Friday, September 28, 2012
Neuqua Valley 59, Metea Valley 32: Neuqua improves to 6-0 after jumping out to a 42-0 lead by the middle of the second quarter.
Breaking It Down: Neuqua Valley came out fired up and ready to play from the very start. The Wildcats were very aggressive on both sides of the ball. The defense forced two Metea Valley turnovers and forced five first-half sacks, putting the Mustangs in a very deep hole. Running back Joey Rhattigan got things rolling with a pair of touchdowns in the first three minutes and QB Dylan Andrew led the onslaught from the air with 56- and 59-yard touchdown passes, respectively, to WR Mikey Dudek. The Wildcats led 42-0 with 4:07 left in the first half. The Mustangs and quarterback Blaise Bell refused to give in and took advantage of the offensive and defensive substitution with two quick touchdowns to close before halftime and avoid the running …
Monday, December 19, 2011
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Monday, December 19, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Waubonsie/Metea finishes its team season with a third-place effort in Wednesday's Hinsdale Central sectional, while freshman Jordyn Penny takes third in the all-around to earn a trip to the state finals on Feb. 18-19.
If you can't beat them, join them. The co-op teams of Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley, Lincoln-Way and Sandburg/Stagg didn't have much of a chance of finishing ahead of the host Red Devils in Wednesday's Hinsdale Central sectional, but plenty of area gymnasts will be joining them in Palatine for the state finals on Feb. 18-19. Hinsdale Central finished comfortably in front of runner-up Lyons Township, 146.475 to 144.775 to punch its ticket to Palatine. Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley edged Lincoln-Way 141.925 to 141.575 for third place, while Sandburg/Stagg was fifth with a 136.8. Oswego co-op took sixth with a 136.250. "We knew what we were going against with Hinsdale (Central) and Lyons so we just wanted to hit," Waubonsie Valley/Metea …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Oswego also advances to the Hinsdale Central Sectional, placing second in Monday's regional gymnastics meet, while individuals from Hinsdale South, Plainfield North and Yorkville survive with strong performances.
First, it was a venue change. Second, came a postponement due to last week's blizzard. Then, on Saturday, captain Laura Burns broke her ankle. All of this could've rattled freshman Jordyn Penny and her Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley co-op gymnastics teammates, but it didn't faze the team one bit as Waubonsie/Metea won its own regional on Monday with a 141.825 point total. It was the first regional title in team history for Waubonsie/Metea, which originally was supposed to travel to Oswego for the regional before having the site changed to Neuqua Valley where it was postponed last Thursday. "The girls were really excited," Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley coach Nicole Daly said. "They were a little bummed after the conference (meet) and that …
Monday, December 13, 2010
Junior all-arounder Maddie Strick has found a new home and vaulted to a strong start for co-op gym team.
Maddie Strick just can never seem to get comfortable. The junior's path through high school gymnastics has been a chaotic one. And with the season still relatively young, who knows what will happen as this year and next year continue to unfold. The good news is that she’s off to a fantastic start and appears to have found a good comfort level. As a freshman, Strick competed for Neuqua Valley. But just as she was getting accustomed to life as a high school student-athlete, she learned that because of the attendance boundaries for Indian Prairie Unit District 204, she would transfer to Waubonsie Valley. Meanwhile, Metea Valley, which like Waubonsie Valley lacks a gymnastics facility, joined forces with the Warriors to form the Waubonsie …
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Hinsdale Central takes second place and Waubonsie Valley/Metea Valley co-op claims third; Neuqua Valley finishes in seventh and the host Hornets take eighth.
There are enormous expectations for the Hinsdale Central girls gymnastics team this season. The Red Devils finished sixth in the state last season and have all their key gymnasts back this year. The team kicked off its drive toward the ultimate goal of a state title on Wednesday night, taking second place in the Hinsdale South Hornets Thanksgiving Invitational. Hinsdale Central fell short of Lyons Township, which took home the title with a total of 140.432. The Red Devils, who competed without two of their top all-arounders in Erin Usher and Erin Morgan, still posted three of the top four all-around totals. Kristen Grilli led the way with a 36.05, followed by Leah Tarabour's 34.65 and Maggie Glavin's 34.3. Grilli also placed second overall…
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Highly regarded Wildcats show their depth with dominating wins.
It was the ideal type of opening competition for a Plainfield Central wrestling squad that enters the season ranked among the state's best. Wildcats coach Jim Kappas used plenty of different competitors in a nonconference triangular home meet with Shepard and Metea Valley in Plainfield on Wednesday. Plainfield Central won all but four matches in a 49-17 win over Shepard, and then claimed wins in 11 matches in a 51-15 victory over Metea Valley.
Despite losing five 35-match winners from last year's state quarterfinal team, including two place-winners, Plainfield Central has high hopes this season. "In the first match of the year you're going to be a little rusty, even the guys with a lot of experience," Kappas said. "But I'm pleased with …
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Mustangs boys basketball coach hopes new program can develop into a winner.
Bob Vozza has been around plenty of basketball success at district 204 schools Waubonsie Valley and Neuqua Valley. Now, he’s hoping to experience some of those good times at his new home, Metea Valley, the district’s newest school. Vozza and his young Mustangs will begin a new era later this month when the senior-less school opens its first varsity season at the Joliet West Thanksgiving tournament. In Game 1, Metea faces Plainfield South at 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 22. “To see success with Waubonsie Valley and Neuqua, I’m hoping now to experience some of that here,” said Vozza, who played at Waubonsie Valley and then coached on Todd Sutton’s staff at Neuqua before coming over when the new school opened in 2009. “It’s sort of been my trek around …
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Waubonsie Valley senior David Groeber catapulted himself into state prominence in boys cross country with the individual title at St. Charles East. The Naperville North girls also extended their state string to 20 in a row.
David Groeber raised his right arm in triumph as he crossed the finish line of the boys Class 3A St. Charles East cross country sectional on Saturday morning. The Waubonsie Valley senior toured LeRoy Oakes' 3-mile course in 15 minutes, 5.95 seconds, holding off Geneva senior Kevin McDowell by nearly four seconds to earn the first individual title in program history. "It still hasn't sunk in yet," Groeber said. "I don't know where it came from." Greober was the lone Waubonsie Valley runner to make the state cut as the team finished in seventh place overall.
But he was still quick to honor his teammates. "They're a great group of guys," he said. "I would love to be top 10 (at the state meet next Saturday in Peoria)." "His confidence level is…
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wildcats blank Mustangs 42-0, look ahead to next week's football showdown with Waubonsie Valley.
It's not possible to win two football games in one night, but Neuqua Valley hopes to have laid the groundwork for back-to-back District 204 triumphs by blanking Metea Valley 42-0 Friday night. Not only did the Wildcats improve to 4-2 on the year and 2-1 in Upstate Eight Valley play, but they also might have sent a message to next week's foe, Waubonsie Valley. Free safety Sami Khalil, whose 86-yard interception return late in the first half gave Neuqua Valley a 28-0 lead at intermission, said his team wanted that message sent loud and clear to Waubonsie Valley, which survived a 21-20 scare by Metea Valley last week. "This (domination) was what we were practicing for all week," said Khalil, who had two interceptions as the Wildcats handed …