Boys soccer puts up solid record despite a significantly younger team

Hunter Brennan (12) looks to throw the ball back into play.

Lydia Manning, Copy editor

October 9, 2019

Following a 2-0 loss to St. Mary’s (9-3-1), boys varsity soccer holds a record of 5-9. While this doesn’t seem ideal, it is a good record for a team returning after the loss of 13 seniors.  “The biggest difference from last year is the varsity experience on the team,” said head coach Br...

Are soccer dives a strategy?

Are soccer dives a strategy?

Jordan Beseda, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Soccer players have been seen as quite the performers over the years. Viewers have described players as “overdramatic” in the way they fall down after being fouled. However, could these theatrical dives be considered a possible strategy? Back in July, Ira Flatow from “NPR Science Fridays” sat down...

Head coaches not returning

Head coaches not returning

Jordan Beseda, Reporter

February 1, 2019

The 2019 fall season for OHS boys soccer and girls volleyball is bound to look a bit different. Head soccer coach Jordan Klipsch and head volleyball coach Kristina Kanallakan will not be returning to their coaching positions. Klipsch is a former OHS soccer player who decided to return to the field he on...

Garrett Balassi: athlete of the week

Garrett Balassi (12) chases after the ball in a game against Seckman on Sept. 6.

Sammie Phillips, ad director

September 27, 2016

The numbers say it all. In 10 games, 13 goals, five assists and four game winning goals. Garrett Balassi (12) has made a name for himself in Oakville varsity soccer this year. Balassi is the varsity team’s leading scorer. Head Coach David Robben said, “Garrett has the unique ability to score...

Varsity soccer takes on Eureka

Blake Preiss (11) moves the ball during the Eureka game.

Casey Kenny, reporter

October 15, 2015

Boys Varsity Soccer suffered a tough loss on Tuesday, October 6 at their home field. They played Eureka, and the game ended with a score of 2-1. Collin Neff (11) started the game off with his goal to put the Tigers in the lead, but in the second half, Eureka scored twice. After scoring, Collin...

OHS Soccer Shrugs Off Sluggish Start, Beats Belleville West

Patrick McKelvey, Business Manager

September 24, 2014

OHS Varsity Soccer struggled in their opening game of group play in the CYC Bob Guelker Memorial Soccer Tournament against Belleville West but came away with a 1-0 victory. Oakville attempted to keep possession in the first half but could not secure the ball against  Belleville West, who play in...

Soccer season ends in district semifinals

Cam Popp, Reporter

November 6, 2013

With 11:30 left in the Tigers district semi-final game against Fox, the Warriors scored off of a corner kick to take the lead. The Tigers were then unable to produce any other scoring chances, and just like that, the season came to a devastating end. The first seeded Tigers playoff run was cut short Tue...

Robben inducted into soccer Hall of Fame

Robben inducted into soccer Hall of Fame

Kellen Yoey, Centerspread

January 11, 2013

For the past 34 years Mr. Dave Robben, OHS soccer coach, has achieved a total of 1,017 wins for boys and girls. Also, he also has two state titles under his belt. Robben was recently inducted into the first Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association's first ever Hall of Fame. 11 coaches fro...

Six tigers named all conference

Six tigers named all conference

Andy Fernandez, Sports Editor

December 13, 2010

The OHS boy’s soccer team had six players chosen for the Suburban West Conference team. Three players were named to first team all-conference, including goal keeper Josh Richter (12), midfielder Rylan Smelcer (12) and forward John O’Brien (12). Forward Jared Swierk (11), midfielder Luke Miller...

Team work helps soccer overcome injuries

Team work helps soccer overcome injuries

Andy Fernandez, Sports Editor

October 8, 2010

Team work has helped the Tigers overcome crucial injuries so far this season. Four season ending injuries from defenders Kyle Filiput (10), Drew Hensel (12), Zach Klipsch (11), and midfielder John Makowski (12) seemed like they would put a damper on the Tiger’s success this season. With a record...

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