The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Feeling Home On The Field

Madison Haley, JI Reporter December 27, 2023

Madelynn Champ (9) has been playing soccer for around 12 years. Champ spends a lot of her time outside, kicking the ball around when she isn't at soccer practice. Champ loves her soccer team, Lou Fusz...

Soccer player Jaxon Schnurr (9) attempts to score a goal in an OHS game. When I score a goal in soccer, its a great feeling and I am filled with love and passion for the sport, Schnurr said. Schnurr has had a passion for soccer ever since he began playing.

Kickin’ It To Greatness

Lyla Larrigan, JI Reporter December 24, 2023

Jaxon Schnurr (9), a soccer player for OHS and Carshield, has a huge passion for soccer. Schnurr began playing soccer because of his family, who continue to motivate him to this day.  “My grandpa...

Ladage and Anderson score a goal at Oakvilles home game against Lafayette. It was really exciting to assist in scoring the first goal at our first home game of the season, Ladage said. The team is really looking forward to how the season plays out.

Kicking Off The Season

Katie Schroeder, Reporter April 5, 2023

The Oakville girls varsity soccer team had their first two games this week. They have a 1-1 record so far, and the team as a whole believes they have what it takes to perform well in postseason.  “I...

Junior Edijan Kantarevic gets the ball in the corner of the field at a game last summer. At this point, all I had to do was beat my man and cross the ball in, Kantarevic said. He crossed the ball in the box but none of his teammates got to the ball to score.

Living Life With A Ball On His Foot

Isaac Lillard, J1 Reporter April 27, 2022

Soccer has been a major part of junior Edijan Kantarevic's life for over 10 years.  “I first got started with soccer back in third grade when my mom signed me up for a Vetta ISL league,” Kantarevic...

Sophomore Rylee Rafferty (shown in the white) plays soccer for her former select soccer team, the Steamers. “I think that we all help each other and motivate each other to improve,” Rafferty said. “The coaches help us at practice and give us guidance in not only the game but in our lives.” Rafferty hopes to try out for a different soccer team this summer, but says that she will always cherish the Steamers.

Live for the Game

Ava Strickland, J1 Reporter April 26, 2022

Soccer is the number one most popular sport in the world, and it is number one in sophomore Rylee Rafferty’s heart. “I really liked the aspect of making bonds with my teammates,” Rafferty said....

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

Boys soccer puts up solid record despite a significantly younger team

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...

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...

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...

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

Garrett Balassi: athlete of the week

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...

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

Varsity soccer takes on Eureka

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...

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...

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...

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