The Menaul girls cross country team prepares for its reace at the Bosque Invitational on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

Menaul School Athletics is underway for the (shortened) 2020-21 season! Welcome to On The Prowl Week 1! We have lots to talk about from the first two contests – and more to tell you about going forward.

Cross Country finishes 3rd at the Bosque Invitational

The Panther girls cross country team placed third at the Bosque Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Bosque School. Freshman Charli B. placed fourth overall with a time of 29:17 and sophomore Makayla M. finished fifth with a time of 29.22.

Next up: At Cuba Invitational at Cuba High School on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Volleyball starts season at home

The Menaul volleyball team started their shortened season Tuesday, March 2, at home in “The Panther Pit,” hosting Legacy Academy in a District 2-2A matchup. Both the Panthers’ varsity and junior varsity were competitive against the Silverbacks but ultimately fell.

The Menaul varsity squad fell 3-1 while our JV team lost to Legacy 2-1. Evangel’s junior varsity squad included several of their varsity girls, so cheer to the Panther JV for winning a set!

Both the Menaul varsity and JV now start the season 0-1 and 0-1 2 in District 2-2A play.

Next up:

  • At Evangel Christian Academy, Thursday night.
    JV starts at 5 p.m., Varsity at 6 p.m.
    Streaming link: https://www.meridix.com/channel/?liveid=ogadmin#/
  • At Magdelena next Tuesday, March 9.
    JV starts at 5 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.
  • At Legacy Academy Thursday, March 11
    JV starts at 5 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.

The Menaul-Legacy Academy match was streamed live via YouTube. Menaul athletic director Gary Boatman says all of the Panthers’ home games for volleyball and football will be streamed live on YouTube.

Panther road games will be streamed as they are available. Check the Menaul Athletics Facebook page and official Menaul School Facebook page for up-to-date streaming information.

Football kicks off at Fort Sumner Friday night

The Menaul football team travels to Fort Sumner to play the Foxes on Friday night with kickoff slated for 6 p.m.

The game will be streamed on the Rex6 website beginning at 6 p.m. this Friday, March 5. There is a $10 streaming fee for access to the game.

The Panthers play the first of their two home games for the season on Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Tomlinson Field against Melrose in a rematch of last season’s 8-man semifinal game. The Menaul-Melrose game will be streamed via YouTube by the school.

Due to the shortened season, District 2 8-man teams will not compete for a district championship as all district play, and the state football playoffs will not be contested this season.

Menaul will play traditional rivals and District 2 foes Magdelena at home on March 26 but will not play their other District 2 rival, Mountainaire, this season.

And keep a look out for On The Prowl next week and every week!

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