Wrestling ‘taps’ out first half of season

Wrestling ‘taps’ out first half of season

Avery Neal, Editor

January 15, 2020

OHS Wrestling enters the second half of their 2019-2020 season 10-1 in dual meets. Despite the one loss to Windsor, Coach Ben Knol believes the team has improved from the last two seasons. “Two years ago,” Knol says, “we did not win any duals.” Last year, varsity won 11 duals. And this ye...

Should online textbooks be our future?

Should online textbooks be our future?

Emma Beach, reporter

December 20, 2019

Textbooks used to be a thing in the real world, a thing you could touch, hold, or throw. Students back in the day had to carry around a heavy textbook from class to class.  Now, however, many textbooks are online. Four out of five math classes have switched to textbooks online and only three out of fi...

Cheer ‘flips out’ for SOMO

Cheer ‘flips out’ for SOMO

Jack Butchart, reporter

December 5, 2019

OHS cheerleaders help sponsor many different camps throughout the season, but Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) Shine cheerleading practices hold a special place in many cheerleader’s hearts.  The SOMO Shine cheer team is a Special Olympics team comprised of girls from the ages of 7 to 35 wi...

Journalism students receive recognition at national convention

Journalism students receive recognition at national convention

Elyse Girard, reporter

November 27, 2019

The 2019 Tiger Paw yearbook received third place in the Best of Show competition at the National High School Journalism Convention (Nov. 21-23) in Washington, D.C. This is the highest rating Tiger Paw has ever received in the Best of Show contest sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association.&n...

Girls volleyball wraps up a fantastic season

Girls volleyball wraps up a fantastic season

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor

November 19, 2019

The OHS girls volleyball season came full circle during sectionals on Saturday, Nov. 2. The girls started their season with a loss to Lafayette, and ended their postseason run against the Lancers with a heartbreaking defeat. The entire first match was a game of tug-o-war with the final score being 26-24 in ...

Boys swim wins first-ever conference championship, prepares for state meet

Boys swim wins first-ever conference championship, prepares for state meet

Emily Merritt, reporter

November 13, 2019

The boys swim team has had a lot of success this season. And their accomplishments are not over yet. After a 12-7 regular season, the boys won the conference championship at Clayton on Nov. 5 for the first-time in school history.  “I would say it was a team victory for the Conference Championship,” said Coach...

Spanish National Honor Society wraps gifts for Operation Christmas Child

Spanish National Honor Society wraps gifts for Operation Christmas Child

Emily Merritt, reporter

November 11, 2019

Spanish National Honor Society members gathered in Señora King’s room on Nov. 7 to wrap holiday gift boxes for the Operation Christmas Child project. Within the past month, members of SNHS gathered gifts for children all around the world.  Operation Christmas Child collects boxes filled with gifts and t...

Sewing class gives back to cancer patients

Sewing class gives back to cancer patients

Bethany Hagan, reporter

November 4, 2019

Every year, the FACS department decides to give back.  One of the Sewing Fundamentals class first project was to make portacath pillows that are donated to cancer patients. The pillow is attached to a seatbelt to prevent the patients portacath from being irritated.  The class made and d...

OHS turns back time to celebrate homecoming

OHS turns back time to celebrate homecoming

Lydia Manning, 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 (Oct. 18) with a pep assembly during ANP. It featured performances from the Oakville Golden Girls, ...

Volleyball ‘sets’ themselves up for sectionals

Volleyball ‘sets’ themselves up for sectionals

Jojo LaBrier, sports editor

October 31, 2019

After ending their regular season with a remarkable record of  27-2-1, the girls volleyball team traveled to Northwest Cedar Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and took home a hard fought district championship. The girls beat Lindbergh in the semifinals match. They won in two games, 25-17 and 25-16, sendi...

Blanchard selected for design competition

Blanchard selected for design competition

Lydia Manning, Editor

October 31, 2019

Many students are able to follow their passions at OHS, but one student is getting a unique opportunity to gain experience in her field. Megan Blanchard (11) is one of just three students from the St. Louis area to be selected as a youth designer assistant through the St. Louis Fashion Fund (STLF...

Field Hockey wraps up season

Field Hockey wraps up season

Avery Neal, Editor

October 25, 2019

The heat was on for OHS Field Hockey on Thursday (Oct. 24) as they played against Eureka in the first round of state. After a nail biting first half, Eureka finally scored with 1:32 left in the second and held on for a 1-0 win. “It was heartbreaking,” goalie Sam Gindler (12) said. “I lost my footi...

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