The McHenry Messenger

Varsity football kicks off season strong


Leonidas leads the Warriors onto the football field during the 2018 Homecoming game against Cary-Grove on September 28. The 2019 team went into Homecoming with a record of 3-2.

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?

Forward Zion Williamson of Duke University (1) rises up for a slam dunk.

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

Photo courtesy of the Northwest Herald

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

A map and player's positions on a typical lacrosse field.

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,...