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The school newspaper of Oakville High School


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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...

Soccer player Jaxon Schnurr (9) attempts to score a goal in an OHS game. When I score a goal in soccer, its a great feeling and I am filled with love and passion for the sport, Schnurr said. Schnurr has had a passion for soccer ever since he began playing.

Kickin’ It To Greatness

Lyla Larrigan, JI Reporter December 24, 2023

Jaxon Schnurr (9), a soccer player for OHS and Carshield, has a huge passion for soccer. Schnurr began playing soccer because of his family, who continue to motivate him to this day.  “My grandpa...

Jack Delzeit (10) plays against Parkway South on Oct. 20 as a starting defensive back for OHS football. “I take time and listen to music, have quiet time and then I always say a prayer before every game, Delzeit said. It really helps to calm me down before a game. Delzeit jumped from playing on the freshman team to varsity.

Jumping From Freshman Team to Varsity

Eva Chambers, JI Reporter December 21, 2023

While maintaining high expectations of himself throughout his OHS football career, Jack Delzeit (10) was able to successfully make it onto the varsity team.  “I became involved in football because...

Megan Nowak (12) plays tennis against Parkway South during the fall season. “I had a great time. I had a fun year. All four years were amazing with the Oakville Tennis program -- great sport, great group of girls and the coaches are awesome,” Nowak said. I’m really happy for my time on the team. Nowak’s tennis match ended up taking two hours to finish against Parkway South.

Not Once, But Twice

Elmedina Elijazovic, JI Reporter December 15, 2023

There are many life-altering injuries that could happen at any moment. Megan Nowak (12) had two that changed the course of her high school tennis career.  “My first injury, I had a lateral meniscus...

Diving In

Blake Beranek, JI Reporter December 13, 2023

At OHS, Nathan Baker (11) is the only diver for the school's swim and dive team this year. While other teammates on the team swim, Baker dives from the other end of the pool. “I wish everybody had...

Oakvilles varsity softball team poses for a photo after their game on Oct. 14, 2023. For the first time, the softball team had no seniors this year. I think it is just one of those weird things that happens from time to time, coach Richard Sturm said.

Rising to the Occasion

Adriana Bagley, JI Reporter December 11, 2023

When athletes join high school teams, they often rely on upperclassmen to help guide and lead them. However, this year Oakville’s varsity softball team did not have any seniors.  “It has never...

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...

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...

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...

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