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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...

Tom Brady makes history with tight end player Rob Gronkowski

2021’s Super Bowl Recap

Lily Schlobohm, Staff Reporter February 22, 2021

On February 7th the NFL championship game was held in Tampa, Florida on Buccaneer turf making this year's Superbowl an exciting home game against the Kansas City Chiefs. With just under 100 million viewers,...

Senior Connor Chappell dunks the ball while the opposing team can only watch.

Sports have returned to OHS

Billy McGannon, Sports Editor January 21, 2021

Minnesota high school sports have been on pause since November 21, 2020. That put an end to volleyball and football season. With many things being shut down most students have been waiting for winter activities...

At Orono High School on November 5, Girls Varsity Volleyball plays a game against Mound Westonka High School. Freshman Izzy Torve (10) and Junior Sophie Jaques (17) block the opponent, which teammate Lily Maas (7) is covering.

Orono Spartan Volleyball Smashes Mound Westonka to Score a Win

Tillie Hogenson, Health and Wellness Editor January 15, 2021

Orono Spartan Volleyball played the Mound Westonka White Hawks on November 5. Because of the pandemic, the Spartans would have an adjusted schedule, playing the White Hawks for the second time in the same...

Head coach Joe McPherson talks to the team after the sad loss to the Holy Angels.

Orono Spartans Football Season Comes to a Sad End

Mikayla Burns, Editor in Chief January 15, 2021

Before the game started the announcers took some time to recognize the senior football players and senior cheerleaders. This game was not just a section championship but it also served as a senior...

Fans do the roller coaster cheer during a game.

Fans in the Stands

Billy McGannon, Sports Editor October 9, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released information regarding fans' attendance at high school football games. The number of fans allowed is 250, and that number is divided by the two teams....

Players give each other congratulatory  high fives after beating St. Anthony Village.

Football and Volleyball season moved to fall

Lauryn Pietrzak, Broadcast/Video Editor October 9, 2020

The Minnesota State High School League has overturned their original decision to move Football and Volleyball to the Spring season. On August 4th, the board of directors met to discuss when high school...

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...

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

Going Out During COVID-19: Healthy movement towards normality

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...

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