Marie Murphy Guys Volleyball Teams Claim Championships!

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The guys volleyball season wrapped up with conference championships for both the junior varsity and varsity teams.

The Varsity Vikings completed an 8-1 regular season with the only loss coming to Glencoe. The Vikings had an opportunity for revenge with a rematch against Glencoe in the North Shore Conference Tournament Championship. The Vikings prevailed winning the championship match two games to one. While both teams played well with many volleys that lasted for several minutes, in the end, the Vikings took the trophy with excellent digging, outstanding passing, and because they played as a team. The team included 5 players who had never played volleyball before as well as 9 returning players. The Varsity Vikings were coached by Ms. Kelli Lane

Not to be outdone, the Junior Varsity Vikings completed an undefeated regular season with a North Shore Tournament championship as well. The team defeated Washburne in the semi-finals setting up a championship match versus Glencoe. The Vikings prevailed, completing a perfect 15-0 season. The Junior Varsity Vikings were coached by Mr. Patrick Higgins.

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JV Volleyball Makes Great Strides; Looks Forward to Bright Future!

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The JV girls volleyball team made Marie Murphy proud this season with their efforts throughout their 14 game schedule.  The talent on the squad was evenly divided between the 6th and 7th grade players which speaks well for the future of Marie Murphy volleyball program.  The growth in skill technique and teamwork throughout the season was excellent, as noted by other coaches in the conference. Coach Nick from Central School in Glencoe stated, “MM gave us the closest and most exciting games out of the other squads in the conference.  I hope we get to play your girls in the next round because they are fearsome players that bring it.”

Sadly, the conference tournament ended in a loss to Glencoe in a close battle worthy enough of a two spot increase in the conference rankings.  The individual, as well as team, gains resulted in a completely different team by the end of the season 6 weeks later. Coach Lane and Coach Higgins could not be prouder of our players’ attitude and effort put into our fast and exciting season of Marie Murphy volleyball 2016.  The team succeeded as players, and as a team, because they came with the mentality to give the best you have received from the past to the best you may come to know in the future and the junior varsity girls exemplified this value.

Viking Cross Country Wraps Up Successful 2nd Season!

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The 2016 Marie Murphy Cross Country team had another successful season. This fall, the young team continued to grow with thirty-three runners in its second season of existence. Over the course of nine meets, the Running Vikings had several students finish in top positions. These students included: Boys – Kenny Dolin (8th grade), Chris Bulwa (8th grade), Jun Yoshitani (6th grade) and Will Kelly (6th grade), Girls – Josephine Yoshitani (8th grade), Lindsey Luksik (7th grade), and Bethany Bulwa (6th grade). All runners made great strides in improving their overall times as they progressed through the season. Coach Daira Tramontin and Coach Andrea Bialk were really proud of how hard the team worked throughout the fall 2016 season and look forward to potentially hosting a home meet next year!

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Girls Varsity Volleyball Wraps Regular Season; Looks to Defeat Teachers at Annual Student-Faculty Game!

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The Marie Murphy Girls Varsity Volleyball Team placed 4th this season in the North Shore Independent Conference. The team members ranged from brand new players to athletes who were on the team all 3 years. Everyone was incredibly dedicated and willing to try anything to be their best!

The team will end their season this Friday afternoon at the Marie Murphy Fall Sports Award Assembly where they will take on the teachers in the annual Student-Faculty Volleyball Game!

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MM Soccer Teams Wrap Up Championship Seasons!

Congratulations to both the Marie Murphy Varsity and Junior Varsity Soccer Teams – North Shore Independent Conference Champions!

The Junior Varsity finished the season with a perfect 8-win 0-loss record, clinching the championship earlier this week with a victory over rival Central School in Glencoe. The team is coached by Jessica Bodzewski.img_7919

The Varsity Vikings earned a conference co-championship, with their victory over Central School in Glencoe. Then team finished with an impressive 7-win and 1-loss record. The team is coached by Chad Henley.

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Marie Murphy Begins Year at Top Speed!

Despite the fact that it’s only the first week of school, the calendar of events is already in starting to fill up. Please be aware that following events have already occurred or will be taking place in the next few weeks!

  • Bus Evacuation Drills
  • Laptop Distribution
  • Girls Volleyball Tryouts
  • Co-Ed Soccer Tryouts
  • Cross Country Team Begins
  • Parent Orientation Evening
  • Roots & Shoots Club Meeting
  • Orchestra Rehearsals Beginning
  • Beginning of Year Fire Drill
  • 8th Grade Field Trip to Field Museum
  • 8th Grade Graduation Carwash Fundraiser

If you’d like to receive text updates about upcoming events at Marie Murphy, please follow the directions below.

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Record Setting Performances at the Marie Murphy Olympics!

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On Tuesday, May 26th all students participated in the Marie Murphy Olympics. Thank goodness the rain held out until the event was over! Ten teams comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th graders competed against one another. Team #5 came in 1st place under the leadership of Mrs. Lane, Mr. Minsley and Ms. Stewart. Team #1 took 2nd place under the direction of Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Hoffmeister and Mr. Howe. Third place was clinched by Team #2 with guidance from Mrs. Roche, Mrs. Rose-Epstein and Mr. Furman.

A total of four Marie Murphy IMG_8666Olympic records were broken. Remarkable! Congratulations to the following students:

  • 25-yd. dash – Vicka K. with a time of 3.53
  • 50-yd. dash – Vicka K. with a time of 6.9
  • 440-yd. run – Vicka K. with a time of 1:13.79
  • 440-yard relay – Christopher B., Kenny D., Isabelle P., and Brian Y. with a time of 103.84

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Photos of the events can be seen below!

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Varsity Boys’ Volleyball- Conference and Tournament Champs!

The Marie Murphy Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Team finished their season 14-0!  They came in 1st in the Conference and were the Tournament Champions!  Please congratulate this undefeated team.  We are very proud of this boys!

Please help us congratulate the team:

Allen L., Arif A., Brandon M., Chase T., George R., Jack F., Joe L., Louis S., Matthew T., Michael N., William M.
If you have any pictures of this undefeated season, please give them to Gail Soriano.

Many Thanks!

 

JV Boys’ Volleyball Team- NSIC Conference Champions!

Please congratulate our JV Boys’ Volleyball team!  They went undefeated during the regular season (11 – 0) and took 2nd place in the Conference Tournament. They lost only a single match this year.  They are also the NSIC Conference Champions!   We are very proud of these boys!

Please help congratulate these talented boys:

Adrien I, Andrew C, Bobby D, Brian C, Chippa C, Connor H, Costa P, Edward S, Joey K, Julian O, Oscar M, Kevin D
If you have any pictures of this amazing season, please give them to Gail Soriano.

Many Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

Girls’ Basketball Teams-Champions!

Did you know that our girls’ basketball teams are amazing too?  Here are the stats from the season!

The varsity Marie Murphy girls’ basketball team finished 10-1 in their conference and 15-1 overall.  The varsity won their tournament as well.  Congratulate the following girls on an impressive season: Allison C, Anna H, Bry S, Jackie M, Lauren P, Margaret H, Marina Z, Maya K, Nicole C, Rachael B, and Yeji A.

The JV girls finished 4-8 in conference and 6-9 overall!  We are proud of these girls as well:  Kamryn A, Rachel B, Lauren B, Alex B, Jennifer H, Priscilla H, Ari M, Maya M, Melanie S, Cara S, Alli S, Charlotte S, and Madeleine S.