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

Marko Visnjevac dribbles the ball down the court on Sunday, Nov. 27 against Johnsburg at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee where the Bucks play.

Playing professional

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor November 30, 2022

Walking through the tunnel, the varsity boys basketball team looks up at the seats surrounding them. The lights shine down on them as they warm up. The game is about to begin, as thoughts rush through...

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

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor May 12, 2022

The paper is placed on the table in front of the newly committed athlete. When they look up, a crowd of supporters are celebrating their accomplishments. As they sign the paper, their hand shakes with...

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

A March Madness fan watches his favorite team play in overtime. It is a tie with 20 seconds left when his team gains possession and is dribbling down the court. There is now 5 seconds left in the game...

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

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor March 24, 2022

An upperclassmen has just tried out for a sport they have never played in high school before. While scared of the reality they are now at a high school level, they love and feed into the competitive atmosphere...

Alessandro Quirolpe is walked out by teammates during the senior night game against Dundee-Crown on Feb. 11 in the Upper Campus main gym.

Gallery: Varsity basketball

Madison Harvey, Contributing Photographer March 1, 2022

On Feb. 11, both girls and boys basketball teams took on Dundee-Crown for senior night. The dance team, poms, and basketball all honored and celebrated their seniors.  At halftime, the dance team performed...

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

A Chicago Bulls fan is sitting down watching the end of a tie game with 20 seconds left on the shot clock. Bulls players Zach Lavine and Demar Derozen run the offense and pass the ball around. Five seconds...

Working on behalf of National Honor Society, business teacher Erin Harris gives change while working the concession stand during the varsity girls basketball game on Dec. 3 outside the Upper Campus Main Gym.

Offering change

Ella Trimingham, Copy Editor December 16, 2021

MCHS volunteers gather at the concession stands waiting for half time when all the people come to get snacks. Families all get in line to get snacks for the rest of the game. The volunteers are excited...

Even though they have had to maneuver around a pandemic, many MCHS student athletes have signed intent letters to play sports at the college level next year.

Making the commitment

Kylie Chisamore, Staff Writer November 22, 2021

As senior year comes to an end, athletes must face the hard decision of where they will be attending school next in the fall. Decisions may be easier for some students, however, seniors cannot escape the...

The girls basketball team practices in Buckner Gym at West Campus on March 3 while other athletes train in the weight room. Two- and three-season athletes have had to make tough decisions about which sports to play — and which not to play — during overlapping seasons.

Wild ride

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

The weight room slowly fills up with athletes who stretch and prepare for practice. The coach comes in and begins the training, requesting that they focus in and work hard. This seems like a simple task,...

The boys swimming team meets in the West Campus pool before a match on February 5th. The IHSA has limited most seasons as the state continues its battle against COVID-19.

Winter and spring sports seasons begin

Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor February 17, 2021

The IHSA has allowed sports to move forward with shorter seasons and safety precautions. Some winter sports have already begun, including high-risk sports like boys and girls basketball and lower-risk...

The varsity girls basketball team cheers together during a practice in the West Main Gym on February 2.

Basketball teams start season Wednesday

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

MCHS’s boys and girls basketball teams start their season this week. Players are very happy to be back playing basketball and to start to play against other teams.  Each team practices almost everyday....

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...

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