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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

The wrestling season is off to a great start for both varsity and JV teams.

2021 Wrestling Season Kicks Off With a Success

Delaney Whitney, Chief Copy Editor December 13, 2021

After their season was cut short last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Orono High School Wrestling team is back and has already kicked off their 2021-22 season. While practices began Nov....

The Seniors taking home the first ever true team state first place Plaque.

Taking the W’ in True Team State for Girls Swim and Dive

Sydney Heckmann, Visuals Editor October 29, 2021

The Orono High School Girls Swim and Dive made history for the first time at Orono on Thursday, Oct. 21, when the team made it to True Team State. True Team is a competition based on the idea that every...

Norah flying down the field for a goal

A Farewell to the Soccer Season

Claire Hyrkas, Editor in Chief October 29, 2021

With fall sports coming to a close within the next couple of weeks, Orono High School soccer has just finished up their sections and are now onto new focuses. This year, Orono Schools changed conferences...

Orono Tennis breaking a cheer before they start their match.

Orono Girls Tennis Success

Jacob Farrell, Sports Editor October 29, 2021

The Orono Girls Tennis Team has had a great season. They lost nine seniors from the previous year, and still continued to come to a record of 9-3 in the regular season. “This season was super fun....

Megan Kostial runs through the Orono Cheerleaders waving the Spartans flag to rev. up the crowd.

Orono vs. Holy Angels football game through the student eye

Brielle Knapp, Opinions Editor September 24, 2021

This is a compilation of video footage documenting the Orono vs. the Academy of Holy Angels football game on Friday, Sept. 10. This was the annual Tackle Cancer game. Music is "Right Round," copyright...

The GoFan app is the new method for purchasing tickets for all Orono sporting events.

New GoFan App Available for Sports Tickets

Delaney Whitney, Copy Editor September 21, 2021

Entering the 2021-22 school year, attending sporting events has become more important for students and parents alike. This year, a new system is in place for buying tickets for all Orono sports. The district...

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....

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