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

Creating a history

Mackenzie Sroka, Editor-In-Chief January 29, 2024

As the girls shoulders hit the floor the pin is called and the match is won. It is always met with congrats and excitement, but this year is different. The girls all rush to congratulate as they all would...

Dominik Mysterio prepares to take on his opponent during “WrestleMania Goes Hollywood” at the Sofi Stadium on April 1-2.

Wrestlemania goes Hollywood

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 17, 2023

WWE is the biggest pro wrestling organization in the world.Their yearly big hurrah “Wrestlemania” outperforms all competition in showmanship. The 39th consecutive Wrestlmania, held in the Sofi Stadium...

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...

Sophomore Ryan Hanson wrestles during a meet at Libertyville High School on Nov. 23. Hanson is one of four wrestlers who are headed to the IHSA State Wrestling Tournament.

Down to the wire

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor February 16, 2023

As the final whistle blows, the match is done. The feeling of joy and adrenaline surges through the body and the brain, for the match was won. The goal to go to state was accomplished once again. The opportunity...

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...

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...

Senior Carly Bondinus, varsity wrestling manager, observes the IHSA State Wrestling tournament at Barrington High School on Feb. 12.

Talk to the manager

Logan Vincent, Staff Writer March 2, 2022

As Carly Bondinus, a varsity wrestling manager, watches the wrestlers compete, she records their matches and writes their statistics. During tournaments, she and fellow wrestling managers record up to...

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...

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