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

Varsity softball celebrates Amanda FitzWilliam's (12) walk-off home run.

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 and Calynn Gicante, this was their one last chance to secure a district title before gradu...

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

Amanda FitzWilliam celebrates as she hits walk-off, game winning home run,
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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 the top schools in the area all season and could not have done it without the two four-year starti...

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

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

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 4-3 win over Fox on Sept. 4 at Rich Sturm Sr. Field. The first three innings were scoreless unt...

Ella Strickland returns for second year of baseball

Ella Strickland (10) tries to get the out.

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 (10) grew up playing softball and baseball, and decided to try out for her high school team. Strickl...

Softball remains strong through regular season

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

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 at the Chesterfield tournament to open the season, the girls won 10 straight games, giving them the b...

Michalski leads softball honors

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.

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 is an award that selects six infielders out of about 400 in Missouri. Head coach Rich Sturm says ...

Big win over Marquette key to softball winning streak

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

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 has won 15 games in a row. Their biggest win during the streak came Sept. 14 against Marquette,...

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 second Team All State, as a class four infielder. “It’s a well deserved honor, she’s a talented...

Softball having an out of the park season

Emily Davidson (12) stands with her parents on Senior Night on Sept. 22.

Jordan Peters, reporter

September 23, 2016

Oakville High School’s varsity softball team is in the middle of a successful season and plans to do well in the postseason. The Tigers are currently ranked fourth in the St. Louis area with a record of 15-3 after a senior night win against Mehlville on Sept. 22. With such a promising team, the...

Sturm wins 300th game

The softball team gets a picture with Coach Sturm after the game.

Tara Vogler, photo editor

September 29, 2015

The magic number was 15. Rich Sturm walked into his 14th season as the head coach of the varsity softball team with 285 wins as a head coach for the girls and with 200 wins as a head coach for boys baseball, leaving him 15 wins away from his 300th career win for the girls and his 500th for both bo...

Sturm optimistic about second-youngest softball team

Sadie Auer (12) prepares to bat.

Casey Kenny, reporter

September 11, 2015

This year, OHS Varsity Softball has the second youngest team Richard Sturm has coached in his 14 years as Head Coach, and if these girls are anything like his 2002 team of young players, the 2015 team is going places. Eight of the fifteen players on the 2015 varsity team are underclassmen, 4 being...

Heat scorches fall sports schedules

Katelyn Pike, features editor

September 4, 2014

Fall sports at OHS have hit a snag this week as the temperature climbs to unusual heights. The tail end of August has brought the most brutal humidity the area has seen in weeks, causing trouble for the athletic department. In accordance with the Missouri State High School Activities Association policy,...

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