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Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Tyler is the Copy Editor for Metea Media. This is his third year with the Stampede and was previously a Reporter and Editor for the sports section. When Tyler is alone he prefers to listen to music or take part in a game of basketball. When he is with friends, he likes to spend his time enjoying the outdoors through activities like biking or exploring the city.

 

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The Kansas Jayhawks previously won a championship in 2008.

Kansas wins the national championship following an unhinged month of March Madness

April 12, 2022

The Kansas Jayhawks pulled off the improbable upset after being down 16 points in the National Championship game to the North Carolina Tarheels. No. 1 Kansas was the favorite to win as they faced the much...

The boys tennis team has stayed strong despite an overwhelming season.

After an extended off-season, boys tennis gets back to usual despite the looming mandates

June 4, 2021

The boys’ tennis team has had an action-packed season this year. The Mustangs were able to bounce back after disappointing news struck the team last season. The season being canceled last year gave the...

Weekly Sports Update 5/18-5/24

Weekly Sports Update 5/18-5/24

May 24, 2021

Boys’ Baseball (Max Berglind) The baseball team got swept in their series against Naperville Central, and they start the DVC tournament later this week.  Boys’ Lacrosse (Tyler Perry) The...

Koral Flinn can partake in multiple events. From long jumping to sprinting, Flinn has a strong athletic ability.

After an off-season change, Koral Flinn has kept themself content by achieving new personal bests

May 18, 2021

Junior Koral Flinn is a triple jumper for the Metea track team, but they will periodically join in a race whenever there is a spot open. Flinn has been on track since fourth grade after a group of their...

Weekly Sports Update 5/11-5/17

Weekly Sports Update 5/11-5/17

May 17, 2021

Boys’ Baseball (Max Berglind) The baseball team dropped their series against Naperville North last week, and they head into their final series of the season against Naperville Central this week.  Boys’...

Mustang football is capable of a bright future with the help of their young core.

Mustang football gears up for a promising fall season

May 12, 2021

Metea’s football team ended the season with a disappointing 0-5 record after a tough loss to Neuqua. This season kicked off with a lot of new modifications that have not been seen before. The most notable...

Weekly Sports Update 5/4-5/10

Weekly Sports Update 5/4-5/10

May 10, 2021

Boys’ Baseball (Max Berglind) The boys’ baseball team won their series against Neuqua Valley last week and won against Lincoln Way-East this past Saturday. They start their three-game set against...

Weekly Sports Update 4-28-5/4

Weekly Sports Update 4-28-5/4

May 5, 2021

Boys’ Baseball (Max Berglind) The boys’ baseball team had four matches last week. Metea performed well against Waubonsie and racked up a few good team wins. The Mustangs were also set to play against...

Weekly Sports Update 4/20-4/27

Weekly Sports Update 4/20-4/27

April 27, 2021

Boys’ Baseball (Max Berglind) The baseball team won three games last week, one against DeKalb 9-8 and one against Benet 9-5. Their last game of the week was an 11-7 win against Waubonsie. Metea will...

Evan Lopez’s passion for water polo is shown with him constantly smiling and bringing a positive attitude to the team.

Athlete Evan Lopez continues to make a splash in his water polo season

April 22, 2021

Junior Evan Lopez has been playing water polo since freshman year. He was able to pick up on the sport quickly thanks to his background in swimming. He was introduced to water polo by one of his close...

Weekly Sports Update 4/12-4/19

Weekly Sports Update 4/12-4/19

April 19, 2021

Boys’ Baseball (Max Berglind) The baseball team had four out-of-conference matchups last week, going 1-3. They start conference games this week with a three-game series against DeKalb.  Boys’...

Weekly Sports Update 4/6-4/12

Weekly Sports Update 4/6-4/12

April 12, 2021

Boys Football (Max Berglind) The Mustangs lost to Naperville North 48-20 on Saturday. Junior Logan Frederick found fellow junior John Flynn in the endzone twice in the loss. The Mustangs are back at...

Weekly Sports Update 3/23-4/6

Weekly Sports Update 3/23-4/6

April 7, 2021

Badminton (Grace Davidson) The girls became sectional champions just before spring break, scored third place in doubles, and scored seventh place as a team overall in the state championship. Boys...

There may not have been a No. 16 and No. 1 seeded upset, but fans have been met with other great games.

Analysis: Shocking upsets pursue as March Madness tournament goes underway

March 23, 2021

The first few days of the annual March Madness tournament were full of action. There were many bracket-busting upsets as high-ranked teams met their demise. Every seed except the 16 seed won at least one...

Metea sports face frequent changes

March 23, 2021

The fateful day of March 13 was an unexpected turning point for all District 204 students. That Friday would be the first of roughly 150 days without high school sports. Spring teams were hit the hardest...

Weekly Sports Update 3/8-3/15

Weekly Sports Update 3/8-3/15

March 16, 2021

Badminton (Grace Davidson) The girls faced Naperville Central and lost by a final of 10 matches to three on Thursday. They have the DVC doubles tournament this Friday followed by the DVC singles tournament...

Weekly Sports Update 3/1-3/8

Weekly Sports Update 3/1-3/8

March 8, 2021

Badminton (Grace Davidson) Metea’s badminton team had two matches last week. They started off the week with a matchup against Neuqua. The Mustangs did not find much success in their match against...

Mikaila Dowd led her team in kills per set during her freshman year with the team.

Mustang volleyball alum Mikaila Dowd continues to ace volleyball career at Georgia Tech

March 1, 2021

328 and 1002 are numbers that former Metea volleyball star Mikalia Dowd knows very well. Dowd has a decorated career, and during her four-year stint as a Mustang, she broke the record for the most kills...

Weekly Sport Update 2/22-3/1

Weekly Sport Update 2/22-3/1

March 1, 2021

Boys’ Basketball (Tyler Perry) The boys’ basketball team had two games last week. They faced two different reschedulings and a cancellation, but were able to play against Dekalb and Central. Senior...

As Metea sports resume, athletic trainers have made adjustments to practices and created new protocols to keep athletes safe.

Athletic trainers handle upcoming sports season with new precautions

February 23, 2021

The pandemic took a huge hit to the sports season. The Illinois High School Association [IHSA] announced last Tuesday that it is safe to resume most sports such as boys’ and girls’ basketball, dance,...

Weekly Sports Update 2/15-2/22

Weekly Sports Update 2/15-2/22

February 23, 2021

Girls’ Bowling (Tyler Perry) The girls’ bowling team started off the week against Neuqua Valley on Tuesday. Juniors Elizabeth Mansmith and Jasmine Allen add on to their series as they hit 580 and...

Low-risk winter sports include girls badminton, boys swim and dive, dance, cheerleading, girls bowling, and girls gymnastic. High risk winter sports include boys and girls basketball.

IHSA sets new schedule for remaining seasons

February 1, 2021

Student athletes and fans have been longing for a high school sports update for a few months now. The winter season was put on hold as COVID-19 cases increased in Illinois. The Illinois High School Association...

Jordan Vargas has a deep passion for basketball. His love for the game is what inspires him to make his podcasts.

Jordan Vargas shares his story on podcasting with prominent individuals

January 23, 2021

Senior Jordan Vargas created a local name for himself with his podcasts. He puts his focus on sports, which has led him down the path of meeting new people. Vargas has been posting his podcasts on Spotify...

The 2021 College Football National Championship brought along a lot of highlights and crazy plays.

Analysis: Alabama vs Ohio State

January 20, 2021

The Alabama Crimson Tide were in a position to finish off the perfect season in the college football championship matchup with Big Ten Champion Ohio State. Alabama was, by far, the best in the South Eastern...

The fall sports exceeded expectations and proved that student athletes can play in a functioning season this year.

Fall Sports Recap

November 20, 2020

Boys’ Cross Country (Max Berglind) The boys' cross country team had its ups and downs this year, with a few of the meets getting canceled. The Mustangs got their momentum back, with runners such as...

Keeley Behr and Sarah Maggio help finish off the fall sports season with impressive performances.

Weekly Sports Update 10/27-11/2

November 5, 2020

Girls’ Cross Country (Tyler Perry) Juniors Keeley Behr and Sarah Maggio capped off the postseason for the girls’ cross country team. Behr finished at 25th place while Maggio ended at 38th place....

Governor J.B. Pritzker is staying firm on Illinois putting a hold on winter sports.

Fans and student athletes direct unwanted consequences to Prizker following his announcement

November 4, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that basketball will be pushed back to a later date last Tuesday. He had put a similar announcement in September for all fall sports and received major backlash by the...

IHSA has yet to receive guidance from Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Health regarding the new guidelines. This photo was taken in Jan. of 2019.

Pritzker and IHSA butt heads over winter basketball

October 30, 2020

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that Illinois high school basketball will be moved to the spring on Thursday. The rising number of COVID-19 cases has led Pritzker and his team to decide that delaying...

Courtesy of Manish Baid

Meera Baid comes out on top despite adversity this year

October 28, 2020

Senior Meera Baid has a deep passion for tennis. She is on Metea’s varsity team and she won first place at IHSA Sectionals just over a week ago. The love she has for tennis started when she was five...

Keeley Behr and Sarah Maggio help finish off the fall sports season with impressive performances.

Weekly Sports Update 10/20-10/26

October 26, 2020

Boys’ Cross Country (Max Berglind) The boys’ cross country team had regionals scheduled at Oswego East for their final match of the year. Sadly Metea could not compete in it due to a member testing...

Keeley Behr and Sarah Maggio help finish off the fall sports season with impressive performances.

Weekly Sports Update 10/13-10/19

October 20, 2020

Boys’ Cross Country (Max Berglind) The boys’ cross country team traveled to Waubonsie Valley for their final meet as a team last week. Senior Mamadu Diallo led the varsity team with a time of 16:13.7....

Keeley Behr and Sarah Maggio help finish off the fall sports season with impressive performances.

Weekly Sports Update 10/5-10/13

October 15, 2020

Boys’ Cross Country (Max Berglind) At their annual twilight meet, varsity runner Mamadu Diallo ran a time of 16:21.5 and won the varsity white race. The boys’ team will wrap up their season for...

Keeley Behr and Sarah Maggio help finish off the fall sports season with impressive performances.

Weekly Sports Update 9/29-10/4

October 5, 2020

Boys’ Cross Country (Max Berglind) The team raced against Waubonsie and Central on Friday at Waubonsie. Top varsity runner senior Mamadu Diallo. He ran a time of 16:24.5. Next week, they will travel...

Keeley Behr and Sarah Maggio help finish off the fall sports season with impressive performances.

Weekly Sports Update 9/22-9/28

September 28, 2020

Boys’ Cross Country (Max Berglind) The boys’ cross country team competed against Neuqua and Waubonsie last Saturday morning. The Mustangs will play again against the Redhawks and the Warriors on...

IHSA is going back to their previous Phase 4 guidelines for the upcoming seasons.

IHSA updates student athletes on new changes

September 24, 2020

IHSA had previously put upon restrictions for the 2020-2021 year that included modifying and shortening the seasons. They made a list for the different sports and what their risk of transmission was among...

The teams are getting ready to start shaping up for the DuPage Valley Conference

Weekly Sports Update 9/15-9/21

September 21, 2020

Boys’ Cross Country (Max Berglind) The boys’ cross country team had one meet last week. They raced against the Wildcats and Huskies at Neuqua. Top runner Mamadu Diallo ran a time of 15:53.54. Their...

The teams are getting ready to start shaping up for the DuPage Valley Conference

Weekly Sports Update 9/7-9/14

September 15, 2020

Boys Cross Country (Max Berglind) The boys’ cross country team traveled to Waubonsie to face North and Waubonsie for their meet last Saturday. Senior Mamadu Diallo led the varsity runners with a time...

Players all around the league have been kneeling to show their support for the BLM movement.

How different opinions on NBA protesting has put fans on uneven ground

September 9, 2020

On August 29, Game 5 of the first round series Bucks versus Magic's, Milwaukee Point Guard George Hill stated that he would not be taking the court in protest of the Jacob Blake shooting. His teammates...

Students who are interested in the virtual summer camp, they can fill out a Google Form in the article. The deadline to register is next Friday. The virtual parent/dancer meeting will be on June 1st at 7 p.m.

Dance teams new summer program will hopefully help new and experienced dancers

May 14, 2020

The dance team typically holds their tryouts in the spring. After spring tryouts are over the team will have the summer to practice and get ready for their season. When IHSA announced that they would not...

Vlad Hudson enjoying the sun while improving on his pitching speed and accuracy.

Boys’ baseball experiences a curve ball following IHSA announcement in cancelling spring sports

April 29, 2020

Athletes all across the nation have been hit with disappointing news about their spring sports. In Illinois, IHSA canceled all sports on April 21. Not only does the news hurt the athletes, but also the...

There is a benefit to having an talented team. However, there is a limit to how much an all-star team can go.

When is a team too good for their league?

April 14, 2020

In the world of sports, the ability to work as a team is one of the most important parts of a successful season. In every championship team, no matter the sport, they usually have one of the best offenses...

The Big Ten was the first to cancel their games. Other conferences quickly followed.

NCAA March Madness sparks questions for current athletes

March 23, 2020

The story of the NCAA Mens’ Basketball season has wrapped up. COVID-19 caused the cancellation of numerous sporting events in America. All professional sports leagues like the MLB and the new XFL have...

Bolingbrook came into the tournament as the second-ranked seed. Metea fought back after halftime to cut the lead but the Mustangs fell short 46-68.

Girls basketball fights hard in the second half but falls short in IHSA Regionals

February 20, 2020

The girls played in the IHSA Regionals last night against a tough opponent in Bolingbrook. The Mustangs came into the game as the underdogs. Despite their perseverance, the Mustangs came to a 46-68 loss...

The sea of red-clad fans filled the Hard Rock Stadium last night for Superbowl LIV.

Kansas City Chiefs tackles the Super Bowl LIV champion title

February 3, 2020

With 62,000 fans in attendance of Superbowl LIV, last night’s brawl took place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs battled out for the winning...

Center-man Trent Kenyon looks to gain control of the puck and pass to another teammate.

Warriors hockey fall short through an ice-breaking matchup with Wheaton West

January 31, 2020

The Warriors lost a tough game to Wheaton West by a score of 2-5 last night at All Seasons. With the Warriors just above West in the Ill. West Standings, the Warriors hoped to secure the bag last night. The...

Sophomore Sydney Lewis is taking part of the Strikeout for Cancer fundraiser and is trying to lead her team to a win.

[Photo] Weekly Sports Update 1/21-1/26

January 27, 2020

Sophomore Sydney Lewis is taking part of the "Strikeout for Cancer" fundraiser and is trying to lead her team to a win.

Senior Alissa Raboine is enjoying her last few matches as a senior by bowling for a cause.

Girls’ bowling fundraiser fuels an improving team and a conference victory

January 24, 2020

DVC teams came together to raise money for cancer patients at the annual “Strikeout for Cancer” last night. The Mustangs continued to effortlessly roll through the conference match with a first-place...

Junior Meredith Olef poses at Fox Bowl.

Humans of Metea: Meredith Olef

January 17, 2020

Meredith Olef is a junior who loves to bowl. She is on the varsity team and broke a district record last week, placing fourth overall in the state. She was able to get an 810 series in the Mustangs match...

With March Madness creeping up, the top teams strive to find their balance while outranked teams aim to catch top teams off guard.

NCAA mens’ basketball upsets look to open the court for smaller teams

January 8, 2020

This season of college basketball has been unpredictable. These dominant blue-blood schools like Duke and Kentucky are put up as an example of why any team can win. There have been six teams with the number...

2019-2020 NBA season: What fans should anticipate after week one

2019-2020 NBA season: What fans should anticipate after week one

October 29, 2019

Highlights of the past week (Tyler Perry) Four teams took part in the opening game on Wednesday. The New Orleans Pelicans went against the Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers played the Los Angeles...

Metea and Nequa face off each other in the heat.

Support of boys’ soccer primes up an electrifying game

October 2, 2019

Boys’ soccer played another conference game last night against the Neuqua Valley Wildcats. The first and second halves of the game were two different stories. Throughout the first half, Metea dominated...

Girls golf bring their game against Waubonsie

Girls’ golf rough season is winding down with team spirit

September 26, 2019

The girl’s varsity golf played their last head to head match against Waubonsie on Wednesday. On the third day of a three day stretch of matches, they had previously played Batavia and Neuqua Valley....

Junior Jessica Leibfritz prepares to putt on the green.

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Junior Jessica Leibfritz prepares to putt on the green.

Junior Leland Pan tees off on the 16th hole at Phillips Park Golf Course.

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Junior Leland Pan tees off on the 16th hole at Phillips Park Golf Course.

Junior Leland Pan tees off on the 16th hole at Phillips Park Golf Course.

[Photo] Girls' golf persists at Aurora City Invitational

August 29, 2019

Junior Leland Pan tees off on the 16th hole at Phillips Park Golf Course.

The girls stand together for a group picture after the Aurora City Invite.

Girls’ golf persists at Aurora City Invitational

August 29, 2019

The girls' stand together for a group picture after the Aurora City Invite.

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