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  • High school recruiting: Crystal Lake Central's Susie Jeziorowski commits to Tennessee Tech

    Crystal Lake Central setter Susie Jeziorowski listened to her coaches at Club Fusion Volleyball who re-assured her that, even later in the recruitment ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 6:03 pm
  • Prep Zone: Marian Central football's Gatz commits to Southwest Minnesota State

    Joe Gatz has a plan regarding his football career at Southwest Minnesota State.The Marian Central se ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 6:42 pm
  • Prep softball: Ted Juske takes over as Johnsburg coach

    When Ted Juske’s baseball-playing career was over, after pitching at Marian Central, McHenry County College and for various independent minor-league t ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 7:37 pm
  • High school softball: Harvard coach Rick Cartwright resigns

    The end of Rick Cartwright coaching softball at Harvard started last summer when Brown Printing in Woodstock was bought by Quad/Graphics in Sussex, Wi ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 5:18 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
  • NCAA Signing Day: Local athletes signing

    Here is a list of local athletes who can sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday with NCAA Division I and II schools.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Around Town: Cary Crush Tidal Waves win own 15U softball national qualifier

    CARY – The Cary Crush Tidal Waves 15U girls softball team played two games Sunday, and they couldn't have been more different. 
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Prep Zone: McHenry softball's Mattson, Huntley soccer's Hecht go D-I

    The Austin Peay softball coaching staff missed seeing McHenry senior Carly Mattson playing in a tournament in Georgia over the summer, so they did her ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 7:51 pm
  • Jacobs hires O'Brien as softball coach

    If Katie O’Brien is anything, she is decisive.When O’Brien was in kindergarten, her parents had her ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Around Town: Algonquin Aces 4th in USSSA World Series

    When they started playing together as a 10U team three seasons ago, the Algonquin Aces travel softball team struggled for wins, much less tournament c ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 2:09 am
  • Jacobs softball's Alyssa Lach named to coaches' All-State first team

    Jacobs softball’s Lach on All-State first teamJacobs third baseman Alyssa Lach was one of seven area ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:34 pm
  • Northwest Herald Softball All-Area teams

    Kristin KoepkeMcHenry, jr., pitcherKoepke was a force for the Warriors at the plate and in the circl ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:28 pm
  • Hampshire's Stepek Northwest Herald Softball Coach of the Year

    When Stacey Stepek took over the Hampshire softball program last year, her goal was to change the culture with the belief wins would follow.
    July 21, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Softball Player of the Year: Jacobs' Alyssa Lach

    ALGONQUIN – Alyssa Lach refused to be content with past success. Despite an impressive junior season ...
    June 19, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Warner resigns as Johnsburg's softball coach

    Johnsburg is beginning its search for a new softball coach following Wally Warner's resignation.Warn ...
    June 16, 2014 - 7:51 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