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  • High school football: IHSA will consider 8-player football 'emerging sport'

    After hearing a proposal for 8-on-8 football from Alden-Hebron coach John Lalor, the IHSA will consider eight-player football an “emerging sport.”
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 7:10 pm
  • High school football: Alden-Hebron coach John Lalor pitches 8-man football to IHSA committee Wednesday

    On John Lalor’s powerpoint presentation is a map of Illinois with dots marking every high school that has expressed interest in playing 8-on-8 footbal ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:46 am
  • High school football: Community celebrates Prairie Ridge's state championship

    Austen Ferbet began with the usual precaution of not sounding too brash when the question was posed.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • On Campus: Richmond-Burton grad John Flood of UW-Whitewater semifinalist for D-III football's Gagliardi Trophy

    On Saturdays in the fall, John Flood’s goal is to help the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team chase another national championship.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • High school football: Alden-Hebron moving to 8-player game, seeks IHSA recognition

    Alden-Hebron is moving to eight-player football next fall, and coach John Lalor hopes to convince the IHSA to recognize the sport.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's Wyatt Blake adds Syracuse to list of 8 total offers

    After a weekend recruiting visit where there’s plenty of free food available, making weight sometimes can be a struggle.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:30 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 Football: Prairie Ridge elevates in final rankings

    The most important ranking was the No. 1 spot Prairie Ridge earned on the turf Saturday at the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium in Champaign.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • Football: All-Fox Valley Conference team announced

    Here is the All-Fox Valley Conference football team, which was released Wednesday.All-Fox Valley Con ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • High school football notes: Prairie Ridge loaded with talented juniors; Johnsburg, Cary-Grove players rise on record lists

    Prairie Ridge fullback Manny Ebirim looked up and down the table at his five teammates, four of whom are juniors, and smiled.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 6:49 pm
  • High School Football Podcast: 2016 season in review

    The 2016 high school football season is over, and Northwest Herald sports reporters Joe Stevenson and Sean Hammond are here to recap it. First, they g ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 8:30 am
  • PHOTOS: Johnsburg football team honored

    Nov. 29, 2016 - 1:21 am
  • High school football: Johnsburg honors Class 4A runner-up finish with pep rally

    JOHNSBURG – Complete with a fireworks show, Johnsburg did what it has done throughout the fall Monday evening: support the Skyhawks football team.
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • PHOTOS: Prairie Ridge wins Class 6A state football title over Sacred Heart-Griffin

    Images from Prairie Ridge football winning the Class 6A state title ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • High school football: Prairie Ridge uses 'ace in the hole' play in championship victory

    CHAMPAIGN – Prairie Ridge coach Chris Schremp called the play his team’s “ace in the hole,” something that was in the playbook, but rarely ran.
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Congratulations McKayla Wuensch, November Athlete of the Month!