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The Spartan Speaks

The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

The student news site of Orono High School

The Spartan Speaks

Head coach Joe McPherson talks to the team after the sad loss to the Holy Angels.

Orono Spartans Football Season Comes to a Sad End

Mikayla Burns, Editor in Chief January 15, 2021

Before the game started the announcers took some time to recognize the senior football players and senior cheerleaders. This game was not just a section championship but it also served as a senior...

Fans do the roller coaster cheer during a game.

Fans in the Stands

Billy McGannon, Sports Editor October 9, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released information regarding fans' attendance at high school football games. The number of fans allowed is 250, and that number is divided by the two teams....

Players give each other congratulatory  high fives after beating St. Anthony Village.

Football and Volleyball season moved to fall

Lauryn Pietrzak, Broadcast/Video Editor October 9, 2020

The Minnesota State High School League has overturned their original decision to move Football and Volleyball to the Spring season. On August 4th, the board of directors met to discuss when high school...

Quarterback Nick Prentice throws the ball down the field during Homecoming.

The Orono Spartans Football Team Makes History

Frankie Vochko, Features Editor November 8, 2016

Last Friday night, the fans in Pesonen Stadium were rowdy as ever and also nervous as ever. The Orono Spartans Football Team faced off against the Big Lake Hornets for the section 6 final title. In...

The OHS fan section keep their focus on the field.

2016 Homecoming Football Game

Morgan Marxer , News Editor October 10, 2016

Coach Weiland talking to his players during a game.

Football Team Tackles Tough Conference

Will Dittrich, Sports Editor October 10, 2014

The Orono varsity football team is having one of the best seasons in recent years and their record stands at 4-2 before the Delano game. Orono has been ranked as high as no. five in the whole state, according...

Luke Nelson recovers as a state supports.

DC Luke Nelson recovers after brain injury

September 17, 2013

On Sept. 6 the Orono Spartans football team took on the Dassel-Cokato Chargers in an effort to win their second league game of the season and remain undefeated. With four minutes left in the game and...

Jeff Weiland: “The…best thing is coaching.”

November 4, 2012

For the past ten years Jeff Weiland has been the head coach for the Orono Spartans varsity football team. He has also taught American Government to the entire freshmen class. Teaching and coaching go hand...

Junior and senior girls participate in the annual powderpuff game

October 23, 2012


The varsity squad looks on as the offense goes for 3rd and 5

Photo/ Woody Hust

Football team comes back with confidence

October 16, 2012

With the 2012 football season underway, the formerly disappointed team has high hopes for the outcome of this year. “We are stronger than last year because we trained harder, so expect us to go far,”...

Football team gets improved helmets to reduce concussions

October 27, 2011

The high school football program received new helmets at the start of this year’s season. The boosters raised over $9,000 which the high school used to buy 45 helmets. All of the varsity and the majority...

Orono celebrates 60th Homecoming in style

October 17, 2011

In 1951, when Ike Pesonen started teaching at Orono, he knew he wanted to start a football team. In the beginning, home games were impossible due to a lack of a field at Orono. 60 years later at OHS’s...

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