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Assistant Basketball Coach James Singleton instructs junior Christian Weddington during the game on Feb. 2.

Ball in a new court

Hyunsung Na February 22, 2021

It may surprise people to find out that former professional basketball player James Singleton played more chess than basketball growing up. The recently hired coach brought his love for the chessboard...

Junior Andrew Wang prepares to throw the ball onto the field during the Marauder's game against Rowlett High School on Jan. 16.

Still kicking

Garrison Acree February 17, 2021

The date is Jan. 9, 2021. It was frigid on the soccer field. The contrast between the athletes’ body heat and the cold left their lungs burning. Head Coach Sam Garza watched from the sidelines with pride...

Freshman Chris Noe was diagnosed with leukemia in May 2019. He is now one year cancer free and playing baseball for the school.  Chris said that  throughout treatment, he never gave up on his goal of returning to the field.

Back on the pitcher’s mound

Baseball motivates freshman through leukemia treatment
Madi Olivier December 17, 2020

When freshman Chris Noe threw a tennis ball down the hospital hallway as an eighth grader, he didn’t think about his leukemia. In his mind, he was on the pitcher’s mound, glove on one hand, baseball...

The team renamed their annual Marcus Invitational to the Coach T Invitational to honor previous head coach Steve Telaneus (left). It will take place on Oct. 10 at North Lake Park in Denton. The first race starts at 7:30 a.m.

Following in stride

New head coach takes over after mentor’s death
Madi Olivier September 24, 2020

If anyone glanced through the window of the cross country team’s bus in July 2016, they wouldn’t have seen anything special.  They were on their way home after training in the Woodlands. Athletes...

Assistant Cross Country, Track and Field Coach Corey Wales moved from Utah to work with the Marauders. This is his first year with the program.

Hit the ground running

Cross country, track program hires new assistant coach
Madi Olivier September 24, 2020

One of Head Cross Country, Track and Field Coach Andrew Reinberg’s first tasks after taking over the program was hiring Assistant Coach Corey Wales in late July. “He’s been helping me and...

Senior Garrett Nussmeier takes a break during the Marauder's scrimmage against Prosper.

Kicking off the Marauder season

Samson George September 18, 2020

After a long and unpredictable offseason, the football team is back on the field and ready for the 2020 season. They played their first game of the year last night against the Prosper Eagles. Since it ...

Head cross country, track and field coach Steve Telaneus poses with the girls cross country team's regional trophy in 2016.

Leaving a legacy on and off the track

Coach’s death impacts school, community
Madi Olivier May 7, 2020

Editor's note: This story included in the portfolio that won first place for writer of the year in the 2020 National Scholastic Press Association individual awards competition. The school is mourning...

Junior Matie Wolkow pitches at a home softball game. She has had the jersey number 12 since she started playing at the age of 6.

What’s in a number?

Junior finds special meaning in jersey
Samantha Thornfelt April 30, 2020

Junior Matie Wolkow lives in sets of 12. It’s the number on the calculator she uses in Algebra II. It’s what she catches herself counting out when she counts out things in groups. It’s the...

Senior Maddie Meiner high jumps 5 feet 8 inches at a meet her junior year, tying the school record.

Getting it done

Senior shares lifelong passion for track
Michael Minton April 29, 2020

Senior Marquette officer Bella Fortino leads her line onto the field to greet the players at the start of the Sept. 13 football game. The Marquettes recently decided to postpone their annual spring show and auditions in response to COVID-19.

Marquettes postpone auditions, spring show due to COVID-19

Madi Olivier April 5, 2020

The Marquettes are one of the many groups on campus that have had to cancel their spring activities, including their auditions for next year’s team. The tryouts were originally going to be held on April...

Swim coach Shannon Gillespy had a qualifying time for the 1980 Olympic swim team, but they never got to compete because of the boycott. She was  chosen to be an Olympic coach in 2012.

Changing tides

Swim coach reflects on achieving Olympic dream
Madi Olivier March 13, 2020

Every day at 4:45 a.m., swim coach and natatorium manager Shannon Gillespy is greeted by the smell of chlorine as she steps into her office at the LISD Westside Aquatic Center. A large window takes...

Senior Kaitlyn Reichenberger was part of the varsity team that placed second at nationals. She performed their nationals routine for the last time at their pep rally on Nov. 22.

Top of the pyramid

Cheer places second at nationals
Ayra Charania March 12, 2020

The cheerleaders circled together, tightly holding hands and watching from backstage as the team before them performed at NCA nationals. After sharing motivational messages and saying a prayer, they...

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