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

Doug Martin races in the IHSA cross-country state tournament.

Working through it

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer November 30, 2022

It's the day of sectionals, as the race begins, placed in the back of the crowd of runners, Douglas Martin begins to pass runners. Eventually he passes over 100 runners to qualify himself to go to the...

Members of the girls cross-country team march through the halls of the Upper Campus on Nov. 4 before departing for the IHSA State Cross Country Meet that weekend in Peoria. This was the first time in MCHS history that the whole team qualified for State.

Chasing success

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor November 21, 2022

As the last runner crosses the finish line, their team cheers them on and the whole team celebrates jumping up and down in the wet morning dew. Parents, coaches, and family celebrate as well, congratulating...

Runners from the cross country team practice at Veteran Acres in Crystal Lake on September 15.

Gallery: Cross country practice

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

On Thursday after school, the cross country team practiced at Veteran Acres in Crystal Lake for a high-quality workout.  The workout was held by, McHenry Middle School teacher Kevin Horst and Parkland...

Freshman basketball player Caleb Jett and freshman softball player Tatum Kornfeind are two of many freshmen who made varsity teams during this year’s athletic seasons.

Leveling up

Grace Hunt, Freshman Campus Bureau Chief April 6, 2022

A freshman races to see what team they were placed on for the upcoming sports season after the tough tryouts — varsity, it reveals. Their heart begins to beat faster with mixed emotions of fear and overwhelming...

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...

Cross country runners Rayaan Ahmed and Joe Hissem push toward the finish line during a meet at Veteran Acres in Crystal Lake, IL on September 4.

One mile at a time

Lydia Lawrence, Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Briggette Galindo Vargas is three quarters finished with her run on a trail during the Fox Valley Conference Championship in McHenry Township Park on October 16. The wind tangles her hair as she reaches...

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...

Will Puls hi-fives a classmate as the varsity boys cross-country team parades through West on November 8 led by the Marching Warriors drumline.  The team drove to the State final cross-country meet immediately following the celebration.

Boys cross-county team steps it up at State

Zach Brown, Sports Editor November 15, 2019

On Saturday, November 9 in Peoria, the MCHS varsity boys cross-country team finished 20th out of 25 teams in the IHSA State final meet.  Though the outcome may not have been as positive as many would...

Junior Caleb Schopen and Seniors Ian Knebl push ahead of their Huntley opponents during a cross-country meet on September 24 at McHenry Township Park.

Boys cross-country aims high following FVC title

Zach Brown, Sports Editor October 21, 2019

The boy’s varsity cross-country team came home from Plato Park in Elgin with a conference championship, and continue their undefeated streak as Regionals approach. With the cross-country regular season...

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