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Kenny Recognized by the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame

Principal Steve Hankins, Tim Walters, former Lafayette Coach and Jim Leeker, St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame President, congratulated Chris Kenny, varsity boys and girls soccer coach, on his induction into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.

Kailin Zhang, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2020

From Junior College All-American to Second Team All-American at St. Louis University, Chris Kenny, varsity boys and girls soccer coach, has won many awards from competitions and matches throughout his athletic journey. However, Kenny will be receiving special recognition this year. He will be indu...

MHSNews | Badminton Club Sees Growth in Members

MHSNews | Badminton Club Sees Growth in Members

Zara Tola and Shon Sayfuddinov

February 13, 2020

Out of all of the sports activities offered at MHS, senior Claire Zhang said there is one sport she truly can enjoy like no other: badminton. “I’m not a really athletic person or someone who is really good at sports,” Zhang said. “I remember in middle school, one of the P.E. activities that ...

Show Choir Earns 2nd at their Latest Competition

The group performs one of their sing and dance numbers at their competition at Danville High School. The group moved on into finals and ultimately earned second place with their routine.

February 13, 2020

Center Stage earned second place and Best Band this past weekend at the Danville Midwest Classic Competition in Illinois. Cassidy Barger, junior, and the group were at the competition all day Saturday, Feb. 8, as they competed at both Prelims and Finals. “I love this group because no matter ...

Yu Breaks Longest Standing Girls Swim Record

Amanda Yu, senior, pushes to finish strong during the last 50 meters of the 100 meter fly race during Conference finals at Kirkwood High School on Thursday, Feb. 6. Yu came in third, with Marquette going on to win the meet with a score of 441 points.

Jackson Estwanick, Executive Producer

February 13, 2020

This race wasn’t supposed to be special. She even told her coach she was going to take it easy. But as Amanda Yu, senior, looked up at the scoreboard after touching the wall she saw something amazing— she had broken the longest held MHS girls swim record, the 100-meter fly, by 0.05 seconds.  ...

Under Pressure: Student Athletes Face Challenges in Collegiate Sports Recruiting

Seniors announced their commitments to different colleges on the first national signing day of the year, Nov. 23. Four incoming athletes signed to state schools and three signed to junior colleges.

Connor Del Carmen, Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

Connor Throneberry, junior, verbally committed to Penn State for baseball as a sophomore which puts him on the younger end of athletes who commit to a school.  “With all the juniors and seniors worrying about college, I don’t because I already know where I’m going,” Throneberry said....

Watkins Reaches 1,000 Point Mark

Kennedi Watkins, junior, drives to the basket against a defender. Watkins scored 27 points in the loss to Ladue on January 22.

Connor Del Carmen, Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

Banners, hugs and cheers awaited Kennedi Watkins if she was able to make a routine free throw in a game Feb. 1 against the Lindbergh Flyers.  The five foot, eleven inch junior only had to score one more point to become the fifth player in MHS girls basketball history to score 1,000 career poin...

Club Team Playoffs Leave Marquette Hockey Team Down Five Going into Lafayette Game

Five of the team’s starters will be traveling with the UA Central States team for playoffs in Chicago.

Austin Richard, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2020

Tyler Burrows, senior, and the rest of the Marquette hockey team skate onto the ice as screams and cheers fill the rink. In spite of all the sound and distraction, Burrows calmly puts in his earbuds and stays focused on the game ahead. Burrows said one of the most important skills for him when going...

Remembering Kobe

On Dec. 18, 2017, Bryant's jersey numbers, 8 and 24, were retired by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Carter Van Buskirk, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2020

Twenty seasons. Five time NBA champion. Two time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. Four time NBA All-Star Most Valuable Player. Two time Olympic gold medalist. That was Kobe Bryant. Following the premature death of Los Angeles Lakers player, Kobe Bryant, many at MHS are mourning. “I was simply in s...

Cheer Prepares to Return to Nationals after making History

Abbey Gradle, varsity head coach, talks the team through a stunt at their Nationals Sendoff Showcase. The team holds a showcase for their routine each year before they leave for UCA Nationals in Orlando, and this year held it during Flex Time the day before they left.

Caroline Cudney, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

Last year, varsity cheer made MHS history at UCA Nationals when they made it to finals for the first time, and this year they are hoping to make it again. “I am so excited to go back and we are hoping to do even better,” Claire Scognamiglio, senior, said. “We set the bar high by making finals an...

Basketball Teams Travel to Famous Hoosier Gym

The Hoosier Gym was the set for the famous 19866 film

Ben Hughes

January 31, 2020

Boys and girls varsity basketball will travel to Knighston, Ind., this weekend to match up against the Lindbergh Flyers in the famous gym from the 1986 movie “Hoosiers.” “Hoosiers” follows the story of a dysfunctional basketball team of a small Indiana town that comes together and overcomes all od...

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