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

Mackenzie Sroka

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer

Mackenzie Sroka is a junior at McHenry High School's Upper Campus. She enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, sports and photography. This is Mackenzie's third year on the Messenger's staff.

Recognition:

“Coming home” (JEA)

“Gallery: Volleyball Veterans Night” (JEA)

"Hybrid continues strong despite challenges" (IJEA)

"Basketball teams start season Wednesday" (IJEA)

"One year later" (Best of SNO)

"Becoming one" (Best of SNO)

All content by Mackenzie Sroka
Varsity football player Max Smits poses during media day at McCracken Field on Aug. 17.

A fresh start

August 26, 2022
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Varsity baseball players celebrate runs earned against Jacobs on April 14 at Peterson Park. The team fought its way through sectionals and super-sectionals on its way to the state championship for the first time in school history.

Championship or bust

June 23, 2022
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Richard Powell closes a varsity boys baseball game against Jacobs on April 14 at Peterson Park. The Warriors won 10-1.

All the hits

May 23, 2022
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Starting early this summer, McCrackens grass football field will be replaced with turf to help with drainage. Improvements will also allow other teams to compete on the field.

Turning to turf

May 19, 2022
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A varsity water player polo looks to shoot the ball at his opponents goal during a match in the Upper Campus pool against Vernon Hills on April 20.

Water polo makes a splash

May 18, 2022
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It doesn’t matter what sport an MCHS student plays. There’s a good chance that, if they excel, they will be noticed by a scout and recruited to play in college. Some might even be offered scholarships.

Committed

May 12, 2022
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Though most think of student athletes as devoted students of their sports, having played and practiced for years, many students — looking forward to creating memories as upperclassmen — try a new sport their junior or senior year.

Running into a new sport

March 24, 2022
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New athletic director Joel Beard gets a tour of MCHS athletic facilities on Jan. 26 in Buckner Gym at the Upper Campus.

Advancing athletics

March 3, 2022
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Brody Hallin wrestles at the Barrington Sectionals tournament on Feb. 12.

Wrestling to success

February 18, 2022
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