February Athletics Signing Ceremony Has Three MSHS Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

February Athletics Signing Ceremony Has Three MSHS Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

On Wednesday afternoon (2/7/24), three senior student-athletes from the MSHS Class of 2024 signed National Letters of Intent to solidify their decisions on the institutions they will attend and compete for beginning with the Fall 2024 semester.

Family members, friends, coaches and staff were on-hand as student-athletes were introduced before declaring their decided upon colleges/universities.

Click on the links below for more information on each MSHS student-athlete.

Wyatt Lakenen (football – University of Wisconsin-Platteville)

  • Why Wyatt Chose UW-Platteville“I chose the University of Platteville for a variety of reasons. First, they will allow me to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. I have always gravitated towards projects that involved designing and building things. This sparked my interest and was the launch pad for my interest in engineering. Second of all was the coaching staff, who saw my potential from day one. I went to their summer camp in July and they immediately showed interest. They offered me right after the camp. Coach Allender and Coach Munz have shown excitement about my potential and what I could bring to their team. With this being said, I would not have been in the position I am in without the support of my parents and coaches. My parents have supported me this whole way by truly believing in me and showing their love no matter how I played. I would not be here without them. Coach Mason has also done remarkable things for me, for example, bringing me to Brighton to have the opportunity to get scouted. From the first day, Coach Mason has believed in me and my ability so I couldn’t thank him enough. And yes Coach Ledy has shown me how to become mentally tough and pushes me to become the person and player that he believes I can be. Lastly, Coach Marr has always coached me with strict positivity. In my years of running track, I still have not heard a negative thing come out of his mouth. In conclusion, I am beyond thankful for every single person who has helped me along this journey. I am excited for this next chapter of my life and strive to develop as a person.”

 

Abby Luke (women’s golf – Northern Michigan University)

  • Why Abby Chose Northern Michigan University“I chose NMU because it is an excellent school and I love our community. I am honored to represent my hometown and to be a Lady Wildcat. My father played on Northern’s Golf Team, and my brother is currently a Wildcat Golfer. I am happy to follow in their footsteps. Finally, the coaches are exceptional people, and I am honored to be joining a team of great women.”

 

 

 

 

Tucker Welch (football – Northern Michigan University)

  • Why Tucker Chose Northern Michigan University“I chose Northern Michigan University because of the opportunities it provides me both academically and athletically. I am very grateful and honored that I can continue my education while playing football at Northern. Northern has one of the top Construction Management Programs in the country and I am excited about the great opportunities after receiving a college degree. The NMU football program competes in one of the most competitive Division II conferences in the nation. I am excited to be a part of the rebuilding process of Northern’s football team and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. The coaching staff at Northern also played a big part in my decision. From early on I could see how dedicated the coaches are in making the team better and making their players better. I knew it would be a great place for me to learn, grow, and make lasting relationships. I am beyond excited for this opportunity to play for my hometown team and can’t wait to get started. “
Girls Golf Finishes Fouth At 2023 MHSAA U.P. Golf Finals; Abigail Luke Posts Hole-In-One

Girls Golf Finishes Fouth At 2023 MHSAA U.P. Golf Finals; Abigail Luke Posts Hole-In-One

On Wednesday morning (5/31/23), the MSHS Girls Golf Team traveled to take part in the 2023 MHSAA U.P. Golf Finals that were hosted at Sage Run Golf Course by Escanaba High School.

During the competition, MSHS junior Abigail Luke posted a hole-in-one halfway through the front nine of the course.

“It’s crazy,” Luke said. “I was really upset about my last couple holes, but then I made a hole-in-one! It was just tears of joy. I haven’t done it before. I was 99 yards away, and so I took my 50-degree (club) which I knew could go 95. And then I rolled it in. I could see it right from where I was! I was speechless when it happened.”

Luke ended up shooting a 101, which tied her for fourth with Escanaba freshman Kamrie Scott.

Click here for the full meet recap (courtesy MHSAA.com).

2023 U.P. Division 1 Girls Team Scores:

  1. Kingsford – 412
  2. Escanaba – 419
  3. Negaunee – 434
  4. Marquette – 437
  5. Menominee – 464
  6. Calumet – 493
  7. Sault Ste. Marie – 525
  8. Houghton – 530
  9. Westwood – 544

Top Individual Performers – 2023 U.P. Division 1 Girls:

  • 1.  Rachel Niskanen – Negaunee – 92
  • 2.  Bryonna Sanders – Kingsford – 99
  • 3.  Addy Saunders – Marquette – 100
  • T4.  Kamrie Scott – Escanaba – 101
  • T4.  Abigail Luke – Marquette – 101
  • T6.  Cierra Scott – Escanaba – 102
  • T6.  Grace Maki – Kingsford – 102
  • T8.  Sophia Derkos – Escanaba – 104
  • T8.  Rediet Husing – Iron Mountain – 104
  • T9.  Ella Rizzo – Kingsford – 105
  • T9.  Hanna Drifka – Menominee – 105
Girls Golf Finishes Fourth At 2023 GNC Championship

Girls Golf Finishes Fourth At 2023 GNC Championship

On Thursday afternoon (5/25/23), the MSHS Girls Golf Team traveled to Gladstone to compete in the 18-hole Great Northern Conference (GNC) Championship that was hosted at the Terrace Bluff Golf Club.

Team Scores – Girls:

  • 1.  Escanaba – 403
  • T2.  Kingsford – 415
  • T2.  Menominee – 415
  • 4.  Marquette – 419
  • 5.  Gladstone – 558

Top 15 Places – Girls:

  • T1.  Sophia Derkos – Escanaba – 97
  • T1.  Cierra Scott – Escanaba – 97
  • T3.  Mackenzie Doyle – Menominee – 98
  • T3.  Abigail Luke – Marquette – 98
  • 5.  Addy Saunders – Marquette – 99
  • 6.  Grace Maki – Kingsford – 100
  • 7.  Maddy Zeuske – Kingsford – 102
  • 8.  Hannah Drifka – Menominee – 103
  • T9.  Peyton Wellman – Escanaba – 104
  • T9.  Lexi Marineau – Menominee – 104
  • 11. Kamrie Scott – Escanaba – 105
  • T12.  Amanda Yu – Kingsford – 106
  • T12.  Lexi Smith – Marquette – 106
  • 14.  Bryonna Sanders – Kingsford – 107
  • 15.  Ava Chouinard – Menominee – 110

The team will next compete at the MHSAA U.P. Division 1 Golf Finals that will be hosted by Escanaba High School.  The girls competition will take place at Sage Run Golf Course with the boys meet being held at Sweetgrass Golf Club.  Golfing will begin at 10:00 a.m. at both sites.

Girls Golf Puts Four In Top 15 At Escanaba First Bank Invite; Abigail Luke Earns Medalist Spot

Girls Golf Puts Four In Top 15 At Escanaba First Bank Invite; Abigail Luke Earns Medalist Spot

Last Thursday afternoon (5/18/23), the MSHS Girls Golf Team traveled to Escanaba to compete in the 18-hole First Bank Invitational that was hosted at Escanaba Country Club.

Top 15 Places – Girls:

  • 1.  Abigail Luke – Marquette – 87
  • T2.  Sophia Derkos – Escanaba – 93
  • T2.  Cierra Scott – Escanaba – 93
  • 4.  Lexi Marineau – Menominee – 96
  • 5.  Kamrie Scott – Escanaba – 97
  • 6.  Peyton Wellman – Escanaba – 100
  • 7.  Mackenzie Doyle – Menominee – 101
  • 8.  Addy Saunders – Marquette – 103
  • 9.  Maddi Wilson – Escanaba – 106
  • 10.  Kylie Smith – Marquette – 110
  • 11. Elena Prins – Gladstone – 112
  • 12.  Hayden Schetter – Marquette – 113
  • T13.  Lillie Johnson – Gladstone – 115
  • T13.  Anna Axtell – Menominee – 115
  • T13.  Lexi Smith – Marquette – 115

The team will next host the Marquette Invitational on Wednesday, 5/24/23, from the Heritage Course of the Marquette Golf Club starting at 11:00 a.m.

Girls Golf Places Third At Pine Grove 9-Hole Meet

Girls Golf Places Third At Pine Grove 9-Hole Meet

On Monday afternoon, the MSHS Girls Golf Team traveled to Iron Mountain to compete in an 9-hole event hosted at Pine Grove Country Club.  Results from the meet are included as part of the season long series with schools in the Great Northern Conference.

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Escanaba – 190
  2. Kingsford – 202
  3. Marquette – 211
  4. Menominee – 217
  5. Gladstone – 290

Top 15 Places – Girls:

  • 1.  Peyton Wellman – Escanaba – 45
  • 2.  Grace Maki – Kingsford – 46
  • T3.  Cierra Scott – Escanaba – 47
  • T3.  Sophie Derkos – Escanaba – 47
  • 5.  Lexi Marineau – Menominee – 48
  • T6.  Bryonna Sanders – Kingsford – 49
  • T6.  Lexi Smith – Marquette – 49
  • T8.  Addy Saunders – Marquette – 51
  • T8.  Kamrie Scott – Escanaba – 51
  • 10.  Mackenzie Doyle – Menominee – 52
  • 11.  Ella Rizzo – Kingsford – 53
  • T12.  Abby Luke – Marquette – 54
  • T12.  Madelyn Zeuske – Kingsford – 54
  • T14.  Delanie Rhoades – Marquette – 57
  • T14.  Hayden Schetter – Marquette – 57
  • T14.  Sydney Madalinski – Escanaba – 57

The team will next travel to Munising on Tuesday, May 16, to compete in a meet at Pictured Rocks Golf Course starting at 10:00 a.m.

Girls Golf Finishes One Shot Back At Gladstone 9-Hole Meet

Girls Golf Finishes One Shot Back At Gladstone 9-Hole Meet

On Monday afternoon, the MSHS Girls Golf Team traveled to Gladstone to compete in a 9-hole event hosted at Terrace Bluff Golf Club.  Results from the meet are included as part of the season long series with schools in the Great Northern Conference.

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Escanaba – 201
  2. Marquette – 202
  3. Kingsford – 216
  4. Menominee – 216
  5. Gladstone – 264

Top 15 Places – Girls:

  • T1.  Abby Luke – Marquette – 42
  • T1.  Cierra Scott – Escanaba – 42
  • 3.  Kamrie Scott – Escanaba – 44
  • T4.  Grace Maki – Kingsford – 46
  • T4.  Mackenzie Doyle – Menominee – 46
  • 6.  Lexi Marineau – Menominee – 49
  • T7.  Addy Saunders – Marquette – 50
  • T7.  Lillie Johnson – Gladstone – 50
  • 9.  Lexi Smith – Marquette – 51
  • 10.  Ella Rizzo – Kingsford – 53
  • T11.  Madelyn Zeuske – Kingsford – 55
  • T11.  Peyton Wellman – Escanaba – 55
  • 13.  Delanie Rhoades – Marquette – 59
  • T14.  Anna Axtell – Menominee – 60
  • T14.  Emma Hughes – Escanaba – 60

The team will next travel to Escanaba on Thursday, May 11, to compete in a meet at the Escanaba Country Club starting at 11:00 a.m.

Girls Golf Finishes Second At Menominee 9-Hole Meet

Girls Golf Finishes Second At Menominee 9-Hole Meet

On Thursday afternoon, the MSHS Girls Golf Team traveled to Menominee to compete in a 9-hole event hosted at Riverside Golf Club.  Results from the meet are included as part of the season long series with schools in the Great Northern Conference.

Girls Team Scores:

  1. Escanaba – 202
  2. Marquette – 228
  3. Menominee – 234
  4. Kingsford – 237
  5. Gladstone – 286

Top 15 Places – Girls:

  • 1.  Cierra Scott – Escanaba – 43
  • 2. Kamerie Scott – Escanaba – 50
  • T3.  Abby Luke – Marquette – 53
  • T3.  Addy Saunders – Marquette – 53
  • T3.  Lexi Marineau – Menominee – 53
  • T3.  Mackenzie Doyle – Menominee – 53
  • 7.  Peyton Wellman – Escanaba – 54
  • 8.  Sophie Derkos – Escanaba – 55
  • 9.  Bryonna Sanders – Kingsford – 57
  • 10.  Lexi Smith – Marquette – 57
  • 11.  Elena Prins – Gladstone – 58
  • 12.  Madelyn Zeuske – Kingsford – 58
  • 13.  Grace Maki – Kingsford – 60
  • 14.  Ella Rizzo – Kingsford – 62
  • 15.  Hanna Drifka – Menominee – 63

The team will next travel to Gladstone on Monday, May 2, to compete in a meet at the Terrace Bay Golf Course starting at 10:00 a.m.

2023 Spring Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

2023 Spring Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

2023 Spring Sport Registration Process

  1. The spring sports registration page is now active at this link.  All students participating in a fall sport will need to complete their registration before he/she is eligible to compete.  Through the registration page, parents will be able to take care of pay-to-play fees online.
  2. MHSAA Physical Forms are available both in the high school office and by clicking here.  A physical exam conducted on/after April 15, 2022 is required for all students participating in a fall sports.  Students will not be able to begin formal practice activity until this form has been submitted to the Athletics Office.  Students with a physical already on file as a result of participating in a fall and/or winter sport do not need to submit a new copy.

Spring Sport Start Date and Coach Contact Information

  • Baseball
    • First Practice Date – VarsityWednesday, March 15 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the MSHS Main Gym (tryouts to run from March 15-17; tryout dates subject to change)
    • First Practice Date – JVTuesday, March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Advantedge; Wednesday-Thursday, March 15-16 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the MSHS Main Gym (tryouts to run from March 14-16; tryout dates subject to change)
    • Varsity Coach Contact: Mark Pantti; mpantti@nmu.edu
    • JV Coach ContactJoey Gleason; joeyg8887@att.net
    • Facebook Page“Marquette Redmen Baseball”
  • Golf – Boys & Girls
    • Team MeetingTuesday, March 14 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 232
    • Head Coach Contact:  Ben Smith; besmith@mapsnet.org
  • Soccer – Girls
    • Parent Informational MeetingWednesday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the MSHS Cafeteria
    • First Practice DateMonday, March 13 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the MSHS Auxiliary Gym (tryouts to be held from March 13-15; sessions on March 14-15 will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the MSHS Auxiliary Gym)
    • Varsity Coach Contact:  Laura Wayland; lwayland@nmu.edu
    • JV Coach ContactPatience Sager; patience.sager@gmail.com
    • Facebook Page“MSHS Girls & Boys Soccer”
  • Softball
    • First Practice Date: Tuesday, March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the MSHS Auxiliary Gym (tryouts to run from March 14-16; March 15-16 to be in MSHS Main Gym)
    • Varsity Coach ContactKyle Johnson; kyle.a.johnson9972@gmail.com
    • JV Coach ContactCrystal Anderson; Crystal.anderson@dalcoonline.com
    • Facebook Page“Marquette Senior High School Softball”
  • Tennis – Boys
    • First Practice DateWednesday, March 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the MSHS Auxiliary Gym
    • Head Coach Contact:  Karl Thomsen; kthomsen@mapsnet.org
  • Track & Field – Boys
    • First Practice Date Monday, March 13 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the MSHS Main Gym
    • Google Sign-Up Formhttp://bit.ly/3ypbPWZ
    • Head Coach Contact:   Derek Marr; dmarr@nmu.edu
  • Track & Field – Girls
    • Tryout Dates:   Monday, March 13 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the MSHS Auxiliary Gym
    • Head Coach Contact:  Natalie Messano; nmessano@mapsnet.org

2022-23 Handbook and Code of Conduct – click here to view

2022-23 Pay-to-Play Policy – click here to view

Zoe Smith and Axel Vermaat Selected As First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for 2021-22

Zoe Smith and Axel Vermaat Selected As First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for 2021-22

MSHS seniors Zoe Smith (girls basketball, girls golf) and Axel Vermaat (boys soccer, boys basketball) have been named as the recipients of the First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for the 2021-22 academic year.

Thank you to First Bank for their continued support of MSHS and its student-athletes through this award.

Selection criteria for the First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award are:

  1. Academic excellence based on cumulative GPA, academic honors received and class standing.
  2. Athletic performance and accolades with students having earned a minimum of four varsity letters. In addition, honorees must have earned varsity letters in at least two sports.
  3. Extracurricular involvement in MSHS clubs/organizations as well as a demonstrated commitment to community service.

Zoe Smith participates in the MSHS Girls Basketball and Girls Golf programs.  She holds a 3.97 cumulative GPA.

Smith’s 2021-22 Involvement and Achievements:

  • Girls Basketball:  BCAM “Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete” Award, All-Great Northern Conference Second Team
  • Girls Golf:  All-U.P. Second Team; All-Great Northern Conference  First Team
  • Additional Extracurricular Involvement:  Student Council Vice President; National Honor Society
  • Other Accomplishments:  Herman E. Olson Citizenship Kaufman Award; Local Scholarship; Kiwanis “Athlete of the Month” – January
  • Post-Graduation Plans:  Attend Grand Valley State University and study business and marketing

 

Axel Vermaat participates in the MSHS Boys Soccer and Boys Basketball programs.  He owns a cumulative GPA of 4.37.

Vermaat’s 2021-22 Involvement and Achievements:

  • Boys Soccer:  Team Captain; Led Team in Assists (18); Third in Goals (10); helped team to 14th consecutive U.P. Championship (21-2 record)
  • Boys Basketball:  Started at guard in all 21 games in the 2021-22 season
  • Additional Extracurricular Involvement:  National Honor Society Treasurer; Student Council; Disc Golf Club; Ping Pong Club; Sierra Club Student Coalition
  • Other Accomplishments:  2021-22 Academic Kaufman Award; Excellence in Education Scholarship; Local Scholarship; Elks State Scholarship; AP Scholar with Distinction; Kiwanis “Athlete of the Month” – October
  • Post-Graduation Plans: Attend college and pursue a career as an economist or politician.
Girls Golf Places Third At 2022 MHSAA U.P. Finals

Girls Golf Places Third At 2022 MHSAA U.P. Finals

On Wednesday morning (6/1/22), the MSHS Girls Golf Team traveled to take part in the 2022 MHSAA U.P. Golf Finals that were hosted at Sweetgrass Golf Course by Escanaba High School.

2022 U.P. Division 1 Girls Team Scores:

  1. Escanaba – 411
  2. Negaunee – 417
  3. Marquette – 422
  4. Westwood – 431
  5. Menominee – 440
  6. Kingsford – 444
  7. Houghton – 499
  8. Calumet – 562
  9. Sault Ste. Marie – 575
  10. Ironwood – 609

Top 15 Places – 2022 U.P. Division 1 Girls:

  • 1.  Rachel Niskanen – Negaunee – 82
  • 2.  Madison Derusha – Menominee – 83
  • 3.  Jillian Koski – Westwood – 89
  • 4.  Cierra Scott – Escanaba – 90
  • 5.  Redeit Husking – Iron Mountain – 93
  • 6.  Laci Moffatt – Westwood – 95
  • 7.  Abby Luke – Marquette – 97
  • 8.  Zoe Smith – Marquette – 99
  • 9.  Sophie Derkos – Escanaba – 100
  • 10.  Grace Maki – Kingsford – 103
  • 11.  Bryonna Sanders – Kingsford – 105
  • 12.  Peyton Wellman – Escanaba – 108
  • 13.  Summer Dudo – Negaunee – 109
  • 14.  Adyson Sanders – Marquette – 111
  • T15.  Annika Wangrud – Escanaba – 113
  • T15.  Daylyn Drew – Negaunee – 113
  • T15.  Marisa Hird – Negaunee – 113