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on March 7, 2017
Alton Marquette bounced out by Mount Carmel By Paul Halfacre | STLhighschoolsports.com11 hrs ago CARBONDALE • Anything that could go wrong Tuesday for Alton Marquette seemed to in a Class 2A Carbondale Super-Sectional boys basketball game against Mount Carmel. But coach Steve Medford wasn't ready to hide behind excuses after the...
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 4, 2017
by Brent Feeney, Riverbender.com updated March 5 2017 NASHVILLE – Marquette Catholic's Jake Hall was a big reason why the Explorers head into – for them – uncharted territory. Hall's 14 points helped give Marquette a 43-29 win over Trenton Wesclin in Wednesday night's IHSA Class 2A Nashville Sectional semifinal game...
on March 3, 2017
The Super Sectional game is Tuesday night, March 7th in Carbondale, IL at 7:30pm.  Marquette will take on the Mt. Carmel. On Explorers! Alton Marquette erupts in third quarter to claim first sectional crown By Steve Overbey | STLhighschoolsports.com11 hrs ago NASHVILLE, ILL. • There's a reason Alton Marquette sophomore Isaiah Ervi...
on March 2, 2017
by Brent Feeney, Riverbender.com published March 2 2017 NASHVILLE – Marquette Catholic's boys basketball team is on the verge of entering uncharted territory. The Explorers will be playing for the school's first-ever IHSA sectional championship Friday night, thanks to a 14-point effort from Jake Hall and a defensive g...
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 22, 2017
Steadfast determination and united support help SIUE student-athletes excel (L-R) SIUE women’s soccer team members and juniors in the School of Nursing Lindsey Fencel and Caroline Hoefert. EDWARDSVILLE - The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women’s soccer team is back on the field as its 2017 spring season got underway M...
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 8, 2017
By Mark Ellebracht - WBGZ Radio A team of 10 Marquette Catholic High School students took part in the second annual World Wide Technology “Hackathon” last weekend in St. Louis, and placed 3rd.  It was the first time Marquette was invited to take part and the honor earned the school $2,500 to be used for technology. The challen...
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 4, 2017
by Dan Brannan, Riverbender.com published February 3 2017 11:50 AM ALTON - Ketoura Ngwa will be attending Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md., next season on a soccer scholarship. Ngwa made it official on Wednesday at Marquette, signing a letter of intent in a special ceremony in the Common's area. “I feel it is th...
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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