The Voice

The blooming of a new era

The blooming of a new era

Marek Makowski

February 23, 2012

Athletic Director Bruce Blumer’s room is filled with plenty of things to see. Look to the right and you see photos of various Huntley High School sports teams over the years. Look to the left and you will see various memoirs he has accumulated over his 38 years in the field of education. Look straight forward and you see a man who has announced that he is retiring at the end of the year. ...

The boy behind the team

The boy behind the team

Tom Heagney

February 19, 2012

On a Tuesday night, Valentine's Day, the sophomore Huntley boys basketball team finds itself down by three points, with one second remaining in overtime. Every spectator has their eyes on sophomore Zach Gorney, who shoots a last-second desperation shot from more than halfway down the court. As the shot...

Boys basketball routs Barrington in close game

Boys basketball routs Barrington in close game

Tom Heagney

February 19, 2012

In front of a packed gym and a Comcast camera crew, the Huntley boys basketball team outlasted Barrington in a defensive slugfest on Saturday night, winning 38-31. Click here to view the senior night photo gallery Following pre-game “senior night” festivities, the Raiders (24-2) got off to a 5-0 run against the Eagles (19-8). Numerous turnovers were com...

Girls basketball takes loss in regional final in stride

Girls basketball takes loss in regional final in stride

Marek Makowski

February 17, 2012

Huntley’s entire season was mirrored in Thursday night’s loss in the Dekalb 4A Regional Championship to the Dekalb Lady Barbs. Click here to view the HHS vs. DHS photo gallery After starting this season with an 8-3 record carried by consistent basketball, Huntley began to fall apart, just like it d...

Huntley advances to regional finals with win over Jacobs

Huntley advances to regional finals with win over Jacobs

Marek Makowski

February 15, 2012

Huntley went back to winning on Tuesday night. Click here to view the HHS vs. HJD photo gallery The team, which has stressed a balanced offense and aggressive defense all season, snapped a three-game skid as it defeated Jacobs in the Dekalb 4A Regional. “With it being the postseason, it’s ...

Last-second lay up shot gives Huntley win, conference championship

Last-second lay up shot gives Huntley win, conference championship

Tom Heagney

February 12, 2012

Junior Bryce Only made a layup with three seconds on Saturday night, and Huntley clinched both a 41-40 victory against division rival Dundee-Crown, and a second consecutive Fox Valley Conference championship. Click here to view the HHS v. DCHS photo gallery  After being defeated by the Red ...

Sophomore girls basketball ends season on a high note

Sophomore girls basketball ends season on a high note

Kayla Garcia

February 11, 2012

With the final game of girls sophomore basketball behind them, the team ended its season on a high note when they took the victory against Woodstock North on Friday. The girls prevailed 52-42 in the Fox Valley Conference Division Showdown. Unfortunately, their whole season was not such smooth sailing. “We didn...

Woodstock North defeats Huntley in FVC Division Crossover

Woodstock North defeats Huntley in FVC Division Crossover

Marek Makowski

February 11, 2012

Polar opposites battled in the Fox Valley Conference Division Showdown on Saturday, Feb. 10. Click here to view the HHS vs. WNHS   photo gallery Huntley’s final game of the regular season pitted it against the Woodstock North Thunder in a matchup to determine each team’s final placing in the FVC standings. Both the Red Raiders and the ...

Huntley achieves twentieth win of the season against Crystal Lake South

Huntley achieves twentieth win of the season against Crystal Lake South

Tom Heagney

February 9, 2012

Huntley rolled to a 51-32 victory against Crystal Lake South on Wednesday night. Click here to view the Huntley vs. Crystal Lake South photo gallery The Red Raiders (20-2 overall, 10-0 FVC Valley) had one of their most solid performances of the year against the Gators (6-15, 4-4) and m...

myVoice: Why ‘The Legend of Zelda’ is the greatest video game series of all time

myVoice: Why ‘The Legend of Zelda’ is the greatest video game series of all time

Marek Makowski

February 6, 2012

I know, I know.  That headline up there must make you think I’m a maniac.  How can somebody take such a successful commercial enterprise as the video game industry, where nearly-perfect games are released constantly, and name the best of the best? Well, I will. Yes, you have the “Mario,”...

Cary-Grove clinches Valley Division with victory over Huntley

Cary-Grove clinches Valley Division with victory over Huntley

Marek Makowski

February 4, 2012

Turnovers have seemed like a double-edged sword to the Red Raiders in their past two games.  Huntley picked up a victory against Dundee-Crown on Wednesday by forcing 17 turnovers.  This time, Huntley’s 25 giveaways on Saturday night in Cary led to its loss. Click here to view a gallery of th...

Ream, Raiders defense defeat D-C in divisional match-up

Ream, Raiders defense defeat D-C in divisional match-up

Marek Makowski

February 1, 2012

Huntley head coach Steve Raethz has stressed defense more than anything else this season.  Wednesday night, that philosophy paid off. “We knew that why we were losing [the last couple of games] was because of our defensive end,” said junior guard Haley Ream.  “We knew that the key was working as a team on defense.” ...

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