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Sophomore, Bradley Odman, defenseman, shoots the puck from distance through multiple CBC defenders. The mustangs fell to the Cadets 3-0 on Monday, Nov. 8.

Mustang Hockey Gets Results in Three Consecutive Games

Carter Van Buskirk (he/him), Staff Reporter November 30, 2021

After bouncing back from five straight losses to open up the Mustang Hockey season, the Challenge Cup Playoff finalists shift gears into the heart of their season with two wins and a tie in their last...

In the U.S., baseball is the preferred bat-and-ball game. However, cricket is gaining popularity in the US. “With new initiatives, cricket is at the path to grow,” Ajay Jhamb, founder of American Cricket Academy & Club (ACAC) said.

Cricket Gains Popularity in the U.S.

Aleena Shaik (she/her), Staff Reporter November 30, 2021

After the 2011 Cricket World Cup, Aarya Khanna, junior, found a love for cricket.  Khanna started watching matches on the TV and playing cricket with his brother and cousins in his backyard in Indiana....

Junior Carter Bier, center midfielder, successfully wins a challenge in the middle of the field leading the boys to counter on the other teams defense for a chance at a goal in the State Quarterfinal game against Jackson High School (JHS) Saturday, Nov. 13. JHS won 1-0 in overtime.

Boys Soccer Reflects on Accomplished Season

Annie Alcorn , Staff Reporter November 30, 2021

After the boys varsity soccer took home the Class 4 District championship title, head coach Chris Kenny said he was thrilled at the accomplishment.  “It was great,” Kenny said. “It speaks to...

After months of construction, the MHS tennis courts have been completed. The delay in renovating the courts caused stress on behalf of many players, coaches and parents.

Tennis Court Construction Causes Frustration

Liza Cooper (she/her), Opinions Editor November 29, 2021

Even though the new tennis courts were slated to be finished this summer, they are still a work in progress. Mud and debris cover the backside of MHS, but all of the construction is for a good cause, according...

MHSNews | Rockwood Composite Mountain Bike Team Gets Students Active

Ben Hughes, Executive Producer November 22, 2021

The Rockwood Composite Mountain Bike Team aims to get 6th through 12th graders into mountain biking through the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).

The newest Mookie costume, made in 2017, features a muscular horse with the school colors of green and navy blue in the mane. These colors, along with the mascot of the Mustang, were chosen purely for aesthetic according to Hannah Clampitt, class of 1996, who was a part of the group that made this decision. “I was proud to have been a part of the naming process,” Clampitt said. “I really liked the colors and thought it was really classic.”

Make Way For Mookie

Aleena Shaik (she/her) , Staff Reporter November 9, 2021

Mookie the Mustang, MHS’ mascot, was not around during the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID health guidelines, making it almost two years since students have seen the mascot. “I brought him out...

Tanner Jesperson, junior, rides over an obstacle on a trail at Castlewood State Park. “Racing is very dangerous, and it is definitely not for the faint of heart,” Tanner said. “However, I think it is important to just keep hopping back onto the bike and tackling the challenge again and again. It is the only way you can grow.” Tanner, along with his siblings, compete in mountain bike races with the Rockwood Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).

Family Bonds Over Love of Mountain Biking

Marin Ellington (she/her), Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2021

Racing down the trails at Castlewood State Park, Tanner Jesperson, junior, quickly realised something was wrong.  During his first ride mountain biking, he and his dad had taken a wrong turn onto a...

In their first competition of the season, the Marching Band came in first place overall and won awards for outstanding color guard, music and visuals. The next week, they took third place in the Lafayette Contest of Champions. 

Marching Band Dominates in Two Competitions

Annabelle Miller , Staff Reporter October 6, 2021

In their first competition of the season, the Marching Band came in first place overall and won awards for outstanding color guard, music and visuals.  The next week, they took third place in the Lafayette...

Sophomore Sydney Sonn participates competitively for archery in competitions throughout the state. Sonn said that archers compete individually at tournaments, however, they can identify the club they train with if a title is won. Sonn trains both with a club team and with homemade shooting ranges at her house. It just takes patience and a lot of determination, Sonn said.

Sophomore Archer Shoots for Success

Marin Ellington (she/her), Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2021

A young Sydney Sonn was fascinated with observing the Korean Olympic Archers. By the age of 10, Sonn had begun to do much more than observe. She had joined the Little Hills Youth Archery Club and began...

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