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.

Boys Basketball Tryouts Scheduled For January 16 & 18

Boys Basketball Tryouts Scheduled For January 16 & 18

Boys basketball tryouts for the 2021 season will be held on Saturday, January 16 and Monday, January 18 at MSHS.

Please note the following protocol/guidelines that will be adhered to during all tryout sessions:

  • All participating student-athletes must enter/exit MSHS through the Front Canopy entrance. 
  • All participating student-athletes must wear a mask at all times while inside the facility.
  • Pre-screening for COVID-related symptoms as well as attendance for contact tracing purposes will be administered.
  • Locker rooms will be available for changing and storage during activity.
  • Student-athletes will want to bring their own water for use during activity.  Drinking fountains will not be available, however, the bottle filling feature will be active for refills.

Students must have a valid physical form on file in order to participate.  If using a valid physical form from the 2019-20 academic year, students must submit the MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire.  An explanation of the physical exam requirement for the 2020-21 academic year can be found at this link.

Varsity Tryout Schedule:

  • Saturday, January 16 – 12:00-1:30 p.m. – Main Gym
  • Monday, January 18 – 12:00-1:30 p.m. – Main Gym

JV Tryout Schedule:

  • Saturday, January 16 – 1:30-3:00 p.m. – Main Gym
  • Monday, January 18 – 1:30-3:00 p.m. – Main Gym

Freshman Tryout Schedule:

  • Saturday, January 16 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. – Main Gym
  • Monday, January 18 – 3:00-4:30 p.m. – Main Gym


MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

Show your school spirit at upcoming home athletics events by purchasing an MSHS face mask with the Marquette “Block M” logo on it!

Masks are available for $10/mask and come in both black and red (see picture below).  Material is a breathable 100% polyester with sublimated logo and elastic ear straps (one size fits all).

All proceeds to go benefit MSHS boys and girls athletics teams.

To purchase, contact the MSHS Athletics Department at atiseo@mapsnet.org or 906-225-5362.

Mollie Kilpela and Drew Wyble Named Kiwanis Student-Athletes of the Year

Mollie Kilpela and Drew Wyble Named Kiwanis Student-Athletes of the Year

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Mollie Kilpela (girls tennis, girls swimming and diving) and Drew Wyble (football, boys basketball, boys track and field) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Year for 2019-2020.

It was hoped to be able to hold the traditional “Athlete of the Year” breakfast ceremony, however gathering restrictions resulted in a virtual honoring from Superiorland Kiwanis and MSHS Athletics via Zoom meeting that also included coaches, family and friends.

Mollie Kilpela, a senior at MSHS, participated as a member of the girls tennis and girls swimming and diving teams during the 2019-20 academic year.

The 2019 girls tennis season ended with Kilpela helping lead the team to its first U.P. Championship since 2005 by capturing an individual U.P. Championship at #2 Singles.  The team also brought home another Great Northern Conference (GNC) title, where she took second place at #2 Singles. At season’s end, Kilpela earned All-State and All-U.P.  accolades.

During the winter sports season, Kilpela had another strong campaign as part of the MSHS girls swimming & team and played a major role in the team’s first place finish at the 2020 U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals.  At the final meet, Kilpela turned in four 2nd Place finishes (200 Medley Relay, 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle Relay) to have a hand in 78 of the team’s 377 points at the event.

Academically, Kilpela holds a 4.20 cumulative GPA and serves on the Executive Board of the National Honor Society.  Her post-graduation plans are to attend Florida Gulf Coast University to earn an undergraduate degree before continuing on to dental school.

Drew Wyble is a graduating senior and three-sport student-athlete at MSHS.  During the 2019-20 academic year, Wyble competed as part of the football and boys basketball teams before the cancellation of all spring sports kept him from finishing his career with the track and field season.

With the MSHS football team capturing its first outright conference championship since 1976, Wyble played integral roles in all phases of the game (wide receiver, defensive back, kicker/punter) to help the team achieve its success.  His play during the season earned him All-U.P. “Dream Team” honors as a kicker and All-Great Nothern Conference accolades as both a wide receiver and kicker.

The boys basketball season again saw Wyble play a leadership role in the team’s GNC Championship and advancing to the MHSAA District Final before the their tournament run was unfortunately cut short.  His strong play was rewarded at the conclusion of the season when he was named to the All-U.P. Second Team, All-GNC Second Team and was also selected as the GNC’s “Defensive Player of the Year”.

In the classroom, Wyble owns a 4.11 cumulative GPA.  In February, he signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Michigan Tech University and participate as a member of the Huskies’ football program starting with the 2020-21 academic year.


Year In Review:  2019-20 Kiwanis Student-Athletes of the Month

Year In Review: 2019-20 Kiwanis Student-Athletes of the Month

Each year, Marquette Senior High School is fortunate to have Superiorland Kiwanis provide its deserving student-athletes with “Student-Athlete of the Month” awards at recognition ceremonies taking place throughout the academic year.  Although student-athletes are recognized for their accomplishments within one sport during the monthly ceremonies, many go on to participate in subsequent sport seasons and accumulate additional athletics honors.

Listed below are all Kiwanis Student-Athletes of the Month from 2019-20.  Click on each student-athlete to view their athletics honors earned during the fall and winter seasons (*2020 spring sports seasons canceled on 4/3/20).









2019-20 All-U.P. Boys Basketball Awards Announced; MSHS Selected Division 1-2 “Team of the Year”

2019-20 All-U.P. Boys Basketball Awards Announced; MSHS Selected Division 1-2 “Team of the Year”

On Friday (April 3), the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (UPSSA) voted and released the 2019-20 All-Upper Peninsula boys basketball teams and MSHS had four student-athletes receive recognition to go along with the Redmen being named as the Division 1-2 “Team of the Year”.  Click here for full story (courtesy of WLUC TV6).

Teams of the Year:

  • Marquette (Divisions 1-2)
  • Iron Mountain (Division 3)
  • Dollar Bay (Division 4)

All-U.P. “Dream Team”:

  • Kameron Karp – Marquette – Junior
  • Ashton Janke – Dollar Bay – Senior
  • Brad Simonsen – Houghton – Senior
  • Jason Waterman – Negaunee – Senior
  • Marcus Johnson – Iron Mountain – Senior
  • Foster Wonders – Iron Mountain – Junior

All-U.P. First Team (Divisions 1-3):

  • Zach Carlson – Westwood – Sophomore
  • Peyton Fedell – Escanaba – Senior
  • Kody Hendricks – Norway – Senior
  • Justin Nelson – West Iron County – Junior
  • Jakson Sager – Negaunee – Senior

All-U.P. Second Team (Divisions 1-3):

  • Ty Lotterman – Marquette – Junior
  • Drew Wyble – Marquette – Senior
  • Schyler Andersen – Manistique – Senior
  • Cam Ballard – Gladstone – Junior
  • Rane Castor – Gladstone – Junior
  • James Harnick – Gwinn – Junior
  • Jacob Kugler – Ishpeming – Senior
  • Drew Lindberg – Negaunee – Senior
  • Keagan Monroe – Menominee – Senior
  • Logan Parolini – Norway – Junior
  • Pablo Salgado – Houghton – Junior

All-U.P. Honorable Mention (Divisions 1-3):

  • Lincoln Sager – Marquette – Junior
2019-20 GNC Boys Basketball Awards Announced; Kameron Karp Named Player of the Year

2019-20 GNC Boys Basketball Awards Announced; Kameron Karp Named Player of the Year

On Friday (3/6/20), boys basketball coaches within the Great Northern Conference (GNC) met to select awards recipients for the 2019-20 season.  Member schools within the GNC include Marquette, Escanaba, Gladstone, Kingsford and Menominee.

As team conference champions with a 7-1 record on the year, MSHS was well represented in each catagory and posted a clean sweep of the major awards.  Below are the All-GNC awards recipients from the 2019-20 boys basketball season:

  • Player of the Year:  Kameron Karp (Marquette)
  • Defensive Player of the YearDrew Wyble (Marquette)
  • Coach of the Year:  Brad Nelson (Marquette)
  • All-GNC First TeamKeegan Monroe (Menominee), Ty Lotterman (Marquette), Peyton Fidel (Escanaba), Rayne Castor (Gladstone), Kam Ballard (Gladstone)
  • All-GNC Second Team:  Carter Hudson (Escanaba), Cole Bracket (Kingsford), Aiden Belisle (Menominee), Brandon Frazer (Escanaba), Drew Wyble (Marquette)
  • Special Mention:  John Thomson (Marquette), Noah Ballard (Gladstone), Lincoln Sager (Marquette), Andrew Poupore (Kingsford)