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  • Gofron helps Antioch get it going against Johnsburg Dec 5, 2013 11:14 PM
    Kyle Gofron’s first varsity dunk will have to wait. No worries. The Antioch sophomore guard showed enough of his other skills in his season debut Thursday night, providing a spark off the bench in helping the Sequoits surge past Johnsburg 51-41 in their home opener. Antioch (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak. “He’s showing great potential, great skill,” said Antioch point guard A.J. Marsiglio, who scored a game-high 19 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, as he continued his strong start to the season. “He’s going to keep getting better. Expect a lot of good things out of him this year.”

     
  • Fremd tunes up by jolting Johnsburg Nov 28, 2013 12:16 AM
    Less than 30 seconds into Wednesday’s final-round game of the Lake Zurich Turkey Thriller girls basketball tournament, Johnsburg took a 2-0 lead over Fremd. Apparently, that didn’t sit too well with defending Mid-Suburban League champions. The Vikings answered with a 13-0 run and never looked back in a 76-37 victory over the Skyhawks.

     
  • After prison sentence, Casciaro family fires back, vows appeal Nov 14, 2013 4:00 PM
    The family of Mario Casciaro, who was sentenced Thursday to 26 years in prison for a 2002 murder in Johnsburg, fired back against McHenry County prosecutors. Family members called the case weak, full of holes and offered a $25,000 reward for information about Brian Carrick's disappearance. Prosecutors called the move a publicity stunt.

     
  • Fox Lake man sentenced to 26 years in 2002 Johnsburg murder Nov 15, 2013 5:14 AM
    A judge sentenced Mario Casciaro, who was convicted of a 2002 Johnsburg murder, to 26 years in prison on Thursday. Casciaro, 30, of Fox Lake, faced up to 60 years for the murder of Brian Carrick, 17, whose body has not been found. The April trial was the third time prosecutors sought to hold Casciaro accountable for Carrick's death.

     
  • Images: Johnsburg vs. Hampshire football Oct 18, 2013 9:29 PM
    Hampshire hosted and won 42-7 over Johnsburg Friday night in football action.

     
  • Hampshire is playoff bound Oct 18, 2013 10:29 PM
    Hampshire football coach Dan Cavanaugh thought his team would have been on the playoff bubble with only five wins. There is no reason for the Whip-Purs to sweat out next weekend’s playoff selections any more after Friday night. The Whip-Purs dominated Johnsburg 42-7 in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play to earn their sixth victory and guarantee a playoff berth for the first time since 2008.

     
  • Game video: Crystal Lake South vs. Johnsburg Oct 10, 2013 5:56 PM
    Crystal Lake South takes on Johnsburg Friday in Week 7 action. Folllow the game here with video from High School Cube, then come back later for the replay and highlights.

     
  • Sentencing set for 2002 Johnsburg murder Sep 25, 2013 4:32 PM
    After nearly 11 years of waiting, the family of Brian Carrick has a court date during which his killer will be sentenced. Mario Casciaro, 30, faces 20 to 60 years in prison when sentenced Nov. 14 for the murder of Carrick, who was last seen in December 2002 at a Johnsburg grocery store owned by Casciaro's family.

     
  • Heart-felt effort lifts Grayslake North Sep 20, 2013 11:55 PM
    After rolling up 143 points over its first three games, Grayslake North was looking for more of the same going into Friday night’s Fox Valley Conference Fox Division matchup at Johnsburg. Instead, the Knights ran into a very prepared Skyhawks defense that held them scoreless in the first half. Fortunately for the Knights (4-0, 2-0 in Fox Division), they found their offensive rhythm on their last two drives and rallied past Johnsburg for a thrilling 21-13 victory.

     
  • Grayslake Central still unbeaten Sep 12, 2013 11:45 PM
    Grayslake Central senior Kacey Adams plays on both sides of the ball for the Rams. And after watching his team take a 28-7 lead to the fourth quarter at home on Thursday night, Adams figured his chances of being a hero of this game was null. Adams intercepted not one but two Johnsburg passes in the final 90 seconds of this Fox Valley Conference Fox Division game. The winless Skyhawks put a scare into the Rams in the final quarter. However, surprising Central stayed unbeaten with a 28-21 win at home.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • Grayslake Central gets it going, rallies by Johnsburg May 23, 2013 9:54 PM
    Grayslake Central was trailing, but a needed jolt of emotion helped them past Johnsburg 4-2 in a Class 3A baseball regional final Thursday at Lakes.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Apr 23, 2013 1:00 AM
    The Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures by Daily Herald photographers. This week's gallery features photos from volleyball, water polo, soccer, tennis, gymnastics, track, baseball, softball and badminton.

     
  • Zazas, Mundelein celebrate MBSA Day with sweep Apr 20, 2013 8:23 PM
    The future Maddie Zazases watched the real Maddie Zazas zip around bases and play impeccable shortstop Saturday. Those Mundelein Baseball Softball Association girls are not that much younger than Zazas, in truth. They’ll be playing varsity before too long. “Someday,” a smiling Zazas said. “Someday. It’ll happen.” If the many little girls who watched Mundelein sweep Johnsburg in a nonconference doubleheader possess the same softball savvy as the 16-year-old Zazas, the future of Mustangs softball is bright. Mundelein celebrated its second annual MBSA Day by capturing the opening game 5-2 and then taking the second 14-4 on JV call-up Amanda Diaz’s walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the sixth.

     
  • Carmel keeps regional title hope alive Feb 27, 2013 11:37 PM
    The number 13 certainly was a number that came up a few times on Wednesday night in Norridge. In this case, it sure seemed lucky. Carmel Catholic’s boys basketball team is in pursuit of history. The last time the Corsairs won a regional final was 21 years ago. But Carmel has a shot at a regional championship this season, as the sixth-seeded Corsairs bounced No. 11 Johnsburg 57-41 in a Class 3A Ridgewood regional semifinal on Wednesday night.

     
  • Carmel tops Johnsburg for win No. 20 Feb 13, 2013 9:54 PM
    Thirteen minutes into Wednesday’s night regional semifinal in Johnsburg, the heavily favored Carmel Catholic Corsairs held a 16-9 lead on the home-standing Skyhawks and the 16th seed in the Vernon Hills sectional. And then the second-seeded Corsairs went on a 15-2 run and put this Class 3A girls basketball contest away. Cassidy Kloss led a balanced attack with 12 points, as Carmel notched its 20th win of the season with a 48-30 victory.

     
  • Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week Jan 29, 2013 1:00 AM
    The Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures by Daily Herald photographers. This week's gallery features photos from basketball, wrestling and gymnastics and swimming.

     
  • Cullen still unbeaten; Cary-Grove 2nd in FVC Jan 26, 2013 9:12 PM
    It was clear going into Saturday's Fox Valley Conference finals that Crystal Lake Central's five-year reign as the league wrestling champion was over. The question was, would Cary-Grove's navy and white or McHenry's black and orange be the new colors of FVC wrestling royalty. McHenry's lead wasn't safe up only 10 points after Friday's prelims but sending 13 of 14 into the semifinals to Cary-Grove's 10 didn't seem to make the Warriors nervous. The Trojans closed in early with first place wins in 2 of the first 3 matches and watched three wrestlers earn titles, but McHenry grew stronger in the heavier classes and garnered 3 first-place winners, 3 second-place winners and 4 third-place medals to grab the overall championship over Cary-Grove, 261.50-210.

     
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