Pony Express News

Chicago Wolves battle the Cleveland Monsters

Victor Munoz, reporter

October 29, 2018

Filed under Halloween Special, Sports

It was definitely a game for Halloween -- the Wolves against the Monsters! On October 24, marketing classes from Morton East and West had the opportunity to go see two rival teams play against each other in a hockey game. Th...

Morton sports funded unequally

Anthony Ambriz and Andres Moreno

October 17, 2018

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Funding for Morton sports programs are entirely from the school’s own pockets. The individuals in the team go their own way to generate a portion of funds through fundraisers.    J.Sterling Morton High School, a public school recognized for its massive minority attendance, (principally Latinos a...

Boys versus girls soccer

Natalia Marquez, Rebecca Espinoza, and Tania Figueroa

October 17, 2018

Filed under Sports

The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams at Morton East High School are very competitive, but most students  think the boys are better.   According to the soccer coach/gym teacher Mr. Bageanis, the boys’ soccer team is made up of 23 boys. Their season ...

Morton football hopes for more wins

Jesus Carrillo and Kevin Dominguez

October 17, 2018

Filed under Sports

So far this season, the Morton varsity football team has won one game, lost six, but an increase in fans this year makes the team more hopeful for victories.  The Morton East football team plays their home games and practices at the Morton West field.  Some students say They practice there because they have better e...

Mustangs soccer continues battle against Naperville Huskies

Hector Perez, Israel Carranza, Jose Arellano, and Ramon Robles

October 17, 2018

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

After playing the Goal4theGoal tournament the Morton mustangs now rank 14th nationwide and 2nd in the state.  As of now the record for the boys' varsity team has been 16-2-1 coming off a Pepsi Showdown championship win, t...

Morton’s newest sports addition: girls’ rugby

Crystal Arteaga, Graciela Hernandez, Jennifer Rodriguez, and Britney Zamora

April 10, 2018

Filed under Community, News, Sports, Student Life

After 124 years, J. Sterling Morton East High School decides to add a girls rugby team. Morton East isn’t the first school to get a rugby team; Summit High School girls rugby has been competing against other schools and p...

Morton to host rugby championship, again

America Zamora, reporter

April 10, 2018

Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

  It's rugby repeat:  Morton will host the 2018 rugby state championship game again this year. In the recent years, our Morton community has been under the rumors that we are going to host the high school rugby state championship. Last year, Mort...

Get “set” for a “spiked” volleyball season!

Alexis Ramos, Emmanuel Perez, and Nicolas Rico

April 9, 2018

Filed under Sports

Are you excited for a new Mustang volleyball season in 2018? The Morton Mustangs varsity team is 2-1 right now.  On February 9, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts (United States), William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education...

Student athletes work hard for scholarships

Celine Martinez, Reporter

April 9, 2018

Filed under Community, Sports, Sports Showcase

It's that time of the year when athletic scholarships determine where thousands of seniors will be heading to for their first year of college -- and we have our share of athletes competing (and winning) these scholarships. Only...

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