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The McHenry Messenger

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

The McHenry Messenger

As the winter season comes to a close, spring athletes excitedly prepare for the return of sports like baseball, soccer lacrosse, tennis, badminton, and more.

Springing into a new season

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

As the snow starts to melt and the sun starts to peek through the clouds above our school, the springtime athletes have been putting in their hard work to have an amazing season. Every spring season...

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 runners push themselves toward the finish line during a boys track meet on April 24 at McCracken Field.

Running up the season

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

The 2023 Boys Outdoor Track season is underway at MCHS, and the team looks to build off a strong start to the season. One of the major successes of the team was placing 3rd at the county meet with several...

MCHSs boys and girls track teams swept the Rocket Relay at Richmond-Burton on April 27.

Gallery: Rocket Relays

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor May 2, 2023

On Thursday, April 27, girls and boys varsity track went to Richmond-Burton for the Rocket Relays. At the meet, they dominated and became the Rocket Relay champions.  Not only were there relays at...

The varsity softball team hi-fives each other after ending an inning during an away game against Warren on March 21.

One pitch at a time

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

As the ball flies across the field, the outfielder for McHenry catches the ball and immediately throws to third base, getting the third out for the other team. The girls celebrate their win along with...

Kennedy OBrien carries the ball down the field during the Varsity Girls Lacrosse game.

Girls lacrosse jump starts the season with new players

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

As the season starts off, previous players along with many new players walk onto the field. Ready to begin their new season, the girls set personal goals and team goals to strive for. In previous years...

The school does not have a written rule stating that students cannot practice in sports bras — in fact, some athletes do. Still, many believe that doing so is inappropriate, which is an unfair double-standard.

Opinion: Female athletes should be allowed to practice in sports bras

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor April 25, 2023

As the sun beats down, sweat drips down the players faces. The heat of the spring has reached nearly eighty-five degrees. Players need more water and wear less clothing to keep cool from the hot day. However,...

Auria DAgostino dribbles down the field against Harry D. Jacobs High School on Tuesday, April 19 at Upper Campus.

Kick starting the season

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer April 21, 2023

The 2023 girls soccer season is underway at MCHS for the 2022-2023 school year, and the team is looking to build off a solid last season with a lot of young talent on the roster. The team began its...

On Tuesday, March 21, MCHSs varsity baseball team played and hosted their first game against Streamwood High School.

Swinging into a new season

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

Baseball season has begun, and he team has high expectations following their accomplishment of making history at MCHS by going to State for the first time during last season. The varsity lineup compared...

Varsity baseball players celebrate runs earned against Jacobs on April 14 at Peterson Park. The team fought its way through sectionals and super-sectionals on its way to the state championship for the first time in school history.

Championship or bust

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor June 23, 2022

The crowd goes silent as the pitcher tosses the ball across the plate. Ricky Powell, a varsity baseball player, hits the ball and the team runs a double, winning the game for McHenry to head on to the...

Richard Powell closes a varsity boys baseball game against Jacobs on April 14 at Peterson Park. The Warriors won 10-1.

All the hits

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor May 23, 2022

It’s the bottom of the eighth inning. The Warriors are up to bat and down by one run. They gain one run and then, with 2 outs and 2 strikes, hit a home run, winning the game. As the season continues...

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...

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