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Bull riding dares people to go where no one else will

April 19, 2011

Kaitlyn Williams Editor-in-Chief On the night of Feb. 18, 16 year old Brooke Ann Coats was bull riding in a local Tampa, FL rodeo.  She was thrown from the bull and kicked in the chest once. After the accident she was able to stand up and walk out although she instantly began having breathing problem...

Spring Sports Preview

April 18, 2011

Shea Noerenberg Sports Editor Track and Field New uniforms aren’t the only things the track and field team has to look forward to this season.  Along with their new uniforms they received new hurdles and Bobby Crofutt, as a new coach.  Their other coaches are head coach  Justin McCoy...

New spring season brings fresh activities to try

April 18, 2011

Abbie Fiedler Copy Editor Minneapolis was recently named the “Most Fun City in America” by game maker Cranium.   And, with the snow melting, there’s numerous reasons why. Junior Millie Luedtke stated “I love spring activities, they keep my blood racing.” For a fun day in the city, a ...

Super Bowl recap: Packers vs. Steelers

March 29, 2011

Packers Final score:  31 Aaron Rodgers:  304 passing yards Completed 24 out of 39 passes Season record:  14-6-04 touch downs made by:  J. Nelson, N. Collins, G. Jennings, G. Jennings 1 field goal made by:  M. Crosby6 completions of 20 yards or more Injuries:  Donald Driver, Chad...

Discrimnation gets heated on and off the ice

March 29, 2011

Kaitlyn Williams Editor-In-Cheif On Tuesday Jan. 25, the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks were sued by a Jewish hockey player who claimed he had been harassed.  Jason Bailey, 23, filed the action in the Orange County (California) Superior Court against the Ducks. The complaint stated that Bai...

Orono alpine team wraps up an impressive 2011 season

March 29, 2011

Alysha Sewell News Editor On Tues, Feb. 8 the Orono alpine ski team competed in the section five meet at Afton Alps.  Section five for alpine skiing includes Orono, Mound Westonka, Wayzata, Minnetonka, Waconia, Robbinsdale Armstrong, Maple Grove, Breck, Blake, Hopkins, and Benilde-St.Margaret...

Dance team forms tight bond over course of season

March 29, 2011

Rosa Repke Editorial & Opinion Editor The Orono Girls Dance team is close, perhaps one of the tightest among Orono sport teams. It comes as no surprise that part of the team’s success comes from the tight bond the girls share. After ending their season with a finish the team can certain...

Tennis goes down under and a new men’s champion emerges

March 29, 2011

Abbie Fiedler Copy Editor For two weeks every year., Melbourne Park is home to the Australian Open and this year was no exception.  The Australian Open’s official website stated that tournament was held from Jan. 17 to Jan. 30. And this year’s tournament had it’s share of upsets and shockers. In...

Minnesota Wild sends Burns and Havlat to all-star game in North Carolina

February 10, 2011

Shea Noerenberg Sports Editor Each season, the National Hockey League has an NHL All-Star Weekend that includes a skills competition and an all-star game.   All-Star Weekend will be held Jan. 28 -29. In the past, players that have been selected to participate in the event are divided in...

OMW swim and dive team reigns undefeated

OMW swim and dive team reigns undefeated

January 11, 2011

Talia Zadeh Assistant Editor-in-Chief The Orono-Mound Westonka boy’s swim and dive team are well into their season and are currently undeafeted. The team consists of 23 boys from Mound and Orono, coach Pete Buecher and assistant coach Andrew Eggergluss, and four captains, senior Trent Mock, senior...

Thirteen seniors lead boys varsity hockey team

Thirteen seniors lead boys varsity hockey team

January 10, 2011

Shea Noerenberg Sports Editor The boys varsity hockey team started off their season with a long road trip to northern Minnesota.  The team faced Lake of the Woods and Warroad before returning home.  The boys fought hard but came home without a win. Since then, the boys have dominated the r...

What does the future hold for Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings

January 10, 2011

Kyle Ignatius Staff Reporter The Minnesota Vikings started the 2010 NFL season with extremely high aspirations for another run at the Super Bowl. “Everything seemed to be going right for the Vikings for awhile but then Sydney Rice got injured before the season and then everything seemed to fall...

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