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  • Cary-Grove good at choosing its spots to throw

    CARY — Cary-Grove quarterback Jason Gregoire sounded almost defensive.“I mean, we practice passing,” ...
    NEW: Sept. 21, 2014 - 5:25 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. 16, 2014 - 11:14 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
  • CLC's Madda, other area 3A athletes, qualify for track and field finals

    CHARLESTON – Crystal Lake Central’s Celeste Madda crossed the finish line, glanced at the O’Brien Stadium scoreboard, threw her arms triumphantly in t ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Cary-Grove baseball plays spoiler against Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN – While Jacobs was playing for the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division title, Cary-Grove was just playing to try and feel better about its ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  • CL South baseball knocks off Cary-Grove

    Josh Smith pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run and striking out four for Crystal Lake South as they beat Cary-Grove, 3-2, in the FVC Vall ...
    July 21, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Track Insider: R-B's Kaht, Woodstock's Beattie athletes of week

    Boys Track and Field Athlete of the WeekJames KahtRichmond-Burton, SeniorKaht had a hand in 20 of th ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Prep Roundup: Cary-Grove uses late runs to power past Huntley

    The Cary-Grove Trojans scored 11 of their 15 runs in the last two innings as they took care of Huntley in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division ga ...
    July 21, 2014 - 2:12 pm
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Kelly McCoy soars at Iowa State

    Kelly McCoy punctuates most of her sentences with an easy-going laugh.“I don’t take things too serio ...
    July 18, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • McHenry soccer breaks streak, beats Cary-Grove

    MCHENRY – The McHenry soccer team did something Tuesday they hadn’t done since George W. Bush was president, the White Sox had just won the World Seri ...
    July 21, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Lineups set for All-Star Extravaganza

    HEBRON – The rosters are set for the McHenry County Area All-Star Basketball Extravaganza, which will take place at Alden-Hebron’s Tigard Gymnasium on ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:41 pm
  • Boys track and field preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (21st season)Last year’s finish: Fifth in FVCTop ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Girls track and field preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Mark Anderson (14th season)Last year’s finish: FVC championTop ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • Northwest Herald All-Area Wrestling Team announced

    First Team Gavin Sutton (42-5) Richmond-Burton, fr., 113 pounds Sutton, the only freshman on the fi ...
    July 18, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • FVC, NAC announce all-conference boys basketball teams

    Here are the All-Conference boys basketball lists for the Fox Valley Conference and Northeastern Athletic Conference.
    July 18, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Congratulations Collin Ridout, May Athlete of the Month!