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  • Jacobs’ Van Vlierbergen a pain-free 2nd Aug 31, 2013 1:09 PM
    It was a mixed bag for Jacobs junior Lauren Van Vlierbergen at Saturday’s McHenry County Cross Country Meet held at McHenry County Township Park in Johnsburg. Van Vlierbergen was a little disappointed she finished a distant second to county champion Maura Beattie of Woodstock, but Van Vlierbergen was happy she was able to run the 3-mile course pain free. Van Vlierbergen, who was hindered by a hip injury all last season during the cross country and track seasons, placed second with a time of 18:37.9. Beattie breezed through the course in a clocking of 17:52.5 to claim the county championship.

  • Crystal Lake Central, Grant postponed Aug 30, 2013 10:23 PM
    Friday’s scheduled game between Crystal Lake Central and host Grant was postponed by storm weather. It has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Grant.

  • Hampshire hoping to make some noise in FVC Fox Aug 26, 2013 9:31 PM
    If defense wins games Hampshire’s football team should be feeling rather good about itself. Whip-Purs coach Dan Cavanaugh, the dean of Fox Valley area football coaches in his 25th season, likes the makeup of his defense, which returns plenty of talent and experience up front in Leighton Sheetz (6-0, 275, DT), Mike Gibas (6-2, 240), Matt Kielbasa (6-2, 250, DE) and Steve Kirkwood (5-10, 185, DE). Inside linebackers Brandan Swanson (6-0, 170) and Ben Bednarek (5-10, 210) also are back.

  • FVC Valley wide open, but don’t count out Cary-Grove Aug 26, 2013 8:21 PM
    It’s probably not a good idea to sell the Cary-Grove football team short. Despite graduating a large portion of last year’s team that reached the Class 6A state title game, third-year coach Brad Seaburg is far from waving a white flag for the defending Fox Valley Conference Valley Division champions. “We have the athleticism and we’re starting to see some leadership emerging,” he said of his junior-heavy lineup. “On paper and after seeing what we’ve seen in practice with our enthusiasm, effort and execution so far, we feel like we should be able to compete for a conference championship, for sure.”

  • Sciaccotta steps in, and Barrington moves on May 20, 2013 8:56 PM
    Just before the start of the game, Barrington's Joey Sciaccotta had to move from playing second base to shortstop after Dylan Lidge's hip pointer acted up. While the defensive move had Sciaccotta a bit unnerved for the first few innings, the junior took out his frustrations at the plate. Sciaccotta had 2 hits, including a huge two-out single in the sixth inning to drive in the eventual winning run as host Barrington edged Crystal Lake Central 4-3 in a Class 4A regional play-in game.

  • Top moments in high school sports Apr 30, 2013 2:29 PM
    High school athletes across the suburbs face off on basketball courts, football fields and baseball diamonds; they size each other up in tennis matches, around golf tees and across wrestling mats. The give it their all for their schools, their teams, their classmates and their coaches. The Daily Herald put together a video to honor athletes at our suburban high schools. Watch this feature to see some of the top moments in high school sports.

  • Huntley, McHenry graciously share county crown Apr 20, 2013 11:15 PM
    Huntley and McHenry were well suited to split the 2013 McHenry County Boys Track and Field Meet title in Cary Saturday. “It’s great that we tied,” Huntley relay anchor Mike Dollar said. “We both competed really hard. I have a lot of buddies on McHenry and I have since middle school.” Once the meet concluded athletes from both programs posed together with the trophy. Even the chummy coaches seemed satisfied with the split decision of a meet delayed two days by bad weather, though both expressed some surprise at the outcome.

  • Cary-Grove girls make it 5 straight county titles Apr 20, 2013 10:21 PM
    Cary-Grove’s drive for five didn’t come easy. The Trojans edged Huntley by 7 points to win their fifth consecutive McHenry County Girls Track and Field Meet on a crisp Saturday in Cary, and they did so by navigating potholes. Sophomore Morgan Schulz tweaked an ankle in warm-ups and had to pull out of the 800-meter relay, which finished second only to Huntley. The Trojans relinquished points in the day’s second race when the 400-meter relay team dropped the baton and finished sixth.

  • Dundee-Crown pulls out win over Crystal Lake C. Apr 6, 2013 6:39 PM
    When the time came to make clutch plays, whether down or trying to preserve the lead, Dundee-Crown's baseball team never squandered an opportunity. And it wasn't just in situations at the plate, the Chargers did so with defensive muster and heads-up base running as well. The latter accounted for the winning run as Ryan Suwanski, who led off the bottom of the seventh in a tied ballgame with a single, advanced on 2 wild pitches by Crystal Lake Central's Jacob Roley, the last skipping past Central's catcher as Suwanski advanced from third for an 11-10 victory over the Tigers in Fox Valley Conference action during a wind-tunneled Saturday morning in Carpentersville.

  • Huntley pounds out 20 hits in 16-0 win Apr 5, 2013 8:52 PM
    With the temperature hovering around 45 degrees, it didn't seem like a day hitters would thrive. The Huntley hitters certainly didn't mind the chilly conditions. Pounding out 20 hits with 6 extra base hits, the Red Raiders were able to pummel Crystal Lake Central 16-0 in a 5-inning Fox Valley Conference crossover softball game in Crystal Lake Friday afternoon. "I was really proud of how many quality at bats we had today," said Huntley coach Mark Petryniec. "Our approach was excellent and our pitch selection was excellent. We worked the count and swung at good pitches. It was good to see us swing the bats so well against quality pitching like Central has."

  • Boylan knocks out Crystal Lake Central Mar 7, 2013 11:43 PM
    Last Friday in Crystal Lake Central’s Class 4A regional championship win over Jacobs, Golden Eagles boys basketball coach Jim Hinkle simply did not have a game plan for Central’s Jake VanScoyoc, who just kind of slipped through the cracks as he scored all of his 13 points in the first half during the win. “Who the heck is this Vasquez guy?” Hinkle exclaimed. “We didn’t even talk about him in practice.” During Thursday night’s Class 4A sectional semifinal against Rockford Boylan, anScoyoc was back at it again as the guard hit his first 5 shots and went for 11 points in the first quarter, providing Central quite a spark as the Tigers broke out to a 15-point lead on the Titans in the game’s first 8 minutes. VanScoyoc finished with a game-high 18 points for CL Central, but that 15-point lead didn’t last very long as the Tigers couldn’t finish like they started. Central managed 15 points between the first and fourth quarters thanks to Boylan’s defense, which stepped up immensely after Central shot 8 of 14 from the field in the first quarter and CLC had no answer for guard Demarcus Vines, who sliced his way through the lane over and over again for 15 points in a 60-49 win over the Tigers, to conclude Central’s season at 27-4.

  • Student accused of putting camera in Crystal Lake locker room Mar 7, 2013 8:43 PM
    Crystal Lake police Thursday charged a 17-year-old Crystal Lake Central High School student with unauthorized use of a video recording device in a boys' locker room at the school. Luke Patrick Gildea of Crystal Lake is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing at the McHenry County courthouse in Woodstock at 8 a.m. Friday.

  • Winter storm postpones boys playoff basketball games Mar 5, 2013 12:22 PM
    The winter storm hitting the suburbs today has caused several boys high school playoff games to be postponed until Wednesday.

  • Carter just wants Larkin to be itself Mar 4, 2013 8:58 PM
    Seniors will be scarce when Larkin faces Rockford Jefferson in a Class 4A DeKalb boys basketball sectional semifinal Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Of the 10 players leading Larkin (23-5) in minutes played, four are seniors and only two — all UEC River guards Quantice Hunter and Quentin Ruff — are starters. Coach Deryn Carter regularly starts three juniors: all-UEC River guard Kendale McCullum and forwards Drew Jones (6-foot-6) and Brayden Royse (6-5).

  • Crystal Lake Central turns away Jacobs Mar 1, 2013 11:08 PM
    The Jacobs boys basketball team made its run early in the fourth quarter Friday night. The Golden Eagles just didn’t have enough to get over the top and past Crystal Lake Central. Jacobs got within 55-50 with 4:28 remaining but failed to score over the next three minutes as the Tigers went on to a 65-58 victory in the Class 4A Jacobs regional final.

  • Jacobs hopes to give Hinkle another win Feb 28, 2013 11:12 PM
    If the Class 4A DeKalb sectional has a team of destiny, its name is Jacobs. The Golden Eagles entered regional play on their home floor this week determined to send retiring, 71-year old coach Jim Hinkle off on a high note. Following Monday’s 43-25 win over Prairie Ridge in the regional play-in game, fortune smiled upon Jacobs, which gained an extra day of rest prior to a semifinal clash against rival Dundee-Crown, thanks to Tuesday’s snowstorm. Better rested, No. 3 Jacobs (18-14) upset No. 2 Dundee-Crown (19-6) by 5 points to gain a berth in today’s regional title game against top seed Crystal Lake Central (25-3) at 7:30 p.m.

  • Crystal Lake C. does in Crystal Lake S. in 2nd half Feb 27, 2013 10:22 PM
    Trailing top-seeded Crystal Lake Central 24-21 at halftime fifth-seeded Crystal Lake South’s bid for an upset seemed a possibility. Central extinguished any of those hopes in the third quarter. The top seeded Tigers outscored the Gators 25-6 in the third quarter and cruised to a 69-49 win in semifinal action of the Class 4A Jacobs boys basketball regional Wednesday night. Central will play No. 3 seed Jacobs for the title Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Golden Eagles knocked off second-seeded Dundee-Crown 50-45 in Wednesday’s second semifinal. Friday’s winner advances to next week’s DeKalb sectional to play the winner of the Hononegah regional.

  • Crystal Lake Central dominates Huntley Feb 22, 2013 11:41 PM
    The notion that Huntley boys basketball coach Marty Manning made after the Red Raiders' 54-37 loss to Crystal Lake Central in the "unofficial" Fox Valley Conference championship game Friday night may be hard to disagree with. But Red Raiders' senior guard Bryce Only, playing in his last game at Huntley, took it further. On a night where CL Central never switched from a tight man-to-man defense and held the Red Raiders (17-8) to a 29.1 percent clip on 14 of 48 shooting while lighting up Huntley with a 54 percent clip on 42 shots, Only, who scored 9 points, said it bluntly.

  • Cary-Grove rolls over Crystal Lake Central Feb 13, 2013 9:41 PM
    Crystal Lake Central coach Paul Lichtenheld simply couldn’t devise a defense to stop Cary-Grove senior Olivia Jakubicek. Jakubicek’s 19 points and 13 rebounds were enough to produce a 47-24 win for the top-seeded Trojans over No. 5 seed Crystal Lake Central in semifinal action of the Class 4A Crystal Lake South girls basketball regional Wednesday night.

  • Suburban cheer teams move on to finals Feb 1, 2013 11:25 PM
    The finals are set, and lots of suburban high schools will compete for the IHSA state cheerleading championships on Saturday in Bloomington. Perennial coed powerhouse Buffalo Grove High School led all scorers Friday, finishing with 91.72 points out of a possible 100.

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