On a beautiful day at Presque Isle Park, Marquette County high schools gathered to compete at the Marquette County Championship Cross Country Meet. Competing schools included MSHS, Ishpeming, Negaunee, Republic-Michigamme and Westwood.
On a cool yet sunny day in Marquette at Presque Isle, 17 schools competed at the Dale Phillips Invitational. The day included six total races with Boys/Girls Varsity races taking place for Division 1 and Division 2/3 schools as well as Boys/Girls Junior Varsity races.
On Friday morning, the MSHS Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams welcomed six teams to Presque Isle Park for the Marquette Earlybird Invite and the first competition for the 2020 season. Both the boys and girls teams competed well in the 5K races and showed off a solid training base to start the season.
No team scores were kept at this friendly competition and offered participating schools a chance to evaluate runners early in the season. Schools in attendance were Escanaba, Gladstone, Ishpeming, Kingsford, Marquette, Negaunee and Westwood.
The fall sports registration page is now active. 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. Click here for the fall sports registration page.
MHSAA Physical Forms are available both in the high school office and by clicking here. Students must submit their physician-signed physical form to the high school office prior to participating in a fall sport! As a reminder, this requirement has been waived for the 2020-21 school year for all students with a valid physical form on file (students will still need to complete the MHSAA Annual Sports Health Questionnaire Form). Click here for more information on this important change to the physical form requirement for 2020-21.
Fall Sport Tryouts and Start Date Information (updated as information becomes available; schedules available at this link)
First Practice Date: Wednesday, August 12; 9:00 a.m. at the MSHS Football Field
Coach Contact: Kyle Detmers; email@example.com
First Practice Date: Monday, August 10; 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the MSHS Football Field (ALL TEAMS)
Varsity Coach Contact: Eric Mason; firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Ericka Asmus, MSHS Senior and Cross Country/Nordic Skiing/Track & Field student-athlete, was selected as one of 24 “Girls – Class A” finalists from around the state. From this highly accomplished field of female 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.
Asmus is a four-year participant in both the Cross Country and Nordic Skiing programs and has also participated in the Girls Track & Field program for one-year.
Cross Country Accolades: 2019 Team Captain, two-time All-U.P. “Dream Team”, three-time All-State., three-time All-U.P, three-time Academic All-State, three-time Great Northern Conference Champion, two-time Team Most Valuable Runner
Nordic Skiing Accolades: 2019-20 Team Captain, 2018 State Champion – Classic Race, 2018 State Runner-Up – Pursuit, 2018 State Runner Up – Sprint, 2019 State Runner-Up – Classic, 2019 State Runner-Up – Pursuit, 2019 State Runner Up – Sprint, three-time Team Most Valuable Skier
Track & Field Accolades: Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Honor Award Recipient
Academically, Asmus owns a 4.23 cumulative GPA. Outside of her athletics particpation, Ericka has additional extra-curricular involvement in the Environmental Club, Math Club and National Honor Society. She also volunteers time with the Seeds and Spores Family Farm and Marquette Farmer’s Market.
The 32 total recipients of the MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award will be announced throughout February.
Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Olivia Moffitt (girls cross country) and Hogan Nemetz (boys cross country) have been selected as the Student-Athletes of the Month for October.
Olivia Moffitt is a junior at MSHS and participated as a member of the girls cross country team this fall.
Throughout the 2019 cross country season, Olivia demonstrated tremendous improvement and toughness that ultimately earned her a place on the All-U.P. “Dream Team” as a result of her 6th Place finish in the Division 1 Girls Race at U.P. Finals. In addition, she was also the runner-up at the Great Northern Conference Meet. These performances helped the MSHS Girls Varsity Cross Country Team come away with both U.P. Division 1 and GNC championships. Aside from earning All-U.P. “Dream Team” honors, Olivia was named as the team’s “Most Valuable Runner” and also earned All-State, Academic All-State and All-GNC accolades.
Academically, Olivia owns a perfect 4.00 cumulative GPA. She has been named to the honor roll for each semester and is a member of the MSHS National Honor Society.
During the summer months, Olivia participates as part of the Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club (UPCRC). She also volunteers time assisting with the operation of the Costa Rican Exchange Program at MSHS. Outside of school, Olivia enjoys baking, art projects, running, biking, swimming, being with animals, road trips and house plants.
While Olivia’s post-high school plans are still undecided for the most part, she is considering pursuing a career as a veterinarian.
Hogan Nemetz is a senior at MSHS and just wrapped up his final season as a member of the Boys Cross Country Team. He is a four-year varsity letter winner for the cross country program.
In his senior season, Hogan again showed great determination and progress throughout the year with consistent improvement in his race performances. He placed 7th in this year’s Division 1 Boys Race at U.P. Finals and led the team to it’s first U.P. Championship since 2014. Hogan’s finish at U.P. Finals, along with his 5th Place result at the Great Northern Conference (GNC) meet, earned him places on the All-State, Academic All-State, All-U.P. and All-GNC teams. In addition, Hogan was named as the “Most Valuable Runner” within the boys cross country program for the 2019 season.
Hogan is a multi-sport student-athlete at MSHS and will keep busy throughout the remainder of his senior year by participating on the Redmen Varsity Hockey, MSHS Boys Track & Field and American Legion Blues Baseball teams.
Academically, Hogan has a 3.71 GPA and is a regular member of the honor roll. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and has volunteered time assisting with the Marquette Marathon.
Upon graduation, Hogan is planning to continue his education at Michigan Tech University and pursue a degree in computer science.