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  • High school boys basketball roundup: Marengo reaches final of Burlington Central MLK tourney

    Marengo won a pair of close games Saturday to advance to the championship game of the Burlington Central MLK Classic. 
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry 2nd in Batavia Tournament with 3 individual champs

    McHenry finished second at the 17-team Batavia Tournament on Saturday with three individual champions and nine place winners.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins Jefferson Invite; McHenry 4th; Woodstock has individual champion

    Cary-Grove co-op did not win an individual event and won only one relay but earned the team championship Saturday at the boys swimming J-Hawk Invitati ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:39 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown upsets Huntley; Hampshire, Johnsburg, Woodstock North win

    Dundee-Crown's Paige Gieseke scored 12 points and Allison Michalski added 10 to help the Chargers top first-place Huntley in a Fox Valley Conference g ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • High school wrestling: Woodstock North sweeps quad, including wins over R-B and Hampshire

    The Woodstock North wrestling team swept three duals Friday night in Woodstock.The Thunder started b ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Woodstock gives undefeated Geneva scare; Woodstock North tops Harvard

    Woodstock's boys basketball team led at halftime and kept it close in a 49-38 loss to undefeated Geneva on Thursday at the Lake Zurich MLK Tournament. ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 9:20 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Woodstock North, Marengo pick up victories

    Five pins propelled Woodstock North wrestling past Belvidere, 58-6, Wednesday at Woodstock North. Sean Jaco (275 pounds), Brian Kline (182), Jake Finc ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North beats Newark

    The Woodstock North girls basketball beat Newark, 49-40, Monday at Newark. Lulu Nicks scored 19 points, and Maddie Busch added 13. The Thunder improve ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 10:28 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Woodstock, Woodstock North win nonconference contests

    Woodstock 49, Indian Creek 25: At Indian Creek, Woodstock's Camryn Tafoya hit four 3-pointers to lead the Blue Streaks with 12 points in a nonconferen ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:15 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley 2nd at Sycamore Tournament with two champions

    The Huntley wrestling team finished second overall at the 26-team Sycamore Invitational, led by first-place finishes from Luke Loprieno (138 pounds) a ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo holds off Woodstock North in KRC opener

    WOODSTOCK – Marengo’s Aidan Kirchner’s first 3-point attempt did not find iron.Kirchner’s next three ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Woodstock North, Marian Central lose; Woodstock beats Harvard

    Woodstock North's girls basketball team fell short against the defending Class 2A state champion, losing to Byron, 61-36, in nonconference play Thursd ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Woodstock co-op beats Byron; McHenry barely loses to DeKalb-Sycamore

    Jeremy Wolf contributed in four of Woodstock co-op’s five race victories in an 89-81 win over Byron co-op Thursday at Woodstock North. 
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Johnsburg, Woodstock North, Woodstock win

    Junior guard Aannah Interrante scored 30 points Tuesday to lead Johnsburg's girls basketball team to a 65-53 nonconference victory against Wilmot Unio ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:44 pm
  • Boys swimming: Team preview capsules

    CARY-GROVE CO-OP Coach: Scott Lattyak (first season) Last year: First at FVC meet, two-state quali ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 3:23 pm
  • Five swimmers to watch

    Harold OgabanHampshire, so.Ogaban won the FVC title in the 100 breaststroke last year as a freshman ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys swimming preview: Cary-Grove and McHenry aiming to stay on top after changing of the guard

    The start of the 2016-17 season arrived with some big changes for two of the area’s top teams, in the pool and on the deck. Cary-Grove co-op and McHen ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Cary-Grove's Cadin Koeppel into semifinals at Whitewater Mid-States Classic; McHenry and Woodstock North go 2-1 in duals

    Cary-Grove’s Cadin Koeppel won both of his matches by first-round pin on Wednesday at the Whitewater Mid-States Classic at University of Wisconsin-Whi ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Dundee-Crown and Alden-Hebron win; E.C. Nichols Classic wraps up

    Dundee-Crown’s Tariq Burns scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Chargers to a 51-43 win over Clemente on Wednesday at the Wheeling Har ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo defeats Sycamore in E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic

    Mike Volkening had a game-high 20 points with three 3-pointers Tuesday to lead Marengo's boys basketball team to a 49-33 victory over Sycamore at the ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock North win at E.C. Nichols tourney

    In the E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament at Marengo, Crystal Lake Central beat Wauconda, 67-47, Friday in a consolation bracket ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Richmond-Burton, Marengo advance to E.C. Nichols tournament quarterfinals

    Marengo's Michael Volkening scored a team-high 23 points, and Blaine Borhart added 16 to lead the host Indians to an opening-round win over Round Lake ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South finishes 4th in Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    Crystal Lake South senior forward Annika Sevcik led all scorers with 19 points, but Lakes came all the way back from a 17-2 deficit after the first qu ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Marian Central, Johnsburg, Woodstock North win at Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    Marian Central’s Vannessa Garrelts scored 28 points to lead the Hurricanes past Woodstock, 60-40, in a consolation game at the Northern Illinois Holid ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school wrestling roundup: Prairie Ridge finishes 3rd at Harvard tournament; McHenry goes 2-1 at home quad

    Prairie Ridge had four first-place finishers and took third place overall Saturday in the Sciacca/Holtfreter Wrestling Tournament at Harvard. Antioch’ ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: McHenry finishes 2nd at Vito Lopin Relays, Woodstock co-op sixth

    McHenry's boys swimming team placed second Saturday in the Vito Lopin Relays at Rockford East with 157 points, behind Moline’s 167. Woodstock co-op fi ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge advance to Northern Holiday Classic semifinals; complete tournament results

    Izzy Gscheidle scored 29 points Saturday in the McHenry girls basketball team's 50-39 win over Belvidere in the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic at M ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, McHenry, Prairie Ridge and Woodstock win tournament openers

    Richmond-Burton's KC Davids scored a game-high 23 points, and Brooke Leganaioli hit four 3-pointers to add 17 points, leading the Rockets to a win ove ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg seeks to defend Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team will look to defend its Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title starting Friday when the 16-team tournament tips o ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • High school boys soccer: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    FIRST TEAM Jake King McHenry, sr., GK King again was the area's best shot stopper, filling up th ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Jaden Glauser is Athlete of the week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the Week Jaden Glauser McHenry, fr., 170 pounds Glauser continued the impressive start ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • High school wrestling roundup: Woodstock North tops Prairie Ridge, Marengo sweeps triangular

    The Prairie Ridge wrestling team won six bouts, but forfeited six others, allowing Woodstock North to win Tuesday's nonconference dual, 45-25, in Crys ...
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North defeats Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – A slow start against Woodstock on Tuesday was all too familiar for the Woodstock North girls basketball team.
    Dec. 13, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • High school football: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First TeamOffenseQB-Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, jr.Evans (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) repeats as the Nort ...
    Dec. 12, 2016 - 6:08 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Johnsburg, Cary-Grove, Woodstock North pick up wins; Marengo loses to Burlington Central

    Hampshire edged Huntley, 34-30, in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball game Friday night in Hampshire behind 11 points from Rachel Dumoulin. 
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Woodstock North loses to Harvest Christian; Marian Central falls to Joliet Catholic

    Despite 49 first-half points, Woodstock North's boys basketball team managed only 17 the rest of the way Friday at Harvest Christian and lost a noncon ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Women's college basketball: McHenry County College falls to Carl Sandburg College

    The McHenry County College women’s basketball team lost to Carl Sandburg College, 60-57, in nonconference play Friday in Crystal Lake. Quixmia Washing ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 8:58 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Cary-Grove tops Woodstock co-op

    Cole Seeger, Ethan Hare and Noah Siegmeier each picked up twp victories for the Trojans on Friday as the Cary-Grove boys swimming team beat the Woodst ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 8:44 pm
  • High school girls golf: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Northwest Herald Girls Golf All-Area teamFirst teamSophia ArchosMarian Central, sr.Archos maintained ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Johnsburg defeats Woodstock in KRC dual

    The Johnsburg wrestling team overcame three forfeits Thursday to defeat Woodstock, 41-30, in a Kishwaukee River Conference dual in Johnsburg, losing o ...
    Dec. 9, 2016 - 6:50 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Jacobs, Huntley, McHenry win in FVC

    ALGONQUIN – Unbeaten Jacobs got everything it wanted from one-win Crystal Lake Central Wednesday night.
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Liz Alsot's double-double leads McHenry to victory; Jacobs, Woodstock and Dundee-Crown win

    McHenry's Liz Alsot scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Warriors in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball win over Crystal Lake Ce ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • High school girls tennis: 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area team

    First teamSinglesSkylar Olsen Crystal Lake South, so.Olsen was the Gators' No. 1 singles player and ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 7:14 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry defeats Woodstock North

    Liz Alsot recorded her third straight double-double Saturday with 17 points and 15 rebounds for McHenry in a 59-37 nonconference girls basketball win ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 7:26 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Hampshire, Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Marengo win

    Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin poured in a game-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting and made all nine of her free throws to lead the Whip-Purs to a 43-32 ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North falls at Genoa-Kingston

    GENOA – Woodstock North's girls basketball team overcame an early deficit against Genoa-Kingston on Wednesday, but the Thunder struggled down the stre ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school football: All-Kishwaukee River Conference team announced

    Here is the All-Kishwaukee River Conference football team: All-Kishwaukee River Conference Team Of ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 9:08 am
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge, Richmond-Burton, Alden-Hebron and Woodstock North win nonconference games

    Four Crystal Lake South players scored in double digits as the Gators beat Carmel, 61-54, Tuesday in a nonconference game in Crystal Lake.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:13 pm
  • High school wrestling: Marian Central wins Carmel Team Duals

    Marian Central's wrestling team went 3-0 Saturday to finish first overall at the Carmel Team Duals in Mundelein.
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • High school wrestling roundup: Marian Central goes 4-0 at Carmel Team Duals

    Marian Central's wrestling team started the season with four wins Friday for first-year coach David Silva at the Carmel Team Duals in Mundelein.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marian Central, Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Marengo, Crystal Lake South win tournament games

    Marian Central's Sam Ohlrich scored 31 points and Jack Moscinski added 19 as the Hurricanes boys basketball team beat Antioch, 62-50, Tuesday at Woods ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Johnsburg, Cary-Grove, Woodstock, Huntley, Richmond-Burton win tournament games

    Zach Beaugureau hit four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Cary-Grove to a 52-49 win over Marian Central in the Woodstock Hoops for Heali ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • High school wrestling preview: 2016-17 team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: William Petersen (First year)Last season: 4-13 dual recordTop ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • High school wrestling preview: Crystal Lake Central's Lenny Petersen tries to re-create state-title success

    Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr planted the seed of this year’s motivation early for Tigers senior Lenny Petersen.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • High school girls basketball: Woodstock North, Alden-Hebron, Hampshire, Huntley win tournament games

    Maddie Busch scored 18 points Saturday to lead the Woodstock North girls basketball team to a 42-34 win against Rockford Jefferson in the fifth-place ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Marian Central, Woodstock North, Richmond-Burton win tournament games

    Junior guard Vannessa Garrelts, who picked up an offer from NCAA Division I Bradley this week, scored 22 points to lead the Marian Central girls baske ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2016-17 season preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Adam McCloud (first season)Last year’s record: 6-21 overall, 3 ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake Central edges Woodstock North; Johnsburg, McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Alden-Hebron lose

    Crystal Lake Central edged Woodstock North, 33-31, Wednesday at the Harvest Christian Academy girls basketball tournament in Elgin. Jane Johnsey led t ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • High school girls basketball: Team capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove Coach: Rod Saffert (11th season)Last season’s record: 12-17, 4-6 FVC ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school girls swimming roundup: McHenry and Marian Central swimmers heading to state

    Five McHenry swimmers (three individuals and two relays) and one from Marian Central qualified for state at the Lake Forest Sectional on Saturday.
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • High school sports insider: Hampshire cross country runner Jake Oury Athlete of the Week; girls swimming updates

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJake OuryHampshire, sr.Oury ran 14:49 to take ninth in the Class 2A boys race at ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • High school girls swimming: McHenry wins Fox Valley Conference Championship meet

    WOODSTOCK – By the end of the Fox Valley Conference Championship girls swimming meet, McHenry senior Hannah Lange's voice was starting to go hoarse, b ...
    Nov. 5, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • Prep sports insider: Dundee-Crown's Anthony Hurgoi is the Athlete of the Week, plus cross country and girls swimming notes

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKAnthony HurgoiDundee-Crown, jr.Hurgoi ran the best race of his life at the Class ...
    Nov. 2, 2016 - 5:39 pm
  • High school football playoffs: Rich Central blanks Woodstock North in Class 5A

    WOODSTOCK – After his team's 28-0 first-round Class 5A playoff loss to Rich Central on Friday, Woodstock North coach Jeff Schroeder chose to use the m ...
    Oct. 29, 2016 - 1:02 am
  • Live: Updates from high school football playoffs

    Live updates from Friday's opening round of the high school football playoffs. ...
    Oct. 29, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • High school football: First-round playoff preview capsules

    Class 4ANo. 15 Marengo (5-4) at No. 2 Johnsburg (9-0)When: 6 p.m. SaturdayAbout the Indians: Marengo ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Prep sports insider: Marian Central's Caroline and Cate Yuk are Athletes of the Week, plus cross country and tennis postseason notes

    Athletes of the WeekCaroline Yuk and Cate Yuk, Marian Central, sr., girls tennisThe sisters marked t ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 8:06 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Richmond-Burton beats Woodstock North in regional semifinal

    WOODSTOCK – Having played each other twice already this girls volleyball season, there were no surprises for No. 4-seeded Richmond-Burton or No. 13-se ...
    Oct. 25, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • High school girls volleyball: Woodstock North rolls past Pritzker in regional opener

    WOODSTOCK – The goal for Woodstock North on Monday was to advance by playing its own game, not stooping to the level of its first-round postseason gir ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • High school football playoffs: Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge on target to meet in Class 6A semifinals

    The area’s top two football teams started the season playing one another, with Prairie Ridge beating Cary-Grove, 26-14.
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • High school football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week nominees

    Here are the Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week nominees. Voting ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday. C ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school football: 2016 IHSA playoff pairings

    *Any times listed are tentativeClass 8A32. O’Fallon (5-4) at 1. Loyola Academy (9-0)17. Curie (8-1) ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:27 am
  • High school girls cross country: Huntley, Richmond-Burton win regional titles

    Huntley's girls cross country team won the IHSA Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday with a team score of 41, beating out nine other teams. ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:49 pm
  • High school boys cross country: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central win regionals

    Huntley's boys cross country team won the Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional on Saturday behind sophomore Jeremy Roe’s first-place finish. 
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 5:44 pm
  • High school football: Woodstock North secures playoff bid with OT win over Rock Falls

    WOODSTOCK — The final moments of Woodstock North's amazing 23-22 nonconference overtime win against Rock Falls Friday night were not for the faint of ...
    Oct. 22, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • High school girls tennis: Marian Central's Yuk sisters win twice after loss on Day 2 at state

    Marian Central’s Yuk sisters, Caroline and Cate advanced to Day 3 of the Class 1A girls tennis state tournament, although the doubles team lost in the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 7:21 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 9 games

    Live updates from Friday's Week 9 high school football games. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Huntley tops Prairie Ridge, wins first Fox Valley Conference title

    Huntley captured its first Fox Valley Conference girls volleyball championship in school history Thursday with a 25-20, 25-19 sweep against Prairie Ri ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 10:42 pm
  • High school boys soccer: 48 hours later, Harvard beats Woodstock North in OT

    WOODSTOCK – Usually as a game enters overtime, teams have a matter of minutes to make adjustments. In the Class 2A regional semifinal at Woodstock Nor ...
    Oct. 20, 2016 - 7:10 pm
  • High school football: Week 9 preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Jacobs (4-4, 3-4) at Hampshire (3-5, 2-5) When: 7:15 p.m. Friday About the ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:08 am
  • High school girls tennis: 2 local doubles teams, 2 singles players advance to Day 2 of state tournament

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – When Huntley and Crystal Lake South met almost a month ago in a late-September Fox Valley Conference dual meet, the Red Raiders' No. ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 1:06 am
  • Prep sports insider: Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy is Athlete of the Week, plus notes and state tennis pairings

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCole BarkocyCrystal Lake Central, sr., cross countryBarkocy had an opportunity to ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 5:54 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Marian Central beats Benet, wins East Suburban Catholic title

    Marian Central captured the East Suburban Catholic Conference girls volleyball championship Tuesday with an 18-25, 25-23, 25-23 victory over Benet in ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: R-B's Hommowun wins KRC Meet

    Richmond-Burton's Ryan Hommowun won the Kishwaukee River Conference Boys Cross Country Meet Saturday to lead the Rockets to the conference championshi ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Woodstock's Jacobs 2nd in KRC Meet

    Woodstock’s Kate Jacobs finished second overall at the Kishwaukee River Conference Girls Cross Country Meet on Saturday to lead the Blue Streaks to th ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: Marian Central wins Boylan Volleyball Invitational

    Marian Central won the Boylan Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, going 5-0 and improving to 33-1 on the season.
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • High school girls tennis roundup: Woodstock North's Vela, Cullotta advance to state

    Woodstock North junior Faith Vela and freshman Aly Cullotta finished second in doubles Saturday at the Class 1A Antioch Sectional to qualify for state ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • High school girls golf: R-B's Hahn finishes 2nd in Class 1A state tourney

    Richmond-Burton’s Mackenzie Hahn has improved every year at the Class 1A girls golf state tournament at Red Tail Run in Decatur since making her debut ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • High school football: Coverage, photos and more from Week 8

    Woodstock 34, Woodstock North 6PHOTOS: Woodstock North vs. WoodstockMcHenry 34, Hampshire 22PHOTOS: ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • High school football: Woodstock beats Woodstock North for 1st time since 2009

    WOODSTOCK — After the final horn had sounded and the Blue Streaks had been given the rivalry trophy for their 34-6 victory over Woodstock North, there ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • High school boys soccer: Woodstock North, Cary-Grove advance at regionals

    The Woodstock North and Cary-Grove boys soccer teams won and advanced in their regional openers on Friday.
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls golf: Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn second at Class 1A state

    Richmond-Burton's Mackenzie Hahn shot a 3-over-par 75 at Red Tail Run in Decatur to finish the first round in second place in the Class 1A state tourn ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:56 pm
  • Live updates: High school football results from Week 8 in McHenry County

    Live updates from the area's Week 8 high school football games ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 6:06 pm
  • High school football Week 8 preview capsules

    Friday's gamesFox Valley ConferencePrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0) at Jacobs (4-3, 3-3)When: 7 p.m.About th ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Prep sports insider: Molly Lyne of Crystal Lake co-op girls golf is Athlete of the Week; notes; postseason events to watch

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMolly LyneCrystal Lake Central co-op (Cary-Grove), fr., girls golfLyne has seemed ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school boys soccer insider: Woodstock's Will Maidment is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, more

    Athlete of the week Will Maidment Woodstock, sr. F The senior scored four goals in two games, inc ...
    Oct. 12, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Huntley, Cary-Grove, Hampshire, Woodstock, Harvard win; Richmond-Burton ties

    Junior defender Adam Kaster scored in the 34th minute Tuesday to lead Huntley to a 1-0 Fox Valley Conference boys soccer victory over Prairie Ridge in ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South tops Crystal Lake Central

    Jordan Proszenyak had six kills, three aces, 12 digs and two blocks Tuesday to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-23, 25-23 Fox Valley Conference girls v ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:09 pm
  • Prep roundup: Marian Central wins Class 1A Pontiac Sectional

    Marian Central senior Sophia Archos shot 89 to lead the Hurricanes girls golf team to a championship at the Class 1A Pontiac Sectional played Monday a ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • High school volleyball insider: Player of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekMcKayla WuenschMarian Central, sr., SWuensch helped lead the Hurricanes to a 6-0 ...
    Oct. 10, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • High school volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South goes 2-3; Woodstock North 2-2; Hampshire struggles

    Crystal Lake South finished 2-3 in the Elk Grove Invitational on Saturday. The Gators lost to Willow ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Johnsburg wins first Kishwaukee River Conference Tournament

    Johnsburg won the inaugural Kishwaukee River Conference Girls Tennis Tournament hosted by Woodstock and Woodstock North on Saturday. 
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • High school football: Week 7 stories, photos and coverage

    New power rankingsStyf: Breaking down the playoff chances for area teamsRichmond-Burton 39, Marengo ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school football: Woodstock North tops Burlington Central to become playoff-eligible

    WOODSTOCK – Woodstock North running back Casey Dycus didn't have a single rush before the second quarter Friday against Burlington Central.
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Styf: McHenry County high school football playoff outlook after Week 7 games

    ClinchedPrairie Ridge (7-0, 6-0), Class 6A - The Wolves remain the favorite to be the top seed in th ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • High school football: Live updates from Week 7 games

    Updates from the 10 high school football games around the area in Week 7. ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • High school football: Week 7 preview capsules

    FRIDAY'S GAMESFox Valley ConferenceCary-Grove (5-1, 4-1) at Crystal Lake South (2-4, 2-4)When: 7 p.m ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • High school girls tennis: Huntley wins non conference dual against Woodstock North

    Huntley's No. 1 doubles pairing of Becca Fishman and Abbey Roeser lost their first set Wednesday, 2-6, to Woodstock North's Faith Vela and Aly Cullott ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school girls golf: Marian Central wins regional title; Richmond-Burton's Hahn wins medalist crown

    BULL VALLEY – For the second day in a row, Marian Central brought home a regional title.After the bo ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Huntley beats McHenry in OT; Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Marengo win

    Aaron Ruffner was involved in both goals as Huntley came from behind to beat McHenry, 2-1, in overtime Tuesday in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys golf: Prairie Ridge, Ethan Farnam take regional titles

    HUNTLEY – Prairie Ridge's Ethan Farnam shot an even-par 72 Tuesday at Pinecrest in Huntley to claim his second straight individual regional championsh ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Podcast: Week 7 high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 7 high school football preview podcast with sports reporter Joe Stevenson and sports editor Jon Styf features picks and prev ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Johnsburg tops Woodstock North

    Todd Dombrowski celebrated senior night with a hat trick Monday to lead Johnsburg to a 4-1 Kishwaukee River Conference boys soccer victory against Woo ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • Statewide podcast: How does Johnsburg stack up statewide and can a 4-win team make playoffs?

    If there's a Chicago Public Schools teacher strike still going on when the IHSA playoff brackets are announced, what happens?
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school girls cross country roundup: Prairie Ridge 5th in Harland Invitational

    Prairie Ridge's Chloe Gale finished second Saturday at the Harland Invitational at Fox River Park in Burlington, Wisconsin, running the 3-mile course ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school boys cross country roundup: Crystal Lake Central wins Harland Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central's Cole Barkocy, Weston Sterchi and Brandon Tomasello finished third through fifth Saturday, leading the Tigers to a team win in t ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High school boys soccer: Harvard, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Woodstock North win, Jacobs draws

    Second-half goals by Ismael Abarran and Alonzo Carrillo led Harvard to a 2-0 Kishwaukee River Conference win over Burlington Central on Saturday at Ha ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 8:13 pm
  • High school girls swimming: Crystal Lake co-op takes second at Conant Invite; McHenry wins Rockford Jefferson Invite

    The Crystal Lake High School co-op relay team of Tessa Shorten, Jamie Gindorf, Rhiannon Wozny and Valerie Tarazi won the Class A 200-yard freestyle re ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 8:10 pm
  • High school football: Week 6 results, coverage and photos

    New power rankings Styf: Breaking down area team's playoff chances Johnsburg 56, Woodstock North 0 ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:08 am
  • High school football: Johnsburg dials up another shutout, Peete scores 4 touchdowns

    JOHNSBURG — Johnsburg hasn't allowed a point since Sept. 2 and that didn’t change Friday. “We all ki ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Styf: High school football playoff chances for area teams after Week 6

    Clinched berth - Six winsPrairie Ridge (6-0, 5-0 FVC), Class 6A - One of the first two area teams gu ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • LIVE: Updates from Week 6 of high school football

    Live updates from all of the area Week 6 football games. ...
    Sept. 30, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school football: Week 6 preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceMcHenry (4-1, 3-1) at Prairie Ridge (5-0, 4-0)When: 7 p.m. FridayAbout the Warr ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Harvard, Woodstock North, Crystal Lake South, Jacobs, Huntley win

    Alonzo Carrillo scored five goals, including the final four in the first half, Thursday to lead the Harvard boys soccer team to a 9-1 Kishwaukee River ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge win in FVC

    Jordan Proszenyak and Hannah Koenig each finished with five kills and seven blocks to lead Crystal Lake South to a 25-18, 25-15 Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Woodstock North edges Woodstock

    The Woodstock North girls tennis team defeated Woodstock, 4-3, Thursday in a Kishwaukee River Conference dual meet at Woodstock.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 8:56 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Jacobs, McHenry, Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Harvard, Woodstock win

    Goals by Noah Melick and Ryan Blanchard led Jacobs to a 2-1 win over Crystal Lake South in a Fox Valley Conference boys soccer game Tuesday in Algonqu ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Richmond-Burton, Huntley, Prairie Ridge, Woodstock North and Crystal Lake Central win conference matches

    Addie Halverson had a team-high nine kills and six aces to lead Richmond-Burton to a three-set Kishwaukee River Conference win over Woodstock on Tuesd ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • High school girls tennis: Crystal Lake South tops Huntley; Cary-Grove, Jacobs, Johnsburg and Woodstock North win

    Crystal Lake South's Skylar Olsen and Rachel Anklam won their singles matches Tuesday to help the Gators edge Huntley, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Fundraiser for Woodstock North grad Shane Zieman, fighting cancer, set for Sunday

    Shane Zieman had everything packed and was ready to move back into his apartment for his senior year at Illinois State University.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 6:44 pm
  • Podcast: Week 6 McHenry County high school football preview

    The Northwest Herald Week 6 high school football preview podcast with sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond and sports editor Jon Styf featu ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • High school football: Illinois state poll, Week 6

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 3:02 pm
  • High school boys soccer roundup: Woodstock North, Prairie Ridge, Marian Central win

    Woodstock North's Edder Tapia scored two goals and assisted on another Monday to lead the Thunder to a 5-1 Kishwaukee River Conference win over Mareng ...
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • Podcast: Illinois high school football playoff breakdown podcast, Week 6

    Kankakee Daily Journal sports writer and IHSA football bracket expert Steve Soucie leads a podcast, hosted by Northwest Herald sports editor Jon Styf, ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • High school football notes: Cary-Grove's Tyler Pennington 1-man wrecking crew

    Huntley defensive end Olalere Oladipo walked off the field disgusted with what has transpired.“That’ ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 4:57 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 boys soccer roundup: McHenry wins own tournament; Jacobs beats DeKalb

    McHenry's boys soccer team captured the McHenry Classic title for the third year in a row, going 2-0 Saturday in McHenry with victories over Northridg ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 9:22 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: Richmond-Burton hands Woodstock North its first loss

    RICHMOND – The Richmond-Burton football team knew it was facing a huge task against Woodstock North in Friday night's Kishwaukee River Conference show ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • On Campus: Woodstock North grad Jacob Britton helps Dubuque offense thrive at tackle

    Playing football at Dubuque University was a culture shock for sophomore Jacob Britton of Wonder Lake.
    Sept. 23, 2016 - 9:23 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 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 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 girls tennis roundup: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, McHenry and Huntley win

    Jacobs swept the doubles matches in a 6-1 win over Cary-Grove on Tuesday at Cary-Grove. Katie Toomir ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:37 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 football: AP Illinois statewide poll

    Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 4:07 pm
  • Congratulations Zach Toussaint, December Athlete of the Month!