The school newspaper of Oakville High School

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The school newspaper of Oakville High School

myOHSonline

The school newspaper of Oakville High School

myOHSonline

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...

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...

Maria Parisi (10) runs during the cross country state meet at Gans Creek in Columbia November 6. ¨It was a great experience, I really liked cross country, the team was great, I loved the coaches and the teammates,¨ Parisi said.

Parisi represents Oakville at cross country’s state meet

Ava Chancellor, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2021

Maria Parisi (10) was the first girl to represent OHS at Missouri’s state cross country meet in eight years despite it being her first year participating in cross country for the school. Parisi placed...

The OHS softball field is undergoing many changes and improvements to the field itself and the dugouts.

Softball field renovation postponed from original plan

Leyla Vilic, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2021

Oakville High School had made plans to renovate the softball field on campus this year, but sometimes plans don’t always go as scheduled.  With the chaos of the previous year finally dying down,...

Quarterback Jacobi Woods (12) loses the snap from center on this play late in the fourth quarter of Thursdays (Nov. 5) 21-14 loss to Parkway South. The Patriots recovered this fumble and scored the game-winning touchdown on the very next play.

Football Tigers come up short in mistake-filled game against Parkway South

Davin Smith, Sports Editor November 9, 2020

The varsity football Tigers came out of their “inflatable” helmet Thursday night (Nov. 5) and quickly grabbed momentum against the visiting Parkway South Patriots.  Looking for their first win...

Seniors Vicky Riordan  and Emma Lutker cheer for the football team on their senior night.

Cheerleaders land on their feet after restrictions lifted

Emma Borage, reporter November 9, 2020

After persevering through social distancing restrictions, OHS cheerleaders are now wrapping up their fall season, despite it being an odd one. However, according to Varsity Cheer coach Rebecca Bruning,...

OHS volleyball celebrates winning a point against Mehlville on Oct. 29.

Oakville volleyball endures a season full of rules and regulations

Morgan Herrick, reporter October 30, 2020

Imagine playing your favorite high school sport without any fans. The OHS volleyball team knows what this is like.  Due to COVID restrictions, the team played its first five matches without spectators...

After winning 3-0 against Mehlville Panters, OHS volleyball celebrates their big district win.

Volleyball wins second consecutive district championship

Morgan Herrick, reporter October 30, 2020

Although the season has been short and unusual, it has not stopped the varsity girls volleyball team from performing brilliantly on the court. The girls won the Class 5 District 2 championship and improved...

Even from the sidelines, Natalie Gang (12) and teammates anxiously watch OHS play Westminster on Oct. 22. Prior to this game, OHS let in no goals.

Field hockey dribbles to first round of state

Avery Neal, Social Media Coordinator October 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, several fall sports spent the first six weeks strictly practicing, not knowing if they would even play. But for OHS field hockey, all of that practice paid off.  Since hitting...

Ella Strickland (12) bats against Eureka, a 4-3 win on Sept. 29.

Softball ends season in district semifinals

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor October 22, 2020

After the delay of fall sports and nothing but practice for six straight weeks, the OHS softball season ended just as fast as it began.  The long-awaited season ended on Oct. 15 when the girls...

Hockey cheerleaders Chloe and Cameron West (12) hand out candy during the homecoming parade. Hockey won the All-Around Best Float award.

OHS turns back time to celebrate homecoming

Lydia Manning, Copy editor November 4, 2019

With OHS in its 50th year of existence, the school celebrated homecoming recently with a fitting theme of “Through the Decades.” OHS wrapped up spirit week and prepared for the big game on Friday...

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