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The Spartan Speaks

The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

Orono girls basketball fundraiser post on Instagram

Girls Basketball 3×3 Fundraiser

Sydney Heckmann, Staff Reporter September 16, 2021

On Sunday Sept. 12, the Orono girls basketball team put together a 3-on-3 fundraiser at the Activity Center. This event was held to raise funds to purchase new jerseys for the JV players this year, while...

The website shows potential buyers some of the features of the new version of The Show.

“MLB The Show 21” has players of the acclaimed series in a frenzy and ready to play

Franz Jevne, Staff Reporter June 9, 2021

The video game "MLB The Show 21" is coming to the Xbox store for the first time in over a decade. Players of “The show” are ecstatic about this latest development as it’s been a long time coming. MLB...

The Unified track team competed in a track meet  on Sunday May 23rd at Breck high school.

Unified Takes on Track

Sydney Heckmann, Staff Reporter June 8, 2021

Orono High School Unified Club has put together a team of Unified athletics and partners for the Track and Field Meet that the Special Olympics put on at The Breck High School. With different schools...

The History of Women’s Sports at Orono

Cate Challgren, Features Editor June 6, 2021

This broadcast reveals the history behind the widespread opportunity for all to participate in activities and sports funded by the federal government (Title 9) and who took part in pioneering female athletics...

New Spikeball tournament tradition brings fun and excitement to students

Billy McGannon, Sports Editor June 4, 2021

The spikeball tournament was a huge hit. There were many students that wanted to sign up and compete against their school peers. The seniors ended up winning, making it a good way to end the last couple...

Seniors sweep the juniors in the powderpuff and powderbuff matches

Claire Hyrkas, Copy Editor June 4, 2021

During Spring Fling week, in anticipation of prom that Friday, before school on Wednesday the Juniors and Seniors crowded the football field for games of Powderpuff football and Powderbuff volleyball games....

Senior athlete Connor Chappell  plays basketball during a game.

How Important is Sleep to Student Athletes?

Jacob Farrell May 27, 2021

The creation of great athletes leads behind a key factor, sleep. How do athletes manage the stress with sleep and creating a peak performance? “Additional sleep has been associated with increased...

Wakesurfing Is the New Wave at Orono High School

Lily Schlobohm, Staff Reporter April 12, 2021

In recent years, Lake Minnetonka has become the new hotspot for the popular activity called wakesurfing, where unlike wakeboarding, it allows riders to surf the waves of the boat's wake rather than being...

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Sparty’s March Madness

Mikayla Burns, Editor in Chief April 5, 2021

According to the NCAA website, over 70 million brackets were made in 2021 for the men’s March Madness tournament. With many upsets made during the tournament the NCAA is reporting that only 0.025 percent...

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Winter Sports Coming to an End

Juliana Ward, Social Media Editor March 15, 2021

The weather is finally starting to warm up which brings change to school sports. Many sports seasons are finishing allowing spring sports to kick off. Dance, wrestling, boys and girls hockey, alpine skiing,...

Wild Season Update

Wild Season Update

Matthew Fasbender, Staff Reporter March 12, 2021

On January 14th, the Minnesota Wild kicked off their 20th season against the Los Angeles Kings in a game that would jump-start their team into a great start to their year. Part of the reason for the Wild’s...

Senior Spartans Sports Commits

Senior Spartans Sports Commits

Billy McGannon, Sports Editor March 10, 2021

The class of 2021 has some amazing student athletes. We have five students that have committed to play sports in college and are still waiting on many more. Connor Chappell will be going on to St. Johns...

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