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Minnesota professional sports success

Minnesota professional sports success

Zach Adams, Staff reporter

May 7, 2018

The last 10 years of Minnesota professional sports has been a slippery slope to say the least. Having your favorite team finish the season off with a losing record was just another typical year for a Minnesota fan. The Washington Post did a study on States with a professional sports team in all five ...

Christian Babo takes on Spanish soccer league

Christian Babo (middle) celebrates goal with teammates Ozzie Ramsey (left) and Jamie Bazil (right).

Sam Antonenko, Copy Editor

March 23, 2018

Senior Christian Babo has just returned from an amazing trip in Spain, after being invited to play on an elite prospect soccer team. He was evaluated with a team from Chicago, and was one of two Americans sent over to play. Babo led the OHS boys soccer team to a tie for third place in this years state...

Katie Udell Competes in World Competition

Katie Udell and one of her horses, CanDo.

Jazmine Borreson, Mandy Johnson, Ellie Fasbender, Visuals Editor, Features Editor, and Online Editor

March 22, 2018

Both students and teachers see junior Katie Udell as a hard working, admirable person who is very determined in both her school work and after school activities. What many people don’t know is that Udell has a talent that not many people have: she rides and competes on horses. Udell competes in...

The ultimate celly for the Spartans

The OHS boy's hockey team poses with their fans after winning the championship.

Vivian Rohrer, Sports Editor

March 13, 2018

The battle for the puck was heating up; moving quicker than ever. The countdown began: “Three ... two ...”and before “one” could be chanted by the roaring student section, helmets, gloves, and sticks went soaring into the air. Twenty boys’ dreams became reality on Saturday, March 10, as history...

Students sign National Letters of Intent

Six Orono High School students signed letters to play college sports on Feb. 12 as part of National Signing Day.

Mandy Johnson, Features Editor

March 12, 2018

During Spartan Hour on Feb. 12, six seniors from Orono High School signed either a Celebratory Letter for Division Three athletics, National Letter of Intent for Division 1 athletics or a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) letter. Leah Goehring signed her National Letter of ...

Orono Dance Team advances to state

Mandy Johnson, Features Editor

March 12, 2018

The Orono Dance Team competed at the annual state dance competition on Feb. 16-17 for their second year in a row. It was held at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Orono was one of the 12 schools in the Class AA section to qualify for state, according to the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) webs...

Women Take On The Olympics

Mirai Nagasu poses for routine.

Celia Brown, News Editor

February 16, 2018

Mirai Nagasu and Chloe Kim are two of the many women competing in the Olympics to accomplish something so difficult that they will forever be remembered: the triple axel in figure skating, and the back-to-back 1080s in the snowboarding halfpipe. At age five, Mirai Nagasu started her figure skating career and ...

2018 Winter Olympics in Full Swing

Olympic five rings.

Lindsay Craft, News Editor

February 16, 2018

The Olympics is an international, multi-sport competition that takes place every four years. There are two different olympics; the summer olympics and the winter olympics. They both rotate on a four year schedule, which allows Olympic competition every two years. The Olympic Games began back in 776 BC in an...

The Vikings’ historic win is a “Minneapolis Miracle”


Maddie Combs, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018

With the help of Case Keenum and Stefon Diggs, the Vikings pulled off a historic last-second win on Jan. 14 that helped them move closer to a spot in the Super Bowl. While the Vikings lost to the Eagles on Jan. 21, losing their chance at becoming the first team in all of NFL history to play in their...

Danny Striggow: Sophomore Wrestling Star

Danny Striggow takes down his opponent.

Lindsay Craft, News Editor

January 30, 2018

Fall is over and winter is here, meaning a whole new set of sports. One of those sports is wrestling and one of those wrestlers is Danny Striggow. Striggow is a high school wrestling star. He is only a sophomore but has had a great deal of success so far in his high school wrestling career. Wrestling...

Boys High School Hockey Ranked Fifth

Boys High School Hockey Ranked Fifth

Eric Ittel, Online Editor

January 30, 2018

The Orono high school boys hockey team has been playing well this year, and have reached a spot in the top 5 ranks in class 1A hockey. The team has a conference record of 6-4-1 and an overall record of 9-5-1. They were originally ranked first, but after a challenging set of games, they are now ranked f...

Pierce Pennaz’s big win

Baileigh Januik, Opinions Editor

January 19, 2018

Junior Pierce Pennaz became a member of the Orono wrestling team two years ago. He worked hard in practice and went to matches to cheer on his teammates, but he never got the chance to actually participate in a match. Until all that hard work and patience paid off when his coach Joe McPherson arra...

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