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Marquette Fishing Club Wins First Qualifier Round

Marquette Fishing Club Wins First Qualifier Round

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

Fishing is a strategic sport. Everything must be examined from the lures to the shore position. A bass fishes differently than catfish. Anything can happen at anytime. And thus the difficulty to slip through four rounds and ultimately come out on top of a year-long tournament. “Each team gets a sho...

Mystique places at nationals

Mystique places at nationals

Kailin Zhang, News Editor

March 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

The girls stand under the spotlight. They dance. They leap. They turn. Then, their moment on stage ends - built through months of practice and dedication. Varsity Mystique had their moment to shine at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) National Championship in Orlando, Fla., where they placed sixt...

Hockey team prepares for Wickenheiser cup finals

Hockey team prepares for Wickenheiser cup finals

Marta Mieze, News Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

When Andrew Farrell, sophomore, was four years old, he started off playing for Kirkwood. He would’ve never imagined that 11 years later, he would play as center on the Marquette hockey team and be heading to finals March 13, for the Wickenheiser cup against the Westminster Wildcats at the Scottrade Cente...

Winter Guard takes first place at competition

Winter Guard takes first place at competition

Kailin Zhang, News Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

The crowd cheers. They did it again - another first place. Yet the winning team is nowhere to be found. This scenario took place on Feb. 2, when winter guard took first place in Scholastic AA at the Edwardsville High School Winter Guard Competition. Not only did the team place first, but they...

Cheerleaders prepare for Nationals

Cheerleaders prepare for Nationals

Sarah Harris, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the cheerleaders landed their final stunt, they erupted in hugs and cheers. Even though the winners hadn’t been announced yet, they had a feeling that they just won State. And they were right. On Oct. 31, 2017, the cheerleaders earned first place at State, making MHS history as it was the first ...

Fantasy football’s growing popularity

Fantasy football’s growing popularity

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

Around 75 million Americans play fantasy football every season, according to the New York Post. American football is by far one of the most popular sports in the United States, and fantasy football only proves that even further. ESPN, NFL, FOX, among many others, are all outlets that allow millions of ...

Section Leaders: Pep band rallies varsity basketball team

Section Leaders: Pep band rallies varsity basketball team

Sarah Harris, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the time ticks down in the fourth quarter, tension builds. Five: the Mustangs dribble the ball down the court. Four: they drive to the basket. Three: they pass to the open person on the three point line. Two: he shoots. One: he scores! As the crowd cheers, the faint sounds of “Firework” by...

Following their footsteps: Siblings share sports

Following their footsteps: Siblings share sports

Greg Svirnovskiy, Editor in Chief

February 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

When Haley Downs, senior, stepped out onto the field for her first field hockey practice of the season, something felt different. Haley’s sister, Maddie, a freshman, was on the field with her, her first ever MHS practice. “It’s really cool because we’re kind of inseparable,” Haley said. “We...

Superbowl LII Preview

Superbowl LII Preview

Ethan Hill, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

On Feb. 4, all eyes will be on Minneapolis to witness the biggest sports event of the year: Super Bowl LII. More than 100 million people are projected to watch Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. The spotlight is all on them. Two teams. One game. So which team...

Montgomery Madness: Small Pointer Piles on the Points

Montgomery Madness: Small Pointer Piles on the Points

Abhijit Srirangam, Production Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Small forward Jason Montgomery, junior, dominates the basketball court with his offensive game as he currently has a total of 383 points this season over 19 games. In the Mustangs’ most recent game against Kirkwood on Jan. 30, Montgomery scored 29 points, and the team won 58-57. In the team’s...

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