The McHenry Messenger

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 teammates, improving their abilities and creating a stronger team.  This year, athletes trained for an unexpected s...

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 are considering an extension of the spring sports season limitation to provide more participation...

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 team this year is going to be younger consisting of mostly freshmen and sophomores. New assistant var...

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 in FloridaThe quarterbacks in this game were a pair of young superstars in the making. Patrick Mahom...

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 NFL has begun expanding, trying to turn their product into one that can be enjoyed by fans inte...

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 2-28, placing second to last in conference last season. Instead of allowing last season to cast a ...

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

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

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

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 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

Junior Caleb Schopen and Seniors Ian Knebl push ahead of their Huntley opponents during a cross-country meet on September 24 at McHenry Township Park.

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

Truman Keppy swings his golf club during the first boys golf game of the season against Wauconda on August 15.

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...