MSHS Athletics Partners With MAPS Education Foundation To Provide Free Homecoming For MSHS Students

MSHS Athletics Partners With MAPS Education Foundation To Provide Free Homecoming For MSHS Students

MSHS Athletics is partnering with the MAPS Education Foundation to provide all students in Grades 9-12 with a free of charge homecoming experience this year.

All MSHS students will receive free admission into Friday night’s varsity football game vs. Kingsford (9/17/21; 7:00 p.m.) as well as entry into the outdoor dance following the game that will be held for those students on the MSHS Tennis Courts (weather permitting).

Donations to help support this effort will be collected at the ticket gate during Friday evening’s homecoming game.  Homecoming festivities will begin on Friday with a 5:30 p.m. parade.

A special thanks to the MAPS Education Foundation for helping make this possible!

2021-22 MSHS All-Sports Passes Now On Sale!

2021-22 MSHS All-Sports Passes Now On Sale!

MSHS All-Sports Passes for the 2021-22 academic year are now available!  All-Sports Passes grant the holder admission into all regular season home games for MSHS athletics programs.  Please note that passes may not be used for admission into MHSAA tournament games or elementary/middle school athletics contests.

Passes are available to be purchased at the following prices:

  • Family (immediate household only):  $200
  • Adult (Couple):  $150
  • Adult (Single):  $80
  • Student:  $50

Fans 65 & Over will continue to receive free admission at MSHS home games by showing their ID at the ticket gate for that contest.

Passes can be purchased in the MSHS Athletic Department (1203 W. Fair Ave.).  Office hours are 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Checks should be made payable to “MSHS Athletics”.

2021 Fall Sports Apparel Stores Now Open!

2021 Fall Sports Apparel Stores Now Open!

Apparel flash stores for fall sports are now open through BSN Team Sports.  If your sport is not yet listed, one will be added to this page in the very near future.  Please be aware of your sport’s closing date as orders cannot be accepted after that time.

To view and order items, go to www.bsnteamsports.com and enter your team’s access code.  Items will arrive roughly three weeks following the store closing date.

Team Access Codes (click sport for store flyer):

2021 Fall Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

2021 Fall Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

Fall Sport Registration Process

  1. The fall 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, 2021 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.

Fall Sport Start Date and Coach Contact Information

  • Cross Country
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 9 
    • Offseason Training Opportunities (starting June 21):  Mondays-Fridays at 9:00 a.m.; 1809 W. Fair Avenue
    • Facebook Page:  “MSHS Cross Country
    • Coach ContactKyle Detmers; kdetmers906@gmail.com
  • Dance Team
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 9 
    • Summer Practice Dates:  Mondays-Thursdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at MAHS
    • Coach Contact: Alicia Beauchamp; abeauchamp@gmail.com
  • Football
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 9
    • Offseason Training Opportunities (starting June 14)Mondays (5:00-7:00 p.m.), Tuesdays (5:00-7:00 p.m.) and Thursdays (5:00-7:45 p.m.)
    • Facebook Page:  “2020 Marquette Redmen Football
    • Varsity Coach ContactEric Mason; ejmason7@yahoo.com
    • JV Coach ContactDemetrise Mullen; demullen@nmu.edu
    • Freshman Coach ContactJoe Levandoski; jlevandoski@mapsnet.org
  • Sideline Cheer
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 9 
    • Offseason Training Opportunities:  June 14 (facility clean-up and equipment inventory); June 17 – 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    • Facebook Page:  “MSHS Cheer
    • Coach Contact: Bridget Johnson; bridgetjjohnson@yahoo.com
  • Boys Soccer
    • Tryout DatesAugust 9-11 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Kaufman Sports Complex
    • Parent MeetingMonday, August 9 at 5:15 p.m. in the pavilion at the Kaufman Sports Complex
    • Offseason Training Opportunities: July 19, 22, 26, and 29 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the Kaufman Sports Complex
    • Facebook Page:  “MSHS Girls & Boys Soccer
    • Coach Contact:  Dan Salmon; yooperchzhed@gmail.com
  • Girls Tennis
    • First Practice DateMonday, August 9 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Facebook Page:  “MSHS Girls Tennis
    • Coach ContactKarl Thomsen; kthomsen@mapsnet.org
  • Volleyball
    • Tryout DatesAugust 9-11 at MSHS (Varsity – 9:00-11:00 a.m.; Freshman – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; JV – 12:00-2:00 p.m.)
    • Offseason Training Opportunities (starting June 14):  Tuesdays from 10:00-noon (10:30-noon for Freshman) and Fridays from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Facebook Page:  “Marquette Redettes Volleyball
    • Varsity Coach ContactAnn Crandell-Williams; anncrand@gmail.com
    • JV Coach ContactTracy Hruska; articatz@aol.com
    • Freshman Coach ContactDawn Kruhak; dkruhak@mapsnet.org

2021-22 Handbook and Code of Conduct – click here to view

2021-22 Pay-to-Play Policy – click here to view

Haddie Ketzenberger and Kameron Karp Selected As First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for 2020-21

Haddie Ketzenberger and Kameron Karp Selected As First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for 2020-21

MSHS seniors Haddie Ketzenberger and Kameron Karp have been named as the recipients of the First Bank Outstanding Scholar-Athletes for the 2020-21 academic year.

Selection criteria for the 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.

Haddie Ketzenberger participates in the MSHS Girls Tennis, Girls Swimming & Diving, Gymnastics and Girls Track & Field programs.  She holds a 4.21 cumulative GPA.

Ketzenberger’s 2020-21 Athletics Accolades:

  • Girls Tennis:  All-U.P. Honorable Mention
  • Girls Swimming & Diving:  2021 U.P. Diving Champion, All-U.P.  First Team
  • Gymnastics:  2021 U.P. All-Around Champion (also placed first in beam, floor and bars)
  • Girls Track & Field:  All-Region, All-Conference; will be competing in the 100 Meter Hurdles at tomorow’s U.P. Track & Field Finals

Ketzenberger’s post-graduation plans are to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she intends to major in Civil Engineering.

Kameron Karp participates in the MSHS Football, Boys Basketball and Boys Track & Field programs.  He owns a cumulative GPA of 4.03.

Karp’s 2020-21 Athletics Accolades:

  • Football:  All-State Second Team, All-U.P. Offensive Player of the Year, All-U.P. “Dream Team”, All-Conference
  • Boys Basketball:  All-U.P. “Dream Team”, Great Northern Conference (GNC) Player of the Year
  • Boys Track & Field:  All-Region (two first place finishes at MHSAA Regional Meet), All-Conference (four first place finishes at GNC Meet), member of school record breaking 400 Meter Relay; will be competing in four events at tomorrow’s U.P. Track & Field Finals
  • MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award Finalist

In February 2021, Kameron signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to attend and play both football and basketball at Northern Michigan University.

A very big “thank you” to First Bank and its Senior Vice President Ron Bennetts for their continued support of MSHS and its student-athletes through this award!

2021 Spring Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

2021 Spring Sport Registration Information and Start Dates

Spring Sport Registration Process

  1. The spring sports registration page is active at this link.  All students participating in a spring 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.  IMPORTANT: students with a valid physical form from the 2019-20 academic year do not need to submit a new physical form, however, in lieu of that waived requirement they MUST complete and submit the MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire Form.

Spring Sport Start Date and Coach Contact Information

  • Baseball
    • Tryout Dates:  Tuesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 7; 5:00-7:00 p.m. at North Fields (Legion Fields)
    • Informational MeetingMonday, March 15; 6:00 p.m. (location TBD)
    • Coach Contact:  Derek Swajanen; derekswajanen@gmail.com
  • Boys & Girls Golf 
    • First Practice Date: Thursday, April 8; 2:30 p.m. (via Google Classroom)
    • Google Classroom Name:  4ragn7u
    • Coach Contact:  Ben Smith; besmith@mapsnet.org
  • Girls Soccer
    • Tryout Dates: April 6-8; 5:30-7:30 p.m. at MSHS Football Field
    • Informational MeetingApril 6, 5:45 p.m. at MSHS Football Field (bleachers; enter through ticket gate)
    • Coach Contact:  Anna Bauers; abauers@nsacd.com
  • Softball
    • First Practice Date: Tuesday, April 6; 3:00-5:00 p.m. (meet in main gym)
    • Coach Contact:  Kyle Johnson; kyle.a.johnson9972@gmail.com
  • Boys Tennis
    • First Practice Date: Tuesday, April 6
    • Coach Contact:  Derek Sandstrom; dsandstrom@mapsnet.org
  • Boys Track & Field
    • First Practice Date:  Tuesday, April 6 (student-only team meeting in the Little Theatre at 2:45 p.m.)
    • Coach Contact:  Kyle Detmers; kdetmers906@gmail.com
  • Girls Track & Field
    • First Practice Date: Tuesday, April 6
    • Coach Contact:  Natalie Messano; nmessano@mapsnet.org

2020-21 Handbook and Code of Conduct – click here to view

2020-21 Pay-to-Play Policy – click here to view

Winter Contact Sports To Begin Practice/Competition Next Week

Winter Contact Sports To Begin Practice/Competition Next Week

Per an announcement by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan High School Athletic Association member schools may begin full practice activities in the Winter contact sports of basketball, ice hockey and wrestling on Monday, February 8, with some precautions to continue limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Those three Winter contact sports have been able to practice since January 16, but only with non-contact activities.  MHSAA Tournament dates for all Winter sports previously were rescheduled into late March and early April to accommodate a later start to the regular season, and those dates appear below.  All Winter contact sports also must participate with some level of masking and/or rapid testing, also detailed sport-by-sport below.

All testing will be coordinated between schools and MDHHS or their local health departments. Following are specific precautions and key dates for those contact sports at the high school level. Participants are defined as athletes, coaches and other team personnel active in practice and competition.

Girls Basketball

  • Masking/Testing: All participants must wear face coverings at all times – during all practices and non-game activities, and during games. A testing requirement may allow participants to remove masks while in active participation on the floor if they test negative that game day; more details will be provided to schools when confirmed.
  • Spectator Limit:  Two (2) spectators may be allowed per participant.
  • Competition Limit: Teams may play up to three games per week, Monday through Sunday.
  • Regular Season Schedules: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman
  • Tournament Dates:  Districts – March 22, 24, 26; Regionals – March 29, 31; Quarterfinals – April 5; Semifinals – April 7; Finals – April 9

Boys Basketball

  • Masking/Testing: All participants must wear face coverings at all times – during all practices and non-game activities, and during games. A testing requirement may allow participants to remove masks while in active participation on the floor if they test negative that game day; more details will be provided to schools when confirmed.
  • Spectator Limit:  Two (2) spectators may be allowed per participant.
  • Competition Limit: Teams may play up to three games per week, Monday through Sunday.
  • Regular Season Schedules: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman
  • Tournament Dates:  Districts – March 23, 25, 27; Regionals – March 30, April 1; Quarterfinals – April 6; Semifinals – April 8; Finals – April 10

Ice Hockey

  • Masking/Testing: All participants must wear face coverings at all times – during all practices and non-game activities, and during games. A testing requirement may allow participants to remove masks while in active participation on the ice if they test negative that game day; more details will be provided to schools when confirmed.
  • Spectator Limit:  Two (2) spectators may be allowed per participant.
  • Competition Limit: Teams may play up to three games per week, Monday through Sunday. Teams also may play two games on one non-school day twice; during those two weeks, teams are allowed up to four games Monday through Sunday.
  • Regular Season Schedules: Varsity
  • Tournament Dates:  Regionals – March 15-20; Quarterfinals – March 23; Semifinals – March 25-26; Finals – March 27

Wrestling

  • Masking/Testing: Testing is required for wrestling, but competitors will not be required to wear face coverings.
  • Spectator Limit:  Two (2) spectators may be allowed per participant.
  • Competition Limit: Teams may compete two days per week, Monday through Sunday, with no more than four teams at a site (with each individual competing in up to three matches per day.)
  • Regular Season Schedules: Varsity
  • Tournament Dates:  Districts – March 15-20; Regionals – March 22-28; Team Finals – March 30; Individual Finals – April 2-3

The same masking and testing requirements will be in place for all junior high/middle school teams wishing to participate in the four Winter contact sports.

MHSAA Council Reaffirms Winter Sports to be Played when Allowed by MDHHS

MHSAA Council Reaffirms Winter Sports to be Played when Allowed by MDHHS

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Jan. 27 – The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association reaffirmed its commitment today to play Winter sports when current restrictions are lifted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

Winter contact sportsgirls and boys basketball, ice hockey and wrestling – are allowed presently to participate in non-contact activities only, per an MDHHS emergency order restricting contact activity and competition due to COVID-19.

Non-contact Winter sportsgirls and boys bowling, girls gymnastics, girls and boys alpine skiing and girls and boys swimming & diving – are able to participate in those activities fully.

The MDHHS limitations on Winter contact sports were set to expire at the end of January, but were extended last week by MDHHS through Feb. 21.

“Each week, we see hundreds of examples of children and families competing in non-school competition, both in-state and out-of-state,” Uyl said. “This not only is in violation of current MDHHS orders, but sending all of these families into different states will only become an impediment to getting students back in school fulltime.

“But we can contribute to students returning to in-person learning by allowing MHSAA member schools to begin full activities, participating locally and against more local competition, and under the guidance of trained, professional educators.”

This past weekend the MHSAA concluded its remaining Fall tournaments with 11-Player Football Finals. Earlier this month, Girls Volleyball, Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving and 8-Player Football Finals were competed to conclude those seasons. All four were allowed to complete their seasons because those teams took part in the MDHHS rapid testing pilot program.

Results of that program were overwhelmingly positive. A total of 5,376 individuals (athletes, coaches, team personnel, cheerleaders, etc.) were tested, and 57 – or 1 percent – tested positive at some point in the pilot. Nearly 30,000 rapid antigen tests were administered – and 99.8 percent were negative. (All four data points were through Jan. 19 and provided to the MHSAA by the MDHHS.)

As of Monday (Jan. 25), Winter contact sports had begun in 38 states, including border states Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.

School Sports Update – 1/22/21

School Sports Update – 1/22/21

Governor Whitmer’s press conference this morning included brand new information for the MHSAA and member schools relative to winter contact sports.  This additional delay in winter contact practices and competition was not anticipated, and today’s announcement has created many new questions. That being said, the MHSAA and its Representative Council are currently working to obtain further information on the MDHHS order.

Even with this new order, there are no changes to current winter sports practices in basketball, ice hockey and wrestling as those activities can continue with no physical contact, using social distancing and face masks.

The previous allowance for practice/competition to begin in the sports of alpine skiing, bowling, figure skating, gymnastics, nordic skiing and swimming & diving also remains unchanged based on the guidelines included in the Return to Activity resources for those sports.

The Representative Council and MHSAA staff will be using the next few days to gather all information and discuss current options.  Know that the MHSAA remains FULLY committed to winter and spring sport seasons as this latest set of hurdles will require continued creativity in finding the way for both remaining seasons to be played.

Further information with updated details will be shared early next week.

Kameron Karp Named Finalist for MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award

Kameron Karp Named Finalist for MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award

Kameron Karp, MSHS Senior and Football/Basketball/Track & Field student-athlete, was selected as one of 24 “Boys – Class A” finalists from around the state.  From this highly accomplished field of male student-athletes, six (6) will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the MHSAA and Farm Bureau Insurance.

For 31 years, the MHSAA and Farm Bureau Insurance have honored the best student-athletes in Michigan.  Again this year they will award 32 students with $1,000 scholarships based on achievement and leadership in athletics and activities, as well as responses to short-answer and essay questions.  In many ways, this is the most prestigious honor the MHSAA awards annually.

Karp is a four-year participant in both the Football and Boys Basketball programs and has also participated in the Boys Track & Field program for one-year (2021 will mark his second season of participation in track & field).

  • Football Accolades: 2020 All-State Second Team,  2020 U.P. Offensive Player of the Year, 2020 All-U.P. “Dream Team”, 2020 All-Great Northern Conference
  • Boys Basketball Accolades: 2019-20 All-U.P. “Dream Team”, 2019-20 Great Northern Conference Player of the Year, 2019-20 All-Great Northern Conference
  • Track & Field Accolades: 2019 All-U.P., 2019 All-Great Northern Conference

Academically, Karp owns a 4.04 cumulative GPA.  Outside of his athletics participation, Kameron is a member of the National Honor Society.  In addition, he recently committed to continue his education Northern Michigan University in the Fall of 2021, where he will also be a member of both the Wildcat Football and Men’s Basketball teams.

The 32 total recipients of the MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award will be announced throughout February.