The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


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...

Tommy Hennessy (12) plays in a basketball game at Oakville High School. “This game is so fun, it feels like an art when you’re playing, you feel like you’re moving fluently,” Hennessy said. Hennessy started playing sports before elementary school.

Les Hoop

Adam Abuzaid, JI Reporter December 12, 2022

There are many activities and sports that students participate in at OHS. One student, Tommy Hennessy (12), started playing sports at a young age and currently plays for the school's basketball team where...

Matt Keller (12) and teammates celebrate with the district plaque after winning against the Warriors on Tuesday.

Tigers are triumphant over Warriors, win first district title in 11 years

Davin Smith, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

The varsity boys basketball team brought a district championship back to OHS for the first time in 11 years on Tuesday night (March 2). The Tigers won the Class 6 District 2 championship with a 57-49 win...

Elza scored 21 points in last Saturdays 59-40 district win over mehlville to send the Tigers to the district championship game against Fox.

Tiger basketball on the prowl for district championships

Davin Smith, Sports Editor March 2, 2021

The OHS varsity boys basketball team defeated the Mehlville Panthers 59-40 on Saturday, Feb. 27 to solidify a spot in the district championship game.  Their opponents will be the Fox Warriors, who...

Matt Keller (12) dribbles the ball during the game against Mehlville on Dec.18. The Tigers ended up losing 60-59.

Boys basketball faces Mehlville in the first round of playoffs

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor February 26, 2021

With winter sports winding down, boys basketball faces its biggest rival. On Feb.27, the boys basketball team will face Mehlville at 3 p.m. for the first round of the district playoffs. The Tigers,...

Angela Elguezabal (12) is guarded by a Cor Jesu defensemen as she dribbles the ball closer to the basket.

Boys and Girls Basketball End Their Season in District Finals

Avery Neal, Social Media Coordinator March 11, 2020

Boys and girls basketball were hoping to make history March 6 at Vianney High School in the championship games of the district tournament. The girls were going for their second district title in the...

Joe Beardsley scores a basket during the game against Lindbergh on Dec.20.

Boys basketball leans on Whitman, Beardsley down the stretch

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor February 7, 2020

Despite a seven-game losing streak and a record of 8-11, boys basketball has a trick up its sleeve to turn around the rest of the season. James Whitman (12), a crucial part of the team, has recently...

Laying Up

Boys Basketball All Conference

Iyanna Robinson, Reporter April 3, 2019

As the boy’s basketball season came to an end, two players received post-season honors. Tommy Purschke (12) and Joe Beardsley (11) made the All-District team, which qualifies them to be considered...

Emily Kuntze moving up to the basket.

Girls basketball dribbling to a great season

Lydia Manning, Copy editor December 18, 2018

With a record of 5-3, girls varsity basketball is off to a strong start as they head into holiday break. In their most recent game, the team pulled out a 66-33 win over Marquette. After the graduation...

Dylan Portell (12) looks for an open player while protecting the ball from Pattonville player on Dec. 5.

Varsity boys basketball wins home opener

Rachel Delgado, reporter December 8, 2017

Basketball fans of all ages crowded the stands at OHS for the varsity boys basketball home opener on Dec. 5. The fans were pleased with what they saw as the Tigers used their depth to beat Pattonville...

Joe Beardsley: Athlete of the week

Emily Schneringer, reporter January 13, 2017

Joe Beardsley (9) plays on the Oakville varsity boys basketball team, being one of the two freshmen on the team. Beardsley has been playing basketball since first grade. He loves the fun of the game...

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