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The school newspaper of Oakville High School


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The Golden Girls and Cheer teams perform at different events.“We have a really great team with great captains,” Grace hickman (12) said, “so I know it’ll be organized. Theyve really helped us the entire season.” Both teams needed to find new coaches at the end of their fall seasons.
Photos by Alyssa Johnston

Incoming Coaches

Sawyer Bess, Reporter November 29, 2023

Coming into the winter sports season, two of Oakville's spirit teams had to find new coaches after situations arose with each. The Golden Girls have found and been working with their new coach for the...

Darnel McDonald (11) goes up to make a shot during a scrimmage in practice. “I am pretty excited about the season,” McDonald said. “I am ready to win some games.” McDonald has had varsity basketball experience since his freshman year.

Prepping For The Season

Haley Hughes, Reporter November 23, 2023

On Wed. 25, the boys basketball program hosted a jamboree with St. Mary’s, St. Genevieve and Hillsboro High School. The varsity team won two out of the three games, with a hard loss against Hillsboro. “We...

Last seasons lacrosse teams runs down the field, reaching for the ball. It was a really intense game and I was so worn out after, Olivia Kiethline (10) said. Kiethline had been playing since her freshman year and plans on continuing in future years.
Courtesy of Amra Talic

Girls Sports Seeking Support on the Sidelines

Tristan Howard, Reporter October 20, 2023

It’s Friday night, and everyone gathers in the bleachers. The enthusiastic ones go to the Tiger Cage, and everyone else gets their spot. The game starts and the chants get louder and louder as the Tigers...

Amelia Wiesler (11) jogs to home base after hitting her 19th home run at the home game Sept. 25. “It felt good knowing I’m only two away from tying [the school home run record],” Wiesler said. “I came in with a goal, and I’m about to achieve that goal.” Wiesler hit 19 home runs throughout her high school career and still has her senior year to attempt breaking the record.

‘Sky’s The Limit’

Haley Hughes, Reporter October 13, 2023

Varsity softball player Amelia Wiesler (11) was recognized as “Athlete Of The Week” by SB Live on Sept. 11 for her almost record-breaking number of home runs and favorable personality.  “I believe...

Myesha Dickens (12) walks down the track with her family during football’s Senior Night. “It was really cool being recognized and having a lot of people supporting me for my decision,” Dickens said. Though she was worried of what everyone would think, Dickens has had a great experience on the team and only regrets waiting to do so.

Women of the Match

Maddy Geisler, Design Editor-In-Chief September 29, 2023

As changes are made all around OHS, there's one happening on our very own football field. Oakville is incorporating girls onto the football team, and they’ve gotten two to join already: Myesha Dickens...

Taylor Beranek (12), Katie Townsend (10), Camryn Doerr (9), Austyn Schnur (11) and Emily Pizzella (12) take a selfie after a successful “kidnapping.” “Its a great memory to have,” Beranek said, “and it helps with team bonding.” After the selfie was taken, the girls met with the team and had Panera and Starbucks for breakfast.

Sneaky Seniors

Maddy Geisler, Design Editor-In-Chief September 8, 2023

As the only sports who participate in “freshman kidnapping,” the cheerleaders and Golden Girls make sure to fully embrace their valued tradition. “The tradition has always been the seniors ‘kidnap’...

Three tri-athletes demonstrate their athletic abilities in their respective games.

Tri-athletes at OHS give their take

Ava Chancellor, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2023

There are 34 OHS students who are classified as tri-athletes this year. This small handful of students play a sport every season, and many of them pair their athletic endeavors with extra training and,...

Sawyer Bess (11) lifts weights as part of a conditioning workout April 10. I feel like its really helped me throughout the day because it kind of calms me down and makes me more focused throughout the day, Bess said. Coach Michael Genge believes students can see all kinds of benefits from conditioning.

Spring Athletes Stay In Shape

Bella Moss, Design Editor April 10, 2023

The spring athletes are currently working hard to improve their skill and play their hardest. Girls soccer, baseball, water polo, girls lacrosse, track and field, boys tennis, boys volleyball and boys...

Ladage and Anderson score a goal at Oakvilles home game against Lafayette. It was really exciting to assist in scoring the first goal at our first home game of the season, Ladage said. The team is really looking forward to how the season plays out.

Kicking Off The Season

Katie Schroeder, Reporter April 5, 2023

The Oakville girls varsity soccer team had their first two games this week. They have a 1-1 record so far, and the team as a whole believes they have what it takes to perform well in postseason.  “I...

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, Design Editor-In-Chief 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...

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