The Spartan Speaks

NHL to resume season after coronavirus

Cooper Klaers, Staff Reporter

May 27, 2020

Cooper Klaers Staff Reporter On March 12, the NHL announced that they would be postponing the remainder of the season do to Coronavirus concerns.  Many other professional, NCAA, and high school leagues have done the same.  As fans itch to see their favorite sports on television again, many sp...

Going Out During COVID-19: Healthy movement towards normality

Staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic is easier as the weather warms.

Nolan Tichy, Copy Editor

May 6, 2020

It has been more than a few weeks since many states in the US went into total lockdown, forcing people to stay inside their home with only those who are in immediate relation to them. As the country is inching closer to the summer months, people are feeling the need to move their lives to the outdoors...

Wrap up of the winter sport season

Wrap up of the winter sport season

Margaret Kraus, Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

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How coaching culture is changing

Many changes are being made to the culture of coaching, and Orono students are witnessing it firsthand.

Cooper Klaers, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

Cooper Klaers Staff Reporter “Hey, Akim, I’m sick of you playing that n—– s—.” This is just one of several instances of abuse or mistreatment by NHL coaches this season. Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock and Dallas Stars Coach Jim Montgomery have...

Boys basketball senior night

Boys basketball senior night

Lauryn Pietrzak, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

The boys varsity basketball team competed in their final home game last thursday against St. Paul Central. The team celebrated their six playing seniors: captains Nick Brynes and Jack Patterson, Sander Weninger, Jack Norman, Mason Torve, and Luke Delattre, and their four senior managers: Jada Olson,...

Orono Girls Hockey Section Finals vs. Breck

Orono Girls Hockey Section Finals vs. Breck

Tillie Hogenson, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Tillie Hogenson Staff Reporter  Breck Girls Hockey is set to play in the section final. The Breck Mustangs played the Orono Spartans on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center. Orono started off strong in the second period, scoring two goals, but the Mustangs came back with f...

Boys hockey team holds an I Heart Hockey fundraiser

Boys hockey team holds an I Heart Hockey fundraiser

Gabby Hyrkas, Features Editor

February 27, 2020

Gabby Hyrkas Features Editor Fly high 55 means a lot to the Orono boys hockey team. Former coach, Zach Nelson, died of a heart attack after the team won the state title in 2018. On February 11th against Mound-Westonka, the team hosted an “I Heart Hockey” fundraiser to honor their former coach,...

The Orono Spartanettes “groove” into the state competition

Maddie Combs, Visuals Editor

February 27, 2020

Feb. 14 and 15 marked the state competition for dance teams across the state of Minnesota. Dance teams from all regions of the state, including Orono's own Spartanette dance team, gathered at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis to compete in the two-day competition. After placing first for high-kick...

Boys’ Athlete of the Month: Jack

Kopesky confronting a Minnetonka player, attempting to get around him.

Jordan Allar, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

Jordan Allar Sports Editor Sophomore point guard Jack Kopesky was chosen by the Spartan Speaks as the boys’ Athlete of the Month. Being only a sophomore, Kopesky has had a lot of playing time and has shown great growth this past season on the varsity squad. These pictures show sophomore point guar...

Girls’ Athlete of the Month: Iyla Ryskamp

Iyla Ryskamp is the February Athlete of the Month. She is a sophomore hockey player.

Margaret Kraus, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

Margaret Kraus Sports Editor February’s Athlete of the Month is hockey player, Iyla Ryskamp. While only a sophomore, Ryskamp is a very talented and valued team member as the top scorer on the team during the 2019-2020 season. First Picture: Ryskamp takes the puck down the ice to try to score. ...

To ski uphill or downhill

Nordic Skis laid out for the upcoming Ski-a-thon

Rae Malik, Online Layout Editor

February 11, 2020

Rae Malik Online Layout Editor This winter, skiing has gained momentum yet again, as the Nordic and Alpine teams have kicked off their season. Nordic skiing, also referred to as cross country skiing, is skiing uphill. Nordic has a distinct method for skiing called step turning. In this method, ...

Final Signing Day for Senior Athletes

Seniors Claire Gagne, Nick Ruhland, and Jordan Allar are seen officially signing with their chosen colleges.

Maddie Combs, Visuals Editor

February 6, 2020

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