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  • Larkin ready for challenge from O’Mara, Benet Jan 16, 2014 7:20 PM
    Following last Friday’s convincing win at No. 16 Neuqua Valley, No. 4 Larkin faces another tough road test at No. 7 Benet Academy on Saturday. The challenge facing Larkin (14-2) senior forwards Drew Jones (6-5), Brayden Royse (6-5) and freshman Christian Negron (6-5) is Benet 6-foot-9 center Sean O’Mara. Committed to Xavier, O’Mara scored 17 points last Friday in the Redwings’ 61-56 win at No. 8 York (14-2). Like Benet (9-4), Larkin has played a tough nonconference schedule, including games against Morgan Park and Zion-Benton. However, the Royals have yet to face a big man as skilled as O’Mara.

     
  • Boys basketball/Fox Valley roundup Jan 15, 2014 9:50 PM
    Cary-Grove 66, Lake Forest Academy 48: The Trojans (9-7) used a balanced attack as they easily handled visiting Lake Forest Academy in nonconference action. Justin Blair and Jason Gregoire paced the Trojans with 17 points apiece while Devin McDonough and Tyler Szydlo added 13 and 12 points, respectively. Lake Zurich 56, Streamwood 34: The Sabres (1-14) could not get the offense going as they fell to Lake Zurich in this nonconference game at home, which was a part of the MLK Shootout. Cole Seeger was the lone Sabre in double figures with 13 points. Antonio Harris chipped in 9 points and Jacob Siewert added 8 points in the loss.

     
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in and around the Fox Valley aim to inspire Jan 14, 2014 3:28 PM
    A great leader deserves to be honored and remembered. Here’s where you can find Martin Luther King Jr. events in and around the Fox Valley.

     
  • Cary-Grove comes back to beat Dundee-Crown Jan 14, 2014 11:13 PM
    The Cary-Grove boys basketball players have spent the last three weeks rallying, so playing eight more minutes of catch-up hardly fazed them Tuesday night. Trailing visiting Dundee-Crown by 5 points through three quarters, the Trojans sank all 5 field goal attempts and 5 of 7 free throws in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Chargers 16-5 to register a 44-38 victory in the Fox Valley Conferece Valley Division.

     
  • Big Tuesday night on tap in Fox Valley Jan 13, 2014 8:21 PM
    It may not qualify as “rivalry night” across the board but it most definitely is an interesting and busy Tuesday around the Fox Valley in girls basketball. There are two rivalry games on tap — Bartlett at Streamwood and Dundee-Crown at Jacobs — as well as three other games that should draw some fan interest, one of which could have some conference implications to it.

     
  • Grant takes second at Sycamore Jan 11, 2014 10:16 PM
    Fifth-ranked Hononegah led from start to finish, and lifted its second consecutive team trophy Saturday night at the 39th Sycamore wrestling invitational. The Indians, fresh off an eighth-place finish at the Dvorak, which they followed with an 11th-place finish at the high profile Clash in Rochester (Minn.) last weekend, used four individual titles to amass 634 points in this marathon 24-team event, 50.5 points more than runner-up Grant, whose depth kept it nearly 90 points clear of Bloomington, and its 498.5 total points. Reigning Fox Valley Conference champ McHenry (483.5) and its conference rival Huntley (443) would round out the top five.

     
  • Images: St. Charles North vs. Geneva boys basketball Jan 11, 2014 4:47 PM
    Cary-Grove hosted Crystal Lake South in a girls basketball matchup Saturday afternoon in Cary.

     
  • Crystal Lake South prevails in OT Jan 11, 2014 8:45 PM
    With 20 days off and only a few days of practice, Crystal Lake South girls basketball coach Kyle McCaughn wasn’t sure what to expect from his team during Saturday’s Fox Valley Conference Valley Division matchup with host Cary-Grove. The 13-year veteran didn’t need to worry. Jumping off to an 11-2 start, the Gators held off a valiant Cary-Grove comeback, then outscored the Trojans 11-5 in overtime in posting a 55-49 win.

     
  • Boys basketball/Fox Valley roundup Jan 10, 2014 11:19 PM
    Bartlett 51, Metea Valley 48: The Hawks (10-6, 2-3) fought back from a 6-point deficit in the final 4 minutes for a come-from-behind Upstate Eight Valley win over the Mustangs. Ryan DiCanio led all scorers with 15 points but in the last stages Robbie Jimenez (9 points) nailed 2 clutch 3-pointers and Brian Triphahn (8 points) sank one as well to get Bartlett over the hump. South Elgin 90, East Aurora 66: For the second time this season, the Storm (10-6, 3-2) watched 3 players score at least 20 points each in a UEC Valley win. Darius Wells nailed 5 3-pointers to go with his game-high 23 points while Matt Smith (21 points) and Matt McClure (20 points) combined for 64 points to help South Elgin out of a 15-2 first quarter hole. Another contributor was the switch on defense from man-to-man to zone, which allowed the Storm to convert transition layups off turnovers and helped outscore the Tomcats 24-9 in the third quarter. Burlington Central 70, Richmond-Burton 46: In Big Northern East action, Sean Fitzgerald poured in a game-high 21 points on 6 3-pointers for the Rockets (11-4, 3-1) in their 24-point rout of the visiting Rockets (10-3). Duncan Ozburn scored 17 points and Jacob Schutta registered in double figures with 13 as BC outscored R-B 27-14 in the third quarter and by 17 in the second half. Harvest Christian 54, Alden-Hebron 42: Noah Fox (27 points) and John Vislisel (20 points) put on a shooting clinic as they combined for 47 points and each shot over 50 percent from the field to knock off Alden-Hebron in Northeastern Athletic Conference action. Dan Turpin added 10 rebounds and 6 steals in the winning effort.

     
  • New digital media courses offered at McHenry County College Jan 9, 2014 2:12 PM
    Learn how to digitally design creatures and characters for animation or learn how to create illustrations for the web and print with two new digital media classes — “Character Development” and “Digital Illustration” — offered by McHenry County College beginning in the spring 2014 semester.

     
  • People in Need Forum at MCC to marshall social services Jan 9, 2014 1:20 PM
    McHenry County College, in cooperation with several area organizations, will host the 11th annual People in Need Forum from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. It is open to the public and will showcase resources available throughout the county to help anyone in need of social services.

     
  • Larkin-Benet leads list of rescheduled games Jan 9, 2014 8:57 PM
    Most of Tuesday’s boys basketball games canceled by the extreme cold in the Fox Valley area have been rescheduled, including a meeting between teams ranked in the Daily Herald Top 20. No. 5 Larkin’s nonconference test at No. 8 Benet Academy (8-4) is now slated for Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. It will be the second game in two nights for the Redwings and 6-foot-9 Xavier-bound senior Sean O’Mara. Benet hosts Notre Dame on Jan. 17, while Larkin is idle.

     
  • Crystal Lake South holds off Cary-Grove Jan 9, 2014 10:34 PM
    Much is made of the trio of Nick Gil, Eric Barone and Brian Pence when speaking of Crystal Lake South wrestling — and why not? This group headed by the No. 2 rated senior Gil has amassed a dazzling 71-11 record thus far, with Gil fresh off a championship ring at the prestigious Dvorak Invite during the holiday break. But while keeping an eye on these three, one had better not overlook the rest of the Gators’ lineup, which Thursday night in Cary-Grove proved to be the difference down the stretch during a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division dual thriller before a big Senior Night crowd. With Nick Dorn (182), Hunter Stroh (195) and Roland Gastfield (220) leading the charge, the visiting Gators outlasted their hosts 35-25 to stay within striking distance of McHenry with a perfect 4-0-0 record heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.

     
  • Huntley, C-G claim Valley Division wins Jan 8, 2014 10:44 PM
    Huntley took command in routing host McHenry 62-35 in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division girls basketball matchup Wednesday.

     
  • Boys basketball: Week 5 MVP Jan 9, 2014 12:40 AM
    Cary-Grove junior guard Jason Gregoire has earned Daily Herald MVP honors for his recent boys basketball performances.

     
  • Time to get these conference races restarted Jan 7, 2014 8:38 PM
    While the teenagers who play girls basketball around the Fox Valley may have been happy about a couple extra days off school, coaches surely were champing at the bit the last two days to get the season restarted. But Mother Nature took care of that. And even though I was missing all the subzero cold while vacationing in Florida, I too am anxious to get the second half of the season going, because the first half has provided enough excitement to lead us to believe the 2014 portion of the campaign is going to be an interesting one.

     
  • Images: IHSA Winter Meltdown Cheerleading and Dance Jan 4, 2014 5:55 PM
    Images from the IHSA Winter Meltdown Cheerleading and Dance Competition, Saturday Jan 4, 2014, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.

     
  • Plenty of highlights in this first half Jan 3, 2014 9:03 PM
    The best is yet to come as the conference wars kick into high gear, but first let’s recap some highlights from an exciting first half of the boys basketball season in the Fox Valley coverage area.

     
  • MCC offers seminars for small business owners Jan 2, 2014 10:30 AM
    Small business owners can ring in the year in a new way with three new marketing seminars offered by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at McHenry County College. The seminars take place from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 8.

     
  • South Elgin wins wild one over Cary-Grove Dec 29, 2013 12:29 AM
    Two rapidly improving boys basketball teams put on a wild show in the Consolation A championship game of the Hinkle Holiday Classic at Jacobs Saturday. South Elgin overcame a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit and a 36-point performance by Cary-Grove junior guard Jason Gregorie to win 83-80 in overtime, thereby claiming fifth place in the tournament with its fourth straight victory.

     
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