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Josh Merz, Senior, runs back after assisting a score against Troy Buchanon. Merz is the only senior boy currently on the team.

Boys Basketball Plans to Honor Their Lone Senior

Alayna Higdon, Staff Reporter February 21, 2020

Every year, the varsity basketball team honors the senior players with a senior night, giving speeches and recognizing the athletes. At this year’s senior night, held Feb. 27, there will only be one...

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.

Kenny Recognized by 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...

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...

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.

Show Choir Earns 2nd at their Latest Competition

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,...

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.

Yu Breaks Longest Standing Girls Swim Record

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—...

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.

Under Pressure: Student Athletes Face Challenges in Collegiate Sports Recruiting

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...

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

Watkins Reaches 1,000 Point Mark

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...

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

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

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...

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

Remembering Kobe

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...

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.

Cheer Prepares to Return to Nationals after making History

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...

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