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Eric Luecht pitched well despite picking up the loss on Tuesday. (A. Wong)

Huntley falls to Jacobs in pitchers duel

April 23, 2014

Huntley High School’s baseball game against Jacobs looked like a personal battle between Huntley’s Eric Luecht and Jacobs’ Reilly Peltier. ...

Kain Colter is the leader of the Northwestern football teams unionization movement.  (MCT Campus)

The dangers of paying college athletes

April 22, 2014

The Northwestern football team has shaken up the world of college sports.  On March 26, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that the team’s...

First baseman Tommy Kiriakopolous tags out a Hampshire runner.

Huntley shuts out Hampshire in 7-0 victory

April 5, 2014

The Huntley High School baseball team began its season with a little uncertainty.  Losses to Brother Rice and Carmel raised questions about Huntley’s...

300:  Rise of An Empire fails to live up to predecessor

“300: Rise of An Empire” fails to live up to predecessor

March 8, 2014

Director Zack Snyder awed audiences with his over-the-top portrayal of the Battle of Thermopylae in “300.”  There was blood, shouting, and a narrator...

Neeson makes Non-Stop a suspensful thriller

Neeson makes “Non-Stop” a suspensful thriller

February 28, 2014

The Liam Neeson featured in “Non-Stop” is a far departure from his award-winning portrayal of Oscar Schindler in Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s...

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Hallowed be thy hypocrite

February 28, 2014

After Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach on Jan. 23, fans of the troublesome pop star were quick to defend him. The “Beliebers” want to believe...

Huntley snaps losing streak with win over McHenry

Huntley snaps losing streak with win over McHenry

February 18, 2014

Huntley High School’s boys basketball team has had a successful season thus far, cementing itself as one of the top teams in the Fox Valley Conference. ...

A Frozen Super Bowl

A Frozen Super Bowl

January 31, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII was almost perfect.  The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos are the two best teams in football, Peyton Manning is looking to rewrite...

Math Team members Jeff Chan and James Cannalte discuss a problem after their individual competition.

Math Team takes first in FVC competition

January 22, 2014

  This is a year of renewal for Huntley High School’s math team.  With the program’s “founding fathers” graduating in 2013 and math...

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Ron Burgundy is back with more laughs

December 21, 2013

As Ron Burgundy made his rounds around the world of public media, “Anchorman” fans patiently awaited the release of “Anchorman 2:  The Legend...

Huntleys dynamic duo

Huntley’s dynamic duo

December 20, 2013

The vacancy was astounding.  Even as Raider Nation filled the stands of nearly every boys basketball game, the stands of the East Gym of Huntley High...

Huntley takes revenge against Cary Grove

Huntley takes revenge against Cary Grove

December 9, 2013

The last time Huntley High School’s girls basketball team played against Cary Grove, it lost in a heartbreaking overtime thriller.  It was perhaps...

Huntleys ice Kings

Huntley’s ice Kings

November 26, 2013

The first thing you notice about the Crystal Ice House is the yellow neon sign and steel structure that make up its exterior.  The smell of hockey,...

Sophomore Ali Andrews boxes out a Central player before going for a rebound.

Huntley blows out Central in opening game

November 19, 2013

  When the Huntley High School girls basketball team finished fourth in the state last season, all eyes turned to “next year.”  With four...

Making the most of life

Making the most of life

November 7, 2013

English teacher Kay Meyer isn’t content with being a spectator. That’s why she responded so fervently when her nephew asked her about her recent...

Bad Grandpa continues the Jackass legacy

“Bad Grandpa” continues the “Jackass” legacy

October 26, 2013

There are four crucial elements to every “Jackass” movie:  dangerous stunts, genitals, bodily fluids, and pranks. But “Bad Grandpa” has a surprising...

Huntleys defense lines up against an explosive Jacobs offense.

Jacobs duo proves to be too much for Huntley

October 18, 2013

After the Huntley football team suffered a devastating 27-20 loss to Jacobs, coach John Hart made it clear that he was satisfied with the team’s...

Luechts stellar performance leads Huntley past Woodstock North

Luecht’s stellar performance leads Huntley past Woodstock North

April 13, 2013

It was clear from the beginning.  In Huntley’s 10-0 victory over Woodstock North, Eric Luecht had the edge. In his five innings of work, Luecht...

Huntleys offensive prowess proves to be too much for Grayslake Central

Huntley’s offensive prowess proves to be too much for Grayslake Central

April 6, 2013

  With star pitcher Eric Luecht starting on the mound for Huntley, one would think the Red Raiders’ pitching would be the factor to overcome...

Huntley pushes past Hoffman Estates for seventh straight win

Huntley pushes past Hoffman Estates for seventh straight win

April 5, 2013

  After falling to Jacobs in last year’s regional final, area teams gave Huntley baseball a label:  vulnerable. But Huntley’s dynamic...

Marian takes its first state title with a buzzer beater

Marian takes its first state title with a buzzer beater

March 3, 2013

Marian Catholic looked like the favorite going into Saturday night's 4A state finals against Rolling Meadows.  The Spartans were just coming off a...

Lady Broncos clutch third place title

Lady Broncos clutch third place title

March 2, 2013

  Montini came into the state tournament thinking about one thing:  a state title.  The program took the 3A honors the past three years and a...

Vernon Hills gets their revenge

Vernon Hills gets their revenge

March 1, 2013

On March 3, 2012, Vernon Hills faced a Montini team that was looking for its third state title in three years.  Montini came out and lit up the Cougars,...

[PREVIEW] Class 3A Game Previews

[PREVIEW] Class 3A Game Previews

March 1, 2013

Game 1: Montini v. Morton Saturday, March 2 12:00 noon   Montini (34-1) Starters Lea Kerstein, Guard, Fr. Kelly Karlis, Forward,...

[RESULTS] Class 3A 3-point showdown finals

[RESULTS] Class 3A 3-point showdown finals

March 1, 2013

Timothy Christian senior Brittany Scheidt won the Country Financial Class 3A 3-Point Showdown on Friday afternoon. Scheidt's eight 3s bested St....

Quincy Notre Dame remains undefeated

Quincy Notre Dame remains undefeated

March 1, 2013

Things looked bleak for Morton from the beginning.  Notre Dame led 24-5 at the end of the first period and Notre Dame guard Jordan Frericks had two...

[PREVIEW] Class 3A State Semifinals

[PREVIEW] Class 3A State Semifinals

February 28, 2013

Game 1: Vernon Hills v. Montini   Friday, March 1   12:00 noon   Vernon Hills (30-2) Starters Sydney Smith, Guard, Jr. Haley...

[RESULTS] Class 3A Three Point Showdown Preliminaries

[RESULTS] Class 3A Three Point Showdown Preliminaries

February 28, 2013

Thursday's 3A Division Country Financial Three Point Showdown consisted of 32 contestants.  Out of the 32, four advanced to Friday's final. Contestants...

E-Rabs put a swift end to Huntleys season

E-Rabs put a swift end to Huntley’s season

February 28, 2013

After an up-and-down game against a second-seeded Rockford East, Huntley fell short to the E-Rabs 53-43. The reason why the Raiders lost can be described...

Central blows out Huntley to take FVC title

Central blows out Huntley to take FVC title

February 22, 2013

But like all reigns it eventually came to an end. Huntley didn’t have much to cheer about Friday night.  As Crystal Lake Central drained shot...

Huntley pounds Cary Grove, rises to top of conference

Huntley pounds Cary Grove, rises to top of conference

February 15, 2013

They say the journey is better than the destination, that the reward is nothing compared to what you did to get it.  But the Huntley Red Raiders showed...

Chargers shock Huntley, win 47-38

Chargers shock Huntley, win 47-38

February 9, 2013

On Jan. 19, Huntley picked up a 45-38 victory over the Dundee-Crown Chargers.  It was just another conference win, another notch on the belt that kept...

[GALLERY] Huntley pushes past McHenry in White Out win

[GALLERY] Huntley pushes past McHenry in White Out win

February 1, 2013

Raider Nation was a sea of white at Friday night’s boys basketball game against McHenry.  The stands were packed as Huntley students showed up to see...

Zero Dark Thirty For Best Picture

“Zero Dark Thirty” For Best Picture

January 23, 2013

“Zero Dark Thirty” deserves to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards this February, but it won’t. What is probably the best movie of the year...

[GALLERY] Wagners 32 points leads Huntley to victory over PR

[GALLERY] Wagner’s 32 points leads Huntley to victory over PR

January 11, 2013

A loud "oh" echoed throughout the Prairie Ridge gym as Huntley's star forward Amanze Egekeze threw down a breakaway dunk in Huntley's 76-51 victory over...

Tom Cruise, left, is Reacher and Robert Duvall is Cash in Jack Reacher, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. (courtesy of MCT Campus)

“Jack Reacher” fails to reach success

December 22, 2012

I’ll be honest; I went into “Jack Reacher” expecting the stupidest, most cliché action movie ever made. I’m happy to say I was wrong, but...

Boys basketball flops midseason

Boys basketball flops midseason

December 21, 2012

March 6:  the last game of the Huntley boys basketball 2011-2012 season.  Rockford Auburn extinguished the final flame under the team that hoped to establish...

Kickin it with Kyle: Books and brawn

Kickin’ it with Kyle: Books and brawn

December 21, 2012

Junior Tyler Vasconez sits in his calculus class.  Teacher Stephen Styers finishes his lecture and with a fear-evoking smile, reminds the class of tomorrow’s...

Turnovers cost Huntley game at Crystal Lake Central

Turnovers cost Huntley game at Crystal Lake Central

December 14, 2012

The Huntley boys basketball team went into Friday night’s game hoping to add another win to its 4-2 record.  Losses to Carmel Catholic High School and...

Huntley falls to Carmel in devastating overtime loss

Huntley falls to Carmel in devastating overtime loss

November 30, 2012

The Huntley boys basketball team went into Friday night’s game with three wins under its belt, but despite leading for the majority of the game, lost...

Huntley shows promise in Coaches vs. Cancer Thanksgiving Tournament

Huntley shows promise in Coaches vs. Cancer Thanksgiving Tournament

November 25, 2012

The Huntley High School boys basketball team opened its season with a bang in Crystal Lake Central’s Coaches vs. Cancer Thanksgiving Tournament.  A...

SNL failing to reach expectations

SNL failing to reach expectations

November 16, 2012

“Saturday Night Live” has changed a lot since its first episode in 1975 and unfortunately, the changes have not been for the better.  The show found...

Kickin it with Kyle: Hoops hopes

Kickin’ it with Kyle: Hoops hopes

November 16, 2012

It seemed like a death sentence, like the knockout blow that ends the upcoming boxer’s career and leaves him lying on the floor, gasping for breath.  As...

Fright Fest Returns to Six Flags Great America

Fright Fest Returns to Six Flags Great America

October 26, 2012

Kyle Sommerfield Six Flags Great America is known for its summer appeal. Kids spend their summer vacations riding rollercoasters and playing games....

Huntley shuts out McHenry in last game before playoffs

Huntley shuts out McHenry in last game before playoffs

October 20, 2012

A big loss to Cary Grove left the Huntley Red Raiders discouraged, but a win against Woodstock put them in the playoffs.  Although they were already guaranteed...

Huntley comes up short against Cary Grove

Huntley comes up short against Cary Grove

October 6, 2012

After four consecutive wins, Huntley has been abuzz with excitement about playing Cary Grove in the CN100 Game of the Week.  However, the Red Raiders...

Madden 13 Reinvents Franchise

Madden 13 Reinvents Franchise

October 5, 2012

Kyle Sommerfield It’s that time of the year again, and this time, Calvin Johnson is in the spotlight.  Johnson, the Detroit Lions’ star wide receiver,...

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