The Spartan Speaks

Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Recap

Senior and basketball captain Amelia Singleton going up for a shot.

Jordan Allar, Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

Jordan Allar Sports Editor Even though the boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons are not going as planned, the future looks bright with both teams loaded with lots of underclassmen. “I think the future of the basketball team looks bright. All the younger girls are so talented and there’s...

Orono Junior Gold Boys 1st Home Game Brief

Tensions rise high as the puck is dropped in a face-off vs Edina on Dec. 18.

January 13, 2020

Sam Capece News Editor Last year, the Orono Junior Gold Boys hockey team drew the attraction of the crowds during their season. The late-night games, close friends and exciting hockey had many people showing up in the stands cheering on their team. The games were full of penalties and fighting, a...

Athlete of the Month: Celia Whittington

Whittington skates off the ice with her line for the next line to play.

Margaret Kraus, Sports Editor

January 2, 2020

Margaret Kraus Sports Editor The Spartan Speaks girls’ athlete of the month is hockey player Celia Whittington. Whittington used to live on the lake, where her dad would shovel snow off the lake to make a rink for her and her brothers; here, they learned how to skate, and began playing hockey ...

Athlete of the Month: Jamie Bazil

Junior no. 12 Jamie Bazil skates around his Delano opponents.

Jordan Allar, Sports Editor

December 19, 2019

Jordan Allar Sports Editor This month’s Spartan Speaks boys’ athlete is junior soccer and hockey player Jamie Bazil. Bazil has been involved in sports all of his life, and at the age of five, he started playing soccer, and at the age of seven, his love for hockey began to bloom. Bazil has been ...

The Dance Team Kicks off the New Season

Seniors Mya Ramaker and Maddie Glenna pose in their costumes from the November 23rd competition.

Isa Chavez, Social Media Manager

December 11, 2019

Isa Chavez Social Media Manager The Orono Dance team is continuing their winning streak from last year by placing first in their competition on Nov. 23. They debuted their brand new kick routine for this year, which is escape room themed. “We scored a 366 which is amazing for our first competition...

Gophers Row the Boat Past Penn State

Minnesota Gophers celebrate after Jordan Howden made an incredible interception.

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 at Orono had a variety of successes throughout the season.

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

Reece Clifford's senior year marks his tenth year playing soccer.

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

Lily Anderson with fellow teammates Carli Olsen and Taylor Gill smiling with their medals for placing in sections and making it to state.

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's final game for the 2019 season.

Gracie 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

The Orono girls volleyball team at their 'Dig Pink' game.

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

The Orono Football team huddles together tightly before the game.

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...

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