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

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...

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

Winter athletics are starting up for the 2022-2023 school year at MCHS, and coaches and players of teams are getting excited for upcoming tryouts and events around the school coming up. MCHS has 8 winter...

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

A baseball fan sits down to watch the latest news on the 2021-2022 MLB lockout, disappointed that spring training and Opening Day for the MLB season has been delayed. He then realizes that it is out of...

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

Advancing athletics

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor March 3, 2022

Joel Beard will replace MCHS’s current athletic director Barry Burmeister after he retires at the end of the school year. Beard has already begun his transition here after being officially hired in January.  When...

Danielle Jensen poses for a photo after her successful season. This season Jensen competed at State after placing 15th in sectionals and having great successes in the races prior to sectionals.

Running into success

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor November 17, 2021

As Danielle Jensen crossed the finish line during the sectional cross country race, hoping that her time and place was good enough for her to be able to go to state this year. When her breath slows she...

Sophomore Mara Torres plays with her travel game during a soccer tournament this summer despite concerns about COVID-19. With IHSA sports paused or changed, athletes and their have to carefully consider whether to continue travel sport

Outpacing the pandemic

Kiera Loewe, Social Media Director December 8, 2020

A travel soccer player dribbles her way down the field, using her skills that she’s practiced for so long. She pushes past the other teams defense, then kicks the ball past the goalkeeper and scores....

The 2019-20 boys basketball team gets fired up before a game against Cary-Grove on January 8 in the West Main Gym. This seasons basketball season has been disrupted due to COVID-19 restrictions handed down from both the governor and the IHSA.

Running out of timeouts

Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor December 4, 2020

Basketballs dribbled up and down the court, sneakers squeaking from the freshly waxed gym floors, crowds cheering as another three points are scored — these were the dreams of many basketball athletes...

The girls cross country team competes in a race against Dundee-Crown on September 10 at West Campus.

The race against COVID

Joe Ndu, Staff Reporter November 6, 2020

Both students and staff have been faced the many hurdles presented with trying to balance the safety of the athletes along with trying to keep the sports competitive. In particular, the athletes are adapting...

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