Sports Beats


Allison Davids

The sophomore volleyball team huddle up for a team discussion after their last match at the Batavia Quad Tournament last week.

Sports Department

Boys’ Football

Varsity football started the season with a 49-23 loss at Geneva last Friday. Despite the defeat, starting quarterback senior Noah Larson threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Hank Omar rushed for 13 yards and scored a touchdown.

“We started off slow on special teams with two blocked punts and allowed a big kick return, but offensively I thought we played well as we moved the ball and even had a touchdown called back,” head coach John Parpet said. “I thought overall the effort was fine, but the execution was not quite what we needed to be.”

Hopefully, the Mustangs will improve as they travel to Lockport, last year’s 8A state champions, later on, this week.

Girls’ Volleyball

Girls’ Varsity volleyball picked up right where they left off from last season’s State Championship as they started the season with a 2-0 win over Glenbard East last Wednesday. They continued their winning streak as they went 3-0 in bracket play last Friday.

Boys’ Soccer

Varsity boys soccer suffered a tough 2-1 loss to Minooka last Thursday after giving into two set pieces in the later part of the game.

“We acknowledged what we did wrong, but what myself and coach Bostick are trying to do better this year is move on quickly and talk about where we could grow and be better.” Head Coach Josh Robinson said. “Also understanding particularly on Thursday that even though the loss was unfortunate, it did not define how we played all games. We are looking at the video so we can highlight positive things as well.”

The team applied these measures into their game this past Saturday against Maine South after winning in penalties 4-3 from a 1-1 tie in regulation, putting themselves at a good start for the St. Charles North Invite. The team beat St. Charles North 1-0 this Monday in the STC Invite and will play against Wheaton Academy this Wednesday as part of the St. Charles Invitational meet.

Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country

Both teams began the season at Marmion Academy and started off strong with the Girls finishing first in both varsity and freshman and sophomore with a whopping 12 combined medalists that finished with amazing times. Boys varsity finished second with five medalists.

Girls’ Tennis

The girls’ tennis team had an amazing quad on Saturday against Wheaton Academy, Benet Academy, and Oswego. Metea doubles teams placed first overall, and their singles took second place.

Boys’ Golf

Varsity boys’ golf were crowned Panther Scramble Champions last Tuesday at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course as they shot 54 with three eagles. The next day they won a conference match over Waubonsie by one point. After the weekend, they competed at the second annual Mustang Invite hosted at the Stonebridge Country Club, despite the rain falling throughout the day. They will tee off again on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m against Naperville North for another conference match.

Girls’ Golf

The girls’ golf team got the closest that they ever have been to Neuqua Valley this Tuesday. In the end, however, the team fell short at 167-172. The girls then placed second at the Aurora City Invite on Wednesday. It was a very close match as Waubonsie Valley took first place with a one-point lead of 329-300.