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Gophers Row the Boat Past Penn State

Gophers Row the Boat Past Penn State

Jordan Allar, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

Jordan Allar Sports Editor MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Gopher Football team played a game on Saturday, Nov. 10 that will forever be remembered by all Minnesotans. Minnesota took on Penn State, ranked number five, on a sunny Saturday afternoon with a sold-out crowd. The Governor’s Victory Bell...

Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Margaret Kraus, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

Click on the link below to see a recap of fall sports and each team's successes throughout the season. https://view.genial.ly/5dcc13209a45840fa707874a/interactive-content-fall-sports-recap

Athlete of the Month: Reece Clifford

Athlete of the Month: Reece Clifford

Margaret Kraus, Sports Editor

November 9, 2019

Margaret Kraus Sports Editor The Spartan Speak’s boys’ athlete of the month is soccer captain Reece Clifford. He was a captain of the team during the 2019 seas on, and has been a starting player his since freshman year of high school. Clifford began his soccer career at the age of seven while he was still living in Britain. One of his favorite memories from the...

Athlete of the Month: Lilly Anderson

Athlete of the Month: Lilly Anderson

Jordan Allar, Sports Editor

November 8, 2019

Jordan Allar Sports Editor Our girls’ athlete of the month is tennis captain Lilly Anderson. Anderson has been a captain for two years and has been on varsity for three. Freshman year she was a varsity soccer player, and decided to make the switch over to her true passion. She first picked up ...

Orono football season comes to an end

Orono football season comes to an end

Grace Hornbaker, Features Editor

November 7, 2019

Gracie Hornbaker Features Editor A few Tuesdays a go, the football team played in the first round of sections against Holy Angels. The team went in hopeful for another win to add on to their previous achievement against their opponents. What was supposed to be the beginning of the sections journey e...

Volleyball team ends the season with high hopes for next year

Volleyball team ends the season with high hopes for next year

Claire Suchy, Copy Editor

October 28, 2019

Claire Suchy Copy Editor On Oct. 22, the Orono Girls volleyball team faced off against the Coon Rapids cardinals in the play-in. Orono was the ninth seed in their section, having a record of 12-31. Coon Rapids was the eighth seed with a record of 14-19. The teams were evenly matched, but ultimately t...

Spartans Tackle Cancer

Spartans Tackle Cancer

Margaret Kraus, Sports Editor

October 15, 2019

Margaret Kraus Sports Editor Orono went head to head against the Academy of Holy Angels for the annual “Tackle Cancer” game at Pesonen Stadium on Friday night. The game started off tough with cold, snowy conditions and touchdown from Holy Angels just minutes into the game. Orono was able to quic...

Orono Volleyball Sweeps On Senior Night

Orono Volleyball Sweeps On Senior Night

Jordan Allar, Sports Editor

October 11, 2019

Jordan Allar Sports Editor Orono varsity volleyball sweeps the court on their last regular season home game against St. Anthony Village. Seniors Josie Peterson, Hadley Juran and Sydney Pieper, juniors Lauren Pietrzak and Mary Peterson, sophomore Melissa Randall and eight grader Izzy Torve started...

Orono Men’s Soccer’s Latest Dub

Orono Men’s Soccer’s Latest Dub

Grace Berbig, Opinions Editor

September 29, 2019

Grace Berbig Opinions Editor Orono Men’s Soccer celebrated their 9th win on senior night last Friday against the Delano Tigers. After a 4-3 win against Rockford, the boys were excited to take on another competitor. The game began with a goal scored by the Tigers, and was followed with a goal scor...

Midseason Recap: The Sports of Fall 2019

Midseason Recap: The Sports of Fall 2019

Nina Johnson, Editor in Chief

September 24, 2019

Nina Johnson Editor in Chief Fall sports are at their height during the last week of September, and each team is boasting their share of wins and losses from the season. For many teams, this marks the middle of the fall season, and a perfect time to reflect on the happenings thus far and expect...

Tough Loss for Orono Homecoming Football Game

Tough Loss for Orono Homecoming Football Game

Jordan Allar, Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

Jordan Allar Sports Editor The Orono football team took a tough loss against non-league Chaska last Friday night for Orono’s big homecoming game. The final score ended up being 38-7. Many fans attended the game expecting big things from Orono, but in the end the team couldn’t pull out with a win. A...

Seniors take the W in Powderpuff 2019

Seniors take the W in Powderpuff 2019

Kenzie Taylor, Editor in Chief

September 17, 2019

Kenzie Taylor Editor in Chief On Friday, Sept. 13, Orono High School held its annual Powderpuff football game at Pesonen Stadium. Powderpuff is a touch football game, with junior and senior girls competing against each other. Typically, each school that participates in Powderpuff develops uniqu...

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