Madalyn Stern and Liam McFarren Selected As February Student-Athletes of the Month

Madalyn Stern and Liam McFarren Selected As February Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Madalyn Stern (girls alpine skiing) and Liam McFarren (boys swimming & diving) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for February 2022.

Madalyn Stern is a senior at MSHS recently wrapped up an excellent year and career as a member of the MSHS Girls Alpine Ski Team.

This season marked Maddy’s fourth as a member of the Alpine Ski program with her veteran status and experience making her a team captain for the 2022 season.  Maddy had an incredible run this season that demonstrated the hard work that she has put into the sport over her career.

As the postseason race schedule progressed, Maddy continued to rack up championships.  By season’s end, Maddy had earned a U.P. Championship in Giant Slalom (GS), an MHSAA Regional Championship in Slalom (5th in GS), and an MHSAA State Championship in GS (8th in Slalom).  To go along with these postseason finishes, Maddy was named as the U.P. Girls Skier of the Year and selected to the All-State and All-U.P. Teams.  Over the course of her career, Maddy was part of the 2019 and 2020 MHSAA State Championship teams as well as the 2021 MHSAA State Runner-Up team.

Academically, Maddy owns a 4.03 cumulative GPA and has earned honor roll status and the Academic Achievement Award every semester.  She earned the Academic All-State Award from the Michigan High School Ski Coaches Association (MHSSCA) both this season and as a junior in 2021.

To conclude her senior year, Maddy will once again participate as a member of the MSHS Girls Soccer program, where she is a three-year member.  In other extra-curricular involvement, Maddy is part of the National Honor Society and MSHS Spanish Club.  Upon graduating from MSHS, Maddy hopes to attend NMU and pursue a nursing degree while also competing on the Wildcats Alpine Ski Team.

Liam McFarren is currently a junior at MSHS and recently finished another phenomenal year as a member of the boys swimming and diving team.

At the 2022 MHSAA U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals, Liam earned a total of four first-place finishes (200 Medley Relay, 100 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle Relay) en route to helping the team claim its third consecutive team title.  The 200 Freestyle Relay team that Liam was a member of, along with teammates Maverick Baldwin, Bobby Caron and Colin VanderSchaaf, set new school, pool and U.P. records with a time of 1:29.93.

At season’s end, Liam was named U.P. Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive season and was named to the All-U.P. team for the third straight year.  In his three-year career, Liam has now earned 10 total first-place finishes at the U.P. Finals (five individual, five relays) to go along with the three team championships he has been a part of.

In the classroom, Liam owns a 3.99 cumulative GPA to make him a regular fixture on the honor roll.  He is a three-time honoree on the U.P. Swimming & Diving All-Academic Team and is a member of the National Honor Society.

With the conclusion of the winter sports season, Liam will shift gears and participate as a member of the MSHS Boys Tennis Team this spring.  In addition, he is also looking forward to spending time outdoors and finding time to go fishing.  Liam’s current post-high school plans are to attend NMU and major in biochemistry with the intent to pursue a degree in dentistry from the University of Michigan.

2021-22 All-U.P. Boys Swim & Dive Team Announced; MSHS With Nine Honored

2021-22 All-U.P. Boys Swim & Dive Team Announced; MSHS With Nine Honored

Following a successful three-peat as U.P.  Champions, the MSHS Boys Swimming & Diving Team was well represented on the All-Upper Peninsula Teams that were announced on Wednesday (February 23).

Overall, MSHS led the way with nine total team members receiving All-U.P. accolades.  Below is the full listing of award recipients.

2021-22 All-U.P. Boys Swimming & Diving Team

  • Male Co-Swimmers of the Year:
    • Liam McFarren – Marquette  
    • Colin VanderSchaaf – Marquette
  • Coach of the Year:
    • Nate McFarren – Marquette
  • Swimmers:
    • Michael Adams II – Ishpeming-Negaunee
    • Evan Arbic – Sault Ste. Marie
    • Maverick Baldwin – Marquette
    • Dustin Brewster – Manistique
    • Andon Buyarski – Marquette
    • Bobby Caron – Marquette
    • Lane Cozort – Rudyard
    • Davin Evans – Houghton
    • Ty Haataja – Houghton
    • Connor Holombo – Houghton
    • Andrew King – Marquette
    • Kallen Lawlor – Rudyard
    • Joey Lundholm – Kingsford
    • Liam McFarren – Marquette
    • Colin VanderSchaaf – Marquette
    • Sevi Voigt – Marquette
  • Divers:
    • Quinn Aho – Houghton
    • Evan Balko – Marquette
    • Hunter Symbal – Marquette
Boys Swim & Dive Earns Three-Peat By Taking Team Title At 2022 U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals

Boys Swim & Dive Earns Three-Peat By Taking Team Title At 2022 U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals

The MSHS Swimming & Diving teams again played host to the MHSAA U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals this weekend (February 18-19).  All participants in the meet were required to meet the designated qualifying time for their respective event(s) in order to compete.

MSHS captured first place in 11 out of 12 events en route to winning the team championship in dominating fashion.

Team Scores:

  1. Marquette – 418
  2. Houghton – 291
  3. Sault Ste. Marie – 136
  4. Manistique – 111
  5. Rudyard – 106
  6. Kingsford – 90
  7. Ishpeming-Negaunee – 77
  8. Gladstone – 48
  9. Westwood – 25

Event Winners:

  • 200 Medley Relay – Andrew King, Colin VanderSchaaf, Liam McFarren, Maverick Baldwin (MQT) – 1:41.34
  • 200 Freestyle – Colin VanderSchaaf (MQT) – 1:50.02
  • 200 IM – Sevi Voigt (MQT) – 2:15.10
  • 50 Freestyle – Maverick Baldwin (MQT) – 22.87
  • 1 Meter Diving – Quinn Aho (HOU) – 269.90 (Pool & U.P. Record)
  • 100 Butterfly – Liam McFarren (MQT) – 57.50
  • 100 Freestyle – Liam McFarren (MQT) – 50.25
  • 500 Freestyle – Sevi Voigt (MQT) – 5:30.82
  • 200 Freestyle Relay – Maverick Baldwin, Liam McFarren, Bobby Caron, Colin VanderSchaaf (MQT) – 1:29.93 (School, Pool & U.P. Record)
  • 100 Backstroke – Andrew King (MQT) – 1:00.91
  • 100 Breaststroke – Colin VanderSchaaf (MQT) – 1:00.20
  • 400 Freestyle Relay – Andrew King, Trevor Crandell, Sevi Voigt, Bobby Caron (MQT) – 3:34.76

Click here for full meet results from the 2022 U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals.

Meet Information for 2022 U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals (February 18-19)

Meet Information for 2022 U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals (February 18-19)

This weekend (February 18-19), Marquette Senior High School will once again be playing host to the MHSAA U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals.  Below is meet information both for fans attending the events in-person, as well as those looking to watch from home.

Meet Location:

  • Marquette Senior High School (1203 W. Fair Ave.; Marquette, MI)

Start Times:

  • Friday, February 18 – MHSAA U.P. Diving Finals – 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 19 – MHSAA U.P. Swimming Finals – 11:00 a.m.

Tickets (sold online via GoFan):

Live Stream Links (via NFHS Network; subscription required):

Psych Sheets:

 

Boys Swim & Dive Sees 200 Medley Relay Team Set New Pool Record In 117-69 Dual Meet Win At Houghton

Boys Swim & Dive Sees 200 Medley Relay Team Set New Pool Record In 117-69 Dual Meet Win At Houghton

The MSHS Boys Swimming & Diving team traveled to Houghton to participate in a dual meet yesterday (2/8/22).  The MSHS boys defeated the Gremlins by a final score of 117-69.

Event Winners:

  • 200 Medley Relay – Andrew King, Colin VanderSchaaf, Liam McFarren, Maverick Baldwin (MQT) – 1:45.01
  • 200 Freestyle – Andon Buyarski (MQT) – 2:09.54
  • 200 IM – Colin VanderSchaaf (MQT) – 2:06.92
  • 50 Freestyle – Maverick Baldwin (MQT) – 23.55
  • 1 Meter Diving – Quinn Aho (HOU) – 238.70
  • 100 Butterfly – Liam McFarren (MQT) – 1:01.16
  • 100 Freestyle – Andrew King (MQT) – 54.17
  • 500 Freestyle – Colin VanderSchaaf (MQT) – 5:17.02
  • 200 Freestyle Relay – Maverick Baldwin, Alex Gooch, Andrew King, Trevor Crandell (MQT) – 1:39.30
  • 100 Backstroke – Liam McFarren (MQT) – 1:01.14
  • 100 Breaststroke – Jake Elzinga (MQT) – 1:15.31
  • 400 Freestyle Relay – Liam McFarren, Maverick Baldwin, Trevor Crandell, Colin VanderSchaaf (MQT) – 3:36.95

Click here for full meet results.

MSHS Swimmers will next compete when they host the Upper Penninsula Junior Varsity Championships on Friday, 2/11/22, at 3:30 p.m.  All schools in the U.P. are invited to attend this meet that is open to student-athletes not having qualified in more than one individual event at the 2022 MHSAA U.P. Finals.

Boys Swim & Dive Defeats Sault Ste. Marie, 138-47

Boys Swim & Dive Defeats Sault Ste. Marie, 138-47

The MSHS Boys Swimming & Diving team hosted Sault Ste. Marie in a dual meet yesterday (2/3/22) at the MSHS Natatorium.  The MSHS boys defeated the Blue Devils by a final score of 138-47.

Event Winners:

  • 200 Medley Relay – Andrew King, Liam McFarren, Alex Gooch, Bobby Caron (MQT) – 1:52.71
  • 200 Freestyle – Evan Arbic (SSM) – 2:05.13
  • 200 IM – Liam McFarren (MQT) – 2:13.08
  • 50 Freestyle – Andon Buyarski (MQT) – 26.27
  • 1 Meter Diving – Ben Flynn (MQT) – 171.40
  • 100 Butterfly – Caden LaFayette (MQT) – 1:07.10
  • 100 Freestyle – Bobby Caron (MQT) – 54.41
  • 500 FreestyleAndon Buyarski (MQT) – 5:54.81
  • 200 Freestyle Relay – Liam McFarren, Bobby Caron, Andrew King, Trevor Crandell (MQT) – 1:36.44
  • 100 Backstroke – Liam Boland (MQT) – 1:08.82
  • 100 Breaststroke – Sevi Voigt (MQT) – 1:14.95
  • 400 Freestyle Relay – Liam McFarren, Bobby Caron, Andrew King, Sevi Voigt (MQT) – 3:40.66

Click here for full meet results.

The MSHS Swim & Dive teams will make their final road trip of the 2021-22 season when they travel to Houghton on Tuesday, February 8, for a dual meet starting at 4:00 p.m.

Boys Swim & Dive Victorious Over Kingsford On Senior Day, 135-44

Boys Swim & Dive Victorious Over Kingsford On Senior Day, 135-44

The MSHS Boys Swimming & Diving team hosted Kingsford in a dual meet yesterday (2/1/22) at the MSHS Natatorium.  The MSHS boys defeated the Flivvers by a final score of 135-44.

Event Winners:

  • 200 Medley RelayAndrew King, Colin VanderSchaaf, Liam McFarren, Maverick Baldwin (MQT) – 1:46.67
  • 200 FreestyleColin VanderSchaaf (MQT) – 1:56.60
  • 200 IM – Trevor Crandell (MQT)2:29.73
  • 50 FreestyleLiam McFarren (MQT) – 23.28
  • 1 Meter Diving – Ben Flynn (MQT) – 178.90
  • 100 Butterfly – Colin VanderSchaaf (MQT) – 56.93
  • 100 FreestyleLiam McFarren (MQT) – 52.55
  • 500 FreestyleChase Thomsen (MQT)6:59.61
  • 200 Freestyle Relay – Liam McFarren, Maverick Baldwin, Bobby Caron, Colin VanderSchaaf (MQT) – 1:34.17
  • 100 Backstroke – Andrew King (MQT) – 1:07.38
  • 100 Breaststroke – Maverick Baldwin (MQT) – 1:12.91
  • 400 Freestyle Relay – Trevor Crandell, Sevi Voigt, Bobby Caron, Maverick Baldwin (MQT) – 3:50.49

Senior Shoutout:

As part of Tuesday’s meet, six members of the Class of 2022 were honored for their achievements and contributions to the MSHS Boys Swimming & Diving program.  Congratulations to these swimming & diving student-athletes and the success that they have achieved while competing for MSHS!

  • Bobby Caron
  • Tyree Dwight
  • Jake Elzinga
  • Alex Gooch
  • Zachary Roell
  • Hunter Symbal

Click here for full meet results.

The MSHS Swim & Dive teams will be back in action on Thursday, February 3, when they host Sault Ste. Marie in a dual meet starting at 4:30 p.m.

Boys Swim & Dive Has Dominant Showing At Splash-n-Dash Meet

Boys Swim & Dive Has Dominant Showing At Splash-n-Dash Meet

The MSHS Boys Swimming & Diving team hosted the 2022 Splash-n-Dash meet on Saturday (1/15/22).   All Upper Penninsula high school swimming and diving teams attended the event, that featured a series of short distance races with unlimited team entries in order to maximize participation in the meet.  Competing teams were Marquette, Gladstone, Houghton, Ishpeming-Negaunee, Kingsford, Rudyard, Sault Ste. Marie and Westwood.

Event Medalists from MSHS (Top-2 Relays; Top-3 Individual):

  • 1 Meter Diving – Hunter Symbal (1st Place); Ben Flynn (3rd Place)
  • 200 Medley Relay – Mason Doan, Colin VanderSchaaf, Liam McFarren, Maverick Baldwin (1st Place)
  • 100 IM – Liam McFarren (1st Place); Maverick Baldwin (3rd Place)
  • 50 Freestyle – Maverick Baldwin (1st Place)
  • 50 Butterfly – Colin VanderSchaaf (1st Place)
  • 50 Backstroke – Liam McFarren (1st Place); Mason Doan (3rd Place)
  • 50 Breaststroke – Colin VanderSchaaf (1st Place)
  • 200 Freestyle Relay – Maverick Baldwin, Mason Doan, Colin VanderSchaaf, Liam McFarren (1st Place)

Click here for full meet results.

The MSHS Swim & Dive teams will be back in action on Wednesday, January 19, when they travel to Ishpeming-Negaunee for a dual meet starting at 4:00 p.m.

Boys Swim & Dive Defeats Westwood, 140-20

Boys Swim & Dive Defeats Westwood, 140-20

The MSHS Boys Swimming & Diving team hosted Westwood in a dual meet yesterday (1/12/22) at the MSHS Natatorium.  The MSHS boys defeated the Patriots by a final score of 140-20.

Event Winners:

  • 200 Medley Relay – Sevi Voigt, Liam McFarren, Alex Gooch, Maverick Baldwin
  • 200 Freestyle – Colin VanderSchaaf
  • 200 IM – Sevi Voigt
  • 50 Freestyle – Liam McFarren
  • 1 Meter Diving – Ben Flynn
  • 100 Butterfly – Alex Gooch
  • 100 Freestyle – Colin VanderSchaaf
  • 500 Freestyle Liam McFarren
  • 200 Freestyle Relay – Colin VanderSchaaf, Sevi Voigt, Alex Gooch, Maverick Baldwin
  • 100 BackstrokeAndon Buyarski
  • 100 Breaststroke – Jake Elzinga
  • 400 Freestyle Relay – Liam McFarren, Maverick Baldwin, Liam Boland, Colin VanderSchaaf

Click here for full meet results.

The MSHS Swim & Dive teams will be back in action on Saturday, January 15, when they host the Marquette Splash-n-Dash Meet.  Diving will begin at 10:00 a.m. with swimming events having an estimated start time of 12:30 p.m.

MSHS Swim & Dive Takes Second At Saginaw Heritage Muzz Relays

MSHS Swim & Dive Takes Second At Saginaw Heritage Muzz Relays

Swimmers and divers from the MSHS Boys/Girls Swim & Dive teams traveled to compete in the highly competitive Muzz Relays that were hosted by Saginaw Heritage High School last Saturday (1/8/22).  MSHS placed second in the combined team scoring, two points behind first place DeWitt High School.

Team Results:

  1. DeWitt – 162
  2. Marquette – 160
  3. Saginaw Heritage – 108
  4. Sault Ste. Marie – 102
  5. Oscoda – 76
  6. Essexville Garber – 70
  7. Ogemaw Heights – 54
  8. Chesaning – 46

Top MSHS Performers:

  • Mixed 1-Meter DivingEvan Balko (2nd Place)
  • Mixed  800 Freestyle RelayTrevor Crandell, Grace Sobczak, Hannah Winn (3rd Place)
  • Mixed 200 Medley RelayAndrew King, Colin VanderSchaaf, Liam McFarren, Maverick Baldwin (1st Place)
  • Mixed 400 Freestyle RelayBobby Caron, Hannah Winn, Delaney Marchiol, Andon Buyarski (3rd Place)
  • Mixed 300 Medley RelayColin VanderSchaaf, Grace Sobczak, Liam McFarren (1st Place)
  • Mixed 300 Butterfly RelayDelaney Marchiol, Elena Henry, Alex Cooch, Sevi Voigt (2nd Place)
  • Mixed 300 Backstroke RelayAndrew King, Natalie Schetter, Elena Henry, Mason Doan (2nd Place)
  • Mixed 300 Breaststroke RelayKai Chouinard, Liam Boland, Maddie Wood, Kelsey Glover (2nd Place)
  • Mixed 400 Medley RelaySevi Voigt, Maija Talvensaari, Alex Gooch, Trevor Crandell (3rd Place)
  • Mixed 200 Freestyle RelayColin VanderSchaaf, Maverick Baldwin, Bobby Caron, Liam McFarren (1st Place)

Click here for full meet results.

The team will return to home action on Wednesday, January 12, when they host Westwood for a dual meet starting at 3:30 p.m.