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on September 26, 2016
by Bill Roseberry, Advantage News September 24, 2016 EDWARDSVILLE — The Dick Gerber Invitational is always a good late-season measuring stick for area boys' golf teams. If it truly is a precursor, the Edwardsville Tigers and Marquette Catholic Explorers proved their poised for a solid stretch run. Edwardsville fired a 295 to win t...
on September 24, 2016
by Madelaine Gerard, Riverbender published September 24 2016 12:44 AMupdated September 24 2016 1:15 AM ALTON – In possibly their biggest test of the year, the Marquette Catholic High School Explorers made their way out onto the gridiron to redeem themselves against their Prairie State Conference competitors...
on September 19, 2016
MEGA RAFFLE The $50,000 winner will soon be drawn at the Marquette Catholic High School Block Party! Alumni, current families and friends will be gathering at the Alton KC Hall this Homecoming weekend on Saturday, September 24th. Come hungry! There will be food from many of our local favorites available for purchase: Castelli's at 255, Tony's,...
on September 19, 2016
by Madelaine Gerard, The Riverbender published September 17 2016 10:00 PM, updated September 18 2016 9:32 AM EAST ALTON/WOOD RIVER - After their original matchup was cancelled on Friday night due to the wet and muddy field conditions, the Marquette Catholic High School Explorers returned to East Alton-Wood River ...
on September 16, 2016
by Madelaine Gerard, Staff Writer published September 16 2016 4:45 AM updated September 16 2016 4:48 AM EAST ALTON - The word "rivalry" is running rampant through the minds of the coaches and athletes alike from Marquette Catholic and East Alton-Wood River High Schools. The Oilers and Explorers will...
on September 6, 2016
Former Marquette Catholic star Craig Hentrich, who went on to play college football at Notre Dame before a long career as a punter in the NFL, addresses the crowd during a ceremony retiring his jersey No. 15 on Saturday nightat Public School Stadium in Alton. At right is Marquette principal Mike Slaughter. ALTON — Craig Hentrich stood ...
on August 29, 2016
published August 29 2016 6:24 AM by The Riverbender BOYS SOCCER EXPLORERS WIN ST. ANTHONY TITLE: Marquette Catholic brought home the title in the Effingham St. Anthony Tournament over the weekend, defeating Greenville 3-1 in their final match to claim the crown. Christ Hartrich scored twice for the 4-0 Explorers, assisted by Noah Fahnesto...
on August 28, 2016
by Theo Tate August 27, 2016 EDWARDSVILLE -- Javon Watkins is off to a flying start in his junior season with the Metro-East Lutheran boys cross country team. Watkins has competed in two races and earned medals in both of them. He finished third in the New Athens Invitational and placed 16th at the Kickoff Meet on Saturday at Southern...
on August 26, 2016
POSTED ON AUGUST 24, 2016 BY ALTON TELEGRAPH ALTON — The demand was so high, to see one of Marquette’s all-time best athletes have his jersey retired, that officials had to move the date – and the site. The MCHS gym simply wasn’t big enough. Marquette will retire the jersey of Craig Hentrich, a former P...
on August 26, 2016
by Steve Porter August 26, 2016 Marquette's Michael Holtz  |  Photo by Bill Roseberry Boys’ Golf Fifth-year head coach Pat Moore has what appears to be a powerhouse boys’ team returning after the Explorers finished seventh in the Class 2A state finals last season. Michael Holtz, a senior, leads the parade...
on August 25, 2016
POSTED ON AUGUST 24, 2016 BY ALTON TELEGRAPH ALTON – The Prairie State Conference was Marquette Catholic’s playground after the Explorers were expelled from the South Central Conference. Marquette was the PSC’s unbeaten champion in 2012 and again in 2013. Then Pawnee happened. The Indians joined the league in 2...
on August 24, 2016
by AdVantage News August 23, 2016 Marquette Catholic High School will retire 1989 graduate Craig Hentrich’s No. 15 jersey at halftime of Marquette’s home game against Mater Dei at 7 p.m. on Sept. 3 at Public School Stadium. Former Marquette head football coach John Waters will introduce Hentrich while current principa...
on August 22, 2016
by Cory Davenport, Staff Writer at the Riverbender.com published August 22 2016 4:28 AM updated August 22 2016 9:24 AM ALTON-Marquette Catholic High School now has a 1:1 technology ratio for their students, a feat for which many modern classrooms strive.  On the second day of school, Marquette Principal Mike Slaugh...
on June 24, 2016
GIRLS’ SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Copeland makes mark for Marquette kickers by Theo Tate  June 24, 2016 Annabelle Copeland ended her junior season with the Marquette Catholic girls’ soccer team in style on May 28. Copeland, a forward, not only recorded the first hat trick of her high school soccer career, she also...
on June 24, 2016
BOYS' TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Claywell succeeds after tumultuous season by Bill Roseberry   June 24, 2016 Jon Claywell’s junior year at Marquette Catholic High was a roller coaster ride he will never forget. The adversity he faced and life lessons he learned will help shape him far past his prep days with the Expl...
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