The Spartan Speaks

Sports have returned

Connor Chappell stares down his opponent
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...

Orono Spartan Volleyball Smashes Mound Westonka to Score a Win

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.
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...

Orono Spartans Football Season Comes to a Sad End

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

Fans do the roller coaster cheer during a game.
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....

Football and Volleyball season moved to fall

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

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...

Going Out During COVID-19: Healthy movement towards normality

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

How coaching culture is changing

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

Boys basketball senior night

March 5, 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...

Orono Girls Hockey Section Finals vs. Breck

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....

Boys hockey team holds an I Heart Hockey fundraiser

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...

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