McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills gestures towards the crowd during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Highmark Stadium on Nov. 13, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Remarkable recovery

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director February 3, 2023

The Cincinnati Bengals stadium was an eerie sight during the first quarter of the football game to determine home field advantage in the playoffs. The fans were silent and all the players were out on the...

The JV boys basketball team meets in a time out during a game against Jacobs in the Upper Campus main gym on Friday.

Winning in JV

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

Dribbling the ball down the court, 5 seconds left on the clock, losing by 2 points, a JV boys basketball player passes the ball to his teammate on the left and gets himself open to receive the ball. It...

Joesph Thome releases the bowling ball down the lane about to strike success at Raymonds Bowl on Jan. 11.

One match at a time

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor January 23, 2023

Staring down the pins sixty feet away, the ball releases from their hand. Smoothly gliding down the lane to the pins. The silence of anticipation is broken by the ball knocking over the pins. It’s a...

Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates scoring their teams third goal past Hugo Lloris of France during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium on December 18, 2022, in Lusail City, Qatar.

Beer, fans and glory

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer December 22, 2022

The FIFA World Cup has ended this year after taking place in Qatar. Games were held across multiple locations and stadiums, and took place from Nov. 18 to Dec. 18. The finale of the World Cup ended with...

Nathaniel Wirch prepares to wrestle his opponent from Antioch during a varsity meet on Nov. 23 at Libertyville High School.

Working on wrestling

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor December 21, 2022

As the last varsity match of the night is won by the McHenry Varsity Wrestling team, it secures the match win for MCHS. The wins have been adding up for the wrestling team, which has been proving their...

Lynette Alsot smiles as she hi-fives her teammates before a varsity volleyball game against Prairie Ridge on August 28 in the Freshman Campus main gym. Alsot, who also plays girls basketball, is the recipient of MCHSs High School Heisman this year.

The result

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor December 16, 2022

Since childhood, it’s always been school then sports for most student athletes. This rule has carried through to high school, where athletes may be offered  leadership opportunities on their teams ...

MCHS sophomore Brady Anderson pushes past players from New Trier High School during a Kings hockey match. Though the Kings arent an official MCHS athletic team, many students from MCHS play for the team.

Hidden hockey

Tati Rubi, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

As the blades hit the ice, the team rushes past one another time and time again. Working together to reach success, after many practices preparing for the game. At pracities the team works to get better...

The varsity bench watches the game unfold against Crystal Lake Central on Nov. 29.

Starting the season

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

As the girls begin to run through their warm ups before the first conference game, girls basketball coach John Lunkenheimer prepares his different routes for the team to run before the away game against...

Marko Visnjevac dribbles the ball down the court on Sunday, Nov. 27 against Johnsburg at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee where the Bucks play.

Playing professional

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor November 30, 2022

Walking through the tunnel, the varsity boys basketball team looks up at the seats surrounding them. The lights shine down on them as they warm up. The game is about to begin, as thoughts rush through...

Doug Martin races in the IHSA cross-country state tournament.

Working through it

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer November 30, 2022

It's the day of sectionals, as the race begins, placed in the back of the crowd of runners, Douglas Martin begins to pass runners. Eventually he passes over 100 runners to qualify himself to go to the...

Members of the girls cross-country team march through the halls of the Upper Campus on Nov. 4 before departing for the IHSA State Cross Country Meet that weekend in Peoria. This was the first time in MCHS history that the whole team qualified for State.

Chasing success

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor November 21, 2022

As the last runner crosses the finish line, their team cheers them on and the whole team celebrates jumping up and down in the wet morning dew. Parents, coaches, and family celebrate as well, congratulating...

Arlington Park International racecourse in Arlington Heights on Sept. 29, 2021. The Chicago Bears have signed a purchase agreement for Arlington International Racecourse, the near-century-old facility that likely hosted its final horse race last year.

Opinion: The Chicago Bears should move to Arlington Park

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer November 16, 2022

A Chicago Bears fan prepares to watch the game that they have bought tickets to. They are excited for the game to begin for the Bears are playing at their home field Soldier Field in Chicago. But the stadium...

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