Mustang Sports Roundup


The volleyball team has been on a roll this week, winning games against both Central and Strasburg high schools. Their Monday night home game against Central was a blowout with a final score of 3-0. Junior middle hitter and standout player Sally Karstens beat the single game record with 13 kills against Central.

The next night, the team traveled to Strasburg and secured yet another 3-0 victory.

Head Coach Erik Healey was overjoyed with his team’s domination, and Athletic Director Tom Horn expressed his amazement, adding that he couldn’t remember the last time the Mustangs beat Strasburg.

The Mustangs continue a busy week by hosting Madison County High School today and competing in the Raider Rumble tournament Saturday. The team will travel to Rappahannock County High School next Tuesday.

Cross Country

The boys and girls cross country teams competed at Lake Braddock Secondary School last Saturday in a new type of meet for the teams.

At the meet, teams consisted of five runners, each of whom ran a 2,500 meter portion of the race before handing off the baton.

As the teams were running different distances than they’re accustomed to, it made for “a really cool atmosphere even though we were nervous before because we didn’t know what to expect,” said sophomore Alicia Devereaux.

Overall, the boy’s A relay team placed 14th out of 27 teams. Standout runners for the boy’s team were senior Jesse Schaffer, senior Jeremy K. Brown, and junior Truman Custer.

The girl’s A relay team placed 16th out of 21 teams. Deveraux, junior Lauren Meinhart, senior Emily Bell, and senior Hannah Beaman were the team’s top performers.

“Even though we were all out of our element, we still ran really well, especially compared to our triple A competition and even enjoyed the shorter distance,” Meinhart said.

The teams competed at William Monroe High School Wednesday, but results were not available at press time. The teams will compete at the Oatlands Invitational at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg this Saturday. Both races feature more traditional 5k courses.


The match against Madison County High School, which was scheduled for Tuesday, was cancelled due to severe weather.

The team’s next scheduled match is next Monday, which will begin the Bull Run District Tournament.