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

Hunter Blake

Hunter Blake, Sports Editor

Hunter Blake is a junior at MCHS's Upper Campus. He enjoys hanging out with friends, family, and playing baseball. Between school work and hanging out with friends, Hunter plays travel baseball for Lake In The Hills Thunder. This is Hunter's second year on the Messenger's staff. 

Recognition:

2024 IHSA Sectionals (fourth in Sports Writing)

NSPA Leadership Award in Student Journalism (2024)

2023 IHSA Sectionals (fourth in Sports Writing)

“Opinion: Brock Purdy should be permanent first-string quarterback” (IJEA)

All content by Hunter Blake
Karl-Anthony Towns (32) of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Western Conference All-Stars dunks the ball against the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the third quarter during the 2024 NBA All-Star Game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, in Indianapolis.

2024 NBA All Star game disappoints fans again

Hunter Blake, Sports Editor
March 21, 2024
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The boys and girls indoor track season has begun with practices inside of Upper and Freshman Campuses of MCHS.

Indoor track season underway at MCHS

Hunter Blake, Sports Editor
February 7, 2024
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Chicago Blackhawks Corey Perry stands on the ice in the first period of a preseason game against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023.

Chicago Blackhawks player Corey Perry fired

Hunter Blake, Sports Editor
December 18, 2023
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The new baseball field at MCHSs Upper Campus is underway and is expected to be done before the baseball season begins.

New Upper Campus baseball field still in progress

Hunter Blake, Sports Editor
November 1, 2023
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New athletic director Chris Madson meets with administrators on the football field during the first home football game of the season on Sept. 1 at McCracken Field

Taking the field

Hunter Blake, Sports Editor
October 2, 2023
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Chicago Bear and MCHS alum Robert Tonyan poses for pics on the sideline during the varsity football game against Huntley on Sept. 1 at McCracken Field.

Back to McCracken

Hunter Blake, Sports Editor
September 6, 2023
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As the school year ends, teams are scheduling summer camps and practices. These opportunities arent just for players to hone their skills but also for coaches to a chance for the coaches to get a feel for which players they want on their team.

Break a sweat

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer
May 17, 2023
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MCHS runners push themselves toward the finish line during a boys track meet on April 24 at McCracken Field.

Running up the season

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer
May 11, 2023
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Auria DAgostino dribbles down the field against Harry D. Jacobs High School on Tuesday, April 19 at Upper Campus.

Kick starting the season

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer
April 21, 2023
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NY Guardians wide receiver Mekale McKay dives for a pass as Tampa Bay Vipers cornerback Shelton Lewis trails during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on Feb of 2020.

Back on the field

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer
April 13, 2023
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Lynda Rotundo pushes herself for one more lap at Lakes High School on March 4 for District 117 Winter Grand Prix, one of several indoor meets that the track team participates as the season warms up.

The great indoors

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer
March 21, 2023
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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
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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
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Voters cast their election on Nov. 8 in a school cafeteria in Des Moines. In McHenry County, officials judged the midterm election to be conducted freely and fairly.

Midterms in McHenry County free, fair and secure

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer
December 14, 2022
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Students lift in the weight room on Oct. 27 at the Upper Campus, some preparing for their winter sports. Tryouts for several sports, including basketball, begin in early November.

Welcoming winter sports

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer
November 2, 2022
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The winner of this years NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament was No. 1 seed Kansas, who beat No. 8 seed North Carolina 72-69.

Time of madness

Hunter Blake, Freshman Correspondant
April 13, 2022
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A baseball with MLB logo is seen at Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Locked out

Hunter Blake, Freshman Correspondant
March 15, 2022
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Chicago Bulls guards Alex Caruso (6) and Matt Thomas (21) celebrate after a basket by Thomas in the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.

Bulls seeing red during first half of the 21-22 season

Hunter Blake, Freshman Correspondant
February 15, 2022
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Though the devious lick trend has died down, schools all across the country — including MCHS — have given strict consequences to those students who break the rules for the sake of social media likes.

Devious

Hunter Blake, Contributing Writer
November 15, 2021
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