The Spartan Speaks

Fans in the Stands

Fans do the roller coaster cheer during a game.

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. Each team will be given 125 tickets to give to fans, and masks will be required to get into the ...

Taking lacrosse to the next level

Taking lacrosse to the next level

Ellie Fasbender, Editor in Chief

May 9, 2019

With the Minnesota weather finally starting to cooperate spring sports seasons are starting to be able to get outside and enjoy some (mostly) nice weather. As of right now, the girls Varsity lacrosse team has three wins under their belt against Delano, Mound and Waconia. Currently, Geneva Berret...

Track Off to a Running Start

Senior captain, Grace Leslie in action.

Maddie Marquis, Features Editor

April 4, 2017

On Feb. 27, captains practices began in the underground of OHS.  Senior captains Richard Beck, Luke Greenagel, Grace Leslie, Emma Sternberg, Oliva Scharf and Logan Wikstrom devised practices for participants the two weeks before Track and Field officially began. The intent was to train team members to be...

Successful Weekend for Orono Sports

Rosie Hust, Sports Editor

February 25, 2017

Despite the warm weather, winter sports are still in full swing.  Over the weekend Orono sports teams found success as they enter the final stretch of their seasons. The Orono Wrestling team had four individuals qualify for state. Henry Beck, Danny Striggow, Bobby Striggow and Lucas VanDyke will be r...

Intensity of Sports Rivalries

Maggie Brick, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2017

Sports rivalries can liven up school spirit, but to keep events respectful takes an energetic blend of the future, leadership and buy-in from the community, author Sean McCollum said. Orono High School sports teams have some big sports rivalries, the players on these teams take these rivalries very serio...

National Letter of Intent on Nov. 9, 2016

Seniors Tori Andrew, Sam Fischer, Megan Anderson, and Will Brenton pose for a picture before signing their letters

Maddy Schliinz, Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

Nov. 9, 2016 was National Letter of Intent signing day where students commit to participating for the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. OHS has always had a competitive high school athletic program and athletes that are passionate about their sports and go above and beyond...

Spring Sports Recap

​Anthony Tavella scores against Hopkins.

Will Dittrich, Sports Editor

May 26, 2015

With the weather warming up and students counting down the days until summer, the spring sports season at Orono High School is coming to an end. Eight different teams all started their season with optimism and some of them look like they will contend for a section title. The others will do their best...

Spring Sports Preview

Junior Jake Hartman winds up to throw a strike

Will Dittrich, Sports Editor

April 13, 2015

Spring sports officially started on Feb. 23 with the annual spring sports night. With eight different teams all starting their season soon, it will be a hectic last few months at Orono High School. All the sports teams return high end talent and all are expected to compete for State tournament appearances. Boys Ba...

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...

Boys Wrestling

Boys Wrestling

Alex Rusciano, Student Life Editor

January 1, 2015

The winter is here, and so is wrestling season. “We have a lot of guys on the team [this year],” senior Jackson Striggow said. In 2013, Striggow and graduate Charlie Schmid placed in state; this was the first time the wrestling team had done this since 1970. With over 25 boys going out this year,...

Boys and Girls Basketball Team

Boys and Girls Basketball Team

Will Dittrich, Sports Editor

December 11, 2014

Orono boys and girls basketball have started the new season with great success. The Orono Spartans boys basketball team made it to state last year and return the majority of their leading scorers. They have been ranked in the top 5 preseason poll and it’s easy to see why. With star players and depth...

Winter Sports Preview

Winter Sports Preview

Will Dittrich, Sports Editor

November 13, 2014

November 3 marked the kickoff of winter sports with the annual winter sports night. With 10 different teams all starting their season soon, it will be a hectic few months at Orono High School. All the sports teams return high end talent and all are expected to compete for State tournament appearances. Boys...

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