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Wheeling Township, IL, United States

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Buffalo Grove continues dominant run with convincing win over Prospect

Buffalo Grove goes up one game atop the Mid-Suburban League East after beating Prospect in girls softball. → Read More

Softball: Hersey slugs its way past Schaumburg

It was a windy slugfest on Thursday in Arlington Heights but Hersey, using a 10-run fourth inning, was able to breeze past Schaumburg in five innings, 23-13, in a Mid-Suburban League softball crossover. → Read More

Loyola job 'A dream come true' for former Buffalo Grove standout Guth

Home sweet home may be a cliche but Allison Guth will certainly tell you how true it is. In fact, she calls it 'kind of a dream come true'. The former Yale University head women's basketball coach is coming back home to her Chicagoland roots after being named the tenth head women's basketball coach at Loyola University. → Read More

Softball: Hersey comes from behind to beat St. Viator

Hersey senior second baseman Avery Meyer, who bats eighth in the lineup, was her team's only multiple hitter on Monday in Arlington Heights. But much more significant was the fact that both hits came in the same inning, which happened to be the sixth when Hersey earned its come-from-behind 8-7 nonconference softball triumph over crosstown rival St. Viator. → Read More

Maine West shows its mettle, downs Elk Grove

Saint Xavier University recruit Kacper Pogorzelski just sees himself as part of the puzzle for Maine West boys volleyball team this season. The 6-foot-3 Pogorzelski and his teammates solved their opponent for the second time in three days, this time posting a 25-12, 25-21 triumph over Elk Grove in front of big turnout in Des Plaines on Wednesday night. → Read More

Softball: Lincoln-Way Central edges Barrington

Lincoln-Way Central knocked off Barrington 6-5 Tuesday in a nonconference softball game. → Read More

Barrington's Horwath will play beach volleyball at Arizona

Barrington's Jess Horwath has become one of the top high school players in the state for the Fillies. Now Horwath, a 6-foot-1 junior, has made a commitment to the University of Arizona's beach volleyball team. → Read More

Hersey's Lill calls it a career after more than 1,000 wins

The only Mid-Suburban League girls volleyball coach to win 1,000 matches has resigned. Hersey hall of famer Nancy Lill, one of only four Illinois girls volleyball coaches to reach that milestone, has announced her retirement after nearly 40 seasons. → Read More

Presenting the 2021-2022 Northwest Suburbs All-Area Girls Basketball Team

Presenting the 2021-2022 Northwest Suburbs All-Area Girls Basketball Team → Read More

Barrington's Swanson excelled, and she's not done yet

It was a season for Sophie Swanson unlike any other player has had for Barrington's girls basketball program, and one that has landed the junior the honor of being named he Daily Herald's All-Area Captain for the Northwest suburbs. → Read More

Stevenson on its way to Redbird for 1st time since 2001

Two teams who were the only Illinois state girls basketball champions from 1995 to 1998 treated fans at Robert Morris University on Monday night to a state-caliber matchup in Arlington Heights. And when it was over, 1995 and 1996 state champion Stevenson pulled out a 36-32 win over 1997 and 1998 state champ Loyola at the Class 4A Hersey supersectional. → Read More

Leyden's layup at buzzer lifts Maine South over Evanston

Maine South downed Evanston 43-41 Tuesday the semifinals of the Class 4A Glenbrook South girls basketball semifinals. → Read More

Fremd earns yet another regional crown

No. 2 seeded Fremd made it nine regional girls basketball crowns in 11 seasons with a convincing 54-29 triumph over No. 10 Palatine Thursday night. → Read More

Palatine drops Rolling Meadows to get another crack at Fremd

No. 10 seed Palatine stormed past No. 7 Rolling Meadows (16-14) in the semifinals of the Class 4A Wheeling girls basketball 43-34 Tuesday night. → Read More

In postseason form, Barrington routs Prospect for MSL title

With a convincing 51-28 triumph over visiting Prospect on Wednesday night, the Mid-Suburban League girls basketball championship plaque is back at Barrington High School. → Read More

Stevenson erases St. Viator's early lead

With St. Viator holding a 20-16 lead with under four minutes in the first half, the No. 1 girls basketball team in Class 4A made its winning move in the nonconference game. → Read More

Freshman Sagadraca comes through for Streamwood in victory over Hoffman Estates

Streamwood nipped Hoffman Estates 40-38 Thursday night in a nonconference girls basketball game. → Read More

Softball: Buffalo Grove snaps Barrington's 25-game MSL streak

It's never been easy for opponents to leave the Fields of Dreams with a victory. → Read More

St. Viator's Joy Bergstrom takes her (top) spot in school scoring history

St. Viator senior Joy Bergstrom, a four-year starter, became the Lions' all-time leading girls basketball scorer last week. With her 18 points in a 60-45 loss to Carmel, Bergstrom reached 1,696 for her four seasons, including her junior campaign which was cut in half due to COVID-19. → Read More

Prospect downs Rolling Meadows, will play Barrington for MSL title

Prospect defeated Rolling Meadows 57-46 in a Mid-Suburban East girls basketball game Wednesday night, capping a 9-1 conference run which made the Knights co-champions with Hersey. → Read More