Elena Henry and Tucker Welch Selected As December Student-Athletes of the Month

Elena Henry and Tucker Welch Selected As December Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Elena Henry (girls swimming & diving) and Tucker Welch (ice hockey) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for December 2023.

Elena Henry Elena is part of this year’s senior class at MSHS and is a four-year member of the MSHS Girls Swimming & Diving program.

For the past four years, Elena has and continues to be a key member of the MSHS Girls Swim & Dive Team. She brings valuable experience to this year’s team after having been part of two MHSAA U.P. Championship teams (2022-23, 2021-22) and one MHSAA U.P. Runner-Up team (2020-21). With already having turned in multiple MHSAA U.P. Finals qualifying times this season, Elena is looking to cap her impressive career that already has her as a three-time All-U.P. Team honoree and two-time U.P. Champion (2022-23; 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay). In all, she comes into this season as a 10-time medalist at the MHSAA U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals.

In the classroom, Elena owns an impressive cumulative GPA of 4.07 and is a member of both the honor roll and National Honor Society.  Outside of school, Elena performs as a member of the MSHS Symphony Orchestra where she earned the Outstanding Soloist Award at the 2023 Solo & Ensemble Festival.  She also serves as director of the “Lauri’s Angels” gift drive at MSHS and volunteers at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans.  To round things out, Elena was named MSHS “Student of the Week” for November 27-December 1 and previously represented MSHS at the 2023 MHSAA Sportsmanship Summit.

Upon graduating from MSHS, Elena plans on attending Northern Michigan University beginning in Fall 2024 to pursue a degree in Biology on either the Pre-Medicine or Pre-Dental track.

Tucker Welch  is of senior class standing and currently serves as an assistant captain on the 2023-2024 MSHS Varsity Hockey Team.

As one of the leaders on this year’s varsity hockey team, Tucker has been instrumental in helping the team to a 10-2-0 overall record, including a 4-1-0 mark in the Great Lakes Hockey Conference, that has Marquette currently ranked 5th among MHSAA Division 3 schools according to Michigan Hockey Hub. In 12 games this season, Tucker has accumulated 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points.

In addition to hockey, Tucker also assumed a leadership role as a captain on the 2023 MSHS Varsity Football Team. His work ethic helped the team to a 5-4 overall record (5-1 Big North Conference) and berth in the 2023 MHSAA Division 3 Playoffs. As a running back, he turned in 787 yards and 8 touchdowns off of 127 carries to earn All-U.P. Special Mention and All-Big North Conference Second Team accolades. He was also selected as MSHS’ “Offensive Player of the Year”.

In the classroom, Tucker owns a 3.60 cumulative GPA for a regular spot on the honor roll and active membership in the National Honor Society. Outside of school, Tucker also enjoys fishing as well as volunteering time with Special Olympics powerlifting. Tucker’s post-graduation plans are to continue his athletics career at a college/university that has yet to be decided on while pursuing a degree in Construction Management.

Hockey Tryout Sign-Up Scheduled for October 20 During Lunch Periods

Hockey Tryout Sign-Up Scheduled for October 20 During Lunch Periods

A tryout sign-up for all students interested in participating in Varsity/JV Hockey Tryouts will be held during both student lunch periods on Friday, October 20 on the Boys Sports Deck at MSHS.

The required $50 tryout fee will be collected at this meeting.  In addition, all students will need a valid physical form on file in order to participate in tryouts.

Varsity and JV Hockey Tryouts will run from 3:00-4:30 p.m. on October 30-November 1, 2023 at Lakeview Arena.

Questions regarding tryouts can be directed to Coach Garrow at douggarrow@yahoo.com.

2022-23 MHSHCA All-State Hockey Teams Released; MSHS Has Six Honored

2022-23 MHSHCA All-State Hockey Teams Released; MSHS Has Six Honored

On Monday evening, the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association (MHSHCA) released the All-State hockey teams for the 2022-23 season.

Following a season that saw the team earn a share of the Great Lakes Hockey Conference title for the second consecutive season, MSHS was well represented with six total honorees.

Senior forward Jacob Garrow and senior defenseman Colin Nemacheck were named to the All-State First Team.

Recognized on the All-State Second Team from MSHS were senior defenseman Joe DeMattia, sophomore goaltender Cole Kelly, and junior forward Nash Riipi.

Freshman goaltender Parker Nevenhoven All-State Freshman Team.

 

Varsity Hockey Begins Postseason With 11-0 Rout Of Manistee In MHSAA Regional Semifinal

Varsity Hockey Begins Postseason With 11-0 Rout Of Manistee In MHSAA Regional Semifinal

Varsity Hockey (18-6-2; 9-1 Great Lakes Hockey Conference)

Marquette 11, Manistee 0

Game Recap:

Next Up:

  • The Varsity Hockey Team will await the winner of tonight’s contest between Alpena and Traverse City Central in the MHSAA Regional Final.
  • That contest will be played on Wednesday, 3/1/23, at 6:00 p.m.begin their postseason run on Friday, 2/24/23, at 6:00 p.m. from the Northern Lights Arena in Alpena.
  • Tickets for the game must be purchased online and are available at this link.
2022-23 Great Lakes Hockey Conference Awards Released

2022-23 Great Lakes Hockey Conference Awards Released

At Sunday’s annual Great Lake Hockey Conference (GLHC) meeting, coaches from member schools (Marquette, Calumet, Escanaba, Hancock, Houghton, Jeffers, Kingsford and Negaunee) voted on All-GLHC awards for the 2022-23 season.

After nominations were made and ballots were cast, six MSHS hockey student-athletes received all-conference honors.  Sophomore goaltender Cole Kelly was selected  as the GLHC’s “Rookie of the Year”  to go along with All-GLHC Second Team accolades.

Senior forward Jacob Garrow and senior defenseman Colin Nemacheck were named to the All-GLHC First Team with junior forward Nash Riipi and senior defenseman Joe DeMattia being named to the All-GLHC Second Team.  Senior forward Ethan Phillips received All-GLHC Honorable Mention accolades.

Below is the full list of GLHC All-Conference Teams from the 2022-23 season:

  • Player of the Year:  Camden Markham (Houghton – Forward – Senior)
  • Rookie of the Year:  Cole Kelly (Marquette – Goaltender – Sophomore)
  • Coach of the Year:  Corey Markham (Houghton – 24th Year)
  • All-GLHC First Team:
    • Landon Stevens – Houghton – Forward – Senior
    • Jacob Garrow – Marquette – Forward – Senior
    • Gaborik Carlson – Houghton – Forward – Senior
    • Colin Nemacheck – Marquette – Defense – Senior
    • Connor Raffaelli – Houghton – Defense – Junior
    • Aksel Loukus – Calumet – Goaltender – Senior
  • All-GLHC Second Team:
    • Nash Riipi – Marquette – Forward – Junior
    • Michael Maillette – Houghton – Forward – Junior
    • Sawyer LaMarch – Escanaba – Forward – Senior
    • Joe DeMattia – Marquette – Defense – Senior
    • Gunner Bourdeau – Escanaba – Defense – Senior
    • Cole Kelly – Marquette – Goaltender – Sophomore
  • All-GLHC Honorable Mention Team:
    • Dan Loukus – Calumet – Defense – Senior
    • Brayden Martineau – Escanaba – Forward – Senior
    • Bryce Hanner – Hancock – Forward – Junior
    • Sully Rajala – Houghton – Forward – Senior
    • Simon Rajala – Jeffers – Goaltender – Senior
    • Isaiah Anderson – Kingsford – Goaltender – Junior
    • Ethan Phillips – Marquette – Forward – Senior
    • Judge Anderson – Negaunee – Defense – Senior
Varsity Hockey Earns Share Of Conference Title With 4-3 Victory At Houghton

Varsity Hockey Earns Share Of Conference Title With 4-3 Victory At Houghton

Varsity Hockey (17-6-2; 9-1 Great Lakes Hockey Conference)

Marquette 4, Houghton 3

Game Recap:

Subvarsity Score:

  • JV:  Marquette 1, Houghton 3 

Next Up:

  • Tonight’s contest serves as the final regular season game of the 2022-23 slate.
  • The Varsity Hockey Team will begin their postseason run on Friday, 2/24/23, at 6:00 p.m. when they take on Manistee in a MHSAA Regional Semifinal match-up played at the Northern Lights Arena in Alpena.
  • Tickets for the game must be purchased online and are available at this link.
Varsity Hockey Gets 5-1 Win Over Hancock On Senior Night

Varsity Hockey Gets 5-1 Win Over Hancock On Senior Night

Varsity Hockey (16-6-2; 8-1 Great Lakes Hockey Conference)

Marquette 5, Hancock 1

Game Recap:

Subvarsity Score:

  • JV:  Marquette 6, Hancock 3 

Senior Night:

Prior to the game, eight members of the Class of 2023 were honored as they were introduced to the crowd and accompanied on the ice by their parents/guardians.  Congratulations to these hockey student-athletes and the success that they have achieved and contributions made while playing for MSHS!

  • #3 – Theo Adams – Forward
  • #4 – Joe DeMattia – Defense
  • #8 – Colin Nemacheck – Defense
  • #18 – Brock Taylor – Forward
  • #19 – Ethan Phillips – Forward
  • #22 – Rylan Ragusett – Forward
  • #23 – Jace Moore – Defense
  • #24 – Jacob Garrow – Forward

Next Up:

  • The MSHS JV/Varsity Hockey Teams will each have their final regular season games of the 2022-23 season on Thursday, 2/16/23, when they travel to Houghton.  The JV game will begin at 4:00 p.m. with the Varsity match-up to follow at 6:30 p.m.
  • Prior to the start of the Varsity contest, seven hockey seniors from the Class of 2023 will be honored on the ice, along with their parents/guardians.
Varsity Hockey Posts 4-0 Shutout Victory At Calumet To Claim Tiberg-Yoki Heritage Cup

Varsity Hockey Posts 4-0 Shutout Victory At Calumet To Claim Tiberg-Yoki Heritage Cup

Varsity Hockey (15-6-2; 7-1 Great Lakes Hockey Conference)

Marquette 4, Calumet 0

Game Recap:

Subvarsity Score:

  • JV:  Marquette 2, Calumet 0 

About The Tiberg-Yoki Heritage Cup:

  • The Heritage Cup is to specifically honor the families of brothers Jon and Brian Nebel, the Tiberg family, and the Yoki family.  Both families immigrated to Calumet in the late 1800’s from Norway.  Johnny Sherf, the most well known member of the family comes from the Yoki branch of their family tree.  Sherf’s mother, Laura Yoki Sherf ,and Jon and Brian’s grandmother Esther Yoki Tiberg, were sisters.  Many in Calumet already know of Sherf, as he provided the Johnny Sherf Trophy, which goes to winner of the annual series (Copper Island Classic) between Calumet and Hancock High School.  Johnny attended and played hockey for the University of Michigan from 1932-36.  He was team captain and once led the Western Conference (precursor to the WCHA) in scoring.  Johnny was signed by the Detroit Red Wings in 1936 and played in the organization until 1944, where he became the first American born citizen to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup, winning it twice in his career.  He was inducted into the University of Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1981, and the Calumet High School Hall of Fame in 2013.

Next Up:

  • The MSHS JV/Varsity Hockey Teams will each return to home action on Tuesday, 2/14/23, when they host Hancock.  The JV game will begin at 4:00 p.m. with the Varsity match-up to follow at 6:30 p.m.
  • Prior to the start of the Varsity contest, seven hockey seniors from the Class of 2023 will be honored on the ice, along with their parents/guardians.
Varsity Hockey Falls To Livonia Stevenson In Second Game At MIHL Showcase, 2-1

Varsity Hockey Falls To Livonia Stevenson In Second Game At MIHL Showcase, 2-1

Varsity Hockey (14-6-2; 6-1 Great Lakes Hockey Conference)

Marquette 1, Livonia Stevenson 2

Game Recap:

Next Up:

  • The MSHS JV/Varsity Hockey Teams will both travel to Calumet on Thursday, 2/9/23, for a doubleheader with the host Copper Kings.  The JV contest has a scheduled start time of 4:00 p.m., with the Varsity game to follow at 6:30 p.m.