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  • Lakes handles Woodstock North Sep 5, 2014 11:52 PM
    Jake Balliu’s big night helped Lakes’ football team improve to 2-0 Friday night, as the Eagles knocked off visiting Woodstock North 30-17 in nonconference action. The senior rushed 13 times for 141 yards and caught 3 passes for 30 yards. Balliu scored on a 64-yard run and also hauled in a 16-yard TD toss from Jordan Mercure. Mercure (10-of-15 passing, 111 yards) threw touchdown passes to Matt Heerema (2 yards) and Lucas Kuzmanovich (14 yards), as well. Mercure added 68 rushing yards on 11 rushes. Dan Recker and Alex Jennrich led the Lakes defense with 11 tackles each, and Cody Brumm chipped in a 37-yard field goal, as the Eagles extended a 7-0 advantage after one quarter to 24-10 by halftime. Woodstock North fell to 0-2.

     
  • Back in action, Ciolek leads Wauconda Aug 30, 2014 10:24 PM
    All that time Stevie Ciolek spent on the sideline last season. Not allowed to strap on a helmet and hit. Not permitted to run drills with his Wauconda football teammates. Then Friday night, when the senior defensive back finally returned to the field for a varsity game, lightning hit Woodstock North. Ciolek — and all of his teammates — would have to exhibit patience again, as the season opener was suspended in the second quarter. On Saturday, the sun shone at Woodstock North and was topped by Ciolek’s even brighter smile. His touchdown return for a touchback provided a much-needed spark for Wauconda, and the Bulldogs took advantage by rallying for a 28-21 win.

     
  • Grayslake North’s Booker streaks past FVC field May 16, 2014 11:13 PM
    If you blinked you missed Grayslake North standout sprinter Titus Booker. Booker sprinted past the field at Friday night’s Fox Valley Conference meet held at Crystal Lake Central, winning the 100 meters in 11.06 and the 200 in a clocking of 22.20. “I just ran with my heart tonight and it worked out very well,” said the talented Knights junior. “I knew it would be good competition tonight so I trained hard. I feel very confident going into the sectionals next week.” McHenry, led by junior distance standout Jesse Reiser, claimed the conference championship with a score of 103.50.

     
  • Daily Herald Prep Excellence award winners May 4, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Daily Herald's Prep Sports Excellence event Sunday at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates provided a platform to recognize some amazing achievements from the finest high school athletes and coaches. Here are our winners in the categories of dazzling moment, overcoming obstacles, sportsmanship and spirit.

     
  • Images: Team Dance Illinois’ Grand Championship Mar 3, 2014 6:21 PM
    Team Dance Illinois' Grand Championship was held Sunday, March 2 at the Peoria Civic Center. The event showcases Illinois’ best dance, pom, drill and guard teams competing throughout the event.

     
  • Cary-Grove a surprising No. 1 seed Feb 20, 2014 11:34 PM
    Cary-Grove coach Ralph Schuetzle and Jacobs coach Jimmy Roberts expressed surprise for different reasons when seeds for the upcoming Class 4A Elgin boys basketball sectional were released on the IHSA website Thursday afternoon. Cary-Grove (15-10, 7-4) was named the No. 1 seed at the Crystal Lake Central regional, followed by Fox Valley Conference Valley Division brethren Prairie Ridge (15-10, 6-5), Jacobs (13-12, 7-3), Crystal Lake South (14-10, 3-7) and Dundee-Crown (6-16, 2-8). Crystal Lake Central (3-21, 2-8 FVC Fox) is the No. 6 seed.

     
  • Hampshire stymies Woodstock North Feb 16, 2014 8:16 AM
    Hampshire clung to a narrow lead against Woodstock North for most of the first half. But after the Thunder's Josh Jandron went out with his fourth foul early in the third quarter, the Whip-Purs started to pull away, finishing with a 72-59 win in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division boys basketball action Saturday afternoon in Woodstock. About the time Jandron left the game, Matt Bridges came alive for Hampshire. He scored 20 of his game-high 25 points after intermission. Drew Doran and Ryan Cork added 13 apiece for Hampshire (11-13, 7-3).

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Burlington Central preparing to leave Big Northern Nov 18, 2013 10:57 PM
    Burlington Central intends to leave the Big Northern Conference to join a new league, and the Rockets have company. Under a proposal presented to the District 301 school board by Burlington Central principal Matthew Haug and athletic director Steve Diversey at Monday’s meeting, the school would withdraw from the Big Northern Conference’s East Division following the 2014-15 school year along with Marengo, Harvard and Genoa-Kingston, all original members of the BNC, founded in 1991.

     
  • Booker paces big win for Grayslake North Oct 26, 2013 12:06 AM
    Grayslake North 55, Woodstock North 37: Titus Booker rushed 26 times for 274 yards and 5 touchdowns, as the visiting Knights closed out the regular season with their seventh win. Grayslake North (7-2), which finished 5-1 in the FVC Fox, also received a big game from Merrick Gentile. The sophomore quarterback rushed for 111 yards and 3 TDS on just 8 carries.

     
  • Grayslake Central passes up Woodstock N. Oct 19, 2013 12:01 AM
    Come baseball season, you will spot Grayslake Central center fielder Matt Loeffl making sure no ball goes over his head. Clearly, baseball is his sport, but you can see how his fly-catching skills pay off during football season. He doesn’t drop anything on a football field, and when quarterback Alex Lennartz is on target, Loeffl can do some nice things to help the Rams. He caught a pair of scoring passes from Lennartz in the final home game for these two seniors. The Rams (4-4) remained playoff-eligible with a 28-12 win over visiting Woodstock North on Friday night in Grayslake.

     
  • Hampshire’s push to playoff berth continues Oct 4, 2013 11:09 PM
    Hampshire turned in a complete performance. Coming off a lopsided loss last week, the Whip-Purs excelled in all three phases while downing Woodstock North, 42-12, in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play Hampshire Friday night. Nick Kielbasa ran for 167 yards and 3 scores, and Mason Fleury scored twice for the Whips, who moved to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the league.

     
  • Scouting Week 6 in the Fox Valley Oct 3, 2013 11:02 PM
    Scouting Week 5 football games in the Fox Valley.

     
  • Great start, great outcome for Lakes at Woodstock N. Sep 6, 2013 11:46 PM
    If you were at Woodstock North on Friday night, you may have caught a glimpse of Lakes coach Luke Mertens pinching himself. Mertens witnessed his Eagles get off to a dream start on both sides of the ball as the Eagles built a commanding lead on their way to a 45-14 nonconference victory over the Woodstock North Thunder.

     
  • Wauconda passes up Woodstock N. in a thriller Aug 31, 2013 12:05 AM
    Wauconda sophomore quarterback Kevin Malisheski told his receiver, Josh Anderson, that if he got open his pass was destined for a touchdown. For a game delayed for about 90 minutes, both Wauconda and visiting Woodstock North put on a show that was worthy of a playoff game. For the home-standing Bulldogs, it looked like North’s 13-7 lead would last the entire game. That’s before a 16-second span of plays that turned the game around.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • Hampshire notches share of FVC Fox titl Feb 19, 2013 11:16 PM
    The celebration was muted considering the magnitude of the accomplishment. The Hampshire boys basketball players shook hands with their counterparts from Woodstock North after Tuesday’s 63-46 Senior Night victory, displaying few outward signs of having just clinched a share of the program’s first title as a member of the Fox Valley Conference. Sure, there were high fives, satisfied smiles and assorted flying hip bumps, but nothing too crazy. No Gatorade buckets were dumped over coach Bob Barnett’s head or anything of the sort. “This is too nice of a suit for a Gatorade bucket,” reminded Barnett, nattily attired as always. “They don’t have the money to pay for the dry cleaning.”

     
  • Crystal Lake South’s pressure produces win Feb 8, 2013 10:57 PM
    Lauren Del Vecchio loves the labor that goes with playing the point in Crystal Lake South’s diamond-and-one, full-court pressure. “It’s my favorite position,” the 6-foot senior said. “I like to watch their eyes and get up on them. It gets me going and helps get the team going.” There was no doubt about how much defense got the Gators rolling in Friday night’s Fox Valley Conference girls basketball crossover. They turned 27 turnovers into 20 points and pitched a third-quarter shutout in a 50-32 victory over visiting Woodstock North at Gator Alley.

     
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