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The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


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...

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...

Isaac Lillard (12) Mohammed Al-kenani (12) and Seth Gallagher (12) pose for the Boys Varsity Sign-off Photo. Hard work beats talent any day of the week, Lillard said. The boys considered themselves a family after playing for the soccer team.

Varsity Soccer Sign-off

Dana Hodzic, JI Reporter December 8, 2022

Playing their last year for OHS, the boys varsity soccer team explain their bittersweet moments and memories that'll last a lifetime. With a whopping 42 goals this season, seniors Mohammed Alkenani (12),...

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, Design Editor-In-Chief 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...

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