The Marquee

Kicking off the Marauder season

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

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  was a scrimmage, no score was kept.  Last year the Marauders had an impressive 9-1 record and won bot...

Leaving a legacy on and off the track

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

Madi Olivier

May 7, 2020

The school is mourning the death of long-time Head Cross Country, Track and Field Coach Steve Telaneus, who died on Thursday, April 30 at age 60. His winning legacy and dedication to his students and his school made Telaneus, who was known as “Coach T” across Texas, a beloved member of the school...

What’s in a number?

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.

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 seat she sits in on the bus to her softball games. But most importantly, it’s the two gray digits t...

Marquettes postpone auditions, spring show due to COVID-19

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.

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 7, but the group is hoping to reschedule them for a later date.  “You have a picture in your head of what it's goin...

Changing tides

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.

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 up the back wall, looking out to the pools that swimmers will be diving into at 6 a.m. sharp. Binders w...

Top of the pyramid

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.

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 spun themselves out of the circle and hugged. Senior captain Riley Schmidt counted off “five, six, sev...

Fighting back #together

Posters were hung around the school to announce the game and honor golf coach Kerry Gabel. Coaches and members of the boys teams cheered on the girls during their game, and also had a game afterwards to support Gabel.

McKenna Cowley

March 11, 2020

Golf coach Kerry Gabel was honored for his fight with kidney cancer at the Lady Marauder Basketball game on Feb. 4. The annual Cancer Night is organized by the Lady Marauder basketball coaches. They pick a different member of the community each year. “This time we kind of wanted to honor one of our...

Let’s get ready to tumble

Senior Quinn Maguire competes for Winkids in Tumbling and Trampoline. He also coaches children of all ages, from toddlers to high schoolers.

Adriana Pueskens

March 6, 2020

The arena is half-full with spectators there to see the tumblers. The place is filled with the sound of feet hitting the trampolines, and competitors practicing their routines on the floor.  Senior Quinn Maguire has to focus on his routine and block out the noise. He’s done this routine a thou...

Basketball loses to Flower Mound 66-51

The boys' varsity basketball team huddles around head coach Shane Rogers as he discusses the game. The Marauders lost to the Flower Mound Jaguars 66-51.

Samson George

February 7, 2020

The boys’ varsity basketball team came up short 66-51 against their cross-town rivals, the Flower Mound Jaguars, at their game Tuesday night. “We’ve got to have a good start,” Rogers said. “[We’ve] got to get the offense in a rhythm.” However, the Marauders found themselves down 11-4 w...

Lucky charms

Members of the wrestling team show off their can of beans after a morning workout. The team practices Tuesday through Thursday from 6 - 7:30 a.m. to get ready for their meets.

Michael Minton

February 2, 2020

Marcus High School's Online Newspaper