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Central blows out Huntley to take FVC title

Central blows out Huntley to take FVC title

Kyle Sommerfield

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 after shot, Huntley’s high from the Cary Grove victory wore off.  Central held a commanding 24-point lead at one point in the game and closed the blowout with a 54-37 lead. Huntley’s mi...

Trojans steal victory

Trojans steal victory

Marek Makowski

February 4, 2013

This is where the next chapter of the historic rivalry between Huntley and Cary-Grove ends: at the free throw line with 5:36 left in the fourth quarter. “It came down to toughness with the basketball,” said Raiders head coach Steve Raethz. It’s Saturday afternoon and the Raiders hold a 9-point...

Huntley sends Wolves packing, wins 56-30

Huntley sends Wolves packing, wins 56-30

Tom Heagney

January 30, 2013

Huntley overcame a sluggish start offensively to topple Fox Valley Conference opponent Prairie Ridge 56-30 on Wednesday night. The Raiders started off slow, scoring only 11 points in the first quarter and trailing the Wolves. At the end of the quarter, Huntley coach Marty Manning had a fiery talk...

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

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

Kyle Sommerfield

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 Prairie Ridge on Friday.  He's finally back.  Egekeze played his first game back from an injury against Crystal Lake South on Tuesday and left the...

Boys basketball flops midseason

Boys basketball flops midseason

Kyle Sommerfield

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 itself as one of the elite programs in the area.  All eyes turned to “next year.” “I don’t know yet,” said Marty Manning.  “But...

Kickin’ it with Kyle: Books and brawn

Kickin’ it with Kyle: Books and brawn

Kyle Sommerfield

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 test.  After school, Vasconez goes to football workouts.  When he finishes, he walks out to the parking lot and remembers the painful fact: ...

Huntley clips Golden Eagles’ wings, beats Jacobs 46-39 on road

Huntley clips Golden Eagles’ wings, beats Jacobs 46-39 on road

Tom Heagney

December 7, 2012

The Huntley boys basketball team defeated Fox Valley Conference archrival Jacobs 46-39 on Friday night. Huntley senior Jake Wagner led the Red Raider's winning effort with 15 points, nine of which came in the second half. Huntley led at the end of the first quarter, but watched its lead get squandered...

Huntley falls to Carmel in devastating overtime loss

Huntley falls to Carmel in devastating overtime loss

Kyle Sommerfield

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 to Carmel Catholic High School 38-31 in overtime. The first few minutes set the tone for the rest of the game.  The two teams alternated possessions,...

Huntley holds on against Larkin, clinches second consecutive class 4A regional title

Huntley holds on against Larkin, clinches second consecutive class 4A regional title

Tom Heagney

March 3, 2012

Huntley held on against in the fourth quarter against a resilient Larkin team Friday night, clinching both a win and its second consecutive Class 4A regional championship. The Red Raiders (26-3) held the Royals (16-12) for the first three quarters, however poor play and a spirited press by Larkin erased a nine point deficit early o...

Huntley rolls, advances to regional championship game

Huntley rolls, advances to regional championship game

Tom Heagney

February 28, 2012

The Huntley boys basketball team anticipated a close game against Dekalb in a class 4A regional semifinal matchup. Despite getting exactly what they expected, the Red Raiders (25-3) let a stout defensive effort power them past the Barbs (10-15) on Tuesday night. Defense dominated much of the first half, with multiple Huntley turnovers and missed shots by Dekalb. ...

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...

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