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  • High school volleyball insider: Woodstock's Georgia Wicker player of week

    Player of the WeekGeorgia Wicker, soph.Woodstock liberoThe sophomore had 33 digs in two games in a w ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:45 pm
  • High School Track: Cary-Grove's Schulz chooses Illinois

    Morgan Schulz remembers two years ago when, as a sophomore at Cary-Grove, she delivered the news to her mother Lisa that she was trading soccer for tr ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 7:17 pm
  • High School Football: Ask Joe special online edition

    You have questions, I try to have answers.This week, the “Ask Joe” tweets were overflowing with good ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • High school soccer insider: Woodstock North's Alejandro Miranda player of the week

    Player of the WeekAlejandro Miranda, sr., midfielder, Woodstock NorthMiranda scored four goals in th ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • High school football: Student sections battle to be the best

    CRYSTAL LAKE — A bolt of lightning lit up the night sky above Crystal Lake Central High School on a Thursday night earlier this season. It halted the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • High school football insider: Jacobs, Crystal Lake South, Marian Central and Woodstock North all need a win to become playoff-eligible

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (8-0): The No. 1 team in Class 7A kept rolling along wi ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Girls roundup: Marengo wins 5th straight BNC Cross Country Meet title

    Marengo’s girls cross country dominance in the Big Northern Conference continues.The Indians, led by ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 10:21 pm
  • High school football: Week 8 Player of the Week candidates

    Jeremy Behnke, Huntley, Sr. Behnke got his first varsity touchdown when he caught a 2-yard pass from ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Musick: Cary-Grove's Tyler Pennington reaches 1,000 yards rushing, again

    CARY – Tyler Pennington likes math.On Friday, the Cary-Grove sophomore had a math test in Ryan Passa ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • On Campus: Marengo High School grad Diedrick helps Carroll football offense roll

    Senior running back Lamont Williams has scored nine rushing touchdowns this season for Carroll University’s football team.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 8:34 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Marian Central's Abigail Jones runner of week

    Athlete of the WeekAbigail JonesMarian Central, SophomoreJones took seventh at the West Aurora Stamp ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:42 pm
  • High school football: Week 8 preview capsules

    Big Northern Conference East DivisionJohnsburg (6-1, 5-0) at Burlington Central (5-2, 5-0)When: 7:15 ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • High school football: Q&A with Cary-Grove's Tyler Pennington, Week 7 player of the week

    Cary-Grove sophomore fullback Tyler Pennington carried the ball 15 times for 263 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans’ 49-7 win over Jacobs on Frid ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 5:58 pm
  • High school girls volleyball roundup: Huntley tops Dundee-Crown

    At Carpentersville, the Huntley girls volleyball team defeated Dundee-Crown in straight sets, 25-13, 25-18, to earn a Fox Valley Conference Valley Div ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • High school football: Cary-Grove stays at No. 1; Huntley, Johnsburg receive votes this week

    Cary-Grove hung on to the top spot in The Associated Press Class 7A football rankings released Tuesday and is the lone area team in any top 10 heading ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • State spots still up for grabs at Class AA Warren girls golf sectional

    About a fourth of the players finished before it got downright ugly when the skies opened up on Monday at the Class AA Warren girls sectional golf tou ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Area boys high school boys golfers left in limbo at Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional

    LAKE BLUFF – Two rain delays and a lightning stoppage left many golfers in limbo at Monday’s Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional, which was officially susp ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 7:14 pm
  • Prep football insider: Johnsburg enters power rankings, in line for playoff seed

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (7-0): The Trojans, No. 1 in The Associated Press Class ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Girls Volleyball Roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South win tourneys

    Cary-Grove's girls volleyball team won the Schaumburg Invitational on Saturday for the first time since 2011, going 5-0 and defeating St. Charles Nort ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 9:23 pm
  • Northwest Herald Football Player of the Week candidates

    Nick Brengman, Johnsburg, QBBrengman completed 12 of 15 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown as th ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 7:38 pm
  • Musick: Ruhland, Cary-Grove line flatten Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – As Cary-Grove and Jacobs lined up for a play late in the first quarter Friday, the clock on the scoreboard started to go haywire.ALGONQUIN ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:30 am
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Kyle Norberg makes successful switch to RB for North Dakota

    When two University of North Dakota running backs got hurt in back-to-back weeks early this season, the team’s new coaching staff searched for answers ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:03 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Prairie Ridge's Shine athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekAndie ShinePrairie Ridge, SeniorShine finished third in Antioch’s Harland Invitat ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Boys soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South beats Huntley

    At Crystal Lake, the Crystal Lake South boys soccer team defeated Huntley, 3-1, to win the Fox Valley Conference Valley division title outright. Senio ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Prep volleyball roundup: Marian Central tops St. Viator

    At Arlington Heights, junior outside hitter Rachel Giustino recorded 10 kills and added 15 digs to lead the Marian Central girls volleyball team to a ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Take 2: Jacobs will be hard pressed to compete with Cary-Grove like last year

    Jacobs quarterback Bret Mooney engineered a tremendous last-minute comeback as the Golden Eagles beat Cary-Grove, 36-35, last year in a game that ulti ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op wins regional title

    WOODSTOCK – There’s no secret that Crystal Lake Central co-op’s Emily Jean and Larisa Luloff have a friendly rivalry on the golf course.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Cross country roundup: McHenry boys win quadrangular

    McHenry won two Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys cross country duals at the Cary-Grove Quadrangular, beating the Trojans, 17-42, and Huntley ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Boys soccer roundup: Harvard finishes BNC East undefeated

    The Harvard boys soccer team completed Big Northern Conference East Division undefeated after finishing its regular season with a 1-0 victory over Joh ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Crystal Lake South volleyball evens score with Cary-Grove

    CRYSTAL LAKE – In a meeting of the two top teams in the FVC Valley Division, the Crystal Lake South volleyball team got its revenge against Cary-Grove ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Ethan Farnam 2nd at McHenry Regional, leads Prairie Ridge golfers into sectional

    McHENRY – Prairie Ridge’s Ethan Farnam reached into his bag, grabbed for a refreshment and calmly sipped a drink in between shots during Tuesday’s Cla ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Cary-Grove vaults back to top spot in Class 7A poll

    Cary-Grove is back at No. 1 in The Associated Press Class 7A poll after one week as No. 2.The Trojan ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 5:03 pm
  • Girls golf insider: Cary-Grove's Luloff (CLC co-op) athlete of the week

    Athlete of the WeekLarisa Luloff, Crystal Lake Central co-op, sr.Luloff, a two-time Athlete of the W ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Inside Boys Soccer: Marian Central's Meintz Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the WeekBEAU MEINTZMarian Central, sr., DMeintz is the captain of a Marian Central defens ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 7:37 pm
  • Football insider: Left side of Crystal Lake Central line was dominant

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (6-0): The Trojans, No. 2 in The Associated Press Class ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Hanselmann, C-G rush past McHenry in homecoming win

    CARY – Part of Larkin Hanselmann’s effectiveness is the element of surprise as defenses try to deal with Cary-Grove fullback Tyler Pennington.
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Jacobs' Lauren Van Vlierbergen athlete of the week

    Athlete of the WeekLauren Van VlierbergenJacobs, sr.Van Vlierbergen won the Bartlett Invitational on ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:24 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South clinches share of FVC Valley

    Crystal Lake South clinched a share of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys soccer title with a 2-0 win at home against McHenry on Thursday.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Cary-Grove volleyball beats Geneva

    GENEVA – The Geneva girls volleyball team was unable to overcome Cary-Grove’s tenacious defense and their own unforced errors Thursday night as the Vi ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • Bonus "Ask Joe" online version for Week 6

    @JonStyf: Will the odd number of FVC schools impact how many teams make the playoff with the extra noncon Valley games?
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 7:56 pm
  • Volleyball insider: Crystal Lake Central's Jeziorowski player of week

    Player of the WeekSuzie JeziorowskiCrystal Lake Central, seniorThe Tigers' offense benefited from Je ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 7:39 pm
  • Girls Volleyball Roundup: Cary-Grove tops McHenry in FVC Valley

    At McHenry, the Cary-Grove girls volleyball team remained undefeated in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division with a 25-14, 25-15 win against McHe ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Crystal Lake South ends Cary-Grove win streak, in control of Valley

    CARY – Coming into Tuesday's Fox Valley Conference Valley Division match against Crystal Lake South, the Cary-Grove boys soccer team had won 11 straig ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 2:54 pm
  • Football Insider: Woodstock North now 5th in power rankings

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (5-0): The Trojans, No. 1 in The Associated Press Class ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • Boys Soccer Roundup: Cary-Grove wins Carmel tournament

    MUNDELEIN – Cary-Grove soccer coach Mark Olson credited four of his reserves, none of whom scored goals, with turning around the Trojans' game with Ca ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Girls Tennis Roundup: Prairie Ridge 2nd at Crystal Lake Central Invite

    The Prairie Ridge girls tennis team finished in second place with 23 points Saturday at the eight-team Crystal Lake Central Invitational in Crystal La ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Girls swimming: Huntley 4th at Buffalo Grove Invite

    Huntley's Hailey Hill finished in second place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.94) and fifth in the 500 freestyle (5:38.79) to lead the Red Raiders' ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • McHenry's Jesse Reiser runs to first Palatine Invitational title

    PALATINE – McHenry senior Jesse Reiser remembered vividly what happened in his last race at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 9:45 pm
  • Numbers game: Athletic conference realignment could continue into future

    During the early moments of the fourth quarter of an early September Fox Valley Conference Fox Division football game, Crystal Lake Central quarterbac ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Infographic: Football conference enrollment in McHenry County

    In the past year, nine area schools have announced their intentions to leave for new conferences, effective in 2016.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • High school football: Northwest Herald Player of the Week candidates

    Alex Peete, Johnsburg Peete rushed 24 times for 233 yards and two touchdowns as the Skyhawks, who we ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Cary-Grove keeps rolling, beats Huntley

    CARY – Huntley football coach John Hart preaches separation.Score the extra touchdown. Stretch the l ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Marengo's Kitty Allen athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekKitty AllenMarengo, SeniorAllen finished second in Kaneland’s Eddington Invitatio ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 5:36 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Huntley beats McHenry in three games

    After dropping the second set, Huntley came back to defeat McHenry, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division girls volleyball act ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Crystal Lake South tops Dundee-Crown

    The Crystal Lake South boys soccer team scored two first-half goals to defeat Dundee-Crown 2-1 in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game in Ca ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Huntley tops McHenry

    Huntley won three of the four doubles matches at McHenry on Thursday to pull out a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win. 
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Golf roundup: Cary-Grove tops Huntley

    Mitch Whitehouse birdied the par-5 second hole and went on to shoot a 1-under 35 to lead Cary-Grove to a 148-156 win against Huntley on Thursday in bo ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Red Raiders’ ‘D’ set for biggest challenge

    HUNTLEY – Tuesday afternoon, Huntley defensive lineman Tim McCloyn busted through the offensive line and into the backfield to clobber the scout-team ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:04 pm
  • Cary-Grove and Huntley ready for battle of 4-0 teams

    For its past three games, Huntley has done pretty much whatever it wanted against its opponents, racking up 184 points and three blowout wins.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • 3 Cary-Grove baseball players make D-I commitments

    Cary-Grove’s Zack Forney, Wyatt Mascarella and Jimmy Perkins have played baseball together since they were 9 years old.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 7:53 pm
  • Tennis roundup: McHenry edges Dundee-Crown

    At McHenry, Emily Zalewski, Alyssa Das-Weeks and Emeris Raquel all won their singles matches for the Warriors in an FVC Valley victory, 4-3, over Dund ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Prairie Ridge beats Woodstock

    At Crystal Lake, junior forward Austin Marconi scored five goals – including four in the first half – to lead Prairie Ridge to a 7-0 Fox Valley Confer ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Cary-Grove stays No. 1 in 7A; Marian No. 6 in 5A

    Cary-Grove hung on to the top spot in The Associated Press Class 7A football poll this week by two points over No. 2 Providence.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 7:36 pm
  • Inside Boys Soccer: Dundee-Crown's Campos player of the week

    Player of the WeekWillie CamposDundee-Crown, sr.Campos had two goals and an assist this past week fo ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • Prep Football Insider

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (4-0): The Associated Press Class 7A No. 1 team got a b ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Cary-Grove good at choosing its spots to throw

    CARY — Cary-Grove quarterback Jason Gregoire sounded almost defensive.“I mean, we practice passing,” ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 5:26 pm
  • Prep cross country roundup: CL South boys 3rd in Warren Invite

    The Crystal Lake South boys cross country team finished third in the 20-team Warren Invite on Saturday in Gurnee. The Gators finished with 76 points, ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Cary-Grove dominates Woodstock North in FVC crossover

    CARY -- George Hartke unwrapped the gift in the end zone.Woodstock North had brought the ball to the ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Inside Girls Cross Country: C-G's Morgan Schulz Athlete of the Week

    Athlete of the Week Morgan Schulz Cary-Grove, sr. Schulz ran 18:07.9 to win the Wauconda Invitationa ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 9:09 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Alden-Hebron nets first win

    At Hebron, Alden-Hebron picked up its first win of the season with a 25-16, 25-15 Northeastern Athletic Conference victory against Mooseheart.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Volleyball insider: Crystal Lake Central still the team to beat

    Athlete of the WeekFrankie CavallaroDundee-Crown, jr.The Chargers took the title in Saturday’s Pass, ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 6:13 pm
  • Ice Bucket Challenge to be in honor of Miller

    NORTHWEST HERALDCary-Grove and District 155 are trying to do a Mile for Miller ALS Ice Bucket Challe ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Tennis roundup: Cary-Grove edges Hampshire

    Cary-Grove swept the doubles and Hampshire won all of the singles matches in a Fox Valley Conference crossover win for the Trojans on Tuesday.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Cary-Grove wins at Hampshire

    The Cary-Grove boys soccer team scored two first-half goals to defeat Hampshire 2-1 in Fox Valley crossover play in Hampshire.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Golf roundup: Lenzini leads Jacobs past Cary-Grove

    Justin Lenzini shot a 36 at Randall Oaks in West Dundee on Tuesday to help Jacobs to a 155-158 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win against Cary- ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 5:21 pm
  • Boys golf insider: Richmond-Burton remains area's top team

    Athlete of the Week Tyler Garafol, Harvard, sr. Garafol fired a 79 and took third in Saturday’s Roge ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Olson's dig helped Cary-Grove to win over Huntley in 3

    HUNTLEY— Cary-Grove junior setter Erin Olson sprawled out across the hardwood floor at Huntley High School, stretching her right arm as far as her 5-f ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op golfers win county title fifth straight year

    BULL VALLEY – Ten girls golf teams gathered at Boone Creek Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon in pursuit of the coveted McHenry County Tournament title.  
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Inside Boys Soccer: Cary-Grove stays atop power rankings

    Player of the WeekOrlando Tapia, senior, midfielder, Crystal Lake SouthTapia was a big part of the G ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Cary-Grove cleaned up mistakes in second half

    Cary-Grove's dominant 42-7 victory over Grayslake North didn't come without a few hiccups. The Trojans committed seven penalties for 75 yards, includi ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Crystal Lake Central sweeps to Prairie Ridge volleyball tourney title

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The Prairie Ridge girls volleyball team hosted a six-team tournament Saturday, but it was another Fox Valley Conference team that stole ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Cary-Grove's Morgan Schulz runs to victory at Wauconda

    WAUCONDA – Cary-Grove’s Morgan Schulz enjoyed a different view at Saturday’s Wauconda Cross Country Invitational, the one with nothing in front of her ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 6:09 pm
  • Cary-Grove gives chain gang plenty of work in win

    GRAYSLAKE – The coin toss had already been called. The National Anthem already played. The Grayslake North and Cary-Grove football teams were lined up ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Girls cross country insider: Huntley's Meehleib athlete of week

    Athlete of the WeekKelly MeehleibHuntley, SeniorMeehleib has battled through injuries since a stando ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:58 pm
  • Cary-Grove sweeps Crystal Lake South

    CARY – Thursday night’s matchup between Fox Valley Conference powers Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South seemed destined for three games, but after just ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Boys soccer: Crystal Lake South beats Woodstock North

    At Crystal Lake, sophomore forward Andrew Grabowski scored twice in the second half to lead the Gators to a 4-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover win ag ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Volleyball insider: Two big FVC matchups coming Thursday

    Athlete of the WeekErin OlsonCary-Grove, jr.Olson kept the Trojans' offense running smoothly in a wi ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • More questions for "Ask Joe"

    On those weeks when there are several “Ask Joe” questions, I’ll write an extra online column answering those that didn’t make the cut for “The Huddle. ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Golf roundup: Crystal Lake South boys top Hampshire

    Brandon Dahl shot a 4-over par 39 for Crystal Lake South to take medalist honors in a 169-173 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against Hampshire at ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Dundee-Crown tops Huntley

    Dundee-Crown opened up its Fox Valley Conference Valley Division season with a 4-3 win at Huntley on Tuesday. 
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Cary-Grove wins in 3 sets over Marian Central

    CARY – Cary-Grove has the talent to be a tough matchup for anyone, and it showed Tuesday night with a victory in three games over Marian Central 25-19 ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:25 pm
  • Cary-Grove soccer too much for Prairie Ridge

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove boys soccer coach Mark Olson has liked the start of his team's season, but knows every game presents a new challenge. After ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Cary-Grove standing tall after two big nonconference wins

    Cary-Grove was thrilled with its 24-7 triumph over Lake Zurich Friday in a matchup of two of the top-ranked teams in Class 7A.  
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 6:34 pm
  • Inside Boys Soccer: Cary-Grove atop power rankings

    Player of the WeekLuis Lemus, so., forward, Cary-GroveLemus scored a goal in two of Cary-Grove's thr ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 5:18 pm
  • Inside Prep Football

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings1. Cary-Grove (2-0): The top-ranked team in The Associated Press' Cla ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Northwest Herald Player of the Week Nominees

    Josh Walker, Jacobs (171 yards, three TDs)Walker was one of the smallest players on the field Friday ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Cary-Grove's efficient offense rolls over Lake Zurich

    LAKE ZURICH – Cary-Grove’s defensive players barely had broken a sweat by halftime, although they were not complaining for any lack of action.
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • High school football: Cary-Grove senior likes extra work of playing defense, offense

    CARY – Cary-Grove senior Michael Gomez occasionally experienced an awkward moment at one-day college football camps he attended this summer.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Tennis roundup: Cary-Grove moves to 3-0

    At Cary, Rachel Langner and Ali Sturtecky won at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-3, as the Trojans defeated McHenry, 4-3, in Fox Valley Conference Valley Divisi ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Golf roundup: Richmond-Burton's Betke leads Rockets to triangular win

    At Boone Creek in Bull Valley, Richmond-Burton's Blake Betke returned from injury and claimed medalist honors with a 5-over-par 40 in the Rockets' win ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Cary-Grove tops McHenry in three sets

    CARY – McHenry got off to a quick start, but Cary-Grove turned it on late as the Trojans rallied for a 23-25, 25-12, 25-13 victory over the Warriors i ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Take 2: Cary-Grove should win close one against Lake Zurich

    Week 2 of the high school football season features an intriguing matchup with Cary-Grove, No. 1 in The Associated Press Class 7A poll, vs. Lake Zurich ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 8:05 pm
  • Boys soccer roundup: CL Central shuts out North Chicago at Wauconda tourney

    The Crystal Lake Central boys soccer team got goals from four different players Wednesday in its 4-0 victory over North Chicago at the Wauconda Tourna ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Volleyball roundup: Kornfeind leads McHenry past Hampshire

    Haley Kornfeind had 10 kills and 12 digs for McHenry in a 25-18, 24-26, 25-15 Fox Valley Conference crossover win on Tuesday against Hampshire. 
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Cary-Grove tops Grayslake North

    Mike Arenberg scored two goals to lead Cary-Grove to a 3-0 win against Grayslake North at the Grant Invitational on Tuesday in Fox Lake.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Girls golf insider: Crystal Lake Central co-op opens atop power rankings

    Northwest Herald Power Rankings 1. Crystal Lake Central co-op (3-0, 1-0 FVC Fox): The Tigers look li ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 5:06 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
  • Prairie Ridge's Pajak kicks way to runner-up at county meet

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge sophomore Filip Pajak realized, like the other competitors, coaches and fans, that second place would be about as good as ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Cary-Grove sticks to game plan, beats Wheaton North

    CARY – When it comes to football bucket lists, Cary-Grove’s Tyler Pennington has experienced just about everything a player could ask for. Playoff vic ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Soccer roundup: Cary-Grove beats Barrington

    At Barrington, senior midfielder Josh Gratz scored a second half goal to lead the Trojans (1-1) past Barrington, 1-0. C-G goalkeeper Ethan Csoka made ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Musick: Sour taste lingers, but hot dogs help

    CARY – The Cary-Grove Trojans looked bummed.Thanks to a storm in the distance, Friday night lights h ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Tigers get redemption

    LAKEWOOD – The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team was determined to have a better showing after losing to Richmond-Burton by one stroke a week ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 12:47 am
  • Football preview: Cary-Grove

    Quick hitsCoach: Brad Seaburg (fourth season, 28-8).2013 record: 7-4 overall, 5-1 FVC Valley.Fast fa ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Football preview: FVC Valley breakdown

    Players to watchMalik Dunner, Dundee-Crown, RB-WR-DB, sr.Dunner (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) did not get ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • Cary-Grove soccer falls to Boylan

    CARY – With two minutes remaining in the season opener, Cary-Grove senior midfielder Josh Gratz lined up for a free kick in a spot almost identical to ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Girls tennis roundup: Johnsburg beats Marengo

    Johnsburg opened up its move to the Big Northern Conference in girls tennis with a 5-2 win against Marengo on Tuesday in Johnsburg.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • What an option QB sees after taking the snap

    An option quarterback’s job seems less complicated than those in spread offenses because the option basically is a run offense.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:24 pm
  • Bill Mack Option Coaching Family Tree

    Bruce KayHead coach at Cary-Grove from 1989-2011 (168-68). … Two state championship appearances, one ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:14 pm
  • What is the Triple option? Why is it run?

    What is the triple option?The triple option was devised more than 70 years ago and remains an effect ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • Prep Zone: Cary-Grove's Schulz shows versatility in heptathlon

    The athlete who is good at everything in track and field took some time over the summer to do an event that includes most everything.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 6:18 pm
  • Girls cross country preview: Jacobs' Van Vlierbergen set for big season

    Lauren Van Vlierbergen won most of her cross country races as a junior, earned her second Fox Valley Conference individual title and finished fourth i ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Girls cross country: 5 to watch

    Kitty Allen, Marengo, SeniorAllen led the Indians to their fourth consecutive Big Northern Conferenc ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 5:41 pm
  • Football journal: Cary-Grove OL Scott Topole

    Playing the offensive line at Cary-Grove is unlike anything else I have ever been a part of. The amount of guidance and support we have from our coach ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Volleyball: 5 to watch

    Kassie Kasper, sr., L - JacobsKasper finished last season with a 2.20 passer rating and 321 digs. Sh ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 1:32 pm
  • Girls Swimming: 5 to watch

    Valerie Tarazi Prairie Ridge, fr.Tarazi has state cut times in seven of the eight high school events ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Girls Golf: 5 to watch

    Larisa Luloff, CL Central co-op (Cary-Grove), sr. Luloff placed second at both the county and FVC me ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • Behind the Scenes: Cary-Grove volleyball tryouts

    CARY— Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. sharp, Patty Langanis strides slowly across the volleyball court at Cary-Grove High School toward a semicircle of vo ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Jereb learned from Nicaragua trip

    Melanie Jereb has spent countless hours with her Creighton University volleyball teammates during her first two seasons on the Omaha, Neb., campus.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • 2014 Cary-Grove football preview

    A look at the 2014 Cary-Grove football season ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • Prairie Ridge's Farnam helps team win Cary-Grove Invite

    CARY – After a summer that included amateur tournaments across the country, Prairie Ridge’s Ethan Farnam was happy to be back swinging on a local golf ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • Girls swimming: Team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Scott Lattyak (fifth season)Last year: First at FVC MeetKey re ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Cary-Grove swimmer Rose hoping to not get kicked in head

    Melissa Rose has a simple goal heading into her senior season on the Cary-Grove girls swimming team – don’t get kicked in the head.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf sets tone early, wins Huntley Invitational

    HUNTLEY – The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team wasted little time setting the tone for what it hopes is another season that ends in a state ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Around Town: Cary's Becky Koch helps Eclipse win another national soccer title

    A repeat national championship for the Eclipse Select 16-and-under girls soccer team wasn’t exactly resting on Becky Koch’s shoulders. It was more lik ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf ready for 'Life without Lexi'

    The Crystal Lake Central co-op girls golf team will be without a familiar face this season. Lexi Har ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 10:35 pm
  • Cary's DePrey, Algonquin's Ramsett reach final 8 of Chick Evans Junior Amateur

    ITASCA – After two rounds of match-play golf at the 34th Chick Evans Junior Amateur Championship on Wednesday, one thing became clear: The seeds do no ...
    July 23, 2014 - 7:51 pm
  • Senior divisions close after 1st day of MCJGA Junior Amateur

    After the first day of competition at the Billy Vahldieck McHenry County Junior Amateur, there’s one thing for certain when it comes to the senior div ...
    July 18, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Jack BesseyHuntleySoccer and BasketballSophomore1. If you could have a sandwich named in your honor, ...
    July 15, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Around Town: C-G grad wins fastest shot competition at MLL All-Star Game

    Zack Dorn picked up a lacrosse stick as a freshman at Cary-Grove to try the sport and hasn’t set it down yet. 
    July 18, 2014 - 4:04 pm
  • Prep baseball all-area team

    Ben CilanoPrairie Ridge, jr., PCilano was 6-1 with a 0.78 ERA for the Wolves, who finished fourth in ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Jack OrtnerCrytstal Lake CentralSeniorFootball, basketball, track and field1. What’s the best way to ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • 2014 Northwest Herald Girls Soccer All Area Teams

    First TeamForwardsDelaney Pruitt, jr., JohnsburgLast year's Player of the Year was a dominant force ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:23 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
  • Mack's influence still seen throughout area high school football

    An intriguing aspect of Bill Mack’s football career is how he continued to impact others long after retiring as a head coach.
    July 18, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Northwest Herald All-Area Boys Tennis Team

    SinglesElisha HouglandHampshire, sr.Hougland qualified for state for the third time in his high scho ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Nick Richter leads Rider, nation in steals

    Nick Richter proved this spring he knows how to get around the basepaths, stealing a school-record and NCAA Division I-best 41 bases in his first seas ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Fox Valley Conference Girls Soccer All-Conference Teams

    Fox DivisionForwardsDelaney Pruitt, jr., JohnsburgKatie Beck, jr., Crystal Lake CentralAnna Lopatin, ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Kelly McCoy high jumps to nationals

    In the final moments of the biggest track and field meet of her life, Kelly McCoy’s overriding emotion was confusion.
    July 18, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • McHenry soccer scores in final minute to oust Cary-Grove

    CARY – When McHenry and Cary-Grove faced each other in April, the Warriors beat the Trojans for the first time in nearly 10 years. With their victory ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Congratulations Bailey Stefka, September Athlete of the Month!