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2022 Northwest Herald softball preview capsules

Huntley H.S. center fielder, Clara Hudgens, connects with a pitch in their game against Barrington H.S. in the IHSA Class 4A Super Sectional Tournament on Monday, June 14, 2021 at Barrington H.S. in Barrington, IL.  Huntley went on to win in extra innings, 6-5 (11 innings).

Fox Valley Conference

Burlington Central

Cary-Grove

Crystal Lake Central

Crystal Lake South's Kennedy Grippo is all smiles heading into a sea of high-fives from the dugout after scoring against Woodstock North during their IHSA Class 3A Softball regional championship at Crystal Lake South High School on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake South won 8-0 through 7 innings of play.

Crystal Lake South

Dundee-Crown

Hampshire

Huntley's Jori Heard (5) delivers a pitch during softball Tuesday April 27, 2021 in St. Charles.

Huntley

Jacobs

McHenry pitcher Channing Keppy delivers the pitch to Crystal Lake South during their softball game at McHenry High School on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in McHenry.

McHenry

Prairie Ridge

Kishwaukee River Conference

Harvard

Johnsburg

Marengo catcher Taylor Davison (16) finishes a tag of Marengo's Lilly Kunzer (10) at home plate in the third inning of the game at Richmond-Burton High School, Richmond, Ill., Friday, June 4, 2021. The Rockets won, 11-9, and will play the winner of the Oregon Regional Tuesday, June 8.

Marengo

Richmond-Burton

Woodstock

Woodstock North

Northeastern Athletic Conference

Alden-Hebron