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Even though they have had to maneuver around a pandemic, many MCHS student athletes have signed intent letters to play sports at the college level next year.

Making the commitment

Kylie Chisamore, Staff Writer November 22, 2021

As senior year comes to an end, athletes must face the hard decision of where they will be attending school next in the fall. Decisions may be easier for some students, however, seniors cannot escape the...

Though the many tout the benefits of athletics, from team-building to physical fitness, less is said about the toll that sports play on adolescents physically, mentally and emotionally.

Wrapping it up

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor November 10, 2021

Aspen O’Brien steps off the court after being hit in the head. As she walks to the trainer and begins to be assessed, she feels the effects of the hit. She feels tired and has a headache constantly....

The JV volleyball team competes against Dundee-Grown during a match on September 9 in the Freshman Campus main gym.

Gallery: Volleyball Veterans Night

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

On Thursday, September 9, the varsity and JV volleyball teams played Dundee-Crown at their home court in the Freshman Campus main gym. Between the two games, veterans were honored and walked to the...

The varsity volleyball team meets mid-court to strategize during a game against Johnsburg on March 24 in the East Campus main gym.

Bouncing Back

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

MCHS’s volleyball teams have worked very hard to produce a successful season. The players are so excited to be back and to even have their season after waiting since the IHSA paused athletics in the...

Regina Anelli spikes the volleyball during a home volleyball match on March 22 against Lakes High School.

Gallery: Spring volleyball season

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

When the Illinois High School Association "paused" high school sports in the spring, MCHS's volleyball teams were among the most impacted. Now that athletic seasons are back in full swing, each volleyball...

The girls basketball team practices in Buckner Gym at West Campus on March 3 while other athletes train in the weight room. Two- and three-season athletes have had to make tough decisions about which sports to play — and which not to play — during overlapping seasons.

Wild ride

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

The weight room slowly fills up with athletes who stretch and prepare for practice. The coach comes in and begins the training, requesting that they focus in and work hard. This seems like a simple task,...

The boys swimming team meets in the West Campus pool before a match on February 5th. The IHSA has limited most seasons as the state continues its battle against COVID-19.

Winter and spring sports seasons begin

Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor February 17, 2021

The IHSA has allowed sports to move forward with shorter seasons and safety precautions. Some winter sports have already begun, including high-risk sports like boys and girls basketball and lower-risk...

Hilary Agnello poses with the McHenry High School Warriors logo. Agnello is the Varsity volleyball coach, a math interventionist, and a teacher on special assignment.

Like broccoli

Kennedy Tetour, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 23, 2020

The morning is chilly and brisk, and as the leaves start to change color, the reality of autumn sets in. Hillary Agnello puts her car in park and strides up to the front door of a truant student’s house....

Students have petitioned for years to have more intramural sports as extracurriculars. West administrators Greg Eiserman and Justin Stroh have opened the door for intramural volleyball for the first time.

District serves up intramural volleyball tournament

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer March 10, 2020

MCHS is starting their first intramural volleyball tournament. The registration forms are currently available in the main office at East or the assistant principal’s office at West.  Intramural volleyball...

Senior setter Taylor Zoephel gets into a ready position with juniors Andrea Barajas and Savannah Coats during varsity volleyball game against Hampshire on August 27.

Successful volleyball season ends in Regional defeat

Zach Brown, Sports Editor November 1, 2019

The varsity volleyball season came to a end during the Regional championship game against Lake Forest High School on October 31 in the East Campus main gym.  The Warriors took on Lake Forest to compete...

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