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Namashritha Koganti

Namashritha Koganti

Nama Koganti is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff for the Stampede as a sports editor and spotlight reporter. Other than journalism, she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, shopping, playing badminton, and drinking boba tea.

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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,...

Metea hosts its second Lip Sync Battle.

Metea Mane hosts Lip Sync Battle 2k23

Namashritha Koganti, Spotlight Reporter
May 22, 2023

Metea’s broadcast journalism class hosted their second annual lip sync battle this past Wednesday in the auditorium. This year, eight acts competed for the $500 cash prize. Though it had the same...

Metea badminton announced as sectionals champions

Girls’ badminton sends six players to the state championship

Namashritha Koganti, Sports Editor
May 8, 2023

On Thursday, the girls’ badminton team held sectionals at home, where all 6 of their varsity athletes competing qualified for state. This came after a second-place finish in the DuPage Valley Conference...

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...

(From left to right) Conley, Gamilla, Willhite, Marchand qualify for state after sectionals

Boys’ swim & dive competes at the IHSA State Competition

Namashritha Koganti, Sports Editor
March 1, 2023

On Feb. 24 and 25, the boys’ swim and dive team sent four of its athletes to compete in the IHSA State Final Meet. Swimmers Jaeddan Gamilla, Connor Conley, Henri Marchand and Michael Willhite traveled...

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 Quentin Schaffer drills a three-point shot against Waubonsie in a game before winter break.

Basketball season continues over winter break

Isaac Ruiz and Namashritha Koganti
January 20, 2023

Boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons come to an end in mid-February. The past few weeks have contained wins and losses, kicking off the second half of the season. Boys’ varsity basketball entered...

USA heads home after one win, two ties, and one loss.

USA performs surprisingly well at World Cup

As we take a look back at the USA Men's National Soccer team that to qualified for their first World Cup since 2014, their performance throughout their time was great for such a new and young team. In...

Maya Hall and Zoe Kirkman at IHSA State Cross Country.

Cross country sends two runners off to state

Namashritha Koganti, Sports Reporter
November 14, 2022

The girls’ cross country team sent two runners to state this season. Juniors Zoe Kirkman and Maya Hall were sent off on the morning of Nov. 4 in the commons.  The Illinois State Cross Country Championship...

Lizzie OLeary sells Think Pink t-shirts

Fall Sports Think Pink!

Namashritha Koganti, Sports Reporter
October 14, 2022

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, fall sports have come up with different ways to raise both money and awareness. The girls’ swim and dive team set up a relay race and other fun events...

Mustangs Gear up for Spirit Week

Mustangs Gear up for Spirit Week

Lindsey Hall and Namashritha Koganti
September 15, 2022

Metea Valley’s “out of this world” homecoming dance is approaching fast. The student government announced the themes for spirit week at the beginning of September. the first of many school-wide festivities...

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