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Senior basketball player Mya-Lee Jackson

Love of game provides drive for Jackson in senior season

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer November 20, 2022

Senior Mya-Lee went from not knowing what a basketball was in fourth grade to playing varsity her freshman year.  “I was pretty tall in fourth grade so they said, ‘Why don't you just play basketball’...

Last year, then-freshman Joy Cantu works on a drill with the wrestling team. Now she will be helping other girls launch their own team.

Girls prepare for first season with own wrestling team

November 20, 2022

The addition of girls wrestling as a sport had been rumored heavily up until this year where it has finally been added as an upcoming sport for the winter.  This brings in new opportunities for girls...

Quarterback Jaylen Thomas

QB Thomas steers the Pirates into postseason

Omarion Thomas, Staff Writer October 27, 2022

Senior Jaylen Thomas is getting his time in the spotlight and he is making the most of it as he and the Pirates won the Sectional Championship 42-8 on Friday night against Hammond Central. It was the...

Roche picks next direction: University of Missouri

Roche picks next direction: University of Missouri

Mya-Lee Jackson, Staff Writer October 17, 2022

The football team is looking to stay consistent throughout the rest of the season as they enter the postseason with a 6-2 record. Along with consistency comes a chance to play at the next level.  Philip...

MLB steering into postseason

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

With the 2022 MLB regular season winding down, we are approaching the postseason. We as baseball fans were grateful to witness several historic milestones and records be broken, and are all in for a treat...

Coach Seiss receives Indiana Coach of the Week Award

Coach Seiss receives Indiana Coach of the Week Award

Noah Molenda, Editor October 6, 2022

Last week, head football coach Brad Seiss was awarded Indiana High School coach of the week, presented by the Indianapolis Colts. All high school coaches in the state are eligible to receive the award,...

New attitude sparks strong start for volleyball team

Myles Germany , Staff Writer September 20, 2022

This year's volleyball team has started off the season strong with a 6-6 record and a tournament win at the KV Classic Invite.  Coach Alexis Blake says one reason for this strong start is senior Essence...

Terrelle Elmore is making waves after moving to Merrillville.

Transfers find new home at Demaree Stadium

Mya-Lee Jackson, Staff Writer September 19, 2022

With the start of the Pirates football season, the team gained the skill of Junior Trey Stephens, an ex-59er, and Junior Terrelle Elmore, an ex-Cougar.  Although football is a big part of Junior Trey...

MHS introduces two new athletic teams

Robert Richardson, Staff Writer September 19, 2022

This year students will have two new chances to play on an athletic team as Boys Volleyball and Girls wrestling are on their way to Merrillville High School. “This year the ISHAA are adding both girls...

Girls soccer finds competitive edge

Girls soccer finds competitive edge

Davion Donerson, Staff Writer September 18, 2022

With the girls soccer regular season coming in on a close, it’s time to look at the adjustments that have been made that show significant improvement from last season. This season has brought many new...

Senior Lauren Turner

Singles players made strides over season

Savannah Cantrell, Staff Writer May 30, 2022

Although their season ended with a loss in the Sectional finals, Senior Lauren Turner and Sophomore Laci Hamilton made key moves that helped the team progress. Turner moved from playing No. 3 singles to...

Janis Qualizza at her recent induction into the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame.

MHS Athletic Director Inducted into Indiana Sports Hall of Fame

Lauren Molenda, Editor May 28, 2022

For Athletic Director Ms. Janis Qualizza, the past 45 years have been dedicated to supporting and leading MHS athletics. While a lot of her job consists of scheduling and planning, Ms. Qualizza has gone...

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