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  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Mark Payne leaves for Prairie Central

    Mark Payne, who took over Harvard’s storied wrestling program last year, has left to take a similar position at Prairie Central High School, about 30 ...
    June 29, 2015 - 7:07 pm
  • Styf: Romeo McKnight hoping to follow Iowa success of Bryan Bulaga, C.J. Fiedorowicz

    Romeo McKnight knew. He even had his roommate, Minnesota's Amani Hooker, picked out.But Monday was a ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • High school football: Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight commits to Iowa

    As a young wrestler, Romeo McKnight watched Iowa’s nationally renowned wrestling program from afar with great interest.
    June 30, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Crystal Lake Central's Romeo McKnight commits to play football at Iowa

    Romeo McKnight unveiled on Monday what many people following the Crystal Lake Central senior had suspected for two weeks – he plans to play college fo ...
    June 29, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • Martinez paces Cardinals to win, sweep of Cubs

    ST. LOUIS – Carlos Martinez was stingy before and after a lengthy rain delay, and the St. Louis Cardinals hit a season-high six doubles to sweep the C ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • On the Record with: Prairie Ridge High School grad, U.S. Coast Guard cadet Michael Brachmann

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Michael Brachmann’s ship has come in. With a host of academic and athletics achievement under his belt, the recent Prairie Ridge High S ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Samardzija can't hold on, White Sox lose to Tigers

    DETROIT – Jeff Samardzija struck out Miguel Cabrera with the bases loaded in the eighth inning — but as big as that moment seemed, there was another p ...
    June 28, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Around Town: Local swimmers take to open waters

    Down and back, down and back, is a routine that competitive swimmers experience countless times during pool workouts.
    June 28, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Marengo's Ben Volkening itching to get back on the basketball court

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Ben Volkening sat on Marengo's bench Friday at Gator Alley, cheering on his teammates at the Crystal Lake South-Gary Collins Shootout a ...
    June 28, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • Nate Roberts’ long road back

    Richmond-Burton graduate Nate Roberts went from star athlete in high school, to big league prospect, to an injury-riddled stint in the minor leagues. ...
    June 29, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Northwest Herald All-Area Baseball Team

    Northwest Herald All-Area First Team P–Danny Denz, Dundee-Crown, Jr. Denz is a tough lefty, who was ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs' Jamie Murray is Northwest Herald Coach of the Year

    The group of participants in the Class 4A baseball state tournament was like a visual test given in school asking: “Which one does not belong?”
    June 27, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • White Sox-Tigers game postponed by rain

    DETROIT – Robin Ventura and the White Sox were trying to figure out a way to stop Miguel Cabrera.The ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Cardinals beat Chicago Cubs to become first team to 50 wins

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cubs 8-1 on Saturday night to become the first major le ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South's Garrett Bright is the Northwest Herald Player of the Year

    Crystal Lake South baseball coach Brian Bogda made some personnel moves late in the season with the long-term future in mind.
    June 27, 2015 - 11:39 pm
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