The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Oakvilles varsity softball team poses for a photo after their game on Oct. 14, 2023. For the first time, the softball team had no seniors this year. I think it is just one of those weird things that happens from time to time, coach Richard Sturm said.

Rising to the Occasion

Adriana Bagley, JI Reporter December 11, 2023

When athletes join high school teams, they often rely on upperclassmen to help guide and lead them. However, this year Oakville’s varsity softball team did not have any seniors.  “It has never...

The OHS softball field is undergoing many changes and improvements to the field itself and the dugouts.

Softball field renovation postponed from original plan

Leyla Vilic, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2021

Oakville High School had made plans to renovate the softball field on campus this year, but sometimes plans don’t always go as scheduled.  With the chaos of the previous year finally dying down,...

Ella Strickland celebrating with her teammates after hitting a double in the district semifinal game against Jackson on Oct. 15. Strickland was one of only two players from St. Louis County to be named Class 5 all-state.

Strickland wraps up stellar career with numerous post-season honors

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor November 20, 2020

Ella Strickland (12) has been a starter on the OHS softball team since she made varsity as a freshman.  “We asked so much of her coming in as a freshman. She played right field for us and came...

Ella Strickland (12) bats against Eureka, a 4-3 win on Sept. 29.

Softball ends season in district semifinals

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor October 22, 2020

After the delay of fall sports and nothing but practice for six straight weeks, the OHS softball season ended just as fast as it began.  The long-awaited season ended on Oct. 15 when the girls...

Varsity softball celebrates Amanda FitzWilliams (12) walk-off home run.

Varsity softball takes home a district championship for the second year in a row

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor October 23, 2019

 After an exciting 13-8 postseason win over Rockwood Summit last Friday (Oct. 18), varsity softball brought home a district championship for the second year in a row.  For seniors Amanda FitzWilliam...

Amanda FitzWilliam celebrates as she hits walk-off, game winning home run,
agains Cor Jesu.

Varsity softball keeps a great record as they head into the postseason

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor October 10, 2019

With contributions from every grade, varsity softball is currently putting up an outstanding season. They went into the regular season finale with a record of 17-4.  The team has been ranked among...

Amanda FitzWilliam slides  into home, scoring the game winning run.

Softball starts season strong with a 4-3 win over Fox

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor September 5, 2019

After their season-opening Rockwood Summit Tournament was cancelled because of rain, the varsity softball team finally got their season started this week. The girls came out strong with a nail-biting...

Ella Strickland (10) tries to get the out.

Ella Strickland returns for second year of baseball

JoJo LaBrier, Sports Editor April 30, 2019

For many, baseball is considered an all male sport. But not for a certain sophomore at OHS. This is the first time that the OHS baseball program has had a female returning player. Ella Strickland...

The Varsity girls celebrate their win against Seckman High School on Sept. 20.

Softball remains strong through regular season

Iyanna Robinson, Reporter October 4, 2018

Although the team has struggled lately, varsity softball still has had a strong season. Going in the final game the record is 15-8 going into the final week of the regular season. After a 1-2 start...

Rounding thirdafter a home run, Maddie Michalski (12) accepts congratulations from Head Coach Rich Sturm as the rest of the team awaits her at the plate during the Oct. 6 district championship game at Fox.

Michalski leads softball honors

Maddy McClure, reporter November 13, 2017

MICHALSKI AWARDED ALL-STATE RECOGINITION Varsity softball player Maddie Michalski (12) was recognized for her contribution to the OHS softball program by being named first team all-state. All-State...

Calynn Gicante (10) pitches the ball at the Northwest hitter on Aug. 31.

Big win over Marquette key to softball winning streak

Maddy McClure, reporter September 29, 2017

The OHS varsity softball team is streaking towards the postseason. Going into its final regular season game against Fox (Friday, Sept. 29), the team is 21-4, ranked No. 2 in the St. Louis area, and...

Post season softball honors

Dominique Robinson, photo editor November 9, 2016

OHS softball ended with a strong record of 21-6, and several key players were recognized for their contribution to the team’s success. For the second year in a row Maddie Michalski (11) was named...

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