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

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...

Alessandro Quirolpe is walked out by teammates during the senior night game against Dundee-Crown on Feb. 11 in the Upper Campus main gym.

Gallery: Varsity basketball

Madison Harvey, Contributing Photographer March 1, 2022

On Feb. 11, both girls and boys basketball teams took on Dundee-Crown for senior night. The dance team, poms, and basketball all honored and celebrated their seniors.  At halftime, the dance team performed...

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...

Rocky Piehl locks his opponent in a headlock during a match against Johnsburg on Nov. 23 in the Freshman Campus main gym.

Varsity wrestling dominates during successful season

Logan Vincent, Staff Writer January 28, 2022

The varsity wrestling team has had one of their most successful seasons in decades, having earned many victories in tournaments and reaching over 50 points during most dual meets. As of today, the...

Working on behalf of National Honor Society, business teacher Erin Harris gives change while working the concession stand during the varsity girls basketball game on Dec. 3 outside the Upper Campus Main Gym.

Offering change

Ella Trimingham, Copy Editor December 16, 2021

MCHS volunteers gather at the concession stands waiting for half time when all the people come to get snacks. Families all get in line to get snacks for the rest of the game. The volunteers are excited...

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,...

A girls bowler rolls a ball down the lane at Raymonds Bowl during a practice on March 3.

Girls bowling season finally underway

Emma Snyder, News Editor March 4, 2021

Now that COVID-19 cases are low and the vaccine is being rolled out, athletics have been able to proceed with their seasons including the girl’s bowling team. Getting to this point, however, has been...

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...

The varsity girls basketball team cheers together during a practice in the West Main Gym on February 2.

Basketball teams start season Wednesday

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

MCHS’s boys and girls basketball teams start their season this week. Players are very happy to be back playing basketball and to start to play against other teams.  Each team practices almost everyday....

Alejandro Animas-Szczepanik tosses the ball down the lane during a boys bowling practice on January 14, 2020 at Raymonds Bowl in Johnsburg. Both the boys and girls team will play their first games of the season this week.

Boys and girls bowling starts season amid pandemic

Joe Ndu, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

Both the girls and boys bowling teams at MCHS have gone through many changes during COVID-19 in preparation for the winter season.  With the beginning of the season fastly approaching, the boys and...

Varsity wrestling coach Jake Guardalabene addresses his team during a match against Hampshire on December 21, 2019. Up to this point, the varsity wrestling team and other winter sports have not been allowed to practice.

IHSA announces a return to high school sports

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer January 22, 2021

Following the removal of Tier 3 mitigations, the Illinois High School Association will proceed with winter sports.  The highest risk sports may take part in non-contact practices and training. Medium...

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