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Humboldt Strong

Humboldt Strong

Sam Antonenko, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2018

On the date April 6, 2018, the hockey world was shaken by a horrible tragedy. The Humboldt Broncos were on their way to a playoff game in Nipawin, Saskatchewan when they collided with an oncoming semi-truck. The crash occurred at an intersection where one of the vehicles had gone through a stop sign...

Spring sports begin late after long winter

Vivian Rohrer, Sports Editor

May 15, 2018

Track and Field The five captains of the 2018 track and field season are seniors Holly Harrison, Kayla Gehring, Lauren Hansen, Nick Gherardi, and Timmy Dudley. These teammates look forward to the warm weather after school workout at the Pesonen Stadium. “I am so looking forward to the track season...

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...

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