Varsity Football Gets Homecoming Victory Over Escanaba, 21-13

Varsity Football Gets Homecoming Victory Over Escanaba, 21-13

Varsity Football (2-4; 1-2 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 21, Escanaba 13 

Game Recap:

Week 6 Subvarsity Scores:

  • JV:  MSHS 16, Escanaba 31 
  • Freshman:   MSHS 28, Escanaba 21

Next Up:

The MSHS Varsity and JV Football teams will be in action against Menominee in Week 7.

  • Varsity:  Friday, October 7 at Menominee – 7:00 p.m. EST
  • JV:  Thursday, October 6 at Marquette – 6:00 p.m. 
Varsity Football Falls To Gladstone, 48-21

Varsity Football Falls To Gladstone, 48-21

Varsity Football (1-4; 0-2 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 21, Gladstone 48 

Game Recap:

Week 5 Subvarsity Scores:

  • JV:  MSHS 0, Gladstone 0 
  • Freshman:   MSHS 0, Negaunee JV 0

Next Up:

All three levels of the Marquette Football program will be in action against Escanaba in Week 6, which also serves as Homecoming Week at MSHS.

  • Varsity:  Friday, September 30 at Marquette – 7:00 p.m. (HOMECOMING)  
  • JV:  Thursday, September 29 at Escanaba – 6:00 p.m. 
  • Freshman:  Thursday, September 29 at Marquette – 6:00 p.m. 
Varsity Football Defeated In GNC Tilt At Kingsford, 28-14

Varsity Football Defeated In GNC Tilt At Kingsford, 28-14

Varsity Football (1-3; 0-1 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 14, Kingsford 28 

Game Recap:

Week 4 Subvarsity Scores:

  • JV:  MSHS 24, Kingsford 50 
  • Freshman:   MSHS 22, Kingsford 6

Next Up:

The MSHS Varsity and JV teams will be in action against Gladstone in Week 5.  In addition, members of the undefeated 1957 MSHS Varsity Football Team will be recognized at halftime of Friday’s home varsity game.

  • Varsity:  Friday, September 23 at Marquette – 7:00 p.m.  
  • JV:  Thursday, September 22 at Gladstone – 6:00 p.m. 
Varsity Football Gets Big Win In Home Opener Against Gaylord, 17-14

Varsity Football Gets Big Win In Home Opener Against Gaylord, 17-14

Varsity Football (1-2; 0-0 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 17, Gaylord 14 

Game Recap:

Week 3 Subvarsity Scores:

  • JV:  MSHS 0, Gaylord 8 
  • Freshman:  MSHS 28, Gaylord 6 

Next Up:

All three levels of the MSHS Football program will play Kingsford in Week 4 of the regular season.

  • Varsity:  Friday, September 16 at Kingsford – 7:00 p.m. EST
  • JV:  Thursday, September 15 at Marquette – 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Freshman Thursday, September 15 at Kingsford – 6:30 p.m. EST
Varsity Football Falls In Close Battle At Alpena, 18-16

Varsity Football Falls In Close Battle At Alpena, 18-16

Varsity Football (0-2; 0-0 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 16, Alpena 18 

Game Recap:

Week 2 Subvarsity Scores:

  • JVMSHS 42, Alpena 6 
  • Freshman:  MSHS 0, Escanaba 0 (score not yet reported)

Next Up:

All three levels of the MSHS Football program will have their first home games of the season in Week 3 when they host Gaylord for a tripleheader on Saturday, September 10.  Respective game times for the Freshman/JV/Varsity contests are noon/3:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.

Varsity Football Drops Season Opener At Traverse City West, 7-0

Varsity Football Drops Season Opener At Traverse City West, 7-0

Varsity Football (0-1; 0-0 Great Northern Conference)

Marquette 0, Traverse City West 7 

Game Recap:

  • Recap courtesy of Fox Sports Marquette is available at this link.

Week 1 Subvarsity Scores:

  • JVMSHS 0, Traverse City West 20 
  • Freshman:  MSHS 12, Traverse City West 6

Next Up:

All three levels of the MSHS Football program will be back in action next Thursday, September 1.  The Varsity and JV team will travel to Alpena for respective game times of 3:30 and 7:00 p.m with the Freshman team traveling to Escanaba for a contest starting at 6:00 p.m.

Maria Millado & Wyatt Kuhlman Named 2021-22 MSHS “Athletes of the Year”

Maria Millado & Wyatt Kuhlman Named 2021-22 MSHS “Athletes of the Year”

On Thursday morning (6/2/22), student-athletes honored during the 2021-22 academic year as “Athletes of the Month” were invited to again celebrate their collective and individual accomplishments.  Each year, Marquette Senior High School is fortunate to have Superiorland Kiwanis sponsor these monthly events to provide its deserving student-athletes with “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.  From the group of honorees, two student-athletes were selected as the 2021-22.

MSHS Athletics, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Maria Millado (volleyball; girls basketball) and Wyatt Kuhlman (football; wrestling) have been named as the 2021-22 Student-Athletes of the Year.

2021-22 MSHS Female Athlete of the Year – Maria Millado

  • Sports Participated InVolleyball, Girls Basketball
  • Accolades – Team2021 GNC Volleyball Champions; 2021-22 GNC Girls Basketball Champions
  • Accolades – Individual:
    • VolleyballAVCA Best & Brightest Award First Team; All-Region; GNC Player of the Year; Four School Records Set (Most Digs – Season, Most Blocks -Match, Most Blocks – Season, Most Blocks- Career)
    • Girls BasketballAll-U.P. First Team; GNC Player of the Year; GNC Defensive Player of the Year
    • Other2021-22 Michigan Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year – Girls Class A

 

2021-22 MSHS Male Athlete of the Year – Wyatt Kuhlman

  • Sports Participated InFootball, Wrestling
  • Accolades – Team2021 U.P. Large School Football “Team of the Year”; 2021 GNC Football Champions
  • Accolades – Individual:
    • FootballTeam Captain; All-U.P. “Dream Team”; All-GNC
    • WrestlingTeam Captain; U.P. Champion (160 pounds); U.P. “Most Valuable Wrestler”; All-Region; 100 Career Victories

 

 

MSHS had a total of 18 student-athletes honored through the “Athlete of the Month” program in 2021-22.  The full list of honorees can be found below:

  • September 2021Kelsey Kivi (sideline cheer) & Austin Ridl (football)
  • October 2021Courtney Larson (girls cross country) & Axel Vermaat (boys soccer)
  • November 2021Maria Millado (volleyball) & Carson VanderSchaaf (boys cross country) 
  • December 2021Delaney Marchiol (girls swim & dive) & Jacob Garrow (hockey)
  • January 2022Zoe Smith (girls basketball) & Wyatt Kuhlman (wrestling)
  • February 2022Madalyn Stern (girls alpine skiing) & Liam McFarren (boys swim & dive)
  • March 2022Isabella DeMattia (dance team) & David Eberhard (boys basketball)
  • April 2022Isabella Lorens (girls soccer) & Samuel Markey (boys track & field)
  • May 2022Jordan Haynes (softball) & Desmond Mullen (baseball)

 

Madalyn Stern and Austin Ridl Receive 2021-22 Kaufman Organizational Awards For Athletics

Madalyn Stern and Austin Ridl Receive 2021-22 Kaufman Organizational Awards For Athletics

On Wednesday evening (5/18/22), MSHS seniors Madalyn Stern (alpine skiing, girls soccer) and Austin Ridl (football, track & field) were honored with the MSHS Athletics Organizational Awards from the L.G. Kaufman Endowment School Fund.

Criteria for the award are based on demonstrated qualities in three areas: character, leadership and excellence.

Madlyn Stern is the daughter of Ryan and Hilary Stern.  Maddy is a four-year member of the MSHS Girls Alpine Ski team and was team captain for the 2022 season. Maddy had an incredible run in her final campaign that demonstrated the time, hard work and dedication that she has put into the sport over her career.

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 culminated when she captured the 2022 MHSAA Division 1 State Championship in Giant Slalom (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.

Maddy’s commitment to excellence extends into the classroom as well. 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.

Maddy hopes to attend Northern Michigan University and pursue a nursing degree while also competing on the Wildcats Alpine Ski Team.

Austin Ridl is the son of Jamie Ridl and Molly Mikesch.

Austin has been the leader of the MSHS Varsity Football team for the past three seasons. His play at the quarterback position guided the program to new levels of success with three consecutive MHSAA postseason appearances, three consecutive Great Northern Conference championships and the team being recognized as the U.P. “Team of the Year” for the past two seasons.

In his final season in red and white, Austin passed for 2,237 yards with 26 touchdowns and rushed for 355 yards with 3 touchdowns. These marks, along with his invaluable leadership and work ethic, earned him multiple postseason accolades including Honorable Mention All-State, All-Region; All-U.P. “Dream Team”; and All-Great Northern Conference honors.

In addition to football, Austin is also a member of the MSHS boys track and field program where is he a member of the reigning U.P. champion 800 Meter Relay team and was a member of the 400 Meter Relay team that set a new school record last season.

In February of this year, Austin signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Michigan Tech University, where he will participate as a member of the Huskies football program. His program of study has not yet been decided.

Beauchamp, Mullen and Ridl Sign College Football Commitments for Fall 2022

Beauchamp, Mullen and Ridl Sign College Football Commitments for Fall 2022

Three MSHS Football student-athletes signed their respective commitments to attend U.P. universities during a signing ceremony that took place from the REDspn Studio at MSHS yesterday (February 3).

Family members, friends, coaches and staff were on-hand as Owen Beauchamp (Wide Receiver; Northern Michigan University), Desmond Mullen (Running Back/Safety; Michigan Tech University) and Austin Ridl (Quarterback; Michigan Tech University) all celebrated their recent decisions on institutions to attend and compete in football at the college level.

Owen Beauchamp – Wide Receiver – Northern Michigan University

  • 2021 Season Statistics29 Receptions, 687 Yards, 10 Receiving TDs, 1 Rushing TD
  • 2021 AccoladesAP Division 3-4 Second Team All-State, All-U.P. “Dream Team”, All-Great Northern Conference
  • Why Owen Chose NMU“I am grateful for the opportunity to further my education and football career at Northern Michigan University this upcoming fall. I would like to thank my parents, past coaches, and the staff at NMU for believing in me and supporting me. Choosing NMU was not a hard decision, and it has always been a dream of mine to play college football in my hometown. I look forward to being a wildcat and I am excited about this next chapter.”

Desmond Mullen – Running Back/Safety – Michigan Tech University

  • 2021 Season StatisticsRushing – 133 Carries, 748 Yards, 5 TDs;  Defense– 103 Tackles, 4 Pass Break-Ups, 2 Fumble Recoveries 
  • 2021 AccoladesAP Division 3-4 Second Team All-State; All-U.P. “Dream Team”; All-Great Northern Conference
  • Why Desmond Chose MTU:  “I chose Michigan Tech University because I know Tech will offer me a great education in whatever degree program that I choose to pursue. I also really enjoy how a lot of MTU classes are group oriented. Playing out of the GLIAC, which is one of the premier football conferences in Division II, I know that I will be surrounded by highly skilled teammates as we are challenged on the field every week. I would like to thank the Michigan Tech Football coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play for this great program. I can’t wait to so what the future holds at MTU!”

Austin Ridl – Quarterback – Michigan Tech University

  • 2021 Season StatisticsPassing – 2,237 yards, 26 TDs; Rushing – 355 yards, 3 TDs
  • 2021 AccoladesHonorable Mention All-State; MHSFCA All-Region (Division 3); All-U.P. “Dream Team”; All-Great Northern Conference
  • Why Austin Chose MTU“I am very excited to continue my education and football career at Michigan Tech University in the Fall of 2022. I chose MTU because Tech is a great school that offers a great education and has a great reputation for success after graduation. I am undecided in my major at this point, but I know I will be able to find a good fit for my future and my career at Tech. On top of that, Coach Mettlach and his staff have believed in me as a football player which was shown in my official visit at MTU as well as over the past few years when I was playing for Marquette. The academics Michigan Tech offers along with the opportunity to play Division II Football for a successful football program made this decision easy for me. I look forward to what the future holds as a Husky!”
Austin Ridl Named All-Region By Michigan High School Football Coaches Association

Austin Ridl Named All-Region By Michigan High School Football Coaches Association

On Wednesday, November 17, the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) announced their All-Region Teams for the 2021 prep football season.

Austin Ridl, MSHS Senior Quarterback, was one of 32 players named to the MHSFCA All-Region Team for Division 3, Region 1.  During the 2021 season, Ridl was 135-225 in the passing game and threw for 2,230 yards with 26 touchdowns.  Ridl, a team captain and three-year starter, also had 36 rushes for 252 yards and 2 touchdowns on the year.

Click here for the full announcement of the 2021 MHSFCA All-Region Teams.