The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Addie Czuppon (12) guards a player from the basket during senior night. “I started in Kindergarten with Queen and I played Queen ball until eighth grade,” Addie said. “And I played Oakville Junior Tigers from third grade to eighth, its just ever since I was little.” The girls had banners with balloons and flowers waiting for them during their senior night game.

High Point Player

Maddy Geisler, Design Editor-In-Chief March 25, 2024

In an athlete’s senior year, many opportunities are coming to a close. For Addie Czuppon (12), this was the perfect chance to meet some of her highest goals and hit a number of new achievements, getting...

Delaney Earney (10) dribbles the ball during a basketball game in the left picture and kicks the ball during a soccer game in the right picture. “Transitioning is hard sometimes because my club season ends the week before tryouts start, so I am not doing any soccer for a while,” Earney said. She has been playing both soccer and basketball since elementary school.

Transitions Between Teams

Haley Hughes, Reporter March 1, 2024

With the 2024 spring season coming up, many student athletes have been preparing for their first week of tryouts. It looks different however, for people in winter sports because of districts taking place...

Maria Parisi (12), Riley Parisi (10), Isabella Poertner (9) and Kaylee Nguyen (12) pose at St. Peters Rec-Plex after competing at state. “We basically talk about how our plan is either to go faster or just do better overall,” said Poertner. “Then we cheer each other on while we’re swimming and we just basically collaborate on how to do better.” She added that she was excited to qualify for state, following in the steps of her siblings.

Making a Splash

Emma Neuhoff, Reporter February 28, 2024

Swimmers Kaylee Nguyen (12), Maria Parisi (12), Riley Parisi (10) and Isabella Poertner (9) refused to let the downpour of snow stop them on Feb. 16, as they traveled to St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Charles...

Math teacher Tyler Lingle goes up against Kyle Le (12) for the tip-off to start the Students v. Teachers basketball game Jan. 25. “My favorite part of the game was Sawyer announcing my name as MVP. I was completely shocked, and then everyone lifted me up,” Le said. Le may not have been capable of jumping high enough to win the tip-off, but he felt that he showed he could shoot from different areas around the court.

Teacher vs Students

Haley Hughes, Reporter January 30, 2024

On Jan. 25, a group of students played a friendly basketball game against several teachers, which ended with the students winning 68-58. The game was sponsored by Student Council to raise money for their...

Dennis Ryan (12) poses for a photo in his OHS bowling shirt. He bowled a 244 his first game back after two years. “The third week of bowling, I bowled my first 600 -- a total of 600 points in three games -- two 200 games and a 198 game. That was during a league game, so it counted,” Ryan said.

It’s Right Up Your Alley

Janelle Rayford, JI Reporter December 28, 2023

 Many people at OHS don’t know we have a bowling team, but in fact, there are about 25 students who make up the team. Dennis Ryan (12) started his bowling journey on the OHS bowling team after not playing...

On Dec.8, Ava Strickland (12) brings her opponent down during her match. It [the match] was very exciting. I got seventh place, but I was wrestling in the 140 weight when I usually wrestle in the 145 class, Strickland said. Her goal for her senior season was to make it to the podium at least once.

Back to the Mats

Haley Hughes, Reporter December 20, 2023

This year, wrestling has been working hard to prepare for their 2023-2024 season. With the expansion of the teams, they are ready to be even more competitive.  “The size of the team has grown a lot...

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...

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, Design Editor-In-Chief 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...

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