Cal Aldridge will make it a third generation of his family heading Crystal Lake Central's baseball program this spring. His father, Jeff, and grandfather, Gary, previously were head coaches for the Tigers.
Crystal Lake South forward Colton Hess regrets not playing basketball last season, while he was working out for football. Hess has been an integral part of the Gators' 31-3 season which continues Monday night in the Class 3A Hoffman Estates Supersectional.
Crystal Lake South won its second boys basketball sectional title school in school history and with 31 wins equals the most wins of any team in Fox Valley Conference history. The Gators (31-3) meet DePaul College Prep (32-2) in Monday's Class 3A Hoffman Estates Supersectional.
Many of the area's top senior girls and boys basketball players will play one more time in the McHenry County Area All-Star Basketball Extravaganza on Sunday, April 14 at Alden-Hebron's Tigard Gymnasium.
Crystal Lake South took Kaneland out of anything it wanted to do early and rolled to a 69-38 victory in the Class 3A Kaneland Sectional boys basketball tournament championship on Friday. It is the Gators' second sectional title in school history.
Gurnee Warren smothered McHenry early on defense and coasted to a 70-38 win in the Class 4A Guilford Sectional final on Friday. The Warriors, going for their first sectional title since 1976, finished a program-best 26-9.
Crystal Lake Central's Katie Hamill, Marian Central's Madison Kenyon and Huntley's Anna Campanelli were named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association's All-State girls basketball team, released Friday afternoon.