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The race against COVID

The girls cross country team competes in a race against Dundee-Crown on September 10 at West Campus.
Joe Ndu, Staff Reporter November 6, 2020

Both students and staff have been faced the many hurdles presented with trying to balance the safety of the athletes along with trying to keep the sports competitive. In particular, the athletes are adapting...

Dodgers win 2020 World Series during pandemic

The 2020 World Series was held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Dodgers had an 8-3 victory against the Rays.
Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor November 5, 2020

The 2020 World Series was held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas this year. Due to COVID-19, the teams were unable to travel, so the MLB made accommodations allowing both teams to be the “home”...

What now?

Many athletes have spent most of their lives preparing for their varsity season only to have it ripped away by COVID-19. But for these athletes, who  continue to train and stay positive, the game isn’t over yet.
Emma Snyder, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

Athletes look forward to their sports seasons all year long. They train, practice, and prepare, making sure they are at the top of their game in hopes of success. They work with coaches, trainers, and...

IHSA considers extending spring athletics seasons

Assistant coach Ray Currie congratulates last year's varsity softball team between innings during a game on April 6, 2019. Spring sports and other extracurriculars were among cancellations in the wake of coronavirus.
Emma Snyder, Staff Writer April 3, 2020

With the delay of the spring sports seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IHSA is considering the extension of the season, according to a letter from Craig Anderson, the IHSA’s Executive Director.  “We...

New and improved

Trapping the ball, varsity girls soccer player Ellie Ruppethal prepares to pass during a varsity girls soccer game last year against Grayslake Central.
Emma Snyder, Staff Writer March 13, 2020

Last year, both the varsity and JV girls soccer teams had disappointing records. But with the new season rapidly approaching, excitement surrounds the future of girls soccer at MCHS.  The girls soccer...

Kansas City tramples 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

The Fox Sports television set and fan experience on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach where the Super Bowl took place in Miami on February 2. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers to conclude the 100th season of the NFL.
Chase Creech, Staff Writer February 10, 2020

Super Bowl LIV was held this past Sunday, February 2. The Kansas City Chiefs played the San Francisco 49ers to close off the 100th season of NFL history. The game was held at Miami Gardens Stadium...

The NFL’s International Dilemma

The NFL is one of the most popular athletic organizations in the world. But does that mean that fans overseas will be as excited about football as the U.S.?
Chase Creech, Staff Writer December 20, 2019

The National Football League is the most profitable professional sports league in the world. Bringing in roughly 13 billion dollars annually, they are considerably more successful than any other league.  The...

Varsity boys basketball has high hopes for season

Cheering with their arms around each other, the 2018-19 varsity boys basketball team pumps each other up before a game against Marian-Central on November 28, 2018.  Last year’s team finished their season with a record of 2-28.
Zach Brown, Sports Editor December 13, 2019

After a disappointing 2018-2019 season, the MCHS boys varsity basketball team aim to bounce back with hopes of once again becoming a competitive force in the FVC.  The team finished with a record of...

Boys cross-county team steps it up at State

Will Puls hi-fives a classmate as the varsity boys cross-country team parades through West on November 8 led by the Marching Warriors drumline.  The team drove to the State final cross-country meet immediately following the celebration.
Zach Brown, Sports Editor November 15, 2019

On Saturday, November 9 in Peoria, the MCHS varsity boys cross-country team finished 20th out of 25 teams in the IHSA State final meet.  Though the outcome may not have been as positive as many would...

Boys Bowling team strikes back

Senior Jacob McLean practices with the boys bowling team in December of 2018 at Raymond's Bowl in Johnsburg, IL. McLean committed to bowl with Highland College,  won the NJCAA tournament last year.
Zach Brown, Sports Editor November 8, 2019

This Saturday, November 9, the Warriors boys bowling team will begin their season at Viking Lanes in South Beloit. The team is looking to build off of last years’ success, and has high hopes entering...

Successful volleyball season ends in Regional defeat

Senior setter Taylor Zoephel gets into a ready position with juniors Andrea Barajas and Savannah Coats during varsity volleyball game against Hampshire on August 27.
Zach Brown, Sports Editor November 1, 2019

The varsity volleyball season came to a end during the Regional championship game against Lake Forest High School on October 31 in the East Campus main gym.  The Warriors took on Lake Forest to compete...

Opinion: Corruption in Dallas

Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboy's mascot, represents the good, clean fun and the winning spirit that the team has somehow lost over the years.
Chase Creech, Staff Writer October 29, 2019

Is it really an honor to play for the Dallas Cowboys, to wear blue and white, while also playing for "America’s Team" who hasn’t won a Super Bowl or attended one since 1996? The blame for the team...

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