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The boys and girls track teams pose with their McHenry County trophies (Courtesy of Huntley Athletics).

Boys and girls track claim county titles

By Tyler Watkins
April 23, 2016

n what appears to be an annual tradition, the Huntley Red Raiders boys and girls track teams put up strong performances on Thursday and Friday night at...

Senior Kyle Nwogu shoots a free throw in a late-season clash against Crystal Lake South.

Boys basketball ends season with regional loss

By Tyler Watkins
March 7, 2016

he Huntley Red Raiders' boys basketball team had their season come to an end on Monday, Feb. 29 after a 59-46 loss to Larkin in the South Elgin Regional....

The Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) scores past the Orlando Magics Victor Oladipo (5) at the Amway Center on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Fantasy Masters Top 10 Games of the Week

By Tyler Watkins
February 26, 2016

Game 1: Chicago Bulls (27-25) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (38-14) - Feb. 18 @ 7:00 p.m.   Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers   Why: The Cavaliers...

The Red Raiders pose after qualifying for Day 2 of the IHSA state finals (Courtesy of @HHSCheer158)

Huntley cheer caps off best season in school history

By Tyler Watkins
February 7, 2016

untley’s varsity cheer team wrapped up another successful season during the IHSA state meet at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Ill. The Raiders...

Sophomore Justin Allen grapples with his opponent.

Huntley falls to Jacobs on Senior Night

By Tyler Watkins
January 19, 2016

he Huntley Red Raiders’ wrestling team faced off against the Golden Eagles of Jacobs on Thursday night. The match was emotional for many of the Raiders,...

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) stiff arms Detroit Lions strong safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) as he picks up a first down during the second quarter on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Ford Field in Detroit. (Jerry Holt/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

Fantasy Masters predictions for Week 13

By Tyler Watkins
December 3, 2015

Game: Seattle Seahawks (6-5) @ Minnesota Vikings (8-3) - Sun. Dec. 6 @ 12 p.m. Tyler’s Pick: Minnesota Vikings Why: Minnesota has looked fearsome...

The boys and girls cross country teams pose with their regional championship plaques.

Huntley’s Cross Country seniors end career on high note

By Tyler Watkins
November 9, 2015

he season came to an end Saturday for Huntley’s boys and girls cross-country teams. The boys team was able to send three senior runners-Keagan Smith,...

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon Tate (19) stretches out for a 55-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Fantasy Masters predictions for Week 5 of the NFL

By Tyler Watkins
October 8, 2015

Seattle Seahawks (2-2) @ Cincinnati Bengals (4-0) Sunday 12 PM CST   Tyler’s Pick: Cincinnati Bengals   Why: Seattle has gotten...

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown (13) celebrates a touchdown run against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at Soldier Field in Chicago. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Fantasy Masters Week 3

By Tyler Watkins
September 24, 2015
Fantasy Masters predictions for week 3 of the NFL season
The Atlanta Hawks Al Horford hits the game-winning shot to beat the Washington Wizards, 82-81, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The win gives the Hawks a 3-2 series lead. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

NBA playoffs round three

By Tyler Watkins
May 22, 2015
Matchup: (1) Atlanta Hawks v (2) Cleveland Cavaliers. Matchup: (1) Golden State Warriors v (2) Houston Rockets
Huntley reclaims the Fox Valley Conference title

Huntley reclaims the Fox Valley Conference title

By Tyler Watkins
May 19, 2015
Friday night at Crystal Lake South, the Huntley Red Raiders’ boys track team overcame injuries to continue their dominant season.
NBA playoffs first round preview

NBA playoffs first round preview

By Tyler Watkins
April 21, 2015

Eastern Conference   Series: (1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (8) Brooklyn Nets   Pick: Atlanta Hawks in 5   Why: Atlanta has been one of the...

Spring sports previews: Baseball and Tennis

Spring sports previews: Baseball and Tennis

By Tyler Watkins
March 31, 2015
Spring sport previews for Huntley's varsity tennis and baseball teams
NBA Top Ten

NBA Top Ten

By Tyler Watkins
March 10, 2015
NBA top ten games and predictions for the week of March 6 to March 12
Boys basketball fall to Jacobs on Senior Night

Boys basketball fall to Jacobs on Senior Night

By Tyler Watkins
February 22, 2015
Huntley (10-15, 4-4 FVC) was riding a two-game winning streak into Friday night’s Senior Night match against the Golden Eagles of Jacobs. The teams last met on Jan. 23 at Jacobs, where the Golden Eagles defeated the Red Raiders 58-39. Huntley’s winning streak was broken, as Jacobs won 57-41.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, left, stiff arms Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson in the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. The Cardinals beat the Seahawks, 17-10. (Joe Barrentine/Tacoma News Tribune/MCT)

Fantasy Masters: Week 12

By Tyler Watkins
November 21, 2014
Fantasy Masters week 12 picks with a fantasy football impact
Cam Newton throws a pass against the Saints (MCT Campus)

Fantasy Masters week 9

By Tyler Watkins
October 30, 2014
The Fantasy Masters' football predictions with a fantasy football impact
Keagan Smith sets the tone early.

Rally in the Valley

By Tyler Watkins
September 24, 2014

n Sept. 23, the Huntley High School boys and girls cross country teams raced through the tight, hilly curves of Hickory Nut Grove against teams from Jacobs...

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