The Metro Volleyball 2018 team held matches at Jane Boyd and played against Mt Pleasant, Mt Vernon and Tate High Schools. Team Roster 2018 Cass Spooner*, Jecayla Deskin*, Adrianna Martin, Selena Griffith, JaKyla Johnson, Da’Pree Lloyd, Breya Pirtle, Melanie Sexton*.
* Returning players
Metro Volleyball wrapped up their 2017 season at the end of October. The team competed in matches, staff vs.student scrimmages and attended a University of Iowa Volleyball match. Coach Dawn Bouzek appreciated how team members went outside of their comfort zone in practice and in matches. Metro graduate and 2015 volleyball team player Brandy Packingham and community volunteer Jordan Bouzek assisted with matches and practices.
Metro Team Members: Kaylisha Lucas, Jazzmin Martens, Tierney Pollard, Maddy Price, Mariona Walker and Jessi Waller. Metro Coaches: Dawn Bouzek and Erin Payne-Christiansen.
Volleyball practices began on August 29, 2016 with the final match on October 11, 21016 against Iowa City’s Tate Alternative. From the first practice until the final games the coaches were impressed with the sportsmanship and support demonstrated by players, and the skills learned through the season.
The team's final events are the Awards Banquet at Metro and the University of Iowa Volleyball match, both in October. Congratulations to the team and coaches on another successful season.
What a way to end the season! Metro Phoenix Basketball won the last game of the 18-19 season in overtime, defeating the HCHE Chargers 67-64. Players throughout the season included James Bell, Marquan Bickhem, Mickeal Davis, John Pease, J’Len Perkins, Kesan Rhodes and Sayvon Smith.
The 18-19 season was like no other with many weather cancellations and reschedules. Both Ben and Chuck thank the families, students and staff for supporting the team throughout the season.
The 2016-17 Metro Basketball season began with after school practices, the first on November 14. All practices and home games are held at Jane Boyd, right up the street from Metro. This season the team had a number of away games with the first home game Friday, January 13. From Coach Chuck Tonelli, "It was a great crowd at our first home game and we hope to keep that up."
This year the coaches added MVP recognitions. The MVPs, Most Valuable Players, were chosen through teacher nomination and coach selection. MVPs are recognized for performing well on and off the court.
The Metro Basketball 2015-2016 season started off with an informational meeting (required!). After school practice was held at Jane Boyd from 3:30 to 5:00, Monday - Thursday with no practice on Fridays. Coaches Ben Sparboe and Chuck Tonelli expressed a heartfelt thank you to the team and fans. The coaches commented on the team pulling together and keeping the focus on support and sportsmanship.