Boys and Girls Basketball End Their Season in District Finals

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

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 last three years. It would have been the fifth district championship in school history. The boys, mean...

Boys basketball leans on Whitman, Beardsley down the stretch

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

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 returned to the Tigers lineup after missing seven of the first 12 games because of mononucleosis. Wh...

Boys Basketball All Conference

Laying Up

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 for Missouri All-State Basketball. Both boys were named All-Conference Green Division. Purschk...

Girls basketball dribbling to a great season

Emily Kuntze moving up to the basket.

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 of three essential starting seniors, two players in particular have stepped up to lead the team. R...

Varsity boys basketball wins home opener

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

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 60-44. “We won this game because we have a deep and talented bench,” head coach Nick Traxler...

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 and hopes to continue playing basketball this spring during the off season. Beardsley has had a good...

Freshman girls basketball loses first game of the season

Shelby Hicks, reporter

January 22, 2016

The freshman girls basketball team lost their undefeated record of 8-0 in their game against Lindbergh on Jan. 19. Their record is now 8-1. The game started out slow and ended with the girls trying to push for the win. The score at halftime was tied 6-6, but the team fell behind in the later quarters,...

Varsity basketball beats Fox after intense game

Brad Hartmann (10) makes a move during Tuesday's game.

Jacob Kauffmann, webmaster

December 18, 2015

After establishing a quick lead, boys varsity basketball lost some ground to Fox, but ultimately remained ahead until the end of the match. In an action-packed game, the tigers established their position with a score of 31-11 at the end of the first quarter. A strong offense allowed lots of scoring...

Sophomore point guard on varsity basketball

Sarah Kiely, reporter

December 15, 2015

The varsity boys’ basketball team has just kicked off its 2015-16 season. Though the team showcases lots of talent, one player might be their secret weapon. Dylan Portell, sophomore on varsity basketball this year, was moved up from the JV team to play point guard for varsity. A player on the freshman...

Boys basketball falls short against SLUH

Kassidy Mooney, reporter

December 15, 2015

After losing six of their top scoring players, the varsity boys basketball team struggled in their first game of the season. On Dec. 11 the young team fell to SLUH with a score of 38-71. Senior Antwan Banks led the OHS team by scoring 11 points.The boys fought to put up points the first half, sco...

Girls Basketball wins consolation bracket in Fountain City Classic

Taylor Boles, reporter

December 10, 2015

On Nov. 30 and  Dec. 4 and 5 the OHS varsity girls basketball team played in the Fountain City Classic tournament at Desoto High School. Eight schools competed in the tournament. OHS placed first in consolation and fifth overall. “They played well as a unit. The whole team contributed offensiv...

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