The news site of Marquette High School

Marquette Messenger

The news site of Marquette High School

Marquette Messenger

The news site of Marquette High School

Marquette Messenger

Lilian Lu, sophomore, plays badminton at the Pioneer Badminton Club in Chicago, Lu travels to Chicago often to participate in tournaments and sharpen her skills at camps.

Student Seeks to Revive Badminton Club

Prashu Sidella, Staff Reporter March 31, 2022

Felicia Durst, physical education teacher, began playing competitive badminton in high school in Canada and even made it to the Central-Western Ontario Secondary School Associate, which is the equivalent...

Inside of the Chesterfield Mall, the Arch Badminton Center has transformed what was once the area where the double-decker carousel was located into a series of badminton and pickleball courts so that people can participate in a variety of different matches and activities as they please.

The Rise of Pickleball

Pranav Sriraman, Co- Sports Editor March 8, 2022

Pursuing a new passion that would help him stay in shape while providing him the opportunity to interact with his friends, Mike Beavers, Chesterfield resident, started participating in pickleball matches...

Crutches and equipment in personal trainer Matt Petersens office, used for rehabbing injured athletes.

Injuries Continue Despite Fewer Winter Sports

Parker Brandt, Features Editor March 7, 2022

Kahley Sheen, junior, was looking forward to dancing with her teammates on Varsity Mystique. Her season and time in school was temporarily halted after a head injury.  After practicing headstands with...

The boys wrestling senior night event was held in the MHS theater Thursday, Jan. 6, as a part of what Sean Torgoley, girls wrestling coach, said he hopes will become a long standing tradition. It just feels more special in the theater, Torgoley said. Aiden Strobel, freshman, was one of the wrestlers who one his match against Eureka by forfeit that evening as he was the only member of his weight class.

Wrestling Senior Night Celebrated in the Theater

Marin Ellington (she/her), Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2022

Smoke filled the air, illuminated by the pink and yellow lights as the boys wrestling team members were introduced on their senior night, Thursday, Jan. 6.  Spectators’ applause filled the room,...

Senior Carsyn Cosman has been a swimmer on varsity for 4 years. Cosman said she was very surprised to have won the Marquette Relays due to the size of the team and loss of key swimmers from last year.

Swim Team Upholds Winning Relay Tradition

Akhila Swarna (she/her), Co-Associate Editor December 25, 2021

When Molly Holubowksi, freshman, left the Marquette Relays swim meet on Tuesday, Dec. 7, the girls swim team ranked second place.  Several days later, Holubowksi’s phone buzzed with notifications....

Growing Up Football

It began on Jan. 26, 1985, in the basement of a central Illinois home. Kevin Schultz, a 6 year old at the time, watched the Chicago Bears beat the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX with his family.  Inspired...

Rebecca Strong in a match with a girl wrestler from Francis Howell Central, in last year tournaments. Since the wrestling practice begin this year,  there has been a large growth of new girls joining the girls wrestling team.

The Rise Of MHS Girls Wrestling

Emma Tyulyayev (she/her), Staff Reporter December 18, 2021

Rebecca Strong, junior, said that one of the best decisions of her life has been to join the girls wrestling team. “I've always been pretty strong since I was little, and my friend came up to me and...

Team captain, Collin Nowotny, senior, motivates the boys soccer team to play their hardest before the State Quarterfinal match versus Jackson High School Saturday, Nov. 13. They lost 1-0 in overtime.

Boys Soccer Season Ends In State Quarterfinals

Taryn Moore (she/her), Sports Editor December 5, 2021

Ally Fitzgerald said it was a dream come true to sign for University of Colorado Boulder to continue her basketball career.

Senior Signs To Play Division I Basketball

Taryn Moore (she/her), Sports Editor November 30, 2021

Senior basketball forward, Ally Fitzgerald, achieved her dream of committing to play Division I basketball after signing to the University of Colorado Boulder.  “If you have a dream, make sure you...

Load More Stories