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  • Can youth football be a safer game?

    ALGONQUIN -- On a sunny July evening, Jose Capistran’s face beamed with pride as he paced the sideline at Westfield Elementary School, watching the ne ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • RBs key to creating balance for Marian

    WOODSTOCK – Balance often is a key component for a football team to have if it wants to be successful. When it comes to Marian Central, running the ba ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Fowles leads Sky past Fever in 2 OTs to even series

    ROSEMONT – Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points, and the Sky beat the Indiana Fever, 86-84, in two overtimes to even the best-of-three Eastern Conference fi ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 7:59 pm
  • Hub Arkush: Now it's for real

    There was an air about Halas Hall on Labor Day morning. The feeling was thick on the walk from the parking lot to the media room, on the practice fiel ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Around Town: Spring Grove's Raiders U11 softball team celebrates success

    Only two years after the Diamonds Softball Academy in Spring Grove was formed, the 11U DSA 2K2 Raiders won a USSSA World Series title July 16 to 19 in ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 5:41 pm
  • Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    ATLANTA – Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves, 7-0, and giving a la ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • McHenry County youth football at a crossroads

    CRYSTAL LAKE – They huddled up in a classroom on the top floor of the Crystal Lake Central High School building. It was a July evening, on the eve of ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Cardinals overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs

    ST. LOUIS – Matt Holliday long has been a thorn in the side of Cubs starter Travis Wood.Holliday hit ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Sox trade Dunn to A's, beat Tigers

    CHICAGO – The White Sox traded Adam Dunn and picked up a rare victory afterward.Jose Quintana allowe ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Hub Arkush: New Bears same as old Bears?

    The last time we saw the Bears on an NFL field they were an 8-8 football team.Are these guys better? ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: The Ultimate Fighter's Felice Herrig

    At last, Felice Herrig got her break. Beginning next month, Fox Sports 1 will air season 20 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which features Herrig, a Crysta ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • Cary-Grove grad Carone continues to fight pancreatic cancer

    Rick Carone continues to smile. He continues to fight. And he continues to help others. Carone alrea ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Prep Football Insider: Cary-Grove debuts atop power rankings

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings 1. Cary-Grove (1-0): Powerful Trojans opened with solid victory agai ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 6:36 am
  • Who is your football player of the week? Vote now

    Ryan Williams, Crystal Lake Central After his team’s dominant 42-6 victory over Grant, Crystal Lake ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Fever hold off Sky, 77-70 to start series

    INDIANAPOLIS – Briann January scored 19 points and Shavonte Zellous added 18 to help the Indiana Fever beat the Sky, 77-70, on Saturday night in the o ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:55 pm
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