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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
POSTED ON AUGUST 23, 2016 BY ALTON TELEGRAPH The Explorers went 1-1 in pool play at the eighth annual Roxana Tournament to open their season. Marquette took the first set against Mount Olive before dropping an 18-25, 25-15, 16-14 decision. The Explorers’ Marissa Nosco set for 21 assists, with Michelle Cameron getting 10 ser...
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 August 16, 2016
By Adam Zuvanich | STLhighschoolsports.com Michael Holtz is usually first in his group to play his second shot, which he said leads to some verbal jabs from teammates and opponents on occasion. The Alton Marquette senior generally lets his score do the responding, because the rest of his golf game tends to make up for his lack of length off th...
by Adam Zuvanich on August 15, 2016
Holtz is short off tee but long on golf ability, acumen Michael Holtz is usually first in his group to play his second shot, which he said leads to some verbal jabs from teammates and opponents on occasion. The Alton Marquette senior generally lets his score do the responding, because the rest of his golf game tends to make up for his lack of leng...
on August 14, 2016
By Greg Shashack, The Telegraph Marquette Catholic senior Shandon Boone is the 2016 Telegraph Small-Schools Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Boone repeats as player of the year and ends his two-year career with the Explorers as a 1,000-points career scorer. ALTON – Shandon Boone is grateful for his two seasons with Marquette Catholic...
on August 14, 2016
AutoTire employees show support for athletes by Diane Cox  June 25, 2016 ALTON — Alton AutoTire manager Eric Thomas decided to show his loyalty to the Alton Redbirds and Marquette Explorers in his front showroom. “I want the kids and their parents to know that we are there for them,” Thomas said. “...
on July 20, 2016
PREP YEAR IN REVIEW: Small-Schools Boys Basketball Player of the Year Shandon Boone of Marquette Catholic By Greg Shashack, The Telegraph Marquette Catholic senior Shandon Boone is the 2016 Telegraph Small-Schools Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Boone repeats as player of the year and ends his two-year career with the Explorers as a 1,000...
on June 27, 2016
AutoTire employees show support for athletes by Diane Cox  June 25, 2016 ALTON — Alton AutoTire manager Eric Thomas decided to show his loyalty to the Alton Redbirds and Marquette Explorers in his front showroom. “I want the kids and their parents to know that we are there for them,” Thomas said. “...
on June 14, 2016
Marquette Catholic High Holds Clay Shoot WBGZ Radio 6/14/2016 By Doug Jenkins - WBGZ Radio It's almost time again for Marquette Catholic High School to hold their annual Sporting Clay Fundraiser. Each year the high school raises money by holding a clay target shoot. Targets, shells, coffee, donuts, and lunch is all included in the fee...
on May 25, 2016
Lauren Fischer • Alton Marquette soccer Stltoday.com  |  May 25, 2016 Lauren Fischer, Alton Marquette soccer A sophomore goalkeeper, Fischer helped the Explorers capture a sectional championship and was named all-sectional. The sectional final against Columbia went to penalty kicks, and Fischer made a save in the f...
on May 25, 2016
STATE BOUND: Marquette Catholic nips Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin with Walsh goal in shootout by Brent Feeney, Sports Writer published May 25 2016 6:05 AM SPRINGFIELD – Marquette Catholic is heading to the 2016 IHSA Class 1A state tournament. The Explorers, who won both their Belleville Althoff Sectional match...
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