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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...

Exciting Upcoming OHS Sporting Events

Picture from Wikimedia

Eric Ittel, Online Editor

November 17, 2017

Here are the OHS athletic program events in the upcoming weeks. Show your Spartan Spirit and go out to support all of our Orono athletic teams. Saturday, Nov. 18 This weekend, the boys varsity and junior varsity hockey teams have a scrimmage against Northfield, Simley, and St. Paul Johnson at the...

Spartan Sports Update

The football team marches to the field on Oct. 13.

October 25, 2017

Update - Oct. 31 The girls soccer team won in the semi-finals on Oct. 30 and will play Mahtomedi on Thursday at 12:30 at US Bank Stadium for the State Championship.  The girls beat Visitation 1-0 yesterday to advance to the championship game. Boys soccer finished third in State this morni...

Shining Blue Under the Friday Night Lights

The football team marches to the field on Oct. 13.

Katie Udell, Sports Editor

October 18, 2017

The Orono Varsity football team won against DeLaSalle 54-14 on Friday, October 13th. With a 4-3 record the Spartans are looking forward to sections to redeem their regular season. Each year homecoming is celebrated, the orono community comes together in amazing ways like no other. All the students joined ...

OHS Soccer Teams are Both Headed to State

THe MHSHL Soccer logo.

October 16, 2017

Story updated on Oct. 24: Both OHS soccer teams are set for the MSHSL State Soccer Tournament.  The boys, who are seeded fourth, will play Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. vs. Worthington.  The girls, who are seeded first, will play  Wednesday night at  5:30 p.m. vs. Rochester Lourdes. Both games...

Unified Set for Special Olympics in Seattle

The OHS Unified Basketball team will be representing Team MN at the USA Games in Seattle from July 1 - 6, 2018. Back Row: Natalie Brekken, Bobby Striggow, Sam Perry, Thomas Lecy, Will Larson. Front Row: Kira Reymann, Jacob Stankevitz, Amelie Wall, Aaron Petrie, Pierce Pennaz.

Ellie Fasbender, Online Editor

October 13, 2017

Orono Public School's Unified basketball team is headed to the 2018 Special Olympic Games in Seattle. The team will fly to Seattle to represent the state of Minnesota in basketball on July 1. They will remain there until July 6. The Orono Unified Program is a huge part of the Orono community. Stu...

Weiland to Appear on LMCC Community TV

Coach Weiland talking to his players during a game.

Spartan Staff, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017

OHS social studies teacher and football coach Jeff Weiland will be featured on LMCC Community TV on Saturday, Oct. 1. Weiland was interviewed by the local television station as part of the show, Lakeside News on channel 12 (LMCC). The segment on which Weiland will be featured is called "Around the Lake...

Vote for Guy to be Star Tribune’s Player of the Week

Vote for Guy to be Star Tribune's Player of the Week

September 13, 2017

OHS senior Guy Mohs is nominated for Star Tribune's "Player of the Week" and he needs your vote. Please click on the link to vote for Guy! ...

Rowing Club Meets Year With New Changes

Rowing Club Meets Year With New Changes

Cari Spencer, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2017

Located just behind Birch’s On the Lake and hidden partially by pine trees, are racks of bright race boats-- aerodynamic and thin like the pine needles on the ground below them. The boats belong to Long Lake Rowing Crew, a non-profit rowing club that offers classes and team opportunities for youth...

OHS Boys Golf Season

Neel Sodhi at the tee box during the Baker Invitational on May 24.

Maddie Fischer

June 6, 2017

Here is a look at the OHS boys golf team during the Baker Invitational match on May 24.

Girls Lacrosse Update

The girls lacrosse team huddles together.

Nikki Praus, Opinions Editor

June 5, 2017

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