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Orono football season comes to an end

Orono's final game for the 2019 season.

Gracie Hornbaker, Features Editor

November 7, 2019

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 ended up being the final game for the...

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...

Orono Volleyball Sweeps On Senior Night

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

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

The men's soccer team after their impressive win in Waconia.

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

JV soccer plays one of their last home games at Pesonen Stadium.

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

Beautiful view from the stands during Orono vs. Chaska 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 Darby Sween, Margaret Kraus, Sophie Johnson, and Brooke Parten cheering on the sidelines.

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...

Orono Girls Cross Runs to a victory at Ron Kretsch Invitational

The girls cross country team running during a meet in 2018.

Claire Suchy, Copy Editor

September 12, 2019

Claire Suchy Copy Editor On September 7, the Orono cross country team competed in the Ron Kretsch invitation. Taking place in Bassett Creek Park, the 38th annual Ron Kretsch invitational consists of a 2 mile race. The runners compete in their own age groups, each grade level having their own race. ...

Taylor Cole: nationally ranked snowmobile racer

Taylor Cole on the first place podium at the Pro Lite Amsoil Championship Snocross Race.

Andy Berrell, Sports Editor

May 11, 2019

Andy Berrell Sports Editor Ride smooth, smooth is fast. That is the motto for Taylor Cole, a nationally ranked snowmobile racer, and a senior at Orono High School. Cole has been snowmobiling since he was four years old and started racing when he was five. “I was ranked 7th out of 50,” said...

Golfing in the Snow?

Isabella Koch, Feature Editor

May 10, 2019

Isabella Koch Feature Editor Starting in early April, the boys golf team, lead by Dave Herring and Bryan Goudy, has already faced challenges many other sports bypass easily. After completing the first day of tryouts, the team had to postpone the following days to the next week. This was due to the...

Girls golf tees up a new season

Caroline Robson, News Editor

May 9, 2019

Girls golf has always hosted a small group of athletes, from individuals who go on to play in college to those who simply want to play for fun or have taken golf lessons at a local country club. This year, the golf team has gained some members with girls seeing an opportunity to join a welcoming sport...

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