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

Athletes are under pressure to perform both on and off the field. Though the IHSA has eligibility requirements that students must be passing 5 classes to compete, many athletes want to do well, especially in their honors or AP classes, but practice and training can cut into homework time.

Balancing both

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor November 11, 2022

It’s a hot, sweaty, bumpy bus ride home after the game. The bus is silent, everyone reflecting on how the game ended. Another defeat after best efforts, but the pressure collapsed the team once again....

Andrea Avila flies through the pool during a girl swimming meet against Woodstock North on Sep. 7 in the Upper Campus pool. The Warriors won the meet 125-39.

Making a splash

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

As the steady water is broken, a varsity girls swimmer has begun to race, pushing the team closer to the end of a successful season. The girls varsity swim team finished in third place at the relay...

Aubree Lundin lines up a putt during a varsity girls golf match against Johnsburg on August 15 at Boone Creek Golf Course in Bull Valley.

Girls golf wins Fox Valley Conference for first time since 2003

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

The Girls Golf team at MCHS captured its first Fox Valley Conference championship trophy since 2003 at the FVC tournament at Crystal Woods on Wednesday, September 21. The team took home the FVC championship...

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...

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