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  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op's Babakhani aims for state 3 years after middle school attack

    “Hey Persian,” the boy yelled. Omid Babakhani tried to do the right thing. In Feb. 2014, as an eight ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:38 am
  • Free agency brings mix of emotions for Cubs’ Arrieta

    MESA, Ariz. – Jake Arrieta is entering the point in his career that every athlete looks at with a flood of emotions and thoughts: the free-agent year, ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Huntley's regional title streak comes to an end with loss to Hononegah

    MACHESNEY PARK – Huntley's start to Wednesday's Class 4A Harlem Regional semifinal against Hononegah felt encouraging to 18-year coach Steve Raethz an ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:11 pm
  • High school wrestling: Individual state preview capsules

    Thirty-five local wrestlers qualified for the 2017 state tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday in Champaign. Here is some information on ho ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 7:15 pm
  • No Cubs drama on deck for Maddon or Montero

    MESA, Ariz. – Cubs manager Joe Maddon insists there is no problem between him and veteran catcher Miguel Montero.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 7:10 pm
  • High school wrestling: 35 from the area headed to state tournament

    Lenny Petersen came into high school wanting to be a four-time state champion. The dream of that feat, which has only been accomplished 15 times in st ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:27 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Huntley's David Ferrante is Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekDavid Ferrante, Huntley, Fr. 152Ferrante was the only local freshman to win a sec ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 6:27 pm
  • Inside high school girls basketball: Richmond-Burton's K.C. Davids is athlete of the week; power rankings

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKK.C. DavidsRichmond-Burton, sr., GDavids ended a dramatic comeba ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 6:14 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South edges McHenry in 2 OTs, will meet Dundee-Crown in regional final

    McHENRY — Through 40 minutes of basketball, not once did Crystal Lake South coach Mark Mucha go to his bench. 
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Woodstock North, Huntley advance in regionals

    Class 3A Chicago Northside Prep Regional: Abby Hartmann scored 14 and three other Woodstock North players hit double digits as the Thunder (13-15) def ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo falls to Burlington Central

    MARENGO – Marengo guard Blaine Borhart summed up the Indians’ first quarter quite succinctly with one word.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:08 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Crystal Lake Central, Hampshire, Woodstock, McHenry, Richmond-Burton win

    Crystal Lake Central 61, Crystal Lake South 39: At Crystal Lake, the host Tigers built a 21-point lead by halftime and cruised to the FVC victory.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs tops Cary-Grove; Cameron Krutwig leaves with injury

    CARY – By its own admission, adversity isn't something the Jacobs boys basketball team has faced often this season.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:51 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove falls to Streamwood in regional semifinals

    ELGIN – If Rod Saffert saw his team play the entire game Thursday with the offensive execution and urgency it did in the fourth quarter, there's no do ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:42 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Richmond-Burton stuns Marian Central at buzzer in regional semifinal

    RICHMOND – The look of disbelief on K.C. Davids' face said it all. The Richmond-Burton senior guard's 35-foot heave to end a wild 53-51 Class 3A Richm ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:36 pm
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