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The volleyball team marches down Green Street in last year’s Homecoming parade on Oct. 2. Fall athletic teams participate in Homecoming in a variety of ways, including scheduling special games, helping “paint the town” and walking in the parade.

Good sports

Mackenzie Sroka, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2023

The lights turn on after the freshman football game is over‭. ‬The student section is more packed than it has been and will be for‭ ‬the rest of the season‭, ‬and they are dressed in gold‭....

Players celebrate a point during the varsity volleyball match against Burlington Central on Sept. 5.

Gallery: Volleyball against Burlington Central

Mackenzie Sroka, Editor-In-Chief September 7, 2023

On Tuesday, the girls varsity volleyball team played Burlington Central in the Freshman Campus main gym.  Warrior Nation wore white and cheered all game long in support of the team. While the team...

On Friday, August 25, the Warriors played their first football game against the Hampshire Whip-Purs at Hampshire High School.

Gallery: Varsity football against Hampshire

Ary Juarez, Staff Writer August 29, 2023

MCHS’s varsity football team went head to head against Hampshire High School Whip-Purs in the first football game of the season on Friday. The Warriors lost 34-0, but were able to keep their enthusiasm...

As the school year ends, teams are scheduling summer camps and practices. These opportunities arent just for players to hone their skills but also for coaches to a chance for the coaches to get a feel for which players they want on their team.

Break a sweat

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

With the school year quickly coming to a close, athletic summer camps are set to begin at the end of the May at MCHS. They are a chance for the coaches to get a feel for the future athletes that may play...

MCHS introduces Jeffrey Schroeder as the head football coach for the 2023-24 school year

MCHS welcomes new head football coach

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director April 4, 2023

On Feb. 23,  Jeffrey Schroeder was announced as MCHS's new head football coach. Schroeder has been a coach since the 90’s, and had begun this path as a coaching assistant at Jacobs High School. Before...

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...

On the sidelines of McCracken Field, varsity football players soak up the action and excitement of their final game of the season against Burlington Central, who they beat 28-13.

Gallery: From the sidelines

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor October 26, 2022

On Friday, October 21, the football, cheer, and dance teams celebrated senior nights during the last game of the season against the Burlington Central Rocket. The varsity team won the game 28-13, finishing...

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...

The varsity football team played Prairie Ridge during the first game of the season — the first ever at the revamped McCracken Field — on August 26.

Gallery: First football game of the season

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer September 2, 2022

On Aug. 26, the varsity and JV football teams played the first game of the season against Prairie Ridge at McCracken on the newly completed turf field and in new uniforms.  Throughout the night, the...

Varsity football player Max Smits poses during media day at McCracken Field on Aug. 17.

A fresh start

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer August 26, 2022

It's a breezy summer morning, and the air is crisp and football practice has just begun. There are so many new aspects and changes to the team — a new coach and field among them — and  it is all...

Starting early this summer, McCrackens grass football field will be replaced with turf to help with drainage. Improvements will also allow other teams to compete on the field.

Turning to turf

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor May 19, 2022

 A soccer player packs their bag to bring to school the night before the first game, thrilled with anticipation of playing. However it rained the day before, during a rainy spring, and it is a home game,...

Senior Mackenzie Cutler and coach BJ Macdonald embrace during the girls swimming teams banquet following their senior night meet.

Varsity girls swim team celebrates season during banquet

Campbell Bitterman, Contributing Writer November 23, 2021

Senior night is an annual event that honors the team’s seniors and provides them the chance to say goodbye to their teammates. Sophomore swimmers, Riley Byron and Allison Tomaszewski, helped Andrea Avila,...

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