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Varsity boys basketball wins home opener

Varsity boys basketball wins home opener

Rachel Delgado, reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Basketball fans of all ages crowded the stands at OHS for the varsity boys basketball home opener on Dec. 5. The fans were pleased with what they saw as the Tigers used their depth to beat Pattonville 60-44. “We won this game because we have a deep and talented bench,” head coach Nick Traxler...

Michalski leads softball honors

Michalski leads softball honors

Maddy McClure, reporter

November 13, 2017


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MICHALSKI AWARDED ALL-STATE RECOGINITION Varsity softball player Maddie Michalski (12) was recognized for her contribution to the OHS softball program by being named first team all-state. All-State is an award that selects six infielders out of about 400 in Missouri. Head coach Rich Sturm says ...

Field hockey wraps up season

Field hockey wraps up season

Megan Diel, reporter

November 10, 2017


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The OHS field hockey team recently finished one of its best seasons ever. The season came to an end on Oct. 21 when the girls lost to Nerinx 2-0 in the district playoffs.The team fought hard to keep its opponent from scoring in the first half, but Nerinx ended up scoring two goals in the second half....

Field hockey prepares for districts

Field hockey prepares for districts

Christina Meier, reporter

October 13, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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 Alan 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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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