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  • 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
  • High school baseball: Richmond-Burton, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win

    Jake Rosing allowed only one hit and struck out 12 in five innings for the Richmond-Burton baseball team in a 12-0 Big Northern Conference East Divisi ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo, Johnsburg, Jacobs, Hampshire and Alden-Hebron win

    Mariah Dionne pitched a six-inning shutout with 15 strikeouts Tuesday to lead the Marengo softball team to a 10-0 Big Northern Conference East Divisio ...
    May 3, 2016 - 9:22 pm
  • Boys track and field roundup: Crystal Lake South wins Crystal Lake Central triangular

    Crystal Lake Central triangular: Skyler Pentico won the 110-meter hurdles (16.5 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (43.1) to lead Crystal Lake South in a tr ...
    May 3, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Girls track and field roundup: Huntley wins Dundee-Crown triangular

    GIRLS TRACK AND FIELDDundee-Crown triangular: Freshman Ola Oladipo won the 400 meters to help Huntle ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:51 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 girls track and field: Cary-Grove second at Badger Invite

    Nikki Freeman won the shot put and discus on Friday at the Badger Invite to lead the Cary-Grove girls track and field team to a second-place finish in ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • High school baseball: Harvard, Crystal Lake South and Woodstock win

    Harvard 10, Alden-Hebron 4: At Harvard, Hunter Freres, Josh Whaples and Tyler Perkins each had a triple for the Hornets in a nonconference win. Freres ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Marengo and Harvard win

    Ashley Turner went 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead a Richmond-Burton offense that smacked 14 hits in a 13-3 Big Northern C ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:40 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 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 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 ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Crystal Lake South tops Woodstock and Hamsphire

    Crystal Lake South had five individual champions and five second-place finishers as the Gators' girls track and field team won a triangular meet at Wo ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South, Woodstock North, Dundee-Crown, Marian Central and Cary-Grove win

    A doubles win from Sach Rulf and Pratik Iyer helped lead Crystal Lake South beat Crystal Lake Central, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover match ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • High school baseball: Hampshire, Harvard and Alden-Hebron win, several games suspended

    Jake Manning pitched a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts on Monday to lead the Hampshire baseball team to a 2-0 Fox Valley Conference Fox Di ...
    April 25, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Prep Zone: Grace Beattie hoping to complete family sweep of state medals

    Being the youngest in a talented sports family carries with it benefits of always being around sports and watching how successful siblings worked towa ...
    April 25, 2016 - 8:53 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 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
  • High school girls soccer: Dundee-Crown rallies to tie Woodstock

    At Carpentersville, Alyssa Moreno and Taylor Coffman scored for Dundee-Crown (4-6-1,) which came from behind in the second half Saturday to draw with ...
    April 23, 2016 - 8:05 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South 2nd, Alden-Hebron 4th in Woodstock tourney

    WOODSTOCK – Once Crystal Lake South grabbed a one-run lead in the top of the seventh inning against South Elgin, the Gators felt like they were in a g ...
    April 23, 2016 - 6:58 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 girls track and field: Huntley wins first county title

    HUNTLEY – For the better part of a decade, Huntley’s girls were close to the McHenry County Track and Field championship, only to have first Crystal L ...
    April 23, 2016 - 2:47 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: What's up with Dundee-Crown's dominant Danny Denz?

    So .... about Memphis commit Danny Denz.He's been pretty good lately. And he shut down one of the ar ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:32 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
  • 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 baseball: Hampshire, Jacobs, Marian Central and Dundee-Crown win

    Tyler Maglaya was 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and two runs scored in Hampshire’s 8-3 win over Marengo in Hampshire.
    April 20, 2016 - 8:31 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
  • 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 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
  • High school baseball roundup: Hampshire, Harvard, Johnsburg, Woodstock North, Crystal Lake Central win

    Carter Lawler and Jakob Kostecki each collected three hits Monday to lead the Hampshire baseball team to a 4-1 Fox Valley Conference crossover win ove ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • Girls soccer: Woodstock wins Genoa-Kingston Tournament title

    Freshman Emma Dorn scored four goals and added three assists in two games Saturday to lead the Woodstock girls soccer team to a first-place finish at ...
    April 16, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • Prep baseball: Danny Denz pitches complete-game shutout for Dundee-Crown

    Danny Denz struck out 14 in a complete-game shutout for the Dundee-Crown baseball team Saturday in a 4-0 Fox Valley Conference crossover win over Wood ...
    April 16, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Prep track: Richmond-Burton teams combine to win Ed Reeves Invite

    The Richmond-Burton boys and girls track team combined to win the Ed Reeves Invite on Saturday in Marengo, edging host Marengo by 13 points.
    April 16, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • High school softball: Hampshire's big inning upends Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – Friday marked only the third game of the season for Hampshire senior Peyton DeChant.WOODSTOCK – Friday marked only the third game of the s ...
    April 16, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • 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
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, McHenry, Harvard and Crystal Lake South win

    Jacobs senior pitcher Brenden Heiss was on top of his game against Hampshire, which was good for the Golden Eagles, who had little room for error.
    April 13, 2016 - 10:33 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 boys tennis roundup: McHenry gets first win, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Huntley also win

    McHenry got a singles win from Nick Kush and swept the doubles matches to pick up its first win of the season.
    April 13, 2016 - 9:47 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 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 softball: Huntley, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marengo, Hampshire, Alden-Hebron and Richmond-Burton win

    Tiffany Giese tossed a five-inning no-hitter as the Red Raiders softball team beat Woodstock North, 10-0, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover on Tues ...
    April 12, 2016 - 8:48 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 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 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 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
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Huntley and Johnsburg win

    Talia Surges scored three goals to lead Jacobs (3-1) past Woodstock, 5-2, in a FVC crossover game Thursday at Woodstock. 
    April 7, 2016 - 9:52 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 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 boys track and field: Five to watch

    Luke Beattie, Woodstock, seniorBeattie finished third in the Class 2A 3,200 meters at last year’s st ...
    April 3, 2016 - 5:25 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: Five to watch

    Nikki Freeman, Cary-Grove, seniorFreeman took fourth in the Class 3A discus at last year’s state mee ...
    April 1, 2016 - 5:59 pm
  • High school girls soccer insider: Jacobs' Cassie Kowalski is athlete of the week, power rankings, games to watch and more

    Athlete of the weekCassie Kowalski, Jacobs, Fr.Kowalski scored a hat trick as the Golden Eagles beat ...
    March 30, 2016 - 4:16 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 Girls Track Roundup: McHenry's Savannah Howie 3rd in pole vault

    McHenry’s Savannah Howie took third place in the pole vault Saturday at the Class 3A Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Track and Field Classic at the Shi ...
    March 26, 2016 - 9:52 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 boys track and field insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekLuke BeattieWoodstock, SeniorBeattie won the 3,200 meters at the Nelson-Daniel Cl ...
    March 25, 2016 - 9:06 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 softball: Hampshire, Johnsburg, Woodstock North, Cary-Grove, Woodstock and Crystal Lake South win

    Hampshire pitcher Jasmine Lopez (2-0) allowed just three hits and two earned runs in a 15-3 (5 inn.) win over Wheaton Academy in West Chicago.
    March 22, 2016 - 10:53 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 girls soccer: Woodstock wins, Richmond-Burton and Hampshire fall

    Woodstock 3, Guilford 1: Freshman Emma Dorn scored her second and third goals of the season as the Blue Streaks (2-2) defeated the Vikings in their no ...
    March 21, 2016 - 9:43 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 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 soccer: Woodstock and Crystal Lake South win

    Amanda Sincere and Jordyn Albrecht each scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Woodstock girls soccer team to its first win of the season, defe ...
    March 19, 2016 - 7:24 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 softball: Richmond-Burton's Sophie Schwegel no-hits Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – Richmond-Burton pitcher Sophie Schwegel hit the first batter she faced on Saturday (on the first pitch), and walked the next two.
    March 19, 2016 - 6:06 pm
  • High school softball: Richmond-Burton, Woodstock North and Alden-Hebron win

    Hayley Regnier was 3 for 4 with a double and RBI as Richmond-Burton scored five runs in the third inning to beat Wauconda 5-2 on Friday.
    March 18, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • High school boys baseball: Alden-Hebron, Crystal Lake Central, Harvard, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs and Hampshire win

    Senior John Judson hit a three-RBI double in the sixth inning to lead Alden-Hebron to a 4-3 win Friday at South Beloit.
    March 18, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • High school baseball: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox DivisionCrystal Lake CentralCoach: Tom Mueller (first season).Last year’s ...
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  • High school baseball roundup: Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Harvard, Dundee-Crown, Huntley win

    Danny Schmidt and Ben Dolezal combined for 10 strikeouts to lead the Cary-Grove baseball team to a 6-1 nonconference win over Schaumburg on Thursday i ...
    March 17, 2016 - 9:14 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Fox Division Crystal Lake Central Coach: Jay Schwarzrock (6th season) Last ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:05 pm
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Lake South vs. Woodstock girls soccer

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    March 16, 2016 - 8:59 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Crystal Lake South tops Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – Sometimes all you need is a little help from Mother Nature, and that’s exactly what the Crystal Lake South girls soccer team got to begin ...
    March 16, 2016 - 8:56 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 softball: Woodstock falls to near-perfect Kayla Wedl of Wauconda

    Wauconda's Kayla Wedl was nearly perfect Tuesday night against Woodstock. The senior pitcher threw a no-hitter and struck out 18 of the 19 Blue Streak ...
    March 15, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Woodstock drops opener to Wauconda

    WAUCONDA – Marissa Krueger threw up before Monday night's season opener for the Woodstock girls soccer team.
    March 14, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High school boys basketball notes: Jacobs, Richmond-Burton will return strong; Woodstock's Kubiak goes out as winningest

    Jacobs boys basketball coach Jimmy Roberts kept his emotions under control Tuesday night after the Golden Eagles’ season had ended.
    March 10, 2016 - 6:32 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
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock falls to Genoa-Kingston in regional

    WOODSTOCK – Genoa-Kingston and Woodstock are teams capable of scoring lots of points thanks to the prolific shooting of players like Tommy Lucca of G- ...
    March 2, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • PHOTOS: Woodstock vs. Genoa-Kingston boys basketball

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    March 2, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • High school boys swimming insider: McHenry's Riley Hedberg is athlete of the week, rankings, sectional notes and state finals schedule

    Athlete of the WeekRiley HedbergMcHenry, fr.The freshman is heading to state in two events after he ...
    Feb. 25, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South tops Woodstock in FVC crossover

    WOODSTOCK – The Crystal Lake South boys basketball team wasn’t necessarily happy about its start in the first half Tuesday night against Woodstock.
    Feb. 23, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Woodstock's Bud Swartout has been Blue Streak for years

    On the morning I was to meet Harlow “Bud” Swartout, I arrived at the Culver’s in Woodstock, wondering if the 88-year-old was already there. I noticed ...
    Feb. 22, 2016 - 12:54 am
  • High school boys basketball: Prairie Ridge tops Woodstock to finish FVC Fox undefeated

    WOODSTOCK – Prairie Ridge didn’t hold a lead against Woodstock until the final minute of the third quarter on Friday.
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Woodstock co-op's Sam Kunke takes 29th at state

    Woodstock co-op senior Sam Kunke moved up to finish in a tie for 29th place on Day 2 of the IHSA girls bowling state finals at The Cherry Bowl in Rock ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 8:11 pm
  • PHOTOS: State wrestling place matches

    Six area wrestlers competed in place matches during the day Saturday at the IHSA State Individual Wrestling Championships at the State Farm Center in ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • High school boys wrestling: School history made as three of six win place matches

    CHAMPAIGN – In consecutive matches Saturday on the same mat at the University of Illinois' State Farm Center, Crystal Lake Central's Michael Petersen ...
    Feb. 20, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • High school wrestling: Six advance to state final matches

    CHAMPAIGN – Prairie Ridge's Travis Piotrowski didn't shy away from admitting how important Saturday's 2A 126-pound state championship match will be to ...
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Photos: Area wrestlers in state semifinal matches

    Eleven area wrestlers reached state semifinals and six won to reach Saturday's state final matches at the IHSA Individual Wrestling Championships in C ...
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Girls high school bowling: Woodstock co-op's Sam Kunke 33rd at state after Day 1

    Woodstock co-op's Sam Kunke advanced to Day 2 of the IHSA girls bowling State finals by finishing in 33rd on Day 1 at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford.
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 9:23 pm
  • High school wrestling: State tournament day two live updates

    State title matches (Saturday)1A170: Colten Cashmore (A-H) vs. Andrew Wegner (Dakota)2A126: Travis P ...
    Feb. 19, 2016 - 9:18 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: 19 area wrestlers win in opening round

    Marengo and Crystal Lake Central each had three wrestlers advance to the quarterfinals after Round 1 victories on Day 1 of the wrestling state finals ...
    Feb. 18, 2016 - 9:09 pm
  • High school boys swimming insider: McHenry's Trey Schopen is athlete of the week, rankings, notes and sectional schedule

    Athlete of the week Trey Schopen, McHenry, Sr.Schopen was the only swimmer to win two individual rac ...
    Feb. 18, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • High school wrestling: 43 from area headed to state finals

    For young wrestlers, the trip to Champaign for the IHSA state finals is something like a pilgrimage.
    Feb. 17, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • High school wrestling: Individual state preview capsules

    Forty-three local wrestlers qualified for the state tournament, which runs from Thursday through Saturday in Champaign. Here is some information on ho ...
    Feb. 17, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Collin Mergl Woodstock North, so., F Mergl scored 49 points in three games as ...
    Feb. 18, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Crystal Lake Central's Michael Petersen is athlete of the week, notes

    Athlete of the weekMichael Petersen, Crystal Lake Central, Sr. 145 lbs.Petersen pinned three times S ...
    Feb. 16, 2016 - 7:11 pm
  • High school wrestling: 30 from area qualify for state from Class 2A Antioch Sectional

    ANTIOCH – Desperation spawned creativity for Crystal Lake Central 220-pound wrestler Austin Parks.ANTIOCH – Desperation spawned creativity for Crystal ...
    Feb. 14, 2016 - 9:47 am
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Marengo, Woodstock, Woodstock North win

    The Crystal Lake South boys basketball team used a big second half to pull away and defeat Crystal Lake Central, 61-37, in Fox Valley Conference cross ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins ninth straight FVC title

    WOODSTOCK – Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming coach Rick Schaefer hasn’t had much to stress about in his five years at the helm. Five years, five Fox Val ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 7:06 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Woodstock co-op's Sam Kunke qualifies for state

    Woodstock co-op's Sam Kunke was the only local girls bowler to qualify for state Saturday at the Round Lake Sectional at Lakes Bowl in Round Lake.
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 5:55 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Woodstock tops Woodstock North

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock and Woodstock North boys basketball teams’ seasons have been polar opposites in the win and loss columns.
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • High school wrestling: Five from Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge reach sectional semifinals

    Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge each advanced five wrestlers to the semifinal round at the Class 2A Antioch Sectional at Antioch. 
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 9:39 pm
  • High school swimming insider: Cary-Grove co-op's Corey Sheehan is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and event to watch

    Athlete of the weekCorey Sheehan, Cary-Grove co-op (Crystal Lake South), Sr.Sheehan was involved in ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 3:25 pm
  • Woodstock grad Dan Kremske ready for U.S. Olympic Trials marathon

    To say that Dan Kremske stumbled into marathon running fits the expression, since he more or less accidentally discovered he could thrive at 26.2 mile ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • Congratulations Matt McCumber, May Athlete of the Month!