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The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Taylor Adams (9) cheers with her team at Oakville High School. I was excited and really wanted to join cheer,” Adams said. Adams is also a base, which means she lifts girls during their routine.

Showing School Spirit

Hannah Essner, Ji Reporter December 24, 2022

Imagine holding your pom poms in front of a cheering crowd as you and your cheermates pep up the team, or imagine what it's like holding girls up high while they flip into your arms as the crowd goes wild....

Maura Niebrugge (9) practices her trombone at her own home. “Everyone assumed I was gonna do band…” Niebrugge said. Niebrugge is in Honors Band, which requires a lot of time and effort.

From Homework To Hard Work

Sydney Essner, JI Reporter December 23, 2022

 Imagine doing schoolwork at home with five siblings ranging from grade school to high school. Then you hop in a car and drive to your next class. You show up in the high school parking lot and walk into...

Izzie Rysanek (9) jumps to hit a ball at the opposing team. ...When you get a big kill or a big point and you just see all of your teammates supporting you, going crazy, screaming [its the best]. Even if it wasn’t that good, if theyre a really supporting team, they’ll go crazy for you and it makes me feel really rewarded, Rysanek said. Rysanek also plays for Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club.

“She’s a Freshman”

Emma Hlavsa, JI Reporter December 1, 2022

Many athletes dream of having a spot on varsity in their freshman year of high school, but for Izzie Rysanek (9), that dream came true.  “I was very confused,” Rysanek said. “When the coach told...

Ethan Le dives for the first time as a freshman during the fall season. “It’s really fun knowing that in a small season I got taught by just the other diver,” Le said. Le had no experience diving prior to this year.

Dive in Head First

Blake Hallsten, JI Reporter November 30, 2022

The announcement for the next dive echoes through the pool. Ethan Le (9) climbs the steps on the diving board and walks to the edge. He takes a moment to collect himself, then jumps gracefully into the...

Angela Elguezabal (9) prepares to serve the ball at a home game.

Angela Elguezabal: athlete of the week

Sammie Phillips, ad director October 7, 2016

Thou shalt not kill! However in volleyball this is a valuable asset on the court. Leading the varsity volleyball team at OHS Angela Elguezabal (9), a middle hitter, has had 127 kill this season. Elguezabal,...

The varsity girls volleyball team huddles up to discuss strategies before game.

Varsity volleyball freshman take the court

Dominique Robinson, photo editor September 26, 2016

Being a freshman on varsity is already scary enough; being a freshman that plays a lot on varsity can be terrifying; but being a freshman on varsity who plays a lot and contributes is the most stressful...

Isaiah Poke (9) and Andrew Carter (9) wait on the side lines with fellow players.

Freshman prospects on varsity football

Bernie Harkins, reporter September 20, 2016

This doesn't normally happen, a freshman on the varsity football team. But this year four players are getting a chance many freshmen playing football wish they had. Chase Otto (9), Jake Cracchiolo (9),...

Counselors focus on future

Taylor Boles, reporter September 15, 2015

OHS has taken an extra step to prepare students for their futures. This year Mr. Stephen King, chairperson of the guidance department, and the rest of the guidance staff are having conferences with...

Make or break: Freshman year

Kelly Ries, Reporter November 6, 2013

Freshman year is an adjusting time for many coming from different schools to a huge high school with hundreds of students and classes. The best thing to do is come to school everyday and work hard while...

Freshman Academy : a place to begin

Kellen Yoey, Reporter December 15, 2011

Making the transition from middle school to high school can be a big change for some people.  Going from a school with about 300 to 400 kids, to a school with about 2,000 kids,it can be a lot to handle. This...

Hoffman qualifies for state

Hoffman qualifies for state

Andy Fernandez, Sports Editor January 19, 2011

Girls swimmer Morgan Hoffman (9) went in to the Rockwood Summit meet on Jan. 13 knowing that if she knocked one second off her time, she would qualify for state. At the meet, Hoffman recorded a time...

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