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Field hockey prepares for districts

Field hockey prepares for districts

Christina Meier, reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

As the field hockey post season approaches, the OHS varsity team continues to be more competitive and determined than ever before. At the beginning of the season, varsity made a goal for themselves to improve their record and ranking from last season. As they aim to fulfill that goal, the girls play...

Boys soccer enjoys success with new coach

Boys soccer enjoys success with new coach

Lexi Onder, reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The “OHS” boys varsity soccer team has a different look this year. Jordan Klipsch is the new head coach after legendary coach Dave Robben retired last season. Klipsch has had a lot of experience playing soccer. He was a four-year varsity player for OHS and was on the team that finished second...

Big win over Marquette key to softball winning streak

Big win over Marquette key to softball winning streak

Maddy McClure, reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The OHS varsity softball team is streaking towards the postseason. Going into its final regular season game against Fox (Friday, Sept. 29), the team is 21-4, ranked No. 2 in the St. Louis area, and has won 15 games in a row. Their biggest win during the streak came Sept. 14 against Marquette,...

Girls tennis becomes cut sport

Girls tennis becomes cut sport

Rachel Delgado, reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After years of concerns about the unusually large amount of girls on the OHS team and a loss of assistant coach, the athletic department, along with head coach Bill Ebert and assistant Coach George Farmer, made the decision to make the OHS girls tennis team a cut sport for the 2017 fall season. Last...

Lack of focus leads to OHS football loss

Lack of focus leads to OHS football loss

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Penalties and turnovers proved costly as the Tigers lost to Marquette, 42-28, on Sept. 15. Within the first two minutes of the game, a fumble by OHS gave Marquette the ball at the OHS 20-yard line. This set up Marquette to run for the first touchdown of the game. The score was 7-0 with 10:01 still...

Tigers steal homecoming football victory

Tigers steal homecoming football victory

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

September 13, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, Sports, Top Stories

Thanks to one unusual play and the confidence that followed, OHS beat Northwest in the annual homecoming game, 17-7, on Friday, Sept. 8. With the Tigers leading 10-7 late in the third quarter, the game almost took a turn until Gerelle Golden (11) caught up to a Northwest player on his way to an apparent...

Girls golf grows in size

Girls golf grows in size

Megan Diel, reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The OHS girls varsity golf team has shot up in numbers. This year the girls team has gained five new players, some of whom have never picked up a club before. After barely having enough players last year, the golf team now has three to spare. “I heard that one of my friends was going to try...

Football puts new players to the test at home opener

Football puts new players to the test at home opener

Mckenzie Knapp, editor in chief

August 19, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

With many of the OHS football players new to playing at the varsity level, it was a battle of effort vs. experience at the Friday night home opener against Lindbergh on Aug. 18. After multiple turnovers and penalties, the experience of Lindbergh won the battle 41-7. “We have a lot of guys that...

Athlete of the week: Will Lorenz (11)

Athlete of the week: Will Lorenz (11)

Dominique Robinson, photo editor

May 22, 2017


Filed under Athlete of the Week, Sports, Top Stories

Boys golf has had a decent season, including one of their players qualifying for state. William Lorenz (11) played his first year of high school golf this year and ended doing better than he expected. “I was pretty excited considering this is my first year playing high school golf; it was exciting...

College bound athletes

College bound athletes

Sammie Phillips, ad director

May 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

OHS had a large group of college bound athlete this year. The seniors were recognized in the library on April 12 during ANP. Back Row: Jacob Paule (12) will be attending attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy for football; he will be majoring in Marine Engineering. Logan Hankamer (12) will be at...

Boys track season preview

Boys track season preview

Dominique Robinson, photo editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After years of decreasing participations, boys track is a little more optimistic this year now that there has been a bump in numbers. In the 2012, the program had around 62 participants. And recently last year (2016) there were only 25 participants. This season numbers grew. “I definitely wish...

Girls Varsity soccer kicking off the season

Girls Varsity soccer kicking off the season

Jordan Peters, reporter

April 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After losing their first game to Kirkwood in penalty kicks on March 28, the varsity girls soccer team came back the next day (March 29) to beat Mehlville. Ashley Guardado (11) and Chelsea Morris (12) both scored, making the final score 2-0. “It always feels good to win a game, but it felt better...

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