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Jake Sonetz

Jake Sonetz

Jake Sonetz is returning for his second year in journalism and is a senior. He spends his time hanging out with family, watching football, playing cards, and working out. Jake is also graduating early this year to pursue his career in the trades. 

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Recapping NFL weeks 11-12 as both professional and college football comes to a close

Recapping NFL weeks 11-12 as both professional and college football comes to a close

Jake Sonetz, Xavier Delgado, and Charlie Davidson
November 30, 2023

Jake, Xavier, and Charlie dive into their fantasy teams' performances, NFL draft opinions, college and professional football awards, and much more!

Students struggle with drugs within our school environment

Help available for students who abuse drugs

Jake Sonetz, Sports Editor
November 17, 2023

Drug usage among students has become more prevalent in schools throughout the past year. Nowadays, teens can be found with marijuana, nicotine, and other substances in the bathrooms, hallways, or even...

NFL Fantasy Football Trade and QB Debates

NFL Fantasy Football Trade and QB Debates

Jake Sonetz, Charlie Davidson, and Xavier Delgado
November 10, 2023

Jake, Charlie, and Xavier talk about the NFL trade deals, fantasy football, and argue over the league's top QB's.

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,...

Fantasy Football and Chicago Bears Recap

Fantasy Football and Chicago Bears Recap

Jake, Charlie, and Xavier talk about their fantasy football teams almost half way through the year and discuss the Chicago Bears' future.

The MV Athletics app logo features the iconic Metea Mustang on a vibrant black and gold backdrop.

MV Athletics: A sports app for all of Metea athletics

Jake Sonetz, Sports Editor
October 11, 2023

Metea Valley finally released an app that provides students and fans with information on their favorite school sports. It is called MV Athletics and has many different links that make sporting events much...

Fantasy Football Recap and Week 5 Preview

Fantasy Football Recap and Week 5 Preview

In this episode, Jake, Charlie, and Xavier talk about their fantasy football teams and their upcoming matchups.

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...

While spectators only see the physical struggle on the field, the mental battlefield of trash talk and taunting is equally relevant in football games.

Trash talking is a staple of high school football

Charlie Davidson, Jake Sonetz, and Xavier Delgado
September 12, 2023

Trash talk is a staple in sports. Many people trash talk because they’re high on adrenaline and emotion, but people also use it as a strategy that can throw people off their game. With access to social...

Mustangs celebrate their 8-1 win against the Wildcats with their plaque.

Girls’ soccer shines at Regionals against rival Neuqua

Namashritha Koganti and Jake Sonetz
May 23, 2023

The girls’ soccer team destroyed the opposing school, Neuqua Valley, 8-1 at home this past Friday. After winning state last year and currently being ranked first in Illinois, the girls’ soccer team,...

NFL 2023 Season Preview

NFL 2023 Season Preview

Jake Sonetz and Isaac Ruiz
May 19, 2023

Listen to Jake and Isaac talk about the upcoming NFL season.

NFL Post-Draft Podcast

NFL Post-Draft Podcast

Jake Sonetz and Isaac Ruiz
May 3, 2023

Listen to Jake and Isaac talk about what happened during the football draft.

NFL Offseason Podcast

NFL Offseason Podcast

Jake Sonetz and Isaac Ruiz
April 25, 2023

 Listen to Jake and Isaac talk about what has been happening during the football offseason.

Vijay Jambunathan and Ian Rowley hug after competing against each other.

The Special Olympics Illinois Region C board holds their annual swim meet

Namashritha Koganti and Jake Sonetz
April 10, 2023

In the loud and energetic pool house, up to seven lanes of swimmers race to see who can do the best. As they finish, each of them has a smile on their face regardless of how they performed. Being able...

Junior Joshua Roberts has many hobbies and/or passions, but one of his interests is implementing boxing as a school sport

Joshuan Roberts’ passion project focuses on offering boxing as a sport or club

Jake Sonetz, Sports Reporter
March 14, 2023

Boxing over the past couple of years has grown in popularity, especially in the younger audience. The English three curriculum contains a project where you create something you are passionate about that...

Rihanna performs at the Cheifs vs Eagles LVII Super Bowl.

Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2023 Super Bowl

Jake Sonetz and Namashritha Koganti
February 17, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2023 Super Bowl This year's long-awaited football game happened on Feb. 12 in the State Farm Stadium, where the Kansas City Chiefs played against...

The Mustangs and Warriors meet each other again as they play each other for the second time this season.

Waubonsie and Metea basketball have a fierce rivalry

Jake Sonetz, Isaac Ruiz, and Namashritha Koganti
February 10, 2023

Mustangs and the Warriors faced each other for the second time on Jan. 27 with their last game together ending in a 60-54, with the Warriors taking the win. The first matchup went into exciting overtime...

Senior Jahki Gray makes a three point shot with under 10 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Boys’ basketball earn a big win over Waubonsie Valley

Jake Sonetz, Sports Writer
December 13, 2022

  The boys’ varsity basketball team was 4-2 heading into the rivalry game against Waubonsie. Metea’s four wins so far were against St. Francis, Lake Park, Bartlett, and East Aurora. They...

The rise in concussions during football has had a giant impact on professional football players.

NFL continues to struggle with on-field concussions

Jake Sonetz and Isaac Ruiz
October 20, 2022

When people think about American Football they think about the hardcore tackling and “overprotective” equipment players wear. The truth is though, many football players can recover from a leg, shoulder,...

The bears and the packers have their first rival match-up in week two during a Sunday night prime time game.

Bears vs Packers: The Longest Running Rivalry In The NFL

Jake Sonetz , Sports reporter
September 21, 2022

104 wins to 95 wins, the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears have the longest rivalry in the NFL. The two teams have played each other 205 times throughout NFL history. There have been six ties, 104...

The NFL season is looking highly promising for football fans.

NFL season makes its comeback

September 12, 2022

The NFL season is looking highly promising for football fans.

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