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on March 4, 2017
by Bill Roseberry, Advantage News  NASHVILLE — For the first time in school history the Marquette Catholic Explorers can call themselves sectional champions. The Explorers used a stellar second half performance to dismiss the Nashville Hornets 55-48 on Friday in the Class 2A Nashville Sectional finals. With the win Marquette imp...
on March 2, 2017
by Bill Roseberry, Advantage News on March 2, 2017 NASHVILLE — Wednesday was a big night for the Marquette Catholic boys’ basketball program. The Explorers set the school record for wins, improving to 29-3, while punching their ticket to only the program’s third sectional championship appearance. They did it by topping ...
on February 25, 2017
Explorers' Green comes up big when team needs him most as Marquette advances to sectional Marquette Catholic's Sammy Green connected on a key basket in overtime to thrust the Explorers to a regional championship on Friday night. (Photo by Brent Feeney) WATERLOO – Sammy Green came up big when his Marquette Catholic teammates...
on February 24, 2017
by Charles Sheppard, Advantage News February 24, 2017 When the Marquette Catholic High School boys’ soccer team takes to the pitch this fall, it will have a new head coach in Joe Burchett. Burchett, an assistant coach under Jeremy Sanfilippo last season, will take over coaching duties starting the 2017 season. Burchett says his ti...
on February 22, 2017
published February 22 2017 WATERLOO – Marquette Catholic ran out to a big lead Tuesday night and went on to crush Sparta 61-23 in the semifinals of the IHSA Class 2A Waterloo Gibault boys Regional. The Explorers improved to 27-3 on the year and advanced to Friday night's final, where they will meet the winner of tonight's...
on February 17, 2017
by Dan Brannan, Riverbender.com published February 16 2017 ALTON - Marquette Catholic defensive star Alex Tesson made a commitment Tuesday to attend St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, on a football scholarship. Explorers’ head football coach Darrell Angleton described Tesson as a dominant nose guard on defense for th...
on February 15, 2017
By Paul Halfacre | STLhighschoolsports.com ALTON • Another winning streak came to an end Tuesday at the hands of the Alton Marquette boys basketball team. Marquette used a strong first quarter to snap Gibault's 12-game winning streak with a 48-41 victory. "I think we defended really well and have done that for about the last 15-20...
on February 14, 2017
by Dan Brannan, Riverbender.com published February 13 2017 ALTON - Marquette Catholic Athletic Director Jack Holmes today announced a new head boys soccer coach, replacing Jeremy Sanfilippo. Holmes said Joe Burchett is the new head boys’ soccer coach at Marquette Catholic High School in Alton. Burchett was the assistant coach this year fo...
on February 11, 2017
by Advantage News on February 11, 2017 ROXANA — The Marquette Catholic Explorers were on their game Friday at Larry Milazzo Gymnasium on their way to a 63-23 over the host Roxana Shells. Marquette raced out to a 20-4 lead after one quarter and a 38-9 lead at halftime, while only turning the ball over once in the opening half, while forc...
on February 8, 2017
POSTED BY ALTON TELEGRAPH ALTON — Marquette Catholic coach Steve Medford has a play designed just in case the Explorers wanted to go the safe route and go for the tie. But junior point guard Sammy Green had other ideas. Coming off a screen, Green drilled a 3-pointer with six seconds remaining, and Highland sophomore Brady Feldman&rs...
on February 7, 2017
by Brent Feeney, Riverbender.com  published February 6 2017 5:27 AM COLLINSVILLE – Marquette Catholic started bowling teams for boys and girls this season. The Explorers did not qualify as a team for Saturday's IHSA Belleville East girls bowling sectional at Bel-Air Bowl in Belleville, but is sending an individual to the sect...
on February 4, 2017
by Dan Brannan, Riverbender.com published February 4 2017 5:57 AM ALTON - Marquette Catholic’s balanced attack was too much for McCluer North in a 53-46 win on Friday night at Marquette Catholic. Marquette's scoring attack against McCluer North featured four players in double figures, which has been the case...
on February 1, 2017
by Dan Brannan, Riverbender.com published February 1 2017 2:17 PM ALTON - Shelia Beiermann is in her 17th year of working as a secretary at Marquette Catholic High School in Alton and she is one of the most recognized and beloved individuals in the entire athletic department. Beiermann is also the backup secretary for t...
on February 1, 2017
by Bill Roseberry, Advantage News on January 31, 2017 ALTON — Father McGivney was taking notes on Tuesday when it visited Marquette Catholic High School. A first-year varsity program at a parochial Catholic school, the Griffins hope to mimic the Explorers’ success. They’ve got a little ways to go right now, as Marquette c...
on January 30, 2017
by Theo Tate, Advantage News on January 28, 2017 CARROLLTON — For the second time in less than 24 hours, the Marquette Catholic Explorers pulled off another overtime victory in the Carrollton Tournament. This time, it helped them win some hardware. The Explorers beat the Quincy Notre Dame Raiders 52-51 in overtime in the consola...
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