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  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Anna FoxJohnsburgSeniorCross country, basketball, soccer1. If you were stranded on a deserted island ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Prep Zone: Athletes, coaches look back on memorable 2014

    At the end of each calendar year, some of the area’s athletes and coaches who provided us sports highlights are asked to provide their favorite person ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Northwest Herald's top 10 local sports stories in 2014

    The list of top local sports stories for 2014 was particularly strong because of its historical significance.
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Watch: Jacobs' Lauren Van Vlierbergen wins High School Heisman

    Lauren Van Vlierbergen put together an amazing and wildly successful running career before she was ever selected as a female national finalist for Wen ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 8:10 pm
  • Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen wins Wendy's High School Heisman

    The magnitude of Lauren Van Vlierbergen’s athletic achievements fully sunk in with those who know her on Friday night in New York City.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • High school cross country: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen ready for High School Heisman ceremony

    Dave and Sherri Van Vlierbergen kept a secret from their oldest daughter, Lauren, during the first week of November.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Northwest Herald All-Area team

    Kitty AllenMarengo, sr.Allen finished fourth in the Class 2A state meet, the highest finish by a Mar ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen runner of year

    The injury issues Lauren Van Vlierbergen dealt with during her sophomore and junior cross country seasons were relatively minor.The injury issues Laur ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Prep Zone: Cary-Grove's Olson to Bradley, Crystal Lake South's Britten to Seton Hall

    Cary-Grove junior Erin Olson feels she has an advantage growing up with two coaching parents.Her fat ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • High School Cross Country: McHenry's Opatrny signs with Iowa

    Lauren Opatrny’s eye-opening moment in an already successful running career came last April 20 at Marengo’s Rod Poppe Fields.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:09 pm
  • Jacobs cross country, track star named High School Heisman finalist

    Lauren Van Vlierbergen is racking up the postseason accolades. On Tuesday, the Jacobs senior cross c ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Prep Zone: Crystal Lake Central's Sami Staples to sign with Kentucky

    Crystal Lake Central senior Sami Staples’ high school running career started with a bang when she won the Class 2A cross country state championship as ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Illinois high school girls cross country finals: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen 2nd, Marengo's Allen 4th

    PEORIA – Jacobs’ Lauren Van Vlierbergen knew two things that were not going to happen in the final mile of the Class 3A girls race.PEORIA – Jacobs’ La ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 6:28 pm
  • Illinois high school cross country finals: McHenry's Jesse Reiser wins title, Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen 2nd

    PEORIA – McHenry's Jesse Reiser spent all season with the pressure of being the favorite to win the Class 3A boys cross country title.
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • High school girls cross country: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen commits to Michigan

    Jacobs senior Lauren Van Vlierbergen had difficulties after narrowing her college choices down to three – because she felt they all were high quality.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Who is your pick for this month's Athlete of the Month?

    Sam Kaufman, Richmond-Burton, Boys Basketball
    Eric Barone, Crystal Lake South, Wrestling
    Carly Sidor, Jacobs, Girls Basketball
    Christian Brunner, Dundee-Crown, Wrestling