The McHenry Messenger

What now?

Many athletes have spent most of their lives preparing for their varsity season only to have it ripped away by COVID-19. But for these athletes, who  continue to train and stay positive, the game isn’t over yet.

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

Athletes look forward to their sports seasons all year long. They train, practice, and prepare, making sure they are at the top of their game in hopes of success. They work with coaches, trainers, and teammates, improving their abilities and creating a stronger team.  This year, athletes trained for an unexpected s...

IHSA considers extending spring athletics seasons

Assistant coach Ray Currie congratulates last year's varsity softball team between innings during a game on April 6, 2019. Spring sports and other extracurriculars were among cancellations in the wake of coronavirus.

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

April 3, 2020

With the delay of the spring sports seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IHSA is considering the extension of the season, according to a letter from Craig Anderson, the IHSA’s Executive Director.  “We are considering an extension of the spring sports season limitation to provide more participation...

New and improved

Trapping the ball, varsity girls soccer player Ellie Ruppethal prepares to pass during a varsity girls soccer game last year against Grayslake Central.

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer

March 13, 2020

Last year, both the varsity and JV girls soccer teams had disappointing records. But with the new season rapidly approaching, excitement surrounds the future of girls soccer at MCHS.  The girls soccer team this year is going to be younger consisting of mostly freshmen and sophomores. New assistant var...