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McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Varsity boys basketball coach Corky Card talks to the team during a time out on Jan. 19 in the Upper Campus main gym during a game against Jacobs.

Big changes, big wins

Ffion Curtain, Freshman Reporter March 20, 2024

The crowd waits in the loud gym, anticipating the game starting at any minute, as the varsity boys basketball team warms up and gets ready to play. This is their chance to advance to the Sectional finals...

On Friday, Jan. 19, MCHS Boys Varsity basketball competed against Jacobs High School at home in the Upper Campus.

Taking the court

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

Just as the timer ticks down Hayden Stone dribbles the ball making the winning shot for McHenry High School’s basketball team. The gym goes silent as everyone watches the ball hit the backboard, then...

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

Dribbling the ball down the court, 5 seconds left on the clock, losing by 2 points, a JV boys basketball player passes the ball to his teammate on the left and gets himself open to receive the ball. It...

A player advances to the rim at the varsity girls basketball game against Grant Community High School on Jan. 14.

Gallery: Girls basketball youth game

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor January 18, 2023

On January 14, the MCHS's varsity girls basketball team hosted their youth game against Grant Community High School. There was raffle tickets and MCHS warrior gear sold before the game. At half time, the...

The varsity bench watches the game unfold against Crystal Lake Central on Nov. 29.

Starting the season

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer December 13, 2022

As the girls begin to run through their warm ups before the first conference game, girls basketball coach John Lunkenheimer prepares his different routes for the team to run before the away game against...

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...

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