Boys Swim & Dive Capture Team Championship at U.P. Finals

Boys Swim & Dive Capture Team Championship at U.P. Finals

At this past weekend’s U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals (February 14-15), the MSHS Boys Swim & Dive team captured first place and hoisted another U.P. Championship trophy.  The team depth proved to be the tool for success as MSHS topped second place Houghton by a final margin of 117 points.

Team Results:

  1. Marquette – 344
  2. Sault Ste. Marie – 227
  3. Houghton – 219
  4. Kingsford – 176
  5. Gladstone – 67
  6. Manistique – 60
  7. Westwood – 58
  8. Ishpeming-Negaunee – 56
  9. Rudyard – 36

Event Medalists (top six places):

  • 200 Medley Relay – Mason Doan, Maverick Baldwin, Wyatt Clement, Hobey Manson (3rd Place)
  • 200 Freestyle – Quinn Kerekes (2nd Place), Wyatt Clement (4th Place), Andrew King (5th Place)
  • 200 IM – Liam McFarren (2nd Place), Caden LaFayette (5th Place), Andon Buyarski (6th Place)
  • 50 Freestyle – Maverick Baldwin (2nd Place), Hobey Manson (3rd Place), Bobby Caron (4th Place)
  • 1 Meter Diving – Hunter Symbal (6th Place)
  • 100 Butterfly – Alex Gooch (4th Place), Caden LaFayette (5th Place)
  • 100 Freestyle – Liam McFarren (1st Place), Bobby Caron (3rd Place), Alex Gooch (6th Place)
  • 500 Freestyle – Andon Buyarski (3rd Place), Wyatt Clement (4th Place), Mason Doan (5th Place)
  • 200 Freestyle Relay – Quinn Kerekes, Hobey Manson, Bobby Caron, Liam McFarren (1st Place)
  • 100 Backstroke – Quinn Kerekes (2nd Place), Mason Doan (5th Place), Jackson O’Connor (6th Place)
  • 100 Breaststroke – Kai Chouinard (6th Place)
  • 400 Freestyle Relay – Quinn Kerekes, Bobby Caron, Maverick Baldwin, Liam McFarren (2nd Place)

Click here for full meet results.

In addition to the team’s success, Coach Nate McFarren was named at the U.P.’s Coach of the Year.  Congratulations to both our coaching staff and team!

Lastly, thank you to Kathy Foulks for all of her dedication and hard work to help pull this meet off as well as the rest of our parents/volunteers who put in time to keep this the successful and enjoyable meet that it continues to be.  We can’t do it without your help and hard work!

Girls Swim & Dive Crowned Team Champs at U.P. Finals

Girls Swim & Dive Crowned Team Champs at U.P. Finals

At this past weekend’s U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals (February 14-15), the MSHS Girls Swim & Dive took the top team spot and hoisted another U.P. Championship trophy.  The team turned in several top finishes and showed its quality depth to beat out Sault Ste. Marie by a final margin of 77 points.

Team Results:

  1. Marquette – 377
  2. Sault Ste. Marie – 300
  3. Houghton – 157
  4. Kingsford – 141
  5. Westwood – 120
  6. Ishpeming-Negaunee – 81
  7. Gladstone – 69
  8. Rudyard – 67
  9. Manistique – 16

Event Medalists (top six places):

  • 200 Medley Relay – Ella Whalen, Kelsey Glover, Lexi LaCombe, Mollie Kilpela (2nd Place)
  • 200 Freestyle – Paige Whaley (1st Place), Hannah Winn (4th Place)
  • 200 IM – Lexi LaCombe (2nd Place), Maddie Wood (3rd Place)
  • 50 Freestyle – Mollie Kilpela (2nd Place), Rachel Hoult (5th Place)
  • 1 Meter Diving – Kaela Davis(6th Place)
  • 100 Butterfly – Jayme Winn (1st Place), Paige Whaley (2nd Place), Anna Beckstrom (6th Place)
  • 100 Freestyle – Mollie Kilpela (2nd Place), Ella Whalen (3rd Place), Anna Patmore (5th Place)
  • 500 Freestyle – Delaney Marchiol (1st Place), Hannah Winn (2nd Place), Maddie Wood (4th Place)
  • 200 Freestyle Relay – Mollie Kilpela, Jayme Winn, Paige Whaley, Lexi LaCombe (2nd Place)
  • 100 Backstroke – Jayme Winn (1st Place), Lexi LaCombe (2nd Place), Ella Whalen (3rd Place)
  • 100 Breaststroke – Delaney Marchiol (2nd Place), Kelsey Glover (3rd Place)
  • 400 Freestyle Relay – Paige Whaley, Ella Whalen, Delaney Marchiol, Jayme Winn (1st Place)

Click here for full meet results.

In addition to the team’s success, Coach Nate McFarren was named at the U.P.’s Coach of the Year.  Congratulations to both our coaching staff and team!

Lastly, thank you to Kathy Foulks for all of her dedication and hard work to help pull this meet off as well as the rest of our parents/volunteers who put in time to keep this the successful and enjoyable meet that it continues to be.  We can’t do it without your help and hard work!

Wrestling Competes at MHSAA Individual Districts; Kuhlman and Lagrou Qualify for Regionals

Wrestling Competes at MHSAA Individual Districts; Kuhlman and Lagrou Qualify for Regionals

After finishing as runner-up to Escanaba at last Wednesday’s (2/12/20) MHSAA Team District, the MSHS Wrestling Team traveled to Gaylord High School this past Saturday (2/15/20), to compete in the MHSAA Individual District meet.

In order for a wrestler to qualify for the MHSAA Individual Regional event, he/she must place in the top four of their weight class.  The MHSAA Individual Regional Meet is Saturday, February 22, and will again take place at Gaylord High School.

After having an impressive seven total student-athletes qualify for the “blood round”, where a win guarantees you a top four position, two Redmen wrestlers have now advanced to MHSAA Individual Regionals.   Those wrestlers are:

  • Joe Lagrou (112) – 3rd Place
  • Wyatt Kuhlman (140) – 3rd Place

Congratulations to these two student-athletes and best of luck next Saturday!  This meet concludes the competitive season for the remainder of the team.  The 2019-20 campaign has been a highly successful season for the wrestling program with increased participation and positive results achieved by all.

Paige Whaley and Ty Lotterman Named January Student-Athletes of the Month

Paige Whaley and Ty Lotterman Named January Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Paige Whaley (girls swimming and diving) and Ty Lotterman (boys basketball) have been selected as the Student-Athletes of the Month for January 2020.

Paige Whaley is a senior at MSHS will be culminating her highly successful 4-year stint as a member of the Girls Swimming & Diving program at this Saturday’s U.P. Finals Meet.

Paige is a four-year varsity letter winner and is also a four-time selection to the All-U.P. Swimming & Diving Team. In addition, she was part of the record breaking 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay teams from the 2019 season.
Paige got her start with competitive swimming at just eight years old when she joined the Wildcat Aquatic Club (formerly the Marquette Killer Whales) to take part in YMCA/USA Swimming competitions. Through the Wildcat Aquatic Club, she was on the state championship teams in 2013 and from 2015-19. In 2019, Paige won and set the course record, for the Teal Lake Swim for Diabetes that is held annually in Negaunee.

Academically, Paige owns a 3.70 GPA. She has been named to the honor roll for each semester of enrollment and is a member of the MSHS National Honor Society. Paige is gaining additional experience to apply toward her future area of study through an internship with the U.P. Land Conservancy, where she assists with social media campaigns.

In December 2019, Paige signed a letter of commitment to attend Northern Michigan University, where she will also participate as a member of the Wildcat women’s swimming and diving program. Her planned course of study is environmental science with a focus in either hydrology or pollution.

Ty Lotterman is a junior student at MSHS and is in the midst of a breakout season as a member of the Varsity Boys Basketball Team.  He and the team are having a great season and currently own a 13-3 record and are in first place in the Great Northern Conference (GNC) standings.

Ty’s ability as a versatile player with the ability to play just about any position on the floor with a high level of ability and energy has been a huge catalyst in the team’s success this season.  He always has a strong presence in all areas of the stat sheet and currently averages 16 points and 7 rebounds per game on the season.

Ty is a three-sport student-athlete at MSHS and also participates as a member of the varsity football and track & field teams.  With a 3.33 cumulative GPA, Ty’s academic standing serves as a positive compliment to his athletics success so far.  Ty will undoubtedly continue this success throughout the remainder of his time at MSHS.

In his free time, Ty stays busy by regularly volunteering time with the Presbyterian Church in Big Bay.  In addition, he has also committed time to helping with the newly formed Junior Wildcats Youth Basketball Program.  Outside of school, he enjoys hunting, fishing and disc golf.