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.
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 – 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.
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.
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junior Collin Ridout has returned to the team after his suspension, which could have been for a calendar year, was rescinded by the school.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.
The Huntley boys tennis team won the Spirit of Northwest Tournament on Tuesday at Huntley with 29 2/3 points and four champions.
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.
Barnas juggles academics, acting, baseball, music
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.
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.
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.
The Jacobs boys tennis team defeated Crystal Lake South, 7-0, on Wednesday in Algonquin and got some good news from Gators coach Don Nead.
HAMPSHIRE – Prairie Ridge closer Caleb Senyshyn insisted that nerves were not involved in the bottom of the seventh inning, even after surrendering a leadoff double to Hampshire’s Piotr Barnas.
CARY –Huntley senior Bryce Only was first asked to do something small, which made sense with hits so difficult to come by.
Athlete of the WeekBrandon McCumberCary-Grove, sr.
PR senior on season long tear for Prairie Ridge
Jorge Pichardo and Harvard’s 4x800-meter relay team both set meet records Saturday at the Genoa-Kingston Invitational in Genoa.
The McHenry girls soccer team picked up its first Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win of the season Thursday, taking down first-place Huntley, 2-1.
CRYSTAL LAKE – After more than two hours and three weather-related delays, the Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge baseball teams hadn't settled anything.
After being held scoreless a day earlier, the Huntley baseball team’s offense exploded in a 19-10, six-inning win over Lake Zurich on Wednesday in Lake Zurich.
ALGONQUIN – Jacobs had one runner get past first base in the first six innings against McHenry right-hander Andrew Reisinger, and that required three Warriors errors.
McHENRY – Cary-Grove baseball coach Don Sutherland didn’t hesitate to call Tuesday’s game against McHenry a must-win.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The sight of Crystal Lake South ace Tyler Hall warming up before the game had its usual calming effect on a team riding a three-game skid.
ALGONQUIN – Evan Blunk faced one dangerous Huntley hitter after another Tuesday afternoon, knowing that at any time, the Red Raiders had the potential to erase the slim lead the Jacobs senior pitcher was protecting.
Kyle Postal scored an area best with a 6-foot-5 leap in the high jump for McHenry on Monday in the McHenry triangular.
There was a three-way tie for first place in the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division between Huntley, McHenry and Crystal Lake South (11-3 overall, 8-3 FVC Valley) heading into Saturday's slate of baseball games.
ALGONQUIN – Jacobs first baseman Ben Murray was fooled on a slider from Cary-Grove’s Zach Marszal that he missed badly in the fifth inning.
The Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball race continues to be tight.
WOODSTOCK – Alex Ferguson wasn't having any difficulty finding the strike zone Friday afternoon, but even when he missed, the result was the same.
McHENRY – McHenry pitcher Nick Svoboda’s game plan was pretty straightforward.
Marengo pitcher Koty Kissack picked up his first win of the season Thursday in the Indians’ 6-2 Big Northern Conference East Division victory over Richmond-Burton.
The Crystal Lake Central baseball team won in dramatic fashion Wednesday, defeating visiting Cary-Grove, 7-6.
Tyler Crater has a standard answer when asked which sport is his favorite.
Marian Central’s Edgar Ross struggled with his curveball Monday, but no one likely noticed. He pitched a no-hitter to defeat Wheaton Academy, 1-0, in a Suburban Christian Conference win.
Athlete of the Week
The Prairie Ridge baseball team gave Huntley its first loss of the season and the 300th win for Wolves’ coach Glen Pecoraro.
CARY – In a meeting between two of the area’s top pitching aces, Cary-Grove’s Brandon McCumber allowed two singles to his mound foe, Tyler Hall of Crystal Lake South.
CRYSTAL LAKE – When Crystal Lake Central baseball coach Dan Badgley left his home Friday morning, he told his wife that he would be home around 6 p.m. as he fully expected that Friday’s Fox Valley Conference Fox Division game against Woodstock would be postponed because of inclement weather.
CRYSTAL LAKE – Eric Schiller hadn't thrown many of his 109 pitches when simply gripping a baseball became an issue.
The Richmond-Burton baseball team pushed across a run for Brian Wells in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, and he threw a no-hitter against Genoa-Kingston in the Rockets’ 1-0 win.
CRYSTAL LAKE – The end was almost predictable, given the way Crystal Lake South pitcher Tyler Parquette escaped damage in three of the four previous innings.
Athlete of the Week
Troy Bittenbender was 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs as Crystal Lake South remained unbeaten with an 11-1 triumph over Grayslake North in its Fox Valley Conference crossover baseball game Monday at South.