Name:  Emily Suarez 

Grade: Senior

Sports: Varsity volleyball, weightlifting 

Emily Suarez, a senior at Marathon High School, will have a lasting impact on the school.

Suarez is involved in almost every possible club and organization. These include, but are not limited to: Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and the Spanish Club. She serves as the president of the Student Government Association, and in addition to managing the baseball team, Emily competes on the volleyball and women’s weightlifting team.

“This was by far my best season,” said Suarez. “My stats were a lot higher and I had the most fun I’ve ever had on a team.” She credits this to the fact that she’s a senior and adds, “All the younger girls really look up to me, so I always have to be on my A-game.”

“I like to be involved with as much as possible,” said Emily, “but volleyball and weightlifting are things I’ve been doing for a very long time and plan on continuing to casually practice for years to come.” 

“Volleyball holds such a special place in my heart,” she said. “You grow a deeper love after being on that court every fall for the past seven years.”

Emily is always willing to accept a challenge. That’s what makes her such a good athlete. Suarez said, “I’d like to say that I’m adjustable. When Coach Freeman puts me in a position that I’ve never practiced before, I’ll play it to the best of my ability with the same attitude. I believe that attitude plays the most important role in winning. Your drive and determination outweigh talent.”

Suarez will carry these beliefs with her on to college, where she hopes to study criminal psychology at the University of Central Florida.


After running back Malachi Hawkins (2) scored the winning touchdown of the game, he and head coach Mac Childress shared a moment of happy relief as their hard work paid off. CLARE MERRYMAN/Keys Weekly


MHS vs. Somerset Academy 

Date of game: Oct.18, 2021

Result: 3-2 loss

• Rylan Chapa – Aces: 2, Kills: 3

• Lilian Guo – Kills: 5, Serves: 10

• Madison Elwell – Serves:19, Assists: 26

• Kiki Hewlett – Aces:2 Serves: 14

• Emily Suarez – Aces:3, Serves: 10, Kills: 10

• Molly Prince – Kills: 10


MHS vs Palm Glades Preparatory 

Date of game: Oct.15, 2021

Result: 7-0 win

• Malachi Hawkins – 122 rush yards, 1 touchdown, 4 tackles, 1 sack

• Carlos Lezcano –  2 interceptions 

• Cole McDanie –  7 tackles, 1 interception, 21 rush yards

• Kenfrey Chacon – 5 tackles

A word from head coach Mac Childress: 

“Our team is learning how to win on Friday nights. A complete team win, with so many players stepping up and making big plays in the clutch. This was huge for our program to get a homecoming win in front of our great fans. The 12th man was rocking all night and was instrumental in our success. I think there is excitement building within the program, which is great to see. We have a long way to go, but I know we’re on the right track. Anything built to last isn’t built overnight.”


The district tournament will be Monday, Oct. 25 at the Biltmore Golf Course.

Participating players for the men’s team will include: Fisher Coleman-Sayer, Billy Martin, Tanner Ross, Casey Horvat and Jack Horvat. As for the women’s team, it will include Summer Haines and Mikkel Ross. The players’ best scores for the season are as follows:

• Fisher Coleman-Sayer – 38

• Billy Martin – 44

• Tanner Ross – 53

• Summer Haines – 59  

• Mikkel Ross – 61

• Casey Horvat – 65

• Jack Horvat – 69