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Boys cross-county team steps it up at State

Boys cross-county team steps it up at State

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 have hoped for, the team enjoyed it while it lasted, soaking in the experiences that the state champion...

Boys Bowling team strikes back

Boys Bowling team strikes back

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 the 2019 - 2020 campaign.  Dale Gross has been coaching boys bowling for three seasons. When asked wha...

Successful volleyball season ends in Regional defeat

Successful volleyball season ends in Regional defeat

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 for a chance to advance to the sectional round of the state playoffs being held at Warren High...

Opinion: Corruption in Dallas

Opinion: Corruption in Dallas

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 not performing can be pointed towards Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. Jason Garrett, h...

Boys cross-country aims high following FVC title

Boys cross-country aims high following FVC title

Zach Brown, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

The boy’s varsity cross-country team came home from Plato Park in Elgin with a conference championship, and continue their undefeated streak as Regionals approach. With the cross-country regular season closed, the Warriors find themselves undefeated in conference as the state playoffs begin. Havin...

Boy’s golfer headed to State after team Regional win

Boy’s golfer headed to State after team Regional win

Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

After winning the regional tournament, McHenry West’s girl’s and boy’s golf teams try their hand at Sectionals this week, with Truman Keppy advancing to State. With the season coming to a close, McHenry’s golf teams celebrated an advancement to sectionals in DeKalb and Mt. Prospect this week. Aft...

Varsity football kicks off season strong

Varsity football kicks off season strong

Zach Brown, Sports Editor

October 8, 2019

The varsity football team have their sights set on the postseason after a promising first half of the 2019 season. Six weeks into the season, the Warriors hold a record of 3-3 and find themselves tied for No. 3 in the Fox Valley Conference. With four weeks remaining, the Warriors will need to win...

Should college athletes be paid?

Should college athletes be paid?

Peyton Roper, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

In 2017 the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) made close to $1.1 billion in total revenue. Now think about the players. They do not receive any rewards for their play and contributing to this large number of $1.1 billion. This year, Duke, a highly ranked basketball team, has sold out a...

Pin perfect: Boys bowler makes McHenry history

Pin perfect: Boys bowler makes McHenry history

Keefer Roman, Editor - West Campus

April 2, 2019

East Campus Senior Dalton Atwater made McHenry history this year as he became one of two MCHS athletes to qualify for the Illinois High School Association’s Boys Bowling State Finals.    Though qualifying for State is considered an impressive feat in itself, what makes this senior’s story even mo...

Girls lacrosse team makes debut at MCHS

Girls lacrosse team makes debut at MCHS

Sydney Murrin, Editor - West Campus

March 22, 2019

McHenry Community High School has filled a void in their athletic program with the addition of a girls lacrosse team that will be making its debut this spring. The team will be coached by West Campus School Counselor Sarah Sadler and MCHS parent Adam Tolan. According to Athletic Director Barry Burmeister,...