The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Spring sports skyrocket

Spring sports skyrocket

Lucy Caira, Reporter April 7, 2024

Spring has indeed sprung, and so has students’ participation in spring sports. This year, there has been a surge of students going out for various spring sports. At the end of February each year,...

Water pools along the first base line on the OHS field.

Re-renovations hit OHS field this summer

Ava Chancellor, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2024

The second round of major renovations in three years to the OHS softball/baseball field will start in June 2024. During the previous renovations, the softball team did not have access to the home facilities...

Addie Czuppon (12) guards a player from the basket during senior night. “I started in Kindergarten with Queen and I played Queen ball until eighth grade,” Addie said. “And I played Oakville Junior Tigers from third grade to eighth, its just ever since I was little.” The girls had banners with balloons and flowers waiting for them during their senior night game.

High Point Player

Maddy Geisler, Design Editor-In-Chief March 25, 2024

In an athlete’s senior year, many opportunities are coming to a close. For Addie Czuppon (12), this was the perfect chance to meet some of her highest goals and hit a number of new achievements, getting...

Natalie Chrestman poses for soccer while in a boot due to an over use injury. I then got it (boot) taken off for soccer tryouts and tried off and made the team. Then it started turning red and bruising so then I went back to my orthopedic and they said ‘This is worse than before, you shouldn’t have done that, it could be broken next time and, you are probably going to have to get surgery again.’ Chrestman said. She has been in and out of her boot since the middle of her basketball medicine.

Sports Recovery

Haley Hughes, Reporter March 19, 2024

Natalie Chrestman (10) is one of many athletes who have gone through an injury throughout their sport but manage to push through. Just like her, there are many people who rush through their healing process,...

Delaney Earney (10) dribbles the ball during a basketball game in the left picture and kicks the ball during a soccer game in the right picture. “Transitioning is hard sometimes because my club season ends the week before tryouts start, so I am not doing any soccer for a while,” Earney said. She has been playing both soccer and basketball since elementary school.

Transitions Between Teams

Haley Hughes, Reporter March 1, 2024

With the 2024 spring season coming up, many student athletes have been preparing for their first week of tryouts. It looks different however, for people in winter sports because of districts taking place...

Maria Parisi (12), Riley Parisi (10), Isabella Poertner (9) and Kaylee Nguyen (12) pose at St. Peters Rec-Plex after competing at state. “We basically talk about how our plan is either to go faster or just do better overall,” said Poertner. “Then we cheer each other on while we’re swimming and we just basically collaborate on how to do better.” She added that she was excited to qualify for state, following in the steps of her siblings.

Making a Splash

Emma Neuhoff, Reporter February 28, 2024

Swimmers Kaylee Nguyen (12), Maria Parisi (12), Riley Parisi (10) and Isabella Poertner (9) refused to let the downpour of snow stop them on Feb. 16, as they traveled to St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Charles...

New girls waterpolo coach

New girls waterpolo coach

Maria Parisi, Reporter February 28, 2024

This season the girls water polo team welcomes a new face to the program, Sarah Horne.  She is the new girls head coach. “I started coaching because I graduated from college and I didn't want...

Math teacher Tyler Lingle goes up against Kyle Le (12) for the tip-off to start the Students v. Teachers basketball game Jan. 25. “My favorite part of the game was Sawyer announcing my name as MVP. I was completely shocked, and then everyone lifted me up,” Le said. Le may not have been capable of jumping high enough to win the tip-off, but he felt that he showed he could shoot from different areas around the court.

Teacher vs Students

Haley Hughes, Reporter January 30, 2024

On Jan. 25, a group of students played a friendly basketball game against several teachers, which ended with the students winning 68-58. The game was sponsored by Student Council to raise money for their...

Lets Take a Dip

Let’s Take a Dip

Drew Murphy and Roman Baban January 18, 2024

With winter sports starting up again, the Oakville girls swim team has already competed in several meets in the past few months, and the girls are excited for the team and the rest of their season.  Part...

Joseph Romano (12) poses for photo with family on Senior Night. Im not big on leading by words, Im big on leading by example, Romano said.
Romano is attending Mizzous school of engineering and has been named an academic All-State football player for Oakville.

Recovered and Raring

Ethan Venable, JI January 7, 2024

Joseph Romano (12) was used to hearing the crowd screaming and cheering for him, but on Oct. 21 last year, the only thing heard was painful screaming from himself. “I dislocated my elbow and partially...

Deandre Davis (12) walks off the field after a defensive stop. ...There were big moments that I missed, but overall I think I did good,” Davis said. Oakville went on and won the game against Parkway 48-7.

OHS Football Defense

Brayden Glotfelty, JI Reporter January 6, 2024

The sun was down. The lights in the stands lit up the field. The defense was on third down, one big play to solidify the game. The sweat is dripping off Davis' face, waiting for that ball to move even...

Dancing With The Golden Girls

Riley Roderick, J1 Reporter January 5, 2024

While dancing for OHS, Grace Henry (10) has made memories, learned new skills and made new friendships throughout her time on the Golden Girls these past two years.  “I wanted to join the team because...

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