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Morton's 2013 spring sports highlight reel

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 12:30 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:57 p.m. CDT
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(Matthew Piechalak — mpiechalak@shawmedia.com)
Morton setter Andres Guerrero (No. 10) sets the ball for teammate Daniel Ibarra (No. 9) during a game at Riverside Brookfield on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Morton athletes had a busy spring and their hard work resulted in some memorable moments. Here are some of the Mustangs' best accomplishments from the spring.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

5: Consecutive regional titles for Morton boys volleyball

Highlight: It was an up-and-down regular season for Morton, but the Mustangs did what they've done for the last few seasons: picked it up in the playoffs. Morton won its fifth straight regional with a 25-16, 25-20 win at host Reavis in the final. Junior outside hitter Andrew Franco, team captain, was among a number of juniors who also saw action on varsity as sophomores and will make up an experienced team next spring.

Photo gallery: Morton takes on Riverside Brookfield early in the season

BASEBALL

3: Number of all-conference performers for the Mustangs: Anthony Iniquez, Eli McMahon and Sergio Villalobos

Highlight: After a few years of disappointing seasons, the Mustangs finally showed progress under first-year coach Mike Casey. Casey, who took the varsity job after coaching freshmen, helped the Mustangs take fourth in the West Suburban Gold with a young team. Juniors Anthony Iniquez, Sergio Villalobos, Marco D'Angelo and Nicholas Campanile are among the strong core the Mustangs are expected to rely on next season.

Photo gallery: Morton beat York in a West Suburban crossover game

SOFTBALL

7: Regional titles for Morton in the last 10 years, all under coach Tom Eukovich.

Highlight: The Mustangs won their first regional in three years. Morton was able to win 19 games despite losing much of the season due to bad weather. Seniors Gabby King, Isza Gonzalez and Alyssa Galasso were among the team's key players. Returners Jenna Boyajian, Karina Madera and Susan Ghuneim will hope to improve on the Mustangs' 19-8 season.

Photo gallery: Morton takes on Hinsdale South in a West Suburban Gold game

BOYS TRACK

9:27.84: Omero Montalvo's winning time in the 3,200-meter run at the Lyons Township sectional

Highlight: Distance runners Omero Montalvo and Mateo Hernandez were dependable point-getters for the Mustangs. The duo finished one-two in the 3,200-meter run at both the West Suburban Gold meet and the Class 3A Lyons Township sectional. Montalvo also won conference in the 1,600. In his first appearance at state, Montalvo placed 13th in the 3,200 and 21st in the 1,600. Hernandez was 26th in the 1,600 and helped the 4x800 relay qualify.

Other photo galleries:

Conference rivals Morton and Hinsdale South clash in girls soccer

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