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  • Colt inspired us all to dream big Jun 16, 2014 10:14 AM
    A Prairie Grove letter to the editor: I am not a big horse racing fan, but the story behind California Chrome captivated so many of us.

     
  • Prairie Ridge storms back to beat Jacobs Feb 8, 2014 9:52 PM
    The Jacobs boys basketball team fell victim to the Prairie Ridge snowball effect on a snowy Saturday night in Algonquin. The Golden Eagles used defensive pressure and turnovers to build an 18-point first-half lead only to see the Wolves steal momentum and come all the way back for a 52-47 victory in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game.

     
  • Rafferty in fine form; Prairie Ridge wins at Lake Park Feb 5, 2014 10:54 PM
    Elk Grove’s Amelia Rafferty started the season on the sidelines, but the Grenadiers senior came back with a vengeance. Rafferty injured her right hand in early November and did not return to the gym until late December, but she more than made up for lost time on Wednesday at the Lake Park regional. Rafferty was in a zone from start to finish in taking second place in the all-around (37.825). Prairie Ridge co-op was also locked in, securing the regional title with an impressive 148.375l points in Roselle.

     
  • Crystal Lake South happy with FVC runner-up finish Feb 1, 2014 8:03 PM
    Sure, Crystal Lake South coach Ross Ryan would like to have hoisted the Fox Valley Conference wrestling tournament championship trophy Saturday at McHenry High School. But Ryan was happy with his team’s second place conference finish. Wrestling without 195-pounder Brian Pence, the Gators (163 ½ points) were runner-up to Crystal Lake Central, which claimed top honors with 199 points. Cary-Grove was third a half point behind South with 163 points.

     
  • Stage is set for Saturday's state dance championships Feb 1, 2014 11:20 AM
    Plenty of suburban high schools have made the finals of the IHSA state competitive dance championships, which will be held Saturday in Bloomington. Ninety teams qualified to go downstate, but now only 30 remain.

     
  • McHenry holds slim lead in FVC tournament Jan 31, 2014 11:26 PM
    McHenry will head into the final day of the Fox Valley Conference wrestling tournament just ahead of Crystal Lake Central and CL South when action resumes Saturday morning, beginning with the semifinal round at the Warriors’ West campus. Both Central and South trail McHenry by 4.5 points, 88.5 — 84.0, while Dundee-Crown and Huntley round out the top 5 with 75 and 71 overall points. Cary-Grove stands sixth with 70 points.

     
  • Huntley closes in on FVC Valley title Jan 31, 2014 10:28 PM
    Trailing 15-11 at halftime, while shooting 20 percent along with standout sophomore center Ali Andrews scoring only 3 points, Huntley girls basketball coach Steve Raethz knew the complexion of the game had to change if his Red Raiders were going to stay undefeated in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play. It turned out to be a tale of two halves for the Red Raiders. With Ali Andrews scoring 19 of her game-high 22 points in the second half, Huntley outscored host Prairie Ridge 36-27 during the final 16 minutes in posting a 47-42 conference victory.

     
  • Dundee-Crown can’t slow down Prairie Ridge Jan 21, 2014 10:18 PM
    The Dundee-Crown boys basketball couldn’t limit Prairie Ridge’s runs Tuesday night. The Wolves had three runs in which they outscored the Chargers by at least 10 points and came away with a 54-43 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory in Crystal Lake.

     
  • Huntley rains 3s on Prairie Ridge Jan 18, 2014 10:46 PM
    Threes were the way for Huntley to counter the crowd around Amanze Egekeze in Prairie Ridge’s variety of zone defenses on Saturday night. Senior Riley Wicks hit five 3-pointers and the Red Raiders went 11-for-19 behind the arc as they pulled away to a 59-47 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys basketball victory in Huntley.

     
  • Season-best score earns Lake Park second place Jan 18, 2014 10:40 PM
    There really wasn’t any doubt that Prairie Ridge co-op would win Saturday’s Neuqua Valley Invite.

     
  • Painful win for Prairie Ridge against Grant Jan 4, 2014 10:58 PM
    Prairie Ridge’s boys basketball team kept hitting shots, and then a Wolves player hit the court. Hard. Starting guard Matt Perhats rolled his right ankle during the second quarter of Prairie Ridge’s 64-42 nonconference win over visiting Grant in Crystal Lake on Saturday night. It’s been a tough run for Grant lately. The Bulldogs (7-6) lost to Richmond-Burton in the championship game of Marengo’s E.C. Nichols Tournament three days after Christmas and have started off the New Year with back-to-back losses on the road, giving them their first three-game losing streak of the season.

     
  • Prairie Ridge students develop snow day app Dec 30, 2013 3:09 PM
    Do you want a way to predict when a “snow day” will occur? Three suburban teenagers have created a phone app that helps do just that, and it’s been getting some buzz.

     
  • Prairie Ridge topples Bartlett Dec 27, 2013 7:22 PM
    With Bartlett leading Prairie Ridge 19-12 late in the first half, Wolves coach Corky Card called timeout and got in his players’ faces just a bit. Prairie Ridge responded with a 7-0 run to end the half. The Wolves carried that momentum into the second half, turning the tie game into a 60-39 win in the consolation round of the Hinkle Holiday Classic at Jacobs Friday afternoon.

     
  • South Elgin tops Prairie Ridge in OT Dec 26, 2013 6:56 PM
    South Elgin senior guard Matt McClure threw water on a hot shooter, then scored the final 5 points in overtime to seal a 69-65 victory over Prairie Ridge at the Hinkle Holiday Classic at Jacobs Thursday morning. Prairie Ridge senior Michael Bradshaw helped the Wolves erase a 9-point, fourth-quarter deficit by connecting on four 3-pointers in 5 attempts. The Wolves had a chance to to take a late lead at the free-throw line in regulation. However, trailing 60-59, Bradshaw missed the front end of the bonus and with 20 seconds left and 6-foot-3 senior forward Ryan Gilbert managed only to split a pair with 12.3 seconds to play, leaving the contest knotted 60-60.

     
  • Larkin hangs on to beat Prairie Ridge Dec 23, 2013 8:36 PM
    Two different Larkin teams were on display Monday at the Hinkle Holiday Classic tournament at Jacobs. There was the Larkin team that ran off 16 straight points to apparently take control of the game in the second quarter. Then there was the Royals squad that turned it over on 6 straight possessions to open the second half, letting Prairie Ridge back into the game. But Larkin never let the Wolves gain the lead, holding on for a 62-55 win.

     
  • Lake Zurich falls short against Drain, Prairie Ridge Dec 23, 2013 5:27 PM
    By the time Lake Zurich’s girls basketball team starts putting together consistent hot streaks, Kaylee Grant likely will be basking in consistent heat. In one month, the junior will be moving back to Keller, Texas, outside of Dallas, where she attended high school as a freshman, before transferring to Lake Zurich. “We enjoy the weather and southern hospitality down there,” Grant said. “The things I’m going to miss the most are the Lake Zurich basketball and softball teams. You get attached to your teammates and coaches. That’s going to be hard to leave.” An all-area softball catcher last spring, Grant also played varsity basketball as a sophomore for the Bears. She came off the bench to score 4 points and grab 4 rebounds Monday morning, as Lake Zurich opened the Mundelein Mustang Holiday Classic with a 51-38 loss to Prairie Ridge.

     
  • Huntley gears up for Harvard tournament Dec 19, 2013 8:37 PM
    Huntley won only three matches on the mat, but still cruised. Taking advantage of a thin Prairie Ridge squad, the Red Raiders notched 8 forfeits to roll over the Wolves, 63-12, in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division wrestling action in Huntley Thursday night.

     
  • Images: Jacobs vs. Prairie Ridge boys basketball Dec 17, 2013 10:01 PM
    Prairie Ridge hosted Jacobs in a boys basketball matchup Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

     
  • Orange to the rescue for Jacobs Feb 5, 2014 9:14 PM
    When it came time for someone on the Jacobs boys basketball team to make a play, junior point guard Chris Orange knew it was on him to rise to the occasion. Orange thought the charge he took in overtime in the Golden Eagles’ come-from-behind 56-54 Fox Valley Conference Valley overtime win over Prairie Ridge Tuesday night in Crystal Lake was much more important than his game-tying 3-point play with 52.2 seconds remaining in regulation.

     
  • U-46 co-op team is strong in numbers Dec 16, 2013 9:40 PM
    One of the more unique high-school sporting arrangements can be found at the Gymkhana gymnastics facility in Hanover Park. That’s the practice home of the Elgin Area School District U-46 girls gymnastics team — a co-op program open to all five district high schools. This year the team features some 30 athletes from Bartlett, South Elgin, Streamwood and Elgin. Larkin has no gymnasts on the team. The majority of this year’s team is comprised of South Elgin and Bartlett gymnasts.

     
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