The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


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...

OHS volleyball celebrates winning a point against Mehlville on Oct. 29.

Oakville volleyball endures a season full of rules and regulations

Morgan Herrick, reporter October 30, 2020

Imagine playing your favorite high school sport without any fans. The OHS volleyball team knows what this is like.  Due to COVID restrictions, the team played its first five matches without spectators...

After winning 3-0 against Mehlville Panters, OHS volleyball celebrates their big district win.

Volleyball wins second consecutive district championship

Morgan Herrick, reporter October 30, 2020

Although the season has been short and unusual, it has not stopped the varsity girls volleyball team from performing brilliantly on the court. The girls won the Class 5 District 2 championship and improved...

Julia Klump (12) hoist the hard fought district championship plaque up, after beating Seckman in the finals.

Volleyball ‘sets’ themselves up for sectionals

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor October 31, 2019

After ending their regular season with a remarkable record of  27-2-1, the girls volleyball team traveled to Northwest Cedar Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and took home a hard fought district championship. The...

Emily Schellhase (12), Liv Klump (10), Tess McConnell (9), and Julia Klump (12) celebrate a point in a recent victory over Affton.

Girls volleyball rebounds from Lafayette loss

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor September 12, 2019

  The varsity volleyball team started its fall season with a tough three-game loss to area power Lafayette on Aug. 30. The entire match was a tug-of-war battle, but the girls were not able to beat...

Alexis Williams playing volleyball.

Alexis Williams spikes the competition

Jordan Beseda, Reporter December 18, 2018

Once a year, Missouri volleyball coaches nominate players from all across the state to be candidates for the All-State Volleyball award. In the end, only 35 players are chosen. OHS has not had an athlete...

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...

Volleyball hosts second annual Unite and Fight (Orange Out) game

Volleyball hosts second annual Unite and Fight (Orange Out) game

Katie Counts, reporter September 21, 2016

Girls volleyball hosted their second annual Unite and Fight (Orange Out) game against Eureka on Sept. 20. The game was held in support of former head coach Morgan Lucas and her daughter Avery’s battle...

Varsity volleyball seniors pose for a picture before their game against Mehlville.

Volleyball celebrates senior night with rivalry game

Shelby Hicks, reporter October 15, 2015

The Tigers served up a competitive match on Thursday, Oct 8. Not only was the game against OHS rival Mehlville, but it was also senior night for five talented girls. The gym was decorated with balloons,...

Volleyball hosts Gateway Matchup Tournament

Caroline Tank, sports editor October 1, 2015

This past weekend, the girls volleyball team hosted the Gateway Matchup Tournament here at OHS for the 6th year in a row. While varsity was busy playing, JV and freshmen players helped to run the concession...

Player of the Week: Sarah Makowski (11)

Player of the Week: Sarah Makowski (11)

Andy Fernandez, Online Editor October 11, 2011

Middle hitter Sarah Makowski (11) has been a big contributor to volleyball’s success this season. So far, OHS is 20-4 with just three games left before districts. Last week, Makowski led OHS to 2-0...

Volleyball starts strong

Volleyball starts strong

David Rohlmann, Reporter April 1, 2011

With a strong senior class, OHS boys volleyball is expected to have a great season. In their season opener, they dominated in such a fashion that they showed why they have these expectations. OHS...

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