Muskie Update

Happy President's Day-Remember NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, Feb. 15

Muskie Swimming Represented at State Swim Meet

Sophomore, Isaac Heth, qualified for the State Swim Meet in Marshalltown and swam on Sat., Feb. 13 and placed 22nd place in a time of 1:49.21 shaving off .37 seconds!

At the Regional Meet, Jimmy Wood swam a very good 100 backstroke but was nudged out of qualifying for state by only .05 second. The 400 free relay team consisting of Issac Heth, John Wieskamp, Jimmy Wood, and Ian Hilbrandt missed qualifying by .24 seconds.

Congratulations Isaac on your accomplishment!

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Pictured above, Issac is is Lane 1, far left.
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Pictured are Isaac and his Muskie teammates (left to right): Evan Gerth, Jimmy Wood,

Isaac Heth, Ivan Beltran, and John Wieskamp.

Boys Basketball

Muscatine 59, Pleasant Valley 58

The Muskies played hard and won a very exciting game in overtime on Feb. 9th vs.
#1 ranked 4A Pleasant Valley! This is the first time since 1954 that Muscatine has beat a
#1 ranked team. Great job & teamwork!

Joe Wieskamp 27 pts, Matt Shellabarger 14 pts

Pleasant Valley 52, Muscatine Sophomores 41

Garret Mueller 11 pts, Jackson Foulk 11pts, Josh Hutton 10 pts, Quinn Morris 4 pts,
Lex Hahn 3 pts, Bryce Howard 2 pts

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Girl Basketball

Pleasant Valley 61, Muscatine 25

Erin Oppel 8 pts

Abby Rusch 7 rebounds

Pleasant Valley JV 57, Muscatine JV 22

Tessa Kerr 12 pts, Ellie Cahill 4 pts, Emma Maynard, Autumn Zaehringer, and
Abby Estabrook - 2 pts

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Girls Bowling

Muskie Class 3A Bowling Invitational

Davenport North 2,812 Muscatine 2,770

Christin Swank - 420 2-game High Series

Ragan Carey - 411 2-game series

Chelsea Harris - 404 2-game series

Muscatine - 853 Baker series

The Lady Muskies will be bowling in the MAC tournament this Saturday, Feb. 13 at
Thirty Lanes Bowling, 3812 N Harrison St, Davenport @ 1 PM. Good Luck Ladies!

Class 3A Muskie JV Invite

Muscatine JV 1,842

Brittnee Price - 339 2-game series

Skylar Tumlinson - 270 2-game series

Boys Bowling

Class 3A Muskie Invite

Bettendorf 3,160 Dav. West 3,125 Muscatine 2,840

Jon Solt - 443 2-game High Series

Jon VanEst 436 2-game series

The Boys will also compete at the MAC tournament this Saturday, Feb. 13 at Thirty Lanes Bowling in Davenport @ 1 PM. Good Luck Gentlemen!

Class 3A JV Muskie Invite

Muscatine JV Team 1 - 1,734 - 5th place

Muscatine JV Team 2 - 1,019 - 6th place

Devin LaRette - 333 series - Team 1 High 2-game Series

Hunter Johnson - 218 series - Team 2 High 2-game Series

District Wrestling

Mitch Paca and Garrett Brunson will lead the Muskies at the District Meet on Saturday. Mitch is a sophomore and wrestles at 120 lbs. Garret is a junior and wrestles at 170 lbs.

Other teams competing are Bettendorf, Clinton, Dav. Central, Dav. North, Dav. West, North Scott, and Pleasant Valley.

Good Luck at District Muskie Wrestlers!

MHS Work Study Team Members Deliver Bags of Blessings

Every Friday Jeff Schmelzer's MHS Work Study Team picks up containers of food from Madison Elementary and delivers to students in need at Muscatine Elementary Schools.

Bags of Blessings is a collaborative effort between Faith United Church and Madison Elementary School. Students at Madison fill bags with donated pre-packaged food. Food items include pop tarts, granola bars, pudding, fruit cups, juice boxes and more. Once the bags are filled and divided into boxes, the MHS team picks them up and delivers them.

Bags of Blessings assists 190 elementary aged children in Muscatine each weekend.

Pictured are Shawn Grimm, Connor Chapman and Irvin Truitt.

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MHS Jazz Ensemble & MHS Jazz Band

The MHS jazz ensemble and MHS jazz band performed at the Iowa High School Music Association State Jazz Festival on Saturday, January 30th. The jazz band earned a Division II rating. The MHS Jazz ensemble earned its 9th consecutive division I rating. This weekend the Jazz Ensemble will perform at the SouthEast Polk Jazz Festival in competition. MHS Jazz Ensemble members are Courbin Stineman, Kristi Heinberg, Joe Morrison, Riley Eichelberger, Chandler Gann, Theodore Van Winkle, Nolan Osland, Noah Lussman, Zach Miller, Nate Thiesse, Larkin Chapman, Josue Oyervides, Odysseus Orr, Jacob Tigrett, Jordan Schmelzer, Leticia Gomez, Jack Eichelberger, and James Terry.
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Iowa State Honor Band

MHS BANDS had four members participate in the Iowa State Honor Band last weekend!

Pictured are:

Adam Spiegel (Percussion)
Kristi Heinberg (Clarinet)
Marci Clark (Clarinet)

Theodore Van Winkle (Trombone)

The concert was held on Saturday, Feb 5 in CY Stevens Auditorium in Ames.

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IHSMA State Vocal Jazz Contest

Muscatine High School Hosted the IHSMA State Vocal Jazz Contest this past Monday, February 8. Muscatine's own Jazz Etc. Performed and Received a Division 1 (Superior) rating with two of the three judges scoring them just a point away from a perfect score.
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Welding Class Celebrates Valentines Day

Bob Klingborg's welding class was in the Valentines spirit on Friday. Students tested their welding skills by making hearts.

Singing Valentines & Roses

The MHS Vocal department was busy singing their hearts out on Friday. Singing Valentines were sold for $5 and for an additional $2, a rose could be added. All proceeds went to the MHS Vocal program.
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Men's Group Members are: Michael Kistler, Kaleb Drawbaugh, Donovan Peniston, Joshua Pautz, and Oscar Campos.

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Asst. Principal Chris Nienhaus is serenaded by members of the Ladies Group.

Members of the Ladies Group include: Krystal Hidlebaugh, Emma Auberg, Camilla McNeely,
Breanna Osborn, Maggi Moore, Kennedy Williams, Madison Whittaker, Emily Much,
Rachel Ness, Madison Bebber, Emily Fillmore, Mabel Medina, Kendi Jones, Sydney Roeth, and Adrianna Elgatian.

If you need to contact the MHS Attendance Office, please contact them at 563-263-6616.

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