The Spartan Speaks

Skiing to Sections

Isabella Koch, Feature and Visuals Editor

February 25, 2019

On Thursday Feb. 6th, The Orono Alpine Ski team competed in sections at Afton Alps. The team, in the past, has advanced to state ever since current coach, Heidi Butler, can remember. Section qualifiers are judged in four different ways, boys and girls, teams and individuals. Boys and girls are timed se...

Orono High school students sign their National Letters of Intent

Friends and Family watch as student athletes sign their letters of intent

Zach Adams, Social Media Manager

February 22, 2019

High school students across the nation finalize the last step in their recruiting process as they sign their letter of intent to their respected colleges. At Orono High School, students Jimmy Buck, Chad Mrachek, Ava Winkels and Andy Berrell signed their letters to continue their athletic career. Family, ...

Dancing Their Way to State

Ellie Fasbender, Editor in Chief

February 10, 2019

Dancing their way 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 comp...

Orono Activity Center

Orono Activity Center

January 22, 2019

The Orono Activity Center will be opening February 3, 2019. Memberships will be available to residents along with non-residents. Annual members have use of upper walking track, lower running track, fitness center, Orono pool, basketball courts, and community locker rooms. The memberships fee...

New year, new team, new rink

Panorama of rink renovations

Vivian Rohrer, Sports Editor & Business Manager

December 15, 2018

of the new rink renovations" />Within the past year, the Orono Hockey Community has come home with a number of exciting wins. A new year means new teams, but nothing will be holding the Orono hockey teams back because recently there has been a huge change that may just be the key to success this 2018-19...

Dance Team’s Season Kicks Off

Dance Team's Season Kicks Off

Caroline Robson, News Editor

December 11, 2018

The dance team’s season officially started in the beginning of November, and kicked off with a bang. With new freshman talent joining the team, the captains and coaches were hopeful they would find success similar or greater to that from the 2017 season. The team that year made it to the state compe...

Helping Those Who Help Us

Helping Those Who Help Us

Sam Antonenko, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018

Serving overseas can be a difficult time. People in the military are risking their lives for our daily freedoms and are, most of the time, really far away from their families. When these heroes are not fighting overseas, they are home spending valuable time with their families. What they do in this time...

Tearing Through The Pain: Ari Dworsky

Ari Dworsky

Ellie Fasbender, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2018

Many students remember the hush that fell upon the crowd as Orono played Chaska back in 2015. Now senior Ari Dworsky was in the process of blocking one of his opponents when they fell on his leg and hyperextended it. As the players took a knee, the trainers rushed onto the field and the crowd took...

Orono 2018 Football Team Lineup

Orono 2018 Football Team Lineup

Ellie Fasbender and Katie Udell

October 29, 2018 Click the link to bring you to the audio visual. Then click play and watch the audio visual switch from color to black and white. As the pictures turn to black and white drag your mouse over the player to see it in color. Drag your...

Sailing Through The Competition

Sailing Team

Izzy Scharf, News Editor

October 29, 2018

Sailing is a competitive sport that many people are unfamiliar with. Some students on the Orono sailing team participate competitively, others to learn the basics about sailing, but for most, it's to enjoy the pleasant aspects the sport has to offer. This fall there are 26 student athletes; t...

Tess Bazil is Back into Play

Tess Basil dribbles down the field

Izzy Scharf, News Editor

October 17, 2018

Tess Bazil, an 8th grade midfield has returned to playing on the Women's Varsity Soccer team after a three week injury break. Her first game back was Thursday, October 4th, against Mound. As the coaches said her name, for her to warm up and head out onto the field, the bench of teammates all cheered. At the...

Freshman Golf Star: Camille Kuznik

Camille practicing her golf swing.

Lindsay Craft, News Editor

May 22, 2018

Camille Kuznik is a freshman golf star. Camille is only 15 years old and has been golfing since she was two and has been playing on the Orono Varsity Golf Team for three years now. As well as playing on the team, she takes year round lessons at the Edinburgh golf course. “Even though we are all w...

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