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The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

The Boys Tennis Team shakes hands with Wayzata after their section final win.

Orono Boys Tennis Wins Sections

Joseph Mariani, Staff Reporter May 27, 2022

On May 24th, the Orono Boys Tennis team won the 5AA Section against Wayzata 4-3 at Wayzata High School. This victory was a welcomed surprise because Orono had previously lost 5-2 to Wayzata on May 4th...

OHS prepares for an exciting spring sports season.

OHS Gearing Up For The Spring Sports Season

Kailey Niccum, Copy Editor April 19, 2022

Orono High School is getting ready for an exciting yet hectic spring sports season. With the constantly changing weather conditions, the Spartans have had to be adaptable. But with the support of their...

2022 March Madness game.

A Complete Overlook of the 2022 March Madness

Jacob Farrell, Sports Editor April 7, 2022

The 2022 March Madness was one to remember. There were high-seeded teams losing the first game, and low seeds, such as St. Peters of New Jersey who came in to win it all. They went on a winning streak,...

OHS Dance Team Kicks Their Way Through State Weekend

Libby Engebretson, Editor in Chief March 30, 2022

Orono Dance Team has a blast at Target Center and takes us along to show a day in the life of a state competitor.

All the Seniors signing off of the season.

The Beginning of the End for Girls and Boys Basketball

Sydney Heckmann, Visuals Editor March 17, 2022

Girls Basketball Team Through the winter season for both the girls and boys basketball teams, they both made a run for a chance to make it to the State competition. On March 3, 2022, the girls started...

Nathan Chen at his first Olympics in 2018 at PyongyangChang.

Nathan Chen: Redemption at the Gold Medal

Lucy Ketcham, Copy Editor March 14, 2022

Nathan Chen competed for the first time in the men's singles figure skating in the 2018 winter Olympics at the age of 18. He failed to medal at that competition but was determined to try again, and so...

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 8, 2022: Figure skater Donovan Carrillo of Mexico performs during the mens short program event at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, at the Capital Indoor Stadium.

Dreams Come True for Small-town Mexican Figure Skater

Ella Fellman, Copy Editor March 10, 2022

The Olympics are a very exciting time for everyone, but for twenty-two-year-old figure skater Donovan Carrilo, the games were exceptional. Donovan started out skating in his hometown of Guadalajara Mexico,...

Jessie Diggins getting ready to race at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Jessie Diggins: Making History in Women’s Individual Cross-Country Skiing

Sydney Heckmann, Visuals Editor March 9, 2022

In the 2022 Beijing Olympics, Jessie Diggins raced one of the best races in her life. With food poisoning the night and morning before the race, she still skied through to the end. Diggins placed second...

The 2022 winter Olympics took place in Beijing as the opening ceremony celebrated the beginning of the games.

Mixed Feelings Surrounding the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Jacob Farrell, Sports Editor March 7, 2022

Around the world, the Olympics are watched by people everywhere; every two years for the winter Olympics, and every four years for the summer Olympics. With this year being the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics,...

The Orono Wrestling Team wraps up their season with a success.

2021-22 Wrestling Season Wrap Up

Delaney Whitney, Editor in Chief March 7, 2022

After months of hard work with endless meets and tournaments, the Orono Boys Wrestling team has wrapped up its season. The boys ended the season on a high note, with numerous wins for the books. Over the...

OMW Boys Swim and Dive Team soak in their victories.

Orono Mound-Westonka Swim and Dive Sections

Sydney Govrik, News Editor February 28, 2022

Update: The Orono Mound Westonka Men’s Swim and Dive team has officially wrapped up their season at State and finished strong, just one week after their Sections meet.  With family members and...

Orono Womens Hockey team wins section game, qualifying them for state.

Orono Girls Hockey Skates into State

Libby Engebretson, Editor in Chief February 22, 2022

After a season full of victories, the Orono Girls Hockey team won their section championship in a 5-1 victory against the Academy of Holy Angels. This qualifies OGH for the state championship, which is...

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