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Taking lacrosse to the next level

Taking lacrosse to the next level

Ellie Fasbender, Editor in Chief

May 9, 2019

With the Minnesota weather finally starting to cooperate spring sports seasons are starting to be able to get outside and enjoy some (mostly) nice weather. As of right now, the girls Varsity lacrosse team has three wins under their belt against Delano, Mound and Waconia. Currently, Geneva Berret...

Snowboarding The Slopes To State

Ella Weinbeck, Features Editor

May 6, 2019

Looking down at the long, snowy descent, eighth-grader Antonio Ward doesn’t think. He just goes. Constantly snowboarding down the transient slopes, at the age of 14, he has already become the number one snowboarder in the state at the high school level. Orono placed no. 3 in overall snowboard cat...

Devin Hunt Approaches School Record

Devin’s 100m dash is another one of his strong events. In this photo he takes off in front of his competition.

Sam Capece, Copy Editor

May 6, 2019

Track and field is a sport with a variety of different events, but the first thought that probably comes to mind is one of the many different running events. What is often overlooked are two important events, called shot put and discus, in which junior Devin Hunt dominates. Hunt is currently a larg...

Sparty’s March Madness Recap And Winners

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April 10, 2019

Andy Berrell Sports Editor   March Madness is officially over, and The 1 seed the University of Virginia is the 2019 National Champion. This was the polar-opposite result compared with last year’s Virginia team, also a 1 seed, who lost in the first round to the University of Maryland, Balt...

March Madness “Upsets” OHS

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Andy Berrell, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

Andy Berrell Sports Editor Although we are into April, March Madness is still going strong as teams head to Minneapolis for the 2019 Final Four and National Championship. The past month was filled with upsets, Cinderella stories, and bracket-busting games. Perhaps the most “upsetting” upse...

State Championship Recap

Sam Capece, Copy Editor

March 18, 2019

State Championship Sam Capece Orono students achieved great success this year in swimming and wrestling with many students placing at the state tournaments for both sports. For boys swimming, Senior Peter Kasner finished with All State recognition in his 50 and 100 yard freestyle in which he place...

Boys Swimmer Head To State Competition

Peter Kasner, Jack Marquis, Cameron Davison, and Henry Luetmer posing for a photo right after they made it to state.

Amanda Marquis, Visuals Editor

March 6, 2019

Boys Swim Takes On State Amanda Marquis Visuals Editor Peter Kasner, Cameron Davidson, Jack Marquis, and Henry Leutmer are all headed to state for the 200 free relay. Peter Kasner will also be going to state for the 100 free and 50 free individual. Josh Pusch and Vasili Nicklow are alterna...

Wrestling Team Has High Hopes For Sections

Mark Sarles, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

The Orono wrestling team has been sending wrestlers to state for years. The team has high intensity practices to improve stamina and cardio for the long wrestling matches. As sections near the team is grinding to send wrestlers to the state tournament. “My favorite part of the season so far is...

Seven Wrestlers Qualify For State

Mark Sarles, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

By Mark Sarles Sports Editor The individual wrestling sections took place on February 22-23 at Orono High School. The Orono wrestling team did not disappoint with five different wrestlers winning their weight class, and two second place finishes. The wrestlers who took home first place were Nic...

Skis Are Sharp At State

Isabella Koch, Feature and Visuals Editor

February 28, 2019

On Wed. February 13th, The Orono Alpine Ski team competed in the State competition held at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota. According to the Olympic Games, modern downhill skiing dates back to the 1850’s in Norway. However, downhill skiing came to Orono in the winter of 1981-82. From there, ma...

Dancing Their Way To State

Dancing Their Way To State

Ellie Fasbender, Editor in Chief

February 28, 2019

Dancing to State Ellie Fasbender Online Editor in Chief Orono Dance Team has continued their three-year streak of qualifying for the state conference. The team was champions of the Wright County Conference at Hutchinson High School on Jan. 19 and from there they went on to compete at Delano high...

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