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  • High school girls soccer roundup: Crystal Lake Central, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake South and Huntley win

    Shannon Widdowson had a goal and an assist while Tatyana Gusakow recorded three assists to lead Crystal Lake Central to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Fo ...
    April 21, 2016 - 9:41 pm
  • High school baseball: Johnsburg dominates Marengo

    JOHNSBURG – During their five-game winning streak, part of the key to success for the Johnsburg baseball team has become scoring early and refusing to ...
    April 21, 2016 - 9:39 pm
  • Arrieta throws 2nd career no-hitter as Cubs beat Reds 16-0

    CINCINNATI – Jake Arrieta's first no-hitter set him apart. Pitching another one in the span of only 11 regular-season starts has put the Chicago Cubs ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Community college baseball: MCC beats Rock Valley in 10 innings

    Sam Hawley's sacrifice fly scored Connor Hafeman in the bottom of the 10th inning to give McHenry County College a 6-5 win over Rock Valley.
    April 21, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge tops Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge's Maddie Schillinger already delivered a clutch, two-out single in the top of the second inning to give her team the earl ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • R-B’s Wagner getting lots of recruiting visitors

    It’s the evaluation period for high school football players, meaning college football coaches can take two visits to a school. Jacobs’ Chris Katrenick ...
    April 21, 2016 - 7:19 pm
  • High school tennis insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    PLAYER OF THE WEEKIan Brzeski, Marian Central, So., No. 1 singlesAfter a strong freshman campaign, M ...
    April 21, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • Steve Sarley: Two sides to noise concerns for area residents

    Last week, I ran a letter from regular reader Gary Bitler, who wrote about “a major problem with target shooting in our neighborhood.”
    April 21, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Do we need more rules, or should we leave it up to coaches?

    The most telling quote of Mike DeFabo's Q&A with former Cubs trainer Tony Garofalo on pitch counts was "But when we talked to the coaches about it, th ...
    April 21, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • Chris Sale leads White Sox over Angels

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale likes what he is feeling and hearing, the fun on the field and the music in the locker room.
    April 21, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Kyle Hendricks stumbles early, Cubs fall to Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Hendricks chose to take a positive approach to the end of a record-setting run by the Cubs starting pitchers.
    April 20, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Marian Central stays perfect in ESCC with 3-1 win, Richmond-Burton and Hampshire lose

    Karlie Blaz and Erika Dacanay combined for all three of Marian Central's goals as the Hurricanes beat St. Viator, 3-1, Wednesday night in an East Subu ...
    April 20, 2016 - 10:17 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge win

    Rylie Porretto and Autumn Kasal each homered Wednesday, and Huntley scored five runs in the second inning before going on to defeat Jacobs, 7-2, in a ...
    April 20, 2016 - 9:53 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge beats Cary-Grove, 2-0, in rain-shortened FVC crossover match

    CARY – There was a flicker, then darkness and, after some shouting, the whistle.A steady rain fell t ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South dominates Dundee-Crown

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After a deflating, extra-inning loss to Marian Central on Tuesday, Crystal Lake South's Chloe Skorija wasn't feeling the pressure of fa ...
    April 20, 2016 - 8:36 pm
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