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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 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...

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...

Morty the Mustang uncovered

Sebastian Munoz, Isabel De Avila, Sebastian Organista, and Isabel Arista

March 12, 2018

Filed under Sports

M-O-R-T-O-N, Morton is number one. When it comes to school spirit no one does it better than the one and only Morty The Mustang. The word ’mascot’ comes from  the French term ‘mascotte’ meaning lucky charm. It was spor...

Still supporting the USMNT? East does!

Jose Castillo, Jose Guzman, Rolando Vences, Bladimir Caballero, and Kevin Quinonez

March 12, 2018

Filed under Sports

Will Morton East students still support the USMNT even though they didn't qualify for the 2018 World Cup?  It seems yes, they will. The World Cup is a soccer tournament held every 4 years. Where soccer teams from all ov...

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