II World Series

    At Crystal Lake, McHenry County College advanced to the finals of NJCAA Division II Region IV baseball tournament with an 11-10 victory Saturday over ...
    May 21, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove, Huntley, Marengo win

    Kaitlin Leverenz went 3 for 4 Saturday, with her biggest hit coming in the bottom of the seventh inning when she drove in the winning run to give Prai ...
    May 21, 2016 - 7:42 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Marian Central and Dundee-Crown win

    Jordan Rodriguez pitched a complete-game shutout to help Marian Central beat Woodstock, 3-0, in a nonconference game at Emricson Park. Rodriguez scatt ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Woodstock North, Woodstock, Johnsburg and Richmond-Burton state qualifiers

    The Woodstock North boys track and field team led the way locally with a second place finish and several state qualifiers from the Class 2A Vernon Hil ...
    May 20, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Harvard's Sophie Stricker among local qualifiers for Class 2A state finals

    CHARLESTON – Harvard senior Sophie Stricker knew another trip to the Class 2A 400 meters finals race would take, by far, her best race of the year.
    May 20, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • HIgh school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown and Hampshire win in extras; Lawler pitches no-hitter for Huntley; Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron win

    After 11 scoreless innings, Hannah Gestrich brought home Sydney Ruggles with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th to give Dundee-Crown a 1-0 win ...
    May 19, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 19, 2016 - 7:01 pm
  • High School Boys Tennis Insider: Cary-Grove's Sam Sitarski Athlete of the Week; Cary-Grove Sectional seeds; more

    Athlete of the WeekSam SitarskiCary-Grove, so.The Fox Valley Conference tournament may have gone as ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:25 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge, Woodstock North, Huntley and Hampshire win

    Prairie Ridge completed a two-game sweep over Woodstock, defeating the Blue Streaks, 14-4, in six innings Wednesday to finish with the Fox Valley Conf ...
    May 18, 2016 - 9:15 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Woodstock falls to Belvidere North in regional

    The Woodstock girls soccer team's season ended Wednesday with a 2-1 loss to Belvidere North in a Class 2A Rockford Boylan Regional semifinal in Rockfo ...
    May 18, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • High school baseball: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg and Harvard win

    Cary-Grove missed its shot to clinch a share of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball championship for the second consecutive day.
    May 18, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • High school softball: Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Woodstock North win

    The Alden-Hebron softball team came back from a two-run deficit in the first inning Tuesday to win a Class 1A Westminster Christian Regional semifinal ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • 2016 Buzzer Beater of the Year

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 17, 2016 - 6:56 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Woodstock's Syd Heidtke will miss state with broken ankle

    Woodstock freshman Syd Heidtke will feel the exhilaration for her teammates Friday at Eastern Illinois University’s O’Brien Stadium.
    May 17, 2016 - 6:31 pm
  • 2016 Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year finalists

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 17, 2016 - 5:19 pm
  • High school softball insider: Prairie Ridge's Haley Barnes Athlete of the Week; power rankings; regional pairings

    Athlete of the WeekHaley BarnesPrairie Ridge, P-OF, so.Barnes hit a game-winning, three-run home run ...
    May 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • Girls Track and Field Insider: Woodstock's Syd Heidtke the athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKSyd HeidtkeWoodstock, FreshmanHeidtke took second place in the 300-meter low hurd ...
    May 15, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Hampshire and Prairie Ridge win

    Crystal Lake South came back from four runs down with a seven-run fourth inning Friday to defeat Cary-Grove, 8-4, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Di ...
    May 13, 2016 - 9:07 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Prairie Ridge clinch conference titles

    SOFTBALLMarengo 16, Rockford Christian 0 (5 inn.): At Marengo, Riley Connell struck out 10 and walke ...
    May 13, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Uidl wins pole vault, Woodstock third at 2A Antioch sectional

    ANTIOCH— Woodstock pole vaulter Cora Uidl soared above the bar at the Class 2A Antioch Sectional track and field meet and — as she landed gracefully o ...
    May 11, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Richmond-Burton win

    Sophomore pitcher Tiffany Giese shut out Jacobs Wednesday to lead the Huntley girls softball team to a 2-0 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win i ...
    May 11, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • Girls track and field: Local results from the Class 2A Antioch Sectional

    FIELDPole vault1. Cora Uidl*  Woodstock  11-12. Eve Meintz*  Marian Central  9-7Shot put1. Megan Cur ...
    May 11, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Cary-Grove, Hampshire, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton and Alden-Hebron win

    Danny Schmidt pitched a complete-game shutout Wednesday for Cary-Grove, holding Huntley to five hits in a 4-0 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division ba ...
    May 11, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Prairie Ridge's Jena Berkland is player of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekJena Berkland, Prairie Ridge, So. MFBerkland scored three goals this week, helpin ...
    May 11, 2016 - 2:52 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley defeats McHenry

    Huntley's girls soccer team scored three second-half goals to defeat McHenry, 3-0, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division match Tuesday in Huntley ...
    May 10, 2016 - 9:57 pm
  • NFL football: Kansas City Chiefs waive McHenry County natives Jake Bernstein and Mike Liedtke

    The Kansas City Chiefs waived two players with McHenry County ties this week in Woodstock graduate Mike Liedtke and Crystal Lake South grad Jake Berns ...
    May 10, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Hampshire win

    Three freshmen hit home runs for Prairie Ridge on Monday to lead the Wolves to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division softball win over Grayslake No ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central, Richmond-Burton and Harvard win

    Luke Tevyaw allowed only two hits and struck out 11 Monday in a complete-game shutout for Crystal Lake Central in a 2-0 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divi ...
    May 9, 2016 - 8:53 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge tops Woodstock North; Hampshire blanks DeKalb

    Prairie Ridge scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning Saturday in a 7-3 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division baseball victory over Woodstock ...
    May 7, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • High school boys track and field roundup: Woodstock 2nd at Genoa-Kingston Invitational

    Woodstock’s Will Maidment won the high and triple jumps Saturday to help the Blue Streaks to second place in the nine-team Genoa-Kingston Invitational ...
    May 7, 2016 - 9:13 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo sweeps own tournament; Woodstock tops Rockford East

    The Marengo softball team defeated Batavia, 8-2, capping a 3-0 day as the Indians won their own tournament Saturday in Marengo.
    May 7, 2016 - 7:24 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Woodstock defeats Indian Creek; Huntley falls to Burlington Central

    Woodstock freshman Evan Geske struck out seven and allowed two hits over five innings in his varsity debut as the Blue Streaks defeated Indian Creek, ...
    May 6, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Woodstock tops Woodstock North behind Autumn Overly's hat trick

    At Woodstock, Autumn Overly's first-half hat trick held up for Woodstock's girls soccer team Friday in the Blue Streaks' 3-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox ...
    May 6, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Marengo, Huntley, Crystal Lake South win

    Prairie Ridge batters hit five home runs Thursday in a 13-1 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division victory at Hampshire.
    May 5, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • High school girls track: Cary-Grove wins overall championship

    HUNTLEY – Cary-Grove senior Maggie Cherveny and coach Mark Anderson felt a little lonely as Anderson was handed the trophy for winning the Fox Valley ...
    May 6, 2016 - 10:03 am
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Cary-Grove, Hampshire and Jacobs win

    Huntley swept the doubles matches to beat Crystal Lake South, 5-2, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division match Thursday at Crystal Lake South.
    May 5, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • 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
  • Congratulations Greg Williams, September Athlete of the Month!