Menaul Athletics’ Middle School teams stepped into the spotlight this week. Read all about it in this edition of On the Prowl (Panther Athletics – Week 10)!
Middle School hoopsters make championship game
Menaul’s mid-school athletes participated in the Albuquerque Parochial and Independent Athletic League post-season tournaments last week, playing with great aplomb and fire.
Basketball: Playing the APIAL Bracket B, the Menaul 1 mid-school squad made it all the way to the championship game on Friday, May 14, at Bosque School.
Riding a three-game winning streak, the Panthers went up against Oak Grove Academy 1. The Menaul mid-schoolers gave the Owls a battle before falling 40-38 on a last-second shot in the fourth quarter. Eighth-grader Brayden E. led Menaul with 14 points, while fellow eighth-graders Gaucin G. and Zachariah T. added nine points each.
Playing in Bracket B, the Panthers opened against Holy Ghost Catholic School 1 on Wednesday, May 12, at home. Menaul grounded the Eagles 42-33 to advance.
Playing Hope Christian 1 on Thursday, May 13, at St. Mary’s School, the Panthers again showed grit and determination in downing the Huskies 46-38 to claim a spot in the championship game.
Menaul 1 finished the season 6-5.
Playing in Bracket E, the Menaul 2 mid-school team fell in the opening round to Albuquerque Christian School at home on Wednesday, May 12. The Panthers finished the season 0-5.
Volleyball: The Menaul 1 squad played in Bracket D of the APIAL post-season tournament and fell to Sandia Prep 2 on the Sundevils’ home court on Monday, May 10.
Spring sports start this week
The Panther boys and girls then co-host a pair of meets at home with Santa Fe’s Academy of Technology and the Classics on Saturday, May 22, and May 29.
The Menaul/Oak Grove co-op baseball team begins its season today at 5:30 pm against the Cleveland High Freshman team in Rio Rancho.
The Panthers then travel to Questa for a matchup against the Wildcats on Friday. First pitch is at 3 pm. MOG then takes to the road to play Bosque School on Tuesday at 4 pm.
Thank you for reading On the Prowl Week 10! See you next week!