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The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

On February 28, the boys basketball team  won their sectional semifinals game against the Hononegah Indians by a score of 58-53. They will be playing in the sectional final on March 1.

One for the books

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

In every athlete's life there are games that we hold on to, we play until our body’s can not give us more. For the McHenry boys basketball team, their time is now. This year is the first time since 1976...

On Friday, Jan. 19, the girls and boys varsity basketball teams hosted Jacobs High School during their staff appreciation games.

Gallery: Boys and girls varsity basketball staff appreciation night

Lola Cassidy, Online Managing Editor January 26, 2024

On Friday, Jan. 19, the winter sports hosted their staff appreciation night in between the girls and boys varsity basketball games against Jacobs High School. The appreciation night combined many winter...

On Friday, Jan. 19, MCHS Boys Varsity basketball competed against Jacobs High School at home in the Upper Campus.

Taking the court

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer January 22, 2024

Just as the timer ticks down Hayden Stone dribbles the ball making the winning shot for McHenry High School’s basketball team. The gym goes silent as everyone watches the ball hit the backboard, then...

As the school year ends, teams are scheduling summer camps and practices. These opportunities arent just for players to hone their skills but also for coaches to a chance for the coaches to get a feel for which players they want on their team.

Break a sweat

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

With the school year quickly coming to a close, athletic summer camps are set to begin at the end of the May at MCHS. They are a chance for the coaches to get a feel for the future athletes that may play...

On Feb. 16-18, Chris Moore competed in the IHSA state wrestling tournament at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

Moore takes first at state wrestling tournament

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor February 24, 2023

From Feb. 16-18, varsity wrestlers competed at the IHSA State Tournament at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Chris Moore (170 lbs) won first place in his weight class, earning him MCHS's first ever...

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...

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...

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...

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