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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 24, 2015

San Francisco 49ers (1-1) @ Arizona Cardinals (2-0) Sunday 3:05 PM CST   Tyler’s Pick: Arizona Cardinals   Why: Arizona’s offense...

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

May 22, 2015

BA Playoffs Round three Matchup: (1) Atlanta Hawks v (2) Cleveland Cavaliers Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers in 6 Why: Atlanta has experienced a sharp...

Huntley reclaims the Fox Valley Conference title

Huntley reclaims the Fox Valley Conference title

May 19, 2015

riday night at Crystal Lake South, the Huntley Red Raiders’ boys track team overcame injuries to continue their dominant season. After winning all of...

NBA playoffs first round preview

NBA playoffs first round preview

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

March 31, 2015

Baseball: Coach: Andy Jakubowski Last Year’s Finish: 1st in FVC Top Returners: Brandon Altergott, sr.; Bobby Hecker, sr.; Matt Blain, sr. Top...

Fantasy Masters: NCAA Tournament

Fantasy Masters: NCAA Tournament

March 20, 2015

Midwest:   Round of 64 Game to Watch:  7 Wichita State v 10 Indiana   Why: Indiana has something to prove to the critics after squeezing...

NBA Top Ten

NBA Top Ten

March 10, 2015

Game 1: Miami Heat @ Washington Wizards Friday, March 6 6 PM CST   Pick: Miami Heat   Why: Washington has been incredibly inconsistent recently...

Boys basketball fall to Jacobs on Senior Night

Boys basketball fall to Jacobs on Senior Night

February 22, 2015

untley (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...

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

November 21, 2014

Arizona Cardinals (9-1) @ Seattle Seahawks (6-4) 3:05 PM CST Tyler’s Pick: Seahawks Why: Seattle needs a win to stay in the NFC West chase. Arizona...

Cam Newton throws a pass against the Saints (MCT Campus)

Fantasy Masters week 9

October 30, 2014

New Orleans Saints (3-4) @ Carolina Panthers (3-4-1) Thursday 8:25 PM CST Tyler’s Pick: Panthers Why: The Panthers’ offense has been better than...

Fantasy Masters: Week 8

Fantasy Masters: Week 8

October 23, 2014

San Diego Chargers (5-2) @ Denver Broncos (5-1) Thursday 8:25 PM CST   Tyler’s Pick: Chargers   Why: San Diego is going to be out...

Keagan Smith sets the tone early.

Rally in the Valley

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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