The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Jillian Woods (11) and Alexa Hallsten (11) cheer at a football game. “I have been working on my tumbling a lot… so I have better standing tumbling this year,” Hallsten said. As one of the team members who is able to do tumbling, Hallsten achieved a standing back tuck.

Tumbling Tigers

Maddy Geisler, Reporter March 28, 2023

With OHS cheerleading tryouts rapidly approaching April 3-6, returning team members are preparing to perform their best. This year, tryouts are broken down into different skill categories and for each...

Amel Kafedzic participates in the soccer program at OHS as a freshman. “I started with my uncles team called STL dragons,”Kafedzic said. Kafedzic has been playing soccer since he was four years old.

Field Focus

Malik Dawkins, JI Reporter December 29, 2022

Amel Kafedzic has been around soccer his entire life and knows the lifestyle of soccer. Kafedzic has played soccer for 10 years since he started playing when he was four. “I started with my uncle's...

Jaina Mazdra (9) poses for a photo. “After the Blues won the Blue Note Cup, I really wanted to do something other than swim…and I just thought why not [play hockey],” Mazdra said. Mazdra has only been playing hockey for two years.

Girl On Ice

Claire Goodman, JI Reporter December 21, 2022

Jaina Mazdra (9) spends her free time playing as a goalie for not only one, but two hockey teams: Oakville and Lady Liberty. “After the Blues won the Blue Note Cup, I really wanted to do something...

Alexa Matoushek (10) dives into the pool during half time. My hope is that each swimmer is able to achieve the goal they stated by improving their practice habits and thus improving their times, coach Liska Hromnak said. Matoushek hopes the team gets some state consideration times and for the team to improve their relays.

Just Keep Swimming

Maddy Geisler, Reporter December 20, 2022

The girls swim and dive season may have just started, but that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t already started facing some hiccups. “I went snowboarding for the first time with a couple of friends...

New Players, Same Game

New Players, Same Game

Bella Moss, Design Editor December 19, 2022

The coming of the winter season means a lot of things, but for some Oakville sports fans, that means girls basketball. The season officially started at the beginning of November, though practices began...

Talia Reed (10) practices wrestling her partner.

One of Now Many

Jaylin Hunt, JI Reporter December 17, 2022

OHS has many students that participate in other activities. One of the biggest being sports, like wrestling. Since last year, OHS has had their first ever girls wrestling team. One of these girl wrestlers...

Chase Bentrup (9) smiles for a picture after playing basketball. I started playing when I was like three or four, so 10 or 11 years, and I started playing because my parents signed me up for it, Bentrup said. He never expected himself to play basketball until he actually got good at it.


Layla Bladdick, JI Reporter December 16, 2022

Chase Bentrup (9) used to play soccer, baseball and football, but that all changed when he found out what he really wanted to do and that was to play basketball. He never expected himself to play basketball...

The Oakville Tigers Varsity hockey team tied their first regular season game against Lindbergh on Nov. 5. Overall the season has been really great. We are functioning as a team and as a result we are starting to get some goals and important wins, Lucas Dewitt (11) said. The Tigers have a current record of five wins, three losses and four ties with nine games left in the regular season.

Preview To The Hockey Season

Katie Schroeder, Reporter December 14, 2022

On Nov. 5, the OHS varsity hockey team played their first regular game of the 2022-2023 season. As of Dec. 13, the team is 12 games into the 21 game season and has a record of five wins, three losses and...

Running back Jacob Banes has the ball handed to him by quarterback Maxwell Bradley. “I enjoy playing with Jacob. He is a fun person…and a great leader,” Bradley said. Bradley added that he has known Banes for a while but only started playing football with him in middle school.

From Freshman To Varsity

Dino Suljanovic, JI Reporter December 13, 2022

The Tigers freshman football team finished with a record of 6-2, causing star players like running back Jacob Banes to gain varsity traction. Banes has been playing football since elementary school...

Tommy Hennessy (12) plays in a basketball game at Oakville High School. “This game is so fun, it feels like an art when you’re playing, you feel like you’re moving fluently,” Hennessy said. Hennessy started playing sports before elementary school.

Les Hoop

Adam Abuzaid, JI Reporter December 12, 2022

There are many activities and sports that students participate in at OHS. One student, Tommy Hennessy (12), started playing sports at a young age and currently plays for the school's basketball team where...

Amy Menz (10) plays lacrosse with the OHS Tigers. “People do not know that lacrosse has a very high impact,” Menz said. She started playing last year.

Sticking With It

Kasey Kinealy , JI Reporter December 9, 2022

Amy Menz (10) thinks that playing lacrosse is a very good time and is well worth the challenges.  Menz, who started playing lacrosse last year on defense, was inspired to play by her friends in her...

Ava Ross (9) poses with her medal and scorecard after winning the Lindbergh Golf Tournament. Ive been playing since I was five, and my love for the sport has grown more and more, Ross said. Ross won the tournament with a score of 67.

First Female In 23 Years To Win

Ellie Mayfield , JI Reporter December 9, 2022

In 1998, OHS golf teams started up, and this year Ava Ross (9) took the win and made her the JV female player to win the Lindbergh High School Tournament.  "I'm very hard on myself when I play," Ross...

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