The Prairie Ridge softball team scored four runs in the top of the 13th inning to beat Marengo, 5-2, on in a nonconference game Saturday in Marengo.
CARY – It was a season of firsts for many area boys tennis players in the Cary-Grove Sectional on Saturday.
CHARLESTON – Two months ago, Huntley’s Omo Tseumah felt some trepidation that her promising senior track and field season might not get off the ground.
CHARLESTON – Woodstock’s Maura Beattie utilized a different strategy against Marengo’s Katie Adams, her rival, for their fourth meeting in the 3,200 meters this season.
Hampshire sends singles, doubles entries to state, too
Joslyn Nicholson Cary-Grove Senior Basketball, Track and Field
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Jordan Hook hit a walk-off double to right center to score Sara Finn in the 12th inning for the Hampshire softball team in a, 4-3, Fox Valley Conference Fox Division win against Woodstock North on Friday.
HUNTLEY – When Huntley 4x200-meter relay anchor Mike Dollar grabbed the baton from Connor Boos on Friday, he was a few meters behind Jefferson’s DeRontae Craig, but that didn’t seem to bother the senior, as he found another gear.
VERNON HILLS – One week ago, Johnsburg junior Sandro Magradze set a personal best and a new school record in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.
ROCKFORD – The Huntley girls soccer team had the revenge factor in its favor.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Clearly the most interesting one-on-one battle was between Crystal Lake South's midfielder Amy Sulikowski and Cary-Grove defender Brittany Loehner.
MARENGO – Prairie Ridge just kept taking from Woodstock on Friday.
GENOA – If the Johnsburg girls soccer team was to advance to a supersectional for the first time in school history, the Skyhawks figured they'd have to adhere to a specific game plan.
CHARLESTON – Jacobs sophomore Lauren Van Vlierbergen took the baton in the Class 3A 4x800-meter relay about 25 meters behind Palatine’s Taylor Tenca and was thinking strategically.
CHARLESTON – Marengo junior Allie Sprague mastered the idea of a closing kick Friday at the IHSA Girls Track and Field State Meet.
The remaining members of the Suburban Christian Conference are not sure where the future will take that league, but they are looking at several options.
HUNTLEY – The District 158 school board Thursday suspended Huntley baseball coach Andy Jakubowski for the remainder of the season and playoffs after he was arrested May 11 for driving under the influence and speeding.
Tim Stirneman tried keeping the real purpose of his project a secret for as long as possible.
The McHenry baseball team defeated Huntley, 2-1, on Thursday at McHenry, spoiling the Red Raiders’ chance for an outright Fox Valley Conference Valley Division title.
Huntley baseball coach Andy Jakubowski was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit and speeding, the Northwest Herald learned Thursday.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Maybe it was the pregame bubble gum that Michelle O'Keefe's mother gave the Crystal Lake Central softball team, or maybe it was the loud, energetic music heard from the adjacent baseball field during warmups.
McHenry junior Evan Hying considered the Geneva Track and Field Invitational as an eye-opening experience.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Cary-Grove goalkeeper Krystal Felderman told herself she wasn’t going to allow a goal, and with 8:08 remaining in the Class 3A Crystal Lake South Regional semifinals against third-seeded Jacobs, she would be put to the test.
Northwest Herald Girls Track and Field Honor Roll
Former McHenry football coach Mike Noll, the most successful coach in the school’s history, will be inducted into the McHenry High School Athletic Hall of Fame on the weekend of Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31.
Johnsburg junior Collin Ridout has returned to the team after his suspension, which could have been for a calendar year, was rescinded by the school.
The Woodstock girls soccer team poured on the offense Wednesdasy in a 6-0 win over Marengo in their Class 2A Marengo Regional semifinal.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Jordan Getzelman was thrilled with the results from the final at-bat on his home baseball field.
SYCAMORE – Winning a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division girls soccer championship had provided a ground-swell of confidence that Crystal Lake Central hoped would carry over to the Class 2A Sycamore Regional.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South’s offense emerged from its shell a week ago. The only doubt in Anne Santucci’s mind was whether the Gators could break free from the mental block that had been holding them back all season.
The Huntley boys tennis team won the Spirit of Northwest Tournament on Tuesday at Huntley with 29 2/3 points and four champions.
The Huntley girls soccer team cruised in its opening match of the Class 3A Rockford Guilford Regional.
GENOA — For the Johnsburg girls soccer team, it was always about having the right mentality.
Ali Frantti could add another accolade to her already impressive volleyball résumé.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Bryce Only Huntley, sr.
Crystal Lake Central pitcher Tyler Hoffman pitched all seven innings in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division two-hit shutout win over Hampshire, 10-0, on Monday in Hampshire.
HUNTLEY – The scouting report called for McHenry pitcher Andrew Reisinger to attack Huntley’s powerful lineup with a variety of off-speed and breaking pitches.
Athletes of the Week
Barnas juggles academics, acting, baseball, music
Kyle Casson had a good showing at the USA Gymnastics Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships from May 3 to 5 in Portland, Ore, and the experience motivated him to do well in more than just gymnastics.
CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry played in the first inning against Prairie Ridge as if it was allergic to leather.
The Crystal Lake Central girls soccer team captured the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division championship with a 1-0 win over Grayslake Central.
HARVARD – Delaney Pruitt had the best match of her life Saturday and the Johnsburg girls soccer team left the field with a plaque because of it.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge’s Brad Henning and Bij Heydari erased some bad memories Saturday at the Fox Valley Conference boys tennis tournament at Crystal Lake Central.
CARY – Huntley sophomore Brennan Bell had no problem sharing first place in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles, especially since his team did not have to share anything on this trip to Cary-Grove’s Al Bohrer Field.
Lauren Stanley threw a no-hitter for Cary-Grove on Friday, and the Trojans held on for a 1-0 win against Dundee-Crown in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division softball.
WOODSTOCK — Due to a Marian Central school rule, freshman athletes cannot play on varsity teams during the regular season. So talented freshman forward Makala Villont spent the season playing on the JV team.
Crystal Lake Central’s Kushal Gourikrishna and T.J. Blackmore won their opening round match of the Fox Valley Conference Tournament at No. 2 doubles, knocking off No. 4 seed Scott Wonsil and Spencer Freeman from Grayslake North, 6-4, 6-3.