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

The JV boys basketball team meets in a time out during a game against Jacobs in the Upper Campus main gym on Friday.

Winning in JV

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

Dribbling the ball down the court, 5 seconds left on the clock, losing by 2 points, a JV boys basketball player passes the ball to his teammate on the left and gets himself open to receive the ball. It...

Joesph Thome releases the bowling ball down the lane about to strike success at Raymonds Bowl on Jan. 11.

One match at a time

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor January 23, 2023

Staring down the pins sixty feet away, the ball releases from their hand. Smoothly gliding down the lane to the pins. The silence of anticipation is broken by the ball knocking over the pins. It’s a...

Nathaniel Wirch prepares to wrestle his opponent from Antioch during a varsity meet on Nov. 23 at Libertyville High School.

Working on wrestling

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor December 21, 2022

As the last varsity match of the night is won by the McHenry Varsity Wrestling team, it secures the match win for MCHS. The wins have been adding up for the wrestling team, which has been proving their...

MCHS sophomore Brady Anderson pushes past players from New Trier High School during a Kings hockey match. Though the Kings arent an official MCHS athletic team, many students from MCHS play for the team.

Hidden hockey

Tati Rubi, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

As the blades hit the ice, the team rushes past one another time and time again. Working together to reach success, after many practices preparing for the game. At pracities the team works to get better...

Students lift in the weight room on Oct. 27 at the Upper Campus, some preparing for their winter sports. Tryouts for several sports, including basketball, begin in early November.

Welcoming winter sports

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

Winter athletics are starting up for the 2022-2023 school year at MCHS, and coaches and players of teams are getting excited for upcoming tryouts and events around the school coming up. MCHS has 8 winter...

Freshman basketball player Caleb Jett and freshman softball player Tatum Kornfeind are two of many freshmen who made varsity teams during this year’s athletic seasons.

Leveling up

Grace Hunt, Freshman Campus Bureau Chief April 6, 2022

A freshman races to see what team they were placed on for the upcoming sports season after the tough tryouts — varsity, it reveals. Their heart begins to beat faster with mixed emotions of fear and overwhelming...

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