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Spartan Excellence: Recap of OHS Winter Sports Season 2024

Spartan Excellence: Recap of OHS Winter Sports Season 2024

Ethan Weiss and John Eberhardt April 1, 2024

The 2024 OHS winter sports season is officially in the books. This was a very successful season as many teams and individuals qualified for state tournaments. Let's take a closer look: Boys Basketball: The...

Skiing, particularly of the alpine discipline, is an activity enjoyed by many

Hitting the Slopes: Nordic & Alpine Ski at OHS

Lily Munsch, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

You feel the crisp winter wind that sparks a chill in the air. You hear the click of your boots as they lock into the bindings of your skis. You see tall aspen trees that soar up into the sky through chunky,...

Mya Moore shooting a free throw

With her 1,000th Point, Orono Basketball Star Reaches an Impressive Mya-stone

Alex Groenke, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

Point guard Mya Moore hit a huge milestone in her basketball career on January 27th at Chanhassen High School when she hit her 1000 point. The day was very exciting for everyone. Myas coaches, teammates,...

Michael Phelps swimming the butterfly after a successful taper.

What is Athletic Tapering? The Dos and Don’ts of a Successful Taper

Ethan Weiss, Social Media Editor February 21, 2024

Athletic Tapering is defined as “a progressive reduction in training load prior to athletic competition aiming to reduce fatigue while maintaining/enhancing training adaptations,” according to The...

The Orono Fall Dance Team poses for a quick photo before heading out onto the field for their first performance of the season.

Orono Fall Dance Team Shines On The Field This Past Season

Lily Munsch, Staff Writer December 8, 2023

The past few months for the Orono Fall Dance Team have been nothing short of jam-packed, filled with practices, performances, and community-based events. The team celebrates accomplishing goals they had...

Orono Girls Hockey Coaching Staff

Orono Welcomes New Girls Varsity Hockey Head Coach

Natalie Widen and Brooke Rose December 6, 2023

The Orono Girls Hockey team welcomes new head coach Paul Antonenko. He has joined to kick off the new 2024 season with Orono. The Orono community, as well as players and families, are looking forward to...

Interested in this years Orono Mens Basketball team? Read this article to learn more about them.

Orono Men’s Basketball Sets Sights on New Season

Jackson Woodburn, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

The Orono Spartans Boys Basketball Team will make a return to the court later this month for the first time in the 2023-2024 season. Orono ended the prior season with a 25-7 record, section 6AAA Championship,...

Read further to learn about the 2023 Orono Boys Soccer Team.

Kickoff to Greatness: Orono High School Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team Soars to New …

Bria Johnson, Visuals Editor October 18, 2023

In the heart of Orono High School, the boys' varsity soccer team is an ongoing vibrant community and one of the school's most celebrated treasures. This team works to their full potential to strive to...

The Kansas City Chiefs faced the Philadelphia Eagles at the State Farm Stadium in Arizona in Super Bowl 57.

Super Bowl 2023

Lucy Ketcham, Visuals Editor March 13, 2023

February 12th, 2023, marked Super Bowl 57, and it was truly one for the books. The Kansas City Chiefs faced the Philadelphia Eagles at the State Farm Stadium in Arizona. This game had every fan on the...

The Orono Dance Team makes history at State!

Orono Dance Team Makes History

Brooklyn Elsenpeter, Editor in Chief March 13, 2023

Last month, the Orono Dance Team (ODT) competed in the MSHSL Dance Team State Tournament at Target Center. ODT is a AA team that competed in both the Jazz and High Kick categories; breaking Orono history...

With winter sports coming to a successful end of their seasons, OHS can look forward to spring sports kicking off!

Spring Sports Spring into Action

Ella Fellman, Sports Editor February 27, 2023

With winter sports coming to a successful end of their seasons, OHS can look forward to spring sports kicking off. The spring sports offered at OHS are Track, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Lacrosse and Boys...

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