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  • Jacobs hires O'Brien as softball coach

    If Katie O’Brien is anything, she is decisive.When O’Brien was in kindergarten, her parents had her ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Around Town: Algonquin Aces 4th in USSSA World Series

    When they started playing together as a 10U team three seasons ago, the Algonquin Aces travel softball team struggled for wins, much less tournament c ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 2:09 am
  • Jacobs softball's Alyssa Lach named to coaches' All-State first team

    Jacobs softball’s Lach on All-State first teamJacobs third baseman Alyssa Lach was one of seven area ...
    July 21, 2014 - 1:34 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
  • Hampshire's Stepek Northwest Herald Softball Coach of the Year

    When Stacey Stepek took over the Hampshire softball program last year, her goal was to change the culture with the belief wins would follow.
    July 21, 2014 - 1:36 pm
  • Softball Player of the Year: Jacobs' Alyssa Lach

    ALGONQUIN – Alyssa Lach refused to be content with past success. Despite an impressive junior season ...
    June 19, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Warner resigns as Johnsburg's softball coach

    Johnsburg is beginning its search for a new softball coach following Wally Warner's resignation.Warn ...
    June 16, 2014 - 7:51 pm
  • Marengo softball's season ends in sectional final

    MARENGO – Through four innings of Saturday's Class 3A sectional final against host Marengo, Sterling struggled to solve Indians freshman pitcher Maria ...
    June 7, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Prep Zone Pop Quiz

    Angela TribuzioHuntleySeniorSoftball1. What words are on your favorite T-shirt?“Throw your heart ove ...
    July 21, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Marengo softball team eager for redemption vs. Sterling

    MARENGO – The last time the Marengo softball team played Sterling remains fresh in the minds of the Indians, particularly Marengo senior catcher Taylo ...
    June 6, 2014 - 12:40 am
  • Marengo softball headed to sectional final

    MARENGO ­ Marengo softball coach Dwain Nance doesn't usually let his players swing away when they're ahead 3-0 in a count.
    June 4, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Tough 5th inning ends McHenry softball's season

    ALGONQUIN – McHenry couldn't find a way to end its fifth-inning nightmare.The Warriors were in contr ...
    June 3, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Marengo softball keeps eyes on goal of state title

    Each year when the softball season arrives, there really is only one goal if you’re a Marengo softball player.
    June 2, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • McHenry softball takes aim at first sectional title in 12 years

    McHenry had just suffered its third loss in four games that Thursday afternoon in April, and the season outlook suddenly was turning bleak for a softb ...
    June 2, 2014 - 12:54 am
  • Huntley softball falls to DeKalb in regional final

    HUNTLEY — Entering the Huntley Regional championship, the Huntley softball team knew that three runs could win the ballgame against DeKalb. That is ex ...
    May 31, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Congratulations Collin Ridout, May Athlete of the Month!