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 ...

Norton Skates for Gold in Czech Republic

Norton and a teammate celebrate with their gold medals.

Maddie Fischer, News Editor

March 3, 2017

Team USA scored the solidifying goal with only five seconds left of the game. It was at that moment in the Czech Republic, junior Lizi Norton won a gold medal against Canada at the U18 Women’s World Tournament. Lizi was one of the eleven players from Minnesota selected to compete in this tournament,...

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...

2014-2015 NHL Hockey Season Is in Full Swing

The Minnesota Wild are ready for a challenging NHL season.

Julia Spacek, Copy Chief

October 20, 2014

The 2014-2015 hockey season is officially underway. The first game of the season featured the reigning Stanley cup champions, Los Angeles Kings versus the San Jose Sharks. Wednesday, October 18th marked the beginning of the National Hockey League (NHL) season with eight teams starting their season....

Spartans start season at Chan but fall short

Orono Boys Hockey

Pete Makarov, Editor-in-Chief Online

November 28, 2013

Nov. 26, Orono Boys Hockey kicked off their 2013-2014 season at Chanhassen. Led by first year head coach, Kasey Yoder, and his staff Justin Pagel, Doug Lein, and DJ Hamm. The Spartans (0-1-0)  came up short in their season opener, falling to the Storm (1-0-0) 0 to 1. “We fought hard,” said senior as...

Spartans girls hockey capture first win of the season

Pete Makarov, Editor-in-Chief Online

November 12, 2013

Last week the Spartans girls hockey team (1-1-0) lost a tough one to preseason ranked #4 Breck (1-2-0), 1-2, in their season opener but tonight was a different story for the Spartans, who captured their first win by scoring 10 goals to beat New Prague (0-1-0). The final score was 10-1 and the scori...

Orono Girls Hockey season opener vs. #4 Breck

Senior Madison Martini watches the play in the corner.

November 7, 2013

Today the Orono Girls Hockey team opens up their season at home against a top ten powerhouse, Breck. Orono came out ranked 7 in the state in the Lets Play Hockey Class A preseason rankings. Orono has a solid senior class coming back this year lead by captains Becky Smith, Madison Martini, and Katherine Spurlock. "We are more than excited for this game," Spurlo...

Schultz and Hickey are two of many winners

Noah Schultz (middle) holding his Hobey Baker plaque with his mom, Rebecca Schultz and his dad, Dan Schultz.

March 14, 2013

  Seniors Noah Schultz and Hailey Hickey were awarded the Hobey Baker Award. According the Hobey Baker Award website the award goes to a senior hockey player would displays  character, commitment, teamwork, persistence, selflessness, academic excellence and sportsmanship and has the ph...

Minnesotans embrace winter with cool events

January 24, 2013

Baby its cold outside! So make it a new year’s resolution this year to spice up the usual winter routine by exploring these unique winter activities. Visit the lake during winter at the local Pond Hockey North American Championship Tournament on Excelsior Bay of Lake Minnetonka. It’s hockey the...

Boys hockey team rebounds after loss

Senior captain Jimmy Lee faces off against a a Warroad opponent.

December 21, 2011

Despite an upsetting 3-4 loss to Breck during double overtime in the section final, paired with the loss of 13 seniors from last year’s varsity squad, the Orono men’s hockey team is coming back full throttle for the upcoming season. The team ended their 2010-2011 season with a record of 17-10-1....

Minnesota Wild boost MN sports fans’ spirits

December 18, 2011

The Minnesota Wild hockey team has kicked off their season with a 16-7-3 record (as of Dec. 4), and currently in the number one spot of the Northwestern category of the Western Conference in the NHL. Compared to the Minnesota Twins who ended their season with a 63-99 record and the Minnesota Vikings...

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