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Alanna Bucher

Alanna Bucher

This is Alanna’s first year on staff and her first year writing. She is 15 and a sophomore. She has been on the Metea Valley Varsity Coed Cheerleading team for two years. In her free time, she likes to read, hang out with friends, and spend time with family. She also loves to travel and see new things.

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Even though the MLB does not tolerate unprofessional behavior, Metea athletes face it everyday.

Metea Valley baseball players face unhealthy competition on the field

Alanna Bucher, Perspectives Reporter
April 18, 2024

The Metea Valley baseball team is having a difficult baseball season so far, not for their record but for the way opposing teams break them down. During the games, it is clear how unsportsmanlike the opposing...

The Warriors Hockey Club celebrate their win on the ice

Combined Metea and Waubonsie hockey team captures state title

Alanna Bucher, Sports Reporter
March 19, 2024

The Warriors Hockey Club won the Amateur Hockey Association Illinois (AHAI) Combined Division State Championship, defeating top-seed Chicago North 2-1 in a dramatic overtime contest on March 13. In...

While injuries can interfere with an athletes season, there can be some silver linings in recovering from the event.

Coming back from a sports injury is stressful but can have positive effects too

Rayma Miller and Alanna Bucher
December 14, 2023

Skiing down a snow-covered mountain was supposed to be a fun activity. It was supposed to be easy enough to learn how to ski from my friends. But when I fell and ruptured my ACL, the future of my life...

Athletes have little to no break when transitioning from one sport to another.

Multi-sport athletes transition to winter season

Alanna Bucher, Sports Reporter
November 3, 2023

As fall season sports have come to an end many winter season sports start up. Metea Valley Athletes have options to participate in at least 3 sports a school year. Many are involved in more than 1 sport...

Girls cross country is running past the competition this postseason

Student athletes thrive in the postseason

After another successful fall sports season for the Mustangs, many teams and athletes were able to represent Metea Valley in the IHSA playoffs. Just a couple of years removed from their state title,...

Despite losing, the juniors celebrate and enjoy their time with the team.

Seniors shut down juniors in the flag football powder puff game

Jake Sonetz and Alanna Bucher
October 6, 2023

Powder Puff flag football game is during the homecoming week when the junior girls try to take down the senior girls in a flag football game. This year the seniors won with a score of 16-8, despite the...

Wrestling, despite being physically taxing and mentally arduous, has numerous benefits for those that participate in it.

Wrestlers balance the pros and cons of their sport

Xavier Delgado and Alanna Bucher
September 22, 2023

There are risks and rewards in every sport, but wrestling pushes these risks to another level. As a wrestler in a combat sport, injuries are inevitable and athletes have to consider the fact that they...

The cheer team huddles excitedly to discuss what looks to be a promising season.

Cheer team has high hopes for state

Alanna Bucher, Sports Reporter
September 13, 2023

Mrs. Brahney, the coach of the Metea Valley co-ed cheerleading team has led her teams to state for 10 years. The team provides hard work and dedication throughout the season. To get to the cheerleading...

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