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

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...

Brody Hallin wrestles at the Barrington Sectionals tournament on Feb. 12.

Wrestling to success

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor February 18, 2022

This year has been very successful for the wrestling team, from breaking records to beginning the season nearly undefeated. Many players have created their most memorable season so far and have done their...

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...

Masked American Studies students work on an assignment together on August 27 in room 289 at the Upper Campus. Governor Pritzkers mandate will impact both vaccinated and unvaccinated students and staff, but will not change the policy already put in place.

Governor reinstates Illinois mask mandate

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer August 30, 2021

Governor JB Pritzker reinstated the Illinois mask mandate on Thursday, August 26. People in Illinois are now required to wear their mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.  Due to a steep rise...

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...

Photo courtesy of the Northwest Herald

Pin perfect: Boys bowler makes McHenry history

Keefer Roman, Editor - West Campus April 2, 2019

East Campus Senior Dalton Atwater made McHenry history this year as he became one of two MCHS athletes to qualify for the Illinois High School Association’s Boys Bowling State Finals.    Though...

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