Muskie Update

Governor's Scholars Recognized

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Jessica Gray, Mrs. Kroll, and Collin Wettach


Jessica Gray and Collin Wettach were selected by MHS administration and teachers to represent Muscatine High School for the 2016 Governor's Scholar Recognition Program. The Governor's Scholar Recognition Program recognizes a record of consistent academic excellence during a high school career. 432 high school seniors from the state of Iowa plus a special teacher selected by each student attended the ceremony held at the

Iowa Events Center in Des Moines on May 1. The ceremony consisted of several speakers, including Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds. Mrs. Lisa Kroll attended on behalf of both Jessica and Collin as their most influential teacher.

Project Lead the Way - S.T.E.M.

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Six freshmen and sophomores from Muscatine High School had the opportunity to attend the Road Less Traveled conference at Iowa State University. They joined several hundred young women from across the state working on engineering and science-related activities to introduce them to possibilities of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) careers.


Michelle Ramos and Carol Ford were on a team that won second place for their bridge design.

Project Lead the Way - Biotech

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) biotech students look at their own EKG with Mike Hartman and John Vogel from the Muscatine Fire Department. Students are studying cardiac properties and EKG technology.

US Government Students Present

Last week, US Government students presented their public service announcement pitches to community members. Each team of students selected an amendment from the Bill of Rights and found modern day issues that are relevant to that amendment. The team was tasked to create ad campaign proposals for the community members to decide whether they would invest in their campaign. Judges also scored each presentation along several guidelines.


The following groups were scored as first and second place winners:


Morning Session

1st - Advocates for Freedom of Speech (Videotaping of Police)

Nolan Osland, Gabriel Rusher, Donald Hunter


2nd - Rise above Violence(Black Lives Matter)

Erica Lopez, Adriana Alba, Juan Castillo, Robert Nava


Afternoon Session

1st - Give it a Shot (Vaccines)

Camila Franco, Oscar Campos, Kennedy Williams, Gabby Hartman, Joe Reynolds


T-2nd - We Live for Life (Abortion)

Josiah Fentress, Sydney Roeth, and Rafael Morales


T- 2nd - People for Independence of Choice (Abortion)

Collin Wettech, Brina Kraft, Patrick Burns, Chandler Gann, and Arys Brackett

Music News

  • The MHS Choirs will hold their final concert of the school year on Monday, May 9th, at the Muscatine High School Auditorium at 7:00 PM. The concert will feature a variety of music from Musicals, Operettas, and Movies. It will close with a department-wide combined choir.

    Admission will be $4/adult, $2/student, $10/family. All passes accepted. Please join MHS Choirs for their final concert of 2016!


  • The MHS Bands will hold their final concert of the school year on Tuesday, May 10th, at the Muscatine High School Auditorium at 7:30 PM. The concert will be the final performance by the senior band members and will include two featured (secret) guest conductors in the program.

    Admission will be $4/adult, $2/student, $10/family. All passes accepted. Please join MHS Bands for the final concert of 2016!

PROM 2016 - let's dance!

2016 CAPE

AND THE SENIOR CAPE CAR WINNER IS .....

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Brian Wood, Kriegers, CAPE car winner - Marci Clark, and Greg Bogart, Kriegers

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Outstanding Senior Female Athlete

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Larkin Chapman was voted by her peers as the Muscatine Community Y 2016 Outstanding Female Athlete. Pictured with Larkin is Frannie Malone, the keynote speaker at the
40th Annual event.

Girls Track Compete at Drake Relays

The Girls track team had a great showing at the Drake Relays from April 28-30. On Thursday, Brina Kraft ran a season best time in the 3000M run with a 10:29.01. She is quickly closing in on the school record of 10:24. Friday morning started out with a bang as senior Danielle Wegter placed 12th in the discus, throwing a solid 124 feet. Larkin Chapman led the charge on running events Friday, placing 8th in the 800m in 2:17, and leading both the 4x100 with Brittni Lloyd, Alana Harter, and Jescie Brauns and 4x400 Relays, with Brina Kraft, Moriah Morter, and Regan France to solid finishes. Brina got the 4x800 off to a fantastic start on Saturday morning along with Larkin, Moriah, and Regan, who finished in 8th place with their best time of the year. Brina finished the day with a 4:57 in the 1500m run, bringing to close a great track meet against the best competition in the entire state.

Muskie Boys Track

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Pictured are the 4X800 (Tyler Olson, Kyle Hoffman, Coach Foxen, Alex Bautista, and

Garrett Dolan) after they ran a season PR to qualify for Drake Relays.


Congratulations to the following relays and individual for their participation in Drake Relays!


100M Dash: Alphonso Soko


4X100: Josh Nazareth, Marquan Sorell, Drew Greenhaw, Travis Bogart ALT Isaiah Smith


4X800: Garrett Dolan, Alex Bautista, Kyle Hoffman, Tyler Olson ALT Alan Chatfield

Muskie Girls Soccer

Muscatine vs. Davenport West

The MHS girls soccer team entertained the Davenport West Falcons at the Muscatine Soccer Complex. The entertainment was mostly one-sided as our girls lambasted the Falcon goalie with 40 shots, 28 of which were on target. The final outcome was obvious from the moment Trinity Christi put away the first goal and finalized by extended shooting range practice. The soccer players from West were gallant on the defense of their goal and seemed to avoid the dreaded ten goal loss.


The defense of coach Nate Meineke latched on to another to go with three earlier wins.


Muscatine vs. North Scott

On a beautiful night for soccer, the Muscatine girls suffered their third conference loss, this time against a highly rated North Scott squad. The girls played well much of the first half and gave out as much as they received until a late goal deflated the girls just before halftime. Eventually, the defense broke down twice more and North Scott led 3-0 until Muscatine scored a consolation goal on a penalty kick by Abby Estabrook. Muscatine must regroup quickly as our next game is Tuesday against highly rated Bettendorf squad.

Muskie Boys Soccer

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Muskie varsity soccer moves to a 6-0 record in the MAC Conference. Muskie boys soccer defeated Davenport West 6-2 on the road this week. They will host an undefeated Bettendorf team on Tuesday, May 10 at the Muscatine Soccer Complex. Sophomore game starts at 5 PM with Varsity to follow.


Please come out and support the Muskie Boys Soccer team as they work towards a repeat of the MAC championship!

Muskie Girls Tennis

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Back Row: Sarah Spellman, Anna Garvin, Ellie Cahill, and Sarah Zobel
Front Row: Melissa Burzlaff and Emma Maynard
  • On Monday, May 2, 2016, the Muskies Girls Tennis team made up a rain-out from Thursday, April 28, 2016. This was an AWAY meet again Davenport North.
    The Muskies won 8-1.

    Varsity singles winners were Anna Garvin 6-0, 6-0, Melissa Burzlaff 4-6, 6-3, 10-8, Sarah Zobel 6-0, 6-2, Ellie Cahill 6-0, 6-0, Sarah Spellman 7-5, 6-1, and Emma Maynard 6-0, 6-0.

    Varsity doubles winners were Anna Garvin/Ellie Cahill 6-0, 6-1 and Isabel Wester/Molly Spicknall 6-3, 6-0.

    JV singles winners were Molly Spicknall 6-1, Isabel Wester 6-0, and Sydney Roeth 6-0.

    JV doubles winners were Alex Sichterman/Erika Ricketts 7-5 and match #2 the score
    was 8-7 (7-4).

  • On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the Muskies had an AWAY meet against North Scott.
    The Muskies won 8-1.

    Varsity singles winners
    were Anna Garvin 6-0, 6-0, Melissa Burzlaff 6-0, 6-1, Sarah Zobel 6-1, 6-0, Ellie Cahill 6-0, 6-0, Sarah Spellman 6-0, 6-0, and Emma Maynard 6-0, 6-0.

    Varsity doubles winners
    were Melissa Burzlaff/Sarah Spellman 6-2, 6-1 and Isabel Wester/Molly Spicknall 6-3, 7-5.

    JV singles winners
    were Molly Spicknall 8-2, Isabel Wester 8-0, Bailey N. Carter 8-1,
    Meghan Custis 8-4.

    JV doubles winners
    were Alex Sichterman/Erika Ricketts 8-4 and Alex Sichterman/
    Sydney Roeth 6-0.

  • On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the Muskies Girls Tennis team hosted Davenport Central for Senior Night. The Muskies won the meet 7-2.

    Senior girls: Bailey N. Carter - captain, Isabel Wester - captain, and Callie Staker.

    Varsity singles winners were Anna Garvin 10-0, Melissa Burzlaff 10-0, Sarah Zobel 10-0, Ellie Cahill 10-2, Sarah Spellman 10-0, Emma Maynard 10-0.

    Varsity doubles winners were Meghan Custis/Erika Ricketts 10-5.
    JV singles winners were Bailey N. Carter 6-2 and Callie Staker 10-2.

    JV doubles winner were Alex Sichterman/Sydney Roeth 6-4.

    The Muskie Girls finished the season with a 6-3 record. Good job girls!!!!

    Future Competitions:

  • Class 2A Team Tennis will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Cedar Rapids Washington. Start time will be 9:00 AM.

  • Regional Tennis Singles & Doubles will be held on Thursday, May 19, at 9:00 AM at Davenport Central's new courts at the Brady Stadium Complex, just north of the football stadium.

Muskie Boys Tennis

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Senior Night: Asst. Coach Ron Kiser, Brendan LeRette, Justin Dwyer, Jonathan Solt, Owen Blake, Ben Morgan, Andy Townsend, and Coach Dan Ramos
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Photo: Beth Van Zandt - Muscatine Journal


The Boys Tennis team finished their conference play on Tuesday night with a 9-0 win to finish with a 5-4 conference mark. Tuesday was also Senior Night, honoring six seniors:
Ben Morgan, Owen Blake, Andy Townsend, Jonathan Solt, Justin Dwyer, and
Brendan LeRette.


The varsity team also competes this week in the MAC Conference Tournament and travels to Iowa City next week for district play.

Muskie Girls Golf

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Haley Trueg, Paige Miller, Ragan Carey, Sarah Solt, Molly Lothspeich, and Erika Eller


The Muscatine girls golf team shot 364 to finish third at the 13-team Grayhound Invitational in Burlington.


Paige Miller shot 83 to finish fifth overall to lead the Muskies. This is Paige's career best 18-hole round!


  • Paige Miller - 83
  • Ragan Carey - 91
  • Sarah Solt - 94
  • Haley Trueg - 96
  • Kate Gabriel - 98
  • Molly Lothspeich - 106


The next meet will be on May 12th vs. Assumption at Emeis Golf Course - 1 PM Start.

(4500 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA.)

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2nd annual Muskie Baseball Hit-A-Thon

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The 2nd Annual Muskie Baseball Hit-A-Thon will take place on Friday, May 13th @ Tom Bruner Field. Gates open at 4 PM.

The Muskie Alum Home Run Derby begins at 7 PM. There will be speed pitch, and a raffle for autographed Muskie Baseball bat, Muskie baseball apparel, a "Burrito for a Year' from Mami's, Major League baseball tickets, White Sox autographed baseball, TAT 2 bats, and more! Come out and join in the fun!

Muskie Football Camp

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THE FFA PLANT SALE CONTINUES!

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