The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Supporting SOMO

Supporting SOMO

Sawyer Bess, Reporter February 22, 2024

Oakville High School hosted a SOMO (Special Olympics Missouri) event on Feb. 15, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. “This event is a basketball tournament that Oakville hosts with schools...

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...

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...

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...

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