The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Izzie Rysanek (9) jumps to hit a ball at the opposing team. ...When you get a big kill or a big point and you just see all of your teammates supporting you, going crazy, screaming [its the best]. Even if it wasn’t that good, if theyre a really supporting team, they’ll go crazy for you and it makes me feel really rewarded, Rysanek said. Rysanek also plays for Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club.

“She’s a Freshman”

Emma Hlavsa, JI Reporter December 1, 2022

Many athletes dream of having a spot on varsity in their freshman year of high school, but for Izzie Rysanek (9), that dream came true.  “I was very confused,” Rysanek said. “When the coach told...

Ethan Le dives for the first time as a freshman during the fall season. “It’s really fun knowing that in a small season I got taught by just the other diver,” Le said. Le had no experience diving prior to this year.

Dive in Head First

Blake Hallsten, JI Reporter November 30, 2022

The announcement for the next dive echoes through the pool. Ethan Le (9) climbs the steps on the diving board and walks to the edge. He takes a moment to collect himself, then jumps gracefully into the...

Aydan Squires (11) and Talia Reed (10) practice hand fighting and takedowns at practice Monday, Nov. 28. “To mentally prepare, I try to keep a positive mindset and I just think about how I’ve already done this a whole year, Squires said, and so there’s nothing I havent seen before here and its just another day of practicing or a match, and theres nothing bad that could happen. Squires said she was excited to get the new season started.

New Beginnings

Talia Reed , JI Reporter November 29, 2022

The OHS wrestling 2022-2023 season began and many things are changing on and off the mat.  “It’s awesome. I’ve been waiting for it for a very long time, and I've been wanting to be here at Oakville...

Drew Murphy (11) hypes up the cheer team at the Homecoming football game Sept. 30. “...The hype circles like we see on the intro, me dancing with them and doing everything like that, I think that really gets them elevated and just excited to be out there and do what they love,” Murphy said. The team cheers at a soccer or football game every Friday.

First in Fourteen

Maddy Geisler, Reporter September 30, 2022

The 2023 school year brought multiple changes for the cheer team, one of which was Drew Murphy, the only male cheerleader the OHS team has had since 2008.  “I’m always here to hype up people,”...

Coach Marybeth Dunn leads the varsity field hockey team at the game Sept. 8. “She (Dunn) focuses a lot more on actual fitness,” Chloe Housewright (11) said, “like weightlifting and running.” Dunn also incorporated stick practice to help the girls prepare for their games.

The Pressure Is On

Maddy Geisler, Reporter September 19, 2022

The OHS field hockey team is competing again in the 2023 school year, but this time, new coach Marybeth Dunn is including a focus on incorporating the weight room.  “My stamina is getting better...

Varsity football players run a play Sept. 9 against Mehlville High School. “It felt great finally winning against Mehlville after years of losing,” Nadeem Jalali (12) said. Everyone has been looking forward to it for a year. The Tigers won 42-0.

2-0 Tigers

Grace Foley, Reporter September 9, 2022

For the first time in six seasons, the Oakville Tigers pulled out a win against the Mehlville Panthers on Sept. 2 at Mehlville High School. “It felt great finally winning against Mehlville after years...

Mallory Guentz (11) poses for a photo with the state trophy at the 2022 State Water Polo Championship. We did amazing,  Guentz said. We all worked so hard.” The team won against Marquette, the team which they lost to at last years state competition.

Make A Splash

Jordan Hahn, J1 Reporter May 23, 2022

Mallory Guentz (11) has been involved with OHS water polo for the last three years, and she plans to continue playing during her senior year. This year, the team was undefeated.  “After losing last...

Boys Tennis team picture

Boys tennis bonds during season

Natalie Gargiula, Reporter May 11, 2022

Boys tennis believes that they have had a successful this year with their wins even though a few matches have been canceled due to rain.  Recently they have had as many as three matches a week. In...

Junior Noelle Glass plays during one of her hockey games. “The sport makes me feel empowered and strong. Besides that, the team being like family is priceless, Glass said. The sweat and practice we share is everything to me”. Glass was offered a scholarship to play hockey in college.

Ice For Life

Kenan Begovic, J1 Reporter May 4, 2022

It's no secret that many St. Louis residents love their hockey. For junior Noelle Glass, she feels the same way, as she finds it as a way to escape the world for a minute and gives her a rush that she...

Junior Edijan Kantarevic gets the ball in the corner of the field at a game last summer. At this point, all I had to do was beat my man and cross the ball in, Kantarevic said. He crossed the ball in the box but none of his teammates got to the ball to score.

Living Life With A Ball On His Foot

Isaac Lillard, J1 Reporter April 27, 2022

Soccer has been a major part of junior Edijan Kantarevic's life for over 10 years.  “I first got started with soccer back in third grade when my mom signed me up for a Vetta ISL league,” Kantarevic...

Sophomore Rylee Rafferty (shown in the white) plays soccer for her former select soccer team, the Steamers. “I think that we all help each other and motivate each other to improve,” Rafferty said. “The coaches help us at practice and give us guidance in not only the game but in our lives.” Rafferty hopes to try out for a different soccer team this summer, but says that she will always cherish the Steamers.

Live for the Game

Ava Strickland, J1 Reporter April 26, 2022

Soccer is the number one most popular sport in the world, and it is number one in sophomore Rylee Rafferty’s heart. “I really liked the aspect of making bonds with my teammates,” Rafferty said....

Ethan Venable (10) wrestles his Lindbergh opponent Dec. 13.

Wrestler Ethan Venable makes it to state

Jeremy Davidson, Reporter March 9, 2022

Making it to state for any sport is a shining achievement for many, especially if you’re Ethan Venable (10), who has competed at state twice while only being a sophomore, finishing in second place this...

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