Governor's Scholars Recognized
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.
Michelle Ramos and Carol Ford were on a team that won second place for their bridge design.
Project Lead the Way - Biotech
US Government Students Present
The following groups were scored as first and second place winners:
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
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
- 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!
AND THE SENIOR CAPE CAR WINNER IS .....
Brian Wood, Kriegers, CAPE car winner - Marci Clark, and Greg Bogart, Kriegers
Outstanding Senior Female Athlete
40th Annual event.
Girls Track Compete at Drake Relays
Muskie Boys Track
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
Please come out and support the Muskie Boys Soccer team as they work towards a repeat of the MAC championship!
Muskie Girls Tennis
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!!!!
- 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
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
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
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.)
2nd annual Muskie Baseball Hit-A-Thon
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!