The Spartan Speaks

Girls’ Athlete of the Month: Iyla Ryskamp

Iyla Ryskamp is the February Athlete of the Month. She is a sophomore hockey player.

Margaret Kraus, Sports Editor

February 26, 2020

Margaret Kraus Sports Editor February’s Athlete of the Month is hockey player, Iyla Ryskamp. While only a sophomore, Ryskamp is a very talented and valued team member as the top scorer on the team during the 2019-2020 season. First Picture: Ryskamp takes the puck down the ice to try to score. ...

Athlete of the Month: Celia Whittington

Whittington skates off the ice with her line for the next line to play.

Margaret Kraus, Sports Editor

January 2, 2020

Margaret Kraus Sports Editor The Spartan Speaks girls’ athlete of the month is hockey player Celia Whittington. Whittington used to live on the lake, where her dad would shovel snow off the lake to make a rink for her and her brothers; here, they learned how to skate, and began playing hockey ...

Claire Suchy

Claire Suchy playing for Orono Girl’s Hockey.

Maddie Marquis, Features Editor

December 1, 2016

Sport: Cross Country and Hockey Grade: 9 Freshman Claire Suchy has been running cross country since she was in seventh grade, not to mention playing hockey since she was in kindergarten. Entering into high school, Suchy has continued to grow in her high school sport’s career. You can catch Suc...

Will Brenton

Will Brenton leading up to his big second place win in junior state nationals.

Kayla Kaveney, Visuals Editor

December 1, 2016

Sport: Swimming Grade: 12   Senior Will Brenton, captain of the Orono boys swim team, is a hard worker. Since age six, Brenton has worked to become a better swimmer . “[Swimming] runs in the family. My Dad was a swimmer through college at Southern Methodist and his dad [Brenton...

Athlete of the Month: Sam Sustacek

Sustacek throwing down a dunk during the state game against Waconia

Will Dittrich, Sports Editor

March 12, 2015

Junior forward Sam Sustacek is the fourth recipient of Athlete of the Month for the Orono Spartans during the 2014-2015 season. Sustacek was one of the key reasons for the Spartans to have success during the regular season leading Orono to a record of 21-5 and clinching a share of the Wright County...

Athlete of the Month: Tori Andrew

Athlete of the Month: Tori Andrew

Will Dittrich, Sports Editor

February 18, 2015

Sophomore shooting guard Tori Andrew is the third recipient of Athlete of the Month for the Orono Spartans during the 2014-2015 sports season. Andrew has been on a roll this season and is one of the reasons why the Orono girls basketball team is ranked number one in the state for 3AAA according to...

Athlete of the Month: Cole Hennings

Senior Cole Hennings prepares to shoot

Will Dittrich, Sports Editor

December 12, 2014

Senior point guard Cole Hennings is the second recipient of Athlete of the Month for the Orono Spartans during the 2014-2015 sports season. Hennings has been on a tear lately for the Orono boys basketball team. Hennings is one of the top players in the state and last year was named to the All-State...

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